Parks & Recreation Jerry Mouton, Jr.
Mission & Vision Statements
The Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing exemplary quality of life services and experiences to the community consistent with our history, culture, and unique character.
Thank you for checking out the “Live and Play” brochure, created by the Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department. This brochure includes all the information you need to find a variety of ways to have fun in our community.
I am proud that the Parks and Recreation Department has developed a range of programming for our children and families to experience during the Winter/Spring season. Over the next few months, we hope to see you at some of our outdoor events including the Easter EGG-stravaganza, Movies in the Park and others! Make sure to utilize this brochure as well as the City website and social media channels to stay informed. Hope to see you there!
City of Deer Park Leadership Parks
The Parks and Recreation Commission is a Council-appointed committee that acts as a liaison between the constituents and the Parks and Recreation Department. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 11:30am at the Community Center. These meetings are open to the public and we welcome everyone to bring their ideas in front of this hardworking committee.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION
Charlie Sandberg - Director
Jacob Zuniga - Assistant Director
Jazmin Hernandez - Administrative Supervisor
Nicole Garvis - Marketing/Technical Coordinator
Sarah Walker - Administrative Services
Dawn Crenshaw - Public Building Supervisor
Rene’ McBride - Recreation Supervisor
Tiffany McGallian - Park Operations Supervisor
Susan Mele - Artistic Managing Supervisor
Debra Culp - Athletics/Aquatics Supervisor
Kristen Villalovos - Senior Services Supervisor
PARKS AND RECREATION FOR EVERYONE
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the American s with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), The City of Deer Park, Texas will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. If you require special accommodations in order to fully participate in services, programs, or activities please contact us at 281-478-2050 in or der for reasonable accommodations to be provided.
PHOTO RELEASE STATEMENT
Deer Park Parks and Recreation frequently videotapes and photographs participants enjoying our programs, special events, parks and facilities. These images are used by Parks and Recreation and the City of Deer Park in publications, on the web, for television/cable promotions, or to use as is seen fit. The images are used at the Department’s discretion and become its sole property.
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CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
IF PROGRAM DOES NOT MAKE: Help us have successful programs by registering early! All programs must have a minimum number of participants in order to be conducted. If a program does not meet the minimum, the program may be canceled and a refund or account credit will be issued.
IF A PATRON CANNOT MAKE A PROGRAM: Cancellations by customers made five (5) business days prior to the start of a program will receive a refund. If a cancellation is made after the five (5) business day deadline; a credit will be added to the patrons account in lieu of a refund. Refunds/credits will not be issued if the PARD office is not notified of withdrawal at least 24 hours or 1 business day (whichever is greater) before the start of the program. Refunds/credits will not be given after the start of a program or event. Registration fees will not be prorated for partial attendance. Under special circumstances, refunds/credits may be issued outside of these guidelines. Patrons are asked to contact the PARD office in these circumstances in order to obtain refunds/credits.
HOW TO CANCEL: Cancellations can be requested in person, by phone or email to the Parks and Recreation Department office, however written cancellation via email is preferred. Please send cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the PARD staff member you are working with. To request a cancellation by phone or in person, please call or visit the PARD office Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. This advanced notice is required for all programs, regardless of the number of days they are held.
Get an early start to the day at our Easter Eggstravaganza! Starting at 9am guests can enjoy bunny bingo, carrot pull game, rubber ducky races, and a sidewalk chalk contest. Wristbands can be purchased for $6 and include an entry to the pony rides, petting zoo, and wagon rides that will take place from 9am-12pm. Make sure you buy your wristbands early because they tend to sell out! At 10:30am, we will host an Egg Hunt for ages 6 months-11 years old. All age groups will hunt simultaneously. Some eggs will contain prize certificates that participants can redeem after the hunt. The Art Park Players Reaction group will host games, dancing, and prizes under the Pavillion from 11am-12pm.
Sa | Apr 1 | 9am - 12pm
Dow Park | FREE | Egg Hunt, Sidewalk Chalk & Bunny Bingo, Carrot Pull, Rubber Ducky Races
$6 wristbands | Pony Rides, Petting Zoo & Wagon Rides
For Ages 6mos & Up
We invite all our furry family members to Ella & Friends Dog Park (500 W. 13th Street) at 2pm for a Pooch Hunt. All canines must be on a leash, and we ask that one person per dog assist with the hunt.
Sa| Apr 1 | 2pm
Ella & Friends Dog Park | FREE |All Ages
Movies in the Park
From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won’t want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in our 2023 lineup. Grab a space on the lawn, enjoy a picnic and let the cinematic fun begin.
