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City of Waco Parks & Recreation

D O O G S E M I T E D I U G

Fall / Winter 2012

Waco’s Source for

The Outdoors Community Centers Downtown Events Athletic Leagues Park Information


In 1978, two men stumbled across a large bone in a ravine near the Bosque River.

A lost world was discovered. After 30 years of excavation, visitors can now journey into the lives of the Waco Mammoths.

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www.WacoMammoth.org


Welcome to the City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department’s 2012 Fall and Winter issue of the Good Times Guide.

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Brazos & Bosque

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Camps & classes

Inside you’ll find information for recreation programs, athletic leagues, park activities and community events.

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Events & Activities

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Outdoor & Nature

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Sports & Fitness

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Event Calendar

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Attractions

We invite you to explore Waco’s great outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Brazos and Bosque River Corridor. To register for programs, or if you have questions, we’ll be happy to help at 254750-5980. For an electronic version of the guide and for more parks and recreation info, please visit www.waco-texas.com., or follow us on Facebook for news and information.

City of Waco Parks & Recreation

Location: 201 West Waco Drive, Waco TX Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702 (254) 750-5980 www.waco-texas.com

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ATHLETICS & SPORTS REGISTRATION CALENDAR

Adult Flag Football Registration: Deadline is Sept. 7

Winter Youth Basketball Registration: Deadline is Nov. 26

Men’s Basketball Registration: Deadline is Oct. 19

Adult Soccer and Football Registration: Deadline is Nov. 16

Adult Kickball Registration: Deadline is Sept. 28

Spring Softball Season Registration: Deadline is Jan. 25

For registration information, call the Athletics Office at 254-750-5875


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SPEND THE DAY ON THE RIVERS Take advantage of the outdoor recreational activities Downtown Waco has to offer. From family fishing trips and strolls along the riverwalk to kayaking and paddleboarding, the Brazos and Bosque rivers are ideal for family adventures.

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community centers South Waco, Dewey and Bledsoe-Miller Community Centers offer programs throughout the fall and winter for all ages. Enjoy a day at one of the fitness facilities, join a sports league or be part of a community class.

After School Camps The City of Waco provides after school care at three community centers. Students participate in indoor and outdoor activities, tutoring, arts, crafts and recreational programs. Transportation is provided from selected schools. Call the centers for registration information and availability. Dates: Monday – Friday Time: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Community Centers Cost: $65/monthly Ages: 5 to 13 Contact: Bledsoe-Miller 254-750-8684 Dewey 254-750-8677 South Waco 254-750-8650

Thanksgiving Camps Children participate in various activities including recreational games, crafts and more. Snacks are provided, but campers must provide their own lunch. Date: November 19 – 21 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Community Centers Cost: $40 Age: 5 to 13 Contact: Bledsoe-Miller 254-750-8684 Dewey 254-750-8677 South Waco 254-750-8650

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Winter Break Camp

Math and Reading is Fun

Campers will participate in a variety of activities and field trips. Snacks will be provided, but campers must bring a lunch.

Class will help students with math and reading skills to improve classroom performance.

Dates: Dec. 19 - Jan. 4 (closed Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1) Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $70 per child Age: 5 to 13 Contact: Bledsoe-Miller 254-750-8684 Dewey 254-750-8677 South Waco 254-750-8650

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Cost: Free Age: 5 to 13 Contact: 254-750-8684

Community Classes

Fred D. Batts, Jr. Luncheon This luncheon offers an opportunity for civicminded people in the community to come together to talk about public issues. Date: Mondays Time: Noon Where: Bledsoe-Miller Cost: Free; Lunch $5 Contact: 254-750-8684

GED/ESL Classes Program offered for area adults in GED preparation, TAKS review, literacy, writing, math, TASP review, and ESL. Collaborative program with MCC Adult Education. Date: Mon. & Wed. (5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Tues. & Thurs. (9 a.m. - noon) Where: South Waco Cost: Free Age: 17 & older Contact: 254-299-8777

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Computer Skills Classes Learn the basics of computers, internet surfing, email and word processing. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Where: South Waco Cost: Free Contact: 254-299-8777

Open Computer Lab Date: Mondays - Thursdays (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Fridays (9 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Saturdays (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Where: South Waco Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-8650

