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Posted on: January 8, 2015

16th Annual Father Daughter Dance: Tickets on Sale Now

Celebrate that special father-daughter bond with an enchanted evening dancing the night away at the 16th Annual Father Daughter Dance presented by Extreme Cheer & Tumble. Guests may choose to attend the dance on Friday,... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 Exhibit Extended Through January

Due to popular demand, the special traveling exhibit, America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66, has been extended until January 31, 2015 at Temple’s Railroad and Heritage Museum. The exhibit brings the shared history of... Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Resolution 5K Race Rescheduled

The Arches Resolution 5K race has been rescheduled due to potential hazardous weather conditions that may occur between now and Saturday morning. The race will now take place on Sunday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. If you have... Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

Keep Those New Year's Resolutions at the Arches Resolution 5K

Resolve to start 2015 off on the right foot, by registering for the Arches Resolution 5K presented by Arches Foot Care and Select Physical Therapy! Keep those New Year’s resolutions by running or walking in this year’s race,... Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

Parks and Recreation to Offer Safe Place for Kids to Ring in the New Year

Temple Parks and Recreation will host a New Year’s Eve lock-in to offer a safe place for children to have fun, as they ring in 2015. The lock-in will take place from 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – 7:00 a.m.... Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Temple Parks and Recreation to Host Lifeguard Certification Classes

Temple Parks and Recreation will be hosting the first of six Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes in preparation for the hiring of seasonal lifeguards for the 2015 summer swim season. The first session will take place... Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Recycle Your Christmas Tree with Temple Parks & Recreation

This January, keep your unwanted Christmas trees out of the landfill by joining Temple Parks and Recreation for the 2015 Christmas Tree Recycling Event. Residents may bring their undecorated, live Christmas trees to the... Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Day Camp To Offer Fun Activities For Kids During The Holidays

With the stress of school closing for winter break and planning for the upcoming holiday season, keep your kids busy this December with Temple Parks and Recreation’s Camp Holidaze. Designed for children ages 5-14, this day... Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2014

The Railroad and Heritage Museum Welcomes the Arrival of Santa Claus

Santa and his elves invite all the girls and boys to the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum to welcome him to Temple, as he arrives by train, on Saturday, December 6th at 10:00 a.m.

“We are so excited to greet Santa... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

2014 Temple Lighted Christmas Parade Route Announced

Temple Parks and Recreation would like to invite the entire community to get in the spirit of the holiday season at the 2014 Temple Lighted Christmas Parade.

Downtown will come alive when more than 100 parade entries... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Temple’s Cultural Activities Center to Receive Historical Marker

The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will host a reception honoring the Cultural Activities Center as the first recipient of the Temple Historic Organization Marker. The reception will be held Monday, November 24th at... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Grand Marshal Announced for 2014 Temple Christmas Parade

Temple Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that longtime Temple High School Football Coach, Bob McQueen, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Temple Christmas Parade held on Monday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m.

“We... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Dedication Ceremony to be Held for New Adopt-A-Trail Program

Temple Parks and Recreation will host a dedication ceremony honoring the new caretaker of the Friar’s Creek Hike & Bike Trail. The section of this popular trail, between Temple College and Scott & White, will soon be under... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Make Your Reservations for the 14th Annual Senior Christmas Dinner

The Annual Senior Christmas Dinner presented by Temple Parks and Recreation will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center (3303 North 3rd Street) in... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Parade Vehicles Highlighted For Temple Christmas Parade; Dignitaries Announced

Temple Parks and Recreation has relied on the kindness of its citizens and local businesses to help provide antique vehicles, classic cars and convertibles to transport local dignitaries during the annual lighted Christmas... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Temple Parks and Recreation Staff Win Regional Awards

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Temple Parks and Recreation was awarded two prestigious awards from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) at the Central Regional Awards Ceremony held in Austin, TX. The two awards... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

10th Annual Schlotzsky’s Jingle Bun Run and Half Marathon

Race into the holiday season at the 10th Annual Schlotzsky’s Jingle Bun Run held on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. The event will feature a 5K race and half marathon beginning and ending at the Baylor Scott and White West... Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Start a new Thanksgiving Day tradition this year! Bring all the relatives out to participate in the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K presented by The Carlson Law Firm and Temple Parks and Recreation. This year’s... Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Temple Parks and Recreation to Celebrate Arbor Day

Temple Parks and Recreation will host a special Arbor Day celebration at Jones Park (1102 W. Avenue H in Temple), on Wednesday, November 12th at 10:00 a.m. The celebration will feature a commemorative tree planting ceremony... Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2014

Experience the Magic of the Holidays Aboard the North Pole Flyer

Get in the spirit of the season and join the Railroad and Heritage Museum for a magical trip on the North Pole Flyer! On Friday, November 28th, enjoy a two-hour train ride through the Texas Hill Country in a very special... Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2014

2014 Temple Christmas Parade Entry Deadline Approaching

The application deadline for entry into the 2014 Temple Christmas Parade is quickly approaching. The deadline to register is Friday, November 7th at 5:00 p.m.

“There are still spots available to participate in this year’s... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Knock, Talk and Squawk at the Railroad & Heritage Museum’s Free Family Day

Join the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum for a celebration of the many ways we communicate with each other. Explore old and new ways of sending messages at Knock, Talk and Squawk Family Day this Saturday, November 1st from... Read on...



City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561