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Connection moves us because it moves you.

We are driven by a desire to enhance quality of life through an active community, exceptional quality, and fantastic service. It is our mission to spark connection with self, family, and community through meaningful park and recreation experiences. We want to be known for setting the standard for connection, service, and quality in parks and recreation.

Thank you for supporting the spark that connects Wylie and surrounding communities.


Annually, the City of Wylie Parks and Recreation Department sparks connections to self, family, and community for more than 2.5 million visitors including children, pre-teens, teens, adults, and seniors. This connection crosses social and economic barriers, supporting an enhanced quality of life, economy, and the overall well-being of Wylie and surrounding communities. Because a strong sense of community is important to our guests, Wylie Parks and Recreation provides opportunities that support social interaction, friendship, and teamwork. High-quality offerings, e.g. specialized summer camps, clean workout spaces, and close access to parks and green space rank high on guests' lists.

The facilities, places, equipment, and tangible assets are just tools we use to support the mission. We are in the business of helping our guests solve problems, e.g. improving health, building friendships, enhancing skills, and experiencing something new or different. 

The community plays at 19 playgrounds, 24 soccer, baseball, and softball fields, and enjoys 17.8 miles of trail. Our athletic fields host 20,000 guests each year. Pavilions and other amenities accommodate birthday parties, family reunions, and more. Additionally, public art is a priority, and right-of-ways are manicured to visually link the community. Due to increased demand and need, Wylie has added 5 parks over the last 6 years.

At the heart of the community, Wylie Recreation Center supports the health and well-being of more than 405,000 guests, annually. Being the City’s first and only recreation center in Wylie, the concept of community recreation was new to Wylie, when Wylie Recreation Center opened in 2011. 

Located in Wylie's Community Park, the Senior Recreation Center connects more than 90,000 guests to fun, friendship, and fitness, each year. The Wylie Parks and Recreation Department also supports the operations of two historic homes, including the Thomas and Mattie Brown House in Historic, Downtown Wylie. 

Wylie Parks and Recreation is known for employing friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable parks and recreation staff that provide exceptional service. Wylie Parks and Recreation supports the community's job market by providing more than 100 jobs. 70% of the jobs in the department are classified as part-time and part-time seasonal positions. To stay on top of trends and support excellent quality and delivery of services, the parks and recreation staff participate in numerous professional development and certificate programs. Wylie Parks and Recreation has received a number of awards and recognition from a variety of professional organizations for outstanding staff, programs, and facilities. 

Daily operations account for the majority of the department's resources: money, people, and energy. Daily operations encompass front-line tasks and duties that guests are most aware of. This includes everything from the staff that check-in guests at Wylie Recreation Center’s front desk to the greenery and staff that enhance the landscaping in the medians on highway 78. 

The Activity Menu generates the vast majority of the activity registrations, pass sales, and reservation bookings. The catalog, averaging 40 pages each season, is distributed four times each year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. A special summer camp catalog is distributed at the same time as the spring catalog. The summer camp catalog includes more than 100 summer camp offerings. 

Wylie Parks and Recreation's primary focus is on mission-driven, mostly no-charge and low-charge offerings that benefit the community. To help offset some of the expenses of the mission, the department generates some user-driven fees. User fees are charged on Rec Passes, registered activities like art classes and fitness programs, and facility reservations. 

The majority of Parks operations are funded by property tax, through the General Fund, and a small amount of funding comes from sales tax revenue. The Parks budget amounts to 5.5% of the City's General Fund. 

Funding of operations at Wylie Recreation Center, Senior Recreation Center, the Thomas and Mattie Brown House, and Stonehaven House, in addition to all of the programs offered to guests, comes from 2 sources: 1. sales tax revenue, which covers 70% of expenses and 2. user fees. Operating the Recreation Division has no impact on the General Fund or the tax rate.

Wylie Parks and Recreation programs are "the place to be" for a lot of people and the number of participants continues to grow. It is critical that we nurture what Wylie has already invested in and match the demand for park and recreation opportunities in our community. 

Wylie Parks and Recreation is focused on the future and has an ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life.

It is our mission to spark a connection with self, family, and community through meaningful park and recreation experiences, and we want to be known for setting the standard for connection, service, and quality in parks and recreation.


contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex 
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000 
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection2nd floor 
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor 
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary1st floor 
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor 
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov 

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor 
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor 
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor 
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning, 2nd floor 
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration, 3rd floor 
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing, 1st floor 
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor 
972-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov

Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Thursday, 5 am – 9 pm
Friday, 5 am – 5 pm
Saturday, 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday - Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-429-8080, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-8071
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-8072
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-8073
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
972-442-7588
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm


Parks and Recreation Administration
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-429-8047, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

Thomas and Mattie Brown House
301 North Ballard Ave.
972-516-6340, recreation@wylietexas.gov 
*Temporarily closed for improvements

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline
972-516-6350

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 
972-392-9300

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