Six Flags whirls into latest list of fun Fort Worth-area attractions reopening
The summer heat has arrived, and so has the hankering to get out and have some fun. As restrictions on businesses have loosened per Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen Texas after COVID-19 shutdowns, more venues around Fort Worth are reopening their doors.
Just in the last week, many more waterparks, movie theaters, and amusement parks — welcome back, Six Flags! — have announced their opening dates. In almost all cases, guests should reserve tickets online, plan to wear masks, and be patient with new rules about temperature-taking, capacity limits, social distancing, and sanitizing.
Here are the latest Fort Worth-area amusements and attractions to welcome back visitors. The list will be updated as more places reveal their plans.
Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington will reopen to the public June 22. Season pass-holders and members get to come back early, June 19-21. The park has implemented new safety measures and hygiene protocols, which are explained here. Guests should wear masks and prepare to have their temperature checked. Reservations are required to stagger arrival times for social distancing and crowd control. Parking reservations are encouraged, too. For more information, reservations, and parking, visit the website.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington reopens June 18-21 to members and season pass-holders, and June 22 to the general public. The waterpark has implemented new safety measures and hygiene protocols, which are explained here. Guests will have their temperature taken, but masks are not required. Reservations are required to stagger arrival times for social distancing and crowd control. Parking reservations are encouraged, too. For more information, reservations, and parking, visit the website.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge will reopen to guests June 16. Starting hours will be 8 am-5 pm, with the last admission at 4 pm, weekdays only. The Hardwicke Interpretive Center will remain closed, but daily naturalist-led outdoor programs will be available. Online reservations are required, and masks must be worn at the entry gate. For more information, maps, and reservations, visit the website.
Log Cabin Villagewill welcome guests back June 16. The west Fort Worth village will be open 10 am-4 pm Tuesday through Friday. Visitors may view the historic buildings from the doorways, but they may not enter the buildings. Reservations and prepayment are, available through the website.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden, which had reopened to weekday visitors on June 1, will resume weekend hours on Saturday, June 13. Passes must be purchased ahead of time (no door sales) and will be done in 60-minute blocks. Access to buildings will be limited to restrooms only. Guests should expect to have their temperature taken, and masks are encouraged. For more information, check their website.
NRH20 Family Waterpark in North Richland Hills reopens for its 25th anniversary season on June 15. Guests can expect updated safety and cleaning protocols, as well as new procedures designed to allow for social distancing. Tickets and season passes can be purchased online.
Cinemark Theaters are reopening in a four-phase plan that will begin on June 19. The first phase will be a test run, with five movie theaters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area reopening first. The Plano-based chain's remaining theaters will reopen in phases, concluding on July 10. More information in this story.
Great Wolf Lodge resort and waterpark in Grapevine will reopen June 16, providing a convenient staycation location for families. Their new "Paw Pledge" program focuses on keeping families healthy and safe through sanitization, physical distancing, personal protection, and minimizing surface interactions. Guests may pick up complimentary masks at the front desk. For reservations and discounts, visit their website.
Lake Worth had closed May 26 due to high water levels. It reopened at 11 am June 4 for boating, swimming, and other recreational activities.
Fort Worth parks are taking reservations again. Residents may now reserve city park facilities for fewer than 10 attendees. Athletic field reservations are available for groups of fewer than 10 participants on practice fields. Games with fewer than 10 participants will be allowed after June 15. For reservations, call 817-392-5718.
Fort Worth Public Library has reopened three locations for limited services with continued safety protocols. They are: East Regional Library (6301 Bridge St.), Southwest Regional Library (4001 Library Ln.), and Summerglen Branch Library (4205 Basswood Blvd.) Hours are 10:30 am-6:30 pm Tuesday through Friday and 12-5 pm Saturday. Visits are limited to one hour, and in-person programming has not resumed. Curbside service will expand to more locations in June. To keep up with library news, visit the website.
McLeland Tennis Center has reopened its indoor courts, in addition to previously opened outdoor courts. Call to reserve a court at 817-921-5134. Also, summer tennis camps are taking place through August 13. Download the mobile app and get more information, memberships, and reservations at the website.