Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth

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#2 of 12 in Parks in Fort Worth
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. Using our international travel planner, Fort Worth attractions like Fort Worth Water Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There are a few different waterfall areas within the water gardens. They are next door to the Fort Worth Convention Center, across the street from The Omni Hotel. You are able to walk all the way down...  more »
  • Make sure to check it out if you are in Fort Worth. My daughter loves visiting the Water Gardens. :)  more »
  • Amazing park designed by Phillip Jonson and John Burgee. It’s was the perfect spot to cool down on a hot September afternoon. A must see if visiting Fort Worth.  more »
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  • A beautiful peaceful small Park hidden in downtown Fort Worth just south of the convention center. Water pools (No swimming), waterfalls and fountains throughout. One of the most unique Parks I have visited in any City. Lots of elevation from above ground to below ground with water flowing in every place you look. You can take a stone step staircase all the way down below ground to the bottom of one of the pools without getting a drop of water on you. This is not a lawn and picnic type Park. This is more of an acre of artwork. Pebble Stone concrete staircases and waterfalls everywhere. Very peaceful place to take in a unique View and the Tranquility of running water. It's worth a quick stop to check out if visiting Fort Worth.
  • Amazing location. So interesting and peaceful in the middle of the city. The design of the three pools are each different and unique. Not a place you can spend hours with your kids but definitely at a must visit. When needing to get away from reality for a little while it's a great place to come and relax and ponder.
  • Still a really nice family park... My kids are older but still had fun... Parking was difficult to attain, but we did go on a Sunday and when we found it, it was free (free on Sundays). Despite being crowded, was still a nice time. The park is kept up, water is clean and everything functioned just like 10 years ago! 👍
  • The water gardens are a very fun place to visit in Fort Worth. They are within walking distance of Sundance Square so if you're touring downtown this is a must see. There is the main fountain/pool area and several smaller ones. All are unique and offer a different experience. There are lots of stairs so people with mobility issues might have difficulty getting around. The main fountain has large steps that can be traversed. Anyone can enjoy this fountain from the top but the steps are not a place for small children or adults without good strength and balance. I've seen lots of people doing wedding photos and other portraits in the gardens. It's a beautiful place to be around sunset on weekends.
  • Another free attraction!! It definitely has breath taking views. They way this was constructed is unbelievable and transports you to another place. We spent several hours there just looking and enjoying. A great place to sit and relax!!
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