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.

Join us for our Wednesday Walk along a portion of Canyon Ridge Trail on January 9, 2019. Click HERE to register. Please call the Visitors’ Center at (817) 392-7410 for more information.

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 20

Nature Hike

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 20

Canoe Fest

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 20

Full Moon Paddle

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 23

Wednesday Walk

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 24

Natural Guard

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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