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LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

OCT-DEC 2020

FUN TIMES By the Bay.

KID'S NIGHT OUT

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RECREATION

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STAFF CONTACT

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SPORTS

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RECREATION

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NEXT LEVEL DANCE

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COMMUNITY CENTERS

FITNESS

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FITNESS PROGRAMS

SENIORS

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SENIOR PROGRAMS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 13

TRICK OR TREAT FROM YOUR SEAT

S.P.O.R.T. PROGRAMS

EVENTS 15

COMMUNITY EVENTS

RENTALS 16

FACILITY RENTALS

PARKS 19

TRAIL MAP

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PARK INFORMATION

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

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STAFF. BY THE BAY. RECREATION & FITNESS CENTER 1322 S. BROADWAY LA PORTE, TX 77571 PHONE: 281-470-7275

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 1302 S. BROADWAY LA PORTE, TX 77571 PHONE: 281-470-1579

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.

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Rosalyn Epting, CPRE, CPM Director of Parks and Recreation

Scott Bradley Parks Superintendent

Lindsay French Recreation Superintendent

Deborah Kuykendall Special Services Superintendent

Reyna Lay Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Liz Russell Office Coordinator

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY. YOUTH WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Join our growing recreational winter basketball league for both girls and boys! This recreational league is designed for Grades K – 7th to increase physical activity, develop teamwork & interpersonal skills, learn the rules of basketball, practice & improve basketball skills, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Practices will be held once a week with games on Saturdays for 7 straight weeks. Team jerseys are provided for each player! Volunteer coaches are needed for each team! WHERE: La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center DATES: Games played January 16 – February 27, 2021; Practices begin the week of January 4, 2021. TIMES: Practice day and time will be chosen by each volunteer head coach after registration is over and teams have been finalized. Weeknight practices may range between 5PM – 9PM. Saturday games may range between 8AM – 5PM. AGES: 5 – 12 years (Kindergarten – 7th Grade) FEE: $45 Early Registration; $60 Late Registration REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Early registration runs October 1 – November 30. Late registration deadline is December 14. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. For coaching questions or additional league information, please call (281) 470-9891.

START SMART BASEBALL Start Smart Baseball is an instructor-led introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee-ball, baseball and softball by teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. The program builds confidence and self-esteem that gives children a fun and positive early experience in sports. It will help prepare kids for future athletic participation and allows for quality time between parents and children. Parent/Guardian participation is required during each class. INSTRUCTOR: Mary Shelley WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center, 322 North 4TH Street DATES: Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18 TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM AGES: 3 – 5 years FEE: $15 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 12 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration runsSeptember 1 – October 9, or until class is full. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

START SMART BASKETBALL Start Smart Basketball is an introductory basketball program for children 3-5 years old. The 6-week program teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children basic skills in dribbling/ball-handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility in an encouraging environment. The program builds confidence and self-esteem that gives children a fun and positive early experience in sports. Parent/Guardian participation is required during each class. INSTRUCTOR: Mary Shelley WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center, 322 North 4TH Street DATES: Wednesdays, January 13 – February 17, 2021 TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM AGES: 3 – 5 years FEE: $15 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 12 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration runs December 1 – January 8, or until class is full. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information. Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2020 | October - December

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY. CAMP TURKEY

WINTER BREAK CAMPS

When school is out, camp is in! Join us for this 3-day camp that is packed with fun, games, crafts, field trips, and more. Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, and 2 snacks each day. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Special Programs Center, 1302 S. Broadway DATES: November 23 – 25 TIMES: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGE; 5 – 12 (Kindergarten - 6th grade) FEE: $40 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 30 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration runs October 1 – November 16. Registration fills up quickly so register early! Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

Don’t let the winter blues keep your kiddos inside. Sign them up for our winter camps during their school break! These camps are filled with new friends, fun and games, field trips, and more. Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, and 2 snacks each day. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Special Programs Center, 1302 S. Broadway DATES: Week 1: December 21 – 23; Week 2: December 28 – 31 TIMES: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGE: 5 – 12 (Kindergarten - 6th grade) FEE: Week 1 = $40; Week 2 = $50 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 30 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration open November 2 – December 14. Registration fills up quickly so register early! Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

KARATE Sign your kids up for karate instruction sponsored by the American Society of Karate. INSTRUCTOR: David Lange WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Community Center DATES: Mondays, Starting back September 14 TIMES: Ages 5 - 10 from 6:30-7:30PM / Ages 11 & Up from 7:30-9:00 PM FEE: $50 Registration + $30 Uniform REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact David Lange at (281) 850-4702 to register. If you are interested in taking an online class via ZOOM, please contact David Lange at (281) 850-4702.