One-on-One Computer Training Students can sign up for a one-hour lesson on exactly what they need help with. Dates: Fridays (three per month, call for dates) Cost: $2 per hour Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Where: South Waco Contact: 254-299-8777


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Resume Building Participants will learn how to create a professional resume. Dates: Thursdays (call for exact dates) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: South Waco Cost: Free Contact: 254-299-8777

Small Business Marketplace Small businesses are invited to showcase and sell their products and network with other small businesses. Date: October 13 Time: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: $10 per booth Contact: 254-750-8684

“Getting Paid to Talk” Voice Over Classes Participants learn the ins and outs of Voice Acting (voice overs) from a professional producer, and have the opportunity to record a real script during the class. Date: October 22 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Cameron Park Clubhouse Cost: $25 per person Age: Adults (16 and Older) Contact: 254-275-5980

Dance Classes

El Folklorico Dance Program Celebrate the Hispanic Culture through dance perform throughout the community. Date: Mondays Times: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ages 7-9) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (ages 10-15) Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: To be determined Contact: 254-855-1759

Rejoice! Participants will learn a creative dance and perform in the Black History Program. Dates: Mondays (Jan. 7 – Feb. 18) Time: 5:30 p.m. To 7:p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: $35 (uniform) Ages: 5 and up (boys and girls) Contact: 254-750-8684

Arts and Crafts Mum and Garter Workshop Students will learn how to make their own mums and garters for Homecoming. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Date: Every Wednesday September 12 - Oct. 24 Where: Bledsoe Miller Community Center Cost: $25 per class (includes materials) Contact: 254-750-8684

Community Centers are a great place to meet new friends and stay active!


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Enjoy The FALL FOSSIL FESTIVAL The Waco Mammoth Site will host the Fall Fossil Festival on October 20. The event, held in conjunction with National Fossil Day, will have activities, crafts and of course fossils!

Community EVENTS

Wild West 100 Bike Ride Presented by Skittles, this annual ride features 10, 20, 50, 65 and 100-mile courses. Date: September 22 Time: Races begin at 8 a.m. Where: Indian Spring Park Cost Race fees vary Contact: 254-750-5627

Waco Cultural Arts Fest This annual event is a three-day celebration of cultural arts, live music, childrens activities and ethnic foods. Date: September 21-23 Time: All day Where: Indian Spring Park Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-5627

Community Outdoor Sale Come on by and bring your items to sell. Date: October 10 Time: 7:30 a.m. - noon Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: $10 per table Contact: 254-750-8677

Mammoth Site Fall Fossil Festival A day of arts, fossils, food and fun at the Waco Mammoth Site. Date: October 20 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Waco Mammoth Site Cost: Activities are free, Standard admission fees apply Age: All Ages Contact: 254-750-7946


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Halloween Festival

Giving Thanks Together

Enjoy games, activities, food and more!

The Jesse Foundation presents a day of fellowship. Thanksgiving meal, door prizes and a turkey raffle.

Date: October 31 Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Dewey, Bledsoe-Miller and South Waco Cost: $2 Age: All ages Contact: 254-750-8677

Fun Filled Family Night

Date: November 21 Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-8677

Holiday on the Square

A night of family fun, including table tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, checkers and dominoes competitions. Refreshments provided.

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Waco with the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell run and a community tree lighting.

Date: November 9 Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: $10 per family of four ($1 for each additional member) Age: All ages Contact: 254-750-8684

Date: December 3 Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: Heritage Square Cost: Free (fee for Jingle Bell Run) Contact: 254-750-5627

Cameron Park Zoo Stampede

2012 Winter Crusade A holiday event for kids with free coats, free hair cuts, toys, and meals.

Annual 5k/10k run through Cameron Park. Date: November 10 Time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Where: Cameron Park Zoo Cost: Race fees vary Contact: 254-750-8400

Generational Health Fair

Date: December 22 Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-8677

Health Fair

Health professionals will assist participants, give info, and provide medical analysis.

Families will receive important information about immunizations, diabetes, allergies, weight management, and more.

Date: November 17 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Ages: All ages Contact: 254-750-8677

Date: January 19 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free Ages: All ages Contact: 254-750-8684


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Miracle Match Marathon The event features a Miracle Match kids race, 5k, 1-Mile, Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay. Date: January 26-27 Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: Indian Spring Park Cost: Race Fees Vary Contact: 254-750-5627

Gospel Explosion

Punt, Pass, and Kick

This community event will feature musical performances and praise dancing.

