Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

  • 9601 Fossil Ridge Road
  • Fort Worth, TX 76135-9148
  • Region: West
  • (817) 392-7410
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The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge features forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of Fort Worth once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna, the area beckons to those searching for a piece of nature to refresh their spirits and reintroduce a measure of tranquility to their increasingly urban lifestyles.

Boasting over 3600 acres, the center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States and offers residents and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural history of north central Texas. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the Refuge. Staff naturalists at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center are available to facilitate your exploration.

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  • Miles from Downtown: 11
  • Description At its current state, the FWNC&R covers 3,621 acres and includes over 20 miles of hiking trails, making the park one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. In 1980 it was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. With the ever growing population of Fort Worth and the surrounding communities, having a place to explore and enjoy the outdoors is important for our residents. The FWNC&R is home to many native habitats to discover on a self –guided or staff-guided hike. Staff members offer many programs throughout the year providing opportunities for our visitors to learn about our natural world.
  • Reception Capacity 40
  • Smallest Room: Seating Capacity 40
  • Total Venue Capacity 40
Recurring weekly on Saturday

The trails at the Nature Center provide a close viewing of acrobatic insects, blooming wildflowers, aerial shows from birds and much more. Join us for a hike and experience all these things for... More