LA PORTE YOUTH SPORTS CONTACTS La Porte Boys Baseball Association www.lpbbatx.com La Porte Girls Softball Association www.lpgsa.org Quest Soccer Club www.questysc.org

PICKUP VOLLEYBALL AND PICKLEBALL Reserve a court for pickup volleyball and pickleball. Nets and equipment will be available with a reservation and membership/guest pass. Reserve a court by calling the Fitness Center, (281) 470-9891 at least 24 hours in advance. Membership or day pass needed for admission.

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La Porte Texans, Darlings & Stars www.lptexansdarlings.com La Porte Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Wranglerettes www.laportecowboys.com

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY.

STORYTIME IN THE PARK

Storytime in the Park is a terrific way to get children outside and more connected to nature. Join us in your neighborhood park where we explore nature with a book and fun outdoor activities! All children must be accompanied by a parent or childcare provider who will participate in the program. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: 1st Wednesday of the Month at Seabreeze Park             2nd Wednesday of the Month at Brookglen Park DATES: Seabreeze Park – Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2               Brookglen Park – Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9 TIME: 10:30AM – 11:00AM AGES: 5 and under FEE: FREE REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: No registration necessary for families. For larger groups such as daycares, please call Kayla Baez at (281) 245-5266 to confirm attendance for planning purposes.

YEAR-ROUND PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Join us for Kid’s Night Out where your kids enjoy an evening of fun and parents get to enjoy an evening out. Kid’s Night Out will be filled with fun, games, pizza, and more! Dinner will be served at 6:30PM. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Special Programs Center, 1302 S. Broadway DATES: 2nd Friday of the Month – Oct 9, Nov 13, and Dec 11 TIME: 5:00PM – 10:00PM AGES: 5 – 12 (Kindergarten thru 6th Grade) FEE: $15 per child MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 30 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration for each month closes one week prior to the Kid’s Night Out date. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center located at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. For more information, please contact Kayla Baez at (281) 245-5266 or email BaezK@laportetx.gov.

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Private swim lessons offer one-on-one instruction from our experienced certified instructors! Each session consists of four 45-minute classes. INSTRUCTOR: Various American Red Cross Certified Instructors WHERE: La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center DATES: Year-round beginning October 5 TIME: Monday – Thursday at 6:45PM Saturdays at 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM or 2:00PM AGES: 6 months to adult (Under age 3 must be accompanied by a parent in the water) FEE: $60 per session REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

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KID’S NIGHT OUT

LP REC AT HOME To help us reach more of our community, we are continuing our #LPRecAtHome programs that began this past spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an alternative to our great in-person programming, check out our virtual programming options that we will be rolling out in the next few months. We will have activities such as Rec in a Box, scavenger hunts, cooking demonstrations, challenges and much more! Check our Facebook page for new virtual programs and updates!

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DANCE. BY THE BAY. JOIN US FOR YOUTH DANCE

NEXT LEVEL DANCE Monthly Tuition 1 class - $35 per dancer 2 classes - $55 per dancer 3 classes - $70 per dancer Please like our Facebook page “Next Level Dance” and join our Facebook group “NLDanceFam” for important updates. Download the Remind 101 app, enter code @2h62c2 to receive text updates.

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CENTERS. BY THE BAY. BROOKGLEN COMMUNITY CENTER 3324 Somerton, La Porte TX 77571 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 3:00PM - 6:30PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Table • Ping Pong Table • Air Hockey Table • Video Games • Board Games • Books

CHARLES WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER 322 North 4th Street, La Porte, TX 77571 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 11:00AM - 6:30PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Tables • Ping Pong Table • Foosball Table • Video Games • Board Games

LA PORTE BAY AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY DEPOT MUSEUM 604 Park Street, La Porte, Texas 77571 Saturdays and Sundays | 11:00AM – 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.

