Category Archives: Parks and Rec

Pearland Connect – April 2016

Pearland Connect is the communications vehicle that the City of Pearland is using to keep you informed. We do our best to provide you with the information you want and need and we want to hear from you. We welcome your input via email.

Come take a walk on the City’s new Nature Trail

trailThe John Hargrove Environmental Complex trail located at 5800 Magnolia Road is now open. The grant-funded project includes a 1.7-mile recreational nature trail, sidewalk connections, trailhead signage and nine additional parking spaces at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center.

Project construction began in December 2015 with trail subgrade preparation and drainage designed to ensure the trail is stable and sustainable for many years.

For more information, log on to pearlandtx.gov.

Old Town Site “Quiet Zone” in effect

Old Town Site may be quieter than you remember as Quiet Zones are now in effect. The Quiet Zone, established by the Federal Railroad Administration, states that locomotive horns are not required within highway-rail grade crossings equipped with Supplemental Safety Measures or Alternative Safety Measures or crossings that have a Quiet Zone Risk Index at or below the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold. Read more on Quiet Zones on the City’s website.

Safe Exchange Zone initiative aims to keep residents safe 

xchangeThe City of Pearland is now offering a secure location for Pearland residents to help ensure and enhance their safety and to minimize the opportunity for an encounter to go wrong for internet-based purchases from websites such as Craigslist and eBay.

This initiative attempts to address safety and awareness concerns. Visit the Police Department webpage to read more.

Delores Fenwick Nature Center design moves forward

fenwickDesign will soon be underway for the Delores Fenwick Nature Center, an educational facility coming to the John Hargrove Environmental Center. 

The complex, located at 5800 Magnolia, houses the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, John Hargrove Environmental Center and the newly completed nature trail system. Read more on the the facility.

Do your part to help reduce pollutants

The City’s Stormwater Management Plan deals with ways to improve its surface water quality through the use of various Best Management Practices. 

Residents can help to reduce chemical, biological and physical pollutants from the ground and storm sewer system by employing the practices used by the City.

Learn how you can help at pearlandtx.gov/stormwater.

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New Edition of Pearland in Motion Now Available

ShowImagePearland in Motion is produced three times a year and is an excellent resource for all members of our community who want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information important to Pearland residents. The newsletter is your complete guide to City of Pearland programs, services and recreational activities. Advertise your business in the next issue.

Copies of Pearland in Motion can be found at the following locations:
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau (11200 Broadway, Suite 1390)
  • City Hall (3519 Liberty Drive)
  • Pearland Chamber of Commerce (6117 Broadway)
  • Pearland Community Center (3523 Liberty Drive)
  • Pearland Economic Development Corporation (1200 Pearland Parkway – Suite 200)
  • Pearland Library (3522 Liberty Drive)
  • Public Safety Building (2555 Cullen Pkwy.)
  • Recreation Center and Natatorium (4141 Bailey Road)
  • Keep Pearland Beautiful (3523 Liberty Drive)
  • Melvin Knapp Activity Center (2424 South Park Avenue)
  • Westside Event Center (2150 Country Place Parkway)
  • Westside Library (2803 Business Center Drive, Suite 101)
Current Edition:

Pearland in Motion – Summer 2016

Concerts in the Park Kicks Off May 6

Pearland Concerts in the Park rock Southdown Park every Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m. during the months of May and June. Visitors enjoy live music with a variety of genres featured each week.

The free family event is held at Southdown Park, 2150 Countryplace Parkway, conveniently located off Texas Highway 288. Food vendors will be on-site selling delicious menu items for kids of all ages. Young kids will find plenty to do with the Splash pad and playground.

Visitors can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets then sit back, relax and enjoy the live concerts. Featured acts include:

  • May 6 – Hamilton Loomis | Blues
  • May 13 – The Fab 5 – Beatles | 1960s
  • May 20 – Amber & the Old Rascals | Oldies & Motown
  • May 27 – Kelly McGuire | Tropical
  • June 3 – City Nights Band | Variety
  • June 10 – Mango Punch | Latin
  • June 17 – Big Joe Walker | Country
  • June 24 – Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws | Zydeco

For more information visit – www.pearlandparks.com or call 281-412-8900.

