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SPECIAL EVENTS COMMUNITY CENTERS OUTDOOR RECREATION ATHLETICS AQUATICS @McALLENPARKS

(956) 681-3333

McALLENPARKS.NET


PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF ADMINISTRATION Director, Mike Hernandez Deputy Director- Operations, Robert Canterbury Deputy Director- Programs, Josh Stockel Management Assistant, Sarai Garcia Supervisor of Accounts, Mary Ann Juarez

OPERATIONS Jim Darling MAYOR

CITY OF McALLEN ELECTED OFFICIALS Aida Ramirez MAYOR PRO-TEM COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4

Richard Martinez - Superintendent of Building Maintenance Daniel Hernandez - Parks Manager Jesse Ybarra - Parks Manager Jose De La Paz - Parks Maintenance Supervisor, Irrigation Jaime Aguilar - Park Maintenance Supervisor, North Zone Juan Berrones - Park Maintenance Supervisor, Design & Construction Catarino Guzman- Park Maintenance Supervisor, Ballfields Jose Fuentes - Park Maintenance Supervisor, Horticulture David Rodriguez- Park Maintenance Supervisor, South Zone

RECREATION Assistant Director of Operations, Denny Meline Javier Villalobos COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1

Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Carina Jimenez Supervisor of Recreation - Special Events, Cristina Monroy Supervisor of Recreation - Special Events, Johnathon Herrera Superintendent of Athletics, Kori Waters

Joaquin “JJ” Zamora COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

Interim Superintendent of Aquatics, Stephanie Walters Manager - Lark Community Center, Jesse Franco Supervisor of Recreation, Rodolfo Mata Manager - Las Palmas Community Center, Kristyna Mancias Supervisor of Recreation, Ricardo Cantu Jr.

Omar Quintanilla COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3

John Ingram COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5

Veronica Whitacre COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 6

Manager - Palm View Community Center, Marcello Langoni Supervisor of Recreation, Tiffany Kersten

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Brian Lewis Marcos A. Lopez Cesar Aguirre Raymond Moreno Dora Brown Ronnie Ozuna Frank Garza Marcos Suarez Troy Gearhart Daniel R. Santos Erik I. Gonzalez Trisha M. Scott Chris Henderson Robert Swanson Melanie Watson SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARD Eduardo A. Hinojosa Hari K. Namboodiri

Enrique Miranda Kristi Collier


The Department strives to: Improve the quality of life through the provision of well-balanced, high-quality recreation programs for the residents of McAllen to enjoy during their leisure time. Facilitate wholesome and constructive programs with a measurable value to the community. Provide attractive and well-maintained major parks and recreation facilities in each sector of the city. These facilities should be within a reasonable distance of every surrounding neighborhood and offer safe opportunities for athletic competition, facility gatherings, and other passive and active recreation activities. Promote environmental conservation, eco and cultural tourism and socially oriented special events.


DIRECTORY OFFICES & SITES

CITY OF McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION MISSION STATEMENT

WALK-IN REGISTRATION Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, pending space availability at the following locations:

Parks & Recreation Administration - 1000 S. Ware Rd...................................................(956) 681-3333 Lark Community Center - 2601 Lark Ave....................................................................... (956) 681-3340 Las Palmas Community Center - 1921 N. 25th St.......................................................... (956) 681-3350 Palm View Community Center - 3401 Jordan Rd........................................................... (956) 681-3360 Quinta Mazatlan - 600 Sunset Drive............................................................................. (956) 681-3370 McAllen Memorial Library - 4100 N. 23rd St................................................................. (956) 681-3000 Palm View Golf Course - 2701 S. Ware Rd...................................................................... (956) 681-3444 Town Lake at Firemen’s Park - 201 N. 1st St................................................................... (956) 681-3382 McAllen Nature Center - 4101 W. Business 83............................................................... (956) 681-3333 McAllen City Hall - 1300 Houston Ave........................................................................... (956) 681-1000

NORTH McALLEN Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave. · 956-681-3340 Monday-Thursday 8:00a.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AQUATIC FACILITIES

CENTRAL McALLEN Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th St. · 956-681-3350 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *During regularly scheduled class sessions.

INCLUSION PROCESS

SOUTH McALLEN Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. · 956-681-3360 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: CASH, CHECK, VISA & MASTERCARD. Registration is not accepted at program sites. Advance registration required. Participants may be asked for a proof of residency.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Visit www.mcallenparks.net to register online. You must create a username and password, as well as enter all pertinent household information before the website will allow you to register online. Online forms of payment accepted include Visa and Mastercard. Please call the administration office at (956) 681-3333 if you need assistance.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY

A $20 service charge will be assessed for all returned checks, and students will be removed from classes until finances are settled.

