Monday, January 18, 2021

Champions Club Offers Special Holiday VIP Membership

It’s never too early to invest in your fitness goals which is why now is the perfect time to take advantage of the Champions Club VIP Membership Special.

VIP members will receive a special VIP welcome gift, valued at $100, while supplies last. It includes a Champions Club backpack, Radian Blender Bottle, a metal water bottle, and a towel. In addition to the gift, you will also receive a Free Fitness Assessment from our talented team of pros. It includes a complete InBody assessment, a blood pressure check, flexibility assessment and an aerobic capacity assessment. As a bonus, you will also receive a FREE personal training session, valued at $70 along with an entry in the Champions Club VIP New Year Drawing, terms and conditions apply.

Sign up by January 31, 2021 to be eligible for the VIP New Year Drawing. Becoming a member will give you full access to all that Champions Club has to offer including but not limited to the club’s state-of-the-art facility equipped with a fitness center, gymnasium, walking track, aquatic center and indoor and outdoor turf and other amenities.

Plus, you will receive unlimited support during your fitness journey from a team of individuals as well as become apart of the Southlake fitness community.

If you would like a tour of the facility, guided tours are available during regular business hours.
You can also check our virtual tour online.

For more information about Champions Club benefits, please visit us online at ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/VIPMemberSpecial to learn more about the current special and sign up to become a member. 

Meet World Class Employee Arianna Esparza

In Southlake, we strive for perfection and to exceed expectations by delivering world class experiences. That’s why we hire world class employees to deliver services with a smile!

Meet Arianna Esparza. She is a recreation attendant with the Community Services Department.

Esparza has been working for the City of Southlake for about a year in the Recreation Division of Community Services, specifically with Athletics and Programs.

She assists and helps to facilitate premiere programs such as Camp Mania Kids, Club Metro and the athletic leagues.

Working with kids and seniors during COVID-19 has its challenges, but Esparza is up for the task.

She helps to enforce safety measures, so everyone is safe.

“We clean all the chairs, we make sure everybody is good to go. They have hand sanitizer, make sure referees get them and make sure all the parents have masks on before they’re sitting down and spread out,” Esparza said.

While safety is her main priority, her most valuable contribution to her job is brightening up someone’s day.

“The one thing that I enjoy most about my job is coming into work and knowing that if a kid is having a bad day, I can make that day completely different than what they had at school or at home. They can be open with me and talk to me about anything they would like to talk to me about,” she said.

Like many jobs, rewards are often given in different formats. For Esparza, it’s the opportunities.

“I love all the opportunities I get. I can be in different things like Club Metro. It’s probably one of the most amazing things because you get to see all of their smiling faces. I remember the first day they came back, they were all so excited to be here and that’s a joy that makes you happy to be there too,” Esparza said.

 

 

Safely Reopening The Marq Southlake

As we’ve started to transition into more familiar routines, the City of Southlake has taken steps to safely restore our services, programs and meetings in accordance with State of Texas guidelines.

We’re excited to announce that next on the list is the reopening of The Marq Southlake. Following Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on recreation and exercise facilities, waterparks and event venues, The Marq Southlake will open in accordance with the maximum 25% capacity guidelines.

The Community Services department has continued to take steps to safely restore parks and recreation-related services and programs. The next big step is the reopening of Champions Club on Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. and Legends Hall on Monday, June 1 at 9 a.m.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in a safe environment and encourage everyone to abide by state regulations. We also ask that you be patient as we work through required protocols and protective measures to ensure your safety. The City is very excited to be able to deliver state-of-the-art recreation programs and services once again!

Champions Club

Our staff has worked diligently to open the facility with as many amenities open as allowed under the Governor’s current guidelines. We are happy to announce that the majority of the facility’s amenities will be available for member use. Champions Club components that will remain closed include the locker room showers and lockers, spray pad, interactive pool amenities and the indoor playground.

Operating hours will be modified and include a mid-day closure Monday-Friday for cleaning and sanitization to make sure our customers are protected and safe.

New Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mid-day closure, Monday – Friday: 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

When members visit for the first time, they will notice several measures in place to ensure member and employee safety. Upon arrival, there will be designated entry and exits to the building and a guided path to the front desk. Sneeze guards have been installed at all customer service desks. The seating area has also been modified to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and coffee services have been eliminated. The Child Watch area has been expanded to provide separate spaces for children 4 years old and younger and children 5 years old and older.

