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LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

FUNbyTIMES. the bay. JULY-SEPTEMBER 2021

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WHAT'S INSIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Staff................................................3 Sports.............................................4 Recreation.....................................6 Seniors...........................................9 S.P.O.R.T.......................................10 Fitness..........................................11 Facilities......................................14 Rentals..............................................15

JULY IS NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH! JULY IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SEE WHAT YOUR LA PORTE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAS TO OFFER AND SHARE YOUR STORIES ABOUT WHAT PARKS AND RECREATION MEANS TO YOU.

Aquatics.......................................17 Events...........................................18 Trails..............................................19 Parks.............................................20

CHECK OUT OUR EVENT CALENDAR ON PAGE 8 !

Recreation & fitness center

1322 S Broadway La Porte, TX 77571 281-470-7275

Special Programs

1302 S Broadway La Porte, TX 77571 281-470-1579

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SHARE YOUR PARKS AND RECREATION STORY USING THE HASHTAG #OURPARKANDRECSTORY

Who to call:

Rental Information • General Inquiries: 281-470-7275 Fitness Center • Activity Information: 281-470-9891 Senior Services Information: 281-470-9897 Special Services Information: 281-470-1579 E-mail: parksandrec@laportetx.gov Registration: laportetx.gov/register @LAPORTEBYTHEBAY

@LAPORTEBYTHEBAY

@LAPORTEBYTHEBAY

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Northwest Park : 10210 North P St The newest, almost completed, Northwest Park Playground is set to open this August! Come check out the City of La Porte's fully inclusive playground built for all abilities!

Fairmont West Park : 9801 RUSTIC GATE Completed in May, this new Monarch-themed playground is open for play!

Parks & Recreation leadership team

Park Progress

Scott Bradley Parks Superintendent

Lindsay French Recreation Superintendent

Deborah Kuykendall Special Services Superintendent

Kayla Baez Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Liz Russell Office 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. CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION REGISTER ONLINE AT LAPORTETX.GOV/REGISTER OR BY VISITING THE LA PORTE RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF KARATE

KARATE CLASS

EVELYN KENNEDY CIVIC CENTER

To Register Contact David Lange Phone | 281-850-4702

Mondays | June 7 - August 9 Ages 5-10 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM Ages 11+ | 7:30PM - 8:30PM $60 Registration & $40 Uniform 4

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY.

K - 7th Grade Registration open July 1 - August 31 $50/Participant | October 2 - November 13 Practice & Games once a week at Northside Ball Field

1st - 3rd Grade | Registration open July 1 - August 31 $30/player | Tuesdays | 5:30PM - 6:30PM September 14 - October 19 CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION REGISTER ONLINE AT LAPORTETX.GOV/REGISTER OR BY VISITING THE LA PORTE RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY.

Wednesday, October 6

5:30PM - 7:00PM Recreation & Fitness Center

Registration open August 1 - October 1

Free

AGES 6 MONTHS TO ADULT

Registration opens August 1

One-on-One Instruction

$60/session Session = Four 45 minute lessons

Weekdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Fall classes begin September 20

Join us for an evening Under the Sea with dinner, games, crafts, and a movie!

Overnight camping in a Texas State Park All Families Welcome Registration Opens in September $25/Family | 6 people per family max For more information call 281-245-5266

September 10th 5PM-10PM | $15/Kid Registration opens August 1 Grades K - 6th

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LIVE

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FOOD

KID'S

CAR

MUSIC

TENT

TRUCKS

COVE

SHOW

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JULY IS NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH! CHECK OUT ALL THE WAYS TO CELEBRATE WITH US!

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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.

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SENIORS. BY THE BAY.

The Senior Services Center provides year-round recreational, fitness, and educational opportunities to

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S.P.O.R.T. BY THE BAY.

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.                             

CAMP CREATIVITY JULY 19-23

AGES 5-12 SPECIAL PROGRAMS CENTER M-F | 9AM-3PM | $60/PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION OPEN JUNE 1-JULY 16

Designed for elementary participants with Autism or cognitive impairments.

CAMP WAVE

JULY 26-30 AGES 13-60 SPECIAL PROGRAMS CENTER M-F | 9AM-3PM | $60/PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION OPEN JUNE 1-JULY 23

Designed for Teen & Adult participants with Autism or cognitive impairments.

