Parks And Recreation


Fourth of July

Green Valley Park is the place to be this Independence Day. The Rotary Club's third annual FireQuacker Duck Race begins at 2 p.m. on the lake, followed by Family Fun Games in the amphitheater from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket, then sit back and enjoy live entertainment by Western Bred on the performing arts stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A colorful fireworks display over the lake will top the evening's roster.

Last call for girls softball

We still have a few openings on girls softball teams on a first-come, first-served basis. The youth softball program is for girls who are ages 8 - 15 as of Aug. 1, 2000. The fee is $25 per child for each program.

Swimming lessons

Registration for all swimming lessons will continue until classes are full. Weather permitting, Taylor Pool is open for daily swimming from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Synchronized swimming classes

Sign up now for synchronized swimming classes. This class began June 19 and will be offered from 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The fee is $15 per each two-week session. Young and old are invited to attend, but participants must be capable of swimming unassisted in the deep end of the pool.

Summer recreation center

The Summer Rec Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 28. Scheduled closures include June 15 and 16, July 4, and July 19, 20 and 21. Youth who have completed grades 4 to 10 are invited to attend. The center is held at the Rim Country Middle School gym and offers basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, billiards and other activities. No registration is required. Admission is free.

Concert Under the Stars:

This week's summer concert features a performance by Southwest Brass. The concert series is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday at the performing arts stage at the Green Valley Park amphitheater.

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