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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Windsurf Bay Park Closed Temporarily

As a response to health and safety concerns related to the continued spread of COVID-19 and due to the inability of Fire and Police vehicles and personnel to access the park when large crowds are present, the City of Garland has temporarily closed Windsur...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Summer Nutrition Program: Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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Looking for a way to help your neighbors during these challenging times? You can help with their utility bills by contributing to Provide Aid in Dollars (PAID). The option to contribute is available on your utility bill. Funds are distributed through the ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to a variety of recovery programs for individuals, families and businesses.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Home Improvement Incentive Rebate

Great homes make great neighborhoods and the City of Garland wants to help Garland homeowners make improvements to the exterior of their homes.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Garland Resident COVID-19 Testing Program

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The City of Garland has partnered with a lab to provide up to 100 COVID-19 tests per day for Garland residents during the months of June and July.  COVID testing limitations have been due largely to lab testing capacity and funding availability. ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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The U.S. Census Bureau is now dropping off 2020 census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Dallas County.

This is the next phase of the effort to satisfy the full count of people living in the United States as required every 10 years by t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Garland Earns Excellent Bond Ratings

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The City of Garland and Garland Power & Light (GP&L) have earned positive bond ratings from multiple agencies.

Fitch Ratings has assigned a AAA rating to the City of Garland’s $16.7 million combination tax and revenue certificates of obli...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Follows State Guidelines in Phased Reopening

Following the guidelines set this week by Gov. Greg Abbott, Garland has reopened the Bridges Course and Lakes Course at Firewheel Golf Park and the Jack Coleman Tennis Center.

At the Bridges clubhouse, the restaurant will remain closed and inside access wi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Garland Goodness

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In the midst of the worry and concern about COVID-19, some really great things are happening! We’re sharing some of those stories here.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The May/June issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

HOVs Shut Down Until 635 East Project Finishes in 2024

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Work has commenced on the $1.7 billion LBJ East project, which will widen and improve Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30 – the Garland area’s busiest traffic corridor.

As part of the rebuild of the Interstate 30...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Garland City Council Postpones May 2 Election

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The Garland City Council postponed the City’s general election six months to Nov. 3 to keep voters from gathering during a time of concern over the spread of COVID-19.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized those holding May 2 elections to postpone th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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Let’s Make Our Mark and help each other out!

Head to VisitGarlandTX.com for a list of local restaurants offering takeout, delivery or drive-through service.

You can also see which local shops are offering virtual shopping and even gift card specia...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Garland City Council Updates Public Meeting Procedures During COVID-19 Response

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Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, Garland City Council and Plan Commission meetings will be virtual. These meetings will still be viewable through CGTV and online streaming.

The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting a...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The May/June issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Garland eAssist – Your Shortcut to City Services

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Garland eAssist is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests and see other nearby requests in progress. The service is available 24/7 via the website portal at GarlandTX.gov or the free mobile app available from the App...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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The VA North Texas Health Care System has officially taken possession of the former Garland-Baylor, Scott & White hospital located at 2300 Marie Curie Drive. The facility will now be known as Garland VA Medical Center.

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Lawn Care Assistance Available

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The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financial...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Power Out? Text GP&L!

Garland Power & Light customers can report their power outage by text message.

There are two ways to text your outage to GP&L’s dedicated outage text reporting number, 972-205-4000:

  • If your cellphone number is already associated with your ...
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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Public Utility Commission to Review Water Rates

Statement from the Cities of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson in Response to the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ “Yes” Decision on the Cities’ Water Rate Methodology Review Request

The Cities of Garland, M...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Library to Offer GED and ESL Classes

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The City of Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is partnering with Dallas County Community College District to offer GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for adults. Both classes will begin this spring.

We are in the process...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus

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Garland Public Health is working closely with regional, state and federal partners to monitor for coronavirus in north Texas. Check our Disease Information page for updates.

