Fort Worth Water Gardens

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Fort Worth Water Gardens
4.5
Parks • Gardens • Fountains
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
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KarenK518
Corona, CA1,587 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
After parking in a lot near the Santa Fe Train station and paying $7.00 by credit card to a machine, we walked a short distance to the Water Gardens. There are parking meters on the street but you must have coins.
Four words describes our visit - well worth our time! Be sure to walk down to the quiet pool.
Written April 9, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,562 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The gardens was an unusual mixture of water, plants, trees and stone that created different visual stimuli for the eyes, ears and fingers.

For the ears, it was peaceful but the rushing of water was heard as one got closer to the waterfall. What started as a quiet flow at the top, turned into a roar down at the bottom. Water spray from the falls were limited but the stones were wet and care should be taken while hopping from stone to stone.

The mountain had significantly higher steps making a challenge to climb but one gets a nice perspective from the top.

The open plaza encouraged playing or socializing and taking in nice views of the sunset. Lots of good photo ops as well.

The aerated pool was not working during my visit.

Only street parking was available and easily found with free parking after 6pm. The Sheraton hotel was just right across the street if you want to stay overnight nearby.

Written February 16, 2020
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a74429
Fort Worth, TX63 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The Water Gardens are a must for anyone visiting Fort Worth. It’s design will likely not remind you of anything else, because nothing else is like it. The Gardens are divided up into 3 distinct areas, and all except one are wheelchair accessible. Parts of the film “Logan’s Run” were filmed in the Gardens, so it’s also neat to see an actual filming location. It’s usually crowded on the weekends, but there’s still plenty of space to enjoy a picnic or take in the view.
Written December 8, 2020
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tleeEvans
Houston, TX825 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Stopped by early before leaving town after a weekend of visiting local attractions. This is a very amazing water design Enjoyed being able to walk down to the bottom The other water features are equally enjoyable. Nice place to visit read a book or just enjoy the sound of water
Written October 18, 2021
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rleNewEngland
New England485 contributions
Nov 2021
Fort Worth Water Gardens = it pays to do a little bit of research. We were staying at a hotel in the FW Stockyards and may have never found this place. We stopped by Monday mid-morning and the sun was just right for great shadowy pictures. I found the steps too steep for my bad knee to go down the main waterfall, but my DH took some photos. The area is lovely, but don't think this an water park for children = keep an eye on them.

The water gardens are free, parking nearby may have an hourly fee or look for a place on the street.
Written February 4, 2022
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Al S
Medina, OH23 contributions
Jan 2020
We arrived as two couples to the Water Gardens. Went on a Sunday and found an open and free parking space on the street. Looks like 4 sections in this easily walkable area (water falls, mounrtain, quiet falls and a misting garden). Spent the most time at the water falls, even venturing down the staggered stairs to a lower level. Occasionally a traffic jam as groups moving up and/or down share the stairs. Most people were polite to take their turn and allow others to pass. The other spots were nice to look at as well. The other younger couple we came with climber the mountain as we enjoyed from below. Overall, a good stop to spend a lunch hour.
Written January 29, 2020
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,074 contributions
Feb 2020
It contains three different water sculptures. The first one is a meditation pool, the second one is composed of spraying fountains, and the third one is an active pool. It is a nice place to relax with family or friends.
Written February 1, 2020
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Tonya
murfreesboro, tn670 contributions
Jun 2021
We were here late on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty busy. We parked on the street with a parking meter, but it is free on weekends. My husband and I did not walk all the way to the bottom but our 13 year old did several times. I did put my feet in the water for a few minutes and it was very refreshing after walking all day. This is a great place to take pictures. There is also another area across the way that has a different water display. We did not feel unsafe at all, there was someone selling drinks and snacks that was very welcome at the time. Great place to spend a few minutes in the middle of downtown Fort Worth.
Written June 14, 2021
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jo_coch
Caldwell, TX102 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The first time in the day was okay - underwhelming but was staying nearby so was interesting place to have my coffee. The second time, I took the kids because it’s supposed to be lit up at night and was told it was “better”. Again staying close (would not go out of my way for this), and most of them were under repair not to mention the area became sketchy at night.
Written March 24, 2021
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crystalb194
McKinney, TX35 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a great place to take photos. The water gardens are very beautiful but not too big. Parents with younger children will need to make sure that they stay close since the water is right there. Some placed for kids to climb and spots to sit and eat/relax.
Written February 11, 2020
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