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY WAYSTATION The Monarch Butterfly is a pollinator that plays a vital role in the food chain for humans and other animals. Without pollinators, we'd have limited supply of fresh produce, which we rely on daily. Monarch Butterflies are migratory creatures. Millions of Monarch Butterflies pass through Texas every fall to overwintering areas in Mexico and venture through Texas the following spring as they journey to the northern United States for the summer.  The species is dwindling due to development and widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures and roadsides.  Many cities across the nation are taking notice, including the City of La Porte. The La Porte Parks and Recreation Department has instituted its first nationally recognized certified Monarch Waystation.  WHERE: Brookglen Community Center                3324 Sommerton, La Porte, TX 77571 For more information contact (281) 470-9891 or email recreation@laportetx.gov.

LA PORTE HISTORICAL COLORED SCHOOL 401 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr, La Porte, TX 77571 Saturdays and Sundays | 10:00AM – 4:00PM The La Porte Historical Colored School is now open! Bring your kids on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10AM - 4PM, for a short 1015 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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FITNESS. BY THE BAY. HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:15AM - 9:00PM | SATURDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM | SUNDAY 11:00AM - 5:00PM

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

COME CHECK OUT OUR NEW EQUIPMENT !

AIRBIKE ELITE

XEBEX AIR ROWER

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY. JAZZERCISE ®

BEGINNERS YOGA ®

Jazzercise is a combination of aerobic exercise, dance fitness, and strength training that is available for all teens through adults from beginner to advanced fitness levels. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Aerobics Room 5:30PM: Monday – Dance MIXX  8:30AM/5:30PM: Tuesdays - Strength Only               5:30PM: Wednesday – Dance MIXX  8:30AM/5:30PM: Thursday – Low Impact Only           8:30AM/5:30PM: Friday – 30 Minute Strength Only                                8:30AM:   Saturday – Dance MIXX or HIT   AGES: 13+ FEE: Varies REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: For more information or to register visit: https://www.jazzercise.com/

An open flow, arch style, strength & flexibility class. You won't find any crazy headstands here. This is a very relaxing, stretching class. No yoga experience needed. Bring a friend! INSTRUCTOR: Ricki Mc Carther WHERE: Meet in the lobby DATE + TIME: Every Monday + Wednesday 6:45PM AGE: 13+ FEE: Available Options REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration is always open! In person or online at fitPACstudios.com.

2020 REBOOT 2 months Unlimited IN-PERSON & STREAMING CLASSES Sweat off the stress your way with flexible class options that will fire up a stronger, happier YOU! Jazzercise.com/2020Reboot

Silver Sneakers Approved! A value positive music + movement dance cardio class designed for all ages and fitness levels. No experience required. Can't Dance? Me either! And that's okay, we have fun anyway. Bring a friend! INSTRUCTOR: Polli Bush + Amanda Johnson WHERE: Meet in the lobby DATE + TIME: Every Tuesday + Thursday 6:30PM AGE: Open to all FEE: Available Options REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration is always open! In person or online at fitPACstudios.com.

REFIT AEROBIC ® DANCE CARDIO

POUND FITNESS ® WATER AEROBICS This class targets all muscle groups with minimum impact on the joints and improves heart function, balance, and circulation. INSTRUCTOR: Susan Gilbert WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Pool DATE: Mon, Wed & Fri or Mon, Tue & Thu SESSION 11: :  October 12- November 6 SESSION 12:  November 16 – December 18 SESSION 13:  December 28 – January 22 TIME:  7:00AM or 8:15AM – Monday, Wednesday, Friday           5:30PM – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday AGE: 16+ FEE:  $35 Member | $40 Non-Member | Walk In $7 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration is on-going. Register in person at the Recreation & Fitness Center located at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX

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Silver Sneakers Approved! 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! INSTRUCTOR: Polli Bush WHERE: Meet in the lobby DATE + TIME: Every Monday 6:45PM DATE + TIME: Every Saturday 10:00AM AGE: 13+ FEE: Available Options REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration is always open! In person or online at fitPACstudios.com.

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SENIORS. BY THE BAY. NORMAN L. MALONE SENIOR CENTER SENIOR MEALS MONTHLY ACTIVITIES Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 12:00PM for participants 60+ years of age. Registration is required at least 2 days in advance per our food vendor. Monetary donations are appreciated. Homebound seniors may request an assessment for qualification for home delivered meals by calling (281) 470-9897. Meals are delivered Monday - Friday. Monetary donations are appreciated.

