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Arlington Parks Department wins three awards

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was recently honored with three awards from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. The awards were given in the areas of Park Design Excellence, Excellence in Maintenance, and the Committee’s Choice Award.

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The new nature playground at River Legacy Parks, completed in July 2012, earned the city the Park Design Excellence award. Features of the new space include the walkway through the trees, a giant log for crawling through, toadstools to sit on, and swings for children aged 2 to 5, and 5 to 12.Check out the new playground, and all 1,300+-acres of the park, which is located at 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.

The Excellence in Maintenance Award was given for the Tierra Verde Biodesel Project, which uses used cooking oil to create biodeisel for use at Tierra Verde Golf Club. If you want to see what used oil can do, you can visit the Tierra Verde Golf Club at 7005 Golf Club Dr.

The Brand-Aid Marketing and Promotions Conference, held on January 23-24, 2012, won the Committee’s Choice Award. Brand-Aid was a joint creation of the City of Grand Prairie and Arlington Parks and Recreation Departments “as a way to help other organizations and businesses promote and create awareness for their products and services.”
The city received the honors on November 9, at the North Texas Region 2 and 3 conference.