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Neighborhood Fishing

Greenbriar Lake offers great fishing year round without leaving the city limits.

Texas Parks & Wildlife stock the lake with channel catfish, bluegill sunfish, green sunfish and largemouth bass — as well as rainbow trout in winter months — to create an urban fishery and family recreational fishing experience.

Rules

Children under age 17 can fish for free, but all adults must get a fishing permit with a freshwater stamp to fish in the state of Texas.

Individuals only may catch up to five channel catfish (no minimum length). Visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife website or call 1-800-792-1112 to find out about fishing regulations on other species.

Before fishing in Texas waterways or other urban lakes, check for any active fishing advisories.

Remember to catch and release

Officials recommend catching and releasing slow-growing largemouth bass and sunfish. For those who want to eat what they catch, remember to take precautions to avoid health risk from contaminants.

Lakes, especially in urban settings, collect pollutants that wash down stream and run off from the surrounding area. Largemouth bass have been tested for contaminates and are considered safe, but simple steps can reduce health risks from pollutants:

  • Clean and dress fish as soon as possible
  • Fillet and cut away the fat and skin before cooking
  • Remove the head and guts
  • Cook so that the fat drains away from the fish

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Toddler's Day Out at Hillside Community Center: 10 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Cancer Awareness Walk at Como Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Lights on After School at Greenbriar Community Center: 5 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill .

Fall Festival at Handley Meadowbrook Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Mile in My Shoes at Southside Community Center: 8 a.m. Oct. 19, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Spooky Senior Social at Hillside Community Center: 10 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox.

Lights On Afterschool Open House: 6 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Fall Festival at Chisholm Trail Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Fall Festival at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Fall Festival at MLK Jr Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; MLK Jr Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Fall Festival at Riverside Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Fall Festival at Greenbriar Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Fall Festival at Sycamore Community Center: 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Fall Festival at R.D. Evans Community Center: 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Trails and Treats, featuring Lake Worth Monster Bash: 10 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Nature Center And Refuge, 4600 Broadview Drive.

Fall Festival at Eugene McCray Community Center: 11 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Fall Festival at Hillside Community Center: noon Oct. 26, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Halloween Luncheon at Eugene McCray Community Center: 10 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Fall Festival at Victory Forest Community Center: 5 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill.

Fall Festival at Southwest Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 30, 2019; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Senior Halloween Party at Como Community Center: 10 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Trunk or Treat at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Fall Festival at North Tri-Ethnic Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Halloween Spooktacular at Como Community Center: 6 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Fall Festival at Fire Station Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at Eugene McCray Community Center: 10 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Community Health Fair at Hillside Community Center: 11 a.m. Nov. 2, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Mother's Day Out at Worth Heights Community Center: 1 p.m. Nov. 2, 2019; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Family Fun Night at Chisholm Trail Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 2019; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 Mcpherson Blvd.

Movie Night at Highland Hills Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 8, 2019; Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Rd..

Canceled Daddy's Day Appreciation at Southside Community Center: 10 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Lunch and Crafting at Worth Heights Community Center: 1 p.m. Nov. 9, 2019; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Dutch Oven Cooking: 1 p.m. Nov. 9, 2019; Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane.

Beans and Jeans Bingo at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Health Fair at Southwest Community Center: 10 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019; Southwest Community Center, 6300 Welch Ave.

Firepit Cooking Class: 9 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019; Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane.
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Thanksgiving Food Drive at Riverside Community Center: noon Nov. 19, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Sycamore Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Como Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at Southside Community Center: 11 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Thanksgiving Luncheon at MLK Jr Community Center: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Fire Station Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 2019; Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Turkey Bingo at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 22, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Thanksgiving Holiday Dance at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 22, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill.

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner at Como Community Center: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Hillside Community Center: 6 p.m. Nov. 26, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 East Maddox Ave.

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Fort Worth, TX 76115
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817-392-5700

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817-392-5724

Interim Director:
David Creek

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