Summer 2017 Issue Your complete guide to City of Pearland programs, services and recreational activities. pearland in motion
PARK SYSTEM MAP
Pearland to host 2018-2019 TAAF Winter Games of Texas
Concerts in the Park Every Friday in May & June
Join us for exciting summer reading clubs and win some awesome prizes.
View the Park System Map and find out about the amenities offered at local parks.
Big and wide . Our Pearland community stretches 14 miles on FM 518/Broadway from the eastern border with Friendswood at the Galveston County line, not far from where updates to Independence Park are underway to the western border in Fort Bend County at FM 521/Almeda Road near our new Shadow Creek Ranch Sportsplex. The completion of the Bailey Road widening project will help ease the mobility of our 119,700 residents in our 48 square miles who rely so heavily on FM 518/Broadway. More help is
PEARLAND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS Tom Reid MAYOR Tony Carbone COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 1 Derrick Reed COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 2 Gary Moore COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 3 MAYOR PRO TEM Keith Ordeneaux COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 4 Greg Hill COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 5 Trent Perez COUNCILMEMBER POSITION 6 CITY ADMINISTRATION Clay Pearson CITY MANAGER Jon Branson DEPUTY CITY MANAGER Trent Epperson ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER PARKS, RECREATION & BEAUTIFICATION BOARD pearland in motion
coming with McHard Road and Smith Ranch Road and Hughes Ranch Road. Check out our projects inventory for the amazing amount of work in investment that your city government is delivering with your support and local resources. Such a big and wide footprint of the city stretches the essential public services we provide. Park, Fire, Police and Public Works are all the things that our excellent staff is committed to delivering across the miles here. The ‘barbell’ of the city layout, with most dense population densities on either end, was on display when we received a report from a consultant looking at our Fire Department standards of coverage and staffing. That consultant worked closely with our own staff experts to blend fresh eyes and expertise with our home-grown local experts. We went through a similar process last year with our police department. Such examinations are meant to ensure we are always improving and never resting on our laurels (see the results of the latest citizen perception survey where you told us that local City services are well-regarded) . The fire study particularly pointed out that even with additions and changes already invested, we can only really improve our response times and coverage with additional stations. Additional stations require staffing and equipment. So, we are committed to developing a plan and working on budgets to prepare recommendations for our City Council elected leaders to consider and balance with many pressing and critical needs to deliver an environment with a quality of life proposition that keeps you in Pearland. People continually want to come to join us in this big and wide community thanks to our balanced value proposition. The whole picture of community quality of life is improving and getting better and better, thanks to your support and the work of our dedicated public servants.
Layni Cade POSITION 1 Charles B. Stevens, Chair POSITION 2 Bethany Earl POSITION 3 Vicky Smith POSITION 4 Ted Mittica, Vice Chair
POSITION 5 Mike Wilson POSITION 6 Vacant POSITION 7
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PARK SYSTEM View park locations
Park System Map............................................................... 04 - 05 City News .......................................................................... 06 - 08 Community......................................................................... 09 - 12 General Information........................................................... 14 Special Events................................................................... 15 - 16 Aquatics............................................................................. 20 - 24 Early Childhood.................................................................. 25 - 29 Youth/Teens....................................................................... 30 - 40 Adaptive Recreation........................................................... 41 - 42 Adults................................................................................. 44 - 46 Senior Adults...................................................................... 47 - 49 Directory............................................................................. 52 PEARLAND IN MOTION IS A PUBLICATION OF: City of Pearland 3519 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas 77581 Phone: 281.652.1600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: pearlandtx.gov To advertise in the next issue of Pearland in Motion email: email@example.com or call 281.412.8900 City of Pearland Parks & Recreation is a CAPRA Accredited Agency.
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Pear-Scape painted pears revealed
SPECIAL EVENTS Celebration of Freedom
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Corrigan Park - 5409 Cunningham
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Zychlinski Park - 2243 Grand Blvd.
Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail 1801 Kingsley
South Gate Park - 11417 Harris Ave.
Heritage Plaza (Gazebo) - 3519 Liberty Dr.
Hunter Park - 3701 E. Orange St.
Old Settlers Cemetery - Halik
Sonny Tobias Park - 5007 Camden Lane
Trails at John Hargrove Environmental Complex 5800 Magnolia St.
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PEAR-SCAPE PAINTED PEARS REVEALED AND READY FOR INSTALLMENT Colorfully painted 4-foot high pears will deploy across the City of Pearland for the final installation as part of the Pear-Scape Public Art Sculpture Trail. The project initiated by the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau took shape in February of 2016. Collaboration between local businesses and artists resulted in the completion of 16 painted pears to be strategically placed at pre- determined locations around the city of Pearland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Gold level sponsors at the $4,000 level are paired with the following artists:
NEW POPULATION ESTIMATE RELEASED WITH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT The City of Pearland quarterly Community Development Report included a new City population of 119,700, with approximately another 24,400 inside of Pearland’s future growth boundary - the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) in unincorporated Brazoria County. The ETJ population brings the total future city service area to 144,100 residents. The total valuation being reported for new single family residential homes was $50.1 million resulting in the average value of $215,160 per single family residential structure. More than 1,200 single family home permits were issued, with the average value reported by applicants of $216,770 per single family residential structure. 2016 also saw a total of 1,206 single family home permits issued. Essential City services of high quality – the police/fire, public works, and parks system – are being grown to support the large and diverse population being welcomed to Pearland. For the year, the total valuation of all permits issued in 2016, as reported by applicants, equaled $792.1 million. The City experienced a substantial increase in total valuation of all construction projects due to permitting activities in October 2016 - the highest monthly total since 2011. Dedicated professional staff in the City’s Community Development-Permits group performed over 35,000 building inspections on over 13,000 permits issued through 2016 to ensure that construction met basic minimum life- safety codes and standards. To view the complete Community Development Report and other informative documents, visit pearlandtx.gov .
• Grand Cornerstone Development has chosen artist duo Paulisa Winsong & Sandy Shiver • Hilton Garden Inn has chosen artist, Sherri Harris • King’s Biergarten & Restaurant has chosen artist, Peihong Endris • Kroger has chosen artist, Roberto Barron • Omkar Enterprise Management has chosen artist, Hannah Levy • Pearland Animal Hospital has chosen artist, Josephine Eager • Pearland Historical Society has chosen Kathy Ericksen • Pearland Medical Center has chosen artist duo, Kelly Kronfeld & Chris Garcia • Reflection Bay Event Center has chosen artist, Emily Grygier • Triad Retail Construction has chosen artist, Joan Moody • Anonymous donor has chosen Lisa Tenney • DSL Construction donor has chosen Umanga Liyange Green level sponsor, at the $2,000 level, includes: • Comfort Suites Pearland and Keep Pearland Beautiful have chosen artist, Robin Tatem Sponsors contributing toward the Community Pear to date include: Dr. Chris F. Araj, Pearland Hearing Aids & Audiology, Pearland Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Joe Miller Family, Tom & Margo Green, Cristen Wood, and Pearland Gymnastics Academy . For those who are still interested in participating, three sponsorship opportunities are available with a variety of perks at each interval including a community level allowing individuals to contribute in increments from $50 to $1,000 towards a community pear. For complete details, go to visitpearland.com/pearscape or call 281.997.5970 .
