I found my Citiparks Summer Magazine in my mail box today, just in time to remember to resume my stretching regimen. Not that I’m going to sign up for anything, but the picture of people older than me playing bocce and horseshoes is a nudge against sloth.
You, on the other hand, may be chomping at the bit to get out there and swim for speed and compete at tennis or merely do some laps and practice your serve.
If you’re of the wholesome bent, this guide is for you. You can pick one up at the City-County Building Downtown, at a Carnegie Library branch, at a recreation center or a social center where elders meet. (I’m boycotting the word “senior” unless I’m writing about people eager to graduate from high school or college).
The 60-page booklet features runs, walks, skateboarding, off-leash dog parks, lawn bowling, summer movies, hockey, cycling, soccer, disc golf, trails, summer food service locations, farmers’ markets, classes at the Frick Environmental Center, African drum and dance classes... whew... a lot of things to do this summer. You can see a copy at http://www.city.pittsburghpa.us/parks/
Some new attractions are Beechview’s spray park on Rockland Avenue and a farmers’ market at 20th and Sidney Streets on the South Side.
Coming up soon: The Greenfield Glide Run/Walk is June 6 starting at 8:30 at the Schenley Park Overlook, 412.422.8885 or www.GreenfieldGlide.com; Riverview Park’s 5K Run/Walk is the next Friday starting at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Park Activities Building. 412.255.2493 or www.Riverview5K.com; and Citiparks and the first game of the Impact Basketball Association’s summer league for women — high school graduates and older, on June 15 at the Market House Community Center on the South Side, 412.414.4892.
Nothing in there about hammocks...