Message from the Mayor And leadership
About the Cover Running Against All Odds
Hours of Operation Registration and Meet the Staff
Special Events Falling into Winter
Recreation The Cure for Winter Boredom
Athletics & Leagues Keeping Warm by Staying Active
Leagues Game on
Maxwell Center Spicing it up with Seniors
Art Park Players All the World’s a Stage
Rectrac Update New Software on the Way
Parks Crisp Air and Beautiful Parks
Facilities Where to do what you do
Project Update Making Things Happen
Summer Recap Remembering the fun we had
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The Parks and Recreation Department encourages all to Live and Play in the City of Deer Park and is dedicated to providing an exemplary quality of life by offering innovative Parks and Recreational experiences to the community consistent with our history, culture and unique character.
The Parks and Recreation Department’s vision is to become an industry leader through accreditation and by offering innovative Parks and Recreational experiences that foster growth, development and a vibrant, sustainable community by encouraging all to Live and Play in the City of Deer Park.
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Dinner & Flicks With Santa December 7 | 6-7pm
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GAME ROOM PARTIES Fridays | 6-8pm | Community Center Game Room All Ages September 20 - National Pepperoni Pizza Day | $6 Registration Required December 13 - Santaâ€™s Factory | FREE On Friday evenings, we transform the game room into a designated party theme. There will be activities and programmed fun for the entire family. Each evening will boast games and fun for ALL AGES.
GOOD BOY DOG OBEDIENCE & NEXT LEVEL DOG OBEDIENCE Tuesdays | September 24 - October 29 | 6:30-7:30pm Jimmy Burke Activity Center $150/dog & human pair Picture your dog walking politely beside you, staying still when you say and coming when you call. Itâ€™s possible! Join in on this basic dog obedience group class and learn how to motivate your dog to reliably follow your direction, Class is taught in a fun environment with you working alongside other dog people from your community. With a maximum of 15 dog/human pairs, make sure you reserve a spot in the next class! You may email instructor at smcbride@goodboyobedience. com This class covers basic commands that will make life with your dog an enjoyable one. Expect to put in work outside of class meetings for best results.
WILD CHILD DESTINATION - 7 ACRE WOOD
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | November 25-27 11am-12pm | Community Center Room 12 | FREE
Monday | October 14 | 7:30am-5pm | Community Center
3 days in a row of Thanksgiving themed games! Come to one or all! Roll a Turkey is a dice game with the object to fill a turkey card with candy. Be the first and get a small prize! Minute to Win it Thanksgiving style are challenges you must complete in only one minute! Candy Bar Bingo requires each participant to bring a regular size candy bar to play. Those getting a bingo pick a candy bar as their prize. The last game is a cover all and the winner will get the haul of candy in the pot!
There is no school for DPISD on Monday, October 14th but we have you covered with a field trip to 7 Acres Farm! There is plenty to do from petting zoo, a mini golf course, swings, huge playground, gigantic sandbox and much more! Please provide lunch or money to buy a lunch from the facility. Please arrive on time as departure will be exactly at 8:00am. We will only be offering 13 slots on this trip so register soon!
Ages 6-11 | $25
PAINTING WITH PAM September 13: Dragonfly October 11: Pumpkin Trio November 15: Dragon December 13: Snowman in Santa Hat Fridays | 6:30-8:30pm | Community Center | Room 11 Ages 5 & Up | $25 Whether you are an old hand at painting or brand new, this class is right for you. Spend an evening with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The instructor Pam is friendly and encouraging, offering step by step instruction. Each month is a new theme so you can come back again and again. Participants are welcome to bring snacks.
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ART PARK DANCERS September 9 - May 16 | Community Center | Dance Room $30 per dancer/per month | *no charge for dancers 55+ Fall Dance classes begin Monday, September 9, 2019 for ages 2-Adult. Tuition is $30/month/class with a $15 registration fee.
CALL FROM THE NORTH December 10 & 12 | FREE All good little boys and girls will receive a call from the North Pole. Fill out the Call from the North Pole form and you will get a holiday jingle. Forms can be found online at www.deerparktx.gov or stop by the Community Center starting November 5. Sign up quick! These calls make memories that will last a lifetime!
