Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 1 Pet Story - Tyrion: The Foster that Became Family

Week 1 Finalist: Tyrion

Tyrion is our Week 1 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in early August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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I adopted Tyrion from the Plano Animal Shelter in 2013. He started as a foster and after my husband and I fell in love with him he became our first dog!

He now has happily assum...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Week 2 Pet Story - Kizmet: The Star of Dr. Shippy's Office

Week 2 Finalist: Kizmet

Kizmet is our Week 2 Finalist for the art contest. Follow our Plano Animal Shelter Facebook page and in early August, you can vote for an overall winner. Their pet tags will be featured in a new Shelter art piece.

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The day Dr. Shippy got Kizmet he brought her to our office and she came to work with him every day after for 11 years.

Kizmet had her own chair and lots of balls to play with an...

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City of Plano Animal Services
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Share Your Pet's Story for a Shelter Art Piece

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The Plano Animal Shelter wants to recognize your faithful furry friends through one-of-a-kind art pieces. Send us your pet stories to be entered in the art contest, which will feature the tags of two pets. Follow our Facebook page to vote on finalists.

Andrea Davis, a local artist, is designing a mosaic of colored tags in patterns in three pieces focused around one pet tag on each piece. The first tag to be featured belonged to Gertie, our beloved shelter mascot, who passed away a few years ago. The oth...

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City of Plano Animal Services

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Bobcats and Coyotes Sightings in Plano

• Bobcats have never injured a single person in Plano’s history. Even children are too big to be considered a meal as the bobcats in this area hunt only animals that are rabbit sized or smaller.

• Pets that are bigger than a rabbit are not usually at ...Read on...

City of Plano Animal Services - Urban Wildlife

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Battling the Buzz this Summer

As the warmer weather rolls in and summer begins, so does mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes. The City has begun what...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano Environmental Health

Posted on: October 24, 2016

2016-17 Fire Prevention Poster Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners at the District Level for the Plano Fire-Rescue Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest! See the winning posters here

Congratulations to the winners of the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest that placed at the District Level this month! These winning posters now move on to State Level competition. They will be judged at the State Conference of the State Firemen&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity Makes Upswing

The approval of 14 Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between February and April, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and 12 approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved 2 CAs, which included:
    • Awning roof replac...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Council Approves Tax Exemptions for 82 Heritage Properties

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Eighty-two heritage resource properties were approved by Plano City Council to receive tax exemptions on April 10.

The City’s annual Heritage Tax Exemption Program was established in 1984 as an incentive for owners of historic properties to maint...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Plano's National Register Nomination Receives Unanimous State Approval

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The City of Plano has submitted an application for Historic Downtown Plano to be listed on the National Register for Historic Places.

On May 20, the Texas Historical Commission’s History Programs Division recommended unanimous approval of Downtown Plano’s ...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Experience Summer Camps with Heritage Preservation Partners

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Keep your kids busy this summer by participating in summer camps hosted by the Interurban Railway Museum and the Heritage Farmstead Museum.

There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy - from engineering adventures at the Interurban to sack races a...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Saigling House Inches Closer to National & State Designations

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A nomination to have the Saigling House listed on the National Register of Historic Places will be considered by the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review on Sept. 16 in Midland.

An application is also being prepared to have the hou...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Vital to Victory: How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed the World

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There’s still time to see the Interurban Railway Museum’s new contemporary exhibit - Vital to Victory-How Motorwomen Challenged & Changed The World.

The exhibit features the often-untold lives of women in the rail industry, from ear...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

What's the Latest on the Downtown Mural Project Update?

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The Plano Art Association is partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association to launch a new project that brings the first three murals to Downtown Plano.

On May 23, the Heritage Commission approved a concept design of the first mural, which will b...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Wrap Up Historic Preservation Month

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We celebrated National Historic Preservation Month in May. A proclamation was presented by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere on May 8 to the Heritage Commission and the City’s heritage preservation partners.

