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

The Nature Center will only accept cash or check for admission into the park on September 30, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience. Oct 1 is the beginning of new operating hours. The Refuge is open fro 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors’ Center is open from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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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Sat 01

Natural Guard

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 01

Nature Hike

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 01

Riverbottom Trail Hike

October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun 02

Leaf Sun Catchers

October 2 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun 02

Leaf Sun Catchers

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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