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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Funnin'

For most kids, May 28th will mark the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer 2009. It's a time for them to explore their surroundings, have fun, and nourish their minds with activities that have nothing to do with schooling. For parents, it's a time to explore hobbies, stop to take in the outdoor weather, and where one must do their best to keep their kid out of trouble and entertained. So, as many adults are trying to figure out what to do with the kiddos and themselves, I suggest to look little further than what the Houston Parks & Recreation Department has in place for this Summer at Selena Perez- Denver Harbor Park. As this is the only park in DH with a Community Center, there will be a good amount of going ons for children, adults, and Seniors. Here is a breakdown.

2009 Summer Enrichment Program- Keep your child active every day with arts & crafts, games, special events/entertainment, sports and water fun by registering him or her for this program.
  • Ages: 6- 13
  • Registration: April 18th until filled - Registration is required at Community Center During Normal Business Hours
  • Camp Dates: June 1st - August 7th (Monday thru Friday only)
  • Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fee: $30 per week per child (Some Participants May Qualify for Exemption)
  • Information: For all who register, there will be an 'Overview/Orientation given at the Denver Harbor Community Center on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 @ 6:30pm
    Call 713-675-2151 for more info & if you have questions.
Pool Supervisors, Head Lifeguards, and Lifeguard Jobs - Provide lifeguarding duty at the Denver Harbor Park Pool.
  • Requirements: 16 years of age or older, must pass American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course, Must pass drug test and criminal history background check
  • Starting Salary: $9.50 hourly
  • Employment Period: May 16th, 2009 to September 7, 2009
  • Location: Aquatics Office- 6402 Market St, Houston, Tx 77020 (Community Center)
  • Info: 713-670-5501 Mon- Fri 9am- 5pm
Saturday Open Gymnasium- Enjoy open and free basketball, volleyball, or badminton @ Denver Harbor Community Center
  • Ages: All
  • Registration: None Required
  • Fee: FREE
  • Program Dates: Year round every Saturday
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • More Info: 713-675-2151
Adult Step Aerobics- Step Aerobics is a great cardiovascular workout and classes are available for all levels for intense to simple depending on the community center and instructor.
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Registration: Ongoing
  • Fee: FREE
  • Program Dates: Year Round
  • Times: M/W/Th 6pm- 7pm
    Fri 1pm- 2pm
  • Info: 713-675-2151
Community Swimming Pool- Public pools will be open in 2 phases. During Phase I, scheduled for May 23rd, 20 pools will open during the weekend only. During Phase II, scheduled for June 6th, an additional 17 pools will open. From June 15th through August 14 HPARD (Houston Parks and Recreation Department) will operate 37 municipal pools on a Tuesday through Sunday schedule from 1pm - 8pm. All public pools will be closed Mondays throughout Summer.
  • More Info: 713-673-7140
Senior Program- This program provides a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities for seniors. Activities include specialty and creative crafts, fitness, walking clubs, cultural events, senior forums, field trips, and special events.
  • Ages: 55 years and older
  • Fee: FREE unless otherwise indicated
  • Times: Various by Community Center
  • Info: 713-675-2151

Aztec- Mexica Dance/ Danza- Learn the movements of the ancient Mexica through the living, evolving, cultural tradition of dance/danza filled with artistic, spiritual, and warrior tradition of the Pre-Columbian Aztecs and their post-conquest descendants. Open practice.
  • Ages- all
  • Fee: FREE
  • When: every Thursday, 6:30pm, next to DH Pool (unless more room needed)
  • Needs: Comfortable clothes to move in - Ladies please wear a skirt
  • Info: ourdhstreets@gmail.com

Park Volunteer Program- several programs available for volunteers of all ages to assist in a variety events and activities from coaching youth sports to cleanup projects in neighborhood parks. Ages and Hours vary depending on which volunteer program one chooses to partake in. Call DH Community Center for more info on all of these opportunities at 713-675-2151.

There are sure to be more things coming through DH Park and the other parks and areas surrounding, so keep a look out and come take part in these great free activities to keep you active and connected to your communidad.
Find out more @ www.houstonparks.org

1 comment:

  1. to whom it may concen!
    It has been brought to my attention that you a may a volunteer who distrubutes food out to the seriors once a month. This person(s)are actullay stealing the food along with her daughter. seniors stand a line to receive food, just to be turn away cause there is "no more" and told to come back next month. This is wrong!! folks come out needing food to eat not to be turn away. Sad to say this is happening, but it is.. Martha Cavazos and her daughter Maggie, have contiue to load her surburan, and that is why there is no food.. i will also be notifify the proper authorities. thank you