Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
United States
-97° -97' 9.45" N 32° 32' 4.1280000000002" W

What’s unique about this place? Well, the park is located at the intersection of two ecoregions: the eastern Cross Timbers and the northern Blackland Prairies.  The 80 acres of the park contain several different ecosystems such forests, prairies, and riparian areas.  Each section is unique in plant and animal life.  For instance, you’ll see squirrels playing in the trees of the forest, but they rarely explore the grassy areas of the prairie.  Wildflowers shine in the brightness of the sun in the prairie, but they cannot tolerate the shade of the trees.  Each animal and plant is adapted to a certain area of the park.  Look for other examples of these kinds of adaptations along approximately 1 mile of trails.

ADA Accessible
Fishing Pier
Picnic Tables
Trails- Hiking
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Educational Programs
Guided Tours
Hiking/ walking
Volunteer Opportunity
Wildlife Watching