Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Dallas, Texas area.
Kids Dallas: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Dallas Kids
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Bear Creek Nature Park

Park Features: A Butterfly Garden, Climbing Rock, Equestrian Trail, Fishing Pier, Fishing Pond, Grill, Hiking Trails, Large Open Space, Pavilion, Tab ...

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
1000 Bear Creek Road, Lancaster, TX, 75134
Belo Garden

Belo Garden, a beautiful new outdoor attraction in the heart of Downtown Dallas, is a 1.7 acre urban oasis filled with beautiful plants and trees, des ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
1014 Main Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
Bird's Fort Trail Park

Features: 57.99 Acres Campión Trails Dedication Marker Campión Trails Gateway Monument Concrete Unlighted Surface Trail Eight Tables Lake or Str ...

Area: West Dallas: Irving
5756 Riverside Drive, Irving, TX, 75060
Restrooms: Yes
Cedar Hill State Park

Visit Cedar Hill State Park for the day or weekend. Bring your family to hike, bike, picnic, camp, geocache and nature watch. The park sits on the sho ...

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
1570 FM 1382, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Restrooms: Yes
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

Cedar Ridge Preserve, near Joe Pool Lake, is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring: * About 9 miles of trails * Native trees, grasses, wildflower ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75249
Restrooms: Yes
Coppell Community Garden

The Coppell Community Garden provides community gardens, a farmers market, and environmental education. Dedicated volunteers cultivate a healthy commu ...

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for Details, Coppell, TX
Coppell Nature Park

The Nature Park is a natural habitat for hawks, coyotes, bobcats, and other animals. More than 130 different species of birds migrate through the park ...

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
345 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX, 75019
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden provides rotating displays four times a year, delivering breathtaking colors for guests every time they visi ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218
Restrooms: Yes
Dimension Tract

The Dimension Tract is a secluded 38-acre parcel of undeveloped land along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. The natural parkland features a 14-acre ...

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
1199 Elm Park Drive, Carrollton, TX, 75006
Restrooms: Yes
Dogwood Canyon

Located 16 miles south of downtown Dallas in Cedar Hill, Dogwood Canyon is part of the White Rock Escarpment. Nowhere in North Texas can one find a gr ...

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
1206 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill, TX, 75104
Restrooms: Yes
Elm Fork Nature Preserve

East beyond the extension of McInnish Park Sports Complex, this 40.28 acre site is divided into two tracts - 18.50 acres which is city owned and 21.78 ...

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
2335 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton, TX, 75006
Restrooms: Yes
Environmental Education Centers

The Environmental Education Center is an academic facility with programs designed to instruct students and teachers at all grade levels in science in ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East Dallas: Wilmer/Hutchins/Balch Springs/Seagoville/Combine
1600 Bowers Road, Seagoville, TX, 75159
Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and th ...

Free: Yes
Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson, South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights, East Dallas: Mesquite/Sunnyvale, West Dallas: Irving, North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell, North East Dallas: Garland/Rowlett/Sachse, South West Dallas: Grand Prairie, South East Dallas: Wilmer/Hutchins/Balch Springs/Seagoville/Combine, Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
Greenbelt Park

288 acre Park. Facilities include hike & bike trails, picnic areas, playground, parking lots, six lighted tennis courts, multipurpose court, water fou ...

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
Multiple Locations - Visit Site for details, Carrollton, TX
Restrooms: Yes
Nob Hill

102 acres includes small ponds, wildflower areas and walking trail. The Blue Trail goes through this area.

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
Crooked Creek Drive at McCoy Road, Carrollton, TX, 75007
Restrooms: No
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve

The Texas Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust that brings you the wonderful Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, a 120-acre natural area in the heart of ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
2875 Pierce Street, Dallas, TX, 75233
Restrooms: No
Pioneer Plaza

The Plaza commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a f ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
Restrooms: Yes
Prairie Creek Park

37.25 acres at Prairie Creek West and Campbell. Picnic areas, natural areas, photo opportunities.

Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
West Prairie Creek Drive and Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75081
Restrooms: No
Quail Creek Parkway Park

Quail Creek Parkway Park Features benches, grills, natural area and picnic tables.

