How visitors can help protect Tandy Hills Natural Area

Published on April 22, 2021

an aerial view of Tandy Hills with the downtown skyline in the background

Tandy Hills Natural Area in east Fort Worth is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth appeared before urban development. Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, Tandy Hills contains more than 1,200 native species.

To protect this rare native landscape, certain activities are not allowed. Here are some guidelines to ensure all photographers and visitors have an enjoyable experience and leave Tandy Hills intact for future generations:

  • All plants, animals and natural objects are protected.
  • Foot traffic only, no bicycles or motorized vehicles.
  • Leash and clean up after your dog.
  • Discharge of firearms is prohibited.
  • Dispose of trash properly.
  • The natural area is open from dawn to dusk.
  • Leave no trace of your visit.
  • Stay on trails. Going off trails is destructive to the prairie.  

In June 2020, the city purchased 50-plus acres of land adjacent to Tandy Hills, called Broadcast Hill. This open space is closed to all vehicles. including, cars, trucks, four-wheelers, bicycles and motorcycles Walk-in visitors are welcome.

Tandy Hills Natural Area is at 3400 View St.

 

 

Photo: Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 210-acre indigenous remnant prairie. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth in 1960 and designated a natural area in 1987.

 

 

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