River Legacy Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment, Sports

Location: 703 Nw Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington TX 76006 USA

Mission: To preserve and enhance land along the Trinity River and its tributaries as an extraordinary educational, recreational and natural resource.
Programs: The RLF is a unique public/private partnership with the City of Arlington. * The Foundation has assisted in providing amenities within the River Legacy Park, including walking and biking trails, pavillions, playgrounds, and an award-winning community education facility - The Living Science Center. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people use River Legacy Park each year.* Foundation sponsored community events include Migratory Bird Day, Project Wet, After Dark in the Park, and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.* The Foundation serves more than 25,000 children, PreK-12th grade, and adults annually. Based at the Living Science Center, education programs include:Young ScientistsJunior Naturalist ClubSummer Nature SchoolNature SchoolScout ProgramsField InvestigationsNature WalksProfessional Development Workshops for EducatorsDistance Learning for rural school districts

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a beautiful park in North Arlington. There are many activities planned year round for all the members of the family. There are many hiking and biking trails and is a great way to get back to nature, you never know what interesting animal or bird you may see!

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has attended the summer program for the last two summers and LOVES it. He will make connections all year long to things that he learned during the summer at camp. It's so fun to hear him recall a fun fact or activity he did. He also has some special food needs and the teachers and staff do a wonderful job helping us to meet this needs. I feel very comfortable leaving him in their care.

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A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My two children have attended summer classes at River Legacy for five years. They love it! They have developed a great appreciation of nature and the environment. We also attend After Dark in the Park each year, which is a good balance of fun and learning.

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Quite well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having lived in Arlington, TX for numerous years, I had heard great stories of the educational programs being offered at River Legacy. A friend asked me to volunteer at their fall festival, After Dark in the Park, 5 years ago...I have been a true believer ever since. I now volunteer for several special events each year plus at the front desk half day a week. It is such a wonderful atmosphere of nature and those who believe in preserving our natural heritage along the Trinity River. What fun to see parents who attended Nature School bring their children in for the exhibits and the schools. Keep up the great work.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

River Legacy Foundation provides an excellent environmental education facility and is active in the community with its After Dark in the Park event for children, gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

solicite more funding..through grants, donations and fund raising efforts. This would provide more opportunities for extended services at the Living Science Center

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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2013

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River Legacy Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) that was founded in 1988 as a public and private partnership with the city of Arlington and its Parks and Recreation Department. It provides amenities in the park, which include pavilions, pedestrian bridges and trails and has recently added a canoe launch. The River Legacy Living Science center provides environmental education programs for children as young as three, to expose children to the wonders of nature. They have impacted 14,000 youth through their Field Investigation program in partnership with the Arlington school district. The park and Living Science Center provide excellent venues for learning and recreation. The location so near the Trinity River and adjacent wetlands offers viewing like no other Arlington park! It is Arlington's best kept secret, but most loved park, with the added bonus of a newly renovated nature center!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Solicit additional funding so that the River Legacy Foundation could offer more programs and reach more families.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The best kept secret in town is the pre-school Nature School. The wonderful staff make it so inviting to the kids. Kids look forward to the child centered activities and get to know so much about nature. I highly recommend this preschool for someone that is looking to expand their child's knowledge about nature and science before they enter kindergarten.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been going to River Legacy Park for 21 years & it is my most favorite place to spend time with my husband & 3 children who have all grown up going there for the last 18 years. We have enjoyed countless bike rides, walks, picnics, barbecues etc.... The memories we have made there are irreplaceable. It is a beautiful place & I always feel I have stepped out of the city & into the woods when I am there. My youngest daughter also has enjoyed the Living Science Center since she was 3 years old & began Nature School there. She is now 7 years old & still attends Nature Club throughout the school year & the summer camps, which are awesome. She has received a great "nature" education. I truly just can't say enough good things about the Living Science Center & the park!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

River Legacy Park is literally in my back yard. My husband and I love walking through the park. It's a tremendously beautiful place of peace in an otherwise hectic world!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

River Legacy Parks & the River Legacy Nature Center in Arlington, Tx is a wonderful location to get outside and enjoy the wild. The Nature Cemter has exhibits and activites year round as well as school programs for all ages. The Parks have miles of paved & unpaved trails for biking, hiking or just walking. A varity of wildlike can be seen including some times a bobcat or two. The Trinity River runs trough the park and there is a canoe launch available at the North entrance to the park. Come check it out!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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