Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category
Celebrating the 2016 Chinese calendar’s Year of the Monkey, this year’s boat parade theme is “Monkeying Around on the Delta.”
Decorated vessels will sail round-trip from the south base of the Antioch Bridge to the Antioch Marina. The best public viewing is from the Riverview Lodge restaurant parking lot and I Street pier.
For more information and to enter the April 2 boat parade, please contact Wrenda Sabino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 516-2385.
For more information about Bridge Marina Yacht Club visit www.bridgemarinayachtclub.com.
Skate Rental: $3.00 Quad/ $5.00 Inline
The former Antioch recreation business known as Golf N Games will reopen under a new name, according to Marcus Jefferson, who announced his business plans at the January 12th city council meeting.
Jefferson introduced himself and KangaZoom franchise owner Trina Scott of Atlanta, Georgia during the Announcements of Civic & City Events.
“Since we are new to the Antioch area, we are asking for the city’s support,” he said.
Jefferson said he plans on hiring 20 employees, including veterans and those with disabilities. He also plans on having an after school program for children, as well as a “Mommy and Me” program for stay-at-home moms with toddlers.
In addition to updating the miniature golf course and batting cages, other amenities include a full cafe and free Wi-Fi. However, Jefferson said there would no longer be go-carts.
Mayor Wade Harper said he just had a group of students telling him how it’s good that restaurants are opening up, but they need something for them. He said he can now tell them it’s coming.
“This is exciting,” Harper said. “So we definitely want to know how we can support this.”
He also said a council member who is knowledgeable about work force development would be reaching out to Jefferson.
“I brought the lease with me to let you know we are ready to sign and get going ASAP, and if the Lord says the same we will be open within the next month or two,” Jefferson said.
Register, today for the Couples Valentine’s Golf Event at Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch.
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2015
Time :12:00 PM Shotgun
Type of Event: 18-holes.
7-12 BEST BALL,
13-18 ALTERNATE SHOT
$90 entry fee per couple includes – Sunday Brunch before your round as early as 10 am for you and your sweetie, Greens Fee w/cart, Prize Fund & Chips/Salsa after play during scoring.
$10 discount per couple if you sign up for another of Lone Tree’s VALENTINES events.
PLEASE PUT PARTNER’S NAME IN NOTES.
ALTERNATE SHOT – Both players tee off, the best drive is selected and the person who didn’t hit the selected drive hits the second shot. The players alternate hitting shots until the ball is holed. 2 drive minimum per player.
DOUBLE PAR IS THE MAXIMUM.
SCRAMBLE- Both players tee off, pick the best drive & both hit from that spot. Do the same with each shot until the ball is holed. 2 drive minimum per player.
BEST BALL- You BOTH play your own ball..the lowest score is your team score.
Couples will play in Four-somes.
Handicaps – Blind Bogie (Random 3 hole avg. per format ).
NO handicaps needed for players.
Please sign up online below, or in the Lone Tree Golf Shop, or contact Rick Armstrong at (925) 706-4229.
New playground placed in one of Antioch’s most challenged neighborhoods
An Antioch neighborhood known for drugs, crime and violence (Sycamore) received a brand new playground, thanks to a grassroots group of parents and the City of Antioch who partnered to improve Contra Loma Estates Park. The parent advocates and representatives from the City of Antioch, including Mayor Harper and all four council members, as well as Rhea Elina Laughlin, Community Engagement Officer for First 5 Contra Costa and members of her team, joined together on Saturday, November 21st for a ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration to unveil the new park.
The drive for the new playground began with the East County Regional Group, a parent advocacy group sponsored by First 5 Contra Costa, who first conducted in-depth rating assessments of every park in Antioch. Their findings revealed that parks located in the city’s lower-income communities were plagued by crime, graffiti or unsafe conditions that rendered these parks unusable by families, compared to the city’s newer neighborhoods.
The culmination of high crime and child poverty rates, along with its very low park rating, led the parents to select Contra Loma Estates as the park most in need of rehabilitation. They took their findings to the Antioch City Council, who given their ongoing efforts to improve safety in the Sycamore neighborhood, allocated $250,000 to renovate the park. The parents group worked with City staff to design the new play structure and will be partnering with the Antioch Police Department to address residents’ safety issues.
The renovated Contra Loma Estates Park includes a brand new play structure for toddlers and school-age children, play structures designed for children of all abilities, such as children in wheel chairs or with other special needs and a foam floor which replaces sand that often contained needles, used condoms and glass.
Physical outdoor play is important for children’s health and development, but not all children in Antioch have access to safe, usable parks and playgrounds. Crime, vandalism, and unsafe conditions have prevented families from enjoying Contra Loma Estates Park – until now. This is the first victory for this grassroots group of parents, who aim to increase children’s access to outdoor play by improving one East County park at a time.
Contra Loma Estates Park is located at 2395 Manzanita Way at Mahogany in Antioch.
First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy, nurtured and ready to learn by investing in programs and activities focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children’s development. Since 2000, First 5 Contra Costa has invested more than $120 million in Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds to help Contra Costa’s children get the best possible start in life. First 5 supports three Regional Groups of parents dedicated to making their communities healthier and safer for families. Learn more: www.first5coco.org.