Denton Parks & Recreation

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Zumba classes are offered at both Denia and Martin Luther King Jr. recreation centers for ages 15 and up. The first class is free. Afterward, classes cost $5 each, or $30 for 10. Classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Denia, 1001 Parvin St. Classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the MLK center, 1300 Wilson St. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

The Mud Volleyball Tournament will start at 9 a.m. May 17 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The tournament involves six-on-six double-elimination battles. The top three teams will receive medals. Teams may have a maximum of 10 players, but at least two female players must be on the court at all times. Registration costs $130 per team. Register by May 9 online or by calling 940-349-7275.

Summer youth sports leagues are open for registration: girls volleyball, ages 7-14; coed kickball, ages 5-14; coed basketball, ages 5-10; coed Little Hoopers, ages 10-13; and indoor coed soccer, ages 5-12. Prices and registration dates vary. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Hip-hop dance classes are offered for ages 9 and older at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Classes are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 7-28. Dancers will need knee pads and gloves. Cost is $40. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

First- through fifth-graders can enjoy Kids Rock from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities include music by a live DJ, a bounce house, games and more. Admission is $10. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Ages 7-15 can take an introductory rock-climbing class from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 6-27, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Cost is $30. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

Youths ages 7 and older can take a golf instruction class at the Robson Ranch Golf Course from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 6-27. Kids will practice on the driving range, putting green and the chipping green. Cost is $70. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

Teens ages 13-18 can develop their creative writing skills in the Write Life workshop at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The class meets from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, next week through June 23, to discuss fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Cost is $60. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Catch a free screening of Disney’s Planes on May 9 at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. The movie will begin at 9 p.m. after an 8 p.m. marshmallow roast and kids’ crafts. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Preschool Naturalists, a class for ages 3-5 and their caregivers, meets May 9 to learn about butterflies. The class will meet by the pond at Cross Timbers Park, 7112 Montecito Drive. Kids will learn with hands-on activities, and a nature hike. Cost is $8. Register by Wednesday online or by calling 940-349-7275.

Kayak Clear Creek from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10. Kids ages 5-9 must be accompanied by an adult and will ride in a tandem kayak. The trip will leave from Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St., and sit-on-top kayaks will be provided. Cost is $20 per person. Register by Wednesday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

Seniors 50 and older can go horseback riding at Lantana Lodge Trails from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17. The Black Mustang Ranch staff will match riders with a horse, and guide the ride. The group will leave from the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Cost is $45. Register by Wednesday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

Adults can register for Denton’s adult softball league. Late registration ends May 16, and games begin the week of June 9. There will be eight games, including playoffs. Teams may be recreational or competitive, and there are coed optional teams. Cost is $250 to $380 per team. For more information and to register, visit the website or call 940-349-7275.

Swim lessons are offered at the Denton Natatorium. The next session begins May 12. Classes are divided by age (beginning at 6 months), and skill level. Most classes have a participant-to-instructor ratio of 6 to 1. Sessions cost $60 per person. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

Summer camp registration is now open. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Save $25 on family season passes to the Water Works Park now until May 18. Call 940-349-8800. For more information, visit www.dentonwaterworks.com .


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