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Yett Creek Neighborhood Park, Wooten Neighborhood Park, Ortega School Park Track


07.22.16 Posted in NE, NW by

Yett Creek Neighborhood Park is listed in the Parks Directory as being located at 12538 Riata Vista Circle, but there is no discernible entrance or trailhead at this address that I could find. Entering the name into my navigation led me to a location about ten minutes away from that address with what looked like the beginnings of trail that ran behind some homes. It didn’t seem to continue very far and passed behind some homes that weren’t fenced, so I considered it not developed enough to safely attempt to run on. I did see a group of deer in the morning light, so that was lovely.

Wooten Neighborhood Park (1500 Dale Drive) is near a school. Users can run in a U-shape on the sidewalk that borders this large field next to the school; mileage totals about 0.70 miles out and back. A little group of house finches hopped along in front of me there – love the little splash of red on the males. This path is exposed and flat. The park has some nice landscaping and is kind of pretty. There are also some unique homes to view along the way in this quiet neighborhood. There’s a staff lot available when school’s not in session, or street parking. Several dog walkers shared the area this morning. A playground and a shaded basketball court round out the features here.

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Ortega School Park Track features a loose gravel track that’s about 0.25 miles per lap. It too is flat; one side is shaded and the rest is exposed. This park also is adjacent to a school. Street parking is available here. I only came upon one other gentleman walking the track. There is a playground and a shaded basketball court here too. Lots of barking dogs could be heard while I visited. This park is very near to Givens District Park.

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