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League City Tourism Blogs - Column 1

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Get Ready for Fun Fall Activities

Blog - Youth Flag Football

With a long, hot summer fading in the rearview mirror and the promise of cooler (ok, maybe just a few degrees lower!) weather in front us, it’s time to start planning some outdoor activities. Whether it’s a weekly organized sport or just a fun play day, League City has activities that will get residents and visitors of all ages outside.

Are you ready for some football? Flag football that is. The new flag football coed program for kids ages 4-9 teaches the fundamentals of football and is easy on the parent’s schedule with just one practice a week and games on Saturday’s. Registration for residents and non-residents (click here) is open until September 15.

How about pickleball (no, it has nothing to do with food)? One of the fastest growing paddle sports in the country, this meshing of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton is drawing interest from athletes in all age groups. League City’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a FREE youth clinic at Hometown Heroes Park this Friday, September 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. to introduce youngsters to the sport. No registration is required.

If you’re just looking to get out the house on the weekend check these events out.

On October 27, the sights, sounds, and aromas of fall will fill the air in League Park at the annual Harvest Festival. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with arts and crafts booths and children’s activities followed by costume, pie baking, and pumpkin carving contests. Visit our Harvest Festival page for more information.

If you’re like my family and are fascinated by the galaxy that surrounds us, check out the Astronomy in the Park events being co-hosted by League City Parks and the Houston Astronomical Society. The events, scheduled for the last weekend of each month in September (28 &29), October (26 & 27), and November (23 & 24) at {Rustic Oaks Park} are fun for families and children of all ages. When the skies cooperate, participants can see planets and stars across the galaxy, such as Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. Handouts and educational information will also be available.

And for nature lovers, mark your calendars for events at the Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Nature Center on the second Saturday of each month.

• On September 8, join park staff for a nature walk through the facility. Staff will be pointing and discussing resident and migratory birds, local wildlife, and characteristics of the area’s plants and trees.

• Participate in a scavenger hunt while walking the nature centers trails on October 13.

• Get creative with nature by creating beautiful artwork on November 10. Participants will walk the trails to gather items from nature for their arts and crafts project.

• Tap into your handy side on December 8 to build easy-to-make bird feeders that you can take home and install to start creating your own backyard nature walk.

These are just some of the fun and exciting activities in League City and the great thing is you don’t have to be a resident to participate, League City’s parks department welcomes all of our neighbors around the lake and in Galveston County to register and participate in these fun and educational programs and events.

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