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Fort Worth Parks/Community Services 4200 S. Freeway, Suite 2200, Fort Worth TX 76115, 817-871-PARK
Fort Worth has 228 public parks, including 190 active use parks, 130 of which are classified as neighborhood parks. Park/recreation facilities collectively include shelters, restrooms (permanent & portable), playgrounds, barbecue grills, trails, tennis & volleyball courts, fishing ponds/lakes, hiking/biking & multiuse trails, athletic fields (softball, soccer, football, baseball, synthetic turf soccer/rugby/flag football, multipurpose), swimming pools and golf courses, which offer play and instruction for youth and adults of all ability levels. 5-acre, fenced Fort Woof Dog Park, located in Gateway Park, is an off-leash area for dogs, divided into space for small dogs (under 40 lbs.) and larger animals. Fort Worth's 19 recreation/community centers, located throughout the city, have varied hours weekdays and Saturdays and offer a variety of recreation programs and activities for all ages. An after-school program for elementary/middle school students offers recreational, cultural and educational activities, speakers/presentations, along with a daily nutritious snack; facilities include computer labs and learning centers. Senior adults can participate in a variety of programs/classes, including fitness, crafts, games and socializing. Senior Citizens Services of Tarrant County offers programs, including hot lunch, at a number of community centers in conjunction with Fort Worth Parks & Community Services. 109-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, 817-871-7686, which features 23 specialty gardens, offers classes for all ages and school tours, field trips and summer camps for children; as well as hosting special events and providing facilities for private meetings and events. Log Cabin Village, a living history museum that offers a variety of educational programs, features exhibits depicting the 19th century North Texas frontier, such as a water-powered gristmill, a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a smokehouse, an herb garden, and several log home settings. 3,621-acre Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (FWNC&R) features forests, prairies and wetlands, includes more than 20 miles of hiking trails, and houses the Hardwicke Interpretive Center, which offers programs for all ages, including Summer Natural History Adventure for grades K-8, held at the Nature Center.
Arlington Parks & Recreation Dept. 717 W. Main St Arlington TX 76013 817-459-5474
Recreation facilities in Arlington include 7 Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools, 3 Golf Courses, a Tennis Center, Lake Arlington, 7 Recreation Centers, 3 Sports Centers, 2 Senior Recreation Centers (Eunice & New York) and several dozen developed and undeveloped parks. The parks collectively feature playgrounds for older children and for toddlers, picnic areas, grills, nature areas, league play sports fields (soccer, baseball/softball, football), sports practice fields, basketball, volleyball & tennis courts, fitness courses, handicapped accessibility, bike/hike trails, pavilions/shelters, facility lighting, fishing, water play, boating/lake access, horseshoes, historical markers and restrooms. Veterans Parks houses a disc golf facility, equestrian trails and 2 gardens (Wildscape & Xeriscape). Hugh Smith Indoor Pool (inside Hugh Smith Recreation Center), 1815 New York Ave, 817-275-0513 features a 25 yard pool with 1M diving board, changing room and restroom facilities, and offers swim programs for all ages. J.W. Dunlop Sports Center features a BMX Track. River Legacy Parks houses a Living Science Center. Lake Arlington offers opportunities for fishing and boating, with facilities such as boat launches, picnic areas, BBQ grills and restrooms located at the 2 parks adjoining the lake. Arlington's recreation centers collectively offer gyms, fitness rooms, and multi-purpose rooms. Recreation classes/programs that meet at the centers include fitness, sports, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, music, cheerleading, arts & crafts, preschool and day camp (ages 5-12). Dottie Lynn Recreation Center offers babysitting during specified hours. Elzie Odom Recreation Center also features a rock climbing wall (classes, private instruction and rental) and a sports arena (skating, indoor soccer, & hockey lessons/rentals, in-line hockey leagues, open & family skate nights). Hugh Smith Recreation Center also houses a computer lab and teen room, and personal trainers are available for adults at this center. Meadowbrook Recreation Center features a 9-hole golf course and its program offerings focus on structured athletic activities. Both Senior Recreation Centers are multi-purpose facilities for adults 50 years of age and older that offer weekday social, recreational and educational activities; SRC- New York also houses a nutritional (lunch) program (through the Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Inc & the City of Arlington, which also offers transportation using "Handitran").
