Champions Challenge Kicked-off at the Grand Opening of Champions Club on April 6, 2019

Champions Club kicked-off the inaugural Champions Challenge at the Grand Opening on April 6, 2019. Champions Challenge will be an annual tradition that is held each anniversary of the facility. Members will be able to compete in various athletic challenges to try and beat the previous year’s winner. The new Champions of each event will be featured at the facility and will hold their title until the following year.

During the Grand Opening, celebrity Champions came to show attendees their skills and help orchestrate some of the challenges. We appreciate each of the celebrities for their efforts in making the first Champions Challenge a success. Follow Champions Club on Facebook to learn more about our Champions and the events included in the Challenge. The 2020 Champions Challenge date will be announced later this year.

Congratulations to the below winners of the challenges!

Athletic Challenges
3 Point featuring Karen Young, former Dragon & TCU Player
10 & Under: Danny Kunz
12 & Under: Taevin Kunz
13 & Under: Luke Hallenback
Adult: Danny Wood

Bunting featuring Mike Adams, former Texas Ranger Player
6 & Under: Jackson Hartzler
8 & Under: Braden Bormaster
10 & Under: Zak Pryce
12 & Under: Carter Williams
Teens: Will Bloumt

Free Throw featuring Coach Eric McDade
6 & Under: Owen Armstrong
8 & Under: Ethan Meche
10 & Under: Bennett Bormaster
12 & Under: Jackson Meche
Teens: Nick Ryniak
Adults: Taylor Perkins & Brandon Meche

Field Goals
Teens: Kyle Lemmermann and Jackson Fuller

Shuttle Run featuring Willie Pile
6 & Under: Philip Derry
10 & Under: Lindy Meacham
12 & Under: Ben Blount
Teens: Ryan Schmuhl
Adults: Adam Derry

QB Accuracy featuring Coach Riley Dodge
8 & Under: Ronan Muokere
10 & Under: Brody Knowles
12 & Under: Gavin Strange
Teens: Jake Jimenes, Robby Hanson and Eric Garza
Adult: Chris Tribble

Soccer Accuracy
6 & Under: Jackson Copeland
8 & Under: Presley Knowles
10 & Under: Allison Copeland
12& Under: Gavin Strange
Teens: Hamza Khawaja

Fitness Challenges
Track Race featuring Councilmember Chad Patton
8 & Under: Vimey Bai
10 & Under: Andrew Huffman
Adults: Todd Jorgenson

Rower featuring Councilmember John Huffman
Adults: Steve Schlitsky

Adults: Paul Phillips

Bench Press
Adults: Christian Espirit

Aquatics Challenges
Green Water Slide Race featuring Shawn McCaskill
Adults: Shawn McCaskill

Blue Water Slide Race
6 & Under: Vincent Snayor
8 & Under: Thomas Reekers
10 & Under: Harper Yates
12 & Under: Ollie Veil

To learn more about Champions Club’s membership opportunities and amenities, please check out our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8955.

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Champions Club Public Grand Opening is Saturday, April 6, 2019! View the Experience Southlake Magazine for Champions Club Grand Opening Details, Spring 2019 Programs and More!

Champions Club at The Marq Southlake will celebrate its public grand opening on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Check out the special edition of Experience Southlake Magazine to learn more about Champions Club and see all the fun things happening in Southlake Parks and Recreation this spring!

Join us for the official public grand opening of Champions Club on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00am-8:00pm! Members and non-member are invited to tour the facility, learn about available memberships, try out our equipment, take a fitness class and enjoy activities for the whole family. More information will be available soon, so be sure to follow Champions Club on Facebook to stay up-to-date or visit

The Winter/Spring Experience Southlake Magazine is now live with Champions Club information! You can register online for all of our spring programs and athletic leagues, and you can also book your Champions Club rentals now for use once the facility opens.

Inside this issue of Experience Southlake Magazine, you’ll find more information about the programs and services we’ll be offering at Champions Club, including:

  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training packages
  • Learn to swim classes and schedules
  • Rentals and party packages

You’ll also find information about our spring 2019 Parks and Recreation programming, including:

  • Youth and family programs
  • Nature programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center
  • Youth and adult athletics
  • Special events

As we put the final touches on Champions Club, in-person registration has been temporarily relocated to Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

To learn more about Champions Club services, rentals and memberships, please call (817) 748-8955. For information about our recreational programs, leagues and events, please call (817) 748-8019.

