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Benefits of Parks & Recreation - Please click here to view a short video to learn more about the benefits of walking. (posted 9/4/15)

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.

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

"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

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

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.

Veterans and widows of veterans are invited to sign up for the Veteran’s Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
Samples were collected Friday, October 2 and the results of these tests were negative for West Nile Virus.
Join us on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) for an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania and pick up a free mini-pumpkin!
This week, October 6-8, the Value of Water Coalition is partnering with cities across the United States to promote a national campaign highlighting our most essential resource: water.
Voting will be open from October 5 through October 16. Once all votes are in, the top twelve tanks during the voting process will be judged by an internal panel of water tank enthusiasts to determine the winner.
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