DENTON PARKSFall/Winter & REC 22-23
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3 | Letter from the Mayor 4 | Registration Information & Policies
26 | Aquatic Centers Denton NAT, Civic Center Pool Water Park, swim lessons, etc.
5 | Quick Contacts & Holiday Operations
30 | Driving Range Hours of operation, rentals, youth and adult golf lessons
6 | Annual Events Holiday and sports events, open house, fairs, and more
32 | Pickleball & Tennis Hours of operation, rentals, youth and adult tennis lessons
10 | Health & Fitness Group Exercise, Personal Training, and programs
34 | Volunteers Ways to volunteer, events, and information
15 | Active Adult 50+ Hours of operations, events, health and fitness, etc.
35 | Parks and Trails Parks with playgrounds, dog parks, and trails
18 | Adult Sports Adult sport leagues including soccer, basketball, and cornhole
37 | Outdoor Recreation Community garden, hunting, special events, hikes, kayaking, and archery
20 | Adapted Rec Social connections, sports, art, and more
40 | Master Plan & Projects Denton Parks, Recreation, Trails System Master Plan
21 | Enrichment Programs Dog training, chess, CPR, and more
43 | Facility Rentals Civic Center, party packages, pavilion rentals, and more
22 | Youth Sports Youth sports leagues, instruction, and clinics 24 | After School Child Care After school programs for children and teens 25 | Summer Camps All-day camps and specialty camps for children and teens
46 | Inclement Weather Extreme temperatures, warming/ cooling stations, overnight shelters 47 | Staff Directory List of all Parks and Recreation staff
City Council Members
Mayor Gerard Hudspeth Vicki Byrd, District 1 Brian Beck, Mayor Pro Tem, District 2 Jesse Davis, District 3 Alison Maguire, District 4 Brandon Chase McGee, At-Large Place 5 Chris Watts, At-Large Place 6
Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board George Ferrie Jerry Dooley Frances Punch Kwami Koto
Public Art Committee Monet Franklin Marie Nuchols Joey Liechty Adam Chamberlin Meredith Buie Jennifer Lane Leigh Johnson Frederick Nichelson
Denton Civic Center 321 E.McKinney St. (940) 349-7275 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Published August 2022 • ADA/EOE/ADEA • TDD (800) 735-2989 • www.cityofdenton.com
MAYOR’S MESSAGE Gerard Hudspeth City of Denton Mayor As the summer comes to an end and we move into the fall, I want to express my thanks and gratitude for your continued support of our Parks and Recreation Department. Summer is a busy time for our parks and facilities and I was excited to see the community ready to rejoin us for all of our summer programming and events. I am especially proud that we were able to successfully reopen our aquatic facilities on a full-time basis for our residents to enjoy this summer, something many cities were not able to do. You, the community, through your continued support as members, participants, volunteers, and users, make it possible for us to continue to provide a high quality of life for our community. The Parks and Recreation Department is working on a number of exciting projects this over the coming months including new playgrounds at Cross Timbers Park and the completion of a new Denton Tennis Center that will host twelve tennis and eight pickleball courts! Project details can be found on the City’s website at www.dentonparks.com. This fall, I encourage you to take full advantage of all the amenities and benefits our Parks and Recreation Department facilities and programs have to offer. Whether your interests lie in exploring nature and fitness, special events, cultural arts, or sports and aquatics, there really is something for everyone at Denton Parks and Recreation.
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EASY TO REGISTER | PICK, CLICK, AND PLAY IN PERSON
To register online, a family or individual CivicRec account must be created. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Child care related programs may require in-person registration at Denton Civic Center.
We welcome in-person registrations at Denton Civic Center, Denia Rec Center, MLK Jr. Rec Center, North Lakes Rec Center, Denton Senior Center, American Legion Hall, and the Natatorium.
Please have your information and credit card ready. Child care related programs may require in-person registration.
(Hours are listed on the department pages)
Explore something new and experience something fun in our Civic Rec Online Catalog and Registration Portal.
Visit our website to learn more about our projects, initiatives, facilities, programs, and more!
POLICIES CANCELLATION We reserve the right to cancel a class/activity that does not meet minimum registration.
REFUND A refund or credit equal to the registration fee will be given as long as the particpant withdraws by the deadline. For special circumstances, please contact the activity’s supervisor.
PRIVACY By participating in Denton Parks and Recreation programming and events you consent to having your photograph taken for marketing purposes.
RESIDENT/NONRESIDENT You are considered a resident if you pay City of Denton property taxes. To confirm, visit www.dentoncad.com
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CONTACTS & LOCATIONS Quick Reference Contacts Adapted Rec Adult Sports After School Care Aquatics Camp Care Camp Absences Driving Range Facility Rentals Group Exercise KDB Outdoor Rec Pavilion Rentals Field Conditions Scholarships Skateboarding Special Events Swim Lessons Tennis Lessons Youth Sports
(940) 349-7757 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8730 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8730 (940) 349-8723 (940) 349-8545 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-7764 (940) 349-8737 (940) 349-8745 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8276 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8732 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8526 (940) 349-8523
Senior Rec Centers
MLK Jr. Rec Center (940) 349-8575 1300 Wilson St.
Denton Senior Center (940) 349-8720 509 N. Bell Ave.
North Lakes Rec Center (940) 349-8287 2001 W. Windsor Dr.
Denia Rec Center (940) 349-8285 1001 Parvin St.
Goldfield Tennis Center (940) 349-8526 2005 W. Windsor Dr. North Lakes Driving Range (940) 349-8545 2009 W. Windsor Dr.
American Legion Hall (940) 349-8298 629 Lakey St.
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.
HOLIDAY OPERATIONS Holiday
Monday, September 5, 2022
Rec Centers closed
Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Friday After Thanksgiving
Friday, November 11, 2022 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Friday, November 25, 2022
Rec Centers closed Rec Centers closed Rec Centers closed
Christmas Eve (Observed) Christmas Eve Christmas Day (Observed) New Year’s Day (Observed) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Memorial Day
Friday, December 23, 2022 Saturday, December 24, 2022 Monday, December 26, 2022 Monday, January 2, 2023 Monday, January 16, 2023 Monday, May 29, 2023
Rec Centers open until 6 p.m. Rec Centers closed Rec Centers open Rec Centers open Rec Centers closed Rec Centers closed
Juneteenth Independence Day
Monday, June 19, 2023 Tuesday, July 4, 2023
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Cultural Exploration: Hispanic Heritage Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a keynote speaker, entertainment, and activities for children. MLK Jr. Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon Free to attend
Cultural Exploration: Día de los Muertos
Celebrate the history of Día de los Muertos with a community ofrenda, music, and fun activities. MLK Jr. Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon Free to attend
Enjoy a costume contest, pumpking carving contest, and best decorated vehicle contest. Join in S’mores and Stories at 7:30 p.m. S’more kits are $3 per kit. Denia Rec Center | 4-8 p.m. Free to attend
Community Tree Giveaway
KDB’s annual Tree Giveaway providing 700 native or adapted trees to Denton residents. 8 a.m.-noon Free; Required registration opens Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.
Enjoy free carnival games, a free goodie bag, face painting, bounce houses, low-priced concessions, and a costume contest. Denton Animal Shelter will be there for a special adoption drive! MLK Jr. Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon Free to attend
Halloween Haunted House
Relive classic horror movies at our haunted house—guaranteed to have you screaming with fun and terror! MLK Jr. Rec Center | 6-9 p.m. Admission $5 6 | Unite, Grow, Play
Movie in the Park Featuring Hocus Pocus
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy food, trucks, and desserts. Popcorn, soda, and glow items will also be available for purchase. Quaktertown Park | 7 p.m. Free to attend
Events Continued... For a full calendar of events, visit www.dentonparks.com
Halloween Tennis Fun
Come out and enjoy a fun filled event with games such as Scoop it Up, Monkeys and Bananas, and Tennis Stroke Spell Out. 1 boy, 1 girl and 1 family will be selected as winners. Goldfield Tennis Center Court 08 | 6-7:30 p.m. Free to attend
Texas Arbor Day Tree Planting
Celebrate Texas Arbor day with Denton Parks and Recreation and Keep Denton Beautiful by planting trees in a Denton Park. 8 a.m.-noon Free to attend
Letters from Santa
Add a little extra magic with a letter from the Santa himself. A few days before the big night, children will receive a personalized letter postmarked from the North Pole. Registration must be received by November 14 Fee $2
Cookies & Cocoa
Drive thru for a holiday treat at the Civic Center. You will be able to pick up Cookies & Cocoa! Civic Rec Center | 4-8 p.m. Free to Attend
Breakfast with the Grinch
Enjoy a wonderful wintry breakfast with the Grinch. Photos, crafts, carnival games, and more! MLK Jr. Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon Admission $5 and Registration is required
Wreaths Across America
Join the City of Denton for a wreath-laying ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. to remember, honor, and teach about our veterans. Oakwood Cemetery| 11 a.m. Unite, Grow, Play | 7
DENTON Plays # SPOTTED AROUND DENTON... FOURTH OF JULY JUBILEE
Quakertown Park The 2022 Hot Dog Eating Contest was part of the annual Independence Day celebrations in Downtown Denton. Competitors attempted to down 20 hot dogs in 10 minutes while being cheered on by North Lakes Recreation Center staff Brad Groves, Alicia McDaniel, and Mia Macy.
