Wedgwood Park is our home park. It is the park that surrounds one of our local elementary schools and is the closest one for us to walk to. We often go there when we just need to visit a park but don’t feel like trekking out far to get to one. Though it is a smaller neighborhood park it still offers plenty to. The kids particularly love going there because it has a merry go round.
Usually when we first go the park we start off in the school playground that is in the gated area. There are two jungle gyms there, with one of them being under a shade structure. There is also an outdoor basketball court where you will find many kids, teenagers, and adults playing a pick-up game. The tennis courts are also typically in use from a mixture of ages. Along with basketball and tennis, there is also a space to play a game of soccer as there is a set of soccer goals and there is an area with a backstop for a game of baseball or softball. Our younger children usually stay close to the structures to play, while the last time we went with our 14-year-old, she joined a group of kids that were playing football.
There is a little trail that goes around the park that I often see people use to walk their dogs, but it is not much of a trail to get in any mileage.
Nature: The park had several large oaks and a gumball tree scattered around the area, which are beautiful. However with the often cut grass and no other layer of vegetation, it was a pretty sterile environment apart from the occasional squirrel and house sparrow you would see flitting about.
Neighborhood: Wedgwood Square
Address: 5309 Winfred Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133
Latitude: 32.662072 Longitude: -97.380733
Trails: The park offers .32 mile paved trail around the field and park. You could easily add another .3 miles if you walk around the school starting with the side walk to the south and then heading north to the west of the school and then heading east back to the parks trail.
Acreage: 6.6 acres
Amenities: Playground, tennis court, basketball court soccer field, small pavilion.
Parking: Side of the road or at the schools parking lot.
Playground Detail: Merry-go-round, monkey bars, balance beam, toddler jungle gym, sea saw.
History: The park was established in 1955 and according to the sign located at the park, there was a fire that destroyed the playground in April of 2014. However, the students and faculty of Bruce Shulkey Elementary school managed to raise money for a new park that was constructed in September of 2014.
Restrooms: There is no outdoor restroom facility.