Check out what’s new this fall with Southlake Recreation! There are a variety of new programs which appeal to all ages, interests and activity levels.
Late Nite Fridays
Teens head out on the town with your friends and explore the best Friday night entertainment that DFW has to offer. Each month we will check out a different activity as you spend the night with your friends and our friendly Parks and Recreation staff. Dates: Sept 16- Whirlyball; Oct 21- Haunted House Tour; Nov 18- Group Dynamix.
Bicentennial Park Scavenger Hunt— Starts October 1st!!
Bicentennial Park has just completed its first phase of renovations and we want Southlake residents to go see the new improvements! You will have to use your detective skills, quick wit, and careful observations in order to answer the scavenger hunt questions.
The hunt will start on October 1st after the Park’s new Ground Opening in late September. The Scavenger hunt questions, rules and prizes will be posted on www.southlakeparksandrec.com. The first entry with all of the correct answers will receive the grand prize, while all other correct entrees will be placed in a drawing for separate prizes from local Southlake businesses (like Starbucks, Feedstore BBQ, Taco Diner and Campania Pizza). Winners will be announced at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting on November 8, 2011 and answers to the hunt will be posted on the website at that time. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate the hidden treasures, called geocaches, with a GPS device. There are several geocaches hidden within Southlake’s many parks. Check out www.geocaching.com and search for caches hidden by SLPR to complete the Southlake Parks and Recreation Geocaching Series. Look for the geoaching series to start in early September!
Outdoor Hiking Adventure Trips
Ages 13 and up
Looking to explore the outdoors and discover the beauty that nature has to offer? Come join Southlake Parks and Recreation as we guide you through some of the best local hiking spots including Lake Grapevine and nearby Texas State Parks. These trips provide the opportunity to meet new people, learn life skills and have fun in an outdoor setting. Beginners to advanced outdoor enthusiasts alike are welcome on all trips!
Sat Oct 8– Lake Grapevine– Southlake US Army Corps Land
We’ll start local and discover what hiking trails exist in own our backyard here in Southlake.
Sat Nov 5– Ray Roberts State Park
We’ll leave the metroplex and head north to discover Ray Roberts Lake State Park, which has over 5,800 acres of park land to explore. We will hike at the Isle du Bios (Island of the Trees) area and hope to spot some local wildlife.
Session I- Sept 15-Oct 20
Session II- Oct 27-Dec 8
Our Therapeutic Recreation program is expanding to include younger paraticpants. Kidz club is a great opportunity for children with mental or developmental disabilities to socialize and interact with others outside of the classroom. Weekly activities will include arts and crafts, social activities, active games, movies, field trips and more. Parents will receive a weekly itinerary at the beginning of each session.