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Message from the Mayor and leadership


About the Cover


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Roscoe’s Fishing Adventure

Registration Information & fishing tips

Special Events Easter, Fitness, Movies and MORE!

Recreation We specialize in fun!

Art Park Players It’s a total eclipse of the sun

Fitness, Athletics and Sports Camps The stronger you are, the better you feel


Leagues & Group Athletics


Maxwell Center

Practicing winning everyday

Trying to keep up with our seniors




Facilities Find your happy place

Everything is better outside


Sports Associations and Roscoe’s Rangers Come play with us


Projects What’s going on?

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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.



Please note that all classes and activities have been modified in order to meet strict guidelines and procedures set forth by Governor Greg Abbott as part of the “Open Texas” plan. Guidelines can be found at the Open Texas website, https://gov.texas.gov/organization/ opentexas.

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Message from the Mayor

Jerry Mouton Jr.

Thank you for checking out the “Live and Play” brochure, created by the Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department. This brochure includes all the information you need to find a variety of ways to have fun in our community, even as the response to COVID-19 continues. I am proud that the Parks and Recreation Department has developed a range of alternative programming for our children and families to experience during the ongoing pandemic response. From Virtual Programming resources to modified live events including Halloween Carnival and Reindeer Park, the department has made the safety and security of our residents its top priority and will continue to do so as we begin 2021. Over the next few months, we hope to see you at some of our outdoor events including the Easter EGGstravaganza, Movies in the Park and lots more. Make sure to utilize this brochure as well as the City website and social media channels to stay informed, and we’ll see you outside!

City Leadership


Georgette FordChairperson Jamie Cox

M AYO R & CO U N C I L Jerry Mouton Jr. - Mayor Sherry Garrison - Position 1 T.J. Haight - Position 2 Tommy Ginn - Position 3 Bill Patterson - Position 4 Ron Martin - Position 5 Rae A. Sinor- Position 6

CITY ADMINISTRATION James J. Stokes - City Manager Gary M. Jackson - Assistant City Manager

PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION Charlie Sandberg - Director Jacob Zuniga - Assistant Director Jazmin Hernandez - Administrative Coordinator Nicole Garvis - Marketing/Technical Coordinator Sarah Walker - Administrative Services

Jo KieferVice Chairperson

Eric Ripley

Sherry Redwine

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a Council-appointed committee that acts as a liaison between the constituents and the Parks and Recreation Department. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 11:30am at the Community Center. These meetings are open to the public and we welcome everyone to bring their ideas in front of this hardworking committee.


Dawn Crenshaw - Public Building Supervisor Janica Hughey - Senior Services Supervisor Rene’ McBride - Recreation Supervisor Tiffany McGallian - Park Operations Supervisor Susan Mele - Artistic Managing Supervisor Debra Culp - Athletics/Aquatics Supervisor

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Monday & Tuesday | January 4-5 | 10am - 2pm

Jimmy Burke Center | Ages 6 -11 | $35 per camper Join us in learning the basics of recurve archery. Archery builds confidence, greater attention spans, and a chance at trying other sports activities for all who participate. Participants will be taught about safety and archery skills by US Archery level one certified instructors. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

INTRO TO DOG OBEDIENCE Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30pm | Jimmy Burke Activity Center $150/dog & human pair Session 1 | January 12 - February 16 Session 2 | March 23 - April 27 Learn the basics of training your dog! Class will include beginning engagement skills, on-leash skills such as: sit, down, recall, loose-leash walking and boundary training. We also welcome dogs that need to brush up on skills. Join us in welcoming our new instructor Angela Spence! You may call her at AC Squared LLC 832-382-3638 if you have questions.



Monday | April 5 | 9am - 3:30pm | Ages 12-17

Monday | January 18 | 8:30am-5pm Claude Burgess | Ages 6-12 | $25

Community Center | Room 12 | $45

School’s out for DPISD students on January 18, but we’ve got you covered with a trip to Mr. Gatti’s where you can enjoy playing in the game arcade and have lunch from the buffet. For this trip you may bring extra cash to play more games. Included in cost is activities and games held at Claude Burgess, transportation, buffet, drink, and $5 in tokens. You are welcome to bring extra cash to play more games if you would like. Please arrive on time as we will depart at 9am. Space is limited so sign up soon!

