Panther Island / Central City News

Spend Spring on Panther Island

Explore the Trinity River From the Water

Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Pavilion. They are open for their 2021 season. Reserve your watercraft ahead of time on their website at

Walk, Run, or Bike the Trinity Trails

There are over 100 miles of Trinity Trails and lucky for us they run right through Panther Island! Bring your dog, friends and family out for a nice time on the trails.

Attend an Event at Panther Island Pavilion

Panther Island Pavilion is the host venue to a variety of events throughout the year. They boast two nationwide events coming to Fort Worth this April. Water Lantern Festival will be returning on April 10 and Fitcon will be debuting in Texas April 23 and 24. For more event information visit

Drink an Award Winning Brew

Panther Island Brewing is located at the corner of 4th and Main St. The taproom is open Thursdays – Sundays. Try one of their most recent gold winning beer, Allergeez or their variety of seasonal brews available in their taproom. Watch their calendar for special events, including fun collaborations!

Enjoy a Unique Movie Watching Experience

The Coyote Drive-In experience allows you to enjoy a movie from your car or bring some chairs and sit outside of it. Also explore the playground, beer garden, place for kids to throw the ball around all for a great outdoor experience. Coyote shows double features every night on four different screens. Pet friendly and they show movies rain or shine.

Meet Major Ripley Allen Arnold

Located at the McMillan Plaza right next to Panther Island Pavilion, stands the statue of Fort Worth’s founder, Major Ripley Arnold. Be sure to pay your respects and learn some of Fort Worth’s rich history!

Rent a Bike and Explore the City

There is a Fort Worth B-cycle station located at Taylor Circle. Rent a bike and hop on the trails at Panther Island and explore Fort Worth!

Go Geocaching

The TRWD Trinity Trails Geocaching Adventure GeoTour lets you seek out the number of stores geocaches along the trails, and even the one hidden on the island. The boxes are well-distributed throughout the city, so this activity provides a good excuse to explore.