With assistance from the Interurban Railway Muse...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Go Wildcats! Leave a Mark on Plano History

During their time at Wildcat Stadium, Plano won the state championship in 1965, 1967 and 1971. A marker created by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and funded by the City of Plano Heritage Preservation Grant program was placed at Williams F...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Changes Expedite CA Approvals

The effects of improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) applications can be seen during the last quarter. Eighty-eight percent of CAs were approved by the Planning Department staff without requiring Heritage Commission review.

Great...Read on...

City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Doing Work? Need a CA? We've Improved the Process

A CA, or Certificate of Appropriateness, is required prior to beginning any exterior improvement projects on locally-designated heritage properties or properties within the Haggard Park or Downtown Heritage Resource Districts. Over the past year, city sta...Read on...

City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 18, 2016

What's Your Sign? Maybe It's Time to Modify

At the request of the Downtown Plano merchants, two sign modifications to the Zoning Ordinance have been approved by City Council for the Downtown Business/Government District.

These modifications include:

  • Allowance for painted mural signs. Previous...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 17, 2016

How Plano Got Started in Historic Preservation

What shapes Plano's identity? It's our history. In 1979, rapid population growth threatened our historic resources. That prompted Plano's forefathers to adopt a Historic Landmark Preservation Ordinance. The ordinance established the city's heritage progra...Read on...

City of Plano Heritage Preservation

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Update Your Plano Library Mobile App

Download Our Library App

Get all the latest features of the Plano Public Library mobile app by downloading the new version. Enhanced features of the app include saving your library card number and family member library card numbers in the barcode wallet.

Select the Plano Public Library app version from Boopsie at Google Play Store, Apple Store or Amazon.

Additional Info... City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: May 12, 2017

2017 Summer Programs and Classes at the Library

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Build your knowledge, build your vocabulary and build your imagination with great classes and programs at the library this summer. Engage highlights opportunities to learn, create and connect. Sign up for summer reading and set your own reading goal.

Remember, summer reading is part of Explore Plano. Develop your creativity at 18st AIRSpace by observing and working alongside various artists. Take classes in 3-D printing, Photoshop or metal working. Are you ready for the Solar Eclipse on August 21? Lea...

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Download our Engage brochure City of Plano Libraries

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grants Application Deadline

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The City of Plano has developed the Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant Program to support the city’s strategic goal of “vibrant and renewing neighborhoods”. This program provides matching grants to neighborhood gr...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Opportunity to share your thoughts on fair housing!

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The City of Plano and the Plano Housing Authority invite you to attend a public meeting regarding the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). We need your input regarding fair housing issues and barriers that you see to obtaining decent, affordable housing in y...

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Take the Fair Housing Survey Here... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Give Back in Your Neighborhood Through Volunteering!

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Plano CARES connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. While most residential violations are quickly resolved, those who are not able to correct violations because of physical or financial hardships ...

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City of Plano Neighborhood Services

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

July City Council Meeting Schedule

The next City Council meeting is Monday, July 24 with the regular session starting at 7 p.m. The second meeting for the month is Wednesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. and it focuses on the 2017-18 budget.

City of Plano News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Share Your Pet's Story for a Shelter Art Piece

Plano Tails & Tags

The Plano Animal Shelter wants to recognize your faithful furry friends through one-of-a-kind art pieces. Send us your pet stories to be entered in the art contest, which will feature the tags of two pets. Follow our Facebook page to vote on finalists.

Andrea Davis, a local artist, is designing a mosaic of colored tags in patterns in three pieces focused around one pet tag on each piece. The first tag to be featured belonged to Gertie, our beloved shelter mascot, who passed away a few years ago. The oth...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

$2 Swimming at TMC Family Swim Night

Mondays are wetter and more fun with Moonlight Mondays at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC). Take a dip in the outdoor pool for just $2 per person from 7 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 14.

City of Plano News
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Make Summer a New Adventure with Explore Plano

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You don't have to go far to keep busy this summer. From June 1 through August 31, Explore Plano features challenges to bring you closer to the community where you live. Participation is free and easy.

