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Best Public Parks in Kyle, TX

With summer in full throttle, it’s time to get out and enjoy the weather! Be sure to visit the public parks in Kyle to soak up the sun. Whether you’re spending time with family, playing with your dog, or taking time for yourself, we have the perfect Kyle park for you. Check out our guide and find your new favorite park near Crosswinds!

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  1. Steeplechase Dog Park

Does your furry friend need to socialize? Or perhaps you’re looking to socialize with animal lovers like yourself! Steeplechase Dog Park has you and your dog covered. Located near the intersection of Lehman Road and Hailey Drive, this public park in Kyle includes separate sections for large and small dogs. Don’t worry about putting on and taking off your dog’s leash, there’s a transition zone between the leashed and unleashed areas of the park. Water fountains and shaded areas are also available!

  1. Gregg-Clarke Park

Gregg-Clarke Park is a multi-use park that provides the Kyle community a great spot to host recreational and special events. Anchored by the Kyle Pool, the park includes softball and football fields, tennis and basketball courts and covered playscapes. In addition to the wide-open spaces, the walking trails are great for a morning stroll. Check out the Parks and Rec calendar of events to see all of the planned family events at this park. The ‘Movies in the Park’ summer series is sure to be a hit!

  1. Lake Kyle Park

Looking for things to do in Kyle? Lake Kyle Park is your place. If you want to get out on the water, canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing and swimming are all available here! With four different nature trails, we promise you will find your favorite path. Keep an eye out for birds, fish, turtles, beavers and more at the wildlife viewing area. Lake Kyle Park also includes picnic tables, playgrounds and a pavilion.

  1. Steeplechase Park

Family fun can be found at Steeplechase Park. Baseball and football fields, basketball and sand volleyball courts and a disc golf course are great for a little family competition. The 31-acre park also includes open spaces with trails and playscapes. Plum Creek runs through the heart of this Kyle park, providing the most picturesque views. What more could you ask for?

We hope one of these public parks in Kyle takes care of what you’re looking for! If you are interested in learning more about Kyle, TX and our master-planned community contact Crosswinds today. You can also connect with our master-planned community on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Cross Plants and Produce Celebrates 5 Years of Business in Kyle, TX

Cross Plants and Produce, an independently owned nursery in Kyle, celebrated it’s fifth anniversary this March! The large, peaceful property is located five minutes from downtown Kyle, TX, and is very well-known in the area. If you’re ready to do some gardening in Kyle, be sure to stop by Cross Plants and Produce. Today, our master-planned community in Kyle is sharing a bit more information about this independently owned nursery!

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About Cross Plants and Produce

The Cross family made their dream of owning a nursery a reality when they moved back to Texas from Washington, D.C. Cross Plants and Produce sources only the highest quality stock from the local area. The Crosses love selling and sharing local plants and produce with the community, they even call each other ‘plant coach’! If you’re passionate about shopping organic, grab your family and spend the afternoon at Cross Plants and Produce.

Locally Grown & Homemade Products

All the plants offered at Cross Plants and Produce are local, which means they come from Texas and are already acclimated to the climate! Aside from the variety of plants available year-round, Cross Plants and Produce offers locally made products, like jam, coffee, pickles, fresh meat and dairy items, and seasonal products. At Halloween, the property is cloaked in orange with varying sizes and shapes of pumpkins. After that rush, it’s time to prepare for Christmas at Cross Plants and Produce. The Crosses go beyond just selling trees, each is named for fallen soldiers or first responders. At Christmas, the nursery also hots Santa Claus and a kid’s entrepreneur market. The inventory available at Cross Plants and Produce varies depending on the season!

Plan Your Visit

As if the plants and produce weren’t enough, the nursery also features two more attractions. A mini-horse named Shorty and a mini-donkey named Spot will be greeting you upon your arrival! Cross Plants and Produce is open year-round from Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm.

