Planning Your Visit

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

Photo: Marcus Cole

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. Please note the center and trails will be closed Christmas Day, December 25. 

  • Registration: Advance ticket purchase will be required. To reduce chances of Covid-19 spread, we will be limiting visitors to timed entry. (8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am). You must arrive and check in within 15 minutes of your entry time.
  • Check-In Required: You will need to show your ticket at the gate to enter the property. 
  • Masks: Please wear a mask, especially when checking in and passing people on the ramps and trails. 
  • Hours: New trail hours are:
    • Friday – Saturday: 8am – 1pm (Gates close promptly at 1pm.) Exit only (no additional entries) after 12pm.
    • Sunday – Thursday: Closed
    • We are closed Christmas Day, December 25, and will have limited trail hours the day after Christmas (Saturday, December 26). We will resume our regular trail operating hours of Friday and Saturday, 8am - 1pm, beginning Friday, January 1, and Saturday, January 2.
  • Center Closed. No entry inside the building.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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. 

What are your hours?

Trails are open Friday - Saturday: 8am – 1pm. Trails are closed Sunday – Thursday.

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 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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