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Registration for City’s Club Rec Summer Camps Now Open

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department announces the return of the Club Rec summer camp for children with registration now open at any City recreation center.

The camp offers activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and free lunch for children ages 6 to 12. A teen mentoring program is also available for teenagers ages 13 to 16.

The Club Rec camp runs from June 18 to August 10.  Scholarships are available to help pay for the registration fee.

Registration for the summer program costs $40 per week for children 6 to 12 and $20 per week for the teen mentoring program.

For more information on the Parks and Recreation Club Rec Program, including registration locations, call (915) 212-0092 or visit the city’s website.

Video+Story: Annual “Kidtona” Power Kar Racing Event set for March 17

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the annual “Kidtona” Power Kar Race.

This year’s race is set for at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, in the parking lot of Marty Robbins Park located at 11600 Vista Del Sol Drive

The event features an obstacle course designed for separate age groups of children from 4 to 9 years old. There will be qualifying heats along with championship races.

Each age group is divided into two categories, modified and non-modified. The non-modified races have a 12-volt battery limit, while the modified races give parents the option to alter battery power to the child’s power wheels’ car above the 12-volt battery limit.

Space is limited to 20 cars per age group.  Drivers must bring own helmet (mandatory), eye & glove wear is optional.

The deadline for participants to register is March 12, with a cost of $10 per vehicle. Vendor booths are also available for $45, while food booths are available for $65.

For more info on the race, or to register, click here.

Parks and Recreation Department to Host Senior Game Opening Ceremonies Saturday

The Parks and Recreation Department launches the 2018 Senior Games with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, at the Polly Harris Senior Center located at 650 Wallenberg Drive in West El Paso

The Senior Games are for men and women who are 50 or older. The games provide a variety of sports, activities, and social events during February, March, April and May.

Each year, the games attract hundreds of athletes, along with guests and friends from around the area.

The games are created to provide recreational opportunities, encourage fitness as a life-long activity, combine sports and games with fitness, fun, and fellowship and promote the positive public image of seniors.

The Senior Games will start at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 24, with a basketball skills competition at Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr. and a 1500 meters and 5k road race at the Polly Harris Senior Center.

Interested athletes may participate in the Senior Games for $15 for two events or $45 to participate in all events. The Senior Games run through May and are sponsored by United Healthcare and Urgent Care Home Heath Inc.

For more information on the Senior Games, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 503-6544.

Parks and Rec Hosting Two Day Green Infrastructure Workshop

The City of El Paso was awarded grant funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Conservation License Plates Program to host a two-day workshop to promote green infrastructure and pollinator habitats.

The workshop will include a session on green infrastructure on August 24 and a half-day workday at Esmeralda Park on August 25.

Community members will learn how to alter a landscape to naturally absorb more water.  The workshop is brought to the community by the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist, El Paso Water, High Desert Native Plants, and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission.

WHAT:     Green Infrastructure Workshop: Putting it to Work

WHEN:     8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, August 24, and 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, August 25

WHERE:   Thursday – El Paso Community College Library, 6701 S. Desert Blvd.

Friday – Esmeralda Park, 709 Esmeralda Armendariz (community members will be planting on site)

El Paso Parks and Recreation After School Program

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration on August 15 for the After School Program for the 2016-2017 school year.

The program costs $5 per week, per child and is offered at select elementary schools in the EPISD and YISD school districts for ages 5 through 12. The program starts September 6, with hours from school dismissal to 6 p.m. A healthy, nutritious evening meal is served on a daily basis.

The After School Program is designed to keep participants in a safe and fun environment by providing them with homework space, table games, sports activities, arts and crafts, and much more.

The program is benefited through the support of the Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation.

For more information call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 544-0753.

July is National Parks and Recreation Month; Concert Slated for San Jacinto on July 3rd

July is National Parks and Recreation Month and the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating by inviting everyone to participate in a variety of activities and events during the month.

July will be highlighted by events such as a sand volleyball and kickball tournament, table tennis and huachas and horseshoe tournament, as well as aerobic classes and dances, just to name a few.

The month-long celebration also includes free outdoor concerts at various City parks, including an Independence Day Celebration and Concert on July 3 at San Jacinto Plaza.

Since 1985, July has been recognized as National Park and Recreation Month in the United States as a way of establishing and maintaining the quality of life for, and contributing to the physical, economic and environmental well-being of communities.

The activities and events are free and open to all ages. To find a complete list of activities, click on the National Parks and Recreation Month banner at www.elpasotexas.gov or call (915) 544-0753.

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