There are nine self-paced challenges each month, leaving plenty of time to work in family vacations and summer camps. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for the Explore Plano e-news for challenge and prize details.
  2. Share your progress and experiences on soc...
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Additional Info... City of Plano News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Ramp Up Your Defense Against Mosquitoes

If you've been forgetting to wear mosquito spray, you may want to place the bottle in a more visible location by the door. Last week our mosquito traps caught the first mosquito to test positive for the West Nile Virus.

Plano’s Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has your back and is taking measures to protect you from mosquitoes. A green-friendly larvicide called Natular is being placed in strategic locations around the city where mosquitoes hav...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading is Here!

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Get a library card online or at your nearest Plano library and start today!

Sign up for Summer Reading here! City of Plano News
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for certain homemade goods to be sold.

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: You Haven't Arrived Until You Hit the Biggest Book Sale in Collin County

July 18, 2017 Plano City News

Check out the Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale, take a swat at mosquitoes, put cigarettes in "buttlers" and don't miss deadlines for environmental awards or beautification grants in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 2,600 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD...

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City of Plano News

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&...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Recreation centers ideal places for overcoming gym anxiety

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We’ve all been there before–that feeling of anxiety that comes with your first visit to a new gym. Where are the locker rooms? How do I use the lockers? What if I make a fool of myself? This kind of intimidation can have a negative eff...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Public outreach for Parks Master Plan produces useful feedback

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Thank you to all those who attended our interactive public meeting last month at Plano Event Center! We are thankful to have so many residents who care about the future of parks and recreation in Plano. Visit our Park Master Plan page to see photos from t...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: July 5, 2017

8 Ways to Stay Safe at the Water Park

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As the temperature rises, many North Texans head to the various area water parks, but adding some time to go over safety can keep your fun in the sun accident-free. Before you take a dip, make sure to read over these eight ways to stay safe.

1. Think Ahead...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Work begins to resolve dog park drainage issues

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Good news—work has officially begun to repair the drainage issues in the large dog area of the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park (2215 Pleasant Valley Drive). Temporary fencing has been installed to close off a portion of the large dog area for const...

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More information about the Dog Park City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Ken Sumrow Q&A

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As Ken Sumrow celebrates his 40th year as Director of Tennis for High Point Tennis Center this month, the former tennis coach for Plano Senior High School took a few moments to reflect on his career as the contracted tennis pro for Plano Parks and Recreat...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: May 31, 2017

What’s happening right now at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve?

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Anyone who has driven down Los Rios Boulevard lately has probably noticed a lot of earth being turned over at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. While it may not look so pretty now, the result of this project will actually give more recreation and natu...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Meet your Urban Forester: Angela Kralik

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Angela Kralik is mother of three, but you could also say she is a mother to about 1.7 million public and private trees in Plano as well. Our urban forester takes great care when it comes to making sure these renewable resources live full and healthy lives...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Our guide to Plano Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

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Summer is officially upon us, and if you are still looking for ways to keep the kiddos occupied over the next couple of months Plano Parks and Recreation has plenty of summer camp options to choose from.

Camp registration closes the Friday before each camp...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Free Play in the Park program kicks off June 7 at Willowcreek Park

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Looking for something fun for the kids to do 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&am...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: May 15, 2017

Summer swimming roundup—your guide to Plano’s pools

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Our pools open for Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool) including Monday, from 1-6 p.m. at all pools. Summer daily hours begin June 5. 

All of our aquatic facilities also offer rental options for parties. Click here for mo...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Summer camp sneak peek: GoApe and FlowRider added to outdoor activities

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Our exploration of summer camp fun in Plano continues with a look at our outdoor recreation camps. Featuring a mix of everything, our weeklong Sports Camp and Scramble Ramble are sure to thrill any child age 10 to 16 who likes to stay on the move. We&...

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Register for camps here City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve improvements could bring Plano’s first destination playground

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Since its creation in 2009, this preserve has become an ideal escape for runners, hikers, cyclists and photographers alike.  Its abundant wildlife and picturesque views make Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve the pride of Plano.

