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NEW MASTER PLAN

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Denton Parks & Recreation


Table of contents Master Plan Project Initiatives 04 | Denton Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan Needs Assessment Survey, Master Plan Overview, Current Inventory

Activities and Programs

City Council Members

06 | Annual Events Halloween, Holiday, 5K Fun Run

21 | Adapted Recreation Adapted Yoga, Zumba, Kayaking,

08 |Camps and Child Care Summer camps, preschools

22 | Outdoor Recreation Archery, Hiking, Kayaking,

Valentine, MLK Day, and more

after school care, and more

Hiking, Monthly Events, and more

Fly Fishing, and more

16 | Activities and Classes Nature programs, dance

24 | Youth Sports Youth instruction, clinics,

20 | Training

28 | Adult Sports

martial arts, rock climbing

Lifeguard training, CPR dog obedience, and more

and sports leagues

Sports leagues, clinics, tournaments, and more

Rec Centers, Facilities, and Parks 29 | Driving Range Hours of operation, rentals,

38 | Recreation Centers All-in-One Fitness Membership,

30 | Tennis Center Hours of operation, rentals,

42 | Senior Centers Hours of Operations, events,

32 | Aquatic Centers Denton NAT, Civic Center Pool

47 | Facility Rentals Civic Center, party packages,

youth and adult golf lessons

youth and adult tennis lessons

Water Park, swim lessons, etc.

To unite and grow lives by preserving parks and encouraging play.

Rec Centers, Personal Training

health and fitness, trips, etc.

pavilion rentals, and more

Learn online,

Play

offline

www.dentonparks.com www.dentonparksmasterplan.com

facebook.com/dentonparksnrec

twitter.com/dentonparks

instagram.com/dentonparks

Mayor Chris Watts Gerard Hudspeth, District 1 Keely Briggs, District 2 Jesse Davis, District 3 John Ryan, District 4 Deb Armintor, At Large Place 5 Paul Meltzer, At Large Place 6

Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board

Gary Barber, Kent Boring, David Shuck, Ben Huttash, Frances Punch, George Ferrie, Alana Presley Taylor

Customer Service

Denton Civic Center, 321 E.McKinney St. (940) 349-7275 parksnrec@cityofdenton.com

Residential Discounted Rates Individuals in households that pay City of Denton property taxes receive discounted program rates.

Americans with Disabilities

Denton Parks and Rec welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. Relay Texas services are available for the hearing impaired and can accommodate different needs and capabilities by dialing 7-1-1.


Quick Reference Contacts Adaptive Rec Adult Sports After School Care Aquatics Camp Care Driving Range Facility Rentals Group Exercise Outdoor Rec Pavilion Rentals Preschool @ DRC Preschool @ MLK Rain Out Scholarships Skateboarding Special Events Swim Lessons Tennis Lessons Youth Sports

(940) 349-7757 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8730 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8731 (940) 349-8545 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-7764 (940) 349-7784 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8575 (940) 349-8276 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8732 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8526 (940) 349-8523

Rec Centers

Senior Rec Centers

MLK Jr. Rec Center (940) 349-8575 1300 Wilson St.

Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720

North Lakes Rec Center (940) 349-8287 2001 W. Windsor Dr.

Aquatic Facilities

Denia Rec Center (940) 349-8285 1001 Parvin St.

Goldfield Tennis Center (940) 349-8526 2005 W. Windsor Dr. Driving Range (940) 349-8545 2009 W. Windsor Dr.

American Legion Hall 629 Lakey St. (940) 349-8298

Civic Center Pool (940) 349-8279 515 N. Bell St.

Denton NAT and Water Works Park (940) 349-8800, 2400 Long Rd. Sprayground at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park, 327 S. Wood St.

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Community input is Essential in the Development of the

NEW MASTER PLAN

TAKE THE 10-Year

NEEDS

Assessment

SURVEY

The Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the plan is to serve as a road map for long-range priorities relative to existing and future parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs, operations, preservation, maintenance, and funding. The current Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan was adopted in 2001 and later updated in 2009.

The Need for the Plan

Changes in the City’s Strategic Plan, community growth, development, and demographic trends, and emerging industry changes are some of the many reasons that make it necessary to revisit the needs of the community and redevelop the master plan. In addition to changes within the community, there is a need to revisit sustainability and maintenance management and approaches for aging inventory.

The Process of the Plan

Community engagement and public input are essential to the planning process and represent one of the three phases that will help us develop the plan. Together, we'll identify our current State of Play and engage the community to explore needs and priorities.

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We're updating the Denton Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan and need your input. 5-10 minutes 4 |Just Unite, Grow, Play of your time

will tell us what's needed in the next 10 years. Scan the QR code with your mobile phone

Thereafter, we'll apply the data to establish plans and priorities that envision the next 10 to 20 years and present them to the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board and City Council for consideration and approval to begin implementation.

What's Important to you is important to us.


27 Playgrounds 36 Parks 31.3 Trail Miles www.dentonparks.com

15 Basketball Courts 14 Baseball Fields 11 Softball Fields 4 Football Fields

1 Rugby Field 1 Skate Park 1 Outdoor Rink

17 Tennis Courts 16 Soccer Fields 1 Disc Golf 1 Driving Range

4 Different Aquatic Facilities Water Works Park Denton Natatorium Civic Center Pool Sprayground at Carl Young Sr. Park

2 Senior Centers

3 Recreation Centers

Denton Senior Center American Legion HallÂ

North Lakes Rec Center Denia Rec Center MLK Jr. Rec Center

2 Cemeteries Oakwood Cemetery I.O.O.F Cemetery

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Annual

SPECIAL

EVENTS JULY 4 Festivities

Liberty Run 5K & One Mile Walk, parade, free family jubilee, carnival games, free Hot Dog Eating Competition, Dollar Day at Civic Center Pool, and Senior Picnic.

JULY 19 Dive-in Movie Water Works Park

"Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone"

SEPT. 27 Movie in the Dog Park "101 Dalmatians"

Community Health Fair Free Senior Center health and resource fair.

OCT. 11 Halloween Harvest and Movie in Denia Park Free Halloween festivities at Denia Rec Center and "Ghostbusters" free movie at Denia Park.

OCT. 19 Halloween Carnival and Haunted House

Enjoy a Carnival in the morning and a haunted house in the evening at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

NOV. 19 Letters from Santa

Deadline to arrange a letter from the North Pole.

DEC. 7 Santa's Snap Shots Enjoy breakfast and a photo with Santa.

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SPECIAL EVENTS JAN. TBA Senior Center Open House A great day for demos, discounts, and deals.

JAN. 20 MLK Jr. Day Celebration

A community-wide celebration that begins at UNT and ends at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

FEB. 4 Career and College Fair

Great opportunities at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

FEB. 7 Valentine Family Dance

A Valentine's dance for the entire family.

FEB. 8 Adapted Rec Sweetheart Ball A sweet Saturday dinner and dance party.

FEB. 22 Black History Celebration

A community celebration at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

MARCH 28 Battle of the Bands A Teen Council community event.

APRIL 11 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Enjoy breakfast and a photo with the Easter Bunny at MLK Jr. Rec Center.

APRIL 10 Teen Twilight Egg Hunt A free flashlight egg hunt with lots of prizes at Denia Rec Center.

APRIL 18 Egg'stravaganza and Egg Hunt A free community event with carnival games, activities, and egg hunt for toddlers through grade 5 at Quakertown Park.

annual SPORTING EVENTS, RACES, and TOURNAMENTS MARCH

Kayak Great American Clean up

JUNE

Juneteenth Softball Tourn.

JUNE

WWP Sprint Triathlon

JULY 4

Liberty Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk

SEPT. 30

Kids Fishing Tournament

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SUMMER CAMPS

All Day SUMMER CAMPS A variety of all-day camps for ages 3-15.

