Stay Healthy, Stay Safe with Carrollton Parks & Recreation
The City of Carrollton welcomes members and patrons back to play, the safe way, through a variety of City recreation programs this season. The Parks & Recreation Department has implemented exciting outdoor, indoor, and virtual offerings to suit all interests while keeping wellbeing top of mind.
Safety measures, hygiene plans, and program protocols in both Crosby and Rosemeade Recreation Centers and local parks have been established to help create a secure environment for all participants, based on the guidance and best practices from the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These services include performing enhanced cleanings of high-touch areas, making hand sanitizer stations available, and posting signage to assist employees and patrons with proper social distancing.
“The Parks & Recreation Department seeks new and better ways to engage the community with rewarding experiences, especially during these changing times,” Carrollton Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said. “Outdoor, indoor, and virtual programming provides residents the opportunity to stay healthy, regardless of their fitness level and preference in exercise.”
Programs and events are offered throughout the year. Spectators are asked to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from individuals not within the spectator’s group and wear cloth face coverings. Outside of sporting events, mixing between teams is discouraged, per Abbott’s guidelines, as are group excursions related to recreational sports.
|Adaptive Archery||Adaptive Soccer||Adult Cornhole League|
|Adult Flag Football League||Adult Racquetball League||Adult Softball League|
|Adult Softball Tournament||Sports Classes||Tennis Classes|
Carrollton’s youth programs focus on skill development, healthy competition, sportsmanship, and fun for boys and girls of all ages. Registration is open to both individuals and teams. It is recommended participants of recreational sports events or practices minimize in-person contact with any person 65 years or older, especially those with pre-existing health conditions, for 14 days..
|Baseball||eSports Gaming||Flag Football|
|T-Ball||Tennis||Track & Field|
Senior Center Classes
The Senior Center remains closed, per Abbott’s guidelines, however activities have been moved outdoors that can be safely distanced to allow for seniors to socialize and stay active. Senior Center memberships will continue to be temporarily valid at Crosby and Rosemeade Recreation Centers. For a full list of available activities, visit cityofcarrollton.com/seniorcenter.
|Chair Volleyball||Free Fitness Friday|
These services are offered in an indoor setting that allows for social distancing and are under the guidance of an established service program activity and hygiene plan. Classes are kept to an area-specific number to provide adequate room for exercise and interaction with others while respecting capacity limits.
|Aerobics||Boys & Girls Basketball||Boxing|
|Coed Youth Basketball||Cycling||Karate|
|Pickleball||Step, Strength, And Core||Tai Chi|
These classes are offered only via Zoom and will be a combination of live interaction with an instructor and prerecorded segments to keep the classes fun and engaging.
|Free Fitness Fridays for 50+||Hoopster Tots||Multi-Sport|
|REC Out! Adaptive||Soccer||STEM & Play: Multi-Sport|
“The City of Carrollton is where connections happen and the Parks & Recreation Department plays an integral role in connecting those who live, work, and play in Carrollton with the resources that they need and want,” Recreation Manager Heather Smith said. “The department conducted a survey in August to help gauge the impact of COVID-19 on families and individuals giving residents a way to help the City continue progressing toward its vision of being the community that families and businesses want to call home, and have taken those suggestions to heart.”
In addition, Carrollton Parks & Recreation continuously strives to create an environment in which participants of all abilities feel safe, secure, and without obstacles to join in any program Smith said. If you or your child needs additional or special accommodations, call 972-466-4862 at least two weeks prior to the start of an activity.
For more information, call 972-466-9813 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/parksprograms.