As the heat increases this month, those who like to get outside may be looking for shadier spots in which to picnic, observe nature, exercise or just relax. A good place to take an “armchair visit” to find such places is the City of Richardson’s online, interactive Parks Story Map, in which information about the City’s 45 parks can quickly be found, along with color photos of each. Click through to discover, at a glance, those with tree-lined trails, covered bridges and more, such as Prairie Creek Park, Woods Park and the Galatyn Woodland Preserve.

The interactive map includes the location of each park, size and amenities.

Website: View Interactive Map