A hub for outdoor activity – right on the Trinity River!
This waterfront venue is also a hub for outdoor activity in Fort Worth. You’ll find kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, boat tours, public art, bike share station, kayak launches, direct access to the Trinity Trails and even a public beach.
Summer Beach Schedule
Daily Trinity River water activities available at the Panther Island Pavilion beach venue.
Make some memories on the Trinity River by renting a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports, located at Panther Island Pavilion! Take a paddle up the Clear or West Forks of the Trinity River for laid-back journey! Another unique way to enjoy the Trinity River at the pavilion is by attending one of the new SUP Yoga Classes offered by Backwoods Paddlesports on Wednesday’s and weekends!
Major Ripley Arnold Statue
The city’s largest bronze monument honoring Fort Worth founder, Major Ripley Allen Arnold, is located in John V. McMillan Plaza. Learn about this figure from Fort Worth history surrounded by views of downtown and the Trinity River.
Panther Island Boat Tours
Choose from several types of tours that include the rich history of the river and how it shaped Fort Worth, beautiful scenic views and sightings of river wildlife like turtles, herons and other critters. They even have a sunset cruise with dinner! Panther Island Boat Tours operates from March to November. For booking information go to their website.
TRWD’s Trinity Trails System winds through much of Fort Worth and is one of the Metroplex’s most used recreational facilities. Encompassing more than 100 miles, it provides an excellent venue for trail users to bike, walk, run or even ride horses. It is Cowtown, after all.
Fort Worth Bike Sharing
Head over to the Fort Worth B-cycle station located at Taylor Circle to rent a bike from Fort Worth Bike Sharing! Hop on the trails at Panther Island and explore the island and city! Also, make sure to check out their Free FriYAYs on the first Friday of every month for your free ride! Enjoy the gorgeous views of downtown, Panther Island Pavilion, the Trinity River and so much more!
TRWD Geocaching Adventure
Participate in the TRWD Geocaching Adventure, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. This outdoor adventure is perfect for any family or friend group looking to add a little fun to their day! Find all four TRWD Geocaches located on Panther Island and tag us on social media! Complete the TRWD Geocaching Adventure Passport and find Fort Worth’s hidden gems!