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PEARLAND TO HOST TAAF 2018-2019 WINTER GAMES OF TEXAS The City of Pearland is proud to welcome the 2018-2019 Winter Games of Texas sanctioned by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF). City of Pearland Parks & Recreation and Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau were awarded the bid in fall 2016 after a lengthy process. The City of Pearland has been a member city of TAAF for 5 years, hosting the Winter Games will allow Pearland to further establish itself within the statewide organization. Plans are underway for the Olympic-style, multi-sport event that will take place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekends – January 12-14, 2018 and January 18-20, 2019 at both indoor and outdoor venues in locations around Pearland. Between 9-15 sporting events will be held, consisting of both team and individual athletes in the youth and adult categories. “We’re proud Pearland was selected for the TAAF Winter Games of Texas 2018-2019. It’s a coveted sporting event and gives us an opportunity to welcome athletes and visitors for a long weekend stay in Pearland,” said Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. Funding for the event will be handled through a collaborative partnership between the Parks & Recreation Department and the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with sponsorships and event revenue. There is an estimated economic impact of $1.5 million to the local Pearland economy. “The City of Pearland, and the Parks & Recreation Department, couldn’t be more excited to host the Winter Games of Texas and the premiere group of competing athletes. We hope through a time-tested and consistent model for this event, we can continue to build the TAAF legacy and tradition of strong athletic foundations within Pearland,” added Chris Orlea, director of City of Pearland Parks & Recreation Department. Official registration for athletes, including amateurs, will open October 1, 2017. For more information visit taaf.com .
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POLICE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIVISION LAUNCHES SEVERAL INITIATIVES IN 2017
The Law Enforcement Explorer Program 237 is for teens ages 14 – 19 to develop leadership skills and experiential learning through team-building activities, as well as law enforcement training. The Senior Citizen Outreach program is designed for the Police Department to partner with administrators from the assisted living
The Pearland Police Department added the Community Outreach Division to build strong partnerships with residents, civic organizations, community leaders, school officials and local businesses to meet the ever-changing law enforcement needs of the community.
To do so, the Division has several initiatives that further the department’s philosophy of community policing and work to
and senior citizen facilities around Pearland to develop a relationship and share information with both the employees and residents. The Police Department holds quarterly meetings with the administrators to keep them on the same page for crime prevention and is planning several outings this year, including monthly chats and coffee with the residents. A collaborative effort between Pearland Police, Fire, Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments,
serve the community, many of the programs will be launched in 2017. The Youth Leadership Academy is a new Police
Department initiative for 10th – 12th grade students. The 8-week long program aims to assist teen participants in developing leadership skills. THRIVE is another first for Pearland. It is a proactive initiative that
includes quarterly meetings with faith-based organizations and the Police Department to develop the collaboration to create a mechanism for community
Safetytown is currently being developed. Once available, the program will be a week-long camp for children ages 5 – 10 that will teach safety while biking, walking and playing, as well as stranger danger and personal safety issues.
problem-solving. The goal of the program is to strengthen trust and communication with all community members. Other programs in the Division are the Apartment Manager’s Meetings, Senior Citizen Outreach program, Law Enforcement Explorer Post 237 (post number in memory of fallen officer Endy Ekpanya) and Safetytown. The Apartment Manager’s Meetings were recently re-launched to serve as a quarterly information exchange forum for all area apartment managers to get together and discuss safety and security issues.
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SEARCHING FOR SEA LIFE AT QUINTANA BEACH COUNTY PARK
Cost: Free Age: Open to all Location : Quintana Beach County Park - 330 5th St. Quintana, Texas 77541. Help park rangers drag the seine (net) through the surf and discover sea life native to the Gulf of Mexico. The program is open to the public. Program dates subject to weather and surf conditions. For information, contact the park at 979.233.1461 .
SEVENTH ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT AT SAN LUIS PASS COUNTY PARK
NATURE CAMP AT CAMP MOHAWK COUNTY PARK
SUMMER PADDLING EVENT
Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. For information or reservations, call 979.864.1541 .
Cost: $30 per camper Age: 7-12 Location : Camp Mohawk County Park - 110 County Rd. 193, Alvin, Texas 77511 Pre - registration is required. For information or to register, call 979.864.1541 (ext.7). Mon./Thur., June 12 - June 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon./Thur., June 19 - June 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Seventh Annual Fishing Tournament at San Luis Pass County Park - 14001 County Road 257, Freeport, Texas 77541 will be held May 18 - 21 . Registered campers only. For more information or reservations, call San Luis Pass County Park at 979.233.6026 .
