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Pick-Click-Play200.pngWe've launched CivicRec and made registration such much easier. Explore something new and experience something fun!

See the reopening schedule here.
During this time, please visit our Virtual Rec Center that is provided to help serve you during our phased re-opening.

Adapted Recreation
  • Adapted Rec Programs
    Adapted Rec for the Entire Community
    These classes and events provide individuals with physical and developmental differences a chance to participate in recreation programs with their peers while enhancing their physical, social, and emotional well being. The whole community is invited to join in the fun! For program specific questions, call (940) 349-8287. 

    Zumba Stars, all ages
    This 60 minute, inclusive Zumba class includes cardio dance routines adapted to suit the needs of children with disabilities. Neuro-typical children are encouraged to participate and serve as partners.

    Every Thursday at North Lakes Rec Center
    6-7pm; free with a rec pass.

    Adaptive Game Day, ages 18+
    This instructor led program promotes physical fitness and social development through a variety of games and activities. 

    Every Wednesday, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    Free with a rec pass at North Lakes Rec Center.

    Lights Out Sensory Rm, ages 18+
    This interactive room stimulates the senses! Black lights, neon carpet, disco lights and lasers will dazzle. Hands on items will provide different textures. and is great for small groups. Join us weekly or call to schedule a private session for your group of any age.

    Every Tuesday at North Lakes Rec Center
    10:15-11:15am; $5 per visit

    Social Connections, ages 18+
    Join us and make new friends while trying new activities. We'll experience bowling, movies, 
    plays, restaurants or just hang out together. Designed for adults with disabilities. $25 per person; North Lakes Rec Center. Dates TBA.
    Adaptive Art, ages 18+
    This instructor led program will explore the use and feel of different mediums that stimulate the senses.  We'll work on fine motor skills, create masterpieces, and learn about different artists.

    Every Monday and Thursday at North Lakes Rec Center
    10:15-11:15am; $5 per visit.

  • Adapted Rec Events and Dances

    Adapted Dances, ages 18+

    Join us the second Friday of each month for a themed dance complete with music, a disco dance floor, food, and a photo booth.
    Sweetheart Ball

    February | Denton Civic Center, 6-10 p.m.

    Bring your sweetheart or find one at the semi-formal Valentine dinner and dance. A catered dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and a dance will begin at 7 p.m. that will include light refreshments, DJ, and photo booth. Please purchase dinner and dance tickets in advance to avoid cancelling due to a lack of minimum enrollment. 

Arts & Crafts
Ballet, Tumbling, Aerial Skills, and More
Outdoor Recreation

  • Outdoor Recreation and Education
    Outdoor Education | Will Resume With Regular Programming
    • Preschool Jr. Master Naturalist , ages 3-5 plus adult
    • Preschool Jr. Master Gardener, ages 3-5 plus adult
    outdoor and indoor adventure Rec
    • Archery
    • Kayaking
    • Day Hikes
    • Fly Fishing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Trail Bike Riding
    • Rock Climbing
    • Beginning Archery
    • Intro to Archery
    • and more
    For more information and to register online, visit our Rec1 Online Catalog.
  • Archery and Rock Climbing

    Denia Rec Center is currently closed. 

    Beginning Archery, ages 8-1

    National Archery in the Schools Kids learn the basics of international-style archery on a legal indoor range with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Archery aids in the development of micro and macro abilities, as well as listening and observation skills. Closed-toe shoes are required. Register by the Friday before each session. 

    Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

    Intro to Archery, ages 10+
    Learn the fundamentals of international style archery with National Archery in School Program and/or USA Archery certified instructor on a legal range. 

    Dec. 14 | Feb. 1 | 1-3 p.m.
    $12 per person at Denia Rec Center
    Rock The Wall, coed ages 7-15
    In this introductory course to rock climbing, kids will receive one-on-one time with an instructor and learn rock wall safety. Equipment is provided. Register by the Friday before each session.

    Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    $40 per month at Denia Rec Center
    Indoor Rock Climbing Wall
    Denia Rec Center's 20-foot wall uses top-rope climbing and offers five courses, each varying in degree of difficulty. With the completion of the annual safety course, guests can access the wall during open hours without requiring staff belay. 

    Safety Course
    Safety Course: $10 per adult, $5 per kid
    To schedule, call (940) 349-8285

    Climbing with safety course completion 
    $2 per day, ages 7 and older

    Climbing without safety course
    $5 per hour; an appointment is required 
    for staff to belay.

Training and Certification
  • Martial Arts

    Karate will resume with normal programming.

    Karate is more than punching and kicking. Age appropriate classes develop character values and skills for success at home, at school or at work, and in the dojo. Adults also find stress relief and a way to stay young. Classes for the whole family improve focus, confidence, discipline, fitness, and self-defense. Students can earn their first uniform for free. Questions? Call 940-390-0864.
    Ages 5-7 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Ages 8-12 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Ages 8-12+ | 6:30- 7:30 p.m.

    $50 per month at Denia Rec Center
    Red Tiger Karate
    Red Tiger offers a complete white through black belt program. The junior program develops self-esteem, bully defense, respect for others, and more. Teen and adult classes focus on street self-defense, fitness, and personal development. A white uniform is required and may be purchased in class. For more information, call (817) 845-1557. 

    North Lakes Rec Center
    Every Friday, 6-7 p.m. | Ages 5-7
    Every Friday, 7-8 p.m. | Ages 8-12
    Every Friday, 8-9 p.m. | Ages 13+

    MLK Jr. Rec Center    
    Every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. | Ages 5+
  • Dog Obedience

    Dog training will resume with normal programming. 

    Family Manners Level I, Dog Obedience Class
    Instructor Angie Dickinson takes you through the step-by-step process of teaching your canine friend commands such as “sit,” “come,” “down,” “wait,” and many more. Ms. Dickinson has over 35 years of dog training experience and is an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Only one dog handler allowed per household per six week course. First class is for humans only. Contact Ms. Dickinson at (940) 206-7156 for additional information. 

    $100 per session at North Lakes Rec Center
  • CPR and Red Cross Training

    Trainings will resume with normal programming. 

    Heartsaver® Pediatric
    This course meets the regulatory requirements for child care workers and teaches first aid, CPR, and AED skills. The American Heart Association ebook must be purchased prior to the class at www.ebook.heart.org.

    First Tuesday of each month, 5-7:30 p.m. 
    $40 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center
    American Red Cross
    Lifeguard Training, Ages 15+
    $150 per person at Denton NAT

    Course Content: Learn skills needed to prevent and respond to pool and water park emergencies. Prerequisites will be conducted on the first day of class.

    Course Certifications: 
    Waterpark Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training, Bloodbourne Pathogen Training, Oxygen Administration, First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

    Course Prerequisites: 
    •    Minimum age of 15
    •    Swim 300 yards continuously
    •    Start in the water and swim 20 yards of front crawl or breaststroke, surface return to the starting point with the object, and exit without using a ladder or steps- all within one minute and 40 seconds
    •    Tread water for 2 min. using legs only course dates: Bring a lunch each day

    American Red Cross
    Lifeguard Instructor Training, Ages 17+
    $250 per person at Denton NAT 

    Become an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor. Online course work is due prior to Dec. 18. Information will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the first day of training. Bring a lunch each day.
    american red cross 
    water safety instructor, ages 16+
    $250 per person at Denton NAT 
    Bring a lunch each day.

    Course Content: Learn to teach Water Safety, Basic Water Rescue, Learn-to-Swim (all six levels) and Parent and Child Aquatics courses.

    Course Certifications: Water Safety Instructor, Basic Water Rescue

    Course Prerequisites: 
    •    16 years old (by last day of class)
    •    Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4, by swimming 25 yards of each stroke: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly (15 yards)
    •    Float in deep water for one minute
    •    Tread water for one minute
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