LEISURE Lakeside programs events parks recreation
SEP • OCT • NOV • DEC 2022 activities
OUR MISSION: To provide quality customer care
for our community by offering the best healthy choices for Parks and Recreation
services by promoting a safe and fun environment while creating memories and a sense of home.
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Aaron Cleaver, Director of Parks & Recreation Kari Pacheco,
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL Ashly Michael, Chair Della George, Vice Chair Halle Tovar, Secretary Akshay Michael Christa Ninan Christine Culpepper Emily Lanning Julianna Houston Madison Cook Melody Morgan
Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation Matthew Harned, Parks and Facilities
Superintendent Shelly Monroe, Sr. Administrative Assistant Jason Aguirre, Recreation Supervisor Kelly Alban, Athletics/Aquatics Supervisor Raehgan Shaw, Recreation Programmer
PARKS & RECREATION Mike DeLatte, Chair Dolores Henning, Vice Chair Donna Ferguson
GOLF Brad Marshall, Chair Larry Glick, Vice Chair Becky Sebastian Carter Holston Larry Young Jonathan Andron
Elise Bowers Eve Johnson
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD Kenneth Williams, Chair Susan Bell, Vice Chair
Kristy Andrade Michael Schupp
of Athletics Erin Mudry, Recreation Programmer Pamela Vierus, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator Colin Paterson, Recreation Programmer, Seniors
Rebecca Day Richard Kull
Alberta Reese Cheryl Smith Dianna Lieberenz Sharon Pouzar Virginia Denson Wathernia Clark
Michael Daffin Noel Wardrope
ROWLETT COMMUNITY CENTRE 5300 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088 P: (972) 412-6170 www.rowlett.com/parksandrec
WETZONE WATERPARK 5304 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75088 P: (972) 412-6266 www.wetzonewaterpark.com
PARK PAVILIONS AND AMENITIES Pavilion capacity does not indicate the number of picnic tables on-site. Restrooms closed Dec 1 - March 1. PECAN GROVE PARK 5304 Main Street Accommodates: 50-70 Available from Sept - March Playground, Restrooms and Electricity COMMUNITY PARK 8700 St. Andrews Lane Accommodates: 50-70 Playground, Restrooms and Electricity SPRINGFIELD PARK 5501 Antioch Accommodates: 25-50 Playground and Restrooms KATY PARK 2600 Lawing Lane Accommodates: 35-45 Playground, Restrooms and Electricity SHOREWOOD PARK 9101 Woodlake & Williams Accommodates: 10-15 Playground and Restrooms LAKESIDE PARK 3101 CA Roan Drive Accommodates: 10-15 Playground KENWOOD HEIGHTS PARK
2022 CLOSURES Sep 5: Labor Day Nov 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Dec 25 & 26: Christmas Dec 31 & Jan 1: New Years Day
PAVILION RESERVATIONS • The pavilions may be rented from 8:00am-9:00pm any day of the week • Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance • Alcohol is not permitted in any city park or pavilion • Time periods include: Full Day : 8:00am - 9:00pm
Half Day : 8:00am-2:00pm or 3:00pm-9:00pm Large Pavilion (Pecan Grove/Community) Deposit: $75 Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $75/$150
Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $150/$300 Medium Pavilion (Springfield/Katy Park) Deposit: $50 Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $50/$100 Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $100/$200 Small Pavilion ( Shorewood/Lakeside Park/Kenwood Heights ) Deposit: $35 Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $35/$70 Non Resident Fee Half/Full Day: $70/$140
5701 Kenwood Drive Accommodates: 10-15 Playground
COMMUNITY CENTRE Rowlett 5300 Main Street
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Become a member and join the excitement! Use of the Rowlett Community Centre is available for Rowlett Residents and Non-Residents. Rowlett Residents may receive the resident membership rate by presenting two forms of identification establishing Rowlett residency. An annual membership is valid for one year from date of purchase. Monthly memberships are valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Please present your membership card at the front desk each time you visit the facility. A $5 daily drop-in fee will be assessed when the membership card is not presented. Recreation Centre Amenities FITNESS ROOM
Replacement cards may be purchased for $5. Guests 17 years and younger must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before being issued a membership card or day pass . Children ages 6 and under must always be supervised by a guardian over the age of 16 years. Please visit www.rowlett.com/RCC or call the Community Centre at 972-412-6170 for more information and for facility policies.
