The heavy downpours of this past spring brought with them subsequent flooding and damage that made statewide and national news.
After the rain subsided, the high standing water lingered and produced flooding in local lakes and parks; specifically, these floods put the summer soccer season for the Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association (GSSA) at risk. With the summer sports season ready to start, some of Grapevine’s main playing fields were still underwater. Luckily, the City of Southlake was able to provide field space for GSSA to use.
Southlake Parks and Recreation added additional space within its parks to provide soccer fields for GSSA to use for both practices and games. For the summer season, Southlake allocated practice and game fields for a total of 23 teams and approximately 225 players. And that’s not all; because Grapevine’s playing fields will not be ready until next spring, Southlake has also allocated additional space for practice and games for the upcoming fall season.
In the spirit of teamwork and partnership, the City of Southlake did what any friendly neighbor would do and made sure that the games played on! Southlake Parks and Recreation is continuing to work with GSSA as well as other local groups to assist with field allocation for upcoming practices and games this fall.
For more information about the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation please call 817.748.8019.
The thunderstorms which hit the metroplex Thursday night into Friday morning have caused road closures and event cancellations all over the DFW area.
In Southlake, drivers should be aware the area near the 3400 block of North White Chapel is closed due to flooding. The roads were closed early Friday morning and will remain closed until further notice. Public Works teams say the water is ten feet deep in some areas which is why they are asking drivers and pedestrians to stay out of the area. Road barricades have been placed near the affected area, drivers are asked use TW King as an alternate route.
Tonight after rush hour, the City of Grapevine will close Dove Road between Hyland Greens and Silvercrest because of rising water. They will also close Fairway Drive so the Lake Grapevine spillway can be opened. The City of Grapevine says that both roads will be closed until the water recedes away from the roads and the spillway can be closed.
Southlake DPS would like to remind you that if you are on the roadways here in Southlake or in other parts of DFW and see road barricades or flooding conditions, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
Southlake Community Services has canceled the Family Camp Out that was scheduled for Bob Jones Park this weekend. For more information, please call the Community Services department at (817) 748-8019.
Summer Kickoff will move inside Town Hall tomorrow. The event will still be from 10 AM – 1 PM and include all planned activities except for the bounce houses and live band. We hope to see you there, rain or shine.