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Code of Ordinances
Parks and Recreation


 Jubilee Tree Program

 Bounce Houses

 Park Dedication Fees


Park Master Plan 2015 
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 Park Naming Resolution

Park Master Plan 2015
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Tree Ordinance  

Park Master Plan 2015
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 Trails Master Plan

Park Maser Plan 2015
Inventory 2nd half
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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? Check back for posts about things you might find interesting and beneficial to you and your family's health and well-being.

"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

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.

Carrollton’s Parks and Recreation and the Texas Junior Anglers (TJA) program will host a free youth fishing event for children 16 and under at the Josey Ranch Park Pond (1440 Keller Springs Road) on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Carrollton City Hall, Rosemeade Recreation Center, Crosby Recreation Center, the Senior Center, both library locations and Oak Creek Tennis Center will all be closed forMemorial Day on Monday, May 25. There will be no change in Carrollton residential trash collection for the Memorial Day holiday.
Members of the Carrollton Fire Rescue Department will administer Adult and Child CPR, Basic First Aid, and Infant CPR courses on Saturday, May 2 at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).
Registration for the Girls Youth Volleyball League has begun. Ages 8-14 years old (as of September 1, 2014), may register through the City of Carrollton Athletics Office. Registration ends on May 22, 2015 so hurry and register now!
Join Dallas Fly Fishers (DFF) for a free introduction to fly fishing on Saturday, May 16 for ages 5+ at the Carrollton Senior Center from 9am until 1pm.
"Make Mine Murder"
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Last updated: 4/16/2015 11:03:23 AM