Complimentary Programming

Variety of complimentary programs offered by Parks and Recreation

Program Description Time Day Location

Agrilife Extension: Stress less with Mindfulness

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension offers Stress less with Mindfulness, a five-class series aimed at reducing stress through mindfulness practice. The program, held at the Maxwell Adult Center, helps participants manage symptoms of worry, depression, physical tension, and can be beneficial for individuals with cardiac disease and diabetes. 12pm - 1pm Wednesday
January 10 - 31
Maxwell Adult Center 

Agrilife Extension: Master of Memory

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension offers Master of Memory, a four-class series at the Maxwell Adult Center. Learn about memory loss and aging, and discover practical strategies to improve your memory. 10am - 11am Mondays
March 4 - 25
Maxwell Adult Center

Art in the Park

What better way to relax than to come to our beautiful Dow Park and paint with us. We will provide the supplies and you only need to bring your imagination. This is a free event but registration is required. 4pm - 6pm January 13
February 14
March 27
April 24
May 8
Dow Park

Bean Bag Baseball for Seniors

Bring a friend and come play a bean bag game centered around baseball! 1pm - 2:30pm Fridays Maxwell Adult Center

Bingo for Seniors

Come join us for exciting rounds of Bingo for a chance to win prizes. 2pm - 3pm (mon)
1pm -2pm (wed)

Mondays & Wednesdays  Maxwell Adult Center

Block Party Days

There is no party like a Block Party! Come on out for this free event and join us for some music, games and much more. 12pm - 3pm
January 20
February 17
March 16
April 20
May 18
Claude Burgess Center

Brain Exercises with Friends

Jinus every other Monday for 45 minutes as we work on sudokus, crossword puzzles, memory recall games, riddles and more! 10:15am - 11am Mondays
January 1 - May 27

Chair Volleyball for Seniors

Chair volleyball is a physical activity that provides a fun way to be active. 1pm - 2:30pm Thursdays Maxwell Adult Center

Chicken Foot

Come and play this amazing domino game with us at the Maxwell Adult Center. 1pm - 2pm 1st and 3rd Tuesday Maxwell Adult Center

Cornhole for Seniors

Cornhole is an incredibly fun lawn game!   12pm - 12:30pm Tuesdays Maxwell Adult Center

Dessert Fridays for Seniors

Fun baking contest! Winner will receive a certificate along with a small prize! 12pm-12:30pm First Friday of Each Month Maxwell Adult Center

Fun Frenzy at Dow Pavilion

Meet us at the large pavilion in Dow Park where we will have card games, board games and more
February 6 & 8
March 5 & 7
April 2, 4, 30
May 2
Dow Park Pavilion

Fun Frenzy at Dow Soccer

Meet us at the Dow Soccer fields off of P Street where we will play kickball, benji ball, soccer and other fun sports! 4pm-7pm January 23 & 25
February 20 & 22
March 19 & 20
April 16 & 18
May 14 & 16
Dow Athletic Complex

HIGH Low with Margo

HIGH Fitness has brought aerobics back in a hip and unique way. Options given for all levels of fitness. 8am Saturdays Claude Burgess Recreation Center

Hobby Swap for Seniors

Trade your items and try something new at hobby swap. 2pm - 3pm Fridays Maxwell Adult Center

I-Spy Eggs-ercise Hunt

Join the hunt on the Hike and Bike Trail!  Take a walk on the trail and see how many foam eggs you can find.  All are visible from the trail so please stay on the trail. All Day March 23 - 24 Hike and Bike Trail

Knitting & Crochet for Seniors

Come learn some new tips and tricks as well as pass on some knowledge. 9am  11:30am Thursdays Maxwell Adult Center

Line Dancing for Seniors

Boogie on down to the Maxwell Adult Center for our Line Dancing class.  Line dancing is a great way to get your mind and body moving especially with your friends.  Let's get moving! 12:15pm - 12:45pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Maxwell Adult Center

Mahjong for Seniors

Majhong is more than a game, it's a chance to make and play with friends. 10am - 11:30am Wednesdays Maxwell Adult Center

Mexican Train

Come and play this amazing domino game with us at the Maxwell Adult Center. 1pm - 2pm Thursdays Maxwell Adult Center

Movie in the Park

Come early as we will have themed activities, crafts and games!  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the show. Activities start at 4pm and movie will begin as soon as sun goes down. 4pm February 3
March 1
April 6
May 4
Dow Park

Ninth Inning Show

Come join us for a movie at the Adult Sports Complex - The Sandlot [Rated PG] 8pm April 12 Adult Sports Complex

Oil Painting for Seniors

Two sessions offered where an instructor guides you on your creative journey. 9am - 12pm
1pm - 4pm
Tuesdays Maxwell Adult Center

Popcorn & Matinee for Seniors

Join us every second Wednesday of the month to watch a movie at the Maxwell Center.  We will be providing popcorn and refreshments. 2:30pm
February 14
March 13
April 10
May 8
Maxwell Adult Center

Pre-K Play

Free open play time for preschoolers! 9am - 11am First Wednesday & Friday of each month Avon Recreation Center

Quilting for Seniors

Join the quilter's club and spend some time creating quilts to donate to organizations, meeting new friends and learning new tips! 10am - 3pm Fridays Maxwell Adult Center

Roscoe's Archery Challenge

Join us for Roscoe's Archery Challenge, where you will experience the thrill of mastering the bow and arrow like never before! 6:30pm - 8:30pm March 6 Adult Sports Complex


Fun-filled event for children and big kids of all ages! 10am - 2pm Last Saturday of each month Avon Recreation Center

Seniors in Bookland

Join the Maxwell book club. Book of the month will be posted in the monthly newsletter. 10am - 11:30am Fridays:
January 26
February 23
March 29
April 26
May 31
Maxwell Adult Center

Sit 'N Fit for Seniors

Sit N Fit brings easy chair exercises for seniors to strengthen both their body and mind. 9:15am - 10am Every Monday & Wednesday Maxwell Adult Center

Technology Advice Session

Are you looking for some guidance with your technology devices?  Swing by the Maxwell Adult Center where staff can help you with phone apps, gadget setup and more! 3pm - 4pm Fridays Maxwell Adult Center

Teen Social

Evening for teens to come together and play games 6pm-9pm
January 27
February 17
April 27
May 25
Avon Recreation Center

Teen Volley Vibes

Join us at Dow Park's sand volleyball courts for some friendly competitive volleyball or come out to cheer on your friends and mingle. 5pm - 8pm Mondays & Fridays
February 26 - April 26
Dow Park Sand Volleyball Courts

Volunteer Days for Seniors

Join us the third Thursday of the month, January through May, for a fun day of volunteer work with organizations like Houston Food Bank, City of Pasadena - Recreational Center for those with cognitive or physical disabilities, animal shelters, etc.  Times vary January 18
February 15
March 21
April 18
May 16
Maxwell Adult Center