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The City of Richardson is proactive in the acquisition and protection of unique natural open spaces throughout Richardson. Natural areas provide citizens with the opportunity for well-balanced recreational experiences that include both active and passive opportunities.

Spring Creek Nature Area

The Spring Creek Nature Area is a unique open space in the heart of a highly developed urban environment. Highlights of the Master Plan for the Spring Creek Nature Area include trail system expansion, greater opportunities to view urban wildlife in its natural habitat and historical connections to the original settlers in this area. Donations are encouraged to help enhance the Spring Creek Nature Area so that it can continue to be a signature park where citizens can explore, educate and engage.

Trail System Enhancements

The City of Richardson currently boasts more than forty miles of trails that run throughout the city. In 2010, the City of Richardson developed a Trailway Master Plan with the goal of creating a city-wide trail system that connects with trails in adjacent cities. By coordinating the trail system with on-street bicycle lanes, the city plans to connect parks, recreation centers and other areas of interest throughout the city. Enhancements to the trail systems will help make the trails a more useful and appealing avenue for transportation and exercise alike.

Give a Tree

Participants in this program can purchase a tree or trees and have them planted on City maintained land. Whether you want to honor someone with a dedication tree, or plant multiple trees to achieve shady areas in your neighborhood park, we can help you achieve your desired result.