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards. The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingW...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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Garland Water Utilities continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The City received the NA...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Municipal Judges Sworn In

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The ceremony for Associate Judge Natalie Banuelos and Presiding Judge John Sholden was a formal welcome by the Garland City Council that conducted interviews and made their appointments. The Honorable David J. Schenck, Fifth District Court of Appeals Just...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Garland Welcomes New Animal Services Director

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Art Munoz officially joined the City as the Animal Services Director on Monday, Jan. 6. Art has spent the last 15 years with the SPCA of Texas Animal Cruelty Unit managing criminal investigations. As Chief Investigator, he acted as the advocate for abused...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree

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On Sunday, Dec. 8, 104 Garland children were each given $175 to spend on holiday gifts for themselves or other family members at the 34th Annual Kids’ Christmas Shopping Spree, organized by the Garland Fire Fighters Association.

Much of the money...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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The Garland Neighborhood Awards are the City’s annual way to spotlight neighbors who make a difference as individuals and, when they combine their efforts, as neighborhoods.

The Oakridge Neighborhood Association, several dedicated volunteers and ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Pulled at Winters Park

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The $3.2 million project will provide modern lighting to fields used by the City's largest youth sports league, the Garland Soccer Association.

As soon as the Garland Soccer Association passed out trophies and put the wraps on its season, crews arrived at ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Garland Storm Recovery Continues

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Texas businesses and residents affected by the storms that occurred Oct. 20-21. Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, SBA representatives will be available at the Dallas ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Garland Animal Services was recognized by Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Philip Huang and Manager of Environmental Health/Mosquito Control Scott Sawlis at the Garland City Council Nov. 5 Regular Meeting.

The animal shelter staff were r...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Water Meter Replacement Project Begins

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Garland Water Utilities has begun a multiyear capital improvement project to replace aging water meters throughout the city.

Water customers may see the City’s meter contractor, Compass Metering Solutions, working between streets and sidewalks in...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland’s future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trails and Bik...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Garland Renters Have One of America's Fastest Routes to Home Ownership

Garland is among the nation's best cities for renters to quickly convert to home ownership.

Garland is listed as the second-best city in Texas and ninth-best in the nation for the time it takes renters to save enough money to convert to home ownership.

In an October story, "The Process of Becoming a Homeowner," the Dallas Business Journ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: September 22, 2019

Stay connected!

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify Me today!

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News Flash

Posted on: July 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 4

We have updated the details we are providing in our daily case updates. Data will now include the total number of reported Garland cases, and a breakdown of the number of active cases, recovered cases, and deaths. The updated numbers are posted on the Gar...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar

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A digital copy of the 2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar is available here.

Find a downloadable 1-page copy of the 2020 Recycling Schedule here.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Slow Down to Get Around

When approaching emergency, utility, or waste vehicles motorists must move or slow down

As stated in the Texas Transportation Code §545.157 (Act 2019), when passing certain vehicles, a motorist must either slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit (when the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more), or move out of ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Don't Go Tarpless!

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When planning a trip to the City of Garland Transfer Station or the Hinton Landfill to dispose of bulky waste or other debris, please remember to secure your load with a tarp. Vehicles hauling waste to these sites must be enclosed or be secured and covere...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Want to Learn More About Garland's Recycling Program?

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Garland Environmental Waste Services would like to join you at your next meeting or event!

Wondering what happens to your recycling after it leaves your curb? Interested in learning more about the recycling process? Want to learn how to increase recycling ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Garland Recycling Program

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Recycled materials are considered commodities, and the price of the recycled material goes up and down depending on market trends. The City of Garland is continuing its recycling program in the midst of market downturns and import bans on recycled materia...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Named Winner in 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards

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The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center is a winner of the 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards. The accolade represents the top wedding professionals in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, as reviewed by couples on WeddingW...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards

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Garland Water Utilities continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The City received the NA...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Garland Animal Services Recognized by Dallas County Health and Human Services

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Garland Animal Services was recognized by Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Philip Huang and Manager of Environmental Health/Mosquito Control Scott Sawlis at the Garland City Council Nov. 5 Regular Meeting.

The animal shelter staff were r...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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The City of Garland has earned numerous video awards at both the national and state level this year.

Garland earned one first-place trophy and five second-place awards from the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association o...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Garland Renters Have One of America's Fastest Routes to Home Ownership

Garland is among the nation's best cities for renters to quickly convert to home ownership.

Garland is listed as the second-best city in Texas and ninth-best in the nation for the time it takes renters to save enough money to convert to home ownership.