Kids can test their football skills and compete for a chance to advance to the finals.

Date: February 21 Time: 6:30 p.m. To 9 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-8684

Date: September 21 Where: Lake Air Youth Football Fields Cost Free - Register On-site Ages: 8-15 Contact: 254-750-5875

Youth Paintball

Parents Night Out

Meet new people and feel like part of a team when you join us to participate in a game of paintball.

Date: November 16; December 7 Time: 6 p.m. -10 p.m. Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: $10.00 per child Age: 5 & up Contact: 254.750.8650

Date: February 2 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Gizmo Guru Cost: $25 Ages: 10 & up Contact: 254-750-8650

TEEN PROGRAMS

D W Eyes Drunk Driving Prevention Program

Youth Programs

Teens will discuss the affects of alcohol, and experience the drunken goggles.

Date: September 21, October 26 Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: $15 per child Age: 5 to 13 Contact: 254-750-8650

Date: September 15, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 15 and up Contact: 254-750-8677

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Effects of Tobacco Talk

Teen Goal Setting Workshop

Brazos Area Health Education Center will talk about the effects of tobacco use.

Teens will be taught the importance of setting career goals.

Date: October 13 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 15 and up Contact: 254-750-8677

Date: January 12 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 5 - 13 Contact: 254-750-8677

A Step Ahead Conference

“Facebook is Your Resume”

Career minded women within the community will share opportunities available for girls.

A presenter will highlight reasons for using discretion when posting information online.

Date: October 13 Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free (Breakfast & Lunch Provided) Ages: 11-17 Contact: 254-750-8684

Date: February 9 Time 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 15 & up Contact: 254-750-8677

BUST Those Myths

Senior activities

Teens will discuss myths they have heard about relationships. Date: November 3 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 15 & up Contact: 254-750-8677

Teen Scene: Influence Teens discuss the ways that friends, media and other things influence their world view. Date: November 10 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: Free Age: 15 & up Contact: 254-750-8677

South Waco Senior Program Seniors enjoy a variety of activities from bingo to billiards, arts & crafts, and walking. Date: Mondays through Fridays Time: 9 a.m. to noon Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: Free to minimum activity fee Age: 55 & up Contact: 254-750-8650

The Seniors Meeting Place Activities include dominoes, bingo, crafts, ceramics, walking, table tennis, and more. Date: Thursdays Times: 9 a.m. To 11 a.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free Contact: 254-750-8684


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HIT THE TRAILS!

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View the rivers like never before. The Brazos Brigdes and Bosque Bluffs paddling trails are now open! Visit www.waco-texas.com for trail info!

Nothing Compares to a Sunset in the Park

Enjoy the natural wonders of Cameron Park, the place where Waco celebrates life. Relax along the river, explore the hidden trails and discover the most breathtaking views in Central Texas. www.cameronparkwaco.com


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Spend the day at cameron park

With playgrounds, trails and the perfect picnic spots, Cameron Park is a great afternoon getaway for families and friends. Be sure to visit one of the information kiosks in the park, which provide maps, historical information and more.

Intro to Kayaking Class

Neighborhood Fishing

Dates: Every Wednesday through Oct. Second Saturday each month Cost: Pre-registration is required $10/ person (incudes equipment) Age: 8 & Up Contact: 254-750-8080

The City of Waco and Texas Parks and Wildlife stock Buena Vista Park with rainbow trout throughout the winter. Fishing license and Texas State laws apply.

Noon Time Hike Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Where: Bottom of Jacob’s Ladder Cost: Free Ages: 8 and Up Contact: 254-750-8057

Waco Striders Running Club Date: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. (road) Where: Redwood Shelter in Cameron Park Cost: Free Contact: 254-717-8905

Dates: Daily Park Hours Where: Buena Vista Park Contact: Fishing License: 254-666-5190 Pond & Park Info: 750-8057

Fishing at Buena Vista Kids can enjoy a morning of fishing at Buena Vista Park. Poles and bait provided. Date: Saturday, September 15 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: $5 Ages: 8 and up Contact: 254-750-8684


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Dubl-R fields at riverbend park With eight fields along the Bosque River, Dubl-R Fields at Riverbend Park is the best place for softball and baseball action in Central Texas. The facility plays host to softball leagues on weeknights and tournaments on the weekends.

