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Henderson Vance Recreation & Parks

H-V Rec. & Parks: Jackson St. Park Reopens, Aycock Rec. Center’s New Hours

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-Information courtesy Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department

Park Reopening

Jackson Street Park (325 Breckenridge Street, Henderson) is now open. Please follow Henderson Vance on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter for updates on the future reopening of Fox Pond Park (467 Vicksboro Rd.).

All park patrons must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Mass gathering limit of 50 people outdoors
  • Wear mask/face covering outdoors if not possible to consistently be six feet from non-household members.

The Aycock Recreation Center announces its new hours of operation:

Monday – Thursday

Open: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3:30 p.m.,  6 – 8 p.m.

Closed: 12 – 1 p.m., 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Friday

Open: 8 – 12 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m., 6 – 8 p.m.

Closed: 12 – 1 p.m., 5 – 6 p.m.

Saturday

Open: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 4 p.m.

Closed: 12 – 1 p.m.

Sunday

Open 1 – 5 p.m.

Aycock Rec Center

Aycock Rec. Center Offers Limited-Time Free Indoor Track Usage 

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-Information courtesy Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Department

For a limited time, walkers will be welcome free of charge at the indoor Aycock Rec Center track. The Aycock Rec Center is located at 307 Carey Chapel Rd in Henderson.

This offer is good Monday – Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. in 30-minute increments. Limit of five people per block of time.

Walkers must wear a mask and sign in at the front desk.

Holiday Crafty Kids

Youth Invited to HVRPD’s Holiday Craft Workshop

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Join the Henderson Vance Recreation & Parks Department for a holiday craft workshop for youth on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Aycock Recreation Center.

Participants ages 4 to 8 will take part in crafts that are age-appropriate and holiday-themed. This event will be open to the first 12 participants to register. The cost is $5 per participant, and the registration deadline is Thursday, December 17, 2020.

You can register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/ or at the Aycock Recreation Center.

Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times to help them with the crafts. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Participants over the age of 5 and guardians are required to wear a mask at all times.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Paint With DP

Free ‘Paint With DP’ Sessions Scheduled for Nov.

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Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks will feature FREE “Paint With DP” Facebook live sessions. Tune in to participate or just watch on the Henderson-Vance Athletics Facebook page.

The live sessions will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 2 p.m.

You can now come in to paint in-person at Aycock Recreation Center. The registration fee is $20 and includes all needed supplies. You can register at Aycock Recreation Center or online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com/. There are only 10 slots available.

Once the painting is completed, participants can submit pictures of their masterpieces to Darius Pitt at dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us or on Facebook Messenger. The best painting will receive a $25 gift card.

For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408 (dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Aycock Rec Center

Aycock Rec Center Pool Closed Until Further Notice

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-Information courtesy Henderson Vance Recreation and Parks Department

Aycock Recreation Center’s pool will be closed beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020, until further notice.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

Pumpkin Splash

Pumpkin Pool Splash Offers Unique Way to Celebrate Fall

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-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department

Join Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department for the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Splash on Monday, October 26, 2020, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Aycock Rec. Center.

Participants ages 17 and under will be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin from the Aycock Rec pool and then receive a goodie bag to take home.

The event will be limited to 48 participants, and you must preregister for the time slot you will attend. Register online at https://hvrpd.recdesk.com by October 19. The cost is $5 per participant.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin by phone at (252) 438-3160 or email lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Arthritis Exercise Class at Aycock Rec. Center Suitable for All Fitness Levels

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Aycock Recreation Center’s Arthritis Exercise Class is a FREE low-impact, joint-safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class, offered in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, is suitable for every fitness level and has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

Classes will be held at the Aycock Rec. Center from 2 until 3 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday, March 25 – May 22, 2020. Classes will not be held on April 10 or May 8.

Space in the class is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of 20 participants.

For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Aycock Rec. Center to Host First Aqua Egg Hunt

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department announces its first annual Aqua Egg Hunt to be held at the Aycock Recreation Center pool on Monday, April 6, 2020. Activities are planned from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

The pool egg hunt is open to all kids ages 17 and younger. All swim levels are welcome; life vests are provided if needed. Parents are required to be in the pool area. Please bring your own container to collect eggs. Eggs will be traded in for prize bags at the end of the hunt.

