Programs at The Link

General information for the City of Richland Hills special events and The Link's classes and programs can be found below.  Please look through the latest Connection for up-to-date information on every recreation program that the City and The Link offer throughout the year.

Register for Programs Here!
General information for the City of Richland Hills special events and The Link's classes and programs can be found below.  Please look through the latest Connection for up-to-date information on every recreation program that the City and The Link offer throughout the year.

Register for Programs Here!
Special Events
Annual Special Events Calendar

The City's Recreation Department is compiling great classes and programs for The Link.  But staff is also continuously working on community special events that you and your family can enjoy and get to know others in our area!  Our special events are for the regional community, so you don't have to be a resident or a Link member in most cases.  Below is a tentative list of events that will be offered annually.  Please go to the City's web page for more information on all the listed events.

  • Easter Egg Hunt - March 24th (Annually the Saturday before Easter) - Rosebud Park - Free

    • The Missing Link 5K and 1 mile Fun Run - April 28th (Last Saturday in April) - The Link - Various Prices
      • Must Register - online or at The Link
      • Free Shirt - lowest fees in the DFW area!
      • Class with the most registrations will get a pizza party
      • School with the most registration will get $500 of PE equipment
      • Proceeds go to Youth Sports in Richland Hills
      • Event also has a Children's Activity Expo and a Health Fair from 8:30 to 10:30 am

    • Richland's Red, White and You Parade and Festival - July 4th 9am to Noon - The Link and Plaza - Free, some food has a cost

    • Independence Day Fireworks Show - July 4th evening - Birdville Stadium on Hwy 10 - Free, Partnering with the NE Chamber

    • Tricky Treat Trail - Friday before Halloween - The Link and Plaza - Free

    • Veteran's Appreciate Celebration - Second Saturday in November - The Link and Plaza - Free

    • Christmas Tree Lighting - First Friday evening in December - The Link and Plaza - Free

    • Casino Trip - Once every 3 months - Meet at the Link and Travel to a Casino - $10
    Programs and Classes
    Preschool Classes
    Adult/Senior Classes
    You can register for programs at the front desk or online.  Our online partner for registration is ActiveNet. Click here to register online.  To be able to register on ActiveNet, you need to have an approved account.  If you have a membership at The Link, you already have an account.  If not, you can create an account now. 

    • If you don't have an account (not necessarily a membership) with The Link, then fill out all of the information for you and your family.  Your account will need to be approved by staff on the next business day.

    • If you do have an account at The Link, use the family email given for the USERNAME.  You make up your PASSWORD. If you don't have a Login, Click on "Forgot Login" for the system to -email you a temporary Login. 

    Call us if you need help!     817-616-3738

    The Link aspires to offer a full range of classes and programs for multiple interests and hobbies.  Class and program fees have discounts for members.  The discount is 10% for most classes and programs.

    Link staff is currently looking for passionate instructors to teach a variety of classes to different age groups.  If you are interested in teaching at the Link, please go to the city webpage and fill out a Program Form. (www.richlandhills.com)

    Please let staff know if there is a class or program that you would like to see offered at the Link.  Go to the bottom of this page and fill out the contact us information.  That will generate an email for staff to see your idea.  We are glad that you are a part of helping the Link be the best the facility in the region.

    On this page you can see a tentative list of classes and programs that the Link is hoping to offer.  You can download the current version of The Richland Hills Connection , our program guide.
    • Gymnastics

    • Dance

    • Arts and Crafts

    • Sports
    • Painting

    • Cooking

    • Sewing/Quilting

    • Scrapbooking
    Children and Youth Classes
    Senior Programs
    • Dance

    • Academic

    • Arts and Crafts

    • Sports
    • Lunch Bunch

    • Bridge

    • Functional Fitness

    • Trips
    Day Camps and Camp Connect
    Children's Summer/Spring Break Camps

    • Discounts for Members

    • Free Breakfast and Snack  

    • Field Trips on full weeks

    You can register at The Link.  You will need a government issued ID, a filled out camp registration form and a deposit of $10 per child per week.  This deposit is non-refundable.  If your plans change, you will forfeit the $10 deposit.  The remaining fee will be due  two Mondays prior to the Monday of the camp week being paid.

    Presidents Day Camp                      February 19                          $25
    Spring Break Camp                          March 12-16                         $120 Lunch not included
    Good Friday Camp                           March 30                               $25
    IL of TX Day Camp                            April 9                                    $25
    Memorial Day Camp                        May 28                                   $25
    Camp Connect
    Week #1                                             May 29-June 1                      $96*
    Week #2                                             June 4-8                                 $120*
    Week #3                                             June 11-15                            $120*
    Week #4                                             June 18-22                            $120*
    Week #5                                             June 25-29                            $120*
    Week #6                                             July 2,3,5,6                            $96*
    Week #7                                             July 9-13                                $120*
    Week #8                                             July 16-20                              $120*
    Week #9                                             July 23-27                              $120*
    Week #10                                           July 30-Aug 3                        $120*
    Week #11                                          Aug 6-10                                $120*
    Week #12                                          Aug 13-17                              $120*
    *Lunch provided during Camp Connect
    After School Program
    General Information
    The Link after school program, also known as the Link Learners’ Academy (LLA), provides before and after school care for kids currently enrolled in K-5th grade. Before school care starts at 6:30 a.m. After school hours are from dismissal to 6 p.m.  LLA is available for all children, but bus service is only available to Richland and Jack Binion Elementaries, as well as IL of Texas.