Sports Clinics Intro to T-Ball

Young children will learn the basics of T-ball in this interactive clinic. Parents are encourage to attend the clinic sessions. Dates: Saturdays September 29 - October 27 Registration begins Sept. 3 Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: South Waco Community Center Age: 3-5 Cost: $20 Contact: 254.750.8650

Fundamentals of Basketball Learn and practice skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing. Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays October 29 to November 28 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free Ages: 4 - 6 grade Contact: 254-750-8684

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sp ort s & fi t n ess Fundamentals of Basketball Children will learn skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing.

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YOUTH LEAGUES

Winter Youth Basketball

Dates: Thursdays November 1-29 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Cost: Free Age: 1-3 grade Contact: 254-750-8684

Dates: Register by November 26 Draft Day: November 29 League Begins: January 5 Where: Community Centers Cost: $45 Per Child $350 per Division 1 team Ages: 5,6 & 7 (developmental league) 8&U, 10&U, 12&U, 14&U Contact: 254-750-5875

Intro to Basketball

ADULT LEAGUES

Come and learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Dates: Saturdays November 3 - December 1 Registration begins October 1 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: $10 Age: 5-13 Contact: 254-750-8650

Basketball Clinic Learn basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, defense moves and passing. The camp is for athletes with at least one year of organized basketball experience. Dates: Saturdays November 3 - December 1 Registration begins October 1. Time: 11 a.m. to noon Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: $10 entire clinic Age: 5-13 Contact: 254-750-8650

Adult Flag-Football 8 on 8 Dates: Register by Sept. 7 Coach’s Meeting Sept. 30 League Begins Sept. 23 Where: Lake Air Football Fields Cost: $325 per team Age: 18 & up (16 with parent’s consent) Contact: 254-750-5875

Men’s Industrial Basketball Dates: Register by Oct. 19 League Beings Nov. 20 Coach’s Meeting Jan. 25 Where: Bledsoe-Miller Recreation Center Cost: $40 per person Age: 18 and Up Contact: 254-750-5875

Men’s Open Basketball Dates: Register by October 19 League Begins Nov. 20 Coach’s Meeting Jan. 25 Where: Dewey Community Center Cost: $40 Per Person Age: 18 and older Contact: 254-750-5875


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Men’s 35 & Over Basketball

Kickball League

Dates: Registration Nov. 26 - Jan. 4 League Begins Jan. 18 Where: Dewey Recreation Center Cost: $40 per Person/minimum 8 game season with playoffs/minimum 8 players per team Age: 18 and Up Contact: 254-750-5875

Dates: Register by September 28 League Begins October 8 Coach’s Meeting October 4 Where: Riverbend and Cotton Palace Cost: $300 per team/minimum 8 game season Age: 18 & up (16 with parent’s consent) Contact: 254-750-5875

Men’s Church Basketball

Adult Soccer

Dates: Registration Nov. 26 - Jan. 4 League Begins Jan. 18 Coaches Meeting Jan. 16 Where: Dewey Recreation Center Cost: $40 per Person/minimum 8 game season with playoffs/minimum 8 players per team Age: 18 and Up Contact: 254-750-5875

Dates: Registration October 22 - Nov. 16 Manager’s Meeting Nov. 29 League Begins December 1 (Monday - Thursday) Where: Lake Air Football Fields and Riverbend Park Cost: $400 per team/$425 late reg. Age: 18 & up Contact: 254-750-5875


sp ort s & fi t n ess Adult Football Dates: Registration Oct. 1 - Nov. 6 Manager’s Meeting Nov. 29 League Begins December 1 Where: South Waco Recreation Center Cost: $40 per player $50 late registration Age: 16 & up Contact: 254-750-5875

Spring Softball Season Dates: Registration Jan. 7 - Jan. 25 Manager’s Meeting Feb. 28 League Begins Feb. 11 Where: Riverbend Park Cost: $380 per team $405 late registration Age: 18 & up Contact: 254-750-5875

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Zumba Hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness program for all ages that will blow you away. Times: Bledsoe-Miller Community Center Tues. and Thurs: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Mon. and Wed: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Dewey Community Center Thursday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. South Waco Community Center Wednesday: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Community Centers Cost: $40/ten classes or $5 per class Ages: 18 and up Contact: 254-750-5980

Women on Weights (WOW)

FITNESS CLASSES

A six-week program designed to educate women on the benefits of weight lifting.

