River Legacy Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$48,248 raised by 157 donors

64% complete

$75,000 Goal

River Legacy Nature Center is the gateway to explore River Legacy Park, a 1300-acre oasis in the middle of DFW.

Through one-of-a-kind education programs, community events, and exhibits (both permanent and visiting!)
we educate and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders!

As we celebrate the 35th anniversary of River Legacy Foundation, we also celebrate the impact YOU have made throughout the years by helping over ONE MILLION nature enthusiasts connect with nature. 

This North Texas Giving Day, we need your help to
reach our $75,000 goal and keep the celebration going!

Your donations...

• Give thousands of school children the opportunity to visit River Legacy Nature Center for a field trip.  For many of them, it is their first walk in the woods!  

• Provide care for the 96 animal ambassadors who call the Nature Center home. These turtles, snakes, fish, opossums, and rabbits help children learn about their habitats, characteristics, and adaptations. 

• Bring visiting exhibits like Forever Forest to the Nature Center. They add to our interactive Discovery Room exhibits to further engage families in environmental education and preservation.

Giving Activity


River Legacy Foundation helps people fall in love with nature! Whether you join us on an in-person or virtual nature hike, you'll DISCOVER something new each visit. Each year our naturalists and teachers guide 15,000+ school children on Field Trips. For many of these students, it is their first walk in the woods. Children go on a hike in the woods, meet animal ambassadors (opossums, snakes, and turtles, oh my!) and explore what is living around a decomposing tree! These experiences are wonder-filled and wonderful! Your donation makes this possible. We could not do all this without you!


River Legacy needs your help to connect children to nature with hands-on/minds-on STEM education.

We need your donation to:

- provide Field Trips for thousands of north Texas school children.

- care for the animals who delight and engage visitors.

- bring exciting visiting exhibits to the Nature Center.

Equity Statement

Nature is for EVERYONE!

Our intention is to encourage people from every nation, race/ethnicity, belief, gender, sexual identity, disability, and culture to find their unique and important role in the environment.

We want all people to feel respected and valued for their unique contributions to our mission. This informs our guiding principles and defines our relationship with guests, students and families, who trust and believe in the mission of River Legacy Foundation in ways that are meaningful to them.

River Legacy Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Organization Data


Organization name

River Legacy Foundation

Tax id (EIN)




Environment & Conservation, Youth & Children, Education - STEM

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Ellis, Denton, Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Other, Native American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006



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