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Park & Recreation Month

Garland celebrates National Park & Recreation Month this July. The parks and recreation facilities run by the City of Garland offer ample opportunities for residents to Get Out & Play!

Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air, according to a survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). That’s why this July, the City of Garland and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation centers during National Park & Recreation Month.

To encourage everyone in Garland to Get Out & Play, the following free events are being offered this July to celebrate Park & Recreation Month:



Movie at the Plaza Theatre

Noon, July 1 at the Plaza Theatre (521 W. State St.)

Join us for free burgers from In-N-Out Burger, an Animal Adventures Show and a movie screening of Zootopia!

  • Noon - In-N-Out Burger
  • 1 p.m. - Animal Adventures Show presented by the Dallas Zoo Outreach Program. The show will feature six to eight educational animals including a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles!

  • 2 p.m. - Zootopia

PLAY Streets 

Follow us on Facebook for dates and locations for pop up & play events.



Surf and Swim's Birthday Celebrations

10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., July 26 at Surf and Swim (440 W. Oates Rd.)
Free Surf and Swim birthday cup cakes.


Family Night Out: Food, Fun, and Fireworks!

6 p.m., Saturday, July 29 at Central Park (1310 W. Avenue F)
Join us as we close out our Parks and Recreation Month celebration with a bang! Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy local food trucks, children’s entertainment, bounce houses, games, and the best party music to rock out to with entertainment from Downtown Fever. Fireworks will conclude the evening at dark.

  • 6 p.m. Event opens to the public with food trucks, games, and kid's activities
  • 7 p.m. Downtown Fever take the stage - MOTION. MUSIC. ENERGY
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks

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Click Here to view the Map of the event!