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A 15-acre park featuring native Texas trees, grasses, and flowers - right in the heart of the city.

Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park at sunset, April 21, 2023.

“Many years ago this site would have been a breathtaking Texas prairie. Today the park is planted once again with native habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Visitors can experience this site’s beautiful natural environment in the center of Dallas.”
-Mrs. Laura Bush

The environmentally conscious design of the Bush Center building and grounds reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s long-standing commitment to conservation. The Bush Center was the first Presidential Center to earn LEED Platinum certification for new construction, the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

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The Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park, open year round, reflects President and Mrs. Bush’s love of the native Texas landscape. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

Indigenous limestone is visible throughout the Texas landscape as the unifying material for both the building and the park, including the Carolyn and David Miller Amphitheater, providing a perfect place to pause and enjoy the urban oasis in any season.

The 15-acre park is the perfect complement to your Museum visit.

Mrs. Laura Bush walking through the native Texas park with friends.

Park Tours

The 15-acre Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park is open daily for self-guided tours from sunrise until sunset. 365 days a year. Pets are welcome. Embark on either a self-guided or group tour through the beautiful and sustainable park, building and grounds.

Guided tours will be available for free every Saturday at 10 a.m. starting March 23 through June 1. Weather permitting.


Fall Self-Guided Tours (PDF)