First come first served reservations in one- hour increments
Youth (7-17 yrs) Individual (18-59 yrs) Senior (60+) Senior (Activities Only)* Family (7 +) Daily Drop-in (7 +) Monthly Resident/ Non-Resident N/A $12.50/$25 $14.75 (NR only) N/A $29.75/$49.75 $5 * Senior Activity memberships include: Table Games, Bridge, Texas Hold’em, Bingo, and the Walking Track Annual Resident/ Non-Resident $25/$50 $101/$202 $10/$144 $5/$10 $230/$460 $5
HOURS Monday - Friday 6:00am - 9:00pm Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
• Reservations must be made in person at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main Street • Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made up to nine months in advance of the date of your event • Rooms may be reserved both during and after normal business hours any day of the week • A refundable deposit is REQUIRED to secure your room rental. The balance is due no later than two weeks prior to your rental • Reservation cancellations or changes will only be accepted directly from the lessee • Refundable deposit fees are not applied towards your rental fees • Reservations that include alcohol must pay for license and an off-duty Rowlett officer to be present during reservation
Make the mess, forget the rest! You bring the party and we will bring the fun. During your themed party, you will receive your own party host, one hour of activity (at Kid’s Kingdom, in the Gym, etc.), and the other hour in the birthday party room! On top of this, don’t worry about paper goods, balloons, cake, and lemonade, we will have it ready for you! Payment in full is due at time of the initial reservation. Birthday child will receive a special birthday gift. BirthTdhaeymPeadrties
(4-hour minimum fee to be paid to the Officer on Duty and license fee) • Lessees need to include set up and clean up time within reservation
Room Rental and Amenity Rates
Resident $50/hr $65/hr $100/room $30/hr $75 $25 $50 $50 $12/each $50
Non-Resident $100/hr $130/hr $100/room $40/hr
Regular Business Hours Non-Business Hours Room Deposit Kitchen Kitchen Deposit Set-Up Charge (over 100 guests) Audio/Visual Equipment (Rooms A & D) Sound System (Rooms B & C) Tablecloths Alcohol License Fee*
$75 $25 $50 $50 $12/each $50
*Must have a City of Rowlett police officer present
Room Sq. Feet
1-10 children: $225 11-20 children $250 21-30 children $275 31-40 children $300
Room A Room B Room C Room D
1,086 1,475 1,194 915
60 80 60 50
To Reserve your next party with us, call the Community Centre today at 972-412-6170
FALL& WINTER Activities
Thursdays, Sep 22-Oct 27 5:30-8:30pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street TASTE OF FALL FARMERS MARKET
Taste of Fall Farmers market is back for another season. We want to give you a “taste” of fall while you shop all our food and craft vendors. From pumpkin spice cupcakes to decorative fall wreaths, our market will have you ready to experience the Autumn season!
MOVIES ON MAIN
Fridays, Sep 9-30 Movies will begin at dusk around 7:30pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street Join us at the Village of Rowlett Downtown for a night under the stars! We will be playing a movie each Friday in September, come start your weekend right with your family and friends. We will play kid friendly movies the whole family will enjoy. There will be FREE popcorn and some fun activities for the kids before the movie begins. September 9: Encanto
LUNCH ON THE LAWN
Mondays in October 11am-2pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street
Lunch on the Lawn Series is returning this October for another chance to have lunch outside and enjoy nature. Every Monday, we will have a variety of food trucks at the Village of Rowlett Downtown. Make sure you’re following us on social media to find out which food trucks are coming out on any specific date!
September 16: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 September 23: Mitchells vs. the Machines September 30: Clifford the Big Red Dog
TRUNK OR TREAT
Saturday, Oct 29 5-8pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street
You don’t want to miss this spooktacular event! Get ready to WOW the judges with your costume creations, there will be different category opportu- nities to win a prize! There will be food trucks and Halloween trunks, so come ready to trick or treat!
HARVEST MARKET ON MAIN
Saturday, Oct 1 9am-4pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Friday, Nov 11 11am-12pm Veterans Park 3900 Main Street
Come on out to our annual all-day market at the Vil- lage of Rowlett Downtown. Spend the day shopping our local food, produce, and craft vendors! You can explore our downtown shops, while walking, shop- ping, and spending time with friends and family.
Gather with your community at Veterans Park to show your support and appreciation to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. In the event of inclement weather, the Veterans Day Ceremony will be relocated inside the Rowlett Community Centre at 5300 Main Street.
Saturday, Oct 15 Time TBA The Village of Rowlett Downtown 5300 Main Street
MAIN STREET FEST AND HOLIDAY PARADE
Come on down to the Rowlett Community Centre to help celebrate Diversity Day where we as a Commu- nity reflect on and learn about the different cultures and ideologies that exist here in Rowlett. There will be food tastings, children’s activities, live dance performances and local vendors! This is not only an opportunity to have fun and bond with your com- munity, it is also a great educational opportunity to learn more about others.
Saturday, Dec 3 5-8pm The Village of Rowlett Downtown 4000 Main Street
What better way to kick off the holidays than with our annual Main St. Fest and Holiday Parade? Join us for a parade of lights, live holiday performances, food and craft vendors, a large kids’ area, and of course, Santa Clause will be stopping by to get a picture with all the kids!
Athletics Adult Leagues For ages 18 and up, the City of Rowlett, Parks and Recreation Department offers leagues to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for adults to participate in team sports in a fun, social, family-friendly atmosphere.
MENS BASKETBALL (Activity # 320803)
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Fall Registration Dates: Jun 27-Sep 11 Fall League Dates: Sep 19-Dec 5 Mon and Wed 6-9pm League Fees: $350/$400 starting 8/29 Winter Registration Dates: Oct 3-Jan 2 Winter League Dates: Jan 9-Mar 27 Mon and Wed 6-9pm League Fees: $350/$400 starting 12/19 An eight-game season with a guaranteed 1 playoff game! Championship T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team. There will be a cap of 12 teams. Games held at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main St. No games Nov 23 and Jan 16.
