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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Dallas' Best Kept Secret Parks!

Best Kept Secrets(1)

Whether you were born and raised in Dallas or you’ve recently moved here from another city, you most likely already know that Dallas has beautiful parks and trails to visit. While some destinations are well known, there are other sites that you ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacts on Dallas Park & Recreation


In coordination with the emergency declarations the Dallas Park and Recreation Department is closely monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and has developed a plan based on the recommendations from health officials to ensure every preca...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Important information regarding Coronavirus


City officials along with Texas Department of State Health Services are in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the outbreak. Visit the City of Dallas website at

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Trail safety takes teamwork!


Reports of vandalism on the SoPac Trail and other popular city trails are disturbing and can impact the safety of trail users. With more than 160 miles of multi-use urban trails, a positive adventure for park patrons is important to us! As you walk, run, ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Pacific Plaza Park in Downtown Dallas

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The Pacific Plaza park, 3.7 acres in the downtown core, opened to the public Monday after more than a decade long effort between public and private entities. The park transforms what was once a parking lot into a walkable green space near Pacific Avenue a...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Wildflower Areas

Wildflower Sign

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department receives several calls concerning the mowing of wildflowers throughout the parks system. There are several factors that attribute to the maintenance of wildflowers this season.

Wildflower areas in parks are identif...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

He made Dallas put its money where its parks are!

Bobby Abtahi

He made Dallas put its money where its parks are, but now this native son is leaving City Hall.

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Sting of the Texas Spring

Fire Ants

Every time it rains, May through June, little mounds of dirt pop up all over the place.  Everyone knows what they are, or they quickly (and usually painfully) figure out what those mounds contain.  They contain fire ants, specifically th...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Impact of Rainfall on Park Mowing Schedules


Dallas Park Maintenance and Operations employees skillfully mow parks accross the City on a regular schedule.  When continuous heavy rainfall saturates park land, this task becomes exacerbated even after the rains cease. Saturated turf conditions...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

2017-2018 Annual Report

Annual Report 17-18

Annual report tells how parks and recreation programs enrich Dallas communities

Using photos and infographics, Dallas Park and Recreation Department's annual report vividly captures how parks, conservation programs, and recreational activities create desir...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

5 Mile Creek Master Plan Approved By Dallas Park Board

5 Mile Creek

Five Mile Creek Greenbelt Project gets go ahead from city officials for new trails, parks in southern Dallas communities

(DALLAS) — Dallas Park and Recreation Board approved the Five Mile Creek Urban Greenbelt masterplan that will create an inter...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Outdoor Adventures at Lake Ray Roberts

Children looking at the map

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department Outdoor Adventures program, in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas Outdoor Family program, took 36 youth overnight tent camping at Lake Ray Roberts State Park November 30 - December 2...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

New Oak Cliff Senior Focused Health And Wellness Center

WellMed Sr Center

A new 22,000 square-foot state-of-the-art health and wellness center serving adults age 60 and older in Oak Cliff will open this fall under a co-operative venture between the City of Dallas and the non-profit WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF). ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Park Champions Wanted – Why Dallas Needs Park Advocates

FAmily having a picnic in the park

play a central role in the overall health and well-being of America’s citiesand the residents who live in them. Dallas, like most large urban cities, is
rapidly growing and changing. Huge construction projects, major freeway andinterchange exp...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Why is There a Leash Law in Dallas? A Wildlife Perspective

Walk the dog

You often hear or see the rule about keeping your dogs on leashes while in Dallas parks. The main reason for this rule is safety, for yourself, other park users and your dog. Unless you are in a designated, fenced in dog park, your dog must be on a leash....

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fall Monarch Migration


The temperatures are starting to drop, and the Monarch butterflies are working their way south.  Generally speaking, the Monarchs start funneling into the Dallas area the second week of October, and peak the third and fourth weeks of October. &am...

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