National Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill presented to the Community Services Department the “National Parks and Recreation Month Proclamation” on Wednesday, June 27.

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, 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,
2018, as National Parks and Recreation Month
and encourage all citizens to “A Lifetime of Discovery” 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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July Is Park and Recreation Month!

Southlake Parks and Recreation is inviting the entire community to celebrate “A Lifetime of Discovery” with free family events throughout the month of July.

July is Park and Recreation Month, a national campaign sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The purpose of this campaign is to inspire everyone to visit their city parks, embrace active lifestyles and improve their overall health. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create healthy habits for yourself and your children by getting out to a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space. The City of Southlake offers numerous recreational opportunities to explore, including over 1,200 acres of parkland, the newly renovated Southlake Tennis Center and the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. These park and recreation opportunities enrich the lives of Southlake residents and provide natural spaces to play and exercise.

This year’s theme is “A Lifetime of Discovery,” encouraging everyone to get out and explore all of the wonderful opportunities their parks and community have to offer! To help celebrate Park and Recreation Month, Southlake Community Services has put together a special calendar of events that you can print or view online. Every day in July, there is a highlighted activity for Southlake residents and visitors to do with their friends and family. Some of these free events include:

Walk with the Mayor
Saturday, July 14
North Park
9 a.m.
Kickstart your weekend with a walk around North Park with Mayor Hill followed by a light breakfast provided by the Bill Tait State Farm Agency.

National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 15
Bicentennial Park Playground
1 – 3 p.m.
Stop by Bicentennial Park Playground and celebrate America’s favorite summer treat with free Italian ice from Rita’s!

Parks Mini Rodeo
Tuesday, July 17
Bicentennial Park Playground
10 a.m.
Kids will have a blast playing interactive games, learning about plants and discovering all of the cool things our Parks team does every day.

National Hot Dog Day
Wednesday, July 18
Bicentennial Park Playground
5 – 7 p.m.
We’ll be giving out free hot dogs, so swing by for a tasty snack while supplies last!

MasterWorks Presents: Escape
Saturday, July 21
Aria Amphitheater
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast for a free outdoor concert by Escape, DFW’s favorite Journey cover band! Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at all MasterWorks concerts; no tarps, tents, alcohol or glass, please.

Discover Champions Club
Saturday, July 28
The Marq Southlake
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Want to learn more about Champions Club before it opens later this year? Drop by The Marq for free class and equipment demos, awesome Champions Club giveaways and more!

Pups in the Park
Tuesday, July 31
Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park
Bob Jones Park
5 – 8 p.m.
Bring your furry friend to Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park for all kinds of fun dog activities, including paw prints and a puppy photo booth. We’ll also be accepting donations of the following items to benefit the Keller Regional Adoption Center: Purina One Dog and Puppy Food (dry), Purina One Cat and Kitten Food (dry), cat litter, bleach, towels, Pine-Sol and fleece blankets. Bring a donation for the chance to win raffle prizes!

Check our calendar for more events and information, and celebrate this month of discovery by sharing your experiences on social media using the hashtag #DiscoverJulySLK. However you decide to celebrate, Southlake Community Services encourages everyone to start talking about the positive impact parks and recreation has on their lives!

If you have any questions, please contact (817) 748-8019 or visit our website at ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/DiscoverJuly.

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Champions Club Takes Shape: Fitness and Recreation Opportunities Coming to Southlake

A variety of new and exciting fitness and recreation opportunities for the whole family are on the horizon. The Marq Southlake’s multi-faceted community center continues to see ongoing construction of Champions Club.

With an anticipated opening in late fall 2018, the second and final phase of the development will result in a premier activity hub, offering 82,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities and fitness equipment.

Champions Club Construction MSN interior 1

From erecting the steel structure to placing concrete slabs, finishing exterior wall masonry, and placing roof sections, Champions Club is visibly taking shape. Structural piers for the pool foundation have already been finished.

“Champions Club is 45 percent complete. Although weather and unforeseen conditions have impacted the project schedule, the construction should be completed this fall. Haydon Building Corp (HBC), the prime contractor, is phasing the project based on the amount of work required to complete each area of the project,” stated Public Works Director and Marq Construction Manager, Rob Cohen.

Already home to Legends Hall, an extensive event venue, the Southlake Senior Center and Aria, an outdoor amphitheater, The Marq will offer much more upon the completion of Champions Club:

  • Fitness Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor Walking/Jogging Track
  • Indoor Pool with Sauna and Spa
  • Outdoor Water Play Feature
  • Indoor and Outdoor Turf Fields
  • Activity Classrooms
  • Fitness Studios
  • Lil’ Champs Child Watch
  • Indoor Playground
  • Locker Rooms and Showers

Champions Club Construction MSN interior 2

Once open to the public, Champions Club will operate seven days a week with varying hours. Champions Club memberships will be available for purchase on an annual or monthly basis for both residents and non-residents, including youth, adults, seniors, and families. Daily guest passes will also be available.

