Posted on: August 31, 2017

Prepare Your Pets for a Disaster

Do you know what to do for your pet to make sure it is cared for before, during and perhaps even after a disaster? Here are some guidelines to help you.

  • If you must evacuate, don’t leave your pet behind even for a few hours. Plan ahead and make a list of hotels or motels outside of your immediate area that will accept pets. Ask if there are any restrictions and if they waive a no-pet policy in t...
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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Pet Tag Story Contest Winners Announced

Kizmet and Finbar are the winning stories in the Pet Tails art contest. The announcement was made at the close of Clear the Shelters on Aug. 19. Their tags will become part of a new art piece to be installed near the lost and found area of the Shelter.

Read their stories, along with the other finalists' stories on the Plano Animal Shelter webpage.

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Clear the Shelters Wraps Up on a Happy Note!

Clear the Shelters Staff and Volunteers with the final count.

During Clear the Shelters on Saturday we found homes for 112 pets. A team of 85 volunteers steadily traded out shifts at the Plano Animal Shelter all day long.

Our last adoption of the day was a shelter favorite - Tonka (photographed here with his new owner). Shelter staff anxious to find Tonka a home brought him into the lobby to greet guests and to give them a chance to appreciate his incredible personality. T...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Other Great Stories from the Pet Tails Contest Worth Sharing

During the art contest, we collected a lot of great stories. Though these are not the winners, they are still worthy of sharing... Enjoy!

Hank - Robertson Family

Hello,

I am writing to submit Hank's story for your art piece contest. His photo is attached.

Hank is a survivor. I first met Hank through petfinder.com when I began thinking about getting a second dog as a companion for both me and m...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 4 Pet Story - Finbar: Unlikely Foster Parent & "Lord of Kittens"

Week 4 Finalist: Finbar

Finbar is our Week 4 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page next week and you can vote for an overall winner. The winner's pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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Finbar was born in a shelter and was selected by a rescue group for their adoption program, and that is how he came into my life. He was 4 months old and a real character. He l...

Read Finbar's story...

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 3 Pet Story - Shiloh: The Reading Therapy Dog

Week 3: Shiloh on couch

Shiloh is our Week 3 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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We got Shiloh in 2007 not long after my father passed away. Shiloh was such a joy to our family, helping us with the grieving process, especially with my young son and nephew. ...

Read Shiloh's story...

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 2 Pet Story - Kizmet: The Star of Dr. Shippy's Office

Week 2 Finalist: Kizmet

Kizmet is our Week 2 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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The day Dr. Shippy got Kizmet he brought her to our office and she came to work with him every day after for 11 years.

Kizmet had her own chair and lots of balls to play with an...

Read Kizmet's story...

City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 1 Pet Story - Tyrion: The Foster that Became Family

Week 1 Finalist: Tyrion

Tyrion is our Week 1 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in mid August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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I adopted Tyrion from the Plano Animal Shelter in 2013. He started as a foster and after my husband and I fell in love with him he became our first dog!

He now has happily assum...

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City of Plano Animal Services

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Bobcats and Coyotes Sightings in Plano

• Bobcats have never injured a single person in Plano’s history. Even children are too big to be considered a meal as the bobcats in this area hunt only animals that are rabbit sized or smaller.

• Pets that are bigger than a rabbit are not usually at ...Read on...

City of Plano Animal Services - Urban Wildlife

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Plano's Anti-Idling Ordinance in Effect Beginning Sept. 1

This initiative will be in cooperation with several other cities/counties. The goal of these programs is to improve air quality by enforcing a new motor vehicle idling limitation rule. This is one component of the Dallas-Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Attainment...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Battling the Buzz | What the City Is Doing & What You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

Battling the BuzzAs everyone knows, mosquitoes are a common nuisance and have the potential of carrying illness such as the West Nile Virus and Zika. Luckily, the City of Plano’s Environmental Health Division gets an early start each year by dep...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano Environmental Health

Posted on: October 24, 2016

2016-17 Fire Prevention Poster Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners at the District Level for the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest! See the winning posters here

Congratulations to the winners of the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest that placed at the District Level this month! These winning posters now move on to State Level competition. They will be judged at the State Conference of the State Firemen&rsqu...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Check Out a 2nd Draft of the Preservation Ordinance

Heritage Preservation Ordinance Update 2017

A public meeting on Aug. 16 reviewed the history of the Heritage Preservation ordinance, detailing the current ordinance and why it needs to be updated with an outline of proposed changes. Based on comments received from the public, Heritage Commission an...