Municipal Pool - 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd.................................................................. (956) 681-3381 Boys Club Municipal Pool - 617 S. 27th St..................................................................... (956) 681-3383 Los Encinos Pool - 3300 Sarah Ave................................................................................. (956) 681-3384 Cascade Pool - 1000 Bales Rd........................................................................................ (956) 681-3385

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation welcomes the opportunity to accommodate our patrons with special needs so that full participation in leisure and recreation programs may be enjoyed by all. Reasonable modifications will be assessed on a caseby-case basis taking the appropriate steps to ensuring a safe and enjoyable leisure experience. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to bring a companion with them for assistance at no extra charge in lieu of an additional staff member. The initial request for accommodation should be made on the program registration form.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

We constantly strive to provide you with the highest quality recreation programs. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with a class or activity, please tell us so we can respond to your concerns. In addition to using your feedback to help us improve our programs, we will arrange one of the following. TRANSFERS between classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting, at no charge. After the second class meeting, transfers may be made, pending space availability, with a charge of $5 per class. REFUNDS for classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting and will carry a $10 fee per class. Refunds will take 30 to 60 days to process. Requests for transfers and refunds must be in writing. Some of our programs, such as adult leagues, contract programs and facility rentals, have different, specific policies which apply. The McAllen Parks and Recreation Department retains the privilege of canceling any scheduled activity that fails to generate minimum interest.

MEDICAL POLICY

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department will not prohibit any person from participating in an activity due to a medical condition or handicap, unless such condition is likely to cause injury to that individual or other participants in the activity. A participant who has been notified by a qualified medical professional that he/she has a medical condition that is likely to cause injury to themselves or other participants, is obligated to inform the Parks and Recreation Department, at the time of registration, of the condition and willingly withdraw from the program or activity if requested by the Department. It is recommended that all participants receive medical authorization before participating in these programs.

PAVILION, POOL & COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS

Reserve a park pavilion, pool or community center for your next special event! Perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries and baby showers. Reservations are accepted in person during regular business hours at the following locations: - Lark Community Center (956) 681-3340 - Las Palmas Community Center (956) 681-3350 - Palm View Community Center (956) 681-3360 Utility bill is required to show proof of McAllen residency. Rental fee and deposit must be paid in full at time of reservation. For more information on pricing and availability of dates please contact your nearest community center. Information can also be found online at www. mcallenparks.net.


Session 2: March 19 - April 27

Session 1: February 5 - March 9 Fitness Volleyball (Gym)

Painting (Art Room)

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 20 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins

(Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-12) 45 minute class

(Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-13) 45 minute class

Build endurance and stay in shape this spring by working drills geared towards perfecting your overall volleyball skills! Join us for some fun off season workouts!

Time

6:00pm-6:30pm 6:35pm-7:05pm 7:10pm-7:55pm

Ages Session 1 Session 2 3-4 5-6 7-12

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All Star Sports (Gym/ Courtyard)

Basic introduction to skills and techniques of a variety of sports. Kickball, soccer, basketball, and more! Tennis shoes are required. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors, depending on the weather. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 20 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins

6:00pm-6:30pm 6:35pm-7:05pm 7:10pm-7:55pm

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Ballet (Exercise Room)

Introduction to the graceful art form of ballet. Learn positions, balance, and coordination. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins Ages Session 1 Session 2

6:00pm–6:30pm 2 6:35pm-7:05pm 3-5 7:10pm-7:55pm 6-8

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Ages Session 1 Session 2 3-4 5-6 7-13

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Dance (Exercise Room)

Join us and learn a fun routine that incorporates many dance styles! Every routine will be a reflection of different styles that may include modern jazz, hiphop, and high energy pom. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Tues/Thur Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins (Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-12) 45 minute class Time

6:50pm-7:20pm 6:00pm-6:45pm

Ages Session 1 Session 2 3-6 7-12

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Volleyball Advance (Gym)

Tumbling & Acrobatics (Celebration Room)

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Tuesday’s Only Residents: $35 Non-Residents: $40

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Tues/Thurs Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins

Advance your volleyball skills with our all-inclusive training. Work on handeye coordination, serving, passing, and spiking during this 10 class session. (This class runs through both Session 1 & 2)

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10 Weeks 10 Weeks

Soccer Skills (Courtyard)

Learn basic soccer skills including kicking, passing, and ball control. Class is scheduled to be held outside, so please dress appropriately. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Tue/Thur Residents: $18 for 30mins/$23 for 45mins Non-Residents: $23 for 30mins/$28 for 45mins (Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-12) 45 minute class Time

(Ages: 2-5) 30 minute class Time

6:00pm-6:30pm 6:35pm-7:05pm 7:10pm-7:55pm

6:00pm–6:45pm 5-8 7:00pm–7:45pm 9-12

Ages Session 1 Session 2 3-4 5-6 7-12

Time

Time

(Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-12) 45 minute class Time

Use a variety of art mediums to create your very own masterpieces. Every craft created is sure to be a one-of-a-kind piece of art you can enjoy for years to come.

