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Location DB > United States > Texas > Fort Worth > Park On The River
Park On The River
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created by corbenator on 5/4/2009 5:58 AM
last modified by Dee Ashley on 3/24/2019 4:11 AM
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Several concrete structures forming a waterway leading down to the river below
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Fort Worth
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  • steep bluffs
  •  Interesting Features
    Unique little piece of Fort Worth
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • close proximity to buildings and heavy traffic
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1976
    Closed: 2007
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  • hiking boots or sturdy footwear
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    Established in 1976 as a tribute to the history and future of Fort Worth, Heritage Park was built over the bluffs next to the Paddock Viaduct (Main St. bridge). The park was designed by Lawrence Halprin, and is seen as a sort of smaller counterpart to the elaborate and massive Water Gardens on the south side of Downtown. The unique architecture of the park created a quiet meditative environment for its patrons, also allowing for a walk onto a catwalk over the bluffs for a clear view of the Trinity River and surrounding area. Over time the park was neglected by city officials, even though it resides next to the courthouse and other various government buildings. The concrete structures grew moss, the water works began pumping sludge or stopped flowing altogether, the grass died, and more and more homeless folk began using the pak as a refuge. The city closed the park for renovations in 2007, but it seems that no one has gone back to do anything about it. Who knows what will happen in the future.
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    Just Mosying By
    Mon, May 4th, 2009
    posted by corbenator
    9 pictures
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    10 years later... itís exactly the same
    Wed, May 22nd, 2019
    posted by Dee Ashley
    7 pictures

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    Not the first time someone has promised to reopen this place:

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    Category Rating
    Photography 4 / 10
    Coolness 1 / 10
    Content Quality 4 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 5/23/2019 2:10 AM.

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  • on May 23 19 at 2:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
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  • on May 22 19 at 20:55, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture The Do Not Resuscitate Crew
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  • on May 22 19 at 20:54, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture Welcome to unemployment!
  • on May 22 19 at 20:54, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture Welcome to unemployment!
  • on May 22 19 at 20:51, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture I first came here in 2009 and now itís 2019
  • on May 22 19 at 20:50, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture I used to work in the building right next to this one
  • on May 22 19 at 20:49, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture Eternal Drought
  • on May 22 19 at 20:48, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture Gotta love the view!
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