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Parks and Rec offers many ways to get your game on

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.

For more information, check out our Summer Parks Guide or website, or call us at 979-764-3486. We have endless opportunities to get your Game On.

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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Meyer Senior and Community Center opens in June

By Kelly Kelbly, Assistant Parks & Recreation Director

The Bob & Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center is within a few weeks of opening!

Work on the floors is still being performed, along with other punch list items, which will clear the way for this senior-focused center to be ready for additional technology installation and new furniture.

Doors will open and programming will begin Monday, June 3, at 8 a.m.

The rescheduled grand opening ceremony will be Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m.

If you already have your copy of the College Station Parks & Recreation Summer Guide, then you will see different dates listed. The online version of the guide has the correct grand opening information, along with all the programs that will be offered at the Meyer Senior and Community Center.

For those who may be unaware, the Bob & Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center is the reimagined, renovated facility formerly occupied by Arts Council of Brazos Valley at 2275 Dartmouth St.

The center will offer three multipurpose rooms, a room for arts and crafts, WiFi, and plenty of space for dances, classes, a wide variety of activities, or just visiting with friends and family.

The center and its senior programming are made possible through generous contributions from the estate of Bob and Wanda Meyer, and is the fulfillment of Bob’s dream for College Station to have a facility that met the social needs of its older citizens.

Learn more at cstx.gov/MeyerCenter or in our Parks & Recreation Summer Guide.

 


kkbioAbout 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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Successful parks survey provides valuable planning tool

By Kelly Kelbly, Parks & Recreation Assistant Director

The City of  College Station’s Parks and Recreation Department continually strives to match assets, planning, facilities and programs to the wants and needs of you – our residents and customers.

Last fall, we commissioned a survey of our residents to assess those desires. We had an incredible response, with 1,144 citizens taking the time to provide their invaluable feedback.

Parks and Recreation staff will rely on the survey results as an essential tool as we update our master plan and work with the city council on establishing priorities and identifying funding. After analyzing the results, we were pleased to find that our department already is moving forward with many of your desires. (more…)