A Party in Our Tummies {Dancey Dance Wylie Recreation}

A gigantic "thank you" to the 200 kids and parents that participated in Dancey Dance, this afternoon at Wylie Recreation Center.

Kiddos age 18 months to 5 years enjoyed singing, dancing games, balloons, cupcakes and a face painter. The highlight of the afternoon was a visit from a special gabba friend.

From singing along to "Don't Bite Your Friends" to playing superheros, fun was had by all!

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie

Challenge Accepted! {Instagram Photo Challenge Scavenger Hunt}

Thank you for showing your Wylie Park love! We had a great showing for the first I Heart Parks Instagram Photo Challenge and Scavenger Hunt.

In order of completing the challenge: @toweryc @hunterjekot @josenamanda @mbruno3 @shellyd3 @dianechesnut @mommadaniel @avery_daniel1 IG

Above mentioned IG users, stop by the recreation center this week to pick up your goodies, and thank you for supporting Parks and Recreation in Wylie!
Stop by our Instagram page @wylierecreation and check out all the amazing park photo submissions, like the one above from @joseandamanda .
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie


Toddler Dancey Dance Tomorrow! {Wylie Recreation}

Yo party party! It’s Dancey Dance time! Singing, dancing, games and a visit from a very special Gabba friend.

At Wylie Recreation Center
300 Country Club


Ages: 18 Mos – 5 Yrs (must be with parent or guardian)
Friday, July 27, 2012
1 - 2 PM

Free event. No Rec Pass Required!

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie

Tween Scene Adventures {Wylie Recreation}

Tween Scene 2012 has been jam-packed with fun so far, and it isn’t even over!

Week one literally rocked! All 25 Tweens made homemade rock candy and conquered the rock climbing wall together.

During week two, Tweens participated in a sports showdown that included a variety of creative games, including knock-out basketball, nukem volleyball, and a boys vs. girls game of kickball. Our campers are impressive team players, and they really make the most of every activity. The week was rounded out with an unforgettable trip to Six Flags.

Week three “brought out the outdoors” in everyone. The Tweens traveled to Texas Discovery Gardens and walked through the gorgeous butterfly house. It was great to see the crew enjoying one of nature’s creatures in such a beautiful environment. They also got to try their hand at fishing at Bass Pro Shop, and show off their aquatic skills at Hawaiian Falls.

In week four our Tweens enjoyed a Summer Safari at Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, the HEARD Museum and Insync Exotics.

During week five, our Urban Adventures week, we took a VIP tour of the Cowboys Stadium, as well as a trip to Jump Street in Plano.

Christmas in July with snow cones and ice skating is up next, followed by artful antics that includes canvas painting and the Young Chef’s Academy. Summer will wrap up with an exciting homegrown version of Wylie’s Amazing Race!

Tween Scene 2012 is an epic adventure for all, and the staff can’t wait to see what exciting experiences lay ahead for our Tweens.

Elizabeth Murdoch
Tween Scene Site Supervisor
City of Wylie

Roaring 20s Costume Dance {Wylie Recreation}

Guys and dames, put on your glad rags for this FREE one-of-a-kind dance party. It’s the cat’s pajamas! Singles welcome. Refreshments provided. Includes 45 minute Charleston demo. Dance starts at 8 PM. Costumes not required, but applauded!

Ages: 18 Yrs +

Sa 7/28 7 - 10 PM No Rec Pass Required!

At Wylie Recreation Center
300 Country Club

Questions? Let us know!

Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


I Heart Wylie Parks {Instagram Photo Challenge and Scavenger Hunt}

July is Park and Recreation month! Get wild and celebrate the benefit of Parks and Recreation in Wylie, Texas.

With more than 700 acres of parks and open space, Wylie encourages you to get outside and enjoy a park near you and share your love for Wylie parks.

12 of 24 Wylie parks include a playground/play structure. Can you find them all? For a complete list of Wylie park locations and playground/play structure availability, visit

Instagram Photo Challenge

Submitting your images for the I Heart Wylie Parks Instagram Photo Challenge and Scavenger Hunt is easy. (See example above.)

1. Visit a Wylie park and snap an original photo of the playground/play structure with your smartphone.

2. Apply desired filters and upload to your Instagram account.

3. In the COMMENT, tag each photo you upload to Instagram with:
--#wyliepark[name of park]
--give us a mention @wylierecreation

IGers that tag and post at least 10 of the 12 play structures/playgrounds located in City of Wylie parks will receive a free course (winner's choice) at Wylie Recreation Center and a goodie bag including a Wylie Recreation t-shirt, water bottle, mini beachball and more (while supplies last)!

The deadline for submissions is July 27, 10 am.

Have fun and show the world your Wylie Park pride!

Let us know if you have questions.

Follow us on Instagram @wylierecreation

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie


Wylie Wave Summer Fun! {Wylie Recreation Summer Camp}

WAVE has flown by! So far this summer, 776 registrants of Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp have enjoyed 5 weeks full of sports activities, art and learning.

Aloha summer! Campers greeted the heat during the first week of camp with a fun trip to Hawaiian Falls.

Weeks two and three included time learning about exotic animals at the Dallas Zoo and creating sculptures at the Dallas Museum of Art.

During week 4, campers enjoyed a visit from our Smith Public Library friends for storytime, participated in a campus-wide scavenger hunt and played games at Main Event.

Winter In July dominated week 6 and included Reindeer Games and ice skating. Campers participated in a home-grown Winter Olympics, where “Japan” went home with the Gold.

Weeks six through eight will include bouncing at Jumpstreet, bowling at Allen Bowl, Grapevine’s new SeaLife Aquarium and Legoland. Campers will also strut their stuff in the annual Talent Show and enjoy a visit from Games2U.

Kathleen AckermanCity of Wylie
Wylie Wave Summer Day Camp Site Supervisor


Wylie Recreation Center Beach Party!

Looking for a place to cool off today?  Enjoy the water slides and fun on the front lawn!  Bring your swimsuit and towel and don't forget the sunscreen.

July 18th
10AM - 2PM


Gym and Wall Schedules July 2012 {Wylie Recreation Center}

July Open Gym and Open Climb schedules are available!

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

We also have Open Climb!

Annika Sacco
Recreation Supervisor
City of Wylie

Bounce and Climb Today! {Park and Recreation Month}

Bounce in to Wylie Recreation Center and Climb a coconut tree, TODAY!

We are kicking off National Park and Recreation month with bounce houses, a Hooping (Hula) contest and a Coconut Climb.

Recreation Pass Holders ages 2 and up may access the 2 bounce houses, available NOW until 6 pm.

A hula hooping contest starts at 12:30, then a  26 foot tall coconut tree will spring from the lawn for a one-of-a-kind climb at 1 pm.

No Recreation Pass required for the Coconut Climb, for ages 3 and up.

Annika Sacco
Recreation Supervisor
City of Wylie

Archery in Neighbors Go {Wylie Recreation Center, DMN}

The UBER popular Archery classes at Wylie Recreation Center were featured in Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go section ...

It made an appearance in The Avengers. It played a staring role in The Hunger Games and is featured in Brave. And this summer, it’s taking the Wylie Recreation Center by storm. Read more ...

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie