Denton Parks & Recreation

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Denton Juneteenth is June 14 and 15 at Fred Moore Park at Wilson and Bradshaw streets. The event, which honors the historic date when the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the United States reached Texas, begins at 5 p.m. June 14. Vendor booths will open, followed by Gospel Night starting at 7 p.m. A parade, coed softball tournament, free children’s games, vendor booths and live entertainment will take place throughout the day on July 15. Register for the softball tournament — for $100 per team — by calling 940-349-8579.

Water Works Park opens for the summer on Saturday. The park, at 2400 Long Road, is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Park hours will change Aug. 12-25. Park visitors can enjoy four giant slides outside, one big indoor slide. Season passes cost $75 for individuals ($90 for non-Denton residents). Family passes, for two adults and up to four dependent children, cost $225 ($275 for non-residents). Each additional child costs $25. Visit www.dentonwaterworks.com .

The Civic Center Pool will be open daily starting Saturday. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 25. Ages 18 and up get in for $3, ages 2 to 17 pay $2.25. Children younger than 2 get in free. Pool is located at 515 N. Bell Ave. For information, call 940-349-8279.

Ages 4 and older can learn Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4-27, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Class is taught by champion and hall-of-fame black belt instructors, and focuses on discipline, confidence, coordination, fitness and practical self-defense. Cost is $40 per student. Register online at www.dentonparks.com .

Adults can get an introduction to tennis from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, June 10 through July 8, at Goldfield Tennis Center, 2005 W. Windsor Drive. “Tennis 101: Beginner Drill” teaches proper grips, forehand, backhand, serve and volley techniques. Cost is $39 per player. Rackets are available to borrow, or purchase a new racket for $20. Register by calling 940-349-8526 or visiting www.dentonparks.com .

Ages 50 and up can Seniorcize from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 17-26, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Cost is $40 per person. Class helps seniors improve their range of motion, strength, bone density and overall fitness. For more information and to register, call 940-349-8720.

 


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