Welcome to the Neighborhood
Despite a population above 100,000, Lewisville has room to breathe, thanks in part to large public parks and a 2,000-acre nature preserve. There’s no shortage of outdoor recreation for families, especially on the shores of Lake Lewisville, and the diverse community comes together for sports, family-friendly festivals and sunny afternoons at the beach.
● LEWISVILLE ISD
1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, 469/713-5200; lisd.net
Elementary schools: 40
Middle schools: 15
Ninth/10th grade schools: 5
High schools: 5
● LEWISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open daily; Monday–Thursday open till 9pm. Opened in May 2018, the new makerspace called The Hive features 3D printers, a laser cutter, sewing machines and more specialized equipment and software available for expressing your creativity.
1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, 972/219-3570; library.cityoflewisville.com
Health & Fitness 101
● FREDERICK P. HERRING RECREATION CENTER
191 Civic Circle, Lewisville, 972/219-3560; cityoflewisville.com
● LISD WESTSIDE AQUATICS CENTER
The Lewisville school district’s indoor facility hosts adult lap swim, open swim for all ages, swim lessons and birthday parties.
1750 Duncan Lane, Lewisville, 214/222-6940; lisd.net
● MEMORIAL PARK RECREATION CENTER
1950B S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville, 972/219-5061; cityoflewisville.com
● CENTRAL PARK
There’s plenty of shade to protect the kids from sunburn, as well as picnic tables, two picnic pavilions (that you can reserve in advance—outdoor birthday party, anyone?) and a 1-mile hike and bike trail.
1899 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville, 972/219-3550; cityoflewisville.com
● LAKE PARK
This lakefront park has a whopping 662 acres to explore and spend (or swim) the day in. With a disc golf course, swimming beach, shaded picnic tables, trails and more, you may need more than one day—luckily, there’s a campground too.
600 Sandy Beach Road, Lewisville, 972/219-3550; cityoflewisville.com
● LEWISVILLE LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING AREA
Discover 2,000 acres of wildlife on the shores of Lake Lewisville, where you and the kids can join guided bird walks, night hikes and kayak tours or explore the trails at your own pace. Kids’ activities and programs, such as fishing lessons and summer camps, are scheduled throughout the year.
201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, 972/219-3550; www.llela.org
This blast from the past has all the roller rink must-haves: an impressive sound system, mirror balls, an arcade and a mini rink for new skaters to build their confidence. Check the website for the seasonal skate schedule—bargain night, anyone?—and info about birthday parties.
1408 S. Business Highway 121, Lewisville, 972/221-4666; interskate.net
● MUSIC CITY MALL
The indoor shopping center formerly known as Vista Ridge Mall is a lot more kid-friendly these days thanks to a free, two-level playground, located next to the fountain, and a new carousel, imported from Italy and open daily on the lower level.
2401 S. Stemmons Freeway Lewisville, 972/315-0015; mcmlewisville.com
● OLD TOWN AQUATIC PARK
This neighborhood park is great for small children and shallow-water play, with a zero-depth entry play pool, a water slide and three splash pads—plus shaded seating areas nearby. 535 W. College St., Lewisville, 972/219-3744; cityoflewisville.com
● OLD TOWN LEWISVILLE
The historical hub of Lewisville is also the hub for family-friendly festivals and events—like the Western Days Festival in September, with a longhorn cattle drive parade, or spring’s Colorpalooza, where kids can show off their own sidewalk drawing skills.
150 W. Church St., Lewisville, 972/219-3401; cityoflewisville.com
● SCION OF LEWISVILLE SKATE PARK
Tucked in the southwest corner of Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park (whew!) are the gems of the whole complex: a dog park—perfect for a day out with the whole family—and a skate park for all ability levels. (And not just for skateboarders: Bikes, scooters and in-line skates are allowed too.)
1301 S. Railroad St., Lewisville, 972/219-3550; cityoflewisville.com
● SUN VALLEY AQUATIC CENTER
The larger of the city’s two aquatic parks, Sun Valley has options for all ages: a competition-size pool with a diving board, plus two slides, a lazy river, a zero-depth entry play pool and a lilypad ropes challenge suspended over the water.
801 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville, 972/219-3743; cityoflewisville.com
● ZONE ACTION PARK
The main draw at this amusement park is the junior go-kart track—meaning littles as young as 3 can take the wheel on a course that’s exclusively for small drivers. There’s also a standard track for big kids, plus mini golf, batting cages and an arcade.
1951 N. Summit Ave., Lewisville, 972/317-7373; thezoneactionparktexas.com
● LA LECHE LEAGUE OF LEWISVILLE
This chapter of the mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10am at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisville. Contact Fanny at email@example.com.
1002 Fox Ave., Lewisville; texaslll.org
● 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 INC.
This First Baptist Church Lewisville group meets two Wednesday mornings a month during the school year. Email email@example.com.
1251 W. Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville, 972/436-5502; fbclewisville.org/momsinc