Area: North East Dallas: Garland/Rowlett/Sachse
1301 S. Country Club Road, Garland, TX, 75040
Restrooms: No
REI -  Navigation Class

We'll help you find your way! Professional navigation instructors teach you to navigate with a map, compass, and GPS. Learn how to orient a map, use a ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
5929 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX, 75231
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at Dallas Arboretum

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus of our mission, which is why we ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218
Restrooms: Yes
Rowlett Creek Preserve

This 97-acre tract of meadows and woods lies between a channelized segment of Rowlett Creek and the original creek bed. Its terrain is basically flat ...

Area: North East Dallas: Garland/Rowlett/Sachse
2525 Castle Road, Rowlett, TX, 75040
Restrooms: No
Ruth Back Toler Park

Multi-use trail, picnic and playground equipment, two pavilions, one gazebo, 12 soccer fields, two softball fields, three ponds, and natural areas. Re ...

Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
N. Brand Road at Renner Road, Richardson, TX, 75081
Restrooms: Yes
Samuell North

Jogging, walking, or biking across the open-air roads is a rare treat in most urban environments. These luxuries are the pride of Sunnyvale's rural ch ...

Area: East Dallas: Mesquite/Sunnyvale
218 E. Tripp Road, Sunnyvale, TX, 75182
Restrooms: No
San Chester Tract

Undeveloped. Beautiful natural area with a lake and walking path.

Area: North West Dallas: Carrollton/Coppell
Eisenhower Street and Peters Colony Blvd, Carrollton, TX., 75006
Restrooms: No
Spring Creek Nature Area

51 acres south of Renner Rd extending from Central Expressway to Foxboro Park at Plano Rd and Braeburn Dr Multi-use trail, natural areas, hardwood f ...

Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
Braeburn Drive at N. Plano Road, Richardson, TX, 75081
Restrooms: No
Ten Mile Creek Preserve

Park Features: Benches Along Trails, Hiking Trails, Large Open Space

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
900 Nokomis Road, Lancaster, TX, 75146
Restrooms: No
Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5 acre organic botanic garden featuring native and adapted plants. Inside, our two-story Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75210
Restrooms: Yes
Trinity Forest Adventure Park

The Trinity Forest Aerial Adventure park is a combination of a Canopy Tour, Challenge Course and Zip Line Adventure. Similar to ski runs, the Trinity ...

Area: South East Dallas: Wilmer/Hutchins/Balch Springs/Seagoville/Combine
1820 Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas, TX, 75217
Restrooms: Yes
Trinity River Audubon

Trinity River Audubon Center offers something for the whole family – an interactive exhibit hall, 5 miles of hiking trails through the Great Trinity F ...

Area: South East Dallas: Wilmer/Hutchins/Balch Springs/Seagoville/Combine
6500 Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, TX, 75217
Restrooms: Yes
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff Labyrinth

The UU Church grounds contain several wooded areas. A clearing in one provides just the right setting for a labyrinth, a circling pathway for walking ...

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
3839 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75233
White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake has something for everyone: family picnics, bike riding, kayaking, bird watching, running, fishing, and more! The lake is home to wild ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX, 75238
Restrooms: Yes
William Blair Jr. Park

William J. Blair Jr. is a 983 acre regional park, established 1945. Head across the Rochester levee and wander 4.6 miles through 983 acres of rolling ...

Area: Central Dallas: Highland Park/Cockerhill/University Park
3000 Rochester Street, Dallas, TX, 75215
Restrooms: Yes
Windmill Hill Nature Preserve

Windmill Hill Nature Preserve is 75 acres of land, set aside by the City of DeSoto and Dallas County as a nature preserve. Nestled in woods providing ...

Area: South Dallas: Cedar Hill/Desoto/Duncanville/Lancaster/Glenn Heights
Southeast Corner of Duncanville and Wintergreen Roads, DeSoto, TX, 75115
Restrooms: No
Winnwood Park

This park is beautiful! Because of its picturesque gazebo over the pond, bridge, floating fountain, deck overlooks, and park benches, this is our most ...

Area: North Dallas: Addison/Farmers Branch/Richardson
5580 Belt Line Road, Addison, TX, 75254
Restrooms: No