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WELCOME

to the official City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Guide. The Parks & Recreation Department’s mission is to provide the highest level of services and programs to the citizens at the greatest value, in a manner that warrants the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity and efficiency. The Parks and Recreation Department is located in City Hall on the second floor at 910 S. Friendswood Drive. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM & Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

PARKS & RECREATION STAFF

STAY CONNECTED

James Toney - Director of Parks & Recreation Kimberly Ramirez - Assistant to the Director of Parks & Recreation Gary Williams - Parks/Building Maintenance Superintendent Michael Boyett - Recreation Superintendent Heather Whitty- Recreation Manager Katy Blanchard - Recreation Aide Genie Balderaz - Senior Program Manager Jamie Eubanks - Assistant Senior Program Manager

rec@friendswood.com

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910 S. Friendswood Dr. Friendswood, TX 77546 281-996-3220 /friendswoodparkrec @friendswoodparks


INFORMATION

SPORTS

Lake Friendswood Park ................................................................ 4

Adult Sports ............................................................................... 16

Household Registration ............................................................... 6

Youth Sports Contacts ............................................................... 17

Facility Rental Fees ..................................................................... 7 Park Index ................................................................................... 8

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Park Map ..................................................................................... 9

Program Hours & Fees .............................................................. 18

Upcoming Events ...................................................................... 10

Activity Schedule ....................................................................... 19

Volunteer Information .............................................................. 22

Upcoming Senior Events ............................................................ 20

2018 Summer Programs ............................................................ 22

Senior Trips ................................................................................ 21

2018 Calendar ........................................................................... 27

FITNESS Class Description ...................................................................... 15 Fitness Fees ............................................................................... 15

KEEP FRIENDSWOOD BEAUTIFUL KFB Board Information ............................................................. 23 KFB Events ................................................................................. 24 Recycling Information ............................................................... 24 KFB Programs ............................................................................ 25

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LAKE FRIENDSWOOD PARK 2533 Davis Prairie Ln. The park is one of the projects voters approved in the 2013 Bond Election. It is surrounded by a concrete path and boardwalk, approximately one mile long. At intervals, there are benches, picnic tables, and exercise equipment. Through a partnership with West Ranch, a pavilion and restroom building are being constructed, replacing temporary restroom accommodations.

special interest in opening the lake to the public. Following the February 6 opening, fishing (with proper license and while exercising caution) is encouraged from both the floating piers and shore. A kayak launch is attached to one of the floating piers. The use of gaspowered engines in the park is prohibited. Swimming in Lake Friendswood is also prohibited.

Recently at Lake Friendswood there was a ceremonial “first cast” by Gary Krch and Karl Krch, who were joined To access Lake Friendswood from South Friendswood by Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Drive (FM 518), take West Blvd. one mile to Davis Prairie Lane, then left to the park entrance. Park hours are sunrise Hill, and Councilmember John Scott. to sunset, every day. Lake Friendswood is on the Texas Gary Krch and Karl Krch were involved in the “first cast” Parks and Wildlife stocking program. For information and in honor and memory of their father and grandfather, stocking schedules please visit www.tpwd.texas.gov. Fred Krch, a Friendswood resident for 57 years who had a 4 | CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD • 2017 - 2018


LAKE FRIENDSWOOD PARK Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Park Acreage: 42 Acres Length of trail: 1 lap = 1.3 miles Type of Fish: • Bass - For largemouth bass, length limit is a 14-18” slot. Bass 14 inches and less or 18 inches or greater in length may be retained. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. Daily bag limit for all bass species = 5 bass in any combination • Catfish - For channel and blue catfish, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 12 inches and daily bag limit = 5 in any combination. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 18 inches. • Crappie - For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 5 in any combination. • Sunfish - Daily bag limit of 5 on bluegill, red ear, war mouth or other species of sunfish. Park Amenities • Walking Trials • Recreational Biking Trails • Fishing Dock • Kayak Launch • Exercise Equipment • Bathroom Facility Coming Soon • Pavilion Coming Soon

