Spring Creek Nature Area

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The Richardson City Council expanded the Spring Creek Nature Area in 2014 with the purchase of 57 additional acres directly across from the CityLine development. 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.

Please consider joining the City of Richardson in enhancing the Spring Creek Nature Area by considering donations and sponsorships in the following suggested areas:


Trail FountainDrinking fountains that can be used by trail users and their pets $5,000 - $6,000

Fountains will provide water for both residents and their pets, and will provide convenient spots for rest and refreshment. The Parks Department will work with the donor to select a suitable location within the Spring Creek Nature Area for new fountains.


Benches within the Spring Creek Nature Area $700

The addition of trailside benches helps create areas for rest or contemplation within the Spring Creek Nature Area. The Parks Department will work with the donor to select a suitable location within the Nature Area.


Picnic tables located at key areas within the Spring Creek Nature Area $3,000

Picnic tables offer those visiting the Spring Creek Nature Area an opportunity to rest, visit and eat together while exploring the Spring Creek Nature Area.


Interpretive signage in the interior of the Spring Creek Nature Area $2,500

Signage at key locations within the Spring Creek Nature Area allows for those visiting to learn more about the unique ecological elements that are found within the Nature Area. In addition, those visiting the Spring Creek Nature Area can learn about Richardson’s history including Jacob Routh who settled the land in the Spring Creek Nature Area in 1849.


There are opportunities for these donations to be acknowledged by plaque or related signage.

For additional information on these opportunities and other opportunities to help support the Spring Creek Nature Area, please contact:

Parks & Recreation Department
411 West Arapaho Road
Richardson, Texas 75080
Phone: 972-744-4310