Pearland in Motion Winter/Spring 2020

WINTER/SPRING 2020 in motion Pearland Your complete guide to City of Pearland programs, services and recreational activities.

CITY NEWS

SPECIAL EVENTS

PARK SYSTEM MAP

AND MORE

The City partners with the Forever Parks Foundation to provide recreation for all.

Learn about your flood risks and review flood plans to help you prepare.

Save the dates for Earth Day, Winterfest, Paws in the Parks, and more.

View the map and find out about the amenities offered at local parks.

HELLO, PEARLAND!

It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write a letter for the Fall Edition of Pearland in Motion . But just like this publication and the

in motion Pearland WINTER/SPRING 2020

programs we offer, we continue to move forward at an unbelievable pace. We are making great progress on a number of projects around town, all of which are designed to continue to move Pearland firmly into the next phase of our community growth and maturation. Recently we celebrated the opening of the state- of-the-art Fire Station No. 1 at Old Alvin and McHard Roads which used cancer

PEARLAND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS Tom Reid / MAYOR Luke Orlando / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 1 Tony Carbone / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 2 Gary Moore / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 3 Adrian Hernandez / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 4 J. David Little / MAYOR PRO TEM Trent Perez / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 6 Woody Owens / COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 7 CITY ADMINISTRATION Clay Pearson / CITY MANAGER Jon Branson / DEPUTY CITY MANAGER Trent Epperson / ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

prevention research to actually change the layout of the building from previous designs to keep our professional public safety staff as safe as possible. There‘s another new fire station, No. 8, under construction at Shadow Creek Parkway, west of SH 288. Additional staff are budgeted for that fire station in this fiscal year and we received a competitive federal grant to add additional firefighters faster than originally planned. Another way

we are working to keep the community safe is with an interlocal agreement with the neighboring community of Manvel to help them with advanced police database software and to share data for better regional visibility of crime activity for our Pearland police officers.

A new bridge was installed as part of the Green Tee Terrace Trail project, one of two new trail sections being added as part of the trails master plan which one day will connect one end of Pearland to the other. This system of trails will add a new dimension to an already outstanding quality of life. In addtion to non-motorized pathways,

PARKS, RECREATION & BEAUTIFICATION BOARD Jeff Webb / POSITION 1 Kenneth Rice / POSITION 2 Bethany Earl / VICE CHAIR Katie Chennisi / POSITION 4 Ted Mittica, Chair / POSITION 5 Vacant / POSITION 6 Charles McMurrey / POSITION 7

we also are connecting the community with new street extensions of McHard Road from Cullen Parkway to Mykawa Road and by expanding Bailey Road. And finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the construction on SH 288 and around FM 518. It has been a trying process – I should know, I drive it every day–but the upgrades that we are starting to see make all of it worth it. The addition of toll roads on SH 288 will improve traffic flow going into town. The reconstruction of the FM 518 intersection between Business Center Drive and Smith Ranch Road increases capacity now and allows for future widening planned by TxDOT. I say this a lot, but it is an exciting time to be in Pearland, and I hope you agree. We are answering the question, “What’s next?” with excellent public services to match our community members’ high expectations and aspirations. I also hope you enjoy this Pearland in Motion and all of the great opportunities available right here in Pearland. Hopefully, I will see you on the trails!

PEARLAND IN MOTION IS A PUBLICATION OF City of Pearland 3519 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas 77581 Phone: 281.652.1600 email: cityofpearland@pearlandtx.gov website: pearlandtx.gov To advertise in the next issue of Pearland in Motion email: sponsorships@pearlandtx.gov or call 281.412.8900 © Copyright by City of Pearland City of Pearland Parks & Recreation is a CAPRA Accredited Agency. Images used in this publication are courtesy of City of Pearland, area vendors and businesses, Stock Photo Secrets, Storyblocks and Wikimedia Commons.

