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.


2016 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. 6.! ) Fun Packs purchased online 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
» bounce houses
» 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 Truck Yummy Spiedie Pizza; Chick-fil-A at North Collins; & On the Border at North Copeland! 

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




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 2016 After Dark in the Park Sponsors.


Also review:

Coming soon to River Legacy

Oct. 28:  Enjoy a night out while your kids have some Halloween fun at the Science Center!

Oct. 29: Join us for a series of Yoga classes at the Science Center!

Nov. 3: Preschoolers & parents can enjoy learning about skunks together!

Nov. 5: Get an up close look at a native animal.