Recreation

While in the Denison area visitors should allow time to enjoy its rich heritage and cultural opportunities. Denison's historic downtown arts district is home to many art galleries, international artists and over 82,000 square feet of antique shops, tea rooms, restaurants and boutiques for everyone’s enjoyment.

Denison is known as an “event community” and some of the highlights include the Doc Holliday Festival in April, the July 4th Fireworks Show Extravaganza, the annual FallFest on the first Saturday in October, the Dia de Muertos Festival in November and the Holiday Tour of Homes and spectacular Christmas Parade in December. Live music fills Main Street each Friday night from mid-May through July, and Movies on Main entertains families August through October. Denison on Ice, an outdoor ice skating rink, opens Thanksgiving weekend and runs through the New Year. The Grayson County Holiday Lights are a seasonal favorite each year between Thanksgiving and New Year at Loy Lake Park.

Denison Chamber of Commerce

The Denison Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1912. The Chamber coordinates businesses and volunteers to work together for the benefit of the community. They keep up to date demographics, provide resources for information, help in research, and facilitate action committees and task forces to identify and address projects for the betterment of Denison.

The Chamber of Commerce, Denison Development Alliance, the City of Denison, Denison Main Street office, along with Denison industry, work together to establish new jobs and investments for the Denison community.

  1. Lake Texoma
  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower Birthplace & Museum
  3. Eisenhower State Park
  4. Denison Arts & Culture District
  5. Grayson County Frontier Village
  6. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Texoma

This 93,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940's, and was stocked with black bass and crappie along with the native white bass in the Red and Washita Rivers. Lake Texoma is also known for its excellent striped bass and catfish fishing.

The lake area includes: 

  • Fifty-four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks
  • Twelve marinas
  • Hundreds of campgrounds
  • Personal watercraft
  • Power boating
  • Power sailing
  • Twenty-six resorts
  • Two state parks
  • Two wildlife refuges
  • Variety of excellent golf courses
  • Water skiers
  • Wind surfers

Consider the lake an excellent place to have fun. Lake Texoma has become a huge sailing center based on the lake's size, depth and miles of sailing shoreline.

  1. Waterloo Pool
  2. Munson Vineyards
  3. Golf Course

Waterloo Pool

Waterloo Pool is a heated, indoor facility designed to service the needs of the community. The pool boasts seven-25 meter lap lanes, a 10 1/2 foot diving well, diving board, slide, children’s play area, and plenty of deck area to lounge and sun bathe.