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LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

APRIL-JUNE 2022

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WHAT'S INSIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Staff................................................3 Sports.............................................4 Recreation.....................................5 Seniors...........................................7 S.P.O.R.T.........................................8 Fitness...........................................9 Aquatics.......................................12 Events...........................................14 Facilities......................................16

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Rentals..............................................17

Trails..............................................19 Parks.............................................20 RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER 1322 S Broadway La Porte, TX 77571 SPECIAL PROGRAMS CENTER

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1302 S Broadway La Porte, TX 77571

Pool Rentals open for La Porte Residents: April 21 Pool Rentals open for Non-Residents: April 25


MEET THE TEAM! Timothy Miller Parks & Recreation Director

Lindsay French Recreation Superintendent

Liz Russell Department Coordinator

Scott Bradley Parks Superintendent

Deborah Kuykendall Special Services Superintendent

Kayla Baez Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

MISSION STATEMENT

Your Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to the provision and management of superior parks and recreational facilities, innovative programs, and services which will provide our customers with pleasure and enrichment.

WHO TO CALL Fitness Center & Activity Information: 281-470-7275 Senior Services Information: 281-470-9897 Special Services Information: 281-470-1579 E-mail: parksandrec@laportetx.gov Registration: laportetx.gov/register @LaPorteTxPR

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY.

START SMART BASKETBALL

INTRODUCTORY 6-WEEK BASKETBALL SKILLS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN 3-5 YEARS OLD

WEDNESDAYS 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

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TRACK JERSEYS PROVIDED!

PRACTICES MONDAY-

$45 PER PARTICIPANT

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Ages 5-8

Registration opens April 1 and space is limited! All campers must have completed Kindergarten.

Each camp is $60/week. Eleven weeks of camp from May 31August 12 with a new camp theme each week!

Ages 9-12

Camp Voyage

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY.

KID'S NIGHT OUT April 8 & May 13 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Special Programs Center Join us for Kid’s Night Out where your kids enjoy an evening of fun filled with crafts, games, pizza, and more!

K - 6th Grade | $15 per child

TEXAS OUTDOOR FAMILY CAMPOUT

Join us for a family outdoor adventure, as we explore Lake Livingston State Park! Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide your tent, equipment, and more! Spots are limited!

MAY 7-8

$25 PER FAMILY

(MAX 6 FAMILY MEMBERS)

Registration Deadline: April 18 6

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The Senior Services Center provides year-round recreational, fitness, and educational opportunities to adults 55 years of age and older with a membership. Our purpose is to encourage independence and community involvement and enhance the quality of life for the senior population.

SENIORS SPRING PICNIC

PECAN PARK

Cooking 101 $5 Registration Fee

April 14 | May 12 | June 9

FRIDAY, MAY 27 9 AM - 1 PM

Potluck Dinner April 28 & June 16 I 5:00 PM

Senior Breakfast

Easter Bonnet Parade April 13 | 10:30 AM

Registration Deadline: April 4

Ages 55 & Up | Registration opens May 17 at 9:00 AM Sign up with Bonnie at the Senior Center!

May 17 9 AM

$3 before May 13 $4 at the door CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

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The Special Programs Center is located at 1302 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. This is a year-round program offering day camps in the summer and after-school/work programs throughout the year. We also offer an adult day program for independently functioning adults. The main objective of the S.P.O.R.T. (Special Populations Organized Recreation Therapy) program is to provide recreational activities, enhance fine and gross motor skills, and create lasting friendships in a safe and structured environment for those with mental or physical disabilities. For more information call (281) 470-1579.

La Porte Special Olympics Banquet This event will honor our athletes for all of their hard work during the year!

Special Programs Center Thursday, May 12 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Area 22 Spring Games Dickinson High School | April 9

Come out and support our Special Olympics Team as we try and bring home the gold!

Camp Believe is designed for the elementary-aged participant (Grades K-6) with or without a disability. Space is limited.

Special Programs Center

Special Programs Center

$60 registration fee

$60 registration fee

June 20 - June 24 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Camp Reach is designed preschool aged participants (ages 3-5) who have not completed kindergarten yet. This camp is designed for children with or without a disability. Space is limited.

June 27 - July 1 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:15AM - 9:00PM | SATURDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM | SUNDAY 11:00AM - 5:00PM

All memberships include access to the weight room, gymnasium, cardio room, steam room, and sauna.

Guest Passes are available!

$5 fee for access with a member $10 fee for resident walk-ins $20 fee for non-resident walk-ins

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

FITNESS

The world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the energizing fun of playing the drums. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics, and Isometric poses. Bring a friend!

