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Fort Worth Water Gardens

Outdoor Free
Public Gardens, Waterfalls, Healthy/Active, Adventurous, Green
1502 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX
URL: Fort Worth Water Gardens  Phone: 817-392-7111

Activity Overview

Fort Worth Water Gardens is an urban park easily accessible from Interstate I-30, and directly beside the Fort Worth Convention Center. It's got three water pools and a knoll, encompassing a total of 4.3 acres, found in the heart of downtown Forth Worth. It aims to provide a respite to the concrete jungle of the downtown area and was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee.

Things to Do

  • Play around the water installations - the active pool is the most popular amongst all the three pools. It allows visitors to walk down terraced steps along the water installation, listening to the waterfalls cascade around you.
  • You can sit down under a tree and just meditate or people watch. The best spot to do this is the meditation pool, which is encircled with cypress trees.
  • Read a book - this park is great for relaxing or just chilling out.
  • Do photo shoots - the park is really pretty so you can have a family photo shoot in the area.
  • Visit the aerating pool - it's got illuminated spray water fountains!

Fort Worth Water Gardens Insider Tips

  • The active pool is quite dangerous - make sure you mind where you're going and do not leave your kids unattended as you descend or ascend the steps. There are some parts which are steep and can get quite wet.
  • The active pool area of the park is best experienced during the daytime and during the summer months (but note, it can also get very crowded during the summer).
  • In the evening, the park is lit up by various light fixtures, making for an entirely different ambiance compared to daylight conditions.

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