Summer events set for River ParkFree Access

Lisa Luna

Staff Writer

The mission of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department is to develop, operate and maintain a parks and recreation system that enriches the quality of life for the present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.

The City of Pleasanton recently issued its Parks and Recreation Summer 2018 Events brochure, highlighting the Park Master Plan, Recreational Leagues, 12 Week Summer Program, pool hours and more. You can pick up a copy at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Park Master Plan

In early April, the Pleasanton City Council approved directing city staff to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) for the design and construction of the Pleasanton River Park splash pad and skate park.

Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Director Greg Leach explained the RFPs are due on May 23.

“We will then interview potential vendors and make a selection.  The vendor is required to begin no later than 30 days after council approval. Regarding the other projects, the drainage project will begin  in late May/early June.  We have a scheduled date of June 8 for the official groundbreaking, which is the opening week of our park programming.”

During his City Manager’s Message, Johnny Huizar said they are awaiting the drainage boxes, which should be here soon after Memorial Day.

Along with the skate park and splash pad, the park renovation plan includes picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, pavilions, concrete trails, overflow parking for events, an amphitheater, terraced overlook, granite trails and plaza. The plan also includes a baseball field, soccer field/open play, football field, basketball court, sand volleyball court, pedestrian bridge and workout stations.

You can commemorate your loved one with a memorial bench, picnic table or other park amenity. Each amenity has space for a plaque to recognize an organization, donor or loved one.

The city is also partnering with the Pleasanton VFW to remember veterans with the Veterans Memorial Light Trail.

Naming rights are also available for large park amenities such as the Splash Pad, Skate Park, Large Central Pavilion and Limestone Fishing Overlook.

Purchase a brick

Be a permanent part of the park by purchasing an engraved brick. Personalized, engraved bricks will be permanently set and displayed in the paths surrounding the playground and splash pad.

Brick prices are $40 for a 4” x 8” brick and $60 for an 8” x 8” brick. Please return form and check to: Pleasanton Parks Foundation- City of Pleasanton, ATTN: Greg Leach, PO Box 209, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

12 Week Summer Program

“Our Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a free, 12 Week Summer Program for kids, local and in the surrounding cities, to participate in this summer,” said Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar.

All events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Each activity is one day and will include trades, skills, hobbies and sport-related events.

The schedule includes:

•June 7- leadership and games at the River Park sponsored by PISD STUCO.

•June 14- soccer training at the River Park, sponsored by Boy Scouts of America.

•June 21- arts and crafts at the Civic Center, sponsored by Jamie’s Ranch.

•June 28- Kid Fish at the River Park, sponsored by the Pleasanton Express.

•July 5- No event.

•July 12- arts and crafts at the Civic Center sponssored by BCFS.

•July 19-  wildlife demo at the Civic Center, sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

•July 26- water gun fight at the River Park, sponsored by the City of Pleasanton.

•August 2- orienteering at the River Park, sponsored by the PISD JROTC.

•August 9- Career Day at the River Park, sponsored by Texas DPS.

•August 16- Tae Kwon Do at the Civic Center, sponsored by Tri-City Martial Arts.

•August 23- Touch-A-Truck at the airport, sponsored by the City of Pleasanton.

You can call the Civic Center for details at 830-569-5904.

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