logoThe City of Belton has a number of recreational programs that take place at the Harris Community Center, (401 N. Alexander St.) and elsewhere. These programs provide a broad range of quality recreational programs for citizens of Belton and surrounding communities. The Parks and Recreation Department is always looking to provide new recreational programs to the community. If you have the ability to teach a recreational class or have a suggestion for one, please lets us know.

Community Garden
Community Garden

Located at Heritage Park (100 Park Avenue). The Garden has 39 plots, each 4 ft by 8 ft. Plots are available to residents of Belton upon request. Membership requests require applicants to show proof of residency within Belton city limits. There are no fees associated with being granted a plot, however, members are required to adhere to Garden Rules, and commit to participating in a Spring and Fall cleanup each year. To request a plot, fill out the application and return to the Belton Parks and Recreation office. Community Garden Application

Mommy & Me Movement and Music ClassKids with Bubbles

Classes will be held once a week: Thursday from 9:30-10:15 AM. Thursday's classes will be held indoors at the Harris Community Center. Cost will be $5 per child or $35 for an 8-visit punch card. To opt in to receive texts regarding schedule and cancellations due to weather or illness, please text “@mommymec” to 81010.  For more details regarding this class, please email us.

Story Walk ProgramStorywalk MLK Book

The StoryWalk Program is a fun, educational, self-guided activity that places pages from Children’s books along a trail. StoryWalk was created as a way for people of all ages to combine physical activity with books and to help build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for all. (The StoryWalk program was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library). All StoryWalks will take place at the Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Tip: Park at the Harris Community Center and walk towards Yettie Polk Park. Story will be along the Hike and Bike Trail.

January 26-31: Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
February 16-21: I Am Enough by Grace Byers
March 16-21: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
April 20-25: The King & the Seed by Eric Madern
May 11-16: The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines
June 15-20:  One Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova
July 13-18: Ice Cream Face by Heidi Woodward Sheffield 
August 10-15: Even Monsters Go to School by Lisa Wheeler
September 14-19: Outside In by Deborah Underwood
October 19-24: The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
November 9-14: Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein
December 21-26: TBD

Thumbs Up from YAC kid

Youth Advisory Commission (YAC)

The City of Belton Youth Advisory Commission is an official commission of high school students residing in Belton. The goal of YAC is to make a difference in the community and the lives of youth. YAC members coordinate and run our annual One Community One Day event. 

If you are interested in learning more about our YAC please email                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                               2023 - 2024 YAC Application   

Youth Sports Associations

League play that takes place in City of Belton Parks are ran by Youth Sports Associations. Please reach out to each association directly for information regarding registration, weather cancellations/field conditions, or scheduling.

Belton Youth Baseball Association
P.O. Box 1111, Belton TX 76513
Games Played at: Heritage Park & Jaycee Field

Belton Youth Softball Association
P.O. Box 1684, Belton TX 76513
Games Played at: Chisholm Trail Park Softball Complex

FC Belton
FC Belton (Soccer)
P.O. Box 147, Belton TX 76513
Games Played at: Heritage Park

Belton Christian Youth Center
(Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball)
505 East Avenue C, Belton TX 76513
Location of Games Varies

ZumbaZumba Women Dancing

Zumba is Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, at the Harris Community Center. First class is free! After that the cost is $5 per class.  Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program which blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive. Classes are taught by Ms. Ivy Foster (Licensed Zumba Instructor).  


Interested in Fencing? Join us for the Swordplay Recreation Fencing Program at the Harris Community Center on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. $50 monthly registration and all equipment is provided upon pre-registration. This is a recreational Fencing Program with an optional achievement level that students may choose to attain through academic study, physical practice and development of skills in the program. Students of all levels learn to spar with other students in the class. Focus is on the fencing skill of decision making, speed, point control, concentration, strategy, and FUN!
For more details regarding this class, please email Manuel Zapata or call us at 254-933-5860.

  Untitled design (4) - CopyYoga Basics Community Class

Join instructor Andrea Steele on Thursday evenings at 6pm at the Harris Community Center. Slow down and tune inward for 60 minutes of mindful movement. All levels and bodies are welcome!
                                                  *$5 per session 
                                                  Register or sign up at soulrevivewellness