Park Rules: 1. Park hours are sunrise to sunset 2. Dogs must be on a leash and must adhere to all city pet laws 3. No glass containers 4. No alcohol on premises 5. No loud music 6. Please do not feed the wildlife; violators will be subject up to $500 fine. 7. No gasoline powered motors 8. No hunting allowed 9. One life jacket per person required when in a boat of any kind 10. Rod and reel fishing only 11. Only two fishing rods per person at a time 12. Fishing license required if over the age of 17 13. No selling of any goods or services 14. No motorized vehicles on trails 15. No wading, swimming or scuba diving 16. No littering 17. No fishing traps, noodling, bow fishing, netting, limb lines, or trot lines 18. No cleaning of fish on premises 19. No commercial fishing 20. All ice chests are subject to inspection 21. All fish caught must adhere to slotting regulations 22. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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HOUSEHOLD REGISTRATION

Program Registration Register for City recreation programs from your computer at parks.friendswood.com. Registration is also accepted by phone or in person at the Parks and Recreation Online and phone registrations are payable by credit Department. Visit friendswood.com/parks or call card only. Checks should be made payable to the “City of 281-996-3220. Friendswood.” How to Register Waiting List 1. Visit parks.friendswood.com to sign in. If you need a If registering for an event or program that has been filled, your name can be placed on a waiting list. This does not new account please select “Need an Account.” guarantee a spot, but individuals will be contacted if one 2. Please fill out the required information and click “Finish.” becomes available. Note: After submitting your form, please allow 24 hours for your account to be approved. You may be asked for a copy of your Friendswood water bill or other documents to verify residency. Once your household has been approved your log in and password will be emailed to you. 6 | CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD • 2017 - 2018

Withdrawals and Refunds Refunds are processed within a week of refund request. Once your refund has been processed it may take up to 30 days to receive your refund in the form of a check through the mail. No cash refunds will be issued. For more information on our refund policy call 281-996-3220.


STEVENSON LARGE ROTARY PAVILION

RESIDENT

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

STEVENSON Deposit: $200 LARGE Fee:ROTARY $75 PAVILION

Deposit: $200 Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 Fee: $175

Deposit: $200 Fee: $175

OLD CITY PARK

RESIDENT

Deposit: $200 OLDFee: CITY$75 PARK

STEVENSON SMALL ROTARY PAVILION Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 STEVENSON

SMALL ROTARY

(9 AM-12 PM, 1-4 PM, PAVILION 5-8 PM) Mar.-Oct.

Deposit: $200 Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 Fee: $175

(9 AM-12 PM, 1-4 PM, PM)PM, Mar.-Oct. (95-8 AM-12 1-4 PM, 5-8 PM) Mar.-Oct.

Deposit: $200 Fee: $175 (9 AM-12 PM, 1-4 PM, 5-8 PM) Mar.-Oct.

BASKETBALL COURT

Deposit: $100 BASKETBALL Fee: $25 COURT

R UNDE TION C U R T NS

STEVENSON GAZEBO

LEAVESLEY PARK HANGAR

CENTENNIAL PAVILION

Deposit: $200 STEVENSON Fee: $50 GAZEBO

Deposit: $500 Fee: $60/hr $750-All Day LEAVESLEY PARK Cleaning: $250 HANGAR

Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 CENTENNIAL

FACILITY RENTAL FEES

Deposit: $200 Deposit: $200 Fee: $50 Fee: $75

Deposit: $200 Fee: $75

EVELYN B. NEWMAN AMPHITHEATER

Deposit: $200 Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 Fee: $175

Deposit: $100 Deposit: $100 Fee: $25 Fee: $30

Deposit: $500 Deposit: $500 Fee: $60/hr $750-All Day Fee: $80/hr $1050-All $250 Day Cleaning: (Required for Fri. Sat & Cleaning: $250

Sun. rentals 6PM) (Required forafter Fri. Sat & Sun. rentals after 6PM)

