Windmill Hill Preserve

Windmill Hill Preserve

DeSoto, Texas, 75 Acres

Entrances:Southeast corner of Duncanville Road and Wintergreen Road
 South of Wintergreen Road between Duncanville Road and Primrose
Mapsco:72, Section "U"

Windmill Hill Preserve Map

Preserve Features

Although surrounded by a subdivision, this 75-acre Preserve features hills, woods, meadows, and a creek. Visitors can either walk through the woods and meadows or ride bicycles on natural surface trails that the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association has helped create.

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Preserve History

Prior to being acquired by the County in 1993, the property was owned by a developer who anticipated building new homes on the site. When these plans were unsuccessful, the County, recognizing the importance of preserving such a large, heavily-wooded site in what is otherwise an urban area, acquired the property.

Preserve Amenities

The Preserve has paved parking at two locations, a 1/2-mile ADA trail, picnic tables, and five miles of natural-surface trails that wind through hilly escarpment-like terrain. Please Note: The entrance on N Duncanville Rd is closed during reconstruction of the intersection of N Duncanville Rd and Wintergreen Rd. Please use the Wintergreen Rd entrance.

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Windmill Hill Preserve is maintained by the City of DeSoto. To report maintenance issues, please call City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation at (972) 230-9653.

Restricted Uses

Hunting and the use of alcohol, motorized vehicles, fireworks, or weapons are not permitted within the Preserve.