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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center hosts spring blood drive on March 30


Want to save a life while improving the quality of your own? Then stop by Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC) on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and donate a pint of blood at the American Red Cross blood drive!

The center hosts three to four such drives each year. The idea came about back in 2015 thanks to the center’s aquatics staff.

“Our former representative with Red Cross asked me if TMC could host blood drives and I thought it was a great idea,” said Emily N...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Table games, bingo come to Plano’s recreation centers

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Starting on Monday, March 18, table game aficionados can engage in some friendly competition at Plano’s recreation centers!

Gamers can choose between Bridge, Texas Hold ‘Em, Mah Jong, and Domino’s. Recreation members play for free, but visitors need only pay the $6 daily fee to play. Check out the full schedule here.

In addition, Bingo will also return to th...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ Reopens March 18

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Mark your calendars. The Plano Parks and Recreation Department has announced the date for its special grand reopening of the newly expanded and renovated Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 18 at 401 West 16th Street. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility immediately following the ribbon cutting.

Voters approved funding for the project in the 2009 bond election. The city ...

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Sam Johnson Recreation Center City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Plano’s athletic fields ready for spring sports

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Spring is right around the corner! Flowers will be in bloom, people will be taking to the outdoors in droves, and Plano’s sports fields will be in full swing.

With the start of a new sports season, our Athletics Division is readying for one of its busiest times of the year. Plano’s athletic fields serve 15-plus sports organizations that provide the community with quality recreational opportunities in ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
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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Emerald Ash Borer Information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Plano’s parks and recreation system contributes millions to local economy


From its parks, trails and playgrounds to its recreation centers, pools and athletics fields, our city’s investment in its parks and recreation pays off in a multitude of ways.

In 2017, the Trust for Public Land released a study that explored the economic benefits that this system provides. The study also measured Plano Parks and Recreation’s overall performance and how such has impacted the community at-large.

The Trus...

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Trust for Public Land Report City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Construction and Detour along Chisholm Trail

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Work will soon begin to address erosion control on the Chisholm Trail just north of Spring Creek.

During this time, trail users are asked to follow detour signs around the trail. The detour will take trail users on a 5 ft. sidewalk with a new ramp and end on an ADA asphalt (temporary access) trail. Construction is scheduled to be complete in spring 20...

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View larger image of detour area City of Plano Parks and Recreation
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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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center renovations


Liberty Recreation Center (2601 Glencliff Dr.) is preparing for an exciting renovation project, which, when complete, will feature more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The center is expected to reopen in the fall of 2019. Follow Plano Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter or visit Liberty Recreation Center’s web page to stay up-to-date on this project’s progress.

Plano voters approved funding f...

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