Deposit: $500 Fee: $80/hr $1050-All Day

Cleaning: $250

Deposit: $200 Deposit: $200 Fee: $75 Fee: $175

December - February December - February

Deposit: $200 Fee: $175 December - February

VOLLEYBALL COURTS

FRIENDSWOOD CITY POOL

Deposit: $100 VOLLEYBALL Fee: $10 COURTS

Deposit: $500 Deposit: $500 Fee: $250 Fee: $350

Deposit: $100 Deposit: $100 Fee: $10 Fee: $15

AMPHITHEATER

PAVILION

December - February

(Required for Fri. Sat & Sun. rentals after 6PM)

Deposit: EVELYN$500 B. Fee: $250 NEWMAN

CO

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

(Required for Fri. Sat & Sun. rentals after 6PM)

Rental: $40/hr + $10/guard/hr

FRIENDSWOOD Deck: $10/hr CITY POOL + $2/ person Rental: $40/hr Rental: $50/hr + $10/guard/hr + $10/guard/hr Deck: $10/hr Deck: $20/hr + $2/ person + $2/ person Rental: $50/hr + $10/guard/hr

Facility Rental Information Deposit: $100 Deposit: $200 Deposit: $100 Deposit: $500 NON-RESIDENT A reservation is required for any gathering of more than 25 people. To check availability make a reservation over the Fee:or$15 Fee: $175 Fee: $30 Fee: $350 Deck: $20/hr phone, please call Parks & Recreation at 281-996-3220. Deposit and fees must be paid in full to make a reservation, + $2/ person no “hold” reservations will be made. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted over the phone, cash & check are accepted in the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. Without a permit and permission from the Director of Parks & Recreation, classes, boot camps, and personal training sessions are prohibited in all City Parks. For more information please call the Parks & Recreation office at 281-996-3220. Security For any event of more than 75 people and/or if alcohol will be present, security must be arranged. The pay rate for each officer is $30.00 per hour (the rate may increase to $35 per hour if the rental is made with less than two weeks notice). At least two off-duty Friendswood Police Officers must be present. Payment will need to be made in cash at the time of the rental, directly with the assigned officers. 2017 - 2018 • PARKS AND RECREATION | 7


STEVENSON PARK

PARK LOCATIONS 1776 Memorial Park FM 2351 and Imperial Dr.

Leavesley Park Jones Hangar 901 Buckingham Dr.

Activity Building 416 Morningside Dr.

Old City Park 300 Briarmeadow Ave.

Centennial Park 2200 S. Friendswood Dr.

Renwick Sports Complex 205 Stadium Dr.

Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark 2910 W. Parkwood Ave.

Stevenson Park 1100 S. Friendswood Dr.

Lake Friendswood Park 2533 Davis Prairie Ln.

Friendswood City Pool 900 Cedarwood Dr.

Lance Corporal Wesley J. Canning Sportspark 18836 Baker Rd.

Volleyball

Tennis

Pool

Splash Pad

Restrooms

Playground

Pavilion

Natural Area

Athletic Fields

Rental Facility

Fitness Equipment

Fishing

Equestrian

Disc Golf Course

Walk/Run Trail

Bike Trail

Dog Park Coming Soon!

Basketball

PARK INDEX

1 1776 Memorial Park 2 Activity Building 3 Centennial Park 4 Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark 5 Lake Friendswood Park 6 Lance Corporal Wesley J. Canning Sportspark 7 Leavesley Park Jones Hangar 8 Old City Park 9 Renwick Sports Complex 10 Stevenson Park

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PARK MAP

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2017-2018 OCT

21 NOV

SPOOKFEST SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Saturday, at 9:00 AM | Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark - 2910 W. Parkwood Dr. Adult co-ed and Men’s “D” Division teams are invited to enter the double-elimination tournament. Fees are $100 per team, plus a $15 umpire fee, per game. USA rules. Home Run Derby. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams. To register, call 281-996-3220 by October 16 at 5 p.m. with credit card payment. Admission for spectators is $1. Prizes will be awarded to those in Halloween costumes.

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Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Centennial Park - 2200 S. Friendswood Dr.