New all-day camp online registration! ALL-DAY CAMP MLK Jr. or Denia Rec Centers Ages 3-5 North Lakes Rec Center Ages 5-11 MLK Jr. Rec Center Ages 5-12 Denton Civic Center Ages 5-11 Denia Rec Center Ages 5-12 North Lakes Annex Ages 5-12 Denton Civic Center Ages 11-15 Denton Civic Center Ages 16-18 8 | Unite, Grow, Play

Ages 3-5 | Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 5-16 | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekly themed-activities, field trips, arts/crafts, swimming, game time, and so much more

Preschool Camp Licensed by the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services

Super Kids Camp Discovery

Weeks & Payment Due Dates Week 1

May 28-31

At time

Week 2

June 3-7

May 26

Week 3

June 10-14

June 2

Week 4

June 17-21

June 9

Week 5

June 24-29

June 16

Week 6

July 1-5

June 23

Week 7

July 8-12

June 30

Week 8

July 15-19

July 7

Week 9

July 22-26

July 14

Week 10

July 29-Aug. 2 July 21

Week 11

Aug. 5-9

July 28

No camp May 27 or July 4.

Registration Requirements

Camp Exploration

Ages 3-5 | $115 per week Ages 5-12 | $125 per week Teen Camp | $140 per week W1 and W6 | $10 reduction

Camp Voyage

Camp Conquest TEEN CAMP Counselor in Training

Deposit | $20 per week The first week selected must be paid in full upon registration and all other payments are due according to the payment schedule. A non-refundable, non-transferrable $20 deposit is required for each additional week to secure your camper’s spot and will be applied to the remaining balance due according to the payment schedule. Nonresidents add $5 per week.

Free Camp Requirements Income-based scholarships are firstcome, first-served basis for those who qualify. In person registration is required at Denton Civic Center. For questions, call (940) 349-7275.


SUMMER CAMPS

SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS

Mini-Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Sports Camps, STEM Camps, Computer Camps, Teen Camps, and much more!

Red Tiger Ninja Camp

Ages 6-12 July 8-11 | $60 per week North Lakes Rec Center, 1-3 p.m.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp Ages 12-14 July 15-19Â | $150 per week Denia Rec Center, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Aquatic Explorer Camp Weeks vary | $85 per week Denton NAT & WWP, 1- 4 p.m.

Dolphins Splash Camp

Fasionista Camps

Ages 6+, Tues. and Thurs. July 16-Aug. 1 | $45 Civic Center Pool, 8:30-10 a.m.

Ages 8-13 July 8-12 | $55 & July 15-19 | $55 Denia Rec Center, 9 a.m.-noon

Skate Camp

Skyhawks Sports Camp

Intro to Paddling

Intro to Rolling

Mon.- Thurs., weeks vary Ages 6+; $75 per week Skate Park, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Weeks vary | $60 per week Denton NAT & WWP, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Volleyball, Football, & Multi-Sports Ages 7-12; $129 per week Weeks, times, and locations vary

July 15-18 | $60 Denton NAT & WWP, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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SUMMER CAMPS

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Youth Tech Camps MLK Jr. Rec Center

10 class participant min.

MLK Jr. Rec Center, Ages 6-12 $130 per week, unless otherwise noted; laptop/software provided; license and/or supply fee might apply.

Movie Makers | July 8-11, 9 a.m.-noon $155 per student, ages 9-16 NEW Roblox Studio | July 8-11, 1-4 p.m. $155 per student, ages 9-15

3D Printing: Minecraft Creations June 24-27; 1-4 p.m.

Gaming & Coding July 29-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $250 per student, ages 6-12

LEGOÂŽ Robotics Rescue Robots Ages 5-9: June 24-27; 9 a.m.-noon Ages 10-14: June 24-27; 9 a.m.-noon

iGame Creator | July 29-Aug. 1, 1-4 p.m. $125 per student, ages 10-17

Forensic Investigators​ July 15-18; 1-4 p.m.

iCode | July 29-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.-noon $125 per student, ages 6-12

Coding and Gaming July 22-25, 9 a.m.-noon; $140 Out of this World July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. Electronic Game Design Aug. 5-8, 9 a.m.-noon Get Wired with Makey Makey Aug. 5-8; 1-4 p.m.

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SUMMER CAMPS

Teen Cabin Campout

AGES 12-16

Camp Grady Spruce on Possum Kingdom Lake Monday-Thursday, July 29-Aug. 1 $199 per teen; includes transportation, lodging, activity fees, instructors, and most meals.

TEEN CAMP All Day, All Summer, All Field Trips, and All Included in the Weekly Fee!

AGES 11-16

SURVIVAL CAMP Do not fear because Zombie Apocalypse Survival Camp teaches important survival skills like archery, fishing, geocaching and outdoor cooking. The undead won't stand a chance! Survivors also rock climb, trail ride, and kayak. Camp will hit Denton, 380 Greenbelt, Shady Shores and Roanoke. July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $130

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SUMMER CAMPS

TENNIS CAMPS

Goldfield Tennis Center 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526

WEEKLY SESSIONS June 17-22 | June 24-29 | July 8-13 | July 15-20 | July 22-27 | July 29- Aug. 3 | Aug. 5-10

Elementary Ages 5-10

For beginner players who need to learn basic strokes and for advanced players ready to play points and keep score. Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m.

$78 per 3-day weekly session

Tues., Thurs., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 10-11 a.m. $78 per 3-day weekly session $28 per hour drop-in

Middle School & High School Ages 11-18

For beginner players who need a jump-start into match play and for intermediate players who have played school matches and tournaments who are looking to advance on their school team. Mon. & Wed., 7-8:30 p.m.

$78 per 2-day session

Tues. & Thurs., 9-10:30 a.m.

$78 per 2-day session

Point Play only

Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

$25 per Saturday

Middle School & High School Match Play Camp

Players will practice Match Play scenarios and learn the best way to execute high-stress matches, play tie-breakers, pony sets, pro sets, and full matches. Thursday they'll play Davis Cup as a team and be set up in different comparable levels. July 15-18, Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

$144 per week

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SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH SPORTS

CAMPS

Multi-Sports, Ages 7-12

Flag Football, Baseball, Soccer Denia Sports Complex, 9 a.m.-noon $179 per week Multi-Sports Camp 1 | June 3-7 Multi-Sports Camp 2 | July 1-3 Multi-Sports Camp 3 | July 29-Aug. 2

Football, Ages 7-12

Denia Sports Complex, 9 a.m.-noon $129 per week Football Camp 1 | June 24-28 Football Camp 2 | July 22-26 Football Camp 2 | Aug. 5-9

Volleyball, Ages 7-12

North Lake Rec Center, 1-5 p.m. $129 per week Volleyball Camp 1 | June 17-21 Volleyball Camp 2 | July 15-19

Skate Camp, Ages 6-18

Skate Park, 8:30-11:30 a.m. $75 per week Skate Camp 3 | June 17-20 Skate Camp 4 | June 8-July 11 Skate Camp 5 | July 15-18 Skate Camp 6 | July 22-25

Skyhawks Sports is the nation's leading provider of youth sports programs for ages 4-14 years.

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PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER

SCHOOL CHILD CARE

After School Child

Care for Grades K-5 The perfect balance between extended learning and fun. Each day we pick up students from school and take them to the rec center per sites listed below: MLK Jr. Rec Center: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan, Denton Classical North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson DISD calendar school year 3-6:30 p.m., every school day $160 per student, per month

Full-Time Licensed Preschools

We teach literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology using hands-on Mother Goose Time curriculum. Preschoolers experience and learn social responsibility and creativity fostered through a variety of games, center-based activities, and field trips. 12 student maximum per preschool. Denia Preschool, 1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285 MLK JR. Preschool, 1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekdays, 7:30-6pm | $460 per month

Kids' Day Off, Grades,K-6 $30 per student, per day Denton Civic Center 7 a.m. drop-off; 6 p.m. pick-up Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher work day, we've got you covered! Preregistration is required. DISD Holiday Camps Nov. 25-27; Dec. 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, and Jan. 2,3,6

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

KEEP KIDS SAFE

Mad Science

FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Join us for an hour of mad science with Ms. Melissa and have fun with hands-on science experiments and messy arts and crafts. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Meets once a month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $8 per month at North Lakes Jr. Rec Center

