Park Village Fountain Goes Dry for Repairs

The privately-owned fountain at Park Village is currently turned off due to water leak and pipe corrosion issues. According to the Park Village property management, Shopcore, several steps must be taken before it is in working order again.

Those steps include filling the fountain with non-corrosive City water to help determine where the leak is coming from, repairing the corroded water lines, re-plastering the inside of the fountain and finally sealing the outside masonry.  Once the fountain is operational it will continue to be run on City water to avoid the corrosion from the previous well water.

The timeline for the overhaul is still being determined.  The City will be working with Shopcore management and the fountain’s new construction contractors to monitor the complete and timely repair.

While the fountain does not represent a safety issue, parents are urged to keep their children away from the fountain until renovations are complete.

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Don’t Miss Pups in the Park

Southlake Parks and Recreation is participating in National Mutt Day and we hope you will too!

National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. To celebrate these special friends, the Southlake Parks and Recreation team has lots of fun activities planned for your family pet. You’ll find on-site print photos, puppy paw-print painting, grooming demonstrations, vet advice, and more. Southlake DPS will also give a presentation on pet safety including leash laws, reminding pet owners not to leave animals in hot cars, and who to contact about a loose or stray dog.

Best of all you will get to meet Mayor Laura Hill who is planning to bring her beloved family pet, Emma to Pups in the Park. We hope everyone can join us for this pet friendly event on Monday, July 31 at Boo Boo’s Community Dog Park located at 3901 N White Chapel Blvd.

The Parks and Rec team will also be raffling away several prizes including two tickets to a Rangers game, also dog treat baskets, grooming certificates, and more. Participants can enter the raffle by bringing any of the items listed to be donated to the Keller Regional Adoption Center. Donated items to bring include: Purina One dog and puppy food (dry), Purina One cat and kitten food (dry), rolls of paper towels, antibacterial hand soap, large/black heavy-duty trash bags, bleach, Pine-sol, fleece blankets, towels, dog and cat collars and leashes, dog and cat toys (dishwasher safe), and cat litter (large granules only).

Pups in the Park

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Boo Boo’s Community Park, 3901 N White Chapel Blvd.

When:   Monday, July 31

If you need a four-legged friend, please check out the pets available for adoption at the Human Society of North Texas Keller Regional Adoption Center located at 330 Rufe Snow Dr. in Keller. The shelter is open Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on Sunday). If you would like to call ahead, the phone number is (817) 743-4711 or check out the pets available for adoption on their website.

For more information about Pups in the Park, contact Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019. To learn more about National Mutt Day and the special days dedicated to these furry friends visit.

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Five Free Fitness Events in July for National Park and Rec Month

Southlake LiveFit is a community initiative wellness program that encourages healthy lifestyles for both the mind and body! The City of Southlake hosts classes and seminars every month for the community to participate in but, coming this July ALL LiveFit Fitness classes will be FREE. We’re also adding more fun activities throughout the month that will encourage the National Park and Recreation Associations campaign of “Get your Play on”

1.Get fit at the Southlake Activity Center with FREE Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Total Body Workout, and more! Classes are normally $20/month.

Check out the calendar here for all the FREE Class Offerings! Register Here to sign our liability waiver or show up a few minutes before class to have one of our staff register you!

2.July 7 is National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day!  Bring your child(ren) to one of our local parks and take a walk! 

Royal and Annie Smith Park (3045 Johnson Rd.) Chesapeake Park (3150 Union Church Rd.)

3.  The LiveWell Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, July 11 at The Marq Southlake (285 Shady Oaks Drive) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. This ongoing lecture series is presented by Executive Medicine of Texas, come listen to Dr. Judy Gaman as she teaches “10 Tips to Improve Health and Increase Longevity!” Seminars include complimentary child care (must be potty trained) and light snacks will be provided.

4. On Saturday, July 22 come out and walk with the Mayor at North Park (200 E Dove Rd) at 9:00 a.m.

5. To wrap up the entire month of Free Live Fit Classes, we are offering a FREE fun morning of outdoor fitness classes on Saturday, July 29 from 7 AM – 10:30 AM at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street)
Gentle Yoga with Tyler at 7:00 AM
Zumba with Rosy at 8:00 AM
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga with Suzy at 9:30 AM

This summer, don’t just sit, LiveFit!
For more information on everything LiveFit has to offer visit LiveFitSLK.com or to see all the FREE family fun we are offering for National Park and Rec Month in July, contact the Southlake Community Services office at 817-748-8019.