But Oak Point Pa...

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Site Plan City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Paddle up: Liberty Recreation Center now offers Pickleball open play

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Now, thanks to the staff at Liberty Recreation Center, Plano will have one more place to paddle up with friends. Located at 2601 Glencliff Drive, the center will begin offering new open play hours for this fun and fast-paced sport on Tuesdays and Thursday...

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City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Plano Parks and Recreation: Time to get your Play On throughout July

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Month-long celebration highlights essential value of local parks and recreation

All during July, Plano residents can discover the power of play with Plano Parks and Recreation. A variety of fun activities are planned for all ages and abilities to celebrate Park and Recreation Month, including a new kayaking class, a family night hike...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Beginning Wednesday, June 14, the pond at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve will be open for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding from dawn to dusk. The general public is welcome to use their own canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board. &n...

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Information about Paddling at Oak Point City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

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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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View the Carpenter Park Master Plan City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Senior Recreation Center expansion plans nearing completion, under review

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Plans for expansion and renovation of the Plano Senior Recreation Center are nearing completion and have been submitted to the City’s Engineering Department for review. 

However, this project has unique challenges that most recreation ce...

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More information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Study: Plano Parks and Recreation Contributes Millions to Local Economy

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At an April 24 Plano City Council preliminary meeting, the Trust for Public Land shared its findings from a study conducted to explore the economic benefits provided by the city’s park and recreation system. Plano Parks and Recreation engaged the TPL in a...

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View the full report here City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

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Plano Parks and Recreation will begin improvements to Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve in March 2017. The improvement work includes the following items:

  • New concrete recreational trail approximately 1.3 miles in length to complete two large trail loops...
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Additional Info... City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Come Play with Us this Summer!

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Summer Camp Registration is Open

Plano Parks and Recreation summer camp registration is now open. Camps offer a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor activities including sports, creative arts, fishing, water games, swimming, nature and more! Spots fill up fast, so register today! For a c...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Oak Point Recreation Center is Closed for Renovations

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The long awaited renovation and expansion of Oak Point Recreation Center has begun! The center closed on Wednesday, February 1 and re-open in the fall of 2017. Expansion plans include the addition of a locker room and weight room, which will include new w...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Park Construction Projects

Many Plano parks are currently under design, construction and/or renovation over the next several years. For a complete list of these projects, visit the parks construction page at the link below which provides updates and photos of some of the work in p...Read on...

Park Construction Updates City of Plano Parks and Recreation

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Keep America Beautiful Presents Plano with its President’s Circle Award

City of Plano Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence by Keep America Beautiful.

Keep America Beautiful presented the City of Plano with its President’s Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exe...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News

Posted on: July 6, 2017

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Get a daily dose of your modern Plano library delivered straight to your phone, tablet or desktop! Join other Plano Public Library lovers online and keep up with library happenings and events.See posts about new collections, library programs and art exhib...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Did You Know? Brain Games!

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Want to keep your mind sharp? Plano Public Library has "Brain Games" for adults to check out on Launchpads. These electronic devices need no internet access and come preloaded with apps.Brain Games train your mind by challenging memory, reaction...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Explore Plano At The Library

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Explore Plano invites people of all ages to visit different parts of the city through a series of fun challenges. Experience what various City of Plano departments offer and learn about what Plano provides its residents.The library is involved in Explore ...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Human Search Engines

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Google is a useful research tool, but like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, it doesn't have a brain. Plano Public Library employs thoughtful, intelligent, friendly information professionals, also known as librarians. They answer your questions and guide...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

It's The Book Sale!

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Almost 100,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records are for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2. From picture books and early readers to recent adult fiction and foreign language books - there's something for everyone. The Friend's Book Sal...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Just Be You

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Healthy interpersonal relationships take mindfulness and work. The Family Place of Dallas presents its Be Project, a series of programs focused on creating healthy social and domestic relationships. This FREE series of 45-minute to one-hour sessions is of...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Travel The World

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Pack your suitcase, get your passport (supplied by Plano Public Library) and get ready to see the world! Take a picture at a European landmark, make origami and get a henna tattoo during our Teen Street Team's special event - Travel the World.

