The fall season traditionally ushers in the season’s new cars, new TV shows, and spiffy new school clothes. In Prosper, the anticipation is just as palpable as the fall season will see stimulating, exciting, and challenging recreational programming from Parks and Recreation.
New classes, new time slots, and programs that will challenge participants to attain new levels of skill and proficiency are all on the fall programming schedule. Classes and programs are slated to begin on the first week of August, and as always, details on what, when, and where are available at www.prosperparksandrec.org.
“Community support of our summer activities has been overwhelming,” said Dudley Raymond, Director of Parks and Recreation. “More youth and adults than ever before signed up to experience our incredible instructors, the benefits of fun and informative content, and the value of our reasonable rates. Thank you, Prosper, for your support and for spreading the word to neighbors and friends about Parks and Recreation!”
The Town has made it a priority to ensure that any resident who wants to attend a camp is able to do so. To that end, Prosper’s Parks and Recreation Board has initiated the Recreational Scholarship Program, a fund that can cover participation fees for residents who qualify. Raymond notes that the most scholarships on record were awarded during the current summer season and that applications are currently being accepted for the fall sessions. Procedures and application forms in English and Spanish are posted at www.prosperparksandrec.org.
Registration is now open for the following youth camps and classes: recreational sports such as soccer, tennis, archery, and track and field; STEM classes such as science, technology, engineering, and math; Bricks 4 Kidz with LEGOs®; American Red Cross Babysitting Certification; shadowboxing; and chess.
Adults may register now for the following classes: Coolest Parent & Grandparent Magic Class; Fine Art with John DeFrance; a floral arranging series; realistic watercolor art class; wreath making workshops; American Red Cross Babysitting Certification; tennis; yoga; Zumba; and personal fitness.
Active Adults Age 55+ may now register for the Prosper Bowling League. Regular weekly games of Dominoes, Canasta, and Mahjong and virtual Yahtzee and Bingo via Zoom are also available for those looking to connect within the community. Activities in consideration for the future include a self-defense course, AARP programs, and a local bus tour. Active Adults/Seniors can stay abreast of events, activities, and classes by subscribing to Senior Scene, the monthly email newsletter. Sign-ups for the newsletter can be done by visiting https://www.prospertx.gov/news-media/.
At the end of each camp, class, and activity, participants are sent a brief survey. The Parks and Recreation Department deeply appreciates participants who fill in the survey because responses are considered when planning and creating new programs and modifying existing ones. Feedback can improve programs, and planners place a high value on survey responses.
Additional information about recreational programs can be obtained by contacting Jonathan Weeks, Recreation Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 972-569-1057. To receive information about all Parks and Recreation activities, subscribe to The Landscape by visiting https://www.prospertx.gov/news-media/.