The fitness floor and aquatic center have been modified to accommodate physical distancing and capacity requirements. In addition, the number of group fitness classes has been reduced.

In an effort to protect our older and more vulnerable citizens, all Senior Activity Center programming has been canceled. Staff has been trained on new policies and procedures and will engage in enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices so that we can open safely and in the best interest of seniors when the time is right.

To learn more about what Champions Club is doing to make sure patrons are safe and what to expect when visiting, please visit the Champions Club website.

Legends Hall

Legends Hall will reopen to the public for regular operating hours, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New protocols are in place to ensure the safety of staff and potential clients during facility tours. Virtual tours are also available. Event layouts will be modified to abide by current physical distancing guidelines. As with Champions Club, additional cleaning and sanitization practices have been enacted.

The Senior Activity Center located inside Legends Hall will remain closed until we can safely open for our senior citizens.

Visit the Legends Hall website to learn more about booking an event and any enhanced requirements for events.

Stay Informed and Safe

When visiting The Marq Southlake, we encourage you to make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family by following state requirements, expert guidance and advice.

To help you stay informed, the City regularly updates www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the City information you need.

We’re ready to be safely back, Southlake and look forward to seeing you at The Marq.

Help us Celebrate What Makes Southlake Special

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020: Celebrate Southlake has been postponed. Read more here.

 

Join Mayor Laura Hill and her Alliance for Unity & Culture as they Celebrate Southlake, March 20 -22 in Bicentennial Park.

Celebrate Southlake is a community event designed to bring the people of Southlake together in celebration of our cultural diversity and inclusion that makes our beautiful city so special.

As Mayor Hill has said before, “I believe in Southlake, and I believe in anyone who is willing to stand up with me to make Southlake the best it can be.”

Celebrate Southlake events provide an opportunity and location to gather and have conversations that contribute to creating meaningful change and inclusion in our community all while enjoying food, music, performances and entertainment.

New this year will be three days of different events to help celebrate our great community. If you can’t make it to one event, there will be two other opportunities to celebrate with us!

On Friday, March 20, take some time to talk with Mayor Hill and members of her Alliance for Unity & Culture while enjoying a meal in Bicentennial Park, appropriately right on Unity Way.  The Community Dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. Sit side-by-side with your neighbors, taste a variety of world cuisines and feast on engaging conversation.  It’s a special opportunity to really break bread with your Southlake neighbors and get to know them. Sharing a meal is always a great opportunity to sit back, relax and take time for conversation. The Community Dinner gives you the opportunity to do just that while enjoying a variety of local cultural cuisines available for purchase.

Saturday, March 21, the fun moves to Aria Amphitheater and The Marq promenade to bring back the cultural festival that started Celebrate Southlake three years ago.  We invite you to “Travel the World” with us and visit cultural booths. While you’re learning more be sure to get your Celebrate Southlake passport stamped.  The passport will make the perfect keepsake to commemorate all the different cultures that make up Southlake.  When you’re not learning more at the booths, take in some of the cultural performances and entertainment. Some of the entertainment will include Indian music and dance, the music of China and much more.  Kids and adults will enjoy lawn games and various interactive cultural activities.

Celebrate Southlake wraps up on Sunday, March 22 at Champions Club with a family-friendly trivia competition. Teams of six will compete to answer questions and prove their knowledge of local and world history and culture all while enjoying small snacks and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded each round, with the last team standing taking home the grand prize.

We hope you will save the date and join us. This promises to be a special weekend so tell your friends and neighbors and we hope to see you there. For more information, please visit our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8019.

Southlake Wins TRAPS Promotions and Marketing Award for Champions Club

The Southlake Community Services Department is a Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) 2020 Promotions and Marketing Award winner.

The team won for their efforts in promoting the 2019 opening and membership drive for Champions Club at The Marq Southlake.

Community Services Director Chris Tribble is excited The Marq Southlake team is being recognized for its efforts.

“Opening the doors to a new building is always a big job, and I am so proud to be a part of a team that was able to welcome all of our new Champions Club members with open arms,” Tribble stated. “We love seeing people learn about and enjoy the new facility.”

Jennifer Oaks, with the TRAPS awards committee, noted that “Your nomination stood out above the rest to exemplify commitment and dedication in the field of recreation. We are honored to present this award to you.”

Are you interested in learning more about Champions Club at The Marq?  Visit us at www.ChampionsClubSouthlake.com for more information.

