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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving health and fitness word cloud

Stay fit During Thanksgiving

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Thanksgiving feasts. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies hav...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Tree Giveaway Wrap Up

Hand holding a kdb card in front of trees

Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) hosted its 24th Annual Community Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 22. At the drive-thru event, 700 trees were distributed to Denton residents to plant at their homes. More than 50 volunteers and staff members worked together to ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Wreaths Across America

Person placing a wreath on a grave of a veteran

Wreaths Across America is a program whose mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach. Annually, Wreaths Across America partners with various civic organizations, schools, scouts, and religious organizations across the country to place a wreath on each hero&a...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Healthy Halloween

Halloween photo with shoes, pumpkins, and exercise equipment

Stay fit During Halloween

Colder weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and Halloween candy. Here are a few ways to prioritize health and fitness as the season changes from summer to fall.

Take advantage of the cooler weather with a morning walk. Studies have shown...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Benefits of Taking a Walk in Nature

People gathered around a pond for a walk

It's National Take a Walk to a Park Day! In honor of the national holiday, we would like to highlight the benefits of walking in nature. 

Most everyone knows the exercise benefits of walking, but did you know walking outdoors in nature ha...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park

Map of Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park

Cole Ranch Neighborhood Park #1

On September 12, the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification board adopted the conceptual master plan for the neighborhood park of Cole Ranch, phase 1. The City of Denton annexed Cole Ranch in 2006 and was classified as the Co...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Parks and Recreation Rental Spaces Available

Birthday Balloons spelling happy birthday

Recreation Center Birthday Party Packages

Host your child’s next birthday party at one of Denton’s recreation centers! Our 1 ½ hour birthday packages include a decorated party room, your choice of 45-60 min of activity, table...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Last November the City of Denton, Parks and Recreation and biking community celebrated the official grand opening of the Hartlee Field Mountain Bike Trail in northeast Denton.  The 5.3-mile-long single-track trail was built by a core group of vol...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Community Tree Giveaway

Community Tree

24th Annual Community Tree Giveaway

Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) and the City of Denton will offer free trees to Denton residents at the annual Community Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Community Tree Giveaway is KDB’s largest and longest-...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Colorful Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community's history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Keep Denton Beautiful

Community Members Cleaning up trash with Keep Denton Beautiful

For over three decades, Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) has partnered with families, neighborhoods, businesses, and community groups all over Denton to achieve a vision of a clean and vibrant city. In 2020, KDB transitioned from a hybrid nonprofit 501c3 organ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 5, 2022

National Senior Center Month

Photos of Senior Center Staff and members at National Senior Center Month Proclamation

Each year, we take an entire month to celebrate and recognize the importance and benefits of senior centers. September is known as National Senior Center Month and the best way to celebrate is to go to your local senior center and participate in at least ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Women's Health and Fitness Day

A woman performing squats while at the gym

Recognizing that women have specific needs when it comes to health and wellness, National Women's Health and Fitness Day was established in 2002 and is celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of September. This year we will celebrate on Septe...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Lawn Management and the Challenges of KR Bluestem

KR Bluestem growing tall around headstones in IOOF Cemetery Denton, TX

How often have you mowed your lawn over the weekend only to find tall weeds growing up to your knees seemingly overnight? You could be dealing with fast-growing King Ranch (KR) Bluestem, an invasive bunchgrass known to grow as much as two to three feet in...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Prescribed Burn at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

Firefighter lighting prairie for prescribed burn

On Jan. 27, Denton Parks and Recreation in partnership with the City of Denton Fire Department conducted a prescribed burn on 6.4 acres at the Davis Prairie Loop just north of the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, located at 5792 Hartlee Field Rd.

This ...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: December 17, 2021

The Importance of Tai Chi

TAICHI

How Fall Prevention Relates to Tai Chi

Every second of every day, a U.S. adult (age 65+) suffers a fall, making it the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. Falling and the fear of falling leads to functional decline, which in turn le...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Plastic Film Recycling - We did it!

Staff sorting plastic film

Over the past few months, Keep Denton Beautiful collected thin film plastics from residents to recycle and now our community has won a high-performance park bench. Our collections at City facilities has ended. Even though the collection is over, you can s...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Tips for Fall Flowers

daffodil

Our resident flower expert Eric is back with more tips to make your flowerbed look amazing all winter long. 

Here in North Texas, fall is in full swing. Nights are getting longer. Leaves on trees are starting to change colors and fall. Gulf Muhly ...

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Keep Denton Beautiful
Posted on: January 7, 2022

5 Ways to Get Outside in Winter

Bike Ride Winter

Yeah, maybe it's a little cold outside, but that's doesn't mean you have to stay inside all the time! Get out and enjoy the crisp winter air, get your cardio up, and you'll be warmer in no time. 

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Parks and Recreation