Bedford Parks & Recreation Administration 2140 L. Don Dodson Bedford TX 76021 817-952-2300
Recreation facilities in Bedford include the town's only recreation center, the 24,000 square-foot Boys Ranch Activity Center (BRAC), 2801 Forest Ridge, 817-952-2323, which houses a full court gym, fitness room featuring cardio equipment, dumbbells, universal machine weights, and exercise balls, meeting room, classroom, game room restroom and shower facility, and a common entry for the pool and center. Outdoor facilities in the surrounding 68-acre Boys Ranch Park include a small urban lake with a spray fountain, a 4/10th of a mile jogging path around the lake, picnic tables, grills, a physically challenged playground, a swing set by the large pavilion, shuffleboard court, three youth baseball & soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts, 6 lighted recreational tennis courts, an inline roller hockey rink, a fishing pier and Bedford's "Splash", an aquatic facility including three different pools: a tot pool called "Guppy Cove" featuring a Tiki boat slide and a sea turtle Lil' Squirt, a leisure zero grade entry pool called" Snorkel Bay", , which offers a 6-lane, 25-yard lap pool at 4 feet deep, a family slide with a slide-landing zone, and the "Turbo Twister" a Pro Bowl water slide; and a multi-purpose recreation pool named "Splash Beach", which has an interactive play structure, rain drop waterfall feature, a current channel, a lily pad walk, two slides, and tipping coconut palm trees, "The Tiki Hut" (a concession stand), restrooms with showers and lockers, a family restroom, shaded eating areas and "The Cabana, "a rental party pavilion. Recreation programs held at BRAC include swim lessons, arts and crafts, sports such as softball, basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, hockey (adult and/or youth leagues), yoga, tai chi, dance, dog obedience training, summer day camps (ages 6-12) and special events. We B Divin' facility in North Richland Hills offers scuba diving classes. Bedford's other 5 parks and Meadowpark Athletic Complex collectively feature handicapped accessible playgrounds, swing sets, picnic areas/tables with grills, shade trees, water fountains, security lighting, pavilions, volleyball courts (most sand surface), basketball courts, soccer fields (some lighted, some practice only), open space, walking/jogging trails and restrooms. 11-acre Meadowpark Athletic Complex at 3200 Meadowpark also offers two 300-foot softball fields with lights, warning tracks and electronic scoreboards, a full service concession stand, youth soccer fields, covered awnings, the Parks Department's Tree Farm, fencing around the soccer field and windscreens for outfield fencing. Youth Sports Organizations include Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's Games of Texas (TAAF), Airport YMCA (Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Roller Hockey), Euless Athletic Association, Tri-Cities Baseball Association. Mid-Cities Basketball Association, Bedford Euless Soccer Association (BESA), Hurst United Soccer Hotline, Tennis City of Hurst, Euless Girls Softball Association, Mid-Cities PeeWee Football and Cheerleading Association and Hurst Girls Softball League.
Colleyville Parks and Recreation 5109 Bransford Rd Colleyville TX 76034 817-503-1180
Recreation facilities in Colleyville include Colleyville Nature Center, Colleyville Senior Center, Kidsville Playground, and 7 parks, which collectively feature playgrounds, picnic areas, ponds (including one for fishing), open play areas, multi-use trails, pavilions, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, open space areas, ampitheaters and concessions/restrooms. Bransford Park also features historic Webb House and a historic marker, Kimzey Park offers a practice backstop, McPherson Park has hike/bike trails, Sparger Park houses a POW Memorial and Woodbriar Park feature an arbor. Reagan Park focuses on baseball, offering lighted practice softball & baseball fields and batting cages. Pheasant Run Soccer Complex/Park features soccer game & practice fields. 40 acre City Park, a community park, features 9 lighted softball & baseball fields and 6 lighted tennis courts, used for lessons (age 4 through adult), for youth competitive play (Middle School Tennis Team Players & Mid Cities, ZAT Competitors) and for recreational play by reservation. 46 acre Colleyville Nature Center, a Natural Refuge, offers rest benches and a fishing pier. J.D. Lockett Park houses a gazebo and hosts many of the town's recreation classes, which include Kindeready, Parents Morning Out and Intro to Tiny Tigers (Martial Arts) for preschoolers, Karate for Kids, School Survival for Girls, and Friday Night Live for elementary/middle school age children, Colleyville Track Club for ages 6-16, Beginning Guitar, Kayaking, Intro to ATA Taekwondo, Kickin' Kardio, Oil Painting for youth & adults and Selling on eBay Basics and Auto Mechanics for adults. Several summer camps programs are available for elementary school age children, with separate programs encompassing interests such as sports, art, crafts, science and cooking. Animal Kingdom Camp serves younger children, ages 4-7. Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Rd, 817-283-7648 features a Game Room (Billiards, Ping Pong), Fitness Room, Craft Room, Computer Lab, Library, Lounge with big screen television, coffee bar and large assembly and offers daily/monthly Activities such as Domino Happy Hour, Sit & Stitch, Blood Pressure Check, Supper & Social, Gab & Games (Bridge, Canasta, Skip Bo), Tutoring (Computer), Metroport Meals on Wheels (Lunch/Bingo), Breakfast Brigade, Theater Presentations, Classes (Estate Planning, Jazzercise, Yoga, Cooking for One or Two, Beginning Computers, AARP Driving Course. Other recreation facilities in Colleyville include My Gym, 99 Main St, 817-581-6966, which offers gym classes and open gym for infants-10 years of age.
