Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by NORD.
Make Your Summer Memorable with NORD!
School is out and now is the time to start enjoying the longer days and pleasant nights. While you are in town, NORD has activities for the whole family to make it a memorable summer. Here is a list of free programming you and your family can enjoy this summer with NORD.
Swim lessons and open swim opportunities at 17 pools across the City
Parents and children participate in guided activities that emphasize water safety, survival skills, and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Pools are open daily for recreational and leisure swim as well.
Fishing and canoeing at Joe W. Brown Park
Joe W. Brown Park sits on 54 acres of urban oasis and features outdoor picnic areas, a walking trail, and lagoon. Canoeing and fishing lessons, as well as birdwatching, and walking opportunities are available daily and open to all.
Atkinson-Stern and Joe W. Brown tennis centers provide weekly lessons and fitness classes throughout the summer. Participants have an opportunity to learn the game or improve physical skills. Opportunities are available for all ages and abilities.
Guitar lessons are offered at Rec Centers across the city, providing residents of all ages the opportunity to get started on the guitar; learn how to properly hold the instrument, and how to strike the strings; how to tune a guitar & the secrets of guitar posture; learn scales, chords, and songs while developing basic music skills.
The Lafitte Greenway is 2.6-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and green corridor connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. NORD recently added a shaded playground and fitness center. You can also find basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and greenspace with native plant meadows. Bring your bikes and pack a picnic for a day on the Greenway.