Update on city facility openings

Published on April 20, 2021

With more residents being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many city facilities are returning to normal schedules and are adding capacity and programming. Here are the latest openings:


  • All locations of the Fort Worth Public Library are open with reduced hours, days and occupancy. Masking, temperature checks and screening questions are in place. There is no in-person programming, but plenty of virtual offerings.
  • All locations return to full hours and full days June 1. Masking, temperature checks, screening questions and reduced occupancy will remain in place. There will be limited outdoor in-person programming this summer.

Municipal Court

  • Judges are working onsite at the A.D. Marshall Public Safety Building, 1000 Throckmorton St.
  • Walk-in dockets have been moved to an open courtroom with judges appearing remotely. Judges will move into the courtrooms for the walk-in docket later this month.
  • Parking hearings have resumed in-person.
  • Bench trial dockets will become in-person dockets with all parties present in the courtroom beginning May 3. Other dockets will move from virtual to in-person proceedings gradually over the following weeks and months as the public and staff become more comfortable. The attorney plea docket will remain virtual.
  • Jury trials will likely resume in late summer or early fall.

Neighborhood Services Department

  • Community centers have modified operating hours. Check with your nearby center. Fitness centers are available for use, and facilities are available for rentals, up to 75% capacity. A modified Summer Day Camp is planned.
  • Gymnasiums have a modified reopening schedule. Masks are required and group play is restricted.
  • The Best Years Club has returned to regular hours, and Meals on Wheels is providing meal and pantry service. Meals on Wheels is providing Trinity Metro ACCESS-MITS vouchers for transportation.
  • The Community Action Partners office has limited public access and is processing online and mail-in applications only.
  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers three options to register for an appointment: in person, by telephone or online. Tax preparation assistance will be available through the extended deadline of June 15, 2021.

Park & Recreation Department

  • Community centers are allowing full access to facilities and rentals at 75% capacity.
  • The After School Program is in progress. Planning is underway for Summer Day Camp with reduced capacity.
  • Log Cabin Village is open Tuesday-Saturday.
  • The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is fully open.
  • Youth sports are returning to a regular schedule. Summer volleyball season is registering now.
  • Aquatics season planning and hiring are in progress.
  • Golf courses are offering reduced services but remain open.
  • Athletic field reservations have resumed, and Haws Athletic Center is scheduled to reopen May 3.



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