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Summer Activity Guide


Neal Rec Center Parks Aquatics Bryan Parks and Recreation Neal Rec Center Department has so many fun Adult Sports

activities to do this summer -

Bryan B. Travis there’s something for everyone! Municipal Golf Course Kids Camps Take a look inside and find your

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families’ favorites!

Youth Programs

The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department has so many fun summer activities - there’s something for everyone. Take a look inside and find your favorites!

General Information Parks and Recreation

1309 E. Martin Luther King Bryan, TX 77803 (979) 209-5528 (979) 209-5524 - Fax

TABLE OF CONTENTS General Information

Parks & Amenities Park Trails & Pavilions

2&3 4




Neal Recreation Center

12 & 13

Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course


Adult Programs


Summer Camps


Youth Programs


Administrative Staff


Message from the Director As the days grow longer, the sun warms the air, and the rain lessens, our thoughts turn to beautiful summer days filled with all types of exciting opportunities for our residents and others to enjoy throughout the city. As you look through this Summer Activity Guide, I’m sure you will find a good variety of programs, activities and facilities which will help you meet your leisure time needs. There are many organized activities and programs for you such as soccer, golf, and basketball, and don’t overlook our Camp HERO, Neal Summer Program and Summer Parks Program. For adults we have new water fitness classes and golf programs that you need to check out, in addition to adult sport programs. If you prefer to do it on your own, then please take advantage of golfing at the Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course, swimming at one of our aquatics facilities, or reserving a pavilion in one of our parks for a private outing or celebration. The month of July is National Parks and Recreation Month, so please check back regularly to see what fun and exciting activities we have planned for the month of July that will help us celebrate our Parks and Programs as well as “The Good Life. Texas Style.” M. Darrell Lovelette Director of Parks & Recreation

Darrell Lovelette

(979) 209-5529

Eloise Huerta

(979) 209-5527

Bob Holmes

(979) 209-5230

Ashley Bennett

(979) 209-5526

Raymond Bradley

(979) 209-5203

Shawna Pieper

(979) 209-5223

Jimmie Gilbert

(979) 209-5212

Administrative Assistant

Parks Manager/Cemetery Sexton Recreation Manager

Athletics Supervisor Aquatics Supervisor

Neal Recreation Center

Special Events & Marketing

Gwynne Shillings

Golf Course Manager

(979) 209-5518

Billy Bob Lane

(979) 823-0126

Dennis Wilganowski

(979) 822-9233

Golf Course Maintenance Manager



General Information Program Registration

Transfers & Refunds

Registration for most programs can be made at the Parks and Recreation Office, the Neal Recreation Center, and the Bryan Aquatics Center. Please refer to individual program descriptions for times and locations.

If you are not completely satisfied with a class or activity, please contact us so we can respond to your concerns. In addition to using your feedback to help us improve, we will arrange one of the following:

Course Information

For programs - placement into another class, a credit for future of any activity we offer, or a refund.

Community Education classes will meet at City of Bryan, Bryan Parks and Recreation, BISD, and area business facilities. Specific class information will be given to each participant upon registration. Cancelled Classes Bryan Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel classes, change times or locations, and to substitute instructors as deemed necessary. Classes will be cancelled 24 hours in advance of the scheduled start date if the minimum enrollment numbers are not met. Medical Policy The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department will not prohibit any person from participating in an activity due to a medical condition or handicap, unless such condition is likely to cause injury to that individual or to other activity participants. Liabilities The City of Bryan cannot be held responsible for any loss, material or otherwise, incurred while following an instructor’s directions. The City of Bryan is not responsible for any personal property left at any class site. Students take classes at their own risk. Equal Opportunity The Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to participate in and enjoy programs and facilities, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

For rentals - reschedule facility rental or refund. Refunds will only be allowed due to cancellations prior to the rental date. The rental contract must be returned to the Parks and Recreation office at least 1 day prior to the scheduled rental. In the event of inclement weather, rentals may be rescheduled by contacting the Parks and Recreation office the next business day. All refunds for programs and facillity rentals will be assessed a fee of $10 or 10% of the total rental fee , whichever is higher. Returned Check Policy The City of Bryan will assess a $15 service charge for all returned checks. Participation in leagues, classes, or facility rentals will not be allowed until the check and service charges are paid in full. Rentals of Facilities Facility rentals can be made at the following locations: Parks & Recreation office: Pavilions, Parks, Palace Theater, Athletic Fields & Tennis Center Bryan Aquatic Center: All pools Neal Recreation Center: Neal Recreation Center facilities Bryan Municipal Golf Course: Golf & Tournaments