Deer Park Parks and Recreation is partnering with Safe Sitter® to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills and child care training for youth. This 6-hour course will have you properly trained and ready for the summer. A student handbook and completion card will go home with each student after taking the class. *A 30-minute pizza lunch is factored into the fee and time allotment* Please note: While First Aid and CPR are covered in this course, certification is not included. Interested participants will be given resources on getting this certification.

GEOCACHING Friday | May 28 | 6-7:30pm

SPRING BREAK CAMP Monday - Friday | March 15-19 | 7:30am - 5:30pm Claude Burgess Center | Ages 6-12 | $105 Residents $125 Non-Residents Enjoy spring break while taking exciting field trips and creating lasting relationships with new friends! We will be traveling to Urban Air on March 17 and McGovern Centennial Gardens on March 18. During the day, participants will enjoy variety of crafts, activities, and games. Campers should provide a sack lunch for each day of camp. Space is limited so sign up soon!

MOTHER & SON KICKBALL Saturday | May 8 | 9am - 12pm Brown Field - 301 W. X Street | Ages 5 & up | FREE Meet us on the fieldand kick it with your Mom in celebration of Mother’s Day! Teams will be Mothers vs. Sons. Water will be provided.

Jimmy Burke Center | All Ages | $10 per seeker Do you love the game hide and seek? Come join in on the fun with geocaching! Geocaching is a fun way to explore your surroundings. You may buddy up or go solo. GPS equipment is limited but a phone GPS will work just fine. Prizes will be awarded to the first place team that finds all the treasures at Jimmy Burke Center. All ages are welcome but it is recommended that those younger than 12 have an adult chaperone.

HUNTERS EDUCATION Saturday | 8am-5pm | Avon Center January 23 | February 20 | March 27 | April 17 Come get your hunter’s permit and learn the rules and regulations of land, weapon and animal. Please bring $15 in hand to class. If you have any questions please contact James Davis at (832)498-1609.



Tuesdays | Community Center | Room 6 Ages 8-12 | 6:30pm | $45/month Ages 13 and up | 7:30pm | $45/month Fencing for the teen and adult fencer, both beginners and those with some experience. Our focus is largely on foil, but sabre and epee are also explored. We learn the basics of footwork and blade work, have open fencing and self-referee. The final class of each month is given over to electric fencing just as a fencer would experience at a local tournament. No personal equipment or prior experience is required to start. For more information contact John Trojanowski at john@trojanowski.com.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Community Center | Room 6 Mondays & Fridays Ages 5-9 | 6:30-7:20pm Ages 10-16 | 7:25-8:15pm Ages 17 & up | 8:20-9pm Wednesdays White & Gold Belts | 6:30-7pm Yellow & Orange Belts | 7-7:30pm Purple Belts | 7:30-8pm Blue & Green Belts | 8 - 8:30pm Brown & Black Belts | 8:30 - 9pm $70 per month | $75 registration fee

SELF-DEFENSE Saturdays | Community Center | Room 6 | 9-10:30am Community Center | Room 6 | $50 per month Ages 6 & Up | 1st Class January 9 During class you will be introduce to self-defense techniques base on situations you may encounter. The techniques will be demonstrated for you to personally adapt to the movements. Eventually, your muscle memory will allow you to execute the moves.

Sport Camps

paid to instructor, which includes uniform and shirt

We are under the instruction of Grandmaster James E. Smith. He has over 50 years of experience in martial arts. Our foundational style is Chinese Kenpo. We teach traditional weapons such as bo staff, broad sword and escrima sticks that are included in the curriculum. We participate in karate tournaments and demonstrations throughout Texas. For more information, email aima7226@ hotmail.com.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays | May 11 - June 10

Friday | March 19 | 6 - 7pm | Earl Dunn Gym Ages 5-13 | $25 per player/$15 if member of DPSFC The City of Deer Park has teamed up with the Houston Dynamo! This is the first of serval camps this year with the Dynamo. Come out to learn great skills from a professional soccer club.

