Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Select Outdoor Park Facilities to Re-Open with Limited Use

As a result of today’s announcements by Governor Abbott, the following outdoor park facilities and amenities will re-open with limited use on May 1, 2020.

  • Dog Park
  • Tennis and Pickleball Courts at Bicentennial Park (no more than 4 participants per court)
  • Batting Cages at Bicentennial and Bob Jones Parks
  • Restrooms
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Benches

With the re-opening of these park facilities and amenities, the Community Services department has adopted enhanced sanitizing practices. In addition to daily cleaning, bathrooms will be deeply sanitized once a week and wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations have been added.

We continue to encourage you to make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family by following expert guidance and advice, reducing the risk of being infected or infecting others, and staying up-to-date about the latest information. With that in mind here are some tips from the CDC and the National Parks and Recreation Association about using our facilities during this time.

DO

  • Visit parks that are close to your home
  • Prepare before you visit
  • Maximize physical distance from others and follow CDC guidelines
  • Adhere to all facility-specific guidelines

DON’T

  • Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19
  • Visit crowded parks
  • Participate in organized activities or sports that involve contact with other participants
  • Gather in groups of 10 or more people

covid19 urban park tips

The COVID-19 situation is frequently changing. The City of Southlake is committed to working with our residents and businesses as this unprecedented situation unfolds. We are grateful for the support of the community and work every day to continue to earn that trust.

For the latest City updates visit www.ProtectSouthlake.com

Spend some time outside. Here’s how to do it while practicing social distancing.

We’re lucky to have beautiful parks and trails right here in Southlake. And while we may not be gathering in large groups right now, you can still spend time outside. So if you are getting out to visit a park or hike a trail, here are some tips from Southlake Parks and our friends at the National Recreation and Park Association on how you can do it safely.

 

 

City of Southlake to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented the Community Services department with a proclamation declaring July National Parks and Recreation Month.

On June 23, 2015, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented a proclamation to the Community Services Department recognizing July as National Park and Recreation Month. Since 1985,  The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has celebrated Park and Recreation Month during the month of July; this year marks the 30th anniversary.

NRPA originally designed the month long campaign to encourage citizens across the nation to take advantage of local parks and programs that cities provide. July is the perfect time to develop healthy habits for you and your family by utilizing local parks, trails, playgrounds, swimming pools, and nature preserves. The City of Southlake boasts over 1,200 acres of park land including the Bob Jones Nature Center and the Southlake Tennis Center.

To celebrate, NRPA has dubbed this year’s Park and Rec month with an 80s theme.  As part of the celebration The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department will host numerous events throughout July that will be 80s themed. They invite Southlake residents to go outside this July and enjoy being active within all the beautiful parks that Southlake has to offer.

As part of Park and Recreation Month, Southlake’s Community Services Department has put together a calendar of events. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and welcomed visitors to do with their friends and family. Whatever you do to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages you to use our parks and facilities to their fullest extent.

Here are a couple of the calendar event highlights:

  • Friday, July 3 – Southlake Star & Stripes celebration www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com
  • Wednesday, July 8 – Story time at the Southlake Library
  • Saturday, July 11 – 80s movie night at North Park – Movie starts at 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18 – Hike with Bob Jones Nature Center – Time TBD
  • Thursday, July 23 – National Hot Dog Day! Free hotdogs at Southlake Town Center 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 24 – Seniors 80s Party with DJ and Dancing 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 25 – Skate party at Bicentennial Park. Bring your own skates! 7:00 PM

Check out the calendar throughout the month of July for additional events that are still being determined  www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com/July!

For more information, please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.