Looking for a way to get involved with your city? There are fun, exciting ways to volunteer for activities, events and programs. Look for ways to volunteer for Texas Reds, Senior Activities, and so much more at:



Parks & Amenities Allen Ridge Park Astin Recreational Area

For detailed information on each park and it’s amenities, log on to and go to the Parks and Facilities section.

Austin’s Colony Park Bonham Park Camelot Park Castle Heights Park Cherry Park Copperfield Park Crescent Park Federal Park Garden Acres Park Henderson Park Mockingbird Heritage Park


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Jane Long Park Madeley Park Neal Park Redbud Park Sadie Thomas Memorial Park Sam Rayburn Park San Jacinto Park Scurry Park Shirewood Park Sue Haswell Memorial Park Symphony Park Tanglewood Park Tiffany Park Villa West Park Washington Park Williamson Park Winchester Park

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Exercise, fitness & conditioning Fun and entertainment Learning and education Relaxation Health

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Getting to know people Group participation Interaction of adults and kids Community awareness Team spirit

Park Trails


Park Pavilions

For detailed information on park trails and pavilions, log on to and go the Parks and Facilities section. Rosewood Trail

Astin Recreation Park

Astin Park

Austin’s Colony

Austin’s Colony Park


Bonham Park

BRAC (A) and BRAC (B)

Booneville Trail (HWY 158 from HWY 6 to


HWY 30)

Sue Haswell (A)


Sue Haswell (B)

Camelot Park

Sue Haswell (C)

Cherry Park

Sue Haswell Amphitheater

Crescent Park

Henderson (A)

Henderson Park

Henderson (B)

Jane Long Park


Lake Bryan


Madeley Park

Sadie Thomas (l)

Park Hudson Trail

Sadie Thomas (ll)

Redbud Park


Sam Rayburn Park

Tanglewood (A)

Scurry Park

Tanglewood (B)

Tanglewood Park

Tiffany (A)

Tiffany Park

Tiffany (B)

Turkey Creek Trail

Villa West

Villa West Park

Williamson (A) Williamson (B) In-Line Hockey Rink Sport Pavilion Alcohol Use Permits: $40 Resident/$50 Non-Resident (per rental) Park Vendor Permits: $40 Resident/$50 Non-Resident (per rental) Refunds on rentals are given minus a $10 or 10% (of total amount paid) administration fee. The City of Bryan will also assess a $15 service charge for all returned checks. Participation in leagues, classes, or facility rentals will cease until service charges are paid in full. To find out more about pavilion rentals, please call (979) 209-5528.


Bryan Aquatics Center

Olympic-sized pool, featuring a 175-foot waterslide, a baby pool, two diving boards, and plenty of space for the whole family to bask in the sun! The pool is open to the public throughout the year. It is also available for rent after hours on a first-come, first-served basis. The water is heated to make it a great temperature for fun year round!

Pool Rules Facility rules for entrance: * Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) who is capable of caring for the child in the water. One adult chaperone must be present for every 2 children ages 11 and under. * All patrons (swimmers and sunbathers) must wear swimming suits with appropriate lining. * Abusive, loud, or profane language is not permitted in any part of the pool facilities. * Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises * Patrons may bring in their own food and drinks; however alcohol and glass bottles are prohibited. * Any persons known or suspected of having a communicable condition, open sores, bandages, or open wounds shall be denied admittance. The head lifeguard will have discretionary powers in these matters. * All swimmers just take a complete shower before entering the pool. * Playing or hanging on the ladders is strictly forbidden.

