7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75249 • (972) 709-7784 • Send mail to P O Box 12713, Dallas, TX 75225
HOURS – November 1-March 31, 6:30 am-6:00 pm, April 1-Oct. 31, 6:30 am-8:30 pm, Closed Mondays!
We will be open Monday, Independence Day, July 4.
GET THE MOST RECENT PRESERVE OPEN/CLOSED REPORTS HERE!
We appreciate a donation of $3.00 or more each time you visit. The donation box is near the Education Building.
At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve (formerly the Dallas Nature Center) is a slice of the hill country just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. CRP has been managed by Audubon Dallas since April 2003 by charter from the Dallas County Park & Open Space Program and the City of Dallas. General Rules and Regulations from the Dallas County Park and Open Space Program, click here.
NOTE: Please be aware that wheeled vehicles of ALL types, including bicycles, are prohibited on the trails. CRP cannot accommodate large groups because there are not a lot of seating, tables, or other picnic equipment.
CRP uses transportation containers (CONEX boxes) for secure storage – two currently, with a third to be added. The “industrial” appearance clashes terribly with the natural surroundings, and we would like to decorate them for a better effect, possibly a background hinting of blue sky/green grass, with representations of plants, flowers, animals, trees found on the preserve.
Volunteer labor is available for bulk work with remuneration: signature credit on the work, thanks and praises from many, daily visibility of the work by the public (200,000 visitors last year), and a modest honorarium. Timeline: complete by end of summer (flexible). If you are interested, please contact Wood Cantrell, Manager, (972) 709-7784, or email email@example.com
Fossil Valley 3,6,9 Hour Trail Extravaganza – July 23/24
Autumnal Equinox Saturday Aztec Traditional Dancers – September 17
Rugged & Raw Race – October 1
CRP Committee Meetings – Second Fridays, 6:30 p.m.
Conservation in Action Workdays – Third Saturdays, September through May, 9-Noon; June through August, 8-11 a.m. Habitat Restoration and Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve is on the Third Saturday of every month throughout the year, rain or shine. Volunteers remove non-native plants, restore trails, and work in the butterfly garden. Repairing trails reduces erosion trouble spots and removing non-native plants clears crowded trail edges. We provide snacks, water, pruning shears, shovels, and work gloves. All you need to bring is sun screen and bug repellent. Questions? Contact info_CRP@yahoo.com
Words in the Woods – Poetry, Storytelling and Song – Second Thursdays, 7 p.m. at the Outdoor Stage or in the Education Center in inclement weather.
For questions about educational programming, scheduling a visit by a school group, or planning a Scout project, call 972-709-7784.
Want to help CRP and recycle at the same time? Save your old printer cartridges and bring them to CRP or to a Program Meeting. They will be recycled, and the money benefits CRP!
BECOME A FRIEND OF CEDAR RIDGE PRESERVE!
Choose to be a Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, Painted Bunting, Goldfinch or Black-capped Vireo (Rare Bird)! CLICK HERE!
PLEASE HELP KEEP CRP IN TOP CONDITION!
By donating your time and energy you’ll be doing your part in maintaining and improving The Preserve and its outstanding trails. Come lend a hand at our Conservation in Action Workdays.
Please make a donation of $3.00 or more each time you visit. You will find the donation box at the entrance near the Education Building. We appreciate your support!
WHAT IS THE BEST DRESSED HIKER AT CEDAR RIDGE PRESERVE (or anywhere else) WEARING?
A Cedar Ridge Preserve T-shirt, of course!
To get your T-shirts, come to our Conservation In Action Workdays. Our shirts are only $15 (but if you’d like to slip in a little more, every bit helps). You will be proud of the role you play in supporting CRP by promoting The Preserve by wearing our logo!
ADMISSION to the Center is FREE!
FIRST SATURDAY MEMBER ONLY GUIDED HIKES – Monthly hikes exclusively for MEMBERS. Times vary by season. Please call 469-526-1980 to register.