News Flash

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Limited Access During Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Improvements

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A series of erosion control projects and construction of a new restroom building are underway at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. During construction, parking will be limited and pedestrian traffic will be closed off on pedestrian bridges.

Over time, runoff from rainfall causes erosion to the creek banks adjacent to pedestrian bridges. The erosion control measures are designed to shore up those banks. The project began earlier this month and is expected to be completed in early 2021. Nature...

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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Registration for Fall Recreation Classes begins Sept. 19

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Fall classes begin the week of October 5.

Registration for fall recreation classes begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 for Plano residents and 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 for non-residents. Due to the ongoing pandemic and our commitment to the health and safety of our patrons and staff, in-person class...

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Register here City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Parks and Recreation supervisor nominated as TAAF region director


Congratulations to Aquatics Supervisor Kelly Kessler, who was recently named the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 7 Director.

The Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center staff member will oversee all sports in this region, which is one of the largest in the federation. TAAF is a nonprofit organization established in 1925 to promote, organize and conduct amateur athletics in the state ...

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Texas Amateur Athletic Federation City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Aerobats teams, students stay connected during COVID pandemic

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting in-person instruction for many of Plano Parks & Recreation’s programs last spring, one program in particular quickly learned how to adapt by going virtual for the first time in its history.

Plano Aerobats gymnastic coaches started their online practices back in April and are now working with teams and recreational students week in and week out. The coaches use online conferencing platforms to conduct classes in real time. The technology has ...

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Plano Aerobats City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Explore Current Plano Parks and Recreation Projects

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Did you know at any given time there are numerous parks and facilities under design, construction or renovation?

A lot of work happens from the design phase to completion of each project. Our Park Planning team is sharing the excitement of these projects with you on this web page filled with updates, meeting notices and photos of some of the work in progres...

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Plano Parks and Recreation Projects and Plans City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 19, 2020

New & Improved: Carpenter Park Athletic Complex Reopens

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Plano Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the reopening of the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex north side. The fields are now open for scheduled play and practice.

The long list of renovations began in Spring 2019. The highlight of the improvements are four newly-installed artificial turf athletic fields with security fencing and an additional trail to complete a loop around the entire park. Other upgrades include t...

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Parks and Recreation Athletic Field Information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Grow Zones Established in Plano Parks

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Plano is embarking on the natural reforestation of Plano’s creeks to reduce creek bank erosion, grow the tree canopy, reduce flooding, and filter harmful pollutants before they enter the watershed (the source of our drinking water) by creating g...

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Plano Urban Forestry City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Bobwhite Quails at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve


Our Natural Resources group embarked on a special project this summer to re-establish the Bobwhite quail population at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. So far, our staff has released 50 of these native birds into the wild with great success! Our hope i...

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Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 25, 2019

High Point Tennis Center Renovations

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The long awaited renovations to High Point Tennis Center have begun. The center will remain open during construction.

The renovations will begin with the building of a new parking lot along Spring Creek Parkway and the construction of a new two-story pro shop. Once the new pro shop is completed, demolition of the old facility will take place and a new center court will b...

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High Point Tennis Center City of Plano Parks and Recreation