MOVIES IN THE PARK Dow Park | DUSK | ALL AGES | FREE September 7 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG) October 5 -Halloweentown (PG) JOIN US IN THE DOW PARK PAVILIONS on the first Saturday of the month for Movie in the Park. This free event begins at dusk (check timeanddate.com for approximate times). In case of a weather related incident, the movie will be moved into the Earl Dunn Gym. The Deer Park Citizens Police Academy will be selling concessions.
TEXAS OUTDOOR FAMILY CAMPOUT Brazos Bend State Park | Saturday & Sunday For familes of all ages | $25 per family Meet at Brazos Bend State Park at 9am on November 23 and conclude on November 24 at 11am
ZERO EFFORT MEAL PREP November 9 | Saturday | 4-6pm | Ages 18 & Up Maxwell Center Multipurpose Room | $30 Join us at the Maxwell Center and learn a few meal prep recipes that are inexpensive, quick and easy to make. Best of all, everything we cook will be packed with nutrition. We will be teaching you how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time getting out and staying healthy. We will be showing you how to cook three different recipes that can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This event is being held at the Maxwell Center and is for everyone ages 18 & up.
Join a parks and recreation staff member to guide you through an outdoor camping experience at one of Texasâ€™s most beautiful state parks, Brazos Bend State Park! We will be partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlifeâ€™s (TPWD) Texas Outdoor Family to provide you with tents, bedding, Dutch ovens and utensils for you to make camp meals for your family. There will be exciting activities such as alligator watching, nature walks, biking, which is also provided by TPWD and more. One campsite can accommodate a family up to six. Please bring enough food and water for your family to enjoy for 24 hours. Due to weather and high amount of walking, extra food and water is recommended. For more information visit www.deerparktx.gov/ parksandrec.
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SENIOR YOGA WITH CAREY Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-11:30am | Maxwell Center Ages 55 and Up | $25/month 1 day per week $40/month 2 days per week
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Relate, relate, release. Yoga is coming to the Maxwell Adult Center and everyone ages 55 and older are welcome to attend. Participants may attend any four of these classes per month for the price of $25.00 or SIT AND FIT all eight classes per month for the price of the price of Mondays & Wednesdays | 9-10am | Maxwell Center $40.00. Ages 55 and Up | FREE
OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL Mondays & Wednesdays | 10am - 12pm | Earl Dunn Gym Ages 55+ | FREE Come and join our senior friends for free pickleball play. Must have a valid membership to play. If you have never played before, we will teach you!
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OLD TOWN SPRING Wednesday | October 17 | 9am-5pm Bus leaves from Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | $20 Join us on a shopping trip to Old Town Spring! Old Town Spring is a favorite site of customers and visitors from all over the world. The area of the crossroads supports over 75 small businesses and produces several popular festivals and events. Old Town Spring is voted one of the top attractions in Texas each year. 12 Live & Play| 2019
Come enjoy a low impact cardio group class with Danielle. This class is structured to help enhance strength and conditioning for participants through adaptable muscletoning exercises, which offer a challenge at levels which are safe. Please wear athletic clothing and shoes. This class is free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Maxwell Center or call 281-478-7276.
THREE DIMENSIONAL GLASS BLOWING Wednesday | October 2 | 10am-5pm Bus leaves from Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | $20 Three Dimensional Visions (Glass blowing art facility). They offer a narrated glass blowing demo & tour of hot shop, show room, and gallery space. Perhaps youâ€™ll even find the perfect gift and experience the magic of glass! The cost of this trip is $20 which includes ticket and roundtrip transportation. Lunch on your own at Rubyâ€™s BBQ.