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BREAK Spring

2020

Skateboard Camp, Skateboard Camp,Ages ages6+ 6+ March 9-13, 9 a.m.-noon March 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon Skate Park, $75 per kid Denton Skate Park Lessons adapted to individual Lessons adaptedatoT-shirt. individual abilities. abilities. Includes Includes a T-shirt. $75 per kid

ALL-DAY SPRING BREAK CAMP

Jr. Golf Academy, Ages 6-16

Jr. Golf Academy, ages 6-16 March 9-12, 9 a.m.-noon March 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon NL Driving Range, $200 per kid North Range TaughtLakes by theDriving best golf pros in town!by Includes a T-shirt. Taught the best golf pros in town! Includes a T-shirt. $200 per kid Skyhawks Multi-Sports Skyhawks ages 6-12 Camp, AgesMulti-Sports, 6-12 March 9-13, 99 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11-15, a.m.-3 p.m. McMath MS, McMath MS $179 per kid A fun-filled sports sampler A fun-filled sports sampler camp! camp! Includes a T-Shirt. Includes a T-Shirt. $179 per kid

3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

MLK Jr. Rec Center | Denia Rec Center | Civic Center Aquatic Explorer $30 per kid, per day | 7 a.m. drop-off, 6 p.m. pick-up Aquatic Explorer Camp, ages 7-14 Camp, Ages 7-14 March 11-15, 1-4 p.m. Visit www.dentonparks.com for themes and field March 9-13, 1-4 p.m. Denton NAT trips. Field trips fees are included. Denton NAT, $85 per kid Join us for for aafun-week fun-filled week of of aquatic discovery. REGISTER BY THE DAY | MARCH 9-13 aquatic discovery. $85 per kid

2019 Denton Parks and Recreation Playground Update

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cultivating

Lifelong Lessons

Community gardens cultivate lifelong lessons about the origins of what we consume and fosters the desire for healthy, fresh eating. Ninety-two percent of Americans agree that children having access to gardens, especially community gardens, is valuable. The National Recreation and Park Association Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research

Kings Kids in the Kitchen

Enjoy creative hands-on cuisine with new recipes to prepare the perfect after school snack or summer lunch. Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m. $12 per class at MLK Jr. Rec Center July 6 | Aug. 3

Jams and Jellies

In this hands-on class, chefs will learn the sweet process making delicious jams and jellies. Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $8 per class at MLK Jr.. Rec Center

Pickling

Together, we'll master the method of pickling until you're an all-out pickling pro. Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $8 per class at MLK Jr.. Rec Center

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COMMUNITY GARDEN The Community Garden is located at Bowling Green Park, 2200 Bowling Green St. Signed agreements and payment are required to reserve a plot. Plots are assigned one year at a time and are cleared annually, then reassigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Community Garden Highlights Plots are approximately 15’ x 15’ or 11’ x 13’ Garden fee per plot is $20 Denton Parks and Rec prepares the garden site annually and each tenant is responsible for the fined soil work and the addition of any soils or compost materials.


Preschool Master Naturalists Ages 3-5 with an Adult Elm Fork Texas Master Naturalists and staff invite kids and parents/guardians to join us in the exciting world of nature. Each class topic incorporates hands-on activities, crafts, literature, and a nature hike to encourage kids to explore by using their senses. Siblings under the age of 8 are welcome to register. Register the Monday before each class. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month beginning in September. $8 per class at the Goldfield Tennis Center building 10 a.m.-noon

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dancing THE BEAUTY OF DANCE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Dance classes can help a child’s emotional well-being. When kids participate

in dance classes and increase their level of physical fitness, they may feel emotionally and mentally more positive. When you exercise, you release chemicals called endorphins that trigger positive feelings. Dance also encourages kids to release their inhibitions and build confidence. Dance classes can help kids develop a more positive self-image, which is especially important for children who may struggle with their weight. Finally, dance requires a certain level of focus and practice. Kids can learn to focus their movements, control their emotional energy, and practice to achieve higher goals. These skills will help a child’s emotional well-being in academics as well.

Dance classes can improve a child’s social skills and self-esteem. Dance classes

encourage kids to interact with other children their own age. Through these interactions, your child may develop new and lasting friendships. Choreography often requires teamwork, patience, and partnership. Kids will learn how to move in a group and synchronize. They will also learn the value of teamwork to achieve goals. With these skills, kids will improve their socialization. If your child is shy, dance is a beneficial way of building trust and openness. This social activity can help kids break out of their shell, develop their self-esteem, and improve their communication skills.

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Tippi Toes Dance Company Toddler & Me, 18 months-3 years Every Tuesday, 5-5:45 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, 3-6 years

Every Thursday, 5:45-6:30 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Hip Hop/Jazz Combo, 5-10 years

Every Thursday, 6:30-7:15 p.m. $60 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Dancing at Denia Ballet Classes Tiny Tutus Ballet, Ages 2-3

Every Saturday, 9:35-10:05 a.m. or every Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

Beginner Ballet, Ages 4-6

Every Saturday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

Dance and Tumbling Dance with Me, Ages 2-3

Monthly sessions, beginning in September Every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. Denia Rec Center

Roll! PLAY! Ages 3-5

First Saturday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $20 per month at Denia Rec Center


ISSHINRYU KARATE Emphasis on traditional values thru traditional karate Age approproate training for the whole family. Improve discipline, focus, confidence, fitness, and self-defense. Students earn patches, belts, stripes, and other distinctions. First trial class is free. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Denia Rec Center Ages 3-4 4-4:30 p.m. $40 per month Ages 5-7 4:40-5:20 p.m. $50 per month Ages 8-12 5:30-6:30 p.m. $60 per month Ages 12+ 6:35-7:30 p.m. $60 per month

RED TIGER KARATE

DENIA REC CENTER INDOOR CLIMBING WALL Rock The Wall, coed ages 7-15

In this introductory course to rock climbing, kids will receive one-on-one time with an instructor and learn rock wall safety. Equipment is provided. Register by the Friday before each session. Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Teaches American Karate

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Red Tiger offers a complete white through black belt program. The junior program develops self-esteem, bully defense, respect for others, and more. Teen and adult classes focus on street self-defense, fitness, and personal development.

Safety Course

Fridays at North Lakes Rec Center $60 per person, per nine week sessions Ages 5-7 6-7 p.m. Ages 8-12 7-8 p.m. Ages 13+ 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at MLK Jr. Rec Center $60 per person, per nine week sessions Ages 5+ 6:30-8 p.m.

Denia Rec Center's 20-foot wall uses top-rope climbing and offers five courses, each varying in degree of difficulty. With the completion of the annual safety course, guests can access the wall during open hours without requiring staff belay. $10 per adult, $5 per kid To schedule, call (940) 349-8285

Climbing with safety course completion $.50 cents per day, ages 15 and under $2 per day, ages 16 and older

Climbing without safety course $5 per hour; an appointment is required for staff to belay.

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Register online and start training today!

TRAINING Lifeguard Training, Ages 15+ Registration opens Spring 2020 4-day sessions, $100 per resident Thursday & Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jr. Lifeguard Training, Ages 11-14

An ideal transition between Learn-to-Swim and lifeguard-training. Participants will learn about the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program, learn rescue techniques, and more. July 8-19; 5:30-7:15 p.m.; $80 per resident

Hand to Heart CPR, Ages 12+

The Basic CPR Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified and non-certified licensed or non-licensed, state, staff, employees, crew or family with the skills to keep people alive until they can be treated with more advanced life saving measures. Two-year Hand to Heart CPR Certification. First Tuesday of the month $30 per resident

Free Computer Classes

Refine your software and application skills like Email & G-Suites, Word 2016 (Basic Level), PowerPoint 2016 (Basic Level) and Excel 2016 (Basic Level). Participants are eligible for MOS Certification after attending all three MOS workshops. Second Wednesday of each month 5:30-6:30 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center

35+ YEARS DOG TRAINING EXPERIENCE Instructor Angie Dickinson takes you through the step-by-step process of teaching your canine friend commands such as “sit,” “come,” “down,” “wait,” and many more.

DOG OBEDIENCE Family Manners Level I

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North Lakes Rec Center, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Dogs, ages nine weeks and older $100 per month-long sessions


ADAPTED RECREATION Adapted Recreation provides activities for participants of all ages who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. For specific questions, call (940) 349-8287.

