Sunday, September 22, 2019

Help out the Southlake community with the Adopt-a-Street program

Adopt-a-Street is a free program that allows organizations, businesses, groups, families and individuals to adopt and maintain areas within the Southlake community. The City of Southlake is growing, and that growth means more cars on the roadways and unfortunately, more trash as well. Volunteer efforts like Adopt-a-street reduce litter cleanup costs and save taxpayers money.

The City of Southlake’s Keep Southlake Beautiful program encourages you to become a partner and adopt a street. Adopting a street is an easy way for groups to help their communities, make a visible impact and earn some well deserved Southlake pride. Adopt-a-Street partners will be recognized with a Keep Southlake Beautiful Adopt-a-Street sign at their adopted street.

When you become an Adopt-a-Street partner, the following commitment is expected:

  • Participation in a minimum of four cleanups per year – Citywide cleanups are usually held in January, April, July and October. Trash bags, gloves and safety vests will be provided to you at no charge at your request.
  • Completion of a Quarterly Cleanup Report after each event – The Quarterly Cleanup Report will require you to record the number of volunteers, cumulative volunteer hours and bags of trash collected during each cleanup event. Ready to become a partner?

For more information, visit www.cityofsouthlake.com/ksb or call the Community Services Department at 817-748-8019.

Put Green in Your Routine with the Street Tree Program

Through the annual Street Tree Program, Southlake residents are able to purchase a tree for half price, and the City will cover the remaining costs.
The following four (4) varieties of trees are available through the program: Chinese Pistache, Lacebark Elm, Live Oak and Shumard Oak. Trees will be planted in designated locations in late winter/early spring. View the 2015 Street Tree Program Brochure for more information.

Only one tree per Southlake household can be purchased. There are limited quantities of trees available, so be sure to order yours now! Orders can be placed online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com, in person at the Community Services Department located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210 or by mail. Order forms are available online or at the Community Services offices.  Trees can be purchased October 1st – December 31st.

To find out more about the City’s Street Tree Program and other Keep Southlake Beautiful initiatives, visit our website at www.CityofSouthlake.com/KSB or call (817) 748-8019.

Men’s Over 35 Fall Softball registration is now open!

Join in the fun with some good friends in Southlake’s Men’s Over 35 Softball League. Whether you consider the league a team building exercise for the office or a fun way to spend time with friends, the City of Southlake’s adult softball program is always a blast.

Teams must register by September 8, 2015 and must be age 35 or older by the date of the first scheduled game (teams may have up to 4 players between the ages of 30 and 34).  The 2015 fall season begins on September 14 and runs through November 2 with a league tournament scheduled for November 9 – 16. Teams may have up to 4 players between the ages of 30 and 34.

Click here for more information and to register your team.

You can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

 

Holiday Camp Mania returns this November and December!

The City offers Holiday Camp Mania during traditional breaks from school for kids. Join the City during this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years for fun, friends and excitement. The first week of camp will begin Monday, November 23rd. All camps will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with after care offered at no additional cost from 7:30 – 9:00 AM and 4:30 6:30 PM.

Here is the full Holiday Camp Mania schedule:

Thanksgiving: Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25

Winter: Monday, December 21 – Wednesday, December 23

New Year’s: Monday, December 28 – Thursday, December 31

Children are invited to have fun and meet new friends in a safe environment during their time off from school. Holiday Break Camp Mania will offer games, crafts, movies, field trips and much more!

Children must be ages 5 – 11 as of September 1, 2015 and must currently be enrolled in Kindergarten.

Click here for more information and to register.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

It’s time for Winter Basketball registration!

With the winter season around the corner, the Southlake Community Service Department is now accepting registration for it’s popular Winter Basketball league. This league always fills up fast so be sure to claim your child’s spot early!

Individual Basketball

The first league the City of Southlake offers is the Individual Basketball program. This league will be drafted by The City of Southlake giving players without a network of other players the opportunity to enjoy exciting league play. All teams will play an eight-game season and players will be on a rotation to ensure all participants get equal play time. The cost is $85 per player. Click here for more information and to register online.

Team Basketball

Team Basketball is the more competitive league; players sign up with an entire team and compete throughout the season against other pre-formed teams. Coaches in this league are given the freedom to manage their team with no minimum playing rules. Teams must register with a coach under the coach’s name. All teams will play an eight-game season. The cost for enrollment is $495 per team. Click here for more information and to register.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Please contact 817.748.8019 if you would like more information.

