Fort Worth Parks

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Fort Worth sits on a blend of timber and prairie land that is transected by the Trinity River and its tributaries. These unique physical attributes invited the creation of parks to preserve scenic landscapes and to provide Fort Worth residents with access to nature. Generous land donations as well as the foresight of city leaders allowed for the acquisition of park land, particularly after the formation of the park department in 1909. Local architects and such well-known names as George E. Kessler, Hare and Hare, Philip Johnson, and Lawrence Halprin have left a rich legacy of nationally recognized parks and recreational amenities. These include the Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Water Gardens, Heritage Plaza, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, and Fort Woof, the city's first dog park.
ISBN: 9780738578668
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In celebration of the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department centennial, local historian Susan Allen Kline and Parks and Community Services Department staff have selected historic photographs and other images from public and private collections to illustrate the development of the city's parks and recreation facilities. The volume also features an introduction by Richard Zavala Jr., the department's director.
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