It’s a “Commit to Health” Summer in Anniston!

Anniston Parks and Recreation has been busy with our Commit To Health summer! As part of our Healthy Out of School Time grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association, all community centers and the Aquatic and Fitness Center are now Commit To Health sites. Each site promotes healthy living through healthy eating and physical activity.

June was Berries and Peppers month. Day Camps at Hodges Community Center and the Aquatic and Fitness Center enjoyed various activities from “Red Pepper Green Pepper” to Tasty Treats to try new foods. In July we will be learning about tropical fruits and melons.

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For more information, see one of your local centers or follow the Anniston Aquatic and Fitness Center on facebook or twitter.

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Do You Know Where the Rain Goes?

The question was met with blank stares. It was fairly early in the morning, perhaps too early to ponder such a question. City of Anniston Civil Engineer Lance Armbrester had just asked a group of Anniston High School students where they thought stormwater went after going down a city street drain. Continue reading Do You Know Where the Rain Goes?

Nightmare on Two Wheels

As Alabama’s status grows in cycling circles, we’re bound to see more cyclists traveling the local country and mountain roads. This is a good thing. Cycling is one of the “clean” tourism economies generating critical tax revenue and generating local jobs growth. We want cyclists and their families to visit us, and we want them to tell others how great cycling is in Alabama. As local residents, we can participate in creating a bike-friendly destination that will attract additional cycling tourists. A simple way to accomplish this is to be a responsible pet owner. Continue reading Nightmare on Two Wheels

Sleep Sweet! Anniston’s Fire Safety Rating Gets Upgrade

While we were all sleeping, the Anniston Fire Department was working diligently to make that sleep even sweeter. Representatives from ISO for Public Protection Classification (PPC™) recently visited the City’s fire department, and after rigorous review, upgraded Anniston’s fire safety rating significantly. The new rating means good news for Anniston as property owners benefit from lower insurance premiums and economic developers eye the area with a new appreciation for fire safety. Continue reading Sleep Sweet! Anniston’s Fire Safety Rating Gets Upgrade

And You Thought There Wasn’t Much To Do Around Here!

The City of Anniston will be the scene of several community events in 2017. Check out the following, then mark your calendars (details are subject to change so check with the event closer to the date before making plans to attend): Continue reading And You Thought There Wasn’t Much To Do Around Here!

Anniston’s Youth Sports Programs

For many children, it’s a right of passage: the fitting of the uniform, learning the lingo, practicing their high-fives, and enjoying celebratory dinners after the big game with family and friends. Organized sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball and football can improve a child’s self-esteem, teach them about teamwork and help them develop self-discipline and social skills. The City of Anniston Parks & Recreation Department offers year ’round organized sports programs for children ages two to teen. Continue reading Anniston’s Youth Sports Programs