Monday, October 18, 2021

Archery and Target Shooting

Want to try a new sport? Want to learn a new skill? Southlake Parks and Recreation has something for you!

Come get a taste of archery as we travel to a local range to learn from a certified instructor how to properly use a bow and arrow. After a brief talk on archery safety, you will be hitting the target in no time. Bring your friends ages 10 – 14, and compete to see who the best shot is on Saturday, April 1 at 8:30AM.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

Please contact (817) 748-8019 for more information.

National Kids to Park Day, May 21

The City of Southlake Parks and Recreation is encouraging children to explore the Southlake parks and discover science, nature and adventure right in their own home town on Kids to Park Day (KTP). This is a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT). This family-friendly community event encourages connections to nature through activities that inspire learning.Body KTP

This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, the week before the official start of summer. So, get outside and connect with nature while celebrating Kids to Park Day!

For more information on Kids to Park Day visit www.kidstoparks.org

 

 

Campout in Southlake Parks this Spring

Spring is right around the corner! Before we know it, the sun will be shining, flowers will be blooming, and Southlake will be full of green again. What better way to enjoy the beautiful Texas weather this spring then with a campout for the whole family!

Join us for a campout on Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8 at the Bob Jones Park Day Camp Area (near the BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park). The cost is $15.00 per campsite (includes 1 camper) and each additional camper is $10.00, up to a total of 5 campers. Children 2 and under are free. Be sure to register early at as Camp Sites fill quickly!

Southlake Parks and Recreation wants to help you and your family re-connect with nature. Campout activities will focus learning about and enjoying the great wide world around us. Cost includes dinner Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning. Tent set-up may begin at 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon. Children must pre-register with at least one adult. Campers must provide their own tent, sleeping bags and camping gear.

You can register online or in person at the Parks and Recreation office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210.

For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019 or visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com

 

 

Haunted Fall Family Campout will be Held October 11-12

Family CampouGet ready for a new twist to the traditional fall family campout! Ghosts, goblins, goodies and fun are lurking in the woods of Bob Jones Park! The fall campout will be a howling good time as we put a Halloween twist to this annual favorite.

The campout will be Saturday, October 11 –  Sunday, October 12 at the Bob Jones Park Day Camp Area (near the BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park). Tent set up may begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $25.00 per campsite, which includes the cost for two  campers. Each additional camper is $10.00 and there is a limit of five people per campsite. The registration fee includes dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning. Children must register with at least one adult.

Campers will hike, play games, roast marshmallows and listen to stories around the campfire. In addition to all the typical campout activities, there will be a haunted trail, prizes for the spookiest campsite and the best costume and other family-friendly Halloween activities. There will even be a speical guest to introduce campers to some ‘spooky’ and slimy critters!

City of Southlake staff will help with tent set-up and tear down, prepare dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning and will have plenty of fun activities for the family.  Participants are welcome to pick and choose which actives they would like to partake in or are just welcome to relax by the fire.

You can register online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as camp sites fill quickly!

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month in Southlake

PandR-Month-2014-FB-Profile-Pic-160x160On Tuesday, June 17th, the Southlake City Council proclaimed the month of July to be National Parks and Recreation Month in Southlake. Since 1985, America has celebrated July as Park and Recreation Month. This July, Southlake Community Services is inviting all Southlake residents to go outside and enjoy being active in the beautilful parks, nature trails and open space of Southlake!

‘July is Park and Recreation Month’ is a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of the campaign is to encourage 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 1200+ acres of park land, the Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve and the Southlake Tennis Center. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.

This year’s theme is “Out is In.” The National Recreation and Park Association is encouraging communities to set trends instead of following them, making 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, and get involed in their community through parks and recreation.

To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has also put together a special calendar of events that you can print at home. Everyday in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family.  However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive role parks and recreation has on their lives!

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

BluPrint Comes to Southlake for a Free Masterworks Concert in the Park

BLUPRINTArts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome BluPrint for a concert on June 14, 2014, at Southlake Town Square. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

“Versatility, professionalism, stage enthusiasm, and soul-shaken style make BluPrint an experience you will not forget”- Fort Worth Star Telegram

BluPrint is a diverse, high-energy cover band, homegrown in the DFW area in 1997.  Founder, James Byerly, has brought in musicians and singers over the years that have played for and performed with the likes of Johnny Kemp, Yarbrough and Peoples, and Ron Grant.

BluPrint’s music style covers many genres — pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, R&B, funk, big band, and jazz.  Each band member takes pride in the fact that BluPrint plays and sings every note, every performance, and every song, without reliance on mechanical tracks.

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 on the Masterworks Series, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Southlake Youth Fishing Day- May 10, 2014

Youth Fishing Day 2013 Winners

Youth Fishing Day 2013 Winners

The City of Southlake and Texas Junior Anglers invite the community to the annual Southlake Youth Fishing Day on Saturday, May 10th. This free event will be held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Bob Jones Fishing Pier. The pond will be stocked with five hundred pounds of  fish for an opportunity to catch the “BIG” one.

Participants, ages 2-16, will be divided into age groups. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group. Fishing equipment will be provided by the Texas Junior Anglers or you can bring your own rod and reel. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a fishing license to fish in the City parks.

Texas Junior Anglers is an outreach program that is designed to educate young Texans about aquatic sportsmanship, promote conservation of our environment, encourage a lifetime enjoyment of the Texas outdoors and foster strong community relationships. On-site Texas Junior Angler staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast and help kids “reel in” their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be!

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

The Southlake Annual Spring Family Campout will be Held May 3-4, 2014

Spring Family Campout. Southlake Library reading stories around the fire.

Spring Family Campout.   Ms. Elizabeth and Ms Cynthia from the Southlake Library helping read stories around the fire.

Spring is almost here! The weather is beautiful, the trees are budding, what could be a better way to get outside and enjoy nature than camping with the whole family? Southlake Parks and Recreation’s annual Spring Family Campout is the perfect family trip for beginner and expert campers!

The campout will be Saturday, May 3 –  Sunday, May 4 at the Bob Jones Park Day Camp Area (near the BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park). Tent set up may begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $25.00 per campsite, which includes the cost for two  campers. Each additional camper is $10.00 and there is a limit of five people per campsite. The registration fee includes dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning. Children must register with at least one adult.

For the novice campers, City of Southlake staff will help with tent set-up and tear down, prepare dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning and will have plenty of fun activities for the family. Your camping experience will include after-dark games, Storytime with the Southlake Library, s’mores around the fire and star gazing. The Southlake Family Campout is the perfect introduction to camping!

For those campers who like it more rugged, there will be hiking around Lake Grapevine, fishing at Bob Jones Park and geocaching. Participants are welcome to pick and choose which actives they would like to partake in or are just welcome to relax by the fire.

You can register online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Camp Sites fill quickly!

Fall Family Campout 2013: New Rescheduled Date set for Oct 19-20!

Summer has ended and cooler temperatures are upon us. It’s time to head outside again with the family and enjoy the great outdoors and everything nature has to offer. Join us for the annual Fall Family Campout! The campout will be Saturday, October 19th though Sunday, October 20th at the Bob Jones Park Day Camp area (near BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park). Tent set up begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Activities will include hiking, playing games, roasting marshmallows and listening to stories around the campfire.  The family can also participate in our annual scavenger hunt, learn about geocaching and do a little star gazing!The cost is $25.00 per campsite, which includes the cost for two  campers. Each additional camper is $10.00 and there is a limit of five people per campsite. The registration fee includes dinner on Saturday and breakfast Sunday morning. Children must register with at least one adult.

You can register online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019.