Dow Park | FREE | ALL AGES
Sa | Mar 4 | 7:45pm | Space Jam (Rated PG)
Sa | Apr 1| 7:45pm | Princess and the Frog (Rated G)
Sa | May 6| 7:45pm | Spiderman No Way Home (PG-13
Another Man’s Treasure Garage Sale
Out with the old and in with the new! Find your treasure at Another Man’s Treasure community garage sale. Parking and entry are free for this indoor event so come out to see what new items you can find for yourself!
F | Feb 17 | 7am - 3pm
Sa | Feb 18 | 7am - 2pm
Jimmy Burke Center | Free
Block Party Days
Come out to a free family friendly event which will give you a chance to participate in music, games, face painting, and more!
Sa | Jan 14 & Mar 25 | 12 - 3pm
Kingsdale Recreation Center | FREE All Ages
Want some peace and quiet while the kids are out of school? Sign them up for Wild Child! They will be busy with crafts, outdoor activities, and making friends. Just send them with two snacks, a refillable water bottle, a lunch, and sit back and enjoy a peaceful day.
M | Jan 16 | 9am - 3pm
Community Center Rm 12| $20
Ages 6-12 | Activity Code: 130108
Canvas & Chill
Canvas & Chill is a family friendly event full of painting and fun! Participants will receive stepby-step instruction. Make sure to sign up fast as this class is limited to ten painters. No prior experience is required and all materials will be provided. We recommend you wear an apron or old shirt should you get any paint on your clothing. Children under 8 should have an adult to assist them.
F | Feb 10 | Teddy Bear | 6:30 - 8:30pm
F | Mar 3 | Flower | 6:30 - 8:30pm
Community Center Rm 11 | $20 | Ages 6+
Activity Code: 130103
Intro to Dog Obedience
Up for a game of Tic-Tac-Toe? Come to Claude Burgess Center for Geocaching Tic-Tac-Toe! You may buddy up in teams up to 3 or go solo. GPS equipment is limited, but a phone GPS will work just as well. All ages are welcome but it is recommended that those younger than 12 have an adult chaperone.
F | Apr 14 | 6 - 8pm
Claude Burgess Center | $5 | All Ages
Activity Code: 130202
Game Room Socials
Join us in the game room for a themed social! Register online or by calling the front office at 281-478-2050. Membership is not required.
W | Feb 1 | Valentine Gram | 1 - 3pm
M | Apr 10 | Smash Bros | 1 - 3pm
W | May 24 | Schools Out Bash | 5 - 7pm
FREE | Ages 6+ | Activity Code: 130107
Join us and paint a wonderful plaster piece that will be ready to take home the day of the event. Choose from several different ceramic pieces but make sure to sign up quick as there is only room for 12. Classes are an introductory painting class with limited instruction. All materials will be supplied.
M | Feb 20 |1 - 3pm
Th | Mar 23 | 5 - 7pm
Tu | Apr 18 | 5 - 7pm
Community Center Rm 11 $10| Ages 3+ | Activity Code: 130101
Spring Break Camp
Love being outdoors, making new friends, doing crafts, and going on field trips? Come join us this Spring break for our Spring Break Camp at the Deer Park Community Center.
M - F | Mar 13 -17 | 7:30am - 5pm
Community Center Rm 12 | Ages 6 - 12
$115 Residents/$135 Non-Residents Activity Code: 130301
Unleash the best friend you will ever have. This 6-week course will include beginning engagement skills, on-leash skills such as sit, down, recall, loose-leash walking as well as boundary training. We also welcome dogs that need to brush up on their skills. Big or small, we train them all and anything is pawsible! If you have any questions you may email the certified instructor, Angela at aspence@ac2training or you may call her at 832-382-3638.
Tu | Session 1-Jan 10 - Feb 14; Session 2-Mar 21 - Apr 25 |6:30 - 7:30pm | Jimmy Burke Center
$150 | Activity Code: 130104
Mother & Son Archery
Come join us at our Deer Park Adult Softball Field for a Mother/Son Mother’s day competition. Cost is $20 per Mother/ Son pair and additional $10 per Son. Loser does the dishes!!
Sa | May 13| 9am - 12pm
Adult Softball Complex | $20 | Ages 6+ | Activity Code: 130106
Safe @ Home by Safe Sitter
This 90-minute program is designed to teach students how to practice safe habits, prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Includes a manual to take home.
Tu| May 16| 5:30 - 7pm | Community Center Rm 12 | $25 | Ages 9-14 | Activity Code: 130105
Safe Sitter is a 6-hour program that is designed to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter has been a leader in providing life skills and child care training for youth. A student handbook and completion card will be issued to each student. A 30-minute pizza lunch is factored into the fee and time allotment. A short completion ceremony will conclude the day at 3:30PM with parents encouraged to attend.