YAPPY HOUR AT THE PARK
North Lakes Dog Park The community came together at the first Yappy Hour at the Park on June 10. Dentonites and their dog-friends celebrated their shared interests while enjoying pupsicles, treats, and cold drinks.
SUMMER JOBS = SUMMER FUN
Water Works Park Lifeguards smile for a selfie during the summer aquatics season. Looking to join in the fun next year? Seasonal jobs will be posted in January 2023 at www.dentonjobs.com!
SUPER SUMMER CAMP
Various Locations Whether it is all-day, half-day, sports, or S.T.E.A.M... camps provide play, education, and childcare for many residents during summer break! To learn more about childcare, see page 25.
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EXPERIENCE BETTER LIFESTYLE
RATES AS LOW AS $3
FITNESS & RECREATION AMENITIES INCLUDED Open Recreation Sports
Ping Pong Tables
Pool Tables Game Rooms
Arcade Games Public Computers
Denton Civic Center
SilverSneakers ® Senior
Indoor Walking Track
Rec Center Free-Play
REC PASS FEE (AGES 8+) Daily Pass Annual Pass
$3 Resident and Non-Resident $10 - Resident, $15 - Non-Resident
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NO CONTRACTS NO JOINER FEE NO BANK DRAFT
Health & Fitness
Rec Center Gym Membership REC PASSES, AGES 8+
$20, one month | $40, three months | $120, one year
Rec passes are included in the fitness memberships.
North Lakes Rec Center
Standalone rec passes: $10 per resident $15 per non-resident Unlimited access to rec centers with the following privileges: Access to gymnasiums for open rec basketball and pickleball Access to drop-in activities Access to game rooms, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, and computers Access to the indoor walking track at Denton Civic Center Mon.-Fri., 8 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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Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Watch Hours Monday-Saturday, 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Free with a three month or one year membership, OR $10 per one month membership, or a $5 drop-in fee for non-members
MLK Jr. Rec Center
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Denia Rec Center
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Denton Senior Center, ages 50+ Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
American Legion Hall Senior Center, ages 50+ Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
g Includes access to the fitness equipment rooms and gymnasiums g Fitness rooms include treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical trainers, Precor cardio and strength training equipment, and Olympic free weights g Includes all the benefits of the Rec Pass g Ages 16 and older; ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult
group exercise classes
$5 per class | $30 One Month | $80 Three Months | $299 One Year | $50 10-class punch card SilverSneakers | Tivity | Renew Active | One Pass Unlimited access to group exercise classes, weight rooms, cardio equipment, and rec pass activities at North Lakes Rec Center, Denton Senior Center, Denia Rec Center, MLK Jr. Rec Center, and American Legion Hall Senior Center. Les Mills BODYATTACK™ A high-energy interval-training cardio workout. Restore your fitness with high, medium, and low-impact athletic aerobic exercise and body weight moves such as squats and pushups. Tuesdays 6:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Saturdays 9:15 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Zumba® Takes the “work” out of workout by mixing low and high-intensity moves for a calorie-burning dancefitness party. Mondays 6:00 p.m. | Denia Rec Center Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Cycle Yoga Burn calories and relieve stress all in one workout. Ride Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ A high-energy cardio workout that draws from Karate, 40-minutes of high energy cardio training on a stationary bike followed by a 20-minute practice of yoga on a mat. Boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi & Muay Thai. Punch and kick your way to cardio fitness while burning up to 570 Improve cardio endurance, strength, and flexibility, while burning 550 to 750 calories per class! calories. Mondays 5:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Les Mills BODYBALANCE™ A Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility, strength, and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Improve your flexibility and increase core strength while reducing stress.
Indoor Cycling Come burn massive amounts of calories while enjoying the ride of your life. This 45-minute stationary bike workout improves cardiovascular fitness while strengthening and toning your lower body muscles. Space is limited; please arrive early.
Thursdays 6:45 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Fridays 9:45 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Les Mills BODYPUMP™ A barbell workout for anyone looking to get toned and fit fast! Build strength using a light to moderate weighted barbell, free weights, and body weight exercises.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Classically Fit A senior fitness workout featuring functional exercises designed to help participants maintain an independent lifestyle. Build strength, improve coordination, balance, agility, and cardio fitness. Certified instructors provide exercise options and a warm, friendly, and safe class environment.
Mondays 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Thursdays 5:30 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Fridays 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Saturdays 8:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Mondays 9:00 a.m. | Denton Senior Center Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Thursdays 9:00 a.m. | Denton Senior Center Thursdays 10:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Les Mills CORE™ Build strength, stability, and endurance in the muscles that support your core, improve balance, and assist injury prevention. Featuring floor and standing exercises with resistance tubes, weight plates, and bodyweight moves like crunches and hovers.
Chair Yoga A series of gentle seated and standing yoga poses designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is used for standing support and posture alignment. Close-toed shoes are required for the duration of this mat-free class.
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Wednesdays 12:15 p.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Thursdays 8:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Mondays 10:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Mondays 1:30 p.m. | Denton Senior Center Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Power Ride A 30-minute high-intensity cardiovascular stationary bike workout. Space is limited; please arrive early. Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Thursdays 9:30 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
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GROUP EX CLASSES CONTINUED... SilverSneakers® Classic An introductory senior-fitness workout designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and mobility. Exercises are performed using handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a small air-filled ball. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. Movements can be adapted to suit various limitations and fitness levels. Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. | Denton Senior Center Thursdays 10:30 a.m. | Denton Senior Center Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center Thursdays 11:00 a.m. | North Lakes Rec Center
Senior Mat Pilates Muscular strength and endurance core exercises that improve postural alignment.
Senior Mat Yoga A series of mat yoga poses designed specifically for seniors to increase spinal flexibility, balance, core strength, and hip mobility. Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
Zumba® Gold Takes the “work” out of workout by mixing low and high-intensity moves for a calorie-burning dancefitness party. 50+ | Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. | Denton Senior Center 50+ | Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. | Denton Senior Center 50+ | Fridays 9:00 a.m. | Denton Senior Center
Mondays 6:00 p.m. | Denton Senior Center
exercise and Fitness ProgramminG The following programs are specialty fitness classes that we offer, additional fees apply.
Xtreme Hip Hop MLK Jr. Rec Center Xtreme Hip Hop brings life and fun back to fitness! A cardio workout that revamps traditional step aerobics with dance fitness moves set to old and new school hip hop. Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. Saturdays 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays 5:00 p.m.
Les Mills GRIT™ North Lakes Rec Center 30-Minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts designed to improve strength, increase cardiovascular fitness, and build lean muscle. These workouts utilize barbells, weight plates, step platforms, and plyometric, speed, and agility body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups. Mondays 5:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesdays 5:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Fridays 5:30 a.m. Saturdays 7:15 a.m.
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Couch to 5K Running Program North Lakes Rec Center Always wanted to be a runner? Here is your starting place. This non-instructional running group is great for those with a beginner fitness level. Train for your first 5K in an open, accepting social environment. Group meets rain or shine.
Meet Some of the Parks and Recreation
INSTRUCTORS & TRAINERS Aimee Tilley Fuerte
I’ve been teaching for 8 years. I teach BODYPUMP and BODYATTACK and love to inspire others to feel joy through music and movement. I love to encourage and motivate others to move their bodies and feel the pure joy and freedom that I feel when I teach!
I’ve been teaching Les Mills Core since July 2022. I became an instructor Because I love to teach and motivate people. I love teaching at North Lakes Rec Center people are amazing & friendly.