Make time for a workout at a Community Wellness Center. Each center offers cardio equipment along with free weights, locker rooms and programs.

Date: Mondays and Wednesdays (February - March) Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: South Waco Community Center Cost: $15 Age: 18 and up Contact: 254-750-8650

Wellness Centers

Date: Mon-Thurs. (9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.) Fri. (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Sat. (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Where: Community Centers Cost: $30 for 30 punches or $2/day Contact: 254-750-8684

Walking Club Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Where: South Waco Gym Cost: Free Age: 18 and up Contact: 254-750-8650

Tae-Kwon-Do Learn self defense while staying in shape at South Waco Community Center. Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Session are five weeks) Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where: South Waco Cost $60 per session Age: 5 & older Contact: 254-750-8650


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t e n n is Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center

This award-winning venue hosts many tournaments social events, and excellent youth and adult tennis programs throughout the year. The fitness center is one of best in Waco with a excellent variety of workout equipment.

Tennis Annual Facility Pass Includes: unlimited usage of courts, fitness center and clubhouse, discounts on lessons, leagues and tournaments and events. Application and Sign-up Fee: Family Membership: Individual Membership: Youth Membership (18 and under):

$45 $180 $120 $60

Public Court Rentals Court rentals may be made in person or by phone no more than 48 hours in advance. All court times are based on a walk-in basis. Court Rental (by person): Tournament Rental (per court):

$5 $5/hr

Ball Machine 1/2 Hour Rental 1 Hour Rental Annual Rental (unlimited use)

$10 $15 $95

Fitness Membership Monthly pricing for individuals, couples, and families.

Adult Leagues USTA: WRTC:

March – May June – July June – July (mixed doubles)

www.wacotennis.com 254-753-7675

Future Stars Time: Cost: Age:

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. $40 all week Mon., Wed, Fri. $24 Tues. and Thurs. $16 7– 8

Super Stars Time: Cost: Age:

10 a.m. – noon $120 all week Mon., Wed, Fri. $72 Tues. and Thurs. $48 9 – 11

Little Tennis

Tournament Stars

Time: Cost: Age:

Time: Cost: Age:

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. $40 all week Mon., Wed, Fri. $24 Tues. and Thurs. $16 5-6

10 a.m. – noon $40 all week Mon., Wed, Fri. $24 Tues. and Thurs. $16 10 and older


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Take A Swing At Cottonwood Creek

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Cottonwood Creek Golf Course focuses on providing a high quality golf destination at an affordable cost. Cottonwood Creek features an 18-hole course, a 9-hole junior course, a driving range and putting green, a tournament pavilion, and a bar-and-grill. $24 $21 $21 $14

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Weekend Green Fee 18 Holes Weekend Green Fees 9 Hole Weekend Twilite Fee Weekend Super Twilite Fee

$32 $26 $26 $17

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Rates & Fees

Weekday Green Fee 18-Holes Weekday Green Fee 9-Holes Weekday Twilite Fee Weekday Super Twilite

Senior Rates (Mon-Fri.) 55 yrs. Green Fees Junior Green Fees Junior Course – Adults Cart Rentals (Per Person) Memberships & Rates Memberships: Member’s Weekday Green Fee Member’s Weekend Green Fee Senior Member’s Weekday Senior Member’s Weekend Range Fees Large Bucket Medium Bucket Small Bucket

$18 w/cart $31 $16 $5 Juniors $2 $16(18) $10(9) Individual Senior Family

$600 $500 $900

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CELEBRATE AT COMMUNITY EVENTS The City of Waco hosts more than 100 events each year, including the Waco Cultural Arts Fest, Wild West Century Bike Ride and more. Whether it is an adventure run, a concert in the park or a bike race, Waco has an event for everyone. Visit www.wacotexas.com for an up-to-date listing of events in Waco’s parks.


