Parks and Recreation Guide, Summer 2021

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HELENA SUMMER 2021


Contents PARKS............................................................... PG 3 LAST CHANCE SPLASH WATERPARK AND POOL.............................. PG 5 SWIM LESSONS............................................... PG 7 TENNIS.............................................................. PG 9 PICKLEBALL................................................... PG 10 FREE SUMMER DAY CAMPS: KAY’S KIDS PG 11 SKYHAWKS SPORTS ACADEMY................ PG 15 CIVIC CENTER............................................... PG 17 SKATE AND BIKE............................................ PG 18 BILL ROBERTS GOLF COURSE.................. PG 19 MUNI’S SPORTS GRILLE............................. PG 20 JOB OPPORTUNITIES.................................. PG 22

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Summertime, and the living is getting better. The City of Helena Parks, Recreation and Open Lands Department is excited to be emerging from a challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many of us away from the sports and recreation that make us happy and whole. Fortunately our Helena Parks and Open Lands have always been open, and we may actually get to gather together! Some sports and recreation programs will return this year with social distancing and robust sanitation processes and procedures in place. Our summer program, Kay’s Kids, will return four days a week with extended hours and exciting new themes. Last Chance Splash will be returning with morning and evening swim lessons and the waterpark reopening. The City Golf Course and Restaurant will be open with ample room to distance and the Civic Center will even have a few events this spring and will be open to the public for bookings. None of this would be possible without our dedicated Parks, Recreation, Open Lands, and Civic Center staff who are working tirelessly to care for these shared public spaces. So this summer, wash your hands, wear your masks, and get your vaccine. Most importantly, get outside, get moving, breathe fresh air and keep your bodies healthy to raise up the health of our community. Our parks will be here for you. Thank you, Kristi Ponozzo City of Helena Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Lands


City of Helena Parks 1

Mountain View Park

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Janet Park

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Nob Hill Park

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Selmet Held Park

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Red Letter Park

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Lincoln Park

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Beattie Park

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6th Ward Garden Park

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Robinson Park

10 Lockey Park 11 Skelton Park 12