June 17, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aug. 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Spend the morning learning the safe and fun way to fish and then head to the water for your own fishing tournament. Prizes awarded for biggest fish and other categories. For information or reservations, call San Luis Pass County Park at 979.233.6026.
KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT
TEXAS ADOPT-A-BEACH FALL CLEAN-UP
TEXAS NAVY DAY CELEBRATION
Location : Stephen F. Austin-Munson Historical County Park, 41885 SH 288, Angleton, Texas 77515
Location : Quintana Beach County Park (330 5th St. Quintana, Texas 77541) / Surfside Jetty County Park (101 Parkview Rd., Surfside, Texas 77541) Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. in Surfside and Quintana for a general beach clean-up. Dress for the weather and bring along some water. Supplies provided; lunch afterward. For more information, contact the coordinators at 979.864.1541 (ext. 7, Surfside) or Patty at 979.233.1461 (Quintana). Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.
Celebrate the Republic of Texas Navy and Constitution Day at the Stephen F. Austin statue. Interact with costumed interpreters, observe a dignified Flag Retirement Ceremony, and enjoy on-site refreshments. For information, call the Stephen F. Austin-Munson Historical County Park at 979.248.5961 . Sat., Sept. 16
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TOM REID LIBRARY EVENTS 3522 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas 77581 281.652.1677 bcls.lib.tx.us All events are free and open to the public.
Summer Reading Join us for exciting summer reading clubs and win awesome prizes. Both branches will offer a Summer Reading Club, a Teen Reading Club and an Adult Reading Club from June 1 through July 31. The theme for all three is “Build a Better World.” Participants in each club who log their reading will become eligible for prizes. A number of events will be offered at both locations. Complete details and list of events will be available at both branches.
Adult Programs Bookworms Book Club is a book discussion group for adults. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on each event date. May 6 - “Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick June 11 - “Today Will Be Different” by Maria Semple July 3 - “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett Aug. 7 - “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson Novel Discussions is a book discussion group for adults. All books are first novels. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. May 15 - “Everybody Rise” by Stephanie Clifford June 19 - “The Assistants” by Camille Perri July 17 - “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh Aug. 21 - “The Mothers” by Brit Bennett Writers’ Group offers writing exercises and critiques for adults. The group meets on May 12, June 9, July 14, and Aug. 11. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Teen Programs Teen Book Club is a book discussion for teens ages 12 - 18. This group meets on May 8, June 12, July 10, and Aug. 14. Meetings begin at 12 p.m. Please bring your own lunch. Please contact the branch for the titles to be discussed.
Children and Family Programs The Children’s Book Club is a book discussion group for children ages 9 - 12. It will meet on May 22, June 26, July 24, and Aug. 28. All meetings are at 12 p.m. Please bring your own lunch. Contact the branch for the titles to be discussed. Bring your baby and join us for Baby Bounce ! We will sing songs, read stories, shake rattles and even have playtime after. This program is for infants ages 0 - 18 months and their caregivers. We meet every Mon. at 10:30 a.m. and every Wed. at 3:30 p.m. Join us for Toddler Story time while we read stories, sing songs, and play with toys after. This event is for toddlers ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers. We meet every Tues. at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Join us for Preschool Story time ! Your child will have a blast while we read stories, sing songs, jump, count and work on crafts after. This program is for children ages 3 - 6. We meet every Thur. at 10:30 a.m. in May and at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in June, July and Aug. Family Craft is for all ages, and it is offered the first Wed. of each month at 6:30 p.m. Each month’s crafting projects will share a common theme. Participants are welcome to make more than one craft during each session and are encouraged to bring family and friends. Maker Mondays are on the first Mon. of each month at 4 p.m. Make a different STEM project every month.