With multiple recreation opportunities, birthday party packages, special events, member appreciation events and much more, the addition of Champions Club will further enhance opportunities at The Marq and allow it to be an all-inclusive community center.

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Recreation Leaders Needed

Are you looking for a fun job and a way to enhance your leadership skills? The City of Southlake Community Services Department is looking for responsible and dependable individuals to work as part-time recreation leaders.

Recreation Leaders assist in coordinating and conducting programs and activities of various recreation services including implementing recreation and athletic programs. This is accomplished by monitoring the operations of instructors and program participants of recreational programs in joint-use and City facilities. Other duties include providing administrative and clerical support to staff members.

The City of Southlake is encouraging individuals who are looking to make an impact in their community; develop interpersonal relationships; build work experience and enhance their leadership skills to apply today!

For more information or to apply, please call 817-748-8019 or visit our website.

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Registration is Open for Southlake Recreation Fall Youth Program!

Don’t miss out on all the new and exciting programs that Southlake Parks and Recreation has to offer this fall! Try out our brand new Mindfulness classes or sign-up to work out your brain at Chess.

Register online for any of the programs listed below or visit Community Services in Town Hall, Suite 210.

Babysitting Certification Class (Ages 10-16): Looking to become a certified babysitter? Well look no further! This one-day program teaches the fundamentals of safety and childcare. Learn how to treat basic first aid emergencies, choking prevention, handle fire and safety emergencies, plan age appropriate activities and much more. At the conclusion of the class, you will have the opportunity to earn a certificate by demonstrating your mastery of the content.

Chess (Ages 6-16): This is a class open to children of all skill levels and abilities. Students will receive a half hour of supervised play and instruction. This class will teach the fundamentals of chess and introduce the use of notation, which is the ability to record one’s moves. Students will also learn tournament procedures and etiquette.

Mindfulness for Kids (Ages 5-12): Mindfulness for Kids offers fun, engaging and evidence-based practices to teach children how to calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness will be taught through a variety of modalities including breath, yoga, art and music. Yoga and guided breathing practices will be included in every class. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how to “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions.  Children are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 5-18):  This Jiu-Jitsu program will develop children and preteens physically, emotionally and socially. Children will learn age-appropriate martial arts skills to prepare them to one day become a black-belt, a very high accomplishment and honor. This program also teaches important life skills such as respect, responsibility, self-esteem, confidence, discipline, heightened awareness and much more. Come and see what the excitement is all about!

For more information on Youth Programs please visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or call (817) 748-8019.

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Southlake Recreation Kicking off Fall with New Adult Programs!

The kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun. Southlake Recreation offers a wide range of programs and athletic leagues for adults (18+) so everybody can get in on the action!

Register online for any of the programs listed below or visit Community Services in Town Hall, Suite 210.

Men’s Over 35 SoftballFriends, family members and coworkers make great teammates in this exciting and competitive recreational league. Teams are responsible for their own jerseys.

Adult Men’s Flag Football (Teams Only, Ages 18+)- Join us on Saturdays this fall at North Park for our Adult Men’s 8 on 8 Flag Football season. Register your team, rosters can include up to 20 players. Gameball and flags will be provided. Teams must provide their own jerseys. Games will be played from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. It’s a six game season and top teams advance to playoffs.

Women’s Self-Defense (Ages 18+)- This class will empower women to fight back by teaching techniques on how to survive an attack from an assailant. The class will also cover escapes from nonthreatening annoyance attacks, defense from chokes and strangles, defense against attacks from the front and from behind, what to do if you are tackled and brought to the ground and much more.

Prenatal Yoga (Ages 18+)- Learn poses and pranayama (breath work) to help make your pregnancy and birth the best it can be. Dr. Pam Kendall is a maternity chiropractor and 200 hour yoga instructor. Join her as she teaches you some poses and postures to ease some of the discomforts that can often come whele being pregnant.

Fit4Mom-Body Back (Ages 18+)- Body Back is a results-based workout program designed by and for moms. Experience High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), total-body workouts that challenge even the elite athlete. Our safe and effective workouts address the body of the postnatal woman, whether she had her baby six months ago or 20 years ago.

For more information on Adult Programs or Adult Athletics please visit www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com or call (817) 748-8019.

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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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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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