Euless Parks & Community Services 1314 B Royal Ln Euless TX 76040 817-685-1429
Recreation facilities in Euless include Texas Star Golf Course, All Star Alley Batting Cages, and 14 parks, which collectively feature playgrounds, picnic areas, jogging/walking trails, lighted & unlighted baseball/softball fields (including practice fields), T-ball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts (indoor & outdoor), volleyball courts (regulation & sand surface), lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, gazebos, pavilions, shaded areas, concession stands and restrooms. Reflection Park offers bench seating and West Park features a nature area. Softball World at Texas Star features a pro shop, as does Texas Star Golf Course, an 18 hole facility that also houses a clubhouse, restaurant and conference center. Bob Eden Park features a flag football/soccer field, a walking/jogging track with warm up station and a biking/hiking trail that connects to McCormick and Trailwood Parks. Kiddie Carr Park offers a greenhouse, growing nursery and shade trees. Wilshire Park features a pond with 2 fountains and a fishing pier. Villages of Bear Creek Park offers in-ground tree farms (city owned), amphitheater with ground seating, parking areas and a trail that connects to the Preserve at McCormick Park, which features a Historic Tree Grove, outdoor classroom, bird watching area, species trail, ponds, fishing pier and boardwalk. South Euless Park houses Splash Island and Old North Main Bridge. The Parks at Texas Star feature "All Star Alley" batting cages (baseball, slow pitch softball, and fast pitch softball machines) and an exercise area and house Dr Pepper StarCenter, a rink that offers a pro-shop, general skating, hockey lessons & leagues and figure skating lessons. Softball World at Texas Star features bleachers for spectators and offers tournament play every weekend (except for January) including USSSA State Qualifiers, National Invitationals, State Championships, Nationals and World Tournaments for Men, Women and Coed Slow Pitch softball teams. Midway Park features a Coach Pitch field and houses Midway Recreation Center, a 26,000 square foot multipurpose facility that features a weight room, running/walking track, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts and offers aerobic/fitness classes, swim lessons, a tennis program for all ages and a variety of other classes/activities including sports, martial arts, dance, art (painting) and financial workshops for adults. For sports enthusiasts, adult athletic leagues include Men’s Basketball, Co-Ed Sand Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Dodge Ball, and 8 on 8 or 4 on 4 Flag Football; youth programs include Youth Track Club and leagues/activities offered through local sports organization such as Euless Girls Softball, Bedford-Euless Soccer Association, Mid-Cities Pee-Wee Football & Cheerleading, Mid-Cities Basketball and Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. J.A. Carr Park features a rose garden and houses Simmons Senior Center, which offers daily activities such as dominoes, billiards, shuffleboard, card games and classes/programs such as water aerobics , Texas Hold 'Em, lunch program, recycling crochet, party bridge, evening bridge potluck, oil painting and AARP, along with trips and special events. Heritage Park's facilities include Ruth Millican Center, Historic Fuller House, Himes Log Cabin and McCormick Barn. The Fuller House, unique as Euless' first brick house and typical of fine homes of the 1920s and '30s, helps show how Euless changed from a rural environment to a more urbanized business economy. Himes Log House provides a glimpse into the life of Texas pioneers of the 1850s, and exhibits furniture that the residents would have used then, including a bed made of sturdy branches, table and chairs, a cooking pot and a spinning wheel. McCormick Barn has been restored to its original state after its construction after World War I using authentic period-style materials and construction methods.
