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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Meet Pete and Learn about Meteorology

Pete Delkus - Eye of the Storm

Explore a meteorology career, combine your Pinterest and Plano passions, dodge this weekend's U.S. 75 closing, designate a Water Watcher, meet Plano's only Medal of Honor recipient and more in Plano City News.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation to reveal Master Plan draft during June public meetings

Parks Plan

Plano’s parks and recreation system touches the lives of many in a number of ways, whether it’s through quality recreation centers or the convenience of neighborhood parks and trails.

For decades, Plano has taken pride in its outstanding parks and recreation facilities thanks to visionary leadership and support from the community at-large.  As the department continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary, residents will have more...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Does Your Dog Have Game?


Share photos of your pup enjoying pet-friendly activities throughout Plano for a chance to win great prizes. It's all part of Visit Plano's newest contest to honor those who travel with pets.

On Wednesday, July 11, three lucky winners will be selected to receive vacation packages. Upload your images to Visit Plano's Pet-Friendly webpage to be entered.

The celebration wraps up on National Dog Day, Sunday, Aug. 26, with a dog-friendly event at He...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Nominate & Celebrate the Environmental Community Awards

Environmental Community Awards Celebration

Do you know someone encouraging environmental education in our city? Environmental Community Awards applications are currently being accepted to recognize individuals, businesses, schools and non-profits for environmental leadership and achievement.

Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by others. The projects, programs and services must have occurred between May 2017 and May 2018. Awards will be presented in September during the annual Environmental Community Awards Celebration. Don't delay;...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer


Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. Learn what the City is doing and what you can battle the buzz.

Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Summer swimming roundup - your guide to Plano’s pools


Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen.

Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend, May 26. Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open on Monday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer daily hours st...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

7 Days a Week to Find or Adopt a Friend

adoptable dog and cats

You asked for it and you got it. The Plano Animal Shelter is now open seven days a week!

That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about all our Shelter s...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

New Plano Senior Center Rendering

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155.

In addition, the Wellness Center for Older Adults will also relocate its operations during this time. W...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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