Park and Recreation Month

July is Park and Recreation Month! Did you know the City of Southlake has more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 100s of programs and activities for your family to participate in each year? It's true, and in July we are celebrating everything Parks and Recreation!

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When you visit one of our parks, The Marq, or participate in one of our programs, our goal is to make sure you're creating life-long memories. Everything we do is to create a world-class experience for you, and this month as we celebrate all the stories that make up our parks and recreation history. From the staff who work hard to bring you the services, you've come to expect, to the amenities and programs our department offers. Check in to our Facebook page ExperienceSouthlake to see pictures and hear stories about our team. 

Want to learn more about all our parks and visit all of them? Visit the Parks facilities page to see our full list of parks. Chances are, there's a park near you with a great walking trail. Looking for a new playground? We have about six to choose from. 

Maybe July is just a bit too hot for you to explore the outdoors? No problem, visit Champions Club for all sorts of great activities in the AC, from the Aquatics Center to the indoor turf field, we're sure you'll find something to do. 

Need a summer camp for the younger family members, we've got something for you! Do you have a budding artist or a future scientist at home, check out our programs and activities listings page. Looking for our adaptive recreation programs? Visit the Club Metro page to learn more about activities and programs coming up this summer.

Parks and Recreation month isn't just for the kids in the house, we're also celebrating all of the wonderful activities and programs offered by the Senior Activity Center. Visit their website here.

Summer is a fabulous time for weddings. Did you know we can host your wedding or special for you? Visit Legends Hall to learn more about our state-of-the-art event offerings.

How can you get involved? Use our Park and Recreation Month Calendar below as a guide for how to celebrate and make the most of your parks and recreation amenities.

Click here to download the calendar.

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Park and Recreation Month Calendar



Use our interactive park map to find a park to explore.


Celebrate Hop a Park Day by visiting some of Southlake’s awesome parks.


Come to Southlake’s annual Stars and Stripes event to celebrate the 4th of July.


Happy 4th of July! Rent a park pavilion and host the ultimate friends and family BBQ.


Leave an encouraging message in chalk on the sidewalk at your neighborhood park.


Paint a rock and add it to the Southlake Sister Cities’ Rocks for Peace at Bob Jones Park.


Celebrate Father-Daughter Take Walk Together Day at Royal and Annie Smith Park.


Fill a cooler with some freezer pops and take the family to North Park to celebrate National Freezer Pop Day.


Take a tour of Champions Club and learn about the awesome amenities for your family.


Visit the historic giant oak tree at Noble Oaks Park.


Visit Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park and take a selfie with your pup for All American Pet Photo Day.


Grab lunch in Town Square and head to Summit Park for a picnic on the hill.


Go West Day: Head to Southlake’s westernmost park, Chesapeake Park, for a lap around the pond.


Enjoy a game of volleyball with friends at Liberty Park at Sheltonwood.


Planning an event? Take a tour of beautiful Legends Hall and let the team help you plan your dream day.


Plan a family day at Lonesome Dove Park and enjoy the fun playground, pavilion, and walking trails.

National Ice Cream Day: Grab a scoop and enjoy your sweet treat by the fountain in Family Park.

Take in the unique terrain of the hillside at The Cliffs Park.


New Friends Day: Visit Bicentennial Park Playground and make a new friend.

Fire up the grill at Liberty Park at Sheltonwood to celebrate National Hot Dog Day.

Download the Southlake Public Art coloring book and get creative with your kiddos.

Hammock Day: Go for a hike at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, then find a good hammock spot.

Cool off in the splash zone at Bicentennial Park, then take a trip down the zip line.


Cousins Day: Bring your cousin to a Southlake Park.


Pick out what programs you’re going to register for in our Fall Recreation Preview.


Watch the ducks and other wildlife as you stroll around the pond at Oak Pointe Park.


Seniors: Visit the Kimball Art Museum with the Senior Activity Center.


Celebrate National Water Park Day with a trip down the slides at Champions Club Aquatics Center.


Take a rest from your back-to-school shopping at the fountain at Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.


Take part in Family Fitness Fun Day from 10am-12pm at Champions Club.


Are there any parks left you haven’t visited? Check them off your list today!