Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
Winter (Oct-Apr) 8 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept)
7 AM – 7 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Year Round 9 AM – 4:30 PM

$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Nature Center Notes

  • Bison have been moved to their winter pasture and are off public exhibit.
  • Some trails near the river are temporarily closed. Please ask at the Gatehouse which trails are not accessible.
  • Visit our Upcoming Events calendar for programs including Spring Break.
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.

Come and paddle a stretch of the West Fork of the Trinity River on Sunday February 17, 2019. This is our monthly Canoe Fest program with all the equipment provided. Paddling starts at Noon and ends at 4 p.m. Cash Only Please. For additional information, call the Visitors’ Center at (817) 392-7410.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.

Download January - March Phenology

The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Upcoming Events

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Sun 17

Nature Hike

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 17

Canoe Fest

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 19

Full Moon Paddle

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 20

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 20

Wednesday Walk

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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