Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Special Events Outdoor Fun Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Fido Fields/Nelson Park Dog Park Foundation DISC Passes & Fees/Fitness Center Fitness Classes Rock Climbing Basketball/Volleyball/Pickleball Special Recreation Youth Activities Tumbling Classes Cheer Camp Winter Break Day Camp Preschool Activities Super Saturday Recess Park District Parties Running/Staley Striders Baseball & Softball Lacrosse & Football Golf Indoor Golf Center Junior Golf Classes FootGolf Soccer MidState Soccer Club Youth Indoor Soccer Leagues Scovill Zoo Arts Seniors Meeting & Banquet Facilities Decatur Airport Registration Form/Information
Decatur Park District Mission
PARK BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 4 5 6-7 8 - 10
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Bob Brilley, II Chris Harrison Chris Riley Stacey Young Jack Kenny
President Vice-President Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner
STAFF Bill Clevenger Jill Applebee Kevin Brewer Rodney Buhr Mandy Childress Ed Culp Jamie Davis Ken Frye Lisa Gillen Jamie Gower Kristi Orrick Ryan Raleigh Kurt Rogers Tim Wright
Executive Director Foundation Director Food/Beverage Manager Chief Financial Officer Freedom of Information Officer Chief of Park Police DISC Manager Scovill Zoo Director Marketing Director Recreation & Facilities Director Human Resources Manager Operations Director Golf Manager Decatur Airport Director
The Decatur Park District does not discriminate against individuals in admission to, or treatment of, or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the U.S. Constitution. The Park District receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by the Decatur Park District may contact the Districtâ€™s Equal Opportunity Officer (217/422-5911) and the U.S. Department of the Interior at: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127.
The mission of the Decatur Park District is to enrich our communityâ€™s quality of life and economic vitality by providing outstanding parks, programs, facilities, and recreational opportunities.
General Information AT YOUR SERVICE Administration Office 422-5911 Administration 2nd Line 421-7420 Air Choice One 866-435-9847 Airport Office 428-2423 Cancelation Hotline 427-3488 DISC 429-3472 Fairview Pool 421-7431 Fairview Tennis Complex 421-7432 Foundation 422-5911 Hickory Point Golf Course 421-7444 Hickory Point Banquet Facility 421-6657 Johns Hill Center 429-7750 Overlook Adventure Mini Golf 422-2316 Park Watch 422-5911 Poage Arts & Recreation Center 421-6648 Red Tail Run Golf Course 422-2211 Schaub Floral Display Center 421-7550 Scovill Golf Course 429-6243 Scovill Banquet Facility 421-7470 Scovill Zoo 421-7435
We Care about Your Safety The Decatur Park District cares about the safety of our visitors and strives to ensure that playground equipment, park grounds, and facilities remain in excellent condition. Please help us in this effort! Follow posted safety rules and note age designations for appropriate use of playground equipment. Insurance While the Park District is committed to conducting recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible, an inherent risk of injury exists with any recreational activity. The Decatur Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained on its property or in its programs, as the cost of such insurance would make program fees cost-prohibitive. ADA Accessibility Survey The 6-volume ADA Accessibility document completed by Recreation Accessibility Consultants may be viewed at the Administrative Office, 620 E. Riverside Ave. For more information, contact Mandy Childress at 422-5911.
Applications for Decatur Park District jobs are available online! Visit decatur-parks.org.
Park Watch Program
The Decatur Park Districtâ€™s Park Watch program helps prevent crimes in our parks, properties and facilities. Park Watch offers rewards for information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible for these crimes. Please be on the look-out. Park District property belongs to all in our community and is supported by tax dollars. If you witness suspicious activity or have a tip, call Park Watch at 424-1311. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. All tips and information are helpful, and you may remain anonymous. Emergencies 911 Crime, vandalism or suspicious activity 422-5911 Macon County Dispatch 424-1311 Decatur Park District Office 422-5911
Thank you for your support! Best Public Golf Course #2: Hickory Point #3: Red Tail Run Best Golf Pro #1: Kurt Rogers #2: Joe Hammel #1 Best Sports Complex: DISC #3 Best Fitness Center: DISC Favorite Weekend Activity #1: Scovill Zoo #3: Overlook Adventure Mini Golf #3 Best Place for a First Date Overlook Adventure Mini Golf #1: Scovill
CALENDAR OF EVENTS August 17 & 18
Dance & Drama Open House Poage Arts & Recreation Center
Zoo-rific Evening at Scovill Zoo
Grandparents’ Day Scovill Zoo
Shoreline Classic Road Race Nelson Park
Family Camp Out, Scovill Zoo
Fido Scurry, Fairview Park
Oct. 14 - 16, 21 - 23 & 27 - 30
Boo at the Zoo Scovill Zoo
Scareport Run, Decatur Airport
Turkey Trot, Fairview Park
The annual Father/Daughter Dance is the perfect special occasion for young ladies aged 5 – 12 and their dads. For reservations, call 422-5911. Limited seating. Reservations end January 25 unless sold out.
December 2 & 3 Plant Sale Schaub Floral Display Center December 10
Pajama Party with Santa Scovill Zoo
DISC Open House
January 13 - 15
Greater Decatur Chorale Dinner & Concert
Father/Daughter Dance Hickory Point Banquet Facility
March 17 - 19
Perform! Guys and Dolls Decatur Civic Center Theater
Scovill Zoo’s 2017 Opening Day
FOZ Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Critter Egg Hunt Scovill Zoo
May 12 &13
Dance Recital Decatur Civic Center Theater
Ready for take-off? Don’t miss the 2016 Scareport: Run the Runway race at Decatur Airport! Lace up, dress, up, and join us for a 1-mile walk, 1-mile Tot Trot, 5K or 10K! Prizes in all age divisions for runners, and awards for best costume. First 200 runners receive a long-sleeve tech tee. Date: Saturday, October 22 Time: Tot Trot and 1-mile walk - 6:30 p.m. 5K & 10K races - 7 p.m. Location: Gaitros Aviation Hangar Fee: $15 by Oct. 21 ($20 on race day) 1-mile walk and Tot Trot (tee shirt) $25 ($30 on race day) 5K, 10K (tech tee) Register at ACTIVE.com, visit the DISC, or call 429-3472.
Date: Time: Location: Fee: Deadline:
Saturday, January 28 Dinner, 5 - 6 p.m. Dancing, 6 - 9 p.m. Hickory Point Banquet Facility $30 (add $10 for each additional sibling) Wednesday, January 25
Mommy/Son Play Night Enjoy a fun night out at the DISC’s 2nd annual Mommy/ Son Play Night! Boys aged 5 - 10 and their moms will enjoy a night of active play, music, a bounce house, rock wall climbing, a photo booth, pizza, prizes and giveaways! Code 461400-02 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 5 - 10 F March 3 6 - 9 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $20 per couple; $5 for each additional sibling
DISC Golf at Nelson Park Disc golf is offered free of charge at Nelson Park. Discs may be rented at Overlook Adventure Mini golf, during open hours. For a course map and scorecard, visit decatur-parks.org.
Fido Fields & Nelson Park Dog Parks Fido Fields and the Nelson Park Dog Park provide fenced, off-leash spaces for your pets. Both feature an electronic, double-gated entrance, with a separate area for small dogs and large dogs. Hours: Sunrise - 10 p.m. year-round Fee: $37 for the first dog and $15 for each additional dog. Max 5 dogs/household. Registration forms for annual dog park memberships may be found at the DISC or decatur-parks.org. Complete the form and submit with your proof of veterinarian certification of rabies, Bordetella, distemper and parvo vaccinations, and proof of spay/neuter.
The Decatur Park District is a proud supporter of Limitless Decatur & Macon County, a large-scale community marketing and branding effort that inspires change, shifts perceptions, and fosters growth by highlighting the positive aspects of living, working, and doing business in our area.
Want to play a challenging, water-filled round of mini golf with a band of wild zoo animals? Then join flamingos, camels, meerkats, and monkeys for a day of fun at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf! This familyfriendly entertainment spot also features Tedâ€™s Taters and CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt. Perfect for family or church outings, date night - any occasion! Call 422-2316 for party rates. Fall Hours (September 6 - October 22) Thursday: 4 - 8 p.m. Friday: 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m. (October 23 - 31) Monday - Thursday: 4 - 8 p.m. Friday: 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m. Rates Ages 13 and older Seniors 65+ Children ages 4 -12 Ages 3 & under Second Game Grain Bin Party Group Outing Rates
$6.75 $6.25 $5.75 Free $4.50 $40 for grain bin 10 player min. at $5/round 20 player min. at $5/round
Loyalty Card Golf 12 rounds and the 13th round is free! Pick up your Loyalty Card at the Overlook Adventure Mini Golf counter. Weekly Specials Thursdays Two golfers for the price of 1 adult Sundays Family Special - 4 golfers for $20 (children must be under age 12)
Foundation Foundation Directors
By encouraging the financial support of businesses and individuals, the Decatur Parks Foundation supports the Decatur Park District’s facilities and park & recreation programs, which spur economic development, nurture our citizens’ health and well-being, and enhance our community’s quality of life. Thanks to those who have contributed to the following projects to benefit our community: Anna Bethel Fisher Rock Garden Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point Decatur Commodores Sunnyside Park Restoration Decatur Park District Bike Trail System Dreamland Lake Fairview Park Rose Garden Fido Fields Dog Park Project Playground I & II Rotary Park Schaub Floral Display Center, Greenhouse & Memorial Garden Scovill Sculpture Park Scovill Zoo Shilling Environmental Education Center Scovill Zoo Endangered Species Carousel Scovill Zoo Flamingo, Penguin, and Zebra Exhibits Ursula Beck Tennis Center Wikoff Oriental Gardens at Scovill Park
Dr. William Van Alstine, President Jim Schwarz, Vice President Mindy Chadwick, Secretary Rod Schanefelt, Treasurer Chris Riley, Park Board Liaison Stacey Young, Park Board Liaison Erv Arends Natalie Beck Brandy Brown Brian Byers Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer Kara Demirjian-Huss Tom Hostetler Dr. Stephen Huss Kara Johnston Chuck Kuhle Judy Locke James Neff Bruce Nims Michelle Reynolds Cyndy Smith
Scovill Sculpture Park The arts are appreciated for their intrinsic benefits—their beauty and vision and how they inspire, soothe, provoke, and connect us. They are essential to the vitality of our communities, spurring urban renewal, attracting new businesses, drawing tourism dollars, and improving our quality of life. The Decatur Parks Foundation, Decatur Park District, Children’s Museum of Illinois, Decatur Area Arts Council, and Neuhoff Media have partnered to present the Scovill Sculpture Park! This exciting, accessible, outdoor art development was funded entirely by a private philanthropist. Twelve new sculptures now lie along 800’ of walkways between Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois. Every year, the zoo hosts 100,000 visitors, and the Children’s Museum welcomes 65,000. We hope that these visitors, and many more, will take advantage of this amazing new experience in Scovill Park.