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Get more info > City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Heritage Commission Attends Training

Heritage Commission Members July 2017 Training

In July, the Heritage Commission and staff traveled to Paris, Texas, for a full-day workshop hosted by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). The training was led by qualified preservation professionals in support of local preservation ...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Downtown Historic District Listed on National Register

Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places

On July 24, the National Park Service confirmed listing of Plano Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation - buildings, sites, structures and ob...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

$755,045 in Preservation Grants Recommended for Nonprofit Organizations

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The City of Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations that support heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in Plano. On June 27, the Heritage Commission received presentations from organizations req...

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Get more info > City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Take a Tour of Plano's Paranormal Past

Apparition Expedition - Oct. 13, 2017

As a prelude to Halloween, join us on Friday, Oct. 13 for the Apparition Expedition, an evening guided, spooky stroll through Downtown Plano's paranormal past. Hear the little known stories that happened right where our favorite hangouts are today. See pa...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Murals Go Up

Downtown Plano Mural Project - west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market

The Plano Art Association, partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association, launched a new project for three murals in Downtown Plano.

The first mural is complete on the west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market on East 15th Street. A second mural is...

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Get more info > City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The approval of six Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between May and July, with four approvals by the Heritage Commission and two approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved four CAs, which included:
    • Demolition of an e...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Saigling House Inches Closer to National & State Designations

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A nomination to have the Saigling House listed on the National Register of Historic Places will be considered by the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review on Sept. 16 in Midland.

An application is also being prepared to have the house designa...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Go Wildcats! Leave a Mark on Plano History

During their time at Wildcat Stadium, Plano won the state championship in 1965, 1967 and 1971. A marker created by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and funded by the City of Plano Heritage Preservation Grant program was placed at Williams F...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation

Posted on: August 23, 2017

Book Drops Temporarily Closed

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The outside book drop at Davis Library is temporarily closed for construction. You may return materials inside the library during open hours. After hours, materials may be returned at another library.

We apologize for the inconvenience while we remodel existing spaces to serve you better. Please click on the link to see library locations.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Pop-Up Author – Alice Hoffman Appearing

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Best-selling author Alice Hoffman will talk about her new novel The Rules of Magic, prequel to her spellbinding book Practical Magic at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 11 at Haggard Library.

This free event will be followed by a book signing with books available for purchase.Super—fans can meet and chat with Alice Hoffman in an intimate reception, hosted by Friends of Plano Public Library prior to the free event. Tickets include a c...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

2017 Fall Programs and Classes at the Library

Engage Fall 2017

This fall space explorer Anousheh Ansari will share her experiences in space and her journey to becoming an engineer, entrepreneur and first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Best-selling authors Alice Hoffman (The Rules of Magic) and Roseanne Montillo (Fire on the Track) will talk about their new novels.

Two exhibits celebrating Hispanic heritage from Humanities Texas will be on display. The exhibits provide insight into the l...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

4th Annual Peanut Butter Drive

Plano Peanut Butter Drive 2017

In partnership with the Plano Mayor and City Council, the North Texas Food Bank will be collecting plastic, regular-sized peanut butter jars the whole month of September. The goal this year is to collect 30,000 pounds!

Drop-off sites are Davis Library, Plano Municipal Center and Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center.

Additional Info... City of Plano Libraries

Posted on: July 27, 2017

Turn Your Neighborhood Into a BEST Neighborhood

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The BEST Neighborhoods Designation program recognizes neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to create a community that is Beautiful, Engaged, Safe, and Thriving - BEST!

