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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. Wondering what our center is like? Click here for a preview! 

  • Hours: We are open Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm with early entry on Saturdays at 8am. 
  • Location: Our address is 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217 - click here for a link to our location via Google Maps.
  • Registration: Advance ticket reservation is requested.
  • Groups: Please let us know ahead of time if your group is larger than 10, since scheduled field trips may impact your experience.
  • 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. 
  • Check-In Required: Please check in at the front desk upon arrival. 
  • Our Adult to Child ratio is 1:6. Please keep this in mind when making group reservations.
  • Bathrooms: Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are available.
  • Center Rules: 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. 
  • Nature Store: Our nature store is open during regular business hours. Please click here to see what we have!
  • Water: Please provide your own water bottle.
  • Fishing: Fishing is not allowed on the Trinity River Audubon Center property.
  • Photography: 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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


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.


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?

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.


Questions? You can reach us via e-mail at or by phone at (214) 309-5801.

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