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Meetings of the Parks and Recreation Board for the Town of Denton are generally held the 

Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 201 W. Salisbury Street, Denton. 

All meetings are open to the public and citizen input is welcomed. 



 Mission Statement 

The mission of the Town of Denton Parks and Recreation Board is to enrich the Denton community by providing parks and recreational programming, celebrating cultural and community events, and connecting to natural resources that promote healthy active and healthy lifestyles for all ages. 




 Short-Term Goals 

   Explore Grant Oppurtunities, Partnerships with Businesses, and Fundraising for Improved Facilities and Programming

   Informing Board Members through speakers, field trips, surveys, etc. 

  Evaluate current park properties for current and improved uses at Harrison, Denton Community, Johnson and Snider properties. 

  Evaluate Snider House for use as Denton Historical Museum 

  Solicit Davidson County Parks and Recreation Department for improved facilities and programming in Denton/South Davidson Area (i.e. Denton Community Park, and Summer Playground Program)



Board Members


Tina Lanier, Chairman                          milanier@windstream.net

Paula Peterson, Vice Chairman             vpeterson@triad.rr.com

Kelly Bledsoe, Treasurer                      kellybledsoe@triad.rr.com

John Shelton                                      jcshelton@windstream.net  (new member)

Angel Chandler Eades                          pearlmagnolia2@windstream.net (new member)

Will Trexler                                         willtrex@outlook.com (new member)

Mark Hicks                                         chiefhicks@triad.rr.com

Barbara Hogan, Ex Officio                    sdhscrosscountry@gmail.com

John Gray, ITM                                   jlgray253@gmail.com



Bombay Park Revitalization S/C

     Mark Hicks and John Shelton

Harrison Park Events and Utilization S/C

     Kelly Bledsoe an Tina Lanier

Recreation, Health, and Wellness Programming S/C

     Paula Peterson and Will Trexler

Tournament, Fundraisers, Volunteers and Youth Involvement S/C

    Crystal Sexton and Angel Chandler Eades

Snider/Historic Museum Project

     Barbara Hogan and John Gray




Town of Denton Parks and Recreation Board

Events for 2016



Saturday, March 19          Easter Eggstravaganza                                            12:00-2:00pm


Saturday, April 16            Harrison Park Run (Barbara Hogan)                           8:00am-9:00
Tuesday, April 19            Spring Litter Sweep (Litter Sweep Week 4/16-30)         5:30-7:30pm


Saturday, May 7              Cloggin' in the Park - Hickory Flat Hoedowners             6:00-8:00pm
Friday, May 20                Shaggin' in the Park                                                   6:00-8:00pm
Monday, May 30              Memorial Day Event                                                   TBA


Saturday, June 18            Tour De Kale                                                            Dusk                
Saturday June, 25            Pyrate Invasion 2016                                                9:00-6:00pm
M-Th, June 27-30             Basketball Camp at SDHS                                       8:30am-12:00pm


Tues., July 1-July 5          Antiques Festival                                                    7:30am-6:00pm 
M-Th, July 11-28              Summer Playground Program at DES                       7:30am-1:00pm






Saturday Sept. 10            Denton Street Festival                                                TBA
Sunday, Sept. 11              9/11 National Day of Service and Rememberance         TBD
Saturday, Sept. 24           Dog Days in the Park                                                10:00am-12:00pm


Friday, Oct. 7                  Movie in the Park DSMA Kung Fu Panda 3                  7:00-9:00pm
Monday, Oct. 31              Street Treat                                                               5:30-7:00pm



Friday, Nov. 11                Veterans Day Honorary Glow Run                                6:30pm




Saturday, Dec. 3             Holiday Market, Businesses Open House,                    9:00am-2:00pm
                                     Caroling in the Park, Carriage Rides & Santa
                                     (In conjunction with Denton Ladies Civitans'
                                     Annual Christmas Parade at Noon)

* In the event of inclement weather, events may be cancelled or rescheduled.


GREEN Events by P&R Board

RED Events sponsored by Town of Denton

Blue Events Town Sponsored

Town of Denton