Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation Department Shines at Awards Ceremony

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department took top honors at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS)2012 Institute and Expo earlier this month. The department was presented the Texas Gold Medal Award for their “great parks” and “exceptional programs” at the annual awards dinner.  Criteria for the award included overall mission…

Arlington Receives Prestigious State Environmental Award

One of only 10 Governor’s Community Achievement Award WinnersKeep Texas Beautiful has recognized Arlington as one of 10 winners of the 2012 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share…

Build-A-Dream Scholarship

Parents lined up early for the Parks and Recreation Department’s Build-a-Dream Scholarship sign-up event. The scholarship program is designed to provide recreation opportunities for under-served families with children between the ages of 4 months and 16 years of age.  Program eligibility requirements state that the family’s income level must meet low-income criteria, and…

Forestry and Beautification Awarded Bronze Leaf Award

The City of Arlington’s Forestry and Beautification Division was awarded the Bronze Leaf Award for Outstanding Municipal Project of the Year for 2011 on February 17, 2012, at the 76th annual North Central Texas Urban Forestry Conference.  The award was in recognition Super Grow XLV of the City of Arlington’s…

Geocachers Keep Arlington Clean

The City of Arlington, Keep Arlington Beautiful, Southwest Arlington Geocachers (SWAG), and Republic Services teamed up to help clean up litter on a cold winter day in January. A team of 110 volunteers descended upon the Great Southwest Industrial Park to remove a large amount of litter that had accumulated over the…

Skate Facilities Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Arlington is one step closer to providing skate facilities for its estimated 18,000 skaters. After City Council awarded New Line Skateparks the consultant contract on Feb. 7 to design the master plan for the citywide skate park at Vandergriff Park, Arlington can move forward in the planning process. Besides the larger park…