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Champions Club Grand Opening Delayed Due to September Rainfall

Due to heavy rainfall Southlake experienced in September, Champions Club will not open as planned in December. We are working diligently to make up as much time as we can and currently anticipate opening in February.

We appreciate your understanding and can’t wait to serve you at Champions Club. Be sure to visit our website and follow us on Facebook to receive the latest Champions Club updates.

Important Information

  • If you have already purchased your membership, your account will not be charged again until April 1, 2019 or 30 days after the facility opens to the public, whichever date is greater.
  • Sneak peek tours will still be available to our pre-sale members. We’ll be posting the information as soon as we set our dates. It’s not too late to purchase a pre-sale membership! Visit our membership page for all the details.

We are here to answer any questions you may have! Please give us a call at (817) 748-8955 or email us at

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A center for the community: Victory Forest celebrates grand opening March 3

Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St., will celebrate its grand opening with a day of festivities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3.

The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by remarks from community leaders, performances by local dance groups, demonstrations by fitness and martial arts instructors, and much more. Tours of the new facility will be offered regularly, so visitors can learn more about its amenities and the variety of programs currently being offered.

“We want the community to feel like this is their center,” said Peggy McCoy, center supervisor for Victory Forest. “We want it to be the place where our community gathers to celebrate with friends and family, where they spend time getting healthy … ultimately, we want to enrich the lives of every person who walks through our doors.”

Putting the “community” in “community center”

“When we talk about ‘finding your center,’ we recognize that everyone is enriched in different ways,” said Sheri Endsley, a superintendent in the Park & Recreation Department. “Some people find enrichment through exercise and physical training, while for others it may be through building relationships, or exploring their creativity.”

“Whatever it is that makes people feel connected, part of something special — that’s what Victory Forest, and all of Fort Worth’s community centers, are all about.”

Victory Forest has been designed with the community in mind, offering a variety of patios, multipurpose rooms, a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and an outdoor courtyard where residents can host children’s birthday parties, graduation get-togethers, family reunions, bridal showers or company events.

Additionally, Victory Forest offers a variety of enriching programs for all ages. Kids can participate in the center’s After School Program, or an assortment of classes ranging from ballet to martial arts; families can take part in story time or other activities with their toddlers, and adults can socialize while painting or playing pickleball. Special events will also be held to coincide with holidays or other occasions.

Helping residents reach their fitness goals

Similar to Chisholm Trail Community Center, which opened in 2014, Victory Forest has a 2,000-square-foot fitness room filled with cardio machines, strength equipment and free weights — everything one could need to meet their fitness goals.

For families on the go, the center offers Kids Play to keep children engaged and having fun while their parents squeeze in a workout.

Fitness memberships for the center are currently on sale as part of an early-bird discount. People who purchase a fitness membership — a separate cost from base center membership — prior to the center’s grand opening on March 3 will receive a 20 percent discount off standard rates.

Those who are interested in purchasing a center or fitness membership, renting the venue, or signing up for one of Victory Forest’s classes can do so online.

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Linear Park Grand Opening – Nov 5

little fossil linear park haltom city texasThe newly completed Little Fossil Linear Park will be hosting a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. This 6.8 acre neighborhood park, located at 5713 Orval Court (mapped below), includes an almost-half-mile hike and bike trail, playground and picnic pavilion.

Bring the family out to help us celebrate our newest park here in Haltom City. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 817-831-6464 or email Christi Pruitt.



Little Fossil Linear park – 5713 Orval Court

“Grand Opening”
Saturday, November 5, 2016

9:30 a.m.


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City Hall Grand Opening

Event date: May 13, 2016
Event Time: 03:00 PM – 09:00 PM
4301 City Point Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Join us for a grand opening celebration at your new City Hall on May 13. The event will include an open house from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 6 p.m. on the plaza. Wear your walking shoes and plan plenty of time to see all areas of the building.

A Sounds of Spring concert featuring Beatles tribute band “The Eggmen” will also be held in the City Hall Plaza starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs. A variety of gourmet food trucks will be on site or you are welcome to bring your own picnic, but please no glass containers.

