Monday, September 16, 2019

It’s Tax Season Again and Your Southlake Library Can Help!

Since 1968, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers have helped nearly 50 million low to moderate income and senior taxpayers. Local AARP volunteers will be in the Southlake Library on Thursday afternoons between February 9 and April 13 to help citizens file their Federal income taxes electronically. They are scheduling appointments between 2:15 and 6:00 in 45 minute intervals. Call the Library Reference Desk, 817-748-8247, to make an appointment for this popular service.

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.

Bicentennial Park & Playground Grand Opening scheduled for September 12, 2015

Bicentennial Park & PlaygroundThe City of Southlake is excited to announce that the Grand Opening of Bicentennial Park & Playground will be Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill as the City opens the new  playground at Bicentennial Park! Attendees can enjoy all the features of the new playground which include zip lines, slides, a rope pyramid, sand castle building, water play and more! Plus, Kona Ice will be at the event offering snow cones from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM!

SinMiracle League Fieldce December 2013, the City has been working with Schrickel, Rollins & Associates, Inc. and Dean Construction to give the Southlake community a state-of-the-art park for kids of all ages to enjoy. Improvements to the park include a new playground, a Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, a 60/90 baseball field, new concession/restroom facilities, enhancements to the original baseball 4-plex, a new Park Division Office, and new trails.

OneBicentennial Park of the most unique features of Bicentennial Park is the new playground! At approximately 1.3 acres, it will offer an abundance of natural play opportunities for kids of all ages. It features two play areas — one designed specifically for toddlers and the other for older children. The playground will also include three pavilions and a large open picnic space.

Bicentennial Park and Playground

Park goers will notice a mommy dragon and baby dragon around the outskirts of the playground that house natural play elements for children to climb and explore on.  The City welcomes everyone to come out to the Grand Opening on September 12, and the park and playground will resume normal play hours (Sunday – Monday from 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM) after that date.

Bicentennial Park is located at 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX 76092. For more information about Bicentennial Park, please contact the Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.

Girls Fall Volleyball registration is now open!

The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department offers young girls the opportunity to play in a recreational league that provides them with the opportunity to improve their volleyball skills in a fun environment.

Students will learn to ace, spike, pass, block, and attack all while making new friends. All teams will play an eight game season and players will play on a rotation to ensure all players receive equal play time. This program is for girls ages 6 – 12 years old. 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.

The popular Mini-Dribblers program is back!

Mini-Dribblers will introduce children ages four and five to the game of basketball by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport. Participants will learn how to dribble, shoot, pass, and other fun and exciting basketball skills in a well supervised environment. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and overall fun will be emphasized over direct competition.

Plus, don’t miss the last day of the program when the players will demonstrate the skills they have learned in the Big Game. This program costs $45 which includes a jersey, trophy and youth-size ball. Click here for more information or 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.

 

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.

The Fall 2015 Southlake Scene is now available – and you won’t believe your eyes!

Fall 2015 Southlake SceneThe Southlake Scene has a whole new look this fall! The City of Southlake Community Services Department has spent some time over the past couple of months developing a new look and feel for the Southlake Scene and they are looking forward to hearing your feedback.  Along with the new design, readers can check out a small section on the inside cover that features 5 things you might not know about Southlake’s new Mayor, Laura Hill!

As anticipated, the Fall Scene gives readers the opportunity to mark their calendars for upcoming events in Southlake while simultaneously signing their kids up for fall and winter programs, athletics and camps!  Readers can get details on The Marq Southake, Monster Mash, Oktoberfest, Naturally Sweet and of course Home for the Holidays!  They can learn about family events like Haunted Family Campout, Masterworks Concert Series and Apex Arts League shows. There is also information about Holiday Break Camp Mania for parents along with other programs, including a new Plano Children’s Theatre assortment of acting, dance and music classes. Also new this fall is an Outdoor Survival Series which offers kids ages 10-14 the chance to learn some ultimate survival skills!

Fall wouldn’t be fall without sports right? Be sure to check out details on the newest flag football program in Southlake called Under the Lights; the City has partnered with Under Armour to bring kids in 1st through 6th grade an exciting new co-ed flag football program! There is also a new youth soccer program for young kids ages 2 – 6 called British Soccer Team Clinic, be sure to check it out if you have a little one who’s ready to tear up the field!

As usual, you can view important information about Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, upcoming events and programs at the Southlake Senior Center, Library and much more!

View and print the NEW Fall 2015 Southlake Scene online now!

For more information or questions about information found in the Southlake Scene please contact the City of Southlake Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.

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.