Arlington Parks and Recreation

Arlington Parks and Recreation • 135.3 acres
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If you or your children have been playing organized sports in Arlington for a while, chances are you’ve played at Harold Patterson Sports Center. Dedicated in 1990, this 135-acre park features baseball, football, soccer, and softball fields. Named for former mayor and lifelong Arlington resident Harold Patterson, this huge facility reflects Patterson’s equally impressive record during his days at

City Hall. As Arlington’s population nearly doubled under his tenure, the city began developing projects such as The Parks at Arlington mall, Lincoln Square shopping center, and the Arlington Convention Center. Thanks to these focused efforts to build the City’s economic base, combined with big name draws such as Six Flags over Texas and the Texas Rangers, tourism had become a half-billion dollar industry attracting four million visitors a year by the mid-1980s.

Our featured   is Carl Knox Jr. Park! This 13-acre neighborhood park is nestled in a residential area in East Arlington,...
12/01/2023

Our featured is Carl Knox Jr. Park! This 13-acre neighborhood park is nestled in a residential area in East Arlington, providing the surrounding neighborhoods a place to relax, visit, and play. You'll find plenty of fun here with basketball courts, a half-mile trail, pond, BMX area, playgrounds, a pavilion, and more!

Location: 1200 Susan Drive, 76011

This month, Arlington Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers have nominated Ann Knudsen as Volunteer of the Month! Th...
12/01/2023

This month, Arlington Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers have nominated Ann Knudsen as Volunteer of the Month! Thank you, Ann, for your dedication and passion for nature and serving our Arlington community 👏💚

The Spring 2024 issue of our Naturally Fun magazine is here! 🌼🍃👀Browse inside to find all of your favorite spring events...
12/01/2023

The Spring 2024 issue of our Naturally Fun magazine is here! 🌼🍃👀
Browse inside to find all of your favorite spring events as well as new programs, schedules, recent improvements and more!
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The most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season is here! Mark your calendar for these upcoming December events w...
11/30/2023

The most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season is here! Mark your calendar for these upcoming December events with Arlington Parks and Recreation 🎄⬇️

The most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season is here! Mark your calendar for these upcoming December events with Arlington Parks and Recreation.

11/30/2023
The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, but for many it can be a time of stress, sadness, and even depre...
11/29/2023

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, but for many it can be a time of stress, sadness, and even depression. If you feel this way during the holidays, you're not alone. Texas Health explains where these feelings can come from and what can be done to help combat symptoms ⬇️

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11/28/2023

T minus 4 days!
"It's crafty, and it's just my type."
Below are a few of the great vendors we'll have in attendance.
Stay tuned - we might share a few more tomorrow (hint, hint)

Water has been restored at East Library and Recreation Center. Restrooms and Locker Rooms/Showers are now available. The...
11/28/2023

Water has been restored at East Library and Recreation Center. Restrooms and Locker Rooms/Showers are now available. The Pool will reopen at noon today. Thank you for your patience!

WATER UPDATE: Restrooms and Locker Rooms/Showers are now available. The Pool will reopen at noon today. Thank you for your patience.

East Library and Recreation Center will have a delayed opening tomorrow, November 28, 2023, opening by 8 AM with limited...
11/27/2023

East Library and Recreation Center will have a delayed opening tomorrow, November 28, 2023, opening by 8 AM with limited services. An ADA portapotty and handstation will be onsite from 7:30 AM to 8 PM located in the Library pick up spot.

The EAST will be closing at 5:00pm today, Nov 27, due to continuing issues related to the water leak.

The water is predicted to be on by noon, but we will continue to make updates to our pages should anything change.

Due to a leak at East Library and Recreation Center, the water is temporarily shut off. Please note, the indoor pool and...
11/27/2023

Due to a leak at East Library and Recreation Center, the water is temporarily shut off. Please note, the indoor pool and bathrooms are temporarily closed at the East Library and Recreation Center.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will continue to make facility updates here and on the East's page.