Earl Dunn Gym | 6 - 7pm $5 for Residents/$10 Non Residents Come learn how to play Pickleball with your child. Pickleball is an easy game you and your child can learn how to play and have endless fun. The City of Deer Park is hosting a five-week camp to teach you the game and how to improve.

VOLLEYTOTS Wednesdays | March 24 - April 28 | 5:30 - 6:30pm Earl Dunn Gym | $100 per player | Ages 4-8 This camp is designed for children ages 4-8 to promote volleyball, fitness and fun at an early age. Volleytots play with a lighter ball, a lower net, and a smaller court. Fun drills and games develop a child’s hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, tracking skills, large motor skill development, muscle strength and a love for physical activity. For more information, email lfreeman@pasadenaisd.org. Live & Play| 2021 11

Leagues Group Athletics Parks & Recreation



Tuesdays: Co Recreation League Thursdays: Spike League | Ages 16+ 6:30pm | Earl Dunn Gym | $200/team Games begin February 9 Sign up for the most competitive fun you can have. Sign up for our competitive, yet fun, indoor volleyball league! Our Adult Volleyball League is considered one of the best in the region with 2 different leagues to choose from. You can play in our Recreational Tuesday night league or our competitive Thursday Spike league. Games will start at 6:30pm and we have a maximum of 8 teams. For more information, email twesley@ deerparktx.org.

Tuesdays: Co-ed Recreation League Wednesdays: Recreational Men’s League Thursdays: Competitive Men’s League 6:30pm | Adult Softball Complex | $275/team Games begin February 9 (includes umpire fees and 6 softballs) City of Deer Park Adult softball league is one of the best leagues around Houston! Beginning 2021, our league will consist of a Co-ed Tuesday league, Men’s recreational Wednesday league, as well as a Men’s competitive Thursday League. Come join us as we play a 6-week schedule with doubleheader games as well as an end of season tournament to determine the overall winner! Our league is an USA modified league. For more information, email twesley@deerparktx.org.

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE Wednesdays | Earl Dunn Gym | 6:30pm $250/5 person team June 9 - July 21 The City of Deer Park is looking to bring back an Adult Basketball League with your help! Our league will consist of 6 weeks of games followed by an end of season tournament. This league will consist of a 5 vs. 5 full court league with 20-minute halves. We will be using modified TAAF Adult Basketball Rules and the winner will receive a discount towards next season’s league! For more information, email twesley@ deerparktx.org.

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Saturday | May 29 | 9am - 8pm | Earl Dunn Gym Ages 18 & Up | $30 per team/$15 per individual The Pickleball tournaments are back at the Earl Dunn Gym! This time it is open to everyone 18 and up. It will be a mixed doubles division. If you do not have a partner we will pair you up with someone. Come on out and enjoy some Pickleball!

SPRING TRACK Mondays & Wednesdays | May 3 - 31 5:30 - 7:00pm | DPISD North Campus Track Ages 5-18 | $25 per athlete

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The spring track program officially begins Tuesday, May 5. This noncompetitive open track program is designed for participants K - 12. It’s a great place for kids to run safely, correctly using good form, make friends and get stronger/build endurance so they can perform better in other sports.

Maxwell Adult Center Parks & Recreation

Special Events & Fun Stuff VALENTINE WREATH CLASS


Friday | January 20 | 2 - 3pm Virtual Class | Ages 55 & up | $25 per kit

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday | 9 -10am Maxwell Center | Ages 55 & up | FREE

Learn how to make a Valentine Wreath virtually! All supplies included in price. Once paid, participants will need to visit the Maxwell Center Monday through Friday between the hours of 11am and 3pm to retrieve supplies curbside. Supplies must be picked up by Friday, January 15, 2021.