Foundation Living Tribute Tree Program
Zoo-rific Evening in Key West!
Honor a loved one or commemorate a special event by having a tree planted in a Decatur park! With your $500 donation, the Park District will plant and care for your tree. In addition, you will receive a map highlighting the tree’s location. This natural gift will beautify Decatur’s parks for the entire community to enjoy.
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Youth Scholarship Program Children grow, learn, and benefit from the arts, recreation and play! The Youth Scholarship Program makes funds available for students in need. Eligibility is based upon family size and income, and scholarships are awarded to children under the age of 18 without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, or national origin. For more information, call the Decatur Parks Foundation at 422-5911.
Schaub Floral Display Center Sportsman’s Park v 421-7550 Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Daily
Seasonal displays, plant sales, and a beautiful memorial garden are just a few highlights of the Schaub Floral Display Center in Sportsman’s Park, made possible through grants and gifts from the Lindsay-Schaub newspapers, Robert D. Schaub, and the Alesia and Howard Schaub family. Please “like” the Decatur Park District Horticulture Facebook page for details about volunteering at the center, plant sales, activities, and more.
Don’t miss the 2016 Zoo-rific Evening in Key West, featuring tropical food and beverage stations, jugglers and street entertainment reminiscent of Mallor y Square, and an auction of treasures in the “Pirate’s Cove” at the end of the evening! All proceeds from this adults-only event benefit Scovill Zoo. For tickets, call 422-5911. Restaurant Sponsors Beach House, Bizou, Country Club of Decatur, Del’s Popcorn Shop, Gin Mill, Solsa, Taproot, Texas Roadhouse, The Wharf Zoo-rific Evening is proud winner of the 2014 IAPD “Outstanding Event” Award!
Make an investment in Decatur’s quality of life with a gift to the Decatur Parks Foundation. Yes, I want to help preserve Decatur’s legacy of quality parks and recreation! Name Address City State Zip Mailing Address: Decatur Parks Foundation w 620 E. Riverside Ave. w Decatur, IL w 62521 Or donate online at behindeveryexperience.com!
DISC Decatur Indoor Sports Center In partnership with Millikin University FULL FACILITY PASS
1295 W. Wood 429-DISC
A full facility pass includes use of the fitness center, track & courts during unscheduled times, rock climbing wall, seasonal lap swim at Fairview Pool and discounts for the golf center, batting cage, fitness classes, and other specified activities.
Features • Fitness Center • Indoor Soccer Field • Four-lane 200 Meter Track • Basketball/Volleyball Courts • Rock Climbing Wall • Indoor Golf Center with Golf Simulators, Putting, Hitting, and Bunker areas • Locker Room & Shower Facilities • Conference/Party Room, Lounge Area, and Vending • Dance and Group Fitness Studios • Batting and Throwing Cages
SilverSneakers The DISC is a proud new partner in the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program! Many health plans around the country offer SilverSneakers. Are you eligible? We can check! Join us, and unlock the doors to greater independence and a healthier life.
Playroom at the DISC Trust your child with us while you work out at the DISC! Children aged 6 months - 11 years will enjoy supervised games, toys, and activities. The playroom is conveniently located on the mezzanine. For more information, call the DISC at 429-3472. Days/Time: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11 a.m. Monday - Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $1 for full-facility family pass holders $2 for all other members and guests
Individual adult $423.00 $36.75 Family** $570.00 $49.00 Youth (grade 9-12) $171.00 $15.75 Senior (65+) $297.00 $26.25 Senior couple $435.00 $37.75 Ind. 3 month pass $126.00 $43.50 * Fees are based upon a 12-month contract. Fees may be paid in one payment or as monthly bank draft. ** A family is designated as up to 2 adults and 4 children, under the age of 21, living at the same address. DAILY RATES
Individual adult Youth (grade 9-12) Senior (65+)
SAVE 20% $10.25 on a full-facility annual $7.25 pass when exercising $7.25 between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
TRACK & COURT PASSES This pass includes use of the DISC’s track and courts during unscheduled times.
Track & Court Annual Pass Adult $113.00 Family** $205.00 Youth (under 18) $65.00 Senior (65+) $91.00 ** A family is designated as up to 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 21, living at the same address.
Track & Court Daily Rates Adult $6.75 Youth (12-17) $4.75 Youth (under 12) $3.50 Senior (65+) $3.50 Senior Walking Pass $3.00 before 3:00 p.m.
DISC DISC FITNESS CENTER
• Strive & Matrix Strength Equipment • ADA Equipment • Hammer Strength Half Racks • Free Motion Smith Machine • Olympic Benches & Free Weights • Kettlebells • Concept2 Rowers • Free Motion Incline Trainers - Two New Machines! • Life Fitness Bikes and Treadmills • Precor Elliptical Trainers & Climber • Precor AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) • Star Trac Treadmills, Elite Cross Trainer & Bikes • TRUE Treadmills & Ellipticals • iPod Integrated Treadmills & Bikes • Cardio Theater • Hoist weight machines, including a Prone Leg Curl and Calf Raise. • NEW! Lateral Octane X
Equipment Orientation /Fitness Assessments The DISC’s free equipment orientation sessions and fitness assessments are a real perk for all facility pass holders. Equipment orientations will help you learn how to make the most of each machine and get you started with a workout plan. During fitness assessments, staff will evaluate your height, weight, resting heart rate, blood pressure, body mass index, body fat percentage, and more. You’ll receive an explanation of your results and how they affect your health. Contact Abby Lowe or Jeff Rounds to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Personal Training Personal training is available to all DISC members and non-members at an additional cost. We offer individual, couple and group personal training rates and packages. Come alone or get fit together! Contact the DISC to sign up today.
“Test Drive” a Saturday Fitness Class!
Saturdays, November - February, 9 - 9:45 a.m. Thinking about taking a fitness class but not sure you’ll like it? “Test Drive” the DISC’s fitness classes every Saturday morning! Each Saturday a different class will be offered for just $2. This is the perfect change to experience the variety of classes the DISC offers!
Group Fitness Classes Group Fitness classes are offered throughout the year. Schedules are updated regularly. Pick up a monthly calendar at the DISC or check decatur-parks.org for new offerings!
Body Sculpting This popular class is a safe and effective way to gain muscle mass, increase bone strength, improve balance and coordination, and gain more energy and stamina. Using dumbbells and steps to tone muscles, it’s a great class for men and women of all ages!
Cardio Blast Start your day with a blast with high-intensity interval training! If you’re looking to improve your cardio endurance, muscle and core strength, or overall athletic enhancement, this blast is for you!
Boot Camp Get in shape fast with this workout! Improve endurance cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength through a variety of exercises. This class incorporates a variety of workouts including circuit training, body sculpting and interval training. Come prepared to work hard!
Fitness Infusion Enhance your overall fitness with this low-impact mix of stretching, core strengthening, and balance. Benefits include increased flexibility, core strengthening, and fitness-related injury prevention.
• KettleWorX Core - ripped to the core using kettlebells; workouts are designed to tighten your core and abdominal muscles! • KettleWorX Resistance - force the energy; workouts are high energy to sculpt and tone your entire body!
Pure Yoga 70 minutes of pure yoga. Step into this class to put your mind, body, & soul at ease while improving your overall physical and mental health. Kick off your shoes and enjoy relaxation!
DISC Rock Climbing/Basketball
Experience the thrill of rock climbing at the DISC! A great team-building activity for families, co-workers, and school groups. Certified belayers may climb during open climbing hours. All rock climbing classes are scheduled by appointment (429-3472). For more information, email Tony Albertina at email@example.com. Open Climbing Hours Monday - Friday 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Daily Fee $6.25 1-hour Rental $85
Directed by Coach Lori Kerans and the MU Women’s Basketball Team, Little Hoopsters teaches teamwork, dribbling, passing and shooting in a non-competitive environment.
Adults Rock! This exciting 2-hour class for beginning climbers includes top-roping, one of the safest forms of climbing. You’ll learn knot tying, belaying and climbing techniques. Certification is awarded to those who pass the belay, knot and safety test. Use of equipment and free climbing after the class are included. $30 ($24 with resident discount).
Kids Rock/Teens Rock! This 1-hour class teaches youth aged 5 - 11 and teens aged 12 - 15 climbing and safety techniques. Instructors secure belays and tie all knots to ensure climber safety. $16 ($12 w/resident discount).
Families Rock! Learn climbing and safety techniques during this fun 2-hour class! Adults can become certified after mastering knot tying and belaying skills. Family Class includes immediate family members with a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child. Adults (16+) $25 ($20 w/resident discount) Kids $15 ($10 w/resident discount)
Code 431031-48 431031-49 431031-50 431031-51 431031-52 431031-53 431031-54 431031-55 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date 3 - 4 W Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 5 - 6 W Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 7 - 8 W Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 9 - 12 W Sept. 7 - Oct. 5 3 - 4 W March 29 - May 3 5 - 6 W March 29 - May 3 7 - 8 W March 29 - May 3 9 - 12 W March 29 - May 3 DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Time 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Little Blue Basketball Camp Directed by Coach Matt Nadelhoffer and the MU Men’s Basketball Team, players learn new skills in this two-day camp focusing on teamwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Code Age Day Date Time 421008-09 5 - 13 Sat./Sun. Oct. 22 & 23 10 a.m. - noon Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $50 ($42 with resident discount)
Adult Basketball Leagues Sign up for our intense, fast-paced basketball leagues! Teams play 10 games and an end-of-the-season tournament. League size is limited, so sign up early! Date: Time: Age: Location: Fee:
Tuesdays, January 10 - April 4 6 - 10 p.m. 16+ DISC, 1295 W. Wood $450 (Church, Women’s, and Men’s Rec) $470 (Men’s Competitive)
Basketball Lessons Qualified instructors offer personalized and small-group instruction to gain the winning edge! Call Gabby at 4297750 for more information. Date: Location: Fee:
By appointment DISC, 1295 W. Wood 1 Athlete $30/hr. ($25 with resident discount) 2 Athletes $44/hr. ($38 with resident discount)
Illini United Volleyball Club
Pickleball Open Play at the DISC
Led by Club Director Traci Dyer-Townsend, this travel club program is designed to be competitive for young female athletes while maintaining a fun atmosphere of learning, good sportsmanship, and teamwork. Our qualified coaching staff focuses on improving basic fundamental skills and techniques, while concentrating on individualized positions. High School Club tryouts (freshman - seniors) are held in March, and Youth Club tryouts (ages 9 - 14) are held in November. For details, visit the Illini United page at decatur-parks.org, contact Danita at 429-3472, or email Traci at illiniunited@ decparks.com.