Our featured   is Lake Arlington Golf Course! This traditional 18-hole, par 71 facility sits on 185 acres in West Arling...
11/24/2023

Our featured is Lake Arlington Golf Course! This traditional 18-hole, par 71 facility sits on 185 acres in West Arlington and offers challenging golf along with a practice putting green and chipping area. It has a longstanding commitment to environmental enhancement and preservation, and offers open and tree-lined fairways and scenic greens to appeal to every level of player.

Book a tee time today at arlingtongolf.com ⛳️

Location: 1516 W Green Oaks Blvd, 76013

Happy Thanksgiving from Arlington Parks and Recreation! May your holiday be filled with gratitude and joy 🧡 We are thank...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from Arlington Parks and Recreation! May your holiday be filled with gratitude and joy 🧡 We are thankful for you, our wonderful community!

Weightlifting and strength training - do you know the difference? Though the terms are often used interchangeably, they ...
11/22/2023

Weightlifting and strength training - do you know the difference? Though the terms are often used interchangeably, they refer to different ways of exercising. Texas Health explains the differences between the two and how to decide which mode is best for your goals ⬇️

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11/22/2023

It's beginning to look a lot like the Olde Town Christmas Craft Fair at Dottie!🎄Mark your calendars for December 2 and join us for photos with Santa, Craft Stations, treats, and more! 🎅🏻

Staff spotlight - say hello to Briya! 👋 She's got you covered with her customer service skills for anything you need at ...
11/21/2023

Staff spotlight - say hello to Briya! 👋 She's got you covered with her customer service skills for anything you need at The Beacon 🙌

Meet Briya Dancer, she is one of the customer service representatives, CSR, here at the Beacon. Briya 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.
Briya has been working in recreation for 8+ years now and still going strong. Briya also has a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Industrial Engineering Technology and Sports Management. Briya also has a M.S. of Health, Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Administration.
A quote that Briya finds inspiring is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” Philippians 4:13

REMINDER: City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 20...
11/21/2023

REMINDER: City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. View the full list of closings inside ⬇️

City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/21/2023

2 weeks left before voting in the PetSafe Unleashed "Bark for your Park" contest closes on November 30th! Avoid the side eye from your furry friends by going online once a day every day and voting for Arlington! Click the link below to vote today and every day for the rest of this month!

https://petsafeunleashed.petsafe.com/locations/arlington-tx/

Help us win $50,000 towards our new off-leash dog area coming next year, the Downtown Arlington Doggie Depot. Share it with your friends, families, coworkers, and everyone in between and encourage them to vote! An off-leash dog area will be extremely beneficial in keeping our tail-wagging companions happy, healthy, and social while keeping our residential and commercial sidewalks clean and sanitary. So vote today and every day until November 30th!

Our featured   is Clarence Foster Park! This 15-acre park offers a 1-mile trail encircling a playground, exercise statio...
11/17/2023

Our featured is Clarence Foster Park! This 15-acre park offers a 1-mile trail encircling a playground, exercise stations, picnic area, and practice fields. Abundant trees shade the center of the park and provide a beautiful natural area to relax. The paved path is lined with lamp posts that light the trail, making this park a great option for those looking to enjoy an evening walk or bike ride!

Location: 4400 Woodland Park Blvd, 76013

It's time once again for the annual Holiday Grease Roundup! Residents can protect their plumbing by recycling used cooki...
11/17/2023

It's time once again for the annual Holiday Grease Roundup! Residents can protect their plumbing by recycling used cooking oil and grease at two locations in Arlington this holiday season. The 2023 Holiday Grease Roundup started Monday, Nov. 13 and will run through Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Details inside: ⬇️

Residents can protect their home plumbing system and prevent sewer backups by recycling used cooking oil and grease at two locations in Arlington this holiday season. The 2023 Holiday Grease Roundup started Monday, Nov. 13 and will run through Friday, Jan. 12, 2024.

