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Anyone needing more information can call the PARD at 903.564.5964.

Spring Workshop

for ages 5-12
Sat. March 3
from 10 am to 2 pm
$10 per person

Come join local art teacher Mary Ann Anderson!
Watercolor Art Project and lunch included!

Seating is limited; register now!


Whitesboro’s Shauney P Lucas Community Art Show

March 16-18

Featuring the art of Renowned Local Western Artist Dale Adkins
Bring your art and share your talent with the community
No fee to enter and no limit of entries per person
Artist Reception – Friday, Mar 16,
7 to 8:30 pm*
*Mr. Adkins will be available to sign prints at the reception.
Viewing Hours:
Saturday, March 17,
10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, March 18,
12 to 5 pm

Art Show Flyer
Art Show Brochure

Announcing the People’s Choice Awards!
Following the Artist Reception, awards will be given in the following categories based on popular vote:
• Drawing • Painting
• 3D Ceramic/Sculpture
• Photography for both children and adult entries.

Youth Baseball / Softball / Tee Ball

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


6 to 9 PM on Fridays

Game Room Hours

MONDAY—FRIDAY 10 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Ping Pong, Air Hockey
POOL TABLE — must be 12 or older

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:

Still to Come this year ...

Summer Programs

 2017 Summer Brochure

Children's Summer Camp Program 2017

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 April 17 to 21
* Regular Registration begins May 1

Space is limited to 2 Camps per child.

   2017 Summer Camp Brochure

Week   Date   Theme Cost
1 June 5 - 9 In The Jungle FREE
2 June 12 - 16 Art Week FREE
3 June 19 - 23 Space: The Final Frontier FREE
4 June 26 - June 30 Under The Sea
  July 3 - July 7 NO CAMP
5 July 10 - 14 Around The World FREE
6 July 15 Little Scientists (Saturday Only) FREE
7 July 17, 19, 21 Game Week (3 Afternoons) FREE
8 July 24 - 28 Gratzi! Sr. Citizens' Lunch
9 July 31 - August 12 When Dinosaurs Roamed (3 Day Camp) FREE

Swimming Lessons 2018

Begin registration for lessons on May (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 2018)

SESSION 1: June 5 - 16
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: Pre-school Level I & 2, Pre-school Level 3, Level 3

SESSION 2: June 19 - 30
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Guardstart, Level 4, Level 3
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 6
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Pre-school Level 2, Pre-school Level 3, Level 3

July 3 - 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: Pre-school 2, Pre-school Level 3, Level 4

SESSION 4: July 17 - 28
09:00 - 09:45 AM: Level 1, Level 2, Level 6
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Pre-school Level 2, Level 3, Level 5
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Pre-school 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 2017

2017 Swimming Pool Brochure

Saturday, May 27
Free Admission For All!
1:00 to 6:00 PM

Water Aerobics: $3.00
Beginning May 30
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 18
Dads admitted free when accompanied
by their child. (regular fees apply)

Middle School Mixers: $2.00
Friday, May 25 - 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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Shauney P Lucas Art Show

March {TBA}

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

Registration Deadline:
Registration is FREE!

Viewing Schedule:
Artist Reception*
Friday {TBA}
Come meet the artists! Open to the public.
Saturday {TBA}
Sunday {TBA}

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

Art Show Brochure {To be linked here}
Art Show Flyer {To be linked here}


Saturday {TBA}
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

For children ages 5-12 years

Cost is $10.00 - Lunch provided
Seating is limited!

Children will be making Mother’s Day & Father's Day Gifts

Spring Workshop Flyer 2017 {To be linked here}

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for Schedules and more information on "Athletic Opportunities / Leagues & Teams" page

Lifeguard Training Course

Register by {TBA}
Total Fee: $200
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: $200)

Pretest May {TBA}

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

  • Deadline for Registration: May {TBA}
    (at the Community Center, 400 Wilson Street)
  • Pretest May: {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

Life Guard Training Course Flyer 2017 {To be linked here}

Also, see information on Swimming Pool Page >


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for more Soccer information on "Athletic Opportunities / Leagues & Teams" page


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for more Girls' Volleyball information on "Athletic Opportunities / Leagues & Team" page

Youth Summer Tennis Camp

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

Coming in 2019 ...

Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, February 2, 2019
from 7 pm to 9 pm

at the Jimmie O. Rector Community Center

$TBA per couple and
$TBA per additional daughter

Moms wanting to take photos are
welcome after 8:30 pm

Father Daughter Dance Flyer (2018)