A green, lush park with trees and a pond.

Enjoy Nature at Cedar Hill State Park

Just 23 minutes from these downtown Dallas apartments is a destination where you can enjoy everything from a relaxing day on the lake to exploring an old Texas farm.¬†At Cedar Hill State Park, you will feel as though you’re a world away from the city.¬†Highlights include:

Joe Pool Lake 

Joe Pool Lake draws anglers from across the country. A portion is covered with the timber that was there when the lake was filled. Numerous roadbeds and flooded stock ponds were also left when Joe Pool was created. Predominant fish species include channel catfish, largemouth bass, and whitefish crappie.  

Penn Farm Agricultural History Center

Visit the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center to see where the Penn family farmed for over a century. John Anderson Penn settled in the cedar-covered hills of southwest Dallas in 1854. The family grazed horses and cattle on the native prairie grass, much of which has since disappeared. The center offers a look into rural farm life at a time when horses and mules were being replaced with farm machinery. 


Cedar Hill is home to dozens of plants and approximately 200 bird species. Below are some of the things you will see:

Engelmann Daisy 

Native to Texas and much of the southern United States, Engelmann daisies bloom March through November. They grow up to two feet tall and are a source of food for animals such as rabbits and deer.

Painted Bunting

Male painted buntings are identified by their vibrant blue, yellow, and red feathers. Females are harder to recognize as their bright yellow-green plumage helps them blend into their surroundings. These birds forage in dense cover, and breeding males typically perch out in the open.

Antelope Horns Milkweed

Antelope horns milkweed is named for its seed pods that resemble the horns of an antelope. They feature lush, green slender leaves, and provide nectar for monarch butterflies.

Cedar Hill State Park is just one of the premier attractions near our Dallas high rise apartments. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact us. We’d love to arrange a tour. 

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