LLELA Nature Preserve In Lewisville TX is a nature preserve and recreational area located in Lewisville, Texas. The park is open daily from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM and there is no fee to enter the park.
After studying at the University of Wisconsin for three years without completing his degree, Jim Harp moved to Dallas as executive director for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). He later envisioned creating a place where citizens could connect with nature; this vision was demonstrated by LLELA Nature Preserve In Lewisville TX. Now his park has become a reality.
Today visitors can enjoy hiking, bicycling, horseback riding or just sitting on a bench enjoying flowers or ducks on White Rock Creek. Parents bring their children to climb trees, sea snakes, turtles, and fish at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).
Most people think of the outdoors in terms of trees, animals, grasslands, and water; however, there is another type of outdoor environment that is important for many forms of life. This place is called an urban ecosystem. In this ecosystem, humans have created structures such as buildings, roads, and slabs to live on along with certain plants. These structures provide homes for some wildlife just as natural ecosystems do. LLELA Nature Preserve In Lewisville TX has been specifically designed to preserve a part of this unique world along White Rock Creek known as riparian zones