July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and the corresponding department in the city of Bridgeport plans to celebrate with special programs and discounted rates all month long.
Parks and Recreation staff will host themed parties 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday of the month at the city pool. They include:
- July 3 – Born in the USA (patriotic);
- July 10 – Jungle safari;
- July 17 – Hollywood night;
- July 24 – Luau; and
- July 31 – Christmas in July.
There will be games and activities. Admission is $2.
A mother/son ice cream and pool party is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the pool. Sundaes, swimming, games and giveaways are slated. Tickets are $10 per couple and $5 for each additional son. Tickets are available at City Hall and the pool.
The next day, there will be an Under the Sea party, which includes a dive-in showing of “The Little Mermaid.”
The pool opens at 8 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Admission is $1.
For the adults, the department’s first concert in the park is 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26. It will feature Mars Hill Band, a “party band” that plays a mix of R&B, dance, 80s/90s pop, rock and even country.
Activities begin to wrap up with a late-night swim 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
For information, call the city’s parks and rec department at 940-683-3480.