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November 30, 2017 Public Meeting: Rush Creek Trail Extension

Make your voice heard! Please join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for an upcoming public meeting Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p. m. at the West Arlington Police Station (2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013). The purpose of this meeting is to solicit public feedback and to provide information about extending the…

Save on Hugh Smith Pool Admission Through ‘Two Can Swim’ Canned Food Drive

Join Arlington Aquatics for “Two Can Swim,” a canned food drive being held this month to benefit Mission Arlington. Every Friday throughout the month of November, bring two canned food items and receive two pool admissions for the price of one during family swim. Family Swim is from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. …

Richard Simpson Park Improvements Underway Near Lake Arlington

Construction preparation on phase one improvements to Richard Simpson Park in West Arlington began late last month with the installation of a green wire construction fence and job trailer. Richard Simpson Park is a 9-acre city park on the shoreline of Lake Arlington. It is one of only two Arlington parks that provide…

Arlington Parks and Recreation Wins National ‘Excellence in Operations Management’ Award

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Asset Management Team was awarded the 2016-2017 “Excellence in Operations Management” award by Cartegraph at its National Conference earlier this month. This award recognizes local government organizations becoming more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens through the use of modern technology. Cartegraph recognized Arlington Parks and…

Final Trees Planted for Arlington’s Pioneer Parkway Green Ribbon Project

Arlington was awarded a Green Ribbon Grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for landscaping and irrigation improvements to the central median of Pioneer Parkway/State Highway 303. Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 functions as an important east-west transportation corridor within Arlington. The project includes a 10-mile span of construction to enhance the aesthetic…

Don’t Pack a Brown Bag Lunch! Make Plans for Food Truck Fridays in Downtown

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington returns this Friday, October 20. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park…

Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown This Week

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, October 13. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram…

Easy Rider: Electric Bikes Now Available for Rent at River Legacy Parks

Electric bicycles are now available for rent to use at River Legacy Parks, one of Arlington’s most visited amenities. Arlington Parks and Recreation recently granted Adventure Electric Bicycles, LLC a permit to rent electric bicycles to visitors at River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre park with more than 10 miles of hard surface trails. The north…