Fort Worth Nature Center Master Plan
The educational programs and collections of the Fort Worth Nature Center are beloved of many Fort Worth residents, who visit the 3,400 acre site to hike, bird, canoe, visit the Bison and Prairie Dog exhibits, or to attend one of the educational programs or events. The site straddles the Trinity River and represents over a third of the City’s park and recreation acreage inventory. The master plan thoroughly assessed the site and its opportunities, then made recommendations for site and collections management, programs, facilities, and approaches to manage boundaries and adjacent residential and commercial interfaces. We analyzed the markets and demand for the Center, then prepared development recommendations and a preliminary operating budget for the facility. The City was particularly interested in identifying revenue sources that can cover anticipated increases in operating costs for the facility.