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 Parks Offer a Variety of Recreational Classes

Dog Obedience Training is offered by several instructors.
Find a class near you.

Radio-controlled yellow Navy planeFly Right: Radio-Control Airplanes
Markham Park, Sunrise 
All ages. Classes are offered by appointment. 
$30 - one-hour session
$86 - three-hour session
$599 - five-day pro pilot course 
$20 fee for an airframe inspection and flight test. 
For more information, call David at 954-816-4410

Chris Carr, trainerFun Fitness
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek
Instructor - Chris Carr
Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Exercises include stretching, Pilates, cardio, and a full-body workout. 
For information, rates, and class enrollment forms call 954-304-3922,
e-mail NaturalBodyMan@Yahoo.com, or visit www.NaturalBodyMan.com.

Steve Norris
Skeet and Trap Shooting Lessons
 
Markham Park's Target Range, Markham Park, Sunrise
Instructor - Steve Norris
Ages 10 and up. Classes are by appointment only.
$170 per person for three hours.
For more information, contact Steve at 954-771-5911 or 954-264-9584.  

Yoga
Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach
Instructor - Lynette Culp
Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. by appointment. Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
$10 per class.
Call 954-357-8884 for more information.

Yoga
Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach
Instructor - Kelly Ziff
Classes are for all ages and all levels are accepted, from beginner to intermediate to advanced.
$10 per person for hour-and-a-half classes.
Call 954-357-5100 for more information.

Yoga 
Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek
Instructors - James McGlynn and Debbie Otto 
Adults only. Thursdays, 6 p.m. 
Classes are $10 each. No need to preregister.
For more information, call the park at 954-357-5198.

Karate class at T.Y. ParkAtemi-Ryu Karate
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Joseph Williams
Ages 5 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
Learn self-confidence, discipline and respect while enjoying our Atemi-Ryu Karate classes, led by Grandmaster Joseph Williams.  Karate is also a great way to stay fit and increase strength and flexibility. 
$50 per month for first family member; $40 per month for each additional family member.
For information, call 954-357-8811.

After-School Tennis and  Summer Sports Camp
C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
Mackey Sports Enterprises Inc.
Summer Camp -
 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
$140 weekly per child; $80 mornings only; daily drop-in $35; half-day $20; and $185 for extended hours. 
After-School Tennis - Monday through Friday. 
$10 for one group class, $80 for 10 group classes, and $40 for an individual class.
Call 954-868-6100 for more information.

Wakeboarding at C.B. SmithBroward Ski and Wakeboard 
C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
Instructor - Mike Tolzmann
All forms of water-skiing, wakeboarding, slalom knee boarding, barefoot skiing, and tubing are taught, using a ski boat with wakeboard tower, wedge, perfect pass, and training boom. 
All ages, by appointment year round. Party packages and summer camp specials are available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 954-292-3953, or visit www.browardski.com.

Tennis being playedTennis Lessons 
Markham Park, Sunrise,
Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, Lauderhill, and Lafayette Hart Park, Fort Lauderdale
Instructor - James House
Beginners - 12 sessions for $120. 
Use of the tennis ball machine is $25 per hour. 
Lessons are offered in one-hour sessions:
5 sessions - $50    4 sessions - $45    3 sessions - $40
2 sessions - $30    1 session - $20
For more information, or to schedule a lesson, call 954-796-6024.

Superstars at a Miami Heat basketball gameDance, Cheerleading, and Baton
Instructors - Wendy Russell's Superstars 
Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brian Piccolo Park, Cooper City
Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tree Tops Park, Davie 
For more information, visit www.floridasuperstars.com, or e-mail misswendy@floridasuperstars.com.

 

Educational Farm and Birthday Programs
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek
All ages, by appointment only.
Classes are hands-on enrichment programs about farm animals. Farm Tour at Tradewinds ParkThe instructors are experienced and offer a range of programs for children from preschoolers through middle school students. 
Cost is $6 per child with one teacher and two chaperones admitted free per class.

Each tour is specifically designed to provide a variety of educational experiences, such as hands-on involvement with the Children see a live chicken up close at the farmbarnyard animals, a walk through the Tradewinds farm house museum, a visit to the windmill, a lesson on animal nutrition, a walk through a cypress wetland, and much more.

All field trips and birthday parties should be reserved in advance. Call Tradewinds Stables at 954-357-8720 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or e-mail twfarmtours@comcast.net for reservations. Pony rides and hayrides can be combinated with farm tours, although reservations must be made separately.  

Fine Art Lessons
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Cassandra Anda
Ages 7 to 12. Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Ages 13 to 17. Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
These art classes  reinforce the importance of core values and self reliance.   Students are introduced to basic drawing (blind sketching is always fun), painting and sculpting.  Weekly/monthly themes.  Students who take these art lessons will walk away with fine art work of their own and a fundamental understanding of various art medias while considering goals, how to reach them and to travel through confidently.
$48 per month - includes all supplies.
For more information, contact the park at 954-357-8811 or visit www.cassandraanda.com.

"Walk on Water" Paddle Boarding Instruction
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Paula Hennessey
For all ages. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. except Wednesdays (4:30 to 6 p.m.)
Introduction to paddle boarding.  Includes board, paddle, life vest, instructor and digital photos.  Learn proper paddling technique with an emphasis on fun and safety!
$40 per lesson, $160 for five lessons, $300 for 10 lessons. $35 per lesson for registered T.Y. Park campers. Group rates available for 5+ people.
For more information, contact the park at 954-357-8811 or visit www.walkonwaterfitness.com.

Fitness Boot Camp
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Magdalena Bas
For all ages. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Sunday and Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 to 9 a.m.
A popular interval class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio and strength training. These boot camps are design to challenge yourself and push you harder than you think you can go. All levels welcome you do as much as you can. The instructor promises that in no time you'll will be doing all that and much more. She wants you to have fun but be prepared for some high intensity training!
$60 per month.
For more information, contact the park at 954-357-8811.