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December 6, 2012

In Parks We Play


  Tonight marks the beginning of the holiday season for the City of Greenville.

  The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 22nd annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the City of Greenville Police and Courts Building at 3000 Lee Street. Bring the whole family for an evening of Christmas carols, holiday-worthy refreshments and one very special guest from the North Pole. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to decorate Christmas ornaments and to take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. The Christmas tree lighting countdown begins at 6:30 p.m., so arrive early to visit, sip on some hot cocoa and get into the holiday spirit. See you there!

  With the Holiday Season upon us, the Parks and Recreation Department is offering some activities to help get the New Year started healthy! Go to to register for or find information on any of our activities. We are working to offer a variety of programs for the community.

  For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (903) 457-2994.


Registration: Dec. 7 – Jan. 9

Cost: $100 per team — 6 v 6 Format

Games: Monday and Wednesday nights at the Reecy Davis Center


Registration: Dec. 7 – Feb. 5

Cost: $35 per participant with jerseys included

Age Groups: 8u – 10u - 12u – 14u; Age as of Sept. 1 of the current school year

Coach Look: Feb. 5 at the Reecy Davis Recreation Center

Draft: Feb. 7 at the Civic Center

Practices will begin the week after the draft with games beginning on Feb. 28

TAAF State Tournament: June 1-2 in Round Rock

Adult Winter Kickball Standings

                               W L

Sidekicks               5-0

Hide In the Bush    4-1

Monster Ball          2-1

Outlaws                 1-2

Mud Mafia             1-2

Got Tha Runs       1-4

Higher Trails         0-4

Adult Winter Flag Football Standings

                                       W  L

Runs This League           5-0

Lights Out                        3-2

Mixed Breed                    3-2

Discount DoubleCheck    1-4

T.M.G.                              0-4

In Parks We Play is Provided by the City of Greenville.


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