The Rec Report – August, 2014


August has arrived and though the mercury is soaring, and back-to-school sales may be calling, the great outdoors is still the place to go to feel fit, healthy and connected to your community! Our splash pads, pools and shady walking paths can keep you from boiling over, and you’ll never have to fight the crowds when you’re enjoying our more than 136 acres of park land (and growing)! Find activities, programs and special events to keep your family connected by viewing our Fall Leisure Guide, available at locations across the City of Pearland. You can also visit us on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed or call us at 281.412.8900.
Fall Registration Begins This Month!

The City of Pearland Parks & Recreation offers dozens of seasonal programs, events and activities for every age to enjoy! Our Fall registration session begins with Member Registration on Monday, August 4 at 7:30 a.m., followed by General Registration on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 a.m. Programs may be viewed online at To pick up a copy of our FREE “A Time For Leisure” program guide, please visit one of the City of Pearland distribution locations today!
Recreation Center & Natatorium Birthday Bash!


The Recreation Center and Natatorium (RCN) is turning 4 and we are inviting everyone to the party! Come out to the RCN on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 4th Annual Birthday Bash!  On this special admission-free day, you can stroll down the RCN Boardwalk and see what you’ve been missing in your own backyard! During the party, enjoy inflatable bouncers, free activities designed for all ages, abilities and interests and a live demonstration from our own Houston Wheelchair Rugby team!

Then, end the day waterlogged by testing your skills leap-frogging on the giant lily pads in the Natatorium. Special one-day-only membership discounts will be offered and by purchasing or renewing your membership on this day you’ll qualify to play the giant PLINKO board to win prizes and discounts! Visit our Facebook page today and print our special Birthday Bash flyer, which can be redeemed for a complementary one-week membership!

Texas Hunter Education Certification Program Offered


Hunting is safe and getting safer through a hunter certification program offered by the City of Pearland Parks & Recreation! The Texas Hunter Education certification program covers the skills, regulations and responsibilities of hunting, conservation, wildlife management and identification, and more. In addition, program participants get instruction in ethics and firearm safety to help keep everyone safe while in nature. The certification lasts a lifetime and is recognized by all states and provinces requiring hunter education. This course is particularly suited to novice or young hunters. Courses are held at the Recreation Center & Natatorium, located at 4141 Bailey Road at Veterans Drive, and take place in a single class session from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For participation restrictions and course information, contact Kendrick Gray, Outdoor Recreation Specialist.

Exploring Youth Archery is Right on Target!


The new Explore Archery program is a bulls-eye perfect fit for youth participants between the ages of 8 and 18 of any ability who want to get involved in the sport of target archery. Youth archery is on an exciting path of growth, having been showcased in popular movies such as The Hunger Games, Marvel’s Avengers, and Disney’s Brave.
The program is hosted at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, located at 5800 Magnolia, on Thursdays this fall, from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost of the program is $45 for Pearland residents, $65 for non-residents. To register, visit our website and search Barcode numbers 19976 (for Session I) or 19977 (for Session II).
Annual Natatorium Maintenance Closure Scheduled

From August 4 through August 6, the Natatorium side of the Recreation Center & Natatorium, located at 4141 Bailey Road at Veterans Drive, for facility upkeep in order to clean and maintain the facility as our customers have come to expect. As with past maintenance closures, only the Natatorium side of the facility will be closed during the week. The diving boards will be closed for one additional day, August 7. The Recreation Center will remain open for members and guests. 

The anticipated re-opening is Thursday, August 7, just in time for the annual Birthday Bash on Saturday, August 9! For more information, visit the Facility Closures page.

Recreational Youth Basketball League


Register for the Pearland Recreational Youth Basketball League from August 11 until November 7. Participation is open to both boys and girls ages 7 to 14 years old (as of January, 2015). Participants must register as individual players. No team registrations will be accepted. For more information about Pearland Youth Basketball Leagues, please visit or call 281.412.8900.
Personal Fitness Training in August

The Recreation Center & Natatorium turns 4 this month and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than with gifts? In the month of August, our gift to you is a 25% discount on all personal training. Our goal is to help you achieve your fitness goals, improve your quality of life and simply be a part of your journey. What better way to start than by giving you more for less! Don’t wait and sign up today to work one-on-one with our certified trainers. For more information, please call 281.412.8900.

Houston Rockets Mini Dribblers


Train with expert coaches from the National Basketball Academy and experience all the fun and excitement of being associated with an NBA team! The Houston Rockets Mini Dribblers is a 6-week long instructional program for children 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! The program is hosted at the Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, located at 4141 Bailey Road at Veterans Drive, and held on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The cost of the program is $105 per child. For more information or to register, please visit theNational Basketball Academy or call 832.392.0749.
Be a Real-Life, Life Preserver!

Want to be a leader? Join the City of Pearland Parks & Recreation lifeguard team! The Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium is currently seeking part-time American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Schedules are flexible, with a variety of school-friendly slots available for the right candidates. To apply, click here.
Fall Adult Athletic League Registration Begins August 11


The City of Pearland Parks & Recreation offers adult athletic leagues in men’s and coed softball, coed volleyball, men’s basketball, adult tennis and co-ed kickball. Registration for all begins August 11 and ends September 4. Learn more by visiting our website or call 281.412.8900.

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