As Gov. Greg Abbott continues his plans to open Texas, the Parks and Recreation Department has been making plans for reopening spaces, facilities, and programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a look at our current situation, including some answers to your most frequent questions. Continue reading Parks & Recreation: What’s open and what’s not?
The Southwood Community Center returns to regular hours – 9.a.m-5 p.m. on weekdays – and operations on Feb. 24, but the rehabilitation is complete enough to host the initial session of the new Nia Fitness class on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The class is from 9-10 a.m. and runs through Feb. 27. Continue reading Southwood Community Center reopening nears
Join us for the Parks Summer Open House on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Southwood Community Center. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff and instructors will be on site to provide more information and to answer your questions on youth summer camps, senior programs, special events, employment opportunities, aquatic programs athletic leagues and library activities. Continue reading Saturday’s Open House your key to all things summer
When Mr. Meyer passed away in 2013 at the age of 81, he left about $750,000 to benefit senior programs in the Parks & Recreation Department. On Tuesday, we dedicated a plaque at Southwood honoring Mr. Meyer and his lovely wife, Wanda. Continue reading A tribute to the noble legacy of the late Bob Meyer
Older adults can be more susceptible to foodborne sicknesses and related illnesses, which can have serious complications. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hosting a free Food Safety 101 for Older Adults program in College Station on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Southwood Community Center. Join us to learn some great food safety information just in time for summer! Continue reading Aggie brings Food Safety 101 tour to College Station
By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator
As parents, caregivers and students across the Brazos Valley gear up to start a new school year, they should also consider enrolling in the City of College Station’s after-school programs.
High-quality after-school programs help keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and serve as a source of support and comfort to working families.
According to the Afterschool Alliance, the number of kids unsupervised after 3 p.m. has declined, but 20 percent still don’t have someone to care for them after school. In many cases, cost and a lack of transportation keep families from enrolling in a program.