Fort Worth Parks

Fort Worth Parks The official page of the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department. To report a maintenance request, email [email protected] Information about hours, reservations and rentals can be found at http://fortworthtexas.gov/parks/
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The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is responsible for over 200 of Fort Worth's parks, 12 community centers, municipal golf courses, aquatics centers and athletics fields, and much more. The Park & Recreation Department also oversees Heritage Plaza, the Fort Worth Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge, and two dog parks - Fort Woof and ZBonz.

Operating as usual

Let your voice be heard in tonight's master plan meeting for McPherson Park in far north Fort Worth!This WebEx meeting s...
09/28/2020
McPherson Park

Let your voice be heard in tonight's master plan meeting for McPherson Park in far north Fort Worth!

This WebEx meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Park amenities to be discussed include, but are not limited to, a playground, a picnic shelter, a walking trail, security lighting and a practice field.

A park master plan is being designed and constructed. Park amenities include, but are not limited to, playground, picnic shelter, walking trail, security lighting and practice field.

For those of you who have been waiting for a larger skate park to come to Fort Worth -- Phase II of the skate park at Ch...
09/23/2020

For those of you who have been waiting for a larger skate park to come to Fort Worth -- Phase II of the skate park at Chisholm Trail Community Center has started!

Chisholm Trail Park - Skateboard Park Phase II
Fort Worth Parks and skateboard park subcontractor, SPA Skateparks, have begun work on Phase II of the skate park!
Below is the project cover sheet and site plan. Approximately $790K of the $2.5 2018 bond program funds are aligned with the skate park. The lighting will be done as part of the other park improvements i.e. playground, trails, parking, ball field & security lighting. Similar to the 2014 Bond Program Phase I improvements, we are doing this phase under a Design/Build contract to expedite design & construction and accommodate the uniqueness of the skateboard park. It is being done first and is slated for completion in March 2021; the other park improvements are scheduled for completion in November 2021.
Photo courtesy of Skate.in 😊

Brighten up your yard with a variety of plants available at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's Fall Plant Sale! The sale wi...
09/17/2020
Welcome autumn at the Botanic Garden's virtual plant sale

Brighten up your yard with a variety of plants available at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's Fall Plant Sale!

The sale will be virtual this year, lasting from Sep. 26-29, and order pickup will be available Oct. 2-4.

Make sure you stock up on plants at the Botanic Garden Virtual Plant Sale, Sept. 26-29. One advantage to shopping this sale is that gardeners can be sure the flowers, shrubs and trees available are all proven winners for this area.

Exciting news for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge!This grant is the largest in the organization's history, and the...
09/08/2020
Public-private-nonprofit funding combination benefits new Lotus Marsh Boardwalk project at Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Exciting news for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge!

This grant is the largest in the organization's history, and the Lotus Marsh Boardwalk is the largest funded capital project to occur at the Nature Center in the past 50 years.

Funds will be used to complete a restoration of the Lotus Marsh Boardwalk, plus improvements that include replacing the original collapsed wooden boardwalk, extending accessible concrete trail, restoring native vegetation and habitat, installing site furnishings and interpretive signage, constructing a solar-powered restroom and rehabilitating the existing parking area.

Fort Worth has received a $1.5 million grant to make improvements at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. The boardwalk restoration will provide expanded visitor access to the Nature Center's beautiful surroundings.

The weather is (kind of) cooling off, so if you're looking to go for a run or a hike over the holiday weekend, PaperCity...
09/03/2020
The Best Fort Worth Running Trails — From Beginner Paths to Challenging Terrain | PaperCity Magazine

The weather is (kind of) cooling off, so if you're looking to go for a run or a hike over the holiday weekend, PaperCity Magazine has compiled a list of the best places in town to hit the trails!

(Please note that running is not allowed on either the Fort Worth Nature Center or Tandy Hills trails - however, walking/hikes are allowed.)

From beginner, paved trails to more challenging terrain, these are the best Fort Worth running trails for any runner level.

We love our amazing Parks volunteers! 💚
08/16/2020
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful

We love our amazing Parks volunteers! 💚

Shout out to our eastside neighborhoods- West Meadowbrook, Handley and Ryanwood! They took initiative to clear out overgrown vegetation in hopes of discouraging illegal activity. They cleared debris and litter, and even uncovered a hidden path! Great job neighbors & Fort Worth Parks !! Read the full story: https://loom.ly/pCywN9Q

Registration is open now for Camp Connection, a new program at Fort Worth community centers for kids ages 5-13 that allo...
08/11/2020

Registration is open now for Camp Connection, a new program at Fort Worth community centers for kids ages 5-13 that allows parents to continue working or return to work. Sessions will operate 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and scholarships are available.

