Plans and schedules for the Clintonville Park and Recreation Department’s upcoming summer activity season are slowly becoming finalized.
Over the next couple of weeks all plans will be finalized and made public. The department’s intent is to have available its summer program and activity flyer the first week of May, with program registration to begin several weeks later. Barring any unforeseen circumstances a decision has been made to begin the eight week summer recreation program on Monday June 20th.
The department has four main goals as it conducts its summer programs. These goals are: 1. It is critical for the program participants to have fun. 2. Participants will be taught the basics of sportsmanship and teamwork and will be expected to treat other program participants and the programs leaders respectfully. 3. Program participants will learn the value of play/exercise and have the opportunity to play/exercise and will be encouraged to do more on their own. 4. Participants will learn the basics of each sport/activity they are in, but not at the expense of the previous three goals.
Tee Ball Baseball: This is an instructional baseball program for youth ages 4 & 5 by at least August 15th. This group will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:15 pm at the youth baseball field in WA Olen Park. If registration warrants a second session will be organized.
Junior Baseball: This is an instructional baseball program for youth in grades 1-4 this fall. This group will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15-3:30 pm at the youth baseball field in WA Olen Park. Again, if registration warrants a second session will be organized.
Gymnastics: Separate programs will be offered for youth ages 4/5 as of August 15th and for youth entering grades 1-10 this fall. The 4/5 year old program will be an introductory program with emphasis on floor work and safety with limited exposure to the other pieces of gymnastics equipment. Classes for the older group will be offered in beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Each class will meet 2-3 times each week. Classes will be held at the Clintonville Recreation Center, 55 E. 12th St. Playground: Separate programs will be held for different age groups. Those youth 4-6 years of age as of August 15th will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3 pm and those youth age 7 through those entering 10th grade this fall will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1-4 pm. The program takes place at the enclosed shelter in WA Olen Park and meets rain or shine. It includes a wide variety of fun activities, including arts and crafts, games, sports, contests, etc.
Tennis Lessons: Lessons will be held in various levels at the courts in WA Olen Park.
Fees for the summer recreation programs have not changed and are as follows: $12 per program for city residents and $17 for non-residents. Registration will start with a one day session, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday June 1st, 8am-4pm at the Clintonville Recreation Center, 55 E. 12th St. This session will be for all recreation programs as well as all swimming pool activities. Those unable to make this day can sign up for recreation programs starting the following day at City Hall and for all swimming pool activities, starting on Saturday June 11th, the day the pool is scheduled to open for the summer.
This summer open swimming hours at the outdoor pool in Bucholtz Park will be as follows: 1:30-4:30 and 5:30-8:00 daily, weather permitting. Open swimming fees this summer have not changed and are as follows: Single Admission: $2.25 for city residents and $3.25 for non-residents Season Passes: individual resident: $17.50; non-resident: $33.00 resident family: $49.50; non-resident: $82.50 The pool is also available for private rental at various times.
Again the rates have not changed and are as follows: Main Pool: $60/hr, which includes the services of two lifeguards, is good for up to 50 swimmers and includes the wading pool, though wading pool supervision is the responsibility of the renting party. To rent the wading pool only is $30/hr and includes the services of one lifeguard. During a wading pool only rental, the main pool cannot be used.
Two swimming lesson sessions are tentatively planned for this summer and will be held Monday through Friday mornings for two weeks each, a total of ten 45 minute classes per session. The specific dates for these swim lessons has not yet been determined. All of the regular Red Cross swimming lesson levels, including the Parent-Tot programs will be offered. The exact schedule of lessons will be published at a later date. Lesson fees again have not changed for 2011 and are as follows: $17 per session for city residents and $25 for non-residents.
Anyone with questions about the department’s summer programs and activities is encouraged to contact the department at 823-7660.