 

New at Champions Club, Full Body Composition Testing

True it’s been a few weeks since Christmas but Champions Club is still reveling in excitement over the present Santa brought them. New to Champions Club is the InBody 570, a full body composition testing machine. Even better is that testing is free for members.

“This is a test that you could pay hundreds of dollars for to have conducted at a doctor’s office, and with the InBody system, we’re excited to offer body composition testing completely complementary to our members,” notes Deputy Director of Community Services Kate Meacham.

Members are invited to a testing sneak peek this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, January 11 & 12 during member appreciation activities in Champions Club between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Testing is noninvasive and takes about 45 seconds to conduct.  If you’re not able to make it during that time, starting Monday, January 13, members can schedule appointments to have the test conducted.

The InBody test will reveal how your diet and exercise are affecting your overall health. Through regularly scheduled testing, you can challenge yourself and monitor your progress over time.

“The personalized report you receive with the test is extremely helpful, it gives you information about overall health including body fat percentage, amount of lean muscle tissue, visceral fat or the fat around your organs and more,” explains Champions Club Fitness Supervisor Ryan Svoboda. “We’ll also have our trained fitness professionals available to help interpret your results not only this weekend but anytime you have the test conducted.”

You can learn more about the testing process and how to register for testing by visiting the Champions Club website here.

New Party Packages Now Available at Champions Club

Looking for the perfect venue to host your child’s next birthday party? Champions Club at the Marq Southlake now offers two amazing party packages plus a menu of a la carte activities and add-ons to make planning your lil champ’s party a breeze!


Champs Party

We provide the space and activity, you bring the food, drinks, and fun!
Member Fee: $180
Non Member Fee: $225
Deposit: $50

Includes:

  • Two-hour party room rental
  • Day pass admission for 12 guests to the Aquatics Center or Indoor Playground (additional passes available at $7 per guest)
  • No food and drinks are provided but outside food and drinks are permitted
  • Outside decorations permitted (no tape)
  • No party attendant

Ultimate Party

Your one-stop party place! We provide food, drinks, paper products and everything you need for a great party!
Member Fee: $290
Non Member Fee: $362

Includes:

  • Two-hour party room rental
  • Day pass admission for 12 guests
  • One party attendant
  • Two 1-topping pizzas
  • Themed paper products
  • Twelve themed cupcakes
  • Twelve assorted Capri Sun drinks
  • Twelve goody bags
  • Birthday gift for party recipient

Plus, choose 1 Ultimate Activity:

  • Aquatics
  • Nerf guns
  • Laser tag
  • Dodgeball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • PE games
  • Indoor playground

Customize Your Ultimate Party with Add-Ons:

  • Additional pizza
  • Additional dozen cupcakes
  • 10″ Decorated Nothing Bundt Cake
  • Ice cream cups
  • Case of water
  • Additional dozen themed plates and napkins
  • Additional staff (Required for parties with 20 or more guests)
  • Additional time in the party room with staffing
  • Contracted Service
    • Face painter
    • Hair flair artist
    • Balloon artist
    • Airbrush tattoo artist
    • Costumed character appearance

Our Guest Services team will help you plan the perfect party tailored to fit your needs. Contact us today at 817-748-8955 or visit experiencechampionsclub.com to get started!

Seven reasons Bicentennial Park was voted 2019’s Best Park in Northeast Tarrant County.

The readers of Living Magazine recently voted Southlake’s Premiere Bicentennial Park, 2019’s Best Park in Northeast Tarrant County. Bicentennial Park is one of Southlake’s largest parks and is home to more than 17 features including The Marq Southlake.

Here are seven reasons why WE think Bicentennial Park is the Best Park in Northeast Tarrant County.

1. Bicentennial Park is home to the Southlake Tennis Center and brand new Club House. The Tennis Center is the largest public tennis facility in Northeast Tarrant County housing 19 lighted hard courts. The award-winning public tennis center will be opening two newly renovated enclosed courts. Be sure to take a break during tournaments in the lounge area, purchase equipment and clothing inside the clubhouse or fill up at the ice machine. The Southlake Tennis Center is open seven days a week and maintains a full schedule year-round with adult league play, a junior program for all ages and levels, private group lessons, and tournaments.