Sa| May 20| 9am - 3:30pm | Community Center Rm 12 | $50 | Ages 12-17 | Activity Code: 130102
Game Room Party Package
Need an affordable venue for your celebration? The Parks and Recreation Department offers a party package that includes a rental room, tables, chairs and 2 hours of exclusive fun in our game room. You may book on Fridays from 5:308:30pm with the game room reserved for you from 5:30-7:30pm or on Saturdays from 1:30-4:30pm with the game room reserved for you from 1:30-3:30pm. Your set up and clean up will be during these times. Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance of your date.
F - 5:30-7:30pm/ Sa - 1:30-3:30pm | Community Center Game Room
If you are 12-15 years old (as of June 1, 2023) we welcome you to apply as a volunteer this summer assisting with programs and Parks and Recreation operations. The VIPAR program instills experience and skills for youth preparing them for work in the “real world”. From filling out an application, to interviewing, to training, to learning responsibility by getting to your assignment on time and following instructions. While the Department benefits from the help, the VIPAR benefits from the experience. Applications will be available April 14- May 11 and can be found at http://www.deerparktx. gov/1256/VIPAR-Program Interviews will be conducted the week of May 15.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” –
Maxwell Adult Center
Pickleball Beginners Course
Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Playing pickleball improves stability, exercises brain functions, and reduces stress. New learners are welcome as we will be having a staff member teach those interested in how to play pickleball!
W | Jan 4 - 25 | 3 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | FREE | Activity Code: 140506
Calling all Foodies! We will be hosting a class teaching you how to make a sweet or savory item to take home on the last Friday of every month! All supplies are included. We will walk you step by step on how to make food and we will have light refreshments. There is a $10 fee for each of the classes.
January 27 - Cream Cheese, Cranberry, and Bacon
February 24 - Chocolate Lasagna
March 24 - Ham and Swiss Sliders
April 28 - Mini Cheesecake
May 26 - Chicken Enchilada Dip
F| Jan 27 - May 26 | 2 - 4pm| Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $10 | Activity Code: 140504
Join us the second Thursday for the months of January through May for a fun day of doing volunteer work with organizations like Houston Food Bank, City of Pasadena - Recreational Center for those with cognitive or physical disabilities, animal shelters, etc. Volunteer Days will take place on the second Thursday of the month. Times will vary.
Th| Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11
Maxwell Center |Ages 55+ | FREE
Activity Code: 140521
We are offering two (am\pm) instructor guided oil painting sessions! If you are interested please call the Maxwell Adult Center 281-478-7276.
Tu | 9am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm|Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | FREE
Growing Garden Agrilife Course
Veteran instructors Sijo James Smith and Sifu Mildred Williams will be offering Tai Chi classes here at Maxwell Adult Center. Their style is Chinese Kenpo, derived from Ed Parker’s American Kenpo linage. Tai Chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. It is shown that practicing Tai Chi can improve balance, stability, and flexibility in older people, including those with Parkinson’s disease! Tai Chi will be every Friday from 10am till 11am at the Maxwell Adult Center.
F| 10 - 11am | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ $40 per month | Activity Code: 140303
Yoga with Carey
Fulfill all your physical needs with yoga classes with Carey. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to find your inner Zen…Namaste!
Tu & Th| 10 - 11am | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ 4 classes/month $25; 8 classes/month $40
Jan Activity Code: 140304
Feb Activity Code: 140305 Mar Activity Code: 140306 Apr Activity Code: 140307 May Activity Code: 140308
CPR, First Aide & AED Beginners & Refresher Seminar
Need a refresher on the basics of providing medical care to someone who has experienced a sudden injury or illness, how to perform CPR, or how to utilize an AED? Join us for a beginners and refresher seminar at the Maxwell Center. This is a free program, but we do ask that you please register for the program so we can know how many will be in attendance.
W| Feb 8| 10 - 11am | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | FREE
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be at the Maxwell Center to offers a series focused on growing and nourishing healthy community gardens. This 6-session series teaches participants how to grow fruits and vegetables, thus increasing their access to fresh produce.
W| Feb 13 - Mar 20 | 10 - 11am | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ |FREE
Calling all competitors! We will be hosting a chili cook-off to ring in the rodeo month with some spice. There is a $2 fee to enter your chili into the competition. We will have refreshments! Judging will begin at 3pm. The winner will get a prize!
Th| Mar 16 | 12 - 4pm | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ |$2
Maxwell Adult Center ‘No Need to Register Programs’
Sit N Fit
Sit N Fit brings easy chair exercises for seniors to strengthen both their body and mind. Join us at the Maxwell Adult Center to get a good one hour chair work out! It will be lead by a Maxwell staff member to offer a more personal instruction.
M & W | 9 - 10am | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ FREE
Come join us in our new class: Cardio Drumming! This class is a fun and upbeat exercise program, that incorporates movement and rhythm with no training necessary!
