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Anyone needing more information can call the PARD at 903.564.5964.

Youth Baseball / Softball / Tee Ball 2019

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Shauney P Lucas Art Show 2019

March 22-24

Jimmie O. Rector Community Center
400 Wilson Street
Whitesboro, TX 76273

Registration Deadline:
Monday, March 18
Registration is FREE!

Viewing Schedule:

  • Artist Reception*
    FridayMarch 22, 7 to 9 pm
    Come meet the artists! Open to the public.
  • Saturday, March 23, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 12 to 5 pm

This year’s show will feature the work of  local artist Michael Craig. As a former military aviator and the son of a military aviator, Michael Craig has traveled the world, experiencing a vast array of cultures and landscapes. His upbringing and Air Force career have led him to live in ten states and four foreign countries, the influence of which works its way into his artwork, inspiring many of Mike’s paintings.  He works primarily in oils and occasionally in pencil on portraits, landscapes, depictions of historical aircraft, and almost anything that has an element of dramatic natural light.  Mr. Craig will have several original pieces on display at the art show, where he will do a demonstration and  will be available to visit with other local artists and the public. 

Examples of Mr. Craig's art

*This event is sponsored by the
Whitesboro Parks & Recreation Department
and co-sponsored by the Whitesboro History Club.

Art Show Brochure
Art Show Flyer

Maxwell's Tae Kwon Do

Alinda Maxwell of Maxwell’s Tae Kwon Do in Sherman, teaches classes here on Tuesdays. Ms. Maxwell is a Fifth Degree Black Belt with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her classes, for ages 5 to adult, focus on self-discipline, self-confidence, self-defense and fitness enhancement. Call Alinda Maxwell at 903-868-1998 for more information.

4:30 - 5:20 PM for 5 to 7 years old
5:30 - 6:20 PM for 8 years old & older
6:30 - 7:20 PM for Advanced Kids & Adults
Fee - $35.00 per month

Indoor Walking

The multipurpose room is available for walking from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon, except for the months of June and July (Summer Camp). 
Note: Walking may be canceled in the event of building rentals or PARD activities.

Senior Citizen Dances

All dances are held at the Jimmie O. Rector Community Center. 

Thursday morning dances are free, door charge at evening events.

Thursdays, 10 am to 12 noon, followed by a potluck lunch. Whitesboro Senior Citizens' Activity Club:

Lifeguard Training Course

Register by [TBA] 2019
Total Fee: $175
Learn the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in and around an aquatic environment. CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid are included in the course. Students must attend all classes. All City of Whitesboro lifeguards are Red Cross certified. Completion of course does not guarantee employment with the City of Whitesboro. Students must be 15 years old and pass a water pre-test to take the class.

Pre-test fee: $25
Class fee: $175
(Total Course Fees: $175)

Pretest May [TBA]

Class Starts: May [TBA]- See Flyer for dates & details (linked below)

  • Deadline for Registration: [TBA]
    (at the Community Center, 400 Wilson Street)
  • Pretest [TBA]
  • Pre-test Fee: $25
  • Pretest: 400 yard swim, brick retrieval, and tread water
  • Class Dates: See Flyer below
  • For more information, call Whitesboro PARD at (903) 564-5964

Completion of this class does not guarantee employment with the City of Whitesboro

Lifeguard Training Course Flyer 2019 {To be linked here}

Also, see additional information on Swimming Pool Page >


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Summer Programs

Children's Summer Camp Program 2019

The PARD sponsors FREE summer programs for children ages 5-11 in June, July, and August. Each camp is one week long and has a theme with activities, crafts and snacks.

Camp times are Monday-Thursday, 9-12, and Friday 9-1

* Preregistration [TBA]
* Regular Registration begins May 1

Space is limited to 2 Camps per child.

 2019 Summer Camp Registration Packet {To be linked here}

Week   Date   Theme Cost
1 June 4 - 8 Summer Campy Olympics FREE
2 June 11 - 15 Into the Woods FREE
3 June 18 - 22 Art Week FREE
4 June 25 - 29 Holiday for a Day FREE
5 *July 2 - 6 * No camp. Happy 4th of July!  
6 July 9 - 13 Star Wars Week FREE
7 July 14 Pajama Party (Saturday Only!) FREE
8 July 16, 18, 20 Beach Blast! (3-Day Afternoon Camp) FREE
9 July 23 - 27 A Picnic with the Sr. Citizens Club FREE
10 July 30 - Aug 1 Down on the Farm (3-day Camp) FREE  

More Information: information will change in 2019
Summer Camp Olympics – 5 day camp where kids will play sports & games (lots of outside time!)
Into the Woods – 5 day camp doing crafts and activities about the forest and the animals who live there.
Art Week – 5 days of more in-depth and challenging arts and crafts projects for our local young artists.
Holiday for a Day – 5 day camp where kids will do crafts & activities for a different holiday each day (e.g., Christmas day, 4th of July day, etc.)
Star Wars Week – 5 day camp where kids will do Star Wars-themed crafts & activities – need I say more?
Pajama Party – Saturday-only camp from 9-3. . Kids will have a pajama party at camp that includes breakfast for lunch! Beach Blast! – 3-day camp from 12-3. Beach & ocean-themed crafts and activities for 3 days!
A Picnic with the Sr. Citizens Club – 5 day camp where kids will learn to make picnic-style food to share with the Senior Citizens Club during a special luncheon and dance on Thurs.
Down on the Farm – 3-day camp from 9-12 exploring animals and activities on the farm.

