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This July, Fort Worth residents are invited to discover everything parks have to offer

Posted July 2, 2018

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Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at Fort Worth parks and community centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation as Fort Worth celebrates Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery.

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association, by inviting residents to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at local parks. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues and summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that.

During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life:

  • Park & Recreation’s Aquatics Division is offering swimming lessons all summer for adults and children at Forest Park Pool. Each session costs $30. Registration dates, as well as times and class dates, are available online.
  • Camp Fort Worth is going on now at 18 community centers throughout Fort Worth. Participating kids between the ages of 5 and 13 spend their summer discovering new skills, creating new friendships, and staying active and engaged even while school isn’t in session. Learn more at the Camp Fort Worth webpage.
  • The Summer Recreation Catalog is available for viewing. The Fall Recreation catalog should be out by mid-August so residents can register for fall classes.

Additionally, Fort Worth community centers are hosting a variety of special events and activities throughout the rest of the summer:

Day of Dance at Handley Meadowbrook: 9 a.m. July 27, 2018; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Ocean in a Bottle at Chisholm Trail: 1 p.m. July 27, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Swimming Lessons - Registration begins for Session 4: 9 a.m. July 28, 2018; Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place Ave.
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Block Party at Victory Forest: 11 a.m. July 28, 2018; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Water Kickball at R.D. Evans: 4 p.m. Aug. 1, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Kickball at Como: 6 p.m. Aug. 1, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Community Food Share Day at Como: 9 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Football Clinic at Handley Meadowbrook: 9 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Senior Social Trip at Southside: 10 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

T-Shirt Making at Chisholm Trail: 1 p.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Back to School Bash at North Tri: 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Starting a Business at Chisholm Trail: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Splash Day at Greenbriar Community Center: 10 a.m. Aug. 9, 2018; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

End of Summer Bash at Diamond Hill: 3 p.m. Aug. 10, 2018; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Geocaching 101 at R.D. Evans: 6 p.m. Aug. 10, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Financial Literacy at Chisholm Trail: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Community Food Share Day at Como: 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt at Chisholm Trail: noon Aug. 17, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Movie Night at Worth Heights: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Back to School Bash at Como: 9 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Back to School Bash at Thomas Place: 10 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

College Fair at Sycamore: 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Back to School Bash at R.D. Evans: 9 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Learn more about Park and Recreation Month.

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