Hours & Admission

Refuge Daily Hours

Winter (Oct-Apr)
8 AM – 5 PM

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

Summer (May-Sept)
7 AM – 5 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
CLOSED

$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
(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Nature Center Notes

  • Bison are off exhibit for the fall/winter
  • 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.
  • Online Registration Only for programs and admission on weekends only.
  • Please social distance yourselves with each other (6 ft.) and wear masks when passing others on trails and when you are not 6 ft. apart.
  • Refuge is currently operating 7 days a week 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (No Admission after 4 p.m.)
  • Hardwicke Interpretive Center is CLOSED until further notice

No Reservations Required for
admission Monday - Friday.
Weekends and CFW observed Holidays, Reservations REQUIRED.

Nature Center Updates: No reservations will be required during weekdays Monday – Friday. For weekends and CFW observed holidays, reservations ARE REQUIRED. Next CFW holiday is Friday, November 27, 2020.

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.

Download November 2020 Phenology

The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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Sat 28

Natural Guard

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 30

Early Birds

November 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon 30

Nature Hike

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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