I have been teaching for 7 years. I currently teach BODYPUMP and BODYATTACK. I became a fitness instructor because I truly enjoy watching others take on their fitness journey and the magic that comes with commitment.
I’ve been teaching BODYBALANCE for nine years. I was never inspired to workout until trying classes at North Lakes. Since then I have been inspired and wanted to help others find that joy and desire to stay fit!
I’ve been teaching for 13 years. I currently teach BODYPUMP and Power Ride. I love exercising with other people to motivate each other. The Denton fitness community makes it fun and feels like a family!
I have been an instructor for 12 years. I currently teach Zumba at Denia Rec Center. I became an instructor because have always been a dancer in one form or another – It’s my happy place.
I’ve been teaching Zumba for 10 years. I became a Zumba instructor because I loved this type of workout so much, between the music, the dancing mixed with exercise, and the social aspect is a big part of it for me!
I’ve been teaching for 8 beautiful years. I love the fitness connection I make with all the participants. I currently teach a variety of classes including BODYPUMP and Core.
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PERSONAL Meet your Fitness goals with one on one instruction options START SMART
Start Smart is a one-time 90-minute personal training session designed to set you on the right path to using the weight room and cardio equipment independently, with a personalized workout plan. What Start Smart measures: 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
During this 60-minute assessment a trainer will gauge your current fitness level and set benchmark “before” body measurements to compare against future body measurements as you progress toward your fitness goals. To schedule an appointment, stop by North Lakes front desk.
Personal Training packages are available for fitness members, any fitness level, and consists of half-hour or one-hour sessions that meet one, two, or three days per week based on fitness goals and motivational levels.
To schedule an appointment email Carin.Zeman@cityofdenton.com or Brad.Groves@cityofdenton.com.
A 30-minute refresher for exercisers who are somewhat familiar with fitness equipment. Staff will show you the basic operation of the cardio equipment machines and selectorized weight machines. To schedule an appointment, stop by any front desk.
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 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 North Lakes front desk.
FOR NAMING NORTH LAKES RECREATION CENTER BEST OF DENTON 2022 WINNER HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB! Over 18,000 readers cast 138,000+ votes in this year’s contest and we couldn’t be more proud! We appreciate your support!
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Adult 50+ Programs American Legion Hall Senior Center (ALH) 629 Lakey St., (940) 349-8298 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Denton Senior Center (DSC) 509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aletha's Craft and Gift Store open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New to our 50+ offerings? Call to schedule a Welcome Tour!
Rec Center Gym Membership, includes rec pass Check website for membership prices u
Access to all Senior Center and Rec Center fitness rooms
Access to Precor strength training equipment and Life Fitness cardio equipment at all rec centers
Access to SilverSneakers classes at Denton Senior Center, North Lakes Rec Center, and Denia Rec Center
Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities Needlework & Knitting
Putting Green Always open, DSC
Billards & Shuffleboard Always open, DSC
Card Making Fridays, 10 a.m., DSC
Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., DSC
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., DSC
Fit for 50+ No-cost gym and fitness membership for eligible seniors through participating insurance plans These no-cost fitness membership programs, designed for active older adults, are delivered through a nationwide network of participating insurance plans. Benefits include: u
NAT Membership and water exercise classes
Unlimited access to group-ex membership classes at all rec centers
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
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., ALH
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 2 p.m., ALH
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PROGRAMS, EVENTS, DANCES, & MORE Visit us online for event details and more at www.dentonparks.com! Please register in advance, even if program is free. Rec pass or fitness membership is required.
Whether you are an avid player or looking for a new game to learn, check out the open play games through the week at Denton Senior Center. Rec Pass entry; no additional fees Mondays | Board Games |12:30 p.m. (Weekly) Tuesdays | Bunco | 5:30 p.m. (First & Third Tuesday) Wednesdays | Duplicate Bridge |12:30 p.m. (Weekly) Wednesdays | Mahjong | 1:30 p.m. (Weekly) Thursdays | Party Bridge |12:30 p.m. (Weekly) Fridays | Mexican Train |10 a.m. (Weekly) Fridays | Bingo | 1 p.m. (First & Third Friday)
Perks and Fun for American Legion Hall! Legal Aid Community Edu.| Sept. 8 |10:30 a.m. Tea with the Tea| Sept. 15 |12 p.m. Movie Days |Third Wednesdays |11:30 a.m. Hope Kitchen | Wednesdays| 12:00 p.m. Book Clubs | First Fridays | 1:00 p.m. ALH Potluck | Last Fridays | 1:00 p.m. Storytelling time with Preschool | 12:00 p.m. Perks and Fun for Denton Senior Center! Writers Group | First & Third Thursdays | 4:00 p.m. Coloring for Relaxation | Wednesdays | 2:00 p.m. Marlene’s Makers | First Fridays | 1:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting | Mondays | 11:00 a.m. Ed Bonk Woodshop | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 p.m. Gardening Classes | Second Fridays | 9:00 a.m. Genealogy | Mondays (Oct. 3 - 31) | 4:00 p.m. City Circle Series | Second Thursdays | 11:30 a.m. Thrifty Bingo at ALH & DSC
Spend an afternoon playing bingo for thrifty prizes donated by fellow members! Bring prize donations with you when you play to add to the prize pot.
Karaoke at DSC
Whether you can sing like the stars or not, karaoke is a great way to spend an evening with friends singing to your favorite tunes.
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Upcoming Special Events Pre-registration is required
Mexican Independence Day Sept. 16 | 10:00 a.m. | ALH Veteran’s Day Nov. 10 | 1:00 p.m. | DSC Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 17 | 12:00 p.m. | ALH Holiday Dance Dec. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | DSC Christmas Luncheon Dec. 14 | 12 p.m. | ALH A Cozy Christmas (Holiday Tea) Dec. 16 | 1:00 p.m. | DSC Midnight in Paris Dec. 30 | 4:00 p.m. | DSC Movie Matinees Monthly | 1:00 p.m. | DSC Grand Afternoons Monthly | 1:00 p.m. | DSC Newcomer Meet and Greet First Fridays | 11:30 a.m. | DSC Birthday Bash First Fridays | 11:00 a.m. | DSC
Friday Night Music & Dance at DSC Enjoy LIVE music from local bands and performers!
August | Doc Gibbs Band September | Renegade Band October | Jim Clark December | Upswing Orchestra with Rhonda Medina
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS Local Trips
Trip fees include cost of transportation and admission:
August 24 Tanger Outlet Mall Shopping & Dining Outdoor shopping front with numerous shops and excellent restaurants where we will go for lunch.
Health & Wellness
Free Health Screening | Every second Tuesday We have partnered with the Denton County Public Health to offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks on a first come, first served basis at 10 a.m. Located at ALH Health & Wellness Workshops Several times a month community partners and organizations present on their areas of expertise as it relates to aging well and taking care of business. Refreshments provided by sponsors. Benefits of Physical Activity | Aug. 31 | DSC Taxes | Sept. 8 | ALH Reducing Stress |Nov. 30 | DSC
Calling all Volunteers!
Volunteers are the life and blood of the senior centers. If you have an interest in giving back to your community there is a spot for you! Contact us to get started! Yvonne Kendricks (ALH) Yvonne.email@example.com (940) 349-8296
September 21 Lake Texoma & Eisenhower Historic Tour A State Historic Site located in Denison, TX. Will visit the beautiful lake that divides Texas and Oklahoma. October 19 Autumn at the Arboretum A nationally acclaimed 66-acre display with garden features of breathtaking floral displays. Pumpkin village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins. November 16 McKinney Square Shopping & Dining One of the oldest perserved, and largest historic districts in Texas. Unique shops including art galleries, furniture stores, antiques, gifts and apparel. December 14 Gaylord Texan Holiday Experience Enjoy beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. Stroll through the many lit Christmas trees, model trains, boutiques, and restaurants.
Lynda Leonard (DSC) Lynda.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8721
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Register at www.dentonparkscatalog.com 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.
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! wOutdoor Sand Volleyball Coed | Fall League
$200 per team; Sundays at Water Works Park Competitive and Recreational Divisions Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 12 p.m.
Indoor Volleyball Coed | Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer League $250 per team; Mondays at North Lakes Rec Center 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, Spring, & Summer League
$350 per team; Friday or Wednesdays at McMath Middle School Eight games, including playoffs; 12 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m.
