Warm weather and sunny skies are the perfect combination for a picnic! Round up the family, friends or a special someone, and pack up a bite to eat. Or better yet, pick up a takeout order from one of Irving’s world-class restaurants. Irving has plenty of picturesque places to throw down a blanket and enjoy a meal outdoors. Here are the top five places for a picnic in Irving.
LEVY EVENT PLAZA ALONG LAKE CAROLYN – 501 E. LAS COLINAS BLVD.
Levy Event Plaza is one of Irving’s newest event locations. The large open area overlooks Lake Carolyn and features plenty of lawn space and built-in seating. Pro tip: Plan a sunset picnic here.
COTTONWOOD CREEK PARK – 4051 N. STORY ROAD
The park has 25 picnic tables, grills, a pond and a playground for the kids and kids-at-heart. Pro tip: Bring a soccer ball. There is a field to play nearby!
VICTORIA PARK – 3051 W. NORTHGATE
Imaginations will run wild at Victoria Park’s Castle Kingdom Playground. The space features picnic tables, walking/running trails and a pond. Pro tip: Bring the kids, they will love it!
CENTENNIAL PARK – 444 W. SECOND ST.
This park is all about the views. Whether it's the pond or the wildlife that call the park home, Centennial Park is an Instagrammer’s dream! Also, there are picnic tables and plenty of grass. Pro tip: Place a takeout order at one of the restaurants in Irving’s Heritage District and enjoy a meal in the park.
HERITAGE PARK – 217 S. MAIN ST.
The city recently renovated the space and added a playground, picnic tables, lighting and a performance stage. Pro tip: Plan a picnic during an On Stage at Heritage event. Enjoy a meal and then stay for the fun!