Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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…

Register Now for Sports Leagues

Spring is just around the corner and February is the month to register for Arlington’s sports leagues. Get ready to hit the field as youth leagues start for Coach Pitch Baseball, Kickball, T-Ball and Soccer. Leagues start March 24 and all players receive an award at the end of the season. Game…

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Event CANCELED due to weather

Kick off a new year of Naturally Fun Neighborhood (NFN) programs with us on Saturday March 10 at River Legacy Parks with the 5th Annual Kite Festival at River Legacy Parks. This family fun event, planned in partnership with the River Legacy Foundation, includes kite building workshops, stunt demonstrations and contests for kites of…

Community Meeting Provides Feedback

Sixty-two area residents attended a community meeting on Jan. 31 to discuss the High Oak Terrace project. The High Oak Terrace Apartments, built in 1970 to provide housing to low-income residents, became a magnet for drugs, prostitution, and other crime. With the help of federal grant funding, the apartments were demolished…

Arlington Hosts US Open National Playoffs Qualifying Tournament

Singles, mixed doubles players 14 & older can earn berth into 2012 US OpenThe USTA Texas Section announced today that the Arlington Tennis Center will host the US Open National Playoffs USTA Texas Sectional Qualifying Tournament, June 18-23, 2012. The USTA created the US Open National Playoffs to expand the footprint…

Vacant Lot Could Become City Park

For years, High Oak Terrace Apartments sunk into disrepair. Built in 1970 to provide housing to low-income residents, the 132-unit apartment became a magnet for drugs, prostitution, and other crime. With the help of federal grant funding, the apartments were demolished in 2005 with plans to build single-family homes on the…