Longhorn Park Picnic Area overlooks Benbrook Lake & Dam in north-central Texas, easiley accessible from the Chisholm Trail Parkway and southwest Fort Worth. Along with a scenic overlook, a large group pavilion is available as well as picnicking, fishing and boat launching.
The large group pavilion is popular for family and group activitries. Individual picnic sites and boat launching is also available in the park. The nearby spillway cut for the dam is a popular fossil-hunting locaiotn where visitors can search rof Cretaceous clams and coral remnants form 85 million yeats ago.
The large picnic shelter can accommodate up to 100 guests, with restrooms and available parking. A volleyball court and horseshoe pit offer aditonal recreation opportunities.
Longhorn Park is on the high rocky bluffs of the Clear Fork, overlooking the southeast end of the dam.
City lease areas on the lake’s north end offer golf courses, ball fields, tennis & volleyball courts, children’s play areas, trail access and other facilities. Fort Worth’s renowned Cultural & Museum District, Stockyards National Historic District, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Bass Performance Hall, and downtown Sundance Square, are all only a short drive.From Interstate 20 or 820, take exit 432A for Bryant Irvin Road, and go 3 miles (1.8 km) south to the intersection with Dirks Road / Altabesa Boulevard. Turn right or west and go 1 mile (1.2 km) to the park and Lake Office which will be on the left.817-292-2400N