The Trinity River Audubon Center, one of the most visited centers in the National Audubon Society system, gives you the opportunity to learn more about the diverse community of plant and animal species native to our unique mix of bottomland hardwood forest, wetland, and prairie habitat. The Center includes exhibits, learning activities, and miles of nature trails as well as a butterfly garden and nature store filled with unique gift ideas.
Trinity Skyline Trail // With more than four miles, this trail is perfect for hiking and biking, giving great views of downtown Dallas
Trinity Forest Trail // This trail connects the Trinity Audubon, Texas Horse Park and great Trinity Forest for a wonderful outdoor adventure that will eventually be expanded to a ten mile loop.
Santa Fe Trestle Trail // A short trail, easily accessed from a DART station at 8th and Corinth, this beautiful trail gives visitors a great view of the river, forest and the wildlife along the way.
At Texas Horse Park, people of all ages can enjoy a break from city life as well as a rare glimpse into the early days of Texas ranching and farming along the Trinity River. The equestrian facility is located on 302 acres, deep in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest, and offers horseback riding and family events as well as great opportunities for volunteering with Equest, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and adults with diverse needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.
The Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway is a public space unlike any other in Dallas. With an up-close view of the river and its bridges, it offers a beautiful backdrop for all types of activities. On any given day, you may find zumba, yoga and bootcamp group workouts as well as activities for the kids. Visit their website for the most updated calendar of classes and events.
1825 California Crossing Rd.
The Trinity River passes by California Crossing near Rochelle Road in Dallas. The park, which is nearly 400 acres along the River, is located in both Irving and Dallas. It includes on of the public access points to launch canoes and kayaks into the Trinity River above and below the low water dam at that location.
2100 Walnut Hill Lane
MoneyGram Soccer Park, located west of IH-35E on Walnut Hill Lane, features nineteen athletic fields, walkways, picnic areas, and a large pavilion. This 120 acre complex, owned by the City of Dallas, is managed and maintained by FC Dallas. Host to local and national level events such as soccer tournaments, clinics, and occasional team training sessions with FC Dallas team, the park is a great venue for recreational activities.