The Colony Parks & Recreation Department

The Colony Parks & Recreation Department Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of The Colony by providing a variety of safe, modern and affordable Parks and Recreation facilities and activities to meet the diverse and growing needs of our community.

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Megalodon, our last “Shark in the Park” has been found!  Joe and Nina discovered him this morning at Scout Park located ...
08/14/2020

Megalodon, our last “Shark in the Park” has been found! Joe and Nina discovered him this morning at Scout Park located at 4177 North Colony Boulevard. The park has primarily been used as a site for many scouting ceremonies, soccer practices and a relaxing place to sit and view the lake or watch the ducks and turtles in the fountain pond. Scout Park was originally named Latimer Park but when adopted by a local Boy Scout troop was re-named as part of the adoption process. The scout’s five-year plan included cleaning, landscaping, adding a picnic area with tables, a pedestrian footbridge, and lighted flagpole. Early residents had rumored the neighborhood builder, Fox & Jacobs, would someday fill in the pond and build a house on it. However, over the years the pond became a popular "catch and release" fishing location. Silt had almost filled the pond and it was dredged in 2004. At that time the aeration fountain was added and new stock of fish were placed in the pond. The northern section of the park includes a section of The Colony Shoreline Trail. Thanks for playing "Shark in the Park" with us. We hope you continue to enjoy the local parks. Get out and Play!

Nicholas and Nathan found the blue shark yesterday at Ridgepoint Park located at 4401 Standridge Drive.  The Park was de...
08/14/2020

Nicholas and Nathan found the blue shark yesterday at Ridgepoint Park located at 4401 Standridge Drive. The Park was developed in 2001 adjacent to U.S. Corps of Engineers property. It is one of the trailheads to access the Shoreline Trail. A 10 foot wide and 3.5 mile decomposed granite trail through wildlife areas. The trail is perfect for enjoying a walk, jog, or bike ride. Along with the trailhead Ridgepoint Park includes a paved parking area, playground, and shaded pavilion. It was the first designed and funded by The Community Development Corporation (CD). Get out and Play!

Melissa and Gianna found the whale shark at The Colony Aquatic Park located at 5580 North Colony Blvd. Built in 1986, th...
08/14/2020

Melissa and Gianna found the whale shark at The Colony Aquatic Park located at 5580 North Colony Blvd. Built in 1986, this park consists of four beautiful pools including an outdoor leisure lagoon, indoor lap pool, wading pool and interactive Splash Zone. Although public activities are currently closed due to covid 19 concerns, next summer plan to visit and also enjoy the outdoor volleyball court, and shaded leisure pavilions. The heated indoor pool is currently hosting private lessons and limited swim team style classes. Registration is open at PlayTC.com. Get out and Play!

Megalodon is the last "shark in the park".  He can be found with this clue... “On My Honor”,  this is a great place for ...
08/14/2020

Megalodon is the last "shark in the park". He can be found with this clue...

“On My Honor”, this is a great place for a family picnic! You can pose for pictures on the little wooden bridge with a fantastic fountain in the background.

Slide on in at this neighborhood playground to find this blue shark.  If you want additional fun, head out on a nature h...
08/13/2020

Slide on in at this neighborhood playground to find this blue shark. If you want additional fun, head out on a nature hike down a 3.5 soft surface trail that will “shorely” enchant you!

Jeff and Naomi found the megamouth shark 🦈 in Five Star Park, located at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. This 80-acre state-of-th...
08/12/2020

Jeff and Naomi found the megamouth shark 🦈 in Five Star Park, located at 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. This 80-acre state-of-the-art sports facility has been living up to it’s “five star” name since the grand opening in 2003. Home to five baseball fields, six soccer fields, two football fields, and two softball fields. In addition to the endless field space which hosts dozens of tournaments annually, you'll find family or group fun in two playground areas, three group pavilions, and miles of hike and bike trails. The complex includes a memorial to Veterans of the armed services, as well as conveniences such as concession and restroom facilities located in two prime settings within the complex. Get out and play!

