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SENIOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT New fitness equipment has been installed at Clarence Foster and Wimbledon Parks. PAGE 28

FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT Spend the evening tent or treating, making Halloween crafts, and enjoying a night at Veterans Park. PAGE 17

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Spend the morning enjoying tasty pancakes and fun holiday activities with Santa. PAGE 15

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Ecofest Arlington Family Day at the Lake Haunted Family Night Family Fun Campout Olde Town Christmas OUR MISSION: The mission of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees a diverse range of programs, projects and services with one thing in common: people. We work with the community to create and operate beautiful, accessible public spaces and facilities for all to enjoy. We also produce programs and events that enrich the lives of community members culturally, socially, and physically. OUR VISION: Arlington is a vibrant city that enjoys a high quality of life through great parks and exceptional recreational opportunities. These services provide a foundation for the physical, social, economic and environmental viability and well-being of the community. Welcome to Arlington Parks and Recreation. WELCOME TO NATURALLY FUN.

STAY CONNECTED NaturallyFun.org 717 W. Main St. Arlington, TX 76013 817-459-5474 FB.com/ArlingtonParks Twitter.com/ArlingtonParks YouTube.com/ArlingtonParks Instagram.com/ArlingtonParks

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TABLE OF

CONTENTS IN EVERY ISSUE

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Build a Dream Scholarship Naturally Fun 5 Cliff Nelson Recreation Center Dottie Lynn Recreation Center Elzie Odom Athletic Center Hugh Smith Recreation Center Fitness Classes and Information Capital Improvements Overview Engage: Active Adults Eunice Activity Center Senior Recreation Center New York Youth Sports Leagues Adult Sports Leagues Tennis Golf Aquatics Levitt Pavilion Keep Arlington Beautiful Arlington Public Library River Legacy Lake Arlington Registration Info and Directory Rentals Park Finder

FEATURES 6 10 11 15 17 19 19 21 21 27 28 30 30 31 32 33 34 39 45 48 49 49 58 58 67 76 77

Awards & Accolades Food Truck Fridays Ecofest Arlington Breakfast with Santa Family Fun Campout Friday Night Skate Bubble Soccer Birthday Hugh's Haunted Family Night Gingerbread House Workshop I-30 Gateway Monument Senior Fitness Equipment Eden Road Park Construction Bob Findlay Park Improvements Ditto Golf Course Construction Harris Road Park Development East Recreation Center & Library Southeast Recreation Center Cookout After Dark Fright and Fun Halloween Party Fall Craft Fair Family Day at the Lake Daddy Daughter Dance Registration Holiday Tennis Camps Monster Smash Adult Mixer Light Up Arlington Recap Spooky Swamp Olde Town Christmas

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ARLINGTON PARKS HONORED AS ONE OF THE NATION'S BEST

The winner of the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation will be announced at the NRPA conference in September.

Arlington Parks was named a 2017 finalist for the National Gold Medal Award for excellence in Parks and Recreation.

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he Arlington Parks and Recreation department was named a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in May. The award was announced by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Award honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. Applications are separated into seven classes, with five classes based on population, one class for armed forces recreation and one class for state park systems awarded on odd numbered years.

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"I'm incredibly proud of the hard-working Arlington Parks and Recreation staff, leadership and the numerous volunteer groups that help us provide these outstanding services and amenities for our residents," Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. "Being a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards is another dream come true for Arlington and confirms what we already knew, that our parks system is one of the best in the country." Arlington Parks and Recreation is a finalist in the Class II category (population 150,001–400,000). The department was also named a finalist for the prestigious honor in 2014 and 2016. Arlington joins three other finalists in its class for the Grand Plaque Award, which will be announced live during the NRPA General Session at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Sept. 26-28, 2017.


Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.

designation is a true reflection of the critical alliance between City Council, department staff and our citizens."

"I am proud of the entire parks and recreation staff, park board, numerous advisory and volunteer groups, city management and the City Council for their tremendous support for the provision of parks and recreation services in our city", Lemuel Randolph, Director of Parks and Recreation said. "The almost 400,000 citizens of Arlington directly benefit from the department's mission to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. This NRPA Gold Medal Finalist

A panel of five park and recreation professionals reviews and judges all application materials. Judges are chosen for their considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both the local and national levels. Arlington released its 2017 Gold Medal application to the public, which can be viewed at Gold.NaturallyFun.org.

Arlington Parks was named a 2017 Playful City USA for the tenth year.

"We are thrilled to recognize these communities for putting kids first," said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. "The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play."

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ational non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Arlington a Playful City USA recognition in May. The award honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents. This is the tenth year for Arlington to be recognized. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging playspaces that serve more than 4 million kids.

For more information on the Gold Medal Awards, visit NRPA.org/goldmedal.

While they vary in size and geography, these communities are all engaging their citizens to reimagine cities with kids in mind. Each community has found unique ways to integrate play as a solution to a number of urgent challenges plaguing our society in ways that benefit kids growing up in poverty. To see the full list of Playful City USA communities and to learn more about making play the easy choice for kids, visit Kaboom.org/playfulcityusa.

Arlington Parks earned the Tree City USA recognition by meeting standards for urban forestry management.

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he Tree City USA Program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognized Arlington for meeting the four core standards of sound urban forestry management. The four core standards include maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrating Arbor Day. Tree City USA communities are home to more than 143 million Americans. Arlington has earned this recognition for the past 18 years. For more information about the Tree City USA program, visit ArborDay.org/programs.

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BUILD A DREAM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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he Build A Dream Scholarship Program is for children (four months to 16 years of age) to register for many Arlington Parks and Recreation Department youth programs. Qualification for the scholarship is based upon federal income guidelines and is available to Arlington residents only. Due to limited funding, scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Apply at the Parks and Recreation administrative office located at 717 W. Main St. Income verification, registration for classes and $5 fee per family required at the time of application. Scholarship awards $75 for one child and $150 for two or more. Complete application and manual registration form with class selections prior to submission. Incomplete submissions cannot be processed. This is funded in part by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and the Community Development Block Grant.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | August 31 Administration Office | 717 W. Main St. 76013

INCOME ELIGIBILITY Household Members

Annual Income Less Than*

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$28,600 $32,150 $35,700 $38,600 $41,450 $44,300 $47,150

*Annual incomes are subject to change based on HUD guidelines. The Build A Dream application form and guidelines are available at NaturallyFun.org and recreation centers. For more information or to apply, visit the Administrative Office at 717 W. Main St., or call 817-459-5474.

ACCEPTED DOCUMENTATION TO VERIFY INCOME • 2016 Federal Income Tax Return • Current pay stubs (last four stubs) • Government assistance award letter: (current Medicaid Card, SNAP Award Letter within the last six months, SSI, CHIPS Insurance Card showing eligibility dates) • Proof of residency required (utility bill or lease agreement)

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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for Fall 2017! Our food truck series starts back up on September 15. Food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday* before each event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited.

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Come on out with family and friends and enjoy music, fun and great food from our area food trucks! For more information, contact Rental and Lake Services Coordinator Kristy Sheikh at 817-575-8294.

*Visit NaturallyFun.org/Foodtruck for the weekly lineup.

DINNER SERIES:

LUNCH SERIES:

Fridays, September 15-October 6 | 6:00-10:00 PM Stovall Park 2800 W. Sublett Rd.

Fridays, October 13-November 3 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Levitt Pavilion 100 W. Abram St.

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Ecofest

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM October 21 Founders Plaza 100 W. Abram St. 76010

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his eco-friendly festival stimulates enviormental awareness and offers free fun for the whole family. Bring the kids out to take a picture with EcoMan, play in the bounce house, go on a scouting adventure or get their face painted. Adults can enjoy a tree giveaway, Demo Depot, Fix it Green and informational vendor booths. There’s something for everyone at the ninth-annual Ecofest.

For more information visit NaturallyFun.org/Ecofest.

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Top 5 must-see events in Arlington

FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT October 20-21 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 AM Veterans Park 3600 W. Arkansas Ln. Spend quality time with your family enjoying a night of camping out in the park. Decorate your tent and hand out treats while your kids tent or treat. Children 2 and under are free. Register online with code 8151. See page 17

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Saturday, December 9 | 8:00-11:00 AM Cliff Nelson Recreation Center 4600 W. Bardin Rd. Santa is stopping by to enjoy breakfast and other holiday fun activities with our guests. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts and having tasty pancakes. Register online with code 8396. See page 15

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COOKOUT AFTER DARK Saturday, September 16 | 5:30-8:30 PM Richard Simpson Park 6300 W. Arkansas Ln. Join engAGE Arlington and other active and adventurous adults for their annual cookout after dark. $10 if you pre-register or $15 at the event. Adults 21+ only. See page 39

SPOOKY SWAMP Friday, October 27 | 6:00-8:00 PM Hugh Smith Indoor Pool 1815 New York Ave. Hugh Smith Indoor Pool is turning into a Spooky Swamp Friday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Children and parents can swim and take part in Halloween activities. $2.50 admission per person. See page 76

MONSTER SMASH ADULT MIXER Saturday, October 28 | 5:00-8:00 PM Arlington Tennis Center 500 W. Mayfield Rd. Join Arlington Tennis Center for a night of tennis, music, and refreshments. Players will rotate partners and opponents to win prizes. On court games and activities for ages 4-12. Call ATC at 817-459-6163 or register online with code 8939. See page 58

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CLIFF NELSON recreation center

FULL DAY CAMPS WINTER BREAK CAMP Camp includes games, holiday crafts, and more. Must bring lunch and drink each day. Snack will be provided. Cost: $35/day or $125/week Ages: 5-12 Th-F Dec 21-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8889 Tu-W Dec 26-29 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8888 Tu-F Jan 2-5 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8891 M Jan 8 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8892

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS PRESCHOOL PLAYHOUSE This program is designed for children to grow and develop their social skills and creativity. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different fundamental skills necessary to prepare for school. They will be using arts & crafts, skill centers and peer play time to continue their growth as individuals and students. Cost: $85 Ages: 3-5 M,W Sep 6-27 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8392 M,W Oct 2-30 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8393 M,W Nov 1-29 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8394 M,W Dec 4-27 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8395

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817-561-2819 SOUTHWEST ARLINGTON 4600 W. Bardin Rd. Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

SPORTS EXPLORERS

KEYBOARDING

This is a great class for parents who are looking to familiarize their children with sports. Your child will be introduced to the basics of four sports. Children will develop coordination, teamwork, sharing and listening skills. This is not a parent participation class. Facility Card required.

This class will be taught using an electric keyboard. Learn beginning skills: notes and their time values, fingering, simple songs, etc. Fee includes piano book. A keyboard or piano for home practice is recommended. Facility card required.

BEGINNER

Cost: $32 Ages: 3-4 Sa Sep 9-30 9:30 AM-10:15 AM 8727 Sa Oct 7-28 9:30 AM-10:15 AM 8728 Sa Nov 4-25 9:30 AM-10:15 AM 8729

Cost: $48 Ages: 8+ F Sep 8-29 5:30 PM-6:20 PM 8697 F Oct 6-27 5:30 PM-6:20 PM 8698 F Nov 3-24 5:30 PM-6:20 PM 8699

FINE ARTS

INTERMEDIATE

HOME SCHOOL ART Learn the basics using shapes, lines, shadows and textures with both pencil and color. Facility card required. Cost: $32 Ages: 5-12 M Sep 11-25 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 8703 M Oct 9-30 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 8704 M Nov 6-27 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 8705 M Dec 4-18 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 8706

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Cost: $48 Ages: 8+ F Sep 8-29 6:30 PM-7:20 PM 8700 F Oct 6-27 6:30 PM-7:20 PM 8701 F Nov 3-24 6:30 PM-7:20 PM 8702

HOME SCHOOL P.E. Students will participate in lessons that focus on physical fitness, skill development and sportsmanship. Cost: $30 Ages: 5-12 M,W Sep 6-27 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 8707 M,W Oct 2-30 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 8708 M,W Nov 1-29 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 8709 M,W Dec 4-27 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 8710


SPORTS PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS

CONTRACT PROGRAMS

ARCHERY

NON-STRUCTURED BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

Learn the basics of target archery while playing fun games. No experience required.

This time is reserved for adult basketball players to run non-competitive/nonstructured games. The full gym is booked for this program. Annual Facility Membership or guest pass required.

Contract program with Lone Star Institute of Tae Kwon Do, Contact Master Carol Henry for more information or to register.

Cost: $50 Ages: 6+ Sa Sep 9-30 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8724 Sa Oct 7-28 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8725 Sa Nov 4-25 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8726

GYMNASTICS 1 Gymnastics is a great class for developing balance, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength. This is a beginning class where participants will learn basic gymnastic skills. Facility card required. Cost: $32 Ages: 6-12 Sa Sep 9-30 10:15 AM-11:00 AM 8691 Sa Oct 7-28 10:15 AM-11:00 AM 8692 Sa Nov 4-25 10:15 AM-11:00 AM 8693

Ages: 14+ Tu,Th-F Ongoing 6:00 AM-7:00 AM 8397

LINE DANCING This is a great class for those who want to start line dancing. It teaches the basics and provides a step-by-step method for learning fun and dynamic line dances. Cost: $4 Ages: Adults Tu ongoing 9:00 AM-10:30 AM 8386

BADMINTON

GYMNASTICS 2 A continuation of the gymnastics program. This class focuses on intermediate skills while developing balance, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength. Facility card required.

Monthly or guest pass available. M,F M,F M,F M,F

Ages: 14+ Sep 1-29 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 8381 Oct 2-30 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 8382 Nov 3-27 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 8383 Dec 1-29 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 8384

PICKLEBALL Cost: $32 Ages: 6-11 Sa Sep 9-30 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 8694 Sa Oct 7-28 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 8695 Sa Nov 4-25 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 8696

KID’S NIGHT OUT Drop your kids off and have a night just for you. Your children will do activities and have a pizza dinner.

Pickle ball is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with perforated plastic baseball and wood or composite paddles. Cost: $3 Ages: Adults W Sep 6-Dec 27 12:00 PM-2:00 PM 8385

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Ages: 13+ Sep 17 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Nov 5 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

JO-ANN’S LITTLE DANCERS BALLET & TAP For more information, or to register, contact Jo-Ann Ingram at 817-996-0286 or visit joannslittledancers.com

JO-ANN’S LITTLE DANCERS HIP HOP & JAZZ For more information, or to register, contact Jo-Ann Ingram at 817-996-0286 or visit joannslittledancers.com

TAE KWON DO BEGINNER Learn self defense, confidence and fitness in a safe environment. Sponsored by Lone Star Institute of Tae Kwon Do. Call 817-271-6959 to register. Ages: 6+ M-Tu Ongoing 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

TINY KIDS SELF DEFENSE Students will learn how to use punches, kicks and their voice to defend themselves and alert others. For more information, or to register call 817-271-6959. Ages: 3-5 Tu Ongoing 6:30 PM-7:00 PM

Cost: $10 Ages: 5-12 F Nov 10 6:00 PM-9:00 PM 8723

Breakfast W I T H S A N TA

8:00-11:00 AM | DECEMBER 9 | $12 PER PERSON* Santa is stopping by to enjoy breakfast and other holiday fun activities with our guests. Attendees will enjoy making holiday crafts and having breakfast. Registration code 8396, minimum one adult per child’s registration.

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DOTTIE LYNN recreation center

CENTRAL ARLINGTON 3200 Norwood Ln. Dottie Lynn Recreation Center

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMP

RECREATION BASKETBALL

Make going back to school more fun. Students will be transported from school to Dottie Lynn by staff. Then they'll have a snack, finish homework, and play games each day. Space is limited For more info about transportation, contact the center.

This is a great way to spend Thanksgiving Break. Come join us for a three days full of fun games and activities. Please bring a sack lunch and we’ll provide the afternoon snack. Pre-registration required.

Recreational four-on-four basketball with a court monitor. Daily fee applies.

Cost: $140/Month Ages: 5-12 M-F Ongoing 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

FULL DAY CAMPS WINTER BREAK CAMP Camp includes games, holiday crafts, and more. Must bring lunch and drink each day. Snack will be provided. Cost: $35/day or $125/week Ages: 5-12 Th-F Dec 21-22 7:00 AM-6:30 PM 8893 Tu-W Dec 26-29 7:00 AM-6:30 PM 8894 Tu-F Jan 2-5 7:00 AM-6:30 PM 8896 M Jan 8 7:00 AM-6:30 PM 8897

Cost: $35/day Ages: 5-12 M-W Nov 20-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8124

DAY OFF DAY CAMP Spend your day off with the staff. We will have a day jam-packed with activities such as gym sports, games, arts and crafts, movies and much more. Bring a sack lunch. Your afternoon snack will be provided. Pre-registration required. Cost: $35 Ages: 5-12 M Oct 9 7:00 AM-5:00 PM 8028

ADULT PROGRAMS NON-STRUCTURED BASKETBALL Open play for members. Ages: 10+ W Ongoing 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Sa Ongoing 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Cost: $4 Ages: 17+ Sa Ongoing 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

PICKLEBALL Pickleball is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with perforated plastic baseball and wood or composite paddles. Daily fee applies. Cost: $3 Ages: 18+ Tu,Th Ongoing 9:30 AM-11:30 AM

YOUTH PROGRAMS ARCHERY Archers must learn to focus on the moment, blending physical and mental resources. Cost: $50 Ages: 6+ Tu Sep 5-26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8016 Tu Oct 3-31 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8017 Tu Nov 7-28 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8018


HOME SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Home schoolers come spend a camp day of enrichment at Dottie Lynn. Bring a sack lunch each day. We'll take an end of semester field trip. Cost: $20 Ages: 5-10 Th Sep 14 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8361 Th Oct 12 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8364 Th Nov 16 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8366 Th Dec 14 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8367 Cost: $20 Ages: 11-15 Th Sep 14 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8362 Th Oct 12 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8363 Th Nov 16 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8365 Th Dec 14 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8368

KIDS' KITCHEN Come join us at the Kids' Kitchen and learn to be an expert little cook! Through out the month we will make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! We will learn all kinds of fun and helpful tips and tricks while cooking! Cost: $60 Ages: 5-13 W Sep 6-27 4:30 PM-5:30 PM 8044 W Oct 4-25 4:30 PM-5:30 PM 8963 W Nov1-29 4:30 PM-5:30 PM 8964 W Dec 6-27 4:30 PM-5:30 PM 8965

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS PRESCHOOL PLAYHOUSE During this year-round program, we'll learn themes using crafts, songs, stories, games, and other fun activities. We will introduce colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and more. Cost: $85/month Ages: 3-5 Tu,Th Sep 5-28 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8070 Tu,Th Oct 3-31 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8071 Tu,Th Nov 2-30 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8072 Tu,Th Dec 5-14 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 8073

SPECIAL EVENTS KID’S NIGHT OUT Drop your kids off and have a night just for you. Your children will do activities and have a pizza dinner. Cost: $10 Ages: 5-12 F Oct 13 6:30 PM-10:00 PM 8158

TINY TOT HALLOWEEN PARTY Play games, decorate treats, and have a costume parade. Picture opportunities. Cost: $6 Ages: 0-5 W Oct 25 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 8159

OLDE TOWN CHRISTMAS Find a gift to make your Christmas memorable, take photos with Santa, and enjoy goodies and concessions at this annual craft fair. No entry fee for shoppers. Cost: $45 Ages: All Ages F Dec 1 12:00PM-7:00 PM 8155 Sa Dec 2 9:00 AM-3:00 PM 8155

CONTRACT PROGRAMS JO-ANN’S LITTLE DANCERS BALLET & TAP For more information, or to register, contact Jo-Ann Ingram at 817-996-0286 or visit joannslittledancers.com

AMERICAN NINJUTSU FOR KIDS Participants must register with Kyle Stockton at 432-940-5053 or email at txninjutsu@gmail.com.