M | 2 - 3pm |Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | FREE
Come join the Maxwell Center staff for exciting rounds of BINGO for a chance to win prizes. There will be an exciting round of ‘cover all’ for a chance to win a gift card. Bingo will be held every Wednesday at the Maxwell Center. We will also be hosting a Birthday Bingo Bash in celebration for those that have a birthday for the month every first Wednesday, come on down to enjoy some cake and some games! If it’s your birthday month come in and enjoy a fun chance to be the birthday bingo winner!
W | 1 - 2pm | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | FREE
What is Chair Volleyball? Chair Volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to be active. Because players are required to remain seated, chair volleyball allows those with physical limitations to participate on a level playing field with those who may be more active.
Th| 1 - 2pm |Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | FREE
Bean Bag Baseball
Bring a friend and come on down to The Maxwell Center for a fun bean bag game centered around baseball!
F | 1 - 2pm | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | FREE
Get together with your friends and drop by Maxwell Adult Center to play a fun trivia game like Jeopardy or The Price is Right to get your mind flowing!
Tu | 1 - 2pm |Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | FREE
Knitting and Crocheting
Knitting and Crocheting enthusiast? Well, come on down to the Maxwell Center! Learn some new tips and tricks, pass on some knowledge and make new friends.
Th | 9 - 11:30am | Maxwell Center | Ages 55+| FREE
Join the Maxwell Adult Center on the FIRST Friday of each month for a fun baking contest. Bring in your best homemade dessert! Winner will be getting a certificate along with a $10 gift card.
F | Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 | 12 - 1pm
Maxwell Center | Ages 55+|FREE
Stop in on Fridays to join our Quilters and create quilts. Some will be donated to organizations. Meet new friends and learn new tips!
F | 10am - 3pm | Maxwell Center Ages 55+ | FREE
Hobby Swap N’ Shop
Bring your old hobby supplies to the Hobby Swap where you can trade your items and try something new! This will give you a chance to trade out the puzzles, books, or art supplies. Please drop items off at the Maxwell Center the day before the event, so we can ensure that everything is set out and ready to go the morning of. After the event, we will be donating what is leftover.
W| Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3 | 9am - 3pm
Maxwell Center | Ages 55+|FREE
Maxwell Adult Center ‘Let’s Make Something’
Valentine’s Glass Painting
Come and learn how to paint on glass to create a framed painting. Painters of any skill level welcome! We will be creating a fun Valentine’s themed painting to spread the love in the air. Deadline to register for the class is January 26th. All supplies will be included.
Th | Feb 2 | 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $6 | Activity Code: 140517
Chocolate Rose Candy Class
Join us at the Maxwell Adult Center for a class on making a rose bud bundle out of molding chocolate. We will also be making a stem out paper straw or a wooden stick and wrapping it in plastic with a bow, ready for you to take home! All supplies will be included.
Th | Feb 2 | 10 - 11:30am | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $10 | Activity Code: 140503
Charcuterie Board Class
The Maxwell Adult Center will be offering a class to learn how to create a charcuterie board; led by Blanca Ledzma, from A Matter of Taste. She will be guiding participants on how to make delicious and beautiful charcuterie boards that will impress your guests and family. Class includes board, cold cuts, and assortments of cheeses, dried fruit, fresh fruit, homemade dips, nuts and artisan crackers.
M | Feb 13 | 1 - 3pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $45 | Activity Code: 140518
Floral Arrangement Class
Join us on National Floral Design Day for a fun class creating a floral arrangement that will last year round! We will be utilizing artificial flowers to create a floraltastic arrangement to brag about. All supplies will be provided. Please register by February 23rd. We will have a 15-person limit.
Tu | Feb 28 | 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $20 | Activity Code: 140513
St. Patrick’s Tie-Dye Class
Keep the pinchers away! Join us for a fun class creating a festive green tie-dye shirt. We will provide all the dye and supplies needed, but we will not be providing the shirts. On the day of the class, please bring a white 100% cotton shirt you would like to dye! We do ask that you please register with Maxwell staff in advance so we know the number of supplies to purchase before the class. We will be having a 15-person limit.
W | Mar 1 | 9 - 11am | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 1140514
Easter Egg Craft
Bring out your creative side with the Maxwell Adult Center as we work on decorating festive 4-inch Styrofoam Easter Eggs with sequins and beads.
Th | Mar 30 | 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $8 | Activity Code: 140512
Easter Charcuterie Board Class
Come on down to the Maxwell Adult Center as we create a fun Easter-themed charcuterie board with delicious selections of Easter treats. The class will be led by Blanca Ledzma, from A Matter of Taste. All supplies will be provided for this course along with the tray. This will be a perfect creation to share with the family and friends.
Th | Apr 6| 1 - 3pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $50 | Activity Code: 140519
Salsa Making Class
Spice up your meals by learning how to make delicious homemade salsa. We will use fresh products to enhance your cooking with minimal effort. The class will be lead by Blanca Ledzma, from A Matter of Taste, and will include a mason jar and all ingredients for class.
