Sugar Land Parks & Recreation Department to host virtual community events July 26-31

The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of virtual events July 26-31. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of virtual events July 26-31. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of virtual events July 26-31. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sugar Land’s Parks and Recreation Department will host virtual activities and classes each day July 26-31, according to a July 16 press release from the city. This online summer series coincides with National Park and Recreation Month.

During the week, Sugar Land residents are encouraged to safely celebrate summer and share their experiences using the hashtag #WeAreParksAndRec.


The week will end with a virtual concert from local band Counterfeit and online performances from speed painter Visual Paint and dance group Tropical Rhythms.

All classes will be available at www.facebook.com/sugarlandparks. Find the full lineup of events below.

Sun., July 26

  • 2 p.m.: Cooking demo


Mon., July 27


  • 9 a.m.: Yoga

  • 2 p.m.: Cha-Cha dance


Tue., July 28


  • 2 p.m.: Cardio fitness

  • 6 p.m.: Strong & fit


Wed., July 29


  • 9 a.m.: Watercolor pencil art


Thu., July 30


  • 11 a.m.: Bingo

  • 2 p.m.: Trivia contest


Fri., July 31


  • 11 a.m.: Butterfly garden

  • 6-8 p.m.: Concert with Counterfeit and performances by Visual Paint and Tropical Rhythms


For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/specialevents or call the city at 281-275-2825.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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