AMERICAN NINJUTSU FOR ADULTS Participants must register with Kyle Stockton at 432-940-5053 or email at txninjutsu@gmail.com. Ages: 13+ M-Th Ongoing 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 8014

TAE KWON DO BEGINNER Learn self defense, confidence and fitness in a safe environment. Sponsored by Lone Star Institute of Tae Kwon Do. Call 817-271-6959 to register. Ages: 6+ Th Ongoing 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8082

TINY KIDS SELF DEFENSE Students will learn how to use punches, kicks and their voice to defend themselves and alert others. For more information, or to register call 817-271-6959. Th

Ongoing

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

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SELF DEFENSE CLASS Learn how to use basic items in a self defense situation as part of the Self Defense 101 Series. Classes can be taken individually or together. Register with Kyle Stockton at 432-940-5053 or email at txninjutsu@gmail.com. Cost: $15 Ages: 13+ Sa Sep 9 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Sa Oct 7 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Sa Nov 4 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Ages: 5-12 M-Th Ongoing 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 8015

TOT & ME ART CLASS Preschoolers will paint, sculpt and build while interacting with peers. Children should wear clothes to get messy in. Cost: $40/adult and child Ages: 2+ F Sep 1-29 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 8060

FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT

4:00 PM - 7:00 AM October 20-21 | $10 Per Person | Veterans Park

TOT & ME COOKING CLASS Preschoolers and a favorite adult will cook together while interacting with peers. Cost: $40/adult and child Ages: 2+ F Nov 3-24 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 8157

TOT & ME MUSIC CLASS Preschoolers and a favorite adult will explore their musical side while interacting with peers. Cost: $40/adult and child Ages: 2+ F Oct 6-27 9:00 AM-9:45 AM 8156

Spend quality time with your family enjoying a night of camping out in the park. Decorate your tent and hand out treats while your kids tent or treat. Children 2 and under are free. Register online at NaturallyFun.org with code 8151.

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ELZIE ODOM athletic center

FULL DAY CAMPS

SPORTS CLASSES

THANKSGIVING CAMP

HOME SCHOOL PE

This is a great way to spend Thanksgiving Break. Come join us for a week full of fun games and activities. Please bring a sack lunch and we’ll provide the afternoon snack. Pre-registration required.

Come and join us for various sports into classes. We will rotate activities weekly including archery, soccer, basketball, dodge ball, skating, rock climbing and more. Contact Ernie Smith at 817-459-6434 for more info on this drop-in session.

Cost: $35/day Ages: 5-12 M-W Nov 20-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8780

WINTER BREAK CAMP Camp includes games, holiday crafts, and more. Must bring lunch and drink each day. Snack will be provided. Cost: $35/day or $125/week Ages: 5-12 Th-F Dec 21-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8884 Tu-F Dec 26-29 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8885 Tu-F Jan 2-5 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8886 M Jan 8 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8887

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Cost: $3-10 Ages: 4+ Tu Ongoing 1:30 PM -3:30 PM

SKATING FOR BEGINNERS Learn how to move on old fashion roller skates or inline skates. Our teachers will use tools to help children feel more confident on wheels. Cost: $35 Ages: 6+ F Sep 8-29 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 8776 F Oct 6-27 5:00 PM-6:00 PM 8778

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817-459-6434 NORTH ARLINGTON 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Elzie Odom Athletic Center

ARCHERY Students learn they must overcome distractions and obstacles, and have a plan of action. Archery provides a fundamental relaxation quality in that the archer must learn to focus on the immediate moment. Archery is a self-challenging and rewarding activity, blending physical and mental resources. Cost: $50 Ages: 6+ Sa Sep 9-30 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 7311 Sa Oct 7-28 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 8779

INTRO TO TAE KWON DO After stretching and conditioning, students will learn kicking, punching, basic falls and discipline. Wear karate GI or sweats. Cost: $37 Ages: 6+ M Sep 11-Oct 2 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8772 M Oct 9-30 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8773 M Nov 6-27 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8774 M Dec 4-18 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8775


ADVANCED TAE KWON DO After stretching and conditioning, students will learn kicking, punching, basic falls and discipline. This is a continuation of the intro course. Wear karate GI or sweats Cost: $37 Ages: 6+ M Sep 11-25 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 7360 M Sep 11-Oct 2 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8768 M Oct 9-30 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8769 M Nov 6-27 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8770 M Dec 4-18 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8771

GYMNASTICS 1 Gymnastics is a great class for developing balance, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength. This is a beginning class where participants will learn basic gymnastic skills. Facility card required. Cost: $32 Ages: 5-12 M Sep 11-Oct 2 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8760 M Oct 9-30 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8761 M Nov 6-27 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8762 M Dec 4-18 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8763

GYMNASTICS 2

N I G H T S K AT E

A continuation of the gymnastics program. This class focuses on intermediate skills while developing balance, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength. Teacher approval through a skills test is required. Facility card required.

7-10 PM | Ages 13 & under | $10 per child | Elzie Odom Friday Night Skate is on a roll Fridays, August 25-December 29, at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. Sign in and drop off your kiddo or stay and skate with them for free! Kids will skate with friends and play games while you take the night off. For more info call 817-459-6434.

Cost: $32 Ages: 6-12 Th Sep 7-28 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8764 Th Oct 5-26 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8765 Th Nov 2-30 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8766 Th Dec 7-28 7:00 PM-8:00 PM 8767

AVE A

G, H FORGET BORIN

R E C C O S E BUBBL

BIRTHDAY!

Make your birthday bash something to remember with a Bubble Soccer party package. Bubble soccer is soccer with a twist! Each player tries to score on the other team while inside a giant inflatable bubble. Our package is perfect for kids, teens, and adults and includes everything you need to bounce your party to the next level. Party Packages start at $350 for ages 7 and up. Contact Elzie Odom Athletic center for more information or to book today!

PARTY PACKAGE INCLUDES: Up to 20 Players

One Case of Bottled Water

Party Host/Official

Soccer Ball

A Two Hour Party with 90 Minutes of Play

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817-275-1351

HUGH SMITH

EAST ARLINGTON 1815 New York Ave.

recreation center

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

WINTER BREAK CAMP

GUITAR

Make going back to school more fun. Students will be transported from school (Johns, Rankin, Adams, McNutt & Workman Jr. High) to Hugh Smith by staff. They'll have a snack, finish homework, and play games each day. Space is limited. For more info about transportation, contact the center.

Camp includes games, holiday crafts, and more. Must bring a lunch and drink each day. Snack will be provided.

Learn basic guitar chords, strumming techniques, tuning and care of the guitar. Emphasis is on the guitar as accompaniment and will include simple guitar solos. Bring guitar to class. Facility card required.

Cost: $15-$55 Ages: 5-15 M-F Ongoing 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

FULL DAY CAMPS FALL BREAK CAMP Come join us for a week full of fun games and activities. Please bring a sack lunch and we'll provide the afternoon snack. Pre-registraion is required. Cost: $80 Ages: 5-15 M-W Nov 20-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8966

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Cost: $35/day or $125/week Ages: 5-12 Tu-F Jan 2-5 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8900 M Jan 8 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8902 Th-F Dec 21-22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8898 Tu-W Dec 26-29 7:00 AM-6:00 PM 8899

FINE ARTS ART ACADEMY Come spend some time exploring all things art! We will paint, draw, sculpt and more! Cost: $30-$38 Ages: 5-12 M Sep 4-25 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8414 M Oct 2-30 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8415 M Nov 6-27 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8416 M Dec 4-18 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 8455

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LEVEL 1

Cost: $32-$45 Ages: 8+ Sa Sep 2-30 12:15 PM-1:05 PM 8426 Sa Oct 7-28 12:15 PM-1:05 PM 8427 Sa Nov 4-18 12:15 PM-1:05 PM 8428 Sa Dec 2-16 12:15 PM-1:05 PM 8467

LEVEL 2

Cost: $30-$45 Ages: 8+ F Sep 1-29 7:30 PM-8:20 PM 8429 F Oct 6-27 7:30 PM-8:20 PM 8430 F Nov 3-17 7:30 PM-8:20 PM 8431 F Dec 1-15 7:30 PM-8:20 PM 8470


KEYBOARDING

TAE KWON DO INTRO

BASKETBALL

This class will be taught using an electric keyboard. Learn beginning skills: notes and their time values, fingering, simple songs, etc. Fee includes piano book. A keyboard or piano for home practice is recommended. Facility card required.

After stretching and conditioning, students will learn kicking, punching, basic falls and discipline. Students should wear karate GI or sweats. Facility card required.

Learn the rules, dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Facility card required.

Cost: $35-$40 Ages: 5-8 W Sep 6-27 6:10 PM-7:00 PM 8447 W Oct 4-25 6:10 PM-7:00 PM 8448 W Nov 1-29 6:10 PM-7:00 PM 8449 W Dec 6-27 6:10 PM-7:00 PM 8492

Cost: $30-$38 Ages: 4-8 Sa Sep 2-30 10:30 AM-11:20 AM 8417 Sa Oct 7-28 10:30 AM-11:20 AM 8419 Sa Nov 4-18 10:30 AM-11:20 AM 8457 Sa Dec 2-16 10:30 AM-11:20 AM 8458

Cost: $35-$40 Ages: 9-12 W Sep 6-27 7:10 PM-8:00 PM 8450 W Oct 4-25 7:10 PM-8:00 PM 8451 W Nov 1-29 7:10 PM-8:00 PM 8452 W Dec 6-27 7:10 PM-8:00 PM 8495

Cost: $30-$38 Ages: 9-12 Sa Sep 2-30 11:30 AM-12:20 PM 8420 Sa Oct 7-28 11:30 AM-12:20 PM 8421 Sa Nov 4-18 11:30 AM-12:20 PM 8422 Sa Dec 2-16 11:30 AM-12:20 PM 8460

TAE KWON DO CLUB

SPECIAL EVENTS

LEVEL A

Cost: $32-$45 Ages: 6-12 Sa Sep 2-30 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8435 Sa Oct 7-28 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8436 Sa Nov 4-18 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8437 Sa Dec 2-16 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8477

LEVEL B

Cost: $32-$45 Ages: 6-15 Sa Sep 2-30 10:10 AM-11:00 AM 8438 Sa Oct 7-28 10:10 AM-11:00 AM 8439 Sa Nov 4-18 10:10 AM-11:00 AM 8440 Sa Dec 2-16 10:10 AM-11:00 AM 8480

LEVEL C

Cost: $32-$45 Ages: 6-15 Sa Sep 2-30 11:10 AM-12:00 PM 8441 Sa Oct 7-28 11:10 AM-12:00 PM 8442 Sa Nov 4-18 11:10 AM-12:00 PM 8443 Sa Dec 2-16 11:10 AM-12:00 PM 8483

SPORTS CLASSES CHEERLEADING

Tae Kwon Do Club gives students the opportunity to advance in belt colors and test out as a Black Belt. We also teaches, discipline, respect and confidence. Students should wear karate GI or sweats. Cost: $85 Ages: 6+ M,F Sep 1-29 7:20 PM-8:10 PM 8445 M,F Oct 2-30 7:20 PM-8:10 PM 8444 M,F Nov 3-27 7:20 PM-8:10 PM 8446 M,F Dec 1-29 7:20 PM-8:10 PM 8489

READY---OK! This class is for all prospective cheerleaders or those just wanting to have fun. Participants will learn jumps, cheers, yells, chants and dances. Tumbling and gymnastics will be emphasized. Facility card required.

GYMNASTICS

Cost: $30-$38 Ages: 5-12 Sa Sep 2-30 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8423 Sa Oct 7-28 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8424 Sa Nov 4-25 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8425 Sa Dec 2-16 10:45 AM-11:45 AM 8463

Cost: $30-$38 Ages: 6-12 Sa Sep 2-30 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8432 Sa Oct 7-28 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8433 Sa Nov 4-18 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8434 Sa Dec 2-16 9:10 AM-10:00 AM 8473

Gymnastics is a great class for developing balance, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength. This is a beginning class where participants will learn basic gymnastic skills. Facility card required.

FAMILY DAY AT THE LAKE Take a boat ride, shoot a bull’s-eye, or catch a fish. There will be archery, kayaking, fishing, food, and more. With so much fun to have, you won’t want to leave. Maximum price of $25 per family or price below. Cost: $10/person Ages: All ages Sa Sep 16 9:00 AM-11:00 AM 8961

CONTRACT PROGRAMS JO-ANN’S LITTLE DANCERS BALLET & TAP For more information, or to register, contact Jo-Ann Ingram at 817-996-0286 or visit joannslittledancers.com

AIKIDO Traditional AiKiDo martial at classes for the body, heart, and soul and self-defense. Visit ArlingtonAikido.com or call 682-323-8051 for registration information.

Hugh’s

haunted family night

6:30-8:30 PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 | $6 PER PERSON Hugh Smith will be providing a safe place for patrons of all ages to join in the fun of our 'Trunk or Treat' in our gymnasium, an opportunity to enter Hugh's Haunted House, and so much more! All ages welcome. Register online at NaturallyFun.org with code 8959.

Gingerbread House W O R K S H O P

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 | $6 PER PERSON

Make sugary shingles, snow-frosted windows, add tons of icing and colorful candies to make your creation come to life. Don’t forget your camera for pictures with Santa! Register online at NaturallyFun.org with code 8960.

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FITNESS

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ASK THE TRAINER

PERSONAL TRAINING

LAND & WATER FITNESS PASS

Join our trainer once a month for an informational hour of free fitness and nutrition advice at Hugh Smith Recreation Center. The trainer will be available to answer questions, provide equipment and exercise instruction, and answer your nutritional and diet questions. There’s no extra charge, all you need is a membership card and current fitness room membership. Call 817-275-1351 for more info.

Certified personal trainers are available for individual instruction for all ages and skill levels. Times are arranged between the instructor and student. Call the recreation center where you wish to participate. Membership card and Fitness Room Membership required.

The Land & Water Fitness Membership includes yoga, aerobics, water aerobics (at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool) and fitness room (Hugh Smith Rec Center).

One Person, One Session............................ $45 One Person, Five Sessions........................$180 Two People, One Session............................. $70 Two People, Five Sessions.........................$285

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Ages 14+.............................................$45/Month

MATURE ADULT & SENIOR FITNESS For mature adult and senior fitness classes, please see our complete class schedule and program descriptions on page 43 and 45.


FITNESS SPECIALS!

FITNESS ROOM MEMBERSHIPS

Receive a $10 voucher for each referral that mentions your name when purchasing a fitness membership. (Note: collect multiple vouchers for multiple referrals but only one voucher may be redeemed at a time).

Enjoy fitness and weight rooms featuring a complete line of Nautilus strength equipment and a variety of cardiovascular machines for ages 14 and up. Gyms open for free play with membership (subject to availability). Additional family members receive a 20% discount off membership when purchased at the same time. Membership card required for all fitness room passes.

COLLEGE DISCOUNT

CLIFF NELSON, DOTTIE LYNN, EUNICE AND HUGH SMITH

REFER A FRIEND

10% off fitness pass by showing school ID at time of purchase.

MILITARY DISCOUNT 15% off fitness pass by showing applicable ID at time of purchase.

TRY US OUT - COLLEGE PROGRAM Show college ID at registration and get two months usage without a Facility Card. Visit a center for more details.

