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Plano Parks and Recreation 1409 Avenue K Plano TX 75074 972-941-7250
Recreation facilities in Plano include 4 recreation centers, 35 neighborhood parks, 11 community parks, 6 greenbelt parks, 5 swimming pools (including 3 indoor facilities), 5 Athletic Field Complexes, 3 trails, a youth ballpark, an adult sports complex, a railway museum, a tennis center, and a golf course. The recreation centers collectively feature gyms, indoor tracks, weight rooms, cardio rooms, aerobics studios, game rooms, racquetball, squash & basketball courts, classrooms, meeting rooms, and locker rooms. The pool facilities collectively offer indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides, spraygrounds, shallow water areas, zero depth entry ramps and leisure pool areas. Frito-Lay/Pepsi Youth Ballpark is used for special game play, tournaments, and events, with or without lights. High Point Park Tennis Center offers 21 lighted outdoor tennis courts, practice wall, playground, and pro shop with restrooms and dressing facilities. Heritage Yards at Plano is used for adult softball leagues and has restroom facilities. 18-hole Pecan Hollow Golf Course, located in the Cottonwood/Rowlett Creek Greenbelt, offers dressing rooms, a pro shop, and a full-service concession area. Interurban Railway Museum houses many artifacts associated with the Interurban Line as well as a history of Plano. Plano Senior Center provides recreational and leisure activities for those 55 and over, such as bingo, bridge and ballroom dances with live music; its facilities include a fitness room, a billiards room, the Yellow Rose Gift Shop, and a lunch-time snack bar. Therapeutic Recreation, 1409 Avenue K 972-941-7272, offers activities for individuals with special needs. Plano's parks collectively feature playgrounds (some with baby swings), hike & bike trails, paved recreational trails, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, grills, sand volleyball courts, athletic/practice fields, lakes/ponds, fishing piers, restrooms, drinking fountains and large shade trees. Russell Creek Park Community Park has dedicated athletic complexes for soccer and baseball. Haggard Community Park offers a gazebo, and houses the Interurban Railway Museum. Shawnee Community Park features a disc golf course. Jack Carter Park houses a double-gated, fenced, 2-acre dog park area with benches, picnic tables, water stations for humans and animals, and waste pickup/disposal stations, located along Bluebonnet Trail near its intersection with the Chisholm Trail. Liberty Park features a M41-A3 Walker Bulldog tank weighing 23.5 tons and measuring 26.9 feet long by 8.9 feet wide, which is now used as a children's play item with a theme of Liberty. Recreational programs in Plano include adult sports (1409 Ave. K, 972-941-7278) including Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues, Softball Tournaments, Coed Volleyball Leagues, Men's Flag Football and Men's Basketball Leagues. Plano Parks & Recreation Dept. maintains and schedules the athletic fields used by local youth sports/recreation organizations, including Plano Baseball Association (PBA), Plano Girls Softball Association (PGSA), Plano Sports Authority (PSA), Plano Youth Soccer (PYS) and Plano Family YMCA. Children can also participate in the Plano Aerobats Gymnastics Program, a year-round program for girls, ages 3-16, beginners through Level 8, and boys, ages 4-8, beginners and advanced beginners. Aquatics programs include Plano Aquaducks Youth Recreational Swim Team, swim lessons for children (ages 3-5 & 6-12), swim lessons for adults (age 13 & up), lifeguard training, water aerobics and Masters Swim Team (WETCATS), a competitive swim team for adults. Other recreation classes/activities for all ages include Arts & Crafts, Dance, Fitness, Martial Arts and Performing Arts. Preschoolers can participate in Educational Corner and special programs/events such as Parents Day Out, Bonkers the Clown Magic Show and Playgroups. Youth classes include Gymnastics, Fencing and After School Clubs-Science, Spanish, Chess, Digital Camera, Design/Engineering, Film making, Math, Literacy, Sewing, Tech Lab, Leadership and Weight Loss. Summer camp offerings for school age children include Drama, Aerobats Gymnastics, Bronco Horseback Riding, Camp Cimarron* (Bob Woodruff Park South), Clay Animation, Web Design, Kid Kapers (School age Playground program based at city recreation centers), Magic Music, Mindstorms (Robotics), Modeling, Mystery Week, Natural Wonders, Scramble Ramble (trips/activities such as water parks, bowling), Sports, Science and Water Works. Special interest classes for teens/adults include Beginning Bridge, Chemistry Tutoring, and Writing without Rules. Open Play Bridge, Chess, Indian Vegetarian Cooking, Intro to Wall Climbing, Mah Jongg, Math Tutoring, Simply Sign II and Spanish I, II classes are offered for adults. Quick Courses include a variety of workshops and seminars for all ages. Senior activities include Business, SeniorNet (Internet classes-Computer Scanning/Photo Editing, Digital Camera Club, Intro to Computers), Shows/Events, Trips and Piano Lessons. Programs offered at Douglas Community Center for children ages 4-12 include Book Club, Central Fire Station Tour, Sewing at your Best, Summer Basketball Skills and Drills, and Writing for Fun. Golf instruction is offered for ages 5 & up at Pecan Hollow Golf Course and High Point Park Tennis Center hosts tennis instruction for all ages, along with adult leagues. Various outdoor adventures are offered in Plano for children and for all ages, including Cypress Canopy Tour & Camping (Cypress Valley Canopy Tours) Day Hike to Dino Valley at Dinosaur Valley State Park, Kayaking at Lake Lavon, Texas Train Ride, and Riding Lessons for Children & Western Riding at Heritage Hills Equestrian Center in Lucas. Therapeutic programs for individuals with special needs include "Special Edition" Kid Kapers, Adult Adventure Camp, Adult Club Night, Break-Out, Continuing Education Class, Dinner Outing, Family Bowling, First Friday Friends, Friendship Camp, Fun Bunch Bowlers, Movie & Ice Cream Night, Slow Cooking Dinner, Sports Development Camp, Sports/Activity Day and Teen Trek.
Frisco Parks and Recreation 6726 Walnut Frisco TX 75034 972-292-6513
Recreation facilities in Frisco include the Frisco Recreation & Aquatic Center (opening Fall 2007, outdoor Aquatic Center-Summer 2008), Alumni Hall Fitness Center, 9700 Wade Blvd, 972-377-1752, FISD Natatorium, 7411 1st St, 469-633-6160, Municipal Outdoor Pool, corner of Maple & Mimosa St, 972-377-9202, and Senior Center at Frisco Square, 6670 Moore St, 972-335-5515. The Frisco Recreation & Aquatic Center will feature gyms, racquetball courts, multipurpose rooms, game room, children's indoor play room, locker room/changing areas, dance/aerobic studios/rooms, fitness room, café, indoor aquatic center with 4 pools: a child specific play area with an interactive water structure, waterslide, therapy pool, and a multipurpose pool to accommodate lessons, lap swim and water aerobics; and an outdoor aquatic area with water slides, linear lazy river, interactive play structure for young children, and spray & shade structures. Alumni Hall Fitness Center, at Collin County Community College, is a joint venture of the college & the city that features a natatorium, fitness & weight training room, dance studio, outdoor running track and locker room. Entry is by membership or a day use rate. Senior Center at Frisco Square is a handicapped accessible building for seniors age 50 & up and their spouses that offers some classes for all ages as well as activities, fitness, dance, arts & crafts, computer, game and genealogy classes, trips and special events for seniors. Municipal Outdoor Pool is open during the summer, with admission through a season pass or daily rate. ARC Learn to swim classes are held at the Municipal Outdoor Pool and the Alumni Hall Fitness Center natatorium for ages infant through adult. The Alumni Hall Fitness Center natatorium also offers Shallow & Deep Water Aerobics classes, Frisco ISD natatorium offers Deep Water Aerobics classes as well. Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Recertification, Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Certified Pool Operator (for commercial pools) are offered at the Alumni Hall Fitness Center or Municipal Outdoor pools (Senior Center for the Pool Operator class). Other recreation facilities in Frisco include 27 developed and undeveloped parks, that collectively feature playgrounds, picnic areas, BBQ grills, sports practice fields (baseball/softball, football/soccer), sand volleyball courts, tennis & basketball courts (some lighted), benches, ampitheater, walking trails, hike/bike trails and pavilions. Recreation programs include youth dance classes at Frisco Dance Force or Sheena's Dance Academy, cheerleading & dance camps at Sheena's Dance Academy, Tae Kwon Do, Build a Custom Skateboard workshop, Babysitters Training, Etiquette & Fashion and Art classes (preschool and school age) at the Senior Center at Frisco Square, camps & classes