2025 Craig Hanking Dr.
Arlington, TX 76010

Bob Cooke was a charter member of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Board and helped with the development of the city’s Master Plan. The park named in his honor is filled to the brim with everything to keep an active family busy for hours. For sports enthusiasts, there are basketball and futsal courts, a mile-long hike and bike trail, and a multipurpose field. Should you want to take the fun inside, the park is home to the East Library and Recreation Center. If you just want to relax and watch your kids do all the playing, there are separate playgrounds for small kids (ages 2-5) and bigger kids (ages 5-12). In 2011, a $20,000 donation from Summit Midstream allowed the construction of a new pavilion which visitors can sit under and watch the ducks play in the pond that bisects the park.

In 2021, several new recreational features were introduced into Bob Cooke Park, including the City of Arlington's first futsal court. Futsal is a variation of soccer. Additionally, the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation generously funded renovations for the basketball court, known as The Otis Brown Court, as well as 10 new basketballs for the East Library and Recreation Center at Bob Cooke Park.

  • Community Park (21 acres)


  • Basketball Courts
  • Hike/Bike Trail (.96 miles)
  • Grills
  • East Library and Recreation Center
  • East Indoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Practice Fields
  • Futsal Court
  • Restroom