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Built in 1974, Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s design for the Fort Worth Water Garden was to be a “cooling oasis in the concrete jungle.” The main elements of the design are three pools of water: the meditation pool; the aerating pool and the active pool where water runs over layers of rocks and steps to a small pool 38 feet below. Special lighting makes the night sparkle.

Numerous plants and trees also decorate the Water Gardens. The site was used as the backdrop for some scenes from the film Logan’s Run in 1976. It’s also common to see brides using the area for portraits. The park provides hours of pleasure to passersby of all ages. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 1502 Commerce St.

For more information: 817-392-7111, 817-392-5718 (reservations).