Volunteer Opportunities

Love the trail and want to get more involved? 2017 will be an exciting year for the trail, and we need your help. We are looking for volunteers and board member candidates to help with our many trail related activities, including fundraising, landscaping, clean up, marketing, advocacy, events, expansion, and more!  Your involvement can be anything from an hour cleaning up the trail, working on landscaping projects, planning events, helping with the expansion efforts, fundraising, or anything else. If you’re interested, email info@northaventrail.org.


Friends of Dallas Parks

Our friends with Friends of Dallas Parks are gathering signatures for their petition to #FundParks2017 in the bond election later this year. They are trying to get 1,000 signatures by next week. Here’s the link to their site if you want to help them out: http://www.supportdallasparks.org


Happy Holidays from FoNHT!

It’s been an exciting year for the trail! We’ve hosted seven trail events – two Park Days, two Movie Nights, Yoga on the Trail, our Light the Trail holiday event last week, and, of course, our second annual Family Fun Color Run 5K. We’ve also partnered with Eagle Scouts on trail projects, including the new Purple Martin birdhouses just installed at the Freda Stern respite. And we remain on track for expansion both west to Harry Hines and east across Central to connect with the White Rock Creek trail. Both expansion segments are in the design stage now and we are hopeful construction will start in mid or fall 2017.

If you’ve enjoyed the events, or are excited about expansion, or just want to help keep the trail safe and clean, please consider making a tax deductible donation before year end. All donations of $100 or more will qualify for a new engraved brick on the trail. Our funding comes 100% from donations, so everything helps: https://northaventrail.org/donate/

Happy Holidays and see you on the trail!


Our Light the Trail Holiday Event is this Sunday, December 11 at 530 pm at the Edgemere intersection. Please join us for Urban Crust pizza, Top Pot doughnuts, warm drinks from Whole Foods, a visit from Santa Claus and Fire Station 41, and much more. We’ll have goodie bags for the kids too.

For those asking about how to contribute to this event, you can donate either online (northaventrail.org/donate) or use our text to donate by sending TRAIL to 41444. Your donations directly support trail events, improvements, and expansion!


Our “Light the Trail” holiday party is on Sunday, December 11 at 530 pm at the Edgemere intersection. We’ll have pizza from Urban Crust, doughnuts from Top Pot, a visit from Santa Claus (delivered by Fire Station #41), music, and many more holiday surprises! Please also being lightly used coats and blankets for donation to Project WarmUs.

If your house backs up to the trail, please decorate your fence to help us celebrate!

See you on the 11th!


Rock The Smile 5K

Looking for a fun 5K race next month to support a great cause? Our friends from Smile for a Lifetime have their inaugural 5K Rock the Smile run on November 12, and much of the race route is on the trail! Here’s a link to register: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=124974


It’s My Park Day is on Saturday, October 1 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Virginia Cook respite (intersection of the trail and St. Michaels).

Activities include:

Trail clean up and landscaping (all morning)

CorePower Yoga sessions and posture clinics (all morning)

Visit with the Preston/Royal Dallas Public Library (all morning)

Bubble Soccer 9:30-11:30

EARS Dog Rescue Meet and Greet 11-1

Lunch from the Hamburger Man 11-1

Plus much more! We hope to see you on Saturday.


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