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

Posted March 25, 2020 | Last updated April 16, 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.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is closed 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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