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A view of trees and a fountain at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden | outdoor activities near Willow Park

Spend the Afternoon Exploring Outdoor Activities near Willow Park

Enjoy Outdoor Activities near Willow Park

As summer comes to a close, there are lots of amazing parks where you can enjoy nature and soak up some vitamin D. Pack plenty of water and put on some sunscreen before you go explore these cool places just a short drive from our apartments in Willow Park.

Lake Weatherford

The country's longest floating boardwalk runs across the northern end of Lake Weatherford. The floating boardwalk is almost a mile long. There's also plenty of birdwatching, fishing, and park benches for reading a good book. On the western side of the lake, you can hike or bike several miles on the Quanah Hill trails. There's also an 18-hole disc golf course at the southern end of the lake. 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

You can spend all day exploring the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. There are 23 specialty gardens and a gorgeous Japanese garden spread out on 120 acres. You can try to identify over 2,500 species of plants and then have a bite to eat in the cafe. Check the calendar for info about special events like the Lightscape or Holiday in the Garden. Regular admission to the Garden is $12; purchase a $50 membership and visit every day for a year.

Cartwright Park

The largest park in Weatherford is Cartwright Park. Bring your fishing pole or kayak and enjoy the 30 acre Sunshine Lake. Pack a cooler with burgers and hot dogs and use one of the charcoal grills. There's plenty of open space to throw a Frisbee or football. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, like coyotes, armadillo, and white-tailed deer. While you're in the area, you can use the trailhead to hike or bike the Lake Mineral Wells Park trailway. If you're really ambitious, you can follow it all the way to the State Park where you could camp, go fishing, or rent a boat to explore the lake.

After you tackle this list of outdoor activities near Willow Park, spend an afternoon at Holland Lake Park in Weatherford. If you’re looking for more information about our Willow Park apartments, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our leasing agents and see our amenities.