Parks and Recreation Community Events

Get Walking! On the Homestretch of Healthy Hearts With Parks
Time to get walking at the final event of the Healthy Hearts with Parks community initiative. These events, which are focused on health-related topics and integrate physical activity through the walks, have been a great way for the Parks & Recreation Department to integrate fitness, health and wellness.

The walks are open to individuals of all ages and offer opportunities for people to check their body fat content, blood pressure and take advantage of other healthy initiatives provided courtesy of event sponsor Sierra Providence Health Network. Each walking event is two miles and will enable the participants to visit various parks in the community.

The City recreation centers have been very active, as well, with their own walking clubs. If you would like to be a part of the upcoming walks or join a walking club in your area, please call 541-4331.

The schedule below shows the list of walking events that will culminate with an awards ceremony on November 11th at one of the most picturesque parks in the city. This final event will take place at Memorial Park (1701 Copia). Join in on the fun!!

Flashback to the Sixties at Eastwood Rec
Groove to the Sixties at the Eastwood Recreation Center (3001 Parkwood) at its "Sixties Happening Dance" on November 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. There will be a dance competition, costume competition and much, much more. Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per couple. Information: 629-7312.

Memorial Park Senior Center: Upcoming Fall Events
Cut a Rug!
Memorial Park Senior Center will have a Sunday Dance on October 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the center at 1800 Byron. Music will be provided by the Chito Gonzalez band, and tickets are $5 per person. For more info call 562-4268.

Give Thanks at the Memorial Park Senior Center
Memorial Park Senior Center will be having a Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 10 at the center at 1800 Byron Street. The event will be $5 per person and reservations and information can be obtained by calling Julie Belcher at 562-4268.

Calling all Seniors: Compete in Senior Fall Fest 2006
The City Parks and Recreation Department will have a Senior Fall Fest 2006. The events are for individuals who are ages 50 and older. This is a great opportunity to meet and make new friends, while getting in some quality exercise. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be given out to the top places in the competition. For more information, call Julie Belcher at 562-4268.

Horseshoes
Friday, November 3rd
Eastside Sr. Center (3200 Fierro)
10:00 a.m. Horseshoes Matches
$2/person

Armijo Center: For the Community
Armijo Center, which has been a focal point for programming and interaction with children in the community for over 40 years, continues to provide great programming for the youth. Activities that the center offers include boxing, dance, a weight room, after school program, open gym, table games and board games along with free movies throughout the month.

Annual Block Party
The center will once again have its annual Block party with other partners in the Segundo barrio area. The event for Halloween will take place on October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be free food, sodas, a costume contest, jumping balloons, carnival games and more. Over 1,000 kids are expected and the event is open to the public.

For more information on any of the activities the Armijo Center offers, please call 544-5436.