San Antonio Parks Department Sponsors Summer Events
San Antonio residents looking for something new and interesting to do, may not be aware that the city’s Parks and Recreation Department plays host to many different events and functions throughout the year. The department does much more than just maintains the swimming pools, gyms, sports parks and recreation centers. It is also in charge of the Botanical Garden and Conservatory, where many of these great cultural and social events are staged. With summer in full swing, it’s worth having a look at their line-up for the rest of July and early August!
Ø July 25-26: BRAVO! The Parks and Recreation Department put on a song and dance show featuring their own dance troupes at the Arneson River Theater, La Villita. The admission charge of $5 goes to support the participants.
Ø July 28: VIVA VOLUNTARIOS!—If you care about keeping San Antonio beautiful, and want to do your part along with some other helpful folks, you are more than welcome to participate and volunteer some time planting native plants, removing non-native ones, picking up garbage, and helping keep San Antonio green and alive! This event will take place at the Medina Natural Area from 8 AM-12 PM, and there is one of these on the last Saturday of each month until December.
Ø Aug. 4: OUR PART OF TOWN TALENT SHOW AUDITION—If you think you have a special talent that just waiting to be discovered by the world, then this is the place for you! Categories are based on age, and all are welcome to try to win the $1000 prize. This is the date for District 7, and winners will move on to the next round, held in late August, and then to the finals in Oct. District 7 auditions will be held in the Cuellar Community Center, 5626 San Fernando, from 10 AM-12 PM.
Ø Aug, 4-5: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER—Bring your pooch to the Botanical Garden from 8 AM-5 PM to have him microchipped ($25), or enter him in a contest! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society, Botanical Garden, and Animal Defense League. If you don’t have a dog, you can get the process underway of adopting one here too!
The Parks and Recreation Department does so much more than just keep the parks and fitness areas working properly; they also offer San Antonio a diverse series of events and activities for the whole family. You can help out by attending an event, or by volunteering some of your time and will help to make sure that San Antonio is active, clean, and enjoyable for years to come.