Green Acres is a Flower Mound city park, about 13 A, located at 4400 Hide-A-Way Lane, in Flower Mound, off of Simmons Road, near to Grapevine Lake. The land was donated to the town by the Davis family, who operated a horse farm there, with a barn, horse arena, pasture area, and their home and pool toward the northeast corner. Green Acres is an amazing place—a bit of country in the city.
We welcome new volunteers!
Our projects so far:
- We maintain 7 bluebird boxes, and an EFC master naturalist bands the fledgling bluebirds
- We work with other volunteers to maintain a registered Monarch Station that to attract butterflies and feed caterpillars
- We maintain three iris beds in front of the barn
- We are in the process of “restoring” a wildflower prairie in the area that used to be the house, pool, and yard. We have planted in places, and we weed out “bad grasses”. We are cataloging plants on the property. We use the Flower Mound (at 2499 and 3040, next to the Tom Thumb grocery store) as a model also for what to plant.
- We have a first star party scheduled for fall 2017
- Give nature hikes on the trees, monarch station, wildflower prairie plants, bluebirds, etc
- Develop the wetland area
- Design interpretive signs, brochures for the park
- Research and apply for grants
- Safely display the old farm equipment
- Plant an edible native garden
This project has support from the town of Flower Mound, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful, LLELA, EFC Master Naturalists, and other groups and individuals.