    Non-Members are $40/wk in the afternoon and $10/wk in the mornings.  Members get 10% discount.

    The registration fee is based on the number of days your child is in the program for the 10 months of the school year.  Your monthly fee will be drafted on the 15th of every month, with your first payment due at the time of registration. Because your first payment is due at registration there will be no payment in May.

    School Holidays
    Even though the after school program will be closed on days that students do not report to school, you can still register for The Link’s single day or week long camps.

    Early Dismissal Days
    The Link Learners’ Academy will still be open and pick-up children on early dismissal days at no extra charge!

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    Sports and Athletics
    Preschool Sports
    The Link will be hosting year round sports programs for the littlest athletes.  The purpose of these programs is to introduce pre-schoolers to team sports while learning rules and improving basic motor skills.  We will have coaches for teams that have been background checked and taught how to modify training for young all-stars.  Please see the latest  Connection for the latest information.  The tentative schedule for these "leagues" is below. 
    Fall - Soccer
    Winter - Basketball
    Early Spring - Soccer
    Late Spring - T-Ball
    Children's Sports
    The City of Richland Hills is working with Richland Youth Association (RYA) to be a part of their leagues.  Registration for "Richland Hills" teams will be at The Link.  Teams in these leagues will be playing other teams in the RYA.  The city will be relying on volunteers to help with coaching and growing participants in a positve environment. The Link and the City of Richland Hills is proud to partner with RYA to offer sports in Richland Hills.
    Fall - Flag Football and Cheerleading
    Fall - Volleyaball (Not RYA)
    Winter - Basketball
    Spring - T-Ball
    Adult Sports
    The Link has a court that can host Basketball, Volleyball, and Pickleball.  While members and guests can enjoy open gym times for all three sports, The Link is also going to be starting recreational leagues.  Men's basketball leagues will be on Friday night throughout the year.  If you are new to pickleball, you can join low cost lessons on Friday morning.  Please come to The Link to find out when the next league will start.
    Men's Basketball
    Co-ed Volleyball
    Co-ed Pickleball
    Senior Programs
    Individuals age 55 years of age and older can enjoy a variety of activities and trips.  Connect with new friends, learn a new skill or create a healthier lifestyle through one of our programs.  Registration is required for all activities unless noted otherwise.  If you have an interest or an idea for a class, please let us know.

    Trips - Join us for a fun trip with friends.  Transportation is provided on our 15-passenger mini-bus unless otherwise noted.  Space is limited.  Register early.

    Meet-N-Eat – Discover a new restaurant or enjoy an old favorite with your friends on the third Thursday of every month.  Bring money to purchase the entrée of your choice.  $3 registration

    Kiowa Casino Trips – Try your luck on the gaming floor. Fee includes roundtrip charter bus transportation and all-you-can-eat buffet.  Tuesday, January 30 and May 29.  $10 registration.

    Dallas Blooms – Visit the Dallas Arboretum with over 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs.  Lunch is on your own at the garden or bring a picnic lunch.  Wednesday, March 28.  $18 registration.

    Ennis Bluebonnet Trails – Visit the "Official Bluebonnet City of Texas" to view a wonderful wildflower show.  Lunch is on your own in Ennis or bring a picnic lunch.  Wednesday, April 18.  $3 registration.

    Senior Synergy Expo – Learn more about living a healthy, safe and productive life while visiting free workshops, health screenings, exhibitor booths and more!  Thursday, May 3.  $3 registration.

    Casino Trip on a
    C hartered Bus
    Classes & Activities - Improve your health and wellness, learn new skills or just have fun in our classes & activities.

    Chronic Disease Self Management – Learn practical skills for managing chronic health conditions with this 6-week Tuesday program starting March 20.  Members – Free, Non-Members $24 (includes 2- month membership)

    Table Games & Snacks – Enjoy friendly competition in table games like dominoes, cards or chess.  Cards and tables provided.  First Thursdays at 1:00 PM.  $3 non-members.  No registration required.

    Bridge & Snacks – Test your skills and luck in a fun game of bridge.  Cards and tables provided.  Fourth Thursdays at 1:00 PM.  $3 non-members.  No registration required.

    Exercise To Music – Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit members can participate in this weekly group exercise program for free.  Mondays and Wednesday at 11:00 AM and Fridays at 10:00 AM.

    Luncheons - Enjoy free food, fun and fellowship for Link Members.

    Senior Lunch Bunch and Games – Enjoy a catered lunch followed by bingo and fun the second Thursday of every month.  Space is limited so register early.  Recommended $3 donation for non-members.

    Lunch, Learn & Burn – LEARN about a senior related topic, then BURN some calories before you LUNCH with friends on the fourth Thursday of each month. $3 registration non-members.

    Lunch Bunch and Bingo
    Lunch, Learn & Burn