Posted on: October 6, 2017

Ducks: Thank you for not feeding us!

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It’s an age-old tradition, grabbing a leftover bag of bread and heading to your favorite park to feed the ducks. Plano parks are home to many kinds of ducks and geese that we all love. While the ducks may seem happy to see you, eating bread and ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Liberty Rec Center supervisor returns from Harvey relief mission

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With Hurricane Harvey relief efforts still ongoing, we are proud of the Plano Parks and Recreation staff who have gone out of their way to help those effected by last month’s devastation in the Houston area. The stories are trickling in, and while these i...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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