Well, it’s really hot outside and the Hector F. Garcia Community Center at 7901 Indian Springs Road provides lots of indoor exercise opportunities, from walking on treadmills to weight lifting. It also has a great basketball court for competitive league play, or just shooting baskets by yourself or with your friends, children, etc. Many other opportunities abound, such as Hula classes, Yoga, Zumba, Fit Pass, and even Camp Gladiator for the very exercise-conscious, which is held at Foster Village Park. For the less active, there is a quilting group which quilts each Wednesday morning! For children, the Center offers a pre-school program, children’s dance classes, piano lessons, and many other activities. The Active Adult Center, constructed recently as an addition to the Community Center, serves meals daily, Monday through Thursday, for all patrons of the center who are 60 years of age and older. If you are under 60, you can purchase a meal for $6.00. There are also other activities for the over-60 crowd daily! Check it out on-line, or come by and see it! It is a great, modern facility, and we are very proud of it.
The City Council just approved a new shade structure for Indian Springs Park, which will cover the playground equipment at that location. In addition, the Council approved the purchase and installation of three picnic pads with table, shade and trash receptacles for Foster Village Park.
The Watauga Parks and Community Services Department is working hard to improve the enjoy-ability and safety of our city’s outdoor facilities. The month of July 2018 was proclaimed by the Council to be National Parks and Recreation Month. Let them know how much you appreciate what they do, keeping our parks and facilities looking great!
Enjoy July, Shop Watauga, and be safe!