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FUN GUIDE SPRING / SUMMER 2016

The City of Rockwall invites you to

All ages and all abilities welcome!

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Rockwall is a wonderful place to live for a lot of reasons. As we begin preparations to celebrate Rockwall's 162nd birthday at the annual Founders Day Festival on Saturday, May 21st, we are going to build upon our successes while continuing to invest in our future. Rockwall is the Live Music Capital of North Texas. In 2015, the City hosted over 110 live music opportunities. The downtown improvements that voters approved in the 2012 bond election are almost complete. As part of the enhancement, the City introduced another music series on the San Jacinto Plaza on Friday and Saturday evenings. All live music events offered by the City are free. The City received $800,000 in grant funds from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department that will contribute to the construction of The Park at Breezy Hill and The Park at Stone Creek. Fees and park land dedication from the developer of these two neighborhoods will fund the remaining portion of the construction. In 2015, improvements were made to Phelps Lake, which included a kayak launch and fishing pier. The project ties two premier outdoor recreation destinations together with a trail connection from Raymond Cameron Lake to the amenities at Phelps Lake. Yellowjacket Park was redeveloped as an all-inclusive, barrier free recreational area that offers amenities designed for those with and without disabilities and special needs. These projects are investments in our community's quality of life. An exciting program that will be launched this year is the GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY campaign. This program will allow for easier registration of programs and venues for our citizens and provide an interactive new website that will help you find any type of activity the City offers. Rockwall has a variety of opportunities for you to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY, and we want you to know about them. I hope you’ll take time to visit playrockwall.com and read through the Fun Guide to find your new favorite park, trail, special event, or activity. If you need more information about the Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department programs or amenities, please call 972-771-7740. Sincerely, Jim Pruitt Mayor

PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

Brad Bassett, Chairman Bob Lewis, Vice Chairman Larry Denny Ray Harton Charles Johnson Wayne Larson Kevin Moffatt

DEPARTMENT STAFF

CONTACT THE

ROCKWALL PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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Jim Pruitt, Mayor Dennis Lewis, Mayor Pro-Tem John Hohenshelt Scott Milder Mike Townsend David White Kevin Fowler

Andy Hesser, Parks & Recreation Manager Wendy Young, Administrative Secretary Mike Carmack, Parks Superintendent Joey Brown, Harbor Technician Andrew Ainsworth, Recreation Superintendent David Wilson, Athletic Supervisor Drew Jones, Recreation Coordinator Angelica Gamez, Recreation Assistant

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HELPFUL DATES TO REMEMBER

Center Closed ............ Mon, May 30th (Memorial Day) Center Closed ............ Mon, July 4th (Independence Day) Center Closed ............ Mon, Sept 7 (Labor Day)


TABLE OF CONTENTS SCHOLARSHIP POLICY The City of Rockwall provides quality programs at affordable prices, but also believes that no resident should be deprived of participating in a program due to the inability to pay. Any City of Rockwall resident may request financial assistance from the scholarship fund. Assistance levels may be up to 90% of the program cost. The maximum scholarship award per household is $200 per calendar year. Please contact us if you would like to discuss financial assistance.

RESIDENT DISCOUNTED FEE (RDF) Program participants that reside within the Rockwall city limits and pay City of Rockwall taxes are eligible for the resident discount rate. Residency status is verified using a valid Texas Driver License or ID and property tax records from the Rockwall Central Appraisal District.

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE The City of Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality programs, services and facilities. The Department values customer satisfaction and maintains a high level of customer satisfaction. Our goal is to not only meet the customer’s needs but to exceed them. The City of Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Policy. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with a program you are enrolled in, our department will either refund your fees or issue a Household Credit on your account.

ADA COMPLIANCE AND ACCESSIBILITY POLICY Our facilities are wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. For additional requests for accommodations, questions, concerns or complaints, contact the Parks and Recreation administration at 972-771-7761 or by email at ahesser@rockwall.com

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Welcome to the official City of Rockwall Parks and Recreation Fun Guide where you and your family will find beneficial and memorable activities that enhance the quality of life in your community. Here are just a few things that make Rockwall such a great place to live:

PG. 1 WELCOME PG. 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PG. 3-4 INTRODUCING PLAYROCKWALL.COM PG. 5 BY THE NUMBERS PG. 6 LIVE MUSIC PG. 7 SPECIAL EVENTS PG. 8-10 AQUATICS AND SWIMMING LESSONS PG. 11 BIRTHDAY PARTIES PG. 12 PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS PG. 13 VIP PROGRAMS PG. 14 THE VALUE OF PLAY PG. 15-18 CAMPS PG. 19 SOFTBALL & YOUTH BASEBALL PG. 20 ATHLETICS & ARCHERY PG. 21-22 FITNESS & ADULT ACTIVITIES PG. 23 THE CENTER PG. 24 THE HARBOR PG. 25 HARRY MYERS COMMUNITY CENTER & OTHER RENTALS PG. 26 PAVILIONS AND MYERS AMPHITHEATER INFO PG. 27-28 PARKS & TRAILS MAP PG. 29 PG. 30

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS & EVENTS

990 total acres of park land

including greenbelts, developed and undeveloped parks.

300 acres of developed park land 20 developed parks 15 + / - miles of trails 10 neighborhood parks 1 public boat ramp

100 Live Bands in 2015

Preschool athletes

6 Family Fun Fridays

Rockwall Baseball Softball League

Farmers Market

Indoor/Outdoor Fitness

Summer Camps

Founders Day Festival

Swim Lessons

Senior Trips

Rib Rub Run and Roll

Archery

Fishing Derby

Kayaking/Canoeing

Easter Egg Hunt

Healthy Hikes

Halloween Extravaganza

Music on San Jacinto Plaza

Christmas Tree Lighting

Outdoor Family Campout

1 mountain bike trail

(Squabble Creek Mountain Bike Trail)

7 “greenbelt” areas 17 Playgrounds 3 Spray Grounds 1 kayak/canoe launch 13 Ballfields 1 disc golf course at Harry Myers 3 Basketball Courts 9 Ponds 2 Pools 1 Harbor Special Event Space 1 Harbor Boat Docks 5

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MUSIC SERIES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS

MAY THRU SEPTEMBER 6:30 - 9:00 PM

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 DOWNTOWN ROCKWALL

All Thursday night concerts are FREE and begin at 7:30 pm at The Harbor (2059 Summer Lee)! THURSDAY NIGHTS MAY 5 - JULY 21 FACEBOOK.COM/ROCKWALLPARKSANDRECREATION

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EASTER EGG HUNT MAR 19

WHERE: Harry Myers Park DATE: Sat, March 19 TIME: 9:30 am

0 - 12 YRS

It’s time for the 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Look for special eggs that could win you “extraordinary” prizes. There will be bounce houses, a petting zoo, cotton candy, and an opportunity to get a photo with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts will be divided into age groups.

