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. They will not be on public display until spring.
  • The western portion of Riverbottom Trail is closed
  • Forked Tail Creek Trail to Shoreline Dr. is closed
  • Riverbottom Trail from Cross Timbers parking to Canoe Launch is closed
  • Register for Spring Break Activities

Look at our March and April events calendar for programs before you plan your visit at the Nature Center. For more information, please call (817) 392-7414.

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

Upcoming Events

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Wed 28

Full Moon Paddle

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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