Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation

Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Official page for the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department. Our mission at the City of Farmers Branch, Texas is to build a vibrant, dynamic community that consistently seeks to improve the quality of life for our residents.

Operating as usual

10/24/2020
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Celebración Del Día de Muertos
Octubre 29 | 6:30-9 pm

Únase a nosotros para una celebración íntima del Día de Muertos. Las festividades incluyen tapas y postre, elotes, cócteles, aguas frescas, chocolate caliente con canela, decoración tradicional, música, educación sobre la festividad y homenaje a los difuntos.

Las festividades también incluyen un paseo por Farmers Branch Parque Histórico con altares en varias de las estructuras histórias. Se requieren máscaras.

$30 por persona; $25 por Friend of the Farmers Branch Historical Park member, llame al 972.406.0184 para obtener un descuento; el espacio es limitado y se recomienda la preinscripción.

Para más información o para registrarse, visite fbhistoricalpark.com o llame al 972-406-0184.

El Parque Histórico también ofrece Pintura de Calaveras de Azúcar con Paloma (Painting with Paloma) el domingo 1 de noviembre de 1 a 4 pm. $35 por persona, incluye todo los suministros; el espacio es limitado y se requiere preinscripción.

REGISTER: https://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7395
WEBSITE: www.fbhistoricalpark.com

Fall is the perfect season for Swim Lessons at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center!  #FBH2O #FBTX Farmers Branch Aquatics...
10/23/2020

Fall is the perfect season for Swim Lessons at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center! #FBH2O #FBTX Farmers Branch Aquatics Center
https://fbh2o.com/176/Swim-Lesson-Schedule

Fall is the perfect season for Swim Lessons at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center! Private lessons, group sessions, weekday and Saturday classes are available. Check the website for registration dates and sign-up to make a splash! #FBH2O #FBTX
https://fbh2o.com/176/Swim-Lesson-Schedule

"Friday feelings about the rain."  Barney Wood Bark Park#FBBarkPark #FBTX #FarmersBranch #BarneyWoodBarkPark
10/23/2020

"Friday feelings about the rain." Barney Wood Bark Park
#FBBarkPark #FBTX #FarmersBranch #BarneyWoodBarkPark

Friday feelings about the rain...

There’s no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we’re unraveling Halloween In The Bra...
10/22/2020
HALLOWEEN IN THE BRANCH IS OCTOBER 10-31 - Farmers Branch, TX

There’s no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we’re unraveling Halloween In The Branch, an electrifying twist from what was Halloween In The Park. The October 10-31 events include: Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Art in the Park Halloween Tote Bag Workshop, the 80s Monster Mash Jam, and the Tour of Frights. #HalloweenInTheBranch #FBTX
https://discoverfarmersbranch.com/halloween-in-the-branch-october-10-31/

There's no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we're unraveling Halloween In The Branch, October 10-31.

Congratulations to the Farmers Branch Historical Park! #FBTX
10/22/2020

Congratulations to the Farmers Branch Historical Park! #FBTX

At the 10/13 City Council meeting, the Historical Park received recognition for an award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society North Region. The award was for 'Art and Humanities Programming' for the sold-out "Girls Make History" summer camp program that was held in July. https://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1419

10/21/2020
Day of the Dead Celebration - Día de los Muertos

The Farmers Branch Historical Park is again preparing for an annual intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Festivities include Mariachi Los Reyes de Dallas, sponsored by Cuquita’s Restaurant, a stroll through the Historical Park grounds viewing the most prominent feature of the celebration, the altars honoring the deceased, and traditional Mexican tapas from local Farmers Branch restaurants, including Nuevo Leon Mex-Mex Restaurant, and El Refrán Mexican Buffet, as well as craft beer and fall sangrias from Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery.

Featured altars include Frida Kahlo, Juan Gabriel, Jovita Idár, and Farmers Branch pioneer, Juan Hernandez, among others. Altars will be embellished with beautiful fall mums provided by Home Depot.

Tickets are $30 and include all food, drinks, music, and entertainment. Space is limited. For more information on the Day of the Dead Celebration, visit www.fbhistoricalpark.com or call 972-406-0184.