* Rough play, dunking, water fighting, diving off another person’s shoulders, riding on another persons back or pushing others into the pool is not permitted. NO HORSEPLAY! * Swimmers are not allowed to run and dive over the edge of the pool, dive or jump from the lifeguard stands, or dive or jump from the decks backwards. No twistings jumps or flips from the side will be allowed. * Distracting a lifeguard from his/her duty or falsely summoning aid is prohibited. * Inflatable beach balls and floating apparatuses shall be allowed only a the discretion of the head lifeguard and restricted to the shallow water only. * Staff reserves the right to check gas and coolers at the entrance of all pool facilities * Lifeguards have complete authority at all times under the supervision of the head lifeguard. * The City of Bryan reserves the right to deny entry into its aquatic facilities should the rules of the facility not be followed.



Bryan Aquatics Center Pool Hours & Fees Bryan Aquatic Center Fees Daily Admission: Child (Ages 4 - 11) Adult (Ages 12+)

$2.00 $3.00

Bryan Aquatic Center Pool Hours Lap Swimming

Recreation Swimming

October 3 - May 24

May 25 - August 17

Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

5:30 am - 7:30 am 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Closed

Monday -Sunday:

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pool Pass Fees


Annual Individual



Annual Family (4/family) each additional member

$350.00 $30.00

$420.00 $36.00



$150.00 $10.00

$180.00 $12.00

25 Punch Pass

Summer Individual Summer Family (4/family) each additional member Replacement Pass



Bryan Aquatic Center Rental Fees Resident

Non-Resident $42.00



2 hours for 100 or less each additional hour

$250.00 $125.00

$300.00 $150.00

2 hours for 101-200 each additional hour

$300.00 $150.00

$360.00 $180.00

2 hours for 201-300 each additional hour

$400.00 $200.00

$480.00 $240.00

2 hours for 301-400 each additional hour

$500.00 $250.00

$600.00 $300.00

Kiddie Pool (2 hours 25 max) each additional hour

$50.00 $25.00

$60.00 $30.00



Sue Haswell Pool Sue Haswell Pool Hours Pool Hours

By Rental Only

Sue Haswell Pool Rental Fees


2hours for 100 or less each additional hour

$125.00 $60.00

2hours for 100 or less each additional hour


$125.00 $60.00

$150.00 $72.00 $150.00 $72.00

Pool is available for rental for groups of fewer than 100 people. Call 209-5222 or 209-5235 for rental information or reservations.

Henderson Harbor Henderson Harbor Pool Hours Pool Hours

Monday - Sunday

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Henderson Harbor DAily Admission Daily Admission

Child (ages 4-11) $2.00

Adult (ages 12+) $3.00

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Henderson Harbor rental Fees


2 hours for 101-200 each additional hour

$275.00 $110.00

2 hours for 100 or less


Non-Resident $270.00

$330.00 $132.00

Pool is available for rental for groups of fewer than 100 people. Call 209-5222 or 209-5235 for rental information or reservations.

Swimming is great exercise for the whole family! Make a day of it with a swim in one of Bryan’s pools and a picnic in one of our parks!


Aquatics Swim Lessons Bryan Aquatics offers swim lessons ages 3 - adult and for parents with infants ages 6 - 36 months. Each session meets Monday through Friday for two weeks. We guarantee 8 out of 10 lessons. Parents will receive a parent handbook for each session. Additional arrangements can be made for special groups by contacting the Bryan Aquatic Center at 209-5222. Registration for each session closes the Thursday at 5 pm prior to the session starting. Summer Lesson Registration: begins May 5, 2012 at 10am at the Bryan Aquatic Center. The Water Babies Class (6 - 36 months old): 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm., and 7:30 pm

Session Bryan

Dates Time Aquatic Center Location - Courses & Schedules BAC



June 14 - 15

June 18 - 20


July 9 - 20


July 23 - August 3


August 6 - 17


Class Fees

Swim Lessons

8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm



Non-Resident $45.00



Bryan Barracudas

The purpose of our swim team is to foster competitive youth swimming and to provide instruction in competitive swimming skills in a supportive atmosphere with good sportsmanship that is conducive to proper social and physical development of our youth.

