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Hours, Fees & Directions

Please see below for general information. You may also click here for important information regarding your visit. We have a Trail Map and ADA Map at the bottom of this page which you may download. Wondering what our center is like? Click here for a preview! 

Trail Hours:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Beginning July 1, we will be open Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm with early entry on Saturdays at 8am. 
  • CLOSINGS: Please note we will be closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Free entry will continue through December 31, 2024! To read more about our efforts to increase accessiblity to the center, click here. We ask that you reserve a ticket online prior to your visit
  • Groups: Please let us know ahead of time if your group is larger than 10, since scheduled field trips may impact your experience.
  • Our Adult to Child ratio is 1:6. Please keep this in mind when making group reservations.
  • Closed on ALL major holidays as well as most federal holidays. Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date holiday hours.
  • Please note: We close one hour early the day before a major holiday. Please check our Facebook page for the latest information regarding early closures.
  • For your safety and others, please read our center rules and guidelines for additional information. Those who do not adhere to staff and center guidelines may be refused entry into and/or removed from the premises for the safety of our visitors and staff. 
  • Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on the Trinity River Audubon Center property. As a bird sanctuary, conservation is our top priority. We intermittently have endangered species of birds visiting our property. To protect the preserve and its wildlife, and in maintaining the property as a unique and peaceful sanctuary within the South Dallas corridor, pets are not permitted on the Trinity River Audubon Center property, including the hiking trails. Trained service dogs are welcome. Emotional support and companion animals do not meet the definition of a service animal and do not have the same access rights. Required proof of service dog status includes service dog ID card, service dog vest, harness, and/or tags, or credible verbal statement. For our policy regarding dogs, please visit


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Professional and commercial photographers and film crews – please contact us at for information regarding our media policy and rates. Since we are a bird sanctuary, drone filming is not allowed onsite. 

Nature Store

Our nature store is open during regular business hours. Please click here to see what we have!

Group Tours

Please reach out to for more information.


6500 Great Trinity Forest Way*
Dallas, TX 75217

*Dallas changed the name of the street a few years ago. If Great Trinity Forest Way does not show up on maps or GPS, please try "6500 S. Loop 12."

For more information call 214-309-5801.

Longitude and latitude coordinates: 32.712636, -96.70879


The easiest way to get to the center by DART is to ride the closest DART line in your city to downtown Dallas. Once you reach Downtown Dallas, you can get off at the West End, Akard, St. Paul, or Pearl station. At the transfer stations, wait and board the Green Line train heading to Buckner Station. 

Get off at Buckner Station, and board DART Bus route 466. Keep your eyes open for the large brown Trinity River Audubon Center sign on the left side of the road and get off! The Center is about a half mile walk or bike ride from the mail entrance. 

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Resources for Visitors with Special Needs

All of us at Trinity River Audubon Center want to help you make the most of your visit. If you have any special needs, please call our front desk at 214-309-5801 during center operating hours.

Many of the trails are wheelchair accessible, and the center is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call in advance so that we can ensure availability. The center's entrance and restrooms are ADA compatible. We recommend dropping off and picking up visitors with special needs at the circle driveway (north side of the center).

Companion service dogs are allowed in the center and on trails.

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