Bingo is offered in the Maxwell Adult Center Parking Lot every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Bingo numbers are streamed through your car radio. Program is free for Deer Park seniors ages 55 and older.

SPRING FLING Friday | March 19 | 2pm - 3pm | Dow Park Pavilions Ages 55+ | FREE Spring has sprung! Join us as we celebrate the arrival Spring with a concert by Mr. Tony Mac! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own seating and refreshments for the show.

Get FIT! YOGA WITH CAREY Tuesdays & Thursdays | May 5 | 10am - 11am Virtual Class | Ages 55 & up | $40 per month Keep fit with Carey! Yoga will be offered virtually via WebEx for all those interested. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Please call the Community Center at 281-478-2050 to enroll and pay. You may also enroll and pay online at www.deerparktx. gov.

On the daily MAXWELL CURBSIDE MEALS Monday - Friday | 10:30 - 11am | Maxwell Center No charge Meals are catered from Skillets in Pasadena. They are served curbside at the Maxwell Adult Center Monday through Friday (excluding city holidays) at 10:30am. Receipents must be a Deer Park senior. A state issued ID may be required to determine residency and age at time of pickup. No RSVP’s are required for meals. Meals are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Live & Play| 2021 13


Avon Park


Bayou Bend


Big Bend Park


Brookhollow Park


Brownwind Park


College Park


Deer Meadows Park


Dow Park


East Meadows Park


Ella and Friends Dog Park


McHenry Park


Monroe Park


Nedith Park


Park Green


Park Meadows Park


Parkside Place Park


Parkview Park


Heritage Park Patrick s Cabin


Running Brook Park


Terrace Park


Tiffany Amber Park


Wynfield Park


Cottonwood 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

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Butterfly Garden

Disc Golf Course

Volleyball Court

RC Rock Crawler Park

Tennis Courts

Swimming Pool

Sports Fields

Rose Garden


Playground Structure

Picnic Tables

Park Lights

Multipurpose Open Space


Free Wi Fi

Fitness Equipment

Basketball Court

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Facilities Parks & Recreation

Rental Facility Matrix Facilities


Avon Recreation Center

601 E. 8th Street

Claude Burgess Center Kingsdale Recreation Center

4200 Kalwick 2218 Kingsdale Drive



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Jimmy Burke Activity Center SOO W. Thirteenth Street Whole Building Front Half Back Half

$40 per hour $40 per hour $75 per hour

$65 per hour $65 per hour $85 per hour

$100 $100 $250

45 25 90


$25 for 2 hours

$25 for 2 hours


Seating Capacity

Resident Rate

Non-Resident Rate



Game Room

Non-Resident Rate

Seating Capacity


Community Center 610 E. San Augustine Room 6 & 12 Room 10 & 11

Resident Rate






Deposits $1,500 $250/$1000(with alcohol) $250/ $1000(with alcohol)

$75 per hour

$85 per hour

$40 per hour $80 (Friday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm -4:30 pm)

$65 per hour $90 (Friday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm; Saturday 1:30 pm -4:30 pm)

Seating Capacity

Resident Rate

Non-Resident Rate


$100 per hour

$175 per hour


$85 per hour

$115 per hour


$75 per hour

$105 per hour

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JIMMY BURKE ACTIVITY CENTER IS THE ONLY FACILITY THAT ALLOWS THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL. Rentals for this facility cannot be booked past 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10 pm on Sunday - Thursday. Police Department presence is mandatory with alcohol consumption. The rate for an officer is $35 per hour (price subject to change without notice) and you are required to have them during the entire rental. The payment is made directly to the Deer Park Police Department and will not be included in your initial rental cost. Alcohol cannot be sold on the premises. If alcohol is being served a cover charge for entry cannot be imposed on guests.



