John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (JBSWC) was established in October 2010 as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. The Center was founded as the education component of a public private partnership between the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and The Rosewood Corporation to construct a 2,000-acre man-made wetland called the East Fork Water Reuse Project. This project naturally filters treated effluent from the East Fork of the Trinity River and supplies 20% of the water used by over 1.7 million people in the North Texas region. This closed loop urban water cycle is a unique opportunity to teach local and regional people about the importance of water conservation, water reuse, wildlife ecosystems, and wetland systems. The Wetland Center provides environmental education programs to 4th to 12th grade students, focusing on regional water, wetland and wildlife conservation. 

The Wetland Center is open to the public for hiking, tours, and birdwatching Tuesday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and the First and Third Saturday of each month from 7:00am-4:00pm.  Come out and visit the beautiful wetland habitat only 5 minutes from Crandall and see a pair of nesting American Bald Eagles, enjoy a picnic lunch, hike the boardwalk, or relax in a rocking chair overlooking the wetland.

Rusted Rail Golf Club

Rusted Rail Golf Club features 7,249 yards of relaxing east Texas golf. This par 72 course boasts a course rating of 74.1 with a slope rating of 119 among lush foliage, seven lakes, two creeks along a lush rolling terrain with 21 bunkers for avid golf enthusiasts.

Under new ownership as of 2018, the management team began repairs, restoration, revival, and re-branding efforts. The team worked to restore greens, irrigation, and cart paths along with community pride and family values that add to the rich historical culture of Crandall and surrounding communities.

Rusted Rail Golf Club is nestled just 25 miles southeast of Dallas. Take a short drive outside of downtown located off of U.S. Highway 175 and venture over to the small community of Crandall, Texas. Escape to this hidden full service 18-hole golf facility riddled with rich history.

The community was founded in the late 1800’s by Reverend C.F. Crandall who later gave right-of-way to his land to the Texas Trunk Line Railway to lay tracks. With the added railway, the community most commonly known for cotton, developed and began to thrive as a shipping point for area farmers. Plagued by The Great Depression economics and shipping rapidly declined, but remnants of the old rail still remain.

Come enjoy a family-friendly environment and create unforgettable memories. We encourage guests to host their special events in our elegant venue and bring their friends and families to enjoy the Rusted Rail Bar & Grill casual dining options.

Parks & Recreation

Webb Park features a covered playground and pavilion. The pavilion can be reserved by contacting City Hall at 972-427-3771. A $50 deposit is required for residents, $75 for non-residents, that has to be made in the form of a check.

Once the deposit and rental form have been processed you will be instructed on how to obtain the key to the restrooms on the day of your party. When the key is returned to City Hall your deposit will be returned.


Crandall offers both small businesses and major corporations the resources you need, send us a note to get in touch or contact us at 972.427.3771 x107.