FORT WORTH, Texas – June 18, 2014 - Visitors to Fort Worth this summer can beat the heat and enjoy the outdoors by taking advantage of a variety of unique aquatic activities and wild ways to cool off on Lake Worth and along the Trinity River. With stand-up paddle boarding, wild water parks and float-up free concerts, the City of Cowboys and Culture is the perfect destination to enjoy some summer fun on the water. A sample of some activities along the Trinity River, on Lake Worth and more is below:
Water Fun on the Trinity River:
Enjoy live music all summer long with this free weekly concert series on the Trinity River. Attendees can watch the show while floating on the water in a tube or bring a chair or blanket to view from the shore. Gates open at 4:30p.m. with the Headliner playing from 6:45-8:15p.m., followed by the After Party Band and a fireworks display at 9:30p.m. For more information and the 2014 lineup, visit rockintheriverfw.com.
Sundays were made for fun on the Trinity River. From now through August 10th Panther Island Pavilion is hosting family-friendly events from 1:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. on Sundays complete with tube rentals, watersports, musical performances, food and beer provided by Panther Island Brewing – Fort Worth’s Newest Brewery. For more information and prices, visit sundayfundayfw.com/
Learn to Wakeboard along the Trinity River in a whole new way this summer at Cowtown Wakepark. Open seven days a week, visitors can learn to master this fun-filled water sport without a boat – no prior experience or equipment is necessary. Weekday Early Bird and Weekday After-Work Specials are also available. For more information and rental prices, visit www.cowtownwakepark.com
Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals offers stand-up paddle boards, canoes and kayaks from brands such as Hobie, Boardworks, Bic, Ocean Kayak and Old Town. Equipment is rented for a flat rate for the first hour and additional rates are charged by half-hour. Paddles and life vests are included with all rentals. For more information and pricing, visit www.kayakfortworth.com
Water Fun on Lake Worth:
Paddle boarding is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors all while building core strength. Lakeside Paddleboard offers professional Stand-Up Paddle lessons as well as SUP Yoga classes, to help participants breathe, balance, and find their centers with the added difficulty of being on the water. For more information and a list of classes, visit http://lakesidepaddle.com/
Cast out a line and leisurely spend a summer day on the lake, located on the West Fork of the Trinity River. There are several prominent fish species in Lake Worth including the Largemouth Bass found around rocky shoreline; Crappie fish lurking in reed beds near the docks; and Catfish swimming throughout the reservoir. White Bass are also plentiful in the lake when spawning up the river. For more information and fishing regulations, visit www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/worth/
Nearby Water Fun:
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Arlington, TX
Get wet and wild at this water adventure park featuring 25 rides and attractions including ‘Der Stuka’ – a 72-foot free fall slide, a million-gallon wave pool and a four-story ‘Mega Wedgie’ water half pipe. Season passes are available as well as special group rates. For more information, ride descriptions and tickets, visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas.
Hawaiian Falls Water Park – White Settlement, TX
Newly-opened for June of 2014 and one of the newest editions to the Hawaiian Falls Water Park collection, the White Settlement location offers water fun rides and attractions for all ages, specifically designed with families in mind. Park visitors can play in ‘Breaker Beach’ wave pool, float together along the ‘Kona Kooler’ lazy river or soar down the ‘Reef Racer’ mat slide for some fun in the sun. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.hfalls.com/whitesettlement/.
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau (FWCVB)
The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States. Known as the “City of Cowboys and Culture,” Fort Worth is a destination with a rich Western heritage and a dedication to urban renewal. The city is home to the famed Stockyards Historic District, the lively downtown Sundance Square and a renowned Cultural District complete with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth Zoo and the Kimbell Art Museum. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.