FITNESS PLUS MEMBERSHIP

Access the recreation and athletic centers, unlimited fitness plus classes and weight room access. Includes indoor track, fitness room, inline skating and rock climbing at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. 1 Month Pass...................................................................................................$30 6 Month Pass................................................................................................$165 Annual Pass...................................................................................................$300

CHILD CARE HOURS

Daily with Membership Card...................................................................... $3 Daily without Membership Card............................................................... $6 Monthly..............................................................................................................$15 6-Month Weight Room Pass......................................................................$75 Annual..............................................................................................................$150 Senior Monthly................................................................................................$12 Senior 6-Month...............................................................................................$60 Senior Annual . .............................................................................................$120

ELZIE ODOM Daily with Membership Card.......................................................................$3 Daily without Membership Card................................................................$6 Monthly.............................................................................................................. $20 6-Month.......................................................................................................... $100 Annual.............................................................................................................. $200 Basketball/Track Monthly.......................................................................... $10 Basketball/Track Annual.......................................................................... $100 Senior Monthly................................................................................................ $12 Senior 6-Month............................................................................................... $60 Senior Annual................................................................................................ $120

CLIFF NELSON:

M-F............................................................................................... 8:30-11:30 AM M-Th................................................................................................ 5:30-7:30 PM

DOTTIE LYNN: M, W, F........................................................................................ 8:30-10:30 AM M-Th................................................................................................ 5:30-7:30 PM

HUGH SMITH: M-F .............................................................................................. 9:00-10:30 AM M-Th................................................................................................ 6:00-8:00 PM Sa................................................................................................... 9:00-10:30 AM

ELZIE ODOM: M-Th................................................................................................ 6:00-9:00 PM Sa................................................................................................... 8:45-11:45 AM

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CLIFF NELSON RECREATION CENTER 4600 W. Bardin Rd. Arlington, TX 76017 | 817-561-2819 TIME MON TUE WED 8:15 AM

Fit Over 50

9:30 AM

Fit Over 50 Cardio, Strength & Core

9 AM Zumba®

10 AM Low Impact Aerobics

6 PM

Zumba

®

6:30 PM

FRI

Cardio, Strength & Core

Zumba®

Zumba®

Zumba® Sculpt & Tone

Low Impact Aerobics Yoga

SAT

Fit Over 50

Sculpt & Tone

10:30 AM

THU

Low Impact Aerobics

®

Zumba

Yoga

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

WEIGHT ROOM

ORIENTATION Learn the basics of the weight room including proper form, safety and more. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa

Dates Sep 2 Oct 7 Nov 4 Dec 2

Time 10-12 PM 10-12 PM 10-12 PM 10-12 PM

Code 8377 8378 8379 8380

DOTTIE LYNN RECREATION CENTER 3200 Norwood Ln. Arlington, TX 76013 | 817-277-5001 TIME MON TUE WED 7 AM

Yoga Fitness

FRI Yoga Fitness

Senior Exercise

8:15 AM

Cardio Blast

9:30 AM

Pilates

Yoga

Pilates

Yoga

Pilates

10:30 AM

Toning

Zumba®

Toning

Zumba®

Zumba®

Zumba® Gold

Zumba®

12 PM

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

5:30 PM

Yoga Fitness

Fitness Intervals

6PM 6:30 PM

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Yoga Fitness Senior Exercise

8 AM

THU

Cardio, Strength & Core

Cardio, Strength & Core REFIT

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REFIT

SAT


ELZIE ODOM ATHLETIC CENTER 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006 | 817-459-6434

TIME

MON

6 AM

Total Conditioning

8:30 AM

Sit & Fit

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

Sit & Fit

9 AM

Instructor’s Choice

9:30 AM

Kettlebell

10 AM

Stretching

10:30 AM

Zumba®

5:45 PM

Zumba®

Zumba®

11:30 PM Kettlebell

Zumba®

6 PM

Instructor’s Choice Rock Climbing

Zumba®

Yoga/Pilates

7 PM

HUGH SMITH RECREATION CENTER 1815 New York Ave. Arlington, TX 76010 | 817-275-1351

TIME

MON

8:45 AM

Senior Strength

9 AM

Zumba®

9:45 AM

Tai Chi

10 AM

Chair Yoga

11:30 AM

Zumba® Strong

6 PM

Zumba®

TUE

WED

THU

Senior Strength Zumba®

Zumba®

FRI

SAT

Senior Strength Zumba®

Zumba®

Zumba®

Tai Chi Chair Yoga Zumba® Strong Zumba®

Zumba®

Zumba® Strong Zumba®

LEAD THE WAY We are looking for contract and specialty instructors! Send a short proposal, background information along with your desired location to teach at. For more information, contact Krissy Crosier at krissy.crosier@arlingtontx.gov.

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CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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Arlington Parks and Recreation is committed to creating parks, facilities and green spaces for you and your family to enjoy. With park fees, bonds and other sources of income, we’re able to renovate and create facilities to fit your needs.

Park development are just some of the projects to be completed. Take a minute to read about construction we’ve recently completed, like the senior fitness equipment at Clarence Foster and Wimbledon Parks, and projects that are already under way.

Arlington residents unanimously approved a package of bond projects that focus on streets, parks, fire facilities and libraries in the 2014 Bond Election. Plans for the new Southeast Recreation Center, East Recreation Center and Library, and Bob Findlay Linear

For more information about capital improvements and park planning, contact Park Planning Manager De’Onna Garner at 817-459-6937 or DeOnna.Garner@ArlingtonTX.gov.

I-30 GATEWAY MONUMENT INSTALLED Overview: Arlington's first highway monument. Completed June 2017 $310,000 - Governor's Community Achievement Award SEE PAGE 27.

CHESTER DITTO GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION Total course renovation and new club house. Course to open Spring 2018 & permanent clubhouse to open Fall 2018 $21,300,000 - 2008 & 2014 Bond Funds, Gas Funds & Certificates of Obligation. SEE PAGE 31.

SENIOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTALLED Overview: Two wellness plazas with Xccent fitness equipment. Completed June 2017 $60,000 - North Texas Specialty Physicians Charitable Fund donation SEE PAGE 28.

HARRIS ROAD PARK DEVELOPMENT Overview: Development of playgrounds, concrete trail and more. Construction to begin Fall 2017 SEE PAGE 32.

EDEN ROAD PARK DEVELOPMENT Overview: Trail, Playground, pavilion, parking lot. To be completed September 2017 $930,800 - Park Fees SEE PAGE 30.

EAST RECREATION CENTER AND LIBRARY Overview: New facility to replace East Arlington Branch Library & Hugh Smith Recreation Center. Construction to begin September 2017 SEE PAGE 33.

BOB FINDLAY LINEAR PARK IMPROVEMENTS Overview: Realignment and widening of trail. To be completed October 2017 SEE PAGE 30.

SOUTHEAST RECREATION CENTER Overview: New facility at Webb Community Park. Construction to begin November 2018 SEE PAGE 34.

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I-30 GATEWAY MONUMENT INSTALLED Construction of Arlington’s first highway monument sign was completed June 2017.

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ith the help of Keep Texas Beautiful and Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Arlington dedicated the new welcome monument on August 10, 2017. The sign, which is located near Randol Mill Park, is 20 feet tall and reflects the City’s star logo greeting drivers entering into The American Dream City. This $310,000 project was funded by a 2012 Keep Texas Beautiful Governor’s Community Achievement Award the Parks and Recreation Department received. The grant was designated to be used for the beautification of local rights-of-ways.

the lettering, painted the monument and finished it off with lighting. The monument is illuminated at night and has the ability to change colors. "Although the sign was a long time in its arrival, the quality and versatility of it is remarkable and enhances the experience of travelers arriving in Arlington," City Councilor Charlie Parker said. "The illumination variations allow the city to participate in various national celebrations. This gateway sign is a harbinger, announcing that you have arrived in the American Dream City.”

"It has taken us a few years to get to this date and we are excited to have the first of hopefully seven signs located at major entry points to Arlington," Assistant Parks Director Gary Packan said. "The sign is more a sculpture or piece of art based on how it was handcrafted." The stainless steel structure was fabricated off-site and assembled in two parts on site. Contractor C. Green Scaping of Fort Worth poured the concrete foundation, Arc Enterprise fabricated and installed the star, and Arlington-based business 3DI Signs and Designs created Naturally Fun Magazine • F A L L 2 0 1 7

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SENIOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AT TWO PARKS Playgrounds for Seniors help build confidence, balance, and strength to combat falls.

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rlington seniors can now enjoy, laugh and play their way to better health at the City’s two new Senior Wellness Plazas. The North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund donated $60,000 worth of Xccent fitness equipment to Clarence Foster and Wimbledon parks in an effort to reduce falls, provide additional rehab locations, and encourage socialization for seniors among peers and younger generations. "With the 'playgrounds for seniors' located near the children's playground in our parks, it allows an opportunity for seniors to participate in healthy activities while still keeping an eye on their grandchildren," Park Project Manager Jadey James said. "It may even inspire some to lead healthier lifestyles while spending special bonding time with their grandchildren." The two ADA-compliant exercise systems were installed in the parks June 1, 2017. Clarence Foster and Wimbledon parks were chosen based on their relative proximity to senior recreation centers and senior populations. "The equipment is the first of its kind in Arlington, and is something that the aging adult population has been requesting for years," James said.

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Each system includes four different Wellness Stations with a total of 18 different activities. The stations are connected by a center deck allowing easy transfer between activities. Training tutorials on the individual systems explain the benefits of each activity and also provide a guide for proper use. Falling is the leading cause of injury among adults 65 and older, which is why the system is designed to build and improve confidence, balance, and strength needed to reduce falls. The system incorporates a variety of activities that focus on flexibility and core strength. "We sincerely appreciate that NTSP chose the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department to partner with to provide this opportunity for our community," James said. The project aligns with the Arlington City Council priority to “Champion Great Neighborhoods.” Clarence Foster Park is located at 4400 Woodland Park Blvd and Wimbledon Park is located at 2300 Wimbledon Dr.


FEATURED EQUIPMENT: • • • • • • • • • • •

Stair Walk Steps Hand Bike (x4) Tai Chi Wheels (x2) Zig Zag Pipe with Ring Rope Bridge Walk Shoulder Wheel Hand Throttle Bar (x2) Balance & Hip Twist (x2) Balance Beam Rope Net Floor Snake Pipe with Ring

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EDEN ROAD PARK DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES New park amenities include paved trail, playground, pavilion and parking lot.

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onstruction work on Eden Road Park, located at 1860 Mansfield Webb Road, 76002, is estimated to be completed early this September. The construction contract is for $930,800 and is being done by 2L Construction, LLC. Improvements are funded by Park Development Fees. New park amenities will include a 20 space concrete parking lot, a group picnic pavilion with grill, playground, picnic tables, benches, loop walking trail, open play areas, wildflower meadow areas, park monument sign, automated security gate, landscaping and irrigation. A park dedication is proposed for October 2017. More information on the park dedication to come, visit NaturallyFun.org.

CONSTRUCTION STARTED: January 2017

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE: September 2017

BOB FINDLAY LINEAR PARK IMPROVEMENTS Construction to realign and widen the trail at Bob Findlay began in April.

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onstruction work on Bob Findlay Linear Park Trail, located at 900 Findlay Drive, 76012, began in April 2017. The project involves replacing approximately 0.8 mile of antiquated trail. The existing hike and bike trail was heavily used and has been in place for over 20 years. The new concrete trail is 12' wide, providing for greater opportunities for shared usage. This much needed trail improvement will also be slightly realigned enhancing the overall quality of the trail and park goers experience. For more information about this and other capital improvement projects, contact Park Project Manager Mitali Mandlekar at 817-459-5478 or Mitali.Mandlekar@ArlingtonTX.gov.

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DITTO GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES The new course is scheduled to open next spring out of a temporary clubhouse while the permanent structure is completed late 2018.

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ork continues on the complete renovation at Chester Ditto Golf Course that began December 2016 under the direction of Landscapes Unlimited and Arlington-based Colligan Golf Design. The total course redesign is expected re-open next spring. The renovation includes a full re-routing of the facility, improved turf grasses for the new tees and greens complexes, new bunkers and many other updated aspects which will benefit all golfers. Colligan will also oversee the addition of a three-acre collection/retention pond, and the planting of drought tolerant species, to aid in irrigation efforts and water savings. The putting surfaces have been replaced with Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass for a smoother, consistent putting surface due to its slow vertical growth and density. Champion was selected for the Ditto re-build due to its ability to tolerate a close cut, while also providing exceptional shade, drought, wear and cold tolerance. Champion’s recommended height of cut is lower than the lowest tolerated cut on the old Tifgreen putting surfaces. Golfers will enjoy the same type of putting surfaces as Pinehurst #2 and Trinity Forest.

The layout will stretch to 7,000 yards for low-handicap golfers and potential collegiate events, and will feature four sets of tees to ensure a great playing experience for golfers of all ability levels. An expanded driving range and practice facility will also allow for additional private instruction and group lessons for both adults and junior golfers. Financing of the renovation came from a variety of sources including 2008 and 2014 bond funds and debt service. The course will re-open out of a temporary clubhouse, while the permanent structure is completed. The new 18,000 square foot clubhouse is expected to open in late 2018 and will feature a full-service restaurant, bar and golf shop, 200-seat banquet facility that can be divided into two smaller spaces, covered patio, meeting room and cart storage in the basement. For additional information on the project, including photo and video updates of the renovation, visit ArlingtonGolf.com.

CONSTRUCTION STARTED: December 2016

Sand bunkers will be built using the Better Billy Bunker Method, which replaces the traditional cloth Geo-textile liner with a sprayed polymer. Liners, often being snagged by rakes and golf clubs, can become exposed and torn, resulting in sand contamination. Outside of the aesthetic benefit, the new bunker system will allow the sand traps to drain more efficiently and limit contamination, lowering maintenance after a major rainfall.

COURSE TO BE COMPLETE: Spring 2018

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HARRIS ROAD PARK DEVELOPMENT STARTED Construction of new park amenities is scheduled to be complete February 2018.

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onstruction has started on the Harris Road Park Development in southeast Arlington. Project construction went to bid in May; construction began in July. Construction is planned to be complete February 2018. The 12.1 acre property will soon feature a lighted parking lot with automated access gate, 8’ wide concrete loop hike/bike trail, benches, picnic tables, playground, bicycle rack, drinking fountain, irrigation system, park entrance sign and landscape improvements. The park is located at 907 W. Harris Road. For more information about this and other capital improvement projects, contact Park Project Manager Mitali Mandlekar at Mitali.Mandlekar@ArlingtonTX.gov or 817-459-5478.

HIGHLIGHTED AMENITIES: • • • • •

Concrete loop trail Benches & picnic stations Parking lot w/ lighting Irrigated Open Space Playgrounds for ages 2-5 and 5-12 • Drinking water fountain • Sidewalk connections

CONSTRUCTION STARTED: July 2017

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE: February 2018

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EAST ARLINGTON RECREATION CENTER AND LIBRARY DESIGN BEGIN A new co-facility will replace Hugh Smith Recreation Center and the East Arlington Branch Library.

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ugh Smith Recreation Center and the East Arlington Branch Library will remain open during the construction of a new facility operated through a partnership with Arlington Parks and Recreation and Arlington Libraries. The new facility will include a recreation and gym area, indoor pool, senior center, and library. It's the first project of its type in Arlington Parks Planning Manager De'Onna Garner said. Design of the facility will be completed in August, and construction is planned for September 2017 to February 2018. The project is funded through both the 2008 and 2014 Bond Funds. For more info about the project, contact Parks Planning Manager De'Onna Garner at DeOnna.Garner@ArlingtonTX.gov.

DESIGN COMPLETE: August 2017

CONSTRUCTION PLANNED: September 2017 to February 2018

The current East Arlington Branch Library (middle) and Hugh Smith Recreation Center (bottom) will remain open until construction of the new East Arlington Recreation Center and Library is complete. The new facility will eventually combine and replace them. Naturally Fun Magazine • F A L L 2 0 1 7

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SOUTHEAST RECREATION CENTER DESIGN BEGINS The new Southeast Recreation Center will be built in Webb Community Park.

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lanners have begun the design phase of the new Southeast Recreation Center located at Webb Community Park. Funding for the project is provided by the 2014 Bond Funds and will serve the southeast Arlington community. "The new recreation center in southeast Arlington is an amenity that the community has anticipated for a very long time," Parks Planning Manager De'Onna Garner said. "We believe that the center will activate the park site with dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces that will become a welcoming beacon for the residents. The department hopes that the new development will also provide a source of identity and pride for the community." The design process is expected to take until August 2018, and construction is planned for November 2018 to January 2019.

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“We and the community are excited the Southeast Recreation Center," said Assistant Parks Director Venera Flores-Stafford. "It offers residents a common setting to congregate for socialization, recreation, and exercise. All of the centers are a core part of the fabric in the community, offering programming for the community’s youth to the active adult.” For more info about the project, contact Parks Planning Manager De'Onna Garner at DeOnna.Garner@ArlingtonTX.gov.

CONSTRUCTION PLANNED TO START: November 2018

CONSTRUCTION PLANNED TO END: January 2019


The new Southeast Recreation Center will be located in Webb Community Park and is funded through the 2014 Bond Funds. Final designs of the new facility are expected to take until August 2018, and construction is planned for November 2018 to January 2019. When completed, the new recreation center will serve residents and visitors of all ages.

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ENGAGE

NaturallyFun.org/engAGEarlington

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engAGE Arlington is a group of adults who come together for lively activities ranging from wine tours to hiking, breakfast to tennis, and scuba to exploring the Metroplex. Check out this group for events and adventures for more active adults. Couples, singles and anyone who is looking for an extra boost of fun welcome! engAGE is hosted out of Eunice Activity Center.

MISSION STATEMENT engAGE Arlington's mission is to promote a welcoming environment to enhances the quality of life through education, socialization and wellness enriching the human spirit.

VISION To inspire through fun and nurture the human spirit resulting in a better quality of life.

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CORE VALUES Quality of Life Welcoming Atmosphere Nurture the Human Spirit

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS engAGE hosts a variety of events for adults including day trips, socials and more. For more information about these and other engAGE events, contact the center at 817-277-8091.

Cook Out After Dark - See page 39. Lavender Ridge Farms - See page 38. Medicare Education Speech - See page 66.

Spend the afternoon with friends learning to cook delicious, seasonal recipes. This class meets 2:00-4:00 PM the second Tuesday of every month. The cost is $20 per person unless indicated otherwise. Registration is required, call 817-277-8091 to register. Class schedule below.

