Urban Outdoor Recreation & Cultural Arts Program


Urban Hikes

Spring Hikes will be added to the website in near future.

Hikes are designed to take inform, create awareness and learn while taking in our local surroundings. Hikes are geared to ages 12 and up and usually last 90 minutes. 

Spark the Arts -- Live on Stage Production  

Article about the Program

A live on stage program featuring at-risk youth was held on December 5 to shed light on homelessness and sponsored by a “Spark the Arts” grant.


Learn to Swim Program

In Partnership with the YMCA  Cost: Free

Each summer, in partnership with the YMCA, students enrolled in  Martin Luther King Center and the Derrick Davis Center at Maides Park enjoy swimming lessons two days a week during the months of July and August. Swimming lessons are provided at no extra cost.

Kayaking | Paddle boarding | Zip-lining| Hiking | Rock Wall Climbing

Outdoor programs such as kayaking, paddle boarding, zip lining and rock climbing are provided to give at-risk youth an outdoor recreation experience at no extra cost or a nominal fee. Transportation to and from  most activities  will be provided by city staff.  We are happy to open these opportunities for youth to also participate in creative and performing art.


For more information, call 254.0907 or  email 



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