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P&R offers holiday cheer, recreation, and volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Friends of JS Acker Park are kicking off the holiday season by announcing the arrival of their 17th annual Prescott holiday card to benefit JS Acker Memorial Park. The 2011 card image contributed by local landscape photographer Rich Charpentier from the Ian Russel Gallery on Whisky Row features a radiant and sparkling holiday lit Courthouse Plaza, the pride of Prescott, Arizona's Christmas City. Proceeds raised this year will be earmarked for a planned park endowment fund.

Customers can choose a message card or blank sets of 10 cards. The message inside reads, "Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year from Prescott, Arizona." Cards are affordably priced at $7 per set.

TREKABOUT HIKING CLUB

The City of Prescott Parks and Recreation invites you to join The Trekabout Hiking Club. The club meets every Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:00am and every Thursday from 8:00am to 10:00am for guided hikes. Locations vary each day and trails are rated from 1 to 4, based on difficulty. Cost is $12.00 for membership through December 2012.

For a copy of the monthly schedule or to register, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 824 E. Gurley St. or call (928)777-1122.

VOLUNTEER RANGER PROGRAM

Love the outdoors? Love to hike or bike? Want to give back to your community? Now's your chance! Individuals who enjoy hiking, biking, and value an environmentally clean park and trails system can join our team to become the "eyes and ears" of the city. Volunteers are critical to ensure that facilities and natural resources in parks and trails are maintained at the highest level. Rangers will train with park staff, the police department, and the fire department on park issues, safety, and first aid training.

Become a Volunteer Park Ranger today by contacting us at 777-1588 OR AT 824 E. GURLEY St (Old Armory). Join us on foot, vehicle or bike patrol of our parks and trails and help maintain the safety and cleanliness of our parks.