DRIVE BY LUNCH PICK UP DUE TO COVID-19, we will provide a hot meal and a cold meal on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a hot meal only on Fridays. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays TIME: 11:30AM - 12:30PM AGE: 60+ Registered members Only FEE: Monetary donations are appreciated  REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Call the Center to be put on the meal list

HALLOWEEN BOO BINGO Come by and show us your Halloween costume! We will have some Halloween fun, costume contest, bingo, and lunch to go! WHERE: Pecan Park, 3600 Canada Drive DATE: Friday, October 30 TIME: 10:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Free MINIMUM: 25 MAXIMUM: 65 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Sign up by calling the Senior Center starting Monday, October 19 and deadline is October 26

Gym Walking - Daily • 8:30AM - 9:15AM Bible Study - Tuesdays • 10:00AM Dominoes (42)  - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • 12:30PM Bean Bag Baseball - Wednesdays • 12:30PM Bingo - Thursdays • 11:00AM Line Dancing - Thursdays •  10:30AM Pot Luck Dinner - Dates Varies • 5:00PM Afternoon Game  - 2nd Fridays • 12:30PM Chair Volleyball – Tuesdays – 12:30AM & Wednesdays – 10:00AM Quilter’s Class – Mondays – 10:00AM YarnOlogist Class – Thursdays – 10:00AM Bridge, Karaoke, Red Hat Group meetings & luncheons, Senior Olympics, Holiday Parties, Picnics & Dances

RED HAT SOCIETY OUTINGS Senior Red Hat Society is a group which empowers each other to pursue their passions and discover all that life has in store. Members support one another through all of life’s challenges and celebrations. The RHS is comprised of women from all walks of life who are committed to joyful living, growing, exploring new interests, having fun, and creating new friendships, while living life to its fullest. WHERE: Seabreeze Park DATE: :  Tuesday, October 13 TIME: 11:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Lunch will not be provided REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: MEMBERS ONLY, sign up by calling Senior Center 281-470-9897 | Tuesday, October 6

PARKING LOT BINGO, DINNER, & MOVIE We’re taking “bingo, dinner and a movie” to new heights. Come join us for the 1st parking lot bingo, dinner and a movie. WHERE: Farrington Baseball Park, 3540 Farrington DATE:  Thursday, November 12 TIME:  Bingo 4:30PM – 5:30PM Dinner 5:30PM – 6:15PM Movie 6:20PM – 8:30PM Age: 55+ Fee: Free Minimum:  25 Maximum: 64 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Monday, November 2 | sign up by calling Senior Center 281-470-9897

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SENIORS. BY THE BAY.

VIRTUAL BINGO

If you are 55 or older we would love to have you become a member with us! Becoming a member of our center makes you eligible to win prizes during virtual bingo, members only activities and more. You can give us a call or come to the Recreation and Fitness Center to sign up for free! Anyone of any age is able to play along with us but only our MEMBERS will be eligible for prizes. You can download your bingo cards at bingocardgenerator.com, we can mail them to you, or you can stop by the La Porte Recreation and Fitness Center, 1322 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX. 77571 to pick some up. WHERE: La Porte Parks & Recreation Department Facebook Live DATE:Â Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00AM - 11:00AM AGE: All FEE: N/A REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Log on to our Facebook page daily to play along.

ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECT Enjoy being creative at your own home. WHERE: Supplies handed out during lunch pick up or delivered to your home. DATE: Monday, October 12 , November 9, and December 7 TIME: Anytime AGE: 55+ Members Only FEE: N/A Supplies provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Monday, October 5 | Monday, November 2 | Tuesday, December 1

VIRTUAL COOKING 101

CHILI CHILL

Enjoying learning to cook with Deborah in your very own kitchen. WHERE: La Porte Parks & Recreation Department Facebook DATE: 3rd Tuesday of each month October 20, November 17, and December 15, TIME: 1:00PM AGE: 55+ Members Only FEE: Free - Supplies provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Monday, October 12 | Monday, November 9 | Monday, December 7,

Tis the season to rock that UGLY Holiday Sweater! Come out and meet us at the Pecan Park for the BIG Chili Chill luncheon. WHERE: Pecan Park, 3600 Canada Drive DATE: Wednesday, December 9 TIME: 11:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Free REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Monday, December 1 | sign up by calling Senior Center 281-470-9897

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS. 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.                             

