Every year, the Parks Department votes for the ‘Employee of the Year’ award. This voting is done by all field staff, including the maintenance crews and irrigation techs. To win this award, the employee must show leadership, passion for the job, hard work and the ability to go above-and-beyond on a daily basis. This year, […]
Longtime Addison Parks Director Slade Strickland recently was selected by the University of Arkansas for the 2015 Horticulture Distinguished Alumni Award. When Slade began his career with Addison in 1982 as the City Horticulturist, Addison was home to only one park and it was just beginning to develop Belt Line and Midway Roads. His early responsibilities included […]
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by many of Addison’s youngest residents, Mayor Todd Meier officially opened the revamped Les Lacs Playground. The 20 year old park now features state-of-the-art playground equipment set in a poured-in-place rubber surface. The crowning feature – literally – of the new playground is the 40 foot x 40 foot shade […]
Addison urges residents and guests to leave their bread at home Addison is renowned throughout the country for its commitment to public space. Although a mere 4.4 square miles, Addison has 164 acres of parkland spread across 21 award-winning parks. The lakes and creeks that are hallmark features for several of the parks provide a temporary […]
The Addison Arbor Foundation (AAF) and the Town of Addison are pleased to announce a new public art installation at Parkview Park in Addison Circle. The sculpture, which had been located at 15301 Spectrum Drive since the 1980s, was donated to AAF by DRA Advisors LLC and Stream Realty Partners and moved to its new […]
Beginning July 8 through the end of August, Celestial Park will be closed while our Parks Department gives it a facelift. We will be removing the existing decomposed granite trail and replacing it with a rock-salt finished concrete trail. Thanks for your patience!
After several years of planning and budgeting, the Addison City Council approved a contract for $194,763 with Lea Park and Play for the installation of a new playground at Les Lacs Park. This project will include the removal of the old equipment and the existing pea gravel. New equipment and a poured-in-place surface will then be installed, […]
Just because you live in the middle of the city doesn’t mean you can’t compost. Really. While it’s easy to think that composting is only for those people with big yards in the country to take on nature’s way of recycling, but it is possible for anyone to do what they can with what they […]
Air quality is typically worst in hot summer months, so now is the time to take action for cleaner air!
Looking for ways to save water while still producing a garden that will make your neighbors green with envy?