Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
July eNews 
Hometown Fun!

Kick off the month with some hometown 4th of July fun! Don't miss our special pancake breakfast before the parade and Fun & Games in Pleasant Hill Park afterwards. The fun continues throughout the month with exciting upcoming events (Blues & Brews), kids summer camps and adult classes to help make this summer a great one.

Wishing you a very fun and safe holiday celebration. Happy 4th of July!

PHRec 4th of July Activities 

Special 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 AM | Chateau Room, PH Senior Center, 

233 Gregory Lane
Fuel up for the 4th! Enjoy a stack of 'flapjacks' with eggs, sausage and orange juice before the parade. Adults (11 & Up): $5 Children (5-10): $3 and Children (4 & under): FREE.   


Fun & Games in the Park

10:30 am-2:30 pm, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane
FREE entertainment for the whole family including stage entertainment, kids games, climbing wall, bounce events, community booths, and more. Food/ beverages by BACK 40 may be purchased. 


Keep Cool-at the Pool!

11:00 am-5:00 pm. Beat the heat at PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Family swim passes are now available at our District


Pleasant Hill's 5th Annual 
Blues & Brews Festival


Friday, July 18, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (pre-party)
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane


Enjoy a day of draft brew tasting, delicious food and
free live blues music! For more information, visit


Buy Craft Beer Tasting Tickets here>

Co-sponsors: PHR&PD and the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce


Sign Up for Summer Camps

Keep your kids active and engaged this summer with our fun and exciting preschool, youth and teen camps.    


Jump to our Summer Camps Page>


View our Camps-At-A-Glance chart>

Featured Camp:  
Sciensational Youth Workshop
Egyptian Dig: Buried Treasure

July 21 - 25th | Monday - Friday | 12:45 - 3:45 pm 

Location: PH Community Center: Republic Room #3


Go back in time with this hands-on archeological experience! 

Children discover the science of Archaeology as they uncover ancient artifacts and learn about Egyptian life. We will excavate with tools like a real archaeologist uses. We will find and learn about artifacts as we excavate a scarab (what is that?), including: hieroglyphic tablet, ankh symbol and a jackal. A take-home booklet and the artifacts are yours to keep. We will wet the sand that we dig into and create one of two sand sculptures; you can make a pyramid as well as a sphinx. Perfect for the Indiana Jones fan!   

1 week | $229/$214 (Dist. Res.)
 6076.302 7/21-7/25 M-F 12:45-3:45 pm 



Also check out these awesome youth camps this month: 

Wildlife Habitat Explorations (2 sessions available in July) 

For more camp information, visit call (925) 682-0896
Preschool Activities  

California Gymnastics!
California Gymnastics has brought their innovative preschool gymnastics programs to PHRec! Choose from Parent & Me Movement & Gymnastics, Tiny Tumblers or Preschool Gymnastics. For more information and age requirements,
Parent Tot Preschool Prep

Fridays | July 25 - 8/15 | 9:30 - 11:15 am
Location: Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Rd.      

School days are just around the corner! Introduce your little one to wonders of a classroom environment. Come with your child to enjoy songs, activities and art. Parent participation required. Visit or call (925) 682-0896 to register. 


Sports Center Activities 
Tennis Lessons for Whole Family! 
Sign Up Now!  Register here


Summer Youth Tennis Camps (6-12 yrs)  
Monday - Friday | 9 am-12 pm | 1 week sessions

Kidz Love Soccer Summer Half-Day Camps   
(41/2-10 yrs)
Monday - Friday | 9 am - 12 pm | 1 week sessions begin 6/16
Aquatic Activities:



Pool Safety Day 
Friday, July 11th | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane 

Learn about pool safety from your local lifeguards, paramedics, firefighters and medical flight crew. Pools and spray ground will be open for public swimming, lifeguard demonstrations & more! See you there!