NOV

BLUE SANTA SHOOTOUT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT & TOY DRIVE

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Take advantage of this year’s Fall Haul where you can drop off trash, yard waste, old appliances, old furniture, wood, bricks, metal, plastic and garage sale items. Hazardous waste like tires, paint, batteries and oil will not be accepted.

Saturday, at 9:00 AM | Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark - 2910 W. Parkwood Dr.

Adult softball tournament to benefit Blue Santa. Only a $25 entry fee per team plus a new toy per person or bicycle per team, and $15 umpire fee, per game. Men’s D and Coed divisions. USA Rules. Home Run Derby. Prizes for top three teams. Deadline to register is November 13th! $1 entry per person for spectators. All proceeds go to the Blue Santa toy drive.

FLAPJACK FUN RUN

Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Stevenson Park - 1100 S. Friendswood Dr. Whether you are a walker or runner, young or old, the annual Flapjack Fun Run 5K and Kid’s K are for you. The Kid’s K Fun Run (12 and under) begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K Fun Run (chip timed) starts at 8:15. The Flapjack Fun Run is named for the delicious pancake breakfast served after the race, provided by Whataburger. Proceeds from the event go to City of Friendswood park improvements.

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2017-2018 DEC

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SANTA IN THE PARK

Saturday, from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Stevenson Park - 1100 S. Friendswood Dr. Join Keep Friendswood Beautiful for the biggest event of the year on December 9th for the 10th Annual Santa in the Park. This fun day is filled with pictures with Santa, 40,000lbs of snow, amusement rides, face painting, live music, local entertainment, food vendors, a holiday arts and craft market, the Chamber of Commerce parade and concludes with the lighting of a 20 foot tall decorated Christmas tree provided by our title sponsor, HomeTown Bank of Friendswood and a state of the art fireworks show. Wristbands for amusements rides are $10 each.

FITNESS PREVIEW PARTY

Wednesday, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Leavesley Park Hangar - 901 Buckingham Dr. The Fitness Preview Party is free event where you can experience 10-15 minute previews of all of the amazing classes the City of Friendswood will be offering in 2018! While there, grab some snacks, a chance to win raffle prizes, and take advantage of a very special punch card sale that will only be offered for those in attendance!

TREE GIVEAWAY

Saturday, at 8:00 AM | City Hall - 910 S. Friendswood Dr. More than 100 trees (one per family) suitable for this area will be given away. Only Friendswood residents are eligible for the Tree Giveaway (a water bill or driver’s license is required). The Tree Giveaway is first come, first served, and no trees will be held. These are 15-gallon trees, so bring your own transportation. Delivery is not provided.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Saturday, from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Friendswood Junior High Cafeteria - 1000 Manison Pkwy. Dad’s, it’s that time of year again! Time to dress your little girl up in her most elegant attire and bring her out for a night full of dinner, dancing, and fun fit for any princess! Come join us at our new venue, the Friendswood Junior High School Cafeteria. The theme of this year’s dance is Masquerade Ball.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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ADULT FITNESS

@friendswoodparksandrecfitness

Fitness Punch Card Resident Fees 16 Class Punch Card .................................................... $80 Each Class .................................................................... $10 Senior Punch Card (60+) ............................................. $60 Non -Resident Fees 16 Class Punch Card .................................................. $100 Each Class .................................................................... $10 Senior Punch Card (60+) ............................................. $80 Weight Training Weight Training incorporates a variety of equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, bands, stability balls, as well as your body weight to work all of the major muscle groups. Yoga* Intuitive movement based in Hatha (body) yoga tradition. Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. Keeping an open mind and an open heart, you will learn to honor your body as well as mind. Mat Pilates* Mat Pilates focuses on improving strength, flexibility, and posture as well as the core by using equipment free exercises. Zumba Toning® Zumba Toning® keeps the essence Zumba while focusing on strengthening the arms, abs and thighs by adding resistance using Zumba®Toning Sticks.