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: fun! Itâ€™s easy to learn and play, whether youâ€™re 5, 85 or somewhere in between. The DISC is now offering courts for open play pickleball time. Paddles available for checkout. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays October 17 - March 15 Time: 6 - 9 a.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $2 for non-members; free for DISC members
Prefer to play pickleball outdoors? The courts at Cresthaven Park are free and open to the p u b l i c , f ro m sun-up to dusk.
Illini United Minis Volleyball League Led by the Illini United High School Volleyball Club coaches and players, participants in grades 1 - 6 will learn and improve volleyball basics during practices and tournament-style games. Practice times depend on age. Code Grade Day Date Time 351827-09 1 - 6 Sat. March 4 - April 22 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $130
Adult Co-ed Indoor Volleyball Leagues
Volleyball Lessons Our qualified instructors will help you perfect your pass, set, serve and spike! Lessons are offered for one, two, or three athletes to allow personalized attention. Appointment times subject to instructor/court availability. Call the DISC at 429-3472 to schedule your lesson!
Register for our fun co-ed 6-on-6 volleyball leagues! Teams play once a week with a schedule of 8 self-officiated games. Registration forms and rosters may be picked up at the DISC in late August. Registration will be accepted on first-come, first served basis until leagues are filled.
Date: Location: Fee:
Dates: Fall Winter Time: Age: Location: Fee:
Youth Volleyball Skills Camp
Coed Rec: Thursdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 8 Coed Competitive: Thursdays, Oct. 6 - Dec. 8 Coed Rec: Thursdays, Jan. 12 - March 16 Coed Competitive: Thursdays, Jan. 12 - March 16 6 - 10 p.m. 16+ DISC, 1295 W. Wood $180/team; non-resident fees included ($10 per non-resident with $50 non-resident max)
By appointment only DISC, 1295 W. Wood 1 Athlete $30/hr. ($25 w/resident discount) 2 Athletes $42/hr. ($35 w/resident discount) 3 Athletes $54/hr. ($45 w/resident discount)
Classes are designed to teach/improve volleyball basics. Participants learn rules, scoring, serving, passing and setting in a non-competitive environment. Code Grade Day Date 431833-25 2 - 3 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 431833-26 4 - 5 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 431833-27 6 - 8 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $57 ($48 with resident discount)
Time 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth Tumbling at the DISC!
Our experienced instructors teach cheers, jumps, and tumbling in a safe environment. Fee for all classes except Advanced Tumbling is $40 ($34 with resident discount). Advanced class is $42 ($36 with resident discount).
Got spirit? Our experienced instructors will teach you cheers, jumps, and tumbling in a fun, safe environment. Participants are taught basic skills including arm motions, jumps, dance movement, cheers and basic tumbling skills. Students will build confidence and teamwork while improving flexibility and coordination.
*No class on October 17 & 18 or April 17 & 18.
Parent Tot Tumbling Code 451932-31 451932-32 451932-33 451932-34 451932-35 451932-36 451932-37 451932-38
Age 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3 18 mo. - 3
Day Date Time T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 11 - 11:30 a.m. T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 4 - 4:30 p.m. M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 4 - 4:30 p.m. T Nov. 8 - Dec. 13 11 - 11:30 a.m. T Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 4 - 4:30 p.m. T Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 11 - 11:30 a.m. M March 20 - May 1* 4 - 4:30 p.m. T March 21 - May 2* 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Tumbling Code 451932-21 451932-22 451932-44 451932-23 451932-24 451932-25 451932-26 451932-27 451932-28 451932-29 451932-30
Age Day Date Time 3 - 5 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 24* 4:30 - 5 p.m. 3 - 5 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 24* 6 - 6:30 p.m. 3 - 5 T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 11:30 a.m. - noon 3 - 5 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. 3 - 5 T Nov. 8 - Dec. 13 11:30 a.m. - noon 3 - 5 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 4:30 - 5 p.m. 3 - 5 M Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 4:30 - 5 p.m. 3 - 5 T Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 11:30 a.m. - noon 3 - 5 M Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 6 - 6:30 p.m. 3 - 5 M March 20 - May 1* 4:30 - 5 p.m. 3 - 5 T March 21 - May 2* 11:30 a.m. - noon
Beginning Tumbling Code 451932-15 451932-16 451932-17 451932-18 451932-19 451932-20
Age Day Date Time 6 - 13 M Sept. 12 - Oct. 24* 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6 - 13 T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 6 - 13 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 5 - 5:45 p.m. 6 - 13 M Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 5 - 5:45 p.m. 6 - 13 T Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. 6 - 13 M March 20 - May 1* 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Intermediate Tumbling Code 451932-39 451932-40 451932-41 451932-45
Age Day Date Time 8 - 13 T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 5:15 - 6 p.m. 8 - 13 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 5 - 5:45 p.m. 8 - 13 T Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 5:15 - 6 p.m. 8 - 13 M March 20 - May 1* 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Code Age Day Date Time 451932-13 8 - 13 T Sept. 13 - Oct. 25* 6 - 7 p.m. 451932-14 8 - 13 M Jan. 23 - Feb. 27 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Code Age Day Date Time 451932-42 8 - 13 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 12 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. 451932-43 8 - 13 M March 20 - May 1* 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. *Does not meet on April 17. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $42 ($36 with resident discount)
Cheer Camp Enhance your cheer and stunt skills during this fun, one-day camp led by Millikin University’s Cheerleading Squad. Show off your new cheers at one of Millikin’s men’s home basketball games. Participants will receive a t-shirt and hair bow. Code 449834-38 449834-39 449834-40 449834-41 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 4 - 5 M Jan. 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6 - 8 M Jan. 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 - 10 M Jan. 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 11 - 12 M Jan. 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $45 ($38 with resident discount)
Special Recreation Association (SRA) In cooperation with the villages of Forsyth and Mt. Zion, the SRA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Decatur area. Activities such as dances at the KC Hall, a dinner club, BINGO, game nights, and movie nights are included on an activities calendar, which can be found on the Park District website: decatur-parks.org. To be added to the activities calendar mailing list or to learn more about Special Olympics, call Dana or Sparkle at 429-7750.
Day Camps/Parties 13 DISTRICT Youth ActivitiesPARK at the DISC PARTIES
School’s Out Day Camp
Play games and take great field trips with the DISC’s School’s Out Day Camp! Kids aged 5 - 14 will be well supervised during the camp day with a 8:1 student to staff ratio. Call 429-3472 for more information.
Overlook Adventure Mini Golf Party
Looking for a unique spot for your next party? Book the GSI Party Bin at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf! Parties Code Trip Day Date include a 2-hour party bin rental and discounted mini 410632-45 Overlook Adventure Mini Golf M Oct. 10 golf rounds for your group of 10 or more. Call 422-2316 410632-46 Sky Zone in Springfield W Nov. 23 to schedule. Available April - October. 410632-47 Movie at the Strand F Nov. 25 410632-48 Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center M Jan. 16 410632-49 DISC Rock Wall & Bounce house M Feb. 20 Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. for all sessions Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $38 ($33 with resident discount) per day (15% discount for each additional sibling) Deadline: Must register at least 48 hours in advance
Winter Break Day Camp Why spend the day at home when you can play games and take great field trips? Kids aged 5 - 14 will love the Winter Break Day Camp at the DISC! An 8:1 student to staff ratio means your child will be well-supervised during the camp day. Call 429-3472 for more information.
CherryBerry Party If you’re looking for the tastiest party spot in town, try CherryBerry at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf in Nelson Park! Guests will receive a special party cup to make their own frozen yogurt masterpieces! Packages including tee shirts, CherryBerry bracelets, and mini golf are also available. Call 330-7676 for details.
Sports/Bounce House Party at the DISC Your guests can play on an inflatable bounce house with combo slide, climb the rock wall, use the batting cage, and play basketball, volleyball, and soccer! Add the Party Room for an additional minimal cost. Call the DISC at 429-3472 today!
Code Trip Date 410631-90 Garcia’s Pizza* December 21 On Safari Party at Scovill Zoo 410631-91 Movie at the Strand December 22 Birthday packages at Scovill Zoo include zoo admission 410631-92 Holiday Crafts December 23 and train passes for your guests, a gift for the birthday 410631-93 George’s Skate Center December 26 child, and use of the outdoor deck or Shilling 410631-94 Carnival December 27 Environmental Education Center. Call 421-7435 for 410631-95 Children’s Museum December 28 410631-96 Winter Olympics December 29 pricing options. 410631-97 Bowling at Spare Time Lanes December 30 410631-98 Movie at the DISC January 2 Creative Arts Party at the PARC 410631-99 DISC Rock Wall & January 3 Create a 2-hour party full of magic and surprises at the Bounce House Poage Arts & Recreation Center! Parties are offered from Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. for all sessions Friday - Sunday and feature themed activities, crafts, Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood games, and costumes (upon request). Call 421-6648 Fee: $38 ($33 with resident discount) per day; for info. 15% discount for each additional sibling) Note: Meals are not provided for most camp days; please bring a sack lunch. A Specialty Plates Support Kids! morning snack is provided. To purchase a specialty license plate, visit *Lunch at Garcia’s will be provided
ilsos.gov and select “Park District Youth” under the specialty option. A portion of the fee from the sale of these plates supports the Park District Youth Programs Fund.
Santa Shuffle ~ NEW!~
You and your toddler will enjoy these fun Decatur Park District activities!
Santa is making a stop at the DISC for a non-competitive, fun run on the indoor track! All participants will receive a medal, cookie, and photo with Santa. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your child’s start time. Call Jamie or Cortney at 429-3472 for distances and details.
