Posted on: April 6, 2018

Aquatic fitness at Plano’s Rec centers provides fun path to holistic health

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Plano resident Woody Lusk was burnt out on the gym scene when he heard about the new Aquatic Boot Camp (ABC) being offered at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center. Although he had never taken an aquatics class, the avid scuba diver decided to give it a try.

Two years later, and he and several others who started the class together are still there for the camaraderie and, most of all, the results.

“When I saw this program, I thought, ‘this may be what I’m looking for.’ Tu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closed for Renovations

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Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility closed March 1, 2018 and will remain closed until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155. Trips will continue but will now depart from the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. The Healt...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Master plan process for Rowlett Creek Greenbelt has begun

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What makes a great park? These days, the word “park” is pretty broad and can take on many different forms. Parks can consist of anything from fishing ponds and playgrounds to state-of-the-art splash pads and everything in between.

The way to a truly great park, however, is with a solid foundation. This consists of simple yet comforting and oftentimes expected amenities, such as well-planned walking trails (complemented by the occasional bench and water fountain), clean restrooms, p...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland.  Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and b...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Carpenter Park update: Plano’s first skate park starting to take shape

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It’s hard not to notice all the dirt being moved around at Carpenter Park lately as work to renovate its athletic fields and construct the city’s first skate park is taking place. While this project may not look like much right now, the finished product w...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Plano Senior Recreation Center expansion project moves forward

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At a July 24 preliminary meeting, Plano Parks and Recreation Director Robin Reeves informed the Plano City Council that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved project plans for much-anticipated expansions at the Plano Senior Recreatio...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

The Tennis Center Renovation design contract with JBI Partners, Inc. was awarded at the July 24 Plano City Council meeting. Over the next several months the contract documents will be executed, and the design development phase will begin. In the design de...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

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Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway.

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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