City of Plano Parks & Recreation Blog

Posted on: July 14, 2017

Four Things to Know in Plano, July 17-22

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#1 Parks Planning Board meets July 18 

The Parks and Recreation Planning Board will hold its regular meeting July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Rd. The board will receive an update about the Parks Master Plan process and will provide feedback to consultants and staff who have been working on revising the plan. The new master plan is expected to be complete by fall 2018.

The meeting is open to the public. Other items on the agenda include a discussion on park improvement projects and general updates from the parks and recreation divisions. Staff will also provide a construction update for Carpenter Park Recreation Center’s new indoor aquatic facility, which is expected to be complete this fall.

#2 Adult Sports registration closes July 21

Fall registration is open now through July 21 for another season of fun play in our softball, flag football and kickball leagues. Games begin in mid-August. A pickleball league is in the works and is expected to start sometime in September, so stay tuned for more updates.

Don’t forget to read the testimonials at the top of the webpage to see why people love our Adult Sports program. For more information, call us at 972-941-7250 or visit planoparks.org.

#3 Summer camps are still open!

With roughly a month left until school starts, spots are still available for our many summer camps now through the week of Aug. 14. We have a slew of different adventures to choose from, from Camp Cimarron’s outdoor recreation activities to and sports camps around town to indoor/outdoor selections.

Featuring a mix of everything, our weeklong Sports Camp and Scramble Ramble are sure to thrill any child age 10 to 16 who likes to stay on the move. We’ve also expanded our hours to 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (formerly 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) to help accommodate parents’ busy schedules. New to our Sports Camp and Scramble Ramble this year is a trip to Plano’s Go Ape Treetop Adventure course as well as a ride on our popular FlowRider Surf Simulator at Jack Carter Pool!

Our ever-popular Camp Connections camps at Liberty and Carpenter Park rec centers are full with waiting lists; however, there are still many of options at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (5801 W. Parker Rd.). These offerings, which are mostly half days for five days a week, range from STEM and dance classes to filmmaking, cooking and web design. Visit planoparks.org for more details.

 shutterstock_407635747#4 Yoga for kids: Fad or fundamental? 

Yoga for kids may sound silly to some—after all, when was the last time you saw a 9-year-old stay still for more than five minutes? However, a story in Psychology Today explains how yoga and mindfulness provide children and teens with the skills they need to navigate challenges they are expected to face later in life. Youth yoga has also been found to reduce impulsivity, increase patience, and improve the ability to regulate attention.

As a new school year approaches, now is an ideal time to introduce your son or daughter to yoga and the power of mindfulness. Join us for Youth Yoga class begins July 25 at Muehlenbeck Recreation Center. The six-week course (Course Code 192196) meets each Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Register online at planoparks.org or call us at 972-941-7250 if you have any questions.

The overall goals of this class are to help students:

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