Sunday, June 13, 2021

Get Outside in 2020 with BJNCP Classes!

Southlake Recreation is proud to present a series of FREE adult outdoor education classes at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. This series was created from YOUR feedback–you told us what type of classes you’re interested in, and we listened!

BJNCP is a true hidden treasure of Southlake that we think should be shared and explored by all. Through these outdoor classes (which are designed for ages 13 and up), we hope you’ll be encouraged to explore this beautiful oasis from the city and learn something along the way. We can’t wait to get outside and really hope you’ll join us!


Composting 101January 11
Learn the basics of composting and how you can make a big difference in your life and garden.
Register here.


The Legacy of Bob JonesFebruary 15
The story of Bob Jones defies all odds. Learn more about the namesake of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and Bob Jones Park and the incredible role he and his family play in Southlake’s history.
Register here.


How Does Your (Vegetable) Garden Grow?March 21
Would you like to grow your own vegetables? Learn the basics of vegetable gardening and meet local experts who can help you get started.
Register here.


Make Every Day Earth Day!April 25
Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn how you can make every day Earth Day! In this class, we will discuss water conservation and ways you can practice sustainability daily.
Register here.

On the Wild Side: Gardening to Attract Wildlife

Join Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve November 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for a fun and interactive adult class, “On the Wild Side: Gardening to Attract Wildlife.”

This class is perfect for adults interested in making their landscape a little more “wild” with the goal of attracting wildlife and helping our local ecosystem. Guest speaker and Local Master Gardener, Sher Dunaway, is leading the class. Ms. Dunaway is passionate about teaching people about local plants and simple ways to make big differences.

This is a free class, but space is limited and registration is required. Register here.

When: Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Cost: FREE!

Adult Ballet Classes Coming to Southlake Parks and Recreation This June

Have you always wanted to learn ballet? This class is perfect for you! Students will sculpt a dancer’s physique while learning ballet fundamentals from former professional dancer Kristina Mitchell Simmons.

This class is also a great fit for former dancers and athletes of other disciplines.

Instructor Kristina Mitchell Simmons is a Southlake mom who is a former professional ballet dancer with a Master of Fine Arts in dance teaching and choreography. Each 75-minute class will take you through barre, stretching and center work. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Adult Ballet Session 1

Date: June 4–20  |  Tues & Thurs  |  9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Champions Club Fitness Studio
Champions Club Member Fee: $100
Non-Member Fee: $125
Register Online

Adult Ballet Session 2

Dates: Aug 6 – 27  |  Tues  |  9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Champions Club Fitness Studio
Champions Club Member Fee: $66
Non-Member Fee: $83
Register Online

Adult Ballet Session 3

Dates: Aug 8 – 29  |  Thurs  |  9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Champions Club Fitness Studio
Champions Club Member Fee: $66
Non-Member Fee: $83
Register Online

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.