Registration Fees*

One Child……………………………… $95.00 Two Children…………………………..$180.00 Three Children…………………………$265.00 Four Children…………………………..$350.00

Junior Guard Summer 2012 Session Dates Session I June 4 - June 15 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am Session II July 9 - July 20 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am $50 Resident/$60 Non-Resident The Junior Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor Aide program offers the opportunity to learn and practice swimming and life guarding skills, as well as the opportunity to become certified in Community First Aid and CPR. Jr. Lifeguards/WSI Aides can earn community service hours by helping the lifeguard staff or aiding swim lesson instruction. We will also have an End-of-Summer party for Jr. Lifeguards and WSI Aides where they well receive recognition for their service.



American red cross lifeguard course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course is to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. The course includes Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Training course, each participant will receive the American Red Cross Universal Certificates; indicating Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards that are valid for 2 years.

Course Prerequisites:

• 15 years of age by the end of the class • Pass a pre-course screening in swimming skills:     * 300 yard continuous swim      * Tread water for 2 minutes only using legs. Candidates must either hold hands out of water or place them under arm pits.      * Timed Skill: Swim 20 yards, retrieve 10 lb brick from 10 ft depth, swim back 20 yards, and climb out of pool without using a ladder or steps in 1 minute 40 seconds.

Certification Requirements: 2012 Course Dates and Times: Session Session Session Session Session Session

1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6:

Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

March 15th – Sun March 18th April 12th – Sun April 15th May 3rd – Sun May 6th May 10th – Sun May 13th May 17th – Sun May 20th May 24th – Sun May 27th

All courses are Thursday through Sunday for one weekend. Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday 5:00p – 9:00p Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Demonstrate competency in all required skills * Demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios * Correctly answer at least 80% of the questions in each of the four sections of the final written examinations.

Course Fee:

$150.00 Residents/ $165.00 Non-Residents (cost includes course fee, pocket mask and Lifeguard Manual)



Neal Recreation Center Memberships, fees, programs

FACILITY INFORMATION Gymnasium: designed for multi-use

programming and is equipped with a curtain, which allows it to divide in half.

Fitness Room: features Cybex exercise equipment.

Teen Room: features two foosball

tables, two pool tables (for students 13 and up).

Classrooms: include an arts and crafts room, multi-media room, and multipurpose room.

Type of Membership


Daily Use Fee School Year Individual School Year Family (up to 2) (each additional family member) Summer Individual (end of school to beginning of school) Summer Family (up to 2) (end of school to beginning of school) (each additional family member) Fitness Room - 16 years and older - (annual membership)

Facility Rental Gym (full) Gym (1/2) Gym (8 hour block) Multi-Purpose (w/o kitchen) Multi-Purpose (with kitchen) Multi Media Room Arts & Crafts Room After Hour Building Rental (hourly) Set up Cleaning Deposit**

**Cleaning Deposit refundable if rental rooms left in clean condition**

$2 $40 $75 $15 $30 $45 $10 $96

Resident $50 $25 $375 $30 $35 $20 $20 $15 $150 $50 $50

Non-Resident $4 $48 $90 $18 $36 $54 $12 $116

Non-Resident $60 $30 $450 $36 $42 $24 $24 $25 $180 $60 $60


Neal Recreation Center Memberships, fees, programs

After School Program

Summer Program

Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 5:30pm

Daily Activities include field trips and education al opportunities. Breakfast and lunch provided by BISD.

Tutorials (Reads and Counts Program), Arts and Crafts, Youth Sports, Girls Scout Program (meets each Thursday). FREE to all participants.

May 10 - August 15 Ages: 6 - 13 years

Organized recreation provides hands on athletic development, teamwork skills and sportsmanship. It also teaches the value of cooperating with peers and coaches and practicing healthy lifestyle habits.

Teen Nights

Adult Basksetball League

Structured, supervised activities susch as youth basketball, volleyball, computer lab, and game room.

Eight (8) game season plus tournament

Dates: Friday Nights Times: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Neal Rec Center Fee: FREE For more information: (979) 209-5210

Fee: $210 Thursdays: 6:30 pm Registration: May 10 - May 21 Leagues: Co-ed, Men’s Open, 35 and over

Open Gym Wednesdays:

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursdays: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course

206 W. Villa M aria R oad, Bryan, T X 77801 (979) 823-0126

The Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course has been serving Brazos Valley golfers since 1921. Golfers of all ages will appreciate the challenging layout at an affordable price. This par-70 course spans more than 5,800 yards from the middle tees and extends to more than 6,200 yards from the back tees.