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PEARLAND WESTSIDE LIBRARY EVENTS 2803 Business Center Dr., Suite 101 Pearland, Texas 77584
713.436.0995 bcls.lib.tx.us All events are free and open to the public.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS Adult Programs Bookworms Book Club meets on the fourth Thur. of the month at 6:30 p.m. May 25 - “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney June 24 - “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick July 22 - “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi Aug. 26 - “The Hopefuls” by Jennifer Close Writers’ Group meets monthly on the second Thur. of the month at 6:30 p.m. Tabletop Tuesday Game Night meets on the third Tues. of the month at 6:30 p.m. Gather your friends for fun and challenging board and card games! Various games will be offered, but we also encourage you to B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Game)! Adult Maker Saturday meets monthly on the fourth Sat. of the month at 10:30 a.m. Each month has a new topic
Teen Programs Teen Advisory Group meets the second Tues. of every month at 6:30 p.m. Want to have a say about the books and movies the library buys? Need to earn some volunteer hours? Want to hang out at the library, eat snacks, and play some games? If your answer to any of those questions is YES, then the Teen Advisory Board is for you. DIY Preteen Craft Afternoon meets monthly on the third Sat. at 2 p.m. Opportunity for preteens to get creative and crafty with a variety of DIY projects. Children’s Programs Baby Bounce meets Mon. at 10:30 a.m., a story time for babies ages 6 - 18 months. Toddler Time meets Wed. mornings at 10:30 a.m., a story time event for ages 18 months - 3 years. Preschool Story time meets Tues. and Thur. at 10:30 a.m., a story time event with crafts for toddlers and young children ages 3 - 5. Weekend Movie and Activity held monthly on the second Sat. of the month at 2 p.m. Each month a different movie is shown and different craft or activity is offered. Summer Reading Club at the Pearland Westside Julian Franklin will be performing at the Pearland Westside Library on July 18 at 2 p.m. as part of our Summer Reading Club events and programs. It is open to all families.
dealing with crafting and/or technology. May 27 - Make Your Own Bookmark June 24 - Paper Making July 22 - 3D Printing and Tinkercad Basics Aug. 26 - Intro to Raspberry Pi
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We need you to be a VOLUNTEER. The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers. Do you enjoy learning unique skills or making use of your current skills, meeting great people and getting connected with the City? Become a Parks & Recreation Department volunteer. Give us a little of your spare time and we will give you memories for a lifetime. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteering is easier than you think. Complete the one-time application process online. We welcome your time and talents in providing service for special events, athletics, adaptive recreation and more. You don’t have to be a super hero to inspire someone. Every volunteer is a hero.
Get involved. A great way to help yourself.
Visit us online at pearlandtx.gov/ parkvolunteer for more information.
Log on to pearlandtx.gov/ serviceproject if you are interested in completing a community service project. You can also give us a call at 281.412.8900 .
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REGISTER TODAY Registration begins on May 1 for members and May 8 for the public . City of Pearland Parks & Recreation has made it easy for you to get registered 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: 1. ONLINE You must have a Pearland Parks & Recreation Department account in our database in order to register online. Visa, Master Card and Discover are accepted. Online service is available 24 - hours a day and is the preferred method of registration for the majority of program participants. 2. WALK - IN Walk – in registrations are accepted at the Pearland Parks & Recreation Department Office (4141 Bailey Rd.) from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Registration is also available at the Westside Event Center (2150 Countryplace Pkwy.) while the facility is open for programs and classes. For facility hours of operation, call 281.412.8900.
RESIDENT FEE In order to register and receive the resident fee rate, participants must show proof of residency in 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. 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 takes videotapes or photographs of 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 property.
Thinking about adding a pet to your family? Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are waiting for you. Navigating the process isn’t as hard as you think. Let us help you find the perfect pet and discover how amazing rescuing a pet can be. You can’t buy love, but you can
• Adoption helps stop pet overpopulation • Adoption saves lives • Adoption provides a second chance • Adoption often costs less
Pearland Adoption Center 2002 Old Alvin Rd.
Pearland, Texas 77581 Phone: 281.652.1970
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A military salute will begin the evening’s entertainment followed by the National Anthem on the HEB Entertainment Stage. At sundown, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display unleashed by Westside Veterinary Hospital from your seat inside the stadium. Food, face painting and glow trinkets will be available for purchase. Parking and seating are free of charge. For more information visit pearlandparks.com or call 281.412.8900 . Location: Pearland High School Football Stadium, 3775 S. Main, Pearland, Texas Cost: Free Age: All Ages Parking: Park at Pearland High School or jump on a free shuttle at Pearland Junior High South or Turner Career H.S., 4719 Bailey Rd. JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE COUNTRY’S BIRTHDAY
TUESDAY JULY 4, 2017 CONCERT AT 6:30 P.M. AND FIREWORKS AT 9 P.M.
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Natatorium Pool Parties provide a two hour pool reservation 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. Natatorium Pool Parties
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Need to rent a facility for a party, meeting, or tournament? Look no further! Whether it is a spacious multipurpose room, meeting space, a gymnasium, or an activity pool, we have a host of configurations to meet your needs. Call 281.412.8900 for more information.
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When you become a member of the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, you can expect the best . The state of the art facility and equipment is familiar and comfortable, but what we are most proud of are the people who are there to serve you. The people who warmly greet you, expertly train you and enthusiastically teach you. It is the entire team, our best resource, who is dedicated to making your fitness experience an exceptional one. The Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium is hands-down the one to beat. BENEFITS INCLUDE: MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS. • State of the art equipment & cardio area • Racquetball and Basketball courts perfect for tournaments and leagues
• Group fitness classes throughout the day at no charge, specialty classes such as yoga, cycling, aqua aerobics
• Full locker facilities • Personal Trainers • Open 7 days a week
and much more. • Indoor lap pool
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Gain knowledge and skills beyond clinical nursing with a BSN from UHCL Pearland Campus. Our RN to BSN program offers full-time and part-time tracks designed to give you better career opportunities. Learn more at www.uhcl.edu/nursing.
The choice is clear.
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JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING CAMP Cost: $150 resident / $187.50 non-resident Age: 11 - 14 years Location: RCN The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding Program is designed to guide adolescents, ages 11–14, through the Red Cross Lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills of future lifeguards. It serves to bridge the gap between the “Learn-to-Swim” and “Lifeguarding” programs, and includes the following topics: the development of swimming skills and endurance, victim recognition, First Aid/CPR/ AED and water rescue skills. Participants are not required to perfectly execute skills. However, please be advised; this is an introductory camp and its intent is not to train students for the actual lifeguard certification. Participants will, however, receive a Junior Lifeguard Camp certificate of completion on the last day. Guard pack, lanyard with whistle and t-shirt are included with registration. Prerequisites for the course: • Swim the front crawl 25 yards continuously while breathing on the front or side. • Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence. • Tread water for 1 minute. • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl. • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.
SWIM TEST Cost: $10 Age: 4 years and up Location: RCN
Need to know what swim lesson level to enroll your child or need a specific swim card to go to camp? Each participant will be evaluated based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Skills Assessments for the respective 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.
6917, June 24, 10 - 11 a.m. 6918, July 8, 10 - 11 a.m. INFANTS & WATER
Aquatic survival programs for infants are available at the Recreation Center & Natatorium by two independent contractors. 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. If you are interested in registering with Infant Aquatics email firstname.lastname@example.org . For those interested in registering with Infant Swimming Resource with its Self-Rescue™ program contact email@example.com .
6915, Camp 1: June 26 - 30, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6916, Camp 2: July 24 - 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Cost: $50 resident /
$62.50 non - resident (Level 1 - 3)
Age: 4 - 5 years Location: RCN Preschool Aquatics Level 1
In this class, your child is introduced to basic skills. These skills lay the foundation for developing water competency and the future skill development of swimming strokes. In addition, your child starts to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. Preschool Aquatics Level 2 In this class, our instructors follow a detailed plan to introduce developmentally appropriate swimming and water safety skills to young children. This level continues laying the foundation for developing water competency and further skill development. Preschool Aquatics Level 2 marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children continue to explore using simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to gain greater proficiency in preparation for performing strokes. Preschool Aquatics Level 3 In this class, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children and help further your child’s development of water competency. Preschool Aquatics puts the fun in fundamentals. Each class is loaded with enjoyable, engaging and challenging activities that motivate children to want to perform and learn to swim. All Preschool Level 3 skills are performed independently.