In an October story, "The Process of Becoming a Homeowner," the Dallas Business Journ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Updates

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As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, the Garland Health Department (GHD) has received reports of 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents, as well as two deaths. Two Garland cases have recovered, meaning at least 7 days have passed sin...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

New Ordinance Additions

On Nov. 19, 2019, the Garland City Council voted to amend Chapter 22 of the Garland Code of Ordinances. The major changes are as follows:

  • Any food establishment earning a score below 60 three times in an 18-month period may have their food permit permanent...
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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. 2020-21 Grant Program

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The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Grant Program for local arts groups, historic preservation organizations and other artistic entities. Applications ma...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

2020 GCAC/GISD Senior Art Show Winners

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In conjunction with the GISD Fine Arts Department, the Garland Cultural Arts Commission announces the 2020 GISD Senior Art Show/Competition Winners! The judges for the 2020 GISD Senior Art Show and Competition were pr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

"Hamilton" Star Returns to the Granville Arts Center

Garland’s own Miguel Cervantes, star of the smash hit musical "Hamilton" (Broadway and Chicago productions), returned to the Granville Arts Center on Feb. 3, 2020 for a special reception celebrating Garland Summer Musicals and Garland ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

GCAC, Inc. Presents Special Award

The Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. presented the Business for the Arts Award to Robert Alan Smith at the Garland Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

In 2019, Robert Alan Smith invested and promoted public art in Garland by commiss...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City Holiday Hours and Services: Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4

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In observance of Independence Day, all City of Garland offices, Recreation Centers and the Utility Customer Service Drive-Thru will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.  City pools and Surf and Swim remain closed due to COVID-1...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Swim Lessons

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Come Make a Splash!

Come make a splash with the Garland Aquatics team with modified swim lessons for the 2020 season. While there will be no open/public swim, we will open Holford and Wynne Pools for swim lessons. Class sizes will be smaller and an adult m...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is committed to providing ways for you and your family t...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts

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We may not be able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concerts at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland "Fresh & Local" concert experience straight into your living room!  Get a front-row seat to our ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summer Camps

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Are you ready?

Summer Camps will start on July 6 with limited group sizes per camp. We will have STARS Camp, Fields Summer Camp, multiple fun camps at Holford Recreation Center. Check out the dates and times, and full list of camps being offered this summe...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Current Park Master Plans and Projects

Find out what we have been up to lately.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Monitoring COVID-19

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Garland Public Health is working closely with regional, state and federal partners to monitor for coronavirus in north Texas. Check our Disease Information page for updates.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Staying Active through COVID-19

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We know you have read the alerts, the reports on the news, and the City of Garland’s disaster declaration on March 17 that resulted in closures of several City facilities. But, what you may not know is that Garland’s outdoor parks are ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Summer Nutrition Program

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The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

CitySquare, an advocacy organization that works to fight ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2019

Trails Master Plan & Survey

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We want to hear from you. Find out more and take the survey today!

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on the Senior Meal Program

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Dallas County has authorized the City of Garland PRCAD to continue serving and delivering meals to currently registered seniors. 

Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center.  

The...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Citywide Trails Interactive Map

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Are you a visual person? This interactive map will help us understand exactly where your priorities are for cycling, walking and citywide trails in Garland. 

Follow the instructions and answer the questions using the...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks and on Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74 (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing w...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

Click on the image or the Recreation page link below. 

Find a Center near you!

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Garland Body Shops

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Need to exercise more, but don't want to join a gym? Check out our Body Shops filled with great equipment for all skill levels and are a great, low-cost alternative to big, expensive gyms.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Garland Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Relief

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Small businesses in Garland that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for relief. The State of Texas has formally requested emergency funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration this past week. Texas businesses are now eligible...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

$25 Million Food Production Expansion Project Secures 250 New Jobs for Garland

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A proposed $25 million expansion project has been approved under the Texas Enterprise Zone Program after being officially nominated by the City earlier this year. As approved, Kraft Heinz Food Company will make a major new capital investment in Garland an...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Garland Approves Deal to Construct 350,000+ Square Feet of Flex Space near New Jupiter Miller Busine

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Garland has approved a deal with Huntington Industrial Partners (HIP) to construct a fourth round of new commercial flex space in the heart of its core industrial district in the southwestern corner of the community. With this latest project, Huntington I...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Electronics Manufacturer Bringing 150 Jobs to Texas with Significant Investment in Garland

