Arts & Recreation in the Moore County Region
If you think Dumas has Western flavor – you’re right. We are proud of the colorful cowboy heritage that resonates in our warm hospitality, sense of adventure, art and traditions. If it isn’t found in Dumas, then it is probably only a short drive away! From an Art Center to a Zip Line, Cadillac Ranch to Lake Meredith folks are always finding new events and activities for our community to experience. There never seems to be a weekend that doesn’t have some event occurring, and the kids have more to do than they have time.
Our vacations can take us to beautiful locations in our own community, or to mountains within 3 hours drive. The festivals are great, the people are fun and the only thing preventing folks from finding enough to do is their own refusal to get up! Whether you prefer to be in the stands or on the field, Dumas has numerous opportunities to work up a sweat and get dirty! From mud volleyball to cricket, we are sure to have some activity to get you up and out!
The Art CenterThe Art Center opened in October of 2004 as a neighbor to Window on the Plains Museum. The joining of the two has made a pleasant stop in Dumas to view art and history and enjoy the best of Texas. The Art Center features the works of area artists in exhibits that change monthly.
Pheasant Trail Golf CourseLocated in the Panhandle of Texas and north of Amarillo opened in 1951, the front nine of the Pheasant Trails Golf Course features a Scottish-links design with newly planted trees and a deep cut of rough bordering the flat fairways. The back nine is longer and takes on more of a West Texas design with large established trees lining the fairways.
Cactus Playa LakeThe land belongs to the town of Cactus and is a bird refuge. Bald and golden eagles, falcons, cranes, waterfowl and shore birds can be seen at times. The site is part of Texas Parks and Wildlife's Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail. On F.M. 281, approximately two miles southeast of Cactus (about 13 miles north of Dumas).
Lake Meredith National Recreation AreaWithin the dry and windswept high plains of the Texas Panhandle lies a hidden oasis, a welcoming haven where wildlife and humans find respite from the dry grasslands above. Through this plain, the Canadian River has cut dramatic 200-foot canyons, or breaks, where humans have eked out a living for over 13,000 years.
Dumas Little League ComplexA two field state of the art complex used by the Babe Ruth Association and the Dumas Independent School District's baseball team is found within McDade Park. Spring into summer nights will find both of these parks teaming with players and spectators alike.
Palo Duro Canyon State ParkPalo Duro Canyon State Park contains 29,182 acres of the scenic, northern most portion of the Palo Duro Canyon. Cabin Rentals, Tent sites & RV sites with water & electricity. Hiking and mountain bike trails. On-site horse rentals. Picnic tables & grills under immense cottonwood trees.
Treasure Island Water ParkTreasure Island is a municipal water park owned and operated by the City of Sunray with a family atmosphere. Its 7,000 square foot, zero-depth entry pool features two 20' tall water slides, the USS Bobcat pirate ship, a killer whale slide, and soft play animals.
The Mission of the Dumas, Texas EDC
The Dumas Economic Development Corporation (Dumas EDC) was formed in 1999 to serve as the lead economic development agency for the City of Dumas and its immediate area. The primary goal of the Dumas EDC is to promote planned & diversified growth & the creation of new jobs, while maintaining and enhancing the area’s quality of life. To accomplish this, the Dumas EDC is tasked with developing proactive initiatives in the retention and expansion of existing business, the recruitment of targeted business, the “economic gardening” of business through cooperation and assistance and in the end, the retention of our youth through job creation and advancement.
The Dumas EDC engages in various efforts and partnerships focusing on anything that will create a vibrant community and meet the needs of our local businesses. Dumas EDC offers an extensive list of programs and services that support the creation of new business, the expansion of existing businesses, and the attraction of new jobs. Identifying and developing emerging growth opportunities, and strengthening the competitiveness and innovation of our existing companies is an integral part of our mission.
Dumas EDC is supported by a Board of Directors that represents both private sector businesses and public sector partners. Our work to create a competitive environment that attracts new business and jobs is backed by a half-cent sales tax voted and approved by our supportive community. Dumas EDC is a responsible steward of the funds we receive and provide these dollars to programs and projects that will insure a beneficial return on investment for the community.
|POPULATION MOORE COUNTY|
|Census 2010 Population||21,904|
|Census 2000 Population||21,904|
|2016 Male Population||52.0%|
|2016 Female Population||48.0%|
|2016 Median Age||30.8|
|In the NE Texas Panhandle Region, the current year population is 177,542. In 2010, the Census count in the region was 176,263. The rate of change since 2010 was 0.32% annually. The five-year projection for the population in the region is 181,830 representing a change of 0.48% annually from 2012 to 2017. Currently, the population for the region is 50.2% male and 49.8% female.|
|HOUSEHOLDS MOORE COUNTY|
|2016 Total Households||7,962|
|2015 Total Households||7,951|
|2014 Total Households||7,936|
|2013 Total Households||7,887|
|2012 Total Households||7,871|
|2011 Total Households||7,848|
|2010 Total Households||7,828|
|2010 Average Household Size||2.68|
|2010 Owner-occupied housing units||4,732|
|2010 Renter-occupied housing units||2,465|
|The household count in the NE Texas Panhandle Region has changed from 64,264 in 2010 to 64,894 in the current year, a change of 0.43% annually. The five-year projection of households is 66,164, a change of 0.39% annually from the current year total. Average household size is currently 2.68, compared to 2.68 in the year 2010. The number of families in the current year is 43,981 in the region.|