Soccer | Fall, Spring, & Summer League
Prices and days vary by offering; Vela Athletic Complex Eight games, including playoffs; 15 player roster max, with games played as early as 6:30 p.m. Coed League: Recreational games played on Tuesdays Women’s Over 40: Recreational games played on Wednesdays Coed Over 50: Recreational games played on Sunday
Kickball Coed | Fall, Spring, & Summer League
$300 per team; Tuesdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Competitive and Recreation Division with enough interest Eight games, including playoffs; 20 player max
Softball | Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer League
Prices and days vary by offering; North Lakes Sports Complex Games are played 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. on Sundays, and 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings Coed for Fun: Offered at a reduced rate with only one umpire. This division does not include playoffs or awards Coed League: Offer co-ed leagues for recreation & competitive teams who want to compete at either level Men's: Men's C is competitive and Men's D is recreational
250 Winter League: Alternate rules with a double header
Cornhole | Fall & Spring League
$75 per team; Tuesdays or Sundays at Denton County Brewing Company Double header each week; eight games, including playoffs
Every playbook is different, but the key for every player is finding the right sport! If you don’t see a sport listed, give us a call and we’ll see how we can help. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Division league schedules are maintained at www.teamsideline.com/Denton
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ADAPTED RECREATION These classes and events provide individuals with physical and developmental disabilities a chance to participate in recreation programs with their peers while enhancing their physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. The whole community is invited to join in the fun! Every ability is welcome. Please contact instructor for accommodations or program-specific questions at 940-349-7757.
Children's Rec Programs, Ages 5-14
A comprehensive recreational program for participants who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. Activities will include sports, arts and crafts, and social activities. $20 session; $5 drop-in Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. at Denia Rec Center
Social Connections, Ages 14+
Get to know new friends while trying new activities. Have the opportunity to go out in the community and see sporting events, movies, and plays, eat at restaurants, or just hang out together. Dates and times vary
Sports & Fitness, Ages 16+
Sports promote healthy habits and leisure activities. Come and learn new sports and have friendly competition. Instructor led sports includes golf, tennis, hikes, kickball, and more. Included with Rec Pass North Lakes Rec Center Tuesdays, 10-Noon (Does not meet the first Wednesday of the month)
Art Therapy, Ages 16+
Learn a new skill and participate in activities that work on fine and gross motor skills, and promote nonverbal expression. Activities will include making soap, jewelry, paintings, and more. Included with Rec Pass North Lakes Rec Center Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m.
Monthly Dances, Ages 16+
Sensory friendly monthly dances. Friends, music, and light refreshments. $5 or rec pass admission. 7-9 p.m. at North Lakes Rec Center Sept. 9 | Fall Ball Oct. 7 | Ghost with the Most Nov. 4 | Friendly Flannel Dec. 9 | Winter Wonderland Jan. 20 | New Year, New Groove
Sweetheart Ball, Ages 16+
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Bring your sweetheart or find one at the annual, semiformal Valentine dinner and dance. A catered dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase required Feb. 11 | 6-8 p.m. at Denton Civic Center
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING A+ Dog Obedience, Ages 12+
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. Only one dog/handler team allowed per household per six-week course. First class is for humans only. North Lakes Rec Center
Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Certification, Ages 12+
Denton County CPR and First Aid provides EMS Safety Services hands-on CPR and AED training and certification for adults, children and infants using Prestan manikins that have built in monitors to verify if students are effectively giving CPR compressions. EMS Safety Services, Inc. is OSHA compliant and is approved by federal, state, municipal and private/nonprofit organizations. North Lakes Rec Center
The Knight School Chess, Ages 12-17
The Knight school is a beginner-friendly, high-energy, party-based, evelopmentally enriching chess academy. Our program is unique; each lesson is full of chess jokes, silly chess videos, and fun activities on top of chess tactics lessons. Denia Rec Center
Denton Diablos Futsal Skills, Ages 10-14
Fun Futsal skills class to help young athletes improve their technical abilities while having fun in a safe environment. Coached by members of the local semi-pro team, the Denton Diablos. Denia Rec Center
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www.dentonparks.com Fall league registration ends in August. Games begin in September. Winter league registration ends in October. Games begin in November. Spring league registration ends in February. Games begin in March. Summer league registration ends in May. Games begin in June.
YOUTH LEAGUES Outdoor Soccer, Ages 4-12
Recreational outdoor soccer is a sport in which every child can have fun while learning about teamwork, developing individual skills, and maintaining physical fitness. Fall and Spring Leagues Age Divisions: 4-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 Vela Athletic Complex
Flag Football, Ages 5-12
Flag Football not only makes a better, safer game, but inspires player participation and creates fun playing experiences. Players learn the fundamentals of football, multiple positions, responsibility, and accountability. Fall and Spring Leagues Age Divisions: 5-6 | 7-9 | 10-12 Vela Athletic Complex
Volleyball, Ages 7-14
With an emphasis on team spirit and sportsmanship, players have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as serving, setting, hitting, blocking and digging. Fall, Spring, and Summer Leagues Age Divisions: 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 | 13-14 UNT Gym
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Basketball, Ages 4-12
A great way for players to fine-tune their skills, dribbling, shooting, and guarding. The league includes eight games, and the fee includes a jersey and awards for all players. UNT Winter and Summer Leagues
Futsal Indoor Soccer, Ages 4-12
Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Played on a hard court in which walls or boards are not used. McMath Middle School Winter League
Track & Field, Ages 9-14
Runner2Runner offers age-appropriate instruction that will prepare athletes for a future in cross-country, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. Summer League
Coming Soon! Esports
Competitive electronic gaming youth leagues with emphasis on leadership and teamwork. Watch the website and our social media for updates!
Use this website to: g View your schedule g Check league standings g Learn team scores g Check field conditions g See league rules g Sign up as a free agent
YOUTH INSTRUCTION Soccer Sparks, Ages 2-12
Players will learn ball control and awareness, dribbling, proper passing techniques, shielding, shooting, heading, and team play from coaches with USSF National Soccer Coaching licenses. Fridays at Denia or Saturdays at North Lakes
Stay Ready Basketball, Ages 4-12
Great for both the beginner looking to gain a basic understanding of the sport and the veteran needing to focus on skills. MLK Jr. Rec Center Ages 4-6 |Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. Ages 7-12 | Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Lil' Striders Runners, Ages 6-12
Lil’ Striders is an introductory running program for youth boys and girls. Learn discipline, progressive training, and overall fitness using multi-planar movement. McMath Middle School Saturdays, 5 p.m.
Tiny Tutu’s Ballet, Ages 2-3
Dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet in a nurturing and playful environment through simple directives and guided imaginative play. North Lakes Rec Center Saturdays, 9:35 a.m.
Beginning Ballet, Ages 4-6
Kids will learn to develop grace, strength, balance, and basic techniques from beginner barre through imaginative play and simple directives. North Lakes Rec Center Saturdays, 10:05 a.m.
Red Tiger Karate, Ages 5+
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. North Lakes Rec Center Ages 5-12 | Fridays, 6 p.m. Ages 13+ | Fridays, 7 p.m.
Homeschool Sports Bowmen Sports PE 101, Ages 5-14 Denia Rec Center Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
Bowmen Sports PE 102, Ages 11-16 Denia Rec Center Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.
USA Archery, Ages 8-17
National Archery in Schools Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
YOUTH PROGRAMMING Game Nights, Ages 5+
Ping Pong, Foosball, Arcade Machines, Board Games, Xbox & Nintendo Switches available! Great for family and friends. 5-7 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center
Tot Open Gym, Ages 1-6
Tot open gym is an exciting place to come and let your little one run and play. Half of our gym will be set up with tunnels, balls, toys, play mats, ball pits, and much more to explore! Come drop in anytime. Waiver of Liability required. Guardian must be present in room at all times. MLK Jr. Rec Center Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
King’s Tot Drop, Ages 3-11
King’s Tot Drop is perfect for parents to run errands, complete chores and have brunch dates! We provide a safe and enriching environment with fun, supervised activities! Children must be dropped off in clean diapers or have potty trained children in pull ups. Staff do not change diapers or administer medication. Waiver of Liability required. MLK Jr. Rec Center Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon
Tutoring, Ages 5-18
The purpose of the program is to provide academic and social supports for children in our community and to provide meaningful opportunities for young adults to serve their local communities. The program is overseen by UNT faculty members, Shahla Alai-Rosales and Traci Cihon and program mentors and tutors are local service organizations and UNT students. MLK Jr. Rec Center Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
Teen Council, Ages 14-18
Our mission is to inspire teens to become active members of the community and by introducing new perspectives on their role within the community through leadership experiences, peer discussions, research, and community interactions. Applications are required. Denia Rec Center
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The perfect balance between extended learning and fun. In addition to homework supervision, we offer recreational activities, intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, “brainy bowl” and more. Ages: K - 5 North Lakes, Denia, MLK Rec Centers
Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher workday, we've got you covered! We have jam-packed each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun, enriching activities, and field trips. Kids must be dropped off by 9 a.m. each day and need to pack drinks, snacks, and a lunch.
