Twelve Hills Closing Temporarily

By April 10, 2020News

Update: Twelve Hills reopened on Monday, but we ask that everyone please respect social distancing, use the newly created step offs to give others space when passing, and maintain a 6-foot distance from non-household members. Thank you!


Twelve Hills Nature Center has made the difficult decision to close the preserve over the Easter holiday weekend, effective immediately. This is an important next step to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and is in alignment with the recent decision to close all Texas State Parks to the public, as well as the City of Dallas public park closures.

We know that Twelve Hills is one of the few remaining places where Dallas residents can stretch their legs, get exercise, and gather peace of mind in a natural environment. It is a valuable space and we are so honored to be able to give that space to the residents of Oak Cliff. However, with the Easter holiday coming, it is recommended by the city of Dallas to close to prevent overcrowding, especially because other parks are closing.

This was not an easy choice to make, and though we feel our community has risen to the call for social distancing and giving one another space on the trail, we are concerned that too many people will attempt to hold their celebrations in the nature preserve. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

The Twelve Hills board will work hard to stay connected with the North Oak Cliff community during this time and will keep you all informed of reopening via our social media accounts and our website, twelvehills.org. We hope to reopen as quickly as possible, but in the meantime, invite you enjoy the content and resources on our website.

– The Twelve Hills Board of Directors