November 17 is National Hiking Day! As the weather cools off, there’s no better time to get outside, explore green space...
11/16/2023

November 17 is National Hiking Day! As the weather cools off, there’s no better time to get outside, explore green spaces, and find a new favorite adventure. Here are five popular Arlington Parks and Recreation trails to check out on your next nature hike 🌳⬇️

November 17 is National Hiking Day! As the weather cools off, there’s no better time to get outside, explore green spaces, and find a new favorite adventure. Here are five popular Arlington Parks trails to check out on your next nature hike:

City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in obs...
11/15/2023

City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. View the full list of closings inside ⬇️

City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ever wonder why you can't help but nod off after your Thanksgiving feast? Texas Health explains the science behind this ...
11/15/2023

Ever wonder why you can't help but nod off after your Thanksgiving feast? Texas Health explains the science behind this pattern, as well as some tips on how you can steer clear of post-meal exhaustion this holiday season ⬇️

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Every gardener envisions their perfect yard, but the price tag on that vision can be disheartening. Transforming your ga...
11/14/2023

Every gardener envisions their perfect yard, but the price tag on that vision can be disheartening. Transforming your garden into an inspiring space doesn't have to break the bank! Check out our tips on how to save big and still bring your garden goals to life without sacrificing aesthetic 🌱⬇️

Every gardener has an idea in their head of how they envision their perfect yard. However, the price tag on that vision can be disheartening once costs are determined. Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is here to tell you that transforming your garden into a gorgeous, inspiring space doesn.....

PARK UPDATE: Beginning today, the playground at J.W. Dunlop Sports Center is closed for installation of new playground e...
11/14/2023

PARK UPDATE: Beginning today, the playground at J.W. Dunlop Sports Center is closed for installation of new playground equipment. The playground is expected to reopen in mid-January 2024. We are excited for this upgrade that will provide increased play value and playground safety!

In the meantime, please visit our nearby playgrounds at River Legacy Park or Randol Mill Park.

11/11/2023

We want to thank all of our veterans for serving this great nation and for protecting our freedoms and the ability to pursue the American Dream. Please take the time to honor all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Today and every day, we thank you! 🇺🇸❤️

Our featured   is Harris Road Park! This 12-acre neighborhood park is one of the newer additions to the Arlington Parks ...
11/10/2023

Our featured is Harris Road Park! This 12-acre neighborhood park is one of the newer additions to the Arlington Parks system, completed in 2018. The nature-themed playground offers educational panels and musical instruments for children to enjoy. You'll also find a concrete loop trail for hiking and biking, picnic tables, and a large practice field at this Southeast Arlington park.

Location: 907 W Harris Road, 76001

Check out a sneak peek of the new memorials at Veterans Park below ⬇️ and don't forget to join us at 10:30 a.m. this Sat...
11/09/2023

Check out a sneak peek of the new memorials at Veterans Park below ⬇️ and don't forget to join us at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, November 11 at Veterans Park for the dedication of these long-awaited landmarks honoring our nation's veterans! 🇺🇸

The 16th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Arlington Veterans Park Memorial at Veterans Park, 3600 W....

Clarence Thompson Park's recently completed playground is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurous young hearts! D...
11/09/2023

Clarence Thompson Park's recently completed playground is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurous young hearts! Designed by Whirlix Design Inc., this sprawling play area enchants children with wiggly bridges, exhilarating slides, and engaging climbing structures designed to ignite joy and creativity.

Come explore the wonders of Clarence Thompson Park, where nature meets play, and adventure awaits at every turn!

📍1600 Brown Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011

Welcome to Clarence Thompson Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventurous young hearts nestled in the heart of Arlington, Texas. Immerse yourself in ...

Thanksgiving is deeply steeped in tradition for many families. For some, participating in the Turkey Trot is one of thos...
11/08/2023

Thanksgiving is deeply steeped in tradition for many families. For some, participating in the Turkey Trot is one of those traditions. Texas Health wants to help make having a “healthier Thanksgiving” a new tradition for years to come, so they created a “Train to Trot” program to help you prepare for the race! ⬇️

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Looking for a fresh way to stay in shape as we near the holiday season? Arlington Parks and Recreation offers a wide arr...
11/08/2023

Looking for a fresh way to stay in shape as we near the holiday season? Arlington Parks and Recreation offers a wide array of fitness classes across all recreation centers! Grab a friend and try something new, or come make some new ones 💪

Check out the Fall Fitness Schedule and all of the great offerings around the City of Arlington!