Adapted Rec Punch Pass

Art Classes, ages 16+

20 punches, $60 10 punches, $30

We believe there's an artist in everyone. Come and explore the use and feel of different mediums that stimulate the senses and work on fine motor skills. Every Monday/Thursday 10:15-11:15 a.m. $3 per visit at North Lakes Rec Center

Fitness Equipment Orientation

Blacklight Sensory Room. ages 16+

The Adapted Rec Punch Pass includes admission to drop-in adapted rec activities such as art and blacklight sensory. One punch equals one visit. Nonresidents add $5 per pass.

One-on-one sessions led by an adapted physical education specialist allows participants to learn about independent accessibility, develop fitness goals, and be introduced to other aspects of the gym setting. Session times vary. Contact: Heather Katz, zumbastarsdenton@gmail.com or Linda Hilgenbrinck, lhilgenbrinck@dentonisd.org

Monthly Dances, ages 16+

Monthly themed dance with music, dancing, food, and fellowship. Rec pass admission. Second Friday of each month 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Yoga

Find inner peace and learn to move in new ways. Rec pass admission. Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.

Adapted Archery

Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon $10 per person

Stimulate the senses! Black lights, neon carpet, disco lights, and lasers will dazzle with hands on elements that provide different textures. Join us weekly or call to schedule a private session for your group. Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. $3 per visit at North Lakes Rec Center

Social Connections, Adults

Take the time to make new friends while experiencing fun activities. We maximize this time by providing opportunities that bring adults with disabilities together.

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outdoor

Adventures

Look at what’s on the horizon... Hike Day or Night Discover Denton’s trails day or night!

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Trail Bike Riding

Let’s mountain bike Clear Creek Trail and the Denton Greenbelt

Fly Tying, Ages 50+

Learn the art of fly tying with Texas Parks and Wildlife certified angler educators


Kayak the Brazos, Ages 13+ When only the longest river in Texas will do! Come experience a Texas-size travel adventure with 20-mile paddle down the Brazos River. Includes transportation, kayaks, equipment, primitive camping site, trail meals, and more. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Date TBA| $125 per person, ages 13+

International-Style Archery, Ages 8-17 Beginning Archery, Ages 8-17 Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Rock Climb Mineral Wells, Ages 13+ Fee includes guide, instruction, equipment and transportation. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 meet at Denia Rec Center

Wired for ADVENTURE? Register on the Fly

www.dentonparks.com

Kayak Adventures for All Ages Perfect for Intergenerational Adventures! Take in the beauty of a local waterway from the front row seat of kayak. No experience is required and everything required is included. Trips for ages 5+ Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dates TBA Meet at Denia Rec Center at 10 a.m. $20 per person, per trip Trips for ages 50+ Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dates TBA

Rock the Wall, Ages 7-15 Monthly indoor rock climbing Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Rock Climb Mineral Wells

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Understanding the Value in Sport Sampling

SPORTS INSTRUCTION Blastball, Ages 3-4

Blastball is a simplified version of baseball, designed to keep kids engaged by reducing wait times and increasing movement.

Fall and Spring Season

Fall session registration ends in August and games begin in September. Spring session registration ends in February and games begin in March. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Saturdays at Denia Sports Complex, $55 per player

Little Rookies Golf, Ages 3-5

Soccer Sparks, Ages 2-9

Players will learn skills such as ball control and awareness, dribbling, proper passing techniques, shielding, shooting, heading and team play from coaches with USSF National Soccer Coaching licenses. Register by the Wednesday before each session; $44 per month Saturdays at North Lakes Rec Center Ages 2-3 | 11-11:30 a.m. Ages 3-4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 12:15-1 p.m.

North Lakes Driving Range Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m. $60 per month

Saturdays at Denia Rec Center Ages 2-3 | 9:30-10 a.m. Ages 3-4 | 10-10:30.m.

Skyhawk Basketball Clinic, Ages 3-12

Fridays at Denia Rec Center Ages 4-5 | 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Perfect for beginners or veterans needing to improve skills. Register the Thursday before each camp. Fridays at McMath MS $90 per eight-week session Ages 5-6 | 5:45-6:30 p.m. Ages 7-12 | 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at MLK Jr. Rec Center Ages 2-3 | 5-5:30 p.m. Ages 4-5 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 6:15-7 p.m.

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Grow the menu of sport options, create better connections to vulnerable populations, and more athletes-for-life will emerge In a survey conducted by the U.S. Olympic Committee, 7 out of 10 Olympians said they grew up as multi-sport athletes, and nearly all called it “valuable.�

Emerging research indicates that a sport-sampling pathway leads to less burnout, less social isolation, better performance, and, most importantly, more lifelong enjoyment in sport. Debunking the myth of early specialization presents an opportunity for community sport organizations to align behind a common experience for kids through age 12. It buys oxygen for the notion that the development of physical literacy should be the priority, fostered by sport sampling. But that commitment needs to be made to all children, with special efforts designed to reach the sedentary and those who may not be aware of, or have the resources to afford, activities outside the mainstream. THE ASPEN INSTITUTE


HOMESCHOOL Junior Tennis, Ages 6-18

Every Wednesday, 1:30-2:45 p.m. $119 per player at Goldfield Tennis Center

Bowmen Sports PE 101, Ages 6-12 Every Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. $47 per month at Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Golf

Every Monday and Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. $150 per month at North Lakes Driving Range

Homeschool Dance Sampler

Every Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

Homeschool USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Every Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Months offered may vary $40 per month Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Rock the Wall

Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Months offered may vary $40 per month Denia Rec Center

Homeschool Swim Lessons

Monthly at Denton NAT, 2-2:50 p.m. Every Monday, $40 per month Every Tuesday and Thursday, $85 per month

From the Sport for All, Play for Life report

Playing with Friends is a BIG Motivator

Soccer paid a heavy price for underestimating kids’ desire to play with friends. In an effort to develop better prospects for its national teams, the U.S. Soccer Federation two years ago began mandating that affiliated organizations down to the community level stop forming teams based on birthdates that fell within the school year. Instead, teams at every age level were reorganized based on calendar year birthdates, in which kids are less likely to play with same-grade peers. That broke up teams who have been playing together for years. Only 14.8 percent of children ages 6 to 12 played soccer in 2017, down from 17 percent in 2015.2 For children ages 6 to 17, soccer had the highest churn rate in 2017 among sports evaluated by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) — meaning 19.2 percent of youth returned to soccer or started playing, but 25.2 percent of youth who used to play soccer left the game.

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YOUTH LEAGUES Fall league Registration ends every August; games begin in September. Winter League Registration ends every January; games begin in February. Spring League Registration ends every February; games begin in March.

NFL Flag Football, Ages 5-12

As the official youth football development partner of the NFL, USA Football not only makes a better, safer game, but helps unify the football community and create consistency throughout football leagues.

Recreational Soccer Leagues

$75 per player at Denia and North Lakes Sports Complex

It’s a league devoted to the enjoyment of soccer without the emphasis on high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.

Youth Basketball, Ages 5-12

Futsal Indoor Soccer, Ages 4-11

Mini-Hoopers, 5-7, Hoopers, 7-9 Dribblers, 9-10, Ballers, 10-12

Fall and Winter League (dates TBA)

Fall and Winter League

A great way for players to fine-tune their skills, dribbling, shooting, and guarding. Coach look TBA for ages 7-12.

Fridays, next season TBA $55 per player at MLK Jr. Rec Center Saturdays, next season TBA $75 per player at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Played on a hard court in which walls or boards are not used. Age Divisions: 4-5 | 6-7 | 8-9 | 9-11 $75 per player at McMath MS

Outdoor Soccer, Ages 5-10 Fall and Spring League

Age Divisions: 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 $65 per player at North Lakes/Mack Park

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REGISTRATION www.dentonparks.com

A $10 league discount can be applied for siblings living at the same address. Age groups will be combined, if needed. All leagues have a $15 individual late registration fee after early registration.