CLAY PEARSON City Manager

CONTENTS

PARK SYSTEM MAP

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CITY NEWS

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ARTIST JAMBOREE Come create with us

COMMUNITY

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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AQUATICS

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

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YOUTH/TEENS

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34 MEN’S BASKETBALL Strengthen your game

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

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ADULTS

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SENIOR ADULTS

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NATURE CENTER

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DIRECTORY

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NATURE CAMPS at The Delores Fenwick Nature Center

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CITY NEWS

Responding to Flood & Drainage Issues PEARLAND’S FLOODPLAINS

AFTER A FLOOD If your home or business is damaged, you may be required to get a permit to make repairs. If repairs cost more than 50 percent of the market value of your building, FEMA regulations require you to bring the building “into compliance” with the floodplain regulations. This could mean elevating the building on a higher foundation or other measures to satisfy the rules. If you experience major flood damage and are covered by flood insurance, in addition to the regular insurance payment, you may be eligible for up to $30,000 more (called Increased Cost of Compliance [ICC]). This money pays for property protection and compliance. Remember to save all documents such as receipts and photos associated with flood damage repair which will be helpful for your flood damage claim and flood mitigation insurance. Call the City for a damage estimate and remember to apply for a permit in order to qualify for this money. Learn more at pearlandtx.gov/floodplain .

You can learn more about the flood risk at your property by reviewing flood maps. Stop by the Pearland Branch of Brazoria County Library or visit the Engineering Division at 3519 Liberty Drive. Everyone who wants to look at the flood maps will be helped. The floodplain map was prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). However, these are not the only areas that may flood. Some of our flood-prone areas are not shown on the flood map because they are due to local storm drainage problems. During heavy rain storms, drainage problems may cause flooded roads, local ponding and/or overflowing ditches. Our worst and most frequent flooding occurs along Clear Creek, but other waterways also If your home or business is in the floodplain or in an area where stormwater collects, flood insurance is recommended. Flood damage is not covered by your standard property insurance policy or your renter’s policy. Some mortgages require you to buy flood insurance, but you can buy a policy even if your lender doesn’t require it. Most insurance agents can sell you a policy. This important financial protection can pay for cleanup costs and to repair damage to your building. Be sure to ask about coverage to help replace your personal belongings or building contents. Note! There is a 30-day waiting period before coverage takes effect--don’t wait for the next storm to protect your family. Just because you haven’t had flood damage in the past doesn’t mean you will be safe the next time the water rises. Don’t make a big mistake and think that disaster assistance or federal loans will be your best solution. rise out of their banks and can flood homes. FLOOD INSURANCE PROTECTS YOU FINANCIALLY

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The City’s second five-year plan for its Stormwater Management Plan was approved by TCEQ in 2015 and is available to the public through the City’s Stormwater Management webpage. The Stormwater Management Plan basically deals with the ways to improve the surface water quality using various best management practices (BMPs) There are a number of ways that a home or business owner can help reduce the chemical, biological and physical pollutants off the ground and out of the storm sewer system. Some BMPs include to: The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) allows the City of Pearland to discharge into surface water of the state. Best Management Practices

■ Limit the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

■ Keep sewage from being disposed of in storm drains.

Pick up after your pets.

■ Clean vehicles at a wash station or in the grass. ■ Never dispose toxic chemicals down a storm drain.

■ Do not throw trash into a storm drain. ■ Properly dispose of trash or yard waste.

■ Never dispose of fats, oils and grease down a drain.

44 miles of storm sewers in the City of Pearland

10 water wells supply groundwater from the Evangeline and Chicote aquifers

4.56 billion gallons of water produced

515 million gallons of water loss in 2017

by the City of Pearland water system in 2017

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COMMUNITY

TODDLER STORYTIME Listen to stories, sing songs and play with toys. Every Tues., 10:15 a.m./11:15 a.m. 18 – 36 months and their caregivers PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Listen to stories and songs, followed by a fun craft. Every Thur., 10:15 a.m. 3 – 6 years and their caregivers TEENS & TWEENS TEEN CHAT A book discussion group for teens paired with crafts celebrating themes and ideas of the book selection. For book selections, please check the branch calendar on our website or Facebook page. Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, 7:30 p.m. 13 – 18 years TWEEN BOOK CLUB A book discussion group for tweens. For book selections, please check the branch calendar on our website or Facebook page. Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 23, April 27, 12 p.m. 9 – 12 years TEEN ADVISORY COUNCIL An opportunity for teens to help plan fun library programs, socialize with fellow teens, and earn volunteer hours! Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, 4:30 p.m. 13 - 18 years BRAZCON It’s Brazoria County Library System’s 4th annual BrazCon, our day-long celebration of anime, comics, geekdomand fun! This event is perfect for children and teens, but the whole family will have a blast! More details provided on the BCLS website. Feb. 15, hours TBD All ages Pearland Tom Reid Library

TOM REID LIBRARY EVENTS 3522 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas 77581 281.652.1677 // bcls.lib.tx.us // @pearlandlibrary All events are free and open to the public.

