Celebrate History, Enjoy Nature
Nestled among Fort Worth’s Naval Air Station, older neighborhoods, and main traffic arteries are more than 30 acres with an intriguing history. The legendary Will Rogers of movie, vaudeville, and newspaper fame was once thought to own this property—a pecan tree orchard producing hardy nuts.
In the early 1940s, the Base Commander of Carswell Airforce Base lived in house on the property. The home is still occupied—with a working elevator inside. Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Amon Carter Sr. and President Franklin Roosevelt partied together at the house and were overnight guests there because of the accommodations.
Today a horse farm surrounds the property on which the house sits. An old Burr Oak tree, which an arborist says could be 200 years old, continues to be testament to Mother Nature at the property.
The wings and tail section of a retired C-9A Nightingale military plane is tucked under a tree at the park entrance. Navigational lights are triggered at night by motion detectors.