Register online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/farmersbranch/Activity_Search/7395

All Hallow's Eve has taken a new form locally this year - Halloween in the Branch, a nearly monthlong celebration featur...
10/20/2020
Farmers Branch, TX

All Hallow's Eve has taken a new form locally this year - Halloween in the Branch, a nearly monthlong celebration featuring one virtual and two in-person events.

Halloween in the Branch will start with The Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and continuing to events like the 80s Monster Mash Jam and the Tour of Frights. Annual events such as Haunts and Houses and Halloween in the Park have been reimagined into a new event, Tour of Frights. #FBTX #FBSpecialEvents
https://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1411

SPOOKY: Halloween grows 'Branches' this year

There’s no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we’re unraveling Halloween In The Bra...
10/19/2020
HALLOWEEN IN THE BRANCH IS OCTOBER 10-31 - Farmers Branch, TX

There’s no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we’re unraveling Halloween In The Branch, an electrifying twist from what was Halloween In The Park. The October 10-31 events include: Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Art in the Park Halloween Tote Bag Workshop, the 80s Monster Mash Jam, and the Tour of Frights. #HalloweenInTheBranch #FBTX
https://discoverfarmersbranch.com/halloween-in-the-branch-october-10-31/

There's no need to be frightened of a spooky celebration in Farmers Branch because we're unraveling Halloween In The Branch, October 10-31.

10/16/2020
Cristal Retana, Farmers Branch City Councilmember - District 1

The Barney Wood Football Field at Don Showman Park has been transformed into the Barney Wood Bark Park. The 1.44 acre Bark Park, located next to the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, has a large and small dog area. Each section has a doubled-gated entry, a splash pad, lighting, and ample seating.

Bring your pup to Barney Wood Bark Park in Farmers Branch! #FBTX #FBBarkPark #BarneyWoodBarkPark

Perfect day for a stroll at the Barney Wood Bark Park! #LoveFB 🌞🐾 #KingLouis #QueenBella

FREE Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center! #FBTX
10/15/2020

FREE Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets at the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center! #FBTX

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women.The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection.
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In support of this cause we have FREE "Faith, Hope, Courage & Strength" bracelets!
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WANT to join the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center? We are OPEN and it's FREE to experience before becoming a member! Use the doors on the South side of the building and come upstairs to the front desk. Rates start at $15 per month!!!
#FBRecCenter #FBTX Find out more: www.fbreccenter.com

TOMORROW is the 11th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival at the Farmers Branch Historical Park and this year only 2,500 g...
10/15/2020

TOMORROW is the 11th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival at the Farmers Branch Historical Park and this year only 2,500 guests per day will be permitted to attend. Tickets available online: www.bloominbluegrass.com

Congratulations to The Branch Connection, recently awarded the 'Excellence in Senior Programming' by the Texas Recreatio...
10/15/2020

Congratulations to The Branch Connection, recently awarded the 'Excellence in Senior Programming' by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS), for the Drive-Through Meal Program offered to seniors within the community. #FBTX #FBParks #TheBranchConnection

The Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) North Region award for 'Excellence in Senior Programming' went to our Branch Connection staff for this year's popular Drive-Through Meal Program.

When the pandemic shut down the senior center's breakfast and lunch services, our Connection staff got creative. They were committed to providing our seniors with a healthy meal in a safe environment. They did it with a unique drive-through meal service which offered meals-to-go throughout the facility's closure, plus a customized delivery service.
Mayor Dye presented the award at this week's City Council meeting and congratulated The Branch Connection staff.