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Down & Dirty Trail Run

Cameron Park

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Sept. 22

Wild West 100 Bicycle Tour

Indian Spring Park

Sept. 22 - 23 Waco Cultural Arts Fest

Indian Spring Park

Sept. 29

Race for the Cure

Heritage Square

Oct. 2

HOT Fair and Rodeo Parade

Cameron Park Zoo

Oct. 6

Humane Society Wine & Food Fest

Indian Spring Park

Oct. 6

MS Walk and Run

Heritage Square

Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 28

Brew at the Zoo

Cameron Park

Nov. 3

Leatherneck Run

Indian Spring Park

Nov. 10

Great Zoo Stampede

Cameron Park Zoo/Cameron Park

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day Parade

Downtown Waco

Nov. 16

Altrusa Turkey Trot

Cameron Park

Nov. 16

Tailgate Throwdown

Heritage Square

Dec. 3

Holiday on the Square with Jingle Bell Run and Tree Lighting

Heritage Square

Cameron Park Zoo

HOT Crop Walk Indian Spring Park

Bicycles Outback Fallout

Jan. 26 - 27 Miracle Match Marathon

Indian Spring Park


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The City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department offers more than 50 community parks, facilities and open spaces. Listed below are some of Waco’s featured attractions. For a complete listing of Waco’s parks, visit www.waco-texas.com or call (254) 750-5980.

Cameron Park University Parks Drive and Herring Avenue One of the largest municipal parks in Texas, Cameron Park is a Waco treasure. More than 20 miles of hike and bike trails weave through natural vegetation and limestone cliffs to provide stunning views of the Waco area. A variety of recreation spots, environmental areas and scenic overlooks are located throughout the park, which recently received more than $7 million in renovations.

Brazos Park East 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Overlooking the convergence of the Bosque and Brazos rivers, Brazos Park East features breathtaking cliff-front scenery. The park is a mix of trees and open fields and includes horseshoe pits, a disc golf course, boat docks and fishing spots.

Cameron Park Disc Golf Course Cameron Park/Brazos Park East With towering trees, open fields and a waterfront view, Waco is home to two of Texas’ best disc golf courses. Played with a Frisbee-like disc, disc golf is a fun and free activity for all ages.

Cameron Park Zoo 1701 N. 4th Street Escape into the wild and explore the new Asian Forest exhibit at Cameron Park Zoo. The zoo is adjacent to the Brazos River and encompasses 52 acres of lush native vegetation. Party and meeting packages available.

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course 5200 Bagby Ave. With an 18-hole championship course, a junior course, driving range and a fully stocked shop, Cottonwood Creek Golf Course is Waco’s home for golf. The course is open daily and offers a variety of memberships, leagues and tournaments.


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Indian Spring Park and Suspension Bridge 100 University Parks Dr. Indian Spring Park and the Suspension Bridge exemplify the spirit of Waco. The park features the historic bridge, which was built in 1870, and the new Chisholm Trail statues. The park also features an amphitheater that overlooks the Brazos River. Located in the heart of downtown, the park is ideal for a picnic or a stroll along the river. Available for rental. Heritage Square 3rd Street and Austin Avenue Heritage Square links downtown and the Brazos River with walkways, fountains and landscaping. The square serves as a community gathering place that hosts a variety of special events and beautifies the downtown area. Available for rental. Martin Luther King Jr. Park 100 Martin Luther King Blvd. On the east banks of the Brazos, Martin Luther King Jr. Park features picnic areas, a riverwalk and an overlook tower of downtown Waco. The park also features a lighted mural of Martin Luther King Jr. painted by local artist Ira Watkins.

Waco Riverwalk and Cameron Park Trails Along the Brazos River Stretching along both sides of the river, from Baylor University to Cameron Park, the Waco Riverwalk and trails are ideal for a scenic stroll, a refreshing jog or a cruise on a bike. The riverwalk includes concrete paths along both sides of the river. More than 20 miles of soft-surface hike and bike trails wind through the Cameron Park trail system, which is designated as a National Recreation Trail. Waco Mammoth Site 6220 Steinbeck Bend Road The Waco Mammoth Site sits in more than 100 acres of wooded parkland. The site features a climate-controlled dig shelter and a suspended walkway that provides visitors with an overhead view of several specimens, including a large bull mammoth and a camel that lived in Central Texas approximately 68,000 years ago. For hours of operation, visit www.wacomammoth.org or call 750-7946. Waco Skate Park 1301 Bernard Street Waco Skate Park is a concrete, lighted skate facility filled with ramps, rails and other equipment. The park is open to the public daily at no charge.