DAILY ACTIVITIES Mondays - Life Skills and Recreation Activities Tuesdays - Library, Life Skills, and Special Olympics Wednesdays - Life Skills and Recreation Activities Thursdays - Life Skills, Recreation Activities, and Special Olympics Fridays - Field Trips

SPECIAL OLYMPICS EAST REGIONAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT On Saturday, November 14, the La Porte Special Olympics will be competing in the sport of bocce. Come out and support our Special Olympics teams as we try and bring home the gold! WHERE: Shadow Creek Sports Complex-Pearland, TX DATE: Saturday, November 14

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS MONSTER MASH On Tuesday, October 27, the Special Programs Center will be hosting a Monster Mash Halloween Dance from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Dress up in your favorite costume and come ready to dance. Food and drinks will be provided. WHERE: Special Programs Center, 1302 S Broadway DATE: Tuesday, October 27 TIME: 5:00PM-7:00PM

SPECIAL PROGRAMS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Come and celebrate the Christmas Holiday at out Annual Christmas program. The event will be full of music, poems, and skits by the participants in our program. Please join us for a wonderful night of fellowship and fun. WHERE: Special Programs Center, 1302 S Broadway DATE: Thursday, December 17 TIME: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY. VIRTUAL TRADE DAYS 1st Saturday of Each Month | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | 200 Block of Main Street Enjoy a day out with friends while browsing antiques, collectibles, re-purposed furniture, artisan vendors, and the many eclectic shops and eateries along the 200 Block of West Main Street.

TRICK OR TREAT FROM YOUR SEAT Saturday, October 24 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM | Little Cedar Bayou Park | 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive Calling all goblins and ghouls, make plans to join us for a night of Halloween curbside fun at Little Cedar Bayou Park! Participants will be able to drive through the park and receive free treats from vendors. This is a free event where vendors will be passing out Halloween goodies while participants remain in their cars. Come enjoy a safe night of fun and get into the Halloween spirit!

LA PORTE BY THE BAY HALF MARATHON Sunday, November 15 | Starts at 7:30AM | 636 N Bayshore Drive, La Porte, TX 77571 The La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon starts from Sylvan Beach Park by the water, proceeding through La Porte streets and on to the Fred Hartman Bridge, one of the most beautiful and unique structures in Texas. Supported by two sets of diamond-shaped reinforced steel towers that reach 440 feet into the sky with distinctive yellow cables that seem to glow in the sun, the effect is almost like running through a magnificent open air cathedral. After looping back to take on the bridge for a second crossing, the race finishes at Five Points Plaza where the post-race party awaits with amazing food and cold beer, awards and good times with family, fellow runners and friends. All finishers will receive a medal. To register for this event please go to, https://laportebythebayhalfmarathon.org/. DUE TO COVID-19, there may be changes to this event.

VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Thursday, December 3 | 6:30PM | Facebook Live Join us on Facebook live for the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at Five Points Plaza!

NORTH POLE CALLING Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM Save the date!  This December your child can receive a call from the North Pole!  The program is free and our way of promoting the holiday spirit.  Parents can register their children by obtaining a North Pole Calling Form from participating LPISD Elementary Schools or the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center and depositing the completed form in the North Pole Calling Mailbox at each participating location.  For more information or to volunteer for North Pole Calling, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (281) 470-7275. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Completed forms must be turned in by Monday, December 7, at Noon!

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RENTALS. BY THE BAY. EVELYN KENNEDY CENTER 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 persons MAX SEATING: 150 persons AMENITIES: 48 X 48 square feet, 25 • 8' Rectangle & 11 • 6' Round Tables; Full Kitchen & Stage | Including Outdoor Space

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 persons MAX SEATING: 125 persons AMENITIES: 60 X 35 square feet, 20 • 8' Rectangle & 14 • 6' Round Tables & Full Kitchen

BROOKGLEN CENTER 3324 SOMERTON RENTAL DATES: SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum); $200 Deposit MAX OCCUPANCY: 50 persons MAX SEATING: 50 persons AMENITIES: 41 x 36 square feet, 6 • 8' Rectangle Tables & Limited Kitchen

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.