Zumba® Zumba is a total body workout combining elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. You can burn between 400-600 calories in a one hour class. Camp Gladiator Camp Gladiator is taught in 4-week fitness camps that promise a fun & motivating environment. Men & women of all fitness levels are invited to push themselves to reach their goals. Camp Gladiator runs on a 4 weeks on, 1 weeks off cycle. Please visit www.campgladiator.com for cycle dates.

FITNESS SCHEDULE

Check out the fitness Facebook or the Parks & Recreation website for the current fitness class schedule. Kickbox Cardio NEW CLASS! Kickbox Cardio is high energy & fun workout that will leave you feeling refreshed afterwards. It is a great mix of low and high intensity cardio where you are constantly moving while burning tons of calories. No equipment required, just kick, punch, and bob & weave your way to a higher fitness level. *Students are encouraged to bring their own fitness mat.

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ADULT SPORTS www.friendswoodsports.com

Men’s Flag Football | Centennial Park - 2200 S. Friendswood Dr. The City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation Department offers Men’s 8 on 8 Flag Football League each year. The leagues are scheduled to start in January and teams from the surrounding area are welcome to come enjoy the fun and excitement involved with flag football. The leagues will run for six weeks followed by a single elimination playoff. Prizes (t-shirts and trophies) will go to the top two teams in each division. Games will follow Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F.) Flag Football rules. Adult leagues are played Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Adult Softball | Corporal Steven Schulz Sportspark - 2910 W. Parkwood Ave. The City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation Department offers Adult Slow Pitch Softball Leagues each year. The leagues are scheduled to start in February and teams from the surrounding area are welcome. The leagues will run for 7 weeks followed by a single elimination playoff. Prizes (t-shirts and trophies) will go to the top two teams in each division. Games will follow A.S.A. rules. Leagues run back to back from February through November; 3-4 leagues per year. Friendswood Adult Softball League play consists of Co-ed, Men’s “D” , Men’s “DD” and “Men’s Church”. Adult leagues are played on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday.

Team Registration Team registration takes place Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, at the Park & Recreation Department in City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. Please make checks payable to the “City of Friendswood”. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Each team pays a $250 registration fee and a one time $80 forfeit deposit. Teams will also be required to pay umpires $20 cash per game. For additional information, contact the Park & Recreation Department at (281) 996-3228.

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YOUTH SPORTS CONTACTS

RENWICK PARK

Tennis Ken Westerfeld 832-489-1116 Liz Burris 281-795-2419 lizburristennis@gmail.com Friendswood Girls Softball David Bramlet 832-868-2558 fgsaregistrar2017@gmail.com www.eteamz.com/fgs Friendswood Little League Gary Kilgo 281-858-3955 fwllbaseball@gmail.com www.friendswoodlittleleague.com

Friendswood Challenger Program Mandy Goodwin 713-299-1863 igoodwin@earthlink.net

BeastMode Jesse Shelton 713-492-8075 beastmodetrack@gmail.com

Friendswood Broncos Football Eddie Ray fyfa.broncos@gmail.com www.leaguelineup.com/fyfa

Houston Dynamo|Dash Youth South Randy Evans 281-724-9915 revans@dynamodashyouth.com dynamodashyouth.com

Friendswood Colts Football Allyson Pearcy 281-744-0055 allyson@friendswoodcolts.com www.friendswoodcolts.com

Friendswood Swim Team (FAST) Jeff Theall www.friendswoodswim.org Friendswood Lacrosse (FYLAX) Nancy Sims 803-493-1815 www.fylax.org