Ages Session 1 Session 2

5:40pm-6:10pm 3-6 6:15pm-7:00pm 7-12

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Learn fun tumbling skills while also learning some basic acrobatics. Acrobatics skills to include balance, flexibility, and lifts. Join us for a new twist on our tumbling class!

(Ages: 2-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-12) 45 minute class Time

Ages Session 1 Session 2

5:40pm-6:10pm 2 6:15pm-6:45pm 3-6 6:50pm-7:35pm 7-12

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SENIOR PROGRAMS WALKING CLUB

PAINTING & DRAWING

BINGO

Monday - Friday

Monday & Wednesday

EVERY OTHER FRIDAY

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 - 1:00 p.m.

YOGA

CERAMICS

Monday - Friday

Tuesday & Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

9:30 - 1:00 p.m.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

ENGLISH BEGINNER Monday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

AEROBICS

CROCHET / KNITTING

Tuesday & Thursday

Friday

ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

SENIOR STRETCH

DOMINOES

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Wednesday & Friday

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

ZUMBA

LINE DANCING

Monday & Wednesday

Friday

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

SENIOR NEWSLETTER Check out what’s going on in the senior community! Pick up your senior newsletter and calendar at Lark, Las Palmas, and Palm View Community Centers each month. DAILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Hot nutritional meals provided for seniors 60 and older. Participants must register in advance. Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fee: $0.25 minimum donation Contact the community center near you to register or for menu information. SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP Take a day trip and visit interesting places and special events throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Visit one of the three community centers for more details.

GOLDEN LARK CHOIR Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Special Event / Daddy Daughter Dance Follow the yellow-brick road to the wonderful Land of Lark! Enjoy a whimsical night of activities, food, and dancing with your daughter. Register now, space is limited. Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Fee: $45 per Daddy & Daughter Pair #181300.03 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Plus $5 per additional daughter #181300.04 Place: Lark Community Center Age: 4 & Up Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 5 p.m., or when at maximum capacity. For more information please contact the Lark Community Center (956) 681-3340.


Participants will learn a variety of sports and learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and develop a better understanding of a wide range of sport skills. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed (Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-13) 45 minute class Resident: $23 Non-Resident: $28 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 S:30-6:lSpm 3-6Yrs. 193311.03 193311.04 6:3S-7:1Spm 7-13Yrs. 193312.03 193312.04

Introduction to dancing different general with different types of dance moves. Dancers will be able to show case a 5 min. routine.

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Resident: $18 Non-Resident: $23 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed 45 minute classes Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 S:30-6:00 pm 3-6Yrs. 193142.03 193142.04 6:0S-6:SOpm 7-UYrs.193143.03 193143.04

Time S:30-6:00pm 6:0S-6:3Spm 6:40-7:10 pm

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Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Date: (Days) of week: Tue/Thurs (Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class (Ages: 7-13) 45 minute class Resident: $23 Non-Resident: $28 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 S:30-6:lSpm 3-6Yrs. 193601.04 193601.04 6:3S-7:1Spm 7-13Yrs. 193602.04 193602.04

Yes! Chef will learn basics in kitchen food safety, proper food handling, baking preparation, cooking and techniques, presentation, table setting, basic cognitive manners, subject matter, and so much more! At the end of the session, each class will demonstrate skills learned throughout the course.

Introduction to the graceful art form of ballet. Learn positions, balance, and coordination.

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Max Participants (2 yrs. old): 10 Resident: $18 Non-Resident: $23 Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed (2-4) 30 minute class (S-13) 4S minute class

Learn how tumbling skills from forward rolls, cartwheels, and basic handsprings.