Kids' Day Off Ages: 5 - 10 Civic Center October 10 and October 11
Teens' Day Off Ages: 11 - 15 Civic Center October 10 and October 11
The fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation. Preregistration is required two days prior to each date, and dates that has not met minimum enrollment will be cancelled. Walk-ins will be accepted only if there is space available.
All Day Teen Holiday Camp Ages: 11 - 15 Civic Center December 19 - January 2
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Ages: 5 - 10 Civic Center December 19 - December 30
May - July 2023 MLK Jr. Rec Center Denia Rec Center Denton Civic Center McMath Middle School North Lakes Rec Center
Income based scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served, based for those who qualify. For more information email: email@example.com
Hiring for camp staff for Summer 2023 www.dentonjobs.com
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DENTON NATATORIUM Visit the Pool 2400 Long Rd. (940) 349-8800 Public Open Swim Mon.-Thur., noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Denton Natatorium (NAT) is a joint-use facility between the City of Denton and Denton ISD. DISD shares the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches. Generally, the competition pool is 81 degrees, and the leisure pool is 88 degrees.
Lap Swim in Competition Pool Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m. Water Walking in Leisure Pool Mon.-Thur., 7-9 a.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-noon Daily Admission Ages 3-15, $3 Ages 16+, $4 Nonresidents add $1 per person NAT Membership One-Month, $20 Three-Months, $45 12-Month, $120 Nonresidents add $5 per person
All-Access Annual Aquatic Membership Includes accesss to the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool $150 each
Water Exercise Designed at a slightly slower pace compared to other classes in the competition pool. Monday, Wednesday, | Friday 10:15 a.m.
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 Nonresidents add $5 per pass
Strength Training Strength training is a land class with guided instruction. Monday, Wednesday, | Friday 9 a.m.
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Move freely with less impact and natural resistance. These classes are designed for those who need to work out at a slightly slower pace, or enjoy low-impact aerobic exercise.
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, register online, visit the NAT, or call 940-349-8800.
Water Tots & Parents 6:15 p.m.
Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online
Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.
$50, resident $55, nonresident
5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m.
Four-week sessions Meets Mon.& Wed.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
Levels 1,2,3 & Preschool 5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.
Month-long sessions Meets Mon.-Thurs.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online
Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.
$50, resident $55, nonresident
5:30 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. | 7 p.m.
Four-week sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.
Month-long sessions Meets Mon. & Wed.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m. | 11 a.m. Subject to vary, confirm online
Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.
$50, resident $55, nonresident
5:30 p.m. | 7 p.m.
Four-week sessions Meets Mon.& Wed.
$75, resident $80, nonresident
Month-long sessions Meets every Sat.
$50, resident $55, nonresident
Represents fall, winter, spring, and summer. Classes are subject to change.
Homeschool Swim Lessons, Ages 4-17 A great physical education addition to your homeschool curriculum! Children will be divided according to their skill levels on the first day to fit individual needs. Class ratio of participants to the instructor is 8:1. Tuesday & Thursday, 2 p.m.
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. Unite, Grow, Play | 27
INSTRUCTION American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Training, Ages 16+
This course trains candidates to teach Water Safety, including the Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of the Learn to Swim program and Parent and Child Aquatics from the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: g 16 years old (by last day of class) g Successfully complete the pre-course session on the first night of class which includes the ability to perform the following strokes for 25 yards each at a Level 4 or better skill level: front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly (15 yards) g Float in deep water and tread water for one minute
American Red Cross WaterPark Lifeguard Training, Ages 15+
Private and Semi-Private lessons are back! Select your session and book online today at: dentonparkscatalog.com
Denton Dolphins Swim Team, Ages 6-17
Visit dentonparkscatalog.com for tryouts, qualifications, fees, and season start dates. Participants must be at least six years old and are required to swim 25 yards freestyle with continous side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke.
Parent Tot Time
Parents and their littles will enjoy a combonation of instructor-led aquatic activities as well as discovery time with all of the fun toys, floats, and songs. Swim diapers are required for non-trained littles. Available for sale at Natatorium Front Desk Thursdays 11 a.m. | Leisure Pool
This American Red Cross course certifies you in Lifeguard Training, Waterpark Lifeguard Training, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, Oxygen Administration, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The purpose of this course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in pools and waterparks. Prerequisites will be conducted the first day of class. Prerequisites: g Swim 300 yards continuously g Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds g Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
Paddleboard Aerobics, Ages 10+
This aerobics class takes place on paddle boards in water as shallow as 4 ft. and as deep as 13 ft. Paddle boards are included along with equipment used to perform exercises. Participants should come prepared to get wet and have a good time! We will focus on core strength and balance while providing a challenging cardio workout. Fridays 11:15 a.m. | Natatorium
Island Divers Scuba Classes
Scuba classes are offered through Island Divers and taught using the PADI System, aka the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Dive in and call 940-383-3483.
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for MAKING WAVES with us during the
2022 Summer Season!
Reopening May 2023! Water Works Park
2400 Long Rd. (940) 349-8800 Outdoor aquatics facility featuring four giant slides, two toddler slides, wave pool, one indoor slide, a lazy river, children’s play pool, sand volleyball, cabanas, luxury loungers, party spaces, special events, and more!
Civic Center Pool
515 N. Bell St. (940) 349-8279 Outdoor community pool with shaded features, sprayers, sprinklers, and slides.
THANK YOU FOR NAMING WATER WORKS PARK BEST OF DENTON 2022 FINALIST CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE! Over 18,000 readers cast 138,000+ votes in this year’s contest and we couldn’t be more proud! We appreciate your support! Unite, Grow, Play | 29
NORTH LAKES DRIVING RANGE 2009 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8545 The driving range has 20 hitting areas, a chipping green, a putting green with 18 holes, and a field lit for nighttime hitting.
Driving Range, Dispenser, & Clubhouse Hours:
Mon.-Sun. (Except Wed.) 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays CLOSED from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for range maintenance.
Small and large buckets are available for driving, chipping, and putting. Discounts are provided with proof of I.D for Military, Students, and Seniors 55+. The last bucket sale is at 7:30 p.m. $6 Small bucket of golf balls $12 Large bucket of golf balls
Purchase a range card from the clubhouse and use it at the automatic ball dispenser. The Driving Range has converted to an automated ball dispenser system. In order to get golf balls, you will either need a range card or pin number. The Pin Numbers can only be purchased during clubhouse hours or at the North Lakes Recreation Center on non-maintenance days. To get a Range Card, visit the clubhouse during operational hours and prepay for buckets of golf balls. Cards can also be purchased and reloaded online. This will allow golfers additional hours to enjoy the driving range as well as a way to enjoy contactless transactions.
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INSTRUCTION Want to improve your golf game? Sign up for group and private lessons with our golf pro, or one of our instructional programs.
Youth Programs Jr. Golf Academy, Ages 6-18
Young golfers learn the basics of golf. The sessions are offered monthly, with 8 lessons per session. Each lesson is 45 minutes. Register by the 25th of each month before the next session. Elementary, Ages 6-10 Tues. & Thurs., 5-5:45 p.m. Middle School, Ages 11-14 Tues. & Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m. High School, Ages 14-18 Tues. & Thurs., 6-6:45 p.m.
Little Rookies, Ages 3-5
Kids learn good sportsmanship and safety, while learning to grip, putt, chip, and swing. Parents encouraged to stay and participate. Tuesdays, 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Meet the Instructor
Joel Van Der Sloot Coach Joel has over 38 years experience in Texas, Arizona, and Germany and is a Certified PGA Teaching Professional. Coach Joel focuses on coaching junior players and prepares them for college and tour level. Coach Joel works well with all ages and skill levels.
