Then I discovered the prairie, and a slow healing began.
~ Stephen R. Jones, The Last Prairie

Celebrating Our History - Building for Our Future!

Join us for our Legacy House Celebration featuring 5 Second Rule! Friday, September 29th!

Thank you for Supporting Us on North Texas Giving Day!

Your support helped us raise over $5,000, enabling us to preserve the history and natural beauty of our unique site and educate and enrich the lives of those who visit Frankford.

NTGD thank you!

Anybody can love the mountains, but it takes a soul to love the prairie.

Willa Cather

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance of this endless grassland or the course of its destruction. Civilized man is destroying a masterpiece of nature without recording for posterity that which he has destroyed.

— John Ernest Weaver, North American Prairie (1954)

Our Mission

A historic nature preserve in the midst of the city of Dallas, Frankford Preservation Foundation protects and maintains a five-acre site that features a rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie once indigenous to the Dallas area, Indian Springs, an everlasting spring, and the Historic Frankford Church. The Frankford Preservation Foundation conducts charitable, educational, and cultural events including seasonal tours of its native prairie meadows to foster an awareness of the significance of the Blackland Prairie and early North Texas history.