Art class inspires kids to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 15 Max Participants (2 yrs. old): 10 Date: (Days) of week: Tues./Thurs. (2-4) 30 minute class (5-13) 45 minute class

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 10 Date: (Days) of week: Tue/Thurs (Ages: 7-13) 45 minute class Resident: $30 Non-Resident: $35 Ages Session 1 Session 2 Time 6:00-6:4Spm 7-13Yrs. 1935S0.03 1935S0.04

Resident: $18 Non-Resident: $23 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 6:0S-6:3Spm S-6Yrs. 193301.03 193301.04 6:40-7:10 pm 3-4Yrs. 193300.03 193300.04

HOSTING A BIRTHDAY OR RETIREMENT PARTY, FAMILY REUNION OR BUSINESS SOCIAL? OUR FACILITY IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY! OFFICE: (9561681-3350

1921 N 25th St, McAllen, TX 78501


SESSION 1: FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 9 BALLET

grace­ the Introduction to ful art form of ballet. Learn posi­ tions, balance, and coordination.

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 1S Max Participants (2 yrs. old): 1S Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed (2·4) 30 minute class Resident: $18 Non-Resident: $23 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 6:00-6:30pm 6:3S-7:0Spm 7:10-7:40pm

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Learn the basics of martial arts in a safe and responsible atmosphere.

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 1S Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed 4S minute class Resident: $23 Non-Resident: $28 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 6:00-6:4Spm

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BEGINNER ARCHERY

Series of classes concentrates on fundamentals of archery. Participants will learn the basics of range, safety rules, range courtesy and is taught using compound equipment. and arrows, Bows, provided. be will targets Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 1S Date: (Days) of week: Mon/Wed (7-Up) 4S minute class Resident: $30 Non-Resident: $40 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 7-7:4Spm

ADVANCED ARCHERY

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ADULT OPEN GYM

Series of classes concentrates on fundamentals of archery. Partici­ pants will master the basics of range, safety rules, range courtesy and is taught using compound equipment. tarand arrows, Bows, provided. will be gets

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: Date: (Days) of week: Tues/Thurs. (7-Up) 4S minute class Resident: $30 Non-Resident: $40 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 6:00-6:4Spm

TAEKWONDO

SESSION 2: MARCH 19 - APRIL 27

[HOURS AT PALM VIEW CCJ ADULTS ONLY PICKLEBALL MONDAY - THURSDAY 12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

ADULTS ONLY BASKETBALL MONDAY - 5 - 8 P.M. SATURDAY - 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. ADULTS ONLY VOLLEYBALL WEDNESDAY - 5 - 8 P.M. SATURDAY - 1 - 3 P.M.

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DANCE fr CHEER

Learn how tumbling skills from forward rolls, cartwheels, and basic handsprings.

Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 1S Date: (Days) of week: Tue/Thurs (Ages: 3-6) 30 minute class - Resident: $18, NonResident: $23 (Ages: 7-13) 4S minute class Resident: $23 Non-Resident: $28 Time Ages Session 1 Session 2 6:00 - 6:30pm 3-6Yrs.

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KITE DAV

Fill the sky with your creative design and vibrant colors at Palm View Community Center. Come Build your KITE MASTERPIECE or bring your own. there ill be games, music, food and Fun for he whole family.

Saturday, April 28th Palm View Community Center 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Admission $S per person (admission includes kite building material, Food nd drink)

SOCCER SKILLS

Basic introduction to skills and running, including techniques dribbling and kicking. Tennis shoes required. Activity takes place indoors and outdoors. Minimum Participants: 6 Max Participants: 1S Date: (Days) of week: Tues/Thurs (3-6)30 minute class Resident: $18 Non-Resident: $23

Time

Ages

Session 1 Session 2

6:3S-7:0Spm

3-4

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6:00-6:30pm

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3401 Jordan Rd W, McAllen, TX 78503


FISHING Winter/Spring Hours & Programs

FISHING AT TOWN LAKE

H20 Hut Hours: Nov. - March: Saturday - Sunday, Noon to Sunsest April - Oct.: Friday - Sunday, 4 p.m. - Sunset Offering boat & fishing pole rentals, tackle, bait and refreshments for sale. In the event of steady rain, programs will be cancelled and the H20 Hut will be closed.

BOATING PEDAL BOAT, KAYAK, and STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS Bring the family and enjoy 30 minutes on the lake in a boat of your choice. Rental fee includes a life jacket which is mandatory to be worn around the chest. November – March Dates: Saturdays and Sundays Time: Noon to 6:00 p.m. Rental Fees (30 minutes): 4-seater Pedal Boat - $20; 2-seater Pedal Boat - $10; Double Kayak - $15, Single Kayak - $10, Stand Up Paddleboard* - $10 *Ages 10+ only on the Stand Up Paddleboards (300 lb limit) and Single Kayaks (200 lb limit) Ages 10 - 17 with parental supervision only. **Frequent boater punch cards may be purchased in the H20 Hut – $100 value for $80.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORKOUT Join a Town Lake staff member for a 30 minute workout on a paddleboard. No experience is necessary. November - March Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Ages: 14+ Only Fee: $10 (board rental, paddle and lifejacket included) CUSTOM GROUP BOAT RENTALS Arrangements can be made for groups who want to rent our boats. Contact Tiffany Kersten at 681-3333 or tkersten@mcallen.net for details.

