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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation Holiday Hours

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Here are the upcoming holiday hours for Plano recreation centers and facilities:

Carpenter, Liberty, Oak Point, Sam Johnson & Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Centers: December 24, open 8am - 5pmDecember 25, closedDecember 26, open 8am - 8pmDecember 31, open...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Holiday Happenings from Plano Parks and Recreation

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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!

Kids/Family

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

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
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 13, 2019

Ask An Urban Forester

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Q. Why are there new trees being planted at Bob Woodruff Park South?

A. Good question! In an effort to re-tree parts of Bob Woodruff Park South, Plano Parks and Recreation’s second phase of its reforestation project is underway. This project is a partnership between the City of Plano and the Texas Trees Foundation, and fun...

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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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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities

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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: October 4, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation marks 25 years of national accreditation

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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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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation earns regional recognition at Texas Recreation and Parks Society

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The Plano Parks and Recreation Department took home three awards this month at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society’s regional awards conference in Frisco.

The society’s awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that have rendered significant services to the Society and have made outstanding contributions to the field of parks and recreation. “The awards are an incredible h...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Ask an Urban Forester: What is emerald ash borer and how is it affecting trees in Plano?

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Q. I heard emerald ash borer has been found in Fort Worth. What is it and is it affecting our trees in Plano?

A. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood‐boring pest of ash trees. Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since then, the invasive pest...

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