Bob Jones Nature Center Volksmarch (10K)

The registration table was behind the Bob Jones Nature Center.  This is a 76 acre City of Southlake park. It was named after John Dolford Bob Jones, the son of Leaser Alvis Jones and his slave, Elizabeth. Bob was a slave himself, and after the Civil War when he was freed, he bought a 60-acre farm his father owned, eventually expanding it to over 2,000 acres with his 10 children. After Grapevine Lake was created on much of the land, the Jones family sold the remaining property. The City of Southlake eventually purchased the area as a nature center and preserve, creating almost 20 miles of trails on the Walnut Grove National Recreation Trail. Birding and geocaching are also available.

Today’s volksmarching event  wound its way through forest and pocket prairies and to the  water’s edge of Lake Grapevine.

 

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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