Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown Arlington on April 27

Food Truck Fridays

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fantastic Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington returns on Friday, April 27. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 18 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St.…

Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camps Fill Your Days with Fun

School’s (ALMOST) out for summer! The Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for a great summer to help fill those weeks with fun. Registration is now under way for full-day summer camps at all our recreation centers. We also have an excellent X-Treme Teen and Elevate Camps for those older campers, as…

Arlington Continues Tree Plantings to Beautify Green Oaks Boulevard

Over the winter, Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department continued beautification efforts for its Green the Oaks initiative. As part of the project, 82 trees were planted along a 1.2-mile stretch of Green Oak Boulevard between Kelly Elliott Road and Overridge Drive in southwest Arlington. An additional 76 trees were planted on…

Design for Arlington’s New Active Adult Center Begins in 2019

Arlington voters approved general obligation bonds in the amount of $45 million in a special election on May 6, 2017, to build an Active Adult Center. Current plans call for the facility to be across the street from the West Police Station, and located on the southwest corner of the…

Register Now for Eunice Activity Center’s Ark Encounter Trip

Looking for a big adventure? Spots are still available for the Eunice Activity Center’s upcoming trip to The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum trip. The trip, scheduled from June 10-16, 2018, includes transportation, meals, lodging and admission to The Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, the Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo…

Arlington’s Yappy Hour Dog Social Rescheduled for April 28

Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to engAGE Arlington’s 3rd annual Yappy Hour Dog Social, which is now scheduled from 5:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Rush Creek Dog Park, 1900 Valleywood Drive. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7, was posted postponed because of…

Lake Arlington Boat Ramps at Richard Simpson Park Now Open

The boat ramps at Richard Simpson Park are now reopen. Come out this weekend and enjoy Lake Arlington!Boat access is also available at Bowman Springs Park, 7003 W. Poly Webb Road. Need a boat permit? Pick one up at the Lake House, Bob Duncan Center, or online at https://apm. activecommunities. com/arlingtonparks/Membership. To learn more about…

Register Now for Egg-Cellent Easter Party at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Make plans to hop over to Hugh Smith Recreation Center on Saturday, March 31 for the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Egg-Cellent Easter Party. This children’s event, set from 10:30 a. m. to noon, will feature games, activities, a small egg hunt and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Parents should stay and bring a camera…

Arlington Parks and Recreation Receives State Award

Arlington Parks and Recreation was selected as the award recipient of the Texas Recreation and Park Society’s (TRAPS) Promotional Marketing and Excellence Award, announced at the state conference on Thursday, March 2, 2018, in Waco, Texas. The five-member APRD marketing team is responsible for management of the department website NaturallyFun. org, six sub-sites, all graphic design,…