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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:00

RECAP: 2017 Arlington Bass Classic

Teams gathered at Lake Arlington last Saturday to take part in the 2017 Arlington Bass Classic hosted by the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. At the end of the day, Fred Carter weighed-in a four fish stringer of 12.8 pounds…
Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Recap: 2017 Daddy Daughter Dance

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Daddy Daughter Dance a success.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

Free Trees, Seeds, Education & Fun!

An estimated 5,000 people braved the heat on Saturday to attend this year’s tribute to Mother Earth in downtown Arlington. “We came out to learn as much as we can about being green,” said Secret Bridgewater, who has brought her kids…
Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00

Family Day at the Lake | Oct 8

Family day at the lake has been postponed from September 10 to October 8 due to weather. Those who have already registered will be contacted about the change. For more information, call Hugh Smith Recreation Center at 817-275-1351. Enjoy a…
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:00

Cookout After Dark - Sept. 10

Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for a night out September 10 from 5:30-8:30 PM at Richard Simpson Park. Dress hamburgers with a gourmet toppings station and build your own s’mores for dessert. There will by live music by electric violinist…
Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:00

Bigger Means Better at Light Up Arlington

Light Up Arlington is expanding the overall layout due to high attendance in the past few years, but don’t worry the night will still feature great food, awesome music, and fireworks! The Parks and Recreation Department has decided to extend…
Editor’s Note: Tiny Tots has been postponed to Saturday, August 20th. If you have questions or need to inquire about a refund, please call Elzie Odom Athletic Center at 817-459-6434 or the Parks and Recreation Department’s main office at 817-459-5474. - See…
Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Art on the Greene for the celebration of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – Phase 2 on Saturday, May 21st at 11 a.m. A total of nine sculptures have been installed in…
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:00

Father and Son Adventure Day: May 21st

Adventure awaits at Arlington Parks and Recreation's Father and Son Adventure Day at Lake Arlington! Father and Son Adventure Day is this Saturday, May 21st from 9:30-11:30 AM at Richard Simpson Park - 6300 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX. There…
Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

RECAP: 2016 Arlington Bass Classic

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – A tournament record of forty-nine fishing teams gathered at Lake Arlington last Saturday to take part in the Arlington Bass Classic hosted by the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. At the end of the day, the team…
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The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was recently named a Gold Medal Finalist for excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association for 2016.

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