Derby Day
Friday, July 25th | Race starts at 2:00 PM
Location: PH Aquatic Park, 147 Gregory Lane 
Test your engineering skills! Design a boat out of cardboards, recyclables and duct tape. All boats will compete in races across the pool. For info & rules, call (925) 683-0896. Pre-register by July 23rd. $5/boater. All ages welcome!

Dolfins' 50th Anniversary Events
Save the date for two special events to celebrate 50 years of Have Fun! Swim Fast! All former team members and families welcome!     
August 22 | Cocktail Party (21+) & Small Bites | 8-10 PM

Location: Wence's Restaurant, 1922 Oak Park Blvd, PH
Sponsored by Wence's Restaurant     


August 23 |11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Swim meet, BBQ lunch by Kinder's & Open Swim 
Location PH Education Center Pool (1 Santa Barbara Road)

For more information call 682-0896 or visit our Dolfins Swim Team Website here>
Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities

Keeping Cool & Staying Hydrated

July 10th | Thursday | 2pm

Location:  PH Senior Center: Dining Room

Please pre-register as space is limited. Space is limited. RSVP required. For more info, call Dana Krider, Care Manager, at 798-8788. Sponsored by The Chateau's of Pleasant Hill.

Special Event:

4th of July Pancake Breakfast

July 4th | 8:00 - 10:00 AM | Chateau Room, PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane
Fuel up for the 4th! Enjoy a stack of 'flapjacks' with eggs, sausage and orange juice before the parade. Adults (11 & Up): $5 Children (5-10): $3 and Children (4 & under): FREE. 

For more information on Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities, visit
Explore Your World With Us! 
Featured Travel Adventures:

Puerto Vallarta Mexico - NEW! 
January 7-15, 2015 
Discover paradise on earth! Arrive in Mexico for an 8-day relaxation vacation. Stay in Paradise Village hotel right on the beautiful beach. Choose one of three all-inclusive theme dinners.Find treasures at the Shopping Plaza and play 18 holes at the PGA championship golf course. Muy bonita!

California & Queen Mary Getaway - NEW! 

February 8-14, 2015
Enjoy a 5-night stay on the Queen Mary! This once grand ocean liner is now a luxurious hotel and historical landmark, offering unique glimpse into an era when steamships were the most regal way to travel. While in SoCal, enjoy local attractions including Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, Warner Bros. Studio, Rose Bowl and Wayfarers Chapel.  


Discover Athens & Greek Isles -NEW! 

March 20-29, 2015 

Experience the ancient architecture of beautiful Greece on land and by water on Louis Cruise Line. Enjoy a 3-night stay in the Amalia Hotel in Athens and a 4-night cruise. See the Acropolis, shop in the oldest part off Athens - The Plaka and enjoy local eateries like the Greek Taverna. Discover the islands in the surrounding area.  

For more travel information and pricing, contact our Travel Services Coordinator, Cassie Eternal at (925) 798-8747 (TRIP).
Planning a Birthday Party?

Ask about our special birthday party packages! 
Beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces available. 

Contact Ryan Herriman to find the perfect place for your next birthday or family celebration. 
Phone: (925) 676-5200   
These Kids Want A Playground!
Help Us Expand the Playground
at Pleasant Oaks Park

Online Donations here>     

Download Playground Donation form>> 

For more information, call our District office
at (925) 682-0896


The Youth Playground Fundraising Campaign starts now to build an additional youth playground area at Pleasant Oaks Park.

Your donation will go directly to youth play ground structure, site preparation and installation.

Mark your calendars!


August 1 - Garage Band at the Lake
Friday, August 1 at 7:00 pm

Location: PH City Hall: 100 Gregory Lane, Lawn 


August 10 - American Iron Car Show
Sunday, August 10, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Location: Crescent Drive in Downtown Pleasant Hill
August 22-23 - Dolfins' 50th Anniversary Festivities
August 22 - Cocktail Party (21+) & Small Bites | 8:00 - 10:00  PM

Location: Wence's Restaurant, 1922 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill 


August 23 - Swim meet, Kinder's BBQ lunch & Open swim |1:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Location PH Education Center Pool (1 Santa Barbara Road)

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