Maxwell Adult Center 1201 Center Street Arts and Crafts Room Class Room Dining Room Multipurpose Room



Seating Capacity





$250 $250



No Deposit $500 Deposit No Deposit $100 Deposit




Non-Resident Rate

$40 per hour

$65 per hour

$25 per hour

$35 per hour

$40 per hour


$75 per hour

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Sports Rental Facilities

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Adult Sports Complex 2600 East Pasadena Blvd. Practice {Illa field preparation) Game/Tournament Sand Volleyball Courts 610 East San Augustine Practice


$25 for 2 hour per field $25 per hour per field $25 for 2 hour per field $25 per hour per field

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There is a $10 per hour per field charge for fights on all practices, games and tournaments occurring after sunset. Please note that there is a 12hour maximum rental time on all fields.

Please note that there is a 12-hour maximum rental time on all fields.

Pavilions Facility


Dow Park


Rental Rate

610 East San Augustine

Large Dow Park Pavilion


Small Dow Park Pavilion


Splash Park Pavilion


McHenry Park

1201 Center Street

McHenry Park Pavilion

Additional Information • Pavilions are open to the general public for use.


$25/ hour Resident $35/hour Non-resident $10/ hour Resident $20/hour Non-resident $10/ hour Resident $20/hour Non-resident $10/ hour Resident $20/hour Non-resident

• Pavilions are also available

for reservation on a fee basis. a first-come ,first-served 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. • Pavilions may also be rented for the day (8 am - 6pm) upon request. Please contact administrative office for rates. • Any violations of this will result in termination of a contract and loss of all deposits. • Please visit www.deerparktx.gov/parksandrec or call 281-478-2050 for more information on reserving a pavilion. • Reservations are made on

Due to the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rental capacities have changed and are being constantly modified. Please visit the website at www.deerparktx.gov/parksandrec or call 281-478-2050 for the most recent information. 16 Live & Play| 2021


Deer Park

Sports Organizations DEER PARK SEMINOLES FOOTBALL www.dpnoles.com DEER PARK GIRLS SOFTBALL www.deerparkgirlssoftball.com DEER PARK SOCCER FC www.deerparksoccerfc.com DEER PARK TIGERS FOOTBALL www.deerparktigers.com DEER PARK RAMS FOOTBALL tshq.bluesombrero.com/deerparkrams DEER PARK PONY BASEBALL www.thedpb.org

Project Updates Parks & Recreation


On Tuesday, October 20, the headstone in Dow Park was given a Texas Historical Marker. Attendees at this outdoor socially distanced event ranged from elected officials like Congressman Brian Babin and members of the Deer Park City Council. The dedication ceremony included many historical facts that had been thoroughly researched by Deer Park’s Historical Committee. The marker and headstone can be found on the west side of Dow Park behind the gazebo. We welcome everyone to stop in and check out a little history.

Pictured from left to right: Councilwoman Sherry Garrison, Councilwoman Rae A. Sinor, Councilman Bill Patterson, Councilman TJ Haight, Councilman Tommy Ginn, Mayor Jerry Mouton and Debra Blacklock-Sloan with the Harris County Historical Commission.


Pictured above is one of the pedestrian bridges that is located in Dow Park. The picture below is a representation of the style of bridge that will be replacing the existing bridges. Dow Park is located at 610 E. San Augustine.

Funds were approved and allocated in the FY 19-20 Capital Outlay budget to be utilized to update and replace 4 of the 8 pedestrian bridges in Dow Park. The pedestrian bridges are widely used in Dow Park to help patrons navigate along trails and sidewalks. These bridges require a considerable amount of maintenance and have been subject to vandalism. The Parks and Recreation Department is beginning a proactive maintenance program for the replacement of these bridges in an effort to improve safety and improve aesthetics in the park.

DEER PARK SOCCER COMPLEX DIGITAL MARQUEE Funds were approved and allocated in the FY 19-20 budget to be utilized to install a new digital marquee at the Deer Park Soccer Complex. The marquee sign will allow the Parks and Recreation Department and Deer Park Soccer FC to convey messages that are pertinent to the complex. Pictured above is the new marquee at the time of installation that is located at the Deer Park Soccer Complex. The Deer Park Soccer Complex is located at 901 E. Blvd.

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