Playground Review: Fort Worth's Tillery Park
A look at one of Tarrant County's neighborhood play areas best for playdates, picnics, parties and kids needing to burn off energy.
Words Kelly Wooley
Published July 2018 FortWorthChild
Updated August 11, 2018
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Location: 2200 Rockridge Terrace, off Forest Park Blvd. in Fort Worth. Located just east of the Fort Worth Zoo, it has a parking lot directly in front of the entrance.

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Positives:

+ Multiple play structures with slides, swings, bridges, etc.
+ Green spaces for picnics.
+ Easy to find.

Negatives:

– No bathrooms or changing tables.
– Small parking lot.

Our Rating: 4.5/5
*Based on the National Program for Playground Safety’s Report Card atplaygroundsafety.org. 

Best for: Playdates, picnics, parties and kids needing to burn off energy. Tillery Park’s playground has multiple play areas and structures which offer activities for a variety of ages, from infants to school-age. There are multiple slides, bridges, swings and things to climb, including a small rock climbing wall. While there are separate areas for infants/toddlers and older kids, there’s a blend of equipment in each area, making it an appealing choice for families with kids of different ages. Shaded benches and picnic tables throughout are perfect for picnics and parties.

Safety: Tall, closely spaced rails enclose all of the high areas. The entire park is fenced, and the equipment has been well maintained by the community that originally funded the park. Because of the nooks and crannies in the main play structure, it can be difficult to keep your eye on your child at times.

This review was distributed to the City of Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department for further review and/or action. 

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