23 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN NAS JRB FORT WORTH
By Sarah Jaudon
IntroductionWelcome to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas! This unique installation is home to a variety of Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and Texas Air National Guard units. Whether you have just received your Permanent Change of Station Travel Orders (PCS), are in the process of moving, or are already settled into your new home, you may be wondering where the locals go for fun. Well, wonder no more! We have a list of the top things to do in and near NAS JRB Fort Worth. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1-8) Outdoor Recreation (9) Pools (10-13) Golf (14) Gyms (15) Movie Theater (16) Bowling (17-20) Nearby Attractions (21-23) Museums
Suggested Read:NAS JRB Fort Worth: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.
23 Things To Do in NAS JRB Fort Worth
NAS JRB Fort Worth Outdoor Recreation
1. MWR Community Recreation Outdoor Rec3328 Meandering Rd. Bldg. 3328 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-5519 The Outdoor Rec Rental and Recreation program provides patrons with items and programs for their leisure activities. The MWR (Morale, Welfare, & Recreation) oversees the marina, boats, and gear for outdoor trips and activities, boat slip rentals, property storage, and RV/boat storage. Other rental equipment includes pontoon boats, deck boats, ski boats, fishing boats, camping gear, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, fishing gear, and picnic items. Check the Navy MWR Fort Worth website for hours of operation and more detailed information.
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2. Airfield Falls200 Pumphrey Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: NA Airfield Falls in Fort Worth is Tarrant County’s largest natural waterfall. Much more than a pretty view, the trailhead is also home to important native wildlife and monarch butterflies during their northward migration. The trailhead to the waterfall is family and stroller-friendly.
3. Marion Sansom Park2501 Roberts Cut Off Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: 1 (817) 392-5700 The Marion Sansom Park Trail consists of several interconnecting loops that wind through a wooded area with scenic vistas overlooking Lake Worth. It includes hiking and mountain-biking trails through forestland with a beautiful scenic waterfall and lake vistas.
4. Burger’s Lake1200 Meandering Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: 1 (817) 737-3414 Burger's Lake offers summer fun for everyone! Burger’s Lake is a 30-acre park featuring a one-acre spring-fed lake for swimming. The facility includes two sandy beaches for sunning, wonderful big trees for shade, certified lifeguards, over 300 picnic tables, six diving boards, a 20-foot slide, and 25-foot trapeze, and charcoal grills for cooking.
5. Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135
Phone: 1 (817) 392-7410 The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge covers 3,621 acres and includes over 20 miles of hiking trails, making the park one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. This natural area consists of forests, prairies, and wetlands allowing you to step back in time and experience what the Fort Worth area was like in the early 20th century.
6. Fort Worth Botanic Garden3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 1 (817) 463-4160 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a living museum! Established in 1934, it is the oldest Botanic Garden in Texas with 22 specialty gardens. The Botanic Garden is a great place to take your friends and family for a day’s visit or to hold your special event. The Koi pond at the Japanese Garden is a must-see.
7. Eagle Mountain Park11601 Morris Dido Newark Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76179
Phone: 1 (817) 335-2491 Eagle Mountain Park is a scenic 400-acre park located on the northwest side of Eagle Mountain Lake. This location features more than five miles of trails perfect for hiking, walking, and running. While some sections are more challenging than others, most of the trails are family-friendly. This park is one of the best hiking trails in all of North Texas. If you love hiking and enjoy great views, this park is for you!
8. Fort Worth Water Gardens1502 Commerce Street Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 1 (817) 392-7111 The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.
NAS JRB Fort Worth Pools
9. Aquatic Center (Indoor Pool)NAS JRB Fort Worth 3319 Hensley Ave. Bldg. 3319 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-1220 The NAS JRB Fort Worth Aquatic Center is an indoor swimming pool that provides unit training and fitness classes, as well as, swim and aerobic lessons. This center is free to use with your DoD card. If you don’t have one, passes are sold for $4/day and guests must be accompanied by a sponsor.
NAS JRB Fort Worth Golf Course
10. Rockwood Golf Course1851 Jacksboro Hwy. Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: 1 (817) 392-6560 Rockwood Golf Course is a family-friendly course. This 18-hole course is open to the public and has it all. Full-service pro shop, large driving range with bunker and chipping range, “Champion” Bermuda Greens, and special senior and junior rates. Reserve tee times online.
11. Meadowbrook Golf Course1815 Jenson Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76112
Phone: 1 (817) 392-6191 Located in the east-central metropolitan area of Fort Worth, the Meadowbrook Golf Course is an 18 hole regulation facility and is considered one of the top 25 municipal golf courses in Texas.
