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Posted on: June 6, 2018

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Missouri City Parks & Recreation Director Jason Mangum recently earned the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Founded in 2011, the CPRE establishes a national standard for executive certification in the field of parks and recreation. This mastery-level credential focuses on the practical knowledge and skills necessary in today’s ever-changing park and recreation environment. Jason is the 22nd individual in the state of Texas to have earned the CPRE and the eighth in the Greater-Houston area.

“Jason’s achievement of obtaining the coveted Certified Park and Recreation Executive status this May is another example of his passion for his profession, his leadership by example and his true professionalism. The certification demonstrates mastery of all aspects of the Parks and Recreation profession and is a testament to the caliber of individuals to be found in the department,” said Assistant City Manager Scott Elmer. “The residents of Missouri City can be certain that the Parks and Recreation system is under sound stewardship with Jason at the helm.”

Mangum joined the City team in June 2016; he holds a Master’s degree (M.S.) in Recreation Studies and a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Communications from Arizona State University. Read his full bio on the City website.

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Mangum’s team continues to manage a full program agenda that is fun for all ages. Visit www.mctxparks.com for a comprehensive list and see upcoming initiatives below:

Fourth of July Celebration

What: The City’s patriotic tradition that offers plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family. From 6 – 9 p.m., attendees will enjoy a variety of free activities and food for purchase. The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 p.m., and stadium seating will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School. Volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Please email cory.stottlemyer@missouricitytx.gov for more information. 

When: 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4; fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd.

Fencing Classes

What: A chance to gain instruction in basic fencing through advanced tactical techniques. Participants will learn footwork, blade work and bouting. Classes are $100 per month; ages 8 and older are welcome to attend. Register by calling 281.403.8637.
When: 5 – 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday
Where: Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy.

Summer Tennis Camp

What: Register for Missouri City Summer Tennis Camps hosted by King Daddy Sports at the Rec. Beginner-Intermediate and USTA Tournament player camps will take place for 10 weeks throughout the summer. Check out the camp flyer for additional information on session times, half/full-day options and cost details. Interested participants can register by contacting Cristina Escamos at 281.403.8629.

When

  • Week 1: June 4-8
  • Week 2: June 11-15
  • Week 3: June 18-22
  • Week 4: June 25-29
  • Week 5: July 2-6 (this week is a four-day camp and is prorated)
  • Week 6: July 9-13
  • Week 7: July 16-20
  • Week 8: July 23-27
  • Week 9: July 30-Aug. 3
  • Week 10: Aug. 6-10

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Tots & Crafts

What: Bi-weekly free family events that will feature donuts and coffee for parents and free play and crafts for kids. No registration required for this free, family fun event.

When: 9 – 10 a.m. every other Wednesday morning

Where:  Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy.

Ladies Cardio Tennis

What: A chance to improve your game and fitness at the City’s weekly training sessions. Sessions are $22 for each if there are five or more players and $25 if there are four or fewer players. For more information, call 281.403.8629.
When: 9 – 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Group Piano Classes

What: Youth group piano classes offered for children in grades second through fifth. Classes are $85 a month. Students will have fun learning piano basics and how to read music. To register, call 281.403.8637.

When

  • 2nd-3rd grade lessons – 4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays
  • 4th-5th grade lessons – 5 p.m. on Thursdays

Where:  Community Center, 1522 Texas Pkwy.

Afternoon with an Expert: Fort Bend County Master Gardener

What: A free presentation from Fort Bend County master Gardener Kathy Gilmore on fairy gardens. During this presentation, Kathy will show examples of fairy gardens and share how participants can create their own. Interested participants can RSVP by calling 281.403.8637.

When: 1 – 2 p.m. on Friday, June 8

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Summer Day Camp

What: The sixth annual Summer Day Camp for youth ages 5 – 12 years old, held for the first time at Quail Valley Elementary School. This program offers participants a safe, action-packed summer that is sure to be a memorable one. Each week costs $100 for a regular day and $125 for early risers. For more information on weekly schedules and field trips – and to access a registration packet – visit the City’s website: http://bit.ly/2I7esB6  

When:  Monday – Friday, June 11 – July 27

  • Session 1: June 11 – 15  
  • Session 2: June 18 – 22
  • Session 3: June 25 – 29
  • Session 4: July 2 – 3, 5 – 6  
  • Session 5: July 9 – 13
  • Session 6: July 16 – 20
  • Session 7: July 23 – 27

Where: Quail Valley Elementary School, 3500 Quail Village Dr.

