Arlington Parks and Recreation

Arlington Parks and Recreation Heroes Park is a tribute to the City of Arlington’s Police and Fire Departments. • 1 Acre Heroes Park is a tribute to the City of Arlington’s Police and Fire Departments, commemorating those fallen in the line of duty.

It includes a Remembrance Courtyard, Stream of Life, Fallen Heroes Virtue Stone, Wall of Honor and Donor Paver Area. Proudly marking a quiet area that sits down the road from the Arlington Police Department’s West Station and the City’s Fire Training Center, Heroes’ Park is a tribute to Arlington’s public safety officers who have fallen in the line of duty. The tree-lined walkway that features a donor paver area leads to the Stream of Life, which is a fountain that trickles water into a pool in front of the “We Remember” Wall of Honor. The white stone wall bears the names of public servants killed in Arlington in the line of duty since 1930, when Officer James Evans Johnson was fatally shot while conducting an investigation. Besides Johnson, nine others have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Arlington: Champ C. Barnes Sr., Gary D. Harl, Ronald B. Snow, Ronnie M. McAndrew, Jerry J. Crocker, Terry Lynn Lewis, Craig Michael Hanking, Joseph Thomas Cushman, and Richard G. Hosford Jr. Heroes' Park was dedicated on May 17, 2008.

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Happy New Year from Arlington Parks and Recreation! We are hopeful and excited for what lies ahead in 2021 here in the #...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from Arlington Parks and Recreation! We are hopeful and excited for what lies ahead in 2021 here in the #AmericanDreamCity 🎉

Without a doubt, we can say 2020 has been a year unlike any other! With only a few hours left until the New Year, we are...
01/01/2021

Without a doubt, we can say 2020 has been a year unlike any other! With only a few hours left until the New Year, we are looking back at some of our favorite highlights from 2020.

Note: Some photos were taken early in the year before masking and social distancing protocol were in effect.

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in observance of the New...
12/31/2020
2021 New Year’s Day Service Schedule and Closings in Arlington

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year's holiday🎆

View the full service schedule and list of facility closings here: ⬇️

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in observance of the New Year's holiday.

End 2020 on a sweet note with this healthy spin on a comforting classic. Texas Health recommends this cookie recipe that...
12/30/2020
A Healthier Spin on a Comforting Classic This Holiday Season

End 2020 on a sweet note with this healthy spin on a comforting classic. Texas Health recommends this cookie recipe that will have you feeling good about what you eat at your seasonal celebrations! 🍪

It’s no secret that cookies are more of an indulgence than a healthy treat, so we spoke with a dietitian for tips on festive cookies you can feel good about it this season.

12/30/2020
Light up the Night at Daddy Daughter Date Night in a Box!

Light up the Night on February 20, 2021 at Daddy Daughter Date Night in a Box! We can't wait to celebrate this new take on our annual Daddy Daughter Dance. We will set the stage for a memorable night at home with your daughters! ✨

Register today: bit.ly/dddn2021

Following the rehabilitation of an existing 66-inch sanitary sewer main, Arlington Parks and Recreation has finished imp...
12/29/2020

Following the rehabilitation of an existing 66-inch sanitary sewer main, Arlington Parks and Recreation has finished improvements to the affected area of the Bob Findlay Linear Park Trail, which reopened this month. About 1,400 feet of the existing trail has been widened from 8 feet to 12 feet.

City of Arlington, TX - Water Utilities recently completed the rehabilitation of an existing 66-inch sanitary sewer main near Westwood Drive and Village Creek, several months earlier than expected. Learn more ➡ arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/westwood_drive_sewer_project

12/29/2020
APRD's New Recreation Center Memberships

We are so excited to give you the first look into the brand new membership packages coming to Arlington Parks and Recreation facilities next month!

Expanded age categories, family packages, and membership tiers offer more options and more savings for both Arlington residents and non-residents.

