Saturday: children laugh, joggers stroll by and the sun shines at the new Trailhead.
With access to the Trinity River trails and large areas of green space, the Trailhead at Clearfork is the perfect place for the entire family to enjoy some outdoor fun.
The Trailhead is located in the new Clearfork development, which according to the Clearfork website is a “master-planned, mixed use” development that will feature a combination of retail, residential and green space with several miles of Trinity River access.
Every Saturday from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. (until Nov. 16), a wide variety of free outdoor activities and classes are offered. Past classes have included kayaking and fly rod casting taught by Backwoods, an Austin based outdoor gear and apparel company, and yoga taught by Urban Yoga.
“The classes have no limit and no registration,” said Angelica Plascencia, marketing director for Trinity Works, a real estate development firm that is developing the area.
In addition to the previously mentioned classes, there is a designated kids area to keep youngsters entertained all day long. The Trailhead is also dog friendly, with water bowls to keep pets hydrated.
For those who do not wish to participate in designated classes, there are a variety of options: a two-mile loop, certified 5K course, bike racks, bike rentals, bike accessories and a bike-sharing station.
Food trucks are on site to sate the hunger of those who worked up an appetite during the various activities. The food trucks feature a wide and rotating variety of food, open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Trailhead area also boasts an event space called Heart of the Ranch for concerts and other gatherings. The Heart of the Ranch is unique in that it boasts 100-year-old trees and a great view of both the Trinity and the downtown Fort Worth skyline.
So far, it has hosted everything from weddings to concerts. Most recently, it hosted a kickoff concert for the TCU vs. UT game on Oct. 25. The concert featured Trent Willmon, Luke Wade and Stephen Pointer.
“The Trailhead is always open to the public,” Plascencia said, “unless there is a private event taking place.”
Even when there aren’t any planned events, residents can simply drive past the Trailhead sign and enjoy the beauty and nature for themselves.