Community Connection - 2022 Quarter 1

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2022—Quarter 1

Community Connection

Recr eation ● Senior Center ● Par ks ● Libr ar y ● Museum ● Golf

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Rainbow Bridge

CON TEN TS Community Service Departments Directory .............................................................................................. pg. 4

Fieldhouse Operating Hours & Fees .............................................................................................................. pg. 6 Recreation Department Refund Policy ......................................................................................................... pg. 8 Youth Sports & Recreation ............................................................................................................................. pg. 10 Adult Sports & Recreation .............................................................................................................................. pg. 14 Aquatics ................................................................................................................................................................ pg. 16 Fitness & Wellness............................................................................................................................................ pg. 18 Special Events ................................................................................................................................................... pg. 23 Gene Doty Senior Center ................................................................................................................................ pg. 24 Parks .................................................................................................................................................................... pg. 26 Library & Museum ............................................................................................................................................ pg. 28 Golf Course ......................................................................................................................................................... pg. 30

ABOUT T HIS PUBLICAT ION This publication serves as an information guide for the City of Fort Morgan’s Recreation Department and Senior Center on upcoming programs and events. It also includes some information about other community services including Parks, Library, Museum, and Golf. Please refer to our Community Services Departments Directory on page 4 for contact information if you have more questions for a certain department.

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ON THE COVER Christmas lights illuminate the exterior of the Fort Morgan Fieldhouse (front) and lead a path to the front door (back). Fieldhouse information is on pg. 6

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FORT MORGAN CITY COUNCIL Ron Shaver Mayor Doug Schossow Councilmember Ward 1 Brian Urdiales Councilmember Ward 1 Bill Garcia Councilmember Ward 2 Jon Kaper Councilmember Ward 2 Kevin Lindell Councilmember Ward 3 Lyn Deal Councilmember Ward 3


FORT MORGAN RECREATION STAFF

2022—Quarter 1

Steve Samson Recreation Superintendent

Sam Pettyjohn Recreation Coordinator

steve.samson@cityoffortmorgan.com

sam.pettyjohn@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3909

970.542.3919

Kolby Wahlert Recreation Coordinator

Zacc Winn Recreation Aide Lead

kolby.wahlert@cityoffortmorgan.com

zacc.winn@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3929

970.542.3921

Scott Copass Building Maintenance Tech

scott.copass@cityoffortmorgan.com 970.370.6577

EXECUT I VE LET T ER Happy New Year, Fort Morgan! Things have been going very well over these last few months. Our youth volleyball program brought in 105 participants into the Fieldhouse this Fall. Our youth basketball program packed the Fieldhouse on Saturday mornings! We had 373 players, which had all 6 mini courts filled with practices and games. We also installed our new bouldering and rock climbing walls in the multipurpose gym. If you are interested in climbing, let us know at the front desk and we will get you certified to climb. We have climbing gear available to use if you want to try our our 30 foot autobelay climbing routes! As we look forward, we wanted to inform you of upcoming programs. Youth soccer registration has begun (page 11)! Don’t wait to the last minute to get registered for our Spring Soccer program! These camps are held on Thursday mornings and can be registered for online or at the Fieldhouse! We are also registering for our Adult Basketball league and our new Adult Dodgeball league (page 14). We also offer some exciting fitness programs with our contract instructors: Sela, Maria, and Meredith (pages 19-22)! So dive into this guide and remember that you can register at the Fieldhouse or online at https://secure.rec1.com/CO/fort-morgan-co/catalog. If you have any questions, please come visit us at the Fieldhouse or give us a call at (970) 542-3921. Here is to a great 2022!

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GENERAL INFORMATION

2022—Quarter 1

C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E S D E PA R T M E N T S DIRECTORY Community Services

Community Services Director:

Ty Hamer

110 Main Street 970.370.6563

ty.hamer@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.370.6563

Recreation Department (Fieldhouse)

Recreation Superintendent:

Steve Samson

1239 E. Kiowa Ave. 970.542.3921

steve.samson@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3909

Recreation Coordinator:

Kolby Wahlert

kolby.wahlert@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3929

Recreation Coordinator:

Sam Pettyjohn

sam.pettyjohn@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3919

Recreation Aide Lead:

Zacc Winn

zacc.winn@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3921

Building Maintenance Technician:

Scott Copass

scott.copass@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.370.6577

Senior Center

Senior Center Coordinator:

Senior Aid

307 Linda Street 970.542.3922

senioraid@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.3922

Fort Morgan Library & Museum

Director of Library/Museum Services:

Chandra McCoy

414 Main Street 970.542.4000

chandra.mccoy@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.542.4006

Parks Department

Superintendent:

Matt Underwood

1600 N. Main Street 970.867.3808

matt.underwood@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.867.3908

Cemetery Department

Superintendent:

Matt Underwood

601 W. 8th Avenue 970.867.3908

matt.underwood@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.867.3908

Quail Dunes Golf Course

PGA Head Professional:

Adam Blake

17586 Morgan County Road T-5 970.867.5990

adam.blake@cityoffortmorgan.com

970.867.5990

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GENERAL INFORMATION

C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E S D E PA R T M E N T S DIRECTORY

