6 Arlington Activities for Summer Fun
By Dianely Luis, Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on June 09, 2020, June 09, 2020

Girl sliding into the pool

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of programs to choose from for your family to make the most of this summer. Here are 6 local activities that are perfect for some summer fun:

  1. Go for a Summer Swim

    Arlington outdoor pools are open! Arlington Aquatics outdoor pools are now operating by two-hour reservations with a mandatory 30-minute sanitation shutdown in between each time slot. These reservations can be made online. The cost for a two-hour reservation is $6 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free. There will be no season passes this summer. Click here for the more information regarding Aquatic Centers.

  2. Cool off at a Splash Pad

    They are fun, free, and a great way to cool off in this hot summer! With three different splash pads, each location includes different water features from spraying palm trees to ground jets. Check them all out this summer. Hours are 8:00 am – 10:00 pm daily through Labor Day.

    Splash pads are located at:

    •  Don Misenhimer Park, 201 E Lonesome Dove Trail, 76002
    •  Brantley Hinshaw Park, 2121 Overbrook Drive, 76014
    •  California Lane Park, 2001 California Lane, 76015
  3. Experience a variety of activities with Day Camps 

    Join us for all the fun at our recreation centers with different themes each week such as “Splashtopia” and “Out of this World”. In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arlington Parks & Recreation, with guidance from the Emergency Operation Center, has developed protocol to do our part to safely operate day camp at our facilities. While noticeable changes are in place, campers and families will still experience the fun, high-energy camp they know and love! Click here for more information on summer camp fun.

  4. Serve up some fun at Tennis Camp 

    Spend this summer perfecting your tennis game at Arlington Tennis Center's tennis camps! Campers will learn basic tennis techniques and develop their skills through fun challenges, suited for all levels of ability. Camp is offered for ages 4-18. Click here to register online.

  5. Footgolf

    FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. Instead of golf clubs and golf balls, the game is played with a soccer ball and a 21-inch diameter cup. The rules mostly correlate with the rules of golf. Click here for more information or call the Meadowbrook Park Golf Course at (817) 275-0221.

  6. Get your workout in with Pickleball 

    This addicting sport is a mix of ping pong and tennis in which participants use a solid paddle to hit a whiffle ball over a net. While similar to tennis, the court is one third the size - providing a great, lower impact workout. Contact the Elzie Odom Athletic Center at 817-275-1351 to learn more for indoor play or Arlington Tennis Center at 817-459-6163.

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