Hawaiian Falls Water Park 900 Lakeshore Drive Hawaiian Falls features twisting water slides, a wave pool and lazy river, and shade pavilions that are perfect for parties.

Dubl-R Fields at River Bend Park 1001 Lakeshore Drive Dubl-R Fields at River Bend Park is a state-of-the-art baseball/softball complex with eight lighted fields and top-notch facilities. The park offers league play and attracts statewide and regional teams for weekend tournaments.


24 at t ract ion s Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center 900 Lakeshore Drive Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center is a premiere tennis venue featuring 18 lighted courts, including a 1,500-seat championship court, and a pro shop. The fitness center is complete with equipment, programs and a sports bar. Bledsoe-Miller Park and Community Center 300 Martin Luther King Blvd. Bledsoe-Miller Park is a riverfront area next to the Suspension Bridge. The park features a pavilion, a new playground, soccer field and fishing dock. Bledsoe-Miller Community Center, which has a wellness room, gym, game room and meeting room, is also in the park. Available for rental.

South Waco Community Center 2815 Speight Ave. The newly renovated South Waco Community Center is now open to the public. With more than 30,000 sq. ft. of room, South Waco Community Center provides an abundance of opportunities and activities for youth and the surrounding community. The center features new meeting rooms, workout equipment and more.

Dewey Community Center 925 N. 9th Street Located in Dewey Park, Dewey Community Center offers educational and entertainment opportunities for the surrounding community. Available for rental.

For a complete list of parks and rental facilities, visit www.waco-texas.com or call (254) 750-5980


city contacts CITY LEADERSHIP City Leaders

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Mayor: Malcolm Duncan City Council District 1: Wilbert Austin, Sr. City Council District 2 : Alice Rodriguez City Council District 3: John Kinnaird City Council District 4: Toni Herbert City Council District 5: Kyle Deaver City Manager: Larry Groth

Derrel Luce Penny Forrest Allan “Trey” Miller Paul Leon Willie “Bubba” Williamson Wesley Lloyd Delisa Burnell-Smith Steve May Sammy Smith Towne Adams Frank Proctor

Cottonwood Creek Advisory Board Bobby Ray Robinson John Derrick Belinda Jennings G. Robert Claypool Nathan Embry Gordon Neal

Michael Reaves Robert Cline. Jr. Laura Kocek Joe Sullins Bobby Jacobs

Parks & Recreation Department Main Office: 201 W. Waco Drive Phone: (254) 750-5980 Administration Rusty Black Municipal Services Director Peggy McCart Program Administrator Nelson Washington Senior Financial Analyst Melissa Renobato Customer Service Callie Mendoza Customer Service Renee Hill Customer Service - Athletics Burck Tollett Parks Superintendent Sharon Fuller Senior Park Planner Tom Balk Park Planner Graeme Seibel Operations Supervisor Steve Miller Operations Supervisor Joe Contreras Operations Supervisor Larry Simms Park Ranger Supervisor Kim Jennings Park Ranger Jeff Goodman Recreation Superintendent Earl Stinnett Recreation Coordinator Cynthia Simms Athletics Coordinator Reggie Jackson Athletics Manager Jonathan Cook Marketing and Special Events Megan Davis Community Relations Specialist Juliett Jones Bledsoe-Miller Coordinator Donnell McLennan Dewey Coordinator Rebeccah Vicinais South Waco Coordinator Rainout Number

254.750.8080 254.750.8096 254.750.5984 254.750.5986 254.750.5996 254.750.5875 254.750.8052 254.750.8091 254.750.8471 254.750.8097 254.750.8090 254.750.8054 254.750.8086 254.750.8057 254.750.8056 254.750.8018 254.750.8071 254.750.8092 254.750.5781 254.750.5627 254.750.8684 254.750.8677 254.750.8650 254.750.5845

Waco Mammoth Site Don Esker

Mammoth Site Coordinator

254.750.7946

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Kenny Duron Golf Professional J.D. Franz Course Superintendent Josh Dameron Program Coordinator

254.745.6009 254.745.6012 254.745.6011 254.745.6013


Fall Fossil Festival Saturday, October 20 Waco Mammoth Site Education Station Art Contest Fossil Tracing Paint-a-Pumpkin Face Painting and Games!

www.wacomammoth.com 254-750-7946


Good Times Guide - Fall/Winter 2012