With a membership, you can look forward to an array of recreational and fitness activities like swimming, pickleball, virtual fitness classes, special discounts on select programs, and more!

Check back later for more highlights on this exciting new membership opportunity and visit NaturallyFun.org for more information!

✨New Year, New You!✨Kick off 2021 by taking part in fitness classes at The Beacon Recreation Center! The January schedul...
12/28/2020

✨New Year, New You!✨

Kick off 2021 by taking part in fitness classes at The Beacon Recreation Center! The January schedule is full of fun ways to work off those holiday treats, with virtual options available for many classes if you prefer to work out at home 💪

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Arlington Parks and Recreation! Wishing you joy and cheer as we close out the ye...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Arlington Parks and Recreation! Wishing you joy and cheer as we close out the year. 🎄❤️

Have you ever wanted to construct a raised garden bed at home but don’t know where to start? Take advantage of the nice ...
12/24/2020
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Have you ever wanted to construct a raised garden bed at home but don’t know where to start? Take advantage of the nice weather forecasted this weekend and get a jump start on this worthwhile project using these tips from our beautification team! 🌱

Have you ever wanted to construct a raised garden bed at home but don’t know where to start? Maybe your soil is too rocky to grow your desired plants, or you like the idea of not having to lean down to do your gardening. Raised garden beds keep your plants separate and provide a unique look with c...

Here are some adorable ducklings for your feed on this #WildlifeWednesday!Winter is here and so are the waterfowl. Did y...
12/23/2020

Here are some adorable ducklings for your feed on this #WildlifeWednesday!

Winter is here and so are the waterfowl. Did you know millions of ducks migrate to Texas every year to escape the harsh winters of the north? Visit Lake Arlington or any pond and you'll likely see some of these feathered friends!

How you ring in the New Year may look a little different this year, but it doesn’t have to be ho-hum. Texas Health sugge...
12/23/2020
7 Kid-Friendly Activities for a Quarantine Countdown to the New Year

How you ring in the New Year may look a little different this year, but it doesn’t have to be ho-hum. Texas Health suggests these kid-approved activities to get the countdown to 2021 started 🎉

Here are some kid-approved activities that the whole family can enjoy to get the countdown to 2021 started — and send this special year packing.

City of Arlington, TX - City Hall
12/22/2020
City of Arlington, TX - City Hall

City of Arlington, TX - City Hall

Many City municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in observance of the Christmas holiday. ➡️ ow.ly/13sb50COnIe

Residential garbage and recycling collection will not occur on Christmas Day. For residents whose recycling day falls on Friday, a make-up day for recycling collection only is set for Saturday, Dec. 26.

Our Forestry and Beautification team needs your feedback!If you have participated in the LEAF Tree Giveaway Program and ...
12/21/2020
LEAF Tree Giveaway Program

Our Forestry and Beautification team needs your feedback!

If you have participated in the LEAF Tree Giveaway Program and received trees from any of our past events, please take a short moment to answer a few questions about the condition of your trees. 🌳⬇️

City of Arlington, TX - City Hall
12/21/2020

City of Arlington, TX - City Hall

Residents seeking COVID-19 testing now have access to nasal swab testing, cheek swab testing and saliva testing sites at these Arlington locations ➡ arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/coronavirus_testing_dec_23

Ahora residentes tienen acceso a pruebas de COVID-19 de frotis nasal, frotis de mejillas y saliva. Para ubicaciones en Arlington ➡ arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/coronavirus_testing_dec_23

City of Arlington Aquatics
12/21/2020

City of Arlington Aquatics

🚨🚨N E W L I F E G U A R D S 🚨🚨

#summerjob #teenjob #arlingtonaquatics #swimsafe #summer2021 #lifeguardingjob #lifeguard #americanredcross #ARClifeguard

Earlier this week, the Sundt Foundation generously donated $2,500 to The Beacon Recreation Center to cover facility memb...
12/18/2020
Sundt Gives Back to Arlington Community With Donation to The Beacon Recreation Center

Earlier this week, the Sundt Foundation generously donated $2,500 to The Beacon Recreation Center to cover facility membership fees for Arlington residents in need. Thank you Sundt Construction, Inc. for your commitment to the Arlington community! Read more about this meaningful contribution inside:

Not only does Sundt Construction help build communities, but they also strive to help those communities flourish with their longstanding tradition of giving.