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Garland has approved a deal bringing an internationally-positioned electronics manufacturing and services company to Texas and its established and diverse family of manufacturers. All Quality and Services Inc. (AQS) makes computer components such as modul...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Garland Approves Land Sale and Secures $12+ Million Infill Housing Development

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After lengthy negotiations, Garland has approved an exciting new townhome development in South Garland near the intersection of East Kingsley and Centerville Roads. As agreed, Kingsley Homes LLC will purchase 3.3 acres from the Garland Foundation for Deve...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Garland Approves New Commissary Kitchen Concept and Associated $2 Million Investment

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Following a string of exciting new development announcements, Garland has approved a deal with Revolving Kitchen to develop a large-scale commissary kitchen facility in the 500 block of Shepherd Drive. Over $2 million will be invested in the 60-year-old i...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Plastipak Packaging to Grow Garland Plant’s Capacity with $10+ Million Expansion

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Plastipak Packaging, a major producer and supplier of plastic bottles to internationally-branded companies such as Dr. Pepper, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz and Procter & Gamble, will significantly expand their Garland manufacturing operation later this year. ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

German Automotive Components Manufacturer to Expand Garland Operations

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Garland has approved a deal with Germany’s Kirchhoff Automotive to significantly grow their current operations, located at 3901 West Miller Road, from 94,000 to 115,000 square feet. As part of the project, $20+ million will be invested in the acquisition ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expanding to U.S. with Significant Investment in Garland

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Garland has approved a deal with Canada’s Quest Window Systems to open the company’s first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility early next year. Anchoring the southern end of the city’s new Jupiter Miller Business Park, Quest USA, Inc. will occupy...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Garland Approves Sizable Expansion of Billion Dollar Digital Realty Data Center Campus

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Late last summer, Garland approved a deal with Digital Realty to develop a $1 billion data center campus on a 47.5-acre site located northeast of the intersection of Campbell Road and the President George Bush Turnpike. This week, Garland approved an expa...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

New Era Companies to Construct $25 Million North Garland Medical Center

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Garland has approved a deal that will result in the development of a $25 million North Garland Medical Center at 7217 Telecom Parkway. This state-of-the-art medical facility will realize 95,000 square feet of healthcare space in a new 3-story building nea...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Garland Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Relief

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Small businesses in Garland that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for relief. The State of Texas has formally requested emergency funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration this past week. Texas businesses will now be elig...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Apply Now for Boards and Commissions

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Do you want to make a difference in your City? The Garland City Council is currently accepting applications for all boards and commissions through Friday, Aug. 7.

Council members will review applications submitted and select for nomination the persons dete...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

EWS Holiday Hours and Services: Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4

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In observance of Independence Day, the Environmental Waste Services main Administration Office will be closed Friday, July 3.

The C.M. Hinton Regional Landfill, the Garland Transfer Station and the Residential Recycling Center will all remain open to the p...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Recycled Art

GISD Recycled Art Examples

Do you know a K - 12 student artist who knows all about recycling and understands the importance of recycling and reuse to keep materials out of the landfill? We’d love to see what they create! Send a picture of their creation to EWS@GarlandTX.g...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Resolve to Reduce Waste and Recycle Right

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The new year, a time when many people concern themselves with reducing the size of their waist, is also a time to remember to reduce your waste.

Extending the life of our landfill and preserving our environment involve more than recycling. It starts with r...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Holiday Recycling Guide

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With all those Black Friday finds, Cyber Monday scores, holiday deals, gift boxes, shopping bags and spools of ribbons, it can be hard to know what is recyclable, what is garbage, and what should have been avoided in the first place. Follow the tips below...

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Venue/Event Updates - Granville Arts Center, The Atrium, Plaza Theatre

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Dear Granville Arts Center, The Atrium and Plaza Theatre Patrons,

The Granville Arts Center facilities, including the The Atrium and the Plaza Theatre, will re-open Monday, June 15 at 50% capacity.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please know ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Summer Nutrition Program

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The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

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Trails Master Plan & Survey

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We want to hear from you. Find out more and take the survey today!

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Staying Active through COVID-19

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We know you have read the alerts, the reports on the news, and the City of Garland’s disaster declaration on March 17 that resulted in closures of several City facilities. But, what you may not know is that Garland’s outdoor parks are ...