FREE

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SHOW & LIVE MUSIC JULY 4

Celebrate the 4th of July, Rockwall Style!. The best viewing areas are Harry Myers Park, Dobbs Elementary, Tuttle Athletic Complex, and the RISD Admin Building. Parade starts 9 am, Live Music at 5 pm, Fireworks start at dusk, for parade route visit playrockwall.com

FREE

FISHING DERBY MAY 7

WHERE: Harry Myers Park DATE: Mon, July 4, 2016

WHERE: Harry Myers Park DATE: Sat, May 7 TIME: 9 – 11 am

3 - 14 YRS

FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Grab your tackle box and get ready for some fishing! The pond is stocked with Catfish ready to bite. See what you can reel in and register to win heaviest, longest, or most fish in your age group. Bring your own bait, any type of bait is allowed.

$5

PER FISHERMAN

*LIMITED AMOUNT OF WORMS AND HOT DOG BAIT WILL BE AVAILABLE.

FARMER’S MARKET MAY 7

SATURDAYS

Activities and games begin at 6 pm, our feature film will start at dusk.

SEPT 24

WHERE: North Courthouse Square-Kaufman St. DATE: Saturdays, May 7 – September 24 TIME: 8 am – 12 pm The Downtown Farmers Market offers local fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, organic and pasture raised meats, seafood and honey.

FREE 7

Energize your weekend at a neighborhood park. Prior to show time you can join in dancing, games, bounce house and much more prior to show time. Candy, popcorn, snow cones and glow sticks will be available for purchase.

APRIL 22 MAY 27 JUNE 24 JULY 22 AUGUST 26 SEPTEMBER 23

THE SHORES

Minions

THE PARK AT FOXCHASE

Inside Out

HARRY MYERS PARK

Brave

NORTHSHORE PARK

Lego Movie

THE PARK AT HICKORY RIDGE Space Jam YELLOWJACKET PARK

FREE

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HARRY MYERS AND GLORIA WILLIAMS POOLS WILL OPEN FOR THE SUMMER JUNE 6 AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL AUG 19. HARRY MYERS POOL

GLORIA WILLIAMS POOL

FAMILY SWIM AT MYERS POOL

801 DAVEY CROCKETT 972-771-7744

815 E. WASHINGTON 972-771-7741

OPEN

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815 E. WASHINGTON 972-771-7741

GENERAL SWIM: JUNE 6 – AUG 19

MON - FRI, 1 - 6 PM

SAT, 10 AM - 3 PM

MON - FRI, 1 - 6 PM

FREE $3 $2 DRF $5 $3 DRF $8 $5 DRF

UNDER 2 YRS FREE $1 DRF OVER 2 YRS $2 $3 DRF FAMILY $5

DRF - DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WHERE: Gloria Williams Pool DATE: Tues & Thurs June 7 – Aug 25 TIME: 8:30 – 9:30 am

! NEW

Get fit this summer with a refreshing and fun workout in the pool. Aqua Fitness is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, tone and sculpt the body, and increase flexibility and balance with low impact. No special swimming skills are needs for this workout!

$ 50 PER SWIMMER

ADMISSION:

UNDER 2 YRS FREE $1 DRF OVER 2 YRS $2 $2 DRF FAMILY $3

AQUA FITNESS WITH MELISSA JUNE 7 AUG 25

SAT, 10 AM - 3 PM

ADMISSION:

ADMISSION: UNDER 2 YRS 2 - 18 YRS 18+ YRS FAMILY

MON, 7 - 9 PM

GENERAL SWIM: JUNE 6 – AUG 19

$ 33 PER SWIMMER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

PIRATE PLUNGE JULY 23

WHERE: Harry Myers Pool DATE: Sat, July 23 TIME: 10 am – 6 pm

Get ready to show off your best cannonball, dive for gold, play sharks and Pirates, and compete in the Pirate fashion show at Harry Myers Pool.

UNDER 2 FREE

$ 2 PER SWIMMER

$ 1 PER SWIMMER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

City of Rockwall lifeguards are required at all rentals. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and must be made and paid for in person at The Center, 108 E. Washington, 972-771-7740.

SPLASH DAYS

UNDER 2 IS FREE

MON, JUNE 6 ( 12 - 5 PM) MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ( 12 - 5 PM) LABOR DAY WEEKEND ( 12 - 5 PM)

$ 2 PER SWIMMER

$ 1 PER SWIMMER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

HARRY MYERS & GLORIA WILLIAMS RENTAL TIME PERIODS TUES-FRI

7PM - 9PM

SATURDAY

4PM - 6PM 7PM - 9PM

RENTAL FEES 50 OR LESS PEOPLE

51 - 100 PEOPLE

101 - 200 PEOPLE

$90 / HR

$115 / HR

$150 / HR

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEES

SUNDAY

50 OR LESS PEOPLE

51 - 100 PEOPLE

101 - 200 PEOPLE

12PM - 9PM

$60 / HR

$75 / HR

$100 / HR

ALL PARTIES ARE A TWO HOUR MINIMUM

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LET US DEVELOP YOUR CHILD’S SWIMMING SKILLS..... WITH OUR EXCEPTIONAL LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM TAUGHT BY ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXPERIENCED STAFF. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUR CHILD CAN EXPERIENCE OUTSTANDING SWIM LESSONS.

Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four years..

DATE: MON - THURS FOR A TWO WEEK SESSION

$59 PER SWIMMER

$39 PER SWIMMER DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

CLASSES ARE HELD AT HARRY MYERS AND GLORIA WILLIAMS PARK POOLS

MOMMY & ME

POOL PALS

ADVANCED POOL PALS

Share the pool with your baby and help them float, put their face underwater, blow bubbles, splash, and learn water safety such as how to enter and exit the pool.

Perfect for introducing your child to the water. Our instructor will introduce your child to putting their face in the water, arm and leg techniques, and water safety. This class will boost your child’s confidence in the water.

Perfect for children comfortable in the water. Games will be used to introduce arm and leg techniques, holding their breath underwater, and floating. This class will give your child the confidence to go under water.

(3-4 YRS) - 30 MIN

(6 MTHS-3YRS) - 30 MIN

(3-4 YRS) - 30 MIN

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

The focus is on comfort and safety in water and will begin to learn fundamental swimming skills.

This level continues to build on fundamental swimming skills.

