Lakes, Parks and Trails, Oh My!

Nature is calling and you don’t want to be left indoors! With gently rolling hills and sparkling lakes, Cross Creek Ranch is bursting with natural splendor. But that’s only the beginning. Whether you’re into leisurely strolls, tennis, basketball, swimming or even kayaking, Cross Creek Ranch’s system of trails, lakes, green spaces, parks and playgrounds are a constant invitation to get out, explore and have fun.

Click Here to download a PDF version of our trail map!

Our Trails

Winding through the gently rolling hills and along the lakes and waterways of Cross Creek Ranch are miles of hike-and-bike trails to explore and enjoy.

Trails also include:

  • Small rest areas with shaded park benches
  • Convenient doggy bag stations
  • Diverse wildlife and ever-changing wildflowers

Our Parks

From pocket parks for playdates to Canine Commons for our furrier residents, Cross Creek Ranch overflows with places to get your outdoor fix. Check out our community map and find the park that’s perfect for you.

See the Parks on the Community Map

Our Lakes

Cross Creek Ranch’s hundreds of acres of lakes reflect the natural beauty of the community and provide wonderful scenic views whether you are walking the trails or standing on our iconic “Hill.”

  • Lakeside hill with wonderful views of the amphitheater and main lake
  • A perfect picnic spot for your family and friends as well as special concert events
  • Catch-and-release fishing permitted in all lakes
  • Non-motorized boats such as kayaks and paddle boats welcomed in the lakes
  • Maximized lakeside views have been developed along trails throughout Cross Creek Ranch

Flewellen Creek

Award-winning Flewellen Creek is a 2-mile stream meandering through approximately 150 acres of Cross Creek Ranch. The carefully restored nature area is a balanced ecosystem for wildlife and a natural backdrop for amenities, including Arbor Park and The Links at Flewellen Creek (18 hole disc golf).

Polishing Pond

Cross Creek Ranch boasts a boardwalk and nature overlook where residents can observe wetland plants, identify birds and wildlife, hone their photography skills and access nature trails. The boardwalk and viewing platforms provide an overlook of the community’s Polishing Pond, a 50-acre natural habitat and lush oasis that has become a permanent home for fish and turtles as well as a migratory stop for countless birds and wildlife.

 
Roughly the size of 48 football fields, the Cross Creek Ranch Polishing Pond also functions as an engineered water quality basin where water is filtered for reuse throughout the development for irrigation. Please watch this video for a closer look at our Polishing Pond and what it is doing to help our environment, courtesy of SWA Group, the community’s landscape architect.

Pop-up Photo Opp

Towering tall above the usual floral and fauna found in Cross Creek Ranch are whimsical art displays denoting the colorful flowers and fluttering butterflies common to our community. Take a stroll through Cross Creek Ranch to see the oversized nods to nature and make sure to stop for a photo — it is sure to be an Instagram hit!

 
Want to learn more about how Cross Creek residents have fun?

Read our Community Newsletter, which details community news and upcoming resident events.