321 S. Burleson Blvd
Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: (817) 426-6666
Fax: (817) 426-1400
Located in southwest Fort Worth just below the Lake Benbrook dam, Pecan Valley offers two 18-hole courses. The river course provides some challenging moments with two par-5 holes that use the winding river as the focus. Pecan Valley is adequate, inexpensive and interesting. Amenities include a driving range, golf shop and lessons.
Traveling through Fort Worth near downtown and the cultural district, Trinity Park winds along the river of the same name. Shakespeare's plays are presented in an amphitheater just off Seventh Street in a large area amid trees and slopes. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is opposite the University Drive, a few blocks north of I-30. The trails that span the entire park have played host to annual events such as the American Heart Walk and Mayfest. The paved multi-use hiking/biking trail serves joggers, skaters and runners. There are many playgrounds, shelters, picnic areas and restrooms scattered throughout.
The Colonial Country Club was designed by Martin Leonard in 1936. Initially this private country club only provided year-round golf on one of the most premier golf courses in the world. Slowly and steadily it expanded and today, it offers premier facilities for everything from swimming to tennis and fitness. Apart from an excellent lounge and dining area exclusively for the club members, it also features excellent facilities for holding wedding receptions and the likes. Catering services are available too.
This pretty, leisurely five-mile journey takes passengers from Forest Park through the woods, over trestles and under bridges, to the duck pond at Trinity Park and back. In Trinity Park, the train stops at a refreshment depot for soft drinks and popcorn, the remaining attraction is the old Forest Park Rides built in 1958. Two trains run simultaneously on the busiest days. Children find it the ride to be a great adventure, while parents will enjoy the leisurely pace.
Located in a very woodsy section of Trinity Park, this 19th-century grouping of log cabins is a true delight. The seven fully restored cabins originated in the 1850s. Volunteers who run the operation are adept at giving demonstrations of everyday activities from days gone by including corn grinding, candle dipping, spinning and weaving. Special programs such as pioneer pastimes are often held, showing children how people lived in pioneer times with examples of art, crafts and other displays. Check the website for admission prices and more.
The largest skating center in Texas is located in Arlington, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Shiny hard wood, maple floors, a video arcade, full concession stand and a variety of fun and exciting music make this a great place to take the entire family for an afternoon of fun. Both traditional four wheeled skates and inline skates are available at this favorite skating venue.
Benbrook Stables is a place to revel in the childlike wonder that comes riding a horse. This equestrian center offers trail riding, lessons and birthday parties for those who want to really get to know the horses and hay rides for younger visitors. Benbrook Stables is a family-oriented place, owned by family and established to create long-lasting and unique family memories for years to come. There are also charity rides throughout the year to benefit ailing horses and children alike.
Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer more than 2,100 acres of trails and garden exhibits in one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. An extensive greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, showcases tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful settings. The Japanese Garden, a popular attraction among visitors, is tranquil and perfect for relaxation or contemplation. Special events abound throughout the year, such as the annual spring butterflies in the garden, with more than 6,000 butterflies adding color to the already magnificent setting.
Fort Worth's Water Gardens is a spectacular man-made creation. A crown jewel of Fort Worth, it is often used as a business, professional, wedding and tourist venue. Architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee were appointed by the Amon G. Carter foundation to create this masterpiece in the late 1960s. Covering over four blocks of downtown space, the Water Gardens offer outstanding sightseeing opportunities. More than 500 types of plants and trees adorn this 4.3 acre park.
Located inside the Museum of Science and History, this domed theater is a tribute to the past, present and the future technological history. With a capacity for 390 people, the theater features 72 speakers unloading 18,600 watts off sound. It is best to arrive at least a half-hour before the presentation time, as no late seating is allowed.
Located on the northeast edge of downtown, Heritage Park is a great place to relax along the banks of the Trinity River. There are concrete trails for walking, biking and inline skating, as well as picnic tables and a playground for the kids. It is also the site for numerous festivals throughout the year. Pack a lunch and bring the family for an afternoon of fun.
LaGrave Field, home to the Fort Worth Cats—a baseball team, is one of the finest ballpark in the city. Being the only park to have four dug outs in United State—The Bobby Bragan Dugout Suite and The Paul LaGrave Dugout Suite, where fans can feel the nostalgia. Apart from the baseball games, the spectators are treated to the view of high-rise buildings and Tarrant County Courthouse against the blue skyline. Appreciated as one of the leading Independent Ballparks in the nation in 2003, its truly a gem in the crown of Fort Worth city. It also hosts various events like concerts and weddings and during the lax period it serves as the parking lot for the Courthouse.