Take a break from traditional restaurants and cafes to spend a day on a spring fling, having a picnic in a Texas State Park! As the spring season blossoms, parks are the go-to places for a relaxing afternoon of getting your grub on with friends and family. So pack up a blanket and some good eats and choose from any of these parks we’ve come up with for one fun picnic experience!
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Have lunch with the dinosaurs at this Texas park! Located in San Antonio, Texas, this natural area is known for its 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks left by Acrocanthosaurus and Sauroposeidon dinosaurs. Along with other plants species in the park, you can also see many bird sightings while enjoying your meal and even white-tailed deer.
White Rock Lake
If you’re in the Dallas area, enjoy your afternoon picnic at one of the city’s most popular parks, White Rock Lake. Offering both a natural and urban setting, this park is the perfect spot to enjoy a tasty meal while overlooking the 1,015 acre city lake. With an abundance of picnic areas to choose from, you’ll also have a scenic view of the many wildflower areas located throughout the park.
Part of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Pease Park is an ideal spot to camp out with friends and family and get a true taste of the outdoors. At 42 acres, Pease is great for the kiddos as well with its playground, basketball and volleyball courts and even a splash pad!
Perdernales Falls State Park
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with a trip out to Perdernales Falls State Park. The scenic overlooks by the falls and its many other waterfront views make this place a great spot to host a picnic. After chowing down, relax in the “beach areas” to enjoy the serene atmosphere.