Preservation Society for

Spring Creek Forest


Preserve – Educate – Collaborate

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

John Burroughs

The Society’s Mission:

To safeguard the future of Spring Creek Forest and Park Preserve, the Society engages community volunteers in hands-on conservation projects and provides education about the importance of protecting this irreplaceable natural treasure.

Spring Creek Forest and Park Preserves

Located in north Garland only 14 miles from downtown Dallas, the pristine old-growth forest and native prairie along Spring Creek is a haven of towering trees and unusual wildflowers. Scientists, conservationists, and nature buffs all agree that Spring Creek Preserve must be protected as a biological treasure to be used for study and enjoyment.

The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest was established to help ensure that it is. With your help, we can protect the Preserve now and for future generations.

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Spring Creek Forest and Park Preserve is a biologically diverse ecosystem with about 230 acres of both oak forest and native prairie containing native plants and animals plus another 20 acres of greenbelt. Here you can enjoy more than four miles of meandering dirt trails and four miles of paved trails. Also, the Preserve is one of the best D/FW bird-watching sites with nearly 200 species sighted, including the Painted Bunting and Great Blue Heron.

The Society schedules guided walks and volunteer projects led by experts and hosts a monthly speaker series on topics relevant to the Preserve. Most activities are free and open to the public. However, some activities are for Society members only. We hope you will consider joining the Society.


    • No motorized vehicles, bicycles, or horses are allowed on dirt trails because they cause extensive damage to this biologically sensitive area.
    • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
    • No fires or camping allowed.
    • Be alert for snakes and poison ivy.