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Posted on: January 1, 2017

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Reduce cabin fever with Library and Parks & Recreation activities, set yourself up for success with It's Time Texas, escort your best girl to the Little Sweetheart Dance and more in Plano City News.

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Holiday Happenings from Plano Parks and Recreation


Whether you want to create memories that last a lifetime with loved ones or find unique ways to challenge yourself as we ring in the New Year, we’ve got you covered!

Check out these upcoming activities for kids/family, continuing education, fitness and adults 50+. You can register for all of these activities through our Recreation Online portal. Happy holidays Plano!


Jingle Bell Hike (ages 3 and older)Get in...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Watch Out for Holiday Pet Hazards

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While you are busy making your festive plans for the holidays, don't forget to include your pets.

A little precaution and prevention makes the holidays a happy time for everyone. Some common holiday pet hazards include:

  • Bones: The holiday turkey or chicken will leave a lot of tantalizing bones, but don't feed them to your pet. Beware of steak bones too...
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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Restroom and Drinking Fountain Closures

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Due to the early onset of cold temperatures we will begin closing some of our restrooms and drinking fountains a few weeks early this year.

Many of our restrooms and drinking fountains are freeze-resistant, and will remain open. However, those that are not will be closed this week. The attached map shows the locations of freeze-resistant fountains and restrooms that remain open year round. Pl...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Winter Watering runs through March 31

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Dial back on landscape watering and save on your water bill. Lawns and outdoor plants require much less watering as we roll into colder temperatures.

Whether you are a resident or a business, please shift to the winter watering schedule on Friday, Nov. 1. Limit sprinkler use to once-a-week. If the last digit of your address is odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), your water day is Tuesday. If the digit is even (0, 2, ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation marks 25 years of national accreditation


On Sept. 27, 2019, at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, Plano Parks and Recreation was officially reaccredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 151 rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, programs, resources, safety and services.  Plano Parks and Recreation was found to have met all 151.


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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Drop-off Recycling Moves to One Location

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For several years, the City has offered free drop-off recycling for small businesses and apartment residents who don’t have onsite recycling. The Plano Public Library has hosted these large outdoor drop-off recycling containers.

Misuse of the containers and a high contamination rate have eliminated the benefits of the drop-off sites.

Effective Tuesday, Oct. 1, the only free recycling drop-off location is:Republic Services of Plano4200 E. 14th St.(photo ID required)

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

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Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Help start our regular sessions in a positive way.

Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting? Contact Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office at to secure a place on the schedule.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities


Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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