Th | May 4| 1 - 3pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $30 | Activity Code: 140511
Sunflower Tie-Dye Class
April Showers bring May Flowers! Join us for a fun class creating a sunflower style tie-dye shirt. We will provide all the dye and supplies needed, but we will not be providing the shirts. On the day of the class, please bring a white 100% cotton shirt you would like to dye! Please register in advance. There is a 15-person limit.
W | May 10 | 9 - 11am | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 140516
Summer Candle Making Class
Have you ever wanted to make your own candle? Join the Maxwell staff and learn how to make your own custom candle! Please register by May 11th, so we know the amount of supplies to purchase. There will be a 15-person limit.
M | May 15 | 1 - 3pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $10 | Activity Code: 140515
Maxwell Adult Center ‘Getting Social’
New Member Social
Come to our Popcorn Social as we celebrate our new members that we’ve gained over the past year along with meeting new faces! We will have fun door prizes, a popcorn bar, music and games. We do ask that you register by January 13th.
Th | Jan 19 | 1 - 3pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | FREE | Activity Code: 140106
Valentine’s Sweetheart Breakfast
Love is in the air at The Maxwell Center! Join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a lovely Breakfast Social. We will have a waffle bar for our lovely patrons. We will begin serving at 8:15am. We do ask that you sign up by February 8th, so we know how much to prepare for.
Tu | Feb 14 | 8 - 10am | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 140102
Murder Mystery Luncheon - Midnight at the Masquerade
Join us at the Maxwell Center for our Masquerade Mystery Luncheon. Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and get this soiree back on track by solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Lunch is included.
M | Feb 23 | 11:30am - 3:30pm Maxwell Center | Ages 55+ | $40 Activity Code: 140505
St. Patrick’s Social
Come join us for a wee-bit of craic as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wear your best green outfit! We will have a Mac N’ Cheese bar, play sham-ROCK’n music, and have some fun games. Please bring your favorite dessert to share! We will be providing refreshments. We do ask that you please register with Maxwell staff in advance by March 9th and when you register, please let us know what you will be bringing. There is a 40-person limit.
F | Mar 17 | 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 140103
Hop into the Easter spirit by stopping by the Maxwell Center for a fun Easter Social. A nice way to come out and meet new friends! We will be doing a Potluck, having a yogurt bar, playing music and having some fun games. Please bring your favorite Easter dish to share for our Potluck! We do ask that you please register with Maxwell staff in advance by March 24th and when you register, please let us know what you will be bringing. There will be a 40-person limit.
F | Mar 31 | 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 140104
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Let’s bring on the fun by joining us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration! We will have a nacho bar, playing music and having some fun games. Please bring your favorite dessert to share! We will be providing refreshments. We do ask that you please register with Maxwell staff in advance by April 28th and when you register, please let us know what you will be bringing. There is a 40-person limit.
F | May 5| 2 - 4pm | Maxwell Center
Ages 55+ | $5 | Activity Code: 140105
Join us on day trips to different thrift shops around our surrounding area along with stopping at a restaurant for lunch (price of lunch not included). This program will be the second Tuesday of every month. We will depart from the Jimmy Burke Activity Center at 10:00am.
Tu| 10am - 3:30pm | Jimmy Burke Center | Ages 55+ | $3 | Activity Code: 140207
Jan 10 - Pearland; Feb 21 - MAM Thrift; Mar 21 - Texas Thrift; Apr 18 - Blue Bird Circle Thrift; May 23 - Hidden Treasures
The Rustic Brush
Ring in the New Year with a fun day trip to the Rustic Brush in Pearland on January 26, 2023! We will be departing from Jimmy Burke Activity Center at 12:15PM. There will be three craft options to pick from for the class; plank trios, single boards and door tags that you will be able to create as well as having some light refreshments. A fun activity to do with friends/family and something fun to bring home! Price includes all materials needed.
Th | Jan 26 | 12:15 - 4:45pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $45 | Activity Code: 140211
Chicago the Musical
Join the Maxwell Adult Center as we travel on a Harris County bus to Pappas Bar-B-Que and the Hobby Center to see Chicago the Musical. Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. The price includes your ride and tickets to the musical, dinner is on you.
Tu | Feb 7 | 4:30 - 11pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $42.50 | Activity Code: 140202
Historic Galveston Ghost Tour
Our Ghost Tour guides will take you on a grand expedition through the historic Silk Stocking District and beyond while you soak in the sights and sounds of our eerie island. We will be viewing the Robert Durst House and learn about Galveston’s best ghost stories. Before the haunt, we will be going to Riondo’s Ristorante (price for this event does not include dinner).
