Driving east from downtown Fort Worth, you may have noticed a swath of undeveloped land on the south side of I-30 between Beach and Oakland. Most of that land is Tandy Hills Natural Area and I've found that it's a great place to run! It may not look like much as you drive by, but its 160 natural acres have some really nice trails.
Friends of Tandy Hills have been the park's greatest advocates. They sponsor Prairie Fest every spring (with Brave Combo playing live!), publish a book of wildflowers at the park, and generally promote conservation and preservation of this Fort Worth gem.
For me Tandy Hills's greatest asset is proximity to my home, just a few minutes' drive. But for the quality and variety of trails, the seclusion it offers so close to the heart of the city, and the views of downtown Fort Worth, this park is worth a visit for any trail runner, casual hiker, or wildflower lover.