October 16-17 is the 11th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival at the Farmers Branch Historical Park and this year only 2,...
10/14/2020

October 16-17 is the 11th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival at the Farmers Branch Historical Park and this year only 2,500 guests per day will be permitted to attend. Tickets available online: www.bloominbluegrass.com

KHYI 95.3 The Range (OFFICIAL) is giving away a VIP Grand Prize to this weekend’s Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival on Friday,...
10/14/2020

KHYI 95.3 The Range (OFFICIAL) is giving away a VIP Grand Prize to this weekend’s Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th

The grand prize winner will receive a VIP experience for two at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival on October 16th-17th at Farmers Branch Historical Park

Prize includes:

-Two weekend passes
-VIP Cabana Suite
-Two (2) Adirondack chair
-Backstage meals for two guest
-Complimentary drinks and beer
-VIP parking spot at the Historical Park
-Souvenir Bluegrass Heritage Foundation event t-shirt

Here’s How To Win:

Tune in to KHYI 95.3 The Range on Wednesday 10/14, and listen for the key phrase of the day!

Piece together this special sentence and submit your final answer to be entered in to win the VIP Giveaway. Thursday they'll draw the winner!

🌾Want to win a VIP Weekend for two to Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival next weekend in Farmers Branch?? Tune in all day tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday to learn the special phrase needed to be entered to win!! Wednesday we will release the final part of the phrase, and the winner will be picked on Thursday🎸#bloominbluegrassfestival #khyi #giveaway #contest #bluegrassmusic #bluegrass #texasmusic #farmersbranch

10/14/2020
Amanda

Barney Wood Bark Park is where pups go to play!!! Bring your four-legged friend to the coolest bark park in DFW - that happens to be located in #FBTX. Locals love it and visitors are always welcome. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

Thanks to whomever left the big indestructible ball at the park! It's Nova's favorite toy of all time! (Heads up, this is not a dodgeball, which I learned only after I kicked it with my toe)

Sign-up your little guppy for SWIM LESSONS this Fall at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center! #FBTX #FBH2O
10/13/2020

Sign-up your little guppy for SWIM LESSONS this Fall at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center! #FBTX #FBH2O

Fall is the perfect season for Swim Lessons at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center! Private lessons, group sessions, weekday and Saturday classes are available. Check the website for registration dates and sign-up to make a splash! #fbh2o #fbh2woah #FBTX
https://fbh2o.com/176/Swim-Lesson-Schedule

Earlier this week The Branch Bulletin went out with the official eNews of the City of Farmers Branch and LOTS of updates...
10/11/2020
BRANCH BULLETIN | Annual Craft Fair announces move outdoors, October 17

Earlier this week The Branch Bulletin went out with the official eNews of the City of Farmers Branch and LOTS of updates! #FBTX

COVID-19 in Dallas County This Week / Same Period Last Week Coronavirus Positive Cases: 84,441 / 82,410 Deaths: 1,038 / 1,022 Farmers Branch Cases: 771 / 754 Farmers Branch Deaths: 13 / 13 Statistics

Cristal Retana, Farmers Branch City Councilmember - District 1
10/09/2020

Cristal Retana, Farmers Branch City Councilmember - District 1

Behind the scenes of our Farmers Branch Historical Park Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration filming.

Join us in October 29th for some food, fun, history, tradition and last but not least some MARIACHI!

Visit FBhistoricalpark.com for tickets as space is limited.

#DiaDeLosMuertos #Tradition #Mexico #Culture #Alters #DayOfTheDead Cuquita's Restaurant Mary Immaculate Catholic Church

We understand that you may be nervous this year about door-to-door trick-or-treating, and we're excited to offer you a s...
10/09/2020

We understand that you may be nervous this year about door-to-door trick-or-treating, and we're excited to offer you a safe alternative: Tour of Frights, a drive-thru trick-or-treating experience that brings all the treats to you! 🎃 #FeelGoodFridayinFB

On Monday, The Virtual Splashtacular Pumpkin Decorating contest begins! 🎃1️⃣ Between October 10 - 16, stop by the Margar...
10/08/2020

On Monday, The Virtual Splashtacular Pumpkin Decorating contest begins! 🎃

1️⃣ Between October 10 - 16, stop by the Margaret Young Natatorium at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center. Pick up and pumpkin and a decoration kit for your child to decorate.

2️⃣ Take a photo. 📸 DM your photo to Farmers Branch Aquatics Center to enter the contest.

