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Native Texas Park

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The 15-acre Native Texas Park features seasonal wildflowers, native plants, and tree-shaded lawns.

With a native Texas landscape in a 15-acre urban park, the grounds of the Bush Center reflect the President and Mrs. Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and restoration.

The Native Texas Park, featuring a one-mile network of trails, walks visitors through native Texas environments including Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest. The Blackland Prairie used to dominate the Dallas region; however, today, only one percent of the prairie remains in the state of Texas. Rediscovery of the lost prairie was the inspiration for this community park.

The park is free and open to the public every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset. Comfortable shoes are recommended for walking the trails. Each season brings beautiful changes to the prairie landscape. Pets are welcome.

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Clearings in the Native Texas Park provide habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Highlights

  • Native Blackland Prairie grasses
  • Seasonal wildflowers among other native plants
  • Clearings providing native habitats for butterflies, birds, and other species
  • Tree-shaded lawns 
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  • Spring - Bluebonnets
  • Fall - Monarch Buttterflies 

Spring & Fall Guided Tours

In the spring, free guided tours are offered on the weekends so visitors may enjoy the blooming bluebonnets, the beautiful state flower of Texas. In the fall, the tours encourage visitors to catch the annual Monarch butterfly migration through North Texas. The Native Texas Park is home to the endangered milkweed plant. Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants and Monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs.

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Visitors may wander the 1-mile network of trails on the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum with self-guided tours.

Self-Guided Tour Brochures

Scavenger Hunts
for 4th Graders (teks-aLIGNED)

During your walk through the Native Texas Park, you will learn history of the prairie, identify native Texas plants and the wildlife they attract, and get a look at the future of managing rainwater run-off in an environmentally sustainable way.

PLAN YOUR FIELD TRIP

The Museum offers free admission tickets to school groups if the Field Trip has been scheduled through Visitor Services at least one month in advance. Field Trips are available Monday through Thursday during the academic school year.
 

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