September 12

November 14

Asian Wraps & Rolls

Hors D'oeurves

October 10

December 12

Fall Favorites

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ENGAGE DAY TRIPS ACTIVE AND ADVENTUROUS ADULTS SEPTEMBER

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS & DOSS HERITAGE ••• 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sep 6 | EAC | $18 MAMMOTH NATIONAL MONUMENT •• 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sep 7 HSRC | $24  BEAUTIFUL THE MUSICAL •• 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Sep 16 HSRC | $69 

OCTOBER

HERITAGE VILLAGE & DEEP ELLUM ••• 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM | Oct 3 | EAC | $23 STETSON HAT FACTORY ••• 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM | Oct 17 HSRC | $22  LAVENDER RIDGE FARMS ••• 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Oct 18 | EAC  $36 | Lunch Included

NOVEMBER

CANTON ••• 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Nov 3 | EAC | $15 CHOCOLATE TOUR •• 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Nov 14 CNRC | $35 BIBLE MUSEUM •• 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Nov 29 HSRC | $25 HOLIDAYS AT NORTH PARK MALL •• 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Nov 30 EAC | $15

DECEMBER

IRVING CULTURAL ARTS HOLIDAY EXHIBITION •• 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM | Dec 13 EAC | $15 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS •• 4:00-10:00 PM | Dec 19 HSRC | $27 Lunch separate unless otherwise noted.

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TRIPS LEAVE FROM LOCATION LISTED

EAC

Eunice Activity Center 1000 Eunice St. 817-277-8091

HSRC

Hugh Smith Rec Center 2015 Craig Hanking Dr. 817-275-1351

DLRC

Dottie Lynn Rec Center 3200 Norwood Ln. 817-277-5001

CNRC

Cliff Nelson Rec Center 4600 W. Bardin Rd. 817-561-2819

EOAC

Elzie Odom Athletic Center 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. 817-459-6434

EXERTION LEVEL Little to no exertion Some exertion Lots of exertion


ENGAGE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS BADMINTON

PICKLEBALL

7:00-9:00 PM M,F | CNRC $5 drop in or Fitness Plus/ Silver Sneakers/ Silver n’ Fit.

12:00-3:00 PM W | CNRC 9:30-11:30 AM Tu,Th | DLRC Easy for beginners to learn and fun for experienced players. $3 drop in fee.

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCING

COFFEE AND CRAFTING

TAI CHI

7:00-8:00 PM W | CNRC Learn to 2 step, 3 step, Double 2 step, Jitterbug and more. $40/person or $60/ couple. Per month.

12:00-1:00 PM Tu,Th | DLRC 9:45-10:45 AM M,F | HSRC $5 drop in or Fitness Plus/ Silver Sneakers/ Silver n’ Fit.

9:15-11 AM Select Sat | DLRC June 17, July 15, August 12. $15 per person.

FIT OVER 50 8:15-9:15 AM M,W,F | CNRC $5 drop in or Fitness Plus/ Silver Sneakers/ Silver n’ Fit.

TENNIS FIRST BAPTIST ARLINGTON

LINE DANCING

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE

7:00 PM Tu| Arlington Tennis Center $3.50/person. Contact westd@tx.rr.com.

9:00-11:30 AM Th | CNRC A step-by-step method for learning fun and dynamic line dances. $4 drop in fee.

2:00-5:00 PM Su Sept. 17 & Nov. 11 | Various Locations. Call 817-271-6959 to register.

LINE DANCING WITH ALLISON

ZUMBA

12:30-1:30 PM Th | EAC $4 Drop in or Fitness Plus/ Silver Sneakers/ Silver n’ Fit.

9:00 AM and 6:00 PM M-Sa | HSRC 9:00 AM Sa | CNRC | 10:30 AM Sa | EOAC $5 drop in or Fitness Plus/ Silver Sneakers/ Silver n’ Fit.

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Richard Simpson Park 6300 W Arkansas Lane

Adults Over 21 Only! Performance by EST.

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DESTINATION TRAVEL MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE September 23, 2017 | $1,333 per person Price includes airfare and airport transfers to the ship, champagne and chocolates in your state room, shared 1 hour cocktail party and a $50 per cabin on board credit. The Mexican Riviera cruise is the perfect vacation for seven days of pampered pleasure. From the crystal-clear waters and sparkling nightlife of Puerto Vallarta, to the fishing and shopping in Mazatlan, this vacation inspires a feeling of privilege.

BARCELONA, SPAIN February 3, 2018 | $2,650 per person (Double Occupancy) From the twisting corridors of the Gothic Quarter to the fanciful creations of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona is packed with unique elements that are beautiful to behold. Price includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, 6 meals, entrance to various activities and museums, and a multilingual tour guide. Contact Kelly Geer at 817.277.8091 or kelly.geer@arlingtontx.gov for more information and to register.

PARIS, FRANCE March 20, 2018 | $3,399 per person

Price includes airline fare, hotel and many tours. You’ll see the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, we’ll even visit Versailles. Breakfast and some dinners included. Please contact Pam Mitchell at SRCNY 817-459-5464 for more information. Price is subject to change.

ARK ENCOUNTER June 10-16, 2018 | $711 per person (Double Occupancy)

Price includes motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Cincinnati area, 10 meals including 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, a full day visit to the life size replica of Noah’s Ark built per Biblical specifications, entrance to The Creation Museum, a visit to the Newport Aquarium, entrance to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and more! Call 817-277-8091 for more information and to register.

HAWAIIAN CRUISE

September 22, 2018 (7 Days) | Approximately $2,699 per person (Double Occupancy) Price includes, cruise, airfare and airport transfers. We’ll fly into Honolulu and port at Kahului, Hilo, Kona, Nawiliwili and back to Honolulu. As you journey from one exotic island to the next, learn about the Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board our ship. For more information call Pam Mitchell at SRCNY, 817-459-5464. Naturally Fun Magazine • F A L L 2 0 1 7

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CENTRAL ARLINGTON 1000 Eunice St.

activity center

Less than two miles from AT&T Stadium and the Arlington Entertainment District, the Eunice Activity Center is a resource to the community. Eunice was renovated in 2001, adding an additional 3,400 square feet of meeting and gathering space. Eunice has a slate of recurring activities are throughout the week, including exercise classes, arts and crafts, and info sessions. See the activities calendar on the opposite page for a complete listing of weekly events. For additional information on special events, trips and outings, call 817-277-8091.

RENTALS

HOURS

Rent rooms at the Eunice Activity Center during business hours when no center activities are scheduled, or after business hours. The facility includes a 3,000 square foot ballroom, a variety of multipurpose meeting rooms and a full service kitchen with stove, refrigerator, oven and microwave. For more rental information, call the center.

Monday............................ 8:30 AM - 8 PM Tuesday-Wednesday.... 8:30 AM - 5 PM Thursday.......................... 8:30 AM - 7 PM Friday...................................... 11 AM - 5 PM Saturday-Sunday...........................CLOSED

Eunice accepts Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit, and Fitness Plus. These programs cover fitness classes offered at Arlington recreation centers in and weight rooms. Contact your nearest center to register or see if you qualify.

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TIME

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TUE

WED

THU

8:30 AM

Yoga

(8:45) Chair Yoga

Yoga

(8:45) Chair Yoga

9 AM

Craft Club

WET Club Painting Exercise

Exercise

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

Exercise Zumba

Zumba Computer Club (4th Th)

11 AM 11:30 AM

Zumba®

12 PM

Bridge

12:30 PM

Ukulele Band

1 PM

FRI

Bridge

Spud and Show (2nd F)

Bridge Beginner Fitness Line Dancing

Bridge Driver Safety Course (1st F) Adv. Billiards Club

Watercolor

1:30 PM

Beginner Level 2 Line Dance

2 PM

Robin’s Café Cooking Class (2nd Tu) Senior HELP! Tech, Devices (1st W)

3:15 PM 4 PM

Game Night

6 PM

(6:15) TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

FORTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL

FALL CRAFT FAIR

Game Night Country Western Dance ($6)

Country Western Dance ($6)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | SEPTEMBER 30

MAYOR'S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wed. December 6 at Eunice Activity Center Enjoy entertainment, food, and door prizes with Mayor Jeff Williams. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins September 1 for Annual Membership Card Holders and October 1 for nonmembers. Call 817-277-8091 to register.

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817-460-5009

senior rec center

NEW YORK Senior Recreation Center New York has a slate of recurring activities throughout the week including exercise classes, arts and crafts and informational sessions. See the calendar on the opposite page for a complete listing of weekly events. For information on special events, trips and group outings, call 817-460-5009. The senior recreation center New York has spaces ideal for all types of events including organization meetings, church services, sporting events and special occasions. Space is available to rent seven days a week depending upon schedule.

The Main Hall can be divided in three sections. Single Sections of the Hall may be rented during operating hours. For non-operating hours, at least two sections must be rented. The full-service kitchen is equipped with cooking devices as well as refrigeration and freezers. A 295 square foot Central Activity Room is the perfect setting for smaller groups or can serve as an additional reception area for larger main hall events.

Rental is open to both City of Arlington residents and non-residents. The 2,400 square foot multi-purpose Main Hall seats 185 with tables, and slightly less with a dance floor. It is ideal for weddings, reunions and other private events. The windows of the room provide ambient lighting during daytime hours.

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EAST ARLINGTON 2015 Craig Hanking Dr. Senior Recreation Center

HOURS Monday,-Friday............... 8:30 AM - 4 PM Saturday-Sunday...........................CLOSED


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TUE

WED

THU

FRI

8:30 AM

Table Games

Table Games

Table Games

Table Games

Table Games

9:30 AM

10 AM

Chair Yoga

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Morning Movie Madness (1st F)

Senior Card Games

Chair Yoga

Super Bingo (3rd F)

Prime Time Lunch

Prime Time Lunch

Joyful Singing

Prime Time Lunch

Prime Time Lunch

Prime Time Lunch

12 PM

Birthday Celebration (1st F)

12:30 PM

Food Pantry (2nd F)

3 PM

Box Lunch Bingo (1st Tu)

4 PM

Potluck Bingo

FRIGHT AND FUN

HALLOWEEN PARTY

LET’S HAVE A SPOOKTACULAR TIME!

Date: Tuesday, October 31 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location/Price: SRCNY \ $4 Grab the costumes, we’re having a Monster Bash! We’ll have prizes for best costume!

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SENIOR DAY TRIPS SEPTEMBER

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS & DOSS HERITAGE ••• 9:00 AM-4:00 PM | Sep 6 | EAC | $18  MAMMOTH NATIONAL PARK •• 10:00 AM-5:00 PM | Sep 7 SRCNY | $24  BEAUTIFUL THE MUSICAL •• 11:00 AM-5:00 PM | Sep 16 SRCNY | $69  IRVING HERITAGE HOUSE AND MUSTANGS •• 9:30 AM-2:30 PM | Sep 20 | EAC| $15

OCTOBER

HERITAGE VILLAGE & DEEP ELLUM ••• 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | Oct 3 | EAC | $23 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS ••• 9:30 AM-3:30 PM | Oct 5 SRCNY | $15  STETSON HAT FACTORY ••• 10:15 AM-4:15 PM | Oct 17 SRCNY | $22 46

Day Trips depart the Senior Recreation Centers multiple times each month to various local attractions, eateries and special destinations. Please call the centers for more information.

LAVENDER RIDGE FARMS ••• 9:00 AM-3:00 PM | Oct 18 | EAC $36 | Lunch included. NORTH TEXAS HORSE COUNTRY TOUR •• 8:00 AM-3:00 PM | Oct 26 SRCNY | $35

IRVING CULTURAL ARTS HOLIDAY EXHIBITION •• 10:30 AM-3:30 PM | Dec 13 EAC | $15 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM •• 4:00-10:00 PM | Dec 19 SRCNY | $27

NOVEMBER

WINSTAR CASINO • 8:30 AM-6:30 PM | Nov 2 | SRCNY $20 | Free breakfast buffet for 50+ CANTON ••• 9:00 AM-4:00 PM | Nov 3 | EAC | $15  BIBLE MUSEUM •• 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | Nov 29 SRCNY | $25 HOLIDAYS AT NORTH PARK MALL •• 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | Nov 30 EAC | $15

DECEMBER

SANTA LAND • 3:00-10:00 PM | Dec 6 SRCNY | $20

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EAC

SRCNY

Eunice Activity Center 1000 Eunice St. 817-277-8091 Senior Rec Center New York 2015 Craig Hanking Dr. 817-460-5009

EXERTION LEVEL Little to no exertion Some exertion Lots of exertion


EDUCATIONAL SESSION AND SPECIAL EVENTS FINANCIAL BINGO 10:00-11:00 AM | Sep 13 | SRCNY Learn how to manager your finances while playing Bingo! Frost Bank will have the games, prizes, and breakfast. Registration required. BINGO BASH 1:30-3:30 PM | Sep 22 | EAC | Free Sponsored by Matlock Place. Over 25 winners, bring nonperishable item for the prize table. MEDICARE ENROLLMENT INFO & UPDATES 10:00 AM-2:00 PM | Oct 10 | SRCNY Learn about all the changes to the new Medicare Enrollment options. A professional will explain and answer all of your questions.

FRIGHT AND FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY 10:00-11:00 AM | Oct 31 SRCNY | $4 Grab the costumes, we’re having a Monster Bash! We’ll have prizes for best costume! THANKSGIVING LUNCH 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | Nov 17 | SRCNY Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with prizes and entertainment. Pre-registration required. DECK THE HALLS 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Nov 27 | EAC Get in the holiday spirit by helping Eunice Deck the Halls! Holiday refreshments will be available.

HOLIDAY HOTCAKES & BINGO 9:30-11:30 AM | Dec 15 SRCNY | $4 Celebrate the Christmas season by joining us for some Christmas hotcakes with sausage. Dress your best so we can take pictures next to our beautiful Christmas tree. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Hungry for information? Educational programs, Lunch and Learns, and health screenings are available each month to help you stay up to date and informed. Topics include immunization clinics, knee replacements, Medicare open enrollment seminar, oral hygiene, rheumatoid arthritis, and sleep issues. For more information, including times and dates, contact the centers.

MAYOR’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Dec 6 | EAC Enjoy entertainment, food, and door prizes with Mayor Jeff Williams. Space is limited, registration required.

EAC Eunice Activity Center 1000 Eunice St. 817-277-8091 SRCNY Senior Rec Center New York 2015 Craig Hanking Dr. 817-460-5009

RED HAT SOCIETY 11 AM THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH We believe silliness provides comedy relief for life and we share a bond of affection forged by common life experiences. Our official chapter name ‘The Arlington Day Dreamers’ enjoy monthly outings or social events around the Metroplex destinations or at the Senior Centers. Our ladies can always be seen clad in their red hat and clashing purple ensemble as they keep up the spirit of the Red Hat Society. Contact Queen Mum Linda Shipko 682-583-6134 for more info and to RSVP.

AMERICAN AIRLINES MUSEUM

September 20 Lunch at Cracker Barrel separate. Contact Linda for carpool details.

Sep 20 Museum & Cracker Barrel

Nov 15 Pappasito's Cantina 321 W. Road to Six Flags

Oct 18 Main Street Cafe 2023 S. Cooper St.

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SEPTEMBER 30 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Food Truck

Face Painting

Balloon Artist

Free Admission

Handmade Crafts, Specialty Gifts, Homemade Foods, and More! Over 50 local artists and skilled crafters will have their items on display for purchase, so mark your calendars now!

Eunice Activity Center, 1000 Eunice St. Arlington, TX 76010 For more information visit NaturallyFun.org/EuniceCraftFair


Y L D I AY M A F AT T H E LA K E SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 9:00-11:00 AM RICHARD SIMPSON PARK Take a boat ride, shoot a bull’s-eye, or catch a fish. There will be archery, kayaking, fishing, food, and more. With so much fun to have, you won’t want to leave. Price: $10 / Person or $25 / family. Registration is required! Code: 8961

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Daddy Daughter Dance 7:00-9:00 PM Friday, February 9 | 4:00-6:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM Saturday, February 10

REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2017 Early Registration: Nov 1 - Dec 31 | $20 no limo ride / $25 with limo ride per person

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SEASON BEGINS

Outdoor Soccer

3-6

$75

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August 1-31

September 23

Outdoor Soccer

7-14

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

Girl's T-Ball

5-6

$75

6

August 1-31

September 23

Girl's Machine Pitch

7-9

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

Girl's Softball

9-11

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

T-Ball

3-5

$75

6

August 1-31

September 23

Modified Coach Pitch

6

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

Coach Pitch

7-9

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

Kid Pitch

10-12

$80

8

August 1-31

September 23

Volleyball

9-14

$80

8

September 1-30

October 14

Lacrosse

7-11

$105

8

September 1-30

October 21

WINTER 2017 SPORT

AGES

FEE

GAMES

REGISTRATION

SEASON BEGINS

Basketball Co-Rec

3-6

$75

6

October 1-31

November 11

Basketball Co-Rec

7-12

$80

8

October 1-31

November 11

Indoor Soccer

3-6

$75

6

November 1-30

January 6

Indoor Soccer

7-14

$80

8

November 1-30

January 6

YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUE INFORMATION • Youth Leagues are Coed and include a six or eight-game season, league jersey (cap with baseball program), sports officials, and game supplies.. 50

• Teams will have a volunteer coach. If interested in coaching call 817-459-5463. • Refunds are not issued unless the department cancels the league.

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ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES BASKETBALL

SOFTBALL

Play adult basketball during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. The eight-game leagues are played at Elzie Odom Athletic Center in north Arlington. League play includes Men’s Competitive and Men’s Recreational divisions.

Harold Patterson Sports Center | ASA League Eight-game leagues run in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Games are played at Harold Patterson in south Arlington off I-20 and Bardin Road.

FLAG FOOTBALL Men’s Adult Flag Football leagues run during the spring, winter and fall seasons. Games are played at Harold Patterson Sports Complex Sunday afternoons.

Randol Mill Park | USSSA Leagues Eight-game leagues run in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Games are played at Randol Mill Park in north Arlington off I-30 and Randol Mill Road.

INLINE HOCKEY

VOLLEYBALL

Adult Inline Hockey Leagues for men ages 18 and up. Each season consists of eight games plus playoffs. All teams must provide their own uniforms and game equipment (H.E.C.C. Certified Helmet, Hockey Gloves, Skates and Shin Pads). Leagues will follow rules and regulations set by the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and USA Hockey.

KICKBALL Play coed, adult kickball during spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons. The six-game leagues are played at Harold Patterson Sports Complex and Randol Mill Park Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights.

