Lawrence Family Homestead Outdoor Classroom

Connecting children and adults to history and nature in Mesquite, Texas

The Lawrence Family Homestead Outdoor Classroom is a collaborative partnership between Historic Mesquite, Inc. and Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. The overall purpose is to promote education, historical importance and environmentalism. The Lawrence Family Homestead Outdoor Classroom is comprised of three phases: Historical Cabin, Nature Trail and an Earthen Amphitheater. We believe that the Lawrence Family Homestead Outdoor Classroom project will allow both agencies to better achieve our missions, promote a sense of community pride in our residents and educate the future leaders of our community.




Lawrence Homestead Outdoor Classroom Earns

National Certification As Nature Explore Classroom

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Phase I: Historical Cabin

Phase II: Nature Trail

Phase III: Earthen Amphitheater

Tour the Lawrence Family Homestead Outdoor Classroom

Nature Explorer Program




Funding provided by:

Union Pacific Foundation
Summerlee Foundation
Historic Mesquite, Inc.
Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc.
City of Mesquite Arts Council
City of Mesquite
First State Bank
Atmos Energy
In-kind Funding provided by:
Leadership Mesquite 09-10
City of Mesquite