Saturday, December 2, 2023

Happy Holidays from the Community Services Team!

It’s that time of year again, and the Community Services Team wants to wish all our residents and guests a happy holiday season!

We also want to thank everyone for participating in our programs and athletics leagues this year, checking into Champions Club, booking events at Legends Hall, and visiting our parks. We had a fun and productive year and are already planning an even better 2023!

If you are still looking for a few last-minute holiday ideas, here are some things you schedule in during the last few days of 2022.

See the Lights in Town Square
Southlake Town Square goes all out when it comes to holiday lighting. Check out Santa’s Village, marvel at our 25-foot-tall Christmas tree, and book an enchanting Carriage Ride at Rustin Park! Squeeze in some last-minute shopping to cross off everyone on your Nice List. Check out the carriage schedule here.

Give the Gift of Champions Club
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life, look no further than Champions Club! Gift your family the joy of a Champions Club membership or get your friends a Champions club gift card to use at our concessions, program registrations, or for coveted day passes. Learn more about our membership options here.

Give Back to the Community
There’s no better time than the holidays to reflect on our blessings and give back to the community. The City of Southlake partners with multiple incredible organizations that provide our residents with world-class services. If you want to give back this holiday season, here are some ways to help.

  • Volunteer to give rides with Call A Ride Southlake. Help senior residents get where they need to be this holiday season.
  • Donate to GRACE’s Christmas Cottage and ensure families in need receive the holiday they deserve.
  • Donate toys for the Fire Department’s annual Toy and Food Drive. The Fire Department will be collecting toys through Thursday, December 22. Drop boxes are available at each station entry and the front entry to the Police Department.

We hope this list helps you finalize your holiday plans! The holidays can be wonderful and exhausting, so we hope everyone takes time to rest, recover, and create life-long memories with family and friends.

Happy Holidays from the Community Services Department! We can’t wait to see you in 2023!

Celebrate Carroll Dragon Day

Grab your Dragon gear and join Mayor Laura Hill, Southlake City Council and Dragon Nation as we celebrate the Carroll Dragon varsity baseball team’s State Championship, with Carroll Dragon Day on Wednesday, June 20.

Everyone is invited to join the Carroll Athletic BoosterClub, Dragon Youth Baseball, Southlake Style Magazine and the City of Southlake for a communitywide celebration of the 2018 Texas Class 6A State Championship season of the Carroll Dragon varsity baseball team. The celebrations starts at 7 p.m. at Rustin Pavilion in Family Park located in Town Square.

Mayor Hill and Council will help commemorate Carroll Dragon Day in the City of Southlake and the entire team will be on hand to be recognized. The players will then be available after the event to sign autographs and photos.

“So much goes into earning a state championship,” said Mayor Hill. “We are very proud of the Dragons and everyone involved in Dragon baseball and we look forward to joining the community in honoring the entire team in Southlake Town Square.”

The Dragons, under the direction of head coach Larry Vucan, finished the 2018 season with a 35-6 record and ranked first in the state of Texas and fourth nationally. They breezed through the playoffs without losing a game. Carroll reached the state tournament last year but fell in the state semi-finals before returning to win it all this year. The 2018 championship, capped off at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, is the third in the program’s history.

Break Out the Bookmarks for Camp Big Read: June 3 Kick Off Event for Southlake Summer Reading Program

This summer, grab your library card and take a hike to Camp Big Read, the 2017 Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program. The library will host a camp-inspired kick off event on Saturday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Family Park in Southlake Town Square. With free admission, the entire family can enjoy an evening of live entertainment, a giant tipi, games, activities, refreshments and more.

During the kick off event, kid-friendly Big Bang Boom will perform pop music as part of the MasterWorks Music Series. Composed of musicians who are also dads, the popular entertainers will play a mix of covers and original songs.

In keeping with the camping-theme, the Tipi Storytellers will bring a 28 foot-high tipi, and will share stories and understanding of Native American culture. The giant tipi and ancient tales will offer guests a fascinating perspective on our nation’s history.

Camping would not be complete without snacks. Rita’s Italian Ice will be on-site to provide 1,000 free Italian ice treats and the Southlake Library will offer an activity for children to help build a traditional campfire favorite—s’mores.

With camp-themed photo ops, crafts, make-your-own-bubbles, hula hoops, corn hole, and other activities for children, everyone will be a happy camper at the kick-off of Camp Big Read. With the Southlake Public Library as a partner in education, kids can keep their reading skills sharp as an arrow all summer long.

The Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program will span from June 3 to August 11. Appropriate for children ages 5-12 years old, the program rewards readers for logging their reading hours and offers engaging and educational activities for kids almost every day during the 10-week program.

A few Camp Big Read program highlights include:

  • Storytelling Workshop—June 12-14 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., with a storytelling performance on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-12 years old.
  • Coding Camp—June 19-22 from 8:00-10:15 a.m. Instructors will lead the group on music and sound programming using Google CS First. Some coding experience suggested. Limited space, registration required. Ages 10+ years old.
  • Friday Flicks—every Friday June 19-August 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the library. Snacks provided. See the library website for titles. All ages.
  • Fort Worth Science & History Museum “Discovery Labs”—June 7, July 19 & July 26 at 2:00 p.m. Registration required. Additional hands-on science program on June 28 at 2:00 p.m. Ages 8+ years old.
  • Camp Art with ARThouse of Southlake—June 5, June 19, July 17, July 31 & August 7 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 5+ years old.
  • Circle Up for the End of Camp Big Read—August 11 at 11:00 a.m. Camp treats, camp stories, and a campy good time.

Any little campers who want to join Camp Big Read this summer must first register in the library or online at For additional details and information about these and other programs and activities designed for preschoolers, teens and adults, visit the library’s Summer Program Schedule page.

Brave Combo Comes to Southlake Town Square for a Concert in the Park May 11th

Southlake, Texas – Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Brave Combo for a concert on May 11, 2013, at Southlake Town Square.  The free concert will be held in Family Park from 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band recorded with the late Tiny Tim and was the band thatTalking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception.  From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night’s Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City), Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.  For more information, please call (817) 748-8019.