Visit Fort Worth this spring and enjoy the outdoors at Tandy Hills Natural Area- 3400 View Street on Saturday, April 23, 2011. This free event with fun for all ages, the festival features live local music, over 100 arts, crafts and green-living exhibitors, wildflower tours and a silent art auction. This festival increases awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas through the annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest and other activities.
Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960s and designated a “natural area” in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times.
THNA is adjacent to I-30 and less than 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The fact that it has never been developed and survived into the 21st century in relatively pristine condition is extremely remarkable.
This is a great Fort Worth Kids event so come out and enjoy the outdoors in the City of Cowboys and Culture. Visit our website for more kids events at www.FortWorth.com