at FasTracKids, Clay animation & Computer classes & camps at Einstein Kidz, Etiquette & Fashion classes at Into my Garden Tea Room. Youth sports programs include tennis classes/camps at locations throughout the city through Frisco Tennis School, Ice Skating classes at The Ice at Stonebriar Centre, Skyhawks Summer Camps (Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Football, Cheerleading, Mini Hawk) at Warren Sports Complex, Basketball at Griffin Middle School, Volleyball at Pink Elementary School and Baseball at Bacchus Park, Tennis/Swim Camps at Lakes Tennis Academy, Pitch Hit & Run Baseball (free program for ages 7-14 at Youth Center Park, 7775 Camellia Lane), and Summer Youth Track Club for ages 7-18 at Clark Middle School. Adult programs include fitness classes (Pilates, Zumba, Turbokick, Tae Kwon Do, Cardio Core) at the Alumni Hall Fitness Center, dance classes at Sheena's Dance Academy, 7975 Stonebrook Pkwy and Personal Enrichment classes such as Baby Sign Language, Defensive Driving, CPR/First Aid Training, Pet First Aid/CPR and Finance/Investment Workshops at the Senior Center at Frisco Square. Adult sports leagues (basketball, softball, flag football, tennis, kickball) meet at the following locations: Alumni Hall Fitness Center gym, Warren Sports Complex football fields, Dr. Pepper Star Center Deja Blue Arena, Shawnee Trail Park Tennis Courtsm Shawnee Trail Sports Complex, Bacchus Community Park Miracle League Field.
Other Recreation Facilities: My Gym 5729 Lebanon Rd #120 Frisco TX 75034 214-387-0330
McKinney Parks and Recreation 1550-D S College St McKinney TX 75069 (not mail address) 972-547-7480
Recreation facilities in McKinney include the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S Central Expressway, 972-542-0045, Old Settler's Recreation Center, 1201 East Louisiana St, 972-542-5014, Juanita Maxfield Pool in North Park, 1701 North McDonald, 972-542-9718, Old Settler's Aquatic Center, 1101 E. Louisiana St,972-542-2516, Senior Pool, 1400 S College, 972-547-7497, Finch Park Splash Pad, 301 W. Standifer, Alex Clark Disc Golf Course, 1986 Park View Dr., and 32 parks that collectively feature restrooms, picnic tables, BBQ grills, pavilions, playground equipment, trails, off-street parking, swimming pools, basketball courts, softball/baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, soccer fields, and lakes with docks. Finch Park & Splash Pool uniquely features tennis courts. McKinney Community Center houses Basketball & Racquetball Courts, Weight & Fitness Club, Meeting Rooms, and Kitchen Facilities. Old Settler's Recreation Center offers a Basketball Court, Meeting Room and Covered Sport Pavilion; Old Settler's Aquatic Center features a shallow water leisure pool, open flume slide, floor bubblers and lemon drop sprayers tea cup cascading water fall. Finch Park Splash Pad, 301 W. Standifer, features a splash pad area, spraying arches, timed shooting and water spout. Senior Pool, an indoor heated pool open year round offers Water Exercise Classes, Lap Swim and Swim Lessons. Juanita Maxfield Pool, an outdoor seasonal pool, offers Swim Lessons, Public Swim and Family Swim. Besides aquatics, recreation programs in McKinney include sports (Youth & Adult Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Adult Softball, Youth Cheerleading, Youth Flag Football, Tackle Football-grades 3-6, Girls Volleyball, Wrestling Club), Arts & Animals Camp for Grades 1-5, 2 1-week sessions in August; Einstein Kidz Computer Classes for ages 3-7, Junior Players' Discover Theater Summer Camp, for ages 7-14 (no cost), Kindermusik, Sign Language for babies, Jump Bunch (sports, ages 3-5 & 6-10). Mom/Tots Open Gym, Skateboarding, Dance (Dance Arts Center), Summer Camps (Summer Fun Camp, Mad Science, Robert Garden's Adventures in Art Camp, Woodhaven Stables Summer Camps-3670 Orr Rd in Allen, Jazzercamp, Sports Camps-Soccer, Flag Football, Multi-sport, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf & Swim-Oak Hollow Golf Course, 3005 N McDonald, 972-562-0670, and Adult Fitness: Yoga, Adventure Boot Camp for Women, Running Track (at school district Middle Schools, during daylight hours at Evans Middle School, 24-hour for other middle schools), Tae Kwon Do, Weight & Fitness Club and Jazzercise. Class location include McKinney Community Center, Old Settlers Recreation Center for Tiny Tot activities (classes), Youth programs (sports, camps), Teen activities, Adult classes (basketball, dodgeball), Barney & Me Boxing Gym; Alex Clark Disc Golf Course, and McKinney Senior Recreation Center for Trips, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, 55 Alive Defensive Driving, Computer Classes, Wellness Activities, Senior Sports and Fitness classes/programs
