Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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,…

Nathan Lowe Pocket Park Opening this Spring in South Arlington

Families in south Arlington will have a new pocket park development to enjoy this spring. The Arlington City Council approved a construction agreement with Northstar Construction LLC for Nathan Lowe Park Development in the amount of $233,500 on August 22, 2017. Nathan Lowe Park is a 12.09-acre property located along the Fish…

Rush Creek Trail Extension Public Meeting Set March 8

Make your voice heard! Please join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for a second public meeting on the proposed Rush Creek Trail Extension. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, March 8 at the West Arlington Police Station, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd. The purpose of this meeting is to solicit public feedback…

Inaugural Kayak Bass Classic at Lake Arlington Set for March 31

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the Inaugural Kayak Bass Classic at Lake Arlington on March 31, 2018. The tournament start time is 7:30 a. m. with angler check-in beginning at 7 a. m. at Richard Simpson or Bowman Springs Boat Launch. The tournament will end at noon. Registration is $20. Prizes will be…

Live Music, Pet Contests, Food Trucks and More at 3rd Annual Yappy Hour Dog Social

Editor’s Note: The Yappy  Hour Dog Social has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 28 because of inclement weather. Bone Appetit! What better way to spend time with your favorite canine pal than with live music, local beer and dog-themed food?Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to engAGE Arlington’s 3rd annual Yappy…

Lake Arlington Boat Access Limited During Richard Simpson Park Renovations

The boat ramps at Richard Simpson Park will be closed beginning February 19, 2018, until further notice due to ongoing park renovations. Limited access to the lake front and docks will remain during this phase of the project. Boat access to Lake Arlington is still available at Bowman Springs Park, 7003 W…

Throw Your Pooch a Party at Rush Creek Dog Park

Calling all dog moms and dads! Arlington’s newest park, Rush Creek Dog Park, will soon be offering park rentals for dog parties, dog weddings and more. This park is the perfect place to have your dog’s next birthday party or social gathering! Let your dogs run free in the safe…

Lake House Construction Under Way at Richard Simpson Park

The building layout for the new Lake House is starting to take shape as concrete pouring continues at Richard Simpson Park in west Arlington. Over the next 30 days, workers will continue constructing foundation concrete beams and begin forming for the building’s concrete floor. The current Lake House building is 1,288 square…