Architecture in Fort Worth




Fort Worth Water Gardens

Houston & W. 14th St. - 1974


This park was designed by Phillip Johnson from New York. It was constructed by Thos. S. Byrne General Contractors in Fort Worth.  The water park is an oasis in the concrete jungle of the center of town. The park features three pools of water: the aerating pool, the quiet pool, and the active pool with water tumbling down a series of terraces down to a small pit. Recently, the gardens have been modified to allow direct access from the Convention Center expansion.  This includes a new north entrance to the park and restoration of the multiple sprays in the aerating pool.  Portions of the movie Logan's Run were filmed at the active pool.  The park has recently undergone extensive renovation and it reopened in the Spring of 2007.