3️⃣ Tell your friends to vote for your pumpkin! Voting is between October 18 - 23 the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center page. The most votes WIN a prize.

Get more details at fbh2o.com.

10/08/2020
Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival

The Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is giving away tickets! Visit their page for a chance to win! #FBTX #BloominBluegrassFestival

TICKET GIVEAWAY to the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is fun for folks who like to win stuff! If you'd like to win TWO tickets to the festival simply TAG someone in a comment below to have your name added. We'll be tossing the names about in a few days before picking a winner. Good luck and hope to see y'all October 16-17 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park! #BloominBluegrassFestival www.bloominbluegrass.com

Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation's cover photo
10/08/2020

Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation's cover photo

Get your Instagrammable moments at our beautiful Rose Garden! 📸🌹
10/07/2020

Get your Instagrammable moments at our beautiful Rose Garden! 📸🌹

It looks like we're in for nothing but picture perfect weather for the next couple of weeks ☀️ So get up, stretch those legs instead of working through your lunch break, and take a stroll on one of our many walking trails! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📍Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#DiscoverFBTX #FBTX

Many friendly faces from the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, Farmers Branch Aquatics Center, Farmers Branch ...
10/06/2020

Many friendly faces from the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, Farmers Branch Aquatics Center, Farmers Branch Historical Park, The Branch Connection, our Special Events team, and Parks and Recreation Admin will be visiting some of your outdoor gatherings this evening. We're looking forward to seeing each of you. We will be following COVID-19 safety protocols and recommend that each of you do the same! 😷

Have you purchased your tickets yet to the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival? Remember, this year we're only able to see a lim...
10/05/2020
Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival

Have you purchased your tickets yet to the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival? Remember, this year we're only able to see a limited amount of tickets. Get yours while you still can!

The two-day festival is packed with top bluegrass bands performing on two stages and an arts and crafts vendor booth. Friday performers...

It's a beautiful day in Farmers Branch, TX. Why not spend it in one of our award-winning parks? #FeelGoodFridayinFB
10/02/2020

It's a beautiful day in Farmers Branch, TX. Why not spend it in one of our award-winning parks? #FeelGoodFridayinFB

Only one more day left to enter for your chance to WIN!
10/01/2020

Only one more day left to enter for your chance to WIN!

Enter to win the Bloomin' Suitestakes contest! Feel like a star when you get the VIP treatment during the 2020 Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival. *Only one entry per email will be placed in the drawing*

Winner will receive:
(2) night stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Galleria during the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival - breakfast included
Two weekend passes to the festival
VIP Cabana suite, which includes a decorated tent with:
Two (2) Adirondack chairs
(3) Backstage meals for two guests
Complimentary drinks and beer
VIP parking spot at the Historical Park
Souvenir Bluegrass Heritage Foundation event t-shirt

Prize valued at $700.00

The Bloomin' Suitestakes takes place September 16 - October 2, and the winner will be notified via email on October 5. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing you at the festival on October 16 and 17! https://www.bloominbluegrass.com/bloomin-suitestakes

Thank you to the LPI Company for sponsoring our upcoming breakfast for those 50 and better!
10/01/2020

Thank you to the LPI Company for sponsoring our upcoming breakfast for those 50 and better!

ATTENTION: Time change on our Drive by and Pick up Breakfast for October.
Breakfast will be ready at 8:15 am, not 9:30 am!
Set your alarm clocks so you don't miss it!
A BIG THANK YOU to the LPI Company for sponsoring our meal Monday! This company prints our newsletter in color for FREE!

Have you seen this beautiful display at City Hall? The Farmers Branch Historical Park put it together to showcase highli...
09/30/2020

Have you seen this beautiful display at City Hall? The Farmers Branch Historical Park put it together to showcase highlights from their sold-out summer camp program, Girls Make History.

Did you know the Historical Park has an Instagram account. You can follow them by searching @fbhistoricalpark #fbtx #fbh2o

We're so proud of all the hard work The Branch Connection does for our active adult population, especially during the pa...
09/30/2020

We're so proud of all the hard work The Branch Connection does for our active adult population, especially during the pandemic. They continue to find innovative ways to serve those 50 and better!