TECH HELP HOUR Need help using your tablet, laptop or eReader? Want to learn how to use our databases or electronic resources? Stop by the Reference Desk for a 15-20minute technology help session! Please note we do not repair broken technology or devices. Every Wed., 10 – 11 a.m. All ages WRITERS GROUP A place for adult writers to hone and share their creative writing skills with a supportive group. Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 13, April 12, 6:30 p.m. Adults CHILDREN PRESCHOOL PLAY Sidewalk chalk, music andmovement, yoga for your little ones and other fun activities! Please check the branch calendar on our website or Facebook page. 3 – 6 years FAMILY FUN NIGHT A variety of seasonal crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March25, April 29, 6:30p.m. All ages BABY BOUNCE Enjoy songs and activities designed to encourage language development and social skills. Every Mon., 10:45 a.m.; Every Wed., 3:30 p.m. 0 – 18 months and their caregivers

ADULTS BOOKWORMS BOOK CLUB Enjoy lively discussion with fellow book lovers every month. Dates listed below, 6:30 p.m. January 6 - Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin February 3 - Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok March 9 - Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams April 6 - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Adults NOVEL DISCUSSION Enjoy lively discussion with fellow book lovers every month. All book selections are first novels fromdebut authors. Discover your new favorite author today! Dates listed below, 6:30 p.m. January 27 - In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow February 24 - Miracle Creek by Angie Kim March 16 - Bethlehem by Karen Kelly April 20 - Ellie and the Harp Maker by Hazel Prior Adults ADULT CRAFT HOUR Get in touch with your creative side and enjoy a new craft every month! Unless otherwise indicated, all materials will be provided.

Last Wed. of each month, 2 p.m. January – Sharpie Coffee Mugs February – Valentine Cards March – Marbled Rainbow Mugs April – Pressed Flower Art Adults

FAMILY FUN NIGHT A variety of seasonal crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 25, April 29, 6:30 p.m. All ages Pearland Tom Reid Library

FAMILY FUN & FILM Amovie and themed activity for the whole family. Light refreshments will be served. Jan. 4, Feb. 8, March 28, April 18, 11 a.m. All ages Pearland Tom Reid Library

CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS! A variety of seasonal crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy! March 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Preschool - early grade school

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PEARLAND WESTSIDE LIBRARY EVENTS 2803 Business Center Dr., Suite 101, Pearland, Texas 77584 713.436.0995 // bcls.lib.tx.us // @pearlandwestsidelibrary All events are free and open to the public.

ADULTS ADULT BOOK CLUB Enjoy lively discussion with fellow book lovers every month. Fourth Thur. of the month, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 – Circe by Madeline Miller Feb. 27 – Beloved by Toni Morrison March 26 – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb April 23 – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri Adults CRAFT SUPPLY SWAP Celebrate National Hobby Month by sharing your favorite hobby or discovering a new one! Bring your unused craft supplies to trade with other crafters. Jan. 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Adults OPEN MIC TUESDAYS Celebrate National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciate Month with Open Mic Tuesdays at the library. Bring your poetry or music to share! April 7, 14, 21, 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Adults

TALK TIME ENGLISH Adults who are learning English are invited to participate in this weekly conversation circle. Meet new people and learn new phrases! Most Tues., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 1 p.m. Adults CHILDREN PAJAMA STORYTIME Come dressed in your pajamas to enjoy a story before bedtime. SecondandfourthThur.ofeverymonth,6:30p.m. All ages BABY BOUNCE Enjoy songs and activities designed to encourage language development and social skills. Every Tues., 10:15 a.m. 0–15 months TODDLER TIME Listen to stories, sing songs and play with toys afterward. Every Wed., 10:15 / 11:15 a.m. 12 – 36 months and their caregivers PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Songs, rhymes and stories for our littlest readers. Every Mon. at 10:15 a.m. Birth – 5 years of age and their caregivers SPRING BREAK BONANZA Enjoy a week full of fun family crafts, movies, games, and more. March 9 - 13, 2 p.m. All Ages UN-BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY Dress up in your fanciest clothes as we enjoy an afternoon tea with light refreshments, crafts, dancing and more. Registration is required and will open on March 2nd. March 14, 2 p.m. All Ages

