Parks Department

Programs & Special Events

View the Parks Guide 2014 or browse the events below.


Sign up for these programs at the BBAC (Blue Bell Aquatic Center). Save time, print the Activity Registration Form online and drop them off with your payment. Paying with a Credit Card? Save on fuel costs and fax your form with your credit card information to fax number 979.337.7261

Youth Programs

Swim Lessons click to expand

Swim Lessons
30-45 minutes

Click for more information on swim lessons

Blinn Baseball & Softball Spring Training Camps click to expand

Blinn Baseball & Softball Spring Training Camps
Blinn Spring Training Camp flyer
Blinn Spring Training Poster

Update: The Baseball Spring Training Camp has closed due to the weather and high winds. We will meet this Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at LeRoy Dryer Field beginning at 4:45pm. The Softball Spring Training Camp has been canceled due to a lack of participation.


Note: this event was pushed back one week and now starts January 27, 2014.

Join the City of Brenham Recreation Department and the Blinn College Buccaneer baseball and softball teams for a three week Spring Training Camp beginning January 27, 2013. During this time, participants will interact with collegiate athletes and learn the fundamentals of "America's greatest past time" hitting, throwing, catching, fielding, and pitching. Price includes a
t-shirt. This program is for children ages 5-12.


Register January 2 - January 18
Dates January 27 - February 10
Mondays only
Time BB 4:45pm - 6:00pm
SB 5:45pm - 7:00pm
‡Cost $35.00 per participant



Little Diggers - Volleyball click to expand

Little Diggers - Volleyball

Download: Registration Form

The Recreation Department is the proud sponsor of the Little Diggers volleyball program. Brenham High School volleyball athletes teach basic fundamentals including passing, setting, and serving. Price includes t-shirt. This program is for girls 3rd - 6th grade.


Register August 11 - September 5
Dates September 7 - October 5
Days Sundays Only
Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Brenham High School Gym
Cost $35.00 per participant (includes t-shirt)


Junior Gloves - Softball click to expand

Junior Gloves - Softball

Download: Registration Form

The City of Brenham Recreation Department and Brenham High School Softball program invite you to participate in its inaugural "Junior Gloves" Softball Program. Participants will learn basic fundamentals including: catching, throwing, fielding and hitting. This program is for girls Kindergarten through 8th grade.


Register September 16 - October 3
Dates October 12 - November 2
Days Sundays Only
Time 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Brenham High School Alumni Field
Cost $35.00 per participant (includes t-shirt)


Community Tennis click to expand

Community Tennis

Starting January 2013 - Wednesday nights from 6pm - 7:30pm at Hasskarl Tennis Courts. Everyone is welcome!


Washington County Tennis Aces - Every 3rd Wednesday - No Charge - Learn how to play tennis

6:00pm - 6:30pm - ages 3-10

6:30pm-7:30pm - ages 11-99


Persons in charge: Kirk Hanath, Roy Thibodeaux, Vincent Pfeffer, & Beverly England


Brenham Swim Club click to expand

Brenham Swim Club

 Brenham Swim Club is a year round United States Swimming (USS) club.

see aquatic center classes page for details



Adult Programs

Adult Slow Pitch Softball League click to expand

Adult Slow Pitch Softball League

This program provides adults with an organized softball league. Games are held at Hohlt and Henderson parks. There are three seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each offer a Co-Ed League that consists of a 10 game guarantee and a single elimination tournament at the end of the season. T-Shirts are provided to league and tournament champions. Games are played on Monday nights. Must be 16 years or older.


Registration See chart below
Time 7:00, 8:00, & 9:00pm
Cost $150.00 + umpires

The Fall Session didn't make this season, please get your teams ready for Spring and recruit other teams.


Season Spring Summer Fall
Register Jan. 27 - Feb. 17 May 5 - 26 Aug. 25 - Sept. 15
Starts February 24 June 2 September 22




Adult Swim Lessons click to expand

Adult Swim Lessons
30 minutes

Download: Registration Form

Adult swim lessons can be done on an individual basis. To schedule a time, please call the Aquatic Center at 979-337-7250.


Aqua Cardio click to expand

Water Works
45 minutes

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Friday 9:00am - 10:00am


Cost: $4.00/visit or 5 punch passes sold for $20.00

Pool Pass is required


Classes offer a wide range of aerobic exercise. Class will be held in the Competition Pool. Benefits for the Comp Pool: deeper water, cooler water allows body to burn more calories, variety of exercises can be incorporated in the class. These classes are instructed by Jane Moorhead.


Water Works click to expand

Water Works
60 minutes

Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 10:00am - 11:00am
Come 1, 2, or 3 days a week to best fit your schedule and fitness goals.


Cost: $4.00/visit - 5 punch passes sold for $20.00

Pool Pass is required


Classes offer a wide range of moderate movements to improve range of motion, balance, and coordination while strengthening and toning the body. These classes are instructed by Jane Moorhead.


Community Tennis (cancelled) click to expand

Community Tennis (cancelled)

This event/program is no longer being offered.




Special Events

Citizens Police Academy (CPA) click to expand

Citzens Police Academy (CPA)

The CPA is one of the programs the Brenham Police Department utilizes to build a partnership between the department and the community. Officers covering topics such as criminal investigations, S.W.A.T. & hostage negotiation, building searches, traffic stops, and narcotics & gang enforcement. To apply or for more information about the CPA, visit or contact Cpl. Chris Jackson at 979.337.7324.