We've 'dug up' another local celebrity guest bingo caller - City Manager, Troy Powell! Troy will be calling Bingo LIVE o...
08/12/2020

We've 'dug up' another local celebrity guest bingo caller - City Manager, Troy Powell! Troy will be calling Bingo LIVE on Facebook, on this page, on Thursday, August, 20th. Go to this link to print your Bingo cards -https://bingobaker.com/play/2986497. Click on the button Generate Card. This card is interactive. Mark your calendars! Call, email or text your friends to join in next week. First number will be called at 10am.

This whale shark loves to swim but this summer the park's water is reserved for lessons and teams only.
08/12/2020

This whale shark loves to swim but this summer the park's water is reserved for lessons and teams only.

Monday's shark hunters, Cindel, Elora, and Stephanie stopped by to claim their catch. They found the hammerhead at Kids ...
08/11/2020

Monday's shark hunters, Cindel, Elora, and Stephanie stopped by to claim their catch. They found the hammerhead at Kids Colony Park, located at 5151 North Colony Blvd. In 1993, residents and businesses in The Colony came together to build a playground. There was lots of planning, fund raising, scheduling, and building - all done by volunteers! This little town in Texas made a great effort and the result was a community built playground named Kids' Colony. The years and hot Texas sun took its toll on the expansive wooden structures and the process began to replace the beloved playground. In 2011, Phase I of the rebuild of Kids' Colony was completed with the addition of a nature themed play structure, pavilion, picnic tables and benches. The second phase of the rebuild of Kids' Colony was completed in 2013, and includes an all-inclusive playground. It is a fun and exciting play space which ensures children and adults of all abilities have access without barriers to play and develop physical, cognitive and social skills. Additional phases of Kids' Colony are planned for the future. Get out and play!

To find this megamouth shark, you need to walk the bricks of past, present, and future, and salute our protectors.  If y...
08/11/2020

To find this megamouth shark, you need to walk the bricks of past, present, and future, and salute our protectors. If you have extra time you might take the time and hike the 1.18 mile concrete trail that circles around the fields in this enormous award winning grassy park.

Get the ball in the hoop, grind a ramp, or tap out a tune at this large mixed-use community park.  A great place for all...
08/10/2020

Get the ball in the hoop, grind a ramp, or tap out a tune at this large mixed-use community park. A great place for all ages because it's actually several parks at one location! Follow the directions on this hammerhead's tail to claim your prize! 🍀

08/08/2020
SHARKS!

Starting Monday, It's "Shark In the Park" week and these guys, one by one, will be hiding at local parks. Follow daily clues to discover new lands and maybe "hook" a prize. Insider's hint--check out the recreation pages at PlayTC.com (Parks and Trails) for descriptions and maps of The Colony parks. Help us spread the fun around and limit one shark (and prize) per family.

Youth NFL Flag Football is back!  Registration is now open for the 2020 fall season. This league is for boys & girls age...
08/07/2020

Youth NFL Flag Football is back! Registration is now open for the 2020 fall season. This league is for boys & girls ages 5 – 12. Games will be played on Saturdays at The Colony Five Star Complex starting October 3rd. For more information including health and safety guidelines for play or to register visit www.PlayTCsports.com. #PlayTCsports

08/07/2020

Calling all SHARK HUNTERS!
"Shark in the Park" begins Monday, August 10. Be on the lookout for clues to get your "catch".

08/05/2020

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COMING SOON to a park near you…a chance to become a shark hunter during shark week without ever leaving The Colony.

Starting Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14, our “shark experts” will place a miniature shark “replica” at a local park. Check for the daily clues on this page. If you find one of the daily sharks, follow the directions on the tag to claim your prize!

Get out and PLAY!

