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.



2015 Dates:

Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11


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


2014 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.

Family Fun Packs are no longer available.  Family Fun Packs will not be sold at the event and must be purchased by Thursday, Oct. 9.


Check out these photo galleries from the 18th annual After Dark in the Park in 2014:

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
» face painting
» balloon artists
» FREE hayride shuttles from River Legacy Parks to event entrance
» a variety of games and activities geared for children ages 2 to 10.

NEW for 2014: Enjoy delicious festival fare from Gourmet Food Trucks - Holy Frijole & Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs!

Also on site will be Kona Ice, Kettle Korn & Chick-fil-A!


Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest for 2014:

* Carve or decorate a pumpkin (or pumpkins)

* Have someone take a picture of you holding your decorated pumpkin(s)

* E-mail the picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm Tuesday, October 7, and include your full name, age and phone number

* Come to After Dark in the Park to see and vote for your pumpkin photo!

All photos will be enlarged and displayed during After Dark in the Park. Guests can vote on their favorites in the following categories:

* Children 12 and under

* Family (group or family project created together)

* Adults 12 and over

Participants will win a GRAND Prize in each category. Winners will be contacted, and the winning photographs posted on the River Legacy Faceboook page. There is no cost to enter the contest. For more information, call 817.860.6752, ext. 107.

2014 Winners:

Chloe Dilena & Roslyn Ackermann (tie) - Children 12 and under

Liesl Ackermann & Family - Family or Group Project

Kyle Wade  - Adults




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. .

For 2015 sponsorship information, call 817.860.6752, ext. 107.


Support the 2014 After Dark in the Park Sponsors.


Also review:

Coming soon to River Legacy

Aug. 8: Go on a family-friendly guided nature walk.

Aug. 29: Dig in and start prepping your fall garden!

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

Sept. 7: Living Science Center Closed