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Anderson Bonner is a 44.1 acre community park, established in 1976. It features benches, drinking fountains, a soccer field, trails, and has ample parking.

12000 Park Central Dr.
Dallas, TX, 75251

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Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:00am - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX, 75218

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition for 30 years, and this year's theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans. Presented by Bank of America, the floral festival begins on February 28 and continues through...

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To promote and reconnect the wild, natural environment surrounding us, to every child and community member. By raising the standard of well-being and living as a connected global community and increase the knowledge of environmental sustainability through nature-based programs, environmental education, and outreach we can live in harmony with nature, ensuring the survival of a healthy planet.

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Teach children how to observe wildlife in your back yard from a simple blind that can double as a play house.  A blind is a structure that lets you look out at wildlife but prevents the wildlife from seeing you.   Find a location in a quiet corner of the yard, in some shade preferably, to place the blind.  You can create a structure out of wood or use tent canvas that you hang from a nearby tree branch.  Windows need to small, most blinds use a long rectangular shape instead of a square.  Place a bench or a couple of chairs inside so you can watch with your child.

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Family Nature Clubs are informal DIY grassroots clubs setup by parents, to organize outings for children to experience the wonder of nature. A simple, low cost alternative to video games and tv.

The Children & Nature Network offers family nature club toolkits, advice, and web resources to help you setup a family nature club. Visit their family nature club page at: http://www.childrenandnature.org/movement/natureclubs

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Share your secret knowledge of the parks and green spaces of Central Texas. Is there a special view or overlook you always visit at a little known park? Is there a unusual rock that makes a great picnic table at your neighborhood greenspace? Is there a wonderful trail that too few now enjoy? Here is your chance to add to the collective knowledge.

Post here at the Idea Tree, where user ideas seed the growing forest of knowledge. Include a photo or even a map! Others can add their comments or your idea could spark additional inspiration from others. 

Upcoming Events

Feb
28
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
8:00 AM
Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
9:30 AM
Ray Roberts Lake - Johnson Branch Unit
10:00 AM
Cedar Hill State Park
10:00 AM
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
10:00 AM
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
10:00 AM
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
10:00 AM
Cedar Hill State Park
1:00 PM
Cleburne State Park
2:00 PM
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
2:00 PM
Cedar Hill State Park
2:00 PM
Dinosaur Valley State Park
2:00 PM
Martin Creek Lake State Park
2:00 PM
Purtis Creek State Park
2:00 PM
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit
2:00 PM