Posted on: November 9, 2017

Carpenter Park Recreation Center partners with patrons for Veterans Day

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Veterans make up a large portion of Collin County’s population, and here in Plano we enjoy finding new ways to show our appreciation for their service. That is exactly what happened at Carpenter Park Recreation Center (6701 Coit Road), where Supervisor Co...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Good things come to those who wait at Carpenter Park Recreation Center

Due to unforeseen delays, we regret to announce that we must postpone the opening of the new indoor pool at Carpenter Park Recreation Center (6701 Coit Road). While we too are disappointed, we are confident this was the best decision to make given the cir...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

7 tips to follow while you're on the trail

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The City of Plano offers an abundance of fabulous trails (80 miles to be exact) throughout the community for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, and skating. As more and more Planoites flock to these trails for fitness and fun, the need has grown to remind...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Bluebonnet Trail repair project to include new pedestrian signal

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A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30. The 8-month-long project will widen the concrete hike-and-bike trail from 8-feet to 12-feet, bringing ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Ducks: Thank you for not feeding us!

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It’s an age-old tradition, grabbing a leftover bag of bread and heading to your favorite park to feed the ducks. Plano parks are home to many kinds of ducks and geese that we all love. While the ducks may seem happy to see you, eating bread and ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Carpenter Park: Long-term project for long-term gain

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The baseball diamonds and athletic fields at Carpenter Park have served countless Plano citizens since the sports complex opened in 1984. Week in and week out, these fields became the place of memories for many families and sports teams.

Fast forward to 20...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Rec Roundup: What makes up Plano’s Recreation Division?

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On average, about 1.8 million people visit Plano’s recreation centers annually, making these centers the pulse of the community. From preschool to Pilates, rec centers have come a long way over the years and today are a staple for affordable fit...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

New bridge in place at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Nature lovers will soon be able to explore a new section of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, as a new pedestrian bridge was set across Rowlett Creek this week. This 20-ton, prefabricated corten steel bridge provides a scenic connection over Rowlett C...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Instructors needed for new Growing Older Always Learning program

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Here at Plano Parks and Recreation, one of our most important goals is to help older adults live happy, healthy lives while having fun in the process. What we’ve discovered is there is a tremendous desire for continuing education opportunities wi...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Walk your way to good health

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Walking is the most popular form of physical activity in the United States. Before the days of wearable tech, it was difficult to track one’s progress. However, having the ability to track one’s steps can give him or her the motivation to reach such miles...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Oak Point Rec Center weight room expansion taking shape

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Motorists traveling along Spring Creek Parkway have probably noticed the shell of Oak Point Recreation Center’s expansion taking shape. The renovations and expansions taking place here are moving smoothly, but we still have a ways to go...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Russell Creek Drive repair project underway

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Starting this week, Plano Parks and Recreation will be working with the city’s Engineering Department along the Russell Creek Greenbelt to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence Parkway and Sutherland Lane. The wa...

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