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Recreation

Why Wylie?

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Wylie is located just 24 miles from downtown Dallas and all its cultural and professional sports destinations. Financial website NerdWallet recently rated Wylie as the number one small city in the country in which to raise a family, citing criteria such as income levels, housing, schools, amenities, and proximities to larger cities.

Although it is just a short drive from Dallas/Fort Worth and just minutes from the larger suburbs of Plano, Frisco, and Richardson, Wylie maintains its own identity, embracing local activities and culture which separate it from the surrounding urban sprawl. As Mayor Eric Hogue reflects, “My favorite part of Wylie is our historic downtown. It reminds me of why Wylie is so unique. From the storefronts that date back to the early 1900s, Olde City Park with our own Veterans Memorial, to the Brown House with its ties to our past citizens and the history they created, Wylie is a special place to call home.”

Family-friendly activities and recreational opportunities include: hike and bike trails on the campus of the municipal complex, family game night at the Smith Public Library, a City owned disk-golf course, the annual Chamber of Commerce rodeo weekend, the Wylie Arts Festival sponsored by the City of Wylie, the Downtown Merchants Association Pedal Car Race benefitting Special Olympics, and the Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, just to name a few.

Wylie also supports the arts; city officials believe that accessible and appealing public artwork is as important to quality of life as roads, utilities and parks. Since 2006, the city has dedicated 1 percent of its capital improvement project fees to a public arts program. The funds are used to create artwork that enhances citizens’ experiences at municipal facilities, including the library, city hall, Public Safety Complex, parks and Fire Station #3.

Wylie is the perfect balance: a home town to which grown children return to raise their own, and a fiscally sound, forward-moving economic environment supporting existing commerce and encouraging new business development.

For more information please visit the Parks and Recreation page on the City of Wylie's website.