The BEST Neighborhoods Designation is a recognition program with 3 levels: Silv...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Find Strength in Unity

Sept. 19, 2017 Plano City News

Take a bite out of crime during National Night Out, enjoy new shade at Bob Woodruff Park and pull a fire engine for Special Olympic Texas in this edition of Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 2,600 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Unlock the World with a FREE Library Card

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If you live in Plano and don't have your free library card, you're missing out on a phenomenal resource. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.

Get a Plano Public Library card and start exploring our five amazing public libraries. Whether you're looking for a job, enjoy movies and music, love learning new languages, want to know more about parenting, are honing your computer skills, need tutoring...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Take the Mobility 2045 Survey

Mobility 2045 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for North Central Texas. Every great plan requires community input, so please take the online Mobility 2045 Survey!

As a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Plano joins other cities, counties, transportation partners and the public in helping to develop and maintain a metropolitan transportation plan that addresses road, transit, bicycle,...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Kick Off the School Year & Help Hurricane Harvey Families with a Peanut Butter Donation

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Help fight hunger with a donation to the 4th Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive. The Mayor and City Council have partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to help our Plano families and Hurricane Harvey families.

This year we will also share the hope with Hurricane Harvey families. The drive will help replenish the North Texas Food Bank warehouse with ready-to-eat food at a critical time as the food bank responds to Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be provided to ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Follow a New Application Process for Small Cell Permits

Effective September 1, 2017, the City of Plano has a new application process for small-cell facilities in the public right-of-way.

This process allows for the installation of small-cell facilities on existing, new, privately-owned and publicly-owned structures (ex: traffic-signal poles and streetlight poles) within the public right-of-way.

More on Small Cell Permit.

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City of Plano News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Ramp Up Your Defense Against Mosquitoes

If you've been forgetting to wear mosquito spray, you may want to place the bottle in a more visible location by the door. Last week our mosquito traps caught the first mosquito to test positive for the West Nile Virus.

Plano’s Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has your back and is taking measures to protect you from mosquitoes. A green-friendly larvicide called Natular is being placed in strategic locations around the city where mosquitoes hav...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for certain homemade goods to be sold.

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano News

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Six ways to celebrate fall at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Autumn at our parks and nature preserves means plenty of outdoor adventures for Plano residents. Our Outdoor Recreation Division has many activities lined up to celebrate fall, from a family camp out to night hikes and numerous other social and educationa...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Carpenter Park Rec Center’s aquatic hiring event set for Sept. 30

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We’re hiring! As we near the completion of the indoor pool at Carpenter Park Recreation Center, we are looking for energetic, hard-working men and women to keep this beautiful, new facility safe for our patrons.

Our aquatics hiring event will tak...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Success stories abound at Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center

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John Sullivan is the quintessential picture of health. Nearing his 70th birthday, the Plano resident can be found at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC) working on his fitness several days a week. Thanks to his rec membership (and a motivated mentalit...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Tennis patron Dick Dixon celebrates his 100th birthday at High Point Tennis Center

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Plano Parks and Recreation helped one of its most beloved patrons celebrate a special milestone this week at High Point Tennis Center (HPTC). On Tuesday, tennis player and long-time HPTC patron Dick Dixon spent his 100th birthday on the court practicing h...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Carpenter Park: Long-term project for long-term gain

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The baseball diamonds and athletic fields at Carpenter Park have served countless Plano citizens since the sports complex opened in 1984. Week in and week out, these fields became the place of memories for many families and sports teams.

Fast forward to 20...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Rec Roundup: What makes up Plano’s Recreation Division?

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On average, about 1.8 million people visit Plano’s recreation centers annually, making these centers the pulse of the community. From preschool to Pilates, rec centers have come a long way over the years and today are a staple for affordable fit...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Recreation Services Superintendent receives Gymnastics Association of Texas honor

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Plano Parks & Recreation received a special honor from the Gymnastics Association of Texas earlier this month when it presented its Service to Youth Award to Recreation Services Superintendent Susie Hergenrader.

