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Get out and enjoy Fort Worth parks, but keep that six-foot distance

Posted March 25, 2020

In this time of social distancing, there is still plenty of need for people to maintain their mental and physical health. Exercising outdoors – especially on beautiful spring days – helps our well-being and is critical in times like these.

Keep in mind; Fort Worth parks, trails and open spaces are still open and available to enjoy. However, residents are encouraged to comply with the recommended six-foot social distancing barrier at all times.

Some pointers to remember when you’re enjoying Fort Worth’s robust collection of parks and open spaces:

  • Warn others of your presence to ensure that six-foot barrier.
  • Prepare before heading outdoors to avoid water fountains and restrooms. Take along a full water bottle and some snacks, if you’d like.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to avoid playgrounds in Fort Worth parks. With 205 playgrounds and more than 1,000 separate playground units in Fort Worth, the option of sanitizing after each visit is not sustainable.
  • Visit parks for brief periods of time, allowing others to use the space safely.

Park & Recreation service adjustments

All community centers and the Haws Athletic Center are closed.

All spring youth and adult sports programs are canceled. All field use reservations have been canceled through May 1.

Log Cabin Village is closed.

Fort Worth Dream Park and Patricia LeBlanc Park have been closed until further notice.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit are closed through April 15 or until further notice.

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is closed.

Both ZBonz and Fort Woof Dog Parks are closed until further notice. On-leash dogs are welcome to continue visiting parks and trails as long as the six-foot social distancing barrier is maintained.

View the city's COVID-19 page for the latest information

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Canceled Legislative and International Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. April 7, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District Board of Directors Special Called Meeting: 1 p.m. April 7, 2020; City Hall, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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City Council Meeting: 2 p.m. April 7, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
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Canceled Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 2 p.m. April 7, 2020; City Cuncil Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. April 7, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Canceled Financial Empowerment Workshop Series: 6 p.m. April 7, 2020; Northside Community Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.
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Canceled Crime Control and Prevention District Election - Public Meeting: 6 p.m. April 8, 2020; Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive.

Canceled Crime Control and Prevention District Election - Public Meeting: 6 p.m. April 8, 2020; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Meeting Conference Call: 8:30 a.m. April 9, 2020; Conference Call.
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Canceled Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities Meeting: 10 a.m. April 9, 2020; Hazel Harvey Peace Center.

Regional Transportation Council Meeting: 1 p.m. April 9, 2020; North Central Texas Council of Governments.
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Canceled Grow Your Own Vegetables - Canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions: 6 p.m. April 9, 2020; Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 700 University Drive.
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Canceled Financial Empowerment Workshop Series: 6 p.m. April 9, 2020; MLK Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.
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Canceled Crime Control and Prevention District Election - Public Meeting: 6 p.m. April 9, 2020; Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane.

Code Rangers: 9 a.m. April 11, 2020; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Canceled Crud Cruiser Cleburne: 9 a.m. April 11, 2020; Cleburne, 1501 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX 76033.

Canceled Crud Cruiser Hurst: 9 a.m. April 11, 2020; Hurst Bellaire Shopping Center, 300 E. Pipeline Rd. Hurst, TX 76054.

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