Think of it as an ADVENTURE... what? Why, spending time outside of course!!
There are so many possibilities to what all you will find to do in your community if you will just take the chance and be willing to "add a venture" outdoors to your agenda for each day.
The Pulaski Parks and Recreation Department has many opportunities for you to stay active outside this Fall with your family, and you may even find that you enjoy yourself, while others watching might call it exercise!
Perhaps you are a person who likes to move by exploring and taking in the natural beauty of all that is around; you are invited to begin or end your day with a walk through Pleasant Run Park/Walking Trail which starts at Southside Elementary School and ends at Bridgeforth Middle School, or visit one day and have a picnic lunch along the creekside.
If you are more of a stationary individual our Senior Citizen Park is a nice quiet venue for a sheltered picnic or a chat in the swing by the creek if you choose not to take a walk along the trail.
Should your family consist of those whose interests lie in exercising but walking is not as appealing to you, consider visiting Sharewood Park and trying our Outdoor Fitness equipment. Conveniently located near the playground equipment, our Outdoor Fitness Equipment allows for individual circuit training, but is also versatile so that even groups of mommies can meet and have group rotation workouts while their children play-off some energy and have some time with their friends as well.
For families, there are four other park options for your outdoor excursions.
Richland Park offers a more active approach to outdoor activity with our Skate Park beside the girls' softball fields and also conveniently located next to a playground structure, swings, basketball area and picnic shelter for the perfect family outing of any kind.
Magazine Road Park offers our two largest co-ed softball fields along with creekside picnic tables and playground equipment, swings, tennis courts and an additional backstop and open field for tee-ball, kickball, soccer and frisbee.
W.D. Savage Park is also equipped with multiple selections of activities such as basketball, baseball, tennis, playground equipment with swings and a picnic shelter.
The Recreation Center and Sharewood Park is never without its weekly activities either, so don't even let a little rain get your inner couch potato lurking.The gym is open from 7-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. for walkers.
Mondays, Wednesday and Friday you can come join our Stay Active and Independent for Life strength and balance fitness class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and in the evenings, Champion Force Athletics comes out for cheerleading.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
On the second week, from 5-8 p.m., our Wellness Class meets.
On Tuesdays, our Over 50 group meets from 8 a.m. - noon for a few games of dominoes and cards, some fresh baked goodies and coffee.; in the evenings at 5:30, Cindy's Cinderella's come in for cheer, dance, gymnastics, tumbling, modeling, voice and more.
For the first week of each month from 5-7 p.m. the Giles County GOP meets.
The third week from 1-3 p.m. the night Bloomers meet and from 5-7 p.m. the Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group meets.
On the second and fourth Tuesday we have Playdates from 10 a.m.-noon in the gym for mommies of infants, toddlers and preschoolers who just seem to need that extra opportunity to work on those social skills or when mommies just need 'adult-contact.'
Tuesday and Wednesday nights are Open Court Basketball.
On Wednesdays, our Quilting Group meets from 8 a.m.-noon.
Thursdays are active with dance and movement starting with Line Dancing from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and then in the evening with our FLASHDANCE /Zumba class from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The third Thursday, The Giles County Humane Association also meets.
On Fridays, every other week for the fall and winter months, our halls and rooms are active with the Giles County Home School Co-Op and in the evenings the gym is active with AAU Basketball.
The weekends are full of activity as well and we cannot forget our special events and season activities like Kidz Kamp, Family Fun Nights, Movies in The Park, The Municipal Swimming Pool , The annual Independence Day Concerts in the Park or the other events held here that are open to the public — ike The Homemakers Holiday; Crafts for Christmas; Our Memorial Tree and The Veteran's annual Programs; FUSION; Moms, Munchkins & Milk; The Monster Triathlon; The Christmas Bazaar; The Relay for Life Craft Fair; Recycle Reduce & Reuse Day; The FBC Easter Egg Hunt; The Temple of Praise & St. Paul Wales North-end Outreach Projects; Football, Soccer and Baseball Games at Sam Davis Park; Baseball at W.D. Savage Park; Softball Tournaments and Tennis for MMC and GCHS at Magazine Road Park.
There are so many more and surely we would leave something out if we tried to name them all mainly because we are always adding something new and looking for new ideas for programs and volunteers to help make them successful.
"There is always something happening at The Rec!" So stay tuned and up-to-date on all of our events each month to stay even more active and adventurous!