Grapevine Parks and Recreation Box 95104 Grapevine TX 76099 817-410-3450
Recreation facilities in Grapevine include the Senior Activities Center, 2 municipal pools, the Community Activity Center, 18 neighborhood, 6 community and 4 regional parks, which collectively feature play structures (some handicapped accessible), play areas, trails, picnic tables, benches and full or half basketball courts (some lighted). Several parks are completely handicapped accessible. 51 acre Bear Creek Community Park offers a 1-mile concrete sidewalk/trail through a wooded area that features numerous interpretive signs, a creek side overlook, a disc golf course, athletic fields and exercise stations. 39 acre Big Bear Creek Nature Preserve/Park offers a concrete trail along Big Bear Creek that includes interpretive stations, rest areas, native flora and fauna. 9.9 acre Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park features a loop walks that connect to each other, benches, annual color planting areas, a "Great Lawn" that includes a central water feature, garden court, performance stage, amphitheater seating, gazebo, perennial beds, over 250 different species of plants, an 8,500 gallon water garden complete with two bridges, waterfall, aquatic plants, koi, and goldfish, a 1,000-gallon pond, an outdoor educational pavilion and perimeter fencing. 10 acre Dove Community Park features a swimming pool, basketball, tennis, in-line hockey and sand volleyball courts are located to the north of the pool, a concrete walking trail, gazebos, restroom and Casey’s Clubhouse. Faith Christian Park offers a sand volleyball court and an open field area. Hazy Meadows Park features a hike and bike trail that is linked to Pleasant Glade Pool and Bear Creek Park. Heritage Community Park features a large grass open area separating the play structures at the south end of the park from the tennis and basketball courts at the north side. Liberty Park 215 S. Main Community features extensive landscaping and houses the historic Torian Cabin, and the Wallis Building, where the City put up its first piece of public art, "Walking to Texas" statue and fountain in 1996. Four of the five regional parks (2 for soccer, 2 for baseball) collectively feature lighted baseball fields, lighted soccer fields, and restroom/concession buildings. Parr Regional Park houses the Rotary pavilion, play structures, picnic tables, benches, restroom/storage building, softball fields, multipurpose athletic fields and a trail system that goes around the edge of the park and links to the Big Bear Creek Trail system. Pickering Park features open space for sports fields. Town Square offers a gazebo, decorative street lights, decorative benches and a pavestone sidewalk. The City of Grapevine has developed over 22 miles of hard-surface trails and 4 miles of soft-surface trails (eventually will total about 34 miles of trails within city limits and, when complete, link 9 parks totaling over 1,400 acres, as well as schools, churches, golf courses, Historic Downtown Grapevine and businesses such as Gaylord Texan, the D/FW Lakes Hilton and the Grapevine Mills Mall). The Senior Activities Center (SAC), 421 Church St, 817-410-8130, provides a variety of activities and services such as a computer training lab, transportation "assistance" for medical and dental appointments (SeniorMovers), volunteer opportunities, Are You Okay? (telephone call program), and Project Cell Phone - 911 (free cell phones, for emergency use only) for the senior citizens of Grapevine, ages 55 and up. Recreation programs in Grapevine include aquatics, sports, fitness, martial arts, art, dance, theater, gymnastics, specialty camps, yoga, cooking, fencing, racquetball, crafts, Start Smart sports and T'ai chi. Adult & Youth league sports include Basketball & Volleyball, Adult leagues also include Flag Football, Softball and Ultimate Frisbee. Grapevine offers swimming lessons, swim team, lap swimming and open swim at the city pools: Dove Pool, 1509 Hood Lane, 817-410-8140 and Pleasant Glade Pool, 1805 Hall- Johnson, 817-410-8137. Both pools are outdoor facilities and are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. Both pools offer a water feature, shade structures, Kids pool and lap swim; Dove Pool also has a diving board. The Community Activities Center (CAC), 1175 Municipal Way, offers membership to all Grapevine residents and business owners (required for use of facilities) and features a fitness room with weight machines, treadmills, stairclimbers, bikes, elliptical machines and dumbbells, 2 full-size gyms, 2 racquetball courts, Personal Trainer, 1/8 mile indoor running/walking track, and game room. Classes for preschool through senior adult (which are open to residents and non-residents alike) include martial arts, fitness, art, dance, theater, gymnastics, specialty camps, yoga, cooking, fencing, racquetball, crafts, Start Smart sports and T'ai chi.