Adult volleyball offers women’s and coed leagues. Women’s leagues are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and coed leagues on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Leagues run during the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. Active teen league plays Thursday nights.

For all your sporting needs, check us out at ArlingtonSports.net

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817-459-6163

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TENNIS CENTER HOURS Monday-Thursday........................................................... 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Friday................................................................................... 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday..............................................................................8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday..................................................................................... 12:00 - 8:00 PM (hours may be adjusted during special events and during holidays)

FEATURES • 26 outdoor, lighted courts, including six 10-and-under courts • Fully stocked pro shop with the latest in tennis equipment, apparel and dozens of unique tennis themed gifts • Locker room facilities with showers • Concession area with snacks and drinks • Free Wi-Fi

SERVICES Pro Shop The pro shop features the latest in rackets, strings, grips and accessories, including bags and other on-court needs. Racket Stringing Arlington Tennis Center offers two-day service on racket stringing and uses state-of-the-art equipment. Demo Rackets The “try it before you buy it” demo program allows you to try out rackets on-site. Ball Machine Machine rentals are available for single use or with annual pass memberships.

ARLINGTON TENNIS CENTER 500 W. Mayfield Rd. Arlington Tennis Center

REGISTRATION Class and league registrations must be made at least three days in advance to avoid $5 late fee. Registrations can be made online at NaturallyFun.org, over the phone or at Arlington Tennis Center. Facility cards are not required for ATC programs or services. Court assignments are subject to change. Check in at the front counter for each visit. When registering online, stated price includes any advertised discounts. For additional information, call the Arlington Tennis Center at 817-459-6163 or visit NaturallyFun.org.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Arlington Tennis Centers hosts a variety of events for every age group including adult mixers, junior tournaments and more. For more information about these and other ATC events, contact the center at 817-459-6163.

September 16-17: USTA Championship Major Zone October 28: Monster Smash Adult Mixer See page 58. November 9-12: MATA Sr/Super Sr Major Zone Friday Night Play Night 10 & Under: September 22, October 20, December 1 Friday Night N.E.T.s Age 11-14: September 29, October 27, December 8 PRIVATE LESSONS Private Lessons are an ideal way to work on specifics of your game that you’d like to improve. Call 817-459-6163 for pricing and information.

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10 & UNDER PROGRAMS 10 & UNDER HOLIDAY CAMPS

10 & UNDER LESSONS

Your child will spend part of holiday break learning the basics of tennis or refining their skills at our 10 & Under Holiday Camps. Children will learn quickly using scaled down equipment and courts. Our staff will help players develop basic stroke techniques, along with advancing their motor skills. Red Ball is for ages 5-8, orange ball is for children 9-10 with no tennis experience, and green ball is for players 9-10 with some experience. For more information about what camp to enroll your child in, contact the center.

Help your child learn and love tennis by enrolling them in our Junior 10 & Under lessons. Children will learn quickly using scaled down equipment and courts. Staff will help players develop basic stroke techniques, along with advancing their motor skills. Red ball is the beginning stage, followed by orange and green. For more information about what program is best for your child, contact the center. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25.

Ages: 5-10 Day Dates Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29

Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Time 8:30 AM-9:15 AM 8:30 AM-9:15 AM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Code Cost Classes Level 8942 $24 4 5-6 Red 8943 $24 4 7-8 Red 8944 $96 4 Green 8945 $96 4 Orange

Arlington Tennis Center’s Friday 10-S Play Nights are designed to allow children ages 9-10 enjoy an evening of tennis games and competition with children their own age. Play will take place on ATC’s specially marked junior courts, with specific 10 & Under equipment and balls. The price includes a boxed dinner. Students currently enrolled in current ATC 10 & Under classes receive a discount with advanced registration. Play nights are limited to 24 players, and the deadline is always the Wednesday prior to play. Time 5:30 PM-7:30 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Dates Sep 5-28 Oct 3-26 Oct 31-Nov 16 Nov 28-Dec 14

RED BALL

FRI 10-S PLAY NIGHTS

Ages: 9-10 Day Dates F Sep 22 F Oct 20 F Dec 1

RED BALL

Code 8909 8824 8910

Cost Classes $15 1 $15 1 $15 1

Day Tu,Th Sa Sa Tu,Th T,Th Sa Tu,Th

Dates Sep 5-28 Sep 9-Oct 7 Oct 14-Nov 4 Oct 3-26 Oct 31-Nov 16 Nov 11-Dec 9 Nov 28-Dec 14

RED BALL Day Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th

Dates Sep 5-28 Sep 9-Oct 7 Oct 3-26 Oct 14-Nov 4 Oct 31-Nov 16 Nov 11-Dec 9 Nov 28-Dec 14

ORANGE BALL Day Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th

Dates Sep 5-28 Sep 9-Oct 7 Oct 3-26 Oct 14-Nov 4 Oct 31-Nov 16 Nov 11-Dec 9 Nov 28-Dec 14

Time 5:30 PM-6:00 PM 5:30 PM-6:00 PM 5:30 PM-6:00 PM 5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Code 8808 8809 8810 8904

Ages: 3-4 Cost Classes $32 8 $32 8 $24 6 $24 6

Time 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Code 8811 8804 8805 8812 8813 8901 8905

Ages: 5-6 Cost Classes $48 8 $24 4 $24 4 $48 8 $36 6 $24 4 $36 6

Time 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM 8:15 AM-9:00 AM 6:00 PM-6:45 PM

Code 8814 8806 8815 8807 8816 8903 8906

Ages: 7-8 Cost Classes $48 8 $24 4 $48 8 $24 4 $36 6 $24 4 $36 6

Time 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Code 8801 8799 8802 8800 8803 8890 8895

Ages: 9-10 Cost Classes $64 8 $32 4 $64 8 $32 4 $48 6 $32 4 $48 6

GREEN BALL Day Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th Sa Tu,Th

Dates Sep 5-28 Sep 9-Oct 7 Oct 3-26 Oct 14-Nov 4 Oct 31-Nov 16 Nov 11-Dec 9 Nov 28-Dec 14

Time 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Code 8796 8794 8797 8795 8798 8882 8883

Ages: 9-10 Cost Classes $64 8 $32 4 $64 8 $32 4 $48 6 $32 4 $48 6


TENNIS CLASSES

JUNIOR TECHNIQUE CLASS Technique classes are an entry level for those students who have had minimal or no experience. This class will go into detail about all of the different strokes and terminology that are used in tennis. The objective of this class is to get students to understand the different strokes and to be able to use them to sustain a rally with other students. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Ages: 11-14 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-Sep 27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-Oct 25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

Time 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Code 8853 8872 8854 8873 8855 8933 8926

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

JUNIOR STRATEGY CLASS Strategy classes are for players who have good fundamentals on their strokes. Players should be able to sustain a rally and play out competitive points with each other. This class is focused on getting players ready to play matches for their school, or Junior Team Tennis team, by teaching strategy and patterns to use during point play. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Ages: 11-14 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

JUNIOR PROGRAMS JUNIOR HOLIDAY CAMPS The Technique level is an entry level class for those who students who have had minimal or no experience. Strategy level is designed for players who have good fundamentals on their strokes. Players should be able to sustain a rally and play out competitive points with each other. The Challenger level is for players who are ready to play USTA Challenger level tournaments and Junior Team Tennis. The Champs level are for players who compete in the USTA Championship division. Ages: 11-14 Day Dates Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29

Time 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Code Cost Classes Level 8946 $96 4 Challenger 8947 $96 4 Strategy 8948 $96 4 Technique 8952 $96 4 Champs

HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS The Technique level is an entry level class for those who students who have had minimal or no experience. Strategy level is designed for players who have good fundamentals on their strokes. Players should be able to sustain a rally and play out competitive points with each other. The Challenger level is for players who are ready to play USTA Challenger level tournaments and Junior Team Tennis. The Champs level are for players who compete in the USTA Championship division. Ages: 14-18 Day Dates Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29 Tu-F Dec 26-29

Time 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Code 8949 8950 8951 8952

Time 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Code 8850 8870 8851 8871 8852 8932 8925

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

JUNIOR CHALLENGER CLASS The Challenger level is designed for players who are ready to play USTA Challenger level tournaments and Junior Team Tennis. Students should be able to play an unsupervised match. The objective of this class is to prepare students for tournament play at the Challenger level. Coaches will teach strategies to students and put them in situations which they will face in tournament play. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Ages: 11-14 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

Time 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Code 8847 8868 8848 8869 8849 8931 8924

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

Cost Classes Level $96 4 Challenger $96 4 Strategy $96 4 Technique $96 4 Champs

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HIGH SCHOOL TECHNIQUE CLASS

QUALIFIED CHAMPS CLASS

Technique classes are an entry level for those students who have had minimal or no experience. This class will go into detail about all of the different strokes and terminology that are used in the game of tennis. The objective of this class is to get students to understand the different strokes and to be able to use them to sustain a rally with other students. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25.

Students in Champs program compete in the USTA Texas Championship or Super Championship divisions. This class prepares students to play tournaments at the Champs level and beyond. Coaches will teach strategies to students and put them in situations which they will face in tournament play. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25.

Ages: 14-18 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

Time 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Code 8865 8880 8866 8881 8867 8938 8930

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

Strategy classes are for players who have good fundamentals on their strokes. Players should be able to sustain a rally and play out competitive points with each other. This class is focused on getting players ready to play matches for their school, or Junior Team Tennis team, by teaching strategy and patterns to use during point play. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Time 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Code 8862 8878 8863 8879 8864 8937 8929

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGER CLASS The Challenger level is designed for players who are ready to play USTA Challenger level tournaments and Junior Team Tennis. Students should be able to play an unsupervised match. The objective of this class is to prepare students for tournament play at the Challenger level. Coaches will teach strategies to students and put them in situations which they will face in tournament play. Note: There's no class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Ages: 14-18 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

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Time 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Time 5:30 PM-7:00 PM 11:30 AM-1:00 PM 5:30 PM-7:00 PM 11:30 AM-1:00 PM 5:30 PM-7:00 PM 11:30 AM-1:00 PM 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Code 8856 8874 8857 8875 8858 8934 8927

Cost Classes $126 7 $72 4 $144 8 $72 4 $108 6 $72 4 $108 6

FRIDAY NIGHT N.E.T.S

HIGH SCHOOL STRATEGY CLASS

Ages: 14-18 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

Ages: 11-18 Day Dates M,W Sep 6-27 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 M,W Oct 2-25 Sa Oct 14-Nov4 M,W Oct 30-Nov 15 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 M,W Nov 27-Dec 13

Code 8859 8876 8860 8877 8861 8936 8928

Cost Classes $70 7 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

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Arlington Tennis Center Friday Night N.E.T.s are short, non-elimination mini tournaments, singles and/or doubles, that use shortened scoring. Players will be matched with opponents of similar skill levels (if known). N.E.T.s are designed to allow players in grades 4th through 12 an evening of fun tennis games and competition. Price includes a boxed sandwich dinner. Players registered in current sessions receive a discount!

CHALLENGER LEVEL Day Dates F Sep 29 F Oct 27 F Dec 8

STRATEGY LEVEL Day Dates F Sep 29 F Oct 27 F Dec 8

Time 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Code 8825 8826 8911

Ages: 11-14 Cost $18 $18 $18

Time 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Code 8827 8828 8912

Ages: 11-14 Cost $18 $18 $18

Code 8829 8830 8913

Ages: 11-14 Cost $18 $18 $18

TECHNIQUE LEVEL Day Dates F Sep 29 F Oct 27 F Dec 8

Time 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM 5:30 PM-8:00 PM


ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT BEGINNER CLASS

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

Adult Beginner classes are designed to introduce, refine and build on the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and games format. Receive $5 off a beginner prestrung tennis racket with your first class registration! Note: No class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25.

The tennis center offers a variety of recreational leagues. Balls provided. League season winners receive a championship T-Shirt Note: No class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25.

Ages: 18+ Day Dates Tu,Th Sep 5-28 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 Tu,Th Oct 3-26 Sa Oct 14-Nov 4 Tu,Th Oct 31-Nov 16 Sa Nov 11-Dec 9 Tu,Th Nov 28-Dec 14

Time 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 8:30 AM-9:30 AM 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 8:30 AM-9:30 AM 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 8:30 AM-9:30 AM 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Code 8819 8817 8820 8818 8821 8907 8908

Cost Classes $80 8 $40 4 $80 8 $40 4 $60 6 $40 4 $60 6

ADULT DRILL LEAGUE Drill Leagues are ideal for 2.0-3.0 players who are ready for the next level of competitive play, and for players who have moved beyond the Adult Intermediate and Advanced classes. Drill Leagues combine league play with supervised instruction from our pros. Note: No class Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, November 25. Ages: 18+ Day Dates M Sep 11-Oct 16 M Oct 23-Dec 11

Time 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Code 8822 8823

Cost Classes $60 6 $70 7

It’s the MONSTER SMASH at Arlington Tennis Center! Join us for a night of tennis, music and refreshments. Players will rotate partners and opponents to win prizes. Need someone to keep your kids age 12 & Under engaged while you are Monster Smashin’? We will have on court games and activities for ages 4-12. Note: Youth activities are only available for children of Monster Smash participants. Time 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Day Dates M Sep 11-Oct 16 M Oct 23-Dec 11

Time 7:30 PM-9:00 PM 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

LADIES’ 2-5-3.0 DOUBLES Th Th

Sep 7-Oct 19 Oct 26-Dec 14

6:30 PM-8:00 PM 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

LADIES’ 2.5-3.5 DOUBLES M M

Sep 11-Oct 16 Oct 23-Dec 11

9:00 AM-10:30 AM 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

LADIES’ 3.0-4.0 DOUBLES Tu Tu

Sep 5-Oct 17 Oct 24-Dec 12

6:30 PM-8:00 PM 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

MEN’S 3.0 SINGLES Th Th

Sep 7-Oct 19 Oct 26-Dec 14

6:30 PM-8:00 PM 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

MEN’S 3.5 SINGLES W W

Sep 6-Oct 18 Oct 25-Dec 13

6:00 PM-7:30 PM 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

MEN’S 4.0 SINGLES

MONSTER SMASH! ADULT MIXER

Ages: 18+ Day Dates Sa Oct 28

LADIES 3.0-4.0 SINGLES

Code 8939

W W

Sep 6-Oct 18 Oct 25-Dec 13

7:30 PM-9:00 PM 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

MEN’S OPEN DOUBLES M M

Sep 11-Oct 16 Oct 23-Dec 11

6:30 PM-8:00 PM 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Code 8831 8832

Cost Classes $36 6 $42 7

8833 8834

$42 $42

7 7

8835 8836

$36 $42

6 7

8837 8838

$42 $42

7 7

8839 8840

$42 $42

7 7

8841 8842

$42 $42

7 7

8843 8844

$42 $42

7 7

8845 8846

$36 $42

6 7

Cost Classes $12 1

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HOLIDAY TENNIS CAMPS ARLINGTON TENNIS CENTER | AGES 5-18

Keep your game sharp during the holidays. Junior tennis camps are designed for all levels of players ages 5 to 18. Camps are taught by USPTA certified professionals to ensure the highest quality instruction. Facility cards are not required for tennis center programs. Court assignments are subject to change. Read more about our holiday camps on pages 54 and 55.

M nster Smash 5:00-8:00 PM October 28 | $20 | Ages 18+ Join us for a night of tennis, music and refreshments. Players will rotate partners and opponents to win prizes. We will have on court games and activities for ages 4-12. Call ATC at 817-459-6163 or register at NaturallyFun.org with code 8939.

Note: Youth activities are only available for children of Monster Smash participants.


Whether you are a tennis player or know a tennis player, the Proshop at Arlington Tennis Center has what you need. The Proshop features an extensive stock of the latest in rackets, strings and accessories. The shop also offers high performance shoes and in-demand clothing items. In addition to equipment and clothing, the Pro Shop carries a great selection of unusual, tennis-themed gifts. You are sure to find the perfect item for every tennis enthusiast in your life. The knowledgeable staff will be available to assist with selections.

PROSHOP HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 PM (hours may be adjusted during special events and during holidays)

RACKET STRINGING Two-day service on racket stringing and state-of-the-art equipment are just two of the benefits to using the ATC’s racket stringing service.

DEMO RACKETS The “try it before you buy it” demo program allows you to try out rackets on-site.

BALL MACHINE Rentals available for single use or with annual pass memberships.

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817-458-5043

GOLF Arlington Golf offers fabulous golf at four distinct courses to players of every level and a restaurant with a gorgeous view of Tierra Verde Golf Club. Enjoy a really unforgettable experience at each of our fine locations. Our courses offer a variety of amenities to accommodate all players’ needs including twilight hour fees, exclusive offers, leagues, lessons, clinics and tournaments.

LOCATIONS Tierra Verde Golf Club 7005 Golf Club Dr.............................................................817-478-8500 Chester Ditto 801 Brown Blvd............................................... Closed for renovations. Lake Arlington Golf Course 1516 W. Green Oaks Blvd.............................................817-451-6101 Meadowbrook Park Golf Course 1300 E. Dugan St...............................................................817-275-0221

Arlington Golf EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Arlington Golf offers a variety of events all season. Be sure to visit ArlingtonGolf.com for updates and more information about these and other Arlington Golf events.

September 16-17: Arlington Amateur Championship October 8-9: Senior & Ladies Championship November 17: Mission Arlington Tournament

TEE TIMES Book tee times at any of our courses at ArlingtonGolf.com. For more information about tee times, visit or call one of our pro shops or ArlingtonGolf.com.

TOURNAMENTS Plan your next golf tournament, FootGolf fund-raiser or special event with Arlingon Golf. We host events of all sizes and can assist at every step of the way. For more info about scheduling, contact Arlington Golf’s Tournament and Events Coordinator Regan Wickes at 817-548-5042 or email at Regan.Wickes@ArlingtonTX.gov.