BAY AREA STARS DIVING TEAM Introduces fundamental diving skills to it’s 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. Prerequisite: all participants must become a member of AAU, display an excellent attitude and be able to swim down to the bottom and sides of a 12.5 - foot pool. All participants must also pay a one-time AAU membership of $14, which is paid to the instructor. For registration information log on to bayareastardive.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WATER BABIES Cost: $50 resident / $62.50 non - resident Age: 9 months - 4 years Location: RCN
The Water Babies program allows parents to participate with their child in an individual introduction to water exploration and water safety. A parent or trusted adult per child is required in each class. Classes consist of eight - 25 - minute lessons. This program familiarizes young children with the water and prepares them for American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics or Learn to Swim courses. This course is not intended to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.
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LEARN TO SWIM Cost: $75 resident / $93.75 non - resident (Levels 1 - 3) $85 resident / $106.25 non - resident (Levels 4 - 6) Location: RCN Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills
Level 4 Stroke Improvement Develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and improves other aquatic skills. Students should be able to demonstrate the following: headfirst entries from the side in the compact and stride position, swim underwater, feet-first surface dives, survival swimming, front crawl and backstroke open turns, to tread water using two different kicks. The class focuses on improvement in the 5 basic swim strokes. (Prerequisite: Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 3) Level 5 Stroke Refinement Students should be able to demonstrate the following: shallow angle dives from the side, 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, and to coordinate and refine the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. (Prerequisite: Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 4) Level 6 Fitness Swimming Teaches students how to prevent aquatic emergencies in various aquatic environments as well as introduces and practices self-rescue. Discuss and demonstrate how to use various equipment while swimming, describe the principles of setting up a fitness program and apply the principles of water exercise. ( Prerequisite: Completion of American Red Cross Level 5)
For first time and non-adjusted swimmers. Develops positive attitude towards swimming and emphasizes the importance of good habits and safe practices in and around the water. 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 that began in Level I. (Prerequisite: 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 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 into deep water. (Prerequisite: Completion of American Red Cross Swimming Level 2)
ADULT LESSONS Cost: $75 resident / $93.75 non - resident Age: 16 - 99 years Location: RCN
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Cost: $140 resident / $175 non - resident
Age: 3- 99 years Location: RCN
Designed to develop confidence in the adult swimmer and is geared toward the needs of the class. This program focuses on comfort and flotation in the water, basic survival, front crawling, back crawling, treading water and basic water safety are just a few of the skills taught.
Private swim lessons are great for participants 3 years to adults who want more individual instruction. This one - on - one instruction is designed to give the participant specific training on what they want to accomplish. Skills range from basic water safety, technical help with strokes, or preparation for swim teams can be covered. Make-ups or refunds will only be given for cancellations.
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NATATORIUM SESSION 1
MON. - THUR. (June 5 - 15)
Preschool Aquatics 1 Preschool Aquatics 2 Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 4 Level 5
Preschool Aquatics 1 6743 Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6
NATATORIUM SESSION 2
MON. - THUR. (June 19 - 29)
Preschool Aquatics 1 Preschool Aquatics 2 Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Preschool Aquatics 2
Preschool Aquatics 3 6773 Level 1
Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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NATATORIUM SESSION 3
MON. - THUR. (July 10 - 20)
Preschool Aquatics 1 Preschool Aquatics 2 Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Preschool Aquatics 1 6800 Preschool Aquatics 2
Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 2 Level 5 Level 6
NATATORIUM SESSION 4
MON. - THUR. (July 24 - Aug. 3)
Preschool Aquatics 1 Preschool Aquatics 2 Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 2 Level 5 Level 6
Preschool Aquatics 1 6832 Preschool Aquatics 2
Preschool Aquatics 3
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6
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LITTLE MEDICAL SCHOOL
LITTLE VETERINARIAN SCHOOL
Cost: $150 resident /
$187.50 non - resident
Cost: $75 resident /
Cost: $75 resident / $93.75 non - resident Age: 4 - 6 years Location: WEC Little Veterinarian School encourages students to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. 6959, Thur., June 8 - Aug. 10, 10 - 11 a.m.
