Hours & Admission


Refuge Hours
September-April, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May-August, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas days

No Entry after 4 p.m. to provide suitable and sufficient time on the Refuge

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

$6 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)
$1 Dogs (Dogs Free with FONC Membership)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135

Map & Driving Directions

(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Beat the heat by hiking earlier. We open at 7 a.m. Pick a shady trail and still get that nature fix this summer.

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.

Upcoming Programs

Nature Center Notes

  • Bison are back on display.
  • The Boardwalk is OPEN
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.
  • Please keep your dogs on leash at all times and please dispose of their waste appropriately; not on trails.