Archery Summer Camp

Come learn the basics of archery so you can grip, aim, and release to hit the bull’s-eye! You’ll also learn the history of archery AND make your own arrow you can take home!

Ages 8 – 12yrs
Session 1: June 12th – 15th 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Session 2: June 26th – 29th 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Registration: $99
Held at OC Sports Center

Registering more than 1 child in your household? Call and ask about how you can get a discount!

Questions? Contact the OC Sports Center at 432-335-6348 or email SportsCenter@odessa.edu.

Rockhound’s Baseball Camp (Midland Rockhounds)

 

We will group campers with other players of similar age and experience. Each group will rotate through different stations that will cover different aspects of the game. The camper to staff ratio will be approximately 10:1 ensuring that each child will receive individual instruction.

The Odessa Regional Medical Center Sports Medicine/ Midland RockHounds Baseball Camp is a great way for young players to learn the fundamentals of the game and gain confidence in their abilities as they interact with professional athletes.

Camp days will run from Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14th. Cost is $140. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The exception will be the first day when check-in will require you to report at 8:30 a.m. Each day will conclude with a lunch served by the RockHounds staff. In addition, each camper will receive a commemorative t-shirt, a certificate of participation and a free picnic ticket ($17.00 value) to the Wednesday, June 22nd RockHounds game. The cost per camper is $140.00. The Midland RockHounds must receive full payment by the opening of the camp.

Questions? Email rfieldhouse@midlandrockhounds.org

Camp for age 6-14

Golf Fundamentals Summer Camp

Who’s ready for a round of golf!? Let us teach you the fundamentals of the game (putting, chipping, and full swing) and then we’ll get you out on the course to play!

Basic Fundamentals
Ages 6 and Up
Session 1: June 12th – 16th 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Session 2: July 17th – 21st 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Registration: $120
Held at Champions Golf Center

Tournament Play
Ages 6 and Up
Session 1: June 19th – 23rd 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Session 2: July 24th – 28th 8:30AM – 11:30AM
Registration: $120
Held at Sunset Golf Course

Registering more than 1 child in your household? Call and ask about how you can get a discount!

Questions? Contact the OC Sports Center at 432-335-6348 or email SportsCenter@odessa.edu.

Movies in the Park – Monster Trucks

FREE Movies in the Park – Presented by Neighbors ER & Odessa Parks Foundation

2017 Summer Schedule:
May 6 – Sherwood Park – “Zootopia” – PG
May 27 – McKinney Park – “Secret Lives of Pets” – PG
June 10 – Jim Parker Park – “Monster Trucks” – PG
June 24 – Noel Plaza Park – “BFG” – PG
July 8 – Lawndale Park – “Jungle Book” – PG
July 22 – UTPB Park -Classic Movie Night – “Jurassic Park” – PG-13
August 5 – Floyd Gwin Park – “Sing” – PG
August 19 – Sherwood Park – “The Lego Batman” – PG

Movies in the Park is one of the main annual attractions that has become a tradition with most families in Odessa. The movies are hosted throughout the summer months and attract hundreds of families to the parks each year to watch some of the best movies available. Skip the lines at the Theaters and enjoy FREE movies. Don’t forget about something to snack on, as we have concessions available at each movie. You and your family will NOT want to miss out on this year’s season!!

*Movies start around 9:00pm (Dusk)
*Food Trucks on-site
*Concessions will be sold on site – $1/ea

*Visit our website for more information. http://www.odessatxparks.org/movies

*Parental Guidance is suggested for any and all movies. The films shown do have ratings in which the City of Odessa suggests Parents be aware of before and during the movie. These are free events open to the public and are subject to one’s own judgment. These films do not reflect the views or opinions of the City of Odessa. If you have questions about a movie and it’s ratings, please call the Odessa Parks and Recreation Department below.

*Movies, Dates, Locations are subject to change.

Contact Information
Parks and Recreation
1100 W. 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: (432) 368-3548
Email: challmark@odessa-tx.gov

Monahans Sandhills State Park – Anniversary Celebration

MONAHANS— Monahans Sandhills State Park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this Saturday with a day filled with fun events in the dunes. The free event begins at 9 a.m. and continues on until 10 p.m.

The birthday celebration will begin at 9 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. with sand sledding, rock art paint making, geocaching, prehistoric hunting techniques, solar observing, animal tracking, Dutch oven cooking demo, water slide and bounce houses, just to name a few.

Three sand art classes are scheduled throughout the day and will begin at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The evening festivities will kick back up after dark with a zombie survival hike at 7 p.m., cowboy music and stories at 8 p.m. with Glenn Moreland and Washtub Jerry of Fort Davis, stargazing and food trucks.

For more information about the event, contact the park at 432-943-2092 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Video showcasing Monahans Sandhills State Park is also available on the TPWD YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/jBJ13b1awuM.

The event is sponsored by the Monahans Chamber of Commerce.
Map of the Park 
Latitude
(degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  31° 37′ 08.00″
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  102° 48′ 43.52

Latitude: 31.618795
Longitude: -102.812112

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.
Office hours: 8:30 to 4:30
Gate may be locked after 10 p.m. on some holidays.

Sand discs are not rented after 3 p.m. and must be returned by 4 p.m.

Family Fridays (Museum of the Southwest)

GATHER THE WHOLE FAMILY and enjoy educational, fun activities based on themes that foster creativity and a love of learning. Sessions are designed for children ages 4 through 12 years old; though the whole family is encouraged to join in on the merriment as a variety of activities will be offered simultaneously. All Family Friday “come and go” sessions are held in the Blakemore Planetarium’s Brown Science Center, located on the Museum grounds, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free with paid admission or Museum membership.

Family Fridays are made possible by The Hendrix Wood Family Foundation and Nancy & Richard Gibson.

Cost:
Members of the Museum of the Southwest enjoy free admission.
Non-members fee is:
$5 for adults and young adults age 12 and above
$3 for children ages 3 to 11, seniors over the age of 65 and active military personnel
Children ages 2 and under are free

Click HERE for tickets. 
SUMMER 2017:

June 9
Fantastic Physics

June 16
Infinity and Beyond

June 23
Creepy Crawlies

June 30
Once Upon a Time

July 7
From My Point of View

July 14
Power Up!

July 21
Garden Party

July 28
Happy, Healthy and Whole

Peewee Camp (COM Aquatics)

Com Aquatics

Ages 3-10

9am – 12 noon

$35/day (Friday Only)

Crafts, Swimming, Trampolines, Gymnastics, Water Safety Skills

Accio Books! Teen Book Drive Kickoff Party

Accio Books! Teen Book Drive Kickoff Party

June 8, 4:00-6:00 pm, Centennial – Bat Cave

Join us for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them crafts, book-related activities, summer reading
program sign-ups, and more! Dress up as your
favorite Fantastic Beasts character.
Book drive runs from June 5th-July 28th

Accio Books! is an annual worldwide book drive started by the Harry Potter Alliance that has given over 315,000 books away to communities in need since 2009.  Teens can donate books and earn points for their llvermorny House (from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).  At the end of the summer, the house who donates the most books will win a special pizza party with a showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them at the Centennial Library.  Donation boxes are located in the Centennial Library Bat Cave.