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Eden Road Park! This 6-acre neighborhood park in Southeast Arlington hosts an epic playgr...
12/18/2020

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Eden Road Park! This 6-acre neighborhood park in Southeast Arlington hosts an epic playground with tall slides and plenty of climbing structures. Take a stroll around the half-mile paved loop or enjoy a picnic under the pavilion!
Location: 1860 Mansfield Webb Rd, 76002

Santa stopped by Dottie Lynn Recreation Center to spread Christmas cheer!
12/18/2020

Santa stopped by Dottie Lynn Recreation Center to spread Christmas cheer!

Looking for a memorable gift? Tickets to Daddy Daughter Date Night In a Box 2021 make the perfect stocking stuffer or la...
12/18/2020

Looking for a memorable gift? Tickets to Daddy Daughter Date Night In a Box 2021 make the perfect stocking stuffer or last minute Hanukkah gift! Cost is $8 per daughter through January 15, 2021. Order today: bit.ly/dddn2021

Looking for a #NaturallyFun way to spruce up your Christmas tree? Use our easy DIY Air Dry Clay recipe to make your own ...
12/17/2020

Looking for a #NaturallyFun way to spruce up your Christmas tree? Use our easy DIY Air Dry Clay recipe to make your own festive ornaments!🎄✨

Find our at-home recipe for Air Dry Clay here: bit.ly/3amGw4E

Once you follow our clay recipe, you will only need ribbon and paints to make ornaments. Simply roll the clay into spheres and gently press down to create an ornament disk. Use leaves, pine branches, or other nature finds to create a nature print for your ornament. Use a straw to make a hole at the top of the disk. Leave the ornaments to dry overnight, and then you can paint them. Once the paint is dry, weave ribbon through the hole to hang your ornament.

Get creative and use different shapes, colors, or prints for an afternoon of festive fun with your family!

Come together virtually on January 15-18 as #ArlingtonTX hosts the 2021 Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. "Advancing the...
12/16/2020

Come together virtually on January 15-18 as #ArlingtonTX hosts the 2021 Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. "Advancing the Dream" Celebration! This four-day event will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorate his legacy and achievements.

More info at arlingtontx.gov/mlk

#ArlingtonTX’s four-day Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. "Advancing the Dream" Celebration, set for Jan. 15-18, 2021, will be held virtually because of COVID-19 to protect public health. Please visit the #ArlingtonMLK website to learn more ➡️ arlingtontx.gov/mlk

The gym isn't the only place to get an effective workout; yard work is a great alternative way to get your body moving! ...
12/16/2020
Get a Workout Doing Yard Work - Are You a Well Being?

The gym isn't the only place to get an effective workout; yard work is a great alternative way to get your body moving! Texas Health explains how taking care of yard chores will help you get healthy and keep the outside of your house in tip-top shape.

Find yard and gardening tips in our Virtual Resource Center under the Gardening tab for more project inspiration!
bit.ly/APRDResourceCenter

The gym is not the only place to get an effective workout. There are many ways to stay fit without spending a lot of money or figuring out a time to exercise. One great way to move your body is by doing yard work.

12/16/2020
#WalkthroughWednesday - Deaver Park

It's #WalkthroughWednesday! Take a look into Deaver Park and the many amenities this 15-acre space has to offer. This park is a popular spot for basketball, hiking and biking, enjoying a picnic, and climbing on the one-of-a-kind playground!

"Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the morning." - Millie FlorenceLess than a week remains until the official fir...
12/15/2020

"Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the morning." - Millie Florence

Less than a week remains until the official first day of winter! Where will you seek out your final fall adventures?