Early Explorers Youth aged 2 - 5 can dive into a world of exploration for hands-on learning and fun. This class is designed to stimulate a child’s interests in art, science, and culture while engaging their 5 senses for an optimal learning experience. Code 431052-53 431052-54 431052-55 431052-56 431052-57 431052-58 431052-59 431052-60 Location: Fee:
Class Date Time Under the Sea October 28 10 - 10:40 a.m. Pirate Party November 18 10 - 10:40 a.m. Weather Workshop December 9 10 - 10:40 a.m. Safari Adventure January 27 10 - 10:40 a.m. Dinosaurs Galore February 24 10 - 10:40 a.m. Fun on the Farm March 24 10 - 10:40 a.m. Making Music April 21 10 - 10:40 a.m. Neat Nature May 12 10 - 10:40 a.m. Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper $7 ($5 with resident discount)
Calendar Kids Children aged 2 - 5 will enjoy learning about different holidays and seasons through hands-on crafts, games, and snacks! Code 431052-45 431052-46 431052-47 431052-48 431052-49 431052-50 431052-51 431052-52 Location: Fee:
Class Date Time Howlin’ Halloween October 17 10 - 10:40 a.m. Happy Harvest November 14 10 - 10:40 a.m. Cheerful Christmas December 12 10 - 10:40 a.m. Snowmen & January 16 10 - 10:40 a.m. Snowflakes Vibrant Valentines February 6 10 - 10:40 a.m. Lucky Leprechaun March 6 10 - 10:40 a.m. Egg-cellent Easter April 10 10 - 10:40 a.m. Spring Fling May 1 10 - 10:40 a.m. Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper $7 ($5 with resident discount)
Toddler Open Gym (Infants - 5 years) Need some active entertainment? Bring your children to the DISC! Balls, hoops, building blocks, riding toys, and puzzles are provided for a safe play environment. Runs September 7 - May 31. Day/Time: Location: Fee:
Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $2 per child (Aged 1 under are free) DISC Full-Facility Family Pass holders are free
Code Age Time 471042-01 2 - 4 3:30 - 4 p.m. 471042-02 5 - 6 4 - 4:30 p.m. 471042-03 7 - 8 4:30 - 5 p.m. 471042-04 9 - 10 5 - 5:30 p.m. Date: Sunday, December 4 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $12 ($10 with resident discount)
Storybook Adventure Children aged 2 - 5 will listen to a story, then participate in art activities highlighting the book’s characters and events. Code 431052-37 431052-38 431052-39 431052-40 431052-41 431052-42 431052-43 431052-44 Location: Fee:
Story Date Time Planting a Rainbow October 10 10 - 10:40 a.m. Bugs Galore November 7 10 - 10:40 a.m. Pete the Cat: I Love December 5 10 - 10:40 a.m. My White Shoes The Cat in the Hat January 9 10 - 10:40 a.m. Curious George February 13 10 - 10:40 a.m. Discovers the Senses Pete the Cat & His March 13 10 - 10:40 a.m. Four Groovy Buttons Brown Bear, Brown Bear, April 3 10 - 10:40 a.m. What Do You See? Magic School Bus: May 8 10 - 10:40 a.m. Lost in the Solar System Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper $7 ($5 with resident discount)
Sports Sampler Help your child learn the fundamentals of different sports, from T-ball to basketball, tumbling, running, and more! Each week a new sport will be taught by one of our experts. Code 431052-35 431052-36 Location: Fee: Note:
Age Day Date Time 2 - 5 T Oct. 4 - Nov. 8 10 - 10:40 a.m. 2 - 5 T Feb. 7 - March 14 10 - 10:40 a.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $36 ($31 with resident discount) Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Super Saturday Recess/Running 15 Super Saturday Recess Kids will enjoy an active Saturday morning at the DISC with activities including an open gym with inflatables, scooters, basketball, tumbling, and more! The rock wall will be offered on select dates. Parents must be present. No registration necessary. Does not meet December 17, 24 & 31. Date: Saturdays, October 22 - January 28 Time: 10 a.m. - noon Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $4 per child Note: Children 3 & under may participate but are excluded from use of the inflatables for their safety.
Staley Striders XC Running Club Go the distance with the Staley Striders Cross Country Running Club! Participants may choose to run locally and/or take part in Junior Olympics meets. Athletes wishing to compete in J.O. competitions must purchase a sanction card ($10 - $12) & pay race entry fees ($5 - $6). Code 441647-19 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 6 - 18 T/W/Th Oct. 5 - Nov. 19 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Fairview Park Tennis Complex $23 ($20 with resident discount)
Staley Striders Indoor Track & Field Club Runners will develop and fine tune their running skills with the Staley Striders! Focus is on skills comprehension and mastery within a positive atmosphere. Tee shirts provided for regular participants. Code 441637-15 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 6 - 18 T/W/Th Dec. 7 - Feb. 16 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. DISC Indoor Track $55 ($46 with resident discount)
Cross Country Twosome Relay Give this relay a try! Two people will make up the relay team, with youth, adult, and parent/child divisions. The XC course is a one-mile loop in Fairview Park. Each person will alternate miles, running two miles each for a total of 4 miles. A 1/2 mile Tot Trot will precede the race. Date: Time: Location: Fee:
Sunday, October 23 Registration 3:15 p.m. Tot Trot 4 p.m. Relay Race 4:10 p.m. Fairview Park Pavilion #1 $5 for relay; $1 for Tot Trot
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Autumn Spectacular Cross Country Meet The Autumn Spectacular Cross Country Meet is for boys and girls, aged 7 - 14, who are interested in distance running. Awards will be given to the top ten finishers in each age group. Call 429-3472 for start times for divisions. Date: Time: Location: Fee:
Sunday, November 6 Registration, 12:30 p.m. Course walk, 1 p.m. Race, 1:30 p.m. Fairview Park $6 ($10 on race day) AL
Fairview Park 8 a.m., November 19 Enter the 5K or 10K run, 5K recreational walk, or 1/2 mile Turkey Tot Trot in Fairview Park! Tot Trot includes a T-shirt and participation prizes. 5K and 10K races include computerized results and 3-deep awards per age group. Register by November 6 to guarantee long-sleeved tech tee in the 5K, 10K, and walk. Register online at ACTIVE. com by November 6, mail your registration to the DISC by November 4, or call 429-3472. Time: Location: Fee:
6:30 - 7:15 a.m. - Check-in 7:30 a.m. - Tot Trot; 8 a.m. - Race Fairview Park Pavilion #1 $26 ($31 on race day); Tot Trot $16 ($21 on race day)
Shoreline Classic Road Race Sunday, September 18, Nelson Park Shorelineclassic.com 15 K - 7:30 a.m.; 5 K - 8 a.m.; Tot Trot - 9:15 a.m. In its 27th year, the Shoreline Classic draws nearly 1,200 participants, who run along the shores of beautiful Lake Decatur in a colorful fall setting. Runners and spectators will enjoy food and music in the pavilion after the race. Register at shorelineclassic. com through September 16. Race day registration is only available for the Tot Trot.
Decatur Baseball/Softball League
Winter Softball Camp
The Park District’s Youth Baseball and Softball League’s goal is to grow baseball and softball in Decatur, while providing great summer experiences for kids of all ages. Registration begins in late January and ends in late March. Practice begins in April and games begin in early May. Register early! Contact Cortney Wilkerson at 429-3472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This one-day camp will help players aged 8 - 18 enhance their softball skills! Millikin University softball players and coaches will teach the fundamentals of throwing, catching and fielding, as well as defensive positional work for infield and outfield. Base running, hitting, and bunting techniques will be covered, and pitchers will enjoy an opportunity to work on fundamentals.
Redbird Rookies Thanks to a partnership between the Decatur Park District and DMH, kids aged 5 - 13 can enjoy this free introductory program, which instills the values of teamwork, integrity, self-esteem, and leadership. Registration begins in March. Call Rachael at the DISC at 429-3472 for more information!
Code 459835-11 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date 8 - 18 Sat. February 11 DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Time 2 - 6 p.m.
Softball Hitting & Pitching Lessons Players of all levels will improve their skills! Batters will learn various hitting techniques, improve hand-eye coordination, and adjust to different pitches at the plate. For pitchers, drills, ball movement and placement, and basic pitch selections will be covered. Each time slot is a 30-minute, one-on-one lesson for 3 weeks. Date: By appointment Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Baseball Instructional Clinic Millikin University coaches and players assist participants with throwing, hitting, catching, fielding, and base running. Players are divided into age groups and use the batting cages and full gym. Class size is limited, so register early! Code 441736-15 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 8 - 14 Sat. Jan. 14 - 28 1 - 2:30 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Spring Training Baseball & T-Ball Clinic Players are divided into age groups at various skill-building stations in the full gym and batting cages. Instructors cover fielding, hitting, throwing, catching and running. Code 419816-28 419816-29 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 4 - 6 Sun. Mar. 5 - April 9 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 7 - 14 Sun. Mar. 5 - April 9 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($45 with resident discount)
Baseball Hitting & Pitching Lessons Jim Stewart works with athletes one-on-one at the DISC, offering insights on different hitting and pitching philosophies and techniques. Full hour and 1/2 hour sessions are available. Call Coach Stewart at 972-1923 to reserve your time slot! Date: By appointment Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: Half hour $25 ($20 w/resident discount) Hour $45 ($40 w/resident discount)
Batting/Throwing Cage at the DISC The DISC’s batting/throwing cages feature a time operated pitching machine with 4 different speeds for baseball and softball. Portable pitching mounds and a screen allow for live pitching, catching and throwing. Great for individual, group, or team practices. Call 4293472 to reserve your time!
Football/Lacrosse 17 Fall Lacrosse Program
Lacrosse Winter Skills Camp
Boys and girls aged 8 - 15 can continue playing lacrosse this fall! Players will practice one night a week and end the season with an away tournament. Equipment is available for rent. This is a great way for new players to try out the sport before the spring season and for experienced players to continue to develop their skills. For more information, please call Tony at 429-3472 or email email@example.com.
In this 5-week clinic, participants will learn passing, catching, shooting, cradling, and scooping, along with the basic rules of lacrosse. All necessary equipment provided. Participants will receive a long-sleeve tee.