Tu | Feb 9 | 3 - 9pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $30 | Activity Code: 140208
Painting with a Twist
Join us on a Day Trip to Painting with a Twist! Breathe in... and out...leave your stress behind and join us for our Zen Collection painting. The Zen Collection incorporate calming paintings with soothing music and artist instruction for the ultimate Zen-inspired relaxation experience. The price for this event includes all materials needed and light refreshments.
Tu | Mar 2 | 12:30 - 3:30pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $45 | Activity Code: 140209
Maxwell Adult Center
Voodoo Doughnuts and Art Car Museum
Join the Maxwell Adult Center as we go to check out the unusual doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnuts like Dirt, Oh Captain, and Woodoo Bubble just to name a few. After we enjoy some doughnuts (self-pay) we will head on over to the Art Car Museum to look at the unusual cars.
Th | Mar 23 | 9am - 2pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $3 | Activity Code: 140203
Legally Blonde the Musical
The Maxwell Adult Center is headed to the Hobby Center to see Legally Blonde and would love for you to join us. We will be traveling by a Harris County Bus and stopping for dinner at Pappas Bar-B-Que (price of dinner is not included). Legally Blonde the Musical is based on the movie Legally Blonde, where the story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.
Tu | Apr 11 | 4:30 - 11pm | Jimmy Burke Center
Ages 55+ | $42.50 | Activity Code: 140204
Dilorio Farms & Waller County Line BBQ
Come join the Maxwell Adult Center on a day trip to Dilorio Farm in Hempstead. Dilorio farms is a 20,000 sqft, fancooled open-air produce market. Along with produce they sell fresh flowers, jellies, jams, honey and gourmet pickles. After our shopping trip we will be stopping at Waller County Line BBQ for lunch (not included in cost).
Tu | Apr 25 | 9am - 4pm | Jimmy Burke Center Ages 55+ |Residents-$5; Non-Residents-$8 Activity Code: 140205
Yoga/Pilates with Norma
Mat Pilates will focus on controlled breathing during body weight resisted movement to build core strength in addition to strengthening arms, legs, and the trunk muscles. Yoga will focus on the union of mind, body, and spirit while developing flexibility, strength, and balance. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace and to “listen to their bodies.”
1 CLASS PER WEEK
Tu, Th | 8:30 - 9:30am | Community Center Rm 12 $30 per month | Ages 18+ | Activity Code: 110310
2 CLASSES PER WEEK
Tu, Th | 8:30 - 9:30am | Community Center Rm 12 $45 per month | Ages 18+ | Activity Code: 110311
Yoga/Pilates & Barre with Norma
Experience a full body workout including strength, balance, flexibility, and toning while using provided fitness equipment. Movements are inspired by ballet and blended with Pilates/Yoga. Appropriate for all, modifications provided. Students will need to bring their own mats.
4 CLASSES PER WEEK
Tu, Th | 8:30 - 10:30am | Community Center Rm 12 $60 per month | Ages 18+ | Activity Code: 110312
Ladies Low Impact Aerobics
Experience a full body workout to develop core strength, flexibility, body toning, balance, and a mind/body connection. Classes are appropriate for all ages and modifications will be given as needed. Students will need to bring their own mats. Other equipment will be provided.
M, W, F | 8:30 - 9:30am | Community Center Rm 6 $20 per month | Ages 18+ | Activity Code: 110307
Self Defense Kickboxing
Kickboxing is a series of punching, kicking and body movements that are done in combinations or by themselves. The objective depends on the individual. It can be utilized for weight loss or defending oneself by using proper technique to be effective.
Registration fee is $50.00 which includes hand wraps and boxing gloves.
M, F | 8:15 - 8:45pm | Community Center Rm 6 $50 per month | Ages 12+ | Activity Code: 110308
Martial Arts- Kenpo
Karate is an art that teaches discipline and respect towards others and yourself by becoming more selfaware. Our style is American Kenpo from the Ed Parker lineage. Our head instructor is Sijo James E. Smith. He has over 50 years of experience. We challenge our students to earn their ranks through the system as well as participate in Karate Tournaments and Demonstrations.
Registration fee is $75.00 which includes a school T-shirt and uniform with a white belt.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: (Room 6)
Ages 5-11: 6:30 - 7:15pm
Ages 12+: 7:20 - 8:00pm
Wednesdays: (Room 6)
Gold Belt: 6:30 - 7:00pm
Yellow Belt: 7:00 - 7:30pm
Orange & Purple Stripe Belt: 7:35 - 8:05pm Brown / Black Belts: 8:05 - 8:35pm
Wednesdays: (Room 10)
White Belts: 6:30 - 7:05pm
Purple Belts; 7:05 - 7:40pm Blue & Green Belts: 7:45 - 8:30pm
M, W, F |Community Center Rm 6 & 10 $75 per month
Jan Activity Code: 110313
Feb Activity Code: 110314
Mar Activity Code: 110315 Apr Activity Code: 110316 May Activity Code: 110317
Designed for children ages 4-8, this Volleyball camp promotes fitness and fun at an early age. Volleytots play with a lighter ball, lower net, and a smaller court. Drills and games will allow children to develop hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, tracking skills, large motor skill development, muscle strength and a love for physical activity. There will be no class on March 15, 2023 due to Spring Break.
