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Posted on: November 27, 2019

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mike Mashburn promoted to be new Director of Parks & Recreation

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FBTX ~ With impeccable credentials and a track record of success, Mike Mashburn has been promoted to Director of Parks & Recreation, according to City Manager Charles Cox.

   After earning his degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies,...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: July 25, 2019

New Historical Park Manager is historically qualified for the job

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FBTX ~ With a passion for history, an eye for detail, and a wealth of knowledge and museum expertise to her credit, Hillary Kidd has been promoted to the position of Farmers Branch Historical Park Manager.

   Prior to joining the Parks an...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Barney Wood Bark Park sets grand opening festivities for July 19

Bark Park entrance

FBTX ~ Slightly more than a week remains until the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department conducts grand opening ceremonies for the City’s first-ever dog park, the Barney Wood Bark Park, on Friday, July 19 from 6 until 8 p.m.


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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Butterfly Garden designated as Monarch Waystation Habitat

Monarch Waystation signage

FBTX ~ A very special Native Butterfly/Pollinator Garden within the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch has been designated as an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation Habitat by the Monarch Watch wing of the University of Kansas Entomology Program.


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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Branch Connection sees sharp increase in membership

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FBTX ~ Complete with its ambitious classes, presentations, events and fitness programs for those over 50, The Branch Connection has reported a sharp increase in membership this year.

   Membership at The Branch Connection currently totals...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Aquatics Manager Rachael Arroyo promoted in Parks & Recreation Department

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FBTX ~ Drawing on her wide-ranging experience and expertise in public sector endeavors, former Farmers Branch Aquatics Center Manager Rachael Arroyo has been promoted in the Parks and Recreation Department to the job of Recreation Superintendent.


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Parks & Rec Spotlight