Day Rental Reservation Options

Looking for an incredible facility for a day long group gathering? We have what you are looking for… Brockdale Park at Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. Enjoy our beautiful scenery: natural setting with Lavon Lake as our backdrop and a remnant prairie considered an endangered ecosystem with plants unique to this habitat

Information:

  • 8 hour reservation
  • No overnight camping (you can make a camping reservation separately)
  • We have a park with pavilions, an amphitheater, restrooms, and trails
  • Potable water is available at the restrooms and power and lights are available at a group pavilion
  • Fire ring next to the group pavilion and in the open field that may be used
  • Can hike on your own or add on a guided hike in add on options below
  • Short hike: trails through our prairie
  • Long hike:
    • ~9 miles
    • Park of Trinity Trail Preservation Association that borders our property
    • Obtain map at www.trinitytrailriders.org (trails starts at our Brockdale Park trailhead)
  • Charcoal grills may be used at the pavilion
  • Must remove everything you bring!
  • Need to read and sign Park Use Release Form to agree to all our park regulations
  • Price = $300

Add-on Options

Additional Hours for Day Rental Reservation

  • Need more time at BPRC? Add extra hours
  • Price = $50/hr

 

Guided Nature Hike

  • Guided Nature Hike through the native Blackland Prairie at BPRC
  • Remnant prairie is considered an endangered ecosystem with plants unique to this habitat
  • Led by a Master Naturalist
  • Around 45 minutes
  • Very easy walk (young children would not have a problem)
  • Strollers are allowed, but no paved paths
  • Dirt or gravel in areas
  • Price = $100

 

Owl Pellets

  • Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak)
  • Kids can study them to learn more about the owl and the ecosystems in which they live
  • During the dissection, they can see and identify the tiny bones from that owl’s meal, can learn about the owl’s diet and place in the food web
  • Available seasonally
  • Price = $2/pellet

 

Live Raptor Program (at BPRC)

The educational program introduces children and adults to the world of raptors. These hawks, owls and falcons are well trained, and with the assistance of BPRC education specialists, show you what makes them an important part of our environment. You will discover their roles in the food chain and their unique adaptations to hunt in woodland, wetlands and prairies. There’s no better way to learn about the birds of prey in North Texas than to meet them in person!

Information:

  • Enjoy our Live Raptor Program at BPRC in our amphitheater
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery – natural setting with Lavon Lake as our backdrop and remnant prairie considered an endangered ecosystem with plants unique to this habitat
  • Bring your lunch and stay onsite for a picnic lunch
  • We have a park with pavilions, an amphitheater, restrooms, and trails
  • Can accommodate up to 200
  • Price = $350

 

Back-to-back additional program

  • Add an additional program for a discount
  • Price = $200