The Trinity River is your river. And if it’s not already close to your heart, it soon will be. Because every day more people are discovering the Trinity and all there is to see and do.

Like birdwatching and nature hikes at the Audubon Center. Horseback riding at Texas Horse Park. And acres of parks and forest with miles of trails connecting you to this natural treasure.

The Trinity River is your river. A relatively wild landscape that enriches our lives with access to nature and a beautiful space to unite and gather. Take advantage of it. Take it to heart.

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MoneyGram Soccer Park

MoneyGram Soccer Park is located west of IH-35E on Walnut Hill Lane. The soccer park features nineteen athletic fields (fourteen full-size fields and five junior fields), walkways, picnic areas, and a large pavilion, all part of a 120-acre complex.

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Joppa Preserve

Joppa Preserve

Joppa Preserve is a 318.5-acre park established in 1986 and featuring picnic tables, pavilions, and trails along the Great Trinity Forest and Lemmon Lake, connecting the Trinity Forest Trails.

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McCommas Bluff Preserve

This 111-acre wooded preserve lies along a winding segment of the Trinity River in the southeastern portion of Dallas. The river in this area has numerous serpentine bends, and over the years, it has undercut its chalk banks and has created a small-scale canyon.

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California Crossing Park

California Crossing Park

This 34.7 acre park was established in 1956 and is located at a historic crossing of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. The park features a river overlook, boat launch, and trails.

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Great Trinity Forest Gateway & Horse Trails

The Great Trinity Forest Gateway and Horse Trails is adjacent to IH-20 and includes a fishing pier, pavilions, a half mile of multi-purpose concrete trail around the fishing pond, prairie vistas, and a wide variety of native tree species. There is also horse trailer parking and access to four miles of soft surface forest trail.

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Kessler Parkway Park

Moore Park

Moore Park is 24.6 acre community park, established in 1938, featuring a baseball field, basketball court, picnic tables and pavilion, playground, soccer field, tennis courts and trails.

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Mountain Creek Preserve

Mountain Creek Preserve is a 62.9 acre recreation area located on the West Fork of the Trinity River with trails accommodating walking, running, biking, and equestrian activities, a canoe launch, a cricket pitch, basketball court, playgrounds, and more.

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Coombs Creek Trail

Coombs Creek Trail

Coombs Creek Greenbelt is a 4.2 acre linear park, established in 1997 and featuring trails, a tennis court, and public drinking fountains.

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South Central Park

South Central is a 3.1 acre neighborhood park in Joppa, established in 1960. The park includes picnic tables, a playground, outdoor basketball court, and is well shaded with trees.

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Oak Cliff Founders Park

Oak Cliff Founders is a 16.1 acre neighborhood park, established in 1938 and features a disc golf course, trails, picnic tables and a pavilion.

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Spring Trail Park

Spring Trail Park is located along the Campión Trail, and features equestrian trails, a river overlook and restrooms.

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Trammell Crow Park

Trammell Crow Park

Trammell Crow Park is located near the Sylvan Avenue Bridge and offers parking, soccer fields, Crow Lake, Trinity Skyline Trail and Trinity Levee Top Loop Trail (6.2 miles), stone cow sculptures, a boat launch with trailer parking, and beautiful views of downtown Dallas.

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Trinity Overlook

Trinity Overlook Park serves as a neighborhood “pocket park” with great views of downtown Dallas and the Margaret McDermott Bridge. Also adjacent to business districts, it’s great for hiking, biking, picnics, photography, and casual family outings.

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William Blair Jr. Park

The beautiful 900-acre William Blair Park offers a manicured park with a pavilion, fishing pond, parking lot, and picnic areas, and, behind the Rochester Levee, rolling meadows, stands of trees and natural-surface hiking trails.

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Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

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 something for everyone. See their website for a variety of scheduled events for everyone to enjoy.

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Bird’s Fort Trail Park

This 58 acre park features picnic tables, a large pavilion, a river overlook, and a trailhead for the Campión Trial, with a dedication marker and gateway monument for that trail. Restrooms and water are available.

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Eloise Lundy Park

Eloise Lundy is a 3.3 acre community park, established in 1915. The Eloise Lundy Recreation is located in downtown off of I-35 and Colorado Avenue on a beautiful park with athletic fields, basketball courts and a playground.

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Emma Carter Park

Emma Carter Park

Emma Carter Park is a 6.3 acre neighborhood park, established in 1977 and featuring a playground, outdoor basketball court, picnic tables, and grills.

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LB Houston Preserve

The L.B. Houston Park mountain bike trail (10 miles) is within the L.B Houston Greenbelt and the Elm Fork Greenbelt in Northwest Dallas near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

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River Hills Park

This park is located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and is the beginning of the southern section of the Campión Trail. To access this park by car, park at Trinity View Park and walk north on the Campión Trail.

Texas Horse Park

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. Located on 302 acres, deep in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest.

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Trinity View Park

This 160 acre park includes: Drinking Fountains, 3 Football Fields, 4 Picnic Shelters, Grills, 65 Benches, 3 Playgrounds, 4 Restrooms, 12 Baseball Fields, 11 Soccer Fields, and 4 Adult Softball Fields.

