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Summer 2012

City Looks Forward to Opening New Pedestrian Bridge over Five-Mile Creek by John Reichley, Parks and Recreation Board Member

Leavenworth Parks & Recreation 123 S. Esplanade Leavenworth, KS 66048

Top photo: A Google maps aeriel view of where the new pedestrian bridge will be located. Bottom Photo: A similar clear span truss bridge done with a weathered steel finish by Excel Bridge Manufacturing.

Over the last several years, the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department has completed a number of improvement projects for the public to enjoy. The City has built new trails, shelters, a bathhouse, a dog park, a skateboard park, and the new Sportsfield Recreation Complex, which is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the state of Kansas. Leavenworth Parks and Recreation’s latest initiative is a bridge that will be known as the Five-Mile Creek Pedestrian Bridge. This bridge will connect 14th Street and New Lawrence Road to Tudor, Candlewood and ultimately Lawrence Road. In 1999, a feasibility study was completed to examine all aspects of installing a bridge across Five-Mile Creek in 10th Avenue Park to create a safer pedestrian route. It was determined that such a bridge would benefit school children, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists in the area. This bridge, located at Candlewood Drive and Tudor Drive, is now under construction. Julius Kaaz Construction Company of Leavenworth was chosen as the general contractor for the project after the City bid process was completed and approved by the City Commission. When all is said and done, the Five-Mile Creek Pedestrian Bridge will be an eight-footwide by 130-foot-long clear span truss bridge with a weathered steel finish and composite decking on the walkway. These features will keep the bridge relatively maintenance free for many years. The bridge will give children safe access to Warren Middle School, keeping them from having to walk down Lawrence Road (County Road 5) where there is no sidewalk and Parks and Recreation Department staff is extremely excited about the project as it has been one of their main priorities since Sportsfield was finished. The Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Saturday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. in conjunction with their Five-Mile Creek Walk and National Trails Day. This is an appropriate time to celebrate the new trail connectivity between 10th and 20th streets giving runners, walkers, bicyclists and children many miles of safe routes to use. Local media and the City website will have information on the project’s expected completion date in May as well as registration information about the grand opening.

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Parks Riverfront Park Campground

This cozy park beside the Missouri River is the perfect place to relax. The campground offers basic and electric camping pads, tent camping, a bath house with four private units, a boat ramp, picnic shelter, and dump station. For information and reservations, call the Park Manager at 913-290-0034 beginning April 1. Daily Camping Fees: Tent Site Only Basic Camper Pad Only Pet Fee

$10 $12 $2

Tent Site with Facilities $12 Camper Pad w/ Electric & Facilities $15 Non-Camper Sewer Dumping $10

Adopt-A-Park Program

If your group is looking for a way to make a difference in our community, why not consider adopting a Leavenworth City park or other landscaped public area? What Does Adopting a Park Require? Participants can choose from a variety of tasks, to include establishing a presence in the parks and reporting vandalism and maintenance problems, picking up litter, painting, weeding, or gardening. Donations also may be made for park improvements. City staff will provide guidance and some materials for projects. How Do I Adopt a Park? Contact Julie Anderson, Parks and Recreation Director, at 913-758-6713, or janderson@firstcity.org. Choose a park and decide what activities you will be able to do and how often. Once this is established, a sign will be erected in the park with your group’s name and logo.

Legacy Tree Program

Commemorate a special person or event with a living legacy. For a $200 fee, a tree will be planted and a plaque erected at the planting site. Request forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Office.

Park Information & Amenities

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For a complete listing of City parks and facilities, visit our website at www.lvks.org or call 913-6512203 for more information. All park and alcohol permits are issued at the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Office, 123 S. Esplanade Street. Cater Your Picnic – Let Cedar Ridge Catering (913-367-4357) help with your next picnic or party at Leavenworth city parks! Shelter reservation required. Picnic Shelters - Rent a shelter for the day at a number of City parks. Rent additional tables for $5 each. Small shelters may not have access to restroom facilities.

