Mary led the youth in a gardening project at the Peter C. Fogo Recreation Center, getting hands dirty and learning about homegrown benefits.

๐™€๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™„โ€™๐™ข ๐™—๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃโ€™๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸฅฆOur Garden Leader, Mary, worked with our Youth Recreation Division this week! The youth at our Peter C. Fogo Recreation Center got their hands dirty and learned about the benefits, and work, of all things home grown! To learn more about our FREE Youth Recreation Programming, visit: www.pasadenatx.gov/RecreationCenters

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The Magical Mile Fun Run was a hit thanks to the Youth Recreation Division. Photo fun inside.

โœจ”Congratulations adventurer, your quest is complete. Burke-Crenshaw Park has been returned to tranquility and King Jed has rewarded you with a powerful wand for your efforts. You may head to the dragon hatching grounds to reveal your dragon!”โœจ Thanks again to our Youth Recreation Division, and other Department staff, for putting on such a Magical Mile! For more photos from our City photographer, visit: https://www.pasadenatxphoto.net/Fun-Runs/n-dqqRhs/2024-Magical-Mile-Fun-Run

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“Pasabilities” unlocking potentials and resources for individuals with disabilities in Pasadena, a community without boundaries

Pasadena + Abilities = PASABILITIES! ๐Ÿคฉ
Join us at the Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center to learn about resources in our community that benefit individuals with disabilities! Open to the public. No registration required. Questions? Please call: 713-848-5343 or email [email protected]โœจ

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Last chance to score. Parks and Recreation’s youth soccer registration ends soon.

โ€ผ๏ธONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTERโ€ผ๏ธ Youth Soccer Registration will take place online now-February 23rd. (www.pasadenatx.gov/register)โžกYou can also register in-person at PAL Gym during business hours and on Saturday February 24, from 9am-12:30pm. Questions? Call PAL Gym at: 713-848-5357

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Get ready for the Magical Mile at Burke Crenshaw Park today. Route closures this weekend.

โš ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธROUTE CLOSURES this weekend at Burke Crenshaw Parkโ€ผ๏ธโš ๏ธWe are hosting the โœจMagical Mileโœจevent this ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, and will have some road and parking lot closures to accommodate the amenities. Theย park will remain open, but beware of the ๐Ÿ‰dragons, ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธfairies, and ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธmagical activities that are taking over that morning!๐Ÿฆ„

The route may change due to weather and you must have pre-registered to participate in the event activities. Registration is now closed.

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Check out all the February fun Parks and Recreation is having this month for us.

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šFEBRUARY PROGRAM CALENDARSโ€ผ๏ธ
Visit the websites below and join in the fun!
๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก:
www.pasadenatx.gov/recreationcenters
Golden Acres Recreation Center
Odell Harrison Recreation Center
Peter C. Fogo Recreation Center
Rusk Recreation Center
๐€๐๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž:
Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center
www.pasadenatx.gov/vcmrc
๐’๐ž๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ:
Madison Jobe Senior Center Pasadena TX
www.pasadenatx.gov/seniors

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Parks and Recreation tip: Don’t be a crape murderer.

๐Ÿซฃโ†”๏ธDON’T DO THIS TO YOUR CRAPE MYRTLES!!! The City of Pasadena’s Parks and Landscaping team recommends following Texas A&M Forest Service’s guidelines below. Although many have been struggling because of recent freezes and droughts, if you prune and maintain your crape myrtles properly, they will bloom beautifully!!

Texas A&M Forest Service:ย  “Crape myrtles are a common and beautiful sight in landscapes across Texas. Unfortunately, the practice known as โ€œcrape murderโ€ is also a common sore-eyed sight seen this time of year. While winter months are typically a good time to prune trees, crape murder is an incorrect pruning practice that removes the entire top of the tree each year, also known as topping.

Itโ€™s a common myth that this practice is needed to create brilliant blooms or reduce the height of the tree. In reality, crape murder promotes the vigorous growth of many, weakly attached shoots from each cut. Done year after year, crape murder can lead to disfiguration and the decline of the tree.
So, how can we stop and prevent this practice?
First, when planting crape myrtles, select the right variety for the space. Look up the mature height of your selection before planting to ensure it wonโ€™t outgrow the space.
Next, prune to maintain the natural form of the tree. Less is typically more here. Focus on removing dead, dying, broken, diseased or rubbing branches and suckers that grow from the base of the tree.
Finally, help spread the word that crape murder should be stopped and together, maybe we can bring this crime to an end

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Parks and Recreation’s Magical Mile registration is open for ages 5-12.

