All normal LLELA facilities and activities are available as of noon on May 18!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the maintenance work at the outlet ahead of schedule, and we are now open for fishing, camping, and other activities as normal. However, the water level in the river is still low. Check the release rate at the Lewisville Dam before you come, if you are counting on water in the river. Normal flow is 120-250 cfs, anything less is pretty dry.

Spring 2018 Home School Natural Science Classes


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

Registration is required. Please return completed forms and payment by check or money order to City of Lewisville-PARD, PO Box 299002, Lewisville, TX 75029. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3/15/2018. Payment may also be made by credit card at 972.219.3550, but not until forms have been submitted by mail or by email (

Registration form                   Medical form

FULL: K—2nd grade, four classes, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. each session

North Texas: Home Sweet Home

We have space in our other grade levels, but the K-2nd grade classes are now full (2/12/2018). Contact 972.219.3550 if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list.

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, a story time, and a nature walk.

  • March 22: Exploring Our Watery WorldHome School K-2
  • April 12: What is a Prairie?
  • April 26:  Into the Forest
  • May 10: Window on the Past


3rd—8th grade, four classes, 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 (subject to minimum enrollment).

  • March 22: Window on the Past (Minor-Porter Log House and early Lewisville)
  • April 12: Aquatic Ecosystems
  • April 26: Prairie PrimerHome school 3-8
  • May 10: Into the Forest