To promote the conservation and restoration of Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) as a rare remaining example of native prairie that is indigenous to much of the Fort Worth area. To facilitate use of THNA as an education and recreation resource for experiencing and understanding the natural environment of predevelopment Fort Worth. To increase awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas through the annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest and other activities.
Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160-acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department in 1960 and designated a “natural area” in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 600 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living example of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times. THNA is adjacent to I-30 and less than 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The fact that it has never been plowed or developed and survived into the 21st century in relatively pristine condition is remarkable.