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JUNIOR PROGRAMS PGA JUNIOR ACADEMY - NEW Arlington Golf is proud to unveil a new learning directive for all junior golfers ages 6-17 interested in reaching their full potential in golf. The PGA Academy curriculum has three levels that combine fundamental golf skills with character development. Providing each student with comprehensive instruction and the necessary tools to advance at their own pace. Call 817-478-8500 or visit ArlingtonGolf.com for more information. TIERRA VERDE GOLF CLUB Ages: 6-17 Day Dates Time Cost Level Sa Sep 9-30 4:00 PM-5:30PM $149 3 Su Sep 10-Oct 1 5:00 PM-6:30 PM $149 1 Sa Oct 7-28 4:00 PM-5:30 PM $149 2 Su Oct 8-29 4:00 PM-5:30 PM $149 1 Sa Nov 4-18 1:00 PM-3:00 PM $149 2 Su Nov 5-19 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM $149 3

STARTING NEW AT GOLF SNAG® is an easy and fun way to learn how to play golf. It contains all the elements of golf but utilizes modified equipment and specialized teaching methods to deliver great results. Join us for a fun experience!

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TIERRA VERDE GOLF CLUB Day Dates Time Sa Sep 9-30 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Su Oct 8-29 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Ages: 4-8 Cost $69 $69

LAKE ARLINGTON GOLF COURSE Day Dates Time Su Sep 10-Oct 1 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Sa Oct 7-28 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Ages: 4-8 Cost $69 $69

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LAKE ARLINGTON GOLF COURSE Ages: 6-17 Day Dates Time Cost Level Sa Sep 9-30 9:00 AM-10:30 AM $149 1 Su Sep 10-Oct 1 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $149 1 Sa Oct 7-28 9:00 AM -10:30 AM $149 2 Su Oct 8-29 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $149 3 Sa Nov 4-18 9:30 AM-11:30 AM $149 2 Su Nov 5-19 12:00 PM-2:00 PM $149 2


FALL IN-HOUSE GOLF LEAGUE

WINTER BREAK CAMP

This league is perfect for all levels of junior golf players. Play will be every Sunday during September and October at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course. League includes golf, prizes, games, and more!

Spend the holiday learning the game of golf or perfecting your stroke. Winter Break camps are a great way for children to get outdoors and enjoying golf. Our instructors teach the basics and provide individualized attention to each player. Call the course to register or visit ArlingtonGolf.com for more information.

MEADOWBROOK PARK GOLF COURSE Day Dates Time Su Sep 3-24 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Su Oct 1 -29 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Ages: 6-17 Cost $9-$14 $9-$14

Ages: 6-17 Day Dates Time Cost Course W-F Dec 27-29 10:00 AM-11:30 AM $99 TVGC W-F Dec 27-29 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 2017 $99 LAGC NaturallyFun magazine, Fall edition

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Tierra Verde Golf Club - Sep 29, 2017 - 1:30 PM Shotgun Start Entry fee is $85 per golfer and includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, registration bag, opportunity for prizes, dinner provided by Blue Mesa Grill and live music. Registration and payment due by Sep 18. For more information, please email michele.craven@arlingtontx.gov or call 817-276-6730. To register, visit www.arlingtongolf.com

HOLIDAY PARTY HEADQUARTERS Call 817-548-5047 for private event information From small holiday get togethers, to large corporate parties, customize your experience with Ventana Grille.

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LAKE ARLINGTON

GOLF COURSE

MEADOWBROOK PARK

GOLF COURSE

817-451-6101

817-275-0221

1516 W. Green Oaks Blvd

1300 E. Dugan St.

LakeArlingtonGolfCourse

MeadowbrookParkGolfCourse

Lake Arlington Golf Course is a beautiful, 18-hole facility nestled on 185 acres on the north shore of Lake Arlington. The course was designed with all types of players in mind. With the newly renovated fairways and greens, the course provides a great golfing experience at an exceptional value. Lake Arlington’s time-honored design blends open and tree-lined fairways, long challenging par 3’s and scenic greens to appeal to every level of player. A challenge for the professional as well as the beginner, the four sets of tees, ranging from 5,485 yards to 6,637 yards, provides a fair playing field that appeals to every level. The clubhouse features a well stocked pro shop and grill. Lake Arlington’s combination of enjoyable golf, convenient location and professional staff create the perfect setting for group outings and tournaments. The course offers challenging golf along with a practice putting green and chipping area at an exceptional value. A Ralph Plummer design, the course was renovated in 1998 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Avid Golfer voted Lake Arlington the most kid-friendly course in DFW in 2013, while the layout garnered a Top-50 public course ranking in the publication too. PGA Head Professional Michael Berneburg and his staff offer golf lessons for all ages and ability levels. Call 817-451-6101 for rates and availability.

Arlington’s tradition of outstanding golf began in the 1920’s with Meadowbrook Park Golf Course. Conveniently located just east of downtown Arlington, the golf course provides an excellent choice for families and leagues. The golf course is the centerpiece of Arlington’s first city park. Arlington purchased the 52-acre site in 1923 and it was sponsored by the Arlington Rotary Club. The site includes picnic grounds and the tree-filled nine-hole golf course. Many of the holes feature vistas of nearby AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Meadowbrook Park is the perfect facility to learn golf and sharpen short-game skills. The 9-Hole, par-33 layout consists of six par 4s, 250 to 300 yards in length, and three par 3s, approximately 150 yards in length. The course can be easily walked or played under time constraints and has a long-standing commitment to beginning adult and junior golfers. Golf legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson once led golf clinics here. Its small greens and narrow fairways are designed to challenge every level of player. The clubhouse offers a full line pro shop, concessions, and golf cart rentals. Exclusive facility rental opportunities are available for both golf and non-golf outdoor activities. With a long-standing commitment to environmental enhancement and preservation, Meadowbrook Park Golf Course is like a walk in the park for the whole family! Play Footgolf Wednesdays and Sundays for the discounted rate of $5 per person.

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TIERRA VERDE

GOLF CLUB

VENTANA GRILLE AT TIERRA VERDE GOLF CLUB

817-478-8500

817-548-5047

7005 Golf Club Dr.

7005 Golf Club Dr.

TierraVerde

VentanaGrille

It’s hard to find a more beautiful course than the award-winning Tierra Verde Golf Club. Tierra Verde is the first golf course in Texas, and the first municipal course in the world, to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary. Walk onto the first tee and enter an environment where golf and nature come together in harmony. Opened in 1998 and carved from 250 acres of secluded terrain, the course’s unsurpassed layout encompasses a variety of natural settings and offers an outstanding playing experience on every hole. The course has hosted many prestigious events, including the Byron Nelson Qualifying Tournament.

Trade the typical parking lot views of other restaurants for Ventana Grille and the sights and sounds of Tierra Verde Golf Club — the first Audubon Signature Sanctuary golf course in Texas — where golf, dining and nature come together. Open to the public daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offering a takeout menu, Ventana Grille’s affordable options under $10 makes it the perfect place for your next meal.

Tierra Verde has been named the top golf course in the Metroplex for three years (2012-14) by AvidGolfer magazine.*

Ideally located less than three miles from I-20 off US 287, Ventana Grille is an excellent place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a couple of drinks after your round of golf. It’s a quick casual lunch spot for you and your co-workers, and the ideal setting to celebrate your next special event.

Each hole has five sets of tees, sculpted fairways, strategically placed sand bunkers and water hazards - all accented by stately trees and beautiful native grasses.

The kitchen is open daily from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM and features Avid Golfer’s ‘Best Breakfast Burrito’ and daily lunch specials ranging from $7.95 to $9.95.

The facility features a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a lighted driving range, three-hole practice course and large chipping and putting green complex. Lessons and clinics are taught by PGA/LPGA professionals and apprentices, an outdoor pavilion and full-service restaurant, Ventana Grille, that complement every event from small corporate outings to large fundraising tournaments.

Be sure to visit ArlingtonGolf.com to see a list of upcoming events at Ventana Grille. Whether you are attending one of our special holiday functions, Ticket to Travel dinners or are just enjoying a meal away from home, Ventana Grille promises to be a delight to the taste buds. Catering, wedding receptions, private parties, to-go orders and special requests are welcome. Take the stress off and let us handle the details for your upcoming event. For reservations or additional information, visit ArlingtonGolf.com or call 817-548-5047.

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CHARITY GOLF

TOURNAMENT

Please join us for our 2017 Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by History Maker Homes and Rendition Homes benefiting the Miracle League DFW. The Miracle League DFW was created to serve a growing population of children with special needs. Through the efforts of a dedicated board and caring community children with disabilities are able to participate in a baseball league of their own. Help us make the dream of playing baseball a reality for our special players! Sign up as a foursome for $250 per player, or sign up as an individual and we will find you three golf buddies for the day. Sponsorship opportunities available!

OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT TIERRA VERDE GOLF CLUB REGISTER: MIRACLELEAGUEDFW.COM | 817-733-6076 SPONSORSHIP/REGISTRATION INFO: GRACE@MIRACLELEAGUEDFW.ORG


The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department thanks all supporters, corporate sponsors and attendees that ensured another successful Independence Day celebration in the heart of downtown Arlington.

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817-275-0513

A R L I N G TO N

AQUATICS

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Arlington Aquatics

LOCATIONS

SWIM PUNCH SYSTEM

Arlington Aquatics offers one indoor location year round and six seasonal pools, Memorial Day through Labor Day, to keep the whole family entertained.

Hugh Smith Indoor Pool.........................................1815 New York Ave.

POOL/WEIGHT ROOM PASS

RENTALS Pool facilities are available to rent Friday (8:15 - 10:15PM), Saturday (6:15 - 8:15PM), and Sunday (5:15 - 7:15 PM) for private parties, family gatherings, reunions, and more. Lifeguards are provided for all rentals. Fee includes 40 guests, swimmers, and non swimmers for two hour rental block. Call 817-275-0513. Seven days notice is required for all indoor rentals and modifications.

8 Punches ................................................................... $20 12 Punches . ............................................................... $27 24 Punches . ............................................................... $48

Gives access to Hugh Smith Indoor Pool open or lap swim and to Hugh Smith Recreation Center’s weight room. Prices listed are for single membership, additional family members are 20% off annual membership. Annual ...................................................................... $200 Monthly ...................................................................... $34

DAILY ADMISSION FEES

PASSES

INDOOR SWIM PASSES Age

Length

Price

2-11

6 Months / 1 Year

$45 / $90

12-54

6 Months / 1 Year

$50 / $100

55+*

6 Months / 1 Year

$42.50 / $85

Age................................................................................ Price 2 & Under...................................................................FREE 3-11*................................................................................ $3 12 & Up*.....................................................................$3.50 Guests ............................................................................. $6

NOTE: Pass does not include outdoor pool admission.

FAMILY DISCOUNT: Purchase three or more annual swim passes to receive 20% off. Passes must be purchased in the same transaction. *Exclusions apply.

COMBO PASS | $55/MONTH This monthly membership gives you unlimited water and land aerobics classes, open or lap swim and weight room usage at Hugh Smith Recreation Center and Hugh Smith Indoor Pool.

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LEARN TO SWIM AT HUGH SMITH INDOOR POOL The Learn to Swim program offers customers of all ages swim lessons weekends and weeknights. Weekend classes are offered Saturdays or Sundays over a 10 week period. Weekday lessons are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays and run for five weeks. Our Learn to Swim program includes parent/tot, preschool, adult and Red Cross certified swimming classes. We also offer private lessons for all ages. Classes are taught out of Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. For more information, or to register for the Learn to Swim program, call Hugh Smith Indoor Pool at 817-275-0513 or visit NaturallyFun.org.

PRESCHOOL SWIM CLASSES STARFISH One parent/adult will assist 6 month to 35 months old in developing water adjustment, games, and underwater exploration as led by an instructor. Child must wear swim diaper. Day Sa Sa Su

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12

Time 10:00 AM-10:25 AM 11:30 AM-11:55 AM 1:00 PM-1:25 PM

Code 7166 7167 7168

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10

TADPOLE Prerequisite: Little or no comfort level. 3 years old. Goals: Independent and supported floats, independent forward motion, blowing bubbles, and basic leg movements. Day Sa Su Tu,Th Tu,Th

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 9:30 AM-9:55 AM 2:00 PM-2:25 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM

Code 7163 7164 7165 7270

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

GUPPY Prerequisite: 3 or 4 years old, Independent floats, forward motion and fully submerge. Or successful completion of Tadpole class. Goals: Swim on front 5 feet, roll to back, float for 5 seconds, roll to front swim 5 feet. Day Sa Su M,W

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 11-Oct 11

Time 11:15 PM-11:40 PM 1:15 PM-1:40 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM

Code 7180 7181 7182

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10

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CLOWNFISH PS1 Prerequisite: 4 or 5 years old, little or no comfort level. Goals: With support, glide on front 2 body lengths, then roll to back and float for 3 seconds then recover to standing position. Comfortable submerging face. Day Sa Sa Su Su Su Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 12-Oct 12 Sep 12-Oct 12 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 9:00 AM-9:25 AM 12:00 PM-12:25 PM 12:45 PM-1:10 PM 1:30 PM-1:55 PM 2:30 PM-2:55 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM

Code 7155 7156 7158 7159 7157 7160 7161 7162 7263

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

DOLPHIN PS2 Prerequisite: 4 or 5 years old, glide on front 2 body lengths with support, then roll to back and float for 3 seconds then recover to standing position. Comfortable submerging face. Or successful completion of Clownfish class. Goals: With little to no assistance, swim on front 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front swim 3 body lengths. Day Sa Sa Su Su Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th M Tu,Th

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 12-Oct 12 Sep 12-Oct 12 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 27-Dec 16 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 10:30 AM-10:55 AM 12:30 PM-12:55 PM 12:00 PM-12:25 PM 1:45 PM-2:10 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM

Code 7169 7170 7171 7172 7173 7174 7175 7261 7262

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $24 4 $48 8

Prerequisite: 4 or 5 years old, with little to no assistance, swim on front 3 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front swim 3 body lengths. Or successful completion of Dolphin class. Goals: Independently, swim on front 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front swim 5 body length. Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Oct 16-Nov 13 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 28-Dec 21

LEVEL ASSESSMENT The City of Arlington’s Learn to Swim Program follows the American Red Cross Swim and Water Safety Program. We assess each child on the first day of class to help with accurate placement of the child in the correct level. If possible, we will move the child to a level that best suits his or her skill level. If a child is registered in the incorrect class, every effort will be made to place them into a class of an appropriate level but cannot be guaranteed. We ask parents to help assist us by registering their child in the correct level by talking to their child’s instructor at the end of the session and/or following the guidelines below. Turn to page 75 for the 6-12 year old level assessment.

Is your child... ...4 or 5 years old?

No

Tadpole/Guppy

No

Clownfish PS1

No

Clownfish PS1

No

Dolphin PS2

No

Dolphin PS2

No

Dolphin PS2

Yes

Whale PS3

Yes

Can your child... ...put their face in the water comfortable and pay attention in class?

Yes

WHALE PS3

Day Sa Su Su M Tu,Th Tu,Th

Ages 3-5

Time 11:00 AM-11:25 AM 12:30 PM-12:55 PM 2:15 PM-2:40 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM

Code 7176 7177 7183 7178 7179 7271

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $30 5 $60 10 $48 8

...do a front and back float with little to no assistance?

Yes ...glide with arms above their head in a streamlined position?

Yes ...swim in a forward progress for three body lengths

Yes ...combine arm and leg movements while swimming?

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SWIM CLASSES AGES 6-12

LEVEL 4 - STROKE IMPROVEMENT

LEVEL 1 - INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS Prerequisite: Little or no comfort level. Goals: Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to back float for 5 seconds, recover to standing position. Submerge face without hesitation. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Su Su Su Su Su Su Tu,Th M,W Tu,Th M,W

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 12-Oct 12 Oct 16-Nov 15 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 27-Dec 20

Time 9:00 AM-9:40 AM 9:00 AM-9:40 AM 9:45 AM-10:25 AM 10:30 AM-11:10 AM 11:15 AM-11:55 AM 11:45 AM-12:25 PM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 1:30 PM-2:10 PM 1:30 PM-2:10 PM 2:15 PM-2:55 PM 2:15 PM-2:55 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7185 7186 7187 7188 7189 7190 7192 7193 7194 7195 7196 7197 7199 7198 7200 7264

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

Prerequisite: Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to back float for 5 seconds, recover to standing. Submerge face without hesitation. Goals: Swim on front 5 body lengths, roll to back, float 15 seconds, roll to front swim 5 body lengths. Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 11-Oct 11 Sep 12-Oct 12 Oct 16-Nov 15 Oct 17-Nov 16 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 9:00 AM-9:40 AM 9:45 AM-10:25 AM 9:45 AM-10:25 AM 10:30 AM-11:10 AM 11:15 AM-11:55 AM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:45 PM-1:25 PM 1:30 PM-2:10 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7201 7202 7203 7204 7205 7206 7207 7208 7209 7211 7210 7212 7265

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

LEVEL 3 - STROKE DEVELOPMENT Prerequisite: Swim on front 5 body lengths, roll to back, float 15 seconds, roll to front swim 5 body lengths. Goals: Jump in deep water, tread or float for 1 minute, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Perform 15 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and 15 yards of basic backstroke. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Su Su Su M,W Tu,Th M,W Tu,Th

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Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 11-Oct 11 Sep 12-Oct 12 Nov 27-Dec 20 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 9:00 AM-9:40 AM 9:45 AM-10:25 AM 10:30 AM-11:10 AM 11:15 AM-11:55 AM 11:15 AM-11:55 AM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:45 PM-1:25 PM 1:30 PM-2:10 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7213 7214 7238 7215 7216 7218 7219 7220 7221 7222 7266 7267

Goals: Swim front crawl 25 yards with rotary breathing, elementary backstroke 25 yards, backstroke 15 yards and breaststroke 15 yards. Submerge and swim 3 to 5 body lengths underwater. Day Sa Sa Su Su Su M,W Tu,Tu

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Oct 16-Nov 15 Nov 28-Dec 21

Time 9:00 AM-9:40 AM 10:30 AM-11:10 AM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:45 PM-1:25 PM 1:30 PM-2:10 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7223 7224 7226 7228 7229 7230 7268

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

LEVEL 5 - STROKE REFINEMENT Prerequisite: Swim front crawl 25 yards with rotary breathing, elementary backstroke 25 yards, backstroke 15 yards and breaststroke 15 yards. Submerge and swim 3 to 5 body lengths underwater. Goals: Shallow angle dive, swim front crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 50 yards, backstroke and breaststroke 25 yards.

