Arlington Parks and Recreation

Arlington Parks and Recreation • 86 acres
• Baseball/Softball Complex
• Bike/Hike Trails (1.45 miles)
• Nature Trail
• Pavilion
• Pl Recycled materials were used in construction.
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Adjacent to Tierra Verde Golf Club, MLK Sports Center is part of the Reserve at Arlington. The first Audubon sanctioned sports center in the United States, the design and maintenance of the complex is dedicated to environmental sensitivity. No hazardous chemicals are used to maintain the facility helping preserve the existing natural resources. While the name Martin Luther King, Jr. is synonymous

with struggle, it is also synonymous with progress, something that is showcased by this park. The 100-acre center features baseball fields maintained with organic pesticides and herbicides, an interpretive nature trail and a playground made of recycled materials. The park’s drainage travels through a filter system before flowing into Sublett Creek. These innovations in park design and environmental stewardship were recognized when the complex became the first sports facility in the world to achieve the prestigious Audubon Signature designation in October 2000. Elzie Odom, Arlington’s first African-American mayor, threw out the first pitch for a ballgame on January 17, 2000, officially opening the center. During his speech commemorating the day, Odom said that it was, “A place for families, of all cultures.”

FEATURES / AMENITIES:
• 86 acres
• Baseball/Softball Complex
• Bike/Hike Trails (1.45 miles)
• Concession stand
• Nature Trail
• Pavilion
• Playground: 2-5 and 5-12
• Restrooms

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01/09/2024

Need accountability for the new year? Join our group fitness classes and find your people! Zumba meets Tuesday & Thursday mornings starting at 9:00am. This cardio class offers a great workout for all fitness levels. Classes are included in our Gold membership or with a $8.00 day pass. Our full fitness schedule is available online: https://bit.ly/SpringFitness24

Say hello to Carrie, a yoga instructor at The Beacon! 👋
01/09/2024

Say hello to Carrie, a yoga instructor at The Beacon! 👋

Staff Spotlight!
Meet Carrie Schikevitz, one of our fitness instructors here at The Beacon. Carrie has over 200 hours of yoga classes and is a navy veteran. She is also certified in prenatal yoga and as a doula.

Our featured   is Bowman Springs Park! This 14-acre waterfront park is the place to be for a nice relaxing visit to Lake...
01/05/2024

Our featured is Bowman Springs Park! This 14-acre waterfront park is the place to be for a nice relaxing visit to Lake Arlington. Bowman Springs Park offers a newly updated playground, pavilion, boat ramp, fishing pier, and some of the most beautiful sunsets you can see!

Location: 7003 Poly Webb Rd, 76016

Planning a day at Lake Arlington? 2024 Boat Permits are available for purchase online! ⛵️Purchase your permits in Januar...
01/05/2024

Planning a day at Lake Arlington? 2024 Boat Permits are available for purchase online! ⛵️

Purchase your permits in January to maximize use in 2024. Permit prices and other details inside: ⬇️

As a reminder, no person shall place, operate, or keep any boat or other craft on Lake Arlington without first having obtained a permit. This includes all rowboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats, sailboats, barges, personal watercrafts and sailboards. All residents who live on the lake are also held to...

Kick off the year with a resolution that truly impacts our beautiful city: volunteer with Arlington Parks and Recreation...
01/04/2024

Kick off the year with a resolution that truly impacts our beautiful city: volunteer with Arlington Parks and Recreation today! We are on the lookout for enthusiastic community groups to contribute to the well-being of our parks and natural areas. Help us keep Arlington's green spaces pristine by participating in litter removal initiatives. A cleaner environment starts with each one of us, and together, we can make a significant impact 🌱

Submit a group volunteer interest form here: forms.arlingtontx.gov/Forms/gvif
For individuals seeking to give back to their community, we have opportunities to help as gardeners, youth sports coaches, golf assistants, and more! Visit bit.ly/APRDvolunteer to learn more.

