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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:22

Our mission statement is the guiding principle that drives all facets of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. This includes our educational and recreational program offerings, location and routes of trails and choice of habitat restoration methods.

Your donations will help maintain 3,600 acres of one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. The Nature Center offers residents and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural history of north central Texas. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the Refuge. Use the button below to make your donation. You will be taken to the Friends' of the Nature Center Paypal page to process your donation pledge.

Thank you for your support.


Our Mission

"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."

Texas Children in Nature

Why do kids need nature? Visit the Texas Children in Nature site to learn 10 reasons why your children should play and learn outside in nature.

Nature Center Hours

Weekdays 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekends 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Hardwicke Interpretive Center (Daily)
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12;under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)

FWNC Social

  • Facebook Page: 150092448363071
  • Flickr: FWNC
  • Twitter: fwnaturecenter
  • YouTube: FWNatureCenter

Wild Ambassadors

Wild Ambassadors is a new program to help fund the cost of caring for our education animals. If you are interested, print out our application and make a difference.