2201 S. Midland Dr.
Midland TX

Across the street from
Midland RV Park

Visit Us

8am - 8pm
Tuesday - Sunday
Until daylight savings time

There is no charge for admission. We appreciate donations

Rules & Regulations:

Please stay on the trails
No Smoking, No Biking, No Dogs

*You are responsible for knowing ALL the rules, click here for the complete list

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The Preserve entrance gate is on the east side of South Midland Drive across the street from the Midland RV Campground.


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About Us

The I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center is the 501c3 non-profit organization that manages the Preserve for wildlife conservation, habitat restoration, education and field research.

Board of Directors:

Sarah Lauritzen, President
Clayton Winkler, Vice President
Anne Hover, Secretary
Karen Schmidt, Treasurer
Paul Acosta
Eric Fuselier
Linda Hannifin
Joey Hopkins
Grant Huckabay
Rooney Mestas
Sharon Yacob

Alison Peeler, ex-officio
Elaine Magruder, Founder



Please check our facebook calendar page for updates.


How We Got Here...

In the late 1960’s, the property which is an 87 acre urban playa lake in its natural state was donated to the City of Midland with the intention of creating a park. However, the city was never able to budget the money for the park. The Midland Naturalists and a cadre of volunteers maintained the preserve for over 20 years. One of these individuals was Jenna Welch, a birding enthusiast and a member of the Midland Naturalists.