Heroes’ Park is a solemn tribute area honoring thirteen Arlington Police and Firefighters who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
It’s hard to imagine the Arlington skyline without roller coasters stretching towards the sky. Six Flags Over Texas has been a part of Arlington for 60 years, and the two are closely intertwined. Before Six Flags occupied more than 200 acres along 360 and I-30, though, the area was nearly empty. Today, it’s home to Arlington’s Entertainment District.
Event Recap: More than 100 people attended the Dedication Ceremony for the Arlington World War II Memorial. Several World War II veterans attended, along with others having ties to our armed forces. There were even relatives of a few of the men being honored on the plaques. It was a special day for veterans, the Arlington Historical Society, and the City of Arlington.
“The Hill” is a historic, five-block area of Arlington. It was the only area designated for the city’s African American residents when racially segregated neighborhoods were the norm. For much of its history, The Hill was segregated from the rest of Arlington – both socially and physically.
History comes alive in Downtown Arlington! A short trek up Center Street offers a unique look at the city’s past. Part 1 explores some of the city’s founders and early history. Part 2 takes us through historic neighborhoods that are still thriving today. Along the way, there are historical markers, local landmarks, people, places, and events. From Hayter to The Hill, let’s begin the Historic Tour of Downtown Arlington!