With an average temperature of 62 degrees, March 3rd looks to be shaping up as a great day to go hiking with the City of Southlake. Persons ages 13 years old and up are invited to join us as we take a 6 mile hike through Dinosaur Valley State Park. If you have never been to this state park, we especially encourage you to register so you can see all the history and beauty that can be found a short hour and a half drive from home.
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1524.72-acre, scenic park set along the Paluxy River. The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972. Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. There are two fiberglass models; a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex.
This trip is sure to be filled with fun, history, and fresh air. The cost is $30 per person and includes transportation, park entrance fees, and snacks for the ride home.
You may register online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or in-person at the Park and Recreation offices inside Town Hall, 1400 Main St Suite 210. Please contact (817)-748-8019 for more information.