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Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program

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The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to those City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Holiday Hours and Services: Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4

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In observance of Independence Day, all City of Garland offices and the Utility Customer Service Drive-Thru will be closed Friday, July 3. City pools and Surf and Swim remain closed due to COVID-19. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Increases Exemptions for Property Taxes

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Certain homeowners in Garland will benefit from additional exemptions on their property taxes beginning in the 2020 tax year.

The Garland City Council approved two exemption increases during their June 16 Regular Meeting. Those who are able to claim a Home...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Summer Nutrition Program: Free Meals for Kids and Teens

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The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

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Garland Goodness

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In the midst of the worry and concern about COVID-19, some really great things are happening! We’re sharing some of those stories here.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 - City Service Updates

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The City of Garland is reopening City offices and facilities in a phased approach.

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PAID Program Lets You Help Neighbors with Utility Bills

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Looking for a way to help your neighbors during these challenging times? You can help with their utility bills by contributing to Provide Aid in Dollars (PAID). The option to contribute is available on your utility bill. Funds are distributed through the ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

The 2020 census is happening now and we need you!

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The United States census for 2020 is happening now. Garland’s allotment of money for federal programs and its government representation are dependent on the count of its residents.

The census is an official count of the U.S. population and househ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Latest Issue of Garland City Press Now Available

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The May/June issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

VA North Texas Health Care System Acquires Garland Hospital Facility

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The VA North Texas Health Care System has officially taken possession of the former Garland-Baylor, Scott & White hospital located at 2300 Marie Curie Drive. The facility will now be known as Garland VA Medical Center.

In a news release issued April 6,...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Garland City Council Postpones May 2 Election

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The Garland City Council postponed the City’s general election six months to Nov. 3 to keep voters from gathering during a time of concern over the spread of COVID-19.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized those holding May 2 elections to postpone th...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Monitoring Coronavirus

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Garland Public Health is working closely with regional, state and federal partners to monitor for coronavirus in north Texas. Check our Disease Information page for updates.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Support Local Businesses and Restaurants

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Let’s Make Our Mark and help each other out!

Head to VisitGarlandTX.com for a list of local restaurants offering takeout, delivery or drive-through service.

You can also see which local shops are offering virtual shopping and even gift card specia...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Lights Go Live for Youth Soccer Season, 2019 Bond Celebration

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The first project from Garland’s $423.7 million bond program, approved by residents just nine months ago, is officially on the ground. New LED field lights went live for the first night games of the youth soccer season Feb. 24 at Winters Park.

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

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The Garland City Marshal’s Office is now issuing tickets for parking violations. You can pay your tickets online.

Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. In the past, parking tickets were tre...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Mayor's State of the City Address

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Garland has a lot of momentum and, in his first State of the City address, Mayor Scott LeMay praised residents who in 2019 bought in by authorizing a record $423.7 million in bond projects and presented awards to two for Making Their Mark.

In his keynote f...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2019 Food Excellence Award Winners

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The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top 5% of their class on unannounced food inspections during the previous year.

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

2019 Bond in Motion as Light Poles Replaced at Winters Park

The first light pole in a $3.2 million project at Winters Park is installed on Thursday, Dec. 5.

It's officially "in with the new" at Winters Park, where the first poles in a $3.2 million project to upgrade to LED lighting were installed Thursday, Dec. 5.

The Winters lighting project is on a strict timeline, starting Nov. 18, the day after t...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Garland Brings Home National and State Video Awards

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The City of Garland has earned numerous video awards at both the national and state level this year.

Garland earned one first-place trophy and five second-place awards from the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards, hosted by the National Association o...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

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The Garland Neighborhood Awards are the City’s annual way to spotlight neighbors who make a difference as individuals and, when they combine their efforts, as neighborhoods.

The Oakridge Neighborhood Association, several dedicated volunteers and ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

The Latest Issue of the Garland City Press Is Online

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The November/December issue of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online

In this issue, learn about upcoming holiday activities, find out what's new in your neighborhood, get updates on road projects and other dev...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Survey

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The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland’s future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trai...

