Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas

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#14 of 17 in Parks in Dallas
The Trinity River Audubon Center is a nature center and the central structure in the Great Trinity Forest, a large urban open space park in Southeast Dallas, Texas.ArchitectureThe center is part of the Trinity River Project, a public works project to redevelop the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas. The center was designed by architect Antoine Predock, and completed in 2008.The center is the first LEED-certified building constructed by the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas. It includes a green roof (planted), rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.NatureThe National Audubon Society has a natural history museum and nature center in the building and its surroundings.The Great Trinity Forest urban park is located within the Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregion. Habitats within it include bottomland hardwood forests, riparian zones, wetlands, open water ponds, grasslands, and the Trinity River itself.
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  • If you want to take you and your kids too or walk in the park and to learn about the great habitats and the Beautiful olive oil it's a lot of things you know about the Earth and so on and so on but I ...  more »
  • Just found out about this place. Decided to visit while in Dallas. Building is very interesting. First thing after starting on the trails was a great white egret flying right by us!!  more »
  • We were blocked at the front door, me, my 8 and 11 year old and our cattle dog gypsy. Our not very friendly host -jerk- told us "no dogs allowed" he further let us know that dogs polute the trinity wi...  more »
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  • I sat on the panel for the Exxon Mobil Green team when this facility first opened, we discussed the impact that this place would make, and it has delivered! In more ways than one, I loved the bike trails, the view, it is truly a gem in the southern sector. They have bike rentals at the start of the trail, deer running,hiking trails, blue heron and red owls flying. Just absolutely beautiful.
  • Wonderful serene escape in the middle of the city. Great family-friendly hiking trails (easy for children to walk) and an engaging educational center to inform visitors about how the Audubon Center came to exist. Once you visit you'll be sorry you didn't visit sooner. Best bird-watching happens in the early morning. Staff is friendly and well-informed.
  • Beautiful facility within the city. My friend held his wedding reception here and we had an amazing time. Great location, space, and scenic view for people who want to have events that leave an impression!
  • Very beautiful place to learn about the Trinity River and how it contributes as a lifeline to Dallas. A little out of the way from the city, but if you love hydrology it is worth a visit. If not, I probably wouldn't come all the way out here.
  • Beautiful facility! Realy looking forwardto returning and exploring the trails. This is also a great spot to bring the kids. Lots to learn and plenty to see. Tons of bird species. Very nice place.

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