301 Capitol Street
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 329-9300
Fax: (817) 329-0892
Take a trip back in time on this steam engine built in 1896. The round-trip train ride lasts around five hours with two stops in Fort Worth at Eighth Street and the Stockyards. The fully-stocked bar includes a few snacks to satisfy your hunger on this great turn-of-the-century adventure. All ages are delighted by this unique way of touring Tarrant County. This is a great place for children to celebrate a birthday or special event.
Grapevine Lake spans 7,400 acres and is perfect for boating, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming. Twelve parks and four marinas surround the complex with its 150 miles of tree-lined shores. The park system provides areas for various sports, as well as playgrounds and fields for all kinds of activities. In addition, there are campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking and biking trails. Pavilions are also available for group activities. A visitors center is located off Highway 26/121 near the dam.
Northwest Park encompasses a beautiful lake and has a few waterside trails. It also has courts and fields for practicing team sports and lies adjacent to the Northwest Park Recreation Center, a public sports facility.
Primarily a golf club, this venue also hosts private events. Corporate meetings and seminars can be held here. A beautiful landscape, rolling greens, and fountains give the place a country-like atmosphere. Let's not forget the 18-hole golf course that has witnessed both amateurs and professionals make their mark. Four dining rooms provide a variety of menu options, while the sports center has everything one needs to be active. Tennis lessons can be arranged at any of the eight courts and playrooms.
Manmade river twists and turns through trees and flowers at this 17-acre water park, a perfect spot for children of all ages. One highlight is the green extreme, a water roller coaster measuring 65 feet tall and 1,161 feet long. With its myriad twists and turns, this ride,deemed the world's largest uphill water coaster, is everyone's favorite. The endless river offers the opportunity for a relaxing ride on a lazy summer day, while NRH2Ocean is a 12,000-square-foot wave pool. On Friday nights, "dive-in" movies are shown on a screen that is readily viewable from anywhere in this pool.
This is the largest park in Texas with handicap access. The park was designed specifically with handicapped children in mind. A wood fiber material that is hard enough for wheelchairs, yet soft enough to minimize the effects of falls is found throughout the park. There are several playground areas for children of different ages and ramps, instead of stairs, lead to the equipment. Access points allow children to climb on the equipment from their wheelchairs. The park is just the beginning of a 100-acre development planned by the city of North Richland Hills.
Located north of Six Flags on Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington, this park offers something for everyone. There are areas for hiking, biking and inline skating. Four miles of paved trails wind in and out of the playground and greenbelt areas of this 958-acre (388-hectare) park. Eventually, Arlington hopes to connect this park to Dallas and Fort Worth via the Trinity River trail. Each Saturday, the River Legacy Park sponsors a guided trail hike. The River Legacy Living Science Center gives presentations on nature to promote ecological appreciation.
The Living Science Center building is made of recycled materials and houses interactive exhibits and displays. View aquariums and terrariums, take a hike each Saturday at 10am with a park tour guide, or use technology to go on a simulated raft ride adventure down the Trinity River. River Legacy park includes several miles of hiking and biking trails, as we well as river overlooks and picnic areas along the banks of the Trinity River.
This spot offers a wonderful family opportunity for hiking and picnicking. Surrounded by residential developments, this piece of undeveloped land often holds programs in the meadow, including fund raisers and artist exhibitions. The Spring Sculpture Show is an annual event, which highlights the work of 10-12 local artists. At this event they show works that reflect the natural beauty of the land. Funding comes through the Texas Commission of the Arts as well as the cities of Allen and Plano. Imagine picnicking among stunning sculptures on an unsullied spring afternoon. Admission is always free.
Located outside the city of Dallas in Arlington, this is a great escape for the family when things get too hot in the city. Open all summer, roughly from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the park features thrill rides and family rides that leave everyone refreshed and pleased at the end of a long day of fun. Check website for varying dates and hours.
Lone Star Park is a 36,000-square-foot pavilion featuring quarter horse racing annually from April through July. Off-season simulcast races are presented on over 175 television monitors and video walls. The facilities include a large, supervised playground, restaurant, abundant parking and an outdoor patio. Drive-through para mutual betting windows are available for those who don't want to leave their cars. Special family events are often held on weekends.
Iron Horse Golf Club is an upscale 18-hole golf course in the greater Fort Worth area. Over the past 20 years, the course has matured to become a haven a lush green lawns and tree-lined fairways. The grounds also feature 3 authentic railway cars, used as restrooms and a snack bar. There is also Sanford's Grill on site, a full-service restaurant and bar that offers sandwiches, made-to-order burgers and more. In addition to its sporting reputation, Iron House Golf Club is known for its picturesque setting, perfect for outdoor weddings.