Denton Parks & Recreation

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Swim lessons begin in June at the Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Road, and the Civic Center Pool, 321 E. McKinney St. There are classes most days of the week, including Saturday, with many different time options. Most classes have a participant-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Courses cost $36 to $60. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

The Rockin’ Lock-In for kids ages 5-12 is Friday night through Saturday morning at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Kids will enjoy games, scavenger hunts, a movie on a giant screen and more. Boys and girls will sleep in separate areas and will be supervised the entire night. Drop-off is at 7 p.m. Friday and pickup is at 8 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $15. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Late registration for the adult softball league ends Friday, and games begin the week of June 9. The league includes eight games, including playoffs. Teams may be recreational or competitive, and there are coed teams. Cost is $250 to $380 per team. For more information and to register, visit the website or call 940-349-7275.

Dogs and handlers 12 and older can join “Intro to Nosework,” a class from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 28 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The class is based on the principles of drug and explosives detection and modified into a sport. The class is suitable for any dog, regardless of age, breed or physical impairments. Cost is $80 per person. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com , or call 940-349-7275.

Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 can take Kindergarten Prep, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, May 28 to June 19, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The class is licensed by the state and uses the Mother Goose Time curriculum to teach numbers, colors and more. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8287.

Run your first 5K in just six weeks with the Couch to 5K training program at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The next session begins next week and meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration fee of $40 includes payment for the Liberty Run 5K on July Fourth and a T-shirt. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-PARK.

Pee Wee Sports for ages 3 1/2 to 4 includes a Sports Sampler class that teaches kids about soccer, T-ball and basketball. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. The class is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, May 31 through July 12, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Cost is $35. Register online or call 940-349-7275.

Dance classes begin June 3-5 at North Lakes and Martin Luther King Jr. recreation centers. Classes are available for children as young as 2 in ballet, tap and hip-hop dance. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Youth sports programs including rock climbing, archery, golf and select basketball begin in June and are currently accepting registration. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Ages 8 and older can learn to kayak in the lazy river from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 9-12 at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. The four-day class teaches safety, stroke technique and more. Cost is $60. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

Ages 16 and up can take River Robics classes in the lazy river at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. The aerobic class uses the natural resistance of the water. The class meets from 7:30 to 8:25 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from June 9 to July 3. Cost is $65 per four-week session. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

Summer camp registration is now open. There are all-day options for ages 3 1/2 to 15 at four Denton Parks & Recreation locations around town. There are also mini and themed camps, outdoor adventure camps and sport camps. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

For teens, summer camp options include an all-day camp that features a field trip every day for ages 11-15 for $115 per session. Ages 10-17 can take Youth Tech Inc. Computer Camps which feature classes like animation and video game design. The Outdoor Adventure Camp, for ages 12-16, focuses on a weekly activity such as rock climbing.

Sport camps are available for ages 3 and older this summer, including tennis, skateboarding, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, golf and aquatic camps. For more information, visit the website or call 940-349-7275.


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