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70th Annual Labor Day Parade and Event

August 28, 2015 

The City of Garland and the Noon Exchange Club of Garland invite the public to enjoy the 70th Annual Labor Day Parade and Event on Monday, Sept. 7. After the parade, enjoy free family entertainment in the Downtown Garland Square.

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10th Annual Dog-a-Poolooza

July 31, 2015 

Furry friends are invited for a swim at the 10th Annual Dog-A-Poolooza on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Holford Pool. Cost is $5 per dog (rabies tag or certificate required), and $1 per human. Enjoy unleashed swimming, pet services and supplies, adoptions and more.

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All Pools and Swim Lessons are Cancelled

June 17, 2015 

All pools and swim lessons at Garland pools are cancelled for June 17 due to weather. Make-up swim lessons will be held on Friday, June 19th. For more information please call 972-205-2750 or 972-205-2708.

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Parks Department Earns LERN Award

December 11, 2014 

Learning Resources Network (LERN) selected the City of Garland’s Parks and Recreation Department as the top winner for management practices among lifelong learning and continuing education providers.

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Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway

October 28, 2014 
The Tree Power Free Tree program teams Garland Power & Light with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to provide a free tree for Garland residents in an effort to conserve energy and beautify the community.
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Audubon Park Closed

October 15, 2014 
Audubon Park will be closed starting at noon, Saturday, October 18 and remain closed through Sunday, October 19 at 10 a.m.
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Garland's Gone Camping

August 26, 2014 
Grab your tent and sleeping bags for a night under the stars with family and friends, Saturday, October 18 through Sunday, October 19 in Audubon Park.
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Juneteenth Celebration

May 30, 2014 
Enjoy live music, games, and food while you celebrate with friends and family at Fields Recreation Center on Saturday, June 14 from 5 - 9 p.m.
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Heritage Celebration

May 21, 2014 
Be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Heritage Crossing pedestrian corridor that runs along the DGNO rail line, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10 a.m.
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Wynne Pool Delayed Opening

May 14, 2014 
Wynne Pool requires unexpected repairs which will delay the pool’s opening. We are working diligently to open Wynne Pool as soon as possible. All swimming lessons scheduled for Wynne Pool this summer have been moved to Bradfield and Holford pools. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your family.
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Egg Hunt

April 4, 2014 
Hop into spring EGG-citement at Central Park on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
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Trout Lily Tour

February 3, 2014 
The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest will host the Annual Trout Lily Tour on Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Sweetheart Dance

December 19, 2013 
Garland Parks and Recreation and Garland Power and Light are proud to bring you the 17th Annual Sweetheart Dance, Saturday, February 1.
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Snacks With Santa

December 16, 2013 
Join Fields Recreation Center on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. for a free holiday party filled with arts and crafts and snacks.
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Get Outside and PLAY Garland

December 16, 2013 
Get Outside and PLAY Garland! Garland Parks and Recreation is challenging you to try a new outdoor activity each month in 2013. Outdoor adventures challenge issued! Are you going to take it?
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Garland Outdoor Festival

September 11, 2013 
Join Garland Parks and Recreation and Bass Pro Shops for the Garland Outdoor Festival, Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Dog-A-Palooza

August 5, 2013 
Enjoy some summer fun with your favorite four-legged friend at Holford Pool, Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Lawnchair Theater

June 13, 2013 
Have you been to the Lawnchair Theater? Join Garland Parks and Recreation for movies in the park, Fridays, June 14 and June 21.
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Cinco de Mayo

April 11, 2013 
Join us at Hollabaugh Recreation Center on Friday, April 26 from 5 - 8 p.m. for a celebration of freedom and liberty and fun for the whole family.
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Egg Hunt

March 18, 2013 
Hop into spring EGG-citment! Hunt for colorful candy and toy filled eggs, Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in Central Park.
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Sweetheart Dance

January 3, 2013 
Dads, granddads, and uncles, watch your little one shine at the Sweetheart Dance, Saturday, February 2.
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Thanksgiving Closings

November 19, 2012 
Garland recreation centers and senior centers will close Wednesday, November 21 at 5 p.m. and will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Public Input Meeting

October 31, 2012 
Join the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for a Strategic Action Plan public input meeting, Thursday, November 8 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
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Veterans Tribute

October 29, 2012 
Enjoy an olde tyme, small town celebration of veterans in Downtown Garland on Friday, November 9 from 12:30 - 7 p.m.
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Women's Health & Fitness Fair

September 18, 2012 
Join the Senior Activity Center, Wednesday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.
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Garland's Gone Camping

September 10, 2012 
Grab your tent and sleeping bags and head to Audubon Park, October 20 and 21. Enjoy a night hike, games, s'mores, a camp fire, and an outdoor movie.
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Garland Outdoor Festival

August 30, 2012 
Head out to the Bass Pro Shops (5001 Bass Pro Drive) in Garland, Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for free outdoor adventure activities.
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Tree Power Free Tree Program

August 27, 2012 
The “Tree Power Free Tree” program teams Garland Power & Light with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to provide a free tree for Garland residents in an effort to conserve energy and beautify the community.
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Dog-A-Palooza

July 30, 2012 
Dip your paws in the water with your faithful canine companion, August 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holford Pool.
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NAACP Health Fair

July 30, 2012 
Get ready for the new school year with immunizations, health screenings, and a Back to School Rally, August 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at Fields Recreation Center.
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Fall 2012 PLAY Guide

July 30, 2012 
It's time to "fall" into our September - December programs. Look for the new PLAY Guide at any Garland recreation center August 1!
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Garland Gala

May 18, 2012 
Enjoy a showcase of talented citizens ages 50 and up! On the professional stage at the Plaza Theater, Garland seniors will share their talents.
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Cinco de Mayo

April 20, 2012 
Join us April 27, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Fields Recreation Center for a celebration of freedom, liberty, and fun for the whole family.
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Department Win Awards

December 8, 2011 
Garland Parks and Recreation stood out at the awards ceremony at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society Regions 2 & 3 Conference held in Rockwall on November 18. Garland recieved 5 awards including Best New Professional, Travis Cunniff; Recreation Professional of the Year, George Deines; Part time Employee of the Year, Joyce Kendall; Advocate of the Year, Jack Sparkes; and Recreation Facility Design, Hollabaugh Recreation Center. Congratulations to everyone honored.
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YouTube

November 23, 2011 
Take a peek at our Get Out and PLAY Garland and Surf and Swim commercials.
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Instructors Wanted

November 23, 2011 
Do you have a skill or talent you want to share? Garland Parks and Recreation is always looking for instructors.
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