Denton Youth Sports Associations The following local associations are cosponsored by the City of Denton, but self-managed. For league or registration details, contact them directly or visit them online. Denton Boys Baseball, Inc. www.dbbi.org Denton Soccer Association dentonsoccerassociation.com

Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Visit www.quickscores.com/denton for age divisions, age determinations, and league registration dates.

Girls’ Volleyball, Ages 7-14

An exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. Shirts and practice space are included for individual players. Games played at UNT and McMath. Teams must register with their own coach and have shirts with numbers on the front and back.

SOFTBALL ORIGINS

BEGAN INDOORS

Fall and Spring League

Age Divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Individual Registration $75 per player; late add $15 Team Registration $350 per team; late add $50 For practice space, add $150

Girls’ Softball, Ages 5-14

Girls’ softball fosters sportsmanship, individual and team skills development, and encourages friendship, via a fun and positive athletic experience.

Fall and Spring League

Ages 5-6; Girls T-ball, $55 Ages 7-8; Girls Coach Pitch, $65 Ages 9-10; Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 11-12; Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 13-14; Girls Fast Pitch, $75

Softball was originally an indoor sport. It was invented in 1887 by George Hancock, a journalist for the Chicago Board of Trade, as a form of indoor baseball to be played during the winter. The next year the game moved outside, and rules and a league were established by the Boat Club in 1889. Unite, Grow, Play | 27


Adult Sports

Register at www.dentonparks.com.

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Kickball Coed | Fall and Spring League

$200 per team; Tuesdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 20 player max

Ultimate Frisbee Coed | Fall League

Tuesdays at Vela Athletic Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 10 player roster max

Volleyball Coed | Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring League $200 per team; Competitive and Recreational Divisions Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m.

Basketball | Fall, Winter, Summer, & Spring League $250 per team; Wednesdays at McMath MS; Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m.

Soccer | Fall League

Eight games, including playoffs; 15 player roster max, with games played as early as 6 p.m.

Flag Football | Fall, Winter, Summer, & Spring League

8V8 $350 per team | 4v4 $250 per team Saturdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 20 player max with games played as early as noon on Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Softball | Fall, Summer, & Spring League

$250 per team Offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Games are played at North Lakes Sports Complex as early as 7 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

Fall league registration ends every August. Games begin in September. Winter league registration ends every January. Games begin in February. Spring league registration ends every February. Games begin in March. Summer league registration ends every May. Games begin in June. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Division league schedules are maintained at www.quickscores.com/denton

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NORTH

LAKES

DRIVING RANGE 2009 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8545

Jr. Golf Academy, ages 6-16

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Each month includes eight 45-minute lessons in Level 1-4. Register by the 25th of each month before the next session.

Kids learn good sportsmanship and safety, while learning to grip, putt, chip, and swing. Parents encouraged to stay and participate. Includes a T-shirt. Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m. $60 per month

Level 1: Full Swing Intro

Ladies Golf

Driving Range

Kids will learn grip, stance, posture, aim, half swing, safety, and caring. Tues., 5 p.m. & Sat., noon $150 per month

$6 Small bucket of golf balls $12 Large bucket of golf balls

Level 2: Short Game Intro

The driving range is night time lit and has 36 hitting areas, a chipping green, and a putting green with 18 holes.

Club House

Loaner clubs may be checked out. For inclement weather, call (940) 349-8545. The Club House sells drinks, snacks, and tees with an inside TV lounge and free Wi-Fi. The Club House also features a large deck with patio seating, and ADA accessible entry.

Private & Group Lessons We offer both group and private lessons with golf pros, and a youth program.

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Jr. golfers learn from the best, experienced golf professionals.

Kids will learn fundamentals, putting, chipping, and etiquette. Tues., 7 p.m. & Sat., 1 p.m. $150 per month

Level 3: Beginner

Kids will work on check list, back swing, full swing follow through, and fairness. Thurs., 5:15 p.m. & Sat., 2 p.m. $150 per month

Level 4: Beg. to Advanced Kids will work on short putt technique, long putt control, chipping low, and clubs. Thurs., 8 p.m. & Sat., 3 p.m. $150 per month

Little Rookies, ages 3-5

New golfers will learn base knowledge of the game and proper fundamentals including grip, aim and set up, basic swing, and a balanced finished. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11a.m. $125 per month


PICKLEBALL The fastest growing sport you've never heard of

Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The game has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last six years, according to USA Pickleball Association. The biggest subset of that growth is not in the over-60 crowd, says Justin Maloof, executive director of USAPA, but the younger set.

Beyond being fun, it's racking

up some serious benefits!

Beyond being fun, pickleball has proven to rack up benefits whether played casually or hard core. It was originally made popular by Baby Boomers, but the sport has made a generational jump and is now being played by all ages. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association 2018 Participant Report, pickleball currently has 3.1 million players in the US. Regardless of age, health benefits give pickleball a large appeal physically, socially, and mentally.

Future courts will be built in phases.

Nette Schultz Park Pickleball Court

Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease A recent study in the International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology found middle-aged and older adults who played one hour of pickleball three days per week for six weeks improved their blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiorespiratory fitness levels. Can Cut Your Risk of Depression Exercise in general is a proven mood booster—and pickleball is no exception. A recent study in Leisure Studies found older adults who played in pickleball tournaments had a lower risk of depression. Can Get you Hooked on Exercise A study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity found people become loyal to the sport because it helps them meet their fitness goals and enhance social connections. It’s a two-for-one workout!

Ready to Give it a Shot? Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays from

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at North Lakes Rec Center and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at Denton Senior Center.

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September-May Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

June-August Hours

Monday-Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Annual Tennis Pass

$75 per person. Court reservation policies apply.

Ball Machine Rental

$6 per half hour or $10 per hour. Balls provided; court reservation fees will apply.

Court Reservations

$3 per person for 90 minutes or $5 per person with lights. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance but will void if not claimed after ten minutes of start time.

Pro Shop

We carry tennis balls, grip tape, and rackets.

NEW Tennis Center

To accommodate future community needs, a new tennis center is being built to include 18 full-size tennis courts, eight pickleball-10 under courts, and space for future expansion.

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GOLDFIELD TENNIS CENTER 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526

QUALITY IS KEY

USPTA Certified Tennis Professionals

Meet the Coaches BRANDON L'HEUREUX

Head Tennis Professional, USPTA Professional with 20 years experience and nationally ranked junior

DAVID GRAY

Former UNT Head Coach, USPTA Elite Professional

CONSTANCE ALEXANDER

USPTA Professional, Former University of Montana College Player

LUIS VALDEZ

Serves on State and National USTA Committees

CODY SMITH

Former Ventura Collage player, Superchamp

"It has really changed our lives in so many ways... I found my community." -Kayla


Youth and Adult Tennis FALL, WINTER, SPRING | FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS Adult Beginner Ages 18+

Intro to tennis for beginners and a refresher for players returning to the game. Includes basic tennis strokes and proper techniques. Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 10-11 a.m.

Top Dawg Cardio Ages 18+

An ultimate, high-energy tennis class featuring drills to give players of all abilities a workout. $20 drop-in Mon. & Wed., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 9-10 a.m.

MS, Ages 11-13 HS, Ages 14-18

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play

For players who need a jump-start into match play and for intermediate players who have played school matches and tournaments who are looking to advance on their school team. Mon. & Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. & Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Elementary Ages 5-10

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play

$79 One class per week $149 All You Can Play

For beginner players who need to learn basic strokes and/or for advanced players ready to play points and keep score. Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m. & Sat., 10-11 a.m.

$69 One class per week $119 All You Can Play

SUMMER WEEKLY SESSIONS Adult Beginner

Tues. and Thurs., 7-8 p.m. Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

$28 per 2-day weekly session $15 per Saturday

Adult Top Dawg

Mon. and Wed., 7-8 p.m. Saturday, 8-9 a.m.

$28 per 2-day weekly session $15 per Saturday

YEAR-ROUND PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Taught by very experienced USPTA certified. For pricing and a listing of pros who offer private lesson packages, call (940) 349-8526.

ALL YOU

CAN PLAY

Multi-month tennis lessons are available with numerous class pass options at different prices. Meeting times vary by season, visit us online for current rates.

