River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
(at Cooper Street)
Arlington, TX 76006 US

River Legacy

After Dark in the Park


After Dark in the Park is a family-friendly fall festival that highlights the unique environmental-education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center.



2016 Dates:

Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9


Hours are 5 to 9 pm each night. Admissions close at 8:30 pm. No entry after 8:30 pm.


2015 Admission

$8 per person all ages 3 & up (including adults). Children 2 and under free. (Some activities and games cost additional).
Tickets and coupons can be purchased at event entrance. Food & a few activities require coupons. More than 20 activities & games are included with admission!

Family Fun Packs are no longer available. (Family Fun Packs will not be sold at the event and must be purchased by Thursday, Oct. 8.! ) Fun Packs purchased previously will be available at Will Call at the Admissions booth.


Check out these photo galleries from this year's After Dark in the Park:

Day 1: http://www.knapen.com/photographs/AfterDark_Day1/index.html

Day 2: http://www.knapen.com/photographs/AfterDark_Day2/index.html

Day 3: http://www.knapen.com/photographs/AfterDark_Day3/index.html


The annual festival features family fun that includes:

» karaoke
» storytelling under the stars
» animal encounters
» pumpkin patch
» walk on the wild side
» Camping Expo
» glow-in-the-dark tattoos
» balloon artists
» Little Gym activities
» FREE hayride shuttles from River Legacy Parks to event entrance
» a variety of games and activities geared for children ages 2 to 10.

Enjoy delicious festival fare from Gourmet Food Trucks 

Also on site will be Kona Ice, Cotton Candy & Roasted Nuts & Kettle Corn!

*** Watch our Facebook Page for fun news about a new Pumpkin Facebook Photo Contest: :

- Email your carved pumpkin photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Photos will be posted on Facebook within 48 hours after submission. 
- Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 30, 2015 at 8am. 
-Please write ‘Facebook Pumpkin Carving Contest’ and which category your pumpkin photo falls into: Children 12 and under or Family/Group Project in the subject line of the e-mail.
- In the body of the e-mail please include the full names of participants.
- Invite your Facebook friends to “Like” your photo. 
- "Like" Voting will take place through Oct. 31st, 2015 at 4pm.
- Photos with the most Facebook likes will win 2 tickets to next year's After Dark in the Park event. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Children 12 & under; Family/Group Project.
- There is no cost to enter the contest.




In case of event cancellation, please consider all advance-ticket purchases a donation to River Legacy Foundation.

This popular event is sponsored in collaboration with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. All proceeds from this event support River Legacy Parks, River Legacy Living Science Center and River Legacy Foundation.


To learn more about this event, call 817.860.6752, ext. 107 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Volunteering and Sponsorships

After Dark in the Park depends on the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to help, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 817.860.6752, ext. 109 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or sign up online!

For 2016 sponsorship information, call 817.860.6752, ext. 107.


Support the 2015 After Dark in the Park Sponsors.


Also review:

Coming soon to River Legacy

Aug. 27: Join us for a series of Yoga classes at the Science Center!

Aug. 27: Learn about the fascinating world of hummingbirds!

Aug. 30: Eat at the N. Arlington On the Border to support River Legacy!

Sep. 3: Get an up close look at a native animal.