Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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.


  • 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


  • 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

Join the Southlake Community Services Team!

Southlake Community Services is looking for individuals with a passion for recreation, fitness and outstanding customer service to join our world-class team.

With Champions Club at The Marq scheduled to open later this year, the Community Services Department is expanding! We are searching for certified instructors, team leads and staff to help us deliver the wide range of programs, classes and services we will be offering at Southlake’s new premier recreational facility.

If you’re interested, please contact one of our division supervisors or call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019. Our job board is updated every Friday, so be sure to check back regularly to see our current open positions. We look toward to hearing from you!


Southlake Recreation offers a wide array of programs and activities for all ages. From youth and adult athletics to education, fitness and the arts, we’re always searching for new ways to address the needs and interests of our community.

Athletics & Recreation Positions

If you are interested in one of our Athletics & Recreation contract positions, please contact our Athletics Supervisor Derrick Sanders at dsanders@ci.southlake.tx.us.


Champions Club’s state-of-the-art aquatics facility is the perfect place for families to get their splash on! You’ll find multiple water slides, an open swim area, lap lanes, a not-so-lazy river and a zero-depth entry for the Lil’ Champs of the group.

Aquatics Positions

  • Contract Instructors for Youth & Adult:
    • Scuba
    • Snorkel
    • Kayak

If you are interested in one of our Aquatics contract positions, please contact our Aquatics Supervisor Jennifer Blackstock at jblackstock@ci.southlake.tx.us.


The Fitness Center at Champions Club features the latest in fitness equipment and technology. From our decked-out weight area and indoor/outdoor turf fields to our private and group fitness studios, we have everything our members need to reach their fitness goals.

Fitness & Performance Positions

  • Personal Trainers

If you are interested in one of our Fitness & Performance contract positions, please contact our Fitness & Performance Supervisor Andy Cook at acook@ci.southlake.tx.us.

Guest Services

One of the hallmarks of Champions Club at The Marq is a commitment to exceeding our guests’ expectations by delivering memorable experiences and world-class customer service. Members of our Guest Services team embody the core values that set Southlake apart: integrity, innovation, accountability, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. If you can’t help but go the extra mile to make a guest feel at home, we want you on our team!

Guest Services Positions

National Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented to the Community Services Department the “National Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation” on Wednesday, June 27.

The City of Southlake recognizes parks and recreation programs and
facilities are an integral part of communities across the United
States, and in particular, their value to the City of Southlake; and,

Whereas, the parks and recreation programs and activities are vitally important to
establishing and maintaining the quality of life in Southlake, ensuring the health of
citizens, and contributes to the economic and environmental well-being of Southlake and
the region; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake offers a variety of parks and recreation opportunities
designed for all ages and interests, including popular recreation or athletic programs,
special community events, senior activities, nature exploration, tennis and aquatic
programs, arts and cultural activities and volunteer opportunities; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake Community Services Department desires to enhance the
quality of life for all Southlake residents by providing exceptional recreational, cultural
and educational opportunities through its parks and recreation programs; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim July,
2018, as National Parks and Recreation Month
and encourage all citizens to “A Lifetime of Discovery” during July, and to express our
sincere appreciation for the many Southlake parks and recreation programs, and the City
of Southlake parks and recreation staff for their dedicated service.

Breakfast With Santa Almost Full. Register Today!

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Santa will be visiting The Marq Southlake for a special breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 10:00 AM Session is already sold out! Register quickly for the 8:00 AM Session. The cost is $12.00 per person.

Families will enjoy a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and receive a complimentary photo sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish list.

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8900. Be sure to register early as Breakfast with Santa WILL sell out!

LiveFit Southlake Bringing Awareness to Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

With September being Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM), LiveFit Southlake wants to spotlight the kiddos and shed light on an increasingly important matter that hits close to home for many.

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an opportunity for children and parents to learn about ways to prevent and address this serious health concern.

In order to promote health and wellness LiveFit is offering free kid’s fitness classes, a free scavenger hunt with prizes, “What’s Causing the Weight Gain?,” a lecture by Elizabeth Cox, MD., about obesity and also highlighting some of the city’s best programming. So get out, be active and join LiveFit Southlake as celebrate the month of September.

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

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

Southlake Luau at Southlake Saturday Nite- May 18

Join the City of Southlake as we celebrate the end of the year Hawaiian-style at the “Southlake Luau” Southlake Saturday Nite! 4th through 6th graders, come dressed in your leis, hula skirts and summer attire on Saturday, May 18th from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at Durham Intermediate School.

Compete against your friends on various inflatables or at 4-on-4 basketball. There will be a live DJ, dancing, entertainment and various contests. Concession items (everything under $2.00) will be sold and T-shirts will also be available to purchase for $10.00 each. To ensure a safe environment, there will be a uniformed DPS officer on site.

Cost is $8.00 and pre-registration is required. On site registration will now be taken! Space is limited so try to register early online or in person at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please call (817) 748-8019.