LANCASTER – Ten Mile Creek Preserve is a 57-acre preserve located at 900 Nokomis Road.

After Ten Mile Creek flooded in March, Ten Mile Preserve was left with a large amount of debris, fallen trees and trash washed down from other parts of the area.

The picnic tables and benches located along the trails could not be seen for all the debris. The trail was nearly washed away.

“If you visit Ten Mile Creek Preserve today, you will once again be able to enjoy a walk a long the trail near the creek and enjoy sitting on one the several benches or picnic tables located along the trail,” city spokesman Ciciely Hickmon said. “Work has been going on at the preserve to clean up the area and clear the trails that were strewn with debris from the flood. The original trails were cleared by the Circle Ten Boy Scouts.”

Ten Mile Creek is part of the Trail and Preserve Program of Dallas County’s 3200-acre open space system, which provides many benefits to wildlife and people, including wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, increased property values of adjacent land, air pollution reduction, water quality preservation and improvement, and natural and cultural resource preservation.

The city is working on the north side trails and is looking for local scout troops that would like to help as a community service project. 

Anyone interested can contact naturalist Linda Dunn at 972-218-7339 or e-mail her at