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 are now on exhibit and can be seen along Buffalo Road.
  • Please ask at the Gatehouse if any trails are not accessible.
  • Sign up your kids for Summer Natural History Adventures. Click SUMMER CAMP above for a brochure.
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.
  • Please keep your dogs on leash at all times and please dispose of their waste appropriately; not on trails.

The Canoe Launch is currently open.** Bring your father out for Canoe Fest, noon to four this Sunday.  For questions, 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.

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The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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Sun 16

Nature Hike

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun 16

Canoe Fest

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 17

Furry Friends-K

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 17

Full Moon Paddle

June 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 18

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