What's with this #PlayOnJuly? It's a national initiative celebrating July as Park and Recreation month. Throughout the month, we are sharing some of the reasons why park and recreation services are vital parts of your community. For additional information, visit nrpa.org/july.
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Texas is #1 in the nation for child pool drownings? To help combat this, we teamed up with Cook Children's to promote water safety this summer. We are passing out #WaterWatcher badges at the end of each session of swim lessons, and educating parents on the importance of vigilance around water. What can you do to keep your loved ones safe around the pool, lake, or river? Stay off your phone, watch your child (no one knows them like you do), and don’t use air filled floaties as they are considered toys, not flotation devices.
Fasten your life jackets!
Life jackets are a very important part of water safety. Do you know what to look for when it comes to finding the right life jacket for you or your child? U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are the way to go. Look for the U.S. Coast Guard approved label on the inside of the jacket. Make sure the life jacket fits properly. Central and Chisholm Aquatics Centers offer free U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets for all sizes.
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A park with one acre of trees absorbs the carbon dioxide produced by driving a car 11,000 miles? Dedicated in 1990, this 29-acre passive park is heavily treed and contains a playground, two pavilions, and a 1.5 mile walking/jogging path. Discover Rickel Park today! #hurstparks #PlayOnJuly
Looking to beat the heat and stay active? Whether you want to play basketball, racquetball, walk the track, or utilize our new cardio machines, the Hurst Recreation Center is the place for you! Come and play at The Rec, today. It's the cool thing to do.
July is National Park and Recreation month and now it's official in Hurst! The Mayor and City Council issued a proclamation at last night's meeting recognizing the value that parks and recreation bring to the community. Thank you for the support! #PlayonJuly #hurstparks #hurstrec #hurstswims
Let's play Pickleball!
The Hurst Recreation Center has three Pickleball courts available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - noon, and Fridays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Additionally, we have two outdoor courts available year round at Smith-Barfield Park! Interested in getting to know more about the sport? Check it out! https://www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball/. #PlayOnJuly
#PlayonJuly and #CleartheShelters
Discover what's in your #hurstparks today! If you don't want to walk alone, check out our friends Hurst Animal Services. They have the perfect companion for you! Please keep pets on a leash at all times and pick up after your pet. #PlayOnJuly #CleartheShelters
It is important to stay cool and hydrated during the summer, especially when temperatures get into TRIPLE DIGITS. This weekend and into next week, North Texas will experience 100+ degree temperatures. In order to protect yourselves against the extreme heat, it's important to take proper precautions, whether you're enjoying one of our Parks, Aquatics Centers, or the Recreation Center. Play hard, have fun, and be safe! #PlayonJuly #hurstrec #HurstSwims #hurstparks