Private Instruction Single Lesson, Ages 6+ One-on-one instruction with an experienced golf professional. Couples Lesson, Ages 18+ A private session for two individuals with the golf professional. Youth Group Lesson, Ages 6-17 Private instruction for up to three youth participants. Adult Group Lesson, Ages 18+ Private lesson for up to four adult participants. Corporate Outing, All Ages Privatefor a minimum of 5 and maximum of 20 participants.
To schedule a private lesson contact the North Lakes Driving Range.
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GOLDFIELD TENNIS CENTER Goldfield Tennis Center 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526 Open Daily, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
The tennis courts are open on a first come first serve basis. All City of Denton tennis programs and tournaments have priority to the courts over open play.
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USPTA Certified Tennis Professionals Lighted Courts Tennis Tournaments
Interested in improving your tennis game? Sign up for private lessons, or adult and youth programming, with USPTA certified tennis instructors.
Elementary Class, Ages 5-10 For beginner or intermediate players. Players will have a blast learning basic strokes, while intermediate players begin playing for points and keeping score.
Middle School Class, Ages 11-14 For beginner or intermediate players. Beginner players will learn the basic strokes and a jump Adult Cardio, Ages 18+ An ultimate, high-energy tennis class featuring drills start into match play. Intermediate Players will do advancing strokes to the next level and developing to give players a dynamic workout for Level 3.5-4.0 point strategies while transitioning into the High players. Performance Program. Adult Tennis 101, Ages 18+ High Performance Tennis, Ages 5-18 For beginner adults that have no experience and BY INVITATION ONLY are wanting to learn the basics of tennis. Evaluations are required and athlete must be playing in tournaments. There are 4 different levels Adult Tennis 201, Ages 18+ which are NOT determined by age or grade. Players For intermediate adults that are ready for game will learn how to build point, manage emotions, base drills and point play. and develop different levels of conditioning and Adult Pickleball, Ages 18+ leadership roles. Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sport in America. The game combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn but can Home School Tennis develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game Players will learn basic strokes, scoring, and the for experienced players. history of tennis in this comprehensive program suited for players of all ages and ability level. Players will be taught by a USTA certified tennis pro.
Tennis Private Lesson, All Ages One-on-one instruction to develop your skills on the court. Pickleball Private Lesson, All Ages One-on-one instruction to improve your pickleball game.
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TENNIS & PICKLEBALL TENNIS COURTS Joe Skiles Park Courts: 2 Location: 1721 Stonegate Dr. South Lakes Park Courts: 4 Location: 556 Hobson Ln. Avondale Park Courts: 2 Location: 2021 Devonshire Dr. Nette Shultz Park Courts: 2 Location: 1517 Mistywood Ln.
Court Rules and Facts
The tennis courts are open on a first-come first-serve basis! The clubhouse is closed to the public. No more than four people per court. Bring your own water and hand sanitizer. Hours of Operation 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. All City of Denton tennis programs and tournaments have priority to the courts over open play. Tennis Tournaments will be all-day events. Tennis Classes Held Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Inclement Weather Courts will close for rainy weather, wind chill, or temperature below 38 degrees. Site rules are posted at each of the locations.
The fastest growing sport! Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The game was invented in 1965 by three enterprising dads for their children who were bored with their usual activites. Pickleball grew in 2021 to 4.8 million players in the US, according to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Single Sport Report on Pickleball.
Indoor court times and locations
Future courts will be built in phases The new courts at South Lakes Park are open!
Mondays & Fridays 11 - 1 p.m. Denia Recreation Center Gym
Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon - 3 p.m. North Lakes Recreation Center Gym Daily or Yearly Rec Pass Required
Outdoor Locations South Lakes Park 556 Hobson Ln
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Volunteer We offer many ways to volunteer in Denton! Find what works best for you and jump in to your community. We have days for individuals and families to step up and volunteer in Denton, or individuals and groups can help rec centers and with events. Register at www.dentonparks.com to volunteer. Volunteer Coaches Volunteer coaches are needed for all youth leagues. Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center From weeding, seed collection, greenhouse work, trail restoration- there's always something to do out at Clear Creek. All ages welcome! Keep Denton Beautiful We depend on the hard work of our volunteers to make a positive environmental impact in our community. Volunteers provide support in 4 primary program areas: g g g g
Beautification Cleanups Urban Forestry Youth Education
KEEP DENTON BEAUTIFUL For over three decades, we’ve partnered with families, neighborhoods, businesses, and community groups all over Denton to achieve our vision of a clean and vibrant city. Using the Keep America Beautiful model of community engagement, Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) works directly with Dentonites to inspire positive change and provide residents the resources needed to leave a lasting mark on their home.
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EXPLORE! parks and trails Denton Parks and Recreation provides a variety of opportunities for exploration and leisure. With access to Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Lewisville Lake, and numerous parks and trails, Denton residents have access to one of the most unique park and open space systems in the DFW Metroplex.
Trails in Denton Avondale Park Trail Bridge: 0.4 miles Bowling Green Park: 0.29 miles Carl Young Park: 0.29 miles Cooper Creek Trail: 1.55 miles Cross Timbers Park: 1.62 miles Denia Trail Project: 1.63 miles Denton Rail Trail: 8.00 miles Evers Park Trail: 2.86 miles Fred Moore Park: 0.85 miles Lake Forest Park: 1.74 miles Nette Shultz Park: 0.56 miles North Lakes Park: 4.01 miles North Pointe Park: 0.68 miles Quakertown Park: 0.50 miles Sequoia Park: 0.19 miles South Lakes Park Phase 2: 3.76 miles Unicorn Lake/Briercliff Park: 1.46 miles Mountain Bike Trail: 5 miles
Looking to get outside and have some fun with your four-legged friend? Denton Parks and Recreation offers two fenced, off-leash dog parks. Once you’ve played with fellow fur-friends, enjoy a (leashed!) stroll on the nearby trails. North Lakes Dog Park 808 W. Windsor Dr. • Three large dog areas & one small dog area Wiggly Field Dog Park 1760 E. Ryan Rd. • Small dog area for dogs under 30 lbs. • Large dog area for dogs over 30 lbs.
Parks with Playgrounds Avondale Park, Bowling Green Park, Briercliff Park, Carl Gene Young Sr. Park, North and South Cross Timbers Park, Denia Park, Evers Park, Fred Moore Park, Joe Skiles Park, Lake Forest Park, McKenna Park, Milam Park, Nette Shultz Park, North Lakes Park, North Pointe Park, Mack Park, Owsley Park, Quakertown Park, Sequoia Park, Maguire Park, MLK Jr. Park, South Lakes Park, Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
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Clear Creek Natural heritage center
Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (CCNHC) is a gateway to more than 2,900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, upland prairie, and diverse aquatic habitats. 3310 Collins Rd. • More than 2,900 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, upland prairie, and diverse aquatic habitats • More than five miles of family-friendly hiking trails • Hands-on workshops by knowledgeable staff and community experts
The mission of CCNHC is to inspire environmental citizenship through an understanding of the natural heritage of north central Texas by providing nature experiences, education and research programs, and conservation and restoration projects.
Hike with Clear Creek
Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center features more than 10 miles of family-friendly hiking trails through diverse habitats. Fisherman’s Trail winds along Clear Creek to the Elm Fork confluence. Wetlands Trail allows visitors to view constructed wetlands with inhabitants such as waterfowl, herons, and beavers. Old Wetlands Road and High Trail wind through thick, majestic bottomland forest. The outer loop of the trails system totals 3.2 miles perfect for 5K trail runners.
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hunting information Denton Parks and Recreation offer hunting permits for purchase. Nearly 60 percent of Clear Creek’s 3,000 acres is designated as a wildlife management area, which is where hunting is allowed. Hunting Season begins September 1 and extends through May 31.
Community Garden Info Bowling Green Community Garden The Community Garden is located at Bowling Green Park, 2200 Bowling Green St. For more information email Megan.Doughty@cityofdenton.com Community Garden Highlights Plots are approximately 15’ x 15’ or 11’ x 13’ • • • • •
Plots cleared annually to prep the next year, current plots will be cleared December 10. Plots are currently first-come, first-served. Prior to planting, Denton Parks and Rec will plow and disc garden sites. Each tenant is responsible for the soil work and addition of any soils or compost materials. Hand watering only, no sprinklers. Watering is allowed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hunting is prohibited at the Collins Road or Hartlee Field Road areas of Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area.
