Arlington Parks and Recreation

Arlington Parks and Recreation • 232.6 acres
• Bike / Hike trail (4.29 mi) This "Trail of Two Cities" provides Arlington and Grand Prairie access to 7 miles of continuous concrete trail, connecting at the Grand Prairie-Arlington city line underneath State Highway 360 near Green Oaks Boulevard.

Marking the city line is a large metal medallion featuring both city logos embedded under a metal archway.

Operating as usual

07/12/2021
AQUATICS UPDATE: City of Arlington Aquatics swimming lessons at Allen Bolden Pool and Woodland West Pool have been cance...
07/12/2021

AQUATICS UPDATE: City of Arlington Aquatics swimming lessons at Allen Bolden Pool and Woodland West Pool have been canceled this evening, Monday, July 12, due to inclement weather. Lessons will be rescheduled for this Friday.

AQUATICS UPDATE: City of Arlington Aquatics swimming lessons at Allen Bolden Pool and Woodland West Pool have been canceled this evening, Monday, July 12, due to inclement weather. Lessons will be rescheduled for this Friday.

07/11/2021

AQUATICS UPDATE: Due to power outage, Helen Wessler Play Pool will be closed today, July 11. We apologize about the inconvenience. In the meantime, we invite you to check out one of our other pools: Howard Moore Play Pool is the same size and Allen Bolden Pool is the closest to Helen Wessler.

FACILITY UPDADE: We are happy to report water has been restored at The Beacon Recreation Center. The facility will be op...
07/10/2021

FACILITY UPDADE: We are happy to report water has been restored at The Beacon Recreation Center. The facility will be opening at 2 PM today, July 10. See you soon!

FACILITY UPDADE: We are happy to report water has been restored at The Beacon Recreation Center. The facility will be opening at 2 PM today, July 10. See you soon!

FACILITY UPDATE: Due to a water break, The Beacon Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, July 10 until further notic...
07/10/2021

FACILITY UPDATE: Due to a water break, The Beacon Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, July 10 until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working diligently working to get it repaired. In the meantime, we invite you to check out one of our other facilities. We appreciate your patience and will update with any changes!

FACILITY UPDATE: Due to a water break, The Beacon Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, July 10 until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working diligently working to get it repaired. In the meantime, we invite you to check out one of our other facilities. We appreciate your patience and will update with any changes!

07/09/2021

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Guard of The Week: Ellie!! Ellie was selected by her peers as an allstar because she ALWAYS picks up extra shifts when her coworkers needed covers, always comes to work with a positive attitude, goes the extra mile to ensure patron saftey, creates a positive work environment, and uplifts her fellow guards on a daily basis. Way to go, Ellie! Shine on 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is O.S. Gray Natural Area! This 20-acre neighborhood park consists of a natural interior are...
07/09/2021

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is O.S. Gray Natural Area! This 20-acre neighborhood park consists of a natural interior area with lots of trees that provide ample shade for a half-mile paved walking trail with several mulch trails that branch off. You can also enjoy the playground, pollinator garden, and picnic tables.

Location: 2021 W Abram, 76013

Here's what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for Week 2 of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! Which activity or location...
07/09/2021

Here's what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for Week 2 of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! Which activity or location are you trying this week?

Visit the link below to view this calendar with clickable links for easy access to more information:
https://issuu.com/naturallyfun/docs/aprd_park_rec_week-2?fr=sNGFhZjM1Nzk0NTI

Here's what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for Week 2 of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! Which activity or location are you trying this week?

Visit the link below to view this calendar with clickable links for easy access to more information:
https://issuu.com/naturallyfun/docs/aprd_park_rec_week-2?fr=sNGFhZjM1Nzk0NTI

Some recent Summer Camp highlights from Camp Elzie: Field trips to Arlington's Globe Life Field and Grand Prairie's Epic...
07/09/2021

Some recent Summer Camp highlights from Camp Elzie: Field trips to Arlington's Globe Life Field and Grand Prairie's Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark!

The Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area invite you to join them for their July Community Day this Saturday, July 10. This ...
07/08/2021

The Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area invite you to join them for their July Community Day this Saturday, July 10. This Saturday's Community Day will be spent working on the native vegetation restoration project in Rosser’s Meadow and the pollinator gardens. There will also be litter pick-up and pulling up privet.

Even thought state mandates have been removed, The Friends of O.S. Gray encourage everyone to adhere to safety guidelines - observe social distancing, wear a mask if you can't maintain distancing, and please stay home if you are not feeling well.

Don't forget your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper!

Reach out to The Friends of O.S. Gray for more information.

The Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area invite you to join them for their July Community Day this Saturday, July 10. This Saturday's Community Day will be spent working on the native vegetation restoration project in Rosser’s Meadow and the pollinator gardens. There will also be litter pick-up and pulling up privet.