Age: 4 - 5 years Location: WEC Is your child starting Kindergarten soon? Help them get ready for the classroom and jump start their reading success with this class. Using the sight words from schools, our instructor will teach your little one the basics of reading, math and science. A minimum of 6 participants must register 7 days prior to class start date . 6948, Tues./Thur., June 6 - Aug. 3, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$93.75 non - resident
Age: 4 - 6 years Location: WEC
The mission of Little Medical School is to teach children about the exciting field of medicine. Through hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and games, children are actively engaged as they explore the world of medicine. 6951, Tues., June 6 - Aug. 8, 10 - 11 a.m.
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WIGGLES & GIGGLES
Cost: $36 resident /
$45 non - resident Age: 9 months - 4 years Location: WEC
Cost: $55 resident / $68.75 non - resident Age: 3 - 5 years Location: WEC
TUMBLE WEEDS WITH PEARLAND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY Cost: $81.60 resident / $102 non - resident Age: 2 years and 6 months - 3 years Instructor: Pearland Gymnastics Academy Coaches Location: Pearland Gymnastics Academy A fun, introductory gymnastics program designed to develop strength, balance & coordination. In the course, children independently follow the coach to inspire sequencing activities, with a combination of learning and playing. The class is strategically designed to provide an outlet for productive play and group interaction. Come share ‘Fun Time’ with your child. Your child will be introduced to an educational activity in ‘Warm-Up.’ Then, the interactive free playtime will begin where new playmates will be made. Your child will have the opportunity to develop motor and memory skills in the ‘Learning Stations.’ Throughout the class time, your little ones will build confidence in their movements and self-expressions. PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED. A minimum of 6 participants must register 7 days prior to class start date . 6930, Wed., June 7 - 28, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 6931, Wed., July 12 - Aug. 2, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Bring your child to participate in the most unique song & movement program available to preschool and Kindergarten students today. Teams of Tomorrow (TOT) is a basketball ball handling, motor development, and fitness program for students ages 3 - 5. TOT combines academics and athletics-appealing to boys and girls, athletic and non-athletic! What makes TOT so unique is the development of self-esteem and self-confidence that a child attains through the classes. Sign up for both sessions in order to receive the full TOT experience. Minimum of 6 participants must register 7 days prior to class start date. 6928, Tues., June 6 - 27, 11 - 11:45 a.m. 6929, Tues., June 11 - Aug. 1, 11 - 11:45 a.m. TUMBLE TOTS WITH PEARLAND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY Cost: $81.60 resident / $102 non - resident Age: 4 - 5 years Instructor: Pearland Gymnastics Academy Coaches Location: Pearland Gymnastics Academy Children love a challenge and we help them to achieve their goals with newly learned skills. This course is an exciting, introductory gymnastics program designed to develop strength, balance & coordination. The class introduces gross motor skills with multi-step instructions.
6902, Tues., June 6 - Aug. 1, 11 - 11:45 a.m. 6903, Tues., June 6 - Aug. 1, 6 - 6:45 p.m. 6904, Thur., June 8 - Aug. 3, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
6905, Tues., June 6 - Aug. 1, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 6906, Thur., June 8 - Aug. 3, 10 - 10:45 a.m. 6907, Thur., June 8 - Aug. 3, 11 - 11:45 a.m. 6914, Thur., June 8 - Aug. 3, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
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