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons (940) 349-8814

DENTON NATATORIUM FALL, WINTER, SPRING 5:30-6:55 a.m.

Lap swim, water walking

7-9 a.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Lap swim, water walking, classes

3:30-5 p.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

Denton NAT is located at 2400 Long Rd. and is a joint-use facility between DISD and the City of Denton. DISD shares facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.

Monday-Thursday 5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-8 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

Friday 4:30-7 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

5-7 p.m.

Adult lap swim

Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

12:30-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Sunday (Beginning in May) 1-5 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Daily Admission

SUMMER

Subject to change, click here for current schedule. 5:30 a.m.-noon

Adult lap swim, classes

5:30-9:30 a.m.

Water walking in the leisure pool

noon-5 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Monday-Thursday 5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

Friday 5-8 p.m.

Open swim in leisure pool Adult lap swim in competition pool

Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Adult lap swim, classes

12:30-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

Sunday noon-6 p.m.

Open swim, both pools

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Ages 2 and under free | Ages 3-15, $3; nonresidents add $1 Ages 16 and older, $4; nonresidents add $1

NAT Memberships | nonresidents add $5 per person.

One-Month | purchase 1-3, $20 each; purchase 4+, $15 each Three-Month | purchase 1-3, $45 each; purchase 4+, $36 each 12-Month | purchase 1-3, $120 each; purchase 4+, $90 each

All-Access Annual Aquatic Membership

The NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool Purchase 1-3, $150 each | Purchase 4+, $120 each

10-Visit Punch Pass

Valid six months from the date of purchase. One punch = one visit. Ages 3-15, $25 | Ages 16 and older, $30

Generally, the competition pool is 81 degrees, and the leisure pool is 88 degrees.


WATER EXERCISE Included in NAT membership Move freely with less impact and natural resistance

Indoor Year-Round Classes at The NAT

Click to Play

Deep Water Challenge

Non-impact, vigorous deep-water aerobics in the competition pool. Deep-water flotation devices and resistance equipment provided. Monday, Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.

Shallow Water Aerobics

Low-impact, cross training class in the leisure pool that combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi. Water shoes are recommended. Monday-Thursday, 7:05-8 p.m.

Water Aerobics

Designed at a slightly slower pace compared to other classes in the competition pool. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.

Land Strength Training

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.

Outdoor Seasonal Water Exercise Classes Aqua Zumba Civic Center Pool

LEARN TO SWIM The Red Cross has developed swimming lessons for kids and adults that allow everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. Available across the country, Learn-toSwim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons, ages 3-adult

Taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. To register, call (940) 349-8814. Private (1-on-1) Semi-Private (2-on-1) (4) 30-min. $100 (4) 30-min. $80/person (8) 30-min. $160 (8) 30-min. $130/person

Group Swim Lessons, page 34

Low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise class that combines latin music with a body-toning workout. Monday, Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. $30 per month-long session

Denton Dolphins Swim Team, Ages 6+

River Robics Water Works Park

September-May | Tuesday & Thursday Practices

Low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise that maximizes the resistenace of the lazy river. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:30-7:25 p.m. $65 per month-long session (Reduced rate in August)

Visit www.dentonparks.com for tryouts, qualifications, fees, and season start dates. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with continuous side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Homeschool, 2-3 p.m. Red Team, 5-6 p.m. White Team, 6-7 p.m. Blue/Gold Team, 6:30-8 p.m.

Summer | Tuesday & Thursday Practices Red Team, 5-6 p.m. White Team, 6-7 p.m. Blue/Gold Team, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Learn-to-Swim Lessons Do Your Part, Be Water Smart!

The Learn-to-Swim program teaches in a safe environment and is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level, before attempting the next challenge. The registration deadline is always the Friday before the first day of class. Swim lesson scholarships are available based on qualifications. To apply, visit the NAT.

Water Tots & Preschool 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

6:15 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.

Two-week sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.

$65, resident $70, nonresident

Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.

$41, resident $46, nonresident

Levels 1,2,3

Levels 3 & 4 Combined

Level 4

Adult Beginner & Advanced 9:30 a.m.

Represents fall, winter, spring, & summer. Classes are subject to change, click here to confirm.

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Water Tots, ages 6 months-3 yrs Parent and child lessons that build readiness, confidence, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1. Preschool, ages 3-4 Preschoolers learn to float, kick, alternate arm action, blow bubbles and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1. Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+ Students build from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 2: Fundamentals, ages 5+ Students learn alternate arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, & safety. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 3: Stroke Dev., ages 6+ Students learn rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Class ratio is 6:1. Level 4: Stroke Dev., ages 6+ Students increase endurance by swimming familiar strokes at greater distances. Students also add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.


Hours of Operation Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 Open daily, May 28-Aug. 14 End of Season, Aug. 17-18 and Aug. 24-25, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Daily Admission Ages 18 and older, $4 Ages 3-17, $3 2 & under is free SeasonPass Purchase 1-3 for $40 each Purchase 4+ for $35 each (nonresidents add $5 per pass)

CIVIC CENTER

POOL

TO BOOK A PARTY, CALL (940) 349-8806! Birthday Party Rentals, $110

All Access Annual Aquatic Pass (WWP, CCP, & the NAT) Purchase 1-3 for $150 each Purchase 4+ for $120 each (nonresidents add $5 per pass)

Available beginning May 27, this package includes one hour under the shaded party area, invitations, paper goods, cake, and drinks. Pizza is available for an additional fee. Limited to 15 guests; each additional guest pays daily admission.

Independence Dollar Day! Tuesday, July 4, $1 admission

The pool is available for private rentals on week days beginning at 7:30pm and on weekends beginning at 6:30pm. Lifeguards are provided. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Rental fees vary starting at $225.

515 N. Bell St., (940) 349-8279

After Hours, Private Rentals

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nonresident fee applies

Reduced Daily Admission in 2019!

Enjoy a wave pool, four giant slides, two toddler slides, lazy river, children’s play pool, concessions, indoor slide, cabana rentals, party rentals, and more! Open Daily through Aug. 13, 2019 Monday-Saturday,11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sunday, noon-7 p.m.

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THE COOLEST PARTY IN TOWN! To book a party, call (940) 349-8806 Water Works Park Packages

Denton NAT Indoor Packages

Lil’ Island Birthday Party, $230

NAT Birthday Party, $160

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One hr in the party room or outdoor pavilion Admission to WWP for 15 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Big Island Party, $375 • • • • • • •

One hr in the party room or outdoor pavilion Admission to WWP for 25 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Large Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Cabana Birthday Party, $330 • • • • • • •

Four hrs in two cabanas Admission to WWP for 15 guests Experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

Additional Add-ons

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One hr in a decorated party room Admission to the NAT for 15 guests An experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Balloons Candy Haven cake Ice cream sandwiches

NAT Group Party, $225 • • • • • • • •

One hr in a decorated party room Admission to the NAT for 25 guests An experienced party host Electronic email invitations Paper goods and drinks Balloons Large Candy Haven Cake Ice cream sandwiches

$4 fee for each additional swimmer;

$12 fee for each additional swimmer $5 fee for each additional non-swimmer $10 per large cheese or pepperoni pizza Group rate discounts are available for additional guests of ten or more.

Water Park season pass holders receive a $30 discount.

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NO CONTRACTS NO JOINER FEE NO BANK DRAFT

ALL 4 ONE Rec Center Gym Membership

REC PASSES, AGES 8+

$20, one month | $40, three month | $120, one year

Rec passes are included in the fitness memberships.

North Lakes Rec Center

Standalone rec passes: $10 per resident $15 per nonresident Unlimited access to rec centers with the following privileges: Access to gymnasiums for open sports

2001 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8287 Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Watch Hours Monday-Saturday, 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m. $10 per month, per member; $ 2 drop-in fee for non-members.

MLK Jr. Rec Center

1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Access to drop-in activities

Denia Rec Center

Access to game rooms, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, and computers

Denton Senior Center, ages 50+

Access to the indoor walking track at Denton Civic Center Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Valid one year from the date of purchase. Fee-based activities don’t require a rec pass.