11/07/2023

Would you like to see a new dog park right here in the heart of Downtown Arlington? Well, now is your chance! Click the link below to vote TODAY for Arlington's new off-leash dog area, "The Doggie Depot!"
https://petsafeunleashed.petsafe.com/locations/

Arlington, Texas was selected as a finalist in the Petsafe Unleashed "Bark for Your Park" contest, a national contest dedicated to improving the lives of pets all across the country by awarding one community $50,000 to establish a new off-leash dog park in their city. Out of hundreds of other applicants, we were selected as one of two Texas cities to be in the top 30 finalists. But we need your help!

Cast your votes TODAY for Arlington in the Petsafe Unleashed "Bark for Your Park" contest! The city with the most votes will be selected as the winner on December 5th. Voters can vote ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY until VOTING ENDS ON NOVEMBER 30th so vote, vote, vote!!!!

https://petsafeunleashed.petsafe.com/locations/

The 16th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Arlington Veterans Pa...
11/06/2023

The 16th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Arlington Veterans Park Memorial. This year’s ceremony will include the dedication of the Korean War and Korean Defense Veterans Memorial and Memorial To The Fallen, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Korean War and Korean Defense Veterans Memorial. Details inside: ⬇️

This Veteran’s Day, Arlington residents are invited to honor members of the United States and Allied Armed Forces who heroically served our country during the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as all military service members from Arlington who lost their lives in service to this country.

11/06/2023

Drop off 3 or more canned goods at the clubhouse prior to your next round and receive 15% OFF green fee and cart, as you help us stock the shelves of Mission Arlington! Offer is valid now thru Nov. 22 at Texas Rangers Golf Club, Tierra Verde Golf Club, Lake Arlington Golf Course and Meadowbrook Park Golf Course. Non-golfers can donate three canned goods and receive a 15% discount on non-sale merchandise at any golf shop or a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks purchases at Ventana Grille or Home Plate. Call (817) 478-8500 for more info.

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department - Package headed your way with your Texas Rangers gear! Thank you for a ...
11/03/2023

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department - Package headed your way with your Texas Rangers gear! Thank you for a great World Series and the friendly banter between our agencies. Congrats on a terrific season for the Dbacks. Looking forward to more World Series battles between our two squads in the coming years. See y'all at NRPA next year!

Our featured   is Sublett Creek Linear Park! This scenic 27-acre park stretches through southwest Arlington and serves a...
11/03/2023

Our featured is Sublett Creek Linear Park! This scenic 27-acre park stretches through southwest Arlington and serves as a beautiful natural area where you can spend some quiet time in the trees. Take a hike or bike ride along the paved trail lined with benches, picnic tables, and plenty of lush foliage.

Location: Sandstone Drive, 76001

To help keep neighborhoods cleaner this fall, the City of Arlington is going to pilot supplementing city-wide collection...
11/03/2023

To help keep neighborhoods cleaner this fall, the City of Arlington is going to pilot supplementing city-wide collection of bagged leaves instead of homeowners using leaf drop-off sites. Last year, more than 628 tons of bagged leaves were collected at drop-off sites, a 47% increase from 2021. More inside: ⬇️🍂

To help keep neighborhoods cleaner this fall, the City of Arlington is going to pilot supplementing city-wide collection of bagged leaves instead of homeowners using leaf drop-off sites.

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Harold Patterson Sports Center/1000 W Bardin Road
Arlington, TX
76017

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 12am
Tuesday 5am - 12am
Wednesday 5am - 12am
Thursday 5am - 12am
Friday 5am - 12am
Saturday 5am - 12am
Sunday 5am - 12am

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(817) 459-5474

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