Sunday, May 28, 2023

Get Outside for National Take a Walk in the Park Day!

We’re all about a fun holiday in the Community Services Department, especially when it has to do with our parks!

Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day, and we are so excited to get outside and enjoy the beautiful parks and trails in Southlake. Our residents are lucky to have many community and neighborhood parks to explore. From the award-winning Bicentennial Park and gorgeous Bob Jones Nature Center to the tucked-away Liberty Park at Sheltonwood, there’s a park for everyone!

If you want to incorporate retail therapy into your walk, visit any of our four public parks in Town Square! Rustin, Family, Summit, and Cornish parks are all conveniently close to your favorite Southlake businesses! If you like a beautiful water feature during your walk, check out Chesapeake Park and walk around the pond. Liberty Park at Sheltonwood offers a peaceful trail that leads to a beautiful pavilion and footbridge!

Walking outside is an incredible wellness habit to incorporate into your daily routine. Going for a walk outdoors, especially in a beautiful public park, can help you relax, clear your mind, and soak up some much-needed Vitamin D. Bring your family or friends along for a healthy alternative to going to a restaurant to catch up!

Make walking in the park a part of your wellness routine, and track every mile during the Fit City Challenge! Where are you going for a walk today?

Historical Photographs of Southlake Art Exhibit will be held this September

The City of Southlake along with the Arts Council Northeast and APEX Arts League will present an art exhibit and reception, called A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby, 1400 Main Street.

Complimentary wine will be served as well as dinner, provided by Feedstore BBQ. This event is free and open to the public.

Photography is presented by the Southlake Historical Society, promoting the preservation, understanding and appreciation of Southlake’s history. Photo canvas enlargements are provided by Priority Signs and Graphics.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.

Dragons Walk for Classmates with Hemophilia

Wadi Hamud, pictured on the right

 The Hemophilia Walk is NHF’s largest event dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders, and to preventing the complications of these disorders through awareness, education, advocacy and research. 

The 2013 DFW Hemophilia Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Check-in the day of the race begins at 7:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9.

Peyton Bush pictured on the right with brothers Jacob and Barrett

Hemophilia is very rare. Fewer than 20,000 people in the United State have hemophilia. However, hemophilia is very, very expensive, often costing patients upwards of $250,000 a year for the medicines needed to help the blood clot normally.

Two Carroll ISD students have severe hemophilia, sixth grader, Wadi Hamud, and fifth grader, Peyton Brush. Both students have teams participating in the 2013 DFW Hemophilia Walk. If you are interested in joining their teams visit and select the walk in TX (Dallas) and join either Peyton’s Peeps or sponsor Peyton Bush or join Wadi’s Walk Stars or sponsor Wadi Hamud.

As a non-profit group the Texas Central Hemophila Association can provide community service hours for students who are interested in volunteering the day of the walk. Students must email Shannon Brush, President of the Texas Central Hemophilia Association at prior to attending the event.