Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Arlington Announces Updated Hours for S.J. Stovall, Richard Simpson Parks

Arlington City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance amending the operating hours of S. J. Stovall and Richard Simpson parks. At both the Nov. 28 (first reading) and Dec. 5 (second reading) meetings, the Council voted unanimously in favor of changing the park closing time to 10 p. m. for…

Save the Date: Arlington’s Annual Aging Well Expo Set for March 21

If you are an adult who wants to learn more about health, wellness, volunteering, and housing in Arlington, the Aging Well Expo is for you!  Mayor Jeff Williams and Commissioner Andy Nguyen invite you to learn more about the services, professionals and programs available in Arlington and beyond. Save the date! The 2018…

Olde Town Christmas Craft Fair at Dottie Lynn Rec Center This Weekend

Come out and bring the whole family to the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center’s annual Olde Town Christmas craft fair this weekend. Taste homemade goodies and concessions, enjoy Arlington High Show Choir performances and browse a variety of vendors to find special gifts for your friends and loved ones. The fair is  scheduled from…

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…

On the Clock: Green Initiatives at Arlington Parks & Rec’s Tierra Verde Golf Club

On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Arlington Parks…

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…

Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series in Downtown Arlington Wraps Up 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 wraps up this Friday, November 3. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park is located next…