Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

On the Clock: Green Initiatives at Arlington Parks & Rec’s Tierra Verde Golf Club

On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Arlington Parks…

Save on Hugh Smith Pool Admission Through ‘Two Can Swim’ Canned Food Drive

Join Arlington Aquatics for “Two Can Swim,” a canned food drive being held this month to benefit Mission Arlington. Every Friday throughout the month of November, bring two canned food items and receive two pool admissions for the price of one during family swim. Family Swim is from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. …

Richard Simpson Park Improvements Underway Near Lake Arlington

Construction preparation on phase one improvements to Richard Simpson Park in West Arlington began late last month with the installation of a green wire construction fence and job trailer. Richard Simpson Park is a 9-acre city park on the shoreline of Lake Arlington. It is one of only two Arlington parks that provide…

Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series in Downtown Arlington Wraps Up This Week

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington wraps up this Friday, November 3. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park is located next…

Arlington Parks and Recreation Wins National ‘Excellence in Operations Management’ Award

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Asset Management Team was awarded the 2016-2017 “Excellence in Operations Management” award by Cartegraph at its National Conference earlier this month. This award recognizes local government organizations becoming more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens through the use of modern technology. Cartegraph recognized Arlington Parks and…

Final Trees Planted for Arlington’s Pioneer Parkway Green Ribbon Project

Arlington was awarded a Green Ribbon Grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for landscaping and irrigation improvements to the central median of Pioneer Parkway/State Highway 303. Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 functions as an important east-west transportation corridor within Arlington. The project includes a 10-mile span of construction to enhance the aesthetic…

Eden Road Park in Southeast Arlington Now Open

Eden Road Park in Southeast Arlington is now open!The new park, located at 1860 Mansfield Road, includes a group picnic pavilion with grill, a playground, an open play space, picnic tables and benches. Visitors can also enjoy viewing wildflower meadow areas from the looped walking trail. The park also features…

Don’t Pack a Brown Bag Lunch! Make Plans for Food Truck Fridays in Downtown

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington returns this Friday, October 20. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park…