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Bicentennial Park and The Marq Getting Bigger and Better

New tennis center, fitness facility and trail system coming in 2018.

Already home to baseball fields, the Liberty Gardens, Southlake Tennis Center, an expansive playground, and The Marq Southlake, among other recreational offerings, Bicentennial Park will continue to see enhancements in the coming year. Construction for the third and final phase of park improvements is currently underway, with demolition of the tennis building scheduled to begin Monday, April 3. The Southlake Tennis Center will remain open throughout construction, which is expected to be completed before the summer of 2018. A temporary pro shop has been erected on the premises.

Once phase 3 improvements are completed, the Southlake Tennis Center will gain a new building and enclosed tennis courts; the park will gain a completed trail system; a synthetic turf field will be added to the current in-line hockey court; additional landscape will be added; and other park amenities will be enhanced. All elements of phase 3 are anticipated to be completed in 2019.

The $8.8 million-dollar Bicentennial Park improvements are being funded by the Southlake Parks and Development Corporation (SPDC). Created in 1993, the SPDC administers the City’s half-cent sales tax allocated to parks-related capital projects.

Bicentennial Park’s most prominent feature, The Marq Southlake, is also seeing continued growth. The multi-faceted community center is already home to Legends Hall, an extensive event venue, as well as Aria, an outdoor amphitheater, both elements of the initial development phase. Construction is already in progress for The Marq’s second and final phase of expansion, named Champions Club. The 84,000 square foot development will include spaces for fitness, performance training, gymnasium, indoor jog/walk track, indoor aquatics, indoor playground, party rooms, child watch, and multipurpose classrooms for programs. In keeping on schedule with the final Bicentennial Park improvements, phase 2 of The Marq is also expected to be completed by the summer of 2018.

The $37.4 million-dollar phase 2 project is being funded by Community Enhancement Development Corporation (CEDC) bonds. CEDC is governed by a board that works jointly with City Council to ensure that funds raised through the 3/8 cent Type A sales tax are spent on the construction and operation of The Marq.

“The Marq is already a huge success, hosting weddings, community events and senior activities on a weekly basis,” stated Chris Tribble, director of community services for City of Southlake. “But, the completion of phase 2 will have an even greater impact on our citizens, offering an extraordinary community recreation center and central gathering place.”

 

 

 

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8 Reasons to Hop Over to Easter in the Park

Easter in the Park is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 8 at North Park, located at 200 East Dove Road. With only a week left we want to share why Easter in the Park is such a fun event! You can learn more about Easter in the Park here.

 

8. Great photo opportunities for the family!

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7. Show off your awesome craft making skills!

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6. Our volunteers take pride in what they do!

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5. Inflatables…. Need we say more?

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4. Visit Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny!

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3. A petting zoo joins the event bringing chicks, bunnies and more!

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2. There are thousands of eggs for each age division’s Egg Scramble

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1. What’d you say…..? IT’S FREE!!!

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The City of Southlake invites you to Easter in the Park

Bring your egg baskets because Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny are coming to the City of Southlake and they’re bringing thousands of candy and toy-filled eggs.

The annual free Easter in the Park event is taking place on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This year’s celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at North Park, located at 200 East Dove Road.
Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny will be there to hide the eggs and take complimentary photos with families. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a NEW petting zoo, complimentary crafts, activities, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, photos, and much more!

The egg scrambles will be divided by age groups (2 & under, 3-4 years, 5-6 years and 7-8 years, with a golden egg hunt for ages 9-12). Golden Tickets will also be placed in a handful of eggs in each division for those lucky hunters to win a fun prize! Be sure to open your eggs before you leave.

Egg Scramble Schedule:
10:00 AM – Children 2 & under
10:15 AM – Children 3-4 years old
10:30 AM – Children 5-6 years old
10:45 AM – Children 7-8 years old
11:00 AM – Golden Egg Hunt for ages 9-12 years old*
*Children must be able to complete hunt without Adult

Easter in the Park is a free event and no registration is required. Parking is limited, so please arrive early. For more information, please call us at (817) 748-8019 or visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com/Events.

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