Directions

Facts and Directions:

Meadow Preserve
Location: (map)

Parking lot at Main Entrance – at Alma, South of Bethany Drive in Allen.

Please park ONLY in the Alma Entrance parking lot. DO NOT drive on any of the other roads – they are private property.

Alma Access:

The Alma entrance (map) is closed to public except for special events.

Please park ONLY in the Alma Entrance parking lot. DO NOT drive on any of the other roads – they are private property.

Suncreek Park Access:

Public access is also available to the Connemara Nature Preserve via a trail on the eastern edge of the Suncreek Park in Allen. (map)

Trails: Roughly mowed, Not paved, Surrounded by tall grasses most of year.
Facilities: A port-o-let is available on site.
Gates Open: 15 minutes before scheduled events.
Ages: All ages welcome on guided walks and familiy acitivies.
  On work days (e.g., restoration, trash removal), the minimum age is 10.
What to Bring: Binoculars for bird watching, Gloves for work days, Water always.
What to Wear:  
             On Walks: Long pants, Closed-toe shoes, Bug spray, Sunscreen or Hat in all seasons.
    On Work Days: Sturdy shoes, Bug spray, Hat, Layered clothing – Long pants, Long-sleeved shirt.

Directions: From Highway 75
Exit Bethany Drive and go west approximately 1 mile.
Turn left (south) onto Alma Drive.
Take the next left though the open gate.
(If you reach Hedgcoxe and Tom Thumb, you have gone too far.)
Park to the left of the entrance.

No facilities are available on the property.
For more information, call 214-351-0990, or send an email.

No pets or bikes please.

Elevation Changes and Distances
There is a gentle increase in elevation from the lower meadow to the upper meadow (582 to 630 feet).

Approximate Distances:
• From parking lot to entrance: 1/4 mile
• Lower Meadow loop: 1 mile
• Upper Meadow loop: 1/2 mile

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