Fish include bass, catfish, bluegill and tilapia. CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY. CAST NETS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Ages 16 and under can fish without a license. Ages 17 and up require a valid state fishing license as per Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations. For Texas residents, this fee is currently $30 for the year or $11 for the day. Information on purchasing a license can be found at http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/ licenses/online_sales/

LEARN TO FISH Have you wanted to try your hand at fishing but didn’t know how to go about learning? Join a staff member for instruction, followed by fishing in the lake. This program is suitable for youth and adults alike who want to learn to fish. Parents required to remain with their children. Dates: Sundays (First 4 weeks of the Month) Topics: Knot Tying, Tackle, Fish ID and Finding the Fish, Fishing Pole Maintenance and Texas Fishing Regulations Time: January, February, March at 4:00 pm Fee: $25 per angler CUSTOM GROUP FISHING CLASSES Arrangements can be made for groups who want to learn to fish. Contact Tiffany Kersten at 681-3333 or tkersten@mcallen.net for details. Session 1: February Session 2: March

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OVERNIGHT CAMPING Join Parks & Recreation Staff for an overnight adventure! Camping experience will include camp set up, guided campfire program, and additional programs as outlined below. Tents and campfire supplies will be supplied. Participants must bring sleeping bags/ bedding, pillows, and personal toiletry items. A complete list of items to bring will be given to registered participants.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CAMPOUT Includes: Fishing Program, Geocaching Program, Camp Set Up and Guided Campfire & Cooking Program. Time: Saturday at 5 pm to Sunday at 10 am Ages: Girls Age 6-17 and their Mother/ Guardian Dates: April 21 Fee: $15 per person Session: April 21 151555.03

WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS WEEKEND Includes: Fishing Program, Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, Camp Set Up and Guided Campfire & Cooking Program. Time: Saturday at 5 pm - Sunday at 10 am Ages: Women, 18+ Dates: April 7-8 Fee: $20 per person Session: April 7-8 151555.05

CUSTOM GROUP CAMPOUTS Groups may make reservations for a custom guided overnight campout, depending on staff and pavilion availability. Boat rentals and additional programs are available to be added for an additional fee. Contact Tiffany Kersten at 681-3333 or tkersten@mcallen.net for details.

FAMILY OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT Includes: Fishing Program, Geocaching Program, Camp Set Up and Guided Campfire & Cooking Program. Time: Sat. at 5pm - Sun. at 10 am Ages: 4 and Up Fee: $15 per person Session 1: April 28-29 151555.01 Session 2: May 5-6 151555.02

PAVILION RENTALS FATHER AND SON CAMPOUT Includes: Fishing Program, Geocaching Program, Camp Set Up and Guided Campfire & Cooking Program. Time: Saturday at 5 pm to Sunday at 10 am Ages: Boys Age 6-17 and their Father/ Guardian Dates: April 14-15 Fee: $15 per person Session: April 14-15 151555.04

Hosting a birthday or retirement party, family reunion or business social? Our pavilion and pumphouse building are available to rent!


MONDAYS NATIVE PLANT TOUR

Dates: Wednesdays (Year-Round) Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join a staff naturalist for a walk on the trails and through the gardens, exploring native plants. Questions are encouraged. Dates: Mondays, January – May Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TUESDAYS VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARK

Join us for a fun morning of gardening! Projects include planting, weeding garden beds, trail pruning, invasive species removal, raking trails, and more.

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS SUNSET GEOCACHING

Learn how to locate real-life treasures using your smartphone. Find geocaches on our site, throughout the Rio Grande Valley, and across the globe!

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Year-Round Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am Ages: All ages welcome (15 and under with a parent or guardian only).

Dates: Wednesdays, January – May Time: Jan @ 5:15 pm; Feb - March 10th @ 5:30 pm; March 11th – 31st & April @ 6:30 pm; May @ 7:00 pm.

YOGA UNDER THE OAKS

THURSDAYS

Intentional breathing relieves stress and tension within the body and mind while the physical movement increases circulation and range of motion in a gentle and gradual way. Suitable for any body type and skill level. Bring a yoga mat or small blanket. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January – May Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Fee: $5/person suggested donation

WEDNESDAYS

BIRD AND NATURE WALK

The Rio Grande Valley is one of the best birding locations in the entire country. To date, over species of birds have been seen on our 33 acre site. Loaner binoculars are available free of charge.

