Senior Appreciation Luau {Wylie age 55+}

We combined forces with Garnett Hill to celebrate our friends at Bart Peddicord Community Center, yesterday.  More than 60 attendees age 55+ were treated to a fantastic lunch spread and luau, music and hula dancing. 

Next week, regular Center participants will be taking part in the 9th Annual Senior Health Fair held at the FBC Event Center on Monday, October 3, 2011, 10 am - 1 pm.  The event includes health screenings, information, door prizes and free lunch.  For more information, 972-442-2261.

Anthony Cook
Recreation Supervisor
City of Wylie


October Gym and Wall Schedules {Wylie Recreation Center}

October Open Gym and Open Climb schedules are available online now!

Check out Basketball, Volleyball and Toddler Time in the Gym.

We also have Open Climb and Homeschool Climb throughout the month of October.

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


Tennis, Anyone? {Wylie Kids Tennis}

Thank you for the great feedback we receive from the Activity Interest Survey available on the City of Wylie website. 

One of the more requested activities has been Tennis for Kids.  Working with WISD and one of our newest instructors, Jim Ward I am pleased we have now launched this program.

Kids age 5 - 10 will benefit from this USTA QuickStart curriculum.  Classes are available Thursday, Friday or Saturday starting October 13, 2011 at Founders Park.

If you are interested in signing your kiddos up for this valuable tennis opportunity, register online or visit Wylie Recreation Center or Bart Peddicord Community Center.

Steven Harben
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


Bruised and Better for it {Leadership Wylie}

I am participating in Leadership Wylie classes, which provide personal development and civic leadership opportunities.  (I'm on the front row in the picture above, second from the right.) 

Our first outing as a group was challenging.  I tackled some things I didn't think I could (yeah, 10 foot wall, I'm talking to you.)  We teambuilt, climbed, crawled, sweat and cried ... really it was just my shaking legs crying moments before the glorious free fall into the zip line, but oh so worth it.  

It's a great group and "Cloud 9," as we have been dubbed by one of our classmates, will have many upcoming chances to bond and grow over the next several months.

Challenge your vertical limits right here in Wylie.  Monthly Recreation Center climbing wall schedules available for print and viewing on the City of Wylie website.  

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie