By: Brian Kendall
Every day, we walk the trails and drive the streets of our beautiful city, but this hardly gives Fort Worth the perspective it deserves. The pulse of Cowtown is most evident from above.
The Tandy Trails. It’s hard to believe this trail system is a mere 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, but this urban park is home to a wide range of prarie flora, which consists of more than 500 native plant species.
Will Rogers Coliseum. The coliseum was built in 1936, one year after its namesake died in a plane crash, and has hosted the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo since 1944. The National Registry of Historic Places added the art deco center to its listing in 2016.
Intersection at W. Seventh, Bailey Avenue, Camp Bowie Boulevard and University Drive. Fort Worth’s quadripoint, where Camp Bowie ends and W. Seventh begins, curls around the Modern Art Museum and serves as the epicenter of Fort Worth’s bustling Cultural District. The voter-approved 2018 bond program includes right-of-way improvements along W. Seventh from Trinity River to University Drive.
Water Gardens. The cooling oasis in the concrete jungle of downtown, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is located next to the Fort Worth Convention Center. It provides the perfect getaway for those feeling entrapped by skyscrapers. The famous ‘70s sci-fi flick, “Logan’s Run,” also featured the park’s most notable landmark — the blue meditation pool encircled by cascading waterfalls.
Yoga at Sundance Square. Every other Saturday at 9 a.m., the Sundance Square Plaza becomes overrun with yogis and colorful mats. The 35-block Sundance Square — named after Sundance Kid of Western folklore — is home to two National Register of Historic Places and the Bass Performance Hall.
Crockett Row at W. Seventh. In the heart of the Cultural District lies the 13-acre Crockett Row, which offers a blend of dining, entertainment and residences. The iconic, LED-lit Crockett Circle hangs over the intersection of Crockett and Currie streets.
Press Cafe, Trailhead on Clearfork. An appendage to the Shop at Clearfork, the trailhead serves as a hub of fitness, leisure and outdoor gatherings, and links cyclists and runners to the 48 miles of Trinity Trails.
Greenwood Memorial Park. Dedicated in 1909, notable Fort Worthians Ben Hogan, Tex Beneke, Frances Daisy Emery Allen and 11 members of the Royal Air Force who were stationed at Camp Taliaferro during World I rest at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Dickies Arena. Currently under construction, Dickies Arena, which takes its cues from the classic art deco style of so many noteworthy Fort Worth structures, will open its doors to the public November 2019. The 14,000-seat arena will become the new home to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. On the morning of the stock market crash of 1929, ground was broken for the First United Methodist Church, which was erected the following year. According to City-Data.com, 96 religions are represented in Tarrant County, which is home to congregations of Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha’i, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist and various other faiths.
Photos: Christopher Jenseth
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By: Brian Kendall