Reunite and Make Memories in Mesquite


Your service to our country takes you all around the world, granting you the opporturnity to make life-long friends and have unforgettable experiences.

Along with these opportunities comes constant change and adjustment, so it is natural to lose touch. Mesquite, Texas is the perfect place to reunite with old friends you met throughout your journey.

As the summer approaches, Mesquite is blossoming with fun activities and attractions for all ages. It is the perfect time to take advantage of our beautiful parks as a way to enjoy the sun, get active, and create memories. Bring everyone together for family fun at the Westlake House.

Westlake Park

Ideally situated on the pond at Westlake Park, this versatile facility can accommodate 80 people and has a gorgeous outside gazebo. As you explore the park, make sure to bring your gear and your competitive spirit for matches and games on one of the nine tennis courts and six basketball courts.

Red Barn

Tradition and history have shaped the Armed Forces. Dive deep into Mesquite’s past by hosting your next reunion at the Red Barn in Historic Mesquite. This rustic barn offers a fun atmosphere to entertain family and friends as you explore Mesquite’s history with a tour of the Opal Lawrence Historical Park and the Florence Ranch Homestead. Take a guided tour of each historic home and hear the story of Stephen Decatur Lawrence, a founder of Mesquite Independent School District and a benefactor for the first school buildings in Mesquite.

Historic District

Mesquite’s historic district is the perfect backdrop to reminisce on old times and participate in family games in an open field.

Lodging and dining options are an essential part of any vacation or reunion. We are proud to have three Marriott properties among our various lodging options throughout the City that offer government and military discounts, especially the Courtyard Marriott, that provides full dinner service and has a full bar.

Legendary Barbecue

Mesquite’s legendary barbecue is always the talk of Texas. Check it out for yourself at smokehouses such as Mesquite BBQ, which has been in business over 55 years, and Slab’s BBQ. To satisfy the sweet tooth of adults and children alike take the family to a local Mesquite gem, scrumbscious burgers and pieshakes.

Grab a delicious Pieshake. and be sure to ask for extra piecrust. If shakes are not enough or for special dietary needs stop by Hannah’s Gluten Free Bakery for a variety of baked goods from cupcakes and cookies to their famous cinnamon rolls.

Join the Community

A summer in Mesquite is full of plenty of community activities to fill your travel plans. Live music, food trucks, children’s activities, a mud volleyball tournament and more make our Summer Sizzle Festival a great time for all ages. Be sure to arrive in time for the fireworks. Whether you are reuniting with old friends or just taking a break with the family, Mesquite is the place to make memories that will last a lifetime.


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