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Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth

Categories: Fountains, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • I live in beautiful and safe downtown Fort Worth, so I often stop by these architectural gardens to read a book or the New Yorker. For anyone staying at our lovely Omni Hotel, it's right across the st...  read more »
  • This is a surprise in Downtown Fort Worth and the stepped water cascades are quite spectacular, providing a peaceful location to spend a short time. There isn't much else to it, however, so unless you...  read more »
  • Really enjoy all the various water gardens and how beautiful the area is... Went at night when all the lights were on ... some of the gardens had multiple colors and light shows within the water. The ...  read more »
  • Another top 10 of Fort Worth hidden gems. Its full of history. Of inspiration, devastation, peace and joy. all in one. Go. Read the memories. Its worth it and it's free!
  • Beware the drowning possibility. After my family walked down one of the garden areas, I noticed some names on a plaque. Googled them and found out they had fallen in and that it 6' deep with strong undertow and all in party had died trying to save small girl. With that said, it's a beautiful gem in the city. Great evening activity, pretty lights once it gets dark.
  • Nice place to visit and explore in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. This place is free to visit but you will probably have to pay for parking. Plenty of tourists usually come here to walk around and take pictures. We went on a Saturday, and they had parkour training/exercises going on (which was cool to see). There were about 30 of them gathered there. This is 12 minutes away (walking distance) from Sundance Square.
  • A few months ago a friend took me here after one of the roughest days in my entire life. It was very calming and relaxing and overall made my worries disappear for a short time. Glad to have been introduced to these gardens. It's also really magical at night and I would reccomend people to visit it with a friend and bring a flashlight too, as it is dark in some spots but really well lit in the main areas. I would also advise people to watch their step and to SUPERVISE their kids at all times! Lots of dangerous drops but thankfully most the pools are shallow.
  • really fun place to stroll about but i don't like hot days when people go in the water because it is supposedly forbidden by the signs and it makes me uncomfortable when people do it anyway and let their children. four people have died there and people still break the rules
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