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July 1, 2022

Explore the outdoors for Park and Recreation Month

July is Park and Recreation Month, a campaign led by the National Recreation and Park Association to bring awareness to efforts that parks and recreation provide. This year’s theme is “We Rise Up,” highlighting the value that parks and recreation professionals bring each day to advocate for their community’s health and well-being. Dedicated to preserving green spaces and community programming, we want to highlight the City of Bryan’s Parks & Recreation Department. So, let’s dive into the many ways Parks & Recreation impacts our community.

Park and Recreation Month

Green Space

Covering more than 2,400 acres and 53 properties, Parks & Recreation maintains, manages and plans new green space development. Thanks to their dedication to providing great spaces in Bryan, you can work on your kickflip at Williamson Skate Park, get social with your pup at Morris “Buzz” Hamilton Memorial Dog Park, stroll along the Park Hudson Trail or set up your hammock at Sue Haswell Memorial Park. From baseball fields to playgrounds and everything in-between, Bryan is sure to have a space for you!

Photo of the trail at Camelot Park Camelot Park

Travis Fields drone shot Travis Fields

Photo of edgewater park Edgewater Park

Aquatics

With three pools and three splash pads located around town, there are ample ways to cool off and splash around this summer! Each pool brings its own amenities and services, but the main event is the Bryan Aquatic Center (BAC). Open year round, BAC features an Olympic-sized heated pool, two waterslides, the only public diving board in the area, a zero-depth beach entry area perfect for families and plenty of space for the whole family to bask in the sun! The pool is available for rent after hours and on a first-come, first-served basis. For a little more structured fun, check out Parks & Recreation’s aquatic programs throughout the year from swimming lessons to fitness classes and swim team.

Photo of Sadie Thomas PoolSadie Thomas Pool

Photo of Henderson Harbor Pool Henderson Harbor

Photo of the water slides at the Bryan Aquatic Center Bryan Aquatic Center

Programs

You may associate Parks & Recreation with managing playgrounds and facilities, but here in Bryan they also provide classes and programs for the whole family! Kids interested in sports? Check out one of the youth sports leagues. Parents looking for after-school care for their kids? Check out the Neal Recreation Center’s After-school Program. Need something for the kids to do over the summer? Try one of three summer camp programs guaranteed to keep your kiddos busy. But don’t let the kids have all the fun! There’s plenty of sport leagues and programs for adults to choose from, too.

Photo of child paying tee-ballStart Smart Baseball

Girl playing softball at Travis FieldsCo-ed Softball League

Two boys sitting eating snow-conesCamp Hero

 
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