All of the City of Fort Morgan’s youth sport leagues are ran by volunteer coaches. This keeps the cost affordable for families so children can play and have fun. Even if you have no coaching experience, please apply! We have the necessary tools to help you provide a great experience for your team. We often do not have enough coaches which delays game schedules and affects the experience for the kids. As a coach, we ask you to focus on three teachings: teach them how to play the game, teach them excellent sportsmanship, and teach them to have fun! Applicants are subject to a background check and a simple concussion training course before coaching. As a perk, each successful season completed as a volunteer coach results in a $35 credit to your account which can be used for future recreation programs. If interested, please let the receptionist know when you are registering your child for a sport or contact us at (970) 542-3921.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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F IELDHOUSE OPERAT IONS & POLICIES CONTACT INFORMATION

MEMBERSHIPS

1239 E. Kiowa Ave Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Annual Passes (Monthly Payments)

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Student (4-17) .................................................... $20.00 Adult (18-54)....................................................... $35.00 Senior (55+) ........................................................ $20.00 Couple .................................................................. $60.00 Family ................................................................... $80.00

Annual Passes (Full Payment) CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION

Current Hours Sunday ............................................... 12:00pm-6:00pm Monday — Thursday ....................... 5:00am-8:00pm Friday .................................................. 5:00am-7:00pm Saturday............................................ 12:00pm-6:00pm

Student (4-17) ..................................................$200.00 Adult (18-54).....................................................$385.00 Senior (55+) ......................................................$200.00 Couple ................................................................ $650.00 Family .................................................................$865.00 Annual passes are good for one year from the date of purchase. A credit card is required on file for monthly installments. Passes are nontransferable and non-refundable.

ROOM RENTALS

DAILY ADMISSIONS

Drop-in Child (0-3) ............................................................. FREE Student (4-17)....................................................... $3.00 Adult (18-54) ......................................................... $5.00 Senior (55+) .......................................................... $3.00

The Fieldhouse is available for private rental during select times. The Fieldhouse Gymnasiums and Group Exercise Room are available for rent. When renting, please include your set up and tear down time as part of your rental since you will not be able to enter into the facility until your rental time has begun. Limited chairs and tables are also available. If interested, please inquire at our front desk to get a rental packet. We ask that requests are done at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure staff is available.

PRIVATE RENTAL FEES FOR FIELDHOUSE PUNCH CARDS

Punch Card (20 Punches) Student (4-17).................................................... $40.00 Adult (18-54) .......................................................$80.00 Senior (55+) ....................................................... $40.00 Punch Cards are valid for 20 uses in a one-year period from date of purchase. Punch cards are non-transferable and non-refundable. 6

Time

Fee

1 Hour (Gym) ....................................................... $50.00 2 Hours (Gym) .................................................. $100.00 3-4 Hours (Gym) ............................................. $150.00 Mandatory Cleaning Fee (Gym) .................... $50.00 1 Hour (Group Exercise) ................................. $35.00 2 Hours (Group Exercise) .............................. $45.00 3-4 Hours (Group Exercise) .......................... $55.00 Mandatory Cleaning Fee (Group Ex.) .......... $35.00

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GENERAL INFORMATION

REGIST RAT ION & RULES REGISTRATION GUIDELINES  

RULES & REGULATIONS

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Only family members can register youth participants. Youth participants cannot be registered by neighbors or friends. In order to plan properly for classes and programs, participants are encouraged to register as far in advance of deadlines as possible. Staff reserves the right to adjust the program offered to ensure the best interest of the participants. Staff may postpone or cancel any program with insufficient enrollment. If a program is cancelled, participants will be contacted and refunds will be issued. Special requests may be taken during registration and we work hard to fill these requests; however, we do not guarantee any request. Requests need to be submitted by the first deadline. If you choose to withdraw from a program because we cannot fulfill a request, we will follow the refund procedure.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION Many programs can be register for online! First, visit our registration webpage at: https://secure.rec1.com/CO/fort-morgan-co/ catalog Then follow these simple steps! 1. Log In or create an account by clicking the “Log In/Create Account” link. You can create an account with your Facebook, Google, or email account. 2. In your account, you can view and register for activities. 3. To pay, you will need a valid credit card. 4. If you would prefer not to pay with a credit card, please visit us at the Fieldhouse to register or call us at (970) 542-3921.

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We are a drug, alcohol and tobacco free facility. You must be 14 years of age to use any weight training and cardio equipment. All children under the age of 10 using the Recreation Center must be supervised by an adult 16 years of age or older. Please do not leave items on the floor. Use the lockers, cabinets and coat hooks. Items must be kept off the gym floor for safety reasons. Lockers are available for your use. If you desire use of a locker for an extended time period, check with the front desk. Only bottled water or sports drinks are permitted beyond the reception desk. Outside music is limited to headphone use only. Foul language and intimidating or threatening behavior is not permitted. Shirts and shoes must remain on at all times. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items nor do we hold items at the front desk. Carefully stow your valuables accordingly. Please wipe down all weight training or exercise equipment after use. Please do not misuse equipment in the Recreation Center. Notify management of any damaged equipment. Do not attempt to use any equipment if unfamiliar with the proper use. Please ask management for assistance. Appropriate exercise attire is required when using weight equipment. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry while working out. Patrons may only have access to the Fieldhouse if they have paid the daily fee or activity fee for the activity they are participating in. There is no loitering in the Fieldhouse. Please respect each other at all times.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Failure to comply with rules could result in suspension or expulsion from the Recreation Center. We value your participation.