Swimming Lessons 2019

Begin registration for lessons on [TBA]

 Swim Lesson Registration

(Children must be 4 years old to take public swim lessons; private swim lessons are available for children under 4.)

2018 Schedule
(Subject to change in 2019)

SESSION 1: June 4 - 15
Children’s Tree transportation this session
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 5
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Preschool Level 1 & 2, Preschool Level 3, Level 3

SESSION 2: June 18 - 29
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Pre-School 2, Level 3, Level 4
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 6
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Preschool Level 3, Level 2, Level 3

July 2 - 13 (No class on July 4)
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 6
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Level 2, Level 3, Level 5
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Preschool 2, Preschool Level 3, Level 4

SESSION 4: July 16 - 27
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 6
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Preschool Level 2, Level 3, Level 5
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Preschool Level 3, Level 4, Parent/Child

Private swim lessons available—check with the pool office for details.


      Swimming Lesson Staff

Brief Description of Swimming Classes 

Parent and Child Aquatics – Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety info for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. Parent/caregiver must accompany child in class.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 & 2 – Enter and exit water independently, move independently in the water, submerge and blow bubbles, glide on front, roll from front to back, float on back, recover to a vertical position.

Preschool Aquatics Level 3 – Enter and exit chest-deep water from deck, maintain treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, float on back and front, roll from back to front, recover from float to vertical position, combined stroke using arms and legs on front.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills – Enter/exit water independently, blow bubbles and bob, glide on front and back, roll front to back, back float and recover to a vertical position.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills – Enter and exit chest-deep water from deck, maintain treading or floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back, submerge and hold breath, float on front and back, combined stroke on front, change direction while swimming.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 3 – Stroke Development – Jump into deep water, head first entry, treading or floating for 1 minute, rotary breathing, front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, scissor kick, change positions (vertical/horizontal).

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 4 – Stroke Improvement – Improve proficiency in front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, change directions while swimming, back crawl, submerge and swim underwater.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 5 – Stroke Refinement – Shallow-angle dive, surface dives, front flip turn, tread water and leg-only tread water, butterfly stroke, sculling on back, increase distance using all learned strokes.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS) Level 6 – Swimming and Skill Proficiency – Swim 500 yards continuously using any 3 strokes, swimming at least 50 yards of each stroke, turns, survival floating, extended treading.

Guardstart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow
A jumpstart into lifeguarding for kids 11-14 who have completed at least Level IV. Learn accident prevention, develop swimming skills, gain understanding of basic emergency response techniques, and learn leadership skills.

Swimming Pool Activity Schedule 2018

2018 Swimming Pool Brochure {To be linked here}

Saturday, May 26
Free Admission For All!
1:00 to 6:00 PM

Water Aerobics: $3.00
Beginning May 29
Shallow Water Class:
Mon/Wed/Fri 7:45-8:45 AM
Mon/Tues/Thurs, 6:30-7:30 PM
Co-ed Deep Water Class:
Mon/Tues/Thurs 7:30-8:30 PM

Lap Swim: $2.00s
Mon – Thur 12:00-1:00 PM

Senior Men’s Swim: $2.00
Mon/Wed/Fri 7:45-8:45 AM

Mom & Me Swim Time
Thursday, 12:00-1:00 PM
Preschoolers and moms (regular fees apply)

Ladies’ Day: $2.00
Wednesday, 12:00-2:00 PM

Fathers’ Day
June 17
Dads admitted free when accompanied
by their child. (regular fees apply)

Middle School Mixers: $2.00
THURSDAY, May 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Pool Parties for Students going into grades 6, 7, or 8 only. Music, Swimming, Games, and Fun!

Pool Rental

Swimming pool available for rental.

See more information on "Swimming Pool page - Click: Swimming Pool Rental >


Swimming Pool Quick Facts

No regular diapers are allowed in the pool—only “Little Swimmers” or contained swimsuits only.

Private swim lessons are available.  Please see pool office for details.

Ten minutes each hour of public swim is set aside for a safety break for ages 15 and under.

Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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Still to Come this year ...

Children’s Christmas Workshop

BASKETBALL 2019-2020

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for Basketball information on "Athletic Opportunities / Leagues & Teams" page

Coming in 2020 ...

Aloha!  Girls and Dads! 

Father Daughter Dance 2020

Saturday, February {TBA},
from 7 to 9 pm

at the
Jimmie O. Rector Community Center

$10 per couple and 
$4 per additional daughter
Come in your favorite tropical attire!
Moms wanting to take photos are welcome after 8:30 pm

Father Daughter Dance Flyer {2020 to be Linked Here}

Spring Workshop 2020

for ages 5-12

Saturday {TBD}
$10 per person

Seating is limited; register now!

Registratrion Open Until {TBD}

Workshop Flyer {To be linked...}