Grand Opening of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill

6 Sep


Welcome to the Great Outdoors! If you like hiking, nature activities, animals and roaming the forest then you’ll be excited to hear of the GRAND OPENING of the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill!! On the weekend of September 10th and 11th the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center officially opens its doors as well as trails to the public.

Bring the family and some friends to explore this wild, adventurous place. The Grand Opening will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. It’s a FREE 2-day event that includes family fun festivities like guided hikes, arts & crafts, building tours, guest speakers and nature play activities for kids.

GRAND OPENING 9/10 & 9/11

The New Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is located about 16 miles south of Dallas off 1382 between Joe Pool Lake and Hwy 67. You can also get there from I-20 traveling to 1382. There will be parking and shuttle service provided. In fact, the shuttle is strongly recommended as there is limited parking and lots of other wild 4-limb creatures are expected to attend. You can park for Free at Uptown Village shopping center just a few miles away) in the Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kirklands parking lots which face FM 1382. The shuttles will run during the Grand Opening Hours on both Saturday and Sunday. If you need to see a map click here.

Audubon offers education programs, tours, facility rentals, and a nature store.

No more peeking...Just come in!

One Response to “Grand Opening of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill”

  1. Richard September 12, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    As a proud Cedar Hill resident of 21 years, I was excited to attend the grand opening of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Read many articles leading up to it but somewhere I missed the fine print. Read about the extra shuttles from the Village and thought I was informed. First, if your from Cedar Hil, you might plan an extra 10 minutes to get there because there is not a left turn lane off FM1382 into the center, you must travel all the way down to the State Park entrance and make a almost dangerous U-turn. We did this and went back to the center to be told we had to ride the shuttle if we did not have a handicap sticker!! Don’t remember reading that in all the articles. We went BACK to the village, parked and walked to the line of about 40 folks. A bus came up and we thought, not so bad!! Wrong! The bus unloaded, promply closed the doors and drove away – empty! I inquired from the volunteers on site and was told he was going on break. By that time our line had grown to about 60. We were told the busses ran bout every 10 – 15 minutes. About 15 minutes later another bus arrived, emptied and refilled. Another 15 minutes and the same bus was back. We inquired about the first bus and he though it was running. Finally, after a 40 minute wait, as we were boarding a bus, the first bus returned to service after his break. There were about 75 folks in line and a number had left because of the heat. GLAD it was not one of our HOT days!! I do hope the organization of the center becomes more visitor friendly and has more details and descriptions. It is a phenomenol piece of nature. One other encounter. I say a map stretched out on a table, I went over and looked at it and asked where we were. I was told by the volunteer, this map is of downtown Dallas! Just what I was looking for in the country!!! She told me ‘They MAY have some site maps inside’

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