Nov 28-Dec 9 Locations TBD, multiple locations Fees may vary
What could be better than decorating a gingerbread house or a Christmas movie night to get us all into the Holiday Spirit! We will have our annual 12 days of Christmas, which will include our Main St. Fest and Holiday Parade in between our weekly activities. Activities are listed below, we hope to see you this holiday season! 12 days of Christmas event calendar: Monday, Nov 28: Decorate Downtown Tuesday, Nov 29: DIY Holiday Ornaments Wednesday, Nov 30: Holiday Scavenger Hunt Thursday Dec 1: Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt Friday, Dec 2: Christmas Movie Night Saturday, Dec 3: Main St. Fest and Holiday Parade Sunday, Dec 4: Letters to Santa Monday, Dec 5: Brunch with Santa Tuesday, Dec 6: Decorate a Gingerbread House Wednesday, Dec 7: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Thursday, Dec 8: Reindeer Games Friday, Dec 9: Christmas Shopping Parents Night Out
Parks & Recreation SCAVENGER HUNT UpcomingEvent
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will be hosting a scavenger hunt and night hike in the fall! Be on the lookout for more details!
Youth Leagues Volunteer Coaches are needed for ALL LEAGUES! If you are interested in coaching, please fill out designated coach application for the league at the Rowlett Community Centre front desk. Ages 4-12 as of Sep 1, 2022 Winter Registration Dates: Aug 1-Nov 6 Winter League Dates: Dec 10-Feb 18 Saturdays 9am-5pm League Fees: $70/Resident; $80/Non-Resident $15 late fee added starting 10/24 $650/Team; $700/Team starting 10/24 Give your child an experience to learn fundamentals of basketball, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship! An eight-game season will be played followed by an end of season tournament. Jerseys are included in fees. Games held at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main St. No games Dec. 24 and 31. ROWLETT YOUTH BASKETBALL (Activity # 310721) Ages 7-12 as of Sep 1, 2022 Spring Registration Dates: Nov 7-Feb 19 Spring League Dates: Mar 25-May 27 Saturdays 9am-2pm League Fees: $70/Resident; $80/Non-Resident $15 late fee added starting Feb 6 $650/Team; $700/Team starting Feb 6 Bump, Set, & Spike your way over to the Rowlett Community Centre and register for our Rowlett Youth Girls Volleyball League! Teams will participate in an eight-game season followed by an end of season tournament! Jerseys are included in fees. Games held at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main St. No games April 8. ROWLETT YOUTH VOLLEYBALL – SPRING 2023 (Activity # 120800)
COED VOLLEYBALL – SPRING 2023 (Activity # 320802)
Spring Registration Dates: Nov 7-Feb 19 Spring League Dates: Mar 3-May 5 Fridays 6-9pm Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main Street League Fees: $200/$250 starting Feb 2 An eight-game season will be played with a playoff tournament following the season. Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team. There will be a cap of 6 teams. Games held at the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main St. No games March 17. Spring Registration Dates: Feb 6-Apr 3 Spring League Dates: Apr 13-Jun 23 Thurs and Fri 6-9pm League Fees: $40/doubles CORNHOLE ON MAIN – SPRING 2023 (Activity # 310016) An eight-game season will be played with a playoff tournament following the season. Championship t-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team. There will be a cap of 16 teams. Games held at Downtown Square on Main located at 4000 Main St. Dates subject to change due to inclement weather.
ROWLETT ADULT SOFTBALL
Rowlett USSSA Softball Offers 7 Seasons for Men and Mixed Teams in 2022. All Seasons are 8 game, 4 week doubleheaders Men’s Leagues on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday Mixed Leagues on Sunday, Monday and Friday. Women’s Leagues - Open on Monday or Thursday. Team Registration fee is $395 You can register online by going to Online Forms on our website at Rowlettadultsoftball.com For more information call 972-475-9988. FALL I SEASON Deadline is Saturday, August 6. Schedule pickup day is Thursday, August 11 from 5-9pm at Community Park. Play begins the week of Sunday, August 14. FALL II 250’ SEASON Deadline is Saturday, September 24. Schedule pickup day is Thursday, September 29 from 5-9pm at Community Park. ALL leagues will be played with 250’ fences. Play begins Sunday, October 2. U4-U19 Age divisions, ages 4-18 Guaranteed 50% playing time $80-$100 registration fee based on age division. 214-607-4681 www.rowlettsoccer.org ROWLETT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
ROWLETT YOUTH BASEBALL – SPRING 2023 (Activity # 120811)
Ages 3-12 as of Sep 1, 2022 Fall Registration Dates: Nov 7-Feb 12 League Fees: $40/Blastball $70/Resident; $80/Non-Resident $15 late fee added starting Jan 30
$650/Team; $700/Team starting Jan 30 Don’t strike out on this great opportunity to give your child an experience that will not only teach them the fundamentals of baseball but also improve their skills and love of the game! Teams will participate in an eight-game season followed by an end of season tournament! Jerseys not included. Games held at the Rowlett Community Park located at 8700 St Andrews Ln. No games April 8. Tournament play May 20, 2023. Dates subject to change due to inclement weather.
