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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Where Community Begins
The skies are blue, the grass is green, life is good, and it’s softball season with the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department. Whether participating in or watching children and adults play, this time honored sport brings our community together.

No one knows this better than the new family who moves to town and doesn’t know a soul. As the chairs and coolers are carried to the spectator seats of a t-ball, soccer, or basketball game, you will find the children of families connecting in playful activities while the adults break the ice with a warm reception of smiles and hellos. Before you know it, a lunch date at the park is scheduled or an invitation to swim in a cooling pool is extended. A new friendship is formed.

My family has established lifelong family friendships that came about because of the connections made through our children’s activities. Let’s face it, the activities our children are involved in open doors for adult relationships as well as the children’s friendships.

Take a moment to reflect on your current friendships and think how you met these people. I’m quite confident you’ll find that some of these friendships were formed sitting on the sideline of a t-ball game, carpooling to tennis lessons, gratefully accepting a uniform hand-me-down from an older child, or some other connection directly related to recreational activities.

Participating in recreational activities is beneficial to the individual, the family and the community at large. For this reason, the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s slogan is “Where Community Begins”.

We are fortunate to live in a community that values family, friends and the strength of the community in which we live. We all have a part to play in the nurturing of this community and if your role is to help transport another child to a tennis lesson or t-ball game when a parent is unavailable, rest assured your kindness will be repaid.

For more information about the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department programs or gift certificates, call 293-9256.

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