Use the navigation links to the left or the links below to find general information about Carrollton Parks & Recreation. If you need help finding additional information, please call 972-466-3080. Thanks!
Benefits of Parks & Recreation - Please click here to view a short video to learn more about the benefits of parks and recreation - economic, health, environmental power and more.
Enjoy this fun video showing a glimpse of the Mary Heads Carter playground project.
Did you know? Interesting things that could be beneficial to you and your family's health and well-being.
Riding the Roller Coaster of Play. Read this interesting article about allowing children the freedom to play, published by National Recreation and Parks 08/01/15.
How Walking In Nature Changes the Brain. Read this article from The New York Times and then check out our Walk in the Park activity.
Mock Drowning Aids Water Safety Day Effort. Read this short article about water safety and learn that "children can drown without making a sound."
Keep safe on the water. Watch this 10 minute YouTube video to hear actual stories. Learn more at www.tpwd.state.tx.us.
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." ~ Plato
"Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father." ~ Roger von Oech, creativity guru
6 Amazing Things That Happen When You Spend Time In Nature - Posted 3/31/15
Children more active at grassy play areas, study suggests - Posted 02/18/15
Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity - Posted 1/16/15
Green Exercise - Exercise outdoors for more benefit. Posted 1/6/15
Guidelines for Bounce Houses, tents, etc., in City Parks
A $100 deposit is required to use bounce houses, tents and various other equipment in City parks. Please visit Rosemeade or Crosby Recreation Center to complete an application and pay your deposit with credit card, cash or check. The deposit is refundable if there is no damage to the site. The rental company must provide their own source of electricity (generator). A copy of the rental company's liability insurance should be submitted with the deposit. Vehicles are not allowed to drive on our parks. The bounce house and other equipment must be transported to the preferred location by a dolly or some means other than a motorized vehicle.
Fishing in Carrollton
The City of Carrollton follows the Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing guidelines so licenses and limits are required unless you fall under special provisions made by the State. One-day or consecutive-day fishing licenses can be purchased if you like. Persons under 17 or over 80 years old are not required to have licenses. There are also special agreements with Oklahoma and Louisiana. Oklahoma residents over 64 and Louisiana residents over 65 with a valid fishing license are not required to have a Texas license. These provisions are discussed on the TPWD website, which also has fish limits, etc. The website is www.takemefishing.org.
Boating in Carrollton
Boating is allowed in Carrollton lakes following state boating guidelines with safety vests and boater registrations. No motorized boats are allowed except electric trolling motors.
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