Some of the Trinity River's most utilized amenities are the 40 miles of hike and bike trails located along its banks. The trails are a great place to bike, walk, roller blade and ride horses, and are used daily by commuters and exercise enthusiasts.
Trailheads are placed at several convenient access points along the river to provide parking, picnic space, meeting areas and water fountains for those using the trails.
Maps of the Trinity Trails can be found here: Trail Map- East
Trail Map- West
Swimming, boating and fishing are allowed on the Trinity River, subject to Texas Parks and Wildlife rules and regulations. In general, fishing is allowed along the river unless specifically posted or as noted on fishing licenses. Swimming in the river is not advisable due to the strong river currents and lack of lifeguards and safety measures available.
Forest Park located at University Drive and Colonial Parkway in Fort Worth, has picnic tables, soccer fields and one of the Trinity trailheads. Points of interest include Log Cabin Village, the miniature train and the Fort Worth Zoo.
Gateway Park is on the east side of Fort Worth just north of the I-30 and Beach St. intersection. There is a sports complex complete with a snack bar, a pro shop, restrooms and picnic areas. Softball and soccer leagues throughout Tarrant County use this facility for regular play and for regional and state tournaments. The park also has numerous bike and hike trails, picnic areas and waterfront areas alongside the river.
Heritage Park is located north of the Tarrant County Courthouse where the Clear and West forks of the Trinity River converge. The park offers great access to the Trinity Trails from downtown Fort Worth.
Rockwood Park, located south of the Rockwood Golf Course, offers a large sports complex which houses lit softball competition fields, soccer fields, t-ball fields and a driving range. Fishing is allowed in the Trinity River, but a license may be required and children must wear life jackets. The hike and bike trail extends through this park along the West Fork, providing a connection to downtown Fort Worth and trails to the east and southwest.
Sycamore Park, located on the east side of Fort Worth, offers swimming, tennis, softball, horseshoes, dominoes, basketball and more. Highlights of the park include the Sycamore Community Center and the creek running through the middle of the park.
Trinity Park, in the heart of the cultural district, is the second oldest park in the city and has countless historical tales to go along with that honor. Trinity Park is home to Mayfest, which is a Fort Worth tradition held the first weekend in May featuring food, arts, crafts and live performances. TRWD stocks the river here each spring with hundreds of trout. Fishing is allowed, but may require a license and small children may need to wear life jackets.
A special operating permit is required for any commercial activity or event on Water District property. This includes, but is not limited to, the Fort Worth Floodway, Marine Creek Lake and Cement Creek Lake. In addition to permit fees, TRWD will require anyone requesting a permit to name TRWD as the “additional insured” on the insurance policy for the event and provide an aerial map depicting the route used or site map. Any person interested in obtaining a special operating permit may contact Rachel Navejar, Neighborhood and Recreation Enhancement Coordinator, at (817) 698-0700 or by e-mail.