Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth

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In the middle of an urban oasis, you can escape the heat at Fort Worth Water Gardens. The 1.7 hectare (4.3 acre) park features terraces with water flowing throughout, including the active cascading pool, which drops 11 m (38 ft) into a small body of water. Architects Phillip Johnson and John Burgee built this park in 1974. Take a stroll around one of the three pools of water for which the park is famous. View the blue meditation pool that is surrounded by cypress trees and the aerating pool, surrounded by oaks. The park is also well known for its terraced knoll, which helps keep the noise of the city out. Plan your Fort Worth Water Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fort Worth using our Fort Worth travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's refreshing to walk through the Water Gardens in the evening after a dinner with friends. Really enjoyed the experience. Beautiful evening....  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This was my first time at the Water Gardens. They are beautiful. I was too afraid to go down the steps with my 3 year-old son. But you can get your feet wet on the top areas. I wish we could have view...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful place in the middle of the city, next to the Convention Center. Sunday afternoon is crowded but on weekdays in the morning is a peace.
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  • June 27, 2017
    A good place to spend your time. There are various different fountains with different features. For example, there is a silent pool which is just water dribbling over walls quietly. There is an active pool which has water falling in a kind of elaborate vortex making deafening noise at the center. Then there are lawns to sit on as well as an open amphitheatre. Overall, a different sort of park which is worth visiting.
  • June 16, 2017
    I gotta admit this place was pretty cool, especially if you come towards dusk and can see it then with some of the pretty lights. Great place to sit and think if no one else is around or to just take some killer photos. The big fountain is so cool, though scary to walk down into!!! But it is a very amazing feature I have to say!
  • May 15, 2017
    Breathtaking waterfalls and pools in the heart of Fort Worth. The views and experience are unforgettable and makes for great photos and memories. Parking is a hassle, but worth it. Can get very crowded on weekends, especially during the summer. Watch your children though. You can lose your footing easily on the wet rocks and steps, then fall into a life or death situation fairly quickly. Not for the faint hearted. Highly recommended.
  • May 31, 2017
    My kids love this place! It is quite beautiful. I get a little nervous going down the steps of the waterfall but its fun. I recommend going on a week day, earlier in the day. On the weekends it is packed with college age kids and tourists.
  • June 21, 2017
    It's just so much fun!! I love the visuals of the Aerated Fountain and the peacefulness of the Quiet Pool, and the Active Waterfall is AWESOME. It's nice and cool in the hot Texas summer. Check this little gem out if you're in town!

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