Kidsville/Splashpad Town Hall Recap

On January 24, approximately 50 residents attended the Town Hall meeting for the Kidsville/Splashpad projects at Armstrong Park. Overall the concept plan was well received by residents who attended. Several concerns and questions were raised that the City will continue to review and address in the planning process moving forward. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, and ancillary amenities such as water fountains and benches. The preliminary concept plan for Armstrong Park was shown at the meeting; however, the only projects currently funded are replacing Kidsville and adding a Splashpad. Future items will be constructed in phases as funding allows. The next step is for the concept plan to go before the Park Board for recommendation to City Council, possibly in March. Project updates will continue, and for questions please email parksandrec@duncanville.com.

Preliminary Concept Plan

Duncanville Soccer Open Registration for Fall 2018

Parents and Players,

Great news! Registration for Fall 2018 is now open. Please visit our website at www.duncanville-soccer.com to register online. Registration will close August 1. This season we will offer late registration beginning August 2-17 with a $15 late fee. Please visit our site for more details.

Padres y jugadores,

¡ buenas noticias! El registro para el otoño 2018 ya está abierto. Por favor visite nuestro sitio web en www.Duncanville-Soccer.com para registrarse en línea. El registro se cerrará el 1 de agosto. Esta temporada vamos a ofrecer un registro tardío a partir del 2-17 de agosto con un cargo de $15 por demora. Visite por favor nuestro sitio para más detalles.

Gracias

 

2017 Independence Day Celebration Fireworks

The 2017 Duncanville Independence Day Celebration will be packed with Food, Fun & Fireworks!

Armstrong Park will be portioned off providing exclusive access to enjoy great music, eat delicious food and have the perfect seat for fireworks!
Wristbands are FREE and will be available for pick up at the Duncanville Recreation Center – 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 after JUNE 12th.

Event Details:

PARADE 9:00AM – 10:00AM (FREE)

Parade Route: Begin on Wheatland Rd. at Freeman St. heading West, turn North on Main St. ending at Freeman St.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES, CONCERT & FIREWORKS SHOW
6:00PM – 10:00PM…(FREE)

Wristbands will be required for entrance to evening festivities. Starting Monday, June 12th, 2017, wristbands will be available at the Duncanville Recreation Center—201 James Collins Blvd., while supplies last.

  • Limit 5 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up.
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside of the park: alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, umbrellas (other than hand held), all animals other than service animals, and fireworks.
  • ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot West of City Hall—203 E Wheatland Rd., Duncanville, TX 75116.
  • Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Parks & Recreation Dept. at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 or by calling 972-780-5070.

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE 5:00PM – End of Event

Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer a free shuttle service to and from designated remote parking locations before during and after the event festivities. Remote parking will be available at Costco and the Duncanville High School.

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration

Why is there a Juneteenth Celebration?

According to www.Wikipedia.com:

“Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”.[1][2] Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states.[3]

The holiday is observed primarily in local celebrations given by our  Best Southwest Cities who each host the Juneteenth Celebration.

Please join the Best Southwest Cities of Lancaster (host), Duncanville, Cedar Hill and Desoto in celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lancaster Community Park located at 1700 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lancaster, TX,  75134-3316.  For more information, please connect to the City of Lancaster website:  http://www.lancaster-tx.com/1214/Juneteenth-Celebration

 

 

Find Your Adventure — 2017 Summer Camp

Summer Camp is HERE!

Beginning Monday, June 5th, Find Your Adventure 2017 Summer Camp, opens with a treasure chest full of fun, crafts and field trips. Field trips include places like “Going Bonkers”, “Perot Museum”, and “LEGOLAND” to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Join the Duncanville Parks and Recreation department in starting your summer off safe and fun.

Complete the registration packet and turn it in to the recreation front desk. Space is limited so get your registration in as soon as possible.  Call 972-780-5070 for more information or if you have any questions, please call the number in red.

Registration Packet

 

Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day recognized as Decoration Day after the Civil War became a federal holiday in 1971. It is celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May.  It’s dedicated to honor all Americans who died while in military service.

National Moment of Remembrance
“The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.” Information cited from http://www.military.com/memorial-day/.

**The City of Duncanville in partnership with American Legion Post 81 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7843 respectfully invites you to be a part of the Memorial Day Ceremony held Monday, May 29, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park.**

All guests are cordially invited for lunch and refreshments at:

American Legion Ronald L. McElroy Post 81
418 E. Red Bird Lane, Duncanville, TX 75116

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7843
702 E. Hwy 67, Duncanville, TX  75137

 

FRONT PORCH SALE @ Hopkins Senior Center

The annual Front Porch Sale sponsored by the Share & Care Site Council takes place this  Friday, April 21, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the D.L. Hopkins, Jr., Senior Center located at 206 James Collins Boulevard, Duncanville, TX  75116.  Be sure to support the seniors with your donations or purchases.

Donations of household goods are welcome beginning Monday, April 17th through Wednesday, April 19th.

For further information call 972-780-5073.

 

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Our Easter Egg Hunt begins very soon.
The little ones start hunting just before noon.

So grab your basket if you dare,
The items sought are not square.

A bunny DJ there will be,
Dancing to the Hip-Hop-Hippity.

Saturday, April 8th at Armstrong Park is the place to be.
It’s great fun for the whole family!

 

 

Last Chance – Park Master Plan Citizen Survey

Today is the last day to give your input for the Park Master Plan Survey.

The Parks and Recreation department wants to thank all of those who have given their input on the survey.  The City still invites you to take this anonymous needs assessment survey to assist with developing priorities for the Park Master Plan. The survey is available in English and Spanish on the City’s website at www.duncanville.com. If you would prefer to fill out a hard paper copy in English or Spanish, these surveys are located at the Recreation Center, City Hall, Library and the Duncanville Fieldhouse.   Please, only one survey per household. Should you have any questions about the survey or its results, feel free to contact the Director of Parks and Recreation Bart Stevenson at bstevenson@ci.duncanville.tx.us. Thank you for your support and participation in the future of Duncanville Parks and Recreation.

Click Here for Park Master Plan Survey

 

Little Free Library at Armstrong Park

Beginning this February, Duncanville residents will be able to “take a book, return a book” free of charge. The local Kappa Gamma Delta chapter will be offering a “little library” or book kiosk at Armstrong Park near City Hall as part of the Little Free Libraries project.

The Duncanville High School will be providing the design and production of the library kiosk and the local Kappa Gamma Delta chapter will be in charge of maintaining it. To donate books, simply put them in the Little Free Library kiosk. For more information about this project visit www.littlefreelibrary.org or contact the Duncanville Parks and Recreation Department at 972-780-4972.