STEAM PROGRAM Enjoy engaging, interactive

programming designed just for first through fifth graders! These programs will fall under one of the STEAM categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art andMathematics. For more information on the programand theme, please check thewebsite or Facebook page. Grades 1 – 5 Free Second and fourth Wed. of the month, 4:30 p.m.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER

Pearland Westside is in danger and we need some brave stuffed friends to save us! Bring over your second favorite stuffed pal to the library and watch as they go on an adventure throughout the library to defeat the evil dragon. Drop-off Jan. 6 - 10; Pick-up Jan. 20 All Ages

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COMMUNITY

Education & Outreach ogram

ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY Sat., Jan. 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Trees are important oxygen producers and help provide energy-saving shade. The presence of trees positively impacts our psychological well-being. Keep Pearland Beautiful will pass out two native trees per household at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center. Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 for more information. Suggested donation $10/tree (2 tree limit) All ages Stella Roberts Recycling Center

CIGARETTE LITTER AWARENESS DAY Sat., Feb. 8, 12 – 3 p.m.

Cigarette litter hurts Pearland in numerous ways. To help educate the public, Keep Pearland Beautiful is hosting its annual Cigarette Litter Awareness Day on Saturday, February 8. At noon, volunteers will meet at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center for lunch and a safety briefing. Volunteers will spend the afternoon picking up cigarette litter along Pearland street intersections. Last year, volunteers picked up 18,263 cigarette butts. Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 for more information. Free All ages Stella Roberts Recycling Center

PEARLAND WATERWAYS CLEANUP Sat., March 14, 7:30 a.m. Keep Pearland Beautiful will host “Pearland Waterways Cleanup” on March 14 at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Centennial Park- Lone Star Pavilion. A light breakfast and supplies will be provided. Volunteers will be assigned a section of Mary’s Creek to clean. Volunteers must be 14 years or older and anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 for more information. Free 14+ years Lonestar Pavilion (Centennial Park)

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS TRASH-OFF Sat., April 4, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Keep Pearland Beautiful will be hosting a community-wide litter cleanup in conjunction with TxDOT’s Don’t Mess with Texas campaign. The KPB Adopt-A-Spot program will be holding their spring cleanup, and the whole community is encouraged to join! Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 for more information. Free All ages Lonestar Pavilion (Centennial Park)

GARDEN LECTURE SERIES Thurs. Feb. 13, March 12, April 19, 7 p.m.

The monthly garden lectures are a chance to learn about gardening best practices, specific to the Gulf Coast Region from Brazoria County Master Gardeners. Light refreshments are provided. The lectures are sponsored by the Keep Pearland Beautiful, City of Pearland, Brazoria County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 for more information. Free All ages Delores Fenwick Nature Center (5750 Magnolia Pkwy.) RECYCLING CENTER TOURS Mondays, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Must Schedule) The Stella Roberts Recycling Center is a full-service drop off center available to the public. Learn first-hand what is recyclable and how the material is processed. Tours are only conducted on Mondays when the center is closed to the public. Visit mykpb.org or call 281.489.2795 to schedule your tour! Free All ages (Groups of 10+) Stella Roberts Recycling Center (5800 Magnolia Pkwy.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTER TODAY FOR CLASSES Registration is underway for members and the public.

The City of Pearland Parks & Recreation has made it easy for you to register for the class of your choice. A participant may not register more than seven days after a class has started. Classes will not be prorated for an individual registering after a class has begun. There are two ways for you to submit your registration:

2 WALK-IN Walk-in registrations are accepted at the Pearland Parks & Recreation Welcome Center (4141 Bailey Rd.) from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration is also available at the Westside Event Center (2150 Country Place Pkwy.) while the facility is open for programs and classes. For facility hours of operation, call 281.412.8900 . POLICIES View our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, refund, withdrawal and other policies on our main webpage of pearlandparks.com under the “About Us” tab. PHOTO POLICY Frequently, the Parks & Recreation Department videotapes or photographs participants enjoying programs, special events or parks and facilities. These photographs and videotapes are for the Parks & Recreation publications, print collateral or cable programs. These materials are used at the department’s discretion and become its sole propety.

1 ONLINE You must have a City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department account in our database in order to register online at pearlandparks.com . Online service is available 24-hours a day and is the preferred method of registration for the majority of program participants. RESIDENT FEE In order to register and receive the resident fee rate, participants must show proof of residency within the corporate city limits of Pearland. Accepted forms include one valid photo ID (Texas Driver’s License/ID Card, Passport) or other proofs of address such as vehicle registration, utility/phone/cable bill or credit card statement. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT We are committed to supporting and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations, please notify the department in advance of the activity so that we can make special arrangements.

