On January 16, 2020, the Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Celebrate Duncanville: State of the City event at Hilton Garden Inn. Approximately 200 attendees from various businesses and community organizations came together to celebrate Duncanville’s progress over the past year, including awarding Duncanville’s Man and Woman of the Year, as well as the Mayor’s Choice Award for two local businesses.
The State of the City presented by Mayor Barry Gordon shares community highlights and city accomplishments for the year.
The Lakeside Park Pavilion bond project has reached structural completion. Electrical, irrigation, and parking lot work remain. The estimated completion date for this bond project is January 2020, weather permitting. For more information about the Lakeside Park bond project please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-780-5070.
Lakeside Park Pavilion Timeline:
11/11/2019 – Construction started on the new Lakeside Park Pavilion bond project.
11/20/2019 – The foundation was poured this week.
12/05/2019 – The City logo and most of the pavilion support beams were installed
12/31/2019 – Concrete work was added to the support beams
One of the most recognized events in Duncanville is steadily approaching. Be our guest and join us for the Beauty and the Beast Daddy Daughter Dance in February. The City of Duncanville’s Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up to provide an event that will create memories that last a lifetime for young girls, dads, or special guests. This event provides an opportunity for Dads to treat their daughters to a magical evening filled with dancing, fun, and prizes. Dinner, music, games, and photos will be taken so that dads and daughters have photos to take home.
The Daddy Daughter Dance is a fun event filled with entertainment and prizes. This special event provides the opportunity for guests to mingle and chat with other couples. A DJ will keep the music going and facilitate fun activities while a photographer will work with couples to take photos in our photo booth to take home.
There are a limited number
of tickets available. Please visit the
recreation center to purchase your tickets in advance. Daughters of all ages welcome. Formal dress
Event: Daddy Daughter Dance – Beauty and the Beast
Price: $50.00 per couple – $15.00 for additional tickets
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Duncanville Recreation Center
201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116
Tickets must be
purchased in person at the Duncanville Recreation Center located at 201 James
Collins Boulevard, Duncanville, TX 75116.
For more information
regarding the Duncanville’s Daddy Daughter Dance event, contact the Parks &
Recreation Department at 972-780-5070 or visit www.duncanville.com.
Congratulations to the 2019 Duncanville Leadership Academy graduates! Fourteen Duncanville city employees from various departments graduated from the City’s annual Leadership Academy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to recognize and develop upcoming leaders amongst the staff who exhibit qualities of integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, resilience, vision, influence and positivity.
of the 2019 Duncanville Leadership Academy
Esther Wright, Senior Code
Jose Torres, Crew Leader Streets
Stephanie Lott, Librarian
Duaine Mayo, Police Officer
Christopher McCaleb, Police
Ronald Wilcots, Police Lieutenant
Richard Jones, Fieldhouse Operations
Derrick Downs, Crew Leader Utility
Daisy Guillen, Court Clerk
Mike Forester, Crew Leader,
David Dunn, Assistant Utilities
Angelica Garcia, Building
Morales – Skilled Maintenance Worker Parks
Shelley – Maintenance Worker Streets
Leadership Academy is a one-year program that meets monthly for leadership
training, which also includes city-related topics such as Introduction to City
Values and Culture, Community Engagement, Council Relations, Strategic
Planning, etc. Midway through the program, academy members divide into three
groups and select a city-related project they are responsible for researching,
developing, and implementing. The group projects for the 2019 academy program include:
City University – Establish and implement a city-wide training and development program for employees
Senior Center Expansion – Research and recommend expanded programs/services for the Duncanville D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center
Employee “Walk In Your Shoes” Day – Create a program where employees rotate through departments/divisions to learn/observe what each department does in the city
The new year is a great time to commit to a healthier
lifestyle, and an opportunity for a fresh start. If you join or renew in the month
of January, you will get a 1-year membership for the price of 6 months! You
will have access to the gym, the fitness/weight room, the indoor walking track,
and receive a free gift!
For more information, please contact the Duncanville
Recreation Center at 972-780-5070.
Recreation Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
For any questions regarding the parade, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Lighting, Concert & Festivities | 8:00 pm
Downtown Duncanville near Memorial Park– 101 N. Main St., Duncanville, TX
Join Mayor Gordon as he lights the downtown Christmas tree to kick off the holiday festivities, including live performances, singing Christmas carols, yummy food and drink options, bounce houses, games and other activities. Be sure to dress up for pictures with Santa!
Pictures with Santa are located at Ben Franklin Apothecary.
To inquire about being a vendor for this event, please register with the Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department at the Recreation Center Front Desk located at 201 James Collins Blvd. For any questions regarding being a vendor, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or email@example.com.
Shuttle Service | 5:00 pm to End of Event | Costco
Shuttle service to and from the event is free to the Public. Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer shuttle service before, during and after the event. Guests can park at Costco located at 250 E Hwy 67 in Duncanville to catch the shuttle.
To catch the parade, park and ride from Costco to the Phase I stop located at the southeast corner of Main & Wheatland at the Dallas County Tax Office. After the parade, road closures will open allowing the stop to progress to Phase II, located adjacent to the Main St activities at W Freeman & Main St.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s holiday
Holiday hours (other closures and holiday hours):
Duncanville Public Library – Closed Saturday, November 30. Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and Tuesday, December 31.
Duncanville Recreation & Senior Centers – Closes early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27, Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 31.
Trash, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on:
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.
Live Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 10 at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more information contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.
The City of Duncanville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board along with the Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank the approximately 35 residents that were present on October 17 for the Kidsville/Splashpad Community Input Meeting held at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center. The preliminary schematic design plan for Kidsville and Splashpad was presented by Dunaway Associates and Playgrounds by Leathers. Questions and concerns were addressed and will continue to be reviewed in the planning process. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, fencing, and amenities such as benches and picnic stations. If you were unable to attend or have any further questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board wants to hear from you! What do you like about our parks? What do you want to see improved in our parks? What amenities are you looking for? In September we will be gathering community input for the neighborhood park master plan. Please join us as we discuss the future of our parks!
Meeting Location, Date & Time
915 Astaire Avenue, 75137
Monday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm
Quail Run Park
325 N Greenstone Lane, 75116
Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 pm
1700 Whitecliff Drive, 75137
Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm
Chris Paris Park
1300 Caravan Trail, 75116
Monday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm
Can’t make the meeting for your neighborhood park? Please contact our Parks and Recreation department at 972-780-5070 or email@example.com. More locations will be announced soon.