Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dragons Baseball Palooza Coming February 18

DragonBaseball“Dragons United” is the theme of the first annual Baseball Palooza to be held at Bicentennial Park in Southlake on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The event will include a Dragon Alumni vs. Varsity at 2:30 p.m. Hosted by the Carroll baseball program, the Palooza will be the first official player event of the Spring 2017 season.

Carroll baseball coach Larry Vucan, who has been offering clinics to Dragon Youth Baseball coaches for the past three years, is excited about bringing all Dragon baseball enthusiasts together.

“Giving back to the youth league here in Southlake is just our way of paying it forward,” Vucan said. “The better our youth players are, the better our program will be. Working together to achieve those goals just makes sense.”

The day will kick off with a photographer capturing the Dragons United in a panoramic group picture of all players from age four to high school seniors and alumni.

Players will then be grouped by age for baseball clinics led by high school players and coaches who will provide instruction, encouragement, autographs and photo ops.

Carroll cheerleaders and crew will be on hand to entertain the players and there will be sponsor booths with giveaways, a silent auction and event t-shirts for sale. The Alumni vs. Varsity game will be held on Field 10 and will be nine innings. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Media and event questions should be directed to Kelli Ramage at 817.422.3036. Additional information and updates can be found by visiting the Dragon Youth Baseball website at www.dragonyouthbaseball.org.

5K to take place in Bicentennial Park August 27

Attention parents! Bicentennial park is hosting a 5k on Saturday August 27 so what does this means for all you park and playground goers?

Though the park and playground will still be open to the public for use, both foot and standard traffic will be at much higher levels than usual. The race starts at 7:30 AM so please plan accordingly.

For questions and more information, go to
SouthlakeParksandRecreation.com
or call (817) 748-8019

5K’s take over Bicentennial Park in April

The spring season is always a great time for our residents to get out and visit the beautiful parks and facilities offered by the City of Southlake. But spring is also a great time for events and activites to take place at our parks. With our residents and regular park visitors in mind, the Southlake Community Services Department wanted to make sure you were aware of park usage during the season.

In the near future, there will be several 5k races and runs that will be taking place in Bicentennial Park. The Superhero 5k is on Saturday, April 2, the Altrusa 5k is on Saturday, April 16, and the Rescue 5k is on Saturday, April 30. For all three of these Saturdays, park visitors can expect parking to be bad from around 7:30 AM to noon. The Community Services Department recommends that unless you’re attending one of these events, that you visit the park at another time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information on these and other events, visit SouthlakeParksandRec.com or call us at 817-748-8019.

The First Annual Wildflower Buffalo Stomp is on November 15

The Southlake Historical Society and the city of Southlake invite you to join them at 2 PM on Sunday, November 15, 2015 for the city’s first annual Wildflower Buffalo Stomp at the Southlake Log House located in Bicentennial Park. (The log house sits under the Southlake water tower at the White Chapel Blvd. entrance.)
Participants will stomp wildflower seeds into a newly-named wildflower area, the Blossom Prairie Wildflower Meadows, that surrounds the log house.
In the late 1800s, settlers heading west by wagon train along FM1709 would have stopped for the night at a campsite known as Blossom Prairie for the night. The nearest lookout point (Indians still populated the area) was a high point called Bunker Hill, where the Southlake Log House sits today.
The stomp event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Emily Galpin at galpineh@verizon.net.

Southlake and Grapevine Host the TRAPS North Region Parks Rodeo Competition

On Wednesday October 7, the cities of Southlake and Grapevine co-hosted the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) North Region Parks Rodeo at the newly renovated Bicentennial Park.  Twenty-eight cities from across the Metroplex came out to compete in the event.

DS2_0159The Parks Rodeo is an annual event held by TRAPS member cities.  During the competition, parks professionals compete in a variety of events including trailer backing, zero-turn mowers and backpack courses; plant identification; irrigation assembly; backhoe operation; and nail driving.  Participants compete either as individuals or part of a team depending on the event.  The top five individual or team finishers in each event qualify for the state-level competition held during the annual TRAPS State Conference.DS2_0033

In addition to individual/team awards, the three cities with the most points at the end of the competition are also recognized.  This year first place went to Farmers Branch, second place to Denton and third place to Carrollton.

Over 30 vendors were also present during the event to exhibit equipment, supplies and services used in facility and grounds maintenance.

Southlake and Grapevine would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2015 TRAPS North Region Parks Rodeo:  Professional Turf Products (title sponsor); O’Donnell’s Landscape Services, Inc. and Prolawn Commercial, LLC (lunch sponsors); Rita’s Italian Ice; Recreation Consultants of Texas, LLC; la terra studio; Lea Park and Play; and Arbor Masters Tree Service.

Bicentennial Park playground closure on October 14th

If you’re there early enough on Wednesday, October 14 you may notice some closure signs at the Bicentennial Park playground. Starting at 7:00 AM, the playground will be closed for at least an hour so that a crew can sandblast the dragon creek basin. Once the sandblasting is complete, the rest of the playground will reopen, but the dragon creek basin will remain closed two additional days for re-painting. Signs will be posted at the gate entrance.

The City of Southlake and the Community Services Department apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.

Bicentennial Park & Playground Grand Opening scheduled for September 12, 2015

Bicentennial Park & PlaygroundThe City of Southlake is excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Bicentennial Park & Playground will be Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill as the City opens the new  playground at Bicentennial Park! Attendees can enjoy all the features of the new playground which include zip lines, slides, a rope pyramid, sand castle building, water play and more! Plus, Kona Ice will be at the event offering snow cones from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!

SinMiracle League Fieldce December 2013, the City has been working with Schrickel, Rollins & Associates, Inc. and Dean Construction to give the Southlake community a state-of-the-art park for kids of all ages to enjoy. Improvements to the park include a new playground, a Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, a 60/90 baseball field, new concession/restroom facilities, enhancements to the original baseball 4-plex, a new Park Division Office, and new trails.

OneBicentennial Park of the most unique features of Bicentennial Park is the new playground! At approximately 1.3 acres, it will offer an abundance of natural play opportunities for kids of all ages. It features two play areas — one designed specifically for toddlers and the other for older children. The playground will also include three pavilions and a large open picnic space.

Bicentennial Park and Playground

Park goers will notice a mommy dragon and baby dragon around the outskirts of the playground that house natural play elements for children to climb and explore on.  The City welcomes everyone to come out to the Grand Opening on September 12, and the park and playground will resume normal play hours (Sunday – Monday from 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM) after that date.

Bicentennial Park is located at 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092. For more information about Bicentennial Park, please contact the Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.