Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
January eNews
We are thrilled to ring in the New Year with a spectacular Grand Opening celebration (including lots of bells and whistles) of your new Pleasant Hill Community Center on Sunday, January 26th (2:00-5:00PM). We hope to see you there! And don't forget to check out all our fun activities this month to help you keep those New Year's resolutions. 
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2014!

January Highlights: 
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For more information on all our activities, please contact us at

(925) 682-0896 or visit us online at

Preschool & Parenting Fair 

January 11th | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Location: Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane, PH


Don't miss this opportunity to learn about 40 local preschools (including Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District's Preschool) all in one stop. Preschools showcased are located in Alamo, Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Walnut Creek and of course, in Pleasant Hill. Admission: FREE! Co-sponsored by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District 



Pleasant Hill Preschool 

School Year 
Registration Begins March 8th 

Learn. Play. Grow. Since 1973.  


Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District's Preschool has been encouraging the love of learning since 1973. We nurture each child, developing strong roots in self-confidence, creativity and academics. Our preschool programs establish the foundation for a child's future education. Come grow with us! 

Explore our preschool here:

Youth Ballet (age 5-8)  Space still available!

January 6 - March 10, 2014 | Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM 

Location: Senior Center Dance Studio


Designed for the budding ballerina! Floor exercises increase strength and flexibility. Using the barre teaches positions and proper body alignment. Dance steps taught to improve coordination and grace. Instructor: Christie Tomlinson 
    6042.201 1/6-3/1*  M  4:30 - 5:30 PM *No class 1/20 & 2/17   

Kidz Love Soccer (age 2-10)   

Winter Session Starts January 24th or 25th 


A recreational setting for children to learn the game of
r in a safe, non-competitive environment.  Visit for more information. 



Polar Bear Plunge
January 25th | 12:00 PM

Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane


Start your New Year with an invigorating plunge in the unheated Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park pool! Brrrrrr! All ages welcome. Warm up after with coffee and hot chocolate! Pre-register by Jan 9th to be guaranteed a long-sleeve T-shirt. Pre-registration (1/9): $20/(1/10-1/25): $25  
Sign Up To Take the Plunge Here >>



More January Aquatic Activities: 

Join Lap Swim & Water Aerobics here >>


Sign up for Winter Swim Lessons here >>

Featured travel adventures:    
October 6-11, 2014 
See more trip details here >>
** $100 Discount for early sign-up!
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is simply one of the most spectacular displays of sound and color you are ever to witness. This exciting journey also includes time in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, two culturally rich cities. Visit the unique shops and restaurants of Old Town Albuquerque. Wind through the stunning Turquoise Trail. Set out on a walking tour of Santa Fe that highlights the St. Francis Cathedral and the end of the Santa Fe Trail.


October 24 - November 2, 2014

See more trip details here>>

** $100 Discount for early sign-up!  
Explore our rich American heritage on this exiting historical adventure. From New York City to Amish Country, Shenandoah Valley, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon and Washington D.C., discover our Country's countless treasures!


For more information, call our District Travel Office at (925) 798-8747


Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities
CPM Series "How to Hire In-Home Care" - Thursday, Jan 9th 2:00 pm
Back Pain and the Aging Spine - Friday, Jan. 31st @ 1:00 pm
Managing Health Care Expenses - Wednesday, Feb 5th @ 6:30 pm 

Special Event: 
Pleasant Hill Senior Center Annual Crab Feed 
Friday, January 24th at 6 pm
Location: Chateau Room, Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Enjoy all you can eat fresh crab, pasta, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Raffle & new dessert bidding contest. Tickets on sale at Senior Center. $35 before 1/10; $45 after 1/20
Featured Class:
Exploring Watercolor 
Two 6- week sessions available (see below)
Location: Arts & Craft Room, Pleasant Hill Senior Center 

Join fellow artists in this fun class to create a series of little paintings using the transparent magic of watercolor to create your own "Artist Voice". Cost: $85/$75 (Member).
Beginners pay $25 lab fee to instructor.
Instructor: Casey Rasmussen White
 2231.201  1/21 - 3/4*   Tuesdays  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
* No class 2/11    
 2322.201  1/16 - 2/20  Thursdays  12:15 pm - 2:45 pm  

Celebrate in Pleasant Hill! 
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District has the perfect venue for your upcoming party, family celebration or corporate event. 
Choose from 7 picnic areas, the Winslow Center and our three new gorgeous facilities: the Senior Center, Teen Center and Community Center (opens this month!). Pleasant Hill Recreation offers a wide variety of versatile, convenient and economical venues to meet your event requirements. 
Now pre-booking 2014 weddings at new Community Center!
For large parties (100+) and wedding rentals, please contact Ryan Herriman, Facilities Coordinator at (925) 798-8788 or via email.

For small parties or outside venues, please contact Nancy Allison at (925) 682-0896. 

Mark your calendars!


February 2, 2014 - Pancake Breakfast - 8:00 - 10:00 AM (NEW TIME!)

Location: Chateau Room, PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Enjoy a stack of 'flapjacks' with eggs, sausage and orange juice. Adults (11 & Up): $5 Children (5-10): $3 and Children (4 & under): FREE.


February 7, 2014 - COME TOGETHER 4 - 7:30 PM 

Location: NEW Community Center, 320 Civic Drive

An All-Star Benefit Show for Pleasant Hill Teen Programs. Enjoy music from some of the hottest local bands in our community! No host beer & wine. Limited tix available. $20 pp.  


February 14, 2013 - Senior Valentine's Day Social (Over 50 & Fabulous)

Thursday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 pm in the Chateau Room, Pleasant Hill Senior Center
Tickets are $12 Pre-sale at Senior Center Front Desk & $16 at the Door
Enjoy refreshments while listening to music from LaSalle Street Jazz Band

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