Mondays 6:40 PM

$20 Monthly | $10 Drop-In

Beginners Class | All Ages Welcome | Silver Sneakers Approved

A full-body cardio aerobics class using a step/riser (optional). The “step” is a 4-inch to a 12-inch raised platform that we provide.

Wednesdays 6:40 PM

$20 Monthly | $10 Drop-In Beginners Class | Ages 13+ Welcome

AMPD BURN (BARRE)

Barre Above™ is a fusion of yoga, Pilates, strength training, and ballet. Helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and posture. Barre Above™ classes are low-impact and are conducive to all fitness levels. It is a full-body workout, but there is a primary emphasis on the lower body, medium emphasis on the core, and a lesser amount of upper-body work.

Wednesdays 6:40 PM

$20 Monthly | $10 Drop-In Beginners Class | Ages 13+ welcome

AMPD STRENGTH

Weighted bar training set to heart-pumping music creating a fun, energetic one-of-a-kind experience for our class participants. We use the rhythm, speed, and phrasing of the music to keep all class participants at the same pace. Using the benefits of strength training, functional movements, and cardiovascular exercise, this program is a safe and effective workout for all ages and fitness levels. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WEIGHTED BAR (10 OR 12 POUNDS MOST COMMON), WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY. 1ST TO BOOK CALLS DIBS ON OUR EQUIPMENT. NOT ALL SIZES ARE AVAILABLE. No Bar? That's ok, book anyway, we will improvise.

Thursdays 6:40 PM

$20 Monthly | $10 Drop-In

Beginners Class | All Ages Welcome | Silver Sneakers Approved

Class Choice

Weight Lifting, Cardio Dance tone, random running (just kidding) It's class choice, so the class decides what exercise we will do!

*Select Saturdays 10 AM* View schedule at fitPACstudios.com Beginners Class | Ages 13+ welcome

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See packages to bundle fitPAC classes. | Booking online is required at fitPACstudios.com 1hr min before class, any class with less than 3 people register 1 hour before class may be canceled. Free class offering for any fitPAC class! Use code FREEfit10 at checkout.


Recreation & Fitness Center Aerobics Room

Monday | 5:30PM | Dance MIXX Tuesdays | 8:30AM or 5:30PM | Strength Only Wednesday | 8:30AM or 5:30PM | Dance MIXX or HIIT Thursday | 8:30AM or 5:30PM | Low Impact Only Friday | 8:30AM or 5:30PM | 30 Minute Strength Only Saturday | 8:30AM |Dance MIXX or HIIT

FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

AGES: 13+

Fees Vary Visit Jazzercise.com to Register

WATER AEROBICS

CLASS OPTIONS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30PM

COST

$35 Members $40 Non-members $7 Walk-In Session

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Learn to... $30/session Ages 6 months to Adult $60/session for group Registration opens April 1 for private lessons *A session is four 45-minute lessons* lessons

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FAIRMONT PARK SPLASH PARK

3324 Somerton Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

10216 Hillridge Road Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK

401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

SPLASH PARKS NOW OPEN!

AQUATICS. BY THE BAY.

BROOKGLEN SPLASH PARK

Indoor Private Swim Lessons AGES 6 MONTHS TO ADULT

One-on-One Instruction

$60/session Session = Four 45-min lessons

Weekdays: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Weekends: Flexible Hours

Spring Sessions: March 21 - May 21 All lessons held at the LP Recreation & Fitness Center

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

SYLVAN BEACH

TRIATHLON

SYLVAN BEACH PARK MAY 15, 2022

REGISTERATION OPEN NOW!

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BROOKGLEN COMMUNITY CENTER

CHARLES WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER

3324 Somerton, La Porte TX 77571 281-478-6082

322 North 4th Street, La Porte, TX 77571 281-470-7545

HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 3:00PM - 6:30PM Summer Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

HOURS Monday - Friday Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

AMENITIES: WiFi • Pool Table Video Games • Board Games • Books

AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Tables • Ping Pong Table • Foosball Table • Video Games Board Games • Air Hockey Table

LA PORTE BAY AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY DEPOT MUSEUM

LA PORTE HISTORICAL COLORED SCHOOL

604 Park Street, La Porte, Texas 77571 Saturdays and Sundays | 11:00AM – 4:00PM

401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr, La Porte, TX 77571 Saturdays and Sundays | 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society Depot Museum, Caboose, and La Porte's first library are located in Heritage Park, across the street from Harris County's Sylvan Beach Park. Admission is free. In 1978, the Old La Porte Depot was relocated back to its original location and restored to serve as a museum for the City of La Porte, Texas and surrounding areas. In 2017, the Heritage Exhibit Hall was built for future workshops and exhibits.