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SENIORS PROGRAM

SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAM 281-482-8441 seniorprogram@friendswood.com 416 Morningside, Friendswood, TX 77546 Hours of Operation Monday- Friday .................................... 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM Saturday- Sunday ................................................... CLOSED Senior Program Fees Friendswood Resident ............................................... FREE Friendswood Non-Resident ........................... $25 Annually The Friendswood Activity Building, located at 416 Morningside Drive, is home to the Friendswood Senior Citizen Program that was established in 1993 to serve the needs of seniors adults who are 50 years of age and 18 | CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD • 2017 - 2018

older. The focus of the Senior Citizen Program is to enable individuals to continue being an integral part of their community. A full slate of recurring activities are planned throughout the week. The building accommodates the needs of a thriving active adult population and includes a fitness room, kitchen, dining area, TV room, conference room, computer room, and multipurpose room. All Friendswood Senior Citizens are encouraged to use the fitness equipment, available from the hours 9: 00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Fitness equipment includes free weights, treadmills, a stationary bicycle, elliptical and more. Lunch and Learn seminars are scheduled periodically to give information on topics that are important to seniors. For more information please contact Genie Balderaz, the Senior Program Manager, or Jamie Eubanks, the Assistant Senior Program Manager, at 281-482-8441.


SENIOR CITIZEN ACTIVITIES Friendswood senior citizens may participate in a variety of activities, trips and special events creatively designed to meet the ever changing needs and interests of a growing and active adult population. Everything from Tai Chi to ballroom dancing, line dancing, tap dancing, or fitness instruction is offered on the weekly activities calendar. Most classes are taught by volunteer instructors. Special events offered each month range from holiday celebrations to live entertainment performances by local and regional artists, lectures, and instructors. Field Trips scheduled monthly and throughout the year include short day trips to area attractions as well as exciting and professionally organized overnight trips and excursions to nearby cities and tourist destinations. Please see a list of our current activities below: Continental Bridge Yoga Hand & Foot World Religions Photography Club (2nd & 4th Monday) Bingo, twice a month Mah Jongg Exercise

Clogging Bible study Zumba Gold ® Bunco Tai Chi Dominoes (42) Line Dance Painting class

Chair Yoga Crochet Chair Volleyball Tap Dance Recorder class Wii Bowling Movie Matinee Balloon Tennis

TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9:00 AM

Con. Bridge Hand & Foot

Mah Jongg Exercise Hand & Foot

Exercise Dominoes (42) Hand & Foot

Exercise Hand & Foot

Mah Jongg Dominoes (42) Hand & Foot

9:15 AM

Tap Dance

9:30 AM

Yoga

10:00 AM

World Religions

Clogging

Line Dance

Clogging

10:15 AM

Line Dance

10:30 AM

Bible Study

11:10 AM 11:45 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Lunch

Painting Photography

Bunco Tai Chi

Lunch

Zumba Gold ® Crochet

Zumba Gold ®

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

Lunch

Chair Yoga

Painting Tai Chi Chair Volleyball

Spanish

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SENIOR CITIZEN UPCOMING EVENTS OCT

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16 DEC

21 FEB

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FALL PICNIC

Thursday, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Stevenson Park - 1100 S. Friendswood Dr. Join the city for it’s annual Spring Picnic at Stevenson Park! Guests will enjoy hamburgers with all the fixings, chips, dessert, and BINGO. Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM and Bingo will begin at 12:00 PM. Don’t miss out!

HEALTH FAIR

Thursday, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Activity Building - 416 Morningside Dr. Our annual Health Fair includes health screenings, flu vaccinations, blood pressure checks, fitness information, and hearing screenings. Get information from local physicians and don’t miss out on door prizes!

VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

Thursday, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Activity Building - 416 Morningside Dr. Join us as we pay tribute to those that have served and are serving our country. Listen to special guest speaker and performances by locals. Lunch is served at 11:30 PM.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK

Thursday, from 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Activity Building - 416 Morningside Dr. We are hosting our annual Thanksgiving Potluck and we would love for you to join! Please sign-up in the office, to indicate what type of side dish & dessert you will be bringing. Entertainment starts at 12:00 PM.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Thursday, from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Activity Building - 416 Morningside Dr. Christmas comes but once a year, let’s get together for some holiday cheer! Breakfast will be served from 9:30 - 11:30 PM.

GO TEXAN DAY LUNCHEON

Thursday, from 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Activity Building - 416 Morningside Dr. Join us for our Go Texan Day Luncheon. We will serve chili, crackers, and dessert. Dress in your western wear and enjoy fun, exciting entertainment! This is a fun way to celebrate the heritage of our state.

