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Trinity River Audubon Center

Trinity River Audubon Center, located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest. As the largest urban hardwood...

Trinity River Audubon Center

Trinity River Audubon Center, located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest. As the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States, this forest supports a diverse community of plant and animal species and contains a unique mixture of bottomland hardwoods, wetlands and grasslands. A part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project, the center's 120 acres sit on a former illegal dump site , now a reclaimed haven for a vast array of birds and other wildlife in an increasingly urbanized metropolitan area. Five miles of trails lead visitors through hardwood forests, pond, wetland, and prairie ecosystems, and along the Trinity River.  

From its inception in 2008 as part of the Trinity River Corridor Project, and as one of the National Audubon Society’s flagship environmental education center in the Central Flyway, Trinity River Audubon Center has been welcoming visitors to its sanctuaries and inviting them to participate in nature education programs. This innovative approach—preserving open space not just to protect wildlife and native habitat from people, but to actively engage people in its conservation through learning and exploration—served as a model for Audubon and other nature education centers nationwide and influenced the development of place-based experiential learning as a highly effective pedagogical practice.

Educational and Recreational Opportunities:

Hike five miles of trails through restored prairie, wetland and bottomland forest habitats. Bird more than 100 resident and migrant species Enjoy nature from scenic overlooks and bird blinds. Learn about the area's habitats and history through hands-on exhibits. Attend workshops on conservation practices, outdoor skills and other topics. Enjoy evening events for the 21 and up crowd, such as Birds and Brew. Earn a Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts badge by participating in nature programs. Open new eyes to nature in the Children's Discovery Garden. Get married in the Native Pollinator Garden. Participate in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird tracking program. Relax and enjoy refreshments on the overview deck. Go for free on the Third Thursdays every month.

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