ROWLETT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
The Rowlett Hockey League is a recreational inline hockey league designed for player skill development, sportsmanship, and fun for youth and adults! 214-679-7887 www.rowletthockey.com
4U and 6U Mar 11-May 20, Saturdays 9am-2pm 8U Mar 21-May 20, Tuesdays 6-9pm 10U and 12U Mar 21-May 20, Tuesday or Thursday 6-9pm
PARENTS NIGHT OUT (Activity # 310501)
SKATE NIGHT (Activity # 310566) P r o gRreacmr e &a t iEovne n t s
Friday, Dec 9 5-9pm
Ages: 3-12 years Fee: $20 per child Calling all kiddo’s! Come and join the City of Rowlett’s Parks and Recreation staff for a fun night without your parents at the Rowlett Community Centre. Parents, this in the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done without your young ones in tow. Games, crafts and more will be set up for hours of fun! Pizza, lemonade and dessert will be provided. Children must be fully potty trained. Preschool Tuesdays, Sep 20; Oct 18; Nov 15; Dec 13 10-11am Ages: 3-5 years Fee: $25 CHEFSVILLE PRE-K COOKING (Activity # 310558) The chefs in Chefsville are cooking up some fun for preschoolers at the Rowlett Community Centre. Children will learn how to make healthy snacks, edible playdough, gnocchi and more. Don’t miss out on this fun and tasty class. What to bring: $5 cash materials fee.
Saturday, Sep 24 5-7:30pm 7:30-10pm Fee: $8 per person
ROWLETT!! It is time to lace up those skates and come on down to Herfurth Park for a night of music, skating under the stars and FUN! There will be two skate sessions 5-7:30 pm for families and 7:30-10 pm for skaters ages 16 yrs. & up! Skate rentals will be provided for $5 a pair and food will be available to purchase.
FAMILY PHOTOS (Activity # 310557)
Saturday, Oct 8 Saturday, Oct 15 Fee: $40
The City of Rowlett and local photographers have teamed up together to capture the unique personality and style of your family and make memories to last a lifetime. Each photo session is 30 minutes long and will be held outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful scenery outside the Rowlett Community Centre. Families are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time; any late arrivals will cut into your photo shoot time. Don’t forget to bring your best smile with you. Call 972-412-6170 to schedule your photo time.
BAKING WITH PRESCHOOLERS (Activity # 310401)
Tuesdays, Sep 6-27; Oct 4-25 10-11am Ages: 3-5 years Fee: $40
Everyone loves baking! This parent & child baking class is a fun way to bake with your child without the mess in your kitchen. Children will learn new skills with classic recipes and ingredients and will get to test and eat everything. Ages: 3-5 yrs. Parent/ caregiver participation is required. What to bring: $35 cash materials fee.
DADDY/DAUGHTER HAIR WORKSHOP (Activity # 350004) Youth
SWEET BEATS (Activity # 342431)
Saturdays Fee: $120
First Steps in Music is a program for children from birth to 5 years old that provides musical learning through play. Parents and caregivers participate in the session with their children (one adult per child) while learning songs and rhymes still pleasant to sing even after 30 repetitions!
Saturday, Sep 17 9-11:30am Fee: $35
Calling all Dads and Daughters!! This class was created to give dads the confidence to style their daughters hair all while spending quality time together. This class will cover basic hair styles for all types of hair and is for children ages 3-10 yrs. Bring any hair accessories or tools you would like to learn how to use. Your child’s hair should be clean and dry for the class. Limit one child per family per class. What to bring: Comb/hairbrush, hair rubber bands and bows (if desired).
Sep 3-24 9:00-9:30am Ages: 0-12 months Sep 3-24
Oct 1-22 9:00 - 9:30am Ages: 0-12 months Oct 1-22 9:40 - 10:10am Ages: 1-2 years Oct 1-22 10:20 - 11am Ages: 2-3 years Oct 1-22 11:10 - 11:50am Ages: 4-5 years
9:40-10:10am Ages: 1-2 years Sep 3-24 10:20-11am Ages: 2-3 years Sep 3-24 10:20-11am Ages: 4-5 years
SAFE KIDS (Activity # 310559)
Saturday, Oct 8; Dec 10 11:30am Ages: 9-12 years Fee: 40
Preparing kids to stay safe at home and in the community. This is a must have class for any child who may be old enough to stay by themselves for short periods of time or any child who finds themselves separated from their guardian. This course covers fire prevention and fire escape plan, basic self-care first aid, proper use of 911, cyber safety, stranger danger, use of a fire extinguisher, how to seek help when lost, and much more! Lots of fun activities used to help engage the students and build retention.
SOCCER STARTERS (Activity # 310723)
Sep 1-22 Oct 6-27 Nov 3-Dec 1 4-5pm Ages: 3-5 years Fee: $40
This class is designed for the youngest soccer players on the field. Basic soccer skills will be covered at each practice, and each practice will end with a scrimmage. No class November 24. What to bring: Tennis shoes and water.
