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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation marks 25 years of national accreditation

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On Sept. 27, 2019, at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, Plano Parks and Recreation was officially reaccredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 151 rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, programs, resources, safety and services.  Plano Parks and Recreation was found to have met all 151.

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Splash Pad Water at Windhaven Meadows Park Turned Off

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Plano Parks and Recreation is taking action to ensure safety at the splash pad at the new all-abilities playground at Windhaven Meadows Park.

The water at the playground splash pad has been turned off while the department works with the designer of the facility to evaluate ways to improve the surface, parts of which become slippery when the water is turned on. The water will be turned back on o...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Get Rolling for a Healthy, Happy Back!

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Did you know 80 percent of the population will have low back pain in their lifetime? Exercise, sleep, work, travel and family time can all be affected negatively by lower back pain.

So how can we combat lower back pain? Get moving! Walking, swimming, yoga, or stationary bike riding 30 minutes daily can increase muscle strength and flexibility. Myofascial release is another technique that focuses on smoothing myofascial tissues—the to...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities

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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

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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: July 23, 2019

Stressed out? Downshift into fall with parks and recreation

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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: 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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