Park & Recreation

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Urban Forest Master Plan

The City of Fort Worth is developing an Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) to preserve, manage, and grow Fort Worth’s urban forest….and we want to hear from you! Click on the survey HERE.

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The City of Fort Worth in conjunction with the Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) is developing an Urban Forest Master Plan to create a shared vision and road map for managing Fort Worth’s trees in order to enhance the quality of life in the City.

The quality, health, and connectivity of the City’s urban forest is a major contributor to the quality of life for residents of Fort Worth. Fort Worth is feeling the impacts of rising temperatures and decreased air quality common to growing urban areas. Loss of existing tree canopy magnifies these impacts.


The Park & Recreation Department maintains close to 297 parks (12,893 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


Dave Lewis

Interim Director

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