Holiday Lacrosse Clinics New holiday lacrosse clinics are open for boys and girls aged 8 - 16. Never played before? That’s okay! Join those who are already playing the fastest growing game in America! Bring your own equipment or use ours. Code 360000-09 360000-10 Location: Fee:
Age Holiday Date Time 8 - 16 Veterans’ Day Nov. 11 9 a.m. - noon 8 - 16 Presidents’ Day Feb. 20 9 a.m. - noon DISC, 1295 W. Wood $20 ($15 with resident discount)
Little Laxers Indoor Program Through fun activities and games, Little Laxers introduces basic lacrosse stick skills of throwing, catching, dodging, scooping, and shooting. Stick and soft indoor balls are provided. Instructors are US Lacrosse certified.*No class on November 23. Code 360000-18 360000-19 360000-21 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date* Time 4 - 7 W Nov. 9 - Dec. 7 5-5:30p.m. 4 - 7 W Feb. 8 - March 1 5-5:30p.m. 4 - 7 T April 4 - May 2 5-5:30p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $50 ($42 with resident discount) for Nov./ Feb. classes $56 ($50 with resident discount) for April class
Code Age Day Date 360000-11 8 - 18 Girls Sun. Nov. 13 - Dec. 18 360000-12 8 - 18 Girls Sat. Jan. 14 - Feb. 11 360000-13 12 - 16 Boys Sun. Nov. 13 - Dec. 18 360000-14 12 - 16 Boys Sat. Jan. 14 - Feb. 11 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $52 ($45 with resident discount)
Time 3 - 5 p.m. 9 - 11 a.m. 3 - 5 p.m. 9 - 11 a.m.
Lacrosse Spring League In the spring lacrosse league, boys and girls aged 7 - 18 will compete in the Central Illinois Lacrosse League (CILAX). Practices will be held during the week, with games played on Saturdays and Sundays. Code Age Day Date Time 360000-22 7 - 15 Girls T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-23 15 - 18 Girls T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-24 7 - 9 Boys T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-25 10 - 11 Boys T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-26 12 - 13 Boys T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-27 14 - 15 Boys T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. 360000-28 15 -18 Boys T/Th March 7 - May 30 5 - 7 p.m. Location: South Shores Park Fee: Ages 7 - 15 girls & 7 - 13 boys are $125 Ages 15 - 18 girls & 14 - 18 boys are $135 Must also register with US Lacrosse and purchase a one-time uniform package of $100 Note: Boys equipment (stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow guards) can be rented for $30 plus a $75 deposit. Girls equipment can be rented for $20 (goggles, stick, and stick bag) with a $20 deposit. Deposit will be returned at the end of the season when equipment is turned in.
Adult Flag Football Leagues
Punt, Pass & Kick
These 5-on-5 leagues include 6 games and a tournament at the end of the season. A referee will be assigned to each game. Registration forms and rosters can be picked up at the DISC or at teamsideline.com/Decatur.
This exciting football competition is open to boys and girls, aged 8 - 15. Winners advance to sectionals, and finalists may earn a chance to compete during an NFL game! This event is free!
Date: Time: Age: Location: Fee:
Date: Time: Location:
Wednesdays, September 21 - October 26 6 - 8 p.m. 16+ South Shores Park $170/team ($20 max non-resident fee included)
Saturday, September 10 Check-in, 8:30 - 9 a.m. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Fairview Park baseball diamond (by pavilion 1)
Golf Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd
520 W. Grove Road • 422-2211 Yardage 7340 . Slope 138 . Par 72 Course Rating: 74.4 Host of the IHSA Girls Class A State Championship
Hickory Point Golf Course 727 Weaver Road • 421-7444 Yardage 6848 . Slope 125 . Par 72 Course Rating: 72.4 Host of the IHSA Girls Class AA State Championship
Scovill Golf Course 3909 W. Main Street • 429-6243 Yardage 5925 . Slope 119 . Par 71 Course Rating: 68.4
AUTUMN GREENS Visit your friendly Park District pros for lessons, club fitting, or to book your tee time! Autumn Greens rates begin September 6. 18 Holes with Cart Red Tail Run : $29.50 Hickory Point: $26.00 Scovill: $22.00
Driving Ranges Red Tail Run, Hickory Point & Scovill Hours: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. $5 small bucket; $8 large bucket
Online tee times at golfdecatur.org Online Tee Times! Visit golfdecatur.org and click “Online Tee Times,” which links you directly to the GolfNow booking engine for the best rates at your favorite times to play! Book 7 days in advance for weekdays and on the Monday prior to the upcoming weekend. For your safety, all transactions require a credit card. For more info, call 800-767-3574. Online tee times are not available for the Indoor Golf Center simulator.
Veterans & Friends League This golf-oriented fellowship league for veterans and volunteer partners/helpers continues at Scovill Golf Course! All are welcome! Play is Monday at noon, and fee is $10 for 9 holes + cart. For more information, call Joe Hammel at 429-6243.
Indoor Golf Center at the DISC Open from Nov. 28 - Feb. 26, the indoor golf center features a putting green, chipping area and bunker. Two simulators allow golfers to play more than 30 PGA championship courses around the world. The conditioning area is designed just for golfers, and expert staff can help you improve your swing. Call 429-3472 to schedule your indoor tee time! Hours: Fees:
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays, noon - 5 p.m. Practice area (large bucket) $8.00 Simulator 9-holes $10.00 Simulator 18-holes $20.00
Winter Golf The 2016 winter course is Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd! Golf with us year-round (weather permitting). Book your tee time at 422-2211.
Golf 19 Intermediate Junior Golf Juniors can take their swing to the next level with assistance from the Park District golf pros! Intermediate Junior Golf is designed for youth aged 10 - 13 who have previous experience in the Junior Golf program. Valued Golf Partner
Preschool Golf Learn the basic fundamentals of golf by focusing on coordination, simple techniques and motor skills. Adults also learn ways to help their child practice and develop these skills. *No class on November 24. Code 337013-31 337013-32 337013-33 337013-34 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date 3 - 4 Th Nov. 3 - Dec. 1* 3 - 4 Th Nov. 3 - Dec. 1* 3 - 4 Th Jan. 5 - 26 3 - 4 Th Jan. 5 - 26 DISC, 1295 W. Wood $44 ($38 with resident discount)
Time 5:30 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. 5:30 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Junior Golf Park District pros offer an introduction to golf, teaching hitting and putting fundamentals, golf rules and etiquette. Clubs are provided for those who need them. Code Age Day Date 337033-57 5 - 7 T Nov. 8 - Dec. 20* 337033-58 8 - 12 T Nov. 8 - Dec. 20* 337033-59 8 - 12 W Nov. 9 - Dec. 21* 337033-60 5 - 7 W Nov. 9 - Dec. 21* 337033-61 5 - 7 T Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 337033-62 8 - 12 T Jan. 10 - Feb. 14 337033-63 8 - 12 W Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 337033-64 5 - 7 W Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 *No class on November 22 & 23 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $62 ($52 with resident discount)
Time 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 7 p.m. 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 7 p.m. 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 7 p.m. 5:15 - 6 p.m. 6:15 - 7 p.m.
Golf Lessons & Club Fitting Park District pros offer golf lessons for players of all skill levels, aged 4 and up. Lessons are available at all three golf courses during the regular season and at the DISC during the winter. Fitting services are available at all Park District courses. Call 422-2211 for details!
Code Age Day Date Time 337043-17 10 - 13 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 19* 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 337043-18 10 - 13 M Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. *No class on November 21 Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $62 ($52 with resident discount)
Junior Golf Spring Training Juniors will have their swings analyzed by Park District pros and learn more about rules, golf etiquette, and course management. Please bring golf clubs (clubs are provided for those who need them). Code Age Day Date Time 337045-06 10 - 17 T April 4 - 25 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Location: Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd Fee: $56 ($46 with resident discount)
FootGolf at Hickory Point
Rounds are $10 per person; $3 ball rental Schedule your tee time at 421-7444 Experience Hickory Point Golf Course in a whole new way...with FootGolf! The course is integrated into the front 9 of the golf course and features 18 holes with par 3s, 4s, and 5s. Players keep score like golf while kicking a soccer ball down the fairway toward the checkered flags and into the cup. The player with the fewest shots is winner of the round. Golf carts can be rented for play. Give it a try! Course map, rules and scorecards at decatur-parks.org and in the pro shop.