MEMBERSHIPS HAS ITS BENEFITS

When you become a member of the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, you can expect the best. • State of the art equipment and cardio area • Group fitness classes throughout the • Racquetball and basketball courts perfect for tournaments and leagues • Full locker facilities • Personal trainers • Open 7 days a week

day at no charge, specialty classes such as yoga, cycling, kickbox cardio, aqua aerobics and much more. • Indoor lap pool BECOME A MEMBER TODAY pearlandtx.gov/membership

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RENT A PAVILION FIELD OR FACILITY

You are welcome to use any of our pavilions on a first-come, first-served basis . . . but, if you’d like to reserve a pavilion for your exclusive use, we can help! Wanting to play it cool and reserve a space indoors? We’ve got you covered! Pavilion rentals can be booked online at pearlandparks.com. For more information, contact us at 281.412.8900 or come by the Parks & Recreation Welcome Center located inside the Recreation Center & Natatorium (4141 Bailey Rd.).

NATATORIUM POO L PACK AGE S

All packages provide two hours in the Natatorium, including a designated area for your guests to gather and celebrate. This package does not include decorations, supplies or a host.

Call 281.412.8900 for more information

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Earth Day Celebration Sat. April 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The City of Pearland, in partnership with Keep Pearland Beautiful, will host Pearland’s 24th annual Earth Day Celebration, an outreach program designed to educate the community about their environmental responsibility. The annual event

Sat., Feb. 22, 5:30 - 8 p.m. The Rotary Club of Pearland invites you to make memories that will last a lifetime at their Daddy Daughter Dance. Bring your princess out for a night of dessert, dancing and fun at the “Magical Unicorn Ball.” Advance registration is required. Space is limited . . . don’t wait to sign up! For event details and registration, visit pearlandrotary.com or email pearlandrotary@gmail.com $30/couple, $10 each additional sibling 5 - 12 years Pearland Junior High South, 4719 Bailey Rd. Dance DADDY DAUGHTER 2020 TAAF WINTER GAMES OF TEXAS Jan. 18 – 20 The City of Pearland is gearing up for the TAAF Winter Games. Venues throughout the city will host 15 different sports such as gymnastics, swimming, pickleball, powerlifting, flag football and more. For more information, please visit taaf.com/wgot2020

provides families with the opportunity to participate in educational activities that teach them about recycling, conservation and environmental citizenship.

Free admission Southdown Park, 2150 Country Place Pkwy.

Paws

IN THE PARK Presented by VCA Westside Animal Hospital

Sat., March 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Man’s best friend is sure to enjoy this paw-some event! In our 26th year, we begin with the H-E-B Pet and Owner Fun Run at 8 a.m. followed by Dock Diving competitions, stage demonstrations, pet adoptions, Police K9 demonstrations and more. Race registration is available online at active.com or log on to pearlandparks.com for event details. Free All ages Independence Park

Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day of playing in the snow, rides, great food and live entertainment with friends and family. Winterfest features snow tubing hills in the H-E-B Snow Zone, inflatables, games, petting zoo provided by VCA Westside Animal Hospital and more! Visit pearlandtx.gov/ winterfest for more information. All ages Independence Park

Pearland Parks & Recreation SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp KIA AGES 6 -10

Camp Mahalo AGES 11 - 14

Camp registration begins Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 a.m. New in 2020, all Camp registration will be online. Ensure your account is setup and accurate at least one week PRIOR to February 17. Check out pearlandtx. gov/camp in January for more how-tos and FAQs.

AQUATICS

ARC PRESCHOOL AQUATICS LEVEL 1 During this introductory course, students will work on blowing bubbles, as well as submerging the mouth, nose, eyes and entire body, and learn about safety around water. Students will explore buoyancy, submerging in a rhythmic pattern and changing body position in the water. Full, hands -on support is given for the following skills: back and front float and recovery; roll from front float to back float, and back float to front float; glide on front and back; kick on front and back; swim with arms on front and back; combined arm and leg action on front and back. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $50 resident / $62.50 non-resident 4 – 5 years RCN PRESCHOOL AQUATICS LEVEL 2 Students continue to learn simultaneous arm and leg actions on the front and back, and to gain greater proficiency in all skills so that longer lengths of time and distances can be achieved. The following skills will be practiced: back and front float and recovery; roll from front float to back float, and back float to front float; glide on front and back; kick on front and back; swim with arms on front and back; combined arm and leg action on front and back. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $50 resident / $62.50 non-resident 4 – 5 years RCN PRESCHOOL AQUATICS LEVEL 3 Must be able to swim 3 body lengths independently, but may have assistance standing back up. Must also be able to perform Preschool Level 2 skills with assistants starting or ending the skill. Participants work to master skills learned in Preschool Level 2, so that they can be performed without physical assistance from the instructor. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $50 resident / $62.50 non-resident 4 – 5 years RCN PRESCHOOL AQUATICS Check the At-a-Glance Schedule on pages 20-23 for date and time of each class.

