City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Things to Know in Plano, Aug. 14-19

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#1 Last chance to swim late with Moonlight Mondays 

The outdoor pool at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (5801 W. Parker Road) will host its last Moonlight Monday of this year’s pool season from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. Cap off your Monday with us and cool off as the sun goes down for just $2!

#2 Dog park rules

The project to resolve drainage issues in the large dog area of Jack Carter Dog Park (2215 Pleasant Valley Drive) is scheduled to be complete this week. Unfortunately, the temporary fencing will need to remain in place as new grass is established.

We understand how much our patrons look forward to having the dog park back to the way it was, and we appreciate your patience. In the meantime, please do your part and take a moment to review the dog park rules before your next visit to ensure your safety, as well as that of your pets and other users.

We hope to re-open the closed off portion of the park on Sept. 1. Until then, the small dog park and a portion of the large dog park will remain open during the project. We’re also asking our patrons to please pack drinking water for themselves and their large four-legged friends to prevent them from mingling with their smaller counterparts.

Stay tuned for more updates!

#3 Adult Sports Division introduces short field soccer league

Registration is open for Plano Parks and Recreation’s first adult short field soccer league! The league will comprise of teams of six. Players can choose from co-ed, men’s rec or men’s competitive leagues. Registration is open now through Aug. 25, and games will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6. All games will be played at Enfield Park (700 Legacy Drive).

The registration fee is $425 per team. We are also accepting individual registrations and the fee is $50 per person. For more information visit www.planoparks.org or call 972-941-5275.

#4 Play in the Park program 

The second annual Play in the Park program made this summer a lot more memorable for nearly 200 Plano children this year! Our Parks and Recreation staff looks forward to participating in this free program for many reasons—we had fun setting up the relay races and introducing the kids to the classics like Simon Says, jump the river and limbo. We were happy to see even some of the parents joining in the fun and getting in touch with their inner child as well!

After having seen its success over the past two years at Willowcreek Park (2101 Jupiter Road), we are looking for ways to make next summer’s Play in the Park program even better. If you have any suggestions, please reach out to Kelley Crimmins at kcrimmins@plano.gov. In the meantime, we hope that you and your family get out and discover the beauty and fun that await you in Plano’s parks. Let’s keep playing!

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