Rockledge Park is a spectacular park offering up the best views of Lake Grapevine that you can find. The park sits atop the rocky ridges and bluffs that sit on the east side of Lake Grapevine near the dam. There are numerous picnic areas for day use including many that sit literally on the edge of the bluffs offering wonderful views of the lake.
Entrance to the park is $5 per vehicle ($10 per vehicle on holiday weekends)
8 am to sunset daily. (The park does stay open on Fridays through the fireworks show during the summer.)
This is our favorite park for a picnic and a day out on Lake Grapevine. There is a huge playground area in the middle of the park for kids to play. There is also a non-designated swimming area down below the cliffs. (Please remember to be safe and wear a life vest.)
The back of Rockledge Park also connects to one of the nicest biking and hiking trails in North Texas, North Shore Trail. North Shore Trail runs from Rockledge Park for 9.5 miles up to Twin Coves Park on the northern end of Lake Grapevine. This is a very popular trail.
Restrooms are available within the park. There is not a boat ramp in Rockledge Park however. The picnic tables are covered providing shade from the sun.
The amenities in Rockledge Park include:
- Children’s playground
- 30+ covered picnic tables
- Party Pavilion
- Entrance to North Shore Trail
- Beach / Swimming area
This is one of the best parks on the lake and is very well maintained.
One of the best pavilions on the lake is located within Rockledge Park. Jackson Pavilion offers great views of Lake Grapevine and can be rented through the City of Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department. Available for rent, this pavilion accommodates up to 260 people and has a horseshoe pit and a basketball goal. Barbeque grills and restrooms are also available on site.
For Pavilion Rental please call Grapevine Parks and Recreation: 817-410-3470. The 2013 rate for this pavilion rental is $350 for residents and $390 for non-residents per day. Holidays are $450 per day.
We cannot recommend this park enough for a great day around the lake. It is also perfect for watching the summer fireworks shows that occur over Lake Grapevine.
Check out our short slideshow video for some of the great views in and around Rockledge Park –
Rockledge Park is located on the north end of the dam at:
3600 Pilot Point