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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Learn to Swim This Summer at Irving Pools and Aquatic Centers

Children learning to swim in pool.

Learn great swimming skills to get ready for trips to the beach or pool, or for a day on the water at a lake. Irving has easy access to neighborhood pools and welcoming aquatics staff. Fun for the whole family, learning to swim is an investment in life th...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Release Your Inner Shark

Competitive swimmer in a pool lane.

Irving Sharks is a fun and challenging swim team program offered by the City of Irving Aquatics Division for swimmers 7 years and older. Sharks participants have the opportunity to compete in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation League swim meets.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Irving Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer Employment

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Interested in fun and flexible employment? The Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics division is looking for lifeguards for its summer pools and aquatic centers.

Help Wanted

The Parks and Recreation Department has open part-time positions for service-ori...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

AquaStars Program Spring Dates Announced

Family with special needs child enjoy pool time away from the crowds.

The City of Irving’s AquaStars program allows children with special needs, along with their families and guardians, to safely enjoy access to a premier city swimming facility. The program is custom-designed for children with special needs ages 1...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Students Learn Water Safety Through SwimSafe Program

Young boys in a pool, learning to swim at the Irving Parks and Recreation Department's SwimSafe program.

Since its debut in 2012, the Parks and Recreation Department’s SwimSafe program has offered life-saving education to children across Irving. In 2016, the program reached a new milestone by equipping 2,250 second grade students in Irving Independ...

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Learn more about Aquatics programs

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Arbor Day Event Canceled Due to Potential Inclement Weather

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Due to inclement weather forecast throughout the day Saturday, April 29, the City of Irving has canceled the Arbor Day event at Heritage Park. So far, all other scheduled City of Irving events will go on as planned. Thank you for your understanding and ou...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Residents Welcome to City of Irving Town Hall Meeting

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Join the City of Irving for a District 4 Town Hall Meeting to learn about ongoing and future city projects and initiatives. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Former Central Library Auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd

For more inf...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

2017 Bicycle Fest Highlights City's Commitment to Safe Cycling

Irving Bike Fest 2017 - May 6 2017 - Irving TX

The City of Irving is committed to an environmentally sound community, and one example is its extensive trail system that provides a means for cyclists to use recreationally and commuting to work. Irving celebrates the month of May and Bike-To-Work Week, ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

Watch: Irving Convention Center Hotel Groundbreaking

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

City leaders break ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel in late March, taking its next step closer to reality. The $110-million project is scheduled to open in late 2018. 

The $110 million convention center hotel will mark the completio...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

View the Candidates Forum On-Demand

Forum April 22 Features City Council, IISD Candidates

The League of Women Voters of Irving recently hosted a Candidates Forum that featured candidates for Irving City Council, as well as Independent School Board candidates from Irving, Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Coppell. 

Audience members were invited...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Online Utility Payment Portal Open 24/7

Pay Online

Fast and simple to use.

Residents paying their city utility bill are reminded they can visit the online payment portal at CityofIrving.org/PayWaterBill to make payments, as well as view and print statements. Customers can make a one-time payment without se...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Residents Invited to Re-Dedication of Founder's Plaza

New plaques being installed at Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, Irving, Texas.

The plaques chronicling the history of Irving at Founders Plaza in the city's downtown Centennial Park, 444 W. Second Street, are currently being replaced with new versions constructed out of black granite. 

The new plaques these took the commiss...

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Posted on: April 2, 2017

LPGA Swings Into Irving April 24-30

2016 LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout winner Jenny Shin.

Photo: 2016 LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout winner Jenny Shin.

For the fifth consecutive year, Las Colinas Country Club will host some of the best female golfers in the world when the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout comes to Irving April 24-...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Building Permits Required for Home Improvements

New wooden fence

The City of Irving Inspections Department reminds residents to verify that contractors have obtained proper permits for any work being done. Permits and inspections are required whether the work is done by a contractor or a homeowner.

Examples of work that...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Watch: Open Line Election Special 2017

Open Line Election Special 2016 - Irving TX

The office of the Mayor and single-member district council places 3 and 5 are up for election. Registered voters will cast their ballots during early voting from April 24 to May 2 and on Election Day, May 6. 

Any resident who is a registered voter may...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sample the Sounds of New Orleans at the Irving Concert Series

The band Satisfaction performs during the 2016 Irving Concert Series.

Sample the sights and sounds of New Orleans during the Irving Concert Series at Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances by musicians from across the state. The 2017 series will bring the musi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29:

  • Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacArthur B...
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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Residents Encouraged to Fight the Bite

Irving Fights the Bite

Mosquito season is fast approaching. Dormant during winter months, mosquitoes become active in spring. While activity peaks during summer months, it tapers off in the fall.

The City of Irving takes mosquito control very seriously. Trapping has begun across...

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Learn more about Irving Mosquito Control Program
Posted on: April 2, 2017

Irving City Council Election Candidates

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The office of the Mayor and single-member district council places 3 and 5 are up for election. Registered voters will cast their ballots during early voting from April 24–May 2 and on Election Day, May 6. Any resident who is a registered voter may vote fo...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Welcome Home to Irving, Texas

Family in front of home - Welcome Home to Irving, TX

Irving is a city with a rich heritage, a city with passion and purpose, and a future of unbridled potential. 

Welcome home to Irving, Texas.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.

Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spaciou...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, l...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Emergency Management Offers Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide

An Emergency Preparedness Booklet is available at CityofIrving.org/Emergency-Management to assist residents in preparing for potential disasters. The booklet includes information about the most threatening natural and man-made disasters in North Texas. By...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify some or all of the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power outag...

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Register for iAlert

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Electrical Safety

Electrical-Safety

***According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than 45,000 home electrical fires each year and about half of these involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring.***

The Irving Fire Department asks that everyone please keep these ELECTR...

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Posted on: April 29, 2017

Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Live Election Coverage

Irving-Specials

ICTN will cablecast the Unofficial Election Results live from City Hall.

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. – ICTN 1 – 2017 Irving Police Department Awards Banquet

Irving-Specials

ICTN was there as the department honored their finest during the 21st annual Police Awards banquet.

Posted on: April 29, 2017

Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. – ICTN 2 – City Council Meeting – Live

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Follow the City Council as they make decisions that impact residents. Repeats: Sunday at 4 and 7 p.m.

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – About Towne

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Next time on About Towne we’ll meet the juror and winners of the 32nd Annual  Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition. We’ll check out Canal Fest 2017. And…  we’ll talk with Larry Gatlin and...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Thursday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Live – Open Line: Mosquito Season

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This is the time of year to make sure you are protecting you and your loved ones from mosquitos. On the next edition of “Open Line,” experts from the City of Irving and Dallas County share the best tips for self-protection, and explain...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Open Line: Election Special

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Candidates running in the May 6 municipal election explain why they believe voters should select them for city leadership positions. Repeats: Thursday at 10 p.m.

Posted on: April 29, 2017

Wednesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. – ICTN 2 – City Council Work Session – Live

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View live coverage of the City Council Work Session to stay up to date on what’s happening in the city. Repeats: Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m.

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 2 at 10 p.m. – ICTN 1 – League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Irving-Specials

This forum features candidates for Irving City Council and various school board races as they answer questions submitted by residents. Repeats: Thursday at 7 p.m., and Friday at 4 p.m.