MidState Soccer MidState Youth Soccer League (MYSL)
www. mi d st a te s o c c e r.c om 217/ 4 2 9 - 347 2 MidState Soccer Club Play, train, and excel with MidState Soccer Club! Led by a nationally licensed coaching staff, the club program is for more serious players who want to travel and train throughout the year. Team divisions are for boys and girls born between 1998 - 2010. Play includes 6 - 8 games in the CIYSL and 2 - 3 tournaments each session. Cost for 2009 - 2010 boys and girls is $35 - $40 per month (x7 payments). 2004 - 2008 player cost is $65 - $80 (x7 payments). HS girls’ fee is $102 - $135 (x3 payments). A one-time $50 - $100 uniform charge also applies. Sign-ups November 1, 2016 June 2017
Age Divisions 1998 - 2002 High School Boys 2004 - 2010 Boys/Girls 1999 - 2003 High School Girls
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Little Kritters Soccer Little Kritters is a 5-week program specially designed for preschool players. A story book is provided, which highlights 11 animal characters who possess unique soccer skills. MidState Soccer Club coaches help participants learn these soccer skills through fun activities. Parents are encouraged to read the book with their child to help prepare them for each session. Code 390019-03 390019-04 390019-05 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 3 - 5 M Sept. 5 - Oct. 3 5 - 5:30 p.m. 3 - 5 T Sept. 6 - Oct. 4 5 - 5:30 p.m. 3 - 5 Th Sept. 8 - Oct. 6 5 - 5:30 p.m. Decatur Soccer Complex $56 ($50 w/resident discount; includes tee)
Indoor Little Kritters Soccer Code 411212-05 411212-06 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 3 - 5 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 5 - 5:30 p.m. 3 - 5 M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 5 - 5:30 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $54 ($46 with resident discount)
This non-travel league for ages 5 - 14 (grades K - 8) includes 6 games and 8 training sessions coached by MidState’s licensed trainers. Each K - 3 grade team will have a facilitator (volunteer parent), who will organize teams on game days. Code 390015-65 390015-66 390015-67 390015-68 390015-69 390015-70 390015-71 390015-72 390015-73 390015-74 390015-75 390015-76 390015-77 390015-78 390015-79 390015-80 390015-81 390015-82 Location: Fee: Note:
Grade Day Date Time K - 1 (G) M/Sat March 27 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (B) M/Sat March 27 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (G) T/Sat March 28 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (B) T/Sat March 28 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (G) Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (B) Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 5:30-6:15p.m. 2 - 3 (G) M/Sat March 27 - May 20 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 2 - 3 (B) M/Sat March 27 - May 20 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 2 - 3 (G) T/Sat March 28 - May 20 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 2 - 3 (B) T/Sat March 28 - May 20 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 2 - 3 (G) Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. 2 - 3 (B) Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 6:15-7:15p.m. 4 - 5 M/Sat March 27 - May 20 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. 4 - 5 T/Sat March 28 - May 20 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. 4 - 5 Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 7:15-8:15p.m. 6 - 8 M/Sat March 27 - May 20 7:15-8:15p.m. 6 - 8 T/Sat March 28 - May 20 7:15-8:15p.m. 6 - 8 Th/Sat March 30 - May 20 7:15-8:15p.m. Decatur Soccer Complex $85 ($76 with resident discount) (G) Girls; (B) Boys
MidState Youth Indoor Soccer Indoor soccer programs are designed to teach soccer fundamentals and techniques, such as passing, dribbling, and team play. 30-minute training sessions are followed by a 15-minute game. Code 431231-45 431231-46 431231-47 431231-48 431231-49 431231-50 431231-51 431231-52 431231-53 431231-54 Location: Fee:
Grade Day Date Time K - 1 (B) M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (G) M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 5:30-6:15p.m. 2 - 3 (B) M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 6:15 - 7 p.m. 2 - 3 (G) M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 6:15 - 7 p.m. 4 - 8 M Nov. 7 - Dec. 5 7 - 8 p.m. K - 1 (B) M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 5:30-6:15p.m. K - 1 (G) M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 5:30-6:15p.m. 2 - 3 (B) M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 6:15 - 7 p.m. 2 - 3 (G) M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 6:15 - 7 p.m. 4 - 8 M Jan. 16 - Feb. 13 7 - 8 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $62 ($53 with resident discount)
MidState Soccer 21
High School & Adult Recreational Leagues The MidState recreational soccer leagues are designed for players who prefer casual matches rather than those that are intensely competitive. The high school league consists of JV and varsity divisions, while players aged 18 and older will participate in the adult recreational league. Games are 6 v 6. No games from Nov. 24 - 27. Date: Week of Oct. 24 - Dec. 4 (Fall Session) Week of Jan. 9 - Feb. 19 (Winter Session) League: H.S. Varsity Boys Saturday (afternoon) H.S. JV Boys* Saturday (afternoon) H.S. JV*/Varsity Girls Sunday (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Adult Recreational Thurs., Fri. & Sat. (6 - 10 p.m.) *13U & 14U allowed for H.S. JV Girls and JV Boys Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $535/team by Oct. 12 (Fall) or Dec. 14 (Winter) $585/team after early deadline (includes $50 non-resident fee, teams reimbursed after roster non-resident determined) Deadline: October 19 (Fall Session) January 4 (Winter Session) Rosters, waivers, and entry fee must be submitted at time of registration. Registration forms may be picked up at the DISC, or phone 429-3472 to have one mailed. A maximum of 6 - 8 teams per league will be accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. 4 teams will be necessary to form a league. Team representative must pay in full at registration (individuals cannot pay towards team fee separately).
Indoor Soccer Co-ed 3 v 3 League Soccer players aged 5 - 6 (K/1st grade) and aged 7 - 9 (2nd/3rd grade) can extend their season with MidState’s co-ed 3 v 3 league at the DISC! Teams will play two 24-minute games each Friday night, with 3 players and no goalie. Six players allowed per team. Code Grade Day Date 431232-24 K - 1 F Nov. 11 - Dec. 16* 431232-25 2 - 3 F Nov. 11 - Dec. 16* 431232-26 K - 1 F Jan. 13 - Feb. 10 431232-27 2 - 3 F Jan. 13 - Dec. 10 *Does not meet on November 25. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $66 ($56 with resident discount)
Time 6 - 7 p.m. 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. 6 - 7 p.m. 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Indoor Co-ed 6 v 6 League Soccer players aged 10 - 14 (4th - 8th grade) can extend their season with MidState’s co-ed 6 v 6 league at the DISC! Teams will play two 24-minute halves each Saturday with 5 players and a goalie. Code Grade Day Date Time 431232-28 4 - 8 Sat. Nov. 12 - Dec. 17* 10 or 11 a.m. 431232-29 4 - 8 Sat. Jan. 14 - Feb. 11 11 a.m. or Noon *Does not meet on November 26. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood Fee: $66 ($56 with resident discount)
Adult Indoor Soccer Open Play Adult soccer players (aged 18+) can enjoy casual matches during this 7-week, friendly open-play session at the DISC. Date: Time: Location: Fee: Note:
Mondays, Oct. 10 - Feb. 20 9 - 10 p.m. DISC, 1295 W. Wood $6 per player No pre-registration is required, although only 18 weekly players will be accepted.
3 v 3 Futsal Tournament
February 25 - 26 DISC, 1295 W. Wood Don’t miss MidState Soccer Club’s 5th Annual 3 v 3 Indoor Futsal Tournament! 8U - 12U boys and girls will play Feb. 25, and 14U/HS/adults will play Feb. 26. Teams have a max of 6 players with no goalkeeper. Games consist of 12-minute halves on shortened fields using PUGG goals. 3-game guarantee. Submit team roster/waiver and $125 team entry fee by Feb. 10.
Scovill Zoo Be a Friend of the Zoo!
71 South Country Club Rd. Decatur, IL 62521 w 217/421-7435 www.scovillzoo.com w @ScovillZoo on Twitter
Proudly accredited by the
August 15 - October 10 Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.* Saturdays & Sundays: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.* *Last admission one hour before closing. Zoo closes for the 2016 regular season on October 10.
Individual Membership Family Membership Grandparent Membership
$40.00/year $78.00/year $40.00/year
Membership Benefits • FREE admission to Scovill Zoo • Discounted admission to 150+ zoos nationwide • Discount on Zootique Gift Shop merchandise • Discount on Birthday Party Packages • Discount on Education Classes, Pajama Party, and Family Camp Outs. • Subscription to Critter Chatter newsletter • Invitation to Members Only Events • Reduced rate for train and carousel rides
Age Entry Train Carousel Under 2 FREE FREE $2.00 2 - 12 $4.00 $2.50 $2.00 13 - 64 $6.50 $2.50 $2.00 65+ $5.50 $2.50 $2.00 Friends of the Zoo enjoy a $.50 discount on train and carousel fees. On the carousel, adults ride free when standing with a child under the age of 2.
Continuing Education - Adult Volunteers If you’d like to volunteer at Scovill Zoo, register for our Continuing Education classes! Beginning in late January, a 10-week session will begin with classes once a week for 3 hours. Training will cover classifications of animals, mobile zoo presentations, and guided zoo tours. No experience required. Call 421-7435 for details!
Mobile Zoo and Guided Tours Can’t take a field trip to Scovill Zoo? The Mobile Zoo can bring the animals to your school, event, or organization! Participants will learn hands-on about the animal kingdom with presentations that last approximately thirty minutes for younger students and up to one hour for older students. Schools and organizations can also arrange to take a narrated zoo tour, with age-appropriate descriptions of exhibits and their residents. For more information, call 421-7435.
Valued Scovill Zoo Partner
Members Rides Pass Families with zoo memberships are invited to try the Members Rides Pass! Those who visit frequently will find unlimited train and carousel rides a real convenience. For just $100, members can ride the train and carousel as many times as they wish, all year long.
Zoo Parents Become a Zoo Parent by adopting one of Scovill Zoo’s animals! Your donation will help provide for the animal’s care and feeding. Perks include an adoption certificate, subscription to the Critter Chatter newsletter, invitation to the Zoo Parents Annual Picnic, and one free zoo admission. A great gift idea!
Scovill Zoo 23 ZOO SPECIAL EVENTS Grandparents’ Day Enjoy an old-fashioned fall festival with animal presentations, cake walks, games, and more! September 11 1 - 4 p.m.
Family Camp Out
Zoo Buddies Classes Can you waddle like a penguin, howl like a wolf, or run like a cheetah? An exciting animal adventure awaits 3 - 5 year-olds and their adult guests! Through the use of short stories and hands-on activities, we will make connections with some amazing creatures. Participants will get to take home their very own Zoo Buddy plush animal after class. 2016 Classes Code 156514-I1 156514-J1 156514-K1 156514-L1 Location: Fee:
Subject Date Time Meet a Cheetah Sept. 13 10 - 11 a.m. Playful Penguins Oct. 11 10 - 11 a.m. Lazy Gators Nov. 8 10 - 11 a.m. Pelican Puddles Dec. 13 10 - 11 a.m. Zoo Education Center $15 ($12 with resident discount)
September 23 from 6 p.m. - 9 a.m. The theme of this camping adventure is “Slow Movers” and includes evening and morning meals, tour, and animal encounters. Bring your tent and sleeping bag! $25/person or $100/family. Max: 50 campers.
Pajama Party with Santa Santa is coming to Scovill Zoo! Bring your favorite pillow, wear your PJ’s, and visit with Santa while you make an ornament, decorate cookies, and enjoy an animal presentation. Parents must be present. Code 156560-18 156560-24 Location: Fee:
Age Day Date Time 3 - 10 Sat. December 10 1 - 3 p.m. 3 - 10 Sat. December 10 5 - 7 p.m. Zoo Education Center $15 ($12 with resident discount)
2017 Classes Code 156514-A1 156514-B1 Location: Fee:
Subject Date Time Howling with Wolves Jan. 10 10 - 11 a.m. Funky Skunks Feb. 14 10 - 11 a.m. Zoo Education Center $15 ($12 with resident discount)
Attractions The beautiful Endangered Species Carousel features 30 hand-carved wooden animals representing protected and endangered species from around the world. Our Z.O.&O. Express Train offers a narrated tour and special viewing of animals like cheetahs and Bactrian camels. After your zoo adventure, visit Project Playground II, a community-built, ADA-accessible playground featuring a rock wall, music station, and lots of slides! The playground is open year-round, weather permitting.
Weekdays 5:30 - 8 p.m. October 14, 21 & 27 - 28 Saturdays & Sundays 3 - 8 p.m. October 15 - 16, 22 - 23 & 29 - 30 (Closed on Halloween) Admission $4.75 (treats) $3.75 (no treats)
Train Carousel $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 (FOZ) $1.50 (FOZ)
71 S. Country Club Rd. Scovillzoo.com
Arts at the Decatur Park District The Decatur Park District believes that the arts make invaluable and unique contributions to the educational process and to the enrichment of an individual’s life. We are dedicated to stimulating the imaginations of the young and the young at heart by offering educational and performing opportunities for individuals, aged preschool to adult.