Shelters

Resident

Non-Resident

Number of Tables

Capacity

Cody

$35

$40

10

80

David Brewer

$25

$30

7

55

Dougherty

$10

$15

1

8

Hawthorn

$25

$30

7

55

North Esplanade

$25

$30

7

55

Ray Miller

$10

$15

1

8

Riverfront Park

$25

$30

7

55

Stubby

$10

$15

1

8

Wollman (East)

$25

$30

7

55

Wollman (Main)

$50

$55

12

95

Wollman (West)

$25

$30

7

55

V.A. Park

$10

$15

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Alcoholic Beverage Permit - By City ordinance, alcoholic beverages are prohibited in City parks, except as authorized by Parks and Recreation to Leavenworth area residents with a park reservation permit. There is a $10 alcoholic beverage or beer permit fee. Game Kits – Rent a kit at the Parks and Recreation Office for $5 (with a $20 refundable deposit) for up to three days. Includes a volleyball and net, one baseball, two softballs, two bats, three gloves, a football and a soccer ball.

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Now completley reopened, this scenic park on the Missouri River (Esplanade and Cherokee Streets) is available to rent for special occasions. Permit fees for either the Paddlewheel Plaza or the Railroad Roundhouse are $15 per hour ($20 for non-City residents) with a $100 refundable damage deposit. All fees are due when a permit is requested. The Bridge Tender’s Building, which has recently undergone a beautiful renovation, rents for $20 per hour with a $20 refundable deposit. The park, which is adjacent to the Riverfront Community Center and historic downtown Leavenworth, also connects to the Three-MileCreek Trail at the south end of the Leavenworth Landing Park walkway.

Park 10th Avenue Park 10th Ave. & Gatewood

Bob Dougherty Park Second & Kiowa

Cody Park

Shrine Park & Limit

Amenities

Restrooms Picnic Shelter Playground Ball Fields

David Brewer Park

Tennis Courts

Havens Park

Hiking/ Walking

18th & Ottawa

22nd & Ottawa

Hawthorn Park Kansas & Ohio

Jefferson Park

11th & Kickapoo

Leavenworth Landing Park Esplanade & Cherokee

Bike Path Volleyball Court Soccer Fields Basketball Courts

Ray Miller Park

Horseshoe Courts

Riverfront Park

Bath House

Southside Park

Boat Ramps

Sportsfield Park

Camping/ RVs

V.A. Entrance & Fourth East End of Dakota First & Vilas

20th & Ottawa

Stubby Park

Fourth & Poplar Limit & Home Place

Wollman Park

13th & Shawnee

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Sledding Hill Pools Skate Park Dog Park

Handicap Accessible

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Leavenworth Landing Park

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Riverfront Community Center

123 S. Esplanade St. Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-651-2132

Meeting & Special Event Room Rentals

Beautiful and spacious rooms are available for hosting your special event! Call 913-680-2709 for reservations. A $100 refundable damage/security deposit is required to confirm your reservation. If alcohol is to be served, this deposit is $300. Hourly room rental rates include set-up and break-down of tables and chairs and trash removal. Decorating time is charged at $10 per hour. Table sizes are small rounds (seats four/36”), large rounds (seats eight/60”), and rectangular (seats six/ 3’x6’). A limited number of eight-foot and half-round tables are available.

Catering

Catering options include the use of our In-House Caterer, (Cedar Ridge Catering 913-367-4357) hiring an outside caterer (20% surcharge added), or rental of the kitchen. Cash bars require a Temporary Liquor Permit. For Liquor Permit information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 913-682-9201 or the Kansas Department of Revenue at www.ksrevenue.org or email: abc. email@kdor.ks.gov or by phone at 785-296-7015.

Rental Items

A/V Equipment - $10-$25 Dance Floor - $50 Patio Furniture - $25 Bar or Fireplace - $25 Other available rental items upon request.

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Room

Resident

Non-Resident

Size

Number of People

Riverview Room

$50/hr

$55/hr

67 ft. x 55 ft.

100-300

Men’s Waiting Room

$35/hr

$40/hr

36 ft. x 48 ft.

50-150

Women’s Waiting Room

$35/hr

$40/hr

36 ft. x 38 ft.

25-100

South Wing

$30/hr

$35/hr

50 ft. x 30 ft.

20-100

Activity Room

$10/hr

$15/hr

33 ft. x 23 ft.

