May 29, 2022
This Week's News
City Holiday Hours and Services: Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, all City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries, recreation centers and senior centers will be closed Monday, May 30.

The Hinton Landfill and Transfer Station will also be closed. Trash, recycling, and brush and bulky items will be collected on their regular Tuesday-Friday schedules.

Surf and Swim will be open Memorial Day weekend, including Monday. All pool schedules can be found on the Aquatics homepage at

Firewheel Golf Park will remain open and operate its usual hours.
Band Together on the Square Concert Series Continues Friday, June 3

Downtown Garland has a diverse musical experience that will go great with your carefree summer vibe.

Join us every Friday evening from May through September for one of the best concert series of the summer!

Our series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, at 506 Main St. featuring Texas Gypsies. Be sure to explore Downtown Garland's fabulous array of eateries and shops before and after the show!

Go to for more details and to check the latest updates on bands and locations.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Continues Thursday, June 9

Garland’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series continues with Ally Venable at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Audubon Park.

Along with presenting partner Veritex Bank and artist sponsor Jimmy Wallace Guitars, the City is proud to feature touring on-the-rise artists and lively entertainers who are sure to blow you away with talent and get you dancing. View the full lineup at

This will be the final concert at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road. Beginning June 23, the Sounds of Summer moves to the Winters Park Amphitheatre located at 1330 Spring Creek Drive. The concerts are FREE! Bring the family, grab a bite from on-site food vendors and let the kids challenge each other in the activity area.
Dig into Composting Class Saturday, June 4
Compost is the single greatest soil amendment you can add to set up your garden and landscape for success.

Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. We’ll give you the dirt on the most effective composting materials and methods, with a focus on practical techniques and piles of problem-solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.

Class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in Room 417 at the Fire Administration building, 1500 State Highway 66. Register today!
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit Comes to Garland
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy tells the inspiring story of the homefront effort that produced tanks, planes, ships and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II.

The 1,500-square-foot exhibit includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories and interactive audio/video components that immerse the visitor in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine. The exhibit debuted at The National WWII Museum in 2014 before embarking on a national tour. Garland will be the only Texas city to host the exhibit in 2022.

The exhibit will be at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., from Monday, June 6, through Friday, Aug. 12, during the following times:
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Construction Work to Begin on South Jupiter Road Railroad Crossing
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, the Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad, Inc. (DGNO) will start the process of removing and replacing the track infrastructure where it crosses South Jupiter Road between Miller Park Road and Forest Lane.

The entire roadway will be closed until the work is complete. The roadway should be open to traffic after 6 a.m. Monday, June 6. Please expect traffic delays and seek alternate travel routes like Plano and Shiloh roads to avoid this work zone.

The businesses between Miller Park Road and the DGNO crossing will have limited access during the construction process. A detour around the work zone will be in place during the construction of the track improvements. If you have questions, email
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
June 6 and 7
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to watch the meetings online.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Graduation Traffic Delays
Through June 29
High school and college graduations will take place at the Curtis Culwell Center through Wednesday, June 29. Naaman Forest Boulevard will experience traffic congestion during the graduations, so expect traffic delays in the area. A complete list of dates and times for the graduations can be found at

Summer Activities and Events
Check out all the upcoming activities and events in Garland at There's something fun for everyone!
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