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Nov 21, 2017 09:00 AM

2018 Annual Permits on sale

Annual permits for dog parks, horse trails and more on sale December 4.

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Nov 20, 2017 09:00 AM

Holiday Hours

Our customer service offices and some facilities will be closed in observance of upcoming holidays. ​

Nov 20, 2017 09:00 AM

Golf Gift Card Holiday Bonus

Purchase online, by phone or in person. Receive a $10 bonus for each $100 golf gift card purchase from November 24–December 31.

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Winter 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Nov 06, 2017 08:00 AM

Holiday Tree Recycling

Donated trees are chipped and used for preserve trails and landscaping.

Nov 01, 2017 08:00 AM

Take an Evening Hike on Solar-Lit Trails

Get some evening exercise this winter along designated solar-lit trails at Old School and Lakewood, open until 9 pm, daily through March 11.

Old School

Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin October 16

Book your 2018 event at any of our 31 picnic shelters. Plan early to help ensure your first choice of shelter and date.

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