The August edition of the "Play TC" Senior magazine is ready! Plan to stop by the Senior Center this Friday between 9am ...
08/04/2020

The August edition of the "Play TC" Senior magazine is ready! Plan to stop by the Senior Center this Friday between 9am - 11am to pick up your copy and say "Hello" to the staff! The newsletter has all of the information you need about continuing Zoom activities/classes, Facebook LIVE events, our upcoming Pet Photo Contest plus much more. Click this link and check out all The Colony Community Center has to offer - https://www.thecolonytx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4870/08-August-Newsletter-2020

08/03/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Wave Tide or Ride

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water this summer! Lesson Eight (the finale of our eight-part Red Cross video series) reminds us to “Wave, Tide or Ride, & Follow the Guide!" There are great places that can be designated swimming areas, such as waterparks, pools, lakes, and rivers. Remember, a designated swimming area is an area that has been checked for safe conditions, such as being free of debris and having acceptable water quality. A designated swimming area is supervised by a lifeguard. Before heading out to a swimming area, the best thing anyone can do to stay safe is to learn how to swim. You can find American Red Cross swim lessons at The Colony Aquatic Park at www.PlayTC.com. When you go to a new swimming area, be sure to read and obey all posted signs. Never swim alone or in unsupervised places. Learn about the features of the attractions or rides at a waterpark. Learn about swimming in a waterfront area such as a lake, river or ocean and always do your part: Be water smart! Now that we've completed the lessons, send an email to [email protected] to receive your WhaleTales Quiz. When you receive it, complete and return your quiz and we will send you your Whale Tales certificate!

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Wave Tide or Ride" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

The Colony Softball Association is registering now. Registration is online through the link below.
08/03/2020
The Colony Softball Association

The Colony Softball Association is registering now. Registration is online through the link below.

The Colony Softball

07/31/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: House or Yard

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water! Lesson Seven in our ongoing eight-part video series reminds us to "Watch for Water and Be on Guard, In Your House, and in Your Yard!" Water safety is important wherever there is water — not just at a swimming pool or beach. Backyard pools are the leading location where young children drown. Families with pools need to be extra careful. Children should only be in a backyard pool area when an adult has given them permission and is present to ACTIVELY supervise them. For more: https://www.poolsafely.gov/. Be cautious around bathtubs, too, which are the second-leading location where young children drown. Any container of water that a very young child could fall headfirst into, such as a bucket or toilet, can be dangerous. A person can drown in just a few inches of water. Also, be alert for weather conditions that can cause flooding. Never swim, walk, or drive into floodwater. Just 6 inches of fast-moving floodwater can knock over an adult. Take a few moments with your parents and talk about the water hazards in or close to your home. Post suggestions about what you can do to reduce water hazards you found.

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: House or Yard" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

STAYIN' & PLAYIN' LIVE Starts at 12pm!KNON-Radio's own Sam Baker will be performing with Rodney and Anna. Sam has a DJ s...
07/30/2020

STAYIN' & PLAYIN' LIVE Starts at 12pm!

KNON-Radio's own Sam Baker will be performing with Rodney and Anna. Sam has a DJ spot on 'The Morning Blend', 89.3 KNON radio show.

He is a talented guitar player and singer. Let's give Sam a Big Facebook and Community Center Welcome Today! Click here,https://www.facebook.com/TCPARD at noon to listen in!

07/27/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Too Much Sun

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water this summer! Lesson Six in our ongoing eight-part video series reminds us not to get “Too Much Sun!” Being in the sun is fun, but if you are in the sun for too long you can get sunburned. Also, too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, including the potential for skin cancer. An easy way to tell how much UV exposure you are getting is to look for your shadow. If your shadow is taller than you are (in the early morning and late afternoon), your UV exposure is likely to be lower. If your shadow is shorter than you are (around midday), you are being exposed to higher levels of UV radiation. If you are outside during a time when you could burn, you should wear sunscreen. Completely cover the skin that will be exposed. Do not forget your ears, neck and feet! Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going outdoors or entering the water. Reapply every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. If you are swimming or playing sports, make sure to use sunscreen that is waterproof. In addition to wearing sunscreen, wear protective clothing that covers your skin, and sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV radiation. Now post a picture of you and your shadow and tell us what level of UV exposure (high/low) your shadow is telling you!

