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Denton Parks and Recreation

Youths ages 7 to 15 can receive one-on-one instruction in indoor rock climbing during “Rock the Wall” on Tuesdays, Dec. 4 through Jan. 8, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. The center will offer an introductory course from 6 to 7 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m., experienced climbers can learn advanced techniques.

Each course costs $30, and all equipment is provided. Register by Nov. 30 by visiting www. or by calling 940-349-8285.


Register now for the following preschool-age programs:

  • Kindergarten Prep, a half-day preschool program for ages 3 1/2 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and/or Tuesdays and Thursdays at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The session runs from Dec. 3 through Jan. 3.
  • “Hop ’Til You Drop,” a structured playtime for ages 2 to 4, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Dec. 3-31, and/or Fridays, Dec. 7-28, at North Lakes Recreation Center.
  • “Play and Learn French” for ages 3 to 5 from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 5 through Jan. 2, at North Lakes Recreation Center.
  • “Preschool Naturalists: Birding 101” for ages 3 to 5, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 7, at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road.
  • “Pee Wee Sports Sampler” for ages 3 1/2 to 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8 through Jan. 12, at North Lakes Recreation Center.
  • “Pee Wee Sports Soccer” for ages 3 1/2 to 4, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8 through Jan. 12, at North Lakes Recreation Center.

For details and to register, visit  or call 940-349-7275.


Kick off the holidays by running or walking through the neighborhoods surrounding South Lakes Park during the Reindeer Romp on Friday, Dec. 7. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the 4.2-mile run and 2.5-mile fun walk will both begin at 7:30 p.m. Register now at only $15 per person online at . Or, to register a family or three or more (must live at the same address) for $12 per person, call 940-349-7275.


Denia Recreation Center is working closely with Santa Claus to send personalized letters from the North Pole! To have a letter from Santa sent to your child, friend or loved one, call 940-349-8136 by Dec. 7. Each letter costs $2.