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Monday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Game of the Week: High School Baseball - MacArthur vs Nimitz

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Cross town rivals MacArthur and Nimitz clash in the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs on the line. Repeats: Tuesday at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at noon, and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Sunday, Apr. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source

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Sunday, Apr. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source – Students are learning potentially life-saving swimming skills. On the next “City Source,” see an in-depth report on Swim Safe, a partnership between th...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Saturday, Apr. 29 at 10 p.m. – ICTN 1 – A Night at the Movies

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Enjoy a classic movie the whole family will love. Grab a soda and some popcorn and kick back for an intense crime drama with "The Third Man," starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Friday, Apr. 28 at 2:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – 2017 Irving Police Department Awards Banquet

Irving-Specials

ICTN was there as the department honored there finest during the 21st annual Police Awards banquet.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Thursday, Apr. 27 at 3:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Open Line: Election Special

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Candidates running in the May 6 municipal election explain why they believe voters should select them for city leadership positions. Repeats: Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 3:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – League of Women Voters 2017 Candidates Forum

Irving-Specials

This forum features candidates for Irving City Council and various school board races answer questions submitted by residents. Repeats: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 9:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – About Towne

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We’ll have highlights from the 21st Annual Chocolate and Chic Luncheon, benefitting Brighter Tomorrows. We’ll meet the local volunteers behind Great Days of Service. Join us as we check out the “Wag, Walk and Roll” ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Monday, Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source

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Leaders turn out to celebrate a business win for Irving. On the next “City Source,” get a look inside the new campus for McKesson, and find out about the jobs it is bringing to Irving. Also, the final AT&T Byron Nelson at the Four ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Sunday, Apr. 23 at 8 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Game of the Week: High School Softball MacArthur vs Nimitz

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The Lady Cards will be looking to sweep the season series when they square off with the Lady Vikings in the final week of the regular season. Repeats: Monday at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at noon, and Sat...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

ICTN 3 - Game of the Week Classics Network

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Bringing you cross town match-ups, post season playoff showdowns and classic contests from more than 30 years of Game of the Week. Watch ICTN 3: •AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network •Spectrum Commun...

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 16
  • Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 95
  • Fr...
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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Colony Drive Bridge Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

Colony Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting - Irving TX

Members of the Historic Hospital District Neighborhood Association joined Irving city leaders to celebrate the opening of the new Colony Drive bridge. Crews replaced the bridge as part of a major drainage improvement project on several South Irving channe...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

New Plaques Installed in Centennial Park

New plaques being installed at Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, Irving, Texas.

The plaques chronicling the history of Irving at Founders Plaza in the city's downtown Centennial Park, 444 W. Second Street are currently being replaced with new versions constructed out of black granite. 

The new plaques these took the commissi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Watch: Irving Convention Center Hotel Groundbreaking

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

City leaders break ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel in late March, taking its next step closer to reality. The $110-million project is scheduled to open in late 2018. 

The $110 million convention center hotel will mark the completio...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City of Irving Plans for Long-term Flood Control, Drainage Improvements

Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street, Irving, Texas.

Photo: Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street.

By 2019, the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will help protect 229 structures south of State Highway (SH) 183 by building new drainage channels that will contain a 100-year flood...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Watch: Drainage Projects Update

Newly paved drainage channel in Irving, Texas.

As part of a special focus on infrastructure called "Investing in Our Future," ICTN takes a look at drainage projects in Irving. Get an update on Delaware Creek-related projects, and find out why drainage is expected to be an even bigger priorit...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Watch: New Exercise Equipment Installed at Sunrise Park

A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise

Photo: A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise Park, 1809 E Union Bower Road.

In this excerpt from ICTN’s “City Source,” get a look at the new workout equipment just installed at Irving’s Sunrise...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Watch: New Playground Opens at Senter Park

New equipment installed at Senter Park's playground - March 2017 - Irving TX

Irving's Senter Park has a new playground full of fun and colorful features. Watch to learn more about the improvements, paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Live Oak Road Bridge at Delaware Creek Reopens

Live Oak Road Bridge, at Delaware Creek, post-construction - Irving, TX

After a 13-month project, the Live Oak Road bridge crossing at Delaware Creek has reopened with a new bridge and infrastructure improvements. Work also included reconstruction of the drainage channel to deepen it with vertical walls, as well as the instal...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to bre...