GEORGE RANCH HISTORICAL PARK Thursday | November 21 | 9am-5pm Bus leaves from Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | $35 Discover more than 100 years of Texas history with a trip through time at the George Ranch Historical Park! Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Park is divided into four distinct home sites. You can experience Texas history through the eyes of four generations of one family. We will be enjoying a chuckwagon lunch and self guided tour of the ranch. *price includes lunch
Night out on the Town A CHORUS LINE
Thursday | September 12 | 5-10pm Bus leaves from Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | $40 Join us in viewing A Chorus Line, which opened on Broadway in 1975 and was an instant classic. This incisive portrait of the life of the Broadway dancer received nine Tony Awards® as well as the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It went on to become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
ELF THE MUSICAL Thursday | December 12 | 5-10pm Bus leaves from Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | $40 Join us in viewing this modern day Christmas classic as it returns to TUTS for the holiday season! Based on the cherished 2003 movie, Elf - The Musical, tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help the Big Apple remember the true meaning of Christmas. This warm-hearted Broadway musical is sure to make all Houstonians embrace their inner Elf.
Special Events COSTUME CONTEST Thursday | October 31 | 12-1pm | Maxwell Center Ages 55 & up | FREE Happy Halloween! Time to dust off your favorite, most creative costume. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
MAXWELL THANKFUL DINNER Monday | November 25 | 6-8pm | Maxwell Center Ages 55 & up | FREE Give “thanks” during our annual Maxwell Thankful Dinner. This is a bring a dish dinner. Maxwell Center will provide the meats (ham and turkey). Call the Maxwell Center to reserve your spot and specify what side dish you will bring. Please RSVP by Monday, November 18.
November 11 - 15 | Jimmy Burke Activity Center Ages 55 & up | FREE Calling all seniors near and far! It’s Olympics time! There is a little something for everyone to participate in. We will be recognozing our veterans during opening ceremonies on Monday, November 11 at 9:30am. If you wish to be recognized, please contact the Maxwell Center. Events will run throughout the entire week. They include, but are not limited to, team walking relay, bakery, basketball, bean bag toss and chair volleyball. Registration forms available September 3, 2019. Registration deadline is October 21, 2019.
MAXWELL SENIOR BANQUET Wednesday | December 11 Jimmy Burke Activity Center| Ages 55 & up Residents are free/$10 for Non Residents Join us for a Magical Night with your friends from the Maxwell Center! There will be door prizes and a catered dinner. Come out and be entertained by Paul Driscoll with his amazing magic and comedy show. Doors open at 5:15pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm. RSVP by Wednesday, December 4. Live & Play| 2019 13
Musical Theatre and Acting Classes The Junior Art Park Players Academy offers a versitile selection of talent-expanding, confidence-building classes and workshops throughout the year. With an average of 200 students each semester, we would like to welcome you to our theatre family, and have you join us for a fun-filled season of ACTING, SINGING and DANCING! This fall we will be presenting DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. at the conclusion of the semester. Performances are Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7pm. All students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to audition for roles in the show!
Musical Theatre Classes DATES mondays DATES mondays DATES TUESDays DATES TUESDays
TIMES 4:30-5:30PM TIMES 5:30-6:30PM TIMES 4:30-5:30PM TIMES 5:30-6:30PM
WEDNESDays 4:30-5:30PM DATES
FALL CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 9th!!
T h e r e a r e N O L AT E R E G I S T R AT I O N F E E S , s o i t ’s n e v e r t o l a t e t o s i g n u p ! All classes are held at the Theatre/Courts Building 1302 Center St. Deer Park, TX 77536 Instructors: Mele, David Eck, Fred White, Victoria Bryan, Julia Thomas, Margo Staley. Play| 2019 14 Live &Susan
Auditions and how to Get Involved Auditions will be held for our top per forming g roups Ar t Park Singers, Expression and Reaction on Monday, September 23rd from 4:30 - 6:30pm. If you have an interest in working behind the scenes and learning technical theatre with Joe Piper, please call 281-478-7288 to find out how to be a member of THE CREW.
On Stage! A change of habit, boy oh, boy! When Sister Julia accidentally poisons 52 sisters with her soup, problems unfold. The nuns funds aren't enough to cover such huge burial costs, so the sisters get creative and organize a talent show fundraiser to earn the money. Based on the original Nunsense show, these "sisters" are "brothers" with all of the nuns being portrayed by male performers. Think of it as "Mrs. Doubtfire enters the co nve n t . " Fo r h e ave n s a ke s, d o n' t m i ss t h i s o n e !