New – Under the Lights Youth Flag Football program offered in Southlake

Midland 1The City of Southlake Community Services Department is excited to partner with Under Armour to offer an exciting new Youth Flag Football program for kids in grades first through sixth!

Under the Lights is a national flag football league for kids with an emphasis on community fun!  The league is for both girls and boys of all skill levels and promotes a competitive, confidence building, non-contact football experience.

This fall, registrants will be able to take advantage of 9 player teams with 6 versus 6 formations over a 7 game season. Games will be played on Saturday mornings at North Park from September through November, with practices being held before games.

The cost for the program is $155 and includes Under Armour uniform and socks. For more information or to register please visit: UAFLAG.com.

For additional information please call the Community Services Department at (817) 748.8019.

Southlake's 8th Annual Summer Kickoff will be Saturday – May 30, 2015

Kids enjoying the balloon artists at a previous Summer Kickoff!

Kids enjoying the balloon artists at a previous Summer Kickoff!

Get ready to kickoff your summer in the beautiful city of Southlake with a morning full of fun at the City’s 8th Annual Summer Kickoff! This FREE event will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10 AM – 1 PM at Rustin Park in Southlake Town Square.

This annual event not only commences the start of summer, but also showcases the Southlake Public Library and it’s Summer Reading Program. The  program is for babies all the way up to teens and is designed to keep kids from slipping down the dreaded summer slide by offering an exciting summer reading program filled with fun and incentives to keep them reading all summer long. This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Every hero has a story.”

Several other City departments will also be at the event to answer questions and provide information about their summer activities,  including; The Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve,  Southlake Tennis Center,  Senior Center and Community Services Recreation team.

The morning will be filled with activities for the family including live musical entertainment by The Space Rockers, bounce houses, balloon artists, crafts, field games, police and fire vehicles, appearances by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wonder Woman and an amazing fire juggler! There will also be a limited amount of Rita’s Italian ice available at no cost!

For more information about Southlake Summer Kickoff, or for questions about sponsorship opportunities – please contact Southlake Community Services at 817.748.8019.

City of Southlake's Annual Sweetheart Dance will be Held Saturday, February 7th

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Register now for the Sweetheart’s Dance. Register online (link below) or call Community Services at (817) 748 8019.

Create lasting memories with your child, niece, nephew or grandchild at the City of Southlake’s Annual Sweetheart Dance! This is not just a daddy-daughter Valentine’s Day dance, the whole family is invited to join us for a night full of dancing, desserts and fun surprises.

This year’s dance will be held on Saturday, February 7th in Southlake Town Hall Lobby from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Each year, there is a new, exciting theme. This year’s theme is “A Magical Evening” where you will enjoy a night of magical surprises! There will be a live DJ, fun games for the kids to play, on-site photo flipbooks and tons of tasty treats. There will be a special candy bar, where the young ones will be able to decorate a take-home box and fill it with all of their favorite candies! The limo rides around Southlake Town Square are also back by popular demand!

Children of all ages will remember the fun they had at the Sweetheart Dance for years. One parent noted that “My daughter still talks about how much fun she had at the ball, her name for the Sweetheart Dance, and she is so excited that we will be going again this year!” Another parent exclaimed “Priceless Memories! Thank you for such a fun event!”

You can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Tickets are $12.00 per person (parents must register as well) and pre-registration is required. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to register early for this event! For more information please contact 817-748-8019.

Southlake Parks and Recreation is Bringing the Hunger Games to Southlake!

Hunger Games 2014 FlyerIn honor of the upcoming Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay, Southlake Parks and Recreation staff will introduce young tributes, ages 9-13, to the skills and knowledge necessary to survive in the wilderness. Participants will learn basic survival skills such as shelter building, campfire building, plant identification, first aid, camouflage and more. The event will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There will be a Hunger Games Southlake competition where the tributes will put their skills to the test and determine who the victory District will be! Although the day’s activities will be themed on the Hunger Games, the focus will be teaching youth to experience and enjoy nature. The program is an opportunity for the tributes to build teamwork and leadership skills and gain confidence in their own skills–participants will have to work together to accomplish projects and discover what their own strengths may be.

Participants must wear closed-toed shoes and  will spend the entire day outside so they must also be dressed for the weather. 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 tribute spots are filling quickly!