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A Gift of Beauty – The Fort Worth Water Gardens

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It’s the first day of Spring, and as the weather grows warmer, Fort Worth residents will celebrate the season by venturing outside in search of fun and relaxing activities. Since outdoor activities are always more rewarding when surrounded by water, a great place to visit is the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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The Fort Worth Water Gardens opened in 1974, a gift of beauty from the Amon G. Carter Foundation. They were designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee as a place to escape the harshness of the big city. There are three pools to roam, and the concrete paths and walls are contrasted by lush landscaping. Time seems to stand still as you wander from pool to pool, surrounded by the sounds of rushing water, singing birds and wind rustling through the trees.

You don’t have to go far to find some peace and calm at the end of a hard day or a long work or school week. Pack a picnic lunch, take along a good book, and visit the Fort Worth Water Gardens – a true gift of beauty tucked away in the big city.