Youth/Teenage Recreation Programs and Events

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NEW! Track & Field Games Camp

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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

 

Backyard Lawn Games Camp

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Children Ages 6–10

Tired of the same old traditional sports? This may be the program you're looking for. Sample and learn to play some of the favorite classic backyard lawn games as well as other non-traditional sport activities such as disc golf or rolle bolle. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00 
Days/Dates: Mondays, July 31August 21 
Time(s): 10:45 a.m.11:30 p.m. OR 77:45 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017

 

Marion Boys Baseball Fall BallMarion Boys Baseball Logo

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Boys Ages 8–15 (by April 1, 2017)

Pony League8 & 9 year olds
Minor League10, 11, 12 year olds
Major League— 13, 14, 15 year olds

Continue the season into the fall with this new 4-week developmental league. Teams will meet 2-3 times per week for practices and/or games. Practices and games are held MondayThursday at Lowe Park and/or Starry Park.

Fee(s): Current Player: $10.00 per child
             New Player: $30.00 per child
             Make checks payable to Marion Boys Baseball
Dates: August 14September 8
Registration Deadline: August 4, 2017

 

PeeWee Flag FootballFlag Football, PeeWee

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Children Grades K–1st (Fall 2017/18)

This instructional league is run like a mini clinic that teaches the fundamentals of football. These include such things as: throwing, catching, running, blocking, hand-offs, learning plays/formations, etc. Players have instructional practices the first 3 nights and games the remaining 5 night of the program. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Fee: $33.00, includes team shirt
Days/Dates: Tuesdays AND Thursdays, August 15September 7
Time(s): 5:306:15 p.m. OR 6:307:15 p.m. (Select One)
Location: Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017

 

Youth Flag FootballFlag Football 2

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Children Grades 2nd–5th (Fall 2017/18)

This is a recreational league with emphasis on fundamentals and skill development. There is two separate divisions, a 2nd/3rd grade and a 4th/5th grade division. Coaches schedule their own practices beginning in late August with games beginning in early September. A 6-game season will be played by each team. There will be a coaches meeting prior to practices being scheduled. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Fee: $40.00, includes team shirt
Days/Dates: Saturdays, September 9October 14
Time(s): Saturday morning games with weekly practice(s)
Location: Practice locations vary by team
                 Games will be played at Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017

 

NEW! NFL Punt, Pass, Kick CompetitionNFL Logo

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Children Ages 6–15

Join the Marion and Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Departments for this local skills competition. The NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (67, 89, 1011, 1213, and 1415) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. With thousands of boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from May through January, it is one of the world's largest youth sports participation programs.

Fee: FREE, but must pre-register for the event
Days/Dates: Wednesday, August 30
Time(s): 57 p.m.
Location: Lowe Park
Registration Deadline: August 18, 2017

 

NEW! Lil' Tykes Basketball Camp

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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

 

Lil' Chefs & Kid Crafters Combo

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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

 

The Painted Pumpkin

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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

 

Halloween Boo CampHalloween, Boo, Camp

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Children Grades K–5th

Ghosts, goblins, goodies, and games! This is a night for the kids as we celebrate all things Halloween. Drop your kids off and let our recreation staff lead them through a night of spooky games, crafts, snacks and more. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00 per child, includes a pizza dinner
Days/Dates: Friday, October 27
Time: 59 p.m.
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2017

 

NEW! Putt-Putt Indoor Golf

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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

 

Youth 5 on 5 BasketballYouth Basketball

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Children Grades 2nd–6th (Fall 2017/18)

League is divided into 2nd/3rd grades and 4th/5th/6th grades. Boys and girls play in separate divisions. This instructional league works on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and stressing the importance of good sportsmanship and having fun while playing the game. One hour practices held once or twice a week, beginning in mid-November, MondayFriday. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

Fee: $39.00*, includes team shirt
Days/Dates: Games Saturday mornings, December 2January 20
Time(s): Saturday morning games with weekly evening practice(s)
Location: Echo Hill, Bowman Woods, and Excelsior Schools
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017

 

Great Tree Decorating Contest

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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 Hunt

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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

 

Santa's Little WorkshopYouth Programs, Workshop, Santa, Christmas

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Children Grades K–5th

See what the elf culture is all about by bringing your kids to Santa’s Little Workshop for an afternoon filled with games, crafts, snacks, music, movies, and more. Drop your kids off and finish up those last minute Christmas errands. Limited number of spots available.

Fee: $25.00 per child
Days/Dates: Saturday, December 9
Time: noon5 p.m.
Location: Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
Registration Deadline: November 17. 2017

 

Shooting Stars Basketball (2018)PeeWee Basketball

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Children Grades K–1st (Fall 2017/18)

This instructional program works on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Players spend the first 2 meetings working on skills and practicing with their team and coach(es), then scrimmage the remaining 3 meetings. There are no additional practices. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

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

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