W |Mar 1 - Apr 12 | 5:30 - 6:30pm | Earl Dunn Gym Ages 4-8 | $125 | Activity Code: 110103
This is a basic class in fencing fundamentals, largely focused on fencing with the foil (although fencing with the epee and sabre are also covered). Classes revolve around learning and perfecting footwork and blade work techniques. The final class of each month is given over to competition within the class using the same electronic scoring systems as encountered at local tournaments. This class is good for beginners and those perfecting their techniques. No prior experience required. Basic fencing equipment is provided.
Tu |6:30 - 7:30pm| Community Center Rm 6
Ages 8+ | $45 per month| Activity Code: 110304
This is an open fencing class with electronic scoring for fencers who already possess some experience and training. Fencers learn by competing with each other. Fencing with foil, epee or sabre is at the discretion of the fencers. Some equipment is provided, but competitive fencers are expected to supply all or most of their personal gear themselves. Scoring systems provided by the instructor. As the name states, this is a competitive group for fencers looking to seriously compete in local tournaments.
Tu |5:30 - 6:30pm| Community Center Rm 6
Ages 13+ | $45 per month| Activity Code: 110305
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Class
The purpose of the courses in the CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac/breathing emergencies to give immediate care to an injured person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
F |6 - 9pm| Claude Burgess Center | Ages 15+ |$30 | Activity Code: 110108
Basketball Shooting Clinic
During the month of April, The City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Basketball Shooting Clinic instructed by Richard Gatlin, experienced coach and basketball official. This clinic is for children whose ages are 10-14 and are interested in perfecting their skill with an emphasis on shooting techniques.
Sa |Apr 15 - 22 | 2:30 - 4:30pm | Earl Dunn Gym
Ages 10 - 14 | $60 | Activity Code: 110104
Spring Track Program
Designed for grades K-12, this non-competitive open track program, is a great place for kids to run safely, learn good form, make new friends, and build strength and endurance to improve performance in other sports.
M & F |May 1 - 26 | 5:30 - 7:30pm | DPHS North
Ages 5-18 | $45 | Activity Code: 110105
Athletics ‘Gratuitous Programming’
This is a free open gym time for preschoolers! Come out to the Earl Dunn Gym for Pre-K Play on the first Friday of the month. We will have riding toys, mats, tunnels, balls, etc. and the kids can run wild (with parent supervision).
F| Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 | 9:30 - 11:30am
Earl Dunn Gym | Ages 0 - 4 |FREE
Hot Shot Shootout
School is Out Shootout
School is OUT! Join us at Earl Dunn Gym for FREE Basketball shooting events!
M | Feb 20 & Apr 10 | 4pm | Earl Dunn Gym
Ages 8+ | FREE
Join us over Spring Break at the Earl Dunn Gym for weekly, FREE Basketball shooting events!
M - F | 2 - 3pm | Earl Dunn Gym | Ages 8+ | FREE
Mar 13 - DEER
Mar 14 - Around the World
Mar 15 - Hot Shot
Mar 16 - Knock Out Mar 17 - Free Throw Competition
I Spy Egg-ersize Hunt
Join the hunt! The I Spy Egg-ersize Hunt at the Deer Park’s Hike and Bike Trail. Take a walk on the trail and see how many foam eggs you can find. All are visible from the trail so please stay on the track. While on the trail, all are encouraged to enjoy some fun egg-ercises that they will find along the way! To be entered into a drawing for a prize basket - scan the QR code at the end of the trail and enter how many eggs you spy. Winner randomly chosen from correct entries.
Sa | Mar 25 - 26 | Any Time During These Days | Deer Park Hike & Bike Trails | All Ages | FREE
Adult Softball League
Tuesdays: Co-ed Recreation League | $300/team; Wednesdays: Recreational Men’s League | $300/team
Thursdays: Competitive Men’s League | $325/team (includes umpire fees and 6 softballs)
6:30pm | Adult Softball Complex | Games begin March 21 City of Deer Park Adult softball league is one of the best leagues around Houston! Our leagues will consist of a 6-week schedule with doubleheader games as well as an end of season tournament to determine the overall winner! Our league is an USA modified league. For more information, email email@example.com
Games begin March 21 | 6:30pm | Adult Softball Complex
$1,500 600 $110 per hour $185 per hour $250/$1000(with alcohol) 300 $95 per hour $125 per hour $250/ $1000(with alcohol) 300 $85 per hour $115 per hour
made on a first come first serve basis. Paperwork must be completed by the person using the pavilion and
only be valid for the name on the contract. Subletting of pavilion to another group or patron is not allowed.