Prohibited Activities ^ No Bicycling/Skateboarding ^ No Pets ^ No Smoking ^ No Amplified Music ^ No Motorized Vehicles ^ No Barbecue Pits/Fire ^ No Drones

VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARK Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Year-Round (see description above) Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am ADMISSION: $1/person suggested donation. All programs are free of charge unless noted. Questions - tkersten@mcallen.net or 681-3333. In the event of steady rain, programs will be cancelled and the site will be closed. Permitted Activities ^ Wildlife Photography ^ Wildlife Watching ^ Walking ^ Running ^ Picnicking

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January – May Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

COLOR UNDER THE OAKS

Coloring for adults! Color, destress, and breathe under our beautiful oak trees. Dates: Thursdays, January – May Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

FRIDAYS SUNSET YOGA

(see description for Yoga Under the Oaks) Dates: Fridays (January – May) Time: Jan @ 5:15 pm; Feb - March 10th @ 5:30 pm; March 11th – 31st & April @ 6:30 pm; May @ 7:00 pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE

Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll look for spiders, scorpions, bats, frogs, toads, and nocturnal birds. Each week is a new adventure. Dates: Fridays, April - November Time: April @ 8:00 – 9:30 pm, May @ 8:30 – 10:00 pm


April @ 6:30 pm May @ 7:00 pm.

SUNDAYS SUNSET MEDITATION

We all work more efficiently with a clear mind. In this meditation program we will explore simple techniques to reduce stress and increase well-being. Bring a yoga mat if desired.

SATURDAYS TAI CHI IN THE PARK

Dates: Sundays, January - May Time: January @ 5:15 pm; February - March 10th @ 5:30 pm; March 11th – 31st & April @ 6:30 pm; May @ 7:00 pm.

Tai Chi has positive effects on balance control, fitness and flexibility. People with disabilities can also work within their limits. Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes. Dates: Saturdays Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am (Jan – Feb) 8:00 am – 9:00 am (March – December)

LEARN TO GEOCACHE

Learn how to locate real-life treasures using your smartphone. Find geocaches on our site, throughout the Rio Grande Valley, and across the globe! Dates: Saturdays, January – May Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SUNSET NATURE WALK

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening walk in nature. Guided by a staff naturalist, you’ll see some cool wildlife you may have not noticed, enjoying the scenery all the way. Dates: Saturdays, January – May Date & Times: Jan @ 5:15 pm; Feb - March 10th @ 5:30 pm March 11th – 31st

SPECIAL REQUESTS PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS OF ADULTS AND YOUTH

We have over two dozen programs available to schedule as custom programs for your youth or adult group, including school field trips. Any groups or families with 10 people or more are asked to schedule a custom tour rather than attend-

ing our public programs, so that we can better service your group. Call 681-3333 for details. Ages: Pre-K through Adult Fee: $3/person/hour with a $30 minimum


Adult Leagues Co-Ed Adult Kickball

Co-Ed Adult Indoor Volleyball

Adult Basketball

Divisions: Recreational Only Facility of Play: Los Encino’s Ballfields Wednesday’s League Dates: Feb. 21, 2018 – May 9, 2018 Registration Dates: Feb. 5-9, 2018 at Palm View Community Center Registration Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Manager’s Meeting: Feb. 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Fee: $250.00

Divisions: Recreational Only Facility of Play: Wednesday’s at Palm View Community Center League Dates: Feb. 21, 2018 – May 9, 2018 Registration Dates: Feb. 5 - 9, 2018 at Palm View Community Center Registration Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Manager’s Meeting: Feb. 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Fee: $250.00 Contact: Homer Rodriguez 956-457-2014, for more information.

Divisions: Men’s 6’ & under Facility of Play: Thursday’s at Lark Community Center & Palm View Community Center League Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 – May 10, 2018 Registration Dates: Feb. 5 – 9, 2018 at Palm View Community Center Registration Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Manager’s Meeting: Feb. 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Fee: $275.00

Adult Softball Divisions: B, C, D, E, Co-Ed Facility of Play: Westside Ballfields Monday-Friday League Dates: Feb. 19 – May 11, 2018 Registration Date: Feb. 10, 2018 Saturday at Palm View Community Center Registration Time: 9:00am-3:00pm at Palm View Community Center Manager’s Meeting: Feb. 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Fee: $375.00

2018 ASA Umpire – District 15 Development Clinic Clinic Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 Clinic Time: 9:00 a.m. at West Side Softball Complex &12:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center Fee: $50.00 Contact: Kori Waters at kwaters@mcallen.net or 956-681-3333