Membership Rates

Golf Course Fees

Weekday individual walking Weekday individual w/cart

$70 $110


Weekday family couple walking Weekday family couple w/cart

$107 $152


Weekday family of 3 walking Weekday family of 3 w/cart

$130 $165

Full individual walking Full individual w/cart

$104 $144


Full family couple walking Full family couple w/cart

$154 $199


Full family of 3 walking Full family of 3 w/cart

$171 $208

9 Holes

College Membership w/o cart College Membership w/cart

$300 per semester $580 per semester

Each additional mem. full membership Resident $15 Non-Resident $20 Additional family mem. full membership Resident $20 Non-Resident $25

For more information, go to or call (979) 823-0126.




Texas A&M/Blinn












Juniors 9 Holes



Trail Fee



(all you can play) (60 & over)

(17 & under)

(for those who bring their own cart)


Adult Sports

Memberships, fees, programs Softball The Bryan Regional Athletic Complex hosts B, C, D, Church and Coed softball leagues. The season consists of 8 games and a double elimination tournament. All games are played at Bryan Regional Athletic Complex. For more information, call (979) 209-5203. Summer 2012 Registration: Season: Begins Team Fee: $350 Fall 2012 Registration: Season: Begins Team Fee: $350

Basketball Participants will play an 8-game season and double-elimination tournament at Neal Recreation Center, Games are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. To find out more, call (979) 209-5210. Registration: August 00 - August 00 Season: Begins September 0, 2012 Team Fee: $330 Resident $365 Non-Resident

In-Line Hockey Participants must be at least 16 years old at the time of registration. Each team will play a round-robin season and participate in a single-elimination tournament. To find out more, call (979) 209-5210.


Summer Day Camps Camp H.E.R.O.

This camp promotes health and self esteem, while keeping the children active through exciting games, field trips and swim days. A new theme will lay out the activities each week, as your child learns skills such as first-aid, leadership and fitness. Each child will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 badges by mastering certain skills and attitudes throughout the summer. With the help of our experienced staff Camp H.E.R.O. will show your child how to be a hero now. Ages: 5 - 12 May 29 - August 10, 2012 – Camp H.E.R.O. (Day Camp) Time: 7:30 am-6:00 pm Cost: $100/ week for the first child and $90/week for each additional child or $25/day per child. Registration fee: $20 for one child or $30 for the family Registration Dates: May 29 - August 10, 2012 Registration Form: Download Field Trip Schedule: Download Parent Letter: Download Camp Rules: Download Location: Bowen Elementary

* Registration will take place at the Bryan Parks and Recreation office, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, or on site during camp.

Summer Parks Program Want a fun and safe way to spend your summer? Summer Parks Program offers a place for your child to come play, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. From exciting field trip and swim days, to kickball tournaments and arts and crafts, you child will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun outdoor activities. Ages: 5 - 12 May 29 - July 6, 2012 – Summer Parks Program Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost: Free (with the exception of $5 for each field trip) Lunch: Lunch will be provided. Park Locations: Bonham, Haswell, Henderson, Tanglewood and Villa West Registration Form: Download * Registration will take place on the first day of camp at the park of your choice. If your child is a walker please send a completed registration form with your child.


Youth Programs Leagues & Clubs Boys & Girls Club Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm For more information, call (979) 822-7516

Baseball/Softball Bryan United Little League Bryan National Little League Harvey Little League Challenger League Spring Pony & Bronco League Ruth Vanoe (979) 680-0122 Curtis Breedlove (979)731-8303

Football Brazos Valley Youth Football Association Bryan Buccaneers Pop Warner Little Scholars League Upward Flag Football

Soccer Bryan Soccer Club Upward Soccer College Station Soccer Club

Basketball Boys and Girls Club Upward Basketball BCS Elite Basketball College Station Parks and Recreation Brazos Basketball League

Archery Brazos County 4H Archery Club Brazos Valley Archery Club

Kyle Westfall 778-4103

U.S. Swim team Aggie Swim Club Brazos Splash


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