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REFUND POLICY

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R E C R E A T I O N D E PA R T M E N T R E F U N D P O L I C Y & M O R E PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES 

If a class or program is canceled or if a refund is requested 5+ business days before the activity, there will be a 100% refund. If a refund request is submitted less than 5 business days before the activity, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee subtracted from the refund. There will be no refunds for an activity after it has started.

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If a refund request is submitted before the early registration deadline, there will be a 100% refund. If a refund request is made after the registration deadline, the uniform cost will be subtracted from the refund, as well as a $5.00 administrative fee (unless a doctor’s note is provided for medical withdrawal). There will be no refunds for an activity after it has started.

POOL REFUNDS 

CHILD WATCH 

We offer a Child Watch area during select operating hours for users to have children aged 1 and walking to 7 years old while patrons are using the facility. Children will play with toys and other activities in a secure area with a staff member.

The Child Watch area costs $3 per child for drop in users. Annual pass holders may utilize the Child Watch area at no additional cost.

Children can be dropped off at the Child Watch area for a maximum of 90 minutes. The adult must remain in the Fieldhouse while the child is in the Child Watch area. Fort Morgan Police will be contacted if the adult ever leaves the facility.

The current hours for Child Watch are Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30AM to 1:00PM and 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Operating hours are subject to change at any time.

For more information about Child Watch, please visit the reception desk at the Fieldhouse or call us at (970) 542-3921.

CITY WIDE RENTALS 

For all city rentals, we require your refund request to be submitted 10 business days prior to the date of your rental. If a refund request is submitted 10+ business days before the rental date, there will be a 100% refund. There will be no refund given for refund requests submitted less than 10 business days before the rental, due to loss of potential that would have otherwise rented that facility or equipment.

PUNCH CARDS & PASSES 

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No refunds will be given on punch cards or passes.

All rentals canceled more than 24 hours in advance of the rental will be refunded the full amount of the rental. All rentals canceled less than 24 hours in advance of the rental will be refunded 50% of the rental fee and will not receive their deposit back. If weather (lightning, thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc.) prohibits entry into the water before the rental start, then a full refund will be issued to the renter. If the weather prohibits entry into the water before the first half of the rental concludes, a refund of 50% will be issued. If the weather prohibits, entry in the water after the first half of the rental, no refunds will be given.

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The Fort Morgan Recreation Department is searching for officials for our sport programs. We welcome all levels of experience. We have several experienced officials who can tutor you on how to become a successful and respected official. This is a great opportunity to contribute back to a sport you love and earn some extra cash in your pocket! Must be 14 and older to apply. Wages are determined by what sports program you are officiating and your level of experience. If interested, please contact Kolby Wahlert at (970) 542-3929 or kolby.wahlert@cityoffortmorgan.com. Sport programs include: 

Youth Soccer

Men’s Basketball

Youth Baseball

Women’s Basketball

Youth Volleyball

Men’s Adult Softball

Youth Flag Football

And More!

Youth Basketball

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FORT MORGAN YOUTH SPORTS POLICIES & RECREATION & INFORMATION

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YOUT H SPORTS POLICIES UNIFORMS/T-SHIRTS

INCLEMENT WEATHER

If a program fee includes a uniform for any specific program, sizes will be placed on size given. If the size given and ordered is not satisfactory, and the order was at no fault to the City of Fort Morgan Recreation Department, the individual will be responsible for paying for a different size.

If fields present an unsafe environment, we will postpone or cancel practices or games. Staff is instructed to error on the side of caution when determining inclement weather. Call the Recreation Hotline for news on weather cancellation at (970) 542-3928.

ONE REQUEST The Recreation Department strives to create fun and challenging opportunities for our youth. To maintain a fair playing field, we only permit one pairing request per individual. If both participants request each other to be on the same team, we will do our best to honor that request. We recommend this request system is used for individuals who may have limited transportation to practices and/or games. This request cannot be for a specific coach! Coaches will be able to coach their child(ren), but not request several friends. This is to avoid unbalanced or “stacked” teams. Please note that requests are not guarantees. We will do our best to honor such requests.

PLAYING UP If the parent would like to consider their child playing up ONE age/grade level, please contact Kolby Wahlert at kolby.wahlert@cityoffortmorgan.com. Please allow one week to process and respond. Players are not allowed to play down an age/ grade level. Special circumstances will be considered. Please contact Kolby Wahlert at kolby.wahlert@cityoffortmorgan.com. Please allow one week to process and respond.

WAITING LIST Waiting lists are a source of contact and do not guarantee you will receive a call back. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

COMBINING AGE DIVSIONS SPORTSMANSHIP We strive to create memorable and positive experiences for our participants through our sports programs. We remind parents, coaches, players, and spectators that their actions, both positive and negative, have an impact on kids during these activities. Please be mindful to focus on the positive. Also acknowledge that our staff is prone to make the occasional mistake, as we all are. We are here for the kids! Let’s make sure they have fun playing these wonderful sports! 10

We reserve the right to combine age divisions for any programming dependent on the number of registrations.

AGE/GRADE DETERMINATIONS The age/grade at the start of the season determines the age/grade bracket for the program. Baseball will use what grade your child will be in the Fall.

REFUNDS Please see our refund policy on page 8.

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YOUTH SPORTS & RECREATION

YOUT H SPORTS YOUTH CO-ED SOCCER (PRE-K)

YOUTH GIRLS SOCCER (1ST-3RD GRADE)

Time to learn the basics of soccer in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Teams practice for 30 minutes and then play a game. Practices/Games are held Saturdays at Jaycee Park.

