Marion Sansom Park Hike

Published by Fort Worth on

March 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marion Sansom Park  
2501 Roberts Cut Off Road  
Fort Worth, TX 76114

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Join Jeff to explore this park with some remnant Fort Worth Prairie habitat overlooking Lake Worth. Many species of prairie plants growing at this park are endemic (found only here) to North Central Texas. Pale-leaf yucca and Engelmann’s sage are two such plants. They prefer limestone soil and are drought hardy. Both plants are found in high quality prairies. Prairies and woods are subject to invasion by non-native (not native to the United States) plants. Privet (Ligustrum spp.), Johnsongrass (Sorghum halpense) and goathead (Tribulis terrestris) are just a few of the invaders that have taken over the park. Privet forms dense walls of shrub that is practically impenetrable.

Marion Sansom park affords opportunity to view many bird species from migratory songbirds to winter waterfowl. The view from the top of the bluff offers an overview of the park, whereas hiking downhill along the numerous trails offers a great view of Lake Worth and the wildlife that depends upon it.

www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/parks/parks-and-trails/marion-sansom-park

*Optional lunch afterwards at Navajo Burgers (7028 Navajo Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76135)