Dallas Parks and Open Spaces

Project Title:  Dallas Parks and Open Spaces
Project Location:
Dallas

Beautification, conservation, restoration, maintenance of Dallas parkland and open spaces in accordance with the guidelines, directions and beautification agreements of Dallas Park and Recreation Dept. Project goals are to involve the community in caring for parks, educate the public about wise use of natural resources, build pride in caring for city parks, and promote appreciation and conservation of the city’s green spaces.

Volunteers engage in plant and wildlife surveys, seed harvesting, invasive species removal, native species planting, trash and debris removal, as well as education and outreach events.

Current Projects Include:

Kiest Memorial Garden: Jon Papp, jonpapp@sbcglobal.net
Lake Cliff Park: Jon Papp, jonpapp@sbcglobal.net
Founders Park: Jon Papp, jonpapp@sbcglobal.net
Northaven Trail: Dorothy Buechel, dorothyb@gmail.com

2023 Activities – 42 volunteers with 529 hours of service performed (all sites)

  • Northaven Trail:
    • Maintained native plant/pollinator gardens along the trail, in 5 distinct garden beds.
    • Created new native plant gardens at the Pensive Trail Head, planted hundreds of new native plants in an irrigated, managed bed that will showcase the beauty and benefit of native plants as habitat.
    • Planted hundreds of native milkweed plugs with the help of Texas Conservation Alliance and Monarch Watch.
    • Worked with Girl Scout troops and a community organization to design and install new native plant gardens at Welch Road intersection.
    • Created a new garden bed design for installation at the Royal Park intersection that will become a respite and place of beauty for humans and native species.
    • Volunteers worked at our Prairie Restoration area west of Inwood Road to plant more native plants and to rid the area of noxious invasive weeds.
    • Met with young girl scouts (Brownies) to educate them on the monarch butterfly migration and the importance of pollinator gardens.
    • Worked to transition one of our no mow areas from native annuals to native perennials.
  • Oak Cliff area parks – Friends of Oak Cliff Parks with regular workdays that added native plants, removed invasives, and hosted guided bird, insect and plant hikes

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Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Wildflower Walk - (AT) Sunday, April 28, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
April 29, 2024    
7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
May 1, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Chapter Meeting Placeholder. A further description monthly meeting will appear here as the scheduled meeting draws near. Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College...
Walk & Talk Bird Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  730am-930am Join us as we go on a...
Native Plants and Prairies Day 2024 will be held Saturday May 4th at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
1st Saturday Nature Walk – Friends of LLELA (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10am-12noon Fees:  There is no additional fee for this class, just...
Night Hike at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  8pm – 10pm Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Kids’ Bird Walk- (AT) Sunday, May 5, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
World Migratory Bird Day - Guided Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8:30am-9:30am CST Join us for a guided...
World Migratory Bird Day – Guided Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am – 9am || 9am –...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
World Migratory Bird Day – Wild DFW Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  11am – 12noon World Migratory Bird...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Morning Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
May 18, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Dallas County Texas Master Gardener Association is holding its 2024 Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18th, from 10am - 5pm, rain or shine. Many...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks || Tree ID Walk - (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024   9am – 11am Join us for a walk through the...
Thrive Nature Walk –Lewisville Parks & Rec (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9am-10:30am Sights of plants and wildlife, smells of fresh air and trees,...
Chandor Nature Trail Guided Hike, NPSOT Cross Timbers Chapter (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024  |  12noon – 2:30pm As a thank you for Cross Timbers...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
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