10-50

Gymnasium

$45/hr

$50/hr

70 ft. x 100 ft.

600

Indoor Pool

$50/hr

$55/hr

6 lanes/25 yards

75-100

Pool Balcony

$10/hr

$10/hr

12 ft. by 16 ft.

10-25

Kitchen

$20/hr

$25/hr

20 ft. x 20 ft.

N/A

HOURS OF OPERATION: Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOSED ON CITY HOLIDAYS: New Year’s, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Harvey Girl Luncheons

Step back into the late 1800s when Fred Harvey was helping tame the west with his train depot restaurants and the Harvey Girls. A lovely lunch is served by the Harvey Girls, followed by a brief history of Fred Harvey and the girls. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance for a minimum of 15 people. For more details, contact the manager at 913-680-2709 or the Chamber of Commerce at 913-682-4113.

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The Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center offers many fitness development opportunities. Admission includes weight room, pool, track, gym and cardio room. Racquetball court fees $2.50 per hour. Call for reservations.

Admission type Daily Admission 20 Punch Pass

Monthly Pass 6 Month Pass One Year Pass

Guest

Resident

Non-Resident

Adult

$2

$2.50

$1.50

$2

Adult

$35

$45

Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+)

$25

$35

Adult

$30

$35

Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+)

$20

$25

Adult

$75

$85

Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+)

$55

$65

Adult

$140

$150

Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+)

$100

$120

Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+)

Don’t forget to ask about corporate rates! Cardio and Weight Rooms

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Riverfront Community Center Fitness Facilities

These rooms have stair steppers, stationary bikes, treadmills and a variety of weight equipment to help you reach your fitness goals. These rooms are locked at all times. Please check out a key at the Riverfront Community Center front desk.

Indoor Track

The center also has a 1/10 mile indoor track that is open year-round during regular business hours.

Fitness Classes

Register for all Riverfront Community Center fitness classes at 123 S. Esplanade St. Call 913-651-2203 for more information.

Tae Kwon Do

This popular martial art combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, and exercise. Days: Tuesday and Thursday Times: 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Little Tigers 6:30-7:15 p.m. - Ages 8-14 7:15-8:15p.m. - Adults Fees: $55 per month for first family member; $35 per additional family member For more information, contact Master Hannon at 913-682-3677.

Zumba

Dance your way to fitness in this fun, high-energy class! Days: Tuesdays Times: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fees: $5 per class

Zumbatomic (Ages 8-12)

Specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines set to music kids love. Days: Tuesdays Times: 4-4:45 p.m. Fees: $40 (includes four classes, a rockin’ bracelet and one adult Aqua Zumba pass.

Yoga

Release stress and fatigue, increase strength, balance and flexibility, and restore energy and vitality. Days: Tuesday and Thursday (No July classes.) Times: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Fees: First class is free, then $5 a class, or purchase a 10-punch pass for $35 a resident / $40 a non-resident.

Toddler Time

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Ages 5 and under are invited to the gym to have fun and exercise. Adult supervision required. Days: Monday and Wednesday Times: 10 a.m. to noon. CrossFit Fees: $2 per child Time-efficient workouts to strengthen your body and mind. Days: Monday – Friday Times: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fees: First session is free, then $85/month; $65/month (military)

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Wollman Aquatic Center Open Memorial Day through Labor Day

1300 Shawnee St. Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-682-7946 (SWIM) Wollman Aquatic Center Passes

Season passes and 10-punch passes will be sold at the Wollman Aquatic Center May 21-25 (M-F), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. From May 28-July 31, passes will be sold from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each person will receive one photo ID card with a season membership. Replacement cards are $5 each. Passes are good for the 2012 season only.

