In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland. Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and beautifully maintained facilities to meet the growing recreational needs of this diverse city.
Much has happened to help the department transform into what it is today, but its mission has stayed the same: to provide inviting spaces and memorable places for enjoying Plano’s high quality of life. The department has been nationally accredited since 1994 and is a four time gold medal winner for excellence in parks and recreation.
To thank the community for its continued support, the department is excited to give back in 2018 with an exciting lineup of open houses, special events and giveaways celebrating 50 years of fun in Plano!