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Salute Plano Armed Services Heroes Lost in Combat

A bronze sculpture of an American soldier at Veterans Plaza at Memorial Park

Stand to remember Plano veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Sunset at Memorial Park includes the posting of the colors, the pledge of allegiance, the National Anthem, an invocation and a proclamation. A roll call of Plano veterans who died in the service will be read. Once the U.S. flag is folded and passed, a 21-gun salute and TAPS will close the ceremony. This free event is presented by American Legion Harding-Blaine Post 321 and Casey Joyce All-America VFW Post 4380.

Guests of Sunset at Memorial Park can see the newest installed Plano Bricks of Honor. Each donated brick includes a veteran’s name, rank, branch and years of service. Honor your loved one who served in the armed forces by purchasing a paver at PlanoBricksOfHonor.org. Bricks ordered by Friday, Sept. 22 will be installed before Veterans Day 2023.

Sunset at Memorial Park

Monday, May 29, 7 pm

Veterans Plaza at Memorial Park 

2101 Bay Hill Dr.

Remember local heroes all year long with a visit to Memorial Park.

Party Like It’s 1873 as Plano Turns 150

Plano's Birthday 1873-2023, Saturday, June 3

Come to Historic Downtown Plano where the City's history began for the best birthday bash ever. Plano’s turning 150. Be present as we mark this milestone with: 

  • Sweets and treats, including free cupcakes from H-E-B (while supplies last) 
  • Birthday gifts for everyone (while supplies last) 
  • Balloons, balloons and more balloons 
  • Birthday card station with help from our friends at the Plano West Rotary 
  • Plano Life and Fire Safety (LAFS) clowns and characters
  • Free kid zone with inflatables and carnival games
  • Balloon artist, caricaturist, stilt walking jugglers and face painters 
  • Photo opportunities throughout Haggard Park
  • Live music from Plano Symphony Orchestra and Plano Community Band
  • Beer, wine and seltzers from The Fillmore Pub
  • Line dancing and a DJ 

Tour the booths of a dozen City departments. Learn a bit of history from Plano’s Heritage Commission, The Texas Pool, Plano African American Museum, Plano Masonic Lodge No. 768, The Heritage Farmstead Museum and Plano IOOF Lodge #114. While you are in the park, stop by the Plano Conservancy at the Interurban Railway Museum!

Plano’s 150th Birthday Celebration 

Saturday, June 3, 4-8 pm 

Haggard Park 

901 E. 15th St. 

The After Party in McCall Plaza begins at 8 pm with live music from All Funk Radio Show. See you there!

Catch up on Plano's history.

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Summer adventures and mosquitoes have arrived. Do your part with these simple steps to fight the bite: 

  • DRESS against pests - Wear light-colored clothing to be less attractive to hungry mosquitoes. Long sleeves and pants reduce your risk of bites even more. For extra protection, spray clothing with mosquito repellent.  

  • DEFEND your skin - Apply insect repellent before you go outdoors. Look for products containing DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved ingredient. Natural alternatives include orange spray, eucalyptus and citronella. Always follow label instructions when applying repellent.  

  • DRAIN your domain - Limit the places around your home where mosquitoes can live and breed. Simply drain standing water from places where water collects. Common spots include trash carts, old tires, flower pots, rain gutters and bird baths. Refresh and replenish your pet's water bowl daily. Pool owners should maintain and run pool equipment 8 hours a day to prevent mosquito breeding.  

Plano's Environmental Health & Sustainability (EHS) team proactively protects residents from these unwelcome insects by trapping and testing mosquitoes in locations across the city. If disease is detected, residents are notified when spraying will occur in their area. To receive a call, email or text, sign up for Plano City Call. You can update your preference more easily when you create a managed account

Learn more about mosquito control in Plano.

Survey and Task Force Signup Ends Soon


Wednesday, May 17

Take the short-term rental (STR) survey.

Apply for the STR task force.

Please forward this info to your Plano friends and neighbors, so they have an opportunity to participate.

Learn more

about short-term rentals.

Municipal Avenue Road Closure at Railroad Crossing

Friday-Monday, May 19-22

Municipal Avenue

between 14th Street and Plano Parkway

This is part of the DART Silver Line Rail project. A similar three-day road closure will occur sometime in June for the railroad crossing on K Avenue.

Get details on DART Silver Line Rail.

Senior Information & Wellness Fair

Wednesday, May 24

9 am-1 pm

Sam Johnson

Recreation Center

401 W. 16th St.

Stop by this come-and-go event featuring free fitness demos, health screenings and door prizes. Visit with dozens of local vendors representing senior living options, financial planning, personal care services and more. Buy a tasty lunch from Cousins Maine Lobster and Waffle O’Licious food trucks.

Discover more reasons to visit the Sam Johnson Recreation Center.

Rick Grady Reception

Wednesday, May 24

4:30-6:30 pm

Remarks 5:15 pm

Plano Courtyard

Theater Lobby

1509 H Ave.

Stop by this come-and-go reception honoring City Council Member Rick Grady. Let's wish him well.

Join us in thanking Rick for his service to Plano.

Trash and Recycling Collections Slide 1 Day for Memorial Day

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, some City services and offices are not available Monday, May 29. Trash and recycling will be collected one day later all week.

Plan ahead with the City's holiday hours schedule.


Aquatic Maintenance Technician

$39,800-$57,700 per year  

2+ years experience 

Join our Parks and Recreation department team. This position provides general maintenance support for the City’s swimming pools and spray pads. Maintain and repair aquatic mechanical systems including pumps, motors, filters, chemical feeding systems, interactive features, etc. Assists the aquatic maintenance coordinator with scheduled maintenance and special projects coordination.

Apply today!

How to use your water meter to check for a leak

Save Water When You Find Plumbing Leaks Quickly

Do you hear water running but cannot find a leak? Your water meter is a quick and easy way to determine if you have a water leak. In this how-to video, Steve Stoler walks you through how to access and read the water meter for tracking down a leak.

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