Admission type

Resident

Non-Resident

FREE

FREE

Ages 4 and up

$4

$5

Ages 4 and up

$35

$45

Ages 4 and up

$50

$75

Ages 4 and up

$120

$180

Ages 4 and up

$25

$30

Swim Lessons Swim Lessons

Ages 4 and up

$35

$40

Little Nemos Little Nemos Kiddie Pool Swim

Ages 5 and under

$1

$1

Adult

$40

$45

Senior Citizen (60 & up)

$35

$40

Daily Admission 10 Punch Pass Individual Season Pass Household (4 max) Season Pass Add. Family Season Pass

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Aquacise Classes 20 Punch Pass (WAC or RFCC)

Guest Ages 3 and under

SEASON PASSES WILL BE HALF PRICE AFTER JULY 31! Aquatic Center Regulations

• Children age 9 and under must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult age 18 or older. • Proper swim attire required. No thongs, cut-offs, “sagging”, or suits with belts, buckles, rivets, etc. NO street clothes will be allowed past the breezeway. • Improper conduct or profane language will not be tolerated. • No food, beverages (except water), or glass containers will be brought into the facility. • Swim diapers are mandatory for non-toilet-trained persons. • Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to or eject from the aquatic center premises any person failing to comply with these and other posted health and safety regulations.

Please note that flotation devices are for handicapped persons only!

The City of Leavenworth has adopted this policy for the following reasons: Flotation devices are dangerous for young children as they may be difficult to control and tend to be unstable. Furthermore, they often provide a false sense of security and are used as a substitution for adult supervision. The best way to keep your child entertained and safe is being ‘hands on’.

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Daytime and after-hours party packages are available. Call Pamela Simpson at 913-758-6629 for more information and to schedule your event.

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Wollman Aquatic Center Summer Swim Schedule Program

Days

Times

Swim Lessons

Monday - Thursday

9 -11:55 a.m.

Adult Lap Swim

Monday - Saturday

noon - 1 p.m.

Little Nemos

Tuesday & Thursday

9:30-11 a.m.

Water Exercise

Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Special Needs Swim

Saturday

11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Daily

1 - 7:30 p.m.

Open Swim (May28-Aug.12)

Open Swim (Aug. 13-Sept. 3)

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday

4 - 7:30 p.m. 1 - 7:30 p.m.

* June 15, June 22 and July 6 -- No Morning Activities. Pool opens at 1 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Riverfront Community Center Pool will be closed July 22 - Aug. 4 for maintenance. The RFCC Pool has no open swim in the summer. RFCC Pool Adult Lap Swim is held during the week (M-F) from: 6 - 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. On Saturday it’s held 9 a.m. - noon.

Swimming Lessons

The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department provides American Red Cross swim programs for children, teens and adults. Certified instructors will provide you with a supportive environment in which to learn and obtain skills. All summer Learn to Swim classes will be taught at the Wollman Aquatic Center. Students must be registered by NOON the Friday before the session starts. The prerequisite for each level is the successful demonstration of the skills from Class Level Age Times the preceding level, except for Level 1, which Parent/Child 1-3 years old 10:30 - 11:10 a.m. has no prerequisite. Each level of Learn-to3-5 years old 10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Swim includes training in basic water safety Preschool 1, 2 & 3 and helping others in an emergency. For more Levels 1 & 2 6 and up 9:45-10:25 a.m. /10:30 -11:10 a.m. information please refer to Swim Lesson Policies and course descriptions at www.lvks.org or call Levels 3 & 4 6 and up 9 - 9:40 a.m. / 9:45 - 10:25 a.m. 913-651-2203. Register for swim lessons at the Levels 5 & 6 6 and up 9 - 9:40 a.m. Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade. 13 and up 9 - 9:40 a.m. Cost for a session of lessons is $35 for residents Teen/Adult and $40 for non-residents. All lessons take place Monday - Thursday. Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4:

June 4-14 June 18-28 July 9-19 July 23-Aug. 2

Aquacise Classes One water exercise pass is valid for ALL indoor and outdoor aquacise classes! Passes may be purchased at the Riverfront Community Center front desk and do not expire. Participants are encouraged to purchase a 20-punch Aquacise pass (cost is included in the chart on Page 6), but can also just pay a $5 drop in fee.

Aqua Zumba

Days Mon-Fri

Times

Location

10-10:55 a.m.

Riverfront Community Center

Mon/Wed/Fri

1 - 2 p.m.

Riverfront Community Center

Mon/Wed

6 - 7 p.m.

Riverfront Community Center

Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Wollman Aquatic Cente * This schedule includes all Aquacise classes between June 4 - Aug. 31, but remember the RFCC pool will be closed from July 22- Aug. 4.

