Pre-School (3-5 year olds) Recreation Programs and Events

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Little Sluggers Blastball

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATIONBlastball, Tball, Swing

Children Ages 3 & 4

Blastball is a fast-paced game that teaches the very basic skills involved with t-ball. Players work on throwing, hitting, fielding, teamwork and sportsmanship. This program does NOT have practices. 3 year olds and 4 year olds are two separate divisions and will play on separate teams. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Fee: $33.00, includes team shirt
Days/Dates: Thursdays, June 8July 13
Time(s): 5:306:15 p.m. AND 6:307:15 p.m.
               (Game Times Will Rotate Each Week)
Location: Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017

 

 

Little Sports Camp

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATION

Children Ages 3 & 4

Increase your child’s coordination and motor skills while sparking his/her interest in sports! Activities introduced during this program may include: t-ball, soccer, football, kickball, basketball, or golf. This program is set up to focus on each sport in a creative way that your child is sure to love. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $33.00, includes camp shirt
Days/Dates: Mondays AND Wednesdays, May 1524
Time(s): 1010:30 a.m. 
                5:306 p.m.      (Select One)
                6:156:45 p.m. 
Location: Butterfield Park
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2017

 

Youth Tennis Lessons (Multiple Sessions)

REGISTRATION FORM

Children Ages 4–13

The Marion Parks and Recreation Department will once again be offering youth tennis classes as part of a partnership with the Westfield Tennis Club. Classes are led by instructors that have been trained by highly qualified and certified tennis professionals. Minimum class size 2, maximum class size 10. Only rain dates will be made up.

Summer Sessions:

Session 1: PM, Mondays, June 5July 3
                   Fee: $65.00 (5 meetings)
                   AM, Fridays, June 9July 7
                   Fee: $65.00 (5 meetings)
                   Registration Deadline S1: May 26, 2017

Session 2: PM, Mondays, July 10August 7
                   Fee: $65.00 (5 meetings)
                   AM, Fridays, July 14August 11
                   Fee: $65.00 (5 meetings)
                   Registration Deadline S2: June 30, 2017

All programs/sessions held at
Oak Ridge Middle School tennis courts

Tots

Children Ages 4–6

This class is an introduction to tennis and meant to develop basic tennis skill set such as hand-eye coordination.

Class Options: (Select One)
Mondays, 55:45 p.m. OR Fridays, 99:45 a.m.

 

Little Kickers Kickball

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATION

Children Ages 3 & 4

An instructional approach to the childhood classic game kickball. Come socialize and join other kids your age and have a ball learning how to play kickball. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00
Days/Dates: Tuesdays, June 627
Time(s): 1010:30 a.m. OR 5:306 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Butterfield Park
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2017

 

Tot Time at Lowe Park

Children Ages 2+

Looking for something fun to keep your little one busy and active? Give this new program a try! Parents and children will have access each day to a variety of sports equipment and games to play with. No structure or instructor, just show up and play with the provided equipment! This program is held outdoors. In the event of inclement weather or rain, the program will be canceled.

Fee: FREE, just show up ready to play and mingle
Days/Dates: Thursdays, June 8July 27
Time: 10 a.m.noon
Location: Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center

 

Story Time at The Amphitheater

Children Ages 1+

Join us out at Lowe Park as the Marion Public Library brings their popular story time on the road. Enjoy a story with your little one as you take in the beautiful surroundings that the park has to offer. Program will be held outdoors as weather permits.

Fee: FREE, just show up ready to listen
Days/Dates: Thursdays, June 8July 27
Time: 1111:30 a.m.
Location: Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center

 

Happy Feet Soccer Camp

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATIONSoccer

Children Age 3

This fun summer soccer camp will allow your kids to socialize and interact with other little ones in a fun, non-competitive environment. Kids will learn the very basics of soccer through a variety of games and activities. Emphasis will be placed on developing the fundamentals of: kicking, dribbling, passing, tapping, running, and agility. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $33.00, includes camp shirt
Days/Dates: Mondays AND Wednesdays, July 1019
Time(s): 1010:30 a.m. OR 5:306 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Butterfield Park
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017

 

Little Pigskins Football CampLittle Pigskins, Fooball

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATION

Children Ages 4 & 5

Children are introduced to basics of football without the contact and learn the skills necessary to play football. Staff combine fun and fundamentals through skill-building drills, activities, and games while emphasizing the importance of good sportsmanship. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $33.00, includes camp shirt
Days/Dates: Mondays AND Wednesdays, July 1019
Time(s): 10:4511:15 a.m. OR 6:156:45 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Butterfield Park
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017

