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8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 24

Every year thousands of volunteers join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful to make a huge impact on communities across the city by cleaning litter from parks, right of ways, rivers, and other public areas. You can join this effort by registering yourself or a group to help clean areas near you.

    Choose your own area to clean, or join in at “Cleanup Hubs” - pre-selected areas throughout the city that need volunteers.

  • Gloves and trash bags will be supplied to all registered volunteers.
  • Event T-shirts are limited to the first 7,000 volunteers.
  • Lunch will be provided at Earth Party for all volunteers.

Registration opens Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 28.

Cleanup Locations

Arlington Heights High School  4501 West Freeway  76107

Bradley Center  2601 Timberline Drive  76119

Echo Lake Park  6300 South Freeway, Cole St.  76110

Eugene McCray Park  3400 Quail Road  76119

Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods  818 Missouri Ave.  76104

Lake Worth  exact meeting place TBD  76135

Northside High School  2211 McKinley Ave.  76164

Polytechnic High School  1300 Conner Ave.  76105

Volunteer instructions and contests

Volunteers will receive further instructions on supply pickup and where to meet after they register. Individuals and groups who turn in their cleanup forms and information by March 30 will be entered into the following contests:

    Most bags of trash/recycling collected

    Most miles of roadways/waterways cleaned

    Wacky trash

    Most youth volunteers

Note to teachers

Supplies will be made available to teachers who need to host a cleanup at their school on March 23. Anyone participating on Friday is welcome to attend the Earth Party for the volunteer lunch and celebration.

Handley Meadowbrook and Eugene McCray community centers closed during expansion projects

Handley Meadowbrook and Eugene McCray Community Center  will both be closed through Oct. 31, 2018, as part of scheduled renovation projects for both centers.

Programs and activities for both centers have been relocated to nearby Sycamore and MLK Jr. community centers, as have center staff who have been affected by the renovations.

Both centers are the recipients of 2014 bond funds, which were dedicated to expanding the facilities.

Handley Meadowbrook construction and programming

As part of this project, Handley Meadowbrook Community Center will be expanded and rehabilitation work will be completed on the park roadway and parking lot.

Handley Meadowbrook’s senior walking club, senior exercise/Tai Chi class, Zumba class and karate class will be relocated to MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive, during construction.

Their After-School Program will go on as scheduled, with staff picking up participants and transporting them to MLK Jr. Community Center.

Visit the Handley Meadowbrook Capital Improvement page to keep up with the project status and other news.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Frances Cooke Van Zandt Chapter of Fort Worth invite the public to attend the grave marking of Aaron Trice (A.T.) Castleberry a Citizen of the Republic of Texas.  Ceremony to place a special marker on the grave will be held at 10 a.m. at the Nelson Cemetery, 850 N Cardinal Rd in Azle, Texas on March 24, 2018.


Upcoming CITIZEN ON PATROL Training

Here is an opportunity for you to serve your community and help reduce crime. Every neighborhood needs MORE Citizens on Patrol in the neighborhoods. Classes are taught by the Fort Worth Police Department.


March 15

6pm to 10pm

4651 N. Main


  • Any resident of Fort Worth (18 or older) who passes a background check is eligible to apply.
  • All applications are to be turned in one week before the training.


Contact Freddie Holcomb at 817.451.2366 or to apply or to receive more information.

Lifeguard Certification Courses

Want to have a splash at the pool this summer while earning some extra money and gaining valuable work experience?

Individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Fort Worth’s aquatic facilities are asked to undergo tryouts beginning in early February, before completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. Class participants must be 15 or older to take the class, and must be 16 or older to work for the City of Fort Worth.

Participants must pass a swimming pre-test to qualify for the class.
This pre-test will consist of:

  •     A 300 meter swim (front crawl or breast stroke)
  •     Treading water for two minutes, without using hands
  •     A timed brick retrieval from a depth of 10 feet


All classes and tryouts will be held at the Texas Wesleyan University indoor pool, located in the Sid Richardson Building at 1101 Collard St., on the following dates:


      5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

    5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10

    2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14



Once an individual passes the tryout, they will be expected to attend six days’ worth of certification classes, which will be held on weekends from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 2-10 p.m. on Sunday, through the following dates:

    Class 1: Feb. 2-11

    Class 2: Feb. 16-25

    Class 3: March 2-11

    Class 4: April 6-15

    Class 5: April 20-29


For more information, contact the City of Fort Worth Aquatics division at 817-392-7691.

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Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions

Eastside Trainers:  Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey


Nolan Catholic
High School
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104

T, Th 5:30am

Beverly Sims

Lowery Rd. Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120

T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
Charla Kelsey

Bethel Temple
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M, W, F.  5:30 am
Beverly Sims

Meadowbrook Middle School
has moved to
Oakland Lake Park

 1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103

M, W at 5:30pm Beverly Sims

Primary Trainer - Fort Worth

P: 817-980-0576

Partner Trainer - Fort Worth
cell 817-307-0258

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