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#TheFaceBehindMyWaste Art Exhibition Participants Wanted

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Have you ever wondered who the people are that make sure your waste is collected every day? Even during natural disasters and pandemics? There are many men and women, all around the world collecting our waste everyday and we want to celebrate them.&nb...

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Waste Placement Guidelines

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  • Please leave at least 4 feet of space between items for collection, including green trash carts, blue recycling carts, and brush and bulky goods.
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Posted on: March 30, 2020

What to do with excess trash and recyclables?

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Environmental Waste Services has opened a temporary stop and go location at the Transfer station at 1434 Commerce St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during the approved shelter in place ordinance. 

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Waste Wizard

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Use the Waste Wizard tool at GarlandWasteWizard.com to find out how to correctly dispose of and properly recycle hundreds of items.

It is important to remember that not all items are recyclable. And even if an item is recyclable, it may bot belong in your ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Break Down and Flatten All Cardboard

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Flattening and breaking down boxes helps you fit more recyclable items in your blue cart and helps the City of Garland Environmental Waste Services Department to collect your recyclables efficiently and safely.

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Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts

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We may not be able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concerts at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland "Fresh & Local" concert experience straight into your living room!  Get a front-row seat to our ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summer Camps

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ARE YOU READY?

Summer Camps will start on July 6 with limited group sizes per camp. We will have STARS Camp, Fields Summer Camp, multiple fun camps at Holford Recreation Center. Check out the dates and times, and full list of camps being offered this summe...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks & Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. http://ow.ly/oCu550yQp74 (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing w...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on the Senior Meal Program

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Dallas County has authorized the City of Garland PRCAD to continue serving and delivering meals to currently registered seniors. 

Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center.  

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Citywide Trails Interactive Map

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Interactive Citywide Trails Map

Are you a visual person? This interactive map will help us understand exactly where your priorities are for cycling, walking and citywide trails in Garland. 

Follow the instructions and answer the questions using the...

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Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Important COVID-19 Information Regarding Your Utility Bill

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The City of Garland is working with customers during these difficult times. Although the department is not currently disconnecting for non-payment we anticipate resuming collection related activities on or about June 15. We strongly encourage customers to...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Don't Be Fooled by Utility Scams

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Scammers may pose as City employees threatening to disconnect electric and/or water service unless immediate payment is made.

Be suspicious of anyone calling to demand payment over the phone, and be aware of the following:

  • The City does not have an 800, 888...
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Garland's Combined Utility Bill

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With the City of Garland's combined utility bill, customers have the convenience of paying for all City utility services at one time each month.

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Energy Conservation Tips

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Learn how to reduce your energy consumption today and save money on your utility bill.

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Mommy and Me Spanish

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Moms, dads and little ones will learn Spanish through adventures, activities and movement-based games. Program is for ages 3 to 6 years and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 972-205-2721 or email Hollabaugh for more information.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virtual Camps

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Adventures in Art for ages 6 to 13 years, and Pokemon Scratch Coding Camp and MineScratch Coding Camp Programs for ages 7 to 12 years.  Program times and days vary. Call 972-205-2772 or email Holford for more information.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Zumba

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Combine fast and slow rhythms to aerobic routines to the sounds of Latin and International music. Program is for ages 18 years and up and meets on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 972-205-2771 or email Granger for more information.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Boot Camp

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Get up and get going for an invigorating workout including fitness instruction, motivational training and energizing activities. Program is for ages 17 years and up meets on Mondays and Thursdays  from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 972-205-3090 or email Field...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Beginner Basketball

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This small group program is taught at a slower pace for kids learning the game. Program is for ages 5 to 10 years and meets on Mondays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Call 972-205-2770 or email Bradfield for more information.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Build Garland!

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Garland voters approved a $423,700,000 bond program in 2019. Learn about the projects and get updates as they progress.


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Posted on: November 28, 2018

#MakeYourMarkGarland

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Garland is a place for making your dreams come true! Explore the many ways you can Make Your Mark here, as well as how Garland makes its mark.



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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Garland Parks Update: June 1,2020

Park and recreation facilities that are open and still closed as of June 1, 2020.

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The following is an update at Garland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts parks and facilities. 

If you choose to go to the park, please plan accordingly and continue to comply with physical distancing guidelines of a minimum of 6 fe...

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Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. While our Recreation Centers may be closed due to COVID-19, the City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Departm...

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