Fortlandia aims to connect people of all ages to the environment by evoking a sense of childhood play and wonder. Get ready to explore a brand new lineup of custom designed forts in our Family Garden this fall. Your secret hideout awaits!


Oct. 7, 2023 – Feb. 4, 2024*

*Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1


Fort Designers

Coxist Studio: “Bloom Boxes”

Point B Design Group: “Bluebonnet Bend”

Designtrait Architects: “Chutes + Ladders”  

Rialto Studio: “Creature Feature”

Bluebird Speech: “House of Birds & Words”

Ria Bravo: “Monkey Bar Fort”

Jennifer Robichaux: “Texas Wild Cards”

Shelley McDavid: “Wisteria”

Brent Baggett, Oculi Studio: “Wormholes”


Fortlandia Sponsors

Lead Sponsors
Nancy Taylor
Melinda and Steve Winn

Supporting Sponsors
Hobby Family Foundation/Laura and John Beckworth
Carolyn and Jack Long​

Fort Sponsors
Bartlett Tree Experts
Heart Sing Foundation
Luci Johnson and Ian Turpin
MFI Foundation
Marilyn and Ben Weber
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Laurens Wilkes
The Winkler Family Foundation

Fort Build Sponsors
Roger and Cynthia Borgelt Family Foundation
Energy Renewal Partners
Glide, LLC
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Additional Sponsor
Austin Wood Recycling
Desert Door Distillery
Lady Bird Mixers Co.
Miller Imaging & Design Solutions


Pick up a free Passfort field journal when you check in for your visit. With a mini map and many creative prompts for stimulating the imagination, there’s space to doodle, document, journal and invent! It’s a great way to spend time alone reflecting or working together to observe nature and Fortlandia in a new way. Passforts are available to Fortlandia explorers of any age and are dual language — English and Spanish.

Note: Out of respect for trees, please don’t waste paper! Please only take as many Passforts as you need for members of your group who want one, and don’t let them become litter. Didn’t get to fill in all those pages? Pack your Passfort with you the next time you visit!



Two t-shirts with the Fortlandia logo, one is orange and one is light blue.

Show your Fortlandia pride! We have T-shirts for sale online, plus plenty of nature-inspired merch (including books, stationery, home goods and more) in the Gift Store.