LEVEL 2 - FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS

Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Su Su Su M,W Tu,Th M,W Tu,Th Tu,Th

Prerequisite: Jump in deep water, tread or float for 1 minute, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Perform 15 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing and 15 yards of basic backstroke.

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8 $48 8

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Day Sa Su Su M,W

Dates Sep 9-Nov 11 Sep 10-Nov 12 Sep 10-Nov 12 Nov 27-Dec 20

Time 9:45 AM-10:25 AM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 2:15 PM-2:55 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7232 7227 7235 7269

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10 $48 8

LEVEL 6 - FITNESS SWIMMER Prerequisite: Shallow angle dive, swim front crawl 50 yards, basic backstroke 50 yards, backstroke and breaststroke 25 yards. Goals: Swim 500 yards continuously. Perform Copper 12-minute swim test and compare results with the pre-assessment results. Day Dates Sa Sep 9-Nov 11 Su Sep 10-Nov 12

Time 10:30 AM-11:10 AM 2:15 PM-2:55 PM

Code 7236 7237

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10


Ages 6-12

LEVEL ASSESSMENT Turn to page 73 for the 3-5 year old level assessment.

Can your child... ...put their face in the water comfortably?

No

Level 1

No

Level 1

No

Level 2

No

Level 2

Yes ...back float without assistance and pay attention in class?

Yes ...glide with arms above their head in a streamlined position?

Yes ...perform front crawl arm strokes?

Yes ...front crawl for 10 yds, breathe, and then continue swimming?

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

No

Level 3

Yes ...do basic backstrokes and be in the deep end comfortably?

No

Level 3

No

Level 4

No

Level 5

Yes

Level 6

Yes ...front crawl and backstroke 25 yds without stopping?

PRIVATE LESSONS One-on-one instruction provides the fastest progress possible due to the undivided attention of the instructor and individual lessons planned to meet that student’s needs. Ages: 2+ Day Dates Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 Su Sep 10-Oct 8 M,W Sep 11-25 Tu,Th Sep 12-26 M,W Sep 27-Oct 11 Tu,Th Sep 28-Oct 12 Sa Oct 14-Nov 11 Sa Oct 14-Nov 11 Su Oct 15-Nov 12 M Oct 16-Nov 13 Tu,Th Oct 17-31 Tu,Th Nov 2-16 M Nov 27-Dec 18 Tu,Th Nov 28-Dec 7 Tu,Th Nov 28-Dec 7

Time 12:00 PM-12:25 PM 12:30 PM-12:55 PM 2:15 PM-2:40 PM 8:00 PM-8:25 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 8:00 PM-8:25 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 12:00 PM-12:25 PM 12:30 PM-12:55 PM 2:15 PM-2:40 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM 7:00 PM-7:25 PM 7:30 PM-7:55 PM

Code 7243 7245 7247 7249 7252 7250 7253 7244 7246 7248 7251 7254 7255 7256 7257 7259

Cost Classes $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $100 5 $80 4 $80 4 $80 4

Yes ...freestyle and backstroke 50 yds and breaststroke 25 yds?

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TEEN & ADULT LESSONS

BEGINNING SWIMMING FOR ADULTS

INTRO TO WATER SKILLS FOR TEENS - NEW! No prerequisite. This class is designed for teens, who have little or no knowledge of swimming or want to improve their swimming strokes. Ages:13-18 Day Dates Sa Sep 9-Nov 11 Su Sep 10-Nov 12 Tu,Th Oct 17-Nov 16

Time 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:45 PM-1:25 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7191 7233 7239

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10 $60 10

STROKE DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENS - NEW! Participants entering this course must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements from Level 3. Ages: 13-18 Day Dates Sa Sep 9-Nov 11 Su Sep 10-Nov 12

Time 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:45 PM-1:25 PM

Code 7217 7234

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10

Beginner level class introduces crawl stroke, gliding, kicks, deep water swimming and survival floating. Ages: 17+ Day Dates M,W Sep 11-Oct 11 Tu,Th Oct 17-Nov 16

Time 8:30 PM-9:10 PM 8:00 PM-8:40 PM

Code 7240 7241

Cost Classes $60 10 $60 10

INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING FOR ADULTS Intermediate level class builds on the fundamental basic aquatics skills and focuses more on technique. Adult participants are comfortable in the water and can float, glide and move forward independently. Ages: 18+ Day Dates M,W Sep 11-Oct 11

Time 8:45 PM-9:25 PM

Code 7242

Cost Classes $60 10

AQUATICS CLASSES WATER AEROBICS SWIMMERS AND NON-SWIMMERS WELCOME! Classes include warm up, aerobics and cool down. Excellent for all skill levels, mild handicaps, weight problems and pre- and postnatal participants. Inform your instructor at the first class of any health conditions. Physician’s consent required.

DEEP AQUA FIT Participants must be comfortable in deep water (12 feet). This deep water class will use a variety of deep water exercises to enhance cardiovascular fitness while strengthening and toning muscles. Aqua fitness belts are provided in limited supply.

AQUA SLIM Get fit, get slim! Come for an hour of cardio, flexibility, toning and strengthening. This workout is great for everyone. Get a cardio workout without putting stress on joints and body parts.

H20 ON THE GO! Get with the flow with H20 On the Go. Enjoy a cardiovascular workout intended for beginners to advanced individuals who seek to strengthen and tone.

JOINTS IN MOTION Get your joints back in gear. Class focuses on individuals with injuries and arthritic conditions and works to improve flexibility, strength and overall health.

WATER WELLNESS Great for beginners. This low impact class focuses on flexibility and toning. Improve your health with Water Wellness.

AQUA ZUMBA Jump into the Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness in the water.

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MEMBERSHIPS: 1 Class .................................................................................................................. $5 8 Classes ........................................................................................................... $32 12 Classes ........................................................................................................ $42 24 Classes ........................................................................................................ $72 Monthly..............................................................................................................$45 For more information about class schedules and availability, contact Hugh Smith Recreation Center at 817-275-0513.


SPECIALTY INSTRUCTION WSI - WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR Through classroom learning and hands on experience, the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course prepares you to teach people of all ages and abilities to swim and be safe in, on, and around water. Must attend all classes. Times are subject to change. Prerequisites: 25 yard frontcrawl, fackcrawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, 15 yards butterfly, 1 minute tread and backfloat. All strokes must be performed at a Level 4 skill level. Classes are taught out of Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. Ages: 16+ Day Dates Th-M Jan 4-8

Time TBD

Code 8978

Cost Classes $235 5

LIFEGUARD TRAINING Candidates successfully completing the class will be certified in Lifeguarding, Standard First and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Attendance at all classes is required. Objectives: Recognize the characteristics of distressed swimmers, active and passive drowning victims; recognize emergencies and act promptly and appropriately; perform equipment-based rescue skills and techniques used by professional lifeguards; recognize and care for possible spinal cord injuries; learn to provide first aid and CPR. Prerequisites: Must be able to swim a total of 300 yards demonstrating freestyle and breaststroke. Must be able to swim 20 yards, submerge and retrieve a 10 lb brick, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

LIFEGUARD PREPARATORY - NEW! If you want to start your lifeguard career, but need help developing the swimming skills and endurance needed to pass the lifeguard course prerequisites, then this is the class for you. Each participant will be evaluated and instructed on stroke techniques, breathing techniques and endurance training specific to passing all of the entry requirements for their class. Goals: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing (can use freestyle or breaststroke, no sidestroke or backstroke) Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards Surface dive, feet-first or head-first to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object Surface and swim 20 yards on back with both hands holding the object during entire return swim. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Ages: 15+ Day Dates F-M Oct 6-9 F-M Nov17-20 Th-M Jan 4- 8

Time TBD TBD TBD

Code 8975 8976 8987

Cost Classes $200 4 $200 4 $200 5

LGI - LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR This class is for currently certified lifeguards who are seeking advanced training to train prospective lifeguards. Must hold a current American Red Cross lifeguard certification and be at least 17 years old. Classes are taught out of Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. Ages: 17+ Day Dates W-F Dec 27-29

Time TBD

Code 8977

Cost Classes $235 3

With successful completion of this class a $50 credit will be applied to your future lifeguard class with the City of Arlington Aquatics Division. Ages: 14+ Day Dates Sa Sep 9-Oct 7 Sa Oct 14-Nov 11

Time 12:00 PM-12:40 PM 12:00 PM-12:40 PM

Code 7225 8962

Cost Classes $50 5 $50 5

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HUGH SMITH SCHEDULE TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

8 AM

9:30 AM

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

H20 on the Go!

10 AM

Water Wellness

H20 on the Go!

SATURDAY

Water Wellness

H20 on the Go!

CLOSED

Independent Therapy Swim For individuals who wish to workout to their own routine.

10:30 AM

SUNDAY

Deep Water Fitness

CLOSED

8:30 AM 9 AM

WEDNESDAY

AUG-DEC

11 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM

Lap Swim

Noon

Lap Swim

Lap Swim Lap Swim

Swimming Lessons

Lap Swim

12:15 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM

Joints in Motion

Joints in Motion

Joints in Motion Swimming Lessons

1 PM 1:15 PM 1:30 PM

Open Swim

Open Swim

Open Swim

Open Swim

Open Swim

2 PM 2:30 PM

Open swim

3 PM

CLOSED

3:30 PM

Open Swim

4 PM 4:30 PM

MARS Swim Team

5 PM

Lap Swim

5:30 PM

Rentals

6 PM 6:30 PM 7 PM 7:30 PM 8 PM 8:30 PM

AquaSlim

Lap Swim

AquaSlim

Aqua Zumba

Lap Swim & Lessons

Lap Swim

Family Night Lap Swim & Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Rentals

Rentals

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SPOOKY SWAMP 6:00-8:00 PM | Friday, October 27 | $2.50 per person Hugh Smith Indoor Pool 1815 New York Ave. Hugh Smith Indoor Pool is turning into a Spooky Swamp Friday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Children and parents of all ages can swim and take part in Halloween activities.


Christmas olde town

Dottie Lynn Recreation Center | 3200 Norwood Lane Find a gift to make your Christmas memorable, take photos with Santa, and enjoy goodies and concessions at this annual craft fair. No entry fee for shoppers. Vendor spaces available beginning September 13, 2017 from $45. Booth space is limited. For more information or to reserve booths, call Dottie Lynn Recreation Center at 817-277-5001.

Free Admission

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fb.com/levittpavilionarlington

twitter.com/LevittArlington

FREE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington presents more than 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists, from world music to jazz and home-grown Texas country to hot, indie artists. The Levitt presents original artists, many of them Grammy Award winners. The Levitt’s weekly Family Movie Nights feature movies suitable for all ages. Last concert season, the Levitt Pavilion attracted more than 118,000 people to Downtown Arlington. The Levitt Pavilion experience is about building community as families, school groups, entire neighborhoods and people from all parts of our area join side by side in a safe, fun, casual atmosphere to enjoy live music together. Many of these families and groups would not have the opportunity to experience the magic of live music if they had to pay ticket prices. The Levitt Pavilion gives our community an accessible gathering place for free music open to everyone – all ages, all ethnicities, all neighborhoods and all income levels. Levitt Pavilion Arlington brings music and the performing arts to Arlington in a way thousands are responding to – available for everyone to enjoy under the stars.

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KEEP ARLINGTON

BEAUTIFUL KeepArlingtonBeautiful.com

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he mission of Keep Arlington Beautiful (KAB), Gold Star Affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful, is to educate and engage the Arlington community to take responsibility for improving their environment. KAB members strongly encourage community involvement and environmental stewardship. Become part of why Arlington is the American Dream City by getting involved in volunteer efforts, attending local environmental classes, becoming a Board member and liking us on Facebook. In 2014, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Arlington Beautiful logged 58 volunteer events performed by 3,900 volunteers. This year the volume of volunteer commitment has significantly increased, estimating figures to double by the end of 2015, meaning great things for the City of Arlington. Keep Arlington Beautiful is entering a challenging and exciting time, as economic pressures on our City increases, and the demand for our services continues to rise. The tradition of high quality service provision and activism related to litter abatement, beautification, and awareness to the residents of the City of Arlington is evident in KAB’s work.

Keep Arlington Beautiful

to “adopt” an area that is convenient to them or that they use on a frequent basis that needs periodic clean-up. As the program gains momentum, KAB encourages community members to take action and join in the mission to Keep Arlington Beautiful. For more information on our volunteer opportunities, please visit our web page, the volunteer tab of our Facebook page or email KAB@arlingtontx.gov! To reserve the Mobile Litter Unit for your next community clean up, or to learn more about Adopt-a-Spot, email KAB@arlingtontx.gov or call 817-459-5477

The City of Arlington introduced a new program to help fight litter and beautify the City. The Mobile Litter Unit is a trailer loaded with community clean-up supplies that is available for organizations, businesses and neighborhoods to reserve free of charge to aid in beautification. Along with this program, KAB and the City of Arlington launched a pilot Adopt- a-Spot Program in July 2015, to focus on public spaces, parks, trails, and right-of–ways. Under KAB’s plan, civic groups, schools, business, neighborhood associations and other organizations within the city limits of Arlington can apply Naturally Fun Magazine • F A L L 2 0 1 7

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ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY Arlingtonlibrary.org

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Saturday, November 4, Noon to 5 p.m. Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St. Experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life! Fascinating exhibits of medieval arts and sciences will be on display. Live demonstrations of ancient weaponry will be conducted by costumed members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of the Middle Ages. This is a comeand-go event and no registration is required.

Saturday, October 14, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Parking Lot of the First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St. This all-ages event features big trucks and other community vehicles for your family to experience. Climb on in and honk the horns of police cars, fire engines, moving vans, recycling trucks, book mobiles, pothole patchers, and many more. This is a comeand-go event and no registration is required.

A SPOOKY EVENING WITH RACHEL CAINE Thursday, October 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Southeast Branch Library Spend a spooky evening with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine as she discusses her latest book, Stillhouse Lake. A small reception will be held before a reading from the book, with opportunities for Q&A following. No registration required.

Be part of our story and volunteer at the library! Visit arlingtonlibrary.org/volunteer to find opportunities and apply. Be sure to check out all our programs at arlingtonlibrary.org/calendar.

MAYOR'S HOLIDAY PAJAMA STORYTIME Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Southeast Branch Library Families are invited to celebrate the holidays with Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. Dress in your favorite cozy pajamas to enjoy stories, songs and make a special craft. Stories are geared for preschool-aged children, but everyone is welcome. No registration required.

BORN TO STAND OUT: A SPECIAL NEEDS STORYTIME See monthly dates and times at arlingtonlibrary.org/btso One of our favorite things at Arlington Public Library is storytime, but sometimes the traditional storytime setting is not the perfect fit for our families with special needs. Children of all ages and abilities are invited to discover books at Born to Stand Out, our new special needs storytime. This inclusive program features sensory-friendly activities and lots of options for participating. No registration required.

LIBRARY LOCATIONS: Central Express 200 North Cooper Street Arlington, TX 76011-7406

Lake Arlington Branch Library 4000 West Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76016-4442

Southeast Branch Library 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76018-1708

Woodland West Branch Library 2837 West Park Row Dr. Arlington, TX 76013-2261

East Arlington Branch Library 1624 New York Ave. Arlington, TX 76010-4724

Northeast Branch Library 1905 Brown Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006-4605

Southwest Branch Library 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76017-3470

Literacy House 101 E. North St. Arlington, TX 76010-7528


RIVER LEGACY RiverLegacy.org

River Legacy Parks

LIVING SCIENCE CENTER The park can be accessed by two entrances: 701 NW Green Oaks Boulevard and 3020 North Collins Street. River Legacy Living Science Center is located at 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

EXPERIENCE NATURE AT RIVER LEGACY LIVING SCIENCE CENTER It’s one thing to read books and look at pictures. It’s another thing to immerse yourself in the experience by marveling at the clever architecture of the funnel web spider; matching the sweet song to the plain brown wren; and contemplating where the fox paused the night before by the traces of his prey. Experience these opportunities and more at River Legacy Living Science Center’s programs: • Nature School for ages 3 to 6 • After-School Clubs • Home School Science Classes • Saturday Public Programs & More! To learn more about these classes and other opportunities, call 817-860-6752 or visit RiverLegacy.org.

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK This family-friendly fall festival is geared for children ages 2 to 10 featuring fun, unique games and activities, karaoke, pumpkin patch, storytelling, animal encounters, food trucks and much more! The 21st annual After Dark in the Park is planned from 5 to 9 pm, Friday, October 6; Saturday, October 7; and Sunday, October 8 at River Legacy Living Science Center. Park in River Legacy Parks and catch a FREE hayride shuttle to event entrance. Admission is just $8 per person all ages 3 and up and includes more than 20 games and activities. A few additional activities and concessions require coupons. Pre-Purchase Family Fun Packs and get 4 admission tickets PLUS 20 $1 coupons for $45 (a $52 value). All proceeds benefit River Legacy Living Science Center, River Legacy Foundation and River Legacy Parks. For more information, visit RiverLegacy.org or call 817-860-6752.

SCOUT BADGE DAY Scouts can check those badges off the list during Scout Badge Day, an activity-filled day combining hands-on activities, Q&A sessions, and fun projects to help Scouts earn multiple badges. Make plans now to attend this year’s Scout Badge Day between 10 am and 2 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2 at River Legacy Living Science Center. For a listing of badges and journeys for full or partial completion, visit RiverLegacy.org/scout-programs. For more information, contact Shannon Porter at 817-860-6752, ext. 119 or via e-mail at Shannon@riverlegacy.org.