Performances: October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 2019 $30.00 for Dinner and Show - $15.00 Show Only
CHRISTMAS MAGIC! Please join the Art Park Players as they present their seasonal offering CHRISTMAS MAGIC! featuring your favorite Christmas Songs and Holiday Characters. Santa and his elves will be located in the lobby of the theatre for photo opportunities, and there will also be vendors on hand for Christmas Shopping. The Louise McBee Circle of Life, Circle of Wreaths display will be available to bid on – all monies benefit T he Rose. CHRISTMAS MAGIC! will offer a healthy dose of C hr ist m as cheer br ing ing you one holiday hit after another – it is a stocking full of fun! Saturday, December 7th. 6pm Dinner - 7pm Show $ 2 5.0 0 fo r D i n n e r a n d S h ow - $ 15.0 0 S h ow O n l y
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Big Bend Park
Deer Meadows Park
East Meadows Park
Ella and Friends Dog Park
Park Meadows Park
Parkside Place Park
Heritage Park Patrick s Cabin
Running Brook Park
Tiffany Amber Park
Deer Park Nature Preserve P Street Detention Pond P Street Right of Way
601 W Eight St 4200 Kalwick Dr 1600 Big Bend Lane 3117 Brookhollow Dr 3901 Brownwind Trail 4615 College Park Dr 2500 Oklahoma Ave 610 E San Augustine 5000 E Meadows Dr 500 W 13th Street 1201 Center Street 1560 Monroe Street 3717 Nedith Lane 1000 Wynfield Dr 1414 South Parkway Dr 3400 Surrey Lane 1109 Brookhollow Dr
Walking Trail Miles
Disc Golf Course
RC Rock Crawler Park
Multipurpose Open Space
Free Wi Fi
0 69 2 54
0 79 1 46 32
16 12 51 5
1410 Center Street 1400 Comanche Street 126 West 3rd
1800 Brookamber Circle 1610 Wyngate 4215 Alta Lane
11 3 11
2500 E 13th Street 1800 E P Street 2600 E P Street
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Rental Facility Matrix Facilities
Avon Recreation Center
601 E. 8th Street
Front Half Back Half
$25 per hour $25 per hour $50 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $75 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $25 per hour (Saturday & Sunday Only)
Not available to Non-residents Not available to Non-residents $60 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $85 per hour (Friday - Sunday)
$50 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $75 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $40per hour (Monday - Thursday) $50 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $75 (Friday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm -4:30 pm)
$60 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $85 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $65 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $75 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $85 (Friday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm -4:30 pm)
Claude Burgess Center
Kingsdale Recreation Center
2218 Kingsdale Drive
Room 6 & 12
Room 10 & 11
$250/ $500(with alcohol) $250/ $500(with alcohol)
610 E. San Augustine
Jimmy Burke Activity Center
500 W. Thirteenth Street
Not available to Non-residents
$75 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $120 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $100 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $175 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $60 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $85 per hour (Friday - Sunday) $50 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $75 per hour (Friday - Sunday)
$90 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $115per hour (Friday - Sunday) $80 per hour (Monday - Thursday) $105 per hour (Friday - Sunday)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JIMMY BURKE ACTIVITY CENTER IS THE ONLY FACILITY THAT ALLOWS THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL. ͳ ͳʹǦǤ Ǥ ̈́͵Ͳȋ ȌǤ Ǥ Ǥ Ǥ
Sports Rental Facilities Facility
No Deposit $100 Deposit
$25 for 2 hour practice $100 per field per day
There is a $10 per hour per field charge for lights on all practices and tournaments occurring after sunset. Please note that there is a 12 hour maximum rental time on all fields.
No Deposit $100 Deposit
$25 for 2 hour practice $100 per field per day
Adult Sports Complex 2700 East Pasadena Blvd. Practice Tournament Sand Volleyball Courts 610 East San Augustine Practice Tournament
Please note that there is a 12 hour maximum rental time on all fields.
