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Planning Your Visit

All the information you need to plan your trip to Trinity River Audubon Center.

Photo: Marcus Cole

Please see below for general information about visiting Trinity River Audubon Center. 

  • Hours: We are open Wednesday - Friday 9am - 3pm and Saturday - Sunday 8am - 3pm. 
  • Holiday Hours: We will also be closed Friday, December 23 through Friday, December 30, resuming regular hours Saturday, December 31.
  • Registration: Advance ticket purchase is required.
  • Check-In Required: Please check in at the front desk upon arrival. 
  • Masks: We are City of Dallas facility and suggest that you please wear a mask, especially when checking in and passing people on the ramps and trails.
  • Bathrooms: Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are available.
  • Nature Store: Our nature store is OPEN! Please click here to see what we have!
  • Water: Please provide your own water bottle.
  • Social Distancing: Please maintain 6-foot distance from people not in your group.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on the Trinity River Audubon Center property. Please click here for our policy regarding dogs.
  • Changes: As data and parameters change, we will adjust as needed to accommodate the needs of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Trail open hours may be adjusted - be sure to check park hours before you visit.
  • Refunds: Please check the weather forecast before purchasing your ticket. We do not provide weather-related refunds or transfers.
  • FAQ's: Please see below for additional FAQ's.


You can also download a map of our trails to plan your visit!

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


Trinity River Audubon Center recognizes the challenges of our current situation. We ask for your patience and support in following these new guidelines for your visit.

Do I have to wear a mask? What about my kids?

In accordance with Dallas County orders, we strongly encourage our guests to wear a mask during their visit.

Are bathrooms available?

We have indoor and outdoor bathrooms available for your use. 

Are dogs and/or bicycles allowed?

Please note that dogs are not allowed on property and bicycles are not allowed on our trails. However, dogs and bicycles are permitted on the public City of Dallas trails, including Great Trinity Forest Trail and AT&T Trail, which are located near the center. Click here for a map of those trails. 

Why is advanced purchase required as well as timed entry?

Trinity River Audubon Center takes the COVID-19 health and safety measures very seriously. By purchasing a ticket in advance and at a designated time, we are able to manage the flow of cars and number of people onsite at regular intervals to ensure the safety of all visitors.


Professional and commercial photographers and film crews – please contact us at for information regarding our media policy and rates.


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

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