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.


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


Kid-friendly Ideas to Cheer on the Cyclists during ACC!

Looking for ways for you and your family can be part of the Alabama Cycling Classic action during the weekend of April 8 and 9? Following are are a few fun ways to do so: Continue reading Kid-friendly Ideas to Cheer on the Cyclists during ACC!

Alabama Cycling Classic: A Primer

The Basics: The Alabama Cycling Classic combines the Sunny King Criterium, now in its 15th year, and the McClellan Road Race with the Noble Street Festival in downtown Anniston. It has been named a Top 10 Event in Alabama for tourism. In 2016, more than 500 cyclists competed in cycling events over the weekend, competing for $40,000 in prize money (for USA Cycling-registered riders), and medals/prizes for amateurs. This is the only pro cycling event in Alabama that is part of the prestigious USA Cycling Professional Road Tour.

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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