Haltom City Parks and Recreation 4839 Broadway Ave Haltom City TX 76117 817 831-6464
Recreation facilities in Haltom City include the Recreation Center, which features gyms with basketball courts, a game room with billiards and foosball and a fitness room with Precor cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, Tuff Stuff weight machines and free weights; as well as 6 neighborhood or community parks that collectively feature playgrounds, walking/jogging/biking trails, sprayground, lighted and unlighted game & practice sports fields (youth football, flag football, girls softball, adult softball, baseball), basketball courts, picnic areas, shelters, concession stands and restrooms. The largest city park, 95-acre Buffalo Ridge Park, offers park benches among its amenities; Haltom Road Park features a small shelter; a small shelter, Little Fossil Park offers a sand volleyball court; 46 acre North Park, shared with the Northeast Optimist Club, features a new 9-hole disc golf course; and Broadway Park houses a tennis court, inline hockey rink, and water sprayground. The Senior Center, 5000 Bernice St, 817 834-8021, is newly remodeled center, with newly-paved parking areas and new landscaping. Recreation programs for all ages include
American Karate, Oil Painting, Salsa Aerobics,and Tong II Lo (Martial Art). Children's programs include Dance/Gymnastics (Pre-school through grade 5); children & adults can participate in Ballet Folklorico (age 6 & up); adults can take Bellydance 101 (age 15+), and Ceramics. Youth & adult sports include basketball (men and co-ed youth); men’s and co-ed adult softball and men's 8x8 flag football league. Tournaments are offered throughout the year. Youth sports groups include Haltom City Girls Softball Association, Haltom Youth Baseball Association (boys baseball) and Haltom City Pee Wee Football Association (pee wee football & cheerleading).
Keller Parks and Recreation 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Box 770 Keller TX 76244 817-743-4050
Recreation facilities in Keller include Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Dr, 817-743-4386, which features an Indoor Lap Pool, and an Outdoor Pool, Shelingham Tennis & Swim Club and Keller Senior Center. Programs at Keller Pointe include Group swim lessons, ages 6 months-17 years, private lessons, age 3 & up, Guard Start Classes (ages 11-14), Lifeguard Certification (age 15 & up), Scuba Diving (age 10 & up), Keller Barracudas TAAF Summer Swim Team (age 6 & up), Rec & Roll Nights (ages 11-14), Family Dive-In Movie Nights, Dinner & a Movie (ages 3-10), Keller Pointe Cardio Club (age 14 & up), Karate (age 6 & up), Hawaiian Hula/Tahitian Dance (ages 5-12 & 13 & up), Classical Guitar (ages 9-16 & 17 & up), Soccer Tots (ages 2-6), Tumbling for Tots (ages 3-6), KinderMusik (newborn to 20 months), Oil Painting (ages 6-12 & 13 & up), ARC Babysitting (age 11 & up), Community First Aid & Safety (age 12 & up), Bowmen Sports Camps (ages 7-10, Golf, Basketball-also ages 11-14, Football, Flag Football), Fun & Fit Youth Training (ages 8-13), Personal Training (age 18 & up), Group Exercise (age 16 & up), Water Aerobics. Athletic Leagues: In-Line Hockey (ages 6-18), Co-ed Softball (age 16 & up), Men's/Women's Basketball (age 16 & up), Co-ed Kickball (age 21 & up), Summer Sports Triathlon (age 15 & up), 4-on-4 Co-ed Sand and Volleyball (age 14 & up). Shelingham Tennis & Swim Club offers Junior Tennis Camp (ages 6-18), Adult Tennis Lessons and Adult Tennis Leagues: Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s Flex Singles, and Women’s Flex Singles. Other sports groups include Keller Horseowners Association Youth and Adult Equine Activities Keller Soccer Association Youth Soccer Keller Youth Association Youth Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, and Cheerleading. Program locations also include Bear Creek Park in Keller (Hockey, Sand Volleyball), Bicentennial Park in Southlake (Hockey), Keller Sports Park (Softball, Kickball) and Keller Senior Center, 660 Johnson Rd, Box 770, 817-431-8727, which offers daily programs/activities such as Ceramics, Tole Painting, Line Dancing, Crafts, Computer Class, Bunco, Pinochle, Bingo, Dominoes, Bible Study, Progressive Rummy, Steel Guitar Playing, Progressive Rummy, Party Bridge, Thursday Evening Activities, Free Blood Pressure Screening (1st Fri of the month), 55 Alive Driving Class (offered several times per year).
