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Fort Worth Field Trips Your Family Must Take, According to Event Planner Ashley Paz

Our January 2019 FortWorthChild Mom Next Door Ashley Paz shares her picks for eats, reads and family field trips in Fort Worth. For more with Ashley, click here.

For an educational field trip

Ella Mae Shamblee Library in Historic Southside has a great selection of culturally significant literature and materials for children of color.”
1062 Evans Ave., Fort Worth // 817/392-5580

For nature

“We do a lot of hikes: the Fort Worth Nature Center and RefugeTandy Hills Natural Area. We spend a lot of time on the Trinity Trails.”
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge // 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth // 817/392-7410
Tandy Hills Natural Area // Fort Worth area
Trinity Trails // Fort Worth area

For a Saturday getaway

“We like to get away on a little day trip. We will go to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose or Eisenhower State Park in Denison.”
Dinosaur Valley State Park // 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose // 254/897-4588
Eisenhower State Park // 50 Park Road 20, Denison // 903/465-1956

For neighborhood biteS

“We live right off Magnolia Avenue, so we can just go get pizza at Cane Rosso or go get sushi at Shinjuku Station.”
Cane Rosso // 815 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth // 817/922-9222
Shinjuku Station // 711 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth // 817/923-2695

“Every Wednesday we have a tradition of going to Chadra Mezza and Grill. They have a great Wednesday evening buffet—everyone in the neighborhood goes.”
Chadra Mezza and Grill // 1622 Park Place Ave., Fort Worth // 817/926-3992

For the commute

Out of the Cold from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a true crime podcast from Fort Worth’s own Deanna Boyd, who looks into local cold cases.”
Out of the Cold // Free // Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

For self-development

“I have White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo playing on Audible, and I’m reading New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How To Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. I think both are a must-read for anyone in a leadership position.”

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