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From: The Director's Court
"Change is the only constant in life."-Heraclitus
With constant changes and continuous adjustments in my life, I am also drawn to traditions. Traditions create a sense of belonging and certainty. Some traditions can be extravagant milestone birthday trips or more frequent -like story time before bed. One of my favorite daily traditions is my daughter making my coffee drink each morning before I drive her carpool to school-a future Dutch Bros. barista in the making!
Two changes will become traditions for Redding Recreation in 2015. First, the Redding Recreation office will move to a new home on the second floor of City Hall this spring to consolidate our operations and bring you more efficient programs and events. We will let you know when we have settled in! Secondly, we launched the new Recreation Management Software (RMS) which allows you to register on-line 24/7 for our programs and events. Start a new family tradition today-build your family profile and register online!
Our family picked up a tradition that lapsed last summer. While at Anthropologie, a favorite shop of mine, I bought a book that provides daily prompts with space to write responses for each member of my family for three years. At dinner, we answer a daily question and catch up on any we missed. What animal do you feel like? Where would you like to visit? With a 7 and a 13-year old in the house, the responses provide a telling window into their thoughts and current demeanor. As we started repeating prompts from last year, I became acutely aware of the way that they are changing and growing.
As the hustle and bustle of practices, homework, work, meetings and other duties whirl around us, traditions whether big or small provide important sources of familiarity in our evolving world. What are your favorite traditions, and what new ones will you begin in 2015?
Be Active and Be Well,
Director Community Services
Supervisor-Aquatics & Adult Programs
Supervisor-School Programs & Adult Sports
Recreation Office Main Phone: (530) 225-4095
City of Redding, Community Services
P.O. Box 496071
Redding, Ca. 96049-6071
Redding Aquatic Center
Our Strategic Plan forms the blueprint around which we structure our programs and recreational initiatives. This living document will provide the reader a clearer understanding of our goals, direction and vision as we strive to create community through people, parks and programs. Download here (PDF, 96k).
On a year-round basis Redding Recreation provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to pursue hobbies, develop talents, form new friendships, and enjoy various sports.
During our infamous hot summers we offer swimming classes and a variety of aquatics programs. We are especially excited about the Redding Aquatic Center which features an olympic sized pool, a second pool and water slides.
Two large city parks and numerous smaller parks provide ample facilities for picnics and family fun. In addition to our current programs, Redding Recreation is continually seeking new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of our community.