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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fort Worth Water Gardens

The Water Gardens in Fort Worth are impressive. Built in 1974 the area has three different water features and covers over 4 acres. This part of Fort Worth was once called Hell's Half Acre a wild west part of town in the late 1800s. Although anchored by St. Patrick's Cathedral it was a rowdy area consisting mostly of saloons and brothels which were said to have been visited by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and many other infamous characters. If some of the views look familiar, you may have seen them in the film Logan's Run.









4 comments:

Joanne said...

I've only been in the summer time. It has a whole new look based on your winter pics.

K9friend said...

What a lovely place. I hope to see it someday.

Pat
Critter Alley

Tiffany Norris said...

We loved these!

Nick Bezdek said...

This is the new water park of Fort Worth built in 1974-5 but that is not the only water park Fort Worth ever had.In fact if you go in front of Montgomery plaza which is a park on the other side.That is the down town entrance to the old ruins of the city and texas largest water park and the other entrance to the park is over near clear fork tower by Macaroni grill restaurant which is by the trinity river.no the water park is close but visitors are welcome to tour the entire water park that was close due to budget reason in 1975 and it was built in the 1950s and had the largest water fall which was 7 ft high.There is a tunnel that goes all the way to the sonar prison which was the armor & swift meat packing plant but to get in to the old ruins you have to get through the gate and yes there is a sign that say enter at your own risk.This one ruin you can't miss about Fort Worth.check it out and injoy.