New Parks and Recreation Director Hired

Town Manager Tom Class has hired Tony Jaramillo as the Town’s new Parks and Recreation Director. Tony has been with the Town of Trophy Club for 12 years as part of the Parks and Recreation Department. He served as Parks Superintendent for the past several years and is excited to continue serving TC residents and cultivating relationships with citizens to ensure that Trophy Club remains “a great…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife’s 25th Anniversary

Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has raised more than $170 million in private philanthropy to ensure that all Texans can enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas, today and for generations to come. In 2016, we celebrated our 25th anniversary, and in our just-published annual report, we reflect on the achievements of the past while looking to the future. We know it would not have been possible without supporters like you, and we invite you to read more about what we have accomplished together. Thank you for 25 wonderful years, and here’s to the next 25!Texas parks

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Proclamation for National Parks and Recreation Month

On Thursday, July 13, 2017, Mayor Laura Hill presented the National Parks and Recreation Month proclamation to the Community Services Department.

The City of Southlake recognizes parks and recreation programs and facilities are an integral part of communities across the United States, and in particular, their value to the City of Southlake; and,

Whereas, the parks and recreation programs and activities are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in Southlake, ensuring the health of citizens, and contributes to the economic and environmental well-being of Southlake and the region; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake offers a variety of parks and recreation opportunities designed for all ages and interests, including popular recreation or athletic programs, special community events, senior activities, nature exploration, public library events, tennis and aquatic programs, arts and cultural activities and volunteer opportunities; and,

Whereas, the City of Southlake Community Services Department desires to enhance the quality of life for all Southlake residents by providing exceptional recreational, cultural and educational opportunities through its parks and recreation programs; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim July, 2017, as

National Parks and Recreation Month

and encourage all citizens to “Get Your Play On” during July, and to express our sincere appreciation for the many Southlake parks and recreation programs, and the City of Southlake parks and recreation staff for their dedicated service.

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Southlake Parks and Recreation Now Offering Private Music Lessons

Ever wanted to learn how to play the piano or strum the guitar? Well, now you can through Southlake Parks and Recreation’s exciting new one-on-one private lessons.

 
The Beginner Piano Private Lessons and Beginner Guitar Private Lessons are stimulating and informative introductions to basic music skills for beginning to intermediate level music students. Lessons are offered for ages 5 & up to adult.
30-minute Beginner Piano Private Lessons are offered every Saturday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the months of July and August.
30-minute Beginner Guitar Private Lessons are also offered every Saturday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. or Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. throughout the months of July and August. Participants must provide their own guitar to practice.
The goals of these courses are not only to develop a solid musical foundation in that instrument but most importantly to instill in the student a genuine love and appreciation for music.
Click HERE to register for Beginner Private Lessons!
For more information please visit www.southlakeparksandrec.com or call (817) 748-8019.

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Southlake Parks and Recreation Launching New Registration Software, CSI

Summer is almost here! That means it’s time to start registering for all the great things Southlake Parks and Recreation has planned. In preparation for the opening of The Marq Southlake Champions Club in summer of 2018, Parks and Recreation is changing registration software. The new software, CSI, will replace the current registration software, Active Network, and will go live Monday, April 3.

When participants go to register for programs they will notice the website looks a little different. Now, instead of having to search for an activity, you will be able to select a category to begin the search process.

One important transition note to keep in mind: All users will have to create a new account. Account information will NOT carry over from Active Network.

What does this mean for me?

Before actually registering for a program, you will be prompted to create a new account. Because CSI will also be used once Champions Club is fully operational, it will look like you are registering for a membership. Don’t worry, when you are asked to select your membership type, simply select the “Patron” membership and Parks and Recreation as the site. This will allow you to register as you normally would.

You will need to create your new account before you are able to register for summer programs like Camp Mania or Basketball, to name a few. Parents, when you are completing the account registration, be sure to list yourself as the “main member” on the account. Other family members, like spouses and children, will become “sub-members” on the account.

We understand change can sometime be confusing. We’re here to help! You can find step-by-step instructions to help you set up you new CSI account at SouthlakeParksandRec.com or you can call us at (817) 748-8019.

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New Parks and Recreation Director

haltom city parks recreation director christi pruittChristi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar face in Haltom City, serving as the Recreation Supervisor for the last 12 years. She joined Haltom City in December of 2004 and re-opened the Recreation Center after renovations, adding top-of-the-line fitness equipment, new classes, community events, and reviv­ing old classes and sports programs. Through the years, Christi has grown the Recreation Center and its pro­grams and has developed many relationships with residents and business owners in the process.

Christi got her Bachelor’s degree at Texas Christian University in Fitness Promotion (she is a die-hard Frog fan!). She has worked for the YMCA, the City of Grapevine as the Marketing Coordinator for their Parks and Recreation Department, and General Mo­tors as their onsite Fitness Center Manager. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the gym and volunteering with the children’s pro­gram at her church on Wednesday nights. Above all else, she loves spending time with her family…husband Jeff and their two daughters, which you will see from time to time at many of the events here in Haltom City. She says that her “work” for the city has allowed her to follow her goals of doing something that she’s both passionate about and serves a great purpose. The Haltom City community is what has kept her around all these years and she is thrilled to step into this new role. She is looking forward to restoring our existing parks and being a part of exciting projects in the city, such as the Veterans Memorial at Haltom Road Park.

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