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View the Artist Drawings of the Proposed Park
Posted on: March 3, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

March 5 "City Source" Features Campion Trail, Sunrise Park

City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park.

Photo: City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park. Work is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017.

This edition of "City Source" features Investing in our Future stories covering the repairs to North Campi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Renovations Continue at Senter Park Playground

Artist rendering of new play equipment at Senter Park - Irving TX - February 2017

Residents will be excited with new playground improvements at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St., funded by Community Development Block Grants. Work continues to install a new playground system at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St. The playground area will be clo...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Watch: Infrastructure Presentation to Irving City Council - Feb. 26 2017

Water tower with Irving, TX logo.

Todd Reck, Irving Water Utilities director, provides the Irving City Council with an update on projects involving a water tank and sewer line cleaning.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition

New Tudor Lane home in Irving, Texas.

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.

Tudor Lane, once one of Irving’s highest crime...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Watch: Irving Places New Elevated Water Storage Tank

Royal Ridge Water Supply Tank Raising - January 2017 - Irving TX

As new neighborhoods develop, the City of Irving is adding a new elevated water storage tank at Royal Lane and Royal Ridge Parkway. This tower will help ensure adequate water pressure. Watch to see the hoisting of the storage tank — a process th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Investing in Irving’s Infrastructure: Maintaining Quality Services for Residents

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day.

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day that help ensure residents receive the quality services they have grown to expect from the City of Irving.

Capital Improvement Program Department

The Capital Improveme...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pavement...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

CDBG Funds Fuel Improvements to Parks, Rec Centers, Sidewalks

Hurwitz Park - Irving TX

The City of Irving is using $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to improve parks, recreation centers and sidewalks in Irving neighborhoods. These improvements were designed to help the Irving Parks and Recreation Department promote a...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spacious ho...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities. These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Completio...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Tea-Time Travels

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A good hot steaming cup of tea is one of life’s pleasures. There are hundreds of flavors, floral varieties, mints, and traditional teas to enjoy. I can never turn down a tea infused with chocolate, citrus teas when I have a sore throat, tea with...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Celebrate Irving 2017

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The 10th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man will kick off the April activities at 7 PM on Monday, April 3, at the National Scouting Museum, 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane. A combination of discovering local history and using modern technology wil...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Screen-Free Week 2017

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Visit a nearby Irving library location to participate in National Screen Free Week, May 1-7. Turn off electronics and turn on life with library programs that support less digital entertainment and more family togetherness. Enjoy the week with board games,...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Kathleen Stockmier Author Visit and Friends Annual Meeting

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The Friends of the Irving Public Library are the friendly faces behind many of our most successful programs and annual events, including the North Texas Teen Book Festival, the Summer Reading Challenge, Irving’s Community Read. The organization ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Read eBooks Anytime

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Sometimes you're in the mood to read a book, and driving to the library just isn't convenient. Which is a great reason for checking out the library's eBook collections. This spring, give the AXIS 360 collection a try.  You can find...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Discover with Me

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Do your children like visiting the South Irving Library’s Discovery Zone/Family Place?

It is an absolute game changer in the area of early literacy to have such an engaging feature at the library. We also have a whole assortment of learning toys for ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Arbor Day Event Canceled Due to Potential Inclement Weather

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Due to inclement weather forecast throughout the day Saturday, April 29, the City of Irving has canceled the Arbor Day event at Heritage Park. So far, all other scheduled City of Irving events will go on as planned. Thank you for your understanding and ou...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registra...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Learn to Swim This Summer at Irving Pools and Aquatic Centers

Children learning to swim in pool.

Learn great swimming skills to get ready for trips to the beach or pool, or for a day on the water at a lake. Irving has easy access to neighborhood pools and welcoming aquatics staff. Fun for the whole family, learning to swim is an investment in life th...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Summer Splash Camp Registration Begins April 29

Irving Summer Splash Camp attendees enjoy an outing.

