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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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Dia de los Ninos at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. April 30, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill.

Cinco de Mayo at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. May 2, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Mother's Day Luncheon at Hillside Community Center: 11 a.m. May 4, 2019; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Star Wars Day at R.D. Evans Community Center: 6 p.m. May 4, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Mother's Day Celebration at Southside Community Center: 10:30 a.m. May 7, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.

Mother's Day Celebration at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 10:30 a.m. May 8, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania.

Mothers and Tea at Riverside Community Center: 9:30 a.m. May 9, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Dia de la Madre - Mother's Day Celebration at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. May 9, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Let's Make Up at Eugene McCray Community Center: 6 p.m. May 10, 2019; Eugene Mccray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger.

Mother's Day Brunch at Diamond Hill Community Center: 10 a.m. May 11, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Mother's Day Celebration at Como Community Center: noon May 11, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

RESCHEDULED: Spring Carnival at Southside Community Center: noon May 11, 2019; Evans Plaza, 1050 Evans Ave.

Mom and Son Night of Fun at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. May 11, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Memorial Day Cookout at Riverside Community Center: 4 p.m. May 23, 2019; Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap.

Luau at Thomas Place Community Center: 6 p.m. May 24, 2019; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

Bounce and Play at Diamond Hill Community Center: 10 a.m. May 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 Ne 36th St.

Senior Prom at MLK Community Center: 3 p.m. May 25, 2019; Mlk Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

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4200 S. Freeway, Suite 2200
Fort Worth, TX 76115
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Telephone:
817-392-5700

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817-392-5724

Director:
Richard Zavala

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