Paws in the Park scheduled for April 2-3

resize-paws-in-the-parkCity of Pearland Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the  22nd annual  Paws in the Park. We will  kick things off on Saturday  morning with the  H-E-B  Pet & Owner Fun  Run followed  by the national Dock  Diving  competition.

Date:  Saturday and Sunday, April 2 – 3, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Location: Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway, Pearland, Texas
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Admission, FREE on-site parking

About the Event:

Come prepared to enjoy this weekend full of activities and entertainment with your furry friend.

H-E-B Pet & Owner Fun Run

Each year this event begins with a Fun Run and this year’s races are 1K, 3K, and 5K. Compete with or without your four-legged friends! We will kick off the event with the HEB Pet & Owner Fun Run on Saturday April 2. Register online beginning Dec. 1st at Active.com. (Note: Clicking button will deliver you to our third-party registration site.) Applications are also available in the Pearland Parks & Recreation Office, located at 4141 Bailey Rd., Pearland, Texas 77584 during normal business hours.

Activities:

  • Dock Diving
  • US Dog Disk Nationals
  • Demonstrations
  • Pet Contests

Vendors:

A variety of pet related businesses will be present under the Westside Veterinary Hospital exhibitor pavilion. We will also have a variety of food vendors on site selling tasty treats.  Vendor/Sponsor Application

Parking:

Parking is available throughout the outdoor mall venue. Event parking is free.

Event Information:

For health and safety reasons, pets must remain on harness throughout the event.

For more information, please call 281.412.8907 or email nbowen@pearlandtx.gov.

The Rec Report : February, 2016

In this issue of the Rec Report, we announce the start of summer camp registration, share information about an upcoming angler instructor workshop, and highlight Pearland GREEN, a gardening video series produced by the City of Pearland. Don’t forget, you can keep your family connected by visiting us on any of our social media channels.
Pearland GREEN provides planting and gardening advice

For many people, gardening can be an enjoyable and relaxing hobby that adds beauty to their home or property. Whether you enjoy growing flowers and trees for the visual appeal or harvesting vegetables for the table, gardeners, new and old, can learn from Pearland GREEN. Pearland GREEN educates residents by providing gardening tips and demonstrating best practices in the development and preservation of a healthy urban landscape in the City of Pearland. 
Follow us on YouTube to watch as Urban Forester, Tyler Froberg, demonstrates proper mulching, tree watering, pruning and fall gardening and learn about the City of Pearland Urban Forestry program at pearlandtx.gov/forestry.
Register for Daddy Daughter Date Night

Bring your princess to Daddy Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pearland Junior High South, 4719 Bailey Road.
Themed “Gowns, Crowns, & Castles Too,” the evening includes dessert, dancing and fun. Advance registration is required by Feb. 25 at pearlandparks.com. Space is limited.
Get active with Eddie’s Tennis Academy

Tennis is an ideal sport for players of all ages, skill levels and abilities and Eddie’s Tennis Academy has something for everyone. In the courses, participants will learn the fundamentals of the game including proper racquet grip, stance, forehand, backhand, serving and rules of the game.
Classes are held on Monday and Thursday at Centennial Park located at 3219 McLean. Register for an upcoming 4-week session by calling 281.412.8900 or log on to pearlandparks.com. See you on the courts.
Become a certified Angler Education Instructor

How would you like to teach fishing basics to youth and adults in your community? Join us for a free Texas Parks & Wildlife Angler Education Instructor Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Recreation Center & Natatorium located at 4141 Bailey Road.
The program provides the curriculum, equipment, materials and support to help volunteers successfully introduce youth and their families to fishing. The workshop is ideal for teachers, youth group leaders, afterschool or camp staff and community volunteers. Preregistration is required, call 281.412.8915 or email to sign up.
SAVE THE DATE: Registration for summer camp

The City of Pearland Parks & Recreation summer camp registration begins on Feb. 8. Space is limited, plan ahead and register your child before it’s too late.
Weekly camp sessions occur Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m for students ages 6 to 14 years. Summer camp runs from June 6 to Aug. 19. Morning and afternoon extended care is available. For more information, call 281.412.8900 or visit pearlandtx.gov/camp.
Let us host your child’s next birthday party

Book your child’s birthday party at the Recreation Center Natatorium, where any month is perfect for a pool party. Fully customizable swimming and recreation party packages are available.
Each party includes an event host, invitations, decorations, place settings for children, goody bags and food. Sit back, relax and let us do all the work. Visit pearlandparks.com for the details.

