Rowlett Community InformationWe think you’ll enjoy calling Rowlett, Texas home!
Rowlett always has something to do, whether it’s the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, visiting one of the many parks or taking the boat out Lake Ray Hubbard to do some fishing or water-skiing! See below for all that Rowlett has to offer!
Recreation & LeisureRowlett Has Something For Everyone!
Rowlett sits on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, offering a host of lake-oriented activities such as fishing, sailing, boating and water-skiing. The city has a number of parks along the shoreline, including Lakeside Park, which as a fishing pier and trails along the water’s edge, and Paddlepoint Park, a 1.4 acre canoe, kayak and jon boat launch area, which has access to over 100 acres of Lake Ray Hubbard back water area.
Rowlett’s Arts & Humanities Commission oversees a number of events designed to support the arts in the city. Most notable are Young Artists Contest and Exhibit, held every January and the Main Street Festival, held every fall. Concerts, arts and crafts and all manner of performances are spotlighted at these events.
Parks & Recreation
There’s lots to do at Rowlett’s city parks! The Environmental Learning Center at 6301 Chiesa Road is a 4 acre tract of land with a “hands on” environmental learning center for area school children and local citizens. Herfurth Park at 4601 Centennial features a 24 acre with lighted, tournament quality baseball fields, tennis courts, and the 1st City owned and operated Skate Park in the DFW Metroplex. The Skate Zone Skate Park is an 18,000 square foot skate park featuring half-pipes, quarter-pipes, grind rails and fun boxes. Also take advantage of the picnic areas, playground, wiffleball field and regulation size in-line lighted hockey rink. Pecan Grove Park at 5300 Main Street is a 27 acre gem of a park where the Community Centre, “The Wet Zone” and Kids Kingdom (community built, large wood playground for ages 2 through 12) are located along with a mile of scenic wooded hiking trails under majestic pecan trees. For a complete list of city parks, visit the City of Rowlett’s website.
Annual EventsLocal events that are schedule each year
January – March
Little Sweethearts Daddy-Daughter Dance – Feb
April – June
Easter Egg Hunt – Apr
Kid Fish – Apr
Rowlett Carbboard Regatta- Apr
Amateur Community Theatre Production – Apr
Rowlett Farmer’s Market – Spring
Memorial Day Celebration and ‘Touch a Truck” – May
Wet Zone Opens – June
July – September
Rowlett Farmer’s Market – Summer
Fireworks on Bayside – Jul
Freedom 5 K – Jul
Movies at Pecan Grove Park – Sep
Amateur Community Theatre Production – Sep
Rubber Duck Regatta- Sep
Rowlett Chamber Golf Tournament- Sep
October – December
National Night Out – Oct
Rowlett Taste & Trade – Oct
Camp Fear- Oct
Rowlett Diversity Day – Oct
Veterans Day Celebration – Nov
Turkey Jerky 5K Fun Run/Walk – Nov
Main St. Festival & Parade – Nov
Amateur Community Theatre Production – Dec
Christmas Tree Lighting – Dec
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Community InvolvementGetting involved by volunteering is one of the fastest ways to become part of the community.
There are many organizations that contribute to the quality of life by serving the needs of others.
Below is a listing of some of those groups, as well as the type of volunteers they need.
Keep Rowlett Beautiful
A group of citizens dedicated to the environmental beauty of the City of Rowlett.
Lions Club of Rowlett
meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Dos Charros Restaurant. this group is part of an International Organization dedicated to the prevention of blindness and providing eye care and glasses for those who can not afford it.
Rowlett Historical Society
The objective of membership is to seek and bring local citizens together for the preservation of the early history of Rowlett and artificats. Working together to preserve the local museum and heritage of Rowlett