Continue improving your soccer skills in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Practices times to be determined by volunteer coaches. Games are held Saturdays at Jaycee Park.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022

DATE

DATE

4/16-5/7

TIME

LOCATION

10:00AM—11:00AM

Jaycee Park

Fee: $35.00

Max #: 60

4/2-5/7

TIME

LOCATION

8:00AM—12:00PM

Jaycee Park

Fee: $35.00

Max #: 80

YOUTH CO-ED SOCCER (KINDERGARTEN)

YOUTH BOYS SOCCER (4TH-6TH GRADE)

Time to learn the basics of soccer in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Teams practice for 30 minutes and then play a game. Practices/Games are held Saturdays at Jaycee Park.

Grow into a great player by enhancing your soccer skills in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Practices times to be determined by volunteer coaches. Games are held Tuesdays at Riverside Park.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022

DATE 4/16-5/7

TIME

LOCATION

11:00AM—12:00PM

Jaycee Park

Fee: $35.00

Max #: 60

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022 DATE 3/29-5/3

TIME 5:00PM—7:00PM

Fee: $35.00

LOCATION Riverside Park Max #: 60

YOUTH BOYS SOCCER (1ST-3RD GRADE)

YOUTH GIRLS SOCCER (4TH-6TH GRADE)

Continue improving your soccer skills in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Practices times to be determined by volunteer coaches. Games are held Saturdays at Jaycee Park.

Grow into a great player by enhancing your soccer skills in kicking, dribbling, and passing. Practices times to be determined by volunteer coaches. Games are held Thursdays at Riverside Park.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022 DATE 4/2-5/7 Fee: $35.00

TIME

LOCATION

8:00AM—12:00PM

Jaycee Park Max #: 80

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2022 DATE 3/31-5/5 Fee: $35.00

TIME 5:00PM—7:00PM

LOCATION Riverside Park Max #: 60

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FORT MORGAN YOUTH SPORTS POLICIES & RECREATION & INFORMATION

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Y O U T H AC T I V I T I E S PARENTS NIGHT OUT (8-12 Years Old)

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE (3 -12 & Dad)

Looking for something for your kids to do on a Friday Night while you get away for a bit? Have them join us for a fun activity! Every Friday night from January 21 to February 25, our staff will be running a fun activity where kids can enjoy themselves from 5:00PM to 6:30PM!

Dads! Bring your little girl (ages 3-12) for a special night of dancing at the Fieldhouse! Come in your best dress and have your girl wear her favorite dress! This evening is a great opportunity to show them how special they are! We will have lights, music, refreshments, photos, and each young lady will receive a corsage!

DATE

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 18, 2022

1/21

Basketball

Fieldhouse

DATE

1/21

Kickball

Fieldhouse

1/21

Movie Night

Fieldhouse

1/21

Nerf Battle

Fieldhouse

1/21

Dodgeball

Fieldhouse

1/21

Bouncy House/Obstacle Course Fieldhouse

Fee: $10.00 per night, $50.00 for all 6

Max: ?

MARCH MADNESS CHALLENGE (Under 18)

Grab a pencil and fill out a bracket for our March Madness Challenge! This challenge is for any youth under 18 and is FREE to enter! Pop by the Front desk after Selection Sunday (March 14) and fill out your bracket! Make sure to get your bracket in by March 16 before games begin. The best bracket wins a $25 gift card prize! BRACKET DUE: March 16, 2022

2/26

TIME

LOCATION

6:00PM—7:30PM

Fieldhouse

Fee: $20.00, $5 for additional child

ROCK CLIMBING/BOULDERING Want to try out our new bouldering and rock climbing walls at the Fieldhouse? Ask about getting certified at the front desk! All participants under 18 must have their parent/guardian sign paperwork before certification begins. All participants under 14 must have a parent/ guardian or staff member with them who is also certified when they climb. Certification ensures the climber has been trained to safely use the equipment. Rock Climbing/Bouldering is inherently dangerous and climbers assume the risk associated with climbing. Certification Level 1—Bouldering Wall Certification Level 2—Auto Belay Climbing Wall Certification Level 3—Top Rope Climbing Wall

DISC GOLF EQUIPMENT Disc Golf equipment is available at the Fieldhouse, FREE for day use! Inquire at the reception desk!

Bouldering Wall

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ADULT SPORTS & RECREATION

ADULT SPOR TS & RECRE AT ION MENS BASKETBALL

WOMENS BASKETBALL

Open to individuals 16+!

Open to individuals 16+!

Get the team together, grab your gym shoes and join us for men's basketball league at the Fieldhouse. Games are held on Sundays with officials. 5-on-5 structured games with 40 minute running clock.

Get the team together, grab your gym shoes and join us for men's basketball league at the Fieldhouse. Games are held on Sundays without officials (self officiated). 5-on-5 structured games with 40 minute running clock.

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2022

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2022

DATE 2/20-3/27

TIME

LOCATION

DATE

12:00PM—5:00PM

Fieldhouse

2/20-3/27

Fee: $350 per team

TIME

LOCATION

9:00AM—12:00PM

Fieldhouse

Fee: $175 per team

ROCK CLIMBING/BOULDERING Want to try out our new bouldering and rock climbing walls at the Fieldhouse? Ask about getting certified at the front desk! All participants under 18 must have their parent/guardian sign paperwork before certification begins. All participants under 14 must have a parent/ guardian or staff member with them who is also certified when they climb. Certification ensures the climber has been trained to safely use the equipment. Rock Climbing/Bouldering is inherently dangerous and climbers assume the risk associated with climbing.

