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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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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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