** Please look to www.teamsideline.com/mcallen for schedule changes, makeups and or rain outs.


Youth Athletics Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions Divisions: Boys and Girls Ages: 7-14 Date: Pitch, Hit & Run Local CompetitionApril 7, 2018 Pitch, Hit & Run Sectional CompetitionApr. 19, 2018 Location: Westside Park 1000 S. Ware Rd, McAllen, TX 78501 PHR Competitions start Time: 8:30 a.m. check in 9:00 a.m. event begins

McAllen Track Club Continue your track and field training to stay ahead of the competition. Keep in shape while improving your technique, strength and stamina! Days: Monday & Tuesday Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Place: McAllen Sports Park Southside Complex 3301 Buddy Owens Blvd, McAllen, TX 78504 Age: 4-18 years Fee: $40.00 Resident $50.00 Non-Resident Session 1: Jan. 8-30, 2018 Session 2: Act. #151401.06 Feb. 5-27, 2018 Session 3: Act.#151401.07 Mar. 5-27, 2018 **NO CLASSES DURING SPRING BREAK Session 4: Act.#151401.08 Apr. 2- May 1, 2018

McAllen Tennis Club Tennis Club is a basic way for one to improve their skills, training strokes, game strategy and ball placement. Tennis instructors make the class fun and enjoyed by all. Days: Monday & Wednesday Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Place: McAllen High School Tennis Courts 2021 La Vista Ave, McAllen, TX 78501 Age: 4-18 years Fee: $40.00 Resident $50.00 Non-Resident Session 1: Jan. 8-31, 2018 Session 2: Act.#153402.05 Feb. 5-28, 2018 In observance of Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday we will move the Wednesday class to Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 Session 3: Mar. 5-28, 2018 **NO CLASSES DURING SPRING BREAK Session 4: Apr. 2, 2018- May 2, 2018


LIFEGUARD TRAINING Blended Learning Course Tentative Time Schedule Train to become a certified American Red Cross lifeguard and learn valuable skills including injury prevention, facility safety, patron surveillance, emergency preparation, rescue skills, victim assessment, first aid, CPR/AED and care for head, neck and spinal injuries.

Pre-Requisites: Monday 7pm-8pm Session 6: 147100.12 Location: Boys Club Pool Pre-Requisites: April 9, 2018 (If under 18 a parent or guardian MUST be In-water skills session: present for the prerequisites in case of an April 19-22, 2018 emergency.)

In Water Skills Session: Location: Boys Club Pool Thursday and Friday 6pm-8:30pm Saturday and Sunday 8am-6pm *Please be on time to all sessions*

Session 7: 147100.13 Pre-Requisites: April 16, 2018 In-water skills session: April 26-29, 2018

PREREQUISITE: Participant must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, complete a timed retrieval of a 10lb object from a depth of 7ft., tread water with no hands for 2 minutes in deep water. In the event a participant fails to complete the prerequisite test, he/she may request a refund minus the non-refundable fee or transfer to another Lifeguard Training Session at no additional cost. Transfers will only be allowed once per participant for free. Participants 17 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult during the prerequisite activities. Participants must be present for pre-requisite testing and all four class days.

Session 8: 147100.14 Pre-Requisites: April 23, 2018 Session 1: 147100.07 In-water skills session: Pre-Requisites: February 5, 2018 May 3-6, 2018 In-water skills session: February 15-18, 2018 Session 9: 147100.15 Pre-Requisites: April 30, 2018 Session 2: 147100.08 In-water skills session: Pre-Requisites: February 19, 2018 May 10-13, 2018 In-water skills session: March 1-4, 2018 Session 10 : 147100.16 Pre-Requisites: May 14, 2018 Session 3: 147100.09 In-water skills session: Pre-Requisites: March 5, 2108 May 24-27, 2018 In-water skills session: March 15-18, 2018 Session 11: 147100.17 Pre-Requisites: May 21, 2018 Session 4: 147100.10 In-water skills session: Pre-Requisites: March 12, 2018 May 31-June 3, 2018 In-water skills session: March 22-25, 2018

**This is a Blended Learning course, participants must complete course work online before in water skills session, and provide certificate of completion, in addition to attending the scheduled in-person classroom sessions.**

Session 5: 147100.11 Pre-Requisites: March 26, In-water skills session: April 5-8, 2018

Fee: $125.00/ participant (Minimum age 15 years old) (If under 18 a parent or guardian must be present for the prerequisites in case of an 2018 emergency.)


LEARN TD SWIM

PARENT/TODDLER (18-48 MO.)

