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Stay Active in the Summer

posted May 15, 2014, 1:50 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated May 19, 2014, 9:02 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]
Mesquite Rec Center Outdoor Pool

What can you do to stay active in the summer months in Mesquite? With school winding down for the year and families planning their summer schedules and vacations, the Mesquite Recreation Center has a variety of classes and activities for youth, adults and seniors.

With the temperatures going up, the most popular summer time activity in Mesquite is to cool off in the outdoor or indoor pools at the Recreation Center.  The popular Outdoor Pool has a swirl slide, water toys and beach entry. The outdoor pool has early morning lap swim from 5:15 to 7 a.m., Manta Rays swim team practice and swim classes from 7 a.m. to Noon on Monday-Friday.  Starting Memorial Day weekend, the outdoor pool will be available to the public for open swimming (slide, water toys, etc.), starting at noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Summer Camp is popular for youth ages 4-11 and is held at the Recreation Center and Deuce Gymnasium at the Mesquite Campus.  There are three sessions held throughout the summer and include swimming, crafts and fun games.

Including the indoor and outdoor pools, the Recreation Center is a 56,000 Square Foot facility with two full-size basketball courts with 12 baskets and markings for Pickleball, volleyball and badminton. A fully-equipped fitness room features treadmills, bikes, elliptical and rowing machines.  The Rec Center also houses rooms for circuit training, two racquetball courts, table tennis, Foosball, karate and dance.  There are also fitness classes for every age level.

One of the more popular and growing sports in Mesquite is Pickleball.  The Rec Center Gym has drop-in Pickleball games on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A limited number of paddles and balls are available for the first-time players at the Rec Center.

When the weather is too hot outside to golf, it’s only $5 per round to use the “Full Swing” Golf Simulator to brush up on skills in the practice computer module or to play in online golf tournaments.  The computer also keeps an online handicap and allows users to track their progress.

There are City league games for coed and men’s softball wood bat leagues. There are many fitness classes still available in the summer for Zumba, Yoga, dance, Gymnastics, water aerobics and much more.

Call the Rec Center staff at (702) 346-8732 or check out Facebook: for the most current activities and updates.