MVP SKILLS & TRAINING – BASKETBALL (Activity # 310205)
Beginner Tuesday, Sep 6-27 Tuesday, Oct 4-25 Tuesday, Nov 1-29 Tuesday, Dec 6-20 Time: 6-7pm Ages: 5-9 years Intermediate
BABYSITTING 101 (Activity # 350005)
Saturday, Sep 17; Oct 22 8:30am-12:30pm Fee: $40 Ages: 11-17 years
This nationally recognized course is the complete guide to becoming the best babysitter. This is an essential course for anyone considering becoming a babysitter or who will be responsible for caring for little brothers or sisters. This course covers all aspects of babysitting from the business of babysitting to marketing yourself, appropriate behavior of a babysitter, age specific activities, FAQs of babysitters, troubleshooting when things go wrong as well as the very important skills of diapering, changing, feeding, burping, and handling an infant. This course also provides a Friends and Family CPR course covering infant, child, and adult CPR, choking, proper use of 911 and basic babysitting first aid (no card given). Lots of hands-on activities and group discussions. What to bring: $10 cash materials fee and a snack.
Tuesday, Sep 6-27 Tuesday, Oct 4-25 Tuesday, Nov 1-29 Tuesday, Dec 6-20 Time: 7-8pm Ages 8-14 years Fee: $40; Drop-In fee: $12
MVP Skills and Training sessions are designed to unlock young athlete’s talent by teaching core basketball skills, help improve confidence, and take ownership of their personal development. Sessions will focus on specific skills, each broken down to its key elements to help the athlete understand and develop a solid foundation. Participants will learn how to set realistic goals and work through problems or obstacles independently and as a member of a team. What to bring: Water Bottle and Basketball.
CHESS WIZARDS (Activity # 311103)
Thursdays, Oct 6-Nov 10 5:30-6:30pm Ages: 6-12 years Fee: $180
Tuesdays, Sep 6-27; Oct 4-25; Nov 1-29; Dec 6-21 5:30-6:30pm FENCING (Activity # 310735)
Join us for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You will improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our classes include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), tournaments, and puzzles. Unleash your brain power and spend some of your free time with Chess Wizards.
Ages: 6 years and up Fee: $25 per month
This fun, skill-intensive program is designed with the beginning to intermediate player in mind. Using our progression-oriented curriculum, our fencing staff focus on the whole player, teaching your child the skills needed both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Each day will start with a skill of the day and progress into drills and games.
CPR (Activity # 350006)
Saturday, Sep 24; Oct 29; Dec 3 9am-Noon Ages: 11 years and up Fee: $35
This American Heart Association course is specifically designed for the community and focuses on “Hands Only CPR.” In this course you will receive all the same information as the Heartsaver CPR course but without the course completion card. This is the perfect class for community groups who do not need a card for their profession and are not in the medical industry. Simple, easy techniques are given and lots of hands-on practice for all. Infant, child, and adult CPR, choking and use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are provided.
TAE KWON DO (Activity # 320201)
Thursdays Sep 6-29; Oct 4-27; Nov 1-29; Dec 6-29 6:30-8pm Ages: 6 years and up Fee: $35/$55 7th degree black belt, Bobby Blakey, has 30+ years of training experience with numerous black belts under him and sits on the board of the Texas Martial Arts Federation. Discipline, power, focus and conditioning are just some of the things you will learn in this year-round program. No Class on November 24.
BUMP IT, SET IT, SPIKE IT – VOLLEYBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS (Activity # 342434)
Tuesdays Sep 6-27; Oct 4-25; Nov 1-29; Dec 6-27 Beginner 6-7pm Intermediate 7-8pm Fee: $45 Bump, set, spike, you don’t want to miss out on this fast-paced skills and drills program at the Rowlett Community Centre. Beginning players will learn the fundamentals of this ever-growing sport and Intermediate players will build on the skills they already have to improve their game. No class 11/22. What to bring: Volleyball and water.
JUJITSU (Activity # 320202)
Mon/Thurs, Sep 12-29; Oct 3-31; Nov 7-Dec 1; Dec 5-29 7-8:30pm Ages: 12 years and up Fee: $35/$55 per month This is not just another martial arts class. We employ a mixed martial arts approach with a focus on real world application of self-defense principals including target hardening, situational awareness, pre-assault recognition, mindset, verbal tools, psychological tools, and situational application of hand-to-hand combatives. Learn how to protect yourself, be more confident and aware in our non- sport, reality based, self-defense system. We can help kids understand how to manage altercations with bullies (that are school friendly), and adults confidently navigate environments and altercations safely. Don’t be anyone’s “victim” when the moment calls for you to be prepared. No class December 26.
Tuesdays Sep 6-27; Oct 4-25; Nov 1-22; Nov 29-Dec20 Beginner 7-9am Intermediate 9:30-10:30am Fee: $40
Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat, 9-10am Tue/Thur, 6-7pm Sun, 4:30-5:30pm Ages: 16 years and up Fee: $64/month or $25/class Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, hip swiveling, calorie torching fitness program that gets results… fast! Every Jazzercise dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Burn up to 800 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Register online at www.jazzercise.com
The Rowlett Community Centre is offering adult Pickleball lessons, this is a great way to learn how to play this fast paced, low impact sport. Space is limited, register early.
