Fort Worth Water Gardens

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1502 Commerce st, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Fort Worth Water Gardens Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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An oasis of fountains and pools May 10, 2010
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is an urban park featuring large pools of water, each with a unique design, surrounded by a green space. The park opened in 1974 and was designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee.

There are four main areas in the Water Gardens, each intended as a micro-environment.

The Quiet Pool is a smooth pond surrounded by tall trees. The pool is located far below street level to give visitor the feeling they have entered another locale. The Aerated Water Pool has a series of low fountains spraying water to give the effect of a tiled surface. The Active Pool has a series of waterfall-like cascades. A path permits visitors to walk down into the cascades. The Mountain suggests a natural mountain, something not found in Fort Worth. The tall 20 inch steps are intended for climbing or perching, not for walking up like a stairway.

The Water Gardens allow a break with the urban landscape. Visitors enjoy walking through them, pausing to watch the pools, to relax, or to meditate. For me, walking through the park was a nice break between meetings.
Fort Worth Water Gardens entrance
Fort Worth Water Gardens park map
Quiet Pool
Aerated Water Pool
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