Thursday, July 12, 2012 By City of Southlake
July is Parks and Recreation Month!
July is a special month for Parks and Recreation. Since 1985, America has claimed the month of July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. In honor of Parks and Recreation Month, the City of Southlake invites you and your family to GET WILD with our summer programs and events.
For the kid in the family, we offer a variety of summer camps and activities to keep them entertained and learning. Summer Camp Mania’s motto is to “Create, Achieve, Move, and Play!” Spaces are still available for week 7 of camp for your child to have fun and meet new friends. If your child likes science and exploring nature, Camp Summer Oaks at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a perfect match! Other programs offered through the Recreation department include: art camps, lego camps, web design camp and much more! Our sports camps are also very popular and include instruction on golf, soccer, volleyball, basketball and flag football! View the Southlake Scene for complete list and register online for all activities.
The Southlake Senior Activity Center provides a variety of programs and events tailored to the mature adult. Try one of our fitness classes or come hang out with others to play games and have fun. Trips around the metroplex in July include: dinner at Babes Chicken House, attending a theatre performance and dinner at Shady Oak BBQ. View the Southlake Senior Activity Center’s online calendar for all activities.
The Southlake Tennis Center has opportunities for the entire family. This public tennis facility has 19 courts available for rental on an hourly basis with no membership fees required. Court fees for residents and nonresidents are $4.00 and $5.00 respectively. Week-long summer camps for all levels are available now through August 24th. Visit the Tennis Center’s website for all information.
Southlake offers many FREE family-friendly activities as well! Enjoy live music at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square on Saturday, July 14, 21, and 28. View the Masterworks Series online schedule for details. Southlake’s beautiful parks system provides opportunities for you to hike, fish (ages 16 & older must have a fishing license) and play. View the Bob Jones Nature Center’s hiking trails online to plan your route! In many of Southlake’s parks you will also find a real-world outdoor treasure hunt called geocaching. Players try to locate the hidden treasures, called geocaches, using a GPS device. Check out geocaching and search for caches hidden by Southlake Parks and Recreation to complete the Geocaching Series.
For more information about all of our summer programs and events, visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or contact:
- Parks and Recreation Department- (817) 748-8019
- Senior Activity Center- (817) 748-8315
- Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve- (817) 491-6333
- Southlake Tennis Center- (817) 421-5605