Leavenworth Riptides Swim Team

Swimmers compete in the East Kansas Swim League against swimmers of equal ability. Open to youth ages 5-18. Age groups for swimming are: 6 and under, 8 and under,10 and under,11-12, 13-14, and 15 and over. Team swim suits are an optional purchase. There is a mandatory parents meeting on May 6 at 2 p.m., at the Riverfront Community Center. Registration takes place April 1 May 11. For more information, call 913-758-6629. Cost is$50 per participant (family rate available.)

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Also, don’t forget to try the NEW Aqua Zumba class on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at the Riverfront Community Center. The cost is $55. Call 913-758-6629 for more information.

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Summer 2012 Registration

Sports & Activities

Unless otherwise noted, registrations for these programs are accepted at the Riverfront Community Center. For information, call 913-651-2203.

Field Reservations

Practices: Adult City softball teams must reserve practice fields in person at the Parks and Recreation Office. Each team is allowed one hour per day, twice per week. Youth Coaches may schedule three practices in a two-week period.

Tournament Fees

Fields are available for rent for tournaments. Fees are per field, per day with or without light use. Must apply and pay in advance at the Parks and Recreation Office.

Sports Officials

“Call the Game” schedules officials for all Leavenworth City sports leagues. To officiate or report a problem, contact John Dehan at 913-897-7500 or ref@callthegame.com.

Rain-Out Line: 913-758-1467

A notice will be recorded weekdays by 4 p.m., and weekends by 8 a.m. (morning games), noon (afternoon games) or 4 p.m. (night games). If conditions change after notice posting time, officials must decide whether or not to play. If no games are canceled, there will be no new message.

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Youth Football & Cheerleading

Leavenworth Parks and Recreation is partnering with other area athletic leagues to offer Youth Flag Football, Youth Tackle Football, and Cheerleading. Football fees include uniform and equipment. Participants must have Leavenworth address to register. Games will be played at Warren Middle School or West Middle School. For information, visit www.leavenworthyouthfootball.com. Practice starts July 30. Please note that Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program is not valid for football or cheerleading. Register: June 1 – July 20, 2012 Fees: Youth Flag Football (Grades K, 1 and 2): $105 Youth Tackle Football (Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6): $155 Cheerleading Grades (K – 6): $105

Youth Bike Races

Santa Fe Trails Bike Shop and Leavenworth Parks and Recreation will host youth bike races at Warren Middle School. Parent’s signature and helmets required. For information or to register, call 913-682-2444. Race dates: June 20, 27, July 11, 25, and Aug. 8 Time: 6:30 p.m. Fees: Ages 12 and under are free. Ages 13-18 must purchase a USCF license for $10 (These may be purchased on site.)

Adult Co-Ed Softball

Join the fun of the Leavenworth City co-ed softball program! Open to grades nine and above. Teams (min. 10 names) with seven or more non-resident players must pay the non-resident fee. Register: June 25 - July 27 Fees: $190 per resident team or $205 per non-resident team

Horseshoe Tournament at Hawthorn Park

If you enjoy playing horseshoes, join Parks and Recreation and a metro-area horseshoe club on June 30 for a day of fun at the horseshoe courts! For more information, call 913-651-2203.

Adult Co-Ed Kickball

Relive your elementary school glory days in our adult co-ed kickball league! Teams will have 10 people on the field, five men and five women. League play will consist of eight games. The first and second place teams will receive awards. Register: July 16 - Aug.10 Fees: $175 per resident team or $190 per non-resident team

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Dog Manners and Obedience Classes

Dog trainer, Kim Downing, will teach you and your four-legged friend the basic commands. Geared for dogs ages 4 months and up. Dogs must be current on vaccinations. Classes are held Saturday mornings at the RFCC and cost $80. Level I is the foundation-level class, while Level II deals with more difficult and refined skills and is only open to those who have completed Level I. The classes are intended to cover a seven-week curriculum. The first week is without the dog. Dates: Session 1 - May 12 - June 23; Session 2 - July 7 - Aug. 8 Times: Level 1 - 10 - 11 a.m.; Level 2 - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Bridge Class

A great beginner class for those interested in learning to play bridge. Class meets on Fridays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fees: $40 for six weeks.