This level coordinates front and back stroke

Students will continue to improve front and back crawl and butterfly while introducing elementary backstroke and breaststroke

(5-12 YRS) - 45 MIN

(5-12 YRS) - 45 MIN

(5-12 YRS) - 45 MIN

SUBMERGING THEIR MOUTH,

FRONT & BACK FLOAT AND

ROTARY BREATHING (HEAD

BREASTSTROKE

NOSE, AND EYES

RECOVERY

ROTATION FOR BREATHING)

ELEMENTARY BACK

BLOWING BUBBLES/BREATH

FRONT & BACK GLIDE AND

FRONT & BACK CRAWL

SIDESTROKE

CONTROL

RECOVERY

DOLPHIN KICKS

OPEN TURN

FRONT & BACK FLOAT

ROLLOVER BACK TO FRONT

ROLLOVER FRONT TO BACK

TREADING WATER

HOW TO WEAR A LIFEJACKET

KICKING AROUND THE POOL WITH ASSISTANCE

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SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE

Session 1

8:45 am 9:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

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10:15 am

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Mon - Thurs, June 20 – 30

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8:45 am

8:45 am

9:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

11:00 am

6:00 pm

6:00 pm Week 1 Tues-Fri, Week 2 Mon- Thurs, July 5 -14

8:00 am

Session 3

Week 1 Tues-Fri, Week 2 Mon- Thurs, July 5 -14

8:00 am

8:45 am

8:45 am

9:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

11:00 am

6:00 pm

6:00 pm Mon - Thurs, July 18 -28

8:00 am

Session 4

Mon - Thurs, July 18 -28

8:00 am

8:45 am

8:45 am

9:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

11:00 am

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8:45 am

9:00 am

9:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:00 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

11:00 am

6:00 pm

6:00 pm

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Mon - Thurs, Aug 1 -11

8:00 am

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE CENTER 108 E. WASHINGTON, 972-771-7740

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Celebrate your birthday at The Center! Our Birthday Coordinators will assist in making your day special from leading games, crafts, assisting in set up, decorating, and clean up. Don’t stress out about the cake, ice-cream, plates, napkins, utensils, and table cloths; we will get them for you. All parties are for 24 participants. We would love to help you customize your party to fit your wishes. Let us know if you have any questions, requests, or ideas. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and must be made and paid for in person at The Center, 108 E. Washington, (972) 771-7740

RENTAL FEES PARTY PKG

THEMED PARTY PKG

$125 / HR

$150 / HR

$5 PER ADDITIONAL GUEST ALL PARTIES ARE A TWO HOUR MINIMUM

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! NEW

LITTLE KICKERS

BIG KICKERS

Let’s kick it! Children will learn fundamental soccer skills in a fun and interactive team environment. Your child will show off their new skills in practices.

Goaaal! Develop your skills in a drill and game based practice setting. Players will develop the skills learned in Little Kickers in scrimmages every practice.

Session 1: Mon, March 14 - April 18 Session 2: Mon, April 25 - May 30 Session 3: Mon, June 6 – July 11 (No class on July 4th)

Session 1: Mon, April 25 - May 30 Session 2: Mon, June 6 – July 11 (No class on July 4th)

MAR 14 JULY 11

WHERE: Harry Myers Park TIME: 6:00 - 6:45 pm AGE: 3 - 5 yrs

$ 49 PER CHILD

APR 25 JULY 11

$ 29 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WHERE: Harry Myers Park TIME: 7:00 - 7:45 pm AGE: 6 - 7 yrs

$ 49 PER CHILD

$ 29 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

PRESCHOOL FLAG-FOOTBALL

LITTLE SLUGGERS T-BALL

Touchdown! Learn the basics of football in a structured and exciting atmosphere. Throw, punt, run and catch until you’re the next superstar.

Play Ball! Your future all-star will be divided into teams where they will learn the fundamental skills of throwing, fielding, hitting and base running.

Session 1: Tues, March 15 - April 19 Session 2: Tues, April 26 – May 31 Session 3: Tues, June 7 – July 10

Session 1: Wed, March 16 - April 20 Session 2: Wed, April 27 – June 1 Session 3: Wed, June 8 – July 13

MAR 15 JULY 10

WHERE: Harry Myers Park TIME: 6:00 - 6:45 pm or 7:00 – 7:45 pm AGE: 3 - 5 yrs

$ 49 PER CHILD

$ 29 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

MAR 16 JULY 13

WHERE: Harry Myers Park Field #1 TIME: 6:00 - 6:45 pm or 7:00 – 7:45 pm AGE: 3 - 5 yrs

$ 49 PER CHILD

$ 29 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

LITTLE ATHLETES CAMP JUNE 6-9

WHERE: Harry Myers Park DATE: Mon - Thurs, June 6 - 9 TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 am

Whether you want to learn the basics for each sport or show off your skills; this camp is perfect for every young athlete! We will review all the drills and basics for soccer, t-ball, and flag football and have a scrimmage day at the end!

$ 49 PER CHILD

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$ 29 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

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V.I.P. – VOLUNTEERS IN PARKS

The VIP Program welcomes civic organizations, schools, clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and interested citizens who wish to help clean, maintain and upgrade our city parks. We also assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. Lend a hand in a neighborhood park near you! Volunteers will pitch in to help with spring maintenance activities such as spreading mulch, planting trees, clearing trails, minor projects, repairing or painting benches, and cleanup. It’s My Park Day participants play a significant role in the management and upkeep of our parks. The City of Rockwall will supply all materials needed. Contact Wendy Young at 972-771-7761 or email wyoung@rockwall.com for more information or supplies.

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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 10-16, 2016

IT’S MY PARK DAY APRIL 9

Our annual clean up and work day at your favorite neighborhood park. Go to playrockwall.com for times and locations.

UPCOMING VIP PROJECTS APRIL 2 APRIL 23 MAY 7 MAY 21 JUNE 11

Harry Myers Disc Golf Course & Dog Park - Cleanup Hwy 66 Boat Ramp & The Harbor - Cleanup Phelps Lake - Cleanup Founders Day – Volunteers Needed Squabble Creek – Cleanup


THE BENEFITS OF PLAY Playing is at the heart of being a kid, and the opportunities to play especially during school recess are trending in the wrong direction. This is where a tremendous value can be found in your community parks and local Parks & Recreation Departments. Finding ways to play and opportunities to play with other children is integral to many aspects of development and overall mental health. Here are a few benefits of play.

PLAY HELPS FORM THE BRAIN.

Play has many positive neurological benefits especially in developing executive functions in kids. Playing games helps provide opportunities to solve problems and learn to control emotional responses.

PLAY DEVELOPS SOCIAL SKILLS.

Play helps form the methods by which we interact and make friends. It also helps to establish behavior in relation to the recognition of rules and fairness, especially in terms of competitive games.

PLAY HELPS OUT WITH SCHOOL WORK.

Playing outside and being active through play helps sharpen the mind and improve executive functions.

PLAY HARD TO FOCUS BETTER.

Playing provides an opportunity to relax the mind and reduce stress, which in turn helps improve mood and the ability to focus on tasks with more ease.

PLAY HELPS IMPROVE SLEEP.

Playing outside has one obvious benefit in that it helps the body to tire, thus increasing the likelihood of better sleep. In addition being outside in the natural light of the sun helps shift the cycle of sleep horomones, basically helping the body recognize when its night and day, and naturally helping the body sleep at night.

PLAY STYMIES AGGRESSION.

When we play, we increase our happiness which helps to reduce levels of aggression and agitation. As we develop social skills, playing helps to guide those skills away from aggressive attitudes and more towards contentment.

PLAY SPURS CREATIVITY.

When you can go outside and make up new games, with new rules on the fly, what better way to work your creative muscle.

PLAY CAUSES HAPPINESS.

