We have been going to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge for many, many, many years...ever since our daughters were very little (they are full grown and we have 4 grandchildren). There are many wonderful trails and different things to see throughout the year. My two favorite seasons are Fall and Spring. In the Fall, I love walking the trails and "crunching" in the many thousands of fallen leaves in the forest trails. You can smell the smell of fall and feel the coolness of Fall along with the fall breeze. In the Spring, the flowers are in bloom, and the smells are delightful. There is one bush that has a wonderfully sweet smell that permeates the air and makes the hikes so worth the while.
We have seen foxes, prarie dogs, owls, snakes, alligator tracks in the swamp area, deer, rabbits, buffalo, and many more wild animals. They are such a delight to watch in this natural environment.
We have walked many, many miles; climbed many, many hills; done geocaching; and just enjoyed the beauty of nature. The only issues that we have with the park are the "NO" signs. No parking; no fishing; etc. There are not a lot of places to park for certain trails. Another thing is the short hours that the park is open. In the Winter, I believe it opens from 8 to 5. I think it is open a little later in the summer months. There is now a pretty good sized fee - $5.00 per adult; $2.00 per child from 3-12; and free for children under 3. There is only a $1.00 discount for those with a Military ID. The prices are sort of "stiff" for young families that do not have a lot of money.
Overall though, the place is great!!! We have had many years and many hours of enjoyment and great memories. We are so grateful to have this place in Fort Worth. Please come visit and enjoy the park if you live in the area or if you are a visitor.
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