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Tickets on Sale Now for Arlington Parks’ Daddy/Daughter Dance

Tickets are on sale now for the Arlington Parks and Recreation’s 18th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance!This year’s theme is “The World Awaits.” The Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., will be transformed into a world-class ballroom for dancing and making memories. Individual tickets include a corsage, refreshments, dessert, parting gift/keepsake for…

Arlington Parks and Recreation Receives Three Regional Honors

Arlington Parks and Recreation was the recipient of three awards at the 2018 Texas Recreation & Park Society’s (TRAPS) North Region Conference, held on Friday, Oct. 19, in Rockwall. The department took home top honors in the Arts & Humanities Programming (Stars of Texas Project), Communications/Marketing (annual social media plan) and…

Arlington Wins 2018 National Gold Medal Award in Parks and Recreation

The Arlington Parks and Recreation department (APRD) won the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, announced by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), on Tuesday. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards…

Arlington Parks’ Food Truck Fridays Dinner Series Returns Sept. 21

Editor’s Note: Food Truck Fridays was originally set to begin Sept. 14 but the first event was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Food Truck Fridays series will start back up this Friday, September 21!On Friday nights from September 21-October 5, join us between 5:30…

Six Flags Over Texas Announces Lone Star Revolution Loop Coaster Coming in 2019

In 2019, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington is introducing a brand new looping coaster. Lone Star Revolution will be the largest ride of its kind in the world, featuring a giant loop that stands 100 feet tall. On this new adventure, passengers sit in unique “face-off” seats, sitting back-to-back and…

2018 Swim Season Winding Down for City’s Outdoor Pools

You still have time to beat the heat at one of Arlington’s swimming pools. Friday, August 10 is the last day to enjoy Allen Bolden, Helen Wessler, Howard More and Woodland West pools. After Friday, these four pools will be closed for the 2018 season. Bad Königshofen and Randol Mill will remain open through Labor Day, but will be operating under new…

Donate School Supplies, Receive Half Off Arlington Pool Admission

Make a splash in your local community by donating a new school supply item and get half price admission at any Arlington outdoor pool from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 10. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department sets out collection buckets at each of the City’s six outdoor pools to collect supplies for Mission Arlington. The…