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About Us

Find new adventures around every corner in Garland!  Discover special events, recreation classes, swimming, sports complexes, playgrounds, natural areas and trails for the whole family.  Garland Parks and Recreation brings you heart pumping fun, gets your mind in gear, and puts a smile on your face.

Garland is home to six recreation centers, two senior centers, four park pavilions, three swimming pools, and a wave action pool.  Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.  From dancing and painting to exercise and sports, you can find activities to improve and enrich your life. 

With over 2,800 acres of parks and open spaces, look to the Garland parks system to meet all your outdoor recreation needs.  Miles of hiking and bike trails, nature preserves, playgrounds, fishing piers, and a disc golf course provide the environment for exhilaration and fun.


To provide recreational, cultural, and natural resource experiences for the benefit of the citizens of Garland.


Garland is an active, fun, healthy, and inviting city.

Core Values

  • Fun
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Service
  • Teamwork

Statement on Inclusion

The City of Garland Parks and Recreation encourages people of all abilities to participate in recreation activities together and register for programs that are of interest to them.  We strive to promote activities that provide a positive, independent leisure experience through standard, specialized, adapted, and inclusive programs.  Please call us if you have a special need or require any special accommodations.