September 2014 Announcements
A newly-formed group calling themselves ”Stewards of Public Land” is circulating inaccurate information that has stirred up opposition to the PRA and jeopardizes the future of the Lower Arroyo Archery Range.
This group has gone so far as to say:
“The ultimate objective needs to be the removal of archery from the Lower Arroyo...”
We want to assure our supporters that everything posted on their site is vastly manipulated in an effort to drive signatures to their petition. The inflammatory claims promoted by this group are simply not true. We need your help to get the correct information out to the public.
Please visit www.pasadenaarchery.com for a clear and honest overview of the upcoming proposal before City Council.
2014 Traditional Tournament
Pasadena Roving Archers is an archery club that has been dedicated to the art of the bow and arrow in Pasadena’s Lower Arroyo Seco Park since 1935. Incorporated as a non-profit organization, our membership includes men, women, young adults and children. It is a melting-pot of archers from all walks of life. PRA is home to beginners, weekend enthusiasts, regional, state, nation and international champions and maybe a future Olympic Gold medal winner. All are bound together by the sport of archery.All archers are required to adhere to the Range Rules.
We conduct an ongoing program of archery instruction classes for people interested in learning the sport of archery. PRA offers a Beginner's class and public instruction.
Classes are held every Saturday morning from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon throughout the year at the PRA range (You can use Google or Bing to find us). These classes are popular and fill up quickly so we recommend that you arrive at the range by 7:45 a.m. in order to be fitted with equipment. The first time archer class will run from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. The introductory class is free and we invite a donation of $5.00 for subsequent classes.
Classes are open to all residents of Pasadena and Southern California. Everyone is welcome to participate. Children under 10 years old are offered an evaluation and introductory archery session every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM at Target 1 on the range. All young archers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Attention Group Leaders: Saturday morning classes are for individuals and families, not groups. Pasadena Roving Archers welcomes groups, scouts and parties to the range on an appointment basis. To lean more about our group lessons click here. Please do not bring a group of five or more people to our regular Saturday morning instruction program. We have a very limited number of volunteer staff and are unable to accommodate the additional load of groups in the morning.
Pasadena Roving Archers also offers a 7 meeting Basic Archery Instruction Program (BAIP) class for new archers who want to learn effective shooting form. The six meeting BAIP class costs $70.00 and includes instruction and equipment use. Adults who complete the class and who wish to continue in archery are encouraged to join the club and to take advantage of our Mentor Program for intermediate archers.
This is a shooting sport, and all students, regardless of age, must, in the opinion of the instruction staff, be able to safely and comfortably handle the equipment.
Pasadena Roving Archers conducts an NFAA regulation club shoot or qualifier every Sunday morning. We shoot 28 field or hunter targets (not to be confused with 3-D targets, hunter targets are simply a different type of field target) or a combination of the two. All of our events are open to guest archers who wish to participate.
A 3D tournament is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
A 300 tournament (30 arrows at 20 yards) is held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
PRA sponsors three fundraising tournaments during the year. The Oaktree 3-D tournament in May, a traditional shoot in October and the 21 or Bust tournament in early December. Trophies, Food and a Raffle are part of these events. All archers are invited to participate in our tournament offerings. Archers from all over the state come to compete in these events.
Donating to Pasadena Roving Archers
Pasadena Roving Archers is an all volunteer 501(c)3 public charity. The funds raised from the fees we charge are used to purchase equipment, purchase target bales and range maintenance supplies, city fees paid to the city for use of the range, classes for clients of 501(c)3 organizations and a fund for an eventual clubhouse. Charitable organizations/events we have worked with or raised funds include Pasadena Firefighters Spark of Love Annual Toy Drive, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Covenant House, numerous boy scout, girl scout and church groups. If you would like to make a donation please use the following link:
Club officers may be contacted at the range during our classes (Saturdays) and Tournaments (Sundays). Follow us on for regular updates. Club Meetings are held at the Carnegie Observatory in Pasadena typically on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Please email us if you wish to attend a meeting so we can confirm date and time. Club members get monthly notices of meetings.
Feel free to stop by and speak with any of our members or
club officers. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.