Schedule of Events:

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Check-In

6 p.m. – Egg hunt begins

7 – 8 p.m. – Crafts, prizes and temporary tattoos in the lobby

Registration and a $5 participation fee are due by March 30, 2020. For more information, contact Lauren Newlin, Aquatics Program Supervisor at lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us or (252) 438-3160.

H-V Rec. & Parks to Offer New ‘Body Blast’ Fitness Program

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks introduces “Body Blast,” its newest fitness class offered at the Aycock Recreation Center.

This 45-minute high-energy, high-impact group circuit training class will focus on all the problem areas and is guaranteed to get you into shape. The class instructor is Victor Hunt.

Classes are offered from 7:15 until 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from January 7 – March 26, 2020. The fee is $1 for members, $2 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252.438.3160 (lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us).

H-V Rec. & Parks Offers Jam-Packed Schedule to Beat Winter Blahs

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-Information courtesy Tara Goolsby, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Program Superintendent, Aycock Recreation Center

The Henderson-Vance Recreation & Parks Department is offering a full schedule of activities for the young and the young-at-heart this winter season. Many of the events are offered at the Aycock Recreation Center, located at 307 Carey Chapel Road in Henderson.

Upcoming activities include:

Arthritis Exercise Class is a FREE low-impact, joint safe program developed for people with arthritis. This class has been proven to decrease pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility and range of motion. This class is also suitable for every fitness level. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Senior Bingo Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting Community Bingo for seniors, ages 55 or better, at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Senior Prep Games is designed for participants ages 50 or better who are planning to participate in the 2020 Senior Games. Participants will have the opportunity to practice or learn about the sports that are offered during Senior Games. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

2020 Basketball Opening Ceremony Extra Extra!!!! Come out, snap pictures, get autographs or just enjoy and show support for the 2020 Basketball Opening Ceremony for the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department. This event will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408, dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us or Tyler Terry at (252) 438-2670, tterry@ci.henderson.nc.us.

The 2020 Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Satterwhite Point Glasshouse. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and participants will jump at 10:30 a.m. The Polar Plunge is for courageous people to jump in Kerr Lake to support Special Olympics Vance County. This has been a successful event that has raised several thousand dollars for Special Olympics participants in this area. If you do not want to jump in, you can dip your toes in the water. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Pickleball Attention Mature Adults ages 50 or better!!!! Come join us for some pickleball fun on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Badminton Attention Mature Adults ages 50 or better!!!! Come join us for Badminton on Mondays at 10 a.m. at Aycock Recreation Center. For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Adult Basketball League Get your team together for the 2020 Adult Winter Basketball Season. This league is designed for adults ages 30 and up. There is a $420 Entry Fee per team (8 players per team). Registration begins on Monday, December 16, 2019, and ends on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Aycock Recreation Center (307 Carey Chapel Rd.). For more information, please contact Darius Pitt at (252) 438-3408, dpitt@ci.henderson.nc.us or Tyler Terry at (252) 438-2670, tterry@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Vance County SOFIT  SOFIT is a FREE 16-week wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and improved daily nutrition. This program is specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, but workout partners are welcomed! For more information, please contact Crystal Allen at (252) 431-6091 or callen@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Kiddie Kardio Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks fitness class for preschoolers!!! Kids ages 1 to 5 will move and groove, play and stretch to fun music while bringing out lots of energy. Parents must stay and supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Winter Swim Lessons Can you swim? Would you like to learn? Would you like to improve? Well, here is your opportunity….. 2020 Winter Swim Lessons at the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Department. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Crafty Kids Come get creative with the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Crafty Kids!!!  Kids ages 2 to 6 will enjoy age level craft projects led by an amazing instructor! Come prepared for your toddler to get messy and have fun! Parents must stay to supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun!!! For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us.

Lego Club: Come get creative with the Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks Lego Club!!!  Kids ages 7 to 13 will enjoy getting creative with different themes. Parents must stay to supervise their children and are welcome to join the fun!!! For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at (252) 438-3160 or lnewlin@ci.henderson.nc.us.