Playing helps us laugh, helps us reduce stress, and helps us make friends. In the end, playing helps to simply increase happiness. 11 Scientific Benefits of Play. (2016, January 8). Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/71162/11-scientific-benefits-play

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CAMPS

SPORTS & THE OUTDOORS CAMPS ROCK CAMP

DATE: Mar 7 - 11, July 11 - 15 TIME: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm AGES: 6 - 12

Explorers will venture to exciting destinations around Dallas. Visit www.playrockwall.com for updated trip information and locations

SPRING BREAK CAMP DATES: MON - FRI, MARCH 7 – 11

FIELD TRIPS

MARCH 7 MARCH 8 MARCH 9 MARCH 10 MARCH 11

- HEARD MUSEUM - TEXAS SKATIUM/BOWL-O-RAMA - DALLAS ARBORETUM & CHILDREN'S GARDEN - COWBOYS STADIUM - HARRY MYERS PARK DAY

$215

PER CHILD $143 PER CHILD DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

SUMMER CAMP DATES: MON-FRI, JULY 11 – 15

FIELD TRIPS

JULY 11 JULY 12 JULY 13 JULY 14 JULY 15

- PEROT MUSEUM - KIDMANIA - HAWAIIAN FALLS - JUMPSTREET - HARRY MYERS PARK DAY

DROP OFF/ PICK UP: HARRY MYERS COMMUNITY CENTER

SPACE IS LIMITED. YOU WILL NEED A SACK LUNCH, SNACK, AND A WATER BOTTLE EVERY DAY.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that youth get at least 60 minutes a day of activity to maintain healthy minds and bodies. When kids are told to Go Outside and Play wonderful things happen! They spend a lot of energy and they don’t even know they are building agility, strength, motor skills and event social skills! In these camps, your child will be challenged to do something new and exciting while developing healthy habits and a thirst for play!

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH CAMP, AND TO REGISTER GO TO:

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DODGEBALL & AGILITY GAMES

EXPLORER COURSE SURVIVOR

$ 173

$ 173

DATE: Mon - Thurs, June 6 - 9 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DATE: Mon- Thurs, June 13 - 16 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

FLAG FOOTBALL & QB SKILLS

MVP SPORTS PERFORMANCE

$ 173

$ 45 PER SESSION

DATE: Mon - Thurs, June 20 - 23 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DATE: Fridays, June 10 - July 1 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

$ 29

TOTAL CHEERLEADING

$ 173

$ 173

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

PER SESSION

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

ARMY GAMES & DODGEBALL DATE: Mon Thurs, June 27 - 30 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

! NEW

DATE: Tues - Fri July 5 - 8 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CAMPS Spy gadgets, robotics, rockets, super heroes, inventions, and Star Wars science! Let your child stretch their imagination and grow their passion for science and technology with fun hands on experiments and projects.

BRIXOLOGY ENGINEERING

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 20 - 24 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 7 - 12 $

285 PER CHILD

$

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 27- July 1 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

190 PER CHILD

$

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

SUPER-HERO MASTER LEGOS

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 6 - 10 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm AGES: 7 - 12 $

279 PER CHILD

$

$

185 PER CHILD

$

! NEW

289 PER CHILD

! NEW

433 PER CHILD

$

289 PER CHILD

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 5 - 7 $

279 PER CHILD

$

185 PER CHILD

285 PER CHILD

$

$

! NEW

$

210 PER CHILD

$

! NEW

279 PER CHILD

190 PER CHILD

$

! NEW

140 PER CHILD

185 PER CHILD

285 PER CHILD

$

190 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, July 25 - 29 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$

190 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm AGES: 4 - 7 $

! NEW

285 PER CHILD

LEARNING W/ PLAY-DOH!

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$

185 PER CHILD

SPY ACADEMY

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

JEDI MASTER ENGINEERING

$

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 27 - July 1 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10 $

115 PER CHILD

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm AGES: 7 - 12

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

ROCKET RIDE TO SPACE

285 PER CHILD

$

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DATE: Mon - Fri, July 5 - July 8 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm AGES: 4 - 7 $

! NEW

$

279 PER CHILD

3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

HOT WHEELS WORLD OF DISCOVERY

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

JEDI ENGINEERING

173 PER CHILD

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 6 - 10 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 5 - 7 $

DATE: Mon - Fri, July 25 - 29 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10 $

DATE: Mon -Thurs, Aug 1 - 4 TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (half-day avail.) AGES: 5 - 11 $

190 PER CHILD

INVENTIONS GALORE!

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

AMUSEMENT PARK SCIENCE

$

SUPER-HERO USING LEGOS

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DATE: Mon - Thurs, June 27 - 30 TIME: 1 pm - 4 pm AGES: 6 - 12

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 18 - 21 TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (half-day avail.) AGES: 5 - 11

433 PER CHILD

285 PER CHILD

KID BUILDER!

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

JUNKYARD ROBOTS

$

BUBBLES…SMOKES…EXPLOSIONS

210 PER CHILD

$

140 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

ROBOT MANIA

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 20 - 24 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm AGES: 7 - 12 $

285 PER CHILD

$

190 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH CAMP, AND TO REGISTER GO TO:

190 PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

FACEBOOK.COM/ROCKWALLPARKSANDRECREATION

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CULINARY & EDUCATIONAL CAMPS Just because it’s summer time, doesn’t mean your kids stop learning! Let your child’s imagination explore story writing, space, science, engineering and more through guided projects, experiments and games. Does your “little helper” aspire to be a chef one day? Let them come mess up our kitchen as they learn basic cooking techniques and explore their own creations!

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH CAMP, AND TO REGISTER GO TO:

PLAYROCKWALL.COM CLICK ON PRO THE MAIN NA GRAMS IN VIGATION

PROGRAMS

> SPORTS & OUTDOORS CAMPS > SCIENCE & TECH CAMPS

FARMER’S MARKET COOKING CAMP

KIDS CAN COOK

$ 380 PER CHILD

$ 380 PER CHILD

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 25 -28 TIME: 9 am - 12 pm (7-9 yrs) or 2 - 5 pm (10-13 yrs) AGES: 7 - 13

$ 253

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

MASTER JUNIOR CHEF

DATE: Mon - Thurs, Aug 15 - 18 TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 pm AGES: 10 - 13

$ 380 PER CHILD

$ 253

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$ 190

PER CHILD

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 13 - 17 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm AGES: 3 - 6

$ 285

PER CHILD

$ 190

PER CHILD

STEM: ENGINEERING & MATH

$ 285

PER CHILD

$ 190

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, June 13 - 17 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 3 - 6

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

LET’S GET GROWING

$ 253

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

EARTH, SPACE, & BEYOND

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 15 - 19 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10

PER CHILD

DATE: Mon - Thurs, Aug 15 -18 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 15 - 19 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10

STEM: SCIENCE & TECH

$ 285

! NEW

$ 285

PER CHILD

$ 190

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

EARTH: THE AMAZING PLANET

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 1 - 5 TIME: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AGES: 6 - 10

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$ 285

PER CHILD

$ 190

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

> CULINARY & EDU. CAMPS

E CT TH ANT E L E S JUST PES YOU W BOUT. TY EA CAMP ARN MOR TO LE

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YOUR CREATIVE PROJECT EXPRESSIONS DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

$ 210

PER CHILD

$ 140

! NEW

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

LOOK AT ME, I’M AN AUTHOR!

