Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

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Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155. Trips will continue but will now depart from the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. The Healt...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Master plan process for Rowlett Creek Greenbelt starts Feb. 20

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What makes a great park? These days, the word “park” is pretty broad and can take on many different forms. Parks can consist of anything from fishing ponds and playgrounds to state-of-the-art splash pads and everything in between.

The way to a truly great park, however, is with a solid foundation. This consists of simple yet comforting and oftentimes expected amenities, such as well-planned walking trails (complemented by the occasional bench and water fountain), clean restrooms, p...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Athletics Division warming up for spring sports, season starts Feb. 13

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In case you missed the announcement last year, Plano won the bid to host the USA Softball 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals July 15-21 at Heritage Yards.

In case you missed the announcement last year, Plano won the bid to host the USA Softball 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals July 15-21 at Heritage Yards. This is a big deal, as these are the most prominent tournaments in Junior Olympic Championship Play. Th...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

New Phone Number for Wellness Center for OIder Adults

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The Wellness Center for Older Adults has a new phone number, 972-953-7669. Located in the Plano Senior Recreation Center, 401 W. 16th St., the center provides screenings, equipment rentals, counseling & other social services. Visit their web site and ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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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 b...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Carpenter Park update: Plano’s first skate park starting to take shape

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It’s hard not to notice all the dirt being moved around at Carpenter Park lately as work to renovate its athletic fields and construct the city’s first skate park is taking place. While this project may not look like much right now, the finished product w...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Park Fountain and Restroom Winterization

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Parks staff is currently shutting down the restrooms and drinking fountains that require closure over the winter to prevent freeze damage to the plumbing. We will begin reopening these drinking fountains and restrooms in March as freezing temperatures all...

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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 walls are ne...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Bluebonnet Trail repair project to include new pedestrian signal

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A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30.

A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30. The 8-month-long project will widen the concrete hike-and-bike trail from 8-feet to 12-feet, bringing ...

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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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Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

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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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

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Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway.

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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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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