Posted on: September 22, 2017

Six ways to celebrate fall at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Autumn at our parks and nature preserves means plenty of outdoor adventures for Plano residents. Our Outdoor Recreation Division has many activities lined up to celebrate fall, from a family camp out to night hikes and numerous other social and educationa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Carpenter Park Rec Center’s aquatic hiring event set for Sept. 30

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We’re hiring! As we near the completion of the indoor pool at Carpenter Park Recreation Center, we are looking for energetic, hard-working men and women to keep this beautiful, new facility safe for our patrons.

Our aquatics hiring event will tak...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Success stories abound at Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center

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John Sullivan is the quintessential picture of health. Nearing his 70th birthday, the Plano resident can be found at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC) working on his fitness several days a week. Thanks to his rec membership (and a motivated mentalit...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Tennis patron Dick Dixon celebrates his 100th birthday at High Point Tennis Center

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Plano Parks and Recreation helped one of its most beloved patrons celebrate a special milestone this week at High Point Tennis Center (HPTC). On Tuesday, tennis player and long-time HPTC patron Dick Dixon spent his 100th birthday on the court practicing h...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Carpenter Park: Long-term project for long-term gain

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The baseball diamonds and athletic fields at Carpenter Park have served countless Plano citizens since the sports complex opened in 1984. Week in and week out, these fields became the place of memories for many families and sports teams.

Fast forward to 20...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Rec Roundup: What makes up Plano’s Recreation Division?

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On average, about 1.8 million people visit Plano’s recreation centers annually, making these centers the pulse of the community. From preschool to Pilates, rec centers have come a long way over the years and today are a staple for affordable fit...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Recreation Services Superintendent receives Gymnastics Association of Texas honor

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Plano Parks & Recreation received a special honor from the Gymnastics Association of Texas earlier this month when it presented its Service to Youth Award to Recreation Services Superintendent Susie Hergenrader.

The award is given to those who have mad...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Discover Recreation at Oak Point Nature & Retreat Center

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With the summer season officially at a close, we are ready to usher in the autumn months with our new Discover Recreation series. Each week we will explore a certain theme as it pertains to Plano’s Recreation Division. From going behind-the-scen...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Oak Point Rec Center employee aids in Houston rescue efforts

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When Oak Point Recreation Center staff member Micah Cano began seeing the horrific images from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the recreation coordinator didn’t think twice before making his way toward the devastation. 

The recreation...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Volunteer finds hope, health at Plano Senior Rec Center

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Plano Parks and Recreation is blessed to be the recipient of heartfelt positive feedback on a regular basis from our patrons. Whether it’s praise about a friendly customer service experience or appreciation for the quality of programs we offer, ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

New bridge in place at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Nature lovers will soon be able to explore a new section of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, as a new pedestrian bridge was set across Rowlett Creek this week. This 20-ton, prefabricated corten steel bridge provides a scenic connection over Rowlett C...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Instructors needed for new Growing Older Always Learning program

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Here at Plano Parks and Recreation, one of our most important goals is to help older adults live happy, healthy lives while having fun in the process. What we’ve discovered is there is a tremendous desire for continuing education opportunities wi...

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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 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 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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