The new year serves up a fresh lineup of captivating parks and recreation programs

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

The upcoming new year offers a fresh beginning for the Parks & Recreation Department and an impressive lineup of engaging programs and events for all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for a new hobby or want to catch a movie with your furry friends, we have something for everyone.

Registration is underway – with no residency requirements. Here’s a quick look at our winter and spring schedule:


  • Winter Basketball
  • Softball League
  • Kickball League
  • Volleyball League
  • Basketball League 
  • Introduction to Rugby
  • Round-Robin Tennis League
  • Intermediate Tennis
  • Junior Beginner Tennis
  • Junior Intermediate Tennis  
  • High-Performance Tennis Academy
  • Beginner Tennis
  • Competitive Drill Tennis


  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • Exploring Experiments
  • Texas Hunter’s Safety Certification Course
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification
  • Sheng Zhen Meditation in Motion
  • Saturday Exhibit Unveiling
  • Get Growing with Brazos County Master Gardeners
  • Nature Center’s Star Party
  • Monarch March
  • Shakespeare In the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


  • After-School Program
  • Youth In Action: Job Readiness Workshops
  • Teen Night
  • Okinawan Karate
  • Friday Night Live
  • Youth In Action: Job Fair
  • Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party
  • Nia Fitness
  • Zumba & Cardio Fitness
  • Basketball Open Gym & Pickleball
  • Computer Literacy Class
  • Homebuyers Education Class
  • Cooking With K&J Southern Cuisine: Tour of American Kitchens
  • Weekly Senior Programs
  • Valentine’s Day Social
  • Seniors Night Out: Themed Parties
  • Cinco De Mayo Arts & Crafts
  • Mother’s Day Celebration
  • 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Keeping the Dream Alive Celebration
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • Community Clean Up
  • Job Fair
  • Financial Literacy
  • Ujamaa Market Place
  • Who We Are: Black History
  • Old School Vs. Nu’ School Basketball Game & Skills Competition
  • Easter Egg-Stravaganza
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration


  • Watercolor I & II
  • Weekly Senior Programs


  • Creative Circle
  • American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, AED Certification: Blended Learning
  • Babysitter Training & Pediatric CPR
  • Weekly Senior Programs
  • Spring Dances
  • Boccia Ball


  • Movies in the Park: “A Dog’s Journey”


  • Exploring History Luncheons, Larry J. Ringer Library

You probably have questions, so maybe this helps:

When will the spring parks guide be published?

 The spring guide won’t be published this year, but we’re committed to providing updated information through our website.

Do you offer scholarships for youth and after-school programs?

 We offer a discounted rate for qualifying households. Proof of eligibility is required.

When will the splash pads open?

 The Fun for All Playground and W.A. Tarrow’s splash pads open on March 1 and operate daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

 Are there other athletic leagues in town?

 Yes! BCS SoccerBrazos Valley Girls SoftballCollege Station Little League, and College Station Soccer Club operate spring leagues.

 When will you start accepting pool rentals for the 2022 season?

 Reservations open on February 1.

When is the Fun for All Playground open?

 The playground is open daily from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations aren’t accepted and remember — only service animals are allowed.

 Are you hiring seasonal staff?

 Yes! We hire tennis instructors and recreation assistants for our after-school program, athletic leagues, facility rentals, and senior programs.

For more information, contact us at 979-764-3486 or It’s also a good idea to sign up to receive our weekly Recreation Connection eNewsletter for updates on programs, events, and news.

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About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 16 years, the last eight as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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