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Posted on: July 8, 2020

PARKS & REC: Parks Department celebrates National Parks & Rec Month

We Are Parks and Rec 2020

FBTX ~ July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Farmers Branch Parks staff will be joining their counterparts nationwide with the celebratory theme ’We Are Parks and Recreation.’

   All month long, parks and re...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Sketches released for Rec Center phased renovation

View of Rec Center gym renovations rendering

FBTX ~ A phased renovation of the 16-year-old Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center will begin soon with an overhaul of the first floor, including expanded fitness and childcare areas, new look to walls and surfaces, and relocation of the welcome des...

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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Recreation 2020 summer camps relocate to The Branch Connection

Rec Center Summer Funshine Program logo

FBTX ~ Summer Funshine and Teen Leadership programs will be held at The Branch Connection this year.

Summer Funshine Program

  • Registration has reopened for Farmers Branch residents. Non-residents may register beginning June 1, if space is available. Registra...
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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council approves solar installations for three City facilities

Closeup of solar panel installation

FBTX ~ Taking a giant green step forward, the Farmers Branch City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the installation of solar panels on three City facilities, expected to generate more than 850,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.


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Parks & Rec Spotlight
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Dallas County requires face coverings in businesses & public buildings


FBTX ~ The Dallas County Commissioners Court has approved a measure now requiring all persons over the age of 10 to wear a mask or face covering in businesses & public buildings..

Although a strong recommendation until now, the new order mandates face ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Mike Mashburn promoted to be new Director of Parks & Recreation

Mike Mashburn photo

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

Hillary Kidd pic

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