Park & Recreation Month Events

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Garland celebrates National Parks and Recreation Month this July. The Parks and Recreation facilities run by the City of Garland offer ample opportunities for residents to Get Out and Play!

Nearly three in ten U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air, according to a survey released by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). That is why this July, the City of Garland and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation centers during National Parks and Recreation Month.

To encourage everyone in Garland to Get Out and Play, the following free events are being offered this July to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month.

Movies in the Park

  1. July 13
  2. July 20

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Space Jam


Saturday, July 13


Dusk (around 9 p.m.)


Central Park, 1310 W Avenue F, Garland, TX 75040 (Click for map)



Join us for a free movie, "Space Jam" at Central Park.

For more information

Phone: 972-205-2750.

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Follow us on Facebook (@PlayGarland) for dates and locations for pop up & play events.

For more information

Phone: 972-205-3090.

Surf and Swim's Birthday Celebration


 Wednesday, July 24


Surf and Swim - 440 W. Oates Rd (Click for map)


Discounted admission! Call 972-205-3993 for more details.

The fun includes discounted admission and concessions, free cupcakes (while supplies last), and giveaways. 

For more information

Phone: 972-205-3993 or 972-205-3090.

Family Night Out:

Food, Fun, and Fireworks!


Saturday, July 27


6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Central Park-1310 W Avenue F, Garland, TX (Click for map)



Join us as we close out our Parks and Recreation Month celebration with a bang! Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy local food trucks, children’s entertainment, bounce houses, games, and the best party music to rock out to with entertainment from a live band.

Live Music - "Vegas Stars" 


Fireworks will conclude the evening at dark. 


  • 6:30 p.m. - Event opens to the public with food trucks, games, and kid's activities
  • 7 p.m. - Band take the stage
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Fun Facts of the event!


For more information

Phone: 972-205-2750

Email: Special Events Email