Dam construction update: starting on June 1, LLELA visitors will not be able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river. Sometime soon (date currently unknown), all access east of the Cicada Pavilion will be prohibited for about 8 weeks. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh Trail, kayaking and fishing in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, all camping areas, and the Redbud Trail. Only the Blackjack, Green Dragon, Cottonwood, and Cicada Trails will be open during that time.


Spring 2020 Home School Natural Science Classes


Our home school classes are for students in K-8th grade. $12 per class, or enroll your child in four classes for $40.

Registration Form                Medical Form

Registration is required. Please print both the registration forms and the medical form for each child, fill out, and email to Dolores Martinez at You may also drop the forms off in person at the Parks and Recreation Department office in the Municipal Annex at 1197 W. Main Street in Lewisville. Once your forms have been received, you can make payment with a credit card or check. Registration deadline: March 6.

Students in each class will participate in hands-on outdoor activities related to the day's theme. Each student should bring a refillable water bottle and sack lunch and wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. In the event of rain, classes may be rescheduled.

Parents may choose to attend with their students, or may drop students off. Younger siblings are welcome, but must be adequately supervised by a parent during class time. There are separate classes for K-2nd graders, 3rd-5th graders, and 6th-8th graders.

Bullfrog July 2017FULL: K-2nd grade, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each session.

North Texas, Home Sweet Home: Settlers traveled long distances to live in North Texas. What made our area so special? We'll take a look at our wetlands, prairies, and forests today, and talk about how they might have looked different when those early settlers first arrived. We'll end our journey with a visit to the past by spending a day at our log house, built in 1869. Each class will include hands-on activities, story time, and a nature walk.

  • March 12: Exploring Our Watery World
  • April 9: What is a Prairie?
  • April 23: Into the Forest
  • May 14: Window on the Past 

grassandcloudsSpaces available: 3rd-8th grade, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each session.

North Texas Ecosystems: If you'd visited Denton County 150 years ago, what would you have seen? What pieces of long-ago remain, and what is different? We'll examine life in Denton County at a moment of great change (1869), then take a look at our native ecosystems, past and present. Each class includes discussion, a nature walk or field study, and hands-on activities. Separate sessions for 3rd-5th graders and 6th-8th graders.

  • March 12: Window on the Past (Minor-Porter Log House & early Lewisville)
  • April 9: Aquatic Ecosystems
  • April 23: Prairie Primer
  • May 14: Into the Forest