Posted on: July 21, 2017

Finding the work-life balance with Plano Parks and Recreation

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In case you missed it, WalletHub this week ranked Plano second to last in its study of the most stressed cities in America. Translation: Plano is almost the least stressed city out of the country’s 150 most populous cities! Feels good, doesn&...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Four Things to Know in Plano, July 17-22

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#1 Parks Planning Board meets July 18 

The Parks and Recreation Planning Board will hold its regular meeting July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Rd. The board will receive an update about the Parks Master Plan proce...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Recreation centers ideal places for overcoming gym anxiety

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We’ve all been there before–that feeling of anxiety that comes with your first visit to a new gym. Where are the locker rooms? How do I use the lockers? What if I make a fool of myself? This kind of intimidation can have a negative eff...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Public outreach for Parks Master Plan produces useful feedback

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Thank you to all those who attended our interactive public meeting last month at Plano Event Center! We are thankful to have so many residents who care about the future of parks and recreation in Plano. Visit our Park Master Plan page to see photos from t...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

8 Ways to Stay Safe at the Water Park

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As the temperature rises, many North Texans head to the various area water parks, but adding some time to go over safety can keep your fun in the sun accident-free. Before you take a dip, make sure to read over these eight ways to stay safe.

1. Think Ahead...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Work begins to resolve dog park drainage issues

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Good news—work has officially begun to repair the drainage issues in the large dog area of the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park (2215 Pleasant Valley Drive). Temporary fencing has been installed to close off a portion of the large dog area for const...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Ken Sumrow Q&A

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As Ken Sumrow celebrates his 40th year as Director of Tennis for High Point Tennis Center this month, the former tennis coach for Plano Senior High School took a few moments to reflect on his career as the contracted tennis pro for Plano Parks and Recreat...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

What’s happening right now at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve?

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Anyone who has driven down Los Rios Boulevard lately has probably noticed a lot of earth being turned over at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. While it may not look so pretty now, the result of this project will actually give more recreation and natu...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Meet your Urban Forester: Angela Kralik

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Angela Kralik is mother of three, but you could also say she is a mother to about 1.7 million public and private trees in Plano as well. Our urban forester takes great care when it comes to making sure these renewable resources live full and healthy lives...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Our guide to Plano Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

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Summer is officially upon us, and if you are still looking for ways to keep the kiddos occupied over the next couple of months Plano Parks and Recreation has plenty of summer camp options to choose from.

Camp registration closes the Friday before each camp...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Free Play in the Park program kicks off June 7 at Willowcreek Park

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Looking for something fun for the kids to do without breaking the budget? Sometimes the best method for making lasting memories is through the simplest of activities. For us, that consists of giving children the gift of play in the great outdoors. That&am...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Summer swimming roundup—your guide to Plano’s pools

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Our pools open for Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool) including Monday, from 1-6 p.m. at all pools. Summer daily hours begin June 5. 

All of our aquatic facilities also offer rental options for parties. Click here for mo...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Summer camp sneak peek: GoApe and FlowRider added to outdoor activities

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Our exploration of summer camp fun in Plano continues with a look at our outdoor recreation camps. Featuring a mix of everything, our weeklong Sports Camp and Scramble Ramble are sure to thrill any child age 10 to 16 who likes to stay on the move. We&...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve improvements could bring Plano’s first destination playground

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Since its creation in 2009, this preserve has become an ideal escape for runners, hikers, cyclists and photographers alike.  Its abundant wildlife and picturesque views make Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve the pride of Plano.

But Oak Point Pa...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Paddle up: Liberty Recreation Center now offers Pickleball open play

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Now, thanks to the staff at Liberty Recreation Center, Plano will have one more place to paddle up with friends. Located at 2601 Glencliff Drive, the center will begin offering new open play hours for this fun and fast-paced sport on Tuesdays and Thursday...

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