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Southlake Welcomes Park Village: Grand Opening Celebration April 16 Features Gin Blossoms

A premier shopping and dining destination for nearly two decades, Southlake will soon officially welcome its newest retail attraction, Park Village.  The 186,000 square foot retail center, located at 1065 E. Southlake Boulevard, has been serving customers since last fall, but will celebrate its grand opening April 16, 5PM-8PM, with a free concert featuring the 1990s rock band, the Gin Blossoms.

Park Village SignThe outdoor shopping venue offers an assortment of shops and restaurants in a walkable setting. Owned by Excel Trust and managed by Lincoln Property Co., the center’s most unique feature is its eye-catching, illuminating, color changing fountain, a design inspired by the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Situated in a prime spot overlooking the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, the fountain features coordinated lights and music and delights visitors with daily scheduled shows to several songs.

The complex, which is already 83 percent leased, is anchored on the north end by tenants The Fresh Market, popular outdoor outfitters REI and Orvis, RA Sushi, Malai Kitchen, and the soon-to-debut Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, one of several sibling restaurants to the famous Dallas original. Michael’s, the arts and crafts super store, fitness shoes retailer Luke’s Locker, Beauty Brands and Potbelly Sandwich Shop prominently line the south end of the center.

Other retailers to note include Modern Market, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers, The Juice Bar, Paper Source, Sur La Table, and the much talked about rustic pizzeria, Taverna Rossa, which will start serving hungry customers just in time for the center’s grand opening festivities.

To celebrate its grand opening, Park Village will host Sip, Shop and Rock on Saturday, April 16. In addition to a free outdoor concert, the event includes food and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, and store giveaways with the purchase of a VIP ticket benefiting the Miracle League of Southlake, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball.D4S_1403

The Miracle League of Southlake was launched fall 2015 and served 152 young athletes on 12 teams. The program caters to young athletes from ages four to 28, and provides opportunities for disabled young people have fun, be active, and play baseball, many for the very first time.

“The City of Southlake is a tremendous partner for the Miracle League, working with the league to build and help manage the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field within Southlake’s beautiful Bicentennial Park.  This partnership involved cost sharing and the City was generous in providing matching funds for all donations designated for capital costs. It is through this partnership and support from the Mayor and City Council that the Miracle League was designated as the beneficiary of proceeds from the VIP event,” states Craig Rothmeier, president of the Miracle League of Southlake, also noting that the event proceeds will go towards increased expenses from an ever-growing league of athletes.

Although Sip, Shop and Rock VIP tickets have sold out, the Miracle League of Southlake is still accepting donations. Sip, Shop and Rock hopefuls who did not purchase VIP tickets still have the chance to attend the free concert by the Gin Blossoms, known for hit songs Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You, Follow You Down and Till I Hear it From You. The band will perform from 7PM-8PM to cap off Park Village’s grand opening. Although admission to the concert is free, guests are required to register online to claim one of 2,000 available tickets.

Limited parking for the event will be available onsite at Park Village. Overflow parking with a complimentary shuttle will be available at Dragon Stadium in Southlake. For more information, visit

Park Village Fountain

Park Village fountain facing intersection of Southlake Blvd. and Carroll Ave.


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Blue Pomegranate Gallery Celebrates Grand Opening Event in Southlake

The press and public are invited to the grand opening of Blue Pomegranate Gallery on December 10, 2015 for an introduction to our unique brand of uplifting original artwork from American artists, with an emphasis on local art.
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This grand opening celebration event will take place at Blue Pomegranate Gallery, 1236 Prospect Street, Southlake, between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Desserts and beverages will be available to all guests.

Representing more than 100 local and national artists, sculptors and jewelers, Blue Pomegranate Gallery carries unique American handmade fine art, fine crafts, sculpture, jewelry, ornaments, wearables, garden art and gifts.

Blue Pomegranate Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Blue Pomegranate Gallery was founded in 2001 by two Nebraska artists.

PastedGraphic-2In 2009, one of those artists, Sondra Gerber, became sole owner and began to focus on quality, American handmade, original artwork and gifts that are created in the artists’ studios, with an emphasis on local and regional art.

Over the past 15 years, Blue Pomegranate has continued to grow in notoriety, quality and sales in Omaha, Nebraska, where Gerber and her husband, Jason, call home.

The Gerbers are excited to share their dream and vision of American handmade Fine Art and Gifts with Texas!


The above press release was provided to My Southlake New via Blue Pomegranate Gallery.

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