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Thurs, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

$ 210

PER CHILD

$ 140

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Jewel park has an interactive water and sand table constructed to look like a miniature mountain range of the continental divide in Colorado


ARTS & CRAFTS CAMPS ! NEW

FASHION DESIGNER

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am AGES: 8 - 12

$ 210

PER CHILD

$ 140

! NEW

CAMP BARBIE

DATE: Mon - Fri, Aug 8 - 12 TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 am AGES: 4 - 8

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$ 210

PER CHILD

$ 140

ADVENTURES IN ART CAMP

YOUNG FILMMAKERS

$ 209 PER CHILD

$ 173

DATE: Tues - Fri, July 5 - July 8 TIME: 9:00 - 11:45 am AGES: 5 - 13

$ 139

DATE: Tues - Fri, July 5 - 8 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm AGES: 6 - 12

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

FROZEN CAMP

PER CHILD

$ 99

PER CHILD

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 18 - 21 TIME: 9:00 -11:00 am AGES: 3 - 7

$ 149

PER CHILD

$ 99

PER CHILD

$ 115

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 11 - 14 TIME: 11:10 am – 1:10 pm AGES: 3 - 8

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

PJ MASKS CAMP

PER CHILD

STAR WARS CAMP

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 11-14 TIME: 9:00 -11:00 am AGES: 3 - 8

$ 149

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$ 149

PER CHILD

$ 99

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Your children will get to use their creative side while drawing, reading, playing, or designing in these fun interactive camps. Express yourself inside and out during stimulating activities and games to promote imagination, encouragement, and inspiration.

FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH CAMP, AND TO REGISTER GO TO:

PLAYROCKWALL.COM

MY LITTLE PONY CAMP

DATE: Mon - Thurs, July 18 - 21 TIME: 11:00 am - 1:10 pm AGES: 3 - 7

$ 149

PER CHILD

$ 99

PER CHILD

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Local Eagle Scouts have added trail features to the Squabble Creek Mountain Bike Trail or that there is an Archery Range in Harry Myers Park.

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LETICS H T A

GIRLS SOFTBALL 2016 SUMMER SEASON

2016 FALL SEASON

(6 WEEKS)

(6 WEEKS)

JUNE 20 – JULY 25

SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 24

DRAFT DIVISION 6U – 14U

DRAFT DIVISION 6U – 14U

(MON-FRI EVENING GAMES) *2 GAMES A WEEK POSSIBLE*

REGISTRATION BEGINS: March 1, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2016 COACHES MEETING: Tues, June 14 6:30-8:30 pm (PLAYERS WILL BE BLIND DRAFTED)

$85 PER PLAYER

$55 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

(MON-FRI EVENING GAMES) *2 GAMES A WEEK POSSIBLE*

REGISTRATION BEGINS: July 4, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 19 , 2016 (PLAYERS WILL BE BLIND DRAFTED)

$85 PER PLAYER

$55 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

**INDIVIDUAL DRAFT REGISTRATIONS DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL SEASONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE DRAFT POOL. **EACH TEAM WILL RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF ONE ASSIGNED PRACTICE PER WEEK DURING THE SEASON WITH REGISTRATION FEE.

YOUTH BASEBALL 2016 SUMMER SEASON

2016 FALL SEASON

(6 WEEKS)

(6 WEEKS)

JUNE 20 – JULY 25

DRAFT DIVISION 4U- 6U (SAT MORNING GAMES)

DRAFT DIVISION 7U– 14U (WEEKDAY GAMES)

SELECT DIVISION 7U – 14U

DRAFT DIVISION 4U- 6U (SAT MORNING GAMES)

DRAFT DIVISION 7U– 14U (WEEKDAY GAMES)

SELECT DIVISION 7U – 14U

(TUES THRU THURS EVENING GAMES)

(TUES THRU THURS EVENING GAMES)

*2 GAMES A WEEK POSSIBLE*

*2 GAMES A WEEK POSSIBLE*

REGISTRATION BEGINS: March 1, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2016 COACHES MEETING: Wed, June 15 6:30 - 8:30 pm (PLAYERS WILL BE BLIND DRAFTED)

7-14U $99 PER PLAYER 4-6U $85 PER PLAYER 19

SEPTEMBER 5 – OCTOBER 24

REGISTRATION BEGINS: July 4, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 19, 2016 (PLAYERS WILL BE BLIND DRAFTED)

$65 PER PLAYER

7-14U $99 PER PLAYER

$55 PER PLAYER

4-6U $85 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$65 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

$55 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

*SEASON ENDING TOURNAMENT*


BASEBALL CAMPS (different camps each day)

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

FEBRUARY 15TH

PRESIDENTS DAY CAMP

$99

$65

FEBRUARY 24TH

EARLY RELEASE CAMP

$99

$65

MARCH 7-11TH

SPRING BREAK CAMP

$99

$65

MARCH 25TH

HOLIDAY CAMP

$99

$65

JUNE 6-10TH

STEPPING INTO SUMMER

$99

$65

JULY 11-15TH

MID SUMMER CAMP

$99

$65

AUGUST 15-19

FALL WARM UP CAMP

$99

$65

Session times 1:00 – 2:00 pm & 2:00-4:00 pm (Fee is per athlete)

2016 USSSA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS SLIDING INTO SPRING TOURNAMENT MAR 12-13: 7U, 8U, 13U, 14U MAR 19-20: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U

ARCHERY CAMP

AGES 10 & UP

** ALL CAMPS ARE ONE DAY SESSIONS**

$45 PER ARCHER

$29 PER ARCHER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Archery is an exciting sport and activity. Whether you’re a first time archer or an experienced shooter come and learn from our knowledgeable staff. Our trained instructors will teach the basics of range safety, proper shooting form, and aiming. Classes will be held at our beautiful new archery range.

SUNSET SHOWDOWN

JUNE 10-12: 6U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U JUNE 17-19: 7U, 8U, 13U, 14U

SPRING BREAK:

HITTIN IN THE PARK AFTER DARK

MARCH 7 MARCH 8 MARCH 9 MARCH 10 MARCH 11

AUG 5-7: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U AUG 12-14: 7U, 8U, 13U, 14U

FALL BRAWL IN ROCKWALL

OCT 8-9: 6U, 7U, 8U, 11U, 12U OCT 15-16: 9U, 10U, 13U, 14U

1:00 - 3:00 PM 1:00 - 3:00 PM 1:00 - 3:00 PM 1:00 - 3:00 PM 1:00 - 3:00 PM

SUMMER:

SAT JUNE 18 SAT JULY 23 SAT AUGUST 13 SAT SEPTEMBER 10 SAT SEPTEMBER 24

9:00 - 11:00 AM 9:00 - 11:00 AM 9:00 - 11:00 AM 1:00 - 3:00 PM 9:00 - 11:00 AM

*NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY*

MAY 14 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Contact Dave Wilson for more info 972-772-6498

ADULT SOFTBALL

CO-ED RECREATIONAL (SUN) & MEN’S D (SUN)

Slow pitch softball league includes 8 weeks plus the top 4 teams have a final night of playoffs to determine division winners.