As National Senior Center Month comes to a close, we want to remind you that even though the pandemic has changed many things, the one thing that will never change is that we will always find a to serve our active adult community! #seniorliving #seniorcare #NationalSeniorCenterMonth

The Margaret Young Natatorium at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center is offering aqua fitness classes. Remember to regist...
09/29/2020

The Margaret Young Natatorium at the Farmers Branch Aquatics Center is offering aqua fitness classes. Remember to register for November classes by October 1. Space is limited. Visit fbh2o.com for details.

Registration for November classes will open October 1st. Visit fbh2o.com for more information or call 972-919-8720 #fbh2o #fbtx #SpeadTheLove #SpreadTheLoveInFB

Elvis was at The Branch Connection this past Saturday! Thank you to Kraig Parker - Elvis for putting on such a spectacul...
09/28/2020

Elvis was at The Branch Connection this past Saturday! Thank you to Kraig Parker - Elvis for putting on such a spectacular show!

Saturday Night's Drive-in Concert with Kraig Parker was a big success!
Everyone had a great time while staying safe!

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13000 William Dodson Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX
75234

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Farmers Branch Aquatics Center 14032 Heartside Place Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 www.fbh2o.com | 972.919.8720

Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center 14050 Heartside Place Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 www.fbreccenter.com | 972.247.4607

Farmers Branch Historical Park 2540 Farmers Branch Lane Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 www.fbhistoricalpark.com | 972.406.0184 Farmers Branch Market The Grove @ Mustang Crossing 12700 Denton Drive Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 www.farmersbranchmarket.com | 972.919.2598

Farmers Branch Senior Center 14055 Dennis Lane Farmers Branch, Texas 75234 www.fbseniorcenter.com | 972.919.8748 Farmers Branch Special Events www.fbspecialevents.com | 972.919.1433

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Hi there! To whom it concerns, my toddler son is this many ✌️ years old and obsessed (OBSESSED!) with lights! 💡 He is VERY UPSET that there is a light out at Morningstar Park. 😂 Despite reassuring him every night that someone will fix it, he grows increasingly frustrated. He talks to us about it well into the evening, and tells grandma and grandpa about it on the phone. He doesn't understand why we can't just go and change the "lite bubb". I told him I'd write our congressman and maybe the President of the United States about getting it fixed, but thought I'd start with you fine folks first. 😁😇 Please help a little boy out? It would make his day, and week, and year!!!
Are y’all doing the kids trick or treating event at the park this year? Haven’t seen anything posted for it yet. 🤞🏼
Do you know the dates for the summer gymnastics camps? We are building summer schedules and want to include some of the recreation camps!!
HEY FELLOW FB'ians: If you see things here in our beautiful city that needs handled by the city (like potholes, messed traffic lights, abandoned cars, etc) PLEASE REPORT THEM HERE: https://seeclickfix.com/farmers-branch This is a great way to communicate to our city as a community.
Can you post this week summer funshine schedule please ?
Please would you turn back on the drinking fountains in Rawhide Park. We who walk there would appreciate it. Thanks!
Thanks for visiting us at National Night Out in Farmers Branch!
Just wanted to say 'Thank you all' for a great summer 2017! It was worth having season pass especially when it is near home. Great staff, thanks to the concession lady for making Julian's Snocone; and to all the lifeguards for keeping our kids safe! It was great to know each one of you, creating a friendship bond & trust with Julian and Christian: Especially Taylor, Jack, Kevin, Jessie, The volleyball Captain, the young Jodi Foster and many other lifeguards we frequent with. Hope too see you all next year! Dad and the Herrera family https://youtu.be/7Dtt2nTRC9A
Don't miss the 24th Annual Achieve's Dash for Dignity at Dallas Medical Center on October 7th. 5K Race/1/2 mile Fun Run, free health fair, carnival, food trucks, pet adoptions, pet adoptions from Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center, and more! Mike Doocy of Fox 4 is master of ceremonies!
Please spread the word so we can find this pet's owner!!