Recreation facilities in Hurst include 14 developed and undeveloped parks. The developed parks collectively feature playgrounds, swimming pools, jogging/walking and multi-use trails, picnic tables, grills, pavilions, lighted youth baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, lighted outdoor basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, youth athletic practice fields and restrooms. Vivigene Copeland Park offers an open-field play area; Redbud Park features a fitness course; Wan-Ka-Kani Park (from the Indian word for "outdoors") offers a bird sanctuary on 4.1 wooded acres and Windmill Park features 2 Acres Historical Markers. Smith-Barfield Park's features a new pedestrian bridge connecting its lighted tennis courts and baseball/softball field to its playground area. Rickel Park offers a nature trail, a scenic overlook, and a winding stream with 2 bridges Central Park, 715 Mary Dr, houses the Hurst Recreation Center, 817-788-7325, the Central Aquatics Center, 817-788-7327, and the Tennis Center, equipped with 10 lighted courts and offering lessons for all ages as well as adult & youth leagues. 50 acre Chisholm Park, Hurst's largest park, offers an aquatics center, recreation center, pond with fishing island, 1.5 mile fitness course, group shelter and concession/restroom Building. Both aquatic centers offer public swim during specified hours (daily rate admission or season pass) and feature an activity pool with zero depth entry, tumble buckets, raindrop, pipe falls, 3 berm slides, a large slide with receiving pool, a children's pool with water play unit, a bathhouse with concessions, a picnic plaza, shade structures, and sand volleyball. Chisholm Park's aquatics center also includes 2 large slides, 6 lap lanes and deep water with 2 diving boards. The ARC Learn to Swim program provides instruction for ages 6 months through adult and the Junior Lifeguard program, for ages 10-15 provides lifeguard training and makes graduates eligible for lifeguard positions at the age of 16 & up. Hurst Recreation Center features 2 gyms, one for basketball & volleyball, and the other for gymnastics, a fitness center equipped with 13 pin-selectorized Cybex strength stations, free weights & dumbbells and LifeFitness cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, stair- steppers, and rowing machines), 3 Stretch Stations, a jogging/walking track, racquetball courts, a dance/exercise room, a youth activity room with 4 new computers for computer classes, and 5 meetings rooms (available for rental).
Mansfield Parks & Recreation Mansfield Activities Center 106 S. Wisteria Mansfield TX 76063 817-453-5420
Recreation facilities in Mansfield include 8 parks, collectively featuring lighted and unlighted athletic game and practice fields (soccer, baseball, softball), lighted and unlighted basketball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, grills, pavilions (some covered), playgrounds, trails (walking, biking, nature, concrete, soft surface), concession areas and restrooms. Katherine Rose Memorial Park also offers a fishing pond, lighted volleyball courts, and a handicap accessible playground. Clayton W. Chandler Park also features lighted tennis courts and football fields. Town Park, opened in summer 2006, is ADA accessible and features a major trail head to the Walnut Creek Linear Park, a 600-seat amphitheater for outdoor concerts and events, a sand volleyball court, wildflowers, and nature areas. Mansfield Sports Complex hosts events such as Celebrate America, a yearly Fourth of July Celebration, and numerous youth tournaments. Mansfield Activity Center features a game room, multi-purpose rooms and gym. The facility hosts most of the town's recreation classes & programs including Infant/Toddler/Preschool: KidzArt, Junior Gymnastics, Music, Toddler Time, Tumbling; School Age: Kids Zone (after-school & school break periods-supervised activities including arts and crafts, sports, and trips), KidzArt, Aesthetic Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Fencing, Girls Inc, Ice Skating Lessons, Jump –n- Tumble, Sports Explorers (t-ball, basketball, soccer, football), Ballet, Create-a-Card (greeting cards), Martial Arts-Tae Kwon Do, Beginning/Intermediate Guitar, Cooking/Nutrition (Yummy Tummys), Dance & Drill, Summer Camps (Diva Dance, Guitar, Soccer, Fitness, Junior Golf, Tennis, Princess Ballerina, Baseball); Special Interests/Events (Writer's Workshop, Babysitters ARC Certification, Hip Hop Jam, Family Fishing Derby); Adult sports/recreation: Basketball, Softball, Belly Dance, Beginning & Intermediate Guitar, Special Interests (CPR Training-American Heart Assoc.), Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Fencing, Yoga, Personal Training, Tai Chi, Water Fitness, Ballroom Dance, Tennis Club, Track Club; Senior Programs: Arts & Crafts (Ceramics, Porcelain Dolls, Stepping Stones), Special Interests (Bingo, Bridge, Lunch, Drop in Fellowship, Gospel Singing, Open Card Games, Red Hat Social Luncheon, 55 Alive Driving Class, Dance-Country/Western, Ballroom), Trips & Tours, Wellness (Blood Pressure Checks, Cardio Fitness, Group Personal Training Circuit Class, Light & Easy Exercise, Water Fitness), Health/Wellness Expo. Local sports organizations include Mansfield Girls Softball Association, Mansfield Adult Softball, Mansfield Youth Baseball Association, Mansfield Soccer Association and Pee Wee Football.
