Recreation and Wellness Division


The Houston Parks and Recreation Department’s 2017 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) officially began on June 5, 2017, at 56 community centers.   Registration began April 1, 2017, therefore, many of the community centers have reached their maximum capacity.  The SEP program operates with a 1:25 ratio in compliance of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Standards of Care Ordinance. 

As of today, June 7, 2017, there are a few community centers that have openings for the program.  The ActiveNet Online Registration System will indicate if SEP has reached its capacity at your desired location.  Please note that online registration operates in real time and the system updates after each successful registration transaction.

It is imperative that parents/guardians complete the online registration process in its entirety.  You must receive a confirmation receipt number once you have successfully registered.

It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to monitor the ActiveNet Online registration system for available spots as there are no waiting lists.

Kindest regards,
Debra Lathan, Assistant Director
Community Center Operations and Programs
Recreation and Wellness Division

The Recreation and Wellness Division offers programs designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for all ages and abilities. The division’s services are divided into two separate categories Community Center Operations and Athletics and Aquatics Services.


Community Center Operations directs the programs and facility operations for sixty (60) Houston area community centers. 

This section is responsible for the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of all community center programming for youth, teens, adults and senior adult populations. Programs include but are not limited to: The After-School Enrichment Program, Summer Enrichment Program, After-School Achievement Program (ASAP), Instructional Sports, Nature and Environmental Education and Exploration Programs, Teen Programs, Senior Adult Program, Adult Arts and Specialty Crafts and a host of fitness activities and programs. In addition, this section oversees the operation of HPARD’s 5 Fitness Centers and 12 weight rooms which are designed to encourage patrons to exercise and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Community Center Operations Programs and Facilities

After-School Enrichment Program (A.S.E.P.)
After-School Achievement Program (A.S.A.P.)
Community Centers
Fitness Centers
Summer Enrichment Program (S.E.P.)
Youth Recreational Sports


Athletic and Aquatics Services directs the programs and facility operations of municipal golf courses, tennis centers,  pool sites, the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark, permits and reservations, adult sports leagues, and the Summer and After-School Meal Programs. The section offers recreational, educational and programs for children, adults and senior adults at these sites throughout the year. It staffs and operates 37 pool sites, 7 city golf courses (3 city courses are managed by private contractors), 1 state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. in-ground skatepark, 3 staffed tennis centers, Adult Sports Leagues, a free youth soccer program for boys and girls ages 5 – 18, and the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, which provides programs for people with disabilities and its indoor swimming pool. Permits and Reservations to reserve park space for personal, private events and ball fields. Additionally, this division coordinates the Summer Food Program an After-School Meal Program delivery of free meals including lunch and afternoon snacks for youth ages 18 and younger.

Community Center Operations Programs and Facilities

Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Adult Sports/Sports Leagues and Recreation
After-School Meal Program (A.S.M.P.)
Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
Metropolitian Multi-Service Center
Minicipal Golf Courses
Permits and Reservations
Senior Adult Sports and Programs
Tennis Centers
Senior Sports Leagues
Summer Food Service Program (S.F.S.P.)