 

NEW! Track & Field Games Camp

REGISTRATION FORM               ONLINE REGISTRATION

Children Ages 5 & 6

Running, throwing, jumping, and more. Give this new agility camp a try. From relays to obstacle courses to lawn games, this new camp will keep your kids moving in friendly games, activities, and drills. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00
Days/Dates: Mondays, July 31August 21
Time(s): 1010:30 a.m.
               5:306 p.m.       (Select One)
               6:156:45 p.m. 
Location: Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017

 

NEW! Lil' Tykes Basketball Camp

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 3–6

Join the Marion Parks and Recreation staff this fall for this new youth basketball program. This program is held outdoors at the Thomas Park basketball courts. Children will learn a variety of basic fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, and more through a variety of drills and fun skill-building exercises. There are no games played during this program. The primary objective of this program is to introduce children to the basic fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive environment. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $33.00, includes camp shirt
Days/Dates: Wednesdays, September 627
Time(s): 3/4 Year Olds: 5:306:00 p.m.
               5/6 Year Olds: 6:156:45 p.m.
Location: Thomas Park Basketball Courts
Registration Deadline: August 18, 2017

 

The Painted Pumpkin

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 3+

No carving here! Help us decorate the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center for Halloween. Painters will receive one pumpkin with their registration to decorate to their liking. Paint and limited craft supplies will be provided. Pumpkins will be voted on by a combination of staff, public and Facebook "Likes".

Fee: $10.00 per child
Days/Dates: Tuesday, October 10
Time(s): 1011 a.m. OR 67 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017

 

Lil' Chefs & Kid Crafters Combo

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 3–5

Can’t decide on the crafts or cooking? If so, then this is the class for you and your little one. Get the best of both worlds with this new combo class. Children will craft/cook alternating weeks, so you have two crafts and two cooking experiences. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Limit 15 participants.

Fee: $25.00 per child
Days/Dates: Wednesdays, October 18November 8
Time(s): 1010:30 a.m. OR 5:306 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017

 

NEW! Putt-Putt Indoor Golf

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 5 & 6

An introduction to putting using the S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) golf system. Children will learn proper stance and grip as well as proper stroke and pace. Kids will practice putting through a variety of obstacles and play rounds of "mini golf" to practice the skills. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00
Days/Dates: Tuesdays, November 728
Time(s): 5:306:00 p.m.
Location: Lowe Park OR Thomas Park Safe Room
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017

 

Great Tree Decorating Contest

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 3+

Our Christmas tree could use a little T.L.C. Help us decorate our tree at Lowe Park for the season. Fill, paint, color your ornament and leave it for us to put on our tree. Ornaments will be voted on by a combination of public, department staff and Facebook "Likes".

Fee: $10.00 per child
Days/Dates: Monday, December 4
Time(s): 1011 a.m. OR 67 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: November 17, 2017

 

Candy Cane HuntCrafts, Candy Cane Hunt, Christmas

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Ages 3–6

For everyone that still believes! Someone has left candy canes around the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center. Come help us find them all! First, we’ll decorate some seasonal crafts and then the hunt is on to find every last candy cane. After the hunt, we’ll enjoy milk, juice and treats and maybe even a Christmas story. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $12.00 per child
Days/Dates: Saturday, December 9
Time: 910:30 a.m.
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: November 17. 2017

 

Little Stars Basketball (2018)

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Age 4

Players meet for 5 classes to work on very basic ball handling, shooting, and passing skills. Parents participate with their child or children for this program as recreation staff instructs and demonstrates the drills.

Fee: $39.00*, includes camp shirt
Days/Dates: Saturdays, February 3March 3
Time(s): Saturday mornings
Location: Echo Hill Elementary School
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017

 

Indoor Blastball Camp (2018)

REGISTRATION FORM              

Children Age 3

Blastball helps prepare players for organized baseball/softball in a fun, non-competitive environment. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, and fielding while fostering the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Limited number of spots available. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Fee: $33.00, includes child’s team shirt
Days/Dates: Saturdays, February 3–March 3
Time(s): Times may vary on Saturday mornings
Location: Bowman Woods Elementary
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017

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