Arlington Parks & Recreation
A popular park for family and community gatherings as well as youth sports leagues andpractices, this park offers a variety of recreational opportunities including athletic fields and amultipurpose trail good for walking, running, biking and skating.
In 1895, a post office named Webb was established in an area known as Bowman Spring. From then on, it became known as Webb Community and it developed into a co-op farming community. Just a few years later, in 1906, the Webb Baptist Church was organized. By 1935, the Webb Community had 92 voters, two stores and a cotton gin. It also had the Loyd School, so named for one of the founding families, which had three teachers and 105 students. The 70-acre park in southeast Arlington, which sits on the land that was once the Webb Community, is a popular park for family and community gatherings as well as youth sports leagues and practices. It features athletic fields and a multipurpose trail good for walking, running, biking and skating. The park’s pavilion can be rented through the Arlington Parks Department via email or by calling 817-459-5473.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:• 70.4 acres• Basketball court• Bike / Hike trail (.5 mi)• Fishing• Grill• Informal baseball field• Picnic area• Playground: 5-12• Practice field• Soccer league fields
PAVILION 25’ x 25’:• Picnic tables (2)• Seats approximately 16
This south Arlington neighborhood park was named in honor of local landscape architect, GeneSchrickel, Jr. He was actively involved in the development of more than 50 Arlington projectsincluding parks, golf courses, libraries and fire stations as well as nearby state parks.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:• 15 acres• Bike / Hike trail (.34 mi)• Fishing• Grills• Informal practice field• Natural area• Picnic area• Playground: 2-5 and 5-12
PAVILION 40’ x 40’, Covered• Electrical outlet (1)• Lighted• Picnic tables (4)• Seats 25
Residents in the surrounding neighborhood wanted a design that tied Bryant Elementary, Fish Creek Linear Park and the neighborhood together. PARD renovated and maintains the school’s existing playground. In return, public use of the playground is allowed during non-school hours.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:• 10 acres• Basketball Court• Bike / hike (.52 mi)• Exercise stations• Grill• Monarch Butterfly Waystation• Playground: 2-5 and 5-12• Practice fields• PAVILION 25’ x 25’• Picnic Tables (4)• Seats 25
Features / Amenities:17.1 acresBasketball CourtBike/Hike Trail (.65 mi)PavilionPicnic areaPlayground: 2-5 and 5-12Practice fieldSpraygroundVolleyball court
Carlisle Cravens was a member of one of Arlington’s founding families. President of Arlington National Bank, he was a major proponent of changing UTA from a two year school to a four year school.
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If you’re a current student or alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington, you should thank Carlisle Cravens. As president of Arlington National Bank whose grandfather was a prominent Texas educator and served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1889 to January 1899, Cravens knew that changing UTA from a two year school to a four would be a boon for the city’s development. The park named in his honor, which is located in southeast Arlington, boasts six baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a basketball court and playgrounds within its 86 acres. It also has a pavilion that seats 50 people available for rent through the Arlington Parks Department via email or by calling 817-459-5473.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:• 86 acres• Baseball fields (6)• Basketball court • Bike / Hike trail (.77 mi)• Concession• Fishing• Grills• Picnic area• Playground with shade: 2-5 and 5-12• Restroom• Tennis courts (2)• Volleyball courts (2)PAVILION 38’ x 26’• Electrical outlets: 110 (2), 220 (1)• Lighted• Picnic tables (6)• Seats 50
Bob McFarland, a UTA graduate, State Senator and Representative of Texas, served as a Special Agent of the FBI and then established himself as a well-respected attorney. Areas of this park are heavily wooded with large stands of Hackberry, Mesquite and Bois d’Arc trees.
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with the City of Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District for the Bob McFarland Park. Through this partnership, Arlington schools are able to utilize this park as a place for play and recess during school hours. Although it is a public park, during school hours, AISD has the authority to manage access to the park during school hours for safety purposes. Please be mindful of this when planning your trip to the Bob McFarland Park.
FEATURES / AMENITIES:• 12 acres• Basketball courts• Bike / Hike trails (.53 mi)• Grills• Nature area• Picnic area• Playground: 2-5 and 5-12
PAVILION 30’ x 30’• Lighted• Picnic tables (2)• Seats 15
The park was named as a tribute to S.J. Stovall and his influence on Arlington’s development including the Interstate 20 Project, Arlington Convention Center and city hall. Stovall served as an Arlington City Council member for 14 years and mayor for six years.
History is at the heart of S.J. Stovall Park. Named for the man who served the city for 20 years, first as a councilmember and then as mayor, the park has everything needed for the perfect day of family fun. Miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails, sand volleyball courts and a pavilion that seats 150 people are just a few of the park’s amenities. But it is the Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, named for Arlington’s sister city in Germany, that is not only the star of this park but is perhaps the best-kept secret in the Metroplex. It features an interactive spray pad, shallow water play pool, lap pool, diving area and two water slides. For more information on the Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, including admission fees, please visit http://naturallyfun.org/pools/bad-konigshofenPARK TYPE:Community ParkFEATURES / AMENITIES:• 52 acres• Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center• Basketball courts (2)• Bike / Hike trail (1.39 mi)• Equestrian trail• Fitness course• Grills• Picnic area• Playground: 2-5 and 5-12• Practice field• Restrooms• Sand volleyball courts (4)• Shuffleboard (2)• Tennis court (4)
PAVILION 114’ x 40’• Electrical outlets• Lighted• Picnic tables (20)• Seats approximately 150• Wood burning fireplace
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