Welcome to Our Backyard

Escape to the great outdoors without leaving the city limits! With lush green space, adventurous jogging and walking trails, and a growing oasis of urban forests, Addison's parks are the perfect way to get out and play.

Janna Tidwell

Director of Parks and Recreation

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Janna Tidwell

Director of Parks and Recreation

Phone: 972.450.2869

Email: jtidwell@addisontx.gov

Pla Chung

Parks Department Assistant

Phone: 972.450.2851

Email: pchung@addisontx.gov

Tasked with maintaining our city's diverse parks, medians and jogging trails, our department is passionate about going green. We're committed to enhancing our community's quality of life with inviting outdoor spaces and stunning vistas across Addison. Tulips are spread throughout Addison each spring as our dedicated Parks crews hand-plant fall bulbs that appear like an artist’s palette of spring colors! The Parks Department provides landscaping and public services to make the great outdoors even greater. From local projects to commercial properties, our team splashes the city with color, and we're dedicated to making you feel right at home in Addison's backyard!


Tulips planted in 2014


Miles of trails in Addison


Public art pieces donated by Addison Arbor Foundation


Addison is updating its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. The plan will guide future improvements to our parks, recreation facilities, trails and greenbelts, programs, and events. We want to know what’s important to you.

July is Parks & Rec Month!
We invite you to play bingo in the month of July for a chance to win Active Addison swag and goodies! Print the bingo card above or pick it up at the front desk at the Athletic Club. Participants must complete any row and return the card to the Addison Athletic Club front desk or email a photo to pchung@addisontx.gov by August 3! 
Contact Us

Parks Phone Number:


Dog Park Hotline:



16801 Westgrove Dr.
Addison, TX 75001

Dog Park Hotline 


During and following heavy rain, Addison closes its dog parks until the ground drys.  Want to know if a dog park is open?  Just call the Addison Dog Park Hotline at 972.450.8851.


Summer Parks Photo Contest


How do you see Addison Parks? For full contest rules and prize details, click here