Found in the far north area of the DFW Metroplex, Addison is no stranger to pet friendliness. It seems every corner you turn in Addison Circle reveals another dog and their owner. So, of course, this prestigious town has its own dog park. Redding Trail’s physical address is 14677 Proton Drive. However, if you use a map app or another GPS, you will probably pass it. The parking for the park is actually found on the South-western side of Office in the Park on 14677 Midway Road.
Redding Trail is much smaller than the other parks in the area, Wagging Tail and North Bark, but this is perhaps a good thing for a dog that is difficult to keep tabs on. Like the other parks in the area, there are two separate sections dividing the smaller and larger breeds. The small breed section is usually less popular than the large breed section. This may be that many owners opt to bring their small dogs in to play with the larger dogs rather than have the pooch have fewer friends in the small dog area. Both areas claim to have “fountains” for the dogs to drink from, but in reality only feature a water spicket to pour water into a bowl that may or may not be present. The dogs, however, have fun playing under the spray of water and lapping at the stream.
Despite its small size and lack of any impressive features within the fenced areas, Redding Trail also includes a beautiful, paved walkway. This being the actual “trail” feature of Redding Trail, it is very dog friendly with doggie waste bags spread evenly through the trail and water fountains for both people and dog use. It is a great way for Fido to either burn off some steam before entering the park, or to cool down from playtime. The added bonus for owners is the beautiful landscaping that the trail seems filled to the brim with. Lush grass follows the pathway, while tall stalks of a white and fluffy plant are scattered here and there. Brilliant Crepe Myrtle trees and trimmed hedges provide shade on the western facing trail making it the perfect place to visit at sunset.
If you desire visual stimulation and a nice place to walk your dog, with the addition of a small and intimate off-leash park, Redding Trail is the perfect place to visit. However, if you want an off-leash park with exciting features, you and Fido should probably look elsewhere.