INFANTS & WATER Aquatic programs for infants are available at the Recreation Center & Natatorium through an independent contractor. This is not a learn-to- swim program, but the class focuses on survival skills. The objective of these programs is to provide infants with skills to remain safe in aquatic environments. The minimum age for this class is 6 months. For those interested in registering with Infant Swimming Resource with its Self-Rescue™ program should contact m.kerlegan@infantswim.com or e.foreman@infantswim.com . PARENT AND CHILD AQUATICS Designed for children 18 months to 3 years of age and their parents. Participants will practice blowing bubbles; explore submerging the mouth, nose, eyes and head completely; explore buoyancy on the front and back; gliding on the front and back with assistance; explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern; beginning swimming using combine arm and leg action on the front and back with assistance; changing body position in the water. Children must wear a swim diaper with a swimsuit over it until they are potty trained. Children ages 9 months - 17 months may register in the class, however the curriculumwill be geared to ages 18 months - 3 years. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $50 resident / $62.50 non-resident 18 months - 3 years RCN

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LEVEL 4 STROKE IMPROVEMENT Develops student’s confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and improves other aquatic skills. Students will learn the following: headfirst entries from the side in the compact and stride position, swim under water, feet-first surface dives, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns and to tread water using two different kicks. The class will focus on improvement in the basic swim strokes. Classes consist of eight 45-minute lessons. $85 resident / $106.25 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 3 LEVEL 5 STROKE REFINEMENT Students refine all six strokes: the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly, increasing the distances that they swim. Includes introduction to the following: shallow angle dives from the side and then glide and then begin a stroke on the front, tuck and pike surface dives (submerging completely), front flip and backstroke flip turns, proper sculling techniques. Classes consist of eight 45-minute lessons. $85 resident / $106.25 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 4 ARC LEARN TO SWIM LEVEL 6 Students work to refine strokes so that they swimmore efficiently over longer distances. Special emphasis on knee-dive, forward dive fall-in and standing dive from the pool side, as well as from the 1 meter diving board. Teaches students how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatic environments, introduction to self-rescue, the HELP and huddle positions, survival float in deep water, back float in deep water, and survival swimming. Various diving techniques from the deck and diving boards will be introduced. Classes consist of eight 45-minute lessons. $85 resident / $106.25 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 5

LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS For first time and non-adjusted swimmers. Develops positive attitudes towards swimming and emphasizes the importance of good habits and safe practices in and around the water. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $75 resident / $93.75 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS Students learn to float without support and recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of true locomotion skills and adds to the self-help and basic rescue skills began in Level 1. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $75 resident / $93.75 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 1 LEVEL 3 STROKE DEVELOPMENT Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. This course teaches students how to coordinate the front crawl and back crawl, the elementary backstroke and fundamentals of treading water. Students will also learn safe diving rules and begin to dive from the side of the pool in deep water. Classes consist of eight 25-minute lessons. $75 resident / $93.75 non-resident 6 – 16 years RCN Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 2 LEARN TO SWIM Check the At-a-Glance Schedule on pages 20-23 for date and time of each class.

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AQUATICS

SWIM TEST Need to knowwhat swim lesson level to enroll your child? Need a specific swim card to go to camp? Each participant will be evaluated based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim exit skills assessments for the level being tested. The highest-level certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. After this test participants will be grouped and tested for specific swim skills required by various camps. $10 4+ years RCN

