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 a wilderness comprised of 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.

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