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No, Denton County has a Leash Law which means an animal must be restrained, if it is not on property belonging to the animal's owner. We do however have a dedicated dog park, Wiggly Field that is located at 1760 E Ryan Road Dogs are NOT allowed off leash anywhere other than the fenced off area. The City also has a "pooper scooper law" per City of Denton Code of Ordinances; Chapter 6 Section 6-10. Defecation of dogs on public and private property. So, please be sure to clean up after your dog.
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There are restrooms and potable water available in the Center when it is open. A portable toilet is available next to the parking area on Collins Road. No potable water is available when the Center is closed, so please bring your own.
Yes, dogs on leash are permitted on trails.
Trails are open to hikers only. We are in the process of designating trails for bicyclists.
The Center is open only during workshops and events. The hiking trails are open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, unless trails are closed due to poor trail conditions.
Yes, trained Master Naturalists are available to guide your group on a hike through beautiful, hidden natural areas. Specific areas of interest include native wildflowers and grasses, trees, wetlands, birds, mammals, geology, and a basic understanding of the Cross Timbers eco-region. Topic availability may vary due to the schedules of our volunteers. There is no charge or fee for a guided hike; but, please schedule for a minimum of five people per group. Please bring your own water, sun screen, and insect repellent, as required, and wear close-toed shoes. To arrange your hike, email the Master Naturalist.
Yes, but dogs must be on a leash.
Each parking area has restrooms, picnic tables, and kayak/canoe take-outs and put-ins.
Yes, at one of the beach areas. No lifeguards are on duty.
No hunting is permitted within City of Denton parks. However, a portion of Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area (CCNHA) is designated as a wildlife management area. Hunting is permitted with a paid permit issued by Denton Parks and Recreation. More information can be found on the City's Hunting page. No hunting is permitted at the Clear Creek or Davis gates (west of the Elm Fork).
Metal detectors are discouraged due to potential damage to turf and irrigation systems and safety concerns related to soil excavation and divots left in the turf.
Please call 940-349-7275. Our customer service staff will do their best to assist you.