Prosper Tree Tour Hosted as Free Learning Experience for Families May 12 at Whitley Place Park

May 6, 2022

Urban forestry is alive and well in Prosper! Plan to bring the family to Prosper’s Spring Tree Tour to learn how trees enhance air quality, aesthetics, and property values. The guided tour will be led by Parks and Recreation staff on May 12 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Whitley Place Park, 4001 Glacier Point Court.

Families experiencing the tour will learn about the rich variety of trees in Prosper, their specific characteristics, and how trees benefit the community. Participants should expect a fun, informative leisurely stroll through the park! The tour is offered free of charge, registration is not required, and all ages are welcome. Youngsters are encouraged to join the walking tour as an early introduction to the importance of planting and maintaining trees. Bring your questions!

Dan Baker, Director of Parks and Recreation, said “We are excited to offer this Tree Tour to educate the public on how important trees are to the environment and our community.  Trees do amazing things and we look forward to sharing that information with those in attendance.”

Attendees should arrive before 6:00 p.m., wear comfortable shoes, and gather in the parking lot where the tour will begin. In the event of inclement weather affecting the Prosper Tree Tour, updates will be posted on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page, prosperparksandrec.org  and prospertx.gov.

The Prosper Parks and Recreation Department produces a year-round schedule of activities and events which promote family and neighbor interaction in community parks. In addition to the Prosper Tree Tour, activities include the Discover Downtown Series; Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, Celebrate Prosper!, Champion Tree Contest, Prosper Arbor Day Celebration, Prosper Christmas Festival, and Light the Night In addition to Active Adult 55+ activities, Parks and Recreation conducts summer camps and classes for youth, adult classes, and a Men’s Softball League. For facility, program details and additional information, please visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook page or prosperparksandrec.org or call 972-569-1160.

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