Explore Plano 2017 Featured Challenge: Choose Your Own Parks & Rec Activity

What is Explore Plano?

Explore Plano is the City of Plano’s exclusive checklist of the coolest things going on across Plano during Summer ‘17. At each stop, there will be a photo challenge that leads to the opportunity to win prizes. Explore Plano runs June 1-August 31. At the Explore Plano website, all of the challenges are listed out by month, and most of the challenges are completely free!

This Week’s #ExplorePlano Challenge:

Well, folks, it’s our final Explore Plano challenge of the summer. That means it’s the last chance for North Texans to win exclusive prizes just by sharing their pics on social media using #ExplorePlano. For this final challenge, the City of Plano wants citizens to enjoy their favorite Plano Parks & Recreation activity of choice.

Plano Parks & Rec offers an archery course for kids // photos courtesy City of Plano

There are tons of possibilities for this week’s challenge. Feeling active? Visit your favorite Plano park. There are plenty of options with over 60 public parks for hiking, running, riding bikes and flying kites in Plano.

Feeling curious? Plano Parks and Rec also offers dozens of classes with easy, online registration. These classes range from computer coding classes for kids, chocolate culinary lessons, recreation for special needs citizens, youth sports and even an introduction to Facebook for senior citizens.

Looking to lounge around instead? With the heat showing no signs of letting up, there is still time to make a splash at one of Plano’s pools before Labor Day.

Jack Carter Pool

How To Win Cool Stuff:

  • Take a pic of yourself doing one of your favorite Parks & Rec activities (swimming, taking a walk in the park or participating in a Parks & Rec class) and post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
  • Be sure to use the hashtag #ExplorePlano
  • The City of Plano will draw a winner (almost) every week, based on who uses the hashtag
  • Winners will receive a mystery prize pack (which may include any of the following: theatre tickets, pool passes, recreation center passes, gift cards and more!)

Did You Know?

  • Many Parks and Recreation programs are completely free, including the Family Hike Night and Digital Fishing Derby.
  • The City of Plano Parks & Rec department offers over 8,000 classes each year.
  • One of our parks has a tree that is over 500 years old!

Meet the Queen of the Trees…

Angela Kralik, City of Plano’s Urban Forester

Angela Kralik is the City of Plano’s Urban Forester since February 2014. This makes her the “mother” to about 1.7 million public and private trees in Plano. Angela says, “As a renewable resource for our community, the preservation of our trees and green spaces is everyone’s responsibility. Plano Parks and Recreation crews work every day to nurture, maintain and replenish our public tree population. The fruits of their efforts will serve as an everlasting legacy for generations to enjoy.”  She is credited with helping create Plano’s first Urban Forest Master Plan to address the longevity of Plano’s trees. This plan will provide a vision and direction for managing our public trees and the growth of our tree canopy over the next 25 years.

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