Fort Worth is golden. Scenic City Gold, that is.

December 20,2019


Fort Worth is one of a handful of Texas cities with Scenic City Gold status.

The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of Scenic Texas with a mission to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces, with the long-term goal of improving the image of Texas cities.

The program has identified a direct correlation between the success of a city’s economic development efforts and the visual appearance of its public space.

The Scenic City program is the first in the U.S. to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Cities apply to the program for a rigorous evaluation and scoring of existing municipal standards against the model. Those with the highest evaluation scores earn certification.

Fort Worth was last re-certified Scenic City Gold in 2018, earning more than 80 percent of the possible points.

A local affiliate, Scenic Fort Worth, monitors ordinance enforcement, works to strengthen ordinances and studies the impact of annual city budgets.