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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 24, 2014

Fred Poteet Building Dedication Ceremony

Temple Parks and Leisure Services will rename and dedicate the former Temple Visitor’s Center building (120 W. Central Ave.) to honor former volunteer, Fred Poteet. The dedication ceremony will take place on Monday, November... 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...

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Free Apple Giveaway to Raise Awareness of Healthy Eating Habits

The Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness wants to encourage you to start eating healthier this fall by taking part in the Apple-A-Day program. On Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. free apples will be given away to everyone... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Halloween Splash Bash is a Scary Good Time

Dive in for a ghostly good time at Temple Parks & Leisure Services’ annual Halloween Splash Bash on Friday, October 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sammons Indoor Pool (2220 W. Avenue D) in Temple.

Featuring spooky music,... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Haunted Hayride Returns for One Spook-Tacular Night

Temple Parks & Leisure Services will host the annual Haunted Hayride on Saturday, October 25th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Wilson park Recreation Center (2205 Curtis B. Elliott Dr.) in Temple.

The popular Haunted Hayride... Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Wedding Planning on a Budget? Head to the Budget Bridal Brunch

Plan the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank at this year’s Budget Bridal Brunch sponsored by Confetti Rentals and the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. On Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at... Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Annual Temple Christmas Parade Applications Now Available

Planning for the 2014 Temple Christmas Parade is in full swing and applications to participate are now available online. This year’s parade will be held on Monday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. featuring the theme, “My Favorite... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Get Your Kicks at the Route 66 Family Celebration

Join the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum for a Route 66 Family Celebration on Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to view the Museum’s new exhibit, America’s Road: the Journey of Route... Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

The First Annual Central Texas Nature Fest!

Learn all about our local natural resources and have some outdoor fun at the Central Texas Nature Fest 2014 on Saturday, October 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Bend of the River (7915 S. General Bruce Dr.) in Temple.... Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

Food Truck Fest Rolls into Temple This Saturday

The Temple Parks Foundation is bringing the food truck craze to Temple by presenting Food Truck Fest – a unique event featuring a wide variety of food truck cuisine, live music and family friendly activities. The gastronomic... Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Temple Parks & Leisure Services Continues to Beautify Temple with 7th Annual Tree Giveaway

Temple Parks & Leisure Services wants to give you a FREE tree to beautify your neighborhood! Approximately 150 trees will be given away as part of the 7th Annual “Tree for Me” program taking place on Saturday, October 25th,... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Enjoy Old Fashioned, Homespun Fun at Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum

Step back in time and try your hand at making traditional crafts the old fashioned way! On Saturday, September 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum presents the Homespun History Family Day. Learn... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Route 66 Exhibit Cruises in to Railroad & Heritage Museum

This fall, Route 66 will make a detour to Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum. A special traveling exhibit experience titled America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 will be on display at the museum from September 20th -... Read on...



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