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 across the street from their summer pasture. They can still be seen from the road.
  • The western portion of Riverbottom Trail is closed.
  • Winter hours will begin October 1, 2017. Refuge will open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Save the Date. Trails and Treats Thursday October 26, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m. The Cross Timbers trail is now open.

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

Natural Guard

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 21

Kayak Tour

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 21

Nature Hike

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

Scoping the Boardwalk

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 22

Skull Science

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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