Kristi Jean Burbach Park


  • 1984



  • 14.7 acres


Additional amenities

  • Benches
  • Electrical boxes
  • Playground 
  • Stand Alone Swing
  • Table


Fun Facts & History

This 14.7-acre park in the Summerfields area of far North Fort Worth was initially created in 1984 and named Fossil Park. In 1996, the Fort Worth City Council agreed to rename the park Kristi Jean Burbach in memory of a fourteen-year old Summerfields girl who tragically passed away on January 22, 1996 of meningococcemia, a rare blood disease. Members of the Summerfields Neighborhood Association collected over 1,100 signatures requesting the name change. The council broke with the city’s policy of only naming parks after deceased people who had made a significant contribution to the development of the facility or to the city’s park system in general. The park was being developed at the time of the renaming. It was formally dedicated on August 9, 1997.  Additional improvements were made to the park circa. 2000 and new playground improvements are expected to be completed in 2024. In addition to a playground, the park also contains a trail.


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3529 Fossil Park Drive, Fort Worth 76137  View Map

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