North Richland Hills Parks & Recreation 6720 N.E. Loop 820 North Richland Hills TX 76182 817-427-6620
Recreation facilities in North Richland Hills include Richland Tennis Center, 7111 N.E. Loop, 817-427-6680; NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Blvd 23, 817-427-6500; Bursey Road Senior Center, 7301 Bursey Rd, 817- 656-9525; Dan Echols Senior Center, 6801 Glenview Dr, 817-281-9267, and 20 parks and special use facilities. Richland Tennis Center, open daily, offers group & private tennis lessons for age 4 & up, drill sessions, tournaments, league play, camps for ages 6-16 and features 16 courts, a meeting room, a concession area and a pro-shop. NRH2O Water Park offers swim lessons and a Junior Lifeguard Program for students 11-15 years old to teach water safety skills, National Safety Council First Aid and CPR & Lifeguarding skills (graduates are eligible for employment as lifeguards at age 16 at NRH2O Water Park). Water park features include 3 Waterslides (Black Falls, Great White, Blue Twister), 3 double rider innertube slides (Double Dipper, Purplepalooza, Green Extreme), Frogstein's Splashatory, Endless River, a Children's Area (Tadpole Swimming Hole), an Ice Cream Shop and a Gift Shop. North Richland Hills parks collectively feature playgrounds, several of which have themes such as dinosaurs, hike/bike, walking, multi-use & nature trails (paved and unpaved), lighted and unlighted game & practice athletic fields (baseball, soccer, softball, football, T-ball), baseball backstops, soccer goals, lighted and unlighted basketball courts, lighted and unlighted tennis courts, horseshoe pits, pavilions, picnic tables, picnic shelters, grills, benches, drinking fountains, restrooms, concession areas, lakes, public art pieces (underwater themed ceramic tile mosaic, urban cityscape mural, "People Train", "Monument to Nature" sculpture and others by local artists). Ace Park also features game tables, hop scotch and other sidewalk games and displays a variety of mostly native plants. Liberty Park houses a Veterans Monument and Plaza. Tommy & Sue Brown Park offers looped horseshoe pits, washer pits and a 6-hole Frisbee golf course. Cross Timbers Park houses Adventure World Playground, a totally accessible facility built with volunteer help. Green Valley Community Park, which hosts the annual "Easter in the Park" event, offers a 3 Acre Wetland Area and Fishing/Observance Docks. Northfield Park features sand volleyball courts and an off-leash dog area, Tipps Canine Hollow, which offers water stations, dog waste stations, open space, shady areas and separate fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs. Dr. Pillow Park features a Texas Mission façade with a seating area. Bursey Road Senior Center,7301 Bursey Rd, 817- 656-9525, open weekdays from 8:00-3:00, offers a variety of activities including Crafts such as Ceramics & Oil Painting, Exercise such as Exercise Classes, Walk About, Line Dancing (Beginners, Intermediate), Yoga/Pilates and Games such as Bridge, Canasta, Duplicate Bridge, 42 Club, Pinochle, Chicken Foot, Bingo, Mexican Train. Other classes, programs or events include Book Club, Conversational Spanish, Third Tuesdays: Covered Dish Luncheon, Participant Meeting, Birthday Party. Dan Echols Senior Center, 6801 Glenview Dr, 817-281-9267, open weekdays from 8:00-3:00 and on Saturday nights for Country Jam Night, also offers a variety of activities including Luncheons Third Wednesday, Educational Seminars such as the Medicare Advantage Program, Classes such as Crochet, Quilting, Line Dancing, Exercise, Tai Chi, SilverSneakers Group Exercise, Intro To Coin Collecting. Games: "84", Party Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Grocery Bingo, Skip Bo, Cribbage, trips such as November 5-9 Holiday in Branson MO and the Indoor Garage Sale (annual event). In addition to these senior programs, recreational activities & facilities for all ages include Leisure, Educational, and Wellness classes, Fitness Center (Precor and TRUE treadmills and ellipticals, StarTrac, StairClimbers/Recumbant, Bike/Schwinn Airdyne/Concept II, Rower, Nautilus and Paramount stations, Cable Crossover, TROY free weights, Smith Machine, Leg/Hack Press), Weight Room, Gym, Personal Training/Massage Therapy Group Fitness, Jazzercise, Baby Boot Camp, Outdoor Adventure - Free Walking Program, Adventure Boot Camp, Childcare, Youth Programs and Spring and Summer Camps. Adult sports activities include year round adult leagues (softball, volleyball, basketball), tournaments and special events. Youth Sports Associations, including Middle School Volleyball League, North Area Youth Association (NAYA), Birdville Area Youth Futbol Association (Soccer, BAYFA), Little Miss Kickball, Richland Youth Association (RYA) and North Richland Hills Girls Softball League (NRGSL) run most of the youth sports league programs. North Richland Hills has developed the North Richland Hills Trail System, which is part of the Veloweb Trail System, a 400-mile trail system being developed across North Texas, which when complete is expected to connect Fort Worth, Denton, Dallas and communities in between.
