Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Make a Splash for Water Safety

Free event at Hugh Smith Recreation Center and Indoor PoolMake a Splash, Saturday March 31, and celebrate the importance of water safety with Arlington Parks and Recreation and Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming (MARS). This fun-filled day of activities and water safety education is part of a national child-focused water safety initiative created…

Art on the Greene = Success on the Greene

Word circulated early that Gary L. Williamson’s paper sculptures was one of the must sees over the weekend at Art on the Greene – a booth full of life-like human facial contours that could serve as sure-fire conversational centerpieces of any abode.“Gorgeous” was a description tossed around. Creepy was another.…

Register Now: Tees and Trees Golf Tournament

Tierra Verde Golf Club at the Reserve will host the 7th annual Tees and Trees Open Friday, April 20. The annual event, held in conjunction with Earth Day, supports Arlington Golf’s work to highlight environmental initiatives and fund sustainable programs. Tierra Verde Golf Club is the first Audubon Signature golf course in…

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…