Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to avoid introducing the coronavirus to vulnerable populations, the City of Farmers Branch is following the other Dallas County jurisdictions and has announced that the Community Recreation Center, Aquatics Center, Historical Park, Manske Library and The Branch Connection senior activity center will close at noon, Friday, March 13. This closure has extended to at least April 6 and could be extended depending on the development of the coronavirus.
All City-related or sponsored events, meetings and activities at all facilities are canceled through the end of April.
Learn & Play through History
The Farmers Branch Historical Park is a museum nestled on 27 acres that trace more than 175 years of proud Farmers Branch history along with the history of Peters Colony, Texas, and the United States. Welcoming approximately 100,000 visitors each year, the Historical Park offers many opportunities from tours and educational programs to special events and activities. There are rental facilities available, and even a historic base ball team.
The mission of the Historical Park, as a living history museum, is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of the United States and Texas with an emphasis on Peters Colony and Farmers Branch.
The concept of the Historical Park came about in 1981 with a movement to develop an outdoor museum. Its purpose is set to preserve and interpret the history of Texas and Peters Colony, with an emphasis on Farmers Branch.