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Vince Bayou Community Garden - Ribbon Cutting

Join us for this exciting event! There will be vendors, activities for kids, and giveaways! The event will be held at the new Community Garden at 501 W. Harris Street in Pasadena! Contact us if you would like to be a part of the Community Garden! Phone: 713-475-7048 or by email at: parks@pasadenatx.gov.
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Now Hiring!

Verne Cox Multipurpose Center and Adaptive Sports Recreation is now hiring summer camp counselors for our programs designed for attendees with disabilities.
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Odell Harrison Rec Center Closed for Repairs

The Odell Harrison Recreation Center at Red Bluff Park will be closed for the next couple of months for repairs on the foundation and the plumbing. These repairs will help take care of some issues that have been going on with the building for a while and help to keep the center up and running for many more years. We will keep you updated about the progress on our website and social media. All rentals and activities being held in the Rec Center are postponed until it reopens. Our other Recreation Centers, Peter C. Fogo (914 Hart St., 77506), Rusk (708 Witter, 77506) and Golden Acres (5001 Oak, 77503) will still be open for rentals and programs. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 713-475-7048.
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Citizens Police Academy

This 11-week course is designed to give students a better understanding of the Pasadena Police Department. We will cover topics such as S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigations, K-9, police pursuits, Investigations, and much more. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. You will visit different areas of the police department and see it as few other citizens have. We will help you understand how we do our jobs, why we do things in a certain way, and how you can help us to serve you better. Classes will be held once a week on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Pasadena Police Academy, located at 6052 Genoa-Red Bluff Rd. To register for this course, please click through to the registration form. The deadline to register is February 18, 2022. For more information, please contact the Community Services Division at 713-475-7025.
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Pasadena is getting a new inclusive Playground!!

A new playground that will have activities for kids of all abilities is being installed at Sunset Park in Pasadena. This playground will have slides, carousels, and a variety of ways for kids to have fun in the park! According to the Pasadena Healthy Parks Plan that was adopted in 2020, Pasadena was in need for more active inclusive spaces for its residents. Sunset Park seemed like the perfect spot as it is near the intersection of Richey and Southmore. The old playground at Sunset Park was about 20 years old and this new one will have a slightly larger footprint at about 7,500 sq. ft. This new playground should be completed by the end of January and will be the second inclusive all-access playground in the city. The other one is located at Verne Cox Adaptive Recreation Center. You can visit Sunset Park at 914 W Hart Ave. Pasadena, TX 77503 and there is also a parking lot off Richey Rd. For more information, please call 713-475-7048.
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Crime Watch Class

The Pasadena Police Department will be hosting a FREE crime prevention course for our citizens in February 2022. This course is three nights of education, engagement, and enlightenment into how our citizens can positively impact their safety and security. Participants of this course will learn how to become more aware of their surroundings and the actions they can take when they witness criminal activity. Having citizens invested in their community makes for safer neighborhoods.
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RAD Women's Self-Defense Course

The Pasadena Police Department will be offering a women’s self-defense course beginning February 1, 2022. This is a four-day course, which will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each night. Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their...
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DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAM!

January 21, 2022, is the last day to register for the Civil Service Exam that is scheduled for February 5, 2022. This is the first step in the process of applying for the Police Officer position. Registration will close promptly at midnight.

City of Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us in front of City Hall as our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event returns!. We’ll have live performance by local students, food trucks, holiday vendors, and SNOW!. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photos. FREE. December 3 from 6 - 9 PM. Pasadena City Hall. 1149...
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Pasadena Holiday Lighted Parade

Join the City of Pasadena and the Strawberry Festival for a night of lights and fun. Would you like to participate in our Holiday Lighted Parade?. Applications are now being accepted but space is limited.
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City of Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us in front of City Hall as our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event returns!. We’ll have live performance by local students, food trucks, holiday vendors, and SNOW!. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photos. FREE. December 4 from 6 - 9 PM. Pasadena City Hall. 1149...
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Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., we will be at the City Hall parking garage located at 1149 Ellsworth, where we will have emergency vehicles decorated and officers ready to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. As always, admission is FREE, so don’t miss out on this great event!
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Temporary Water Outage - September 15, 2021 / 10:30 AM

{September 15, 2021 / 10:30 AM) ⚠ ➡As a result of Tropical Storm Nicholas, a large tree fell and damaged a water line at 7800 Red Bluff near Willow Springs Bayou, just south of the Pasadena Rodeo Grounds. Our teams are currently in the process of shutting off the water supply in the area in order to make the necessary repairs. Our anticipated water shut off time will be approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once repairs are complete, we will reintroduce water pressure. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. ⬅⚠
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Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz iNaturalist App

Join The City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department and parks throughout the country, September 11-24, in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this September. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a pollinator (bee, butterfly, bat, etc.) or pollinator-friendly plant and the community will help identify the species. You can participate by exploring the nature and wildlife anywhere in the City of Pasadena. Any observation you make will count during our event.
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Monster Mash

You don't want to miss our annual Monster Mash Event! You don't want to miss our annual Monster Mash Event! Join the City of Pasadena Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for games, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating. All entries for the costume contest must be received...
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Philharmonic & the Food Trucks

On October 2, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., the City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Pasadena Philharmonic Orchestra, will be at Strawberry Park for a night of music, food, and a showing of the movie Raya and the Last Dragon! We will have a fall concert performance, crafts, food trucks, and a movie the whole family will enjoy.
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Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, October 30th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, we will be at the Pasadena City Hall parking garage located at 1149 Ellsworth passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. We will have emergency vehicles decorated, activities for the kids, and a chance for you to visit with our officers, so save the date and bring the little ones out for this FREE event!
FESTIVAL

Pickleball Open Play

Starting in September, PAL Gym is offering pickleball open play every Tuesday & Thursday starting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games are free and equipment is provided! This schedule will will continue on throughout the rest of the year. Pickleball is gaining popularity throughout the U.S. as an easy way...
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Notice of Adopted 2021 Tax Rate

City of Pasadena ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 7.10 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-1.92.
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