The La Porte Historical Colored School is now open! Bring your kids on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10AM - 4PM for a short 10-15 minute lesson on the wonderful history of the school. Then take them across the street to play on the playground! If you have any photos, drawings, or any other memorabilia, we'd love to make copies and showcase them at the school. To share and tell us your stories, please contact us at 281-470-5138.


618 San Jacinto Street Rental dates: Monday - Thursday | 8:00am - 10:00pm Friday - Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00am Rates: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum) $200 deposit Max occupancy: 200 people Max seating: 150 people Amenities: 48 x 48 square feet, 25 • 8' rectangle & 10 • 6' round tables; Full Kitchen & Stage | Including Outdoor Space

BROOKGLEN CENTER

3324 Somerton Rental dates: Monday - Thursday | 8:00am - 10:00pm Friday - Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00am Rates: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum) $200 deposit Max occupancy: 50 people Max seating: 50 people Amenities: 41 x 36 square feet 6 • 8' rectangle tables Limited Kitchen

JENNIE RILEY CENTER

322 North 4th Street Rental dates: Monday - Thursday | 8:00am - 10:00pm Friday - Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00am Rates: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum); $200 deposit Max occupancy: 150 people Max seating: 125 people Amenities: 60 x 35 square feet, 20 • 8' rectangle tables & 14 • 6' round tables Full Kitchen

LOMAX RODEO ARENA

RENTALS. BY THE BAY.

EVELYN KENNEDY CENTER

1508 Lomax School Road Rental dates: Monday - Thursday | 8am-11pm • $150 / day; $200 deposit Friday & Saturday | 8am-12am • $200 / day; $200 deposit Sunday | 8am-11pm • $200 / day; $200 deposit Electrical box • $20 per box per night Electrical box includes: 1 • 50 amp, 1 • 30 amp & 20 amp duplex (11 total boxes) Max occupancy: 80 people Max seating: 50 people Amenities: 10 • 8' rectangle tables

Rodeo arena events with an alcohol permit are required to have 1 Security Officer per every 100 persons, with a minimum of 2 Security Officers. *Concession stand is NOT included in any rental of the Lomax Rodeo Arena. For information regarding the usage of the Concession stand, please contact the La Porte Livestock Show & Rodeo Association at 832-509-9287. 16

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RENTALS. BY THE BAY.

LOMAX ARENA OPEN RIDING RULES: ORDINANCE 2016-3620

• Open riding is available during arena operational hours of 7:00AM and 11:00PM, with the exceptions of those dates and times that the arena is leased. • Those wanting exclusive time in the arena shall be required to rent the facility. • No paid, private instruction is allowed for any person during open riding, in accordance with section 50-3(3), unless the person has rented the arena. • Use of bucking chutes for rough stock is not allowed during open riding. • No glass bottles are allowed on any portion of the Livestock/Rodeo Arena grounds. • Certificates of Insurance are required in connection with all rentals of the arena where the lessee brings an animal or animals to the facility. • Rentals will be posted on the bulletin board by the concession stand on a weekly basis.

SECURITY GUIDELINES FOR CENTER RENTALS 2 Security Officers are required for any event where alcohol is present. Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer (3-hr min.) $25 Permit is required if serving alcohol.

RATES FOR ALL FIELDS: $10/hr (with lights) I $7.50/hr (without lights)

DEOTIS GAY, SR. "NORTHSIDE" BALLFIELD 322 North 4th Street

RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY-THURSDAY I 8:00AM-11:00PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY I 8:00AM-12:00AM

FARRINGTON BALLFIELDS 3540 Farrington

RENTAL DATES: MONDAY-THURSDAY I 8:00AM-11:00PM

LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU SOCCER FIELDS 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive

RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY-THURSDAY I 8:00AM-11:00PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY I 8:00AM-12:00AM 18

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The main artery of the trail system winds its way parallel to Fairmont Parkway from Pasadena all the way to the bay. The paved path is ideal for cyclists looking for a long weekend ride. At the eastern end of the trail is Little Cedar Bayou Park, where runners can take a rest beneath the shady trees, while watching their furry little training partner play at the dog park. From the Little Cedar Bayou Dog Park, the trail splits into two separate personalities: one, continues along the paved wellmanicured path, or two, step off-road for a little rugged retreat. Option two leads hikers down a dirt trail away from the park as it twists beside the bayou toward the open bay. The densely wooded surroundings swallow up the sounds of the city, and with every step further down the trail, stress, and deadlines dissolve into distant memories.

TRAILS. BY THE BAY.

The City of La Porte provides the perfect opportunity for adventures with more than thirteen miles of trails for walking, cycling, running, hiking, or simply relaxing.

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PARKS. by the bay. PARKS & AMENITIES

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