CO-ED DODGEBALL Open to individuals 14+! Ready for some dodgeball? Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge through a fast pace game! Games are held on Mondays at 6PM with 6 players on a team during a game. Registration Deadline: February 19, 2022 DATE 2/28-3/4

TIME

LOCATION

6:00PM—8:00PM

Fieldhouse

Fee: $50 per team

Certification Level 1—Bouldering Wall Certification Level 2—Auto Belay Climbing Wall Certification Level 3—Top Rope Climbing Wall

WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE Sigh up for our Weight Loss Challenge at the front desk of the Fieldhouse. Top winners receive a gift card. Ask the front desk for more details. The challenge begins on January 31st!

SUPER BOWL SQUARES (18+)

Come pick out for favorite square as we run a round of Super Bowl Squares! Each square costs $5 to pick. The overall winner will receive half of the pot, while quarter winners will receive $50. PICKS DUE: February 11, 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 29, 2022

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ADULT SPORTS & RECREATION

ADULT SPOR TS & RECRE AT ION PICKLEBALL OPEN GYM

MORGAN COUNTY DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION

Thursday night is pickleball night! Come play on our two indoor pickleball courts in our third gym! Please bring your paddles and balls to play. We have limited paddles available for use. Nets are provided.

Fort Morgan is home to several amazing disc golf courses. The Morgan County Disc Golf Association (MCDGA) is an open group of players who organize local play. If you are interested in joining, please join their Facebook group or call Bill Thiel at (970) 380-2824 or Wayne Carlson at (970) 842-3119.

DAYS Th

TIME

LOCATION

5:00PM—8:00PM

Fieldhouse

Fee: Daily Admission or Membership at Fieldhouse

MARCH MADNESS CHALLENGE (18+)

Grab a pencil and fill out a bracket for our March Madness Challenge! This challenge is for any adults 18+ and costs $2 per bracket to enter! Pop by the Front desk after Selection Sunday (March 14) and fill out your bracket! Make sure to get your bracket in by March 16 before games begin. First place wins 50% of the pot, second place wins 25% of the pot, and third place wins 10%.

DISC GOLF EQUIPMENT Disc Golf equipment is available at the Fieldhouse, FREE for day use! Inquire at the reception desk!

BRACKET DUE: March 16, 2022

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AQUATICS

Riverside Park Pool

R I V E R S I D E PA R K P O O L O P E R A T I O N S CONTACT INFORMATION 1600 N. Main Street Fort Morgan, CO 80701 970.867.7391 www.cityoffortmorgan.com

POOL OPENS MAY 28!

Sam Pettyjohn Recreation Coordinator

sam.pettyjohn@cityoffortmorgan.com 970.542.3919

WE ARE EXCITED FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER! POOL PROGRAM INFORMATION WILL BE IN OUR NEXT ISSUE OF COMMUNITY CONNECTION! HOWEVER…

YOU CAN RESERVE THE POOL NOW FOR YOUR NEXT SUMMER POOL PARTY! SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED AND COME ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS! CALL THE FIELDHOUSE TO RESERVE, (970)542-3921! 16

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AQUATICS

R I V E R S I D E PA R K P O O L P O L I C I E S & R U L E S RIVERSIDE POOL RULES         

CPRA Lifeguard Games

All patrons wanting to swim must be wearing a swimming suit. No street clothes allowed in the pool. No food or drink in the pool area except clear plastic bottles containing water. No alcohol or drug use. No glass containers in the pool area. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. No hard toys allowed in the pool area. All swimmers must shower before entering or re-entering the pool. We reserve the right to expel any individual who does not follow the rules set by this facility.

PRIVATE POOL PARTIES

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Children using Coast Guard approved flotation devices must be supervised by a parent or guardian within arms reach. Flotations devises are up to the managers discretion. No diving off any play structures (flotations, mushrooms or fountains). Only one person on the diving board at any time.

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Swim only when lifeguards are on duty. Obey lifeguard instructions at all times. No running, pushing, dunking, or horseplay. No bombs, can-openers or watermelons off the sides of the pool. No back dives, flips or twists done off the sides of the pool.

Interested in renting out Riverside Pool for a private party? Pool party rentals are available on selected Fridays and Saturdays during the Pool Season from 6PM to 8PM. Parties are reserved on a first come, first serve basis once the pool has opened. If interest, please call 970.867.7391 or email sam.pettyjohn@cityoffortmorgan.com

POOL PARTY RENTAL FEES Facility Fee Pool Party Rental (75 people) .................... $200.00 Pool Party Rental (each add. 50 people) ... $50.00 Please note: An additional $100.00 safety deposit is required for all Pool Party rentals. This deposit is refundable after your event pending the condition of the facility. Weather cancellation policy can be found on page 34.

MORE POOL INFO WILL BE IN OUR NEXT COMMUNITY CONNECITON INCLUDING:

Disregard for these rules will result in expulsion from the Riverside Park Pool.

