Trinity River Audubon Center
|Trinity River Audubon Center|
|Alternative names||Trinity River Audubon, Trinity River Interpretive Center, TRAC|
|Location||Great Trinity Forest park,
|Current tenants||National Audubon Society|
|Design and construction|
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.
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
- Trinity River Audubon Center Welcome to the Trinity River Audubon Center. Retrieved 3-23-10.
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