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Too Much Sun" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

07/24/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Don't Just Pack It

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water this summer! Lesson Five in our ongoing eight-part video series reminds us to “Don’t Just Pack it, Wear Your Jacket!” A life jacket is a type of personal flotation device (PFD) designed to help a person float and keep them on top of the water. It helps a person keep his or her head out of the water, even if he or she is very tired. You should always wear a life jacket when you are on a boat or any watercraft. You never know when something unexpected might happen! Make sure your life jacket is in good condition and meets United States Coast Guard standards for use during activities in, on or around water: https://www.uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/life-jacket-wear-wearing-your-life-jacket.php. Post a picture of you and your USCG-approved PFD in the comments below or draw a picture of you with your PFD on!

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Don't Just Pack It" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love…

SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce that The Colony Fire Chief Scott Thompson will be our guest Bingo Caller for T...
07/24/2020

SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce that The Colony Fire Chief Scott Thompson will be our guest Bingo Caller for TC Senior Bingo-LIVE next Thursday, July 30! Go to this link, https://bingobaker.com/play/2986497, click on the button "Generate Card." Then go here to play the game LIVE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCPARD/. First number is called at 10 a.m.!

07/21/2020

Let's get ready to enjoy some music! Pickin' & Grinnin' is starting in 10 minutes!

07/20/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Reach or Throw

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water this summer! Lesson Four in our ongoing eight-part video series reminds us to “Reach, Throw, Don’t Go.” We can help someone who is having trouble in the water without getting wet. This is important because going in the water to help someone who is having trouble could cause you to get in trouble, too. At first, a person in trouble is usually able to call or wave for help. But if the person does not get help, things may become worse. Some of the signs of a person who is drowning include: the person is upright (vertical) in the water; unable to move forward or tread water; pressing his or her arms down at the sides, trying to keep the head above water to breathe. A drowning person cannot call out for help! Check out the facts about drowning from the CDC: https://tinyurl.com/llsc8ky. Remember, keep your weight low when making a reaching or throwing assist. Make a “heaving jug” and post a picture of your decorated jug in the comments. Put 1/2-inch of water or sand in a plastic jug (like a milk container) and screw the top on tightly. (If the jug has a snap-on top, secure it with strong glue.) Tie a 40-foot rope to the handle of the jug. Use waterproof markers to decorate and personalize your jug.

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Reach or Throw" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

07/17/2020
Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Think So You Don't Sink

The Colony Aquatic Park wants to make sure everyone is remembering to #PlaySafe around water! Lesson Three in our ongoing eight-part video series reminds us "Think So You Don’t Sink!" Most of the world is covered by water and many people love to be in, on, and around water. But even when you are careful around the water, accidents and emergencies can still happen. It is important to stay calm and keep yourself safe when something unexpected happens. Wearing a life jacket can help you to stay calm. After watching the video talk with your parents about how to keep yourself safe in an aquatic emergency, such as calling for help if you are in trouble in the water or floating on your back if you become too tired. If you get caught in a current, don’t try to swim against it! After watching the video and talking with your parents, post in the comments what you learned about staying calm in an aquatic emergency.

This is "Longfellow's WHALE Tales: Think So You Don't Sink" by American Red Cross on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

RV camping will resume at Stewart Creek Park beginning Thursday, July 23. Reservations for RV camp sites can be made sta...
07/16/2020

RV camping will resume at Stewart Creek Park beginning Thursday, July 23. Reservations for RV camp sites can be made starting Monday, July 20 by calling the park at (972)624-2248 between the hours of 10am and 6pm. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Tent camping will not be allowed at this time. Visitors to Stewart Creek Park are encouraged to continue to observe social distancing and to take all steps to ensure personal protection. Per the executive order issued by Governor Abbott, masks are currently required for all visitors ages 10 or older when social distancing is not feasible.

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