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Will Moore Amphitheatre & Pavilion

The beautiful plaza-style entryway features a pavilion, 25 foot overlook, and an elevated walkway to the terraced grove of red oak trees. There is a memory wall and icon tower highlighting the outdoor performance amphitheater with stage and sloped lawn for seating. A new bridge across Cedar Creek connects the 80 year old Moore Park to the Santa Fe Trestle Trail. The area features parking, athletic fields, mature tree groves, and views to the creek.

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AT&T Trail

AT&T Trail

The AT&T is a 3.5 mile trail running from Elam Road to the Trinity River Audubon Center. Great for biking, running, or hiking, it is part of the Trinity Forest Trail system that will eventually be an 10 mile loop through the Great Trinity Forest.

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Lower Chain of Wetlands

Lower Chain of Wetlands

The Lower Chain of Wetlands are comprised of half a dozen wetland “cells” that extend from the I-45 bridge south to Loop 12. When the river floods the Wetland Cells absorb much of the excess water creating a buffer for areas downstream. Dallas’ unique biodiversity can easily be seen and enjoyed here.

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Santa Fe Trestle Trail

The Santa Fe Trestle Trail begins near the DART Rail Station at Eighth Street, taking hikers across the floodway past seasonal wetlands, stands of trees, far-reaching vistas of the floodway, and glimpses of birds that live or migrate through the area.

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Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail

Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail

The mile-long Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trails takes hikers to a large stand of Texas Buckeye trees that bloom white in spring. The natural portion of the trail is maintained by the North Texas Master Naturalists with interesting turns to the trail and arbors made of branches and other native materials.

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Trinity Forest Spine Trail

This trail is currently in the design phase and not yet built. The Trinity Forest Spine Trail will follow White Rock Creek, south of White Rock Lake, to its convergence with the Trinity River, which it then follows southeast to IH 20.

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Trinity Forest Trail

Trinity Forest Trails represents a ten-mile loop within the Great Trinity Forest. It encompasses the AT&T Trail which skirts the Trinity Forest Golf Course. The trail portion at Little Lemmon and Lemmon Lakes consists of two miles of 12-foot concrete trail adjacent to the road to the Loop 12 boat launch.

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Trinity River Audubon Center & Trails

Trinity River Audubon Center & Trails

At Trinity River Audubon Center, you’ll get to know the diverse community of plant and animal species native to this unique mix of bottomland hardwood forest, wetland, and prairie habitat. The Center’s 130 acres occupy a reclaimed haven for a vast array of birds and other wildlife.

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Trinity Skyline Trail

The Trinity Skyline Trail is a hard-surface trail that brings visitors close to the Trinity River while offering views of downtown Dallas. At 4.6 miles, it’s perfect for hiking and biking and will connect to the Santa Fe Trestle Trail near 8th and Corinth Street.

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Trinity Strand Trail

Trinity Strand Trail

The Trinity Strand Trial is a 2.5 mile non-motorized hike and bike trail along the original Trinity River watercourse. This trail connects the Katy Trail to the Trinity River at Sylvan Avenue.

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Designed by internationally renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, the stunning Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with its 400-foot center arch connects downtown with lively restaurant areas in West Dallas, such as Trinity Groves and Sylvan 30.

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Margaret McDermott Bridge

The graceful Margaret McDermott Bridge, designed by renowned engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava, takes commuters and visitors across the Trinity River on one of the busiest and most beautiful bridge crossings in North Texas.

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MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway

MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway

MLK/Cedar Crest Bridge Gateway offers small pocket parks near the Trinity Outlook. The east side gateway includes a basketball court and game tables.

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California Crossing Dam

California Crossing Dam

California Crossing Park Boat Ramp

California Crossing Park Boat Ramp

The Trinity River passes by California Crossing near Rochelle Road in Dallas. This is one of the public access points for the Trinity River above and below the low water dam at that location. Established in 1956, this is part of a 390.3 acres park along or near the Trinity River in Irving and Dallas, Texas.

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Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail

This 10.2 mile trail combines a 3.7-mile stretch from the put-in to the Dallas Wave along a channelized portion of the river with a great view of downtown Dallas with a 6.5-mile stretch along the natural wood-lined meandering river from the Dallas Wave to Loop 12.

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Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail Boat Launch

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Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway

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 something for everyone. See their website for a variety of scheduled events for everyone to enjoy.

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Santa Fe Trestle Trailhead

The Santa Fe Trestle Trail begins near the DART Rail Station at Eighth Street, taking hikers across the floodway past seasonal wetlands, stands of trees, far-reaching vistas of the floodway, and glimpses of birds that live or migrate through the area.

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Fishing Hole Lake

Luna Vista Golf Course

The Luna Vista Golf Course is for golfers of any skill level to play. It will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop and testing your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps.

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Trinity Forest Golf Club

Trinity Forest Golf Club resembles many of the great old courses of the Northeast and Great Britain, featuring a links style course on a rolling meadow with tall native grasses. The course was designed by Coore & Crenshaw. Native Texans Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore established the company and design courses throughout the world.

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Future site of Harold Simmons Park

Fraiser Dam Recreation Area

This unique urban forest is a 116-acre green space on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Groundwork Dallas has transformed this area from a favorite spot for illegal dumping to the site of a public recreation area featuring trails and canoe/kayak access to the Elm Fork.

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