recpark-thumb2The summer season is full of recreational opportunities, many of them outlined in the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District’s just-released 2009 Summer Brochure. In addition to the Fourth of July concert on the beach featuring Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, there will be another four concerts, as well as free movie nights at the lakeside venue. Rec and Park also offers a number of camps, including basketball, golf and soccer, in addition to classes in art, dance, karate, tennis, kayaking, gold prospecting, senior aerobics and, new this year, a horsemanship class for 12 to 15 year-olds taught by Man About Town Paul Ortuno. Rec and Park also offers summer day care and special field trips through the Rainbow Kids Club and the Teen Center. As of this weekend, McDill Swim Beach opens for the season. Season passes are available to swim beach, which also includes a sand volleyball court, grass picnic area, playground and BBQ pits. For more information on summer programs, the 2009 Summer Brochure is available at the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District offices on Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake, or visit them online at