SPRING SEASON (8 WEEKS)

FALL/WINTER SEASON (8 WEEKS)

SPRING SEASON: March 13, 2016 FALL SEASON: Sept 11-October 30 REGISTRATION BEGINS: December 1, 2015 REGISTRATION BEGINS: July 15, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 4, 2016 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Aug 28, 2016

$400 PER TEAM

($30 ADDITIONAL FEE PER NON-CITY OF ROCKWALL RESIDENT)

ANGEL LEAGUE

BALL FIELD RENTALS

The Kiwanis Sponsored Angel League is a Free baseball program for special needs boys and girls ages 4-15, regardless of handicap. It also has an adult league for those with mental challenges ages 16 and up.

Rockwall Baseball and softball league practices, games and tournaments will have priority on all field use throughout the year. Any remaining ball fields that are available can be rented on a first come first serve basis and will require proof of insurance or signed waiver.

The rules have been adapted so that we have no’s trikes, no outs and every child scores with every hit. Uniforms, trophies, team picture, and sports banquet are furnished. Register at the web site above. Volunteers are welcome, just call or email. info@angelleague.org

Use of Leon Tuttle Athletic complex fields is by reservation only. The city of Rockwall has six lighted ball fields and two unlighted fields at Leon Tuttle Athletic Complex that can be reserved for baseball and softball practices. *Additional unlighted fields are located at Harry Myers Park and Yellow jacket park. A reservation is recommended at Harry Myers Park and Yellowjacket Park but may be used on a first come, first serve basis if the fields have not already been reserved.

Ball Field rentals are $10/hour with or without lights.

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FITNESS

RIPPED/ ZUMBA /HULA / YOGA DROP-IN CLASS FEES PER VISIT: $11/ $7 (DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE) R.I.P.P.E.D. WITH ROBYN

HOT HULA WITH DONA

WHERE: The Center DATE: Mon & Wed TIME: 6:00 - 6:50 pm

WHERE: The Center DATE: Wed TIME: 5:00 - 5:50 pm

Our certified trainer will motivate and challenge you to your full potential in this high energy class. You will sculpt and tone muscles while increasing endurance. All fitness levels welcome. *DUMBBELLS/RESISTANCE BANDS/EXERCISE MAT NOT PROVIDED

$50 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues & Thurs Feb 2 - June 2 TIME: 8:30 - 9:30 am

WITH MELISSA

This no-impact class offers an effective way to tone and sculpt the body using music and rhythm without the stress of getting out of your chair. Get fit while you sit using moves designed to improve your posture, core strength, and functional flexibility.

! NEW

Enjoy a deep stretching yoga class where the emphasis is on lengthening, toning and strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and range of motion, with a wonderful result of a refreshed body and a calm mind. Meanwhile, your children will enjoy a playful class, where they will strengthen their bodies as they explore yoga poses and learn to focus through breathing exercises, visual imagery, and relaxation techniques.

! NEW

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$33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues & Thurs TIME: 8:10 - 9:00 am

Start your morning off with a refreshing yoga class that encourages mindful movement and proper alignment of the body. Feel relaxed as you lengthen, tone, and strengthen your frame for increased flexibility. Mats and props are not provided. All levels welcome.

$50 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues & Thurs TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

$29 PER PERSON

CLASSIC YOGA WITH ANNIE

$33 PER PERSON

PARENT & CHILD YOGA WITH ANNIE & RACHEL

$50 PER PERSON

$43 PER PERSON

$33 PER PERSON

CHAIR DANCING FITNESS & CHAIR YOGA

$50 PER PERSON

Hot Hula Fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a total body workout in 50 minutes, comprised of easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

$33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

HIKING YOGA(HI-YO) WITH SABRINA WHERE: Emerald Bay/Harry Myers DATE: March 14 – July 27 Mon (Emerald Bay) Wed (Harry Myers East) TIME: 9:45 - 10:45 am

Enjoy a brisk hike around the scenic amenities of Rockwall Parks incorporating meditative and invigorating yoga along the way. This is a fun, beginner friendly class. Modifications offered for those wanting more challenge. Mats and props are not provided.

! NEW

$50 PER PERSON

$33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE


ALL LEVELS VINYASA YOGA WITH SABRINA

BEGINNER VINYASA YOGA WITH SABRINA

Intermediate flow of yoga postures with focus on connection of movements with the breath while building strength, concentration and flexibility. Modifications offered for different levels of activity, beginners welcome

Complete workout that engages the body and the mind with accessible yoga postures at a moderate pace. Modifications offered for more challenge.

WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues & Thurs TIME: 5:15 - 6:15 pm

! NEW

$50 PER PERSON

$33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

PAR-YOGEES WITH RACHEL: YOGA FOR PARENT & CHILD WHERE: The Center DATE: Wednesdays TIME: 8:30 - 9:30 am

! NEW

! NEW

$60 PER PERSON

$40 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

ZUMBA WITH CHELY

WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues & Thurs TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 pm or 6:30 -7:30 pm

Designed as a yoga experience, this unique class combines yoga and play to promote body awareness, strengthen motor coordination, and provide for bonding time for the caregiver and yogini. We'll bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget

$55 PER PERSON

WHERE: Mon (Emerald Bay), Wed(Harry Myers East), Saturdays (Harbor Amphitheater) DATE: March 14 - July 30 Mon, Wed, Sat TIME: 8:30 - 9:30 am

$37 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Join the hottest dance and fitness craze! Sculpt your body with simple Latin dance steps and interval training for a fun filled rhythmic workout.

$50 PER PERSON

$33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT OIL PAINTING WITH THE ROBERT GARDEN SCHOOL OF ART

WHERE: Harry Myers Community Center DATE: Mon Feb 1 “Snow Scene on the Farm” Tues March 1 “Northern Lights of Alaska on Black Canvas” Tues April 5 “Cowboy Hat in Bluebonnet Field” Tues May 3 “Blue Dome of Mykonos Greece” TIME: 6:00 - 8:45pm Even beginners will paint with confidence and ease using time-saving approaches to complete a realistic 12 X 16 canvas. Discover linear, aerial and textural perspective, composition, science of color mixing shadowing and highlighting as well as brush loading and application All supplies are included; stretched canvas, oil paints, palette, brushes, painting medium and a detailed lesson plan. Bring paper towels and wear old shirt.

$70 PER PERSON

$47 PER PERSON

SQUARE DANCING LESSONS WHERE: The Center DATE: Tues, Aug 2 - Dec 12 TIME: 7:45 - 9:30 pm

Learn to square dance like a pro! This is your opportunity to join in with your “Square”. It’s a night filled with Do-Sa-Do and much more as you will learn to groove to old favorites.

$75 PER PERSON

$49 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

REGISTER FOR FITNESS CLASSES ONLINE

PLAYROCKWALL.COM

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

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THE CENTER

108 E. WASHINGTON, 972-771-7740

BUSINESS HOURS MON - THURS

8AM - 8PM FRIDAY

8AM - 5PM SATURDAY

9AM - 4PM 23

RENTAL INFO

Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and can be made online at PlayRockwall.com or by calling 972-771-7740.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL FEES

Chair Rental / Setup (per chair): $.50 Table Rental / Setup (per table): $2 Security (per hour): $40 Alcohol Deposit: $100

Linen Table Cloths (per table): $8 Lectern: $35

Screen: $15

HOURS OF AVAILABILITY FRIDAY

5PM - 1AM

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

1PM - 1AM

8AM - 12AM

LONE STAR ROOM FEES

RESIDENT DISCOUNT

4350 SQ. FT.

DEPOSIT

4350 SQ. FT.

DEPOSIT

$125 / HR

$300

$80 / HR

$200

BIG BEND ROOM FEES

RESIDENT DISCOUNT

430 SQ. FT.

DEPOSIT

430 SQ. FT.

DEPOSIT

$65 / HR

$200

$40 / HR

$150


THE HARBOR

2059 SUMMER LEE, 972-771-7740

RENTAL INFO THE HARBOR IS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR: 路 Weddings 路 Corporate events 路 Family gatherings

Experience beautiful waterfront views, shopping, dining, and breathtaking sunsets. PlayRockwall.com or call 972.771.7761

RENTAL TIME SLOTS

AREAS & FEES

ANYDAY

ANYDAY

ANYDAY

AMPHITHEATER

LOWER PLAZA

UPPER PLAZA

TOTAL AREA

8AM - 12PM

1PM - 5PM

6PM - 10PM

$240 / HR

$240 / HR

$240 / HR

$600 / HR

4 HOUR MINIMUM

FACEBOOK.COM/ROCKWALLPARKSANDRECREATION

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COMMUNITY CENTER & OTHER RENTALS 815 EAST WASHINGTON

THE MONARCH PLAN Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt joined fellow mayors from across North Texas, and throughout the United States in taking the Mayors' Monarch Pledge to take action to help save the monarch butterfly, an iconic species whose populations have declined by 90% in the last 20 years. Through the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge, cities and municipalities are committing to create habitat and educate citizens about how they can make a difference at home. By taking the pledge, Mayor Pruitt is committing to both restore habitat in Rockwall and encourage our citizens to do the same. Mayors who have taken the Monarch Pledge must commit to implement at least three action items within a year of taking the pledge. Mayor Pruitt's action plan will include: 1. Launch a public communication effort to encourage citizens to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. 2. Convene City park and public works department staff and identify opportunities for revised mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs. 3. Plant a monarch-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent location. 4. Launch a program to plant native milkweeds and nectar plants in school gardens by engaging students, teachers and the community. "In June 2015, the City Council adopted Parks & Recreation Strategic Initiatives that include habitat enhancements that promote a healthy and enjoyable park system through increasing and preserving native wildlife. The Mayor's Monarch Pledge encourages citizen involvement, education, and preservation while simultaneously achieving an established goal of the City," said Mayor Jim Pruitt.

HARRY MYERS COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL INFO

Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and must be made and paid for in person at The Center, 108 E. Washington, 972-771-7740. You will be called and asked to pick up a key to the building the week of your rental. A $25 key deposit is due at the time you pick up your key.

HOURS OF AVAILABILITY

PERIOD FEES

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

6AM - 11AM

12PM - 5PM

6PM - 11PM

PORTABLE STAGE

Our portable 16' X 16' mobile stage is ideal for concerts, ceremonies, fundraisers, or community events. Fee includes delivery, set up and pick up. FEE

25

$350 PER DAY

INITIAL

RESIDENT DISCOUNT ADDITIONAL

INITIAL

$30

$40

$60

ADDITIONAL

$20

RESTROOM TRAILER

Enhance your event with the best portable restroom in Rockwall. The interior is adorned with wood wainscoting and all the amenities of home. OVER 6 HOURS

6 HOURS OR LESS

DEPOSIT

$2000 PER DAY

$1,200 PER 1/2 DAY

$300

*A $400 WASTE TANK DUMPING FEE WILL ALSO APPLY FOR LARGE OR MULTI DAY EVENTS.


PAVILONS & MYERS AMPITHEATER

BLANE THOMPSON GAZEBO

HARRY MYERS AMPHITHEATER

HARRY MYERS-EAST

HARRY MYERS-WEST

HICKORY RIDGE

FOXCHASE

LOFLAND

SH66 BOAT RAMP

SHORES

RENTAL INFO All pavilions and amphitheater can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis, but a reservation is recommended for parties. Pavilions can only be reserved by City of Rockwall residents. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance and must be made and paid for in person at The Center, 108 E. Washington, 972-771-7740

RENTAL TIME SLOTS

PAVILION FEE

MYERS AMPHITHEATER FEE

ANYDAY

ANYDAY

ANYDAY

PER PERIOD

PER PERIOD

RESIDENT

6AM - 12PM

12PM - 5PM

5PM - 11PM

$25

$200

$100

4 HOUR MINIMUM

FACEBOOK.COM/ROCKWALLPARKSANDRECREATION

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PARKS & TRAILS MAP

PARK TRAILS STREET TRAILS NEIGHBORHOOD TRAILS A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X

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Raymond Cameron Park Phelps Lake Emerald Bay Fontanna Park Foxchase Park Gloria Williams Park Harry Myers Park Henry M Chandler Park Hickory Ridge Park Jewel Park Leon Tuttle Athletic Complex Loand Park Stone Creek Park Meadowcreek Park - Madison Northshore Park Dalton Ranch Park Shores Park Breezy Hill Park The Harbor Windmill Ridge Park Yellowjacket Park Meadowcreek Park - Foxwood SH 66 Boat Ramp Squabble Creek / DORBA Trail

FIND HEALTHY HIKE AND BIKE ROUTES GO TO PLAYROCKWALL.COM


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/Sof t bal l F ie l ds Bas ketb all C ourt Bar bec ure Gril ls Disc Golf Co u rse Dog Park

PARKS LOCATIONS & FEATURES

DALTON RANCH PARK 1714 Tannerson Dr.

EMERALD BAY

1816 Emerald Bay Dr.

FONTANNA PARK

300 Fontanna Blvd.

THE PARK AT FOXCHASE 4475 Tubbs Rd.

GLORIA WILLIAMS PARK 807 Davey Crockett

HARRY MYERS PARK

815 E. Washingron

HENRY M CHANDLER PARK

FM 740 & Henry M Chandler Dr.

THE PARK AT HICKORY RIDGE 1910 Walnut Ridge

JEWEL PARK

7123 Hunt Ln.

LEON TUTTLE ATHLETIC COMPLEX 1550 Airport Rd.

LOFLAND PARK 407 Kernodle

MEADOWCREEK PARKS

1441 Foxwood Ln. / 1430 Madison Dr.

NORTHSHORE PARK 609 Highland Dr.

PHELPS LAKE

1250 Phelps Lake Dr.

RAYMOND CAMERON LAKE 1325 Memorial Dr.

SH 66 BOAT RAMP PARK 1120 W. Rusk

SHORES PARK

2302 Shores Blvd.

SQUABBLE CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL 2201 N. Lakeshore Dr.

