The Rec Report – September, 2014


It’s September and there’s no better time of the year to be active in Pearland! Cooler temperatures and turning leaves bring many to thoughts of football, sweater weather and late evening activities outdoors. In this Rec Report, we shine light on a few things we have to offer including the Families & Flashlights event, volunteer opportunities and the Family Matters Fun Walk/Run! Find activities to keep your family connected by viewing our Fall Leisure Guide. You can also visit us on any of our social media channels or call us at 281.412.8900.
Volunteer with City of Pearland Parks & Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department has numerous volunteer opportunities for those interested in serving the community.

Whether you are an individual or group looking for a one-time event or an ongoing project, we have an opportunity for you. Volunteer opportunities include: coaching youth sports, working special events and more. If you or your group, club or organization would like to participate or want to learn more about volunteer opportunities please visit the volunteer Web page or call 281.412.8900.

Families & Flashlights is an educational experience for all

October is a fun-filled month including Families and Flashlights, an overnight camping experience held at Independence Park the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19. The event is aims to teach families camping basics, including putting up tents, cooking outdoors and fishing!

Bring the entire family for an educational camping session. Advance registration required. Participants will receive a list of supplies to bring. Click here for more information.

Course to introduce your child to engineering concepts

Introduce your child to physics, including the “Laws of Motion” made famous by Sir Isaac Newton in the Laws of Motion (ages 5 – 12) and Exploring Letters (ages 3 – 4) classes.

In the Exploring Letters class, children will create exciting models using DUPLO® Bricks, allowing them to build in a scale designed for their little hands while the Laws of Motion course introduces kids to physics. Register online by visiting or learn more about by visiting You can also call 832.350.8645 for more information.

Participate in the Family Matters 5K/10K Fun Walk/Run

Counseling Connections for Change, Inc., a non-profit counseling center in Brazoria County, has partnered with the City of Pearland to host the Family Matters 5K/10K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 a.m. at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion located at 11200 Broadway in Pearland.

Everyone is invited to participate in this fun event benefiting Counseling Connections for Change, Inc. Visit for more information.

Sign your child up for the Houston Rockets Mini-Dribblers

The Houston Rockets Mini Dribblers is a 5-week-long instructional program for kids in grades K-3 designed to introduce and teach the FUN-damentals of basketball in a unique, exciting, and educational way. As a bonus, the Rockets Mini Dribblers will get to perform in front of thousands of fans before a Rockets basketball game! Register online at or call 832.392.0749 for more information.
Take the City of Pearland Mini Triathlon challenge

On your mark, get set, go! Register and participate in our Mini Triathlon on Oct. 25. The day is designed for recreational athletes looking for a new challenge.

Make it a challenge for the whole family and compete against each other in a 300 yard swim, 5-mile-spin bike ride & 1 mile run. The first 50 participants registered get a FREE T-shirt. Visit to register or call 281.412.8900 for more information.

Karate classes coming to the Recreation Center & Natatorium

A sport, a self defense technique, and a confidence builder are just part of what the Karate program offers. New classes are coming to the Recreation Center & Natatorium located at 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland.  But, if you live on the west side of town, our class at the Westside Event Center is also still available. Classes are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays and registration is done on site only. For more details, email or call 281.482.3004.
City of Pearland Parks & Recreation offers Jiu-Jitsu course 

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu stands alone in its ability to empower anyone – regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability – using the time-tested techniques and teaching methods perfected over the last century. Learn to build personal character and confidence by learning self defense while getting a great cardio workout. Our adult (13 yrs +) and youth (6 – 12 yrs) classes will help you train to improve your mind, body, and soul, in a teambuilding atmosphere with an instructor that takes your goals and success personally. For more information, call 281.412.8900.

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