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SENIOR CITIZEN TRIPS

ROYAL CARIBBEAN : VISION OF THE SEA

Sunday, January 12 - 17

The seniors are gathering to go cruising again this year. Join them on a five night cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean: Vision of the Sea, leaving out of Galveston on January 12th. This trip includes stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel. All payments and arrangements will be made through the Royal Caribbean Cruise line. Costa Maya Cozumel

COUSHATTA CASINO

Tuesdays, March 13th, June 12th, September 10th from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Fee: $10.00 per person Win the big bucks on this day trip to Coushatta Casino & Resort in Kinder, Louisiana. Attendees will meet at the Senior Center and load the bus to leave at 8:00 AM. Spend the day enjoying everything the casino has to offer; slots, black jack, food, and more! Once everyone has struck it rich the group will head back to Friendswood at 8:00 PM. Don’t miss out on this exciting trip.

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VOLUNTEER

Board, Commissions, or Committees

Community Service Hours

It is the desire and intent of City Council to encourage and support citizen participation in an advisory capacity governing the affairs of the City. Service through membership on a board, commission, or committee is a valued, important opportunity for participation in an advisory capacity. The following groups are associated with the Parks and Recreation department:

Looking for volunteer hours? Whether it’s a special event or help in the office, the City of Friendswood and Keep Friendswood are always in need of extra hands.

• Keep Friendswood Beautiful • Fourth of July Steering Committee • Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (Ages 50+) For more information about becoming a volunteer member or interested in joining a different group within the city please visit www.friendswood.com/VolunteerInformation

Events • Tree Giveaway - January • Daddy Daughter Dance - February • Spring Sparkle - April • Pitch, Hit, & Run - April • Youth Fishing Derby - May • School’s Out for the Summer - May • TX Gridiron Flag Football Tournament - June • Fourth of July Celebration - July • Concerts in The Park - Summer • Movies in the Park - Summer • Spookfest Softball Tournament - October • Fall Haul - November • Blue Santa Softball Tournament - November • Flap Jack Fun Run - December • Santa in the Park - December

Other • Beautification Projects • Adopt-A-Spot • Mascot • Office Help • Event Prep work • Park Clean-up

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KEEP FRIENDSWOOD BEAUTIFUL @keepfriendswoodbeautiful Keep Friendswood Beautiful is a city board made up of 20 volunteers dedicated to enhance the aesthetic appearance of Friendswood and to encourage residents to take an active role in maintaining that appearance. Awarded the Governor’s Community Achievement Award of $210,000 in 2015, Keep Friendswood Beautiful used the money to improve the 518 medians with new landscaping under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation. The KFB directs and coordinates management and planning of projects and education of the community; recommends budget and project priorities to City Council; seeks grants for funding opportunities; makes suggestions for conserving and protecting natural resources; and performs such other duties as the City Council may reasonably request. Friendswood has won several recognitions such as Best Places to Live, Best Town for Families, Best Suburb to Retire, and Safest City in America. Keep Friendswood Beautiful, which is under the umbrella of the City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation Department, has been an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful since 2009. The beautification group was originally started in 1973 as the Civic Beautification Committee, later changed their name to the Community Appearance Board in 1977, and is now known as Keep Friendswood Beautiful. 2017 - 2018 • PARKS AND RECREATION | 23


KEEP FRIENDSWOOD BEAUTIFUL Keep Friendswood Beautiful 2018 Events • Tree Giveaway - January 20 • Spring Sparkle - April 14 • School’s Out for the Summer - May 11 • Fall Haul - November 10 • Santa in the Park - December 8

Curbside Recycling Information If you do not already have a recycle bin at your residence, contact the City of Friendswood at 281-996-3232. A Waste Connection recycling truck will collect in your neighborhood once each week. To recycle, simply place the container at the curbside on the morning of your collection by 7 a.m. For more information on recycling, call Waste Connection at 281-331-0810

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KEEP FRIENDSWOOD BEAUTIFUL Adopt-A-Spot Adopt-A-Spot is a volunteer program where area volunteer groups are able to“adopt” a flower bed in one of Friendswood’s parks. This program creates opportunities for these groups to invest in the health and beauty of the community and increase the quality of life for residents and visitors. The adoptive group is responsible for planting and maintaining the bed during the spring, summer, and fall. If your group would like to adopt a bed, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department. For questions please call 281-996-3220.

