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 currently in the central pasture west of Buffalo Road as you enter the park. They may or may not be viewable depending on their location within the pasture.
  • The Boardwalk is officially OPEN
  • The Cross Timbers Trail and western portion of Riverbottom Trail are closed.

The Boardwalk is officially open. The bison herd is in the central pasture on the west side of Buffalo Road and may be viewable depending on their location.

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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Natural Guard

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Summer Internships

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is seeking three motivated individuals to fill our summer internship vacancies. Two positions will be available for our resource management operations and one position responsible for assisting with our natural history education opportunities. Positions have a maximum work length up to 5 months and 40 hours a week. All applicants must create a profile with the City of Fort Worth and apply online. Click on the link below to apply. Application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017. For more information, please email Michael Perez at michael.perez@fortworthtexas.gov or call (817) 392-7410.

Summer Internship Info