Special Events


2ND ANNUAL SIGHTS IN HEIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
April 1 - April 30, 2014
The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department invites all amateur photographers to share their best original photos taken at any Harker Heights Parks and Recreation facility, event, sport, program, or class. All photos submitted have the possibility of being used in Parks and Recreation publications and promotions, along with photographer acknowledgement when feasible.

All photos will be on display at the Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail from May 1 – May 10 for public voting.

The winner of each age division will receive an engraved photo frame for their winning photo and will be featured in the Spring 2015 Recreation Guide!

ENTRY PACKET

Additional Resources:

Contest Advice and Helpful Information

Adult Model Release Form

Minor Model Release Form


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19TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Friday, April 18, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Hunt Starts at 6:30 pm
Harker Heights Community Park Ball Fields,1501 E. FM 2410
FREE Admission  

Click for schedule flyer.

Children 8 and under are invited to hop along with the Easter Bunny. Participants need to bring their Easter basket or bucket to collect the eggs. Special prizes will be awarded in each age group. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos so please bring a camera. In case of rain, call 254.953.5660.


Great spring Clean

THE GREAT SPRING CLEAN
Saturday, May 10, 2014
8:00am-10:00am
City Wide
Application Deadline: April 28, 2014
Click here for application
Help beautify the City of Harker Heights. Organizations and individuals can sign up for a location to clean up in the City. Supplies will be provided for all that sign up. See flier for more information.

For more info call Heather Cox at 254.953.5493 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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FAMILY CAMPOUT
May 30 - 31, 2014
Dana Peak Park, 3800 Comanche Gap Rd
$10/person. Ages 5 & Under FREE
Preregistration starts April 15, 2014 - May 16, 2014

Join us at our first family campout to spend quality family time together and get “unplugged” by partaking in a variety of outdoor recreation activities and enjoying the great outdoors! There will be campfire stories, s’mores, dutch oven cooking demonstrations, Leave No Trace information, games, & more.


Families must bring their own tent and sleeping supplies. Check in starts at 5:00pm Friday under at the Comanche Gap group pavilion. Volunteers will be available to help set up your camp. Meals included are: dessert Friday night (bring a sack dinner or eat before you come), and brunch on Saturday morning. Check out will be by 2:00pm Saturday.

Fee is $10 per person, ages 5 and under are free. Preregistration is required and will begin on Tuesday, April 15. Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/HarkerHeightsPR or in person at the Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing by Friday, May 16 for a guaranteed t-shirt. Late registrations will be taken through Friday, May 23.

For more info email
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 254.953.5657.

 


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PARK & RECREATION MONTH
July 1 – July 31, 2014

July is Park & Recreation month!

Celebrate with us at the following events:

PARK & RECREATION MONTH KICK OFF CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 28, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail
Come discover what Park & Recreation Month is all about! Learn about all of the activities planned for the month of July, pledge to be “unplugged,” build your own kite, and more. 

 

31 Days unplugged
Tuesday, July 1 – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Celebrate Park & Recreation Month each day in July by participating in this activity! Each day, there will be different suggestions on how to get “unplugged” at our parks and programs. Check back soon for a list of each day’s suggestions! 

 

fun day at carl levin park
Saturday, July 12, 2014
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing
Join the fun with the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department at our Fun Day in the Park! There will be a variety of family friendly activities, field games, concessions, and inflatables. Top off the day by attending our Family Dive In where we will show The Lego Movie at the Carl Levin Park Pool at 7:30. 

 

For more information regarding these programs call 254.953.5466 



 Mark Your Calendar

FARMERS MARKET
BUY LOCAL. EXPERIENCE COMMUNITY.
Every Saturday, May 3, 2014 – October 25, 2014
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway 


LEMONADE DAY
Sunday, May 4, 2014

MEMORIAL PARADE & CEREMONY
Memorial Day Weekend 

JUNE - AUGUST
Camp Heights 2014 – Summer Day Camp
Teen Dive – In
Family Dive - Ins

JULY
Parks and Recreation Month
Pack the Pantry 

5th ANNUAL PUPPYPALOOZA
Saturday, September 6, 2014
8:30 am – 11:30 am, Carl Levin Park

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE
Saturday, October 4, 2014, City Wide

MAKE A DIFFERENCE PROJECTS
Saturday, October 25, 2014, City Wide

5th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

VETERANS’ CEREMONY
November, TBD, City Hall Veterans’ Monument

4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET
December, TBD, HH Community Park

2nd ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
December, TBD, HH Community Park

11th ANNUAL FROST FEST
December, TBD, HH Community Park 

15th ANNUAL HEIGHTS LIGHTS ON PARADE OUTDOOR LIGHTING/DECORATING CONTEST
December, TBD, City Wide