Even thought state mandates have been removed, The Friends of O.S. Gray encourage everyone to adhere to safety guidelines - observe social distancing, wear a mask if you can't maintain distancing, and please stay home if you are not feeling well.

Don't forget your favorite shovel, pruning or gardening tools, work gloves, or litter picker upper!

Reach out to The Friends of O.S. Gray for more information.

It's National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day! This day encourages dads and daughters to connect through walking togethe...
07/07/2021

It's National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day! This day encourages dads and daughters to connect through walking together. Choose your favorite trail for some father-daughter bonding while you also get your steps in this evening.

Find a park near you: https://www.arlingtontx.gov/city_hall/departments/parks_recreation/parks_trails/park_finder

It's National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day! This day encourages dads and daughters to connect through walking together. Choose your favorite trail for some father-daughter bonding while you also get your steps in this evening.

Find a park near you: https://www.arlingtontx.gov/city_hall/departments/parks_recreation/parks_trails/park_finder

Photos from Dottie Lynn Recreation Center's post
07/07/2021

Photos from Dottie Lynn Recreation Center's post

What an awesome birthday party at The Beacon Recreation Center! Happy 4th Birthday to Bear, we had so much fun celebrati...
07/07/2021

What an awesome birthday party at The Beacon Recreation Center! Happy 4th Birthday to Bear, we had so much fun celebrating with you at the splash pad!

Thank you to Emili for sharing these fun photos with us.

Want to rent this splash pad for your next party or event? You can book your reservation online or check availability here: bit.ly/3ysNQ7i

If you took a break from working out during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Texas Health shares insight and tips for eas...
07/07/2021
How to Safely Ease Back into Exercise - Are You a Well Being?

If you took a break from working out during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Texas Health shares insight and tips for easing back into exercise safely so you can avoid injury and get the most out of returning to your workout routine 💪

If you took a break from working out last year — you’re not alone. But how do you get back to exercise safely?

Registration is now open for Fall swim lessons with City of Arlington Aquatics!Register online: bit.ly/3hHnpnN
07/07/2021

Registration is now open for Fall swim lessons with City of Arlington Aquatics!

Register online: bit.ly/3hHnpnN

Just keep swimming through summer and fall 2021 with us! Classes at indoor and outdoor pools continue through the first weeks of August and then through the school year at our two indoor locations! Follow our link below and in our profile for class registrations.
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https://bit.ly/3hHnpnN

Photos from The Beacon Recreation Center's post
07/06/2021

Photos from The Beacon Recreation Center's post

The first Saturday in July is National Hop-A-Park Day! This day encourages everyone to explore the outdoors at your loca...
07/03/2021

The first Saturday in July is National Hop-A-Park Day! This day encourages everyone to explore the outdoors at your local parks. Did you know Arlington has over 4,000 acres of park land? Enjoy green spaces and fresh air in the #AmericanDreamCity this holiday weekend.

REMINDER: Arlington's Independence Day Fireworks begin tonight at 9:30 PM! Select parking lots in the Entertainment Dist...
07/03/2021
Arlington Independence Day Fireworks

REMINDER: Arlington's Independence Day Fireworks begin tonight at 9:30 PM! Select parking lots in the Entertainment District open to the public for free at 8 PM. See you there for a spectacular show! 🎆🎉

07/03/2021
Photos from East Library and Recreation Center's post
07/03/2021

Photos from East Library and Recreation Center's post

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Village Creek Historical Area! This linear park offers a beautiful green space to hike or...
07/02/2021

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Village Creek Historical Area! This linear park offers a beautiful green space to hike or bike along a 1-mile paved trail lined with picnic tables and benches along the way. You can also enjoy a practice field and the relaxing sounds of a serene creek.

Fun fact: Archeological excavations along Village Creek unearthed evidence of several prehistoric villages. Artifacts from this area date back almost 9,000 years and represent a culture of food-gatherers and hunters.

Location: 2605 Dottie Lynn Pkwy, 76012

Check out what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for the first week of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! We are so excit...
07/02/2021

Check out what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for the first week of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! We are so excited to showcase these events and activities as part of #OurParkAndRecStory this July.

Visit the link below to view this calendar with clickable links for easy access to more information:
https://issuu.com/naturallyfun/docs/aprd_park_rec_week-1?fr=sNDQwZTM1Nzk0NTI

Check out what Arlington Parks and Recreation has planned for the first week of #ParkAndRecreationMonth! We are so excited to showcase these events and activities as part of #OurParkAndRecStory this July.

Visit the link below to view this calendar with clickable links for easy access to more information:
https://issuu.com/naturallyfun/docs/aprd_park_rec_week-1?fr=sNDQwZTM1Nzk0NTI

07/01/2021
Make a SPLASH!

