Planning Your Visit

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

Photo: Marcus Cole

WEATHER CLOSING: Hello Trinity River Audubon Center friends! We have had a few challenges with the center and the weather so, unfortunately, we will not be able to open the trails until, at the earliest, March (believe it or not, that is only a couple of weeks away!) We will continue to post updates as our situation progresses/changes. Please stay safe out there and keep warm!

We are happy to share that Trinity River Audubon Center Trails are open! With the trails open on a limited basis, please be prepared for some changes. 

  • Registration: Advance ticket purchase is required. To reduce chances of Covid-19 spread, we will be limiting visitors to timed entry. Beginning January 6, trail hours are Wednesday - Friday: 9am - 2pm and Saturday: 8am - 2pm with timed entry tickets available on the hour until 12pm. No late arrivals (more than 15 minutes past your entry time) will be permitted. Visitors must exit the property by 2pm. 
  • Check-In Required: Please check in at the front desk. 
  • Masks: Please wear a mask, especially when checking in and passing people on the ramps and trails. 
  • Hours: Current trail hours are:
    • Wednesday - Friday: 9am – 2pm (Gates close promptly at 2pm.) Last ticket purchase time is 12pm.
    • Saturday: 8am - 2pm (Gates close promptly at 2pm.) Last ticket purchase time is 12pm.
    • Sunday – Tuesday: Closed
  • Center Closed. The building is closed except for the front desk. Please check in upon your arrival. 
  • Bathrooms: Outdoor bathrooms are available.
  • Water: Please provide your own water bottle.
  • Social Distancing: Please maintain 6-foot distance from people not in your group.
  • Groups: No groups over 10 people.
  • 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.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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 trac@audubon.org or by phone at (214) 309-5801.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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, all guests 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while on property at Trinity River Audubon Center. We strongly encourage children over the age of two to wear face coverings during their visit as well.

What if I do not wish to comply with the new face covering policy?

Trinity River Audubon Center takes the COVID-19 health and safety measures very seriously. The face covering policy will be enforced, and guests who choose not to comply with these requirements will be asked to leave the property.

Are bathrooms available?

We have outdoor bathrooms available for your use. 

Why do you have reduced hours?

Like other organizations, Trinity River Audubon Center has had a reduction in staff due to COVID-19 and decreased revenue. We will have reduced hours to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We will revisit the current schedule at a later date.

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.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OUTSIDE!

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

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