Registration is still open for the Magical Mile event, which is open to children ages 5-12. All participants must be accompanied by an adult, and there is a limit of two additional persons per child. To register, the primary adult must register at www.pasadenatx.gov/MagicalMile and add the ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธThere is still time to register! ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš
Open to Ages 5-12, all participants must be accompanied by an adult. Limit to two additional persons per child.
๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ:
1. Register the primary adult at: www.pasadenatx.gov/MagicalMile
2. Add the eligible child as additional member
3. Add additional family member/additional child, if needed.
4. One membership is required per family for registration. All memberships must include 1 child and 1 adult at minimum.
A special thanks to Chick-fil-A Fairmont Parkway for sponsoring breakfast for this event!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Parks and Recreation’s Magical Mile, a Crenshaw park journey and family adventure for ages 5-12.

Journey around an enchanted Crenshaw trail. As you travel, watch out for magical creatures and spellbinding quests. Be careful not to wake the monsters while your adventure leads you to the end of the rainbow. This unique experience offers a blend of physical activity and imaginative entertainment, making it a delightful family adventure.

Open to Ages 5-12, all participants must be accompanied by an adult. Limit to two additional persons per child.

Registration Instructions:
1. Register the primary adult at: www.pasadenatx.gov/MagicalMile
2. Add the eligible child as additional member
3. Add additional family member, if needed.
4. One membership is required per family for registration. All memberships must include 1 child and 1 adult at minimum.

A special thanks to Chick-fil-A for sponsoring breakfast for this event!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Parks and Recreation had an exciting outdoor adventure with their First Beginner’s Guide To The Outdoors.

Our first โ€œBeginnerโ€™s Guide To The Outdoorsโ€ program is in the books!! Thanks to BACODA Pasadena Community Coalition- bacoda for the supplies and to the staff of our Youth Recreation Division for hosting this event! Hats off to the families that came for the experience despite the cool weather!

We set up tents, made hot dogs over the pit, made a craft, went on a scavenger hunt, learned how to fish, and ended the day with sโ€™mores!!! Such a fun program!๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“ธ credit: Keep Pasadena Beautiful (Erika) and Amanda Moreno

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Video: Get your hook wet because 293 rainbow trout were re-stocked in Burke Crenshaw Park Pond.

๐ŸŽฃ293 rainbow trout are stocked in the Burke Crenshaw Park Pond thanks to John with Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlifeโค๏ธ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ

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Video: Join Parks and Recreationโ€™s lifelong friends and rewarding careers at Pasadena Aquatics.

๐Ÿšจ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™จ! Apply now! www.pasadenatx.gov/aquatics ๐Ÿš“
Shoutout to the Pasadena Police Department

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Video: Exciting aquatics opportunities await at Parks and Recreation. Apply now and dive in.

ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ฒโ€ผ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ง๐™จ! ๐Ÿ’ฆApply now! www.pasadenatx.gov/aquatics

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Our community centers have fun for all walks of life and the calendars to prove it.

๐ŸŽ‰NEW YEARโžก๏ธNEW CALENDARSโ€ผ๏ธ Visit the websites below and join in the fun! **สแดแดœแด›สœ แด˜ส€แดษขส€แด€แด แด„แด€สŸแด‡ษดแด…แด€ส€ ๊œฑสœแดแดกษด สœแด‡ส€แด‡**

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก:
www.pasadenatx.gov/recreationcenters
Golden Acres Recreation Center
Odell Harrison Recreation Center
Peter C. Fogo Recreation Center
Rusk Recreation Center

๐€๐๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž:
Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center
www.pasadenatx.gov/vcmrc

๐’๐ž๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ:
Madison Jobe Senior Center Pasadena TX
www.pasadenatx.gov/seniors

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Cody from Texas Parks and Wildlife stocked Burke Crenshaw Park pond with 309 rainbow trout.

๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 309 Rainbow Trout are in the pond at Burke Crenshaw Park thanks to Cody with Inland Fisheries College Station-Houston District-Texas Parks and Wildlifeโ€ผ๏ธ

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A Festive NOON-Year’s Party last week at Verne Cox.

๐ŸŽ‰We had so much fun with our Adaptive Recreation Division at the NOON-Year’s Party last week at the Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center! We rang in the new year during our Daytime New Yearโ€™s Eve party by eating, playing games, dancing…. and of course, counting down until 12pm! (noon ๐Ÿ˜‰)๐ŸŽ‰

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Staying active and hydrated filling up at the new bottle filler stations in the City parks.

Fill. Drink. Hydrate. Move. Repeat. Look at the new bottle filler stations that we installed throughout our parks, thanks to the support from CenterPoint Energy & MD Anderson Cancer Center to our active living efforts! If you use one, make sure to take a picture and tag us! We are excited to be adding more water stations to our parks, especially needed after exercising when itโ€™s hot! There is nothing better than being outdoors with a full bottle of water!

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Video: Dive into Summer 2024 with a job at Parks and Recreation.

