CITIPARKS ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CLOSINGS FOR CHRISTMAS
The following facilities will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 24) and remain closed on Christmas Day (Thursday, Dec. 25):
Schenley Park Skating Rink
Mellon Park Tennis Center
Oliver Bath House
Healthy Active Living senior centers
Ten recreation centers - open year round - offer an opportunity for you to discover the best that Citiparks has to offer. Most centers are open weekdays from 1-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. However, each center operates independently; therefore, operating hours, program schedules and fees vary. Call your local center and ask the staff to discuss programs that suit your interests - available at either your local center or at another center located in a different section of the City.
Are you interested in volunteering or offering ideas for new programs? Contact the director of your local center or a member of its Recreation Advisory Council. The Advisory Councils, comprised of people representing neighborhood civic, business and religious organizations, advise the staff concerning community needs and support the centers' fund-raising efforts.
2217 Bedford Avenue
745 Greenfield Avenue
1201 Paulson Street
450 30th Street
605 Rednap Street
2201 Salisbury Street
1400 Oakridge Street
79 S. 22nd Street
201 Parkfield Street
329 E. Warrington Avenue
Archery (teen) - Learn special techniques and skills for target shooting, safety and archery terminology at Magee Community Center.
Basketball (all ages) - Community centers offer lots of playing, learning and league options. Call your neighborhood community center for details. West Penn and Ormsby Community Center offer the availability of "The Gun" basketball shooting machine by Shoot-A-Way.
Boxing (all ages) - Individuals of all levels of experience are invited to join the Pittsburgh Boxing Club for instruction and physical conditioning. Youth gather at the Brookline Community Center once a week for fundamental instruction while more experienced boxers take to the ring at two additional workout facilities—located in Mt. Washington and Overbrook—that feature permanent rings and fitness centers open five nights a week. Exhibitions are held in preparation for the Golden Gloves Tournament in March.
Dek Hockey (youth, teen) - At various recreation centers, dek hockey teams form each season.
Football (youth, teen) - Gridiron action happens at community centers throughout the City. Flag football is organized at nearly every center.
Josh Gibson Baseball Academy (youth) - Youth take to the newly renovated Josh Gibson Field (located adjacent to Ammon Community Center) May through July for Rookie Ball and Little League games.
Soccer (all ages) - Soccer is among the best sports for all ages and co-ed play. Leagues and in-house competitions are available. Try Indoor Nerf Soccer, taught at many centers.
Table Tennis (all ages) - If you're a serious table tennis player, head to a community center for a chance to play high-level competitions. Call your local center for more information.
Volleyball (youth, teen) - Many recreation centers offer social and competitive volleyball games, including adult co-ed volleyball.
After-School Study Halls & Tutoring (youth, teen) - Build success through problem solving, mathematics, study skills, social studies, science and language arts assistance. Programs may include adult and teen tutors, workshops, field trips and guest speakers. Quiet study areas are provided to help youngsters complete homework assignments.
Dance (youth, teen) - A number of community centers offer dance classes, including African, modern and jazz, ballet, tap, bellydancing, country-western line dancing and folk dancing.
Fitness, Exercise & Conditioning (teen, adult) - Join the low, medium and high-impact aerobic sessions, stretch exercises, tai chi, walking and stepping to music held at various community centers.
Game Rooms (all ages) - Try your luck at bumper pool, table tennis, chess, checkers, marbles and pool. Participate in tournaments in chess and table games. Some community centers offer computer and electronic games.
Gym Games & Open Gym (all ages) - Kindersports—for children 4-6 years old—introduces the basics of motor development, catching, throwing, kicking a ball and running. Children 6 years and older play kickball, hockey, soccer, wiffleball, dodgeball, 3-on-3 football and other games with coaching by Citiparks staff. Open gym allows time for unstructured play at most community centers. Play equipment is available and staff work with individuals and groups to encourage good play and social skills.
Karate (all ages) - Gain confidence, increase self control and improve fitness by learning martial arts skills.
Movie & Event Nights (all ages) - Bring along your friends to see the latest movies on video. All kids are welcome at these free family movie nights - complete with popcorn! Call your local community center for more information.
Yoga (adult) - Integrate your mind, body and spirit! Yoga's physical and mental disciplines allow you to increase strength and flexibility while reducing stress and tension.
Youth Places Collaboratives (youth, teen) - Jefferson, Paulson and Warrington Community Centers offer exciting after-school programs including recreation, life skills lessons, career readiness, academic enrichment and cultural exposure and experiences. Call 412-422-6556 for details.
Car Cruises (all ages) - Bring along the entire family for an evening of food and music—and the ultimate in cool cars—at the Brookline Memorial Park. Show off your own car and compete for trophies. Call for details.
CLP in the Parks (youth) - Throughout the summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh visits all Citiparks community centers! Librarians join in the summer fun by sharing stories, songs, games and crafts.
Halloween Haunted House (all ages) - The weekend before Halloween, Philips Community Center opens its doors to celebrate in a special way! Cancelled
Summer Trips (youth, teen) - Enjoy the summer by venturing outside the City! Call your local community center for details concerning field trips scheduled throughout the summer months.
Talent Shows (all ages) - Community centers through the city help children and adults organize and present community talent shows, with proceeds benefiting their centers' programs.