Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Arlington Parks Receives ‘Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider’ Designation

Arlington Parks and Recreation has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Earning the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program designation demonstrates that Arlington Parks and Recreation has taken steps to ensure a safe, quality playing environment for children. Arlington…

Deaver Park Improvements to Begin Soon in Southwest Arlington

Renovations, which include a longer walking trail and new shaded playground equipment, will soon be under way at Deaver Park in southwest Arlington. The Arlington City Council approved a $411,000 contract in June with Schmoldt Construction, Inc. of Celina for the park’s extensive makeover, expected to be complete by early 2019.…

Thousands Celebrate Light Up Arlington in Downtown

Thousands gathered in Downtown on Tuesday evening to celebrate at the Parks and Recreation Department’s 12th annual Light Up Arlington. This year’s celebration, which encompassed several blocks north and south of City Hall and the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, included some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth…

Bond Tracker: New Lake House at Richard Simpson Park Near Lake Arlington

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the new Lake House at Richard Simpson Park, part of phase one of park redevelopment…

Register Now for Parks’ Screening of Moana at Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center

Lounge in and around the pool with friends and family while enjoying a family-friendly feature on the big screen — Moana!Arlington Parks’ Dive In Movie is Friday, July 13 from 8:30 p. m. to 10:30 p. m. at Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center, 1924 Randol Mill Rd. Admission is $6 for all guests.…

Free Water Safety Lessons and Activities Offered at Make A Splash This Saturday

Make A Splash is a national, child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of Mid-Cities Arlington Swim Team, is spreading the word about water safety by offering a morning of free water safety lessons and activities. Grab your swimsuit, towel, and bike and…

Arlington’s Food Truck Friday Dinner Series Wraps Up This Week

Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fabulous Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up this week in north Arlington. The final dinner series event will take place from 5 p. m. to 10 p. m. this Friday night at the River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 N. W. Green…

X-treme Teen Campers Enjoy Fishing, Kayaking and More at Lake Arlington

Campers participating in Arlington Parks and Recreation’s X-treme Teen Camps at the Dottie Lynn and Cliff Nelson recreation centers enjoyed fishing, kayaking, archery and more at Lake Arlington today. X-Treme Teen Camp is perfect for those too old for regular camp, but who still want to be have a structured, adventure-filled…