What are you waiting for? Gather your family and make the short trip to Cross Plants and Produce this weekend so you can start gardening in Kyle! If you’re interested in purchasing a new house to go along with all your new plants, check out our master-planned community in Kyle, TX. Contact Crosswinds today to learn more about our available homes. You can also connect with our master-planned community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Public Parks in Kyle

It may not feel like it right now, but Spring is just a few short months away and with that comes longer days and warmer weather. Make plans to visit some of the public parks in Kyle and enjoy the changing seasons. Have a fun family day in the great outdoors at one of our favorite local parks. Here is a complete breakdown of parks near our master-planned community.

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1. Lake Kyle Park

Located at 700 Lehman Road, Lake Kyle Park is just five miles from our master-planned community. It has everything you could want from a park, including community events! Grab your friends and family, blankets and snacks and catch a kid-friendly movie at the park. Movies in the Park begin 30 minutes after sunset and the event is free to the public.

2. Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park

Visit Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, packed full of fascinating city history, to enjoy an afternoon picnic or local event. Established in the early 1900’s when Kyle’s Historic City Hall was built, this park includes benches, a gazebo and the information marquee. Many community events take place at City Square Park, like Kyle Market Days, Santa’s Arrival and Lion’s Club Fajita Fiesta.

3. Gregg-Clarke Park

Anchored by the Kyle Pool, Gregg-Clarke Park serves as a recreational activity and local event hub in the city of Kyle. Amenities available at this park include well-lit basketball and tennis courts, a covered pavilion, covered playscapes, walking trails and open green spaces. From soccer, tennis and kickball to kite flying and swimming, this park is sure to offer something for everyone.

4. Steeplechase Park

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life? Stop by peaceful Steeplechase Park and unwind with a light jog or brisk walk along picturesque Plum Creek. Sitting on 31 beautiful acres, the park also offers visitors playscapes, recreation fields and a championship disc golf course. The expansive park can be accessed easily from the north and south of Plum Creek.

5. Steeplechase Dog Park

Is your furry friend itching to get out of the house and run around? Regardless of size, the newest public park in Kyle, Steeplechase Dog Park, can accommodate your mutts. Included are fenced in large and small dog sections, as well as an enclosed transition zone between the leashed and off-leash areas of the park. Don’t worry about bringing water for your pup because the park includes drinking fountains and plenty of shade.

6. Waterleaf Park

Now if you’re looking for a park that will allow you to truly get lost in the beauty of nature, Waterleaf Park is the one visit! Seventy of the parks ninety-two acres are untouched and remain in their natural state. Whether you want to hike, bike, or just explore, you’ll surely love this great park.

These public parks in Kyle are the perfect places to take the family for a fun-filled day. If you’d like to learn more about Kyle, Texas and our master-planned community, contact Crosswinds today. In the meantime, connecting with Crosswinds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about things to do in Kyle.

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Keep it Kyle and Keep it Cool with La Ola Pop Shop

This Texas summer heat is truly no joke! Thankfully, La Ola Pop Shop, one of our favorite local businesses in Kyle, has all the summertime sweets that make it easy to beat the Texas heat.

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The Scoop on La Ola Pop Shop

With experience going back for generations, this local Kyle business stems from a long line of Mexican Paleteros and Heladeros. That great depth of experience and family knowledge helped La Ola Pop Shop master the craft of making delightfully refreshing ice pops (paletas) and ice cream that help the people in Kyle, Texas beat this dastardly summer heat. Like some of our favorite local businesses in Kyle, La Ola Pop Shop is located in downtown Kyle and is the perfect stop to make before exploring all of downtown Kyle.


Paletas/Ice Pops/Popsicles – it doesn’t matter what you call them. What matters is how delicious and refreshing it is when you first get that freezing treat that seems to send a chilly wave straight through your body. When it comes to the flavors, La Ola Pop Shop has more than you could ever ask for! They have refreshing fruit-based paletas like mango, pineapple and watermelon, but they also have cream-based paletas like pecan, Oreo and strawberry cheesecake. That isn’t even all! They also have seasonal flavors that they rotate, so make sure to ask about them when you visit. You won’t be disappointed.

