Trinity River Audubon Center

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Trinity River Audubon Center
Trinity Audubon Center.jpg
Alternative names Trinity River Audubon, Trinity River Interpretive Center, TRAC
General information
Type Nature Center
Location Great Trinity Forest park,
Dallas, Texas
Current tenants National Audubon Society
Construction started 2002
Completed 2008
Design and construction
Architect Antoine Predock
BRW Architects
Website
http://trinityriver.audubon.org/

The Trinity River Audubon Center is a nature center and the central structure in the Great Trinity Forest, a large urban open space park in Southeast Dallas, Texas.

Architecture[edit]

The center is part of the Trinity River Project, a public works project to redevelop the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas. The center was designed by Design Architect Antoine Predock and BRW Architects. It was completed in 2008 on the site of a former illegal landfill.

The center is the first LEED-certified building constructed by the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas. It includes a green roof (planted), rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.[1]

Trinity River Audubon Center Walkway.jpg

Nature[edit]

The National Audubon Society has a natural history museum and nature center in the building and its surroundings.

The Great Trinity Forest urban park is located within the Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregion. Habitats within it include bottomland hardwood forests, riparian zones, wetlands, open water ponds, grasslands, and the Trinity River itself.

The Center is part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project and consists of 120 acres. The Center features five miles of nature viewing trails, a butterfly garden, outdoor picnic areas, an indoor event center, and several rentable conference rooms. The Center also hosts community events, such as the annual farm-to-table outdoor dinner, Songbird Supper.

Trinity River Project[edit]

Trinity River Audubon Center viewed across adjacent pond

The Trinity River Project includes other recreational amenities. There are other trails and parks along the Trinity River channel, including the Continental Avenue Bridge and Klyde Warren Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trinity River Audubon Center Welcome to the Trinity River Audubon Center. Retrieved 3-23-10.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 32°42′13″N 96°42′19″W / 32.7036°N 96.7053°W / 32.7036; -96.7053