Date January 23 - April 17
Day Thursdays
Time 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost Free


Splish Splash Spring Break click to expand

Splish Splash Spring Break

Calling all KIDS...come spend Spring Break with us...Blue Bell Aquatic Center will be open for Recreation swim. Watch for special coupons coming home in backpacks or grab the ad from the Banner Press. Special coupon will get you a pass for $5.00 for the ENTIRE week...what a DEAL!


Download: Coupon


Date March 16-20
Location Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost $5.00/week w/ coupon


Movie in the Park click to expand

Movie in the Park

The Recreation Department will once again host "Movies in the Park". "Movie in the Park" is entering its fifth season and getting bigger each year. This event brings families and children of all ages together for a fun, appropriate, and safe evening of entertainment. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us at Hohlt Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. This summer, "Movie in the Park" will be coming to your local pool. Join us at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center for "Floats-n-Flicks". Movies at the pool are marked with an (*).



March 13

*May 30

June 12

June 26

July 17

*August 7


Location Hohlt Park *Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time 10 minutes after sunset  
Cost Free  


Pitch, Hit, & Run click to expand

Pitch, Hit, & Run

This FREE program provides boys and girls the opportunity to showcase their skills and advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships hosted at major league ball parks. This program is for children ages 7-14.


Date TBD
Location Hohlt Park
Time TBD
Cost Free


Brenham Easter Egg-stravaganza click to expand

Brenham Easter Egg-stravaganza

Download: Flyer

Join us for our fifth annual city wide Easter Egg Hunt. Participants will be divided into three age divisions, with each
division given a separate field to hunt on. The Carousel will be open to the public. This program is for children ages 2-9


Date TBA
Location Fireman's Park
Time 6:00pm
Cost Free


Fizz, Boom, Read! - Summer Reading Program click to expand

Fizz, Boom, Read! - Summer Reading Program


Join us at the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library for the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Starting on June 3rd through July 15th we will have special guests and activities every Tuesday. Children up to age 12 will have the opportunity to win some great reading prizes! Adults and teens can participate in the Adult Summer Reading programming and win some prizes of their own. Learn more at:


Date TBA
Day Tuesdays
Location Library
Time TBA
Cost Free


Wilderness Survival Camp click to expand

Wilderness Survival Camp

Download: Registration Form

Here is a week long camp for those who are just getting into outdoor survival. Our days will be filled with hands-on activities to better equip our students for living in the woods, whether for short or long term. Skills covered will include basic shelter construction (debris hut and lean-to), locating and purifying water, making proper fire structures, hunting and trapping methods, edible and medicinal wild plants, rope making, and much more! A small daily snack will be provided and all materials are included. This program is for children ages 5-12.


Date TBA for Summer 2015
Location Varies from day to day
Time 8:30am - 12:00pm
Cost $125.00


Hot Nights Cool Tunes click to expand

Hot Nights Cool Tunes

Main Street Brenham presents the 10th annual Hot Nights Cool Tunes in Downtown Brenham. Each Saturday night in July will feature a different band. Visit for more information about the entertainment and sponsors.


Dates TBA
Day Saturdays
Location Downtown Brenham
Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cost Free


Camp Cascade click to expand

Camp Cascade

Camp CASCADE is a NEW camp designed to teach our youth some of the basics of survival skills, swimming skills, rescue skills, CPR & First Aid, as well as lifeguard skills. We will touch on swim strokes, diving, rescues, lifesaving skills and some basic boating/canoing skills. This is a half day one week camp designed for FUN and learning. Come CASCADE with us. This program is for children ages 7-13.


Dates TBA for Summer 2015
Location Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time 8:00am - noon
Cost $75.00


National Night Out click to expand

National Night Out

Historically this event is individual block parties to encourage getting to know those who live around you. This year, we are hosting the party and everyone in town is invited to come and get to know your neighbors. Additional details will for this event will be posted here.


Dates October 7
Location TBA
Time TBA
Cost Free


Kid Fish click to expand

Kid Fish

Kid Fish has grown to be one of our most popular events of the year. Hundreds of pounds of catfish are dumped into the outdoor leisure pool and anglers of all ages can attempt to hook the big one. Bring your own pole or use the ones on site. Trophies are awarded to the top catchers. Kid Fish is brought to you each year from our generous sponsors: Brenham Elks Lodge 979, Blue Bell Creameries and a host of additional sponsors each year. This program is for children ages 2-16.


Date October 18 rescheduled to October 25
Location Blue Bell Aquatic Center
Time 8:30am - noon
Cost Free


Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade click to expand

Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade

This family fun event kicks off with the lighting of the Courthouse Square Christmas trees and is followed by the
Downtown Parade of Lights. This light-filled, old-fashioned parade winds through the streets of downtown and finishes with a special appearance from Santa Clause arriving on a fire truck. Downtown businesses will be open before and after the parade so you can fill up on food and unique gifts.


Parade Entry Form deadline is Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  Please review Parade Guidelines



Date December 5
Location Downtown Brenham
Time 5:30pm
Cost Free


Program Ideas

We want to continually expand our program offerings and are looking for more program ideas.


*** Remember: Each program depends on user participation. Do not wait until the last minute to
sign up because the program could be dropped due to lack of enrollment.


‡ An additional $5.00 will be added to register the day of the event marked with symbol "‡".


Call Crystal Dahlquist at 979.337.7254 for more information about athletic programs or send an email to:


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