As is the case in most of Texas, sports are a big deal for the people of Richardson. It is not all about the Dallas Cowboys or Texas Rangers, however. In Richardson, residents are the superstar athletes. Tennis is a popular pastime, and there are dozens of tennis courts, many of them lighted for nighttime play. If running around in the hot sunshine is not desirable, Richardson is also home to Sherrill Park Golf Course. For days when the Texas sun beats down with oppressive heat, residents can escape to the cool city pools or the nearby, world-renowned water parks.
Although residents from Richardson can visit art galleries and museums any day of the year, the city also hosts a couple of citywide festivals that celebrate the visual arts. These art festivals feature paintings, sculptures, photos, jewelry, crafts, and the artists who create these beautiful pieces. If you are new in town, or have lived there for many years, Richardson's festivals and fairs are a great place to go to mill around with your neighbors and pick up some decorations. If you are an artist yourself, you will want to enter a few pieces into the frequently held contests.