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LOMAX RODEO ARENA 1508 LOMAX SCHOOL ROAD RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - SATURDAY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: MONDAY - THURSDAY • $150 per day; $200 Deposit FRIDAY - SUNDAY • $200 per 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 Persons MAX SEATING: 50 Persons 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 832-309-0436.

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.

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RENTALS. BY THE BAY. FIELD RENTAL INFORMATION

LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU SOCCER FIELDS 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                             8:00AM - 11:00PM                              FRIDAY & SATURDAY                              8:00AM - 12:00AM

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

DEOTIS GAY, SR. "NORTHSIDE" BALLFIELD 322 North 4th Street RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                           8:00AM - 11:00PM                             FRIDAY & SATURDAY                             8:00AM - 12:00AM

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

SPLASH PARKS CLOSE OCTOBER 31 FAIRMONT PARK BROOKGLEN DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK SPLASH PARK SPLASH PARK 322 North 4th Street 10216 Hillridge Road

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

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Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

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TRAILS. BY THE BAY. HIKE & BIKE TRAIL 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 with every step further down the trail, stress and deadlines dissolve into distant memories.

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PARKS. BY THE BAY.

1. BAY OAKS 254 Dwire Drive 1.2 Acres Picnic area • Gazebo • Playground Equipment

2. BROOKGLEN

3324 Somerton 2 acres Playground Equipment • 1 Practice Backstop • Brookglen Recreation Center • Splash Park • Picnic Area

3. CENTRAL

618 San Jacinto Street 4.6 acres Roller Hockey Rink • Picnic Area • Basketball Court • Swimming Pool Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center • Bicycle Rest Stop on San Jacinto Pathway • Playground

4. CREEKMONT 700 Willow Creek 3.5 acres Baseball Field • Basketball Court • Playground Equipment • 1/4 Mile Walking Trail

5. DR. MLK JR. 322 North 4th Street 2.7 acres Baseball Field - Open Air Basketball Pavilion - Jennie Riley Community Center - Playground Equipment - Splash Park

6. FAIRMONT 3540 Farrington 17.7 acres Baseball Fields • Swimming Pool • Playground Equipment • Basketball Court • Splash Park

7. FAIRMONT PARK WEST 9801 Rustic Gate 1.28 acres Backstop

8. FIVE POINTS PLAZA 100 Broadway 1 acre Pavilion

9. FOURTEENTH STREET 500 North 14th Street 2.4 acres Playground Equipment

10. GLEN MEADOWS 801 Valley Brook 8.13 acres 1/2 Mile Walking Trail • Playground Equipment • 4 Practice Backstops Basketball Court

11. HERITAGE 604 Park Drive .75 acres Society Museum • Original Library Museum and Centennial Statue

12. LINEAR PARK North 2nd to North 8th Street .Walking Trail • Benches • Water Fountains • Trash Receptacles

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13. LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive 48.7 acres 4 Softball Fields • 2 Soccer Fields • Wave Pool • Picnic Area • Playground Equipment • Nature Trail • Mile Bicycle Path • 2 Tennis Courts

14. LOMAX 1508 Lomax School Road 10 acres Covered Rodeo Arena • Playground Equipment

15. NORTHWEST 10210 North P Street 35 acres 7 Soccer Fields • Basketball Court • Swimming Pool • Playground

16. OHIO STREET

300 South Ohio Street .93 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Area

17. PECAN

3600 Canada Road 34 acres Baseball Complex • Walking Trail • Playground Equipment • Picnic Area

18. PETE GILLIAM 200 North Holmes 1.2 acres Practice Backstop • Picnic Area

19. PFEIFFER

900 South Virginia 1.2 acres Playground Equipment • Basketball Court • Picnic Area

20. PINE BLUFF 1 Bayshore Drive .11 acres Picnic Shelter with BBQ Pit • Bay View

21. SEABREEZE 1300 Bayshore Drive 3.8 acres Fishing Pier • Playground Equipment • Covered Pavilion

22. SPENWICK 9225 Carlow .5 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Table

23. TOM BROWN 300 South Lobit .57 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Area • Basketball Court

24. WOODFALLS 3801 1/2 Driftwood 8 acres Fishing Pond • Picnic Area • BBQ Pits • Jogging Trail

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