Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Continues to Win Awards

The mission of the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) is to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. With more than 4,700 acres of parks, recreation facilities, open spaces, natural trails, and playgrounds, there are many opportunities for open play and exercise. Four divisions manage these resources, including Park Operations and Planning, Community Programs, Enterprise Programs and Business Services. The department received a number of national, state, regional and individual awards in 2013 and 2014. NATIONAL HONORS The APRD received top honors Read more…

Articles Parks 07-21-14

2014 Hall of Fame – Arlington Golf Classic – Sept 9

You still have to register for the 2014 Hall of Fame Arlington Golf Classic being held September 9 at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club. Several Hall of Famers are scheduled to play in this tournament, so sign up today! EVENT INFORMATION: DATE/LOCATION Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Tierra Verde Golf Club 7005 Golf Club Dr. Arlington, TX 76001 PRICE $250/player or $1,500 for 6-Person Team ENTRY INCLUDES 18-Holes of Championship Golf Practice Range use prior to round Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar on the Range Complimentary Beverage Cart Service Full Breakfast Mixed Grille Lunch Tee Gift Awards Reception w/ Cocktails Read more…

Clarence Foster Park Gets a Facelift

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department recently began a renovation project at Clarence Foster Park in west Arlington. The 15-acre park, named after the former Arlington City Council member and Water Commissioner when Lake Arlington was built, is beginning to look better than ever. The project, slated to be completed in August 2014, will include a new 8-foot-wide, concrete “Hike & Bike Trail” that circles the park, with 5 new benches along the route. The lighted trail also ties into existing trails in Kelley Park and Rush Creek Linear Park. In addition, the Clarence Foster Park will have a new, Read more…

Articles Parks 07-17-14

Lacrosse Explosion in Arlington

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Dallas-based Bridge Lacrosse to bring this amazing sport to Arlington. Thanks to a series of clinics held this week at Arlington Recreation centers, more than 100 boys and girls were introduced to the sport by Bridge Lacrosse coaches and players. Bridge Lacrosse is a small sports-based youth development nonprofit serving the urban communities of North Texas.

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O.S. Gray Pecan Tree Roundup Underway

The Friends of the O.S. Gary Natural Area in Arlington are conducting a round-up of pecan trees associated with the former O.S. Gray Nursery, which operated from 1948 to 1978 on Division Street in Arlington. Oscar Gray Sr. was known as the “Johnny Appleseed” of pecans because of his significance in the cultivation of pecan trees in Texas and the Nation. The City of Arlington recognized his efforts by naming the natural area, located on acreage that once was the location of his tree nursery, after him. Oscar Gray Sr. and his son, Oscar Gray Jr., cultivated varieties of pecan trees sold for commercial crop production. Some of Read more…

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Arlington’s Field of Dreams Expands

A lack of members hasn’t been a problem for the Arlington Southwest Little League, which, at almost 2,000 annual players, ranks among the largest Little Leagues in the world. But the sports complex where the young athletes play lacks adequate parking and field space. Little League organizers long have pleaded their case for more room. By next spring, their dream will become reality. The City Council recently approved $1.38 million in improvements at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Sports Center on Golf Club Drive in the southwest part of the City where the teams play. Construction on the six-month project, Read more…

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July is Parks and Recreation Month

Win weekly prize packs from Arlington Parks During the month of July, Arlington Parks is challenging everyone to get out and visit our community parks and recreation locations during National Park and Recreation Month. Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Unplugging and Connecting with nature, family, and community has limitless benefits to well-being. The department would like to encourage you to unplug from Read more…

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Parks and Recreation Department Honored

Gold Medal Finalist Arlington Parks and Recreation has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management program. The award is handed out by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition. Each agency is judged on its ability to address the needs of those it serves through the collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials. “The Gold Medal Read more…

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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 27-29

Party on the Patio Party on the Patio at Tierra Verde Golf Club is the place to be Friday evening! Come enjoy 80s cover Scant Band and plenty of food from three food trucks and a buffet served by Ventana Grille. Available food trucks are The Taste of Cuba, The Great Australian and Rockin’ Ricks. The buffet opens at 6 p.m. Cover charge is $4 for adults and FREE for kids 17 & under. Cash bar available. For more information call 817-478-8500. Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers Come and experience the action between Twin VS Rangers all weekend long at Read more…

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Light Up Arlington Returns July 3

The Most American Man in the World The City of Arlington’s number one festival and firework show returns to the streets of Downtown Arlington,  July 3, from 6-11 PM. Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for Light Up Arlington and enjoy food truck food, fun, and fireworks! For more information on entertainment, activities and what to bring, visit us at www.LightUpArlington.com, on Facebook, or simply email: info@lightuparlington.com!