Dates to Remember:
September 1 - November 13
Dove and feral hogs | Permits go on sale Aug. 15
September 15 - September 25
Teal | Permits go on sale August 15
November 15 - January 2, January 17-30
Turkey and waterfowl | Permits go on sale Oct. 31
February 1 - May 31 Feral hogs and small game (like rabbits and squirrel) Permits go on sale Jan. 16
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OUTDOOR RECREATION Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp, Ages 11-17
Let your teen explore like never before with Teen Outdoor Adventures! We offer unique experiences with our excursions. No experience is required; only a desire to have fun and be outdoors. Nov. 21-23 & Dec. 19-22 Denia Rec Center
Outdoor Adventures Day, Ages 11-17
Full and half day outdoor adventures on school holidays including archery, hiking, and more. Denia Rec Center or Clear Creek. Various dates, locations, and times
Outdoor Skills Workshop, Ages 8+
Outdoor Hikes & Kayak Hiking, Ages 5+
Discover some of Denton’s hiking trails with Denia staff. Hiking boots, long pants, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent are beneficial. Various dates, locations, and times
Learn (or refresh) your Outdoor Skills with certified and experienced instructors. Outdoor skills include tent set-up, pack prep, fishing rod prep, tying knots, etc. As well as principles such as Leave No Trace. Dec. 3, Jan. 7, and Feb. 4 Denia Rec Center | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Halloween Hike, Ages 5+
Story Time Fishing, Ages 5 & Under
Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and American Red Cross lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure that tours a beautiful local waterway. Open to all skill levels. November 5 Meet at Denia Rec Center| 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Let’s read by the pond! Join us in the pavilion for a fishing story, see a demonstration on how to use a fishing rod, then try fishing with our Backyard Bass. October 7 South Lakes Park | 10-11 a.m.
Discover the mysterious side of nature in this eerie 0.85 mile hike. Hiking boots, long pants, water, and insect repellent are beneficial. October 28 South Lakes Park | 6-9 p.m.
Kayaking, Ages 5+
Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and American Red Cross lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure that tours a beautiful local waterway. September 17 Meet at Denton Senior Center | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 38 | Unite, Grow, Play
AND ADVENTURES Mountain Biking, Ages 5+
Take a kid on a Mountain Bike Day October 1 | 10 a.m.-noon
Archery Participants learn the fundamentals of International-style archery with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Archery aids in the development of micro and macro abilities, as well as listening and observation skills.
Youth Archery, Ages 8-17
Mondays Denia Rec Center | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Adult Archery, Ages 18-49
September 24 and January 21 Denia Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon
Come learn (or refresh) the basics of International-style archery with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. October 29 Denia Rec Center | 10 a.m.-noon
Rock the Wall, Ages 7-15 Homeschool Rock the Wall
In this introductory course to rock climbing, kids will receive one-on-one time with an instructor and learn rock wall safety. Opens October 2022 Denia Rec Center
Sustainable Saturdays, All Ages
Join us at Cleark Creek every second Saturday for activities about nature, conservation, and local environment. Oct. 10, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 | 10 a.m.-noon
Dementia Friendly Nature Walks, Ages 50+
Join Dementia Friendly Denton County as an Elm Fork Chapter Master Naturalist guides a group walk on paved trails through one of Denton’s parks to meet the needs of exercise, education and sensory stimulation.
Walk N’ Talk, Ages 50+
This is an 8-week program partnering with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County. Each week the group will meet to “walk and talk”. Sept. 15 - Nov. 3 | 9-10 a.m. Meet at Senior Center Sept. 15 - Nov. 17 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet at Civic Center
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Denton Parks, Recreation, Trails System Master Plan
The purpose of this plan is to guide the development of parks, recreation, and trails in Denton over the next ten years, focusing on improving the existing system and expanding the system to meet growing demand. This includes an implementation action plan to guide future expenditures for parks and recreation, this master plan complies with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) requirements. City Council adopted the Denton Parks, Recreation, Trails System Master Plan on March 1, 2022. This plan will guide the department over the next ten years. The creation of the Master Plan involved strategically examining the community’s existing services, facilities, and resources and assessing future needs concerning parks, recreation, open space, and greenways.
The parks and recreation department will be making progress on implementing the many components the master plan identifies. Our department is looking forward to continuing the quality of life of our citizens and increasing our efforts to unite, grow, and play! A compliant master plan provides opportunities for grants and additional funding resources for recreation improvements. You can find a copy of the Master Plan on the City of Denton website.
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Who Uses the Master Plan?
u Parks and Recreation u City Departments
u Community Leaders and Decision Makers u Community Groups u Residents u Other Partners/Outside Groups
To receive bonus points on applications for TPWD funding, the agency requires that a municipality submit an updated park master plan every five years and a completely new plan every ten years.
This recognition sets parks and recreation agencies apart for excellence in operation and service. The Parks Master Plan is one required element of the accreditation process.
PARK PROJECTS As part of the Master Plan the Parks and
Recreation department will be making progress on implementing the many components the master plan identifies. You will see some of the vision and goals through current and past projects listed.
Current Projects u
North Lakes Tennis Center On February 15, 2022, the City of Denton executed a contract with North Rock Construction, LLC, to construct tennis and pickleball courts at North Lakes Park. This project includes twelve (12) tennis courts and eight (8) pickleball courts.
Denia Park Batting Cage Denia Park Features 4 softball fields that can accommodate both youth baseball and softball. The new project will have two batting tunnels, new concrete surface with artificial turf, chain link fencing, and netting. Thanks to the Denton Parks Foundation and Tim Brewer Memorial Foundaation.
Sequoia Park For the playground, we will be installing the toddler play structure for 2-5 year olds. The playground should be in within 60 days. This was funded by a CDBG Grant we applied for in 2021.
Upcoming Projects u
Cross Timbers North & South Playground Replacements include interactive, accessible play, and integrated shade.
Villages of Carmel Park Starting grant process with TPWD and does not anticipate the Notice to Proceed from TPWD until Spring 2023.
Bowling Green Park Working on seeking grants and other funding sources to create this master plan.
u North Lakes Dog Park u Wolff's Park u McKenna Park
Tree Plantings The City of Denton has a Tree Mitigation Fund that provides funding for tree planting efforts located throughout the city. Be on the lookout for new trees!
Rayzor Ranch Identified need for a new pavilion. Currently assessing the area of placement and funding.
Park Waste Recepticle Grant Replacing existing fifty-five-gallon trash and recycling receptacles with new, readily identifiable receptacles in Fred Moore Park, South Lake Park, and Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center.
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The City of Denton’s Public Art Committee has a commitment to sustaining and promoting Denton’s unique, creative identity. Art enhances the cultural, physical, and psychological environment by enlivening and humanizing public spaces. We define “public art” broadly as visual art of all disciplines that is accessible to the public that is aquired by, donated to, and approved by the City. These projects are not paid for with public funds and are often acquired through grants or donations. Here are some of the past, present, and future art projects:
Current Projects u Bonnie Brae Roundabout Sculpture
Upcoming Projects u Sculpture at the new Tennis Center u Monument Sign on Eagle/Locust u Electric Box Art Program
Past Projects u u u u u u
Sculptures on Carroll Boulevard ”Shields of Tradition” at Fire Station 3 ”Bench People” at MLK Jr. Rec Center ”Fetch!” at North Lakes Dog Park ”Vela’s Trophy” at G. Roland Vela Sports Complex ”Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship” at Wolff’s Park
For more information visit cityofdenton.com/publicart
memorial program Photos (clockwise, from top left): “Bench People” by artist Madeline Wiener, “Shield of Tradition” by artists 23 Design Co., “Foundations of our History” by artist Dan Black, “Fetch!” by artists 23 Design Co, “Vela’s Trophy” by artist Ray King, “Dog Star” by artist Elizabeth Akamatsu
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A park memorial offers donors the opportunity to purchase a bench, tree, brick, or picket in honor of a loved one and allow their memory to live on in an act of service or enhancement to City parks. Applications can be found on the website or in-person at Parks and Recreation Customer Service located within the Denton Civic Center.
Book, Rent, & Reserve Pavilion and Facility Rentals reserve and pay online
Find and book the perfect location for your next birthday party, quinceañera, family reunion, graduation party, baby shower, church event, and more! Choose from a range of facilities, rooms, pavilions, and fields. Our options are affordable with amenities that include gymnasiums, kitchens, multi-purpose rooms, outdoor pavilions, playgrounds, and more!
