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John F. Burke Nature Preserve
John Burke Nature Preserve Beauty of Nature

The John F Burke Nature Preserve is a 104 acre tract of land representing a partnership between The City of Farmers Branch, Valwood Improvement Authority and the North Texas Tollway Authority. A unique ecosystem of upland forests and wetlands along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in the heart of the urban Metroplex comprise the preserve. Natural surface trails provide access to experience this hidden jewel.
 
The Preserve is named for John F. Burke, a long-term, devoted City employee. As a City employee of 35 years, John was the visionary responsible for creating the Farmers Branch park system. Additionally, John served as Assistant City Manager and ultimately as City Manager leaving his mark of excellence on the City. As a lover of nature and all things outdoors, the Preserve is a fitting tribute to the service of John F. Burke.

Visitors may enjoy the plants and wildlife, but take only pictures and leave only footprints. 

Trail Map
The natural surface trail may be uneven in areas, so please watch your step when traveling the trails. Due to the natural wetlands, the Preserve may have limited accessibility during periods of rain.  

Guided Nature Walks
Please review the upcoming 2013 schedule to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the Preserve with a knowledgeable guide.

Documents/Resources
Trail map 
JFBNP Trees and Shrubs
2013 Guided Nature Walks