Did you know Camp Dottie campers get to swim every Wednesday and Friday? Make a splash and sign up today! Don't forget your swim gear 💦💦💦

Register online: bit.ly/3yGjn6P

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2021, in obser...
07/01/2021
2021 Independence Day Closings and Service Schedules in Arlington

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day. View the service schedule and full list of closings inside: ⬇️🇺🇸

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

Planning your Saturday evening trip to see Arlington's Independence Day fireworks display? The following parking lots in...
07/01/2021

Planning your Saturday evening trip to see Arlington's Independence Day fireworks display? The following parking lots in the Entertainment District will open to the public on July 3rd at 8 PM:

Texas Rangers Lots M, N, F, B, C, T, G and W
AT&T Stadium Lot 4
Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center parking lot

Visit arlingtontx.gov/fireworks for more information 🎆

Planning your Saturday evening trip to see Arlington's Independence Day fireworks display? The following parking lots in the Entertainment District will open to the public on July 3rd at 8 PM:

Texas Rangers Lots M, N, F, B, C, T, G and W
AT&T Stadium Lot 4
Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center parking lot

Visit arlingtontx.gov/fireworks for more information 🎆

July is Park and Recreation Month! Stay tuned all month as we feature Arlington Parks and Recreation's #NaturallyFun var...
07/01/2021

July is Park and Recreation Month! Stay tuned all month as we feature Arlington Parks and Recreation's #NaturallyFun variety of programs, latest improvements, fun facts, hidden gems, and more. Follow along to learn all about #OurParkAndRecStory!

July is Park and Recreation Month! Stay tuned all month as we feature Arlington Parks and Recreation's #NaturallyFun variety of programs, latest improvements, fun facts, hidden gems, and more. Follow along to learn all about #OurParkAndRecStory!

Congrats to these City of Arlington Aquatics newly certified Water Safety Instructors! 👏🌊
07/01/2021

Congrats to these City of Arlington Aquatics newly certified Water Safety Instructors! 👏🌊

be on the lookout for these freshly certified #watersafetyinstructors coming to a pool deck near you!

Say hi to CSR Molly from The Beacon Recreation Center! 👋
07/01/2021

Say hi to CSR Molly from The Beacon Recreation Center! 👋

Staff Spotlight!

Meet Molly Koritsas, one of the customer service representatives, CSR, here at the Beacon. Molly assists customers that may have any questions about the Beacon, any of the class offerings or any rentals that might be going on in the facility.

Molly has been working in parks and rec for more than 2 years and started in the city of Mansfield and is now here at The Beacon. Molly has her Associates Degree in Business Administration and is currently getting certified in project management.

Molly is originally from England and moved to the U.S. in 2014 and she has traveled to most of the states. Molly has grown to love traveling and has been to many countries and plans to visit more in the future.

Summer has rolled in - are you protecting your skin? Men are more likely than women to get melanoma and other forms of s...
06/30/2021
Why Men Are More Likely to Get Skin Cancer

Summer has rolled in - are you protecting your skin? Men are more likely than women to get melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Texas Health examines the link between gender and skin cancer risk, and offers tips for how men can lower their risk.

Men are more likely to get melanoma than women, and almost twice as many will die from this form of skin cancer. But why the difference?

06/30/2021

Please remember that the use of fireworks in Arlington is illegal. Violations may get you up to a $2,000 fine. To report fireworks violations, visit http://arlingtontx.gov/reportfireworks. This link can also be found on a red banner at the top of any City of Arlington website.

If you are unable to fill out the form, you can call the non-emergency line at 817-274-4444 to report fireworks violations.

Photos from Dottie Lynn Recreation Center's post
06/30/2021

Photos from Dottie Lynn Recreation Center's post

We like to think there is a peaceful park at the end of every rainbow 🌈Did you catch yesterday's evening rainbow in the ...
06/30/2021

We like to think there is a peaceful park at the end of every rainbow 🌈

Did you catch yesterday's evening rainbow in the #AmericanDreamCity? Share your photos with us below!

📍 Photo taken at Thora Hart Park

We like to think there is a peaceful park at the end of every rainbow 🌈

Did you catch yesterday's evening rainbow in the #AmericanDreamCity? Share your photos with us below!

📍 Photo taken at Thora Hart Park

East Indoor Pool offers aquatic activities for every age and every stage! Seniors enjoyed socializing and exercising at ...
06/30/2021

East Indoor Pool offers aquatic activities for every age and every stage! Seniors enjoyed socializing and exercising at this water aerobics class.

Find the perfect aquatic programs for you and your family in our Summer 2021 Aquatics Guide: bit.ly/aquaticsguide2021

Address

Fish Creek Linear Park - Cravens Park To Hwy 360
Arlington, TX
76018

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 10pm
Tuesday 5am - 10pm
Wednesday 5am - 10pm
Thursday 5am - 10pm
Friday 5am - 10pm
Saturday 5am - 10pm
Sunday 5am - 10pm

Telephone

(817) 459-5474

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