The Rec Report: May 2014


Things are heating up outside, but if the fire that burns inside you is telling you to get fit, we’re there for you! Our Summer Leisure Guide is now available, stoked with dozens of programs, events and activities to keep you running! Take advantage of a special Summer Membership promotion to help get you bikini-ready. When your running is done, come take a break and cool down with us at Summerfest, our free concert series in Southdown Park. There’s a lot more sizzle waiting for you at! Or visit us on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed or call the Parks & Recreation Office at 281.412.8900.
Get Fit this Summer with our Summer Membership Promotion!

The Recreation Center & Natatorium is offering a special Summer Membership available for purchase from May 19 through July 7. Summer Memberships are 3 months in length, paid in full at the monthly rate starting from the date of purchase. They can be added on to existing plans, which makes them perfect for students coming home from college, teachers looking to build their strength over the break or anyone who wants to be more active this summer! Please contact us at 281.412.8900 for more information.
Summerfest Rocks in Southdown Park!


Summerfest, the City of Pearland’s free concert series, is back for another season of live music, fantastic sunset views and summertime play on the playground! Starting May 2 and taking place every Friday evening throughout May and June, Summerfest brings hot bands from around our state to perform live on-stage in Southdown Park. Bands featured in this year’s lineup include Zueldo, Kelly McGuire, Rat Ranch, Jonathan Fox Band, Texas Unlimited Band, The Fab 5, Bayou Roux, Mango Punch and Hamilton Loomis.

Patrons are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers (but no glass items, please) or choose from the fare offered by our variety of snack and concession vendors! The Southdown Park splash pad will be in operation, as well as the playground structure and the dog park, so the whole family is sure to be entertained. Summerfest takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, please see the Special Events page of the City of Pearland’s website.

Father & Child 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament

Celebrate Father’s Day with Pearland Parks & Recreation as we host our 4th annual Father & Child 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament! Children ages 7 to 14 will partner with their dads/guardians to take on other families in a double-elimination tournament. This is a great opportunity for children to be active with the most important man in their lives in a friendly game of half-court basketball, learning about good sportsmanship while building an indelible memory for the future! 

The tournament takes place on June 8 at the RCN. All participants receive a t-shirt commemorating the event, with the top two finishers in each bracket receiving awards. Registration deadline for this event is Sunday, June 1. Pre-registration is required, with no walk-ups allowed. The cost of participation is $15 for RCN members, $35 for non-members. For registration or additional information, please call 281.412.8900.

Master the Art of Jiu-Jitsu


Jiu-jitsu, known as “the gentle art,” incorporates the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of martial arts. Learn to build personal character and confidence with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, named for the world-famous Brazilian family who developed this style of self-defense. Jiu-jitsu, in addition to providing you with a great cardio workout, will also help you to train to improve your mind, body and soul in a team-building atmosphere. Classes are available for both Youth (ages 6 to 12 years) and Adult (ages 13 and up). The cost of the Adult course is $125/month for residents, $155/month for non-residents. The cost of the Youth course is $105/month for residents, $135/month for non-residents. Fees are due on a monthly basis. Please contact Jason O’Mara, Fitness Specialist, at 281.412.8919 for more information.
Adult Athletic League Registration Begins May 12

Pearland Parks & Recreation offers adult athletic leagues in men’s and co-ed softball, co-ed volleyball, men’s basketball, adult tennis and co-ed kickball. Registration for all adult leagues begins May 12, and ends June 5. Learn more about the variety of adult athletic leagues offered by the City of Pearland by visiting our website or call 281.412.8900.

Get Into the Rhythm of Zumba at the Westside Event Center


The Westside Event Center currently offers ongoing Zumba classes. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Zumba is a fusion of dance and latin rhythms that get you moving, all while having an awesome workout! For more information, please call 713.436.8600.
Summer Swim Lessons at the Natatorium


Summer is the most popular time to take swimming lessons, and Pearlanders are fortunate to have access to a state-of-the-art facility like the Natatorium in which to take them! We host swim lessons all year round, for all age ranges, starting at just 9 months old! Space in any given session is limited, so please call 281.412.8900 today for more information!
Win $599 in Parks Bucks with our “Run to 5K” on Facebook!


We’re closing in on 5,000 fans on Facebook! This is a big milestone for us, and we want to say “thank you” to all of our fans who have helped us on our way to 5K! From now until our page reaches 5,000 Likes (we’re about 800 away, as of this writing), every Share or comment you leave on one of our posts will earn you one entry into our grand prize drawing for $599 in Parks Bucks – credit that can be used toward a facility membership, or any of our programs and activities! For an extra chance to win, simply tag someone in your comments, and you’ll both be entered! One prize will be awarded from among all eligible shares and comments, and another will selected from among our total fan base! Help us Run to 5K! 

Some restrictions apply. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Please see our website for complete promotion details.

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