The Rec Report: January, 2015

In this issue of the Rec Report, we shine a light on an upcoming event where you can see snow in Pearland, share information on membership specials and inform you of upcoming camps and clinics. Don’t forget, you can keep your family connected by visiting us on any of our social media channels.
There’s snow place like Winterfest

Come out to the 20th annual City of Pearland Winterfest scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center & Natatorium located at 4141 Bailey Road. You will not want to miss this fun-filled day of playing in the snow, carnival rides, food and games. Winterfest features snow tubing in the H-E-B Winter Zone, live entertainment on the UHCL-Pearland Entertainment Stage and pony rides and a petting zoo sponsored by Westside Veterinary Hospital.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the Recreation Center through Jan. 29. Admission for adults is $4 and children, ages 3 – 16, are $10. Donate a canned good to receive a $2 discount (maximum one discount per ticket). There will not be any discounts the day of the event. For more information, visit pearlandtx.gov/winterfest.  
It’s time for the 6th annual Winter Dash

Support the Dawson High School Eagle Band and Catalyst Color Guard by participating in the 2016 Winter Dash on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Turner College and Career High School located at 4717 Bailey Road. Registered participants will receive a ticket to the City of Pearland Winterfest.
The races will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 1-mile family fun run followed by the 5K beginning at 9 a.m. Register online or visit pearlandparks.com for more information.
Register your child for the Spring Break day camp

You don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy camp style fun. Register children ages 6 to 12 for the Spring Break Adventure Camp. Camp is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Recreation Center & Natatorium located at 4141 Bailey Road.
In true camp fashion, the Parks & Recreation Department will pack the day with exciting activities and games. Participants will need to pack a lunch and two snacks. Camp leaders provide the fun in a safe and secure environment.
Fathers and daughters are invited to a magical night out

Bring your princess to Daddy Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pearland Junior High South, 4719 Bailey Road.
Themed “Gowns, Crowns, & Castles Too,” the memorable evening includes dessert, dancing and fun. Advance registration is required online at pearlandparks.com by Feb. 25. Space is limited.
New year, new you promotion

Be sure to take advantage of our New Year membership promotion at the Recreation Center & Natatorium. During the month of January, when you register for or renew an existing annual membership, you’ll receive a 13th month for free.

Not ready to make the commitment? Try our “Lucky 7” where you register for a 6-month membership and receive the 7th month for free. Additionally, during this promotional period, our joining fee will be waived, making it a perfect time to start your new fitness plan. Learn about membership at pearlandparks.com.

Houston Rockets President’s Day clinic

Sign up for the one-day clinic designed to improve the skill level of any youth basketball player. On President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., students will receive instruction in dribbling, shooting, passing, blocking and defense, while learning lessons such as good sportsmanship and team concepts.
Register online at tnbabasketball.com or call 216.378.0932 for more information.
Recreation Center & Natatorium Closure Notice

The Recreation Center & Natatorium will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30 while the facility hosts Winterfest.
Members can pick up complimentary passes to the event, however, tickets must be picked up by Friday, Jan. 29. Please note that you will only receive passes for the number of members on your account. For information, please call 281.412.8900.

New Edition of Pearland in Motion Now Available

ShowImagePearland in Motion is produced three times a year and is an excellent resource for all members of our community who want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information important to Pearland residents. The newsletter is your complete guide to City of Pearland programs, services and recreational activities. Click here to find out how to advertise your business in the next issue.

Copies of Pearland in Motion can be found at the following locations:
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau (11200 Broadway, Suite 1390)
  • City Hall (3519 Liberty Drive)
  • Pearland Chamber of Commerce (6117 Broadway)
  • Pearland Community Center (3523 Liberty Drive)
  • Pearland Economic Development Corporation (1200 Pearland Parkway – Suite 200)
  • Pearland Library (3522 Liberty Drive)
  • Public Safety Building (2555 Cullen Pkwy.)
  • Recreation Center and Natatorium (4141 Bailey Road)
  • Keep Pearland Beautiful (3523 Liberty Drive)
  • Melvin Knapp Activity Center (2424 South Park Avenue)
  • Westside Event Center (2150 Country Place Parkway)
  • Westside Library (2803 Business Center Drive, Suite 101)
Current Edition:

Pearland in Motion – Winter Spring 2016