#Summer2024 jobs NOW HIRINGโ€ผ๏ธwww.pasadenatx.gov/aquatics

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Parks and Recreation’s Family Outdoor Adventure Day. Learn many of things like tent set up, fishing, and birdwatching Saturday Jan 26th 11-6pm..

REGISTER YOUR FAMILY FOR A DAY OF THE OUTDOORS!โ›บ๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽฃ
REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: www.pasadenatx.gov/outdoors
Join us for an introduction to outdoor recreation activities. This program will allow a family to try their hand at tent set up, fishing, and birdwatching. Tents will be provided along with food and water. One adult must be present the entire time. Limit of 5 people per tent/family and children must be 6 years and over.

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Video: Thanks to CenterPoint Energy & MD Anderson Cancer Center you to can get RAD at Memorial Park Skate Park.

๐Ÿ‘A special thank you to CenterPoint Energy & MD Anderson Cancer Center, for supporting our active living efforts! We would love to have you come skate with us!!
With the assistance of our partners, MD Anderson Cancer Center and CenterPoint Energy, Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department has rebuilt the Memorial Park…

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Parks and Youth Recreation Centers have a lot to do for holiday break.

๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ ?
โžก๏ธVisit one of our parks! You can find parks, addresses, and amenities at: www.pasadenatx.gov/ParksAndTrails
โžก๏ธOur Y O U T H Recreation Centers are F R E E and open Dec 26 – Dec 29. Check out the calendars below and find a center near you!

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Sign up for the The Beginner’s Guide to the Outdoors hosted by Parks and Recreation now to January 8th.

REGISTER YOUR FAMILY FOR A DAY IN THE OUTDOORS!โ›บ๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽฃ
Join us for an introduction to outdoor recreation activities. This program will allow a family to try their hand at tent set up, fishing, and birdwatching. Tents will be provided along with food and water. One adult must be present the entire time. Limit of 5 people per tent/family and children must be 6 years and over. REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: www.pasadenatx.gov/outdoors

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Bliss Meadows Park got a great makeover for fun and sun-safe playground.

Slidesโ€ฆ and tunnelsโ€ฆ and shades — OH MY! MD Anderson Cancer Center and CenterPoint Energy have done it again with this AWESOME playground at Bliss Meadows Park! Thanks again for supporting our sun safety and active living efforts with this much-needed upgrade! Pasadena, comment below ๐Ÿ‘‹ if you are ready to try out this clean, green, climbing machine!ย 

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MD Anderson Cancer Center shading the way to sun safety at Memorial Park and Strawberry Park.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is throwing shade….the GOOD kind!๐Ÿ˜ŽCheck out these new shade structures at Memorial Park and Strawberry Park! Thanks to MD Anderson Cancer Center for supporting our sun safety efforts at a few of our workout areas — these are the perfect additions to these 2๏ธโƒฃ parks!ย 

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Pasadena’s new rad skatepark is open for skate punks.

๐Ÿ›น DUDE! Calling all SKATERS! The renovations are complete and we are READY to get our wheels on ramps at the newly renovated Skate Park in Pasadena! A special thank you to MD Anderson Cancer Center, and CenterPoint Energy, for supporting our active living efforts! Check out these pictures from today’s ribbon cutting event as we officially opened the park to a new and improved skating experience! โฉhttps://www.pasadenatxphoto.net/Ribbon-Cuttings/Memorial-Park-Skate-Park/

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Shady workouts coming your way at Strawberry Park soon.

๐ŸŽผWeโ€™re walking on sunshine, woooahโ€ฆAnd doesn’t it feel good! โ˜€๏ธ It IS going to feel GOOD under this shade structure during your next workout! Thanks to MD Anderson Cancer Center for supporting our sun safety efforts at Strawberry Park! โ€ฆcompleted project coming soon!ย 

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Video: Santa’s special visit to the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting after the rain out.

Santa made a special trip to thank our ๐˜พ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™–๐™จ ๐™๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™€๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ SPONSORS and to make sure we were able to view the beautiful tree and lighted scenes on the corner of Southmore and Jeff Ginn!

A shoutout and SPECIAL thank you to our event SPONSORS!

North Pole Level Sponsor:
H-E-B (Event Presenting Sponsor)
#HEBHelpingHere

Jingle Bell Level Sponsors:
Air Tech of Pasadena
Pasadena Market
Sunbelt Rentals
Waste Management – Pasadena, TX
Clark Freight Lines Inc.
Chick-fil-A Fairmont Parkway

Candy Cane Level Sponsors:
ABC Dental Pasadena
Sintia Solis Law Firm PLLC
The Serrano Insurance Agency LLC
Bailey Orthodontics

City of Pasadena, Texas – Government

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