Sunday, July 3, 2022

Mark Your Calendar: The Third Annual Miracle Eggstravaganza Is Sunday, April 14!

Southlake Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with Miracle League of Southlake to present Miracle Eggstravaganza, our free Easter event for children with special needs and their families.

The 2019 Miracle Eggstravaganza will take place on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field in Bicentennial Park (450 W. Southlake Blvd). The Easter Bunny will be available for free photo ops, he’s bringing hundreds of toy and candy-filled eggs with him! The event will also include balloon artists, sweet treats, crafts and more. Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Gateway Church!

Miracle Eggstaravangza is a free event designed especially for children with special needs and their families. Registration is not required. For more information, please call (817) 748-8919 or visit Miracle Eggstravaganza on Facebook.

Free Programs for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering complimentary programs to get your family moving.

All programs are free and take place at the Southlake Activity Center (307 Parkwood Drive). Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Family Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This family yoga class is open to children and parents/caregivers of all ages! With yoga poses, relaxation exercises, games and more, this class is the perfect way to bond as a family while having fun and getting active.

Past Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Activities:

Children’s Yoga
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This yoga class designed especially for kids combines physical fitness, yoga postures, stress reduction techniques and fun! Research shows that yoga offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits for people of all ages. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, focus and self-confidence.

Children’s Mindfulness
Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

Mindfulness—the ability to focus one’s mind on the present moment—is an attentional skill that can be strengthened with practice. Mindfulness is especially beneficial for children because it teaches them practical ways to calm their bodies, focus their minds and “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. This class teaches mindfulness using fun and engaging exercises, relaxation strategies and yoga.

July Is Park and Recreation Month!

Southlake Parks and Recreation is inviting the entire community to celebrate “A Lifetime of Discovery” with free family events throughout the month of July.

July is Park and Recreation Month, a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of this campaign is to inspire everyone to visit their city parks, embrace active lifestyles and improve their overall health. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create healthy habits for yourself and your children by getting out to a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space. The City of Southlake offers numerous recreational opportunities to explore, including over 1,200 acres of parkland, the newly renovated Southlake Tennis Center and the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.

This year’s theme is “A Lifetime of Discovery,” encouraging everyone to get out and explore all of the wonderful opportunities their parks and community have to offer! To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has put together a special calendar of events that you can print or view online. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family. Some of these free events include:

Walk and Breakfast with Mayor Hill
Saturday, July 14
North Park
9 a.m.
Kickstart your weekend with a walk around North Park with Mayor Hill followed by a light breakfast provided by the Bill Tait State Farm Agency. All participants will receive a complimentary Under Armour shirt, and the first 30 participants will receive a complimentary LiveFit water bottle!

National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 15
Bicentennial Park Playground
1 – 3 p.m.
Stop by Bicentennial Park Playground and celebrate America’s favorite summer treat with free Italian ice from Rita’s!

Wheeling Through Summer Safely
Monday, July 16
Bicentennial Park
8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a morning bike ride, helmet decorating, safety stations and water activities with Southlake officers and firefighters!

Parks Mini Rodeo
Tuesday, July 17
Bicentennial Park Playground
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kids will have a blast playing interactive games, learning about plants and discovering all of the cool things our Parks team does every day.

National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 18
Bicentennial Park Playground
5 – 7 p.m.
We’ll be giving out free hot dogs, so swing by for a tasty snack while supplies last!

MasterWorks Presents: Escape
Saturday, July 21
Aria Amphitheater
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast for a free outdoor concert by Escape, DFW’s favorite Journey cover band! Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at all MasterWorks concerts; no tarps, tents, alcohol or glass, please.

Pups in the Park
Tuesday, July 31
Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park
Bob Jones Park
5 – 8 p.m.
Bring your furry friend to Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park for all kinds of fun dog activities, including paw prints and a puppy photo booth. Humane Society of North Texas will also be on site with their mobile adoption vehicle accepting donations for the Keller Regional Adoption Center. If you or someone you know is searching for a new companion, be sure to stop by to meet the animals looking for their forever homes! We also invite all of our guests to bring a donation—not only will it help improve the quality of life for the animals in HSNT’s care, but it will also get you entered into a raffle to win awesome prizes like free vaccines, nail clippings, dog treats and more! HSNT is currently in need of the following items:: Purina One Dog and Puppy Food (dry), Purina One Cat and Kitten Food (dry), cat litter, bleach, towels, Pine-Sol and fleece blankets.

Check our calendar for more events and information, and celebrate this month of discovery by sharing your experiences on social media using the hashtag #DiscoverJulySLK. However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive impact parks and recreation has on their lives!

If you have any questions, please contact (817) 748-8019 or visit our website at ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/DiscoverJuly.

Free Movies at The Marq Return Just in Time for Summer

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for a free movie night in the park with your family and friends!

Southlake’s free family movie series Movies at The Marq brings new and old favorites to Aria Amphitheater, located behind Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake. In addition to featuring new releases and classic favorites on a giant outdoor screen, Movies at The Marq also offers free popcorn, refreshments and a variety of movie-themed activities and giveaways.

Festivities begin at 8:00 p.m., and movies begin at dusk. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, but tarps, tents, alcohol and glass are not permitted at this event. For more information, please call Southlake Special Events at 817-748-8919.

2018 Movies at The Marq Schedule