• Pavilions may also be rented for the day (8 am - 6pm)
• Any violations of this will result in termination of a contract and loss of all deposits.
• Please visit www.deerparktx.org/parksandrec or call 281-478-2050 for more information on reserving a pavilion.
Deer Park Soccer Complex Additional Parking
This project expands parking with over 300 additional spaces at the soccer complex (south portion of complex adjacent to 13th Street). On September 20, 2022, the project was awarded to Texas Walls Systems, LLC in the amount of $1,640,253. The expected duration of construction is 270 days.
Phase 2 Parking Lot Improvements at the Girls Softball Complex
City staff is reviewing schematic designs, as well as drainage, electrical, and other issues. The project provides additional parking for the facility, including security lighting. Engineered design is anticipated to be completed by 2023. Cost for this project is estimated to be $1,500,000.
Dow Park Pool Repairs
In Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Dow Park Pool Repairs include the purchase and installation of UV systems for the Dow Park Pool, Baby Pool, and Splash Park. These UV systems will replace the current UV system at the Dow Park Pool and add additional sanitation of water for the Dow Park Baby Pool and Splash Park. The UV systems will be purchased and installed by Progressive Commercial Aquatics, LLC. via a Buyboard contract. Cost for the 3 UV systems is estimated to be $85,860.
The children’s pool will have the current water features removed and the installation of mushroom maze features, over n’ under nozzles, and a log slide, are included in the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget. The project will be completed by Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Water Parks via a Buyboard Contract. The total cost for the project is $86,974.43.
Additional Parking in Glenwood Park
The design for Additional Parking in Glenwood Park is in development, which will result in additional Parking for the Spencerview Athletic Complex. The clearing and grubbing of Glenwood Park to clear the property for future development and provide space for an on-site TCEQ Air Monitoring Station was completed in June 2022. The clearing project was awarded to Soil Worx LLC in the amount of $55,550. Next steps include the relocation of the TCEQ Air Monitoring Station on site and to begin the construction of a 10’ wide decomposed granite access trail to the station and the Harris County Flood Control ditch for maintenance. The design of the additional parking is expected to be completed by fall 2023.
This 90’ x 10’ pedestrian bridge will connect the Spencerview Athletic Complex (Durant Fields) to the adjoining property donated to the City of Deer Park for the development of additional parking and a new park/playground area. The plans have been completed. CobbFendley & Associates provided the design, studied the floodplain requirement, and submitted the plans for approval by the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The purchase and installation of the bridge has been budgeted for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
Due to the bridge length and area required, several details remain to be worked out. For this project, the estimated cost is $300,000.
Community & Recreation Center
At the September 6, 2022 Joint Meeting of the City Council, Community Development Corporation, and Parks and Recreation Commission, a presentation was made by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects and Durotech, our Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), that compared the benefits of building the Community and Recreation Center as a single building as opposed to the 2-phase approach with 2 separate buildings. The CMAR worked with the architects and developed a Design Development Cost Estimate. Due to market volatility/ current economic conditions/post COVID construction cost increases, the cost estimate for the 2-phase approach significantly exceeded the budget by several million dollars. Choosing a single building approach not only reduces cost, but also reduces construction time. This change resulted in additional re-design fees of $222,000, but saves $348,824 in construction administration costs, thus a net savings of $126,824 for the project.
Recently Completed Projects
Hike & Bike Trails
On February 5, 2019, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation recommended and City Council approved a contract with Burditt Consultants, LLC for professional services in the development of the comprehensive hike and bike trail system. This is one of the original Type B projects. The committee consisted of members from City Council, the Deer Park Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Commission, and City staff. Phase 1 is a 1.04 mile trail connecting East X Street to East P Street, and along the way Tiffany Amber Park, Wynfield Park, and Runningbrook Park through existing sidewalks. The project was awarded on November 2, 2021 to Moran Construction. Construction was completed in August 2022 at a cost of $399,977.50. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Wynfield Park on September 27, 2022 to celebrate the completion of both the Northeast Hike and Bike Trail and the Hike and Bike Trails, Phase 1.
Battleground Golf Course
The Battleground Golf Course Maintenance Barn underwent several repairs involving sheetrock, roof, windows, siding, electrical, etc. Derk Harmsen Construction Co., Inc. completed the project in August 2022. Total cost for the project was $63,904 and it was funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund.
The Battleground Golf Course Club House Roof Replacement project was awarded to a subsidiary of Tremco Inc., Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated. Roof replacement involved removing the existing clay tile roof, waterproofing, and replacing the clay tiles. The project was funded by the Golf Course Lease Fund and completed in September 2022. Total project cost was $454,889.57.