Denton is consciously green. Attractive, safe and well-maintained public parks, open space, and recreation facilities are essential elements of Denton’s image and quality of life.
Parks and open space help to protect the social, economic, and aesthetic qualities that Denton values. In order to preserve these qualities, the city will continue to expand its award-winning parks system as the community grows. At present the City of Denton’s parks system includes just over 4,000 acres of parks and open space. More than half of this acreage lies within the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, the 2,900-acre preserve opened in 2009 that provides an integral piece of achieving the City’s environmental vision and provides an important outdoor recreation facility for the city.
Beyond this preserve, the City maintains thirty parks and two cemeteries as developed parkland. The system includes 13 neighborhood parks, 10 open space/ linear parks, four community parks, and four city parks. For more information on the City of Denton's Parks & Recreation, please visit this link.