A hub for outdoor activity – right on the Trinity River!
This waterfront venue is also a hub for outdoor activity in Fort Worth. You’ll find kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, boat tours, public art, bike share station, kayak launches, direct access to the Trinity Trails and even a public beach.
Summer Beach Schedule
Daily Trinity River water activities available at the Panther Island Pavilion beach venue.
Paddling the Trinity River is a unique way to explore Fort Worth! Backwoods Paddlesports rents kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards March through November. Take a paddle up the Clear or West Forks of the Trinity River. This portion of the Trinity River is calm which makes it perfect for a laid-back journey.
Major Ripley Arnold Statue
The city’s largest bronze monument honoring Fort Worth founder, Major Ripley Allen Arnold, is located in John V. McMillan Plaza. Learn about this figure from Fort Worth history surrounded by views of downtown and the Trinity River.
Panther Island Boat Tours
Choose from several types of tours that include the rich history of the river and how it shaped Fort Worth, beautiful scenic views and sightings of river wildlife like turtles, herons and other critters. They even have a sunset cruise with dinner! Panther Island Boat Tours operates from March to November. For booking information go to their website.
TRWD’s Trinity Trails System winds through much of Fort Worth and is one of the Metroplex’s most used recreational facilities. Encompassing more than 100 miles, it provides an excellent venue for trail users to bike, walk, run or even ride horses. It is Cowtown, after all.