12. Pecan Valley Golf Course6400 Pecan Valley Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76132
Phone: 1 (817) 392-6490 At Pecan Valley, there are two 18 hole golf courses separated by the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The River Course is considered one of the top municipal courses in Texas. The Hills Course is approximately 150 yards shorter. A driving range is located adjacent to the Hills Course. The Snack Shop is the perfect place to enjoy a meal after your next tournament outing.
13. Hawks Creek Golf Club6520 White Settlement Rd. Westworth Village, TX 76114
Phone: 1 (817) 738-8402 Novice and professional golfers alike will be challenged at Hawks Creek Golf Club. This course was designed to challenge all skill levels of golfers, with a variety of water hazards, bunkers, and undulating greens. Get what you need at the pro shop, hit some balls on their unique practice range, and stay for a bite at the Clubhouse Grill. Check the website for tee times today.
NAS JRB Fort Worth Gym
14. Fitness CenterNAS JRB Fort Worth 1810 Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Bldg 1810 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-7770 All are welcome at the Fitness Center! Enjoy a great workout solo or in a group. Join the sports program, get a personal trainer, or join a group class. Stop by to pick up the new class schedule for NAS JRB Fort Worth fitness center hours or call the number above.
NAS JRB Fort Worth Movie Theater
15. Movie ReelNAS JRB Fort Worth 1845 Military Pkwy. Bldg. 1845 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-6037 The Movie Reel Theater has a seating capacity of 420 and provides current digital movies and concession items at affordable prices. Movies are regularly scheduled Friday through Sunday; however, these hours are extended during the summer months to include Wednesday matinees. Going to the movies is a fun date night or a family event. Call the number above or check the website for admission prices and movie times.
NAS JRB Fort Worth Bowling Alley
16. TEN Bowling CenterNAS JRB Fort Worth 1815 Military Pkwy. Bldg. 1815 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-6122 Bowling is a great way to meet new people! The TEN Bowling Center features 10 USBC-certified lanes with QubicaAMF pinsetters and automatic scoring. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the TEN Grill located inside the bowling center. Reservations are accepted but not required. Perfect your bowling skills and make new friends along the way.
17. Information, Tickets, & Travel (ITT)NAS JRB Fort Worth 3328 Meandering Rd. Bldg. 3328 Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 1 (817) 782-6121 For all your theme park, travel, and ticketing needs. NAS JRB Fort Worth Information, Tickets, & Travel (ITT) has everything you need to plan your next vacation. For your discounted ticket prices stop by ITT located inside the Community Recreation building or call the number above for more information.
18. Fort Worth Zoo1989 Colonial Pkwy. Fort Worth, TX 76110 Phone: 1 (817) 759-7555 The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked number five in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the number one attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Fort Worth Zoo is the new home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, the zoo supports wildlife conservation projects in more than 30 countries around the world.
19. The Secret Chambers Escape Room513 Alta Mere Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76114
Phone: 1 (817) 857-3555 At the Secret Chambers Escape Room, you work as a team to escape a room by solving a series of puzzles and clues to win this interactive game. For 60 exhilarating minutes, you will challenge your friends and family in a fun and competitive way. Great for team building, birthday parties, and meeting new friends. Reserve your escape room online now.
20. The Fort Worth Axe Factory220 S Sylvania Ave. Ste. 110 Fort Worth, TX 76111
Phone: 1 (682) 499-6639 The Fort Worth Axe Factory is an axe-throwing range! Test your lumberjack skills by throwing an axe into a giant plank of wood. Axe throwing is great fun for corporate and team building events, birthday parties, and so much more!
NAS JRB Fort Worth Museums
21. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell St Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 1 (817) 738-9215 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a leader in collecting, showing and interpreting art from the 1940s to the present. In addition to 53,000 square feet of soaring, light-filled gallery space and landscaped grounds with outdoor sculptures, the museum features a reflecting pond, theater, education center, gift shop, and café.
22. Kimbell Art Museum3333 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 1 (817) 332-8451 The Kimbell Art Museum is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century.
23. Amon Carter Museum of American Art3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 1 (817) 738-1933 Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The museum explores the breadth and complexity of American creativity. Through an expansive collection, and by presenting world-class exhibitions, sharing dynamic events, sparking cutting-edge research, and more.
ConclusionNAS JRB Fort Worth is a vast and diverse community making it a great place to live. So go ahead! Invite your neighbor to the museum, take your kids to the lake, seize that opportunity to explore the great outdoors! With a tremendous amount of museums, gardens, lakes, and parks you will never be bored or run out of ideas for things to do on your downtime in NAS JRB Fort Worth.
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