Recreation facilities in Southlake include 10 developed and undeveloped parks collectively featuring practice and game fields, lighted tennis courts, lighted inline hockey rink (Bicentennial Park), trails, concession and/or restroom facilities, ponds, pavilions, playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, open space areas, handicapped accessibility and parking. Recreation programs include sports, health/fitness and special events such as Sweetheart Dance (Second Saturday in February) Easter in the Park (Sunday before Easter) Fishing Day (April) Outdoor Kids Adventure Days (April) Family Campout (May & October) Masterworks Music Series (Saturdays in the summer), Movies in the Park (Fridays in the Summer) Stars & Stripes (July 3) Harvest Fest (Third Saturday in October) "Reel" Fun (October), BooBoo's Buddies Pet Celebration (Fourth Saturday in October) Holiday Celebration (Saturday prior to Thanksgiving) and Breakfast with Santa (Second Saturday in December). Sports programs include youth leagues (basketball, flag football, inline hockey and volleyball) and adult leagues (basketball and softball). Athletic associations include Carroll Independent School District Aquatics, Southlake Baseball Association, Southlake Dragon Youth Football & Cheerleader Association, Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association, Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association, Southlake Girl's Softball Association and Southlake Tennis Center. Southlake Stingrays offers swim classes year round for all ages and levels; Carroll Independent School District (C.I.S.D.) offers aquatic programs as well. Youth/Teen programs include Southlake Saturday Nite, Summer Camp Mania, Teen Scene and Teen Club. Club Metro, which meets at the Senior Activity Center, provides its members, age 18 & up, with a variety of activities at the Senior Activity Center and in the community (extra cost for excursions). Therapeutic Recreation (T.R.) provides recreation and leisure opportunities to persons with physical/mental illnesses or disabling conditions.
Watauga Parks & Community Services 7901 Indian Springs Rd Watauga TX 76148 817-514-5828
Recreation facilities in Watauga include Watauga Community Center, which features a fitness room for such programs as A.M. Workout Club, Extreme Training, Exercise 101, Personal Fitness Training, and After School Workout Introductory class for ages 8- 12. Other recreation programs include youth sports (Beginner Rock Climbing, Watauga Track Club, Baseball Leagues, Skyhawks Camps-Volleyball), adult sports (NTFL 4 on 4 Flag Football - Summer League, ABL 6 Foot & Under League, Coed Softball, Coed Volleyball) , dance, karate, tot classes (preschool, ages 3-5), piano lessons, fitness classes, baby sign language, Ballet Folklorico and Kajukembo, a specialized form of self-defense.
Azle Parks and Recreation 613 Southeast Pkwy Azle TX 76020 817-444-7127
Recreation facilities in Azle include The Emanuel Building, B. J. Clark Building, and B. J. Clark Annex and 3 parks (Ash Creek, Shady Grove and Melanie), which collectively feature playgrounds, covered pavilions, athletic fields (baseball, softball, soccer-some lighted), lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, walking trails, and restrooms. Ash Creek Park, 605 SE Parkway, 817-444-7140, houses the community buildings. Shady Grove Park, 1000 Stribling Dr, 817-444-714024, also features a boat ramp, fishing pier, and a beach area for public swimming. Melanie Park, 122 S Melanie Dr. 817-444-7140, offers a picnic area. Cross Timbers Golf Course, 1181 S Stewart, is a 9-hole public course featuring a driving range, pro shop and Roadrunner grill and offering instruction and tournament play. The community buildings and beach facilities are available for rental. Recreation classes include Karate.
Richland Hills Recreation & Special Events 3204 Diana Dr Richland Hills TX 76118 817-299-1820
Recreation facilities in Richland Hills include the Community Center, Tennis Courts (across the street from the Community Center) and Pavilions (Outside pavilions are located at Creek Trail and Rosebud Parks). The Community Center building and the Pavilions are available for rental. Recreation programs include Exercise and Art Classes (Exercise and Aerobics, Seniorsize, Exercise to Music and Watercolor Workshop).
Crowley Parks & Recreation Board (meets monthly at city hall) 201 E. Main St, Drawer 747 817-297-2201
Recreation facilities in Crowley include 3 parks, 2 Tennis Courts and a Frisbee Golf Course.