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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Join us at Jack Carter Pool for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ Event


Team WLSL™ Gears Up to Make A Global Impression on June 20, 2019

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the ninth year in a row to make noise that Swimming Lessons Save Lives.™ A global event, The World’s Largest Swimmin...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Summer swimming roundup—your guide to Plano’s pools

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Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen! Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open from 1-6 p.m. on Monday. Summer daily hours start on May 28. Although Liberty Recreation Center is currently closed for renovation, each pool in the Plano Parks and Recreation system offers somet...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Play in the Park program kicks off June 4 at Willowcreek Park


Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer without breaking the budget? Sometimes the best method for making lasting memories is through the simplest of activities.

For us, that consists of giving children the gift of play in the great outdoors. That’s why we are excited to provide for the third year in a row our free Play in the Park series!

Starting June 4 and lasting through Aug. 6, children of all ages can join Pl...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 29, 2019

What makes Plano the happiest city in America?


Some people might have been surprised to hear that Plano was recently named the happiest city in America according to a study by WalletHub.

Whatever your opinion, you have to admit there is a lot about Plano to love and be thankful for. 

But what exactly makes us THE happiest city in the country? The website came to its conclusions by looking at various health factors among more than ...

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Wallet Hub Happiest Cities in America City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Plano’s athletic fields ready for spring sports

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Spring is right around the corner! Flowers will be in bloom, people will be taking to the outdoors in droves, and Plano’s sports fields will be in full swing.

With the start of a new sports season, our Athletics Division is readying for one of its busiest times of the year. Plano’s athletic fields serve 15-plus sports organizations that provide the community with quality recreational opportunities in ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Ask An Urban Forester: How to address Emerald Ash Borer?

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Q. I have noticed some trees in the median have recently been marked with green tape. Can you tell us why they have been marked?

A. Thanks for reaching out! The trees that are marked in green flagging are ash species. What we are doing is updating our tree inventory to determine the health of our current ash population and removing any of the trees that are in poor condition.

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Emerald Ash Borer Information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Plano’s parks and recreation system contributes millions to local economy


From its parks, trails and playgrounds to its recreation centers, pools and athletics fields, our city’s investment in its parks and recreation pays off in a multitude of ways.

In 2017, the Trust for Public Land released a study that explored the economic benefits that this system provides. The study also measured Plano Parks and Recreation’s overall performance and how such has impacted the community at-large.

The Trus...

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Trust for Public Land Report City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Ask an Urban Forester: What is emerald ash borer and how is it affecting trees in Plano?

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Q. I heard emerald ash borer has been found in Fort Worth. What is it and is it affecting our trees in Plano?

A. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood‐boring pest of ash trees. Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since then, the invasive pest...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center renovations


Liberty Recreation Center (2601 Glencliff Dr.) is preparing for an exciting renovation project, which, when complete, will feature more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The center is expected to reopen in the fall of 2019. Follow Plano Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter or visit Liberty Recreation Center’s web page to stay up-to-date on this project’s progress.

Plano voters approved funding f...

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