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1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285 Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Membership Benefits

g Includes access to all fitness rec centers and gymnasiums. g Includes state-of-the-art fitness rooms with Life Fitness.

Cardio Equipment and Precor premium fitness equipment.

g Includes all the benefits of the Rec Pass. g Ages 16 and older; ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult.


PERSONAL

Fitness Assessments

Personal Training

What is assessed and measured: g Benchmark measurements g Body Fat Percentage g Muscle Mass g Basal Metabolic Rate g Metabolic Age g Visceral Fat g Resting Heart Rate g Circumference Measurements g Cardio Respiratory Endurance g Flexibility g Sub-Maximal Strength Tests

Includes, but is not limited to: g Customized Fitness/Weight Loss Programs g One-on-One Training g Exercise Prescription & Instruction g Post-Physical Therapy Rehab g Goal Setting, Motivation, Feedback g Build Lean Muscle Mass g Increasing Bone Density, g Restore Range of Motion,

$50 per member; $53 non-members

An assessment is the recommended starting point for any fitness or weight-loss program. It is used to gauge your current fitness level, identify any health problems that may manifest during exercise, and set benchmark “before” measurements to compare against future measurements as you progress. A certified personal trainer will help you establish goals, expectations, and any health issues that need special attention.

Personal training fees vary

Personal Training packages are available for fitness members, any fitness level, and consists of halfhour or one-hour sessions that meet one, two, or three days per week based on fitness goals and motivational levels. Upon completion, you may purchase more sessions or choose single-session assessments to track progress and set new targets. To schedule an appointment, stop by any front desk.

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Exercise your Options... Senior Center Group Exercise and Gym Membership 1 month, $25 | 3 months, $65 | Annual, $195

FIT FOR 50+

Memberships benefits include: g Unlimited access to Precor fitness equipment g Unlimited access to group exercise classes (listed below) g Accepts insurance program memberships, see page 42

Refers to length of class, i.e. 60 minutes

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Exercise Classes and Group Training

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Highly challenging group training lead by a certified coach.

Improve balance, mobility, and strengthens the lower body.

An interval-style, workout, combining all elements of fitness.

$50 per month at North Lakes Mon/Wed/Fri, 5:30 a.m. or Tue/Thur, 5 p.m. & Sat, 7:15 a.m.

$30 per month-long session at Denton Senior Center Tues. or Thurs., 4-5 p.m.

$30 per 10 classes at MLK Jr. Rec Center Mon., Wed., 6 p.m., plus every other Sat. at noon

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group exercise membership North Lakes Group Exercise and Gym Membership 1 month, $30 | 3 months, $80 | Annual, $299 | Accepts insurance program memberships, see page 42

55 BODYJAM™ is the ultimate combination of music and dance. House, Hip-hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Trap, all styles of electronic dance music, it’s the soul of BODYJAM. Open to all fitness levels. Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, 9:15 a.m.

60 BODYFLOW™ is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave feeling calm, centered, and happy. Open to all fitness levels. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.

30 BARRE™ is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights. Tone, shape, & condition your body with a sense of grace. Monday, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 6:45 p.m.

60 BODYPUMP™ is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get toned and fit- fast! Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition burning up to 540+ calories. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, noon Saturday, 8 a.m.

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60 BODYCOMBAT™ is a high-energy martial arts workout that draws from Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi & Muay Thai. Burn an average of 700 calories and clock 5,000 steps. No experience needed. Monday, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. Thursday, 6:45 p.m.

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INDOOR CYCLING

Indoor Cycling (spinning) is a stationary bike workout that's an interval, highintensity class that improves endurance and strength. Space is limited, please arrive early. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 a.m. Saturday, 8:15 a.m.

Senior Yoga and Senior FIT Classes SENIOR MAT YOGA | Free standing and mat yoga that can be modified for all levels. Monday, 11 a.m. | 60 minutes SENIOR CHAIR YOGA | Seated & standing yoga designed to taught by a SilverSneakers certified yoga instructor. Monday, 10 a.m. | 45 Minutes SENIOR FIT | Improve bone density, strength, endurance, joint mobility, and flexibility using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and low-impact aerobics. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. | 60 minutes

EXPLORE

CXWORX™ hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It's ideal for tightening your abs and butt, as well as improving functional strength. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m

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CYCLE YOGA

EXPLORE

Cycle Yoga combines a high-energy cardio workout on stationary bikes with 20 minutes of yoga on a mat. We'll challenge your body and relax your mind - no matter your experience or fitness level. Monday, 6:30 p.m.

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Zumba® is a calorie burning fitnessparty that blends Latin and international rhythms incorporating hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and more! Open to all fitness levels. Thursday, 9 a.m.

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SENIOR CENTERS

FIT FOR 50+ ALH Senior Center 629 Lakey St., (940) 349-8298 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, 6-10 p.m.

Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gym Membership, includes rec pass $20, one month | $40, three month | $120, one year u Access to Precor strength training equipment and Life Fitness cardio equipment at all four rec centers includng Denton Senior Center for ages 50+. Fitness equipment orientations available by appointment. u Access to Denton Senior Center Stretch n’ Tone classes Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-11:45 a.m.

Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities u Pickleball, all levels Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at North Lakes Every Saturday, 9 -11 a.m. , at Denton Senior Center u Chair Volleyball, Denton Senior Center Every Monday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. beginning in September u Recreation Tournaments Recreation activities and tournament include: Pinochle, Hand & Foot, Indoor Bowling, Checkers, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, 8-Ball Pool, Washer Toss, and more! Register in advance in person or online.

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No-cost gym and fitness membership for eligible seniors through participating insurance plans These fitness programs, designed specifically for active older adults, are delivered through a nationwide network of participating insurance plans. Benefits include: u NAT Membership and NAT water aerobics u Unlimited access to group-ex membership classes at North Lakes Rec Center and Denton Senior Center u Unlimited access to fitness rooms and REC Pass activities including the indoor walking track at Denton Civic Center

Verify eligibility online or call your provider. www.silversneakers.com www.silverandfit.com www.myrenewactive.com Participants must be Medicare eligible and have a participating supplement insurance plan.


SEMINARS, EVENTS, DANCES, & MORE

FIND A WAY TO FIT US IN! Join us for FREE health related seminars. Preregistration is not required but is appreciated for supplies and refreshments.

Get the details at www.dentonparks.com!

Healthy Eating to Lower Cholesterol July 12, 9:30 a.m.

Fourth of July Senior Picnic Thursday, July 4 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Navigating Long Term Options July 19, 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Zumba Dance Party Friday, July 19 | 8 - 9 a.m.

Talking to Aging Relatives About the Future Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m.

Karaoke @ The Blue Suede CafĂŠ Tuesday, Aug. 20 | 6-8 p.m.

Healthy Brain | Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m.

AARP Smart Driver Program Tuesday, Aug. 20 | 5 p.m.

Medicare Update | Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.

Senior Center Got Talent Friday, Aug. 30 | 1 p.m.

Free Benefits Counseling Every 3rd Thursday Please visit the front desk to schedule an appt. with a benefits counselor: 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, or 4 p.m.

Black Mustang Ranch Horseback Ride Friday, Sept. 13 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks 1st and 3rd Friday, 10 a.m. at DSC 2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon at ALH

Valentine's Dinner and Dance Thursday, Feb. 13 | 6 p.m.

SPAN Lunch | Weekdays at Noon Meals are free to eligible individuals age 60 and older at both senior center locations. Register two days prior to your first visit. Donations are welcome.

Senior Community Health Fair Thursday, Sept. 27 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday Night Dances 7-9:30 p.m., $6 per person July 12, Bale Jumpers Band July 26, Ryan Glenn Band Aug. 9, Danny Romo Band Aug. 23, High Caliber Sept.13, Montana Band Sept. 27, Renegade Oct. 11, Young at Heart Oct. 25, Pete-N-Patti

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FIT for 50+ Senior Center Opportunities

Group Exercise and Gym Membership Ages 50 and older Membership benefits include: u Unlimited

access to Precor fitness cardio and weight resistance equipment

u Unlimited

1 month, $25 | 3 months, $65 | Annual, $195

access to group exercise classes (listed below)

u Accepts

SilverSneakers & Silver&Fit, see page 42 for eligibility.