SWIM LESSONS | DOGGIE DAY JUNIOR GUARD TRAINING

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Fitness Room at the Fieldhouse

F IELDHOUSE F I T NESS INFORMAT ION RULES & REGULATIONS

EQUIPMENT

To maintain safety for all patrons, the Recreation Department has established several rules when using any fitness equipment. Failure to comply with rules could result in suspension or expulsion from the Recreation Center.

The Fieldhouse provides unique and challenging fitness equipment to improve an individual’s wellness. Whether for drop in use or an organized class, you’ll find a nice variety of equipment!

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You must be at least 14 years of age to use the weight room. Wipe down machines after use. Do not drop the weights. No food, drink, alcohol, drugs or tobacco allowed. Bottled water and sports drinks only. Do not attempt to use equipment if unfamiliar with the proper use. Please ask management for assistance. All equipment must be used in the manner for which it was designed. Do not attempt to modify the equipment. Appropriate exercise attire is required in the weight room. Please direct all questions, concerns, and maintenance needs to management. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not abide by the rules set forth by this facility. Fitness Room at the Fieldhouse

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Treadmills Elliptical Machines Recumbent Bike Upright Bike

Aerobics Room  Lightweight dumbbells    

Yoga Mats Exercise Balls Workout Bars Mirrored Walls

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Dumbbells Benches Squat Rack Bench Press Leg Press Kettlebells Medicine Balls Leg Curls Leg Extensions Lat Pull-Downs Incline Press Elliptical Machine Spin Bikes Mirrored Walls


FITNESS & WELLNESS

BOOTCAMPS WI T H SELA

GROUP FI T NESS WI T H SELA

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SPECIAL EVENTS

LOOKING AT CREAT ING YOUR OWN SPECIAL EVEN T? Fort Morgan is a great place to hold a special event! From 5K races to non-profit fundraisers, the City of Fort Morgan supports a plethora of events to enhance our community. Special event applications can be obtained online at https://www.cityoffortmorgan.com/341/Recreation-Dept-Rental-Agreements or at the Gene Doty Senior Center (307 Linda Street). This application is also used if you are wanting to have any street closures, parades, banners hung, or large public events at any of the City’s parks. All special event packets must be completed and turned it at least 60 days prior to the event to be processed. An insurance policy is required with all special events applications. If you are looking to hold a special event, please contact Steve Samson, Recreation Superintendent at (970)542-3909 or steve.samson@cityoffortmorgan.com.

Special Events in Fort Morgan 

Baby Bear Hugs Olympics

High Plains Challenge Disc Golf Tournament

Bobstock Music Festival

International Music Fest

Break the Silence Suicide Awareness Festival

Kids at Their Best Feeding Program

Child Abuse Awareness Community Barbeque

Migrant Summer Festival

Christmas Capital of the Plains

Morgan Community College Graduation

Elk’s Lodge Flag Day Ceremony

Mustangs Summer Baseball Season

Fall Harvest Car Show

Relay for Life Volleyball Tournament

Fort Morgan High School Homecoming

United We Race

Fort Morgan School District Feeding Program

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Glenn Miller Swingfest

And Much More!

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SENIOR CENTER

Gene Doty Senior Center

GENE DOT Y SENIOR CEN T ER OPERAT IONS CONTACT INFORMATION

Valentine’s Day Tea Party

307 Linda Street Fort Morgan, CO 80701 970.542.3922 senioraid@cityoffortmorgan.com www.cityoffortmorgan.com

2022 HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday ................................................................. Closed Monday ............................................... 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday .............................................. 8:00am-5:00pm Wednesday ........................................ 8:00am-5:00pm Thursday ............................................ 8:00am-5:00pm Friday .................................................. 8:00am-5:00pm Saturday.............................................................. Closed

2022 HOLIDAY CLOSURES New Year’s Day ............................................ January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day .................... January 17 President’s Day ........................................ February 21 Memorial Day .................................................... May 30 Independence Day ............................................. July 4 Labor Day ................................................ September 5 Veteran’s Day ......................................... November 11 Thanksgiving Day .................................November 24 Christmas Day (observed) ................ December 26

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ROOM RENTALS The Gene Doty Senior Center is available for private rental for weekends and weekday evenings. Rooms available include the Main Hall, Kitchen, Billiard Room and Card Room. When renting, please include your set up and tear down time as part of your rental since you will not be able to enter into the facility until your rental time has begun. Limited chairs and tables are also available. If interested, please inquire at the Gene Doty Senior Center to get a rental packet. We ask that requests are done at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure staff is available.

PRIVATE RENTAL FEES FOR SENIOR CENTER Main Hall Fees

Fee

2 Hours ................................................................ $75.00 3+ Hours ............................................................ $150.00 5+ Hours ............................................................ $150.00 8 Hours ..............................................................$300.00 Mandatory Cleaning Fee for all rentals ... $100.00 For all other room fees including the Card Room, Kitchen, and Billard Room, please reach out to the Senior Center at (970) 542-3922.