Ice Cream

Now if you’re craving a treat that comes in a scoop and not a stick, then you’ll really want some of the amazing ice cream scooped up at La Ola Pop Shop! For a scoop that is refreshingly fruity, you’ll love their fruit-based ice creams like mango and strawberry. For your more classic, cream-based ice creams, they’re scooping up flavors like key lime pie, pistachio and, of course, chocolate. As with the paletas, they have seasonal flavors of ice cream that you can only discover by going to the store!

They don’t just stop at paletas and ice cream though! You’ll have to go visit them to see just all their cool concoctions. La Ola Pop Shop and many other local businesses in Kyle are trying to help everyone beat this dreadful summer heat. Stay cool and close to home by supporting these great local establishments near Crosswinds that give us all such fun things to do in Kyle. Want to get the scoop on all things Kyle? Connect with Crosswinds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter today!

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Celebrate November with Events in Kyle

November is finally here, and while we’ve seen some cooler days this October, November is really when fall comes to life, especially in terms of things to do in Kyle. This month, our master-planned community has chosen three great events in Kyle that we think will be perfect for your family!

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Family Fall Festival

When: Monday, November 6
Where: Chick-fil-A of Kyle
What Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate fall with the whole family at the Family Fall Festival at Chick-fil-A. Aside from the obviously delicious Chick-fil-A food, there will also be pumpkins for decorating, face painting, balloon animals, a petting zoo and more! We look forward to seeing you there!

2017 Pie Run

When: Saturday, November 11
Where: Wallace Middle School
What Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

To celebrate the strong sense of community in Kyle, as well as to support our fine schools, the 2017 Pie Run at Wallace Middle School will be a 1K fun run for kids 10 and under, and the 5K is open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you and your running shoes!

Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Wednesday, November 29
Where: City Square Park/ Historic Kyle City Hall
What Time: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Last on our list of November events in Kyle is a jolly event as we get ready for Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony. This has been a permanent fixture on everyone’s list of things to do in Kyle since 1999 when Santa first joined our city in the tree lighting. We can’t wait to see you and Santa!

We hope everyone is as pumped about these events in Kyle as we are! If you and your family decide to go to any of these events, snap a picture and share it on the Crosswinds Facebook and Twitter pages or tag Crosswinds’ Instagram page.

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Family Fun at the Kyle Founders Day Parade

Crosswinds in Kyle, TX just loves being a part of such a wonderful town. In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be celebrating the founding of our great town with the Kyle Founders Day Parade. Here’s a little more info about this fun event and a brief history of our beloved Kyle, Texas.


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History of Kyle, TX

In 1880, the town of Kyle was founded by nearby settlers from the communities of Blanco and Mountain City. A man by the name of Fergus Kyle and the family of David Moore donated 200 acres of land for a town site located where the International and Great Northern Railroad connected Austin to San Antonio. The first lots were sold some time in October, which is now why every October we have the Kyle Founders Day Parade!

About the Kyle Founders Day Parade

When: Saturday, October 14
Where: Downtown Kyle
What Time: 10:00 AM

Every year the parade has a theme, and this year the theme is “Bringing It Home To Kyle.” The Kyle Founders Day Parade will start at Gregg-Clarke Park and then head east on Center Street. Once they pass through downtown, they’ll end at the Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park’s Gazebo. For a good view of the parade as it passes by, your best bet is to simple be on either side of Center Street between the start and end points. At the end of the parade, we will all gather around a birthday cake and sing “Happy Birthday” to our beloved little town.

While there are tons of fun things to do in Kyle, we hope that the Kyle Founders Day Parade is at the top of your list. Come enjoy the spirit of our town, and see why we love calling Kyle home. If you’d like to call this town home too, contact Crosswinds in Kyle, TX to learn about some of the most beautiful new homes near Austin.