Dance, Tap, and Social Dance Classes Tap and Line Dance

Social Dance Classes

Beginning Tap Dance Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Basic Cha Cha Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Intermediate and Advanced Tap Dance Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Basic Night Club 2 Step Wed., 7:35-8:35 p.m.

$30 per session; dates & times will vary by season.

Evening Tap Dance Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m. Line Dance Wed., 4-5 p.m. DANCE NOTES: Partners are not required for dance classes and leather soled shoes are preferred, excluding tap. 46 | Unite, Grow, Play

$36 per session; dates & times will vary by season.

Intermediate Cha Cha Wed., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Night Club 2 Step Wed., 7:35-8:35 p.m.

Tai Chi

A gentle exercise class that helps improve balance and breathing through slow, graceful movements while breathing deeply. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. or Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. $30 per session

Middle Eastern Belly Dancing

Basic Jitterbug Wed., 6:50-7:50 p.m.

Better known as “Belly Dancing,� this class teaches you to shimmy more than just your belly in subtle and new ways.

Basic 3-Step Wed., 7:55-8:55 p.m.

Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $30 per session


The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults By Carleen Brice

Most people agree that art making is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. “What artists know is that creativity is a way for your mind to be open to new things,” Carpenter said. “The act of creating something leads to happiness, and getting out there taking classes and such is a form of socialization and opens your world.” But being creative isn’t just good for you mentally, it has physical benefits as well. Carpenter pointed to a study by geriatric psychologist Gene Cohen as evidence. “This study showed that people who become and stay involved in arts courses taught by professional-level artists saw huge improvements in their physical health.” And while the sooner people can start creative pursuits, the greater effect it will have, Carpenter noted it’s never too late to get the benefits of creativity. “Americans see getting older as this ending point and decline whereas research on the brain shows the opposite. Your brain increases its ability to make new connections,” he said. “Our brain continues to grow as we get older, and certain forms of creativity fire neurons in a way that creates connections in the brain.” So where should baby boomers and WWII-generation folks begin? Carpenter said, “Dust off your dreams.” “Look at the things you always wanted to do but didn’t think you had the time to do because of work and family obligations,” he said. “I know people who go to stand-up comedy classes or learn to sing.” Stand-up comedy and singing in public may sound pretty bold, but don’t worry, Carpenter also suggests going to museums and taking art classes. “Learning about art and making art with your hands is really good for you. Frankly, just try something,” he said. “Everyone has the ability to be creative and to make art. We’re told aging diminishes ability, but that’s just not true. We have to undo these myths.”

Art, Music, Pottery, Painting Computer Classes and more Learn to Play

Painting Workshop

Beginner Guitar Lessons Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. or Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.

Mondays, 1-4 p.m. $30 per month

Small group lessons 4:1 class ratio $35 per monthly session

Continuing Guitar Lessons Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Ukulele Lessons Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. Drum Jam: African Djembe Hand Drumming Tuesdays, 12-12:45 p.m. $35 per monthly session

Learn to paint or simply continue to grow your talent with oils, acrylics, and/or watercolor painting.

Ceramics & Pottery Learn new glaze techniques, hand build or work on the pottery wheel, and/or create your own unique art piece. Fee includes basic supplies, clear glaze, and firing.

Mondays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 per month

Genealogy Classes

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FIT for 50+ Senior Center Opportunities

YOU'LL FIT RIGHT IN

FRIENDS, FELLOWSHIP, & FUN FOR ADULTS 50+

Great Escape Road Trips

Drop-in Activities

African American Museum Wednesday, July 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wood Carvers Group | Tuesdays, 3-5:30 p.m.

Details at www.dentonparks.com.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Thursday, Aug. 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. George W. Bush Library Thursday, Sept. 12 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Liberty Crossing, Gainsville Saturday, Sept. 21| 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kiowa Casino Thursday, Sept. 26| 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. State Fair of Texas Thursday, Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dallas Arboretum Friday, Oct. 11 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cartan Shoes & Blue Bonnet Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sam Moon Friday, Nov. 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Denton Senior Center

Needlework Group | Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Quilting Group | Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Literary Critique Group | Thursdays, 9 a.m. Fridays with Friends | Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Duplicate Bridge | Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, noon Party Bridge | Thursdays & Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Hand and Foot Canasta | Fridays, 9 a.m. Pinochle | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Bingo | 1st & 3rd Fridays, 1 p.m. Potluck Bingo | 3rd Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Drop-in Activities ALH Senior Center

Sewing | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Bingo | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


DENTON CIVIC CENTER | QUAKERTOWN PARK 321 E. McKinney St., (940) 349-8272

YOUR Enjoy a 9,000-square-foot rotunda designed by renowned Texas Architect O'Neil Ford with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor, covered plaza adjacent to historic Quakertown Park.

BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT

To save your date or plan a tour, call (940) 349-8272.

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Unique Themed Party Packages Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $90, Rock Star Karaoke (all ages) $90, Playhouse (ages 2-6) $110, Sports Party $175, Black Light Indoor Rock Climbing (ages 7+) $200, Black Light Sports Zone I (ages 7+) $250, Black Light Sports Zone II (ages 7+) Add cupcake decorating, pudding painting, a pie-eating contest, or theme decorations for additional fees.

MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8575

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $85, Basic Party (all ages) $90, Game Room (ages 7+) $110, Sports (ages 5+) $110, Princess (ages 4-10) $110, Super Hero (ages 4-10) $120, Kings and Queens Bounce House (ages 4+) Add the bounce house for an additional $50.

North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

45 min. in a decorated party room • 45 min. of instructor led activity • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Cake and drinks • Punchbowl Digital Invitations $150, Sports Fanatic (ages 3-10) $150, Leap, Bounce, and Pounce (ages 3-8) $150, Star Wars Blacklight Experience (ages 6-12) Add themed decorations, pizza, or bounce house for additional fees. Maximum kids, 24. 50 | Unite, Grow, Play

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Denia Rec Center Blacklight Party


Pavilion and Facility Rentals

RESERVE AND PAY ONLINE Athletic Field Rentals

$15/hour (practice without lights) $25/hour (practice with lights)

Rec Center Rentals Denia Rec Center MLK Jr. Rec Center North Lakes Rec Center Denton Senior Center

Pavilion Rentals

SKATE PARK (FREE) 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located at 2400 Long Rd., adjacent to Water Works Park. The skate park is a public park and features a series of ramps and rails at varying heights, including a corner bowl, 3 foot and 5 foot half pipes, a fun box with a half pyramid, and a covered picnic area.

Disc Golf Course, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

North Lakes Disc Golf Course is located at the corner of Bonnie Brae Street and Windsor Drive. The course is free and open to the public daily, but may close during tournaments.

North Lakes Park Pavilion 1 North Lakes Park Pavilion 2 North Lakes Park Pavilion 3 South Lakes Park Pavilion 1

NEW Vela Athletic Complex

South Lakes Park Pavilion 2 McKenna Park Pavilion 1 McKenna Park Pavilion 2 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 1 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 2 Avondale Park Pavilion Denia Park Pavilion Mack Park Pavilion Joe Skiles Park Pavilion Briercliff Park Pavilion Owsley Park Pavilion Nette Schultz Park Pavilion Milam Park Pavilion Lake Forest Park Pavilion

NEW Tennis Center

NEW Dog Park Unite, Grow, Play | 51

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City of Denton Parks and Recreation

PRESORTED STANDARD US POSTAGE PAID DENTON, TEXAS PERMIT NO. 453

City Hall East Attention: Marketing 601 E. Hickory Street, Suite B Denton, TX 76205

Special Event Activity Start Times Liberty Run and Walk Yankee Doodle Parade Free Family Fun Jubilee Hot Dog Eating Competition Dollar Day at the Pool Kiwanis Club Fireworks

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Denton Civic Center, 7:30 a.m. Downtown Denton , 9 a.m. Denton Civic Center, 10 a.m.-noon Denton Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. Civic Center Pool, noon-6 p.m. Apogee Stadium, 9:30 p.m.

Learn more at www.dentonparks.com.

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