9150, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 9151, March 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 9152, April 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 9153, May 23, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS The City of Pearland is excited to offer private swim lessons in partnership with The Aquatic Academy. This one-on-one instruction is designed to give the participant specific training on what they wish to accomplish. Skills ranging from basic water safety, technical help with strokes, or preparation for swim teams can be covered. The Aquatic Academy is a results-driven, family owned and operated swim school whose staff combines for more than 35 years of experience and hold a variety of American Red Cross certifications including Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Private lessons are 25 minutes in length and $25 per class. For more information or to register, log on to theaquaticacademy.net or call 281.594.SWIM (7946). BAY AREA STARS DIVING TEAM Introduces fundamental diving skills to participants. This includes forward and backward take off, in entries and dive positions. An effort is made to inform all divers about participation in various Amateur Athletic Union meets. We strive to have fun, get in shape and be safe. For registration information email svenschultz@comcast.net or log on to bayareastardive.com . Prerequisite: all participants must become a member of AAU, display an excellent attitude and be able to swim down to the bottom of 12.5 foot pool and swim to the side of pool. All participants must also pay a one- time AAU membership of $14, which is paid to the instructor.

THE AQUATIC ACADEMY

The Aquatic Academy is a result-driven, family owned

and operated swim school whose staff combines for more than 35 years of experience and hold a variety of American Red Cross certifications including Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid. They offer affordable private, semi-private, group, and adult swim lessons. For more information, log on to theaquaticacademy.net or call 281.594.SWIM (7946) .

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ADULT SWIM LESSONS - BASIC Designed to develop confidence and basic skills in the adult swimmer and is geared toward the needs of the class. Comfort and flotation in the water, basic survival, front crawl, back crawl, treading water and basic water safety are just a few of the skills taught. Classes consist of eight 45-minute lessons. $75 resident / $93.75 non-resident 16+ years RCN ADULT SWIM LESSONS - INTERMEDIATE Designed for adult swimmers with a basic level of skill and comfort in the water. Students will improve upon basic skills such as flotation, treading water, and front crawl and learn new skills that may include more advanced strokes, dives, turns, and more. Classes consist of eight 45-minute lessons. $75 resident / $93.75 non-resident 16+ years RCN

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Blended learning combines online learning with in-person skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete all eLearning modules, including the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid final eLearning exam, at least two days prior to your first in-person skills session. Most participants complete the eLearning portion of the course in approximately 7 hours. ■ Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. ■ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits. ■ Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet first or head first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. sessions, demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios, pass both the Section 1-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and Section 2-Lifeguarding Skills final written exams with a minimum grade of 80 percent. $175 resident / $218.75 non-resident 15+ years by last date of class 9154, May 4 – 8, 4–9 p.m. RCN Certification Requirements: attend and participate in all class Prerequisites:

ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). $81.60 resident / $102 non-resident 10+ years RCN

9155, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 9156, April 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Certificate Issued and Validity Period: Certificates will be emailed within 4 weeks of course completion and will be valid for two years. Course Materials: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual will be provided during class but not issued. A link to a free copy of the book will be provided during class.

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AQUATICS

AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE

N AT AT O R I U M S E S S I O N 1

M O N D A Y / W E D N E S D A Y ( J A N U A R Y 6 – 2 9 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Parent and Child Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

T U E S D A Y / T H U R S D A Y ( J A N U A R Y 7 – 3 0 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Adult - Basic Adult - Intermediate

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N AT AT O R I U M S E S S I O N 2

M O N D A Y / W E D N E S D A Y ( F E B R U A R Y 1 0 – M A R C H 4 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Adult - Basic Adult - Intermediate

T U E S D A Y / T H U R S D A Y ( F E B R U A R Y 1 1 – M A R C H 5 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Parent and Child Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

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AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE, CONTINUED

N AT AT O R I U M S E S S I O N 3

M O N D A Y / W E D N E S D A Y ( M A R C H 1 6 – A P R I L 8 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Parent and Child Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

T U E S D A Y / T H U R S D A Y ( M A R C H 1 7 – A P R I L 9 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Adult - Basic Adult - Intermediate

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N AT AT O R I U M S E S S I O N 4

M O N D A Y / W E D N E S D A Y ( A P R I L 2 0 – M A Y 1 3 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2 Preschool Level 3 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Adult - Basic Adult - Intermediate

T U E S D A Y / T H U R S D A Y ( A P R I L 2 1 – M A Y 1 4 )

5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Parent and Child Preschool Level 1 Preschool Level 2

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

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The City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department is always on the lookout for qualified individuals to join the team of lifeguards that help facilitate a safe and fun environment at the Pearland Natatorium.

