This Saturday, June 21, marks a special occasion for Fort Worth. Not only is it the 2014 Summer Solstice, but Lake Worth celebrates 100 years with a centennial parade, complete with 100+ Lake Worth supporters on boat, paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. Each person, to represent each year of Lake Worth's extraordinary history, will receive a free commemorative t-shirt, and can enjoy a post parade party at the Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club.
In August of 1914, Lake Worth became the "largest municipal park in the world" as declared by the Fort Worth Parks Commissioner. Since then, Lake Worth has been an integral part of Fort Worth's economy, water utility and recreational history including the popular Casino Beach which flourished in the early decades of the 20th century, and is now in the works to be modern recreation, coming Spring 2015. In addition to providing a viable swimming hole and bathing beach - complete with a boardwalk full of concessions, games for all ages, merry go-rounds , playgrounds and a ballroom Casino Park was known for having the largest rollercoaster in the southwest, plus smaller rides for children. Click on the link to read more about Lake Worth's Casino Beach history.
As the Centennial Committee works to "Honor the Past and Protect the Future of Lake Worth", future plans for Casino Beach include a ferris wheel, riverboat, boardwalk, restaurants, marina, pavilion, and a brand new Casino Beach Hall, to name a few. The 100-year celebration of events including the boat parade and activities on Saturday, are free and open to the public. Click here for more information regarding the event. This is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors in Fort Worth this summer and to celebrate our city's history.
Details: Marina Park at Lake Worth is where the Centennial Celebration and Centennial parade begin. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and launch time is 11:15 a.m. The group paddle and 100-year formation will take approximately one hour. Afterwards, all are invited to continue the celebration at 4001 Marina Dr. for live music, food trucks, water slides and a full day of fun including: free SUP Demos, Kayak Demos; Rentals, and free sunset paddle at 7:00pm. $3.00 Donations are encouraged to benefit the John Roulston Cancer Fund.