The City of Watauga offers its residents seven uniquely equipped parks strategically placed within its four square mile borders including Birdville ISD Park, Foster Village Park, Hillview Park, Indian Springs Park, Virgil R. Anthony Senior Park and the Watauga Skate Park. The crown jewel of Watauga however, is Capp Smith Park.
Capp Smith Park, the center of recreational activities and breathtaking views for citizens of Watauga and surrounding communities, is located off Highway 377 and Hightower Blvd, right behind the Watauga City Hall Complex. This 37 acre park features a lighted one mile walking trail that surrounds a spring fed one acre pond fully stocked with several species of aquatic wildlife. In addition, the park is home to several other forms of wildlife which have also taken up residence in the park.
Capp Smith Park is host to several events throughout the year that include the City’s “Kid Fish Camp-out” in September, the “Running Scared” 5k family fun run in October, the annual Christmas tree lighting in December and the City’s signature Wild West Watauga Fest in May. It features four pavilions, eight acres of open space, fishing opportunities, two playgrounds, a shaded amphitheater and a soon to be dedicated Veteran’s Memorial.
With amenities such as playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, covered pavilions, picnic areas, walking trails, baseball, soccor and kickball fields, Watauga’s parks have something for everyone. For more information about the City’s parks, please call 817.514.5828.