Friday, February 23, 2024

Minute with the Mayor: The Award-Winning Club Metro

On this week’s Minute with the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem Shawn McCaskill took the reins to dig into the success of our award-winning Club Metro Program with Jennifer Blackstock, the Recreation Programs Manager. 

Club Metro, a beacon of Southlake’s Adaptive Recreation initiative, clinched the prestigious Texas Recreation and Parks Society Excellence in Programming Award. Jennifer Blackstock illuminated the program’s goals: a tailored haven offering specialized experiences for teens and adults with special needs. 

Blackstock highlighted the exponential growth in demand, revealing that before the recent expansion, the program ran three times a week during fall and spring, leaving families yearning for more. The resounding need propelled Club Metro to expand, introducing two weeks of exhilarating Club Metro Camp during the summer. 

“The Awards Selection Committee praised our Community Services Department. They said our nomination was a shining example of dedication and excellence in parks and recreation,” said Jennifer Blackstock. 

You can watch the full episode of Minute with the Mayor here:


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