Sunday, April 21, 2024

Where Community Grows: Celebrating Our Parks Division that Keeps Southlake Beautiful

The Community Services Department, Parks Division, is integral in keeping Southlake a beautiful park-friendly city. Their tireless efforts in highlighting the great outdoors provide our residents with stunning scenery and incredible opportunities to connect to the natural world, all while enhancing this community’s quality of life.

This team, headed by Parks Manager Mike Reasoner (shown below), maintains over 1,100 acres of parkland and open space, including 20 parks, 14 park pavilions, 11 ponds, seven playgrounds, and miles upon miles of trails. They also maintain the sports fields and courts for Southlake’s youth and senior public sports associations and the baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, cricket, tennis, and pickleball public fields.

Image of the Parks Division during a public artwork installation

Mike Reasoner, Parks Manager (middle) and Shane Cloud, Parks Supervisor (Far Right)

“The whole Parks Division truly cares about the well-being of our parks and fields. We work hard to maintain them year-round and are committed to serving our community and making a positive impact,” said Dave Kielich, Maintenance Supervisor.

Their hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. Their unrivaled urban forestry management has helped Southlake earn the Tree City USA Award for the 26th consecutive year! This program provides a framework for communities to manage and expand their tree footprint while raising awareness about the vital importance of tree care.

We celebrate the Parks Division and what they bring to our community. Their work has elevated Southlake to a recognized city of award-winning parks, manicured landscapes, fields, and preserved open spaces. Thanks to them, we can all enjoy the gift of these great green spaces that make this city beautiful.

Image of two people running and a graphic of the Fit City logo
An image of a family bowling and dining