Gateway Park Master Plan

Another exciting component of the Central City portion of the Trinity River Vision is the revitalization of Gateway Park. The plan will include a major restoration of the park’s ecosystem, provide numerous and diverse recreational amenities and provide the necessary flood storage to ensure the viability of the Central City flood control project. The plans are likely to spur positive economic development around the park. The project meets the needs of the community by connecting neighborhoods of east and southeast of Fort Worth to the Trinity River.

At just over 1,000 acres, Gateway Park will become the largest urban-programmed park in the area. Park-goers can expect the new and improved Gateway to be completely equipped with first class recreational amenities making the park a regional destination for outdoor activities. These additions and improvements are a direct result of community input gathered during a series of public meetings held throughout the City's master planning process.


Soccer Fields

Futbol fanatics will get a kick out of this! Both competition and practice fields will be scattered throughout Gateway Park – putting an end to a noted shortage of soccer facilities in Fort Worth.

Baseball & Softball Fields

Heeeeyyy batter, batter, batter! Ball players definitely score a home run with all of the new fields going into Gateway Park. These nice facilities will make every boy and girl playing the sport feel like a real Texas Ranger.

Disc Golf

Disc golfers, get ready to grab your buddies and zip on down to Gateway Park. A full course will wind through the eastern portion of the park.

Mountain Bike Course

Mountain bikers are always looking for a new adventure, so when this off-road course is added to Gateway Park, it’s sure to attract an extreme crowd!

Covered Basketball Court

Covered courts make playing hours of hoops in the hot Texas sun a breeze. Whether just shooting around or an intense game of 3-on-3, this facility is a slam dunk.

15 Miles of New Trails

Fifteen miles of additional hike and bike trails will weave throughout the 1,000-acre park – making Gateway a huge hub for people on the move.

Splash Park

The new splash park in Gateway will be the coolest place for families to go when the mercury starts rising. All of the splishing and splashing are sure to keep little ones entertained for hours!

Dog Park Expansion

Four-legged Fort Worthians already give Fort Woof Dog Park two paws up, so they’ll be jumping for joy when an expansion to the park is added – allowing even more puppies to join the party.

Outdoor Amphitheater

Sitting under the stars, listening to a symphony of sound. Set in the heart of Gateway Park, the amphitheater will be large enough to host national touring acts, yet convenient enough to showcase the best local talent.

Rowing Center

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream (or Trinity River!). The long, straight expanse of water to the south of Gateway Park is an ideal setting for the Fort Worth Rowing Club to hold practices and host regattas. A new storage/meeting facility and dock will make life a dream for this active local club.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Four whitewater chutes will be built within the soon-to-be restored Riverside Oxbow in the western portion of Gateway. Kayakers and canoeists will love the surges of water as they paddle down the scenic, tree-lined stream.

80,000 New Trees

Yes, you read that right! Eighty thousand mature oak and pecan trees will be planted throughout the entirety of the park – restoring the land’s natural, wooded ecosystem.

In-Ground Skate Park

Need a place to master your ollies, kickflips and boardslides? Well, get stoked, because local skaters have been conjuring up plans for an in-ground, concrete park that will give Tony Hawk wannabes from all over North Texas a place to skateboard in style.

Picnic Areas & Playgrounds

Picnic tables and playgrounds will be scattered throughout the park – making Gateway the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic. Did someone say peanut butter and jelly? Yum.

New Entry Towers

Grandiose towers will mark the east and west entries into the new and improved park. Visible from the I-30, these large markers will take the guesswork out of getting to Gateway.