Fill the Walls with Love {Park and Rec Month}

Help us fill the walls with love when you visit during National Park and Recreation Month this July! Pen your heart out at Wylie Recreation Center or Bart Peddicord Community Center and share the love right here. 

Let everyone know why you love and support parks and recreation in your community.

Carmen Powlen
Recreation Manager
City of Wylie 


NRH20 Register by Friday {Family Fun Trip}

We’ll drive! Relax and have fun at NRH20. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 and older. Register per person by 6/28 at the Center or online. Bring car seat if needed.
Ages: 3 Yrs +
Tu   7/2    9 AM – 5 PM  $22

Katy Burton
Recreation Programmer
City of Wylie


Show Your Love! {National Park and Rec Month}

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. July is a great time to highlight all the many valuable benefits Parks and Recreation brings to your neighborhood – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity. This July, we want everyone talking about what they love about parks and recreation and why parks and recreation are so vital in our lives!

Check out more than 60 extra reasons to “HEART” Wylie Parks and Recreation during the month of July. Check out the wide variety of July-only activities we have added for this special month. Most activities are FREE unless otherwise indicated.

All month long, tag your pics with us!

Check out our flyer, or browse below.

Aloha Summer  7/1 – 6
I Heart Parks  7/8 – 13
Man vs. Wylie  7/15 – 20
CSI: Wylie  7/22 – 27

F  7/5  Hawaiian Shirts & Skirts
F  7/12  Flower Power
Sa  7/20  Zombies @ Prom
F  7/26  “Men in Black”

M  7/1-22  2 – 3 PM

Ages: 55 Yrs +
M  7/1-22  2 – 3 PM

A little taste of Austin – the hottest trend in food right here in Wylie!
F  7/5  w/ Luau
F  7/12  w/ "The Lorax"
F  7/19  w/ Blacklight Climb
F  7/26  w/ Family Lab Nite

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Ages: All
M-Sa  7/8 – 13

Staff-led camp style games and activities for 3 days in 3 parks. Locations posted on InstagramFacebook and Twitter each morning. Attend all 3 mobs and win a prize!
Ages: All
Tu-Th  7/9 – 11  10 – 11 AM

Ages: 18 Yrs +
W  7/17  10 AM – 3 PM

Live music, professional hula dancers, limbo contests, games and instructional hula dance. Free event, bring money for food truck.
Ages: All
F    7/5    6:30 – 9:30 PM FREE

Senior Luau
Fun, food and friends! Includes live Hula Dance performance.
Ages: 55 Yrs +
M   7/1    9 AM – 1 PM

Limbo Contest
How low can you go? Challenge your friends in this traditional party game for prizes!
Ages: All
Tu   7/2    10 – 10:30 AM
Rec. Pass Req.

Hula Hoop Contest
Round and round it goes. When it stops ... you are OUT! Contest for fun and prizes.
Ages: All
Tu   7/2    10:30  – 11 AM
Rec Pass Req.

Omnikin Volleyball
Classic summer game with a 36” ball!
Ages: 7 Yrs +
Tu   7/2    1 – 5:30 PM
Rec Pass Req.

We’ll drive. Relax and have fun! Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 and older. Register per person by 6/28 at the Center or online. Bring car seat if needed.
Ages: 3 Yrs +
Tu   7/2    9 AM – 5 PM  $22

Water Slides
Beat the heat in our front yard! Vertical Rush Slip N Slide and Tropical Jump and Slide. Waiver required prior to participation.
Ages: 3 Yrs +
W   7/3    9 AM – 1 PM

Coconut Roll
Bocce has gone coco-nutty in this fun summer game!
Ages: 55 Yrs +
W   7/3    10 AM – 12 PM
Ages: All
W   7/3    10 AM – 12 PM

Coconut Bowl
Can you knock down pineapple pins with a coconut?
Ages: All
W   7/3    10 AM – 12 PM

Pineapple Toss
Play with your food! Greatest distance wins!
Ages: 55 Yrs +
F    7/5    10 AM – 12 PM

Enjoy this classic summer game.
Ages: 7 Yrs +
F    7/5    11 AM – 9 PM
Rec Pass Req.

Coconut Climb
Race to the top of the 26’ coconut trees.
Ages: 5 Yrs +
F  7/5  6:30 – 8:30 PM  FREE

Shake that grass skirt and limbo! Learn about the Hawaiian traditions and cultural activities. Sample the tropical sounds, sights and tastes of the magical islands. Preregistration by 7/2 and parent participation required. Register per child at the Center or online. Includes parent.
Ages: 2 – 5 Yrs
Sa  7/6    10:30 AM – 12 PM      $9

Lawnchair Theater
Showing ‘The Lorax’ on the lawn! Bring something to sit on and money for food truck concessions.
Ages: All
F    7/12  8:30  – 10 PM

Introduction and instruction for this popular outdoor game.
Register by 7/5 at the Center or online.
Ages: 7 – 12 Yrs
Tu   7/9    11:30 AM – 1 PM