The first session (Aug. 17-28) is a two-week extension of Camp Fort Worth, due to the delayed school start date.

The second session (Sept. 8-Oct. 2) will provide supportive learning opportunities for children, focusing on homework help, access to technology, and more.

REGISTER NOW: http://fortworthtexas.gov/camp-connection

Because one virus wasn't enough for 2020, there's now another one on the rise in Fort Worth: West Nile.The symptoms for ...
08/10/2020
Experts share protection tips for West Nile Virus and COVID-19

Because one virus wasn't enough for 2020, there's now another one on the rise in Fort Worth: West Nile.

The symptoms for COVID-19 and West Nile look remarkably similar...because it's 2020, so of course they do.

When you venture outdoors, be aware of hungry mosquitoes. Remember to use DEET bug spray or lemon/eucalyptus oil on your clothing and person, and eliminate standing water on your property where mosquitoes can breed. The city is also spraying in areas of town where mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

And lest we forget, the city's COVID-19 mask order has been extended through the end of August, so wear a mask when you're out and about, wash your hands, and social distance.

West Nile virus is on the rise in Fort Worth and can display similar symptoms to COVID-19. Mosquitos do not carry the COVID-19 virus.

Registration opens Monday, Aug. 10, for Camp Connection, a new program at Fort Worth community centers for kids ages 5-1...
08/07/2020

Registration opens Monday, Aug. 10, for Camp Connection, a new program at Fort Worth community centers for kids ages 5-13 that allowing parents to continue working or return to work. Sessions will operate 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and scholarships are available.

The first session (Aug. 17-28) is a two-week extension of Camp Fort Worth, due to the delayed school start date.

The second session (Sept. 8-Oct. 2) will provide supportive learning opportunities for children, focusing on homework help, access to technology, and more.

Learn more: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/08/Camp-Connection/

Local partners are trying to determine the demand for child care services needed by school-age children across Tarrant C...
08/04/2020
Survey seeks to determine needs for school-age child care

Local partners are trying to determine the demand for child care services needed by school-age children across Tarrant County. This is particularly relevant if schools are limited to remote/virtual learning in the fall, and the impact that this will have on working parents who will be juggling child care on top of their normal job.

The survey closes at 5 p.m. TODAY.

The bilingual survey closes Aug. 4. Community leaders and school-age care providers are trying to understand the demand for school-age care services.

While Fort Worth's dog parks are now open, it's important that everyone continue to follow recommended COVID-19 safety p...
07/30/2020

While Fort Worth's dog parks are now open, it's important that everyone continue to follow recommended COVID-19 safety precaution.

Fort Worth's dog parks are very popular with both dogs AND their humans, so visitors must wear a mask, social distance, and wash their hands/use hand sanitizer. Also, humans should not take their dog to the dog park if they're sick, have COVID-19, or have been exposed to others with COVID-19.

For more information, visit: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/07/Dog-Parks-Reopen/

COVID-19 Facilities Reopening Update, July 29:**To comply with county and city directives, face coverings are required a...
07/29/2020

COVID-19 Facilities Reopening Update, July 29:

**To comply with county and city directives, face coverings are required at all City of Fort Worth facilities.**

All community centers (with the exception of Worth Heights, which is currently being renovated) are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for summer day camp, but not for general operations. Residents who wish to use a center's fitness area will need to go online to pre-register for a work out time. (https://bit.ly/3jN6pN8)

Community Action Partner services are available online, or at curbside, as needed.

All of Fort Worth's dog parks are officially open. Face masks are mandatory, and visitors are expected to social distance / wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.

Parks and trails are open, provided that individuals continue to comply with the six-foot social distance requirement.

Dream Park and Patricia Le Blanc playgrounds are closed. Use of the 203 additional playgrounds is highly discouraged.

Normal operating hours have resumed for Fort Worth Botanic Garden, with online ticketing in place. Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is open weekdays with online ticketing in place, and Log Cabin Village is open Tuesday-Saturday with online reservations available.

Athletic field reservations and park facility reservations are available for groups of 10 people or less. Basketball and volleyball courts are still closed. Haws Athletic Center will reopen for limited activities 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, starting Aug. 10.

Forest Park Pool, Marine Park Pool, and Sycamore Spray Ground will remain closed for the rest of the summer.

More details about these and other openings are available on the COVID-19 city services page: http://fortworthtexas.gov/COVID-19/city-services/

The city's Park & Recreation Director, Richard Zavala, has been honored by the National Recreation and Park Association ...
07/27/2020

The city's Park & Recreation Director, Richard Zavala, has been honored by the National Recreation and Park Association for his many accomplishments during #NationalParksMonth!

Congratulations to Richard for this recognition, and for all that he's done to make Fort Worth a great place for residents to live, work and play!

Richard Zavala has served the community in Fort Worth, Texas, as the director of Fort Worth Parks for more than 25 years. Fort Worth has seen tremendous growth during this time period, and the parks department, to Richard's credit, is doing a great job of keeping up with the need for parks and parks services for the city.

Richard comes up with creative ways to get projects funded, utilizing resources from the city, state and federal government, as well as public-private partnerships. A recent example is the $3 million Fort Worth Dream Park, which opened in April 2019. The funds were raised by individuals, and under Richard's guidance, the park was constructed and opened in time for the city’s annual Mayfest celebration. The Dream Park was designed to serve children and residents with physical disabilities, and is a brightly colored, sensory-rich environment that boasts equipment and surfaces that go above and beyond ADA guidelines.

“Richard is so good at his job that the mayor and city council call on him in emergency situations,” says Daniel Villegas, chair of the Fort Worth Park and Recreation Advisory Board. “Richard is currently serving on the city's COVID-19 response operations team to help direct resources and services where they are needed most.”

Join us in celebrating Richard Zavala this July! #WeAreParksAndRec

Fort Worth's dog parks are officially open again!Capacity limits will be in effect, and all visitors must social distanc...
07/21/2020
Fort Worth dog parks reopen July 16

Fort Worth's dog parks are officially open again!

Capacity limits will be in effect, and all visitors must social distance. Masks are mandatory.

The parks will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. ZBonz is closed on Mondays for cleaning; Fort Woof is closed from 5-11 a.m. Mondays for cleaning.

Learn more: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/07/Dog-Parks-Reopen/

Here's something to wag your tail about: Fort Worth's three off-leash dog parks will reopen Thursday, July 16. Health protocols will be in effect at the three parks.

Mask up for those you love and be a hero! Who do you mask up for? Post a photo using the hashtag #MaskUpFortWorth and sh...
07/18/2020

Mask up for those you love and be a hero!

Who do you mask up for? Post a photo using the hashtag #MaskUpFortWorth and share it!

Pre-registration for Fort Worth's annual Back to School Roundup is open **through July 24**. Families can pre-register t...
07/16/2020
Back to School Roundup registration now underway

Pre-registration for Fort Worth's annual Back to School Roundup is open **through July 24**.

Families can pre-register to receive backpacks and school supplies before this year's drive-thru event on Aug. 7.

This annual Back to School Roundup offers approximately 10,000 underserved Tarrant County school-aged children, ages 3-18, free school supplies and backpacks.

The event is a drive-thru distribution this year due to COVID-19. School supplies will be distributed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

Shout-out to Maddie Barber and Eliana Hernandez, two Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, who have created a pollinator...
07/15/2020
Girl Scouts create haven for pollinators in Fort Worth park

Shout-out to Maddie Barber and Eliana Hernandez, two Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, who have created a pollinator garden in Fort Worth's Pecan Valley Park as part of their Silver Award project!

The garden is filled with native plants that attract a variety of pollinators. Butterfly identification guides and signs provide information to passersby.

Fort Worth will not open its swimming pools this summer due to health concerns related to COVID-19.The 2020 season is ca...
07/11/2020

Fort Worth will not open its swimming pools this summer due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

The 2020 season is canceled at Forest Park and Marine Park pools and Sycamore Spray Ground.

Rising coronavirus infection rates present an increased risk to pool staff and patrons. Public pools consistently rank high on several lists of coronavirus risk activities.

Learn more: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/07/Pool-Closures/

Batter up! The inaugural Fort Worth Classic adult softball tournament is scheduled to take to the field in late August.
07/09/2020
Register your team now for the Fort Worth Classic softball tournament

Batter up! The inaugural Fort Worth Classic adult softball tournament is scheduled to take to the field in late August.

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department will host the inaugural Fort Worth Classic adult softball tournament on Aug. 22. Play will be in three divisions.

Learn more about how Fort Worth's 100x25 Reading Program is working to keep Camp Fort Worth participants from falling vi...
07/08/2020
Push back against summer slide at Camp Fort Worth

Learn more about how Fort Worth's 100x25 Reading Program is working to keep Camp Fort Worth participants from falling victim to the infamous "summer slide".

As a reminder, Camp Fort Worth is going on now at Fort Worth's community centers, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

More info: http://fortworthtexas.gov/camp/

Enrolling children ages 5-13 in Camp Fort Worth, with its robust reading curriculum, can help slow the summer slide. Literacy instruction is a vital component of all camp experiences.

Psst! We hear there's a new mural in town on the side of Black Coffee!Big thanks to the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta for ...
07/06/2020
Sorority members collaborate with community groups to create mural promoting peace

Psst! We hear there's a new mural in town on the side of Black Coffee!

Big thanks to the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta for your partnership with the Parks Department's Graffiti Abatement team!

The women of Delta Sigma Theta partnered with Fort Worth's graffiti abatement program, Black Coffee Shop and Community Frontline to paint a mural. Stop by to see the mural at Black Coffee Shop in east Fort Worth.

07/02/2020
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Itching for a change of scene, but can't leave the house?

Virtually explore the prairie at Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge with Michael Perez during your lunch break, starting at noon!

Tune in tomorrow, Thursday July 2, 2020 for another edition of "Throwback Thursday" with the Log Cabin Village. We partnered with Shae Adams to share a bit about how our ancestors experienced and maintained the prairie.

COVID-19 Facilities Reopening Update, June 29:More city facilities will reopen in the next few weeks, while others are s...
06/29/2020

COVID-19 Facilities Reopening Update, June 29:

More city facilities will reopen in the next few weeks, while others are scheduled to open later in July due to rising COVID-19 case numbers.

**To comply with county and city directives, face coverings are required at all City of Fort Worth facilities.**

Camp Fort Worth kicks off at Fort Worth community centers today, and registration is ongoing. (Learn more at http://fortworthtexas.gov/camp/) Additionally, five more centers have re-opened for fitness center use, and residents can reserve their workout times online.

New hours of operation are available for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, and Log Cabin Village, and online ticketing/reservations will be in place for those facilities to ensure social distancing.

Haws Athletic Center will reopen for limited activities 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, starting Aug. 10.

More details about these and other openings are available here: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/06/Reopening-City-Facilities-June-29/

DON'T FORGET: Fort Worth and Tarrant County's mask order goes into effect **tonight** from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Aug. 3....
06/26/2020

DON'T FORGET: Fort Worth and Tarrant County's mask order goes into effect **tonight** from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Aug. 3.

This mask order makes it mandatory for businesses to require both employees and customers to wear face coverings. Businesses who don't comply could face a fine.

Learn more: http://fortworthtexas.gov/news/2020/06/COVID-19-Mask-Ordinance/

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Crazy idea. Lots of work. How cool would it be to connect the benbrook end of the trinity trails to aledo -> Weatherford.
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When will the dog parks be reopened? We've opened bars and eat-in restaurants when Covid-19 is transmitted mostly *indoors* but our *outdoor* dog parks are still closed? This makes no scientific or logical sense whatsoever.
When will the dog parks open?
Every can is overflowing. Right down the hill to the lake. These cans are always over full. Why are they not emptied?
Any news on dog parks opening?
When will the dog parks open? I believe this service is more essential than movie theaters, and the nature of the dog park allows for very safe social distancing if appropriate measures are taken. My dog is leash-reactive but does very well off leash at the park and therefore, the dog park is his primary source of exercise and stimulation. Please consider opening this very important service to the community. Measures such as putting tape around the benches and pavilions could allow citizens to use the Fort Worth dog parks safely and prevent the spread of disease.
Do you guys know what is going on with this pavilion?
When will the dog parks reopen?
How about some leash law enforcement at Z Boaz? Dog owners letting them run wild and I’ve witnessed several altercations, including threats of bodily injury, dogs fighting. Code enforcement or someone needs to start citing.
I was just wondering if you had any plans to disinfect the playground equipment regularly, because of the threat of a coronavirus pandemic.