40th Annual City Tennis Tournament

Participants must live or work in the Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, or Lansing area or be a former champion. Dates: June 1, 2 and 3 Fees: $7 Singles or $10 Doubles, per person, per event

Leavenworth Soccer Association

The Leavenworth Soccer Association (LSA) offers spring (Mar-May) and fall (Aug-Oct) soccer for children and adults. For information, call the LSA at 913-651-3800, visit the Youth Achievement Center at Third and Delaware, or visit leavenworthsoccer.org.

Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Races

Register online at Enter2Run.com or at the Riverfront Community Center. For information, call 913-651-2203. Dog Daze Duathlon ~ Aug. 12 ~ 10th Avenue Park: (5K run/18 mile bike/5K run) Participants may choose the individual or team duathlon (min. age 16) or the 5K Run or 5K Walk. For information or to volunteer, contact Julie Anderson at 913-758-6713 or janderson@firstcity.org. Havens 5K Wooded Trail Run ~ Oct. 6 ~ Havens Park: Are you up for the challenge? This adventure run through Haven’s Park includes mud pits, steep hill rope climbs, large water holes and fallen logs. Hoo-ah! Rudolph’s Red Nose Run ~ Dec. 1 ~ Downtown Leavenworth: (7.1 miles) Mother Nature has been known to be uncooperative for this race, so be prepared! Neither rain nor snow will stop the Rudolph Run!

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APRIL

Community Calendar

27th - Arbor Day Celebration and Riverfront Park Bathhouse Grand Opening kicks off at 11 a.m.

MAY 12th - “Live at the Hollywood Theater” Concert Series featuring The Toni Gates Ensemble and The Makuza Latin Jazz Ensemble. The concert will be held at the Leavenworth Performing Arts Center (500 Delaware St.) at 8 p.m. All seats are $25 and include an artists’ reception before the concert. Tickets are available at our downtown outlets or on-line at LeavenworthConcertSeries.org. 15th - Hawthorn Park’s New Ball Fields Grand Opening kicks off at 5:15 p.m. 30th - Sportsfield TeeBall Field Grand Opening kicks off at 5 p.m.

JUNE

2nd - National Trails Day Celebration and Five-Mile Creek Trail Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening. The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a walk down the trail. 17th - Father’s Day at Wollman Aquatic Center. Fathers get in FREE on Sunday with a paid child and two cans of food for a local food bank. 23rd - Dad and Me Campout. Come out to Wollman Park on Saturday and get away from it all! Pitch your tent on the grass and enjoy a night of swimming at the Aquatic Center, games, s’mores, and star gazing from 8 p.m.- 8 a.m. We’ll even serve breakfast! Pre-register at the Riverfront Community Center and show your receipt at the park. (Limit of 20 tents) Fee: $25 for dad or mom and 1 child, $5 each extra child.

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JULY

18th - Teens Only Night at Wollman Aquatic Center. Teens ages 13-18 pay $1 admission on Wednesday from 89:30 p.m. (with ID showing proof of age; pool passes not valid) 27-28th - The River City Community Players will be featuring “Happy Days – A New Musical” on the last Friday and Saturday of July, plus the first two weeks of August (Aug. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11) at the Leavenworth Performing Arts Center, at Fifth and Delaware. For reservations, call 913-682-7557. Curtain Times: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 28th - Parks and Recreation Month Celebration and the Renovated Riverfront Park Shelter Grand Opening kicks off at 11 a.m. , there will be FREE food, drinks, and entertainment featuring “The Tune Shop Summer Rock Bands.”

AUGUST

4th - WAC-ky WAC-A-Thon. Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join the fun at 9 a.m. at Wollman Aquatic Center! Participants will cross the water in one of three wacky ways, ride bikes around traffic cones, and run a goofy obstacle course. Everyone will receive a t-shirt and trophy. Cost is $10 at the gate. Call 651-2203 by July 27 to register.

September 4th - Pooch Pool Party. Your pooch is invited to a private pool party at the Wollman Aquatic Center. Small dogs should come from 4:30 - 6 p.m., while large dogs are invited from 6 -7:30 p.m. $5 per dog at the gate. Proceeds go to the dog park. 10

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