SPIN (Activity # 221006)
Mon/Wed, Sep 7-28; Oct 3-26; Nov 2-30; Dec 5-28 5:30-6:30pm Ages: 16 years and up Fee: $25 per month; Drop-In fee $10 Spin class improves endurance, increases strength, builds muscle tone, and reshapes your body. This fast paced, fun class will push your endurance to the next level. Get noticeable results from this cardiovascular cycling workout. This is a self-run workout alongside members of the community. Free to Rowlett Community Centre members.
Mon/Wed, Sep 7-28; Oct 3-26; Nov 2-30; Dec 5-28 9:30-10:30am Ages: 16 years and up PILATES I (Activity # 321006)
Fee: $20/$40 per month; Drop-In fee $10 This class is a mix of yoga, Pilates, resistance training and cardio designed to improve your balance and strengthen your muscles, joints, and spine. You will get a full body work out that can be modified to fit your individual needs regardless of your fitness level. What to bring: Yoga mat and towel.
ZUMBA (Activity # 310502)
Mon/Wed, Sep 7-28; Oct 3-26; Nov 2-30; Dec 5-28 6:30-7:30pm Ages: 16 years and up
Fee: $20/$40 per month; Drop-In fee $10 We take the work out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval style calorie burning dance fitness party. once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. No class November 23 and December 26.
The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to continue our great program for City of Rowlett Senior Citizens! We partner with DART to provide day pass vouchers valid for all DART transportation. To receive these passes, proof of Rowlett residency is required and you must be 60 years or older. Passes are available at the Rowlett Community Centre, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am-12pm, and 1-5pm. You are allowed a maximum of 5 passes per week, and up to 15 passes per month. You do not have to be a member of the Rowlett Community Centre to participate. Seniors
CAR SEAT INSTALLATION CLASS (Activity # 342432)
Sep 24; Oct 15; Nov 13 Fee: $50
Sign up with a certified Child Passenger Safety technician who will check to make sure your car seat is installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own. This class is perfect for expectant parents and seasoned parents who want to make sure their child is riding safely in the car. This is a one-on-one hands-on class that is approximately 45 minutes long. Please bring your car and car seat to class, both parents are encouraged to attend. Call 972-412-6170 to schedule an appointment.
Thursday, Sep 15-22; Feb 21-28 10-12pm STUDY OF INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS (Activity # 331113)
Trying to decide if moving to an over 55 or 62 community is in your future? There are so many existing choices in our area, plus many more being built. This 2-part class will help guide you to make an informed decision. First, we will explore your wants and needs, budgets and lifestyle changes we expect as we age. The following week we will analyze specifics like master planned housing communities, condos, co-ops, life care facilities and senior apartments.
XTREME HIP HOP (Activity # 342433)
Sunday, Sep 4-25; Oct 2-23; Nov 6-27; Dec 4-18 12-1pm Tuesday, Sep 6-27; Oct 4-25; Nov 8-30; Dec 6-20 7-8pm Ages: 16 years and up Fee: $20; Drop-In fee $10
TABLE GAMES (Activity # 331102)
Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30am
Xtreme Hip Hop is a high energy toning and cardio step class for people of all ages. This is a great way to burn calories as you step to some of the greatest hip hop music.
Come together to play assorted games or just to socialize. Dedicated days for Mahjong are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, dedicated days for Canasta will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM (Activity # 331101)
Wednesdays 11am Watch your cards, make a good bet and win everyone else’s chips in Texas Hold ‘Em. Come play and learn the game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Be sure to wear your poker face.
BINGO (Activity # 331112)
Tuesday 8:30am The benefits of B-I-N-G-O. Yes, the benefits of B-I-N-G-O…promotes eye coordination, helps with cognitive skills, boosts brain health and memory skills, gives energy, introduces you to new friends all while having FUN! Join us on Tuesdays at 8:30am in Classroom D. Bring a friend and enjoy some great prizes to be given! 2nd Tuesday 8:30am Free service provided by the Rowlett Fire SENIOR HEALTH CHECK-BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR (Activity # 331107) Department. You can have your blood pressure and blood checked on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
BRIDGE (Activity # 331103) Thursday 10am
Join us for a Rowlett favorite and meet us for a friendly game of Bridge. Join our veteran Bridge players and get welcomed into one of the most friendly communities at the RCC. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch! For more information call Ann Etheredge, 972-412-0588.
CHAIR VOLLEYBALL (Activity # 331005)
Chair volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to be active; it is more fun than you can possibly stand! Because players are required to remain seated, chair volleyball allows those with physical limitations to participate on a level playing field with those who may be more active. Regular participation in this activity can increase flexibility and stamina.
SCOR PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Activity # 331121)
3rd Friday 11:30am Fee: $5
ARTISTS ROUND TEXAS (Activity # 110701)
The Senior Citizens of Rowlett (SCOR) are serving the seniors of the community by hosting a monthly pancake breakfast at the RCC. Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at 8:30 for some hot pancakes, fresh fruit, paired with either sausage or bacon. SCOR is an invaluable resource for seniors of the community. If you have any questions about available resources in the community bring your questions to the breakfast, or call 469-863-3179.
