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Pocket Parks On The Boulevard

Camp Bowie is known for its shopping and dining, but did you know that there are also five amazing parks tucked inside The District? Camp Bowie's pocket parks are the perfect escape and family getaway to enjoy the outdoors right off of The Boulevard.

Wright-Tarlton Park

Wright- Tarlton Park is a small pocket park that sits right off The Boulevard, accompanied by a single tennis court, children’s playground, and small walking path. The park was named for Terese “Terry” Tarlton Hersey, a woman who made conservation her life’s work. Described by her peers as a “force of nature”, she made contributions at local, state, and national levels. Hershey's commitment to conservation was nurtured by her family. The family home comprised a half-block of property in Fort Worth. After her parents' deaths, she donated the property to the city of Fort Worth and it is now Wright-Tarlton Park -- Hershey's parents' family names. Today the park sits at 4725 Byers Ave, waiting to be enjoyed.

Veterans Memorial Park

Camp Bowie District holds a number of small pocket parks, but perhaps the more historic of the parks is the one honoring the soldiers of WWI & WWII who once trained and served in Camp Bowie prior to the end of the military camp. Veterans Memorial Park sits on the former location of the headquarters of the 36th Infantry Division of the Army’s Camp Bowie. The noteworthy statement of the park, the bronze Duty large centerpiece is a memorial of World War I, depicts a solider caring on his wounded fellow solider. The Duty memorial recognizes, and honors all fallen soldiers who sacrificed in the fight to be united, free, and independent states. Located at 4120 Camp Bowie Blvd., the park sits on the bricks of The Boulevard, commemorating the past of our historic corridor.

Sanguinet Park

Sanguinet Park sits right off The Boulevard, behind the Boulevard Heights Transition School and is an interactive park for children. On site there is playground equipment for different ages, merry-go-ground, and great climbing structure. In direct proximity, many enjoy a picnic at the park with fresh eats from the famous Roy Pope deli. On the opposite side of the park & Boulevard Heights Transition School, sits a triangle green space directly facing The Boulevard. With sitting benches, and a small walking trail, it’s the perfect spot to take your dog for a walk and sit and enjoy the views of the historic Boulevard. Stop by 5100 El Campo Ave to enjoy an outdoorsy day!

Z Bonz Dog Park

Widely considered one of the best dog parks in Fort Worth, Z Bonz is a ten acre, fully irrigated park built on the former Z. Boaz Golf Course. The park's large terrain is the perfect escape for your dog to run around and make new furry friends. With sections for big and small dogs, shelters, ponds, agility items, and fountains, it is a dream destination for any pup and a relaxing oasis for any dog owner. Located between the Ridglea Hills and Western Hills neighborhoods, Z Bonz is the perfect weekday or weekend getaway for the whole family. Humans and their canine companions can enjoy ball playing, resting, and spending quality time together, but note that Z Bonz is closed every Monday for maintenance to keep the park up to par for your pup! The park is located at 6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd.

Earth Fountain Park/ Byers Green

Earth Fountain is a nine-foot orb carved from granite by Austin-based artist Philippe Klinefelter. The sculpture, a Fort Worth Public Art project, is located in a traffic triangle known as Byers Green at Eldridge Street. Carved out of a single, 30-ton block of Texas Sunset Red granite, the sculpture echoes the color of the Thurber brick used to pave Camp Bowie Boulevard. The sculpture’s design was inspired by water. The three openings in the sculpture are related to the angles of the three streets adjacent to the park, and water flows out of the three openings over a carved, scaled representation of the Trinity River. You'll find Earth Fountain Park at the cross Section of Camp Bowie Blvd., Eldridge St. and Byers Ave.


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