Perform! - Guys and Dolls
Calling all actors in grades 1-12! Be part of a professional production, featuring an all-youth cast! Guys and Dolls is a musical fable of Broadway, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon. This fun, adventurous tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers will leave you humming some of Broadway’s greatest tunes. Details about a free audition workshop, auditions, and public performances appear below. Two full casts of performers will rehearse on Saturdays and Sundays beginning January 7. The program’s musical/vocal director is Christine Smith. Director/choreographer is Marie Jagger-Taylor.
Free Audition Workshop
Saturday, November 12 Poage Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) 10 - 11 a.m. for grades 1 - 5 11 a.m. - noon for grades 6 - 12 Pre-register by November 10 at 422-5911.
Greater Decatur Chorale Do you love singing and sharing your talent with the community? Audition for the Greater Decatur Chorale! This amazing adult choir, directed by Ted Hesse and accompanied by Anita Gifford, is comprised of 70+ adults. Concerts include a dinner theatre performance in January and the Moweaqua Pow Wow, among others. All are welcome! Auditions: Fee: Rehearsals: Location:
August 29, 6 - 7 p.m. (Fall Semester) January 30, 6 - 7 p.m. (Spring Semester) $40/semester (costumes/tux rental not included) Mondays, 7 - 9 p.m. beginning August 29 (no rehearsal on Sept. 5) Poage Arts & Recreation Center
Note: To audition, please prepare a song of your choice. Tape or CD may be used as accompaniment. You may be asked to sight read or perform tonal memory singing. For an appointment, contact Marie Jagger-Taylor at 421-6648, X1.
Winter Chorale Concert Auditions
Date/Time: December 9, 4 - 6:30 p.m. December 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. December 11, 1 - 4 p.m. (call-backs) Fee: $150 ($130 w/resident discount) $125/$110 for Dance & Drama students Note: Fee includes costume, script, rehearsal CD and show shirt. Shoes are not supplied. Audition registration begins November 14. Call 422-5911 to schedule audition.
Performances Dates: Tickets:
March 17 7 p.m. March 18 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. March 19 2 p.m. $8 in advance and $10 at the door for reserved seating at the Decatur Civic Center Theater. Parent tickets available January 30. Public tickets available starting February 6. Purchase by calling 422-5911 or online at decatur-parks.org.
Enjoy the Greater Decatur Chorale’s winter performance “A Little Dinner Music.” Date/Time: January 13 & 14 Cash Bar: 6 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Concert: 7:30 p.m. January 15 Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Concert: 2 p.m. Tickets: $25/person for dinner and show $10/person for show only. Tickets are limited. RSVP by January 4. Call 422-5911 for tickets and details! Location: TBA
Technical Theatre Have you wondered how things are done behind the scenes? In this class, students young and old will learn the basics of carpentry, lighting and painting. Code Class Age Day Date Time 472522-03 Intro to Tech. 12 - 18 Th Sept. 15 - Nov. 3 7 - 8 p.m. Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland Fee: $55 ($50 with resident discount)
Park Players In its third season, the Park Players program develops and advances skills in vocal work, character creation, ensemble building, and stage movement. Participants create sets, props and costumes for their final class presentation. A one-act show will be performed on October 29 at 11 a.m. at the PARC. Code Age Day Date Time 472524-04 9 - 16 Sat. Sept. 10 - Oct. 29 10 a.m. - noon Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland Fee: $90 ($80 resident discount); includes script & basic prop/costume needs
Actors’ Playground Improvisation is acting without a script! In this 8-week class actors ages 7 - 10 will explore a style of acting that encourages spontaneous character and conflict choices. Actors work with theatre games and short scenes, which address important theatre skills such as active listening, clarity of choices and intent, confidence, timing and teamwork.
Jerry Menz Arts Scholarship The Jerry Menz Arts Scholarship provides opportunities for talented youth to succeed at the highest possible levels in the arts by offering scholarships for the Park District’s programs in voice, music, drama, and dance. Awards are based on staff recommendations, participation in Park District programs, and a demonstrated talent and passion for the performing arts. Applications are available in the spring and fall for submission to be considered for this award. Applications can be obtained at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center, 2020 N. Oakland.
Creative Arts Party at the PARC
Create a party full of magic and surprises! A 2-hour party can be booked at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center on Friday - Sunday, with themed activities, crafts, games, and costumes (upon request). Call 421-6648 for more information.
Code Class Age Day Date Time 472523-03 Improv I 7 - 14 Sat. Sept. 10 - Oct. 29 9 - 10 a.m. Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland Fee: $65 ($60 with resident discount)
Stage Make-Up In this 3-day class, students will dive into fundamental principles of stage make-up. Students will learn how to exaggerate, diminish, and create facial features to help an actor portray a character. Fee includes personal make-up kit. Deadline to register is October 5. Code Age Day Date Time 472525-02 9+ M Oct. 10 - 24 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Location: PARC, 2020 N. Oakland Fee: $65 ($60 with resident discount)
Park District Artist-in-Residence Enhance your school’s cultural arts offerings with a Decatur Park District artist-in-residence! After-school workshops and day-long or weeklong sessions are available on topics such as set construction, lighting, choreography, acting, and preparing a show for your school! All programs are individualized according to your school’s needs. Call Marie Jagger-Taylor at 421-6648 for more information and fees.
Dance Classes The Park District celebrates 10 years of dance instruction in 2016-2017. Under the direction of Marie Jagger-Taylor, the Park Districtâ€™s dance program instructs students in the disciplines of ballet, jazz hop, tap, and lyrical! Dance classes culminate with a recital on May 12 & 13. For more information and class placement, contact Marie JaggerTaylor at 421-6648. All classes are held at the Poage Arts & Recreation Center, 2020 N. Oakland Ave.
Hip Hop & Jazz Hop (September 7 - May 4) Code 472517-57 472517-58 472517-59 472517-60 472517-61 472517-62 472517-63
Class Boyz Hip Hop Hip Hop/sec 2 Hip Hop/sec 1 Jazz Hop I Jazz Hop II Jazz Hop III Jazz Hop IV*
Age Day Time Room 9 - 16 Th 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Studio 2 8 - 13 T 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Studio 2 14+ Th 7 - 7:45 p.m. Studio 2 6 - 9 T 5:15 - 6 p.m. Studio 2 8 - 11 T 6:15 - 7 p.m. Studio 2 10 - 13 W 5 - 5:45 p.m. Studio 1 11 - 18 T 7:15 - 8 p.m. Studio 1
Note: Jazz Hop I, Jazz Hop II, Jazz Hop III, & Jazz Hop IV begin on Sept. 13.
Asterisk (*) indicates teacher placement required.
Introduction to Dance Class Descriptions
Introduction to Dance (September 7 - May 4)
Code Class Age Day Time Room 472501-52 Tiny Dancer I 2.5 - 5 Th 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Studio 1 472501-53 TuTu Toddler I 3 - 5 M 6 - 6:30 p.m. Studio 2 472501-54 TuTu Toddler II 3 - 5 T 4 - 4:30 p.m. Studio 2 472501-55 Hip Hop Tot I 4 - 5 M 4 - 4:30 p.m. Studio 1 472501-56 StepInto Dance I 5 - 6 W 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Studio 2 472501-57 StepInto Dance II 5 - 6 Th 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Studio 1 Note: Hip Hop Tot I begins Sept. 12 and TuTu Toddler II begins Sept. 13.
Ballet (September 7 - May 4)
Code Class Age Day Time Room 472506-100 Ballet I 6 - 9 M 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Studio 2 472506-101 Ballet II* 8 - 11 W 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Studio 2 472506-102 Ballet III* 10 - 13 W 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Studio 2 472506-103 Ballet IV/V* 14+ W 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. Studio 1 472506-104 Ballet Tech 11+ T 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Studio 1 472506-105 Pre-Pointe 11+ M 5:30 - 6 p.m. Studio 1 472506-106 Begin Pointe 11+ W 8:15 - 8:45 p.m. Studio 2 472506-107 Adv. Pointe 14+ W 8:15 - 8:45 p.m. Studio 1 Note: Ballet Tech begins Sept. 12 and Ballet I begins Sept. 13.
Tap (September 7 - May 4)
Code Class Age Day 472505-102 Tap I 6 - 9 Th 472505-103 Tap II* 8 - 11 W 472505-104 Tap III* 10 - 13 W 472505-105 Tap IV* 11 - 18 T 472505-106 Tap V* 14 + W 472505-101 Boyz Tap 9 - 16 Th 472505-107 Adult Tap 16+ T Note: Tap IV & Adult Tap begin Sept. 13.
Lyrical (September 8 - May 4)
Time Room 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Studio 1 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Studio 2 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Studio 1 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Studio 1 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Studio 1 6:15 - 7 p.m. Studio 2 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Studio 1
Code Class Age Day Time Room 472516-41 Beginning/Int. 10 - 19 M 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Studio 1 472516-42 Adv./Adult* 14+ Th 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Studio 1 Note: Beginning Lyrical begins September 13.
Tiny Dancer (ages 2.5 - 5) introduces your child to the world of dance. Creative and age-appropriate activities help develop coordination, body awareness, and dance discipline. TuTu Toddler (ages 3 - 5) uses creative and age-appropriate activities to develop coordination, body awareness, and dance discipline. Hip Hop Tot (ages 4 - 5) develops fundamental skills of dance through creative play and the use of music, drama, and ballet steps. Step Into Dance (ages 5 - 6) is a more formal introduction to ballet and tap dance styles. Dancers will need a ballet and tap shoes.
Dance Styles (ages 6 & up)
Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz Hop, as well as Beginning and Advanced Lyrical for ages 11 - 19. Ballet classes provide classical training with concentration on technique, coordination of the arms and legs, and combinations across the floor. Tap classes utilize the teachings of Al Gilbert and focus on the rhythmic musical theatre tradition of tap dance. Jazz Hop is a high energy dance class set to popular music that incorporates dance steps from around the world including Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Lyrical Dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles. Class focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. Lyrical Dance is for students 11 - 19. Beginning Lyrical open to Ballet Level III and up or by placement of Cultural Arts Manager. Hip Hop has trendy dance moves set to contemporary pop music. A high energy class geared for ages 14 - adult. Boyz Tap & Hip Hop Classes (ages 9 - 16) are designed specifically for young male dancers. Classes introduce and develop skills in tap and hip hop.