HELP WANTED

Prospective lifeguards are required to pass an initial skills assessment, comprised of the following: ■ Swim300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidatesmay use front crawl (freestyle), breaststroke, or a combination of the two. ■ Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hands should be out of the water or placed under the armpits). ■ 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 13 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. Return to the surface and swim to the starting point on the back, keeping both hands on the object and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water. Place the object on the deck and exit the water without the assistance of steps or a ladder.

Working as a lifeguard is a rewarding experience that is physically and mentally challenging. Lifeguards become proficient in preventing, recognizing, and responding to aquatic emergencies and providing care for a variety of injuries, illnesses and medical emergencies. With competitive pay, the opportunity to work 20 hours a week and the chance to make a difference in the community, working as a lifeguard at the Pearland Natatorium is a unique and exciting opportunity.

For a complete job description or to complete an application, please visit pearland.applicantpro.com/jobs/

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EARLY CHILDHOOD

CREATIVE DANCE Bring your little dancers for 30 minutes of creative and fun dance. They’ll learn beginning moves and have a great time. Girls should wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Boys should wear black shorts and a white t-shirt. If you need to purchase attire, please contact Stephanie at 281.485.6030 . Please note all classes will register with a 20 percent down payment. The remaining balance is due to the instructor on the first scheduled day of class. Cash or check only. $80 resident / $100 non-resident 2 – 3 years RCN Wed., Jan. 22 – Feb. 26; March 18 – April 22 (RCN) 9 – 9:30 a.m. BALLET / TAP Students will get an introduction to the basics of ballet and tap combined into one class! Students will learn body alignment and control while building self-confidence and toning muscles. Girls please wear a black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and tap shoes. Boys, please wear black shorts and a white t-shirt. If you need to purchase attire, please contact Stephanie at 281.485.6030 . A minimum of 5 must register 7 days prior to class start date. Please note all classes will register with a 20 percent down payment . The remaining balance is due to the instructor on the first scheduled day of class. Cash or check only. $80 resident / $100 non-resident 3 – 4 years RCN Wed., Jan. 22 – Feb. 26; March 18 – April 22 (RCN) 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

SOCCER SHOTS HOUSTON Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program for ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. Enroll at soccershots.org/ houston and click “Enroll At A Site.” $324 2 – 8 years Centennial Park & SCR Sat., 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ – PRESCHOOL Watch your preschoolers eyes light up as they explore an array of brightly-colored DUPLO® Bricks! Engaging models based on a variety of themes, including the alphabet, animals and more are the building blocks of our Bricks 4 Kidz® preschool curriculum. Once a week for a six-week period, children build a model based on one of the themed units, while practicing essential preschool skills including: letter recognition, patterns, colors, counting, fine and gross-motor skills, position and ordering, vocabulary, comparing and contrasting. Please note all classes will register with a 20 percent down payment. The remaining balance is due to the instructor on the first scheduled day of class. Cash or check only. $60 resident / $75 non-resident 3 – 5 years WEC Jan. 28 - March 3, March 17 - April 21 PEARLAND EARLY LEARNERS Explore the effects of a secure, structured, stimulating and developmentally-appropriate environment for social, physical and intellectual growth of your child. Students will be introduced to activities to help sharpen listening skills, social skills, hand/eye coordination, and healthy eating habits. Give your child a head start where they will learn the basics of writing, math, science, reading experiences and also fun adventures. Please bring a snack and drink to each class day. Children must be toilet-trained, able to communicate to the instructor, and be self-sufficient in this task. Pull-ups are NOT considered toilet-trained. Minimum of 6 participants must register 7 days prior to class start date. Please note all classes will register with a 20 percent down payment. The remaining balance is due to the instructor on the first scheduled day of class. Cash or check only. $450 resident / $562.50 non-resident 3 – 5 years WEC Tue./Wed., Jan. 14 – May 6, 8 – 11 a.m.

ARTIST JAMBOREE Allow your child to be introduced to educational activities in fine arts. Historically, the five fine arts are painting, music, listening to poetry, improvisational theatre and, of course ,dance. The basics of reading, science and math will be used to give your child an opportunity to have fun while learning. Children must be toilet-trained, able to communicate to the instructor and be self-sufficient in this task. Pull- ups are NOT considered toilet-trained. Minimum of 6 participants must register 7 days prior to class start date. To register, pay a 20 percent down payment online. The remaining balance is due to the instructor on the first day of class. $60 resident / $75 non-resident 4 – 6 years WEC Wed., Jan. 22 – Feb. 26; March 18 – April 22 ; 11 – 11:45 a.m.

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