The award is given to those who have mad...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Discover Recreation at Oak Point Nature & Retreat Center

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With the summer season officially at a close, we are ready to usher in the autumn months with our new Discover Recreation series. Each week we will explore a certain theme as it pertains to Plano’s Recreation Division. From going behind-the-scen...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Oak Point Rec Center employee aids in Houston rescue efforts

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When Oak Point Recreation Center staff member Micah Cano began seeing the horrific images from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the recreation coordinator didn’t think twice before making his way toward the devastation. 

The recreation...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Volunteer finds hope, health at Plano Senior Rec Center

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Plano Parks and Recreation is blessed to be the recipient of heartfelt positive feedback on a regular basis from our patrons. Whether it’s praise about a friendly customer service experience or appreciation for the quality of programs we offer, ...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: August 29, 2017

New bridge in place at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Nature lovers will soon be able to explore a new section of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, as a new pedestrian bridge was set across Rowlett Creek this week. This 20-ton, prefabricated corten steel bridge provides a scenic connection over Rowlett C...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Instructors needed for new Growing Older Always Learning program

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Here at Plano Parks and Recreation, one of our most important goals is to help older adults live happy, healthy lives while having fun in the process. What we’ve discovered is there is a tremendous desire for continuing education opportunities wi...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Walk your way to good health

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Walking is the most popular form of physical activity in the United States. Before the days of wearable tech, it was difficult to track one’s progress. However, having the ability to track one’s steps can give him or her the motivation to reach such miles...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Oak Point Rec Center weight room expansion taking shape

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Motorists traveling along Spring Creek Parkway have probably noticed the shell of Oak Point Recreation Center’s expansion taking shape. The renovations and expansions taking place here are moving smoothly, but we still have a ways to go...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Russell Creek Drive repair project underway

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Starting this week, Plano Parks and Recreation will be working with the city’s Engineering Department along the Russell Creek Greenbelt to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence Parkway and Sutherland Lane. The wa...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Finding the work-life balance with Plano Parks and Recreation

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In case you missed it, WalletHub this week ranked Plano second to last in its study of the most stressed cities in America. Translation: Plano is almost the least stressed city out of the country’s 150 most populous cities! Feels good, doesn’t it?

While th...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Chisholm Trail at Spring Creek Underpass Closed for Maintenance

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The east side of Chisholm Trail at the Spring Creek underpass will be closed for the next several weeks as parks crews begin removing silt from the low water crossing along the trail. The crossing on the west side of the trail will remain open. Thank you ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 28, 2017

New Hours for Recreation Centers start September 1

Effective September 1, 2017, Plano recreation centers will be closing one hour earlier on Fridays and Saturdays. Below are the updated hours for Carpenter Park, Liberty and Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Centers.

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

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Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway. As part of the renovations, a number of existing trees will be removed and replaced with 62 new, 4-inch caliper trees in their place.

These exciting new park updates include a complete renovatio...

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View the Carpenter Park Master Plan City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Plano Parks and Recreation will begin improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve in March 2017. The improvement work includes the following items:

  • New concrete recreational trail approximately 1.3 miles in length to complete two large trail loops...
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Additional Info... City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Plano Senior Recreation Center expansion project moves forward

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At a July 24 preliminary meeting, Plano Parks and Recreation Director Robin Reeves informed the Plano City Council that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved project plans for much-anticipated expansions at the Plano Senior Recreatio...

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More information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Park Construction Projects

Many Plano parks are currently under design, construction and/or renovation over the next several years. For a complete list of these projects, visit the parks construction page at the link below which provides updates and photos of some of the work in p...Read on...

Park Construction Updates City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Engineering Work along the Russell Creek Greenbelt

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A project to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence and Sutherland Lane is set to begin on July 31. As part of the project, a temporary trail will be installed along the road as well as a pedestrian bridge across the creek ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

The Tennis Center Renovation design contract with JBI Partners, Inc. was awarded at the July 24 Plano City Council meeting. Over the next several months the contract documents will be executed, and the design development phase will begin. In the design de...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Study: Plano Parks and Recreation Contributes Millions to Local Economy

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At an April 24 Plano City Council preliminary meeting, the Trust for Public Land shared its findings from a study conducted to explore the economic benefits provided by the city’s park and recreation system. Plano Parks and Recreation engaged the TPL in a...