01/04/2024

New Year, New Mindset 💪

Fitness & Wellness Coordinator Gianna is here with some great tips for how you can approach your fitness goals in simple, realistic, and sustainable ways in 2024! ⬇️

As you ring in the new year, you might be thinking about how you’d like to improve your overall health in 2024. Whatever...
01/03/2024

As you ring in the new year, you might be thinking about how you’d like to improve your overall health in 2024. Whatever your goals, we want you to reach the end of 2024 feeling accomplished! Texas Health offers insight on how to lay out realistic health goals and set yourself up for success this year ⬇️

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We are excited to recognize our first Volunteer of the Month of 2024! This January, Arlington Parks and Recreation staff...
01/03/2024

We are excited to recognize our first Volunteer of the Month of 2024! This January, Arlington Parks and Recreation staff and volunteers have nominated Hester Schwarzer as Volunteer of the Month. Thank you, Hester, for your dedication and passion for nature and serving our Arlington community! 👏💚

Arlington's annual vibrant event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is set for January 12-15. The four-day celebration ...
01/03/2024

Arlington's annual vibrant event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is set for January 12-15. The four-day celebration will showcase local talent, community service, and the advancement of Dr. King’s dream with performances, presentations, service projects, and more. Details: ⬇️

In the heart of Arlington, a vibrant celebration unfolds each year in January to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, the celebration is Jan. 12-15, 2024. It will showcase local talent, community service, and the advancement of Dr. King’s dream, while commemorating the 35th anniversary of t...

2024 is here! It’s a brand new year and a great time to try something new. Mark your calendar for these upcoming January...
01/02/2024

2024 is here! It’s a brand new year and a great time to try something new. Mark your calendar for these upcoming January events with Arlington Parks and Recreation ⬇️✨

2024 is here! It’s a brand new year and a great time to try something new. Mark your calendar for these upcoming January events with Arlington Parks and Recreation.

Applications for the Build A Dream Scholarship Program are now open! Please note that this scholarship is for new applic...
01/02/2024

Applications for the Build A Dream Scholarship Program are now open! Please note that this scholarship is for new applicants only. If you applied in July 2023, you cannot apply again until July 2024.
Click here to start your application: bit.ly/buildadream24
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¡Las solicitudes para la Beca Build A Dream ya están abiertas! Tenga en cuenta que esta beca es solo para nuevos solicitantes. Si presentó su solicitud en julio de 2023, no podrá volver a presentar su solicitud hasta julio de 2024.
Oprima aquí para empezar su solicitud: bit.ly/buildadream24es

Happy New Year from Arlington Parks and Recreation! We can't wait for all of the   adventures we'll have together in 202...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year from Arlington Parks and Recreation! We can't wait for all of the adventures we'll have together in 2024 ✨🌟

Our featured   is Mary & Jimmie Hooper Park! This 17-acre neighborhood park offers everything you need for a fun day out...
12/29/2023

Our featured is Mary & Jimmie Hooper Park! This 17-acre neighborhood park offers everything you need for a fun day outdoors. Tucked away from the road in this hidden gem is a newly renovated nature-themed playground, basketball court, half-mile paved trail, serene pond, practice field, and pavilion.
Location: 2303 W Pleasant Ridge Rd, 76015

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed or have reduced hours between Sunday, Dec. 31, 20...
12/28/2023

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed or have reduced hours between Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. View the full list of closings inside: ⬇️

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed or have reduced hours between Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in observance of New Year’s Day. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

After the holiday festivities are over, Arlington residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle their real Christma...
12/28/2023

After the holiday festivities are over, Arlington residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees. Two free drop-off locations are available between Dec. 27, 2023, and Jan. 12, 2024.

Click below for location hours and other details ⬇️🌲

After the holiday festivities are over, Arlington residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees.

Living healthier is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, and making a commitment to your health is an everyday...
12/27/2023

Living healthier is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, and making a commitment to your health is an everyday endeavor. Texas Health compiled a list of healthy resolutions to consider making this year to make 2024 your best year yet! ⬇️

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12/27/2023
Merry Christmas from all of us at Arlington Parks and Recreation! We wish you and your families abundant joy and cheer t...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas from all of us at Arlington Parks and Recreation! We wish you and your families abundant joy and cheer through this holiday season 🎄❤️

Our featured   is Parkway Central Park! This 16-acre neighborhood park in North Arlington offers a newly renovated playg...
12/22/2023

Our featured is Parkway Central Park! This 16-acre neighborhood park in North Arlington offers a newly renovated playground along with a pavilion, picnic area, and an abundance of large trees, providing a woodsy vibe with beautiful natural surroundings 🌳