City recreation centers will begin registration for the Summer Splash Camp on April 29. 

Five, two-week sessions will be offered beginning June 5. Campers will participate in gym games, arts and crafts, and field trips in a supervised environment. Sna...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Release Your Inner Shark

Competitive swimmer in a pool lane.

Irving Sharks is a fun and challenging swim team program offered by the City of Irving Aquatics Division for swimmers 7 years and older. Sharks participants have the opportunity to compete in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation League swim meets.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Irving Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer Employment

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Interested in fun and flexible employment? The Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics division is looking for lifeguards for its summer pools and aquatic centers.

Help Wanted

The Parks and Recreation Department has open part-time positions for service-ori...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to bre...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pavement...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities.

These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Comple...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Canoe Launch Closed at T.W. Richardson Park

canoe launch under water

The canoe launch at T.W. Richardson Park, as well as the sidewalk along the area, will be closed indefinitely. Due to continued heavy rainfall this year, the Trinity River has washed away much of the embankment along this section of Campion Trail. This er...Read on...


Posted on: February 1, 2017

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29:

  • Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacArthur B...
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Posted on: July 8, 2014

2015 Annual Report

The Irving Police Department proudly presents the 2015 Annual Report. As with any annual report, the pages are full of facts and details, but the results were created by the dedicated and exceptional work performed.

2015 Annual Report

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Irving Boulevard/ Belt Line Road Off-Ramp At S.H. 183 Closed

From 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27 through noon Saturday, April 29, the Irving Boulevard/ Belt Line Road off-ramp from eastbound S.H. 183 to Irving Boulevard will be closed and a detour indicated. Project leaders SouthGate Constructors will close the ramp to ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard from Promenade Parkway to O’Connor Boulevard

Beginning at 9 a.m. April 27, the two-way traffic lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard from Promenade Parkway to O’Connor Boulevard, will switch to the southbound lanes. The existing northbound lanes will be demolished in order to install new pavement...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker Streets; Posey Drive; Chisholm Trail

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker streets, as well as Posey Drive and Chisholm Trail from May 2016 to July 2017. As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Cabell Drive, from Esters Road to Belt Line Road

Beginning 9:30 a.m. March 15, eastbound Cabell Drive between Esters Road and Belt Line Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice. Eastbound Cabell Drive will be open to local traffic only from Esters Road to the Forward Air facility driv...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Colony Drive Bridge, at Embassy Channel

Beginning April 20, Colony Drive will be closed at the bridge crossing Embassy Channel, just west of Live Oak Drive, to facilitate improvements along Embassy Channel and middle Delaware Creek. This road closure is expected to last through April 2017.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Lane Street Bridge, at Brockbank Channel

Beginning the week of Oct. 10, Lane Street will be closed at the bridge crossing the Brockbank Channel, between Cypress Drive and Betsy Lane, to allow the demolition of the bridge and provide better access for construction crews rebuilding a deeper and wi...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard, at Mandalay Drive/Mandalay Canal

Various north- and southbound lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard will be closed at Mandalay Drive 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, through May 2 for the relocation of a telecommunications line. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

Motorists are a...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive

The outside (right) lane of southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive, is closed for the duration of the work taking place at the Irving Music Factory construction site.

The construction is anticipated to be completed in ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Royal Ridge North Supply Water Line

The installation of a new water line will cause various lane closures and traffic delays on Regent Boulevard, between Royal Crossing and Belt Line Road. This line will supply water to the new elevated water storage tank being built at Belt Line Road and R...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Plans 'Road to the Future'

Road to the Future - Irving TX

City of Irving staff presented the "Road to the Future" project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate.

The City of Irving Ca...

