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 our Central pasture and can be viewed from Buffalo Road.
  • The western portion of Riverbottom Trail is closed
  • Register for Spring Break Activities

Aquatic insects often get overlooked since they are under water. Bring your 3-5 year olds for Pre-School Discovery Club (April 20) and learn about their secret lives. For more information, call the Hardwicke Interpretive 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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Upcoming Events

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Sat 21

Nature Hike

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 21

Emerging Insects

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun 22

Earth Day Paddle

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 22

Go Birding Day Celebration

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 26

Nature Center After Hours

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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