Fort Woof Park Information
Fort Woof is open the same hours as Gateway
Park, from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Note that the
park is lighted at night.
The city is currently watering only at midnight. There may be a few occasions when they run it during the day, but only to check heads or after repairs.
Fort Woof is located east of downtown within Gateway
Park, north of Interstate 30 between Beach Street and Oakland Boulevard,
east of downtown.
From I-30, exit Beach Street (just east of downtown
Fort Worth), head north on Beach Street for approximately a quarter
of a mile, and turn east (right) at the Gateway
Park sign. Then proceed another
quarter of a mile; Fort Woof Dog Park will be on your left.
- Dogs must be licensed and have current rabies vaccinations
on their tags.
- Dogs belonging to Fort Worth residents must display city
license tags issued by Animal Services.
- Dogs to remain on-leash while entering and exiting the
- Dogs must be kept on-leash until inside the double-gated
- Owners are to stay within the park and within view of
- Dogs shall be under the voice control of their owners
at all times.
- Any dog exhibiting aggressive behavior must be removed
- Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their
- Owners must have a visible leash at all times.
- Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of feces
of their pets.
- All children must be under strict supervision and an adult
must accompany those under the age of 12.
- No puppies under 4 months of age.
- Dogs in heat are not allowed.
- Park users and dog owners assume all risk related to dog
- Small dog area is for animals under 40 lbs. only. Small
dogs may play in the large dog area at their own risk, but
it is not recommended.
- Owners shall repair any damage done by their dog (i.e.,
holes dug by the dog).
- The off-leash area shall maintain operational during park
hours, unless otherwise posted.
- No food or drink allowed in the dog park.
- Owners waive liability to the city for any injury or damage
caused to or by pets during any time while using the park.
What if I see someone break the Fort Woof rules?
Fort Woof was established on the concept that dog owners would
police themselves and each other. If you see someone
who forgets the rules (i.e., forgets to pick up poop) politely
remind them of the rule, and thank them when they comply
with the rule. Fort Worth is full of friendly folks who want to
the right thing. That's the Fort Woof way!