Marana Parks and Rec offers plenty of fun opportunities this summer | Marana
The staff of the City of Marana Parks and Recreation Department are committed to ensuring that our park visitors and program participants stay safe while enjoying a park tour or participating in a class. Recreation. As parks and recreation professionals, we have seen first-hand during the COVID pandemic how important our parks, recreation facilities, natural resource reserves and trail systems are to the residents of our community. .
Now that we return to in-person recreation programs and team sport activities, our staff remain more diligent than ever to provide you with safe environments to recreate. We understand that our parks and trail systems provide residents with the outdoor environments they need to stay physically and mentally healthy. Going out on one of our trail systems for a morning walk, hike, horseback ride or bike ride can significantly contribute to your physical and mental well-being.
The staff at Marana Parks & Recreation have put together a fun and exciting program for the summer, and the staff strive to deliver the best possible programs while respecting safety guidelines.
As summer approaches, we will be offering our residents the opportunity to enjoy the Marana Public Swimming Pool in the Ora Mae Harn District Park. The water sports staff run a full water sports program, including freestyle and lap swim from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. We will also continue to operate our splash pads at Crossroads District Park and Gladden Farms Community Park. These water games are open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until mid-October. Before visiting these aquatic facilities, please review the COVID-19 Safety Changes for Aquatic Facilities at maranaAZ.gov/aquatics.
Our Aquathon event is a fun and competitive swim and run event scheduled for July 10 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. programs, as well as the Swim the Cruz Swimmer Challenge.
On June 5th, we will be sponsoring the summer kickoff #SplashSavvy, which will be a fun swim race relay between the Marana Police Department, the North West Fire District and city rescuers. by Marana. There will be food vendors, various community information kiosks, and plenty of emergency vehicles where the public can ask the police and firefighters how they operate these emergency vehicles – and maybe get a chance to watch them. sit behind the wheel!
Outdoor recreation programs will continue to offer guided birding tours, summer horse camps and gardening lessons at Heritage River Park, as well as host the Daylight Lighthouse Hike. national trails on June 5.
Sports and wellness program staff will offer tennis lessons, speed and agility training, functional fitness, Steve Berry Martial Arts Academy, Flag Football Clinic, Clinic encouragement and a tennis camp. Special Interest Classes will continue to offer our very popular in-park painting classes throughout the summer and fall.
We are also happy to announce that our senior programs are now open daily at the Marana Community Center in Ora Mae Harn Park. We offer a range of programs for our seniors, such as fitness classes, knitting and more. The Marana Senior program will be accepting new members as of July 1st.
For more information on any of the recreation programs and events mentioned above, visit the Parks and Recreation website or download our mobile app. In addition to keeping you up to date with news and events, the Parks & Rec mobile app has many functions. There you can sign up for programs, search for parks by amenities, and check the facilities for weather or project closings. More information can be found at www.maranaAZ.gov/recreation.
Jim Conroy is Director of Marana Parks & Recreation