By Kelly Kelbly, Parks & Recreation Assistant Director
Those of us who work in the Park and Recreation industry know it isn’t always fun and games, but since July is National Park and Recreation Month, we want to celebrate everything that makes our field fun and full of joy and excitement.
Since 1985, America has celebrated this as Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme is “Game On!” A game is defined as a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck.
The College Station Parks and Recreation Department offers everything from summer camps to sports leagues to special events, so there’s a chance for anyone of any level to get in a game.
For example, kids can stop by the Lincoln Recreation Center to test their skills at knockout, ping-pong, or hula hooping. Those in Lick Creek Nature Center programs are often found playing chase or tag. Older kids can drop by the Southwood Community Center, Meyer Senior & Community Center, or Lincoln Recreation Center to play 42, bridge, and mahjong.
If you’re interested in competitive sports, we offer youth basketball and flag football leagues throughout the year, and swimmers can join the Tsunamis, our summer swim team. We also partner with several organizations to ensure that soccer, baseball, and softball options are available.
Adults can compete in Ultimate Frisbee, spike ball, softball, kickball, basketball, and volleyball leagues.
But the fun doesn’t end there.
Throughout the year, we host dozens of tournaments that showcase outstanding athletes in a variety of sports. If you don’t want to compete, we invite you to drop by as a spectator.
Put me in coach; I’m ready to play!
About the Blogger
Assistant Director Kelly Kelbly is in her 18th year with the College Station Parks & Recreation Department. A native of Gilmer, Kelly is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M.
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