Thursday, October 29, 2020

Parks and Recreation Board Meeting, December 9

The Next Parks Master Plan Meeting will be held on December 9 at Town Hall, where Lonesome Dove Park, Royal and Annie Smith Park, and Chesapeake Park will be discussed.

Get involved in shaping the future of Southlake Parks! The City has kicked off the update to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. City staff is working closely with the Parks and Recreation Board on crafting policy recommendations for many of the community’s parks and wants your help too. There will be multiple opportunities to provide your comments throughout this process. Three parks will be discussed at the December 9 Parks Board meeting that will take place at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. These include:

Lonesome Dove Park

Royal and Annie Smith Park

Chesapeake Park

Make sure you are also following the City’s Twitter and Facebook for reminders about these meetings. You may also subscribe to the Southlake 2035 calendar on the City’s website (“Notify Me”) for updates.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, don’t let that stop you from sending your feedback to staff and the Parks and Recreation Board. A form has been created for residents to submit comments digitally. This can be found on the Parks Master Plan webpage or by clicking here.

In the meantime, you may find more information about the currently adopted Parks plan here.

Register Now for Men’s Spring Flag Football

The NFL season may be over, but flag football is just heating up! It’s time to start building your team for the City of Southlake’s spring adult flag football league.

Adults benefit just as much as kids do from playing sports. Not only does playing a sport provide a challenging full-body workout, but it’s also been proven to boost mood, decrease stress and strengthen teamwork and problem-solving skills. Most importantly, playing with friends and family is a great way to fit some fun into your weekly routine!

The City of Southlake’s spring flag football league is open to players ages 18 and up. Rosters can include up to 20 players. The cost is $330 per team, and teams must provide their own jerseys.

Important Dates

Registration Closes: March 25, 2018
Coaches Meeting: March 27, 2018
Season Dates: April 7 – May 12, 2018
League Tournament: May 19 and May 26, 2018

You can register online or in person at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. Please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019 if you would like more information.

Essential Oils in Daily Living Seminar with Judy Griffin, Ph.D.

Southlake Library is hosting Dr. Judy Griffin, an internationally known aroma therapist, author, lecturer and herbalist to discuss the use of essential oils in daily living. Dr. Griffin organically grows and produces over 500 products that are used in clinics and hospitals to reduce pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and stress. She also developed an herbal curriculum for the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University. She is the author of Mother Nature’s Herbal, a definitive book on herbal medicine, based on her extensive research on indigenous cultures.  Dr. Griffin will provide an informative lecture on the common uses of essential oils.

Event Information: Wednesday | February 15 | 6 – 7:30 PM | Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor

Please register online for this event.

Southlake Christmas Tree Recycling Program Returns for Another Year

If you’re not sure what to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas, recycle it! Recycling your tree saves valuable landfill space. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, meaning they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.

Through the City of Southlake’s Christmas Tree recycling Program, residents can drop off their bare trees at Bicentennial Park and the City will turn the trees into wood chips. The environmentally friendly wood chips are made available to residents and can be used as mulch that can be placed in and around flower beds and gardens. During the 2015 program, approximately 652 trees were recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling Program! So bring your bare trees (without decorations or a base) to the Bicentennial Park entrance off 1709 and the city with turn the tree into wood chips. Program dates are listed below.

Drop-off: December 17 – January 13
Mulch Pickup: January 14 – January 21

If you have questions, call (817) 748-8019 or visit the Keep Southlake Beautiful page. For more information about how real Christmas trees benefit the environment, visit the National Christmas Tree Association website.

Story Time – Super Hero Edition

This year Fire and Police departments are combining forces with the Library and Parks and Recreation to bring you Story Time at the Station Super Hero Edition!

Join us on Friday, July 15th at 10:00 a.m. the Super Heroes will take over Fire Station 1 (600 State Street) for our annual story time event.  Story time at the station, has grown every year and is a super fun event! Parents and kids pack the fire bays so you will want to arrive in plenty of time to get a good spot.

We want to encourage the kids and their parents to wear their favorite super hero costume.  There will be a puppet show, a sing-a-long, a story read by one of our firefighter heroes, plus stay for the station tour including a display of your favorite police and fire vehicles.

You won’t want to miss the excitement!


Restoring Southlake’s Natural Beauty

The City of Southlake is partnering with TxDot and participating in the Green Ribbon Project to beautify the highways and restore some of Southlake’s natural beauty.

Approximately 400 trees are being added along Highway 114 between Dove Road and Carroll Avenue in addition to drip irrigation which will be installed at each tree to help establish the plant material. The Green Ribbon Project which started around April 11th should be completed by the end of July (depending on rain delays).

The program was created by a special committee and group of consultants, with input from the public in order to provide a plan representing all members of the Southlake community. The primary goal is to establish a higher level of visual appeal along the roads through landscape and architectural improvements but also to promote and enhance highway safety and maintain traffic flow.

For more information about the Green Ribbon Project please contact The Southlake Parks Department at (817) 748-8019 or