Introduction to River Oaks, Texas
River Oaks, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas.
River Oaks History
The City of River Oaks was established in the 1920s by Hugh Potter and Michael and William Hogg, the sons of Jim Hogg - a former Texas Governor. Potter purchased 200 acres around the River Oaks Country Club in 1923. In 1924, the Country Club Estates was established by William Hogg to support the community's development. During the 1920s and '30s, River Oaks became the national model for community planning and its development planning standards were published in national newspapers and journals.
River Oaks and Nearby Attractions
- Fort Worth Botanical Garden
- Cattle Raisers Museum
- Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
- Cedar Hill State Park
- Log Cabin Village
Things To Do In River Oaks
River Oaks offers easy access to Fort Worth Botanical Garden and Fort Worth Zoo. The Cedar Hill State Park has boating, hiking, and camping areas, and is also home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. Those interested in the local history and art may also visit the Cattle Raisers Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum, and Kimbell Art Museum. The Log Cabin Village features six log cabins that are furnished with 19th-century artifacts.
River Oaks Transportation
Flights are available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.
River Oaks Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Tarrant County College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University.