Allen Parks & Recreation Dept 305 Century Pkwy Allen TX 75013 214-509-4700
Recreation facilities in Allen include Joe Farmer Recreation Center, 1201 E. Bethany, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, 110 E. Rivercrest (a joint venture with the Allen Independent School District) and The Edge at Allen Station Park. The Recreation Center, 214-509-4750, hosts many of the recreation programs in Allen, including adult athletic leagues (Slow-pitch softball, Men's & Women's basketball and Flag football), adult/teen sport classes (Golf Lessons Golf Clinics Tennis Group Lessons Karate-Tae Kwon Do/Kung Fu), dance (Country Western Dance for Beginners, Intermediates and Couples), art & education (Knitting, Crochet, Baby Signs, Parent Workshop, Sewing-Beginner/Advanced, You Can Paint Workshop) and special interest (American Red Cross CPR & First Aid, Drug & Alcohol Driving Awareness, Hunter Education Training Course, Interior Decorating on a Budget, SmartScape Your Landscape). Allen Sports Association, in cooperation with the City of Allen Parks and Recreations, offers a variety of youth sports (Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Lacrosse, Inline Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling). In addition, youth can participate in special events, such as Saturday Night Rec N Roll (3rd through 6th grade) and programs/classes such as Babysitting with American Red Cross, Build a Custom Skateboard, and Interventions Outreach (an alcohol education program). For younger children, a variety of parent and me and child drop off classes for infants through kindergarten are offered, including Tiny Tots Gym, which offers free gym play every Tuesday morning for facility member parents and children. The Edge at Allen Station Park features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, BMX track and youth center, with free access to all outdoor facilities. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers year-round swimming lessons for all ages, as well as synchronized swimming, diving, and lifeguard certification classes. The facility features a leisure pool with a flume slide, interactive water play elements, a lazy river, three 25-yard fitness lanes, a spa and a large outdoor deck; a 25-yard by 25-meter competition pool, a fitness facility with cardiovascular workout area and weight room, an aerobics room and a climbing wall. Open/public swim hours are available for the leisure pool. Memberships are offered for the pool and recreation center facilities, with resident & non-resident rates.
Wylie Parks and Recreation 949 Hensley Lane Wylie TX 75098 972-442-7588
Recreation facilities in Wylie include U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintained Lavon Lake, 3375 Skyview Dr, 972-442-3141,
9 mile Trinity Trail, a horse/walking trail near Eastfork Park by Lake Lavon, Bart Peddicord Community Center, 100 W. Oak St, and 11 parks, which collectively feature athletic game & practice fields, some lighted (softball, baseball, soccer, football), volleyball courts, basketball courts, picnic pavilions (some covered and/or lighted), baseball backstops, trails (jogging/walking, hiking/biking), tree shaded areas, picnic tables, benches, grills, drinking fountains, restrooms, concession stands, playgrounds, modular play structures, and swing sets. Community Park also features "Treescape", a modular fully-accessible playground with a slide & see-saw. 65 acre Founders Park offers Pirate Cove Playground and 8 lighted tennis courts, jointly maintained by the school district and Wylie's Parks and Recreation Dept (school use on weekdays and for scheduled tournaments/events, public use on week nights & weekends). Kirby Park offers a Merry Whirl Speedy Spider Play Apparatus. Olde City Park features a gazebo, wooden benches, lighted and electrical outlets, playground with climbing apparatus and a modular toddler playground. Riverway Park features the Larry Bowles Nature Trail. Valentine Park offers a Stanley Stegasauras Play Apparatus, Slide, and See-Saw. Lavon Lake offers opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming, boating and picnicking. Recreational programs in Wylie include Sports Leagues, Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp, Wylie Flyers Track Club and Summer Tennis Program. Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp offers camps at McMillan Junior High & Davis Intermediate School for children in grades 1-8, with separate programs for grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, & 7-8. Wylie Flyers Track Club, for ages 6 to 18, holds practices at Burnett Junior High, 516 Hilltop. Wylie Parks & Recreation Summer Tennis Program offers instruction and league play for ages 5 through adult. Scoopers, for ages 5-7, provides basic instruction and an intro to the game; Youth tennis for ages 7-14 focuses on skill development and introduces league play with a tournament at the end of the season; Junior Team tennis for ages 13-17 emphasizes skill improvement, with Saturday league competitions against other teams from around the area and Adult tennis for ages 18 & up providing instruction, league competition with local players and a tournament at the end of the season. Sports groups in Wylie include Wylie Baseball Association, WBA Basketball, Wylie Adult Softball Association, Wylie Youth Soccer Association, Wylie Youth Volleyball, Wylie Competitive Youth Football Association, Adult Soccer, Lake Cities Softball Association (Girls Softball) and Wylie Drill Team Association
Murphy Parks and Recreation 206 N Murphy Rd Murphy TX 75094 972-468-4355
Recreation facilities in Murphy include 4 parks, which collectively features Playgrounds, Benches, Basketball Courts, Practice Soccer Fields, Drinking Fountains, Tables, Grills and Trash Cans. Liberty Ridge Park, 200 Rolling Ridge Dr., also features a Fountain, Aviary Park, Mustang Ridge Dr. and Oriole Dr, also offers Picnic Benches and City Park, Pine Top Dr & Raintree Dr, houses a Pavilion, Practice Softball Field and Exercise Stations. A variety of recreation programs are offered throughout the year; summer activities at the Old City Hall Fire Department include Murphy Musicians, a music & movement class for children ages 2-5 and their parents, Puppets for Kids for ages 4-8, Drawing for Beginners for ages 6-12, Chess Tournament for ages 6-16, All Sports Camp for ages 12-16, Board Game Night for ages 18 & up and Senior Game Group for ages 55 & up. Tibbals Elementary Gym hosts a Drama Class for ages 8-12. A Fishing Class and Tournament for ages 6-13 is being held on 2 separate occasions at Bunny Run Property. Pump it Up Jr., 4101 East Park Blvd, Ste. 135 Plano TX 75074, is sponsoring a 2 day per week Pump it Up Jr. Jump Camp for ages 3-6.
Prosper Parks and Recreation 407 E 1st St, Box 307 Prosper TX 75078 972-346-3502
Recreation facilities in Prosper include 4 parks, which collectively feature hike & bike trails, playgrounds, picnic tables, and ponds.
Main Street Park in the downtown area also offers 2 lit baseball fields, a concession stand and a basketball court. Pecan Grove Park, in the Lakes of La Cima subdivision features a creek and park benches. Town Lake Park in the Whispering Farms subdivision offers a lake, a gazebo and natural open space. Folsom Park, in the Lakes of La Cima subdivision, is a joint Town & School district facility where further development is planned. Eagles Landing Fields, joint Town & School district facility behind Rucker Elementary School, features a lighted soccer/football field, a softball field, a multipurpose field. Prosper High School Tennis Courts, also joint Town & School district facility currently under construction, will include 4 tennis courts. Chapel Hill hike & bike trail, in the Chapel Hill subdivision, will connect to the Lakes of La Cima subdivision trail upon its completion.
Princeton Parks and Recreation 306 N Front St Princeton TX 75407 972-736-2416
Recreation facilities in Princeton include Veterans Memorial Park in front of Princeton City Hall, and the WWII POW (Baseball) Park on the end of College Street. Veterans Memorial Park features a gazebo that can be reserved, WWII POW (Baseball) Park offers baseball fields, a basketball court, a playground and two pavilions that can also be reserved. Nearby facilities include Lake Lavon, which facilitates fishing, water ski and picnicking, and the Sister Grove biking/hiking trails on the edge of town.
Anna Recreation: 101 N Powell Pkwy Anna TX 75409 972-924-3325 (City Hall)
Anna has no city recreation program. Recreational facilities in Anna include Sherley Park, 151 Sherley Ave, and the privately run Hurricane Creek Country Club, 1800 Fairway Ln, 972-924-3212, which offers a golf course and other related facilities.
Farmersville Parks 205 S Main St Farmersville TX 75442 972-782-6151
Farmersville operates and maintains Memorial Park, Spain Athletic Complex and the Farmersville Riding Arena. The Parks and Recreation Board oversees park facilities and programs.