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SE N I OR CE N T E R AC T I V I T I E S MEET N’ EAT

POKER

The Meet-N-Eat Program offers older adults an opportunity to a daily nutritious meal. Meals are served Monday-Friday around noon. If you are not able to make it here to eat with us, ask about meal delivery. All meals are given out by a suggested donation offering. The suggested donation for anyone age 60 and above is $4. For questions and reservations, please contact Judy Clayton @ 970-380-7859. DAYS M, Tu, W, Th, F

TIME 12:00PM—1:30PM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: Suggested Donation $4.00 (60+), $11.00 (Other)

SENIOR STRETCH & STRENGTH This class will follow a variety of workouts focused on improving flexibility and balance while building strength for everyday activities. DAYS M and F

TIME 8:30AM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: FREE

STRONG PEOPLE STAY HEALTHY The goal of this program is to improve health and quality of life by focusing on building and maintaining healthy muscle strength. DAYS Tu and Th

TIME 8:30AM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: FREE

DAYS Th

TIME 1:00PM-5:00PM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: FREE

BRIDGE Come make new friends and enjoy a game of bridge! Bridge lessons are available by request on Tuesday mornings. If you are interested, please contact the Senior Center at 970.542.3922.

DAYS

TIME

LOCATION

2nd & 4th M

1:00PM—5:00PM

Senior Center

1st & 3rd W

1:00PM—5:00PM

Senior Center

1st & 3rd Th

1:00PM—5:00PM

Senior Center

Fee: FREE

PINOCHLE Join us for a friendly game of Pinochle! Held on every Friday! DAYS F

TIME 1:00PM—5:00PM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: FREE

BILLIARDS Open pool hall available to all senior players! DAYS M, Tu, W, Th, F

TIME 8:00AM—5:00PM

LOCATION Senior Center

Fee: FREE

BINGO

CARDS Come join us for a game of cards!

B-I-N-G-O! 5 in a row gets the win! We play on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month!

CONCENTRATED RUMMY

DAYS

DAYS

TIME

M, W, F

1:00PM—5:00PM

LOCATION

1st & 3rd W

Senior Center

Fee: FREE

Fee: FREE

CRIBBAGE & KINGS IN CORNER DAYS Tu Fee: FREE

TIME 1:00PM—5:00PM

LOCATION Senior Center

TIME 1:00PM—3:00PM

LOCATION Senior Center

BUNCO DAYS

TIME

LOCATION

Last W of each month 1:00PM—3:00PM Senior Center Fee: FREE

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PARKS

Riverside Park

R E N T I N G S H E L T E R S & O T H E R F AC I L I T I E S RENTING PICNIC SHELTERS

RENTING OTHER FACILITIES

Looking for some outdoor space for your next get together? Rent out a beautiful picnic shelter, located at one of our parks! These spaces are ideal for birthday parties, family reunions, baby showers, and other fun festivities! Shelter rentals include 6-8 picnic tables for your event! If you are interested in renting a shelter, please visit the Fieldhouse at 1239 E. Kiowa Ave or give us a call at (970) 542-3921!

The Parks Department also rents out picnic tables and other facilities for the public’s use! If you are interested in renting these amenities, please visit the Senior Center at 307 Linda Street or give us a call at (970) 542-3922!

Facility

Fee

Picnic Table (per table) .................................... $10.00 Picnic Table Deposit (per table) ............. $15.00

PICNIC SHELTER RENTAL FEES Time

OTHER FACILITY RENTAL FEES

Fee

Half Day (Up to 4 Hours)................................. $30.00 All Day (5+ Hours) ............................................$50.00 Please note: Picnic Shelters are available on a first– come, first-serve basis. There are no deposits for a picnic shelter rental.

Please note: There are 40 tables which can be rented at any time. Renters must pick up and drop off tables at the Parks Department (1600 N. Main Street), Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM to 3:30PM. Deposits refundable pending condition.

Showmobile (weekday) ................................ $150.00 Showmobile (weekend) ................................$300.00 Showmobile Deposit...............................$250.00 Bandshell (with power) .................................$120.00 Bandshell (without power) ............................ $75.00

Dahms-Talton Bandshell

Bandshell Deposit ...................................$250.00 Soccer Field (with prep) ................................. $75.00

Soccer Field (without prep) ........................... $35.00 Soccer Goals & Nets ........................................ $50.00 Soccer Goals & Nets Deposit............... $150.00 Baseball/Softball Field (with prep) ............. $35.00 Baseball/Softball Field (without prep)........ $15.00 Baseball/Softball Field (tournament) ...... $100.00 Please note: Safety deposits are required on several types of rentals. This deposit is refundable after your event pending the condition of the facility.

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PA R K S I N F O R M A T I O N PARK AMENITIES MATRIX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Walking Trails

X

X

Tennis Courts

X

X

Skate/BMX Park

301 Aurora Street

X

Picnic Shelter

X

Fulton Heights Park

Pickleball

414 Main Street

Restrooms

X

City Park

1137 Gateway Avenue

Pool

120 Cheyenne Street

Gateway Park

Playground

Nature Areas

Multi-Purpose Field

Electricity

Dog Park

Disc Golf

Basketball

X

Brenda Joy Park

X

Glenn Miller Park 110 Main Street Jaycee Park 520 Southridge Road Optimist Park 1000 Vickie Street Riverside Park 1600 N. Main Street Twamore Trails 2020 N. Main Street

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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MUSEUM & LIBRARY

Fort Morgan Museum & Library

MUSEUM/LIBRARY OPERAT IONS & PROGRAMS CONTACT INFORMATION

MUSEUM/LIBRARY TOURS

414 Main Street Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Looking for a fun and educational experience? The Fort Morgan Museum & Library is a fantastic place to bring your group. To book a program, resource, or tour, just call educator Kathleen Bryne at (970)542-4014 or email at kathleen.byrne@cityoffortmorgan.com.

