To volunteer as a docent for Historic Mesquite, Inc. and the Florence Ranch Homestead, please call HMI at (972) 216-6468. History of the Florence Family David Walker Florence built the Florence Ranch home in 1871 for his young family at the age of 23.
Hawaiian Falls Garland was the first of the five Texas waterparks built and operated by Hawaiian Falls, and the waterpark continues to grow year after year. Whether floating down the Kona Kooler Lazy River or exploring the Keiki Kove fortress with its rope ladders, geysers, and thousand-gallon dump bucket, there's something for every family member to enjoy at our 12-acre Garland Waterpark. Round up the kids and head to the one of the best waterparks in Texas for a great day of family fun.
The park is located just south of the recreation center. From Oklahoma: Take US75 South into Richardson, exit Arapaho Road and go east to Plano Road. Turn south onto Plano Road. At Apollo Road turn east and then south into the parking lot for Huffhines Softball Complex (1500 Apollo Road). The park is located just south of the recreation center.
John Paul Jones Park is located within the City of Garland on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. This nice sized park is just on the north side of Interstate 30 on the western side of Lake Ray Hubbard. This is a very quite little day use park with a long walking trail along the shore of the lake. There is also a nice fishing pier.