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Lake Arlington is a municipally owned reservoir used for municipal and industrial water supply and recreational purposes. The reservoir is on Village Creek, and is a tributary of the West Fork Trinity River. The City of Arlington completed construction March 31, 1957. The lake covers approximately 1,939 surface acres, has a maximum depth of 51 feet and has a watershed of 143 square miles. The service spillway overflow elevation is 550 feet above mean sea level. There are two parks located along the eastern shore,Richard Simpson Park, located at 6300 W. Arkansas Ln. and Bowman Springs Park, located at 7003 Poly Webb Rd. Richard Simpson Park has the Lake Arlington Activity Room, which can be reserved for private functions. A recreation permit is required to place, operate or keep any craft on Lake Arlington, including rowboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats, sailboats, barges, personal watercraft and sailboards. For more information call 817-459-5473.

BOAT RENTAL Rent our 20-foot Suntracker pontoon boat in two, four and eight- increments. Rentals are available through a partnership between the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation and Water Utilities departments. CAPACITY 20-foot Suntracker Pontoon 11 Towable Tube w/ Rope 2

2 HRS $180 $20

4 HRS $275 $40

8 HRS $450 $80

FISHING Fish varieties at Lake Arlington include Black Bass, Sand Bass, Hybrid Stripers, Catfish and Crappie. The state laws of Texas govern the taking of fish from Lake Arlington.

SPECIAL RATES $5/hour Boater Education Discount Must present certification card at time of rental. 10% Weekday discount Monday-Thursday only; Not valid during Holiday rental periods. Military, Veteran, First Responder and Senior Citizen Discount 10% off boat rental for the above everyday; Must present verification proof at time of rental.

LAKE FEES Daily - $5 Annual - $30 Senior Annual (60+) - $15

PADDLING THE LAKE Enjoy paddling along the shores of beautiful Lake Arlington to enjoy a taste of nature in the middle of this urban center. Put-in and take-out areas are marked by signs. Launches are allowed only from designated areas at Richard Simpson Park, Bowman Springs Park and Eugene McCray Park. A recreation permit is required for the paddling trail, which can be obtained in the Lake Office at Richard Simpson Park.

SMALL CRAFT RENTALS We've partnered with Adventures Unlimited and JT Jet Ski Rental small craft rentals on Lake Arlington. For more info about Adventures Unlimited, call 682-233-5685. For more info about JT Jet Ski rentals, call 214-403-3615. CRAFT Rate Kayak, Canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard First hour $20/seat Additional hours $10/seat Jet Ski Mon-Fri Jet Ski Fri-Sat

$60/HR or $450/day $75/HR or $500/day

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REGISTRATION INFO Register at NaturallyFun.org, by phone or in person at the Parks Administrative Office or at any facility. Visit NaturallyFun. org to find out more about online registration or call 817-459-5474. Online and phone registrations are payable by credit card only. Checks should be made payable to “City of Arlington.” A charge will be assessed on all returned checks.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED We value you as a customer. If you are not happy with the quality of a program, please tell staff at the facility immediately so that we have the opportunity to correct the situation.

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES Books and supplies are not included as part of the class fee unless stated in the class description.

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WAITING LISTS If registering for a class that has been filled, your name can be placed on a waiting list. This does not guarantee a spot, but individuals will be contacted if one becomes available.

CANCELED CLASSES / SESSIONS If a class or session is canceled, every effort will be made to notify parents and students by telephone prior to the first class meeting.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CARD Membership cards are required for participation in all classes and programs at recreation centers. This ID card is issued at the time of purchase and is valid for one year from date of purchase. Membership cards are non-refundable and non-transferable. Resident

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Books and supplies are not included as part of the class fee unless stated in the class description.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS A customer must withdraw from a program three days prior to the start of class to be eligible for a refund. Refunds are processed within two weeks of refund request by check or credit card. No cash refunds will be issued. For the complete refund policy call 817-459-5474 or go to NaturallyFun.org.

ADVERTISING The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department occasionally sells advertisements in this publication. Any paid advertisements appearing in this publication do not indicate a connection, endorsement or official sanction by the City of Arlington of any practice, philosophy, standard, position, product or service of the advertisers. For rates and availability, contact Phillip Rogers at 817-575-8284 or phillip.rogers@arlingtontx.gov.

PHOTOGRAPHY The Parks and Recreation Department routinely takes photos and video of participants and visitors in our programs and facilities for promotional purposes. Be aware that by participating or utilizing our facilities, you are granting the City of Arlington and its agents the right to use and publish your image or your minor child’s image, and that no monetary remuneration will be given.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:

WELCOME! The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department welcomes people of all ability levels to participate together in our wide variety of quality recreational opportunities. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations when possible. Participants requesting special accommodations need to complete a Special Accommodations Request Form in addition to the Program Participant Information Sheet. To make a request, contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 817-459-5474. We will make every effort to accommodate special needs requests.

STAFF DIRECTORY:

Lemuel Randolph, Director of Parks and Recreation.............................................. 817-459-5479 Venera Flores-Stafford Assistant Director, Community Programs ......................... 817-575-8350 Gary Packan, Assistant Director, Enterprise Programs ............................................ 817-459-5496 Scott Fairman, Assistant Director, Park Operations................................................ 817-459-5498 Amber Dembroski, Parks Business Services Manager ........................................... 817-459-5490 De’Onna Garner, Park Planning Manager . ........................................................... 817-459-6937 Martin Sanchez, Park District Supervisor North. ................................................... 817-275-7041 Jay Falgout, Park District Supervisor South............................................................ 817-446-8386 Clif Spangler, Sports Facilities Manager................................................................. 817-459-5417 Michael Debrecht, Park Operations Manager....................................................... 817-459-5499 Krissy Crosier, Center Programs Manager ............................................................ 817-459-6499 Maria Campbell, Aquatics Manager. ................................................................... 817-459-5481 Derek DeBusk, Rental and Lake Services Manager.................................................. 817-575-8283 Phillip Rogers, Marketing and Enterprise Development Manager ............................. 817-575-8284 Timothy Brestowski, Marketing and Enterprise Development Coordinator . ............ 817-459-6931 Melissa Entralgo, Electronic Media Specialist. ...................................................... 817-575-8285 Wendy Parker, Athletics Director........................................................................ 817-275-7041 Wendy Pappas, Urban Forestry and Land Manager. ............................................... 817-575-8311 Tim Baggett, Athletics Sports Manager – Adult Sports. ............................................ 817-459-5463 Jimmy Reilly, Athletics Sports Manager – Youth Sports............................................ 817-459-6435 VACANT Sports Manager – EOAC......................................................................... 817-459-6436 Greg Durante, Golf Services Manager................................................................... 817-478-8500 Sheryl Osborn, Facility Manager – Arlington Tennis Center...................................... 817-459-6163 Courtni Anderson, Facility Manager – CNRC ....................................................... 817-561-2819 Susie Traylor, Facility Manager – Eunice................................................................ 817-575-8295 Adrienne Lacy, Facility Manager – DLRC .............................................................. 817-277-5001 Ernie Smith, Facility Manager – EOAC .................................................................. 817-459-6442 Heather Taylor, Facility Manager – HSRC ............................................................ 817-275-1351 Erin Anderson, Facility Manager - HSIP............................................................................ 817-575-8292 Chad Williams, Head Golf Pro - Tierra Verde Golf Club .......................................... 817-548-5050 Bill Ebdon, Head Golf Pro - Chester Ditto Golf Course ............................................. 817-575-9298 Mike Berneburg, Head Golf Pro - Lake Arlington & Meadowbrook Park Golf Course ... 817-451-6101

STAFF DIRECTORY: NaturallyFun.org/contacts Visit the link above for an employee directory and staff profiles.

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5. Senior Recreation Center York 4. Hugh SmithNew Indoor Pool(SRCNY) 5. Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center 2015 Craig Hanking Dr. 76010 6. Woodland West Pool Phone: 817-460-5009 M-F 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Sa-Su closed

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RECREATION CENTERS 1. Cliff Nelson Recreation Center (CNRC) 4600 W. Bardin Rd. 76017 Phone: 817-561-2819 M–F 6 AM to 9 PM, Sa 9-5 PM, Su 1 PM to 5 PM

6. Eunice Activity Center (EAC) 1000 Eunice St. Golf 76010 1. Chester W. Ditto Golf Course Phone: 817-277-8091 2. Lake Arlington GolftoCourse M 8:30 AM to 8 PM, T-W 8:30 AM 5 PM, Course Th 8:30- 7 PM, F3.11Meadowbrook AM to 5 PM,Golf Sa-Su closed 4. Tierra Verde Golf Club

GOLF • TENNIS • DINING 1. Chester W. Ditto Golf Course 801 Brown Blvd. 76011 817-275-5941 2. Lake Arlington Golf Course 1516 W. Green Oaks Blvd. 76013 817-451-6101 3. Meadowbrook Park Golf Course 1300 Dugan St. 76010 817-275-0221 4. Tierra Verde Golf Club 7005 Golf Club Dr. 76001 817-478-8500 5. Ventana Grille 7005 Golf Club Dr. 76001 817-548-5047 6. Arlington Tennis Center 500 W. Mayfield Rd. 76014 817-459-6163 817-459-6166 | Program status (Rain) 86

RENTAL FACILITIES 1. Meadowbrook Recreation Center 1400 Dugan 76010 817-459-5463 2. Bob Duncan Center 2800 S. Center St. 76014 817-465-6661 3. Park Pavilion Rentals 2800 S. Center St. 76014 817-459-5473 4. Lake Arlington Activity Room 6300 W. Arkansas Ln. 817-451-6860 5. Founders Plaza / Levitt Pavilion* 100 W. Abram St. 817-459-5473 *To rent Levitt Pavilion, contact Bob Duncan Center.

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AQUATICS Outdoor Pools: 817-459-5483 Outdoor Pools Rainout: 817-462-3326 Indoor Pool (Hugh Smith): 817-275-0513 1. Allen Bolden Pool 2. Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center 3. Helen Wessler Play Pool 4. Howard Moore Play Pool 5. Hugh Smith Indoor Pool 6. Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center 7. Woodland West Pool ATHLETICS Adult Sports: 817-459-5463 Adult Softball Field Rentals: 817-459-5463 Youth Sports: 817-459-6434 Youth Field Rentals: 817-459-5416 RAINOUT INFO Parks and Fields Rainout: 817-462-8441 Dog Park Rainout: 817-462-8441 Adult Softball Rainout: 817-462-3471 Youth Sports Rainout: 817-459-6697 Outdoor Pools Rainout: 817-462-3326 Trails Rainout: visit dorba.org for info


RENTALS INFORMATION Looking for the perfect place to have your next gathering? Then check the facilities that Arlington Parks and Recreation has to offer! We rent recreation centers, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, senior centers, park pavilions, tennis courts, swimming pools, banquet rooms, golf courses, softball fields, a skating arena, rock climbing wall, lake room and many other facilities.

PAVILION RENTALS

VENTANA GRILLE

There are 25 pavilion sites located throughout Arlington. Park pavilions are offered in a variety of sizes to accommodate small and large groups. Pavilions can be rented for a half or full day and are available to rent seven days a week. Most pavilion sites include a grill, picnic tables and electricity. Call 817-459-5473 or visit NaturallyFun.org for more info.

Ventana Grille is located at Tierra Verde Golf Club and offers incredible food in a scene worth savoring. Both inside and outside seating options are available and menus can be customized to fit party needs. Call 817-548-5047 or visit ArlingtonGolf.com for more info.

BOB DUNCAN CENTER Bob Duncan Center is a 10,000 square-foot facility designed to accommodate needs of small and large events such as weddings, business meetings and more. The facility includes a main hall with stage, three spacious meeting rooms, an outdoor courtyard with patio and a fully equipped kitchen. Bob Duncan Center is available to rent seven days a week and can be reserved by room or as an entire facility. Rent items from the center to enhance your event such as tables, chairs, linens, audio visual equipment, podiums and more. For more information, call 817-465-6661 or visit NaturallyFun.org/Bob-Duncan.

FIELD RENTALS Rent a Softball Field Complex for a gathering, tournament or corporate event. Reserve your field by calling 817-459-5473.

RECREATION CENTERS We have six recreation centers located throughout Arlington that can be reserved for your party needs. Rent entire centers or individual rooms. All centers feature a kitchen with food prep area and an ice machine. Patrons can choose to provide their own food or our staff can assist with catering needs. For more information on available dates, visit NaturallyFun.org or contact the recreation centers directly from the number below.

LAKE ARLINGTON RENTALS The Lake Arlington Activity Room is the perfect place for wedding receptions, meetings and more. The climate controlled room holds up to 75 people and includes tables, chairs, restrooms and a kitchen. The Lake Room may be rented for a full day on weekends or holidays. The room contains two large picture windows that face the lake. The room is 28 feet by 46 feet and is supplied with 65 chairs and 15 three by six foot tables. Call 817-459-5473 for reservations.

Cliff Nelson Recreation Center (south Arlington) | 817-561-2819 Dottie Lynn Rec Center (central Arlington) | 817-277-5001 Elzie Odom Athletic Center (north Arlington) | 817-459-6434 Hugh Smith Recreation Center (east Arlington) | 817-275-1351 Meadowbrook Rec Center (central Arlington) | 817-459-5463 Eunice Activity Center (central Arlington) | 817-277-8091 Senior Center New York (east Arlington) | 817-460-5009

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Allan Saxe Park 3501 Curry Road, 76001 1 Blackland Prairie 3 4907 New York Avenue,76018 Bob McFarland Park 6 410 E. Embercrest Drive, 76018 Bowman Branch Linear Park 7 South Matlock Road, 76002 Cliff Nelson Park 17 4600 W. Bardin Road, 76017 Cravens Park 19

400 Cravens Park Drive, 76018

Deaver Park 5800 Kelly Elliot Drive, 76017 21 Don Misenhimer Park 24 201 E. Lonesome Dove Trail,76002 FishIncluding CreekCravens Linear Park 28 Park, 76018 Fish Creek Neighborhood Park 29 2121 Havenwood Drive, 76018 F.J. ‘Red’ Kane Park 30 6500 S. Cooper Street, 76001 Gene 4500 Schrickel, Jr. Park Park Springs Blvd, 76017 34 Harold Patterson Sports Center 1000 W. Bardin Road, 76017 39 Lynn Creek Linear Park 6501 Matlock Road, 76002 49 Martha Walker Park 7509 Sharon Lee Drive, 76001 52 Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Center

7001 Golf Club Drive, 76001 53 O.W. Fannin Natural Area Hardisty & Fox Hunt 57

Rush Creek Sublertt Linear- Hardisty Park--Vintage South 66 Dr. S.J. Stovall Park 68

2800 W. Sublett Road, 76001

Sublett Creek Linear Park 69 Big Springs Drive & Bowen Road SW Nature Preserve 70

5201 Bowman Springs Road, 76017

Tails N’ Trails 950 SE Green Oaks Blvd, 76018 23 Tierra7005 Verde Golf Club Golf Club Drive, 76060 72 Treepoint Park 5403 Treepoint Drive, 76017 73 Webb Community Park 78 1100 Mansfield Webb Road, 76002 Wimbledon Park 79

2300 Wimbledon Drive, 76017

W.O. & Zeta 6701 Workman Park 81 Tabor Drive, 76002

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ARLINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION OFFERS TONS OF NATURALLY FUN!

Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events. For more details or to register, vist NaturallyFun.org or call 817-459-5474.

AUGUST

FALL YOUTH SPORTS REGISTRATION

OCTOBER

WINTER BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

August 1-31

October 1-31

PG. 50

PG. 50

SEPTEMBER

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: DINNER SERIES

VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION September 1-30 PG. 50

LACROSSE REGISTRATION September 1-30 PG. 50

6:00-10:00 PM | October 6 STOVALL PARK PG. 10

ROBIN’S COOKING CAFE 2:00-4:00 PM | October 10 EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER

HUGH SMITH INDOOR POOL PG. 76

MONSTER SMASH ADULT MIXER 5:00-8:00 PM | October 28 ARLINGTON TENNIS CENTER PG. 58

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE EARLY REGISTRATION

STOVALL PARK PG. 10

November 1- December 31 PG. 49

COOK OUT AFTER DARK ECOFEST

PG. 39

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM October 21

FAMILY DAY AT THE LAKE

FOUNDERS PLAZA

WINTER INDOOR SOCCER REGISTRATION November 1-30 PG. 50

PG. 11

RICHARD SIMPSON PARK

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: LUNCH SERIES

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM September 30

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM October 13-27

PG. 48

PG. 10

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: LUNCH SERIES 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM November 3 LEVITT PAVILION PG. 10

LEVITT PAVILION

FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT 4:00 PM - 7:00 AM October 20-21 VETERANS PARK PG. 17

ROBIN’S COOKING CAFE 2:00-4:00 PM | November 15 EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER PG. 37

FALL BREAK CAMPS November 20-22

RECREATION CENTERS PG. 16, 18, 20

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DECEMBER

OLDE TOWN CHRISTMAS December 1 & 2 EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER PG. 77

MAYOR’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM December 6 EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER PG. 43

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 8:00-11:00 AM | December 9 CLIFF NELSON

NOVEMBER

6:00-10:00 PM September 15-29

EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER

6:00-8:00 PM | October 27

PG. 45

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY: DINNER SERIES

FALL CRAFT FAIR

SPOOKY SWAMP

SENIOR REC CENTER NEW YORK

PG. 37

PG. 49

PG. 21

10:00-11:00 AM | October 31

EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER

9:00-11:00 AM | September 16

HUGH SMITH

FRIGHT AND FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY

2:00-4:00 PM | September 12

RICHARD SIMPSON PARK

6:30-8:30 PM | October 27

PG. 37

ROBIN’S COOKING CAFE

5:30-8:30 PM | September 16

HUGH’S HAUNTED FAMILY NIGHT

PG. 15

ROBIN’S COOKING CAFE 2:00-4:00 PM | December 12 EUNICE ACTIVITY CENTER PG. 37

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM December 16 HUGH SMITH PG. 21

JUNIOR HOLIDAY TENNIS CAMPS December 26-29 ARLINGTON TENNIS CENTER PG. 58

GOLF WINTER BREAK CAMP December 27-29 TIERRA VERDE & LAKE ARLINGTON PG. 63

WINTER BREAK CAMPS AISD School Holidays RECREATION CENTERS PG. 14, 16, 18, 20

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