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Elfie Selfie Photo Contest:

SelfieWe’re brining some fun to the holidays this year with our ‘Elfie Selfie’ photo contest running from December 3 – 21. Participants receive a chance to win a $50 REC gift card.

Here’s how to play: 

• Follow us on both Instagram (@GoGrapevine) and Facebook at Grapevine Parks & Recreation

• Find our Elf hidden around The REC and take a selfie with him

• Post your photo, tag @GoGrapevine, and use the hashtag #RECTheHalls

The person who posts the most selfies during the contest wins. Winner will be announced after Christmas. Good luck!

Upcoming Holiday Closures:

The REC of Grapevine will be observing the holidays & festivities and will have the following operating hours:

  • Thursday, December 6: 5:00am – 4:00pm (Look for The REC float in Grapevine’s Annual Parade of Lights)
  • CLOSED ON: Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1

Dove Creek Day Camp for Christmas!

CampThe summer months will be here before you know it! Give the gift of summer camp this Christmas to your Dove Creek Day Camp Camper! The shores of Grapevine Lake can be your child’s adventure of a lifetime. Camp offers the experience of overnight camp without the hassle of packing for a full week of overnight camp. Register today at Looking for Christmas gifts for your summer camper? Check out this summer camp gift guide.

iNaturalist Explorers – Winter Tree ID & Nature Walk:

NatureIdentifying many trees in the winter can be tricky after they have lost their green leaves. Join iNaturalist Explorers and learn winter plant ID skills with plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle, former Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Join us on Saturday, December 1 at Parr Park (3010 Parr Lane) from 1:00 – 3:00pm to take a guided nature walk and document wild plants and animals along the way with the iNaturalist app. All ages are welcome to join and smart phones are helpful but not required. For more information email Betsy Marsh.

Active Adults – 6 Shooters:

ShootWhy practice alone? Join us on Thursday, December 6 (10:30 – 11:30 am) and shoot with friends and enjoy friendly competition and camaraderie. This group is for those who want to keep their shooting skills sharp or practice for the License to Carry class. We will be practicing at Bass Pro Shooting Range (2501 Bass Pro Drive). You may register at the Active Adult desk at The REC or by calling 817.410.3465. The fee is $10/person.

Acorn Woods Park Adventure:

Acorn WoodsJoin us on the last clean-up of the year on Saturday, December 15! Our little Park is doing fabulous and we’ll make it even better to ring in the New Year! We’ll meet at Acorn Woods Park (Oak Grove Loop South) at 10:00am and work until 12:00pm. Wear weather appropriate clothing, bring heavy gloves, and don’t forget your water! Contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465 to get signed up.

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