Learn about adding a garden to your compact urban landscape. Container to raised beds, everyone has room for a little green. Register by 7/3 at the Center or online.
Ages: 12 Yrs +
Tu   7/9    3:30 – 4:30 PM

Learn about composting that focuses on the science of the use of worms to compost kitchen and other organic waste. Register by 7/3 at the Center or online.
Ages: 12 Yrs +
Tu   7/9    5 – 6 PM

Plant a Plant with Parks
Make friends with the flora! Plant your own take-home zinnia and learn from Park professionals about these lovely flowers.
Ages: All
W   7/10  10 – 11 AM    
Ages: 55 Yrs +
W   7/10  12:30 – 1:30 PM

Founded in 1979, this 100 acre orchard lies just east of Terrell. Ham Orchards consists of 5 orchards containing approximately 6,000 trees. Register per person by 7/10 at the Center or online.
Ages: 55 Yrs +
Th   7/11  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM     $5

“Every bear that ever there was
will gather there for certain, because today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.” We are bringing the popular words to life at this one-of-a-kind event. Bring your bears and a picnic lunch for a story, crafts, a bear movie and lots of fun! Preregistration by 7/5 and parent participation required. Register per child at the Center or online. Includes parent.
Ages: 2 – 6 Yrs
Th   7/11  10:30 AM – 12 PM

Hacky Sac Comeback
The ‘90s called. They want their Hacky Sac back! Grab your rasta hat and compete for prizes.
Ages: 7 Yrs +
F    7/12  11 – 11:30 AM
Rec. Pass Req.

Granola Bar
Pick your faves and make your own summer mix. Raisins, craisins, seeds and more!
Ages: All
F    7/12  9 – 11 AM
F    7/12  8 – 9 PM
Ages: 55 Yrs +
F    7/12  9 AM – 12 PM

Drought Tolerant Plants
Learn easy steps for selecting and caring for native Texas and drought tolerant plantings.
Ages: 55 Yrs +
F    7/12  10:30 – 11:30 AM

LIVE! 60s Folk Music in the Courtyard
F    7/12  7 – 8 PM

Blacklight 80s Theme. Admission – ZOMBIES, ONLY! Bring money for concessions. Register by 7/17 at the Center or online.
Ages: 8 Yrs +
Sa  7/20  8:30 – 10:30 PM

Senior Self Defense
Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels!
Ages: 55 Yrs +
M   7/15  10 – 11 AM

Zombie Cake Walk
Walk for cake, cookies and other treats! Dress up encouraged and applauded.
Ages: 2 – 10 Yrs
M   7/15  11 – 11:45 AM

Bug Out Bag Prep
Get it and go! Whether you find yourself in the aftermath of a tornado or zombie invasion, be prepared to head for the hills. Learn what must-haves every Bug Out Bag should have.
Ages: 55 Yrs +
W   7/17  10 – 11 AM
Ages: 13 Yrs +
Tu   7/16  5 – 6 PM

“Does whatever a spider can!” Introduce your little ones to the climbing wall while learning about safety and proper technique. Register by 7/12 at the Center or online.
Ages: 3 – 6 Yrs
Tu   7/16  10 – 10:45 AM

Race to the Top
By popular demand this competition style inflatable is back!
Ages: 7 Yrs +
W   7/17  1 – 7 PM
Rec. Pass Req.

Learn easy to recall techniques for a variety of ability levels! Register by 7/12 at the Center or online.
Ages: 16 Yrs +
W   7/17  10 – 11 AM

Learn to prepare a variety of meals in the wild with safety in mind. Register by 7/12 at the Center or online.
Ages: 12 Yrs +
W   7/17  5 – 6 PM

Learn to use a compound or recurve bow. Curriculum designed for a variety of skill and ability levels. Register by 7/17 at the Center or online.
Ages: 50 Yrs +
Th   7/18  8:30 - 9:30 AM
Ages: 8 Yrs +
Th   7/18  10 – 11 AM

Learn how to tackle minor to medium impact injuries that occur away from the convenience of an urban setting. Register by 7/15 at the Center or online.
Ages: 10 Yrs +
Th   7/18  6:30  – 7:30 PM

Jousting Inflatable
Battle your friends in the awesome inflatable experience.
Ages: 7 Yrs +
F    7/19  1 – 9 PM
Rec. Pass Req.

Mad Science - Family Lab Night - Bubbles, Potions & Slime, Oh My!
Enjoy this very popular crew’s take on science, performance and audience participation.
Ages: 3 Yrs +
F    7/26  6 – 8 PM

Mystery Game Night
Enjoy Clue, Guess Who and more with family and friends.
Ages: All
Th   7/25  6:30 – 8 PM
Rec. Pass Req.

Crime Scene Challenge
Test your forensic skills with the Wylie Police Department. Walk through a mock crime scene looking for clues and try to solve the crime!
Ages: 10 Yrs +
F    7/26  10 AM – 4 PM
Rec. Pass Req.

Recreation Manager
City of Wylie