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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Get to stepping for heart health this fall


Did you know walking just 30 minutes a day can make lasting impressions on your overall health? Whether you prefer getting your steps in outside or indoors, Plano Parks and Recreation has got you covered!

Important benefits of walking include:

  • Increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular...
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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities


Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Plano’s athletic fields ready for fall sports


Fall is right around the corner! And with the start of a new sports season, our Athletics Division is readying for one of the busiest times of the year.

Plano’s athletic fields serve 15-plus sports organizations that provide the community with quality recreational opportunities in soccer, baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, cricket, rugby, kickball, etc. Each year, these outdoor athletics lo...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Outdoor Pools Open Weekends Only Aug. 10-Sept. 1


Aug. 9 is the last weekday outdoor pools will be open.

Our summer lifeguards are headed back to school and that means Jack Carter Pool and the outdoor pools at Oak Point and Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Centers will be open weekends only from August 10 through Sept. 1. Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2 is the last day ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Stressed out? Downshift into fall with parks and recreation


The world’s longest-living people live in places that encourage natural movement. Unfortunately, new threats and challenges to America’s healthy living status continue to emerge.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages communities to work together to reverse this trend to ensure Americans live longer and healthier lives. Here in Plano, we have five quality recreation centers, a tennis center, two golf cours...

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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.

Renovations include:

  • Updated loc...
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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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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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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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