About The Colony
The Colony, also known as the City by the Lake, is one of the best kept secrets in the heart of North Texas. With its strikingly beautiful views of Lewisville Lake, The Colony extends 23 miles along its eastern shoreline. Residents and visitors alike immerse themselves in hundreds of acres of wildlife as they enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking and cycling.
Only 20 miles north of Dallas, The Colony is conveniently located on SH 121 (Sam Rayburn Tollway) 6 miles east of I-35E and 2 miles west of Dallas North Tollway. The Colony offers year-round entertainment and attractions to please the whole family, including outdoor adventures, live theatre, top ranked golf courses, water parks, sports facilities, event spaces, new hotels, vibrant nightlife and beautiful shoreline amenities. Located in Denton County, The Colony has a land area of 15.7 square miles and is surrounded by Lewisville, Grapevine, Carrollton, Denton, Plano and Frisco.
The Colony Parks & Recreation