City of Southlake Tennis Center at Bicentennial Park

2. Bicentennial Park is home to our brand new facility The Marq Southlake, including Champions Club and Legends Hall. Legends Hall is home to the incredible Southlake Senior Center and if you’re planning on hosting an event then be sure to book the spectacular ballroom. Champions Club celebrated its grand opening in April 2019. Champions Club is open to the community through memberships providing services such as, fitness and performance classes, an indoor pool, a movie theater, and a variety of programs and athletics. Some of the facilities amenities include an indoor playroom for the kids, family and individual locker rooms and an indoor and outdoor turf facility. So, whether you’re indulging in a late afternoon workout or a movie night with the family The Marq is the place for you.

The Marq Southlake at Bicentennial Park

3. Bicentennial Park is home to the Zen and peaceful Liberty Gardens but also includes some of the greatest landscape in North Texas. Liberty Gardens provide everyone with the opportunity to relax and take a break from their busy schedules. Located on the east side of the park and only accessible by foot don’t miss out on the opportunity to bask in the warm Texas sun.

Liberty Gardens at Bicentennial Park

4. Bicentennial Park is home to the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field. One of the first of its kind, The Miracle League of Southlake was launched in the fall 2015 and served 152 young athletes on 12 teams. The League provides opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in America’s favorite pastime. The field is intended to provide opportunities to a greater number of children. The Miracle League is a unique facility that brings a smile to these incredible players and their families.

The Miracle League Field at Bicentennial Park ©miracleleagueofsouthlake.com

5. One of the communities favorite features would be the incredible playground located near the south entrance of the park. One unique quality of the park is that it’s completely gated and receives multiple safety checks a year. Bring the kids and sit with ease knowing that they are enjoying fresh air safely inside the gates. Of course, the park contains traditional amenities such as swings, slides and jungle gyms. More importantly, the park is home to the coveted mother dragon. If you haven’t, be sure to indulge in the safe and friendly atmosphere of the city’s premiere playground.

Playground at Bicentennial Park

6. Bicentennial Park has plenty of parking to accommodate those heavy traffic days conveniently located at the center of all of the parks features. The parking at Bicentennial Park gives you access to the park and fields from two directions.

Main Parking Lot at Bicentennial Park

7. Visitors have the opportunity to indulge in nature by taking advantage of the multi-use trails that stretch across Bicentennial Park. The Park covers 1,200 total park acres and six miles of Park Trails. Explore everything we have to offer by strolling past the coveted baseball fields, hear the laughter from the playground or take in the landscape. Whether you want to indulge in the Texas sun or you need to get your steps in, the trails at Bicentennial can help.

The Trails at Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park is one of the many great things about Southlake, TX. Bicentennial Park is spectacular and the city is continuously focused on providing world-class experiences. Let Bicentennial Park be the premier destination for lifelong memories. For more information click here to see our city featured in Living Magazine.

Get your Preschooler busy with our Fall 2019 Programs!

Our preschool programs are designed to help young children develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn something new and have fun with friends in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether your little one loves sports or music, science or superheros, we’ve got the perfect program for you! You can register for all of the following programs through our online portal. If you would like more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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Multi-Sport Clinics

Our Multi-sport clinics are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled class.
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Age 3–4
Wednesday
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Learn more and register

 SuperTots Soccer

This age division of SoccerTots concentrates on building core soccer skills and personal focus while introducing an element of light competition.

Dates:
Session 1: September 6 – October 25
Age 3–4
Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse

Learn more and register

Mini Huddle

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of football by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
September 10 – October 3
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse
Age: 4 – 5

Learn more and register

Intro to MusicMakers

Journey into the world of music-making as your child discovers their singing voice while exploring a variety of instruments including shakers, sticks, drums, bells, tambourines and much more!

Dates:
Thursday, September 12–Nov 14
9:00 a.m.  – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1
Age: 18 mos – 4

Learn more and register

Superhero Training Academy

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—it’s our next superheroin-training! Join us for a morning full of fun and excitement as we make our own superhero costumes, practice our superhero skills and protect Southlake from evildoers.

Date:
Friday, September 27
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

Mini Dribblers

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of basketball by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
October 5 – November 7
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Age: 4 – 5

Learn more and register

Silly Science

Eureka! It’s time to discover wacky ways to perform ooey-gooey, wonderfully colorful, and sky-high erupting science experiments. Our science experiments include kid-safe, colorful, and exciting science. Come dressed as a scientist ready to begin experimenting with Silly Science!

Date:
Friday, October 25
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

Santa’s Little Helpers

Santa’s needs some extra special help making presents this year! Come make a special gift to give to someone close to your heart, listen to a holiday story, play some Christmas games and make new friends!

Date:
Saturday, December 14
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3

Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register