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Entrance to Ben Gill ParkPublic Works
Parks & Recreation



400 Industrial Blvd.
Terrell, Texas 75160
E-mail: publicworks@cityofterrell.org


 Parks Foreman:  Warren Daniels  Ext. 239
 Crew Leader: Percy Butler  Ext. 247


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Public Works maintains and manages the city parks and recreation. Department responsibilities include:



Our new online registration system is now open! You can view facility availability, register for programs and activities, and purchase a membership all in one place. Between work, kids, and friends, we know it can be difficult to find time to register for programs. Our new online registration allows you to register when it’s convenient for you! You can also sign up to receive text message alerts when a game or activity is canceled. Click here to create your account and get started.



Swimming Pool


Pool Season June 6 - August 12, 2017

Beat the heat at the City of Terrell Municipal Swimming Pool! The pool is conveniently located in Ben Gill Park on Pool Rd. Visitors to the pool can enjoy two diving boards, two water slides, a kiddie pool and snacks & refreshments from the concession stand.



Celebrate birthday parties, team victories, or family reunions at the pool!


Admission Fees:

  • Child 3 yrs and under $2.00
  • Ages 4-64: $3.00
  • 65 and Over: $2.00
  • All admission fees applicable to any individual entering the pool area regardless if they plan to swim or not.


*Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older.


Lifeguards and WSI Instructors Needed
The City will be hiring WSI (Water Safety Instructors) and Lifeguards. More information

WSI training class Starts May 11 - Contact aggieanne@yahoo.com for more information and to enroll in the class.

Lifeguard training Begins May 5th - Please contact Leigh Ann Belk at lbelk@cityofterrell.org for more information and to enroll.


Pool Hours



Pool closed  
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pool phone number:
  (during open hours only)
Fridays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Night
7:00 pm. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Sundays Pool closed  


Note: the last day the pool will be open is Saturday, August 12th



Season Passes: Application form

Season Passes offer frequent pool users a discount on admission .

  • Patrons over 4 years old: $35.00
  • Family (up to 4 persons): $100.00
  • Additional family members: $25.00


Family Night- We love families!

The City of Terrell Municipal Swimming Pool also designates a time for families to swim on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a discounted rate.

Family Night: $5 for a family of four ($1 for each additional family member) Must be families, no single children allowed.

Municipal Swimming Pool
Pool Party Rentals:



Mondays starting April 17– May 22, 2017 from 9 am - 3 pm and Wednesdays starting April 19 – May 17, 2017. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Terrell City Hall/201 E. Nash St.


June 6– August 11, 2017 Terrell Municipal Pool/Ben Gill Park - During regular business hours. See pool hours above


Reservation must be made in person. No reservations will be accepted over the phone.

Proof of residency required.


  • 2 Hour Rental starting at: $200.00
  • Deposit required with Application: $50.00 which applies to rental fee


The pool can be reserved for parties on the following days:

Saturdays: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 4:30-6:30 pm, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Sundays: 11:30 am-1:30 pm, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm,            7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Mondays: 3:30 pm– 5:30 pm

Active Net - Online pool rentals


Bad Weather Policy:


In all cases, swimming is not allowed during severe weather warnings or when lightning has been seen. If the described weather exists prior to the daily pool opening, the pool shall remain closed until the bad weather passes. Should the threatening weather come after opening, all swimmers will be cleared from the pool and seek temporary shelter until swimming can resume. Threatening weather conditions lasting longer than one (1) hour may warrant the closing of the pool for the day. Due to the fact that weather is something that cannot be controlled, the City of Terrell does not issue rain checks or refunds. For questions, comments or concerns please contact the pool at 972-551-6669. This number is only answered during regular summer pool hours.


Disclaimer: The City of Terrell reserves the right to close the pool if usage falls below a reasonable number of guests.


City of Terrell Learn-to-Swim Program


Email: learntoswim@cityofterrell.org

Red Cross certified swimming lessons are available at the Terrell Municipal Swimming Pool located at Randy Snow Court in Ben Gill Park.

A wide range of morning and evening classes are offered for youth and adults. The Learn-to-Swim Program provides instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. Space is limited, so register early!


Fee: $55.00 per student (cash, check or credit card*)
           *2% fee will be added for all credit card transactions


Classes are Monday – Thursday for two weeks. See our brochure for more information.




