Posted on: August 22, 2017

Girl Scout Project Gives Purple Martins a Home at Oak Point

Upon your next visit to Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, take a moment to locate one of our nesting boxes dotting the landscape. Our Natural Resources staff takes great strides in maintaining these boxes to provide local and migrating wildlife a safe p...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Short field soccer added to Adult Sports lineup

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Our fall leisure catalog is full of new courses and offerings, and that goes for our Adult Sports Division as well. We are excited to announce that registration is open for our new adult short field soccer league! The league will comprise of teams of six,...

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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 10, 2017

Large dog area at Jack Carter Dog Park expected to reopen Sept. 1

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A project to resolve some drainage issues in the large dog area of Jack Carter Dog Park (2215 Pleasant Valley Drive) is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 18; however, the temporary fencing will need to remain in place as the new grass is established. Sure,...

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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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Posted on: July 26, 2017

McCall Plaza Lineup Heating Up

Local music fans are finding their way to McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano, and our own Plano Stages has been hard at work creating several unique, toe-tapping events now through the fall season.  

Since it opened as an outdoor performance venue in ...

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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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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Recreation centers ideal places for overcoming gym anxiety

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We’ve all been there before–that feeling of anxiety that comes with your first visit to a new gym. Where are the locker rooms? How do I use the lockers? What if I make a fool of myself? This kind of intimidation can have a negative eff...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

8 Ways to Stay Safe at the Water Park

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As the temperature rises, many North Texans head to the various area water parks, but adding some time to go over safety can keep your fun in the sun accident-free. Before you take a dip, make sure to read over these eight ways to stay safe.

1. Think Ahead...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

What’s happening right now at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve?

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Anyone who has driven down Los Rios Boulevard lately has probably noticed a lot of earth being turned over at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. While it may not look so pretty now, the result of this project will actually give more recreation and natu...

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