Blog Archive for August, 2016

Saginaw Springs: Around Town

Categories: Neighborhood News | Posted: August 31, 2016


Saginaw Springs is a great community for families who love the outdoors.  William Houston Park is a short walk away where you’ll find a great playground area and two soccer fields.  Willow Creek Park is a bit further away, but easy to bike to.  It is home to a jogging path with exercise stations, basketball courts, a softball field, an entire disc golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, and multiple playgrounds.  The city as a whole also fosters a great environment for other outdoor group activities like the North Tarrant Cycling Club.


If you’re looking for bigger outdoor adventures, they’re just around the corner from Saginaw Springs.  Eagle Mountain Lake as well as Lake Worth are both nearby and are home to great state parks.  The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is 11.5 miles away and home to all kinds of adventures!  Find out about the hiking trails, guided tours, and wildlife here.  When indoor entertainment is calling you, TCC is there to answer.  With a variety of theater programs throughout the year, you will have plenty to enjoy. If the most recent theater production doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can always head down 287 into the Stockyards or Downtown Fort Worth.


Every school that your child will be a part of within Saginaw Springs has met or exceeded all Texas State Requirements.  For this district, though, that’s not enough.  EMISD is part of a select few districts participating in the Liink project to help grow and learn at the highest standards.  This district has its eye on the future, and will take your child there.


You’ll be hard-pressed to find a community that cares for you like Saginaw does.  What I really love about the town is the balance of historical character and modern amenities like bike lanes and public transit.  They have a city recreation center that will more than fit any workout needs, and has the most competitive pricing I’ve found.  The community even puts on a kid’s night during the school year called ‘Planet Kidz’ geared toward providing age-appropriate entertainment to children ages 8-14 years old.

Until Next Time,


Working off that Thanksgiving Stupor!

Categories: Featured, Neighborhood News | Posted: November 21, 2010

Do you usually have a HUGE Feast at Thanksgiving followed by watching football and a long nap and more turkey and another nap?  Want to mix it up a bit?  Here are some new things to try at Thanksgiving.

Union Gospel Mission  There are many ways to give to the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County and one of them is your time!  Sign up to become a Volunteer.

Walk or bike or rollerblade that Turkey off at the Trinity Trail!  Here’s a handy map of the trail and the best part is it is open all day and it’s FREE!

Meals on Wheels  Although they don’t make deliveries on Thanksgiving Day or the day after, you could volunteer to deliver meals that weekend!  They also have a lot of other volunteer opportunities as well.

Turkey Trot  The Fort Worth Turkey Trot supports the Scholarship/youth program of the Westside YMCA.  Races start as early as 7:15 am on Thanksgiving Day and you can have your Turkey and pie guilt-free after working soooo hard in the morning!

Tarrant Area Food Bank  This organization is a hub of energy!  There are so many ways to volunteer here.  Take a look and see if one of their activities will work for your family.

Parade of Lights  The day after Thanksgiving Sundance Square hosts the annual Parade of Lights.  There will be activities beginning at 2pm.  There is a Parade followed by pictures with Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree, and ending with a free viewing of Fred Claus in the Chisholm Trail Parking lot!  Be sure to bring your own seats.  Here is a detailed schedule since there is too much to post here!

Presbyterian Night Shelter  This great program needs your time!  Here is a list of their Volunteer Opportunities.

If you are planning any volunteer options, make sure to contact the organization of your choice well before Thanksgiving week.  Many of them have Volunteer Orientations that must be completed before you can give your time.  Gobble Gobble!