610 East San Augustine
Large Dow Park Pavilion Small Dow Park Pavilion Splash Park Pavilion McHenry Park
1201 Center Street
McHenry Park Pavilion
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Let’s Party Game Room Package
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$100 Resident $250 $25/ hour Resident Non-resident $35/hour Non-resident $100 Resident $200 $10/ hour Resident Non-resident $20/hour Non-resident $100 Resident $200 $10/ hour Resident Non-resident $20/hour Non-resident $100 Resident $250 $10/ hour Resident Non-resident $20/hour Non-resident
Additional Information Those wishing to reserve a pavilion for a designate time or date can do so on a rental fee basis. Paperwork must be completed by the person using the pavilion and will only be valid for the name on the contract. Subletting of pavilion to another group or patron is not allowed. Any violations of this will result in termination of a contract and loss of all deposits. Please visit www.deerparktx.org/parksandrec or call 281-478-2050 for more information on reserving a pavilion.
We all have those days when it’s time to plan a celebration and it gets stressful trying to do so. If that’s you, then have your party at the Deer Park Community Center and let us help take some of the load off your shoulders. Each party consists of the rental room for 3 hours to include tables and chairs in addition to the first 2 hours of loaded exclusive fun in our game room. COST FOR RESIDENTS: $75 NON RESIDENTS: $85 | $50 Deposit Reservations can only be made Friday 5:30 - 8:30pm and Saturday 1:30 - 4:30pm.
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Tallow Mitigation ProjectThis project’s goal is to restore native wetland vegetation associated with an approximately 17-acre wetland located in Deer Park. Project includes removal of Chinese Tallow trees and other invasive species including buttonbush shrub, Cherokee Rose, Yaupon, blackberries and other herbaceous vegetation. Trees were removed using the girdle method, stump spray and foliar application for shrubs. This project was one of the elements associated with phase 1 of the Deer Park Nature Preserve Project that the City of Deer Park worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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Project upDATE steel. Construction on the bridge is currently underway.
Hike and Bike Trails – This is one of the seven projects that was approved at a Special Election for Type B Economic Development Sales and Use Tax Proposition in May 2015. On January 28, 2019 the DPCDC approved the recommendation to take to City Council to authorize the agreement with Burditt Consultants, LLC to begin the development of hike and bike trail project with a site New Soccer Complex - The feasibility study and implementation new soccer development project plan to include cost estimates, a is nearing completion with a phasing strategy, and schematic substantial completion letter for design of trail alignments. On the building and punch list items February 5, 2019 at the City close to completion. The RAS Council meeting, City Council handicapped accessibility review approved the hiring of the firm to has been completed. The grass sod, development the site feasibility sprigging and hydro mulch have plan and implementation plan with been installed and growing in the cost estimates, phasing strategy fields. and schematic design of trail alignments for the hike and bike Repair to the Truss of trail project. Burditt Consultants the Historic Bridge at the LLC has been contracted to Battleground Golf Course– administer architectural services Architectural Consultant RPS, for this project. A Committee has Gibson & Associates, Inc, City of Deer Park Staff and Touchstone Golf been developed that will consist of members from the Community. have met several times including a preliminary and pre-construction North East Hike and Bike meeting to discuss logistics and Trail Project – The City of Deer discuss relevant items to the Park has begun work on design project. The Notice to Proceed and layout for the Northeast Letter was sent on June 19, 2019. Hike and Bike trail. The City has Battleground Historic Bridge Repair received a grant from the Texas will consist of mobilization of Parks and Wildlife Department to materials and labor, replacing steel fund the future trail. RVi Planning members, repair section loss with was selected as the landscape steel members, filling voids with architecture firm to complete the metal repair composite, cleaning, design work and layout of the trail. abrasive blasting, and painting Preliminary conceptual design has the trail beginning in Park Green 22 Live & Play| 2019
Park and extending south to Runningbrook Park with several trail and path connections along the way. Surveyors have been gathering data from the trail site and that information will soon be utilized to complete the final design and construction City-Wide Trail System documents.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Our summer has drawn to an end and we can honestly say it was one for the books. Check out some of our favorite moments!
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