The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department contracts with the Dallas Audubon Society
to manage the day-to-day operations of the Cedar Ridge Preserve. At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve (formerly the Dallas Nature Center) is a slice of the hill country just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas.
Cedar Ridge Preserve is a natural habitat of 600 acres featuring about 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, limited picnic areas and wild mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles. CRP has been managed by Audubon Dallas since April 2003 by charter from the Dallas County Park and Open Space Program and the City of Dallas.