Location: 600 Van Buren Dr, 76011

🌟✨ HOLIDAY CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT ✨🌟It's that time of the year when we swap our keyboards for hot cocoa! ☕️🔥We're temporar...
12/22/2023

🌟✨ HOLIDAY CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT ✨🌟
It's that time of the year when we swap our keyboards for hot cocoa! ☕️🔥

We're temporarily signing off to recharge on the following dates:
December 24
CLOSED: Parks Admin Office, Recreation Centers, Arlington Tennis Center, Bob Duncan Center, and Lake Event Center
OPEN 7AM-3PM: Arlington Golf Courses, Ventana Grille, and Home Plate

DECEMBER 25: ALL FACILITIES CLOSED

DECEMBER 26
CLOSED: Parks Admin Office and Recreation Centers
OPEN REGULAR HOURS:
Arlington Tennis Center, Ventana Grille, Home Plate, and Arlington Golf Courses, and Lake Event Center

Happy Holidays!

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed between Sunday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 202...
12/21/2023

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed between Sunday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 27. View the full list of closings inside: ⬇️

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed between Sunday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Wednesday, Dec. 27.

🙌💚
12/21/2023

🙌💚

A heartfelt thanks to our amazing golf community for making this year a success! Your generosity in donating unwrapped toys for Mission Arlington does not go unnoticed. We appreciate each and every one of you! 🏌️‍♂️🎁

You might know someone that could benefit from some type of back pain relief device during this season of gift giving, b...
12/20/2023

You might know someone that could benefit from some type of back pain relief device during this season of gift giving, but which option is the best way to spend your money? Texas Health sheds light on some popular products that relieve back and neck pain so you can give the gift of a healthier spine ⬇️

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🎄✨Mr. Jolley's been sprinkling extra holiday magic at our centers! 🎁 Be sure to tune into our stories to keep up with hi...
12/20/2023

🎄✨Mr. Jolley's been sprinkling extra holiday magic at our centers! 🎁

Be sure to tune into our stories to keep up with his adventures! Today he's taking over Cliff Nelson Recreation Center✨

River Legacy Nature Center is excited to invite you to the Forever Forest, an immersive traveling exhibit that offers ha...
12/20/2023

River Legacy Nature Center is excited to invite you to the Forever Forest, an immersive traveling exhibit that offers hands-on learning about aspects of forest life, sustainable harvesting, and environmental stewardship 🌳

The exhibition will be open at the Nature Center through early February. Details inside: ⬇️

Forever Forest, an immersive traveling exhibit that demonstrates how your everyday life connected to forests through the ways you live, work and play, is open to the public at River Legacy Nature Center. 

Need more ornaments to fill in your Christmas tree? Try getting crafty with your little ones by making your own reindeer...
12/19/2023

Need more ornaments to fill in your Christmas tree? Try getting crafty with your little ones by making your own reindeer pine cone ornament! With a little time outdoors hunting pine cones and our step-by-step guide, you'll have a new adorable handmade ornament in no time 🦌🎄⬇️

With the holidays underway, now is the perfect time to get crafty with your little ones! You can do so much with pine cones for the holidays like creating pine cone candles or even pine cone ornaments for your Christmas tree. If you would like for your family to be active and have some holiday fun,....

Looking for a memorable gift? Tickets are on sale NOW for the 22nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on March 2, 2024. These m...
12/19/2023

Looking for a memorable gift? Tickets are on sale NOW for the 22nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on March 2, 2024. These make a perfect stocking stuffer to make memories that last a lifetime!

$29 per person, order today: bit.ly/DDD2024

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by East this weekend for cookies, crafts, and creating Christmas memories! 🎄🍪
12/18/2023

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by East this weekend for cookies, crafts, and creating Christmas memories! 🎄🍪

Straight from the North Pole, someone special stopped by the Parks Administration Office today!👀✨Mr. Jolley is ready to ...
12/15/2023

Straight from the North Pole, someone special stopped by the Parks Administration Office today!👀✨

Mr. Jolley is ready to spread holiday cheer at our facilities, so keep an eye out for his upcoming adventures! Any guesses on where he'll be next?

Address

Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Center/7001 Golf Club Drive
Arlington, TX
76001

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(817) 459-5474

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