City recreation column: Check out these summer activities

June 15, 2010 at 1:15 a.m.

By Doug Cochran

School is finally out, and summer fun is just beginning. The Parks and Recreation Department offers many activities for you and your children this summer.

The Gary T. Moses Municipal Pool is be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Entrance fee is $1 per person. We are closed on Mondays for maintenance and Tuesdays due to service reduction.

Summer softball began playing on Monday at the Adult Softball Complex next to the Community Center. Come on out and catch a game or two.

Many teams will compete in different leagues vying to be the best of the best in Victoria.

On July 9-11, the Men's Hispanic State Championship comes to Victoria.

Teams from all over the state will compete for the honor to be the best Hispanic team in Texas.

If you have a kayak or canoe, why don't you take a ride down the Guadalupe with the Coastal Bend Paddlers on Thursday evenings. Check out their website at

www.coastalbendpaddlers .org for more information.

Interested in joining a running club, go to the Victoria Area Roadrunners Club website at

Walks in the park are a great way to exercise and release stress. Riverside Park offers more than three miles of paved and natural trails. Be careful of critters on the trail. Snakes and other wildlife are part of nature and they are in the park. So be careful.

The Parks and Recreation Department offer many activities to keep you interested and fit throughout the summer. Visit our website at for more information about our programs and other services the city has to offer.

Doug Cochran is the director of Parks and Recreation for the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department. Contact him at 361-485-3200 or



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