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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Earns Awards

David Parrish receiving Advocate of the Year Award

The Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department received three awards at the 2022 Texas Recreation and Park Society North Region Conference held in Irving, Texas, on Nov. 3.

David Parrish was awarded the Advocate of the Year, an award that rec...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Skate City! Garland Opens Texas’ Second-Largest Skatepark

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The Boneyard in Garland is open!

The skatepark at Rick Oden Park is the second largest in Texas, boasting 46,000 square feet of skating area. Designed to provide fun, excitement and challenge, The Boneyard welcomes beginner and experienced skaters alike.


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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Garland Senior Activity Center Closed

The Senior Activity Center with closing notifications

The Garland Senior Activity Center is closed for renovations.  Most classes are being held at Fields Recreation Center, 1701 Dairy Road. The meal program is available in-person at Fields Recreation Center and Carver Senior Center.  For q...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Garland Earns Grant Funding to Support Park Improvements

Artist rendering of splashpad area at Watson Park

The City of Garland is awarded a $750,000 non-urban outdoor grant to support significant improvements at Watson Park on Lawler Road. Proposed developments include a soccer field, futsal court, resurfaced basketball court, playground, splash pad, refurbish...

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