Welcome to the Neighborhood
This small town west of Fort Worth is one of the oldest cities in Parker County with a growing population around 3,000. And it’s easy to see why—boasting a strong school district (with a strongly supported football team) and housing prices that give families a bigger bang for their buck, this town may be low on amenities but it’s high on charm, community spirit and extracurricular activities for the kids. Mellow mamas can stroll through the farmers market on Monday evenings while kiddos rule the nearby playground in the town’s Community Center Park. And with downtown Fort Worth and Weatherford both about 20 minutes away, it’s easy for parents to commute and to find more options for entertaining their families, like a Wild West–themed water park in Weatherford.
● ALEDO ISD
1008 Bailey Ranch Road, Aledo, 817/441-8327; aledoisd.org
Elementary schools: 5
Intermediate school: 1
Middle school: 1
Ninth grade schools: 1
High schools: 1
● EAST PARKER COUNTY LIBRARY
Open Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 10am–1pm
201 FM 1187 N., Aledo, 817/441-6545; epclibrary.com
Health & Fitness 101
● ALEDO ATHLETIC CLUB
Work in a fitness class at Aledo Athletic Club, with a Body Blast class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9–10am (incorporating weights, stretching, cardio and running) and Barre classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8–9am. The club also hosts mobility and stretching classes for littles 8 and up. Membership is $32.99 per month or $365 for the year.
601 FM 1187A, Aledo, 817/441-2444
● ALEDO COMMUNITY CENTER PARK
The community center park features a concrete-paved walking trail, large playground, basketball court and covered pavilion.
104 Robinson Court, Aledo, 817/441-9009; aledo-texas.com
● ALEDO FARMERS MARKET
Open every Monday in March–November from 3–6pm at the Aledo Community Center parking lot.
04 Robinson Court, Aledo, 817/441-7016; aledo-texas.com
● BEARCAT PARK
A large, wooden castle-shaped playground and covered picnic pavilion at one of the town’s most kid-friendly parks.
FM 5, Aledo, 817/441-7016; aledo-texas.com
● JOE’S PIZZA & PASTA has yummy options for the whole family, including the classic cheese pizza, calzones, hot subs and wings, plus a thoroughly Italian kids’ menu.
311 S. FM 1187, Suite 200, 817/441-2959; aledojoespizza.com
● SPLASH KINGDOM FAMILY WATERPARK
This water park with a Wild West theme will help your littles cool off during the summer months. Attractions include wave pools, slides, a lazy river and a kids’ play area modeled after an abandoned mine shaft.
1001 Cinema Drive, Hudson Oaks, 817/598-0777; splashkingdomwaterpark.com/weatherford
Kiddos can play in the dark at this nearby venue in Weatherford. This jam-packed venue has glow-in-the-dark features so your kids won’t miss a step. Activities include a trampoline park, arcade and mini golf. Birthday party packages are available.
1819 S. Main St., Weatherford, 817/599-6520; holeinfunentertainment.com
● FORT WORTH MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES
Meetings take place every third Thursday of the month (except December) at the Western Hills Church of Christ. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for membership inquiries.
8800 Chapin Road, Fort Worth; fwmom.org
● MOMS CLUB OF ALEDO / WILLOW PARK
Meetings are once a month and membership dues are $25 per year. Email email@example.com for membership inquiries.