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Due to construction of a new gate and addition of other park security enhancements, the parking lot at Marti Van Ravenswaay Park, located at 4601 Bowman Springs Road, 76016, is closed and will remain closed through Tuesday, February 28. After February…
Monday, 07 November 2016 00:00

PUBLIC MEETING: Deaver Park Improvements

The City of Arlington is interested in citizen feedback regarding the improvements to Deaver Park, 5800 Kelly Elliott Road, 76017. Your attendance is requested at our upcoming public meeting on November 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Boles Junior…
Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

Martha Walker Park Dedication | Oct. 20

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department plans to unveil the new construction of Martha Walker Park in Arlington, Texas, on October 20, 2016. PARK DEDICATION & RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016Time: 2 PMLocation: Martha Walker Park; 7509…
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00

Deaver Park Renovations Planned

Deaver Park, a 15.2-acre neighborhood park, includes almost everything a family could want – two playground sets, an irrigated soccer field, a basketball court, an informal ball field, picnic stations and a 10-foot wide trail. But the 20-year-old park needs…
An indoor swimming pool and robotics center for teenagers. Exercise rooms for yoga and zumba and an expanded section for children’s books. These are among the features of the City’s innovative new venture: a combined state-of-the-art library branch and recreation…
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

New Senior Exercise Equipment in the Parks

Arlington seniors will be able to step, pedal and balance their way to enhanced health and wellness at two Arlington public parks in the near future.   The North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund is donating $60,000 worth of…
Dog owners will soon have a new public park in the American Dream City where their furry friends can socialize, celebrate and play. On June 28, the Arlington City Council approved a construction contract of up to $722,000 with Encino…
Thursday, 21 April 2016 00:00

PARK UPDATE: Martha Walker Park

Park Update! Martha Walker Park construction is under way! All concrete work is now complete including the parking lot and a beautiful trail which runs through the wooded area. Playground equipment will be going in soon. The park is slated…
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

PUBLIC MEETING: Lynn Creek Trail Extension

Public Meeting | Lynn Creek Trail Extension April 19 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM   The City of Arlington is interested in citizen feedback regarding the hike and bike trail extension from Buttercup Ln. to New York Ave. along…
Featuring a shaded playground and a concrete hike and bike trail along Johnson Creek, the long-anticipated Julia Burgen Park in central Arlington is set to open next spring. Construction of the Phase I park improvements are expected to begin next…
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