Senior Field Trip: Hemi Hideout and Lone Star Pinball Museum

What: A nostalgic tour out west to the Hemi Hideout and Lone Star Pinball Museum. Participants will explore a collection of muscle cars, neon signs and vintage pinball machines. The trip is $20; spots are limited. RSVP by visiting the Recreation and Tennis Center or calling 281.403.8637.

When: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12

Where: Participants will depart from the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Summer Fitness Series

What: Free fitness classes in the park. Class offerings will feature yoga, PiYo and boot camp-style programs. Check out the series’ flyer for specific class times.

When: Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday June 12 – Aug. 10

Where: Community Park Pavilion 4, 1700 Glenn Lakes Lane

Free Children’s Dance Classes

What: Free dance classes for youth ages 3 – 4 and 5 – 8.

When: Saturday, June 16 – Daddy & Me Class and Saturday, July 21 – Mommy & Me Class

  • 12 – 12:45 p.m.: Ages 3 – 4
  • 1 – 2 p.m.: Ages 5 – 8

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Senior Bingo Night

What: A $5 senior bingo for area residents who are 50 and older. Attendees will visit with peers, enjoy dinner and play friendly rounds of bingo for great prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Princess Dance Camp

What: A Princess-themed dance camp for dancers ages 3 – 10 years old. This camp is $110 per session and will feature arts and crafts, dance and conclude with a showcase performance on the final day of camp. Campers should come dressed in your best princess attire! Register for Session A by June 1 at the Recreation and Tennis Center or by calling 281.403.8637.

When: 1 – 5 p.m. during the following times:

  • Session A – June 25 – 29 (register by June 1)
  • Session B – July 23 – 27 (register by July 1)

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Painting Class

What: A beginners-friendly painting class taught by professional painter Heather Roy. Classes are $75 for the five-week session; all supplies are provided. Interested participants can sign up at the Recreation and Tennis Center.
When: 9 – 11:00 a.m. every Tuesday from May 22 – June 19
Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Senior Foodies: Café East

What: A chance to dine with fellow Missouri City seniors ages 50 and older at a local restaurant. Newcomers are always welcome. Participants will meet at the restaurant the day of the lunch and pay for their own meal. Call 281.403.8637 to RSVP.
When:  11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24
Where: Café East, 4645 Hwy. 6

Senior Foodies: Kelly’s Country Kitchen

What: A chance to dine with fellow seniors at a local restaurant. Newcomers are always welcome. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the restaurant and pay for their own lunch. Individuals must RSVP by calling 281.403.8637.

When: 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 

Where: 11555 W. Airport Blvd., Meadows Place, TX 77477

Wimbledon Social Tournament

What: A chance to join friends and fellow tennis players for an evening of tennis and what is sure to be a “jolly good time”. This tournament is a round-robin format – guaranteeing that all entrants get multiple matches. All-white “Wimbledon-style” attire is suggested. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. The tournament is $15 per player, with a $5 discount for Recreation and Tennis Center members.

When: 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Senior Casino Trip 

What: A chance to travel with great company to the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La. This trip is $10 and has limited capacity – to reserve a spot, register at the Recreation and Tennis Center.

When: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10

Where: Participants will depart from the Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Fitness Expo 

What: A day full of free fitness fun at the Recreation and Tennis Center. Participants will try out classes for free and visit with local fitness vendors.

When: 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

Pickledon

What: An evening of Pickleball fun. Grab a partner and sign up soon; a maximum of 12 teams is allowed. All-white “Wimbledon-Style” attire is suggested. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 25. The tournament is $15 per player, with a $5 discount for Recreation and Tennis Center members.

When: 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, July 27

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

LEGO Summer Camp

What: A chance to explore engineering principles by designing and building projects from a galaxy far, far away. Participants will create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire. Led by an experienced Play-Well Instructor, space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Camp is $125 per child per week. Call 281.403.8637 to register.

When: July 30 – Aug. 3

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (5 – 7 year olds)
  • 1 – 4 p.m. (8 – 12 year olds)

Where: Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr.

How Does it Work?

What: A tour of the Stafford Centre. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look and learn about the variety of events held at this venue. On the day of the tour, participants will meet at the Stafford Centre. Call 281.403.8637 to RSVP.

When: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31

Where: 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford, TX 77477

Interested in becoming a vendor at one of the City’s Parks & Recreation events? Fill out the vendor interest form to receive information on opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities are available for many of the events listed above. Residents who would like to join the Municipal Volunteer Program may contact Media Relations Specialist III Cory Stottlemyer at 281.403.8532.

For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagramand Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

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