Welcome to the Neighborhood
Coppell and Valley Ranch residents love the small-town feel and the family-friendly events going on throughout the year, whether it’s cake decorating at the local library, sampling food truck fare at Coppell’s Food Truck Frenzy or snow tubing at Frost Fest in Cimarron Park.
● CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD
1445 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, 972/968-6100; cfbisd.edu
Elementary schools: 24
Middle schools: 6
High schools: 5
● COPPELL ISD
200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, 214/496-6000; coppellisd.com
Elementary schools: 12
Middle schools: 3
High schools: 3
● BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
Coppell High School, 2001-02
Coppell Middle School East, 1999-2000
Coppell Middle School West, 1994-96
W. H. Wilson Elementary School, 1998-99
● COZBY PUBLIC LIBRARY & COMMUNITY COMMONS
Hosts kiddie events through the year, including family story time Tuesdays at 7pm. Open daily; Monday–Thursday open till 9pm. Drive-up window open daily; Monday–Thursday open till 8:30pm.
177 N. Heartz Road, Coppell, 972/304-3655; coppelltx.gov/library
● VALLEY RANCH LIBRARY
Story times for various ages offered every weekday, with family story time Tuesdays at 7pm. Open daily; open till 9pm Monday–Thursday.
401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, 972/721-4669; irvinglibrary.org
Health & Fitness 101
● CIMARRON PARK RECREATION CENTER
201 Red River Trail, Irving, 972/910-0702
● COPPELL FAMILY YMCA
146 Town Center Blvd., Coppell, 972/393-5121; coppellymca.org
● THE CORE
Swim in the indoor pool year-round, and from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, enjoy the outdoor pools with play areas, slides and lap lanes. Need child care while exercising in the fitness center? Bring your children infant–age 9 for free playtime in the Sunshine Room.
234 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell, 972/304-7077; coppelltx.gov/core
● CAMPION TRAIL NORTH
The northern section of the Campion Trail (the whole thing will stretch 22 miles when complete) winds along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Start at Sam Houston Trail Park to explore by foot or bike.
101 E. Interstate 635, Irving; cityofirving.org
● COPPELL COMMUNITY GARDEN
For $10, take over a plot and grow vegetables for your own kitchen and for the Metrocrest Services food pantry.
Multiple locations, 972/304-7043; coppellcommunitygarden.org
● COPPELL NATURE PARK AT WAGON WHEEL PARK
More than 5 miles of nature trails stretch out over this 66-acre park. Come spot the wildlife from the trails or from the creekside observation deck. But leave your wheels at home—no bikes or strollers allowed.
367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, 972/462-5100; coppellnaturepark.org
● COPPELL FARMERS MARKET
Come for the Garden Time for Kids at 10:30am every market day to see what’s growing, sample the vegetables in season and do a short garden activity. Year-round, open 8am–noon weekly on Saturdays April–November and every other Saturday during the winter from December–March. Located at Old Town Coppell next to a farm-themed playground and an interactive fountain.
768 W. Main St., Coppell, 972/304-7043; coppellfarmersmarket.org
● GEORGE COFFEE + PROVISIONS
If you need some alone time with your favorite book or want to grab a quick bite with the kids before an errand run, this familyowned coffee shop has eats like bento boxes plus an array of flavored lattes, homemade hot chocolate and lemonade made fresh daily (not to mention wine and a few local brews). You can thank us for the recommendation later.
462 Houston St., Coppell, 469/464-3107; georgecoffeeandprovisions.com
● SIENA CAFÉ
Perfect for your family’s (including doggo’s) Saturday brunch needs. Stop by for Mickey Mouse pancakes for the kiddos and some old-fashioned eggs Benedict for you. And yes, dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.
780 S. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Coppell, 972/462-0499; sienacafe.net
● TWISTED ROOT BURGER CO.
Head to the location in Old Town Coppell for ice cream shakes in flavors like peanut butter and brownie, burgers with creative meat (and no-meat) options and a kids’ menu.
505 Houston St., Coppell, 469/260-8292; twistedrootburgerco.com
● BIODIVERSITY EDUCATION CENTER
This green-constructed education center located at Coppell Nature Park opens its doors for special activities including environmental and gardening education programs, often with live animals.
367 Freeport Parkway, Coppell, 972/304-3581; coppelltx.gov/bec
● CIMARRON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
Spend your summer days at this neighborhood water park next door to the Cimarron Park Rec Center, equipped with a splash playground, slides and a zero-depth entry pool that connects to a five-lane lap pool.
199 Red River Trail, Irving, 972/721-6556; cityofirving.org/aquatics
● THE SQUARE IN OLD TOWN COPPELL
The hub for family fun events throughout the year, including the Saturday farmers market; a fall music series; October’s Scare on the Square, where kiddos can dress up to trick or treat at surrounding businesses; and Christmas themed activities in December.
768 W. Main St., Coppell, 972/462-0022; coppelltx.gov
● URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Kids can pretend to be Spider-Man or Catwoman as they jump across trampolines and fight with foam swords on the battle beam (safely surrounded by foam squares). The park hosts birthday parties too.
110 W. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, 972/347-9608; urbanairtrampolinepark.com
● COPPELL EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION (CECA)
Hosts monthly parent meetings, plus weekly playgroups, parents night out events, children’s events and parties.
● METROCREST PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (MPOM)
Meets at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church and Day School. MPOM hosts at least one children’s social per month, plus moms’ night out and an annual overnight retreat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6000 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, 248/231-4480; mpom.net
● MOMS CLUB OF COPPELL – NORTH
This group supporting moms of young children meets monthly and also hosts playgroups, service projects and moms’ night out events throughout the year. Email email@example.com for information.
● MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC)
Meets the third Tuesday of every month (child care available for preschoolers to age 6) at St. Ann Catholic Parish and hosts playgroups, social events for moms and service opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
180 Samuel Blvd., Coppell, 972/393-5544; stannparish.org