Chisolm Trail Park

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   Dedication

  • 1998

 

Size

  • 84.2  acres

 

Additional amenities

  • Benches
  • Bike Rack
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Electrical Boxes
  • Grills
  • Observation Deck
  • Park Lighting
  • Parking Lot
  • Shelter
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Stand Alone Swing
  • Water Feature

 

Fun facts

City of Fort Worth’s Chisholm Trail Community Park, formerly Southwest Community Park, is located in southwest Fort Worth.  Chisholm Trail Park highlights the Fort Worth Prairie ecosystem, which is couched between the Eastern & Western Cross Timbers on either side and runs north to the Red River and south to the Brazos River. This prairie system is unique in that it sits atop bench topography with underlying Cretaceous limestone. Seeps create micro-habitats that provide for hydrologic functions that are not well explored in North Texas. The Fort Worth Prairie is home to many endemic species such as pale leaf yucca (Yucca pallida) & Engelmann's sage (Salvia engelmannii).  

Bond funds approved in 2014 were in part designated for Chisholm Trail Park development.  Park staff developed a plan to site active use development (soccer field, playground, skatepark) adjacent to the community center; while leaving the passive areas of the park for prairie appreciation, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.   Chisholm Trail is a registered “Native Texas Prairie” by the Native Prairies Association of Texas and is only mowed once a year, except for the area adjacent to trails and the community center. 

 

View numerous animal, plant and insect species observed at Chisholm Trail Park and make some of your own observations through iNaturalist. See link under the "Related information" Section. 

 

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Location

4936 McPherson Blvd, Fort Worth 76123  View Map

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