970.542.4000 (Library) 970.542.4011 (Museum) www.cityoffortmorgan.com

2021 HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday ................................................................. Closed Monday ............................................... 9:00am-6:00pm Tuesday — Thursday ...................... 9:00am-7:00pm Friday .................................................. 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday............................................. 9:00am-5:00pm

2022 HOLIDAY CLOSURES New Year’s Day ............................................ January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day .................... January 17 President’s Day ........................................ February 21 Memorial Day .................................................... May 30 Independence Day ............................................. July 4 Labor Day ................................................ September 5 Veteran’s Day ......................................... November 11 Thanksgiving Day .................................November 24 Christmas Day (observed) ................ December 26

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Let us know the subject, group size, time frame, and any special requirements you have for the program. All programs, tours, and resources are FREE. We have programs we can bring to you! We recommend you book at least 2 weeks in advance. Especially in November, April, and May, our programming schedule fills up quickly and is first come, first serve.

E-BOOKS & MORE

Overdrive

Enjoy E-Books, Audio Books, and more for free! All you need to get started is a library card. https://coloradodc.overdrive.com/

Fort Morgan Library

Cloud Library

Enjoy E-Books and Audio Books for free! All you need is a library card. https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/

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MUSE UM/ LIBRARY PROGRAMS MUSEUM EXHIBITS

MAKERSPACE (12+)

Temporary Lower Galley Exhibits Step inside our museum and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of animated displays, authentic memorabilia and artifacts. We bring history to life! It’s always evolving, educating and exciting for all ages!

Enjoy this fun and safe space to create anything you can imagine. Whether it’s school projects, DIY life hacks, sewing, 3-D, virtual reality, gaming, or art, we have you covered! Must be 12 years old or older unless accompanied by an adult. Feature include:

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Howard Rollin

September 11—January 22

Craft station with free supplies Textile station with Brother sewing machine 3-D printer and pens Virtual reality and smartphone station Game table Robotics and programming tools Electronics station

DAYS

TIME

M, W, F

3:00PM-4:45PM

LOCATION Museum/Library

Fee: FREE

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Join us on the first Thursday of every month for a family movie night! Ask the front desk about what movie will be showing for that month! Movie Night is held in the Children’s Library at 5:30PM. Popcorn is provided! Family movie night is planned to run though May 2022.

Makerspace

FAMILY STORY TIME (0-5) Join us Thursdays for Family Story Time in the Children’s Library. Together we will read, talk, play, sing, and write! Every Family Story Time includes a book read by a member of our staff, songs and dance, play and stretching, and a literacy-based craft to take home. Family Story time with LynnDee

Thursdays at 10:00, Children’s Library

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GOLF

QUAIL DUNES GOLF COURSE OPERAT IONS CONTACT INFORMATION

DAILY ADMISSIONS

17586 Morgan County Road T-5 Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Daily Green & Cart Fees

970.867.5990 www.cityoffortmorgan.com

2022 HOURS OF OPERATION Dates/Hours may vary, dependent on weather, course conditions and tournaments.

Off Season Winter Hours

November 15 — March 15.......... Contact Golf Shop Quail Dunes Golf Course follows a winter weather policy: If the forecast does not call for temperatures over 40 degrees, the course will not open.

In Season Spring , Summer, Fall Hours

March 16 — April 30........................ 9:00am- Sunset (last tee time is available 2 hours prior to sunset) May 1 — November 14 ................... 7:00am- Sunset (last tee time is available 2 hours prior to sunset)

Green Fee (9 Holes) ......................................... $20.00 Green Fee (18 Holes) ....................................... $30.00 Cart Fee (9 Holes) ............................................. $10.00 Cart Fee (18 Holes) ............................................ $15.00 *Morgan County Resident Discount ........ $5.00 off *Senior Discount ........................................... $5.00 off *City Employee Discount ............................ $5.00 off *ID required to receive discount

Range Balls

Small....................................................................... $3.00 Medium .................................................................. $5.00 Large ...................................................................... $7.00

OTHER ADMISSIONS

Annual Green Fee Passes

Adult (19-59) .................................................... $800.00 Senior (60+) ...................................................... $700.00 Junior (13-18).................................................... $155.00 Married Couple .............................................. $1400.00 Value Card ($5 Green Fee) ......................... $450.00 College Card ($5 Green Fee) ......................$250.00

Cart Pass Junior Golf Camp

Adult Cart Pass ............................................... $360.00 Spouse/Partner Cart Pass ...........................$310.00

Range Pass Fees

Adult Pass (3 Large per day) ....................... $175.00 Junior Pass (2 Large per day) ...................... $60.00 Family Pass (6 Large per day) ................... $225.00 $150 Key Pass ................................................... $110.00

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OPERAT IONS & PROGRAMS PUNCH CARDS

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Punch Cards

9 Holes (20 Rounds) ...................................... $300.00 9 Holes with Cart (20 Rounds) ................... $400.00 9 Holes Senior (10 Rounds) ............................$90.00 9 Holes Senior with Cart (10 Rounds) ....... $180.00 9 Holes Senior with Cart (20 Rounds) ..... $350.00

DATES 3/15/22 4/9/22

TOURNAMENTS Handicap Season/Posting Begins Quail Run Speed Golf

4/20/22

FMHS Girls League Tournament

4/23/22

ABCD Scramble—QDMGA

4/24/22

Junior Max Event

4/25-26/22

Aerification

Men’s League

Junior Golf Camp

Quail Dunes Golf Course

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