Rec Center Rentals
American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey St. A large multipurpose room, warming kitchen, terrace, computer lab, and recreation room. Denia Rec Center 1001 Parvin St. Various multipurpose rooms, game room, and a gymnasium MLK Jr. Rec Center 1300 Wilson St. Various meeting rooms, a gymnasium, and a kitchen.
Aquatics Facility Rentals
Civic Center Pool 515 N. Bell Ave. Available seasonally for after hours rentals. Denton Natatorium 2400 Long Rd. Available for after hours rentals. Water Works Park 2400 Long Rd. Available seasonally for after hours rentals.
North Lakes Rec Center 2001 W. Windsor Dr. Two multipurpose roomes and a gymnasium. Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. A large multipurpose room with performance stage and various recreation rooms.
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RENTALS Denton Civic Center Historic Denton Civic Center was designed by renowned Texas Architect O'Neil Ford. It’s centrally located near downtown Denton in beautiful Quakertown Park and is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, community events, trade shows, and Quinceañeras. It features: g 9,000-square-foot indoor rotunda g 4,000-square-foot outdoor, covered plaza g Three meeting rooms g Full catering kitchen g Updated lighting and acoustics g Alcohol permited
Pavilions are available at North Lakes, South Lakes, McKenna, Fred Moore, Avondale, Denia, Mack, Joe Skiles, Briercliff, Owsley, Nette Schultz, Milam, and Lake Forest Parks. Do I have to reserve the pavilion to use it? Yes, if you need it guaranteed. If it’s not reserved, then it’s first come, first served. Rentals take precedence over walk-up parties.
Athletic Field Rentals
Various fields and courts are available for practice rentals. For assistance booking games, tournaments, or leagues please contact Athletic Manager, Jason Barrow. Athletic rentals can be found at Denia Sports Complex, Evers Baseball Complex, Fred Moore Sports Complex, Hartlee Field Mountain Bike Trail, North Lakes Sports Complex, Mack Park Sports Complex, Vela Sports Complex. 44 | Unite, Grow, Play
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 Courses
North Lakes Disc Golf Courses are located at the corner of Bonnie Brae Street and Windsor Drive. The courses are free and open to the public daily.
Unique Themed Party Packages
Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285
MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8575
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One hour of gym time 30 minutes in a decorated party room Party for 15 kids Paper goods and balloons
$90, Playhouse (ages 2-6) $110, Sports Party $200, Black Light Sports Zone (ages 7+)
One hour of activity 30 minutes in a decorated party room Party for 15 kids Paper goods and balloons Digital Invitation
$90, Basic Party (all ages) $100, Sports (ages 5+) $120, Princess (ages 4-10) $120, Super Hero (ages 4-10) $120, Kings and Queens Bounce House (ages 4+)
North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287 • • • •
45 min. of instructor led activity 45 minutes in decorated party room Paper goods, balloons, and novelties Cake and drinks
8 Kids | $150 16 Kids | $175 24 Kids | $200 Build your own party! Pick an activity like a bouncehouse, kickball, soccer, and more. Then select a theme! We have so many options like princess, pirates, dinosaur, unicorn, then licensed options with Marvel, Disney, Nick Jr, and Minecraft, and even Glow in the Dark parties with sparkles, Star Wars in space and so much more!
Denton Natatorium, (940) 349-8800 • • • • •
One hour rental Candy Haven Cake, feeds 20 Ice Cream Sandwiches Paper goods & digital invitations Party Host
15 Kids/swimmers | $160 25 Kids/swimmers | $225 Additional fees for extra swimmers and bigger, specialized cakes.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER Extreme Temperatures
Weather conditions are considered inclement when the temperature low is expected to fall below 32 degrees or the temperature high is expected to exceed 100 degrees, and when the City declares a emergency for weather conditions such as ice, severe flooding, etc.
Daytime Warming Centers / Cooling Stations
City of Denton public facilities with heating, air condition, public restrooms, water fountains, and sitting areas Parks & Recreation Centers
Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720
North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. (940) 349-8752
Fire Stations with restroom and water fountain access:
Denia Rec Center 1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285
South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Ln. (940) 349-8752
MLK Jr. Rec Center 1300 Wilson St. (940) 349-8575
Denton Civic Center 321 E. McKinney St. (940) 349-7275
North Lakes Rec Center 2001 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-9287
Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. (940) 349-8752
Our Daily Bread 300 W. Oak St. Ste 100 (940) 349-5604
Salvation Army Denton 1508 E. McKinney St. (940) 349-3800
Station 1: Central FIre Station 332 E. Hickory St. (940) 349-8752 Monday - Friday, 8-5 p.m.
Station 2 110 Mockingbird Ln. Station 3 1401 Underwood St. Station 4 2110 E. Sherman Dr. Station 5 2230 W. Windsor Dr. Station 6 3232 Teasley Ln. Station 7 4201 Vintage Pkwy. Station 8 3131 Colorado Blvd.
Must call to confirm inclement weather opening Our Daily Bread Monsignor King Outreach Center 300S. Woodrow Ln. (940) 514-1007
Salvation Army Denton 1508 E. Mckinney St. (940) 556-3800
Outdoor Parks Inclement Weather North Lakes Driving Range The driving range will close if the temperature, or wind chill, drops to 38 degrees or colder. The range may close during otherinclement or rainy weather. If inclement weather occurs, call 940-349-8545 for class and league cancellations and facility closing inforamtion. 46 | Unite, Grow, Play
North Lakes Tennis Center The tennis center may close during rainy weather or if the wind chill or normal temperature is below 38 degrees. If inclement weather occurs, call 940-3498526 for class and league cancellations and closing information.
STAFF DIRECTORY Administration Gary Packan Parks & Rec Director Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-7460
Denton Senior Center Nicole Brasher Senior Center Manager Nicole.email@example.com (940) 349-8727
Rec Care Sara Farris Recreation Supervisor Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8730
Nikki Sassenus Assistant Parks Director Nikki.email@example.com (940) 349-7752
Jane Riddle Recreation Coordinator Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8722
Jodi McClaren Recreation Coordinator Jodi.email@example.com (940) 349-8731
Fince Espinoza Assistant Parks Director Fince.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-
Tyler Smith Recreation Coordinator Tyler.email@example.com (940) 349-8546
Aquatics Monica Martin Aquatics Manager Monica.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8804
Megan Thomas Program Area Manager Megan.email@example.com (940) 349-7752
American Legion Hall Yvonne Kendricks Recreation Coordinator Yvonne.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8298
Paul David Morgan Aquatics Supervisor PaulDavid.email@example.com (940) 349-8804
Autumn Natalie Program & Events Supervisor Autumn.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8711 Stephanie Gray Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Stephanie.email@example.com (940) 349-8763 Athletics Jason Barrow Athletics Manager Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-7218 Rachel Burks Recreation Supervisor Rachel.email@example.com (940) 349-8523 Kelsey Stuart Recreation Supervisor Kelsey.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8547 Brad Bosquez Athletics Coordinator Bradley.email@example.com (940) 349-8711 Civic Center Megan Doughty Civic Center Supervisor Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8735 Arianna Bencid Special Events Supervisor Arianna.email@example.com (940) 349-8546
Denia Rec Center Robbie Johnson Recreation Manager Robbie.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8578 Carin Zeman Recreation Coordinator Carin.email@example.com (940) 349-8745 David Ruiz Recreation Coordinator David.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8136 MLK Jr. Rec Center Cheylon Brown Recreation Manager Cheylon.email@example.com (940) 349-8576 Yosselin Muller Recreation Coordinator Yosselin.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8298 North Lakes Rec Center Alicia McDaniel North Lakes & Fitness Manager Alicia.email@example.com (940) 349-7764 Brad Groves Recreation Coordinator Brad.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-7761
Ryan Comfort Aquatics Supervisor Ryan.email@example.com (940) 349-8802 Maria Campbell Aquatics Supervisor Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8806 Greyson Rowley Aquatics Coordinator Greyson.email@example.com (940) 349-8800 Parks John Whitmore Park Planning Manager John.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-7747 Jason Donnell Sr. Park Planner Jason.email@example.com (940) 349-8275 Chris Escoto Park Planner Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-8523 Haywood Morgan Urban Forester Haywood.email@example.com (940) 349-8337
Mia Macy Recreation Coordinator Mia.firstname.lastname@example.org (940) 349-7757
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DENTON CIVIC CENTER | QUAKERTOWN PARK 321 E. McKinney St., (940) 349-8272
Enjoy a 9,000 square foot rotunda designed by reknowned 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 your tour, call (940) 349-8272