Registration Options:


  • • In person: Starting on Mondays beginning April 17– May 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesdays April 19 – May 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Terrell City Hall June 5 - July 17, 2017 at City Pool - Ben Gill Park
  • By Fax: Fax your registration forms to (972) 551-1101
  • By Mail: Mail completed registration forms to: City of Terrell Attn: Learn-to-Swim Program P.O. Box 310 Terrell, TX 75160
  • By E-mail: e-mail completed registration forms to: learntoswim@cityofterrell.org





Parent/Child: Ages 6 months to 3 years. The parent is in the pool with child getting child accustomed to the water.

Pre K: Children ages 3 and 4 - basic water safety and skills.

Pre K Advanced: Children 5 and 6 who have passed the Pre - K and ready to move to advanced basics.


Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills: helps students feel comfortable in the water.

Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills: gives participants success with fundamental skills.

Level 3 Stroke Development: builds on the skills with practice in deep water.

Level 4 Stroke Improvement: develops confidence and improves skills

Level 5 Stroke Improvement: develops confidence and improves skills

Level 6 Swimming and Skill Proficiency:
refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease. Level 6 features menu options to prepare participants for advanced swimming activities, including the water safety instructor course, competitive swimming or diving.

2017 Schedule

Session 1:
Monday – Thursday June 5-15


Session 2:
Monday – Thursday June 19-29


Session 3:
Monday – Thursday July 3 - 13

        *no class on the 4th but a makeup class will be announced


Session 4:
Monday – Thursday July 17-27


Adult Sessions:

Monday - Thursday June 5 - July 27 @ 8pm

Class Schedule:


9:00 -9:50 Level 3
9:00 -9:50 Level 4
9:00 -9:50 Level 5/6
9:00 -9:50 Level 2
10:00-10:50 Level 1
10:00-10:50 Level 2
10:00-10:50 Level 3
10:00-10:25 Pre-K
10:35-11:00 Pre-K Adv.
11:00-11:50 Level 1
11:00-11:50 Level 2
11:00-11:50 Level 3
11:15-11:45 Parent/Child


Guard start
12:00 - 1:00 Monday - Thursday
2-3 hours a week of scheduled shadowing
Friday 10:45-11:45


Swim team is 7:00 - 9:00 am Monday -Thursday

6:15-6:40 Pre-K
6:20-7:10 Level 1
6:20 -7:10 Level 2
6:30-6:55 Parent/child
6:45-7:10 Pre-K adv.
7:15-8:00 Level 1
7:15-8:00 Level 2
7:15-8:00Level 3
7:15-8:00 Level 4
8:05 - 8:55 Level 4
8:05 -8:55 Level 3
8:05 -8:55 Level 5/6
8:00-9:00 Adult


Water Aerobics class

Water Aerobics


The City of Terrell now offers a Water Aerobics Program Monday – Thursday starting June 5from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Class must have at least 10 participates.

Fee is $25.00 a month or $3.00 a visit.

For Water Aerobics information, please e-mail: swimmingpool@cityofterrell.org


Enjoy Terrell's City Parks.Terrell City Parks


The Public Works Department maintains grounds and facilities at Terrell city parks. Park location map and amenities.



Ben Gill Park Pavillion


Residents who live within the Terrell city limits may rent the pavilion at Ben Gill Park for picnics or parties. The refundable $100 deposit is returned when the pavilion is left in good condition after the rental. The rental fee is $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum. Non-profit organizations may use the pavilion free of charge. Groups may not charge admission or conduct fundraising activities at the pavilion. Call the City Manager's office at 972-551-6604 for reservation information. Regulations regarding use of the pavilion. 


The Tennis Center, adjacent to the swimming pool in Ben Gill Park, has six courts for recreational play. Reservations are not needed to use the tennis courts. Organized leagues have priority in use of the courts.

Softball fields.
The lighted softball fields at Ben Gill Park may be reserved by calling 972-524-7275 . Fields are available for practice seven days a week unless scheduled for games. To arrange for lights for evening practices, call at least 24 hours in advance. 


The City of Terrell understands how important parks and open space are to the well-being of our citizens. To best serve the outdoor recreation needs
of our community, we have developed a Five Year Master Plan for improving the city’s existing park facilities.


