Nature & Open Space
Cedar Hill sits at the northern edge of the Balcones Escarpment and marks the start of the Texas Hill Country. Along the escarpment, the ecosystems of East, West, and Central Texas converge to make the area home to a unique combination of plants and animals unlike any in the state. This distinctive collection of natural assets and wide-open green space spans more than 4,000 acres in one of the largest planned preserves in North Texas. Each year, thousands of active outdoor enthusiasts flock to this area to hike, bike, bird, and run through the varied terrain.
The Cedar Hill City Council, recognizing the important role that open space and access to nature plays in wellness and quality of life, has set a goal to preserve 25% of land in Cedar Hill as open space. The open spaces and critical ecosystems in this corridor are preserved and maintained through partnerships with Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Audubon Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Parks & Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and local schools, among other organizations.
Scroll through the information below to learn more about open space and nature and in Cedar Hill and ways for you and your family to get out and explore!