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Pavement Assessment Presentation

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Irving Offers Free Mustang Mulch In April

Mulch in a wheelbarrow with shovel.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Irving Solid Waste Services Department will provide free mulch to Irving residents during the month of April. Free loose or bagged mulch ground from the brush debris collected curbside, will be available to residents at th...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Irving Concert Series 4 Kids Kicks Off

Mister G kicks off the Irving Concert Series 4 Kids on April 27.

Photo: Mister G kicks off the Irving Concert Series 4 Kids on April 27.

The City of Irving will kick off its newest concert series this year at 10 a.m. April 27. The Irving Concert Series 4 Kids is designed for Irving’s smallest residents and wil...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Sample the Sounds of New Orleans at the Irving Concert Series

The band Satisfaction performs during the 2016 Irving Concert Series.

Sample the sights and sounds of New Orleans during the Irving Concert Series at Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances by musicians from across the state. The 2017 series will bring the musi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Vendors Invited to Apply for Spots at Irving Special Events

2013 IMSE vendors_thumb.jpg

The application for vendors to sell food, crafts and other items at Irving's 2017 citywide special events is now available online. Vendor spaces are available at several events throughout the year, including Canal Fest, the Taste of Irving and th...

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2017 Irving Special Event Vendor Application

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Storm drain clogged with leaves.

Stormwater is water from rain, ice and snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil and sloped lawns into storm drains that empty directly into neighboring waterways. As it flows, it can collect and transpor...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Irving Offers Free Mustang Mulch In April

Mulch in a wheelbarrow with shovel.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Irving Solid Waste Services Department will provide free mulch to Irving residents during the month of April. Free loose or bagged mulch ground from the brush debris collected curbside, will be available to residents at th...

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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Get Greener With Classes, Workshops

Hand holding globe with butterfly on it.

Register for these and other Irving Think Green Be Green classes, workshops and activities. Visit the Classes and Events page for more information.

May 9 | Backyard Composting Short Class

6 to 8 p.m. | Max G. Greiner Environmental Center, Conflans Road...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Atmos Energy's Yard Rescue 811 Contest Will Award $811 for Yard Makeover

Yellow tulips with blue sky in background.

Does your yard need a makeover? Atmos Energy invites residents to enter its Yard Rescue 811 contest. As part of National Safe Digging Month in April, the contest reminds property owners, construction crews and do-it-yourselfers to stay safe by always call...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29:

  • Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacArthur B...
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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Irving

Man, women and girl planting a tree.

National Arbor Day is April 28. In honor of the environmental observance, the City of Irving will host an Arbor Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29, at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St.

The free event will include activities and interactive displa...

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Posted on: April 1, 2017

City Launches Garden for Wildlife Program

Butterfly among red flowers

Irving’s Garden for Wildlife is a program partnering with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to raise awareness about the importance of native habitats, wildlife and pollinators. The program was created as one of Irving’s commitments to the Mayors’ Mo...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

2017 Bicycle Fest Highlights City's Commitment to Safe Cycling

Irving Bike Fest 2017 - May 6 2017 - Irving TX

The City of Irving is committed to an environmentally sound community, and one example is its extensive trail system that provides a means for cyclists to use recreationally and commuting to work. Irving celebrates the month of May and Bike-To-Work Week, ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Water flowers using a hand-operated nozzle.

To promote good water use habits, minimize water waste and preserve Irving’s water supply, the city enforces time-of-day irrigation restrictions. These limits make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through O...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irving Library is a...
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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Storm drain clogged with leaves.

Stormwater is water from rain, ice and snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil and sloped lawns into storm drains that empty directly into neighboring waterways. As it flows, it can collect and transpor...

Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Water flowers using a hand-operated nozzle.

To promote good water use habits, minimize water waste and preserve Irving’s water supply, the city enforces time-of-day irrigation restrictions. These limits make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1...

Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report Summary Available Online

2014 Water Quality Report Summary

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department and other community systems must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the T...Read on...

Read the 2015 Water Quality Report