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Please visit the Plano Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for news and updates related to Plano parks and facilities.
You can register for a Parks and Recreation class online, in person or by calling any Plano recreation center. To register online, do the following:
Step 1: Click ‘Register Here’ at planoparks.org.Step 2: Click ’Create Account’.Step 3: Complete your information (email address is required)
Registration for most programs remains open until the start date of the course. Everyone is welcome, course fees are determined by residency. More information can be found in the current Recreation Catalog or at Plano Recreation Online.
Plano recreation center membership information can be found here on the Memberships page of our web site.
The addresses for Plano Recreation centers and pools are:
Carpenter Park Recreation Center (indoor pool)6701 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75024Phone: 972-208-8087
Jack Carter Outdoor Pool 2601 Pleasant Valley Dr, Plano, TX 75023Phone: 972-208-8081
Liberty Recreation Center (outdoor pool)2601 Glencliff Dr, Plano, TX 75075Phone: 972-769-4234
Oak Point Recreation Center (indoor and outdoor pool)6000 Jupiter Rd, Plano, TX 75074Phone: 972-941-7540
Plano Aquatic Center (indoor pool and outdoor splash pad)2301 Westside Dr, Plano, TX 75075Phone: 972-769-4232
Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ 401 W 16th St, Plano, TX, 75075Phone: 972-941-7155
Harry Rowlinson Community Natatorium 1712 Avenue P, Plano, TX 75074Phone: 972-941-7670
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (indoor and outdoor pool)5801 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093Phone: 972-769-4404
For Plano recreation account information, please email Parks Information or contact a recreation center directly:
Plano Parks and Recreation facilities are always looking for new instructors and classes; contact the centers to see if they have an opening or interest. Send your information to our centers by filling out the instructor application form.
The Parks and Recreation Department operates a variety of pools, some open year-round, and others operating during summer months only. Weather and capacity conditions may play a part in determining pool hours and openings. Please call ahead for specific information. All pools are available for rent. Please call the numbers below during normal business hours for the pool you wish to reserve:Carpenter Park Recreation Center - 972-208-8087Jack Carter Pool - 972-208-8081Liberty Recreation Center (closed summer 2019 for renovations)Oak Point Recreation Center - 972-941-7540Plano Aquatic Center - 972-769-4232Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center -972-769-4404Flotation devices are limited to US Coast Guard approved life jackets which are provided for you if needed (limited quantities available). Private lessons/coaching are not allowed at City of Plano facilities. For pool information and hours, click on the link below.
Adapted recreation offers recreational options for individuals aged 12 months and older with special needs. Programs are offered year round. Adapted recreation classes include the following: fitness, crafts and fine arts, education outings and a variety of other programs.
There are many benefits that are inherent within each of the programs. They stress social interaction, self-direction, speech and language, and community involvement. These recreational programs provide a safe environment, relief for parents and caregivers, and learning through a variety of classes.
Staff and volunteers are there to assist each participant in getting the most out of each program they attend. For more information contact Dianne Dillon at 972-941-7272.
Plano has 85 parks located throughout the city. Visit the Parks page for locations and information on each park.
To reserve a park pavilion visit Pavilion Reservations page at Plano Recreation Online and check availability.
The following Plano parks have pavilions available for reservation:Arbor Hills Nature PreserveBob Woodruff Park (North)- near the lakeBob Woodruff Park (South)Hoblitzelle ParkOak Point Park and Nature PreserveOld Shepard Place ParkPreston MeadowPark Russell Creek Park- near lakeShawnee ParkWillowcreek ParkWindhaven Meadows Park
You can find information and maps of Plano trails on our Trail Maps page.
You can find information about the Plano Youth and Adult sports leagues on the Athletics page of our website
Sports fields are available for team practice in neighborhood parks and elementary schools on a first come, first serve basis. These locations are available on the Athletics page of our web site.
Athletic fields are also available to rent for Plano residents. For more information on rental, call athletic field reservations at (972) 941-5413. Staff is available to assist with reservations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Plano residents are eligible for one practice during each Monday through Sunday reservation period.
There is one site to launch model rockets within the park system. All model rocket permits are valid only from April 1 through October 31 of the current year. Permits are valid for model rockets with Type ¼-A, ½-A, A, B, C, or D motors. (Model rockets with Type E and F motors are prohibited.) You must be 18 years of age or older.
No cost associated with the permit but they must be obtained by contacting us. Please send us an email to obtain the permit.
Plano model rocket map and rules (PDF)
General park rules can be found on the Parks & Trails page.
Parks and Recreation ordinance information is available under Plano, Texas Code of Ordinances.
Visit the Plano Park Project & Plans page of our web site for current Plano Parks and Recreation construction projects.
Visit the Irrigation page for more information about Plano Parks and Recreation irrigation practices.
Visit Volunteers in Plano for more information about volunteering in Plano.
You can join Plano's year-round, citywide cleanup program. All Plano public and private schools, environmental clubs, high school and college clubs, churches, scout groups, youth groups, and civic organizations are invited to volunteer.
Pre-registration for the event is required three days prior to cleanup date. Visit Volunteers in Plano for more information.
Please send your request to Kym Hughes, natural resources supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This also applies to Girl Scout Gold and Silver projects.)
You can fish in any of the public ponds in the Plano Park System provided you abide by the laws of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that govern them.
Yes. You can find information on where and how to purchase a fishing license by visiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife web site.
Plano’s lakes and ponds are stocked periodically with a variety of mainly catfish and trout. The Texas Parks & Wildlife provides stocking history reports for the state’s lakes, ponds and other waterways. Stocking information for Plano’s waterways can be found on the Texas Parks and Wildlife web site.