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May 2011

Inside College Station


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Pool Parties this summer



A Splashing Good Time! C

ollege Station Aquatics will kick-off the summer swim season on Saturday, May 28 and is full of exciting opportunities for residents to take advantage of the aquatics facilities. Whether you are looking for a place to host a party, to soak up some sun or to spend quality family time, Adamson Lagoon, Thomas Park, and SouthwoodHallaran are the perfect spots to beat the heat this summer. ADAMSON LAGOON POOL 1900 Anderson --- 979.764.3735 Adamson Lagoon is a 50-meter, Olympicsize swimming pool that is equipped with a diving well, a wading pool, two large water slides and a separate baby pool for younger children. The facility’s bathhouse was remodeled in 2009 to include aquatic offices and concessions.

Thomas Pool is a 25-meter swimming pool that includes a small tube slide and a diving board. Tucked into a quiet neighborhood park, the pool is perfect for any age. General Admission is $3. SOUTHWOOD-HALLARAN POOL 1600 Rock Prairie Rd --- 979.764.3787 Southwood-Hallaran Pool is a 25-yard, zero-depth swimming pool that has a beach entry in the shallow end and gently slopes to an overall depth of 4 feet. This shallow pool is ideal for families with younger children. General admission is $3.

The tropical atmosphere in this exciting, mini-water park provides a pleasant and safe environment for the whole family. General admission is $6.

PARTY PACKAGES Looking for a place to host a party this summer? Have it at the pool! Let College Station Aquatics do all the work for you. Party packages include a Pavilion Party, Cake Party or Cake and Pizza Party.

THOMAS PARK POOL 1300 James Parkway --- 979.764.3721

For a complete list of events, pool prices and operation hours, visit

$20 for 1 Table $30 for 2 Tables $40 for 3 Tables SWIMMERS: $6 ea. (Adamson) $3 ea. (Southwood) $3 ea. (Thomas) MUST PAY: table fee + pool admission ..........................

CAKE PARTY $10 /guest (Adamson) $8 /guest (Southwood) $8 /guest (Thomas) **Minimum of 8 guests** INCLUDES: pool admission, cake, drinks, plates, cups, forks, napkins and tables- cupcake or cookie cakes available upon request

THEMES: sports, tropical, festive or princess


CAKE & PIZZA PARTY $14 /guest (Adamson) $11.75 /guest (Southwood) $11.75 /guest (Thomas) **Minimum of 8 guests** INCLUDES: pool admission, pizza, cake, drinks, plates, cups, forks, napkins and tables - cupcake or cookie cakes available upon request

THEMES: sports, tropical, festive or princess

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reading goals and keeping track of the books they read during June and July. Reading logs can be found online at or can be picked up from the Larry J. Ringer Library.

10 a.m. – Field Trip Activity 12:30 p.m.– lunch (not provided) 1:45 p.m. – Swimming/Activity 4:30 p.m. – Pick up All staff are trained and certified in CPR/FA/ AED and have undergone a full background check. To register for Camp YO, visit or go to the Southwood Community Center at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd.

Summer Residents Watch Out for Water Waste Save money, conserve precious drinking water and have a beautiful lawn this summer by following a few simple steps. • Only water twice a week either before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. • Avoid over-watering! It wastes drinking water and your money! • Check your sprinkler system for leaks and fix them immediately. • Make sure your sprinklers are watering vegetation and not the pavement.

Hours of Operation: Mondays & Wednesdays - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays - 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

For more water tips and a recommended watering schedule, visit ......................................... All Ages Visit Your Local Library Fight boredom this summer by visiting your local library! The Bryan+College Station Public Library System has variety of reading programs, activities and reading materials for everyone. They also have computers with Wifi internet access available at all library system locations. Starting June 1, individuals of all ages can start their own reading logs by setting

May 23 – June 3

For a complete list of summer programs and activities, visit, call 979-7643416 or stop by the Larry J. Ringer Library at 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. South.

Adult Kickball Registration


Starlight Music Series -- featuring Midnight River Choir with guest Sweetbriar

As a friendly reminder, the following watering practices are against city ordinance: • Operating an automatic sprinkler system between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Allowing water to pond or run down the street • Broken sprinkler heads • Failure to fix controllable leak(s) • Hosing off hard surfaces • Operating a fountain or pond without a recirculation device

events coming in May-June June 4

June 8 Town Hall Meeting -- with Councilman Jess Fields

June 11 11-14 year-olds Camp YO (Youth Opportunity) Looking for something new and exciting for your 11-14 year-old this summer? The City of College Station and Innovative Fitness would like to offer you Camp YO, a parks and recreation youth opportunity. There will be four sessions to choose from throughout June and July. The first session runs June 6 through July 17. Full-day sessions cost $220 and half-day sessions cost $140. On the last Friday of each session, campers may attend Kemah, Sea World, Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor for an additional fee of $40 (weather permitting). Daily Schedule: 7:30 a.m. – Drop off 8:45 a.m. – Get fit with Innovative Fitness

Starlight Music Series -- featuring Satisfaction with guest Rock-A-Fellas

June 14 Green Seminar -- Topic: Water

June 15 Exploring History Lunch Lecture RSVP by June 13 -- Topic: An early radio history of WTAW


Inside College Station - May 2011  

The May issue of the Inside College Station newsletter includes articles on the city's aquatics programs and facilities, the Larry J. Ringer...

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