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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Plano Parks & Recreation

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Due to COVID-19 precautions, Plano Parks and Recreation has closed our facilities including the recreation centers and swimming pools, High Point Tennis Center, reservable athletic fields, the three dog parks and skate park until April 27 at which time th...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Parking reduced at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve to foster social distancing

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Your Plano Parks and Recreation Department continues to take steps to keep us all safe and healthy while enjoying the great outdoors.

Many of you, our devoted patrons, asked us to do what we can to enhance the important and necessary practice of social distancing.

Our popular Arbor Hills Nature Preserve remains open for your enjoyment. But we’re asking you for some help and coo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Plano deploys “Friendly Monitors” at Parks

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The City of Plano wants our residents to continue reaping the benefits of our 85 award-winning parks and nature preserves. But it’s going to take a little help and cooperation from our community.

Some North Texas cities are threatening to close their parks because people are not following the need to practice social distancing. Many of our residents expressed concerns about those among us who choose not to follow social distancing guidelines at Pl...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Play in Plano with Parks and Recreation Online

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Plano’s public facilities may be closed for the time being, but the Plano Parks and Recreation Department is bringing its classes and activities straight to your home—call it our virtual recreation center!

At Play in Plano Online, residents and patrons can access a variety of enriching, user-friendly resources like kid’s activities and family game night ideas, as well as nature/wildlife resources, at-home workouts, dance classes, and more. Faceboo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Discover a job that satisfies with Plano Parks and Recreation


Summer is almost here, and Plano Parks and Recreation is looking for energetic men and women who enjoy teaching and making a difference in their community.

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to be a camp counselor, lifeguard or water safety instructor? If so, we have the perfect opportunity right here in Plano!

Camp counselors and coordinators are entrusted with the responsibility of enriching the ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Ash trees being removed, replaced as Emerald Ash Borer precaution

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Residents have been asking why they are seeing trees being removed or prepped for removal throughout the City.

If you’ve noticed missing trees from public areas (parks, trails, medians), it is more than likely because they were Ash trees that were in fair or poor condition. This is being done in preparation for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive specie...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Put your best foot forward this spring


The Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (401 W. 16th St.) has an impressive lineup for those looking to get fit and have fun this spring!

With its 2,800-square-foot cardio and weight room, modern and spacious classrooms, billiards room, coffee bar and more, there are many ways to explore this newly renovated center. While you’re there, have lunch at the Gazebo Café (ope...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Adapted Recreation makes fitness fun for the special needs community


Did you know Plano Parks & Recreation offers an array of classes and activities for individuals with special needs?

Carried out by certified special education teachers, certified paraprofessionals, and trained volunteers, the Adapted Recreation Division provides enriching programs for individuals from 12 months to over 60 years of age. From dancing, art, and life skill...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

High Point Tennis Center Renovations

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The long awaited renovations to High Point Tennis Center have begun. The center will remain open during construction.

The renovations will begin with the building of a new parking lot along Spring Creek Parkway and the construction of a new two-story pro shop. Once the new pro shop is completed, demolition of the old facility will take place and a new center court will b...

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