WINDMILL RIDGE PARKS

139 Westwood / 106 Mulberry

YELLOW JACKET PARK

995 Yellow Jacket Ln.

FACEBOOK.COM/ROCKWALLPARKSANDRECREATION

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TRIPS & FITNESS @ THE CENTER

CHOCTAW CASINO- DURANT, OK

SAN ANTONIO TRIP

DATE: Thurs March 3, Thurs May 12, Thurs July 28 TIME: Bus departs The Harry Myers Community Center at 8 am and returns at 6 pm

DATE: Mon-Fri, October 17-21 TIME: Bus departs The Harry Myers Community Center at 8 am

Play slots, black jack, poker and more. Remember to bring your players card. Players will receive $10 slot play and a discounted meal voucher.

$15 PER PERSON $10 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

COST COVERS TRANSPORTATION ONLY

55&BETTER BEGINNER YOGA WITH STEPHANIE

! NEW

DATE: Wed, Fri & Sat, March 19 - Aug 27 TIME: Wed & Fri, 9:30 - 10:30 am @ The Center Sat, 9:00-10:00am @ Harry Myers Park Nourish your mind, body and spirit in this Beginner's level yoga class. You will learn breath and body awareness, find balance, increase strength and flexibility while exploring static postures as well as dynamic flowing movement. Students must be able to transition between seated floor postures and standing. Mats and props are not provided.

WED & FRI

$50 PER PERSON $33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WED, FRI & SAT

$55 PER PERSON $37 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

Travel in style to San AntonioHome of the Alamo! Cruise through San Antonio’s famous River Walk District, tour the LBJ Ranch, and visit the ultimate Texas, the Alamo.

$499 PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM

$643 PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM

55&BETTER CHAIR YOGA WITH LAUREN

DATE: Mon, Fri & Sat, March 19 - Aug 27 TIME: Mon & Fri, 3:00-4:00 pm @ The Center Sat, 10 - 11 am @ Blane Thompson Gazebo Come and join our certified yoga instructor Lauren for a great way to strengthen, improve, and relax your body with Chair Yoga. This class will focus on your breathing and allowing your breath to take you into some poses. Modifications of postures are given routinely so you can move at your own pace. Mats and props are not provided.

WED & FRI

$50 PER PERSON $33 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

WED, FRI & SAT

$55 PER PERSON $37 PER PERSON

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

AARP 55 ALIVE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

DATE: Fri March 18, May 13, July 15 TIME: 12 - 4 pm GET ANSWERS TO TODAY’S DRIVING CHALLENGES, How to compensate for changes in hearing, vision, and reaction time What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver 29

! NEW

How medications may affect driving How to handle problem situations

MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN INSURANCE DISCOUNT

$15 AARP MEMBER $20 NON - AARP MEMBER


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ONGOING ACTIVITIES @ THE CENTER 55 & BETTER ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTER ARE FREE!! BRING A FRIEND AND RECEIVE "CENTER BUCKS" THAT CAN BE USED TOWARDS FEE BASED PROGRAMS.

POT-LUCK SOCIAL LUNCHEONS

Bring a side dish or dessert on the first Friday every month at noon. (Space is limited. To pre-register, please call 972.771.7740)

Valentine’s Day Luncheon-Feb 5

Luau Luncheon - June 3

St. Patty’s Day Luncheon - Mar 4

July 4th Luncheon – July 1

County Fair Luncheon - Apr 1

Dog Days of Summer – Aug 5

Derby Hat Luncheon - May 6

Team Spirit Luncheon – Sept 2

(SPONSORED BY HOUSEWARMERS & SPONSORS) (SPONSORED BY HOUSEWARMERS & SPONSORS) (SPONSORED BY HOSPICE COMPASSUS)

(SPONSORED BY RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME OF DALLAS)

GAMES & GAB

(SPONSORED BY LIBERTY HEIGHTS GRACIOUS RETIREMENT LIVING) (SPONSORED BY ARBOR HOUSE)

(SPONSORED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL) (SPONSORED BY HOUSEWARMERS & SPONSORS)

EXERCISE WITH ANITA

DATE: Thurs at 12 pm Eat, socialize, and play a variety of card and board games. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share with everyone. Every third Thursday of the month The Center will provide the snack!

DATE: Mon, Wed & Fri at 8:15 am Workout at your own pace by using exercise bands and bars. Boost your energy level! Improve circulation, flexibility and endurance.

WEEKLY BINGO

YARN AND DARN

DATE: Mon at 3 pm & Wed at 1 pm $1 per card with a 3 card maximum! Popcorn and lemonade will be served.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

DATE: Tues at 5 pm Ladies, leave the men at home for this girls only party. Share your potluck with everyone while playing games.

PING-PONG CLUB

DATE: Tues & Thurs at 8 - 10 am and Sat at 9 am Meet new friends while you sharpen your skills. Open to all skill levels.

DOUBLES PING PONG TOURNAMENT

DATE: Tues at 1 pm Spend an afternoon socializing with experienced and novice knitters. If you’re not sure how to knit or crochet there are several knitters willing to help you. Help create special items to donate to local charities and hospitals.

MEDITATION WITH MARY

BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

DATE: Fri, March 25, Fri, July 22 TIME: 12 pm-2 pm Dominate the competition in this double elimination tournament. Prizes will be awarded to first place.

DATE: Fri, Feb 26, Fri, June 17 TIME: 12 pm – 2 pm This tournament will feature Chicago style scoring. 1st place receives a prize. You must have a partner to play.

$7 PER PLAYER

$7 PER PLAYER

$5 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

! NEW

DATE: Friday April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd TIME: 2 - 3 pm Learn how to use full cleansing breaths to help with many aspects of life such as disease and pain management, sleep, controlling emotions and relaxation.

$5 PER PLAYER

DISCOUNTED RESIDENT FEE

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50 WAYS TO GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY…

CHASE BUTTERFLIES

LEARN YOGA 50 WAYS TO GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY

FLY A KITE

TAKE A HIKE

SAIL

PLAY SOFTBALL STAND UP PADDLE BOARD

RUN HAVE A PICNIC

LEARN TO PAINT

SWING

GEOCACHE GO CAMPING

PLAY VOLLEYBALL

PLAY

BBQ

JOIN A BOOT CAMP

PLAY BASKETBALL

RIDE A BIKE

PLAY IN THE SPRAYGROUND

PLAY BASEBALL PLAY SOCCER

LEARN TO FLY FISH

BIRD WATCH

WALK CANOE PLAY TAG

PLAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE KAYAK LEARN TO SHOOT A BOW AND ARROW

CLIMB A TREE

SWING IN A HAMMOCK

PLAY IN A SAND BOX TAKE A PICTURE

LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

PLANT SOME FLOWERS

PLAY AN INSTRUMENT

PLAY HORSE SHOES

PLAY KICKBALL

WALK YOUR DOG READ A BOOK CATCH A FISH

MOUNTAIN BIKE

TEACH YOUR DOG TO FETCH

PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL PLAY WIFFLE BALL WATCH THE SUNSET LEARN TO SWIM

TRAIN FOR A TRIATHLON

PLAY DISC GOLF

HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY

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