Tandy Hills Natural Area, Fort Worth

4.7
#16 of 17 in Parks in Fort Worth
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 210-acre (0.85 km2) indigenous remnant prairie located in Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth in 1960 and designated a natural area in 1987.

Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 1200 native species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth appeared in predevelopment times.

Tandy Hills is adjacent to Interstate 30 and less than 5 miles from Downtown Fort Worth. The fact that it has never been developed and survived into the 21st century in relatively pristine condition is remarkable.

In June 2020, the city of Fort Worth purchased 50+ acres of land adjacent to Tandy Hills dubbed "Broadcast Hill," for $610,000. The Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, a non-profit organization, contributed more than $64,000 to the purchase from their Broadcast Hill fundraising drive. The addition of Broadcast Hill makes Tandy Hills one of the largest urban open space areas in the nation.
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  • It was a great experience to walk through Tandy Hills, there are moments that you feel in a very distant place of civilization. It's as if you were transported to an unknown place. In one day you do.....  more »
  • H green this Spring. Wildflowers were just starting to open up. Crossed one creek. Nice up and down walking area. Much traffic noise from the freeway but a great place to get out and walk or run when....  more »
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  • Very cool area to explore and hike around. Trails everywhere..I imagine you could get lost if you're not paying attention. Great views of Fort Worth to top it off. Nice little treasure not far off the highway.
  • The nature area itself is absolutely amazing! Unfortunately the transients are a problem and will leave condoms and trash all over the children's area. one will have to scan the area before using the children's area. Lastly, they locals will chastise you for letting your kid pick 5 flowers! A lady in a large hat came charging out of the brush at us screaming " don't let them pick all the Flowers! They're here for us all to enjoy!" I'm sorry, a 5 year old little girl is not going to strip mine the flowers or of your goofy little nature area. Other than the ghetto-ness it's good way to see some wildlife and hike with the kids!

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