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View the full report here City of Plano Parks and Recreation

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Plano's Anti-Idling Ordinance in Effect Beginning Sept. 1

The Plano Police Department is partnering with the City of Plano’s Environmental Health and Sustainability Department to participate in regional programs aimed at reducing harmful emissions.

This initiative will be in cooperation with several other cities/counties. The goal of these programs is to improve air quality by enforcing a new motor vehicle idling limitation rule. This is one component of the Dallas-Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Attainment...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Keep America Beautiful Presents Plano with its President’s Circle Award

City of Plano Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence by Keep America Beautiful.

Keep America Beautiful presented the City of Plano with its President’s Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exe...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Explore Plano At The Library

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Explore Plano invites people of all ages to visit different parts of the city through a series of fun challenges. Experience what various City of Plano departments offer and learn about what Plano provides its residents.The library is involved in Explore ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

It's The Book Sale!

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Almost 100,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records are for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2. From picture books and early readers to recent adult fiction and foreign language books - there's something for everyone. The Friend's Book Sal...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Did You Know? Brain Games!

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Want to keep your mind sharp? Plano Public Library has "Brain Games" for adults to check out on Launchpads. These electronic devices need no internet access and come preloaded with apps.Brain Games train your mind by challenging memory, reaction...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

#morethanbooks

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Get a daily dose of your modern Plano library delivered straight to your phone, tablet or desktop! Join other Plano Public Library lovers online and keep up with library happenings and events.See posts about new collections, library programs and art exhib...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Just Be You

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Healthy interpersonal relationships take mindfulness and work. The Family Place of Dallas presents its Be Project, a series of programs focused on creating healthy social and domestic relationships. This FREE series of 45-minute to one-hour sessions is of...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Human Search Engines

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Google is a useful research tool, but like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, it doesn't have a brain. Plano Public Library employs thoughtful, intelligent, friendly information professionals, also known as librarians. They answer your questions and guide...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Travel The World

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Pack your suitcase, get your passport (supplied by Plano Public Library) and get ready to see the world! Take a picture at a European landmark, make origami and get a henna tattoo during our Teen Street Team's special event - Travel the World.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Full STEAM Ahead

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Even before your children start school they can get a glimpse of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The library offers exciting Early Learning STEAM programs geared towards preschoolers all year long. This month, join us at Tiny Tec...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading Is Almost Here

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Enjoy Summer Reading kick off parties at all five libraries on Saturday, June 3 with plenty of fun for all ages. 

Haggard Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

Enjoy a balloon artist or build with Legos. 

Harrington Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Cheers For Volunteers!

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Plano libraries benefit every week from the contributions of volunteers. Volunteers in Plano (VIP) creates and supports meaningful community engagement and facilitates community partnerships which elevate City services and the quality of life in Plano. Du...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Book Clubs Abridged

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Plano Public Library boasts five book clubs with meetings at four of the libraries. The Brown Bag and Second Tuesday book clubs are more traditional clubs featuring favorite and popular books, while the Mystery Book Club focuses on a wide range of mysteri...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ozobot, Python and RaspberryPi: Teen Kits For Aspiring Geeks

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Create your own video game or watch BB-8 roll around your living room! What, you say? Check out the new Teen Kits at the Plano Public Library. Learn 21st-century skills such as coding, chess and circuitry, then put your innovation and creativity to work.&...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rev Up For Summer: Road Trips And Travel Tips

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Whether you're taking a romantic trip for two to an exotic destination or a family road trip, find all the resources needed to plan a trip at your Plano Public Library. We have guidebooks for regions, countries and states as well as specialty gui...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May The FOURTH Be With You!

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Time to release your inner Jedi and visit the Plano Public Library - your community Star Wars hub. With more than 700 items in our collection related to the galactic franchise, we are a one-stop Star Wars shop.  

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