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Book Clubs Abridged

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Plano Public Library boasts five book clubs with meetings at four of the libraries. The Brown Bag and Second Tuesday book clubs are more traditional clubs featuring favorite and popular books, while the Mystery Book Club focuses on a wide range of mysteri...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Cheers For Volunteers!

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Plano libraries benefit every week from the contributions of volunteers. Volunteers in Plano (VIP) creates and supports meaningful community engagement and facilitates community partnerships which elevate City services and the quality of life in Plano. Du...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Congrats, 2017 Bookmark Contest Winners!

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Each year Friends of the Plano Public Library sponsors a bookmark design contest. Printed winning bookmarks are available at the libraries. Visit and see large banners featuring the winning designs at the following libraries: 

Ages 5-7 | Harringto...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Full STEAM Ahead

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Even before your children start school they can get a glimpse of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The library offers exciting Early Learning STEAM programs geared towards preschoolers all year long. This month, join us at Tiny Tec...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May The FOURTH Be With You!

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Time to release your inner Jedi and visit the Plano Public Library - your community Star Wars hub. With more than 700 items in our collection related to the galactic franchise, we are a one-stop Star Wars shop.  

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ozobot, Python and RaspberryPi: Teen Kits For Aspiring Geeks

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Create your own video game or watch BB-8 roll around your living room! What, you say? Check out the new Teen Kits at the Plano Public Library. Learn 21st-century skills such as coding, chess and circuitry, then put your innovation and creativity to work.&...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rev Up For Summer: Road Trips And Travel Tips

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Whether you're taking a romantic trip for two to an exotic destination or a family road trip, find all the resources needed to plan a trip at your Plano Public Library. We have guidebooks for regions, countries and states as well as specialty gui...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading Is Almost Here

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Enjoy Summer Reading kick off parties at all five libraries on Saturday, June 3 with plenty of fun for all ages. 

Haggard Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

Enjoy a balloon artist or build with Legos. 

Harrington Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Let NoveList "Select" Your Next Read

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Meet NoveList Select, a database which integrates with the Plano Libraries' online catalog to provide you with instant personalized recommendations, read-a-likes and detailed information on items of interest. In other words, meet your personal li...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Libraries TRANSFORM

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 Libraries are not only places to find great resources, but also places of great influence in people's lives. To see how the Plano Libraries transformed our community this past year, check out A Year in the Life of the Plano Libraries!&a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Print Your Imagination in 3D

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Have you noticed the ever-whooshing and clicking 3D printer right next to the Davis Library front desk? It's actually available for public use!  

The price to print your own 3D-print object is 20 cents per gram. Simply submit a flash driv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

You DO Say...

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Pronunciator provides fun and easy ways to learn to speak, read and write any of 80 languages. It offers unrivaled instruction with an ample number of self-directed activities for each language to keep you learning for years. Select a language to learn, t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Learn Basic Computer Skills For FREE En Español

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Bienvenidos! Do you (or someone you know) need to learn how to use a computer? The library offers several Spanish-language technology training courses this March and April at Harrington Library.

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Texas History? Family History!

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One of the most meaningful ways to explore and celebrate the history of Texas is to learn more about your ancestors, especially if your lineage originated in Texas. Our Genealogy Center, located in the basement of Haggard Library, is home to an extensive ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

E-Mazing Resources

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Want to be more mobile? There are apps for that! OverDrive is an amazing place to find a good eBook or eAudiobook. Discover fiction and non-fiction selections, plus special collections for kids and teens to help find age-appropriate books. OneClick Digita...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Ready, Set, Binge!

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Get the popcorn ready and the couch cleared! Your entertainment is covered with the libraries' new binge boxes - themed collections of DVDs to check out for three weeks. Each binge box contains between four and nine movies to satisfy your viewing...

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