Fort Worth Nature Center designated Lone Star Legacy ParkFort Worth Nature Center designated Lone Star Legacy Parkhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=124702016-03-11T06:00:00Z2016-03-11T18:40:00Z

​​FORT WORTH - The jewel of the Fort Worth park system received special designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society.

A Lone Star Legacy Park is one that holds special prominence in the local community and the state. To qualify for consideration, the park must have endured the test of time and become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on its grounds.

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, at 3,621 acres, is the largest property in the Fort Worth park system. It is also one of the largest municipally owned nature centers in the nation.

The park contains a visitors’ center, a 20-mile natural surface trail system, a small conservation herd of plains bison, a prairie dog town, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department-certified paddling trail, a quarter-mile-long boardwalk and a bird blind on the main channel of the West Fork of the Trinity River.

Six Texas parks received the honor in the program’s fifth year. Others were Grover Nelson Park, Abilene; Reverchon Park, Dallas; Kempner Park, Galveston; Hermann Park, Houston; and Johnson Park, Marble Falls.

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge joins the Fort Worth Botanic Garden as the city’s second Lone Star Legacy Park. 

The Botanic Garden was in the first class of Texas parks to receive the designation.

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