Photo taken at Veterans Park 🌳

Although the annual Mayor's Holiday Luncheon looked a little different this year, nothing could stop us from spreading h...
12/11/2020

Although the annual Mayor's Holiday Luncheon looked a little different this year, nothing could stop us from spreading holiday cheer!

The rain could not stop us from spreading holiday cheer! Guests enjoyed a box lunch and door prizes with Mayor Jeff Williams.

The rain could not stop us from spreading holiday cheer! Guests enjoyed a box lunch and door prizes with Mayor Jeff Will...
12/11/2020

The rain could not stop us from spreading holiday cheer! Guests enjoyed a box lunch and door prizes with Mayor Jeff Williams.

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Wimbledon Park! This neighborhood park contains a mile-long fitness course with a total o...
12/11/2020

Our featured #ParkOfTheWeek is Wimbledon Park! This neighborhood park contains a mile-long fitness course with a total of nine exercise stations. The crushed granite and concrete trail with hills, dales, curves, and turns offers a fantastic training facility for runners! You'll also find a playground, practice fields, and picnic spaces.
Location: 2300 Wimbledon Dr, 76017

ICYMI: There's still time to sign up for Winter Break Camps! Come join us for a week full of fun games and activities at...
12/11/2020

ICYMI: There's still time to sign up for Winter Break Camps! Come join us for a week full of fun games and activities at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center, Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, and Elzie Odom Athletic Center.

Register online today: bit.ly/WinterBreakCamps2020

Or call:

Cliff Nelson Recreation Center - (817)-561-2819

Dottie Lynn Recreation Center - (817)-277-5001

Elzie Odom Athletic Center - (817)-459-6434

What's the purpose of tree pruning? Is it really necessary? What should I look for while pruning? APRD’s Forestry and Be...
12/11/2020

What's the purpose of tree pruning? Is it really necessary? What should I look for while pruning? APRD’s Forestry and Beautification team regularly receives these questions from residents curious about how to care for their trees at home. Click below to learn when, how, and why to prune your trees 🌳⬇️
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City of Arlington Aquatics is hiring for Summer 2021! Apply today at bit.ly/summerjob2021 💦
12/10/2020

City of Arlington Aquatics is hiring for Summer 2021!

Apply today at bit.ly/summerjob2021 💦

🎵 I’m dreaming of a COVID free summer, just like the ones I use to know. 🎶 🎄 🎁

We’re hiring for our Summer 2021 team, use the link in our profile to apply!

#summerjob #teenjob #arlingtonaquatics #swimsafe #summer2021 #lifeguardingjob #lifeguard

When you need care quickly, it’s important to know your options, so you can make the best decision for you and your love...
12/09/2020
What is Urgent Care and When Should You Use It? - Are You a Well Being?

When you need care quickly, it’s important to know your options, so you can make the best decision for you and your loved ones. Texas Health breaks down the different options for after-hours, at-home and emergency care to help you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible!

When you need care — and fast — the Emergency Department (ED) may seem like the only option, especially if it’s outside of traditional office hours. However, urgent care services can provide an excellent alternative for patients needing quick, non-emergent care. When you need care quickly, it....

This backyard friend is here to say hello on this #WildlifeWednesday!Have you spotted any anoles lately? They are often ...
12/09/2020

This backyard friend is here to say hello on this #WildlifeWednesday!

Have you spotted any anoles lately? They are often seen in the summer, but they are significantly less active when the temperatures drop. While they don't go into a true hibernation in winter, they do become semi-dormant and can even go weeks to months without eating 🦎

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Heroes Park - 2100 W Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX
76013

Opening Hours

Monday 05:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 05:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 00:00
Thursday 05:00 - 00:00
Friday 05:00 - 00:00
Saturday 05:00 - 00:00
Sunday 05:00 - 00:00

Telephone

(817) 459-5474

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