1st Monday 2pm Rowlett Community Centre
Artists demonstrate different media including photography and pottery. For more information, please check us out on Facebook, or go to www.artistsroundtx.org.
POT LUCK LUNCH SOCIAL (Activity # 331108)
2nd Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm
Join us for a monthly Potluck social at the Rowlett Community Centre! Sponsored by our local community partners, join us for a great time with friends. Each month there is a different entrée. Don’t forget your dish to share! Pre-registration is required.
BIRTHDAY SOCIAL LUNCHEON (Activity # 331108)
1st Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
Come join us to celebrate your birthday and anniversaries every month with free food and drinks! Pre-registration required.
TECH TALK 101 (Activity # 310800)
4th Friday of the month 1:30pm Fee: $3
TRIVIA TUESDAYS (Activity # 310320)
Tuesday 10:30am Fee: $3
Do you ever struggle with smartphones, email accounts, or any other modern tech? Bring all your questions, computers or devices to our brand new TECH TALK 101 program. We will answer any questions you might have and we will do our best to make these modern conveniences a little more convenient for you.
Test your knowledge on a variety of topics against other seniors to win fabulous prizes! Participants vote on the themed trivia day that will happen every 4th Tuesday. Prizes given to seniors who score the most points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. There will be no ties, tie breaker questions will be asked to settle ties.
LAKE RAY HUBBARD WOOD CARVERS (Activity # 310555)
Last Saturday of each month 9am-2pm Rowlett Community Centre
THE WRITING SALON (Activity # 331014)
2nd Tuesday 11:30am
The Wood carvers meet the Last Saturday of each month from 9am-2pm at the RCC. Tool kits and beginner projects are provided if you would like to try. All levels are welcome to attend! For more information, call Tom Noller at 972-442-7213 or you can email him at email@example.com.
Join Ms. Chelle as she guides you through your way to writing. Unlock the creative genius you always knew you had. This creative writing class meets once a month, and you may have some homework.
OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH
4th Tuesday 11:30am
CREATOR’S CORNER (Activity # 310306)
Meet with local seniors at restaurants on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and visit with long-time friends, while experiencing the taste and social scene around the community of Rowlett.
Calling all crafty people! Bring your craft projects and get to crafting on those projects you need to start or finish. No class on the 3rd Tuesday.
ROWLETT PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Activity # 305511)
3rd Thursday 7pm Rowlett Community Centre
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am Aerobics Room SENIOR FITNESS FUN (Activity # 331011)
Join us monthly for our newly formed Rowlett Photography Club. Our members are amateur and professional, beginner and seasoned pros and each enjoy sharing their knowledge and know-how with other members and guests. No membership dues, all visitors welcome! Come share the hobby of photography and pick up a few tips along the way. *Fitness/dance classes require a punch card, $25 for 20 classes or $3 walk in. Senior Fitness Classes Contact Chris Reynolds for questions at 214-587-2765 or you can email him at Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org
An exercise program using standing and chair moves. We use stretchy bands, weights, and music to stretch and strengthen the major muscle groups and joints. We have fun and lots of it!
DRUMBA FITNESS* (Activity # 331110)
Monday and Wednesday 8am
Low impact standing aerobics combined with rhythm and movement used to strengthen all muscles and joints. We use yoga balls, drumsticks and simple dance moves to improve coordination and keep the whole body fit.
SENIOR STRETCH* (SENIOR YOGA) (Activity # 331003)
SAIL (STAY ACTIVE IN LIFE) (Activity # 331002)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am
Mon and Fri at 9:30am Easy Hatha yoga to fit your individual needs. We focus on stretching and strengthening major muscle groups and joints, with breathing, balancing and flexibility training. Bring a yoga mat and come unwind the daily stress away.
This program is designed to improve strength, balance, and fitness for seniors. We aim to teach healthy habits and how to safely stretch, bend, and use our muscles.
GET ENERGIZED WITH JILL (Activity # 301010)
TAP DANCING* (Activity # 321013)
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am
Low impact aerobic exercise, that include dance moves, toning, and stretching. The program is done to the latest in music favorites and will get your heart pumping and participants will enjoy fun while getting in shape.
Learn basic tap dance steps that any tap enthusiast can do. Participants do not need tap shoes, but hard sole shoes are recommended. This program will provide participants rhythm, coordination, and mental fitness and fun!
Senior Advisory Board RESOURCE FAIR UpcomingEvents
PACE (PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS CAN EXERCISE) (Activity # 331104)
Thursday, Oct 27 11:30am Fee: $10 Join us for a very spooky lunch and get together! We won’t require you to wear a costume but Frankenstein may not be too happy! We will have a pumpkin painting you can make and take your own spooky handmade decoration. HALLOWEEN PARTY (Activity # 310305) September 13 9:00am-Noon EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS 1:00 pm Oct 11: Afterlife Arrangements & more Nov 8: Estates and Wills
This program includes standing and chair exercises developed to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, and to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Stretchy bands are used to warm up. Specific exercises are used for hands and fingers, as well as the muscles and joints throughout the whole body.