PUBLIC SWIM

The most popular swimming program in the entire Rio

Reinforces skills learned in the infant

Grande Valley is back! Join Gus & Goldie to learn important

level class and progresses to learn more

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water safety skills. Each participant will receive an official

advanced skills age appropriate for a

Gus & Goldie T-Shirt and certificate of achievement.

toddler. SESSION 1

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Days: Tuesday-Friday Location: Municipal Pool Fee: $30 Resident /$40-Non-Resident Session 1: May 1-11, 2018 Session 2: May 15-25, 2018

6:15PM-6:45PM

SESSION 2

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Learn basic water adjustment skills with an emphasis on play to prepare children

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

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Come join us for a taste of summer fun! We will have public swim from lpm-5pm then starting at 5pm we will close for public and continue with our event. Every day will be a special activity you can participate in from Learn-to-Swim, canoeing, and more. If you participate in our special activity during our event, when you leave at 6pm you will earn a prize. During the event we will not continue with Public Swim.

Date: SPRING BREAK-March 12-18, 2018 PUBLIC SWIM: 1 :1 S pm - 5:00 pm EVENT: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Place: Municipal Pool Fee: $2.50

May 5, 2018 - June 3, 2018 Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm-6:00pm $1.50 per person

LAP SWIMMING *TIME & LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE. MUNICIPAL POOL January 4, 2018 - May 31, 2018

YOUTH {6-13 YRS.) On the first day of each session. the

Special Event/ Spring Splash

$2.50 per person

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PRE-SCHOOU4-5 YRS.)

1&2.

Designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to help develop water adjustment skills and learn to have fun in the water.

Saturday & Sunday 1:1Spm-6:00pm

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for comfort in the water for Youth level

PARENT/INFANT (6-18 MO.)

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

April 7, 2018 - June 3, 2018

instructors will assess the participant's swimming ability by performing a skills test. Based on the test, the instructor will determine the participants class level.

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

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Monday-Friday 5:00am-8:00am Monday-Sunday 1O:OOam-1:OOpm $1.00 per person BOYS CLUB POOL January 4, 2018 - May 31, 2018 Monday-Friday 6:30pm-8:30pm $1.00 per person

WATER AEROBICS

ADULT & TEEN For adults/teens who either want

BOYS CLUB POOL

to overcome their fear of the water

March 6, 2018 - June 1, 2018

or for adults that are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes.

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

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Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm $1.00 per person


MAKOS This non-competitive swim team focuses on technique & conditioning. Participants are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine ability levels, all participants must be present on the first day of class for individual skill evaluations.

BOYS CLUB POOL

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Monday & Wednesday Beginner: 5:30pm-6:15pm Intermediate: 6:15pm-7:00pm Advanced: 7:00pm-8:00pm Try-outs first day of class 5 years & up Fee: $20 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident

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SPRING TAAF SWIM TEAM To determine ability levels, all participants must be present on the first day of class for individual skill evaluations. Participants are required to swim 25 yards continuously.

UNDERWATER EASTER EGG HUNT

Enjoy the twist to the traditional egg hunt. Hunting groups divided by ages. Win prizes, candy and a special guest appearance. Date: March 24, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. Place: Municipal Pool Pre-Registration required. Fee: $3.00 per participant Age Groups: Ages 6 months-3 years 143970.01 *Will be held in the grass area. Ages 4 years -7 years 143970.02 Ages 8 years -12 years 143970.03 Ages 13 years -16 years 143970.04 Each registration comes with 2 wristbands, one for participating child and one for adult given on-site. Wristbands are used for admittance into Public Swim later that day. Gates for event open at 12:30 pm.

DOGGIE DAV AT THE POOL

It's a swim party for you and your dog I Bring your dog and favorite toys for a dip in the pool. Proof of current vaccinations required for entry. Date: April 21, 2018 Time: 11am - 4pm Place: Los Encinos Pool Fee: $1.00 per human/ $2.00 per dog (max of 2 dogs per owner)

BOYS CLUB POOL

May 2,2018- May 25,2018

Monday Wednesday and Friday Beginner: 5:30 pm-6:15 pm 6:15 pm-7:00 pm Intermediate: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Advanced: Try-outs first day of class 5 years & up Fee: $20 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident

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AquaGLOW Come and join us for a time of music, games and more during our glow in the dark event.

Date: Time: Place: Fee:

May 12, 2018 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Municipal Pool $3.00


SAVE THE DATE!

McAllen Marathon 2019 JANUARY 19TH & 20TH, 2019 McAllen Convention Center Oval Park 26.2 13.1

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