Arts 27 Dance Class Fees Dance Classes Fee Resident Discount 30 minutes $170 $160 1 class $270 $260 2 classes $460 $450 3 classes $650 $640 4 classes $830 $820 5 classes $1010 $1000 6 classes $1180 $1170 7 classes $1350 $1340 8 classes $1520 $1510 ($50/class costume deposit required for dancers in the May recital.) Payment plans are available. Please call 429-3472 for more information on 9 or more classes.
Introduction to Dance Ages 2.5 - 6 Level I Ages 6 - 9 A 45-minute class that introduces the basics of ballet, jazz hop, and tap. Level II Ages 8 - 11 Classes designed to continue developing the skills of ballet, jazz hop, and tap. Level III Ages 10 - 13 These classes continue the development of dance disciplines. Recommended that students complete Level II class or have prior knowledge of the dance discipline. Students in Tap III must have the ability to perform time-steps and maxifords. Level IV Ages 11 - 18 One-hour dance class designed for students with previous training. Placement required. Level V Ages 14+ Classes for most advanced students. Placement is required. Point I and II Pointe I develops pointe technique as well as the necessary strength and skill to perform Pointe. Must be enrolled in at least one ballet class. Pointe II is for our most advanced ballet dancers and works on refinement of technique and artistic expression. Must be enrolled in at least one ballet class and/or lyrical class. Adult Tap and Hip Hop Ages 14 - Adult The Adult Tap Class develops a variety of skill levels and utilizes the teaching of Al Gilbert while focusing on the rhythmic musical theatre tradition of tap dance. The Hip Hop Class encompasses street dance styles performed to hip hop music or those that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles including breaking, locking, and popping. Both classes are designed to be fun, energetic workouts!
Decatur Park District Named Gold Medal Finalist! In May 2016, the Decatur Park District was named a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Award finalist! The Gold Medal awards program honors communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. Applications are separated into 7 classes, with 5 classes based on population, 1 class for armed forces recreation, and 1 class for state park systems. Decatur is a finalist in Class IV (population of 30,001 – 75,000) and is competing against Bismarck ND, Olympia WA, and Springfield, OR. Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials. “To receive national recognition as a Gold Medal Finalist is a great honor and speaks highly of our Park District leadership and staff who give 100% each day so our community members and visitors can enjoy all that our Park District has to offer,” said Park Board President Bob Brilley, II. “This recognition is also earned with the help of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers. Without them, we couldn’t do what we do.” The entry submission included an application detailing financial data and a parks inventory, 9 essays, a 250-word Park District summary, Master Plan summary, 3 photographs, and a 5-minute video. Winners will be announced on October 6 at the NRPA Conference in St. Louis. To view the video, visit youtube.com and search Decatur Pa r k D i s t r i c t 2016 Gold Medal Video.
Seniors Just for Seniors! FIT 3 at the DISC
Johns Hill Center, 601 S. Jasper Classes, special events and trips are open to adults 55+. Programs are held at Johns Hill Center unless otherwise noted. For an updated list of trips and activities, sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. Contact Dana at 429-7750 or visit decatur-parks.org for more information. Join us!
Watercolor Class Come join this painting class and learn about watercolors. Taught by Don Gruber. Date: Thursdays, September - May Time: 9 - 11 a.m. Fee: $25 every three months
Bunco Roll the dice! This game is easy to learn and can be played with any number of people. Prizes will be awarded each month. Date/Time: 3rd Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Fee: $4 per person
Game Day Enjoy a good old-fashioned game of cards! Play bridge, rummy or pinochle. You do not need to bring a partner. Date/Time: Fridays, 1 - 4 p.m. Fee: $1 refreshment donation
Lunches & Dinners Join your friends for a great meal at Johns Hill Center!
Halloween Lunch Thanksgiving Lunch Christmas Lunch Winter Cookout Sweetheart Lunch St. Patrick’s Day Lunch
Fee: RSVP: Note:
October 31 November 18 December 13 January 18 February 14 March 17
Noon Noon Noon Noon Noon Noon
$10 per meal Register one week in advance at 429-7750. Transportation is provided to and from Johns Hill Center for an additional $2.
If you’re age 50 or better, get healthy with Fit 3! Our certified instructors provide individualized training on the fitness machines, then develop a program just for you. Receive 3 FREE visits to the DISC, newsletters with information on heath screenings, and valuable health tips provided by Decatur Memorial Hospital. The Fit 3 program benefits from a generous donation from the Whinnery Trust. To be added to the mailing list and join Fit 3, call Jeff 429-3472.
Health Screenings Take advantage of the DISC’s free or low -cost health screenings each month provided by Decatur Memorial Hospital! Dates: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8 & March 8 Time: 7 - 9 a.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood
Forever Fit This low-impact class improves flexibility, endurance, and strength, leading to more energy, confidence, and satisfaction in your daily life.
Fit 3 Newsletter Each month from October - May, Fit 3 shares valuable health and fitness information. To be added to the newsletter mailing list and join Fit 3, call Jeff at 429-3472.
Fun Fridays Come play games and puzzles that stimulate the brain to keep your mind sharp! Date: 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month starting on October 14 Time: 9 - 10 a.m. Location: DISC, 1295 W. Wood
Meeting/Banquet Facilities 29 Wedding Planning? We’re On The Knot!
Meeting & Banquet Facilities • Receptions • Weddings • Rehearsals
• Golf Outings • Bridal Showers • Corporate Meetings
With delicious meals and beautiful venues, our Banquet Services staff will make your next gathering memorable! For detailed information and facility photos, visit decatur-parks.org.
Scovill Garden House: 421-7435
We know that a bride’s favorite resource is The Knot! Visit www.theknot.com and click “wedding venues” to find fantastic pictures of Hickory Point Banquet Facility and the Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion. Our professional staff will make your day an event to remember!
Hickory Point Banquet Facility: 421-6657 Enjoy a magnificent view of Hickory Point Golf Course! Cathedral ceilings provide a dramatic setting for your next meeting, reception or party. AV equipment is available. Combine your meeting with a round of golf, and saved with our corporate golf package rates.
Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion: 421-6657
Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Decatur in the former summer home of Guy and Rose Scovill. The facility features a preparation kitchen, restroom, and seating for up to 40 guests. Perfect for showers, reunions and corporate retreats.
Schedule your next occasion at the Anne & Al Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point! This beautiful new structure, with sweeping views of the golf course, features weatherresistant, fabric wind screens, catering options, and space for 350 guests.
Decatur Indoor Sports Center: 429-3472
Scovill Banquet Facility: 421-7470
Need lots of space for your next event? The DISC offers the perfect setting for expos, seminars, meetings, and parties. Choose from the main gym, auxiliary gym, small meeting room...or rent the entire facility for a lock-in!
Shilling Environmental Education Center at Scovill Zoo: 421-7435 Located on the grounds of Scovill Zoo, the Shilling Center is the perfect site for any occasion. Rent for a few hours or an entire weekend. Catering is available.
Park Pavilion Rentals: 422-5911 Rent a Decatur Park District pavilion for your next gathering! Rental agreements for the upcoming season may be made the first working day in January. Available from Easter to October.
Your wedding reception or meeting overlooks the beautiful 9th green at Scovill Golf Course! Facility accommodates up to 200 guests. AV equipment is available. Customize your dinner menu or let us create one for you!
Scovill Park Gazebo: 421-7435 Walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers in the gorgeous gardens at Scovill Park! The gazebo may be rented from Easter - October. Rental Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 5 - 9 p.m.
Park District Class/Activity Registration The Park District’s resident/non-resident fee structure was developed to ensure the fairest possible pricing for programs and services. Decatur residents make contributions to the operation of the agency through their property taxes. If you live within Decatur Park District boundaries, you benefit from “resident” rates. To receive this rate, you will need to provide proof of residency the first time you register. Proof will not be required again, unless your address changes. Acceptable forms of proof include a valid driver’s license or current electric, gas, or water bill. Online Online registration for most Park District classes and activities is available! To begin the online registration process and set up your household account, create an account at decatur-parks.org, visit the DISC in person, or call 429-3472. If you already have a current household
account, user ID, and password, simply log on to decaturparks.org and select the programs you wish! Mail, Phone, Fax, or Register in Person! You may also mail, fax, or phone in your completed registration form. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check, and debit cards are all accepted. Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) 1295 W. Wood, Decatur IL 62522 Fax: 421-6642 Phone: 429-3472 Administrative Office 620 E. Riverside Ave., Decatur IL 62521 Phone: 422-5911 Fax: 421-7422 Registration Times Registration begins August 26 for fall classes and November 28 for winter classes.
Registration Form 31 Family Information (please print clearly) Parent/Guardian Name:
□ Park District Resident □ Non-resident
Phone: (Home) (Work)
Participant Registration *Please indicate if shirt size is a youth or an adult size, if applicable to class. Participant’s Full Name
Date Gender Birth (mm/dd/yy)
Grade Class Code
Shirt Fee Size
□M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F □M □F I would like to contribute to the Park District’s Fun for All Scholarship Program to enable economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate. (Please enclose tax-deductible donation). Thank you!
□ Please contact me regarding ADA accommodations.
A minimum of $8.00 will be charged for all refunds.
Waiver & Release of All Claims and Assumptions of Risk
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program, including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity, that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of said participation. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this program against the Decatur Park District, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Decatur Park District”). Photo Disclaimer: I understand that my child/ward or I may be photographed or videotaped while participating in a Decatur Park District program. I give permission for photos and videotapes of my child/ward or me to be used to promote the Park District. Such photos and videotapes will remain the property of the Decatur Park District. I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the Decatur Park District from any and all claims for injuries, damages, or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this program/activity. I have read and fully understand the above waiver and release of all claims and assumption of risk. Signature (18 years or older or Parent/Guardian) Date NOTE: The Decatur Park District does not carry medical or accident insurance for its participants. The cost of such insurance would make programs cost prohibitive. We suggest that you look at your own insurance policy to be sure you are adequately covered. The Park District assumes no responsibility for personal injuries or loss of personal property.
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□ Credit Card □ Visa
Outstanding balances due to the Decatur Park District must be paid in full before enrollment and/or participation in other Park District activities. Thank you for your understanding.
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