WEIGHT-ROOM 101 (Activity # 310801)
4th Wednesday of the month 1pm Fee: $3
If you’ve wanted to start lifting weights but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you. We encourage RCC seniors of any fitness level to join this guided instruction through our weight room. We will cover all the basics and answer any questions you may have about lifting weights or our weight room. Senior Special Events NIGHT OF MYSTERY: TERROR IN TRANSYLVANIA (Activity # 330910)
THANKSGIVING DAY FEAST (Activity # 331001)
Thursday, Nov 17 11:30am Fee: $10
Come one, come all to a great gathering of friends and family while we give thanks. We will provide a feast for all to enjoy!
Wednesday, Oct 26 6:30pm Fee: $15
HOLIDAY PARTY (Activity # 310305)
Friday, Dec 16 11:30am Fee: $10
All of the creatures of the night are invited to join Dracula, Frankenstein, and other classic monsters for this thrilling Night of Mystery! Enjoy dinner with your fellow ghouls and gals as you all try and solve the chilling murder! Dinner and prizes are provided for everyone.
Come celebrate the holidays with all of your friends. Join us and bring your favorite dishes to share. We will have Holiday Cookie decorating and some to go boxes for you to take home for your family.
36th ANNUAL GRAPEFEST IN GRAPEVINE (Activity # 330901) Fall Senior Trips
Tuesday, Nov 8 11am-4pm Rowlett Community Centre Fee: $25 Join us and explore the magnificent exhibits of science and natural wonders that have been gathered meticulously for the Dallas residents. Enjoy the wonderful gem stone collection, see actual dinosaur fossils, and much more! PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE (Activity # 330901)
Thursday, Sep 15 10am-4pm Rowlett Community Centre Fee: $15
GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail. GrapeFest also highlights some of the best local arts and culture from around Texas. Thursday, Oct 6 8:45am-5pm Downtown Rowlett DART Station Fee: $5 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS (Activity # 330901) We make our way to the GREAT State Fair of Texas! Join us as we take the DART Rail to the State Fair of Texas. Grab as many Fletchers Corny Dogs, Famous Turkey Legs, Cotton Candy, Fletchers Corny Dogs, Fried Oreos, Carmel Apples, Texas Nachos, Funnel Cakes, Fried PB&J’s and did we mention the Fletchers Corny Dogs that you can handle.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING TRIPS (Activity # 330901)
Tuesday, Nov 8 10am-3pm Rowlett Community Centre Fee: $10 each trip
This year we will make a few trips around DFW to help get your holiday shopping done. Every Friday in December we will head to a different mall and experience all the shopping you will need.
Friday, December 2: Galleria Mall Friday, December 9: North Park Mall Friday, December 16: Grapevine Mills Mall
PRAIRIE LIGHTS (Activity # 330901)
Tuesday, Dec 13 5-10pm Rowlett Community Centre Fee: $25 Join us as we make our way to the famous Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, Texas! Before we make it to the lights we will stop for dinner and eat with our friends. We will sing Christmas Carols on the way and drink all the hot chocolate your heart desires. This experience is like no other and you will not want to miss this one!
DALLAS ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDEN (Activity # 330901)
Tuesday, Oct 19 9am-4pm Rowlett Community Centre Fee: $20
Autumn at the Arboretum: this world class botanical garden transforms into an Autumn scene that is sure to have you amazed. The arboretum creates and designs wonderful displays using pumpkins, gourds, and all kinds of seasonal foliage.
ROWLETT City Park Amenities
Cedar Bridge Park
Environmental Learning Center
Isaac Scruggs Park
Katy Railroad Park
Lakefront at Pecan Grove
Muddy Creek Park
Pecan Grove Park
R. Arnold Edwards Park
Scenic Point Park
Schrade Bluebonnet Park
Twin Star Park
Rowlett Park Locations Map
!( 4 4601 Centennial DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 5 7705 Garner RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 6 2600 Lawing LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 7 3101 Ca Roan DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 10 6301 Miller RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 11 5300 Main ST, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 13 8700 St Andrews LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 14 9501 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 16 5014 Williams Way, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 17 5501 Antioch DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 19 7200 Armstrong LN, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 20 3850 Main ST, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 21 5701 Kenwood DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 22 1610 Miller RD, Rowlett, TX 75088
!( 1 4001 Bermuda DR, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 2 6300 Port Aransas, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 3 6301 Chiesa RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 8 8600 Dalrock RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 9 8000 Liberty Grove RD, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 12 5600 Azalea DR, Rowlett, TX 75089 !( 15 4701 Sunnybrook, Rowlett, TX 75088 !( 18 6301 Alissa DR, Rowlett, TX 75088
ROWLETT COMMUNITY PARK
Lake Ray Hubbard
£ ¤ 190
MUDDY CREEK PARK
SCENIC POINT PARK
TWIN STAR PARK
R. ARNOLD EDWARDS PARK
DAN ROBERTS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
KENWOOD HEIGHTS PARK
KATY RAILROAD PARK
SCHRADE BLUEBONNET PARK
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
PECAN GROVE PARK
CEDAR BRIDGE PARK
ISAAC SCRUGGS PARK
Lake Ray Hubbard
Map Date: April 2018
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