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

FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

City of La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center

AMENITIES 25 yard Lap Pool | Full Court Gymnasium | Weight & Cardio Room | Aerobics Room Sauna/Steam Room | Full Service Men's & Women's Locker Rooms Vending Machines | Meeting Space | Wi-Fi

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Free Wifi

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

City of La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:15AM - 9:00PM SATURDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM SUNDAY 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Water Aerobics Mon, Tues, Fri 7AM or 8:15aM Mon, Wed, Thur 5:30PM

$35 Members $40 Non-members $7 Walkin/session

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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 or 5:30PM |Dance MIXX or HIIT AGES: 13+ FEE: Varies Recreation & Fitness Center | Aerobics Room

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

See packages to bundle fitPAC classes Book online at fitPACstudios.com Free class offering for any fitPAC class! Use code: FREEfit10 at checkout.

A full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.

Mondays 6:40pm & Sat 10AM $40 Monthly I $10 Drop-In

20 mins of compound weight movement in yoga pose + 30 min flow yoga(cardio) + 10 min stretch/savasana. The yoga is a combo of vinyasa (cardio) with hold for stability/stretch/balance/strength. Participants will need a yoga mat.

Tuesdays 6:40PM

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

Yoga

An open flow, arch style, strength & flexibility class.

Tuesdays 6:40PM $5 for 5 I New Member Deal Only Beginners Class I Ages 13+ welcome

Barre Above

™ 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. It is very low impact toning using a variety of items.

Wednesdays 6:40 PM $20 Monthly I $10 Drop-In Beginners Class I Ages 13+ welcome

A group fitness format that takes heart-pumping music and kettlebell moves and combines them into calorie torching fun!

Thursdays 6:40PM

$20 Monthly I $10 Drop-In

See packages to bundle fitPAC classes Book online at fitPACstudios.com

Beginners Class I All Ages Welcome

Beginners Class I Ages 13+ Welcome

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FACILITIES. BY THE BAY. 14

BROOKGLEN COMMUNITY CENTER

CHARLES WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER

3324 Somerton, La Porte TX 77571 281-478-6082 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 3:00PM - 6:30PM Summer Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Table • Ping Pong Table • Air Hockey Table • Video Games • Board Games • Books

322 North 4th Street, La Porte, TX 77571 281-470-7545 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 11:00AM - 6:30PM Summer Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Tables • Ping Pong Table • Foosball Table • Video Games • Board Games

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.

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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 & 11 • 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 26 • 8' RECTANGLE TABLES & 11 6' ROUND 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: SUNDAY - SATURDAY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: MONDAY - THURSDAY • $150 / DAY; $200 DEPOSIT FRIDAY - SUNDAY • $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

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

FARRINGTON BALLFIELDS 3540 Farrington RENTAL DATES: MONDAY-THURSDAY I 8:00AM-11:00PM

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L Information WAVE POOL

NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS

600 Little Cedar Bayou Street Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00AM - 7:00PM Friday - Sunday 11:00AM - 6:00PM Fees: Residents=$3 Non-Residents=$5 Senior Citizens=$1 Under 2 years=Free

Hours: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 7:00PM Admission Fees: $1 Fairmont Park Pool: Free SAN JACINTO POOL 504 East G Street NORTHWEST POOL 10210 North P Street FAIRMONT POOL 10216 Hillridge Road

POOL RENTALS LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU WAVE POOL Monday - Thursday 7:30PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $125 Hourly

Friday - Sunday 6:30PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $125 Hourly

Max Occupancy: 600 Guests

NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS Monday - Sunday 7:30PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50 Hourly Max Occupancy: 100 Guests

AQUATICS. BY THE BAY.

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END OF SEASON DATES LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU WAVE POOL

NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS Fairmont, San Jacinto, & Northwest

September 6 Open on Weekends (Sat & Sun) ONLY starting Aug 7-Sept 6th! *will be open on Mon Sept 6 for Labor Day

BROOKGLEN SPLASH PARK

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

FAIRMONT PARK SPLASH PARK

Close August 8

DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK

10216 Hillridge Road 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

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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. 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, continue along the paved well-manicured 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

TRAILS. BY THE BAY.

Hike & Bike Trail

with every step further down the trail, stress, and deadlines dissolve into distant memories.

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PARKS. by the bay. PARKS & AMENITIES

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