Spring Lake Park in Texarkana has always been one of my favorite places to visit since I was a young boy. Whether playing on the swings and slides or having a picnic under one of the big tall pine trees. Spring Lake Park has long been a community cornerstone for Texarkana families throughout the years.

Spring Lake Park, Texarkana, Townsquare Media

Our park in Texarkana has much to boast about. It is a 145-acre park, features a spring-fed lake, open green spaces with picnic areas, a wonderful dog park, playground units, fishing piers, and an 18 hole disc golf course. The bike/walking trail wanders throughout the entire park and is a favorite spot for the recreational or avid jogger. The park features:

  • Rotary Splash Pad
  • Baseball / Softball Diamond
  • Dog Park
  • Concert Area
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Trails and more

But did you know Spring Lake Park shares its name with other parks and towns across the country?

Spring Lake Park, MN

The first one that comes to mind is the city of Spring Lake Park located 10 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Named after two lakes, this Spring Lake Park got its name from a fire department that had that same name back in the early 50s. This small town community consists of six community parks offering all sorts of recreational activity with ties to neighboring communities with access to the metro area via major highways. Spring Lake Park's population has grown from 960 to 6,805 and continues to grow. One of the big annual celebrations they have there each year is named Tower Days and it signifies the end of the school season and kicks off the beginning of the summer season.

Spring Lake Park, Mankato, MN.

This Spring Lake Park is located in the city of Mankato, Minnesota and is 52-acre park that features a sand bottom swimming facility, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, ball-fields and during the winter time, activities include skating and sliding. There are five covered picnic shelters in the park, including a walking trail around the lake.

Spring, Lake Park, Iowa

This park is located in Greene, Iowa, and boasts 240 acres with a 50-acre lake surrounded by campsites. What makes this park a favorite among campers is that the lake shoreline is nearly level with the waterline. So if you want to be near the water this is the place. And if you love being around wildlife, 120 acres are wooded so don't be surprised to see plenty of deer, wild turkeys, mammals and a variety of birds and waterfowl. With several hiking trails, there's plenty of room for biking, walking, rollerblading and jogging. Boat rentals, swimming beach, and even an historic indoor skating rink are some of the amenities of Spring Lake Park in Greene, Iowa.

Spring Lake Park, Macomb, IL, Sharon Knight

This park located in Macomb, IL has been completely renovated and newly improved. Whether you are like to fish, hunt, or are just an outdoor enthusiast, there's something for everyone. They have 102 campsites with free Wi-Fi. And if you want to be totally off the grid they have campsites for that too. Families can indulge their senses with archery, playgrounds plus cook something on the fire and BBQ pits on site.

Though other parks across the country may share our park in name, I still think our Spring Lake Park is best by far. Tell us what your favorite thing about Spring Lake Park is on our Facebook page.