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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registration days by providing a new, convenient option to participants. With the change, those interested in participating in Irving’s recreational programs can conveniently sign up for programs from any Internet-enabled computer.

The new registration process launched in August 2014, so Irving Parks and Recreation (IPAR) Membership Cards issued before that date must be replaced. To get started, prospective and current membership ID cardholders must complete the following steps.

Step 1: Create an Online Account

Step 2: Purchase a Membership

  • Once the account for the household is created, purchase an IPAR Membership Card.
    • To purchase a membership, visit any Irving recreation center during business hours.
    • Each adult must bring photo identification showing proof of Irving residency to receive the resident rate.
    • Memberships must be purchased in person. An ID card will be issued to each member ages 12 and older. Children ages 11 and younger will not be issued a card, but must have a registered membership account to participate in programs.
  • IPAR membership is valid for one year.
  • IPAR membership is required to participate in any Irving Parks and Recreation program.
  • Membership fees:
    • Recreation Centers
      • Ages birth to 11: Free
      • Ages 12 and older: $5 (resident), $30 (nonresident)
      • Corporate ID Card: $25 nonresident that works in Irving (must show proof)
    • Heritage Senior Center
      • Ages 50 and older – $10 (residents), $30 (nonresidents)

Note: Fees for existing members are waived for the first year.

Step 3: Online Registration

  • Cardholders can to register for Parks and Recreation programs online.
  • Select the Register Online button.
    • View the available programs; register members of your household.
    • Make payment using a major credit card.

Patrons without Internet access are invited to complete ActiveNet registration using computers at any of the city's libraries. Front desk staff at recreation centers also are available for assistance. For more information, call (972) 721-2501.

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