Trinity River Audubon Center

Photo: Sean Fitzgerald


We hear you. We know it has been a difficult time, and outdoor exercise…and experiencing nature…are at the top of your wish list!

We are happy to share that Trinity River Audubon Center Trails are open! Please read below or click here for additional information! Please note the center and trails will be closed Christmas Day, December 25. 

Our remaining staff members and our dedicated volunteers have been clearing overgrowth, taking out fallen trees, and reducing the amount of poison ivy on the trails to prepare the trails for your safety and enjoyment. Of course, behind the scenes we are still developing programs, taking care of animals and, as always, protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

With the trails open on a limited basis, please be prepared for some changes:

We appreciate your understanding and compliance. You can continue to reach the staff via e-mail at or by phone at (214) 309-5801.

If you prefer to stay home, please visit our Virtual Engagement page. We appreciate your continued engagement and encourage you to support our center by making a donation online or joining our center as a member during this critical time.


Trinity River Audubon Center is located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, but you'll feel a world away. Our center is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Get to know a diverse community of plant and animal species and our unique mixture of bottomland hardwood forest, wetland, and prairie habitat. A part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project, the center's 130 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. 

As part of the National Audubon Society, Trinity River Audubon Center is a nonprofit organization, which means supporting us by visiting, telling a friend, or becoming a member helps to educate tens of thousands of North Texas students about science, conservation, and the ecosystems in which they live.

Trinity River Audubon Center is a nonprofit organization supported, in part, by funds from the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

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