Park & Recreation

The Park & Recreation Department maintains 300 parks (13,066 acres) and public spaces citywide, as well as providing recreational activities and educational programming that makes Fort Worth a great place to live, work and play.

The Park & Recreation Department has a variety of divisions to make Fort Worth fun for families, seniors, and kids of all ages.




Department Leadership


Headshot of Richard Zavala

Richard Zavala


Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

This master plan is a living document that provides a road map for the next five to 10 years, to help ensure Fort Worth remains one of Texas' premiere park systems.

The plan is updated regularly through a needs assessment and public input process.

View the plan(PDF, 16MB)

View the 2020 update(PDF, 17MB).

Aquatics Master Plan

The Aquatics Master Plan provides a comprehensive look at facility types and potential amenities the city has slated for development as funding comes available.


View the 2012 update(PDF, 11MB).

 Other Park Master Plans