The Texarkana Parks and Recreation Department invites the community out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at 11:30 AM at Spring Lake Park.

Spring Lake Park will be officially celebrating the Spring Lake Park Walk Through History Trail and new bridges. The ceremony will be held at the South end of the Park, off of Lynn Street, 4303 N. Park Road. Texarkana families have been coming to this park for decades for walking, biking, baseball, fishing, playing, or just to have a family picnic. These new additions and upgrades will continue to make the park one of the best in the area where families can come and enjoy it for a lifetime.

Mario Garcia

The park is well-known for having several events throughout the year such as the upcoming 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival this Saturday, May 1. The wine festival helps support our local Alzheimer's Alliance. There will be wine tastings, food tastings, live music, arts, crafts, and more. Click here for more information.

Then next Saturday, May 8, from 8-3 PM get ready for the annual Community-wide Yard Sale and Electronics Recycling event from 10-1 PM.

Items Not Accepted

No Acids
No CRTs or Tube TVs
No Film, photos or x-rays
No Furniture or file cabinets
No Household Appliances
No Magnetic tapes of any kind
No Microwaves
No Oil- or PCB-containing devices
No Paints/Liquids of any Kind
No Radioactive Materials
(such as ION Scanners)
No Refrigerants

See a list of items accepted here. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to May 15, 2021. More information about recycling here.

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