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 Park Master Plan 2015
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 Park Master Plan 2015
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 Park Maser Plan 2015
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 Park Naming Resolution  
 Trails Master Plan  
 Tree Ordinance  

 
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.

  

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Did you know? Interesting things that could be beneficial to you and your family's health and well-being.

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 click on photo for larger view of bounce house

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

click for larger view of child fishingThe 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.

News
Carrollton Animal Services will conduct ground-based spraying in mosquito management areas 3A and 5A, weather permitting, today and tomorrow, August 3 and 4, at approximately 9 p.m. until completed.
Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex will remain open with normal operating hours until Sunday, August 16.
Artful rockers Fastball will join headliners 3 Doors Down as main stage performers for Carrollton’s 6th Annual Festival at the Switchyard Saturday, November 7.
The City of Carrollton’s Animal Services & Adoption Center recently underwent and successfully passed an annual inspection with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The September-December 2015 issue of Carrollton’s leisure magazine hits stands at various City facilities on Friday, July 31 and contains City events, activities, and programs for the fall.
Events
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August 05, 2015
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August 05, 2015 1:00 PM
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August 05, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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August 06, 2015
06Aug
August 06, 2015 7:00 PM

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