Grant Incentive Program The Grant Incentive Program is a partnership between Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB), the City of Friendswood, and Friendswood businesses or Home Owner Associations, to initiate landscape improvement projects within the city for over all quality of life and beautification of the city. KFB supplies reimbursement for a landscape improvement project (not to exceed $2,000) and the business matches the contribution with cash or in-kind donations, such as local resources of volunteer labor, donated materials, professional services, etc. The grants will be awarded on a 50/50 basis, with a maximum KFB participation of $2,000 on any one project.

Figgy The most important member of Keep Friendswood Beautiful is Figgy, the eco-friendly squirrel. Figgy was born in 2012 and is now the face of KFB. Our furry friend attends all of the KFB educational programs and helps spread the word about the 3 R’s “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse”. If you see Figgy around the city, be sure to give a high five to show your support of the Keep Friendswood Beautiful mission.

Educational Programs This 30-45 minute presentation is to help expose students to ways to take care of Friendswood by recycling, saving water, conserving energy, keeping the air clean, reusing items, and preventing litter. The program provides a Keep Friendswood Beautiful pencil, a Figgy activity book, and an exclusive Figgy appearance. Presentations can be made to schools, scout troops, and day cares. This program can be made to fit any age. If you are interested in having a presentation please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-996-3220 or email rec@friendswood.com.

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SUMMER FUN FOR THE FAMILY 2018 SUMMER DATES

To register for summer programs please visit parks.friendswood.com. Registration is also accepted by phone or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department.

April 10th

Summer Day Camp registration opens at 10:00 AM for Friendswood residents

April 10th

Swim Lesson registration opens at 10:00 AM

April 24th

Summer Day Camp registration opens at 10:00 AM for non-residents

May 26th

Opening weekend for the Friendswood City Pool

June 1st – June 8th

Summer Day Camp: Session 1*

June 19th – June 29th

Swim Lessons: Session 1 (Tuesday - Friday)

June 11th – June 22nd

Summer Day Camp: Session 2

June 25th - July 6th

Summer Day Camp: Session 3*

July 9th – July 20th

Summer Day Camp: Session 4

July 10th – July 20th

Swim Lessons: Session 2 (Tuesday – Friday)

July 23rd – August 3rd

Summer Day Camp: Session 5

July 24th – August 3rd

Swim Lessons: Session 3 (Tuesday – Friday)

August 6th – August 15th

Summer Day Camp: Session 6*

August 8th – August 11th

Swim Lessons: Session 4 (Tuesday – Friday)*

(All dates are subject to change) *Discounted

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FRIENDSWOOD PARKS & RECREATION EVENT CALENDAR

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Events January 20: KFB Tree Giveaway February 17: Daddy Daughter Dance April 14: KFB Spring Sparkle May 4, 11, 18, 25: Concert in the Park May 11: School’s Out for Summer Concert May 5: Youth Fishing Derby May 28: Memorial Day Celebration June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Concert in the Park July 4: 4th of July Celebration July 13, 20, 27: Movies in the Park August 3: Movies in the Park August 10: Dive in Movie October 20: Spookfest Softball Tournament November 10: KFB Fall Haul November 17: Blue Santa Softball Shootout December 1: Flapjack Fun Run

City Holidays (City Hall Closed) January 1: New Year’s Day January 15: Martin Luther King Day February 19: President’s Day March 30: Good Friday May 28: Memorial Day July 4: Independence Day September 3: Labor Day October 8: Columbus Day November 12: Veterans Day November 22-23: Thanksgiving December 24-25: Christmas Holiday (All dates are subject to change)

December 8: Santa in the Park

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