Three Things to Know This Week (Aug. 7-13)

  1. Active families make for a healthy community! We encourage you to Get Out & Play with us from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Kids Colony Playground, GetOutAndPlay5151 North Colony Blvd. Our Parks & Recreation Department brings the fun, you bring the energy! We will have all kinds of games to play including kickball, disc golf, 9 Square in the Air, and much more. Bring your brothers and sisters and all of your friends, and come play! This FREE event is recommended for ages 5-12. A snack will be provided for all participants at the conclusion of the games. Call Parks & Rec for more info at 972-625-1106.

  2. In response to a positive pool test for West Nile virus in mosquitoes last week, truck-mounted adult mosquito treatments are scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday,Aedes_aegyptiAug. 7, in the Wilcox Park area. This is the second of two scheduled treatments for that area, the first of which occurred Sunday night. Click here for more information, including a map of the treatment zone. Click here for info about the city’s overall mosquito control program and personal protection tips. Please bear in mind the city only sprays for mosquitoes in response to a positive test for disease in a given area.

  3. Traffic flow through the parking lot in City Hall will be altered overnight starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. Contractors will be performing routine maintenance on a cell tower, and will be blocking the western-most part of the lot. Thru-traffic will still be able to pass under the awning (9-6 clearance) to access either the utility billing or library book drop-offs on either side of the building. Click here for more details, including a map.