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 off exhibit for the fall/winter. They will be moved for public viewing in spring
  • Sign up for holiday break activities such as Bison Feeding Hayrides. This is the only way to see bison in the fall/winter
  • 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.

Explore the West Fork of the Trinity River. Join us for Canoe Fest on Sunday December 15th from Noon – 4pm. Only $5/persons five and older. First come first serve. No registration required. Call the Hardwicke Intrepretive Center with any questions, 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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Sat 14

Natural Guard

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 14

Nature Hike

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 14

Into the Cross Timbers

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 15

Nature Hike

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 15

Canoe Fest

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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