The Trinity River Audubon Center is a nature center located in the Great Trinity Forest in Southeast Dallas. The Great Trinity Forest is recognized as the largest urban forest in the United States. The Trinity Audubon Center functions as the central structure in the Great Trinity Forest.
The center was designed in 2008 by architect Antoine Predock and BRW Architects. The center also is part of the Trinity River Project, which aims to redevelop the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas.
The Trinity River Audubon Center is the first building constructed by the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas to become LEED-certified, meaning the building is certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The building itself utilizes a green roof, rainwater collection system, energy efficient systems, and recycled materials.
A natural museum and nature center created by the National Audubon Society are located inside and surrounding the Trinity River Audubon Center.
The center consists of 120 acres. It features five miles of nature viewing trails, a butterfly garden, outdoor picnic areas, an indoor event center, and rentable conference rooms. The Trinity River Audubon Center also hosts community events like Songbird Supper, their annual farm-to-table outdoor dinner.
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