Denton Parks and Recreation

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Swim lesson sessions begin in June. Classes are offered 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 6-1. Each session costs $30 to $60. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

Denton’s Juneteenth celebration will be June 13-14 at Fred Moore Park, 501 S. Bradshaw St. Vendor booths will be open both days while activities go on. An adult softball tournament will will start at 9 a.m. June 14. Entry fee is $100 per team. To register for the tournament, call 940-349-8575.

Women ages 13 and older can take a weekly self-defense class from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. each Monday, June 2 through July 30, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Cost is $45. Register by Friday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

Pee Wee Sports for ages 3 1/2 to 4 offers a Sports Sampler class — a fun way to teach kids about soccer, T-ball and basketball. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, from May 31 to July 12, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Cost is $35 per child. For more information and to register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Dance classes begin next week at North Lakes and Martin Luther King Jr. recreation centers. Ballet, tap and hip-hop are offered for children as young as 2. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Children ages 4-9 can enroll in Soccer Sparks Academy to learn from coaches with U.S. Soccer Federation National Soccer Coaching licenses. The program is on Fridays, June 6 through Aug. 1, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Ages 4-5 practice from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and ages 6-9 practice from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $80. Register by Wednesday at www.dentonparks.com or by calling 940-349-7275.

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

Ages 16 and older can take River Robics classes at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. The next session is from 7:30 to 8:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through July 3. The aerobics class uses the natural resistance of the water in the park’s lazy river. Cost is $65. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8800.

All ages can go on a wildflower hike from 9 to 11 a.m. June 7 in the prairie area of Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Cost is $3 per person. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

PolyglotTime Spanish lessons are offered for children ages 7-12 and for adults 18 and older starting June 11-12 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Kids will learn basic conversational phrases through song and play, and adults are taught conversational Spanish. The course for kids is offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m. every Thursday from June 12 to July 10; cost is $65. The adult class, which costs $155, offers two levels: Level 1 is from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. Thursdays, June 12 through Aug. 14; Level 2 is from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. Wednesdays, June 11 through Aug. 13. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Summer camp registration is now open. There are all-day option for ages 3 1/2 to 15 at four locations around town, as well as mini and themed camps, outdoor adventure camps and sports camps. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

Summer camp options for youths ages 11-15 include an all-day camp option that features a field trip every day for $115 per session. Ages 10-17 can take the Youth Tech Inc. Computer Camps, which feature top software and classes like animation and video game design. Outdoor Adventure Camp, for ages 12-16, focuses on an activity like rock climbing each week.

There are sports camps for ages 3 and older this summer, including tennis, skateboarding, cheerleading, softball, volleyball, golf and aquatic camps.


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