To report damage or maintenance problems at a city park or playground, contact the department at 972-551-6614 or 972-524- PARK (7275) during regular office hours.


If you see vandalism in progress, call 911 and report it to the Terrell Police Department.

Terrell Sports Directory


Youth Leagues:


Angel League – T-ball for children with special needs (Ages 4-14)
Contact Kristi Self (214) 863-6540 or kristiself@anbtx.com


Youth Baseball, Softball & T-Ball (ages 4 & up)
Terrell Athletic & Recreation Association (TARA)
P.O. Box 872, Terrell, TX 75160
972-563-TARA (8272) - please leave a message
Baseball - http://www.tarabaseball.com/
      E-mail: info@tarabaseball.com

Youth Football (Grades 1st through 6th)
Terrell Youth Athletes
Mailing Address: 815 St. Luke St. Terrell, Tx 75160
President: Jawarra Booker
Email: jawarrabooker@yahoo.com
Phone: 469-474-1986


Youth Soccer

Terrell Soccer Association (TSA)
972-524-SCOR (7267)
105 9th St., Terrell, TX 75160

Youth Swimming Lessons

City of Terrell Learn-to-Swim Program
Ben Gill Park on Pool Rd.
Learn to Swim Brochure


Adult Leagues:


Adult Softball (Men's & Coed)
Craig Anthony
E-mail address: craig.anthony@usssa.com
For More Information Join Facebook Terrell Adult Softball Group:



Adult Soccer

Terrell Soccer Association (TSA)
972-524-SCOR (7267)
Terrell Soccer Association (TSA)
105 9th St., Terrell, TX 75160


For field conditions, call 972-551-6668.


Terrell Youth Development Program

Commemorative Tree Planting Program


Making A Lasting Contribution…The Terrell Parks Department, in its desire to enhance public property and encourage an aesthetically pleasing environment, has established a tree donation program.


This program enables citizens to have a tree planted and maintained by the City of Terrell within public right-of-ways, parks or other City controlled areas to celebrate a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday. Trees can also be planted as a memorial for a friend or family member. A commemorative plaque can be installed with the original planting.


Print the online application form or contact the City of Terrell Public Works Department at 972-551-6614. Donations made to the City of Terrell are tax deductible.




1. The city and the donor must mutually agree on the proposed location. Factors such as vehicular and pedestrian traffic, underground and aboveground utilities, property lines, availability of water, and other factors shall be considered.


2. Any tree planted shall be listed on the current Master Tree List. This list shall be developed based on native species, long-term maintenance, degree of hardiness, growth rate, as well as other considerations.


3. All trees will be purchased, installed and maintained by the city through the Parks Department. This includes the original planting, replacement if necessary, pruning, pest and fungus control, removal, storm damage repairs, staking, etc.


4. The seasonal planting of new or replacement trees shall occur from November through February, weather permitting.


5. A commemorative plaque, if desired, can be installed with the original planting. The plaque shall be made of granite, approximately 10"x12", with a maximum of three (3) lines of text or numbers and a maximum of twelve (12) letters or numbers per line. The plaque will be installed at ground level.


6. Regarding deciduous versus evergreens, because of dense bushy growth in many cases, and the resultant shading problems in the winter months, the use of evergreen trees is limited to carefully chosen sites and only where the above-mentioned problems can be minimized.


Initial Size
Cost to Donor
Small Trees - up to 20 feet tall
Crape Myrtle 20 gal (8-10')
Yaupon Holly 20 gal (6-8')
Flowering Crabapple 20 gal (1 1/2-1 3/4")
Oklahoma Redbud 20 gal (1 3/4")
Medium Trees - 20-50 feet tall
Chinese Pistache 45 gal (3-4")
Bradford Pear 45 gal (3-4")
Texas Red Oak 45 gal (3-4")
Pin (Water) Oak 45 gal (3-4")
Large Trees - 50 feet and up
Bald Cypress 45 gal (3-4")
Bur Oak 45 gal (3-4")
Chinquapin Oak 45 gal (3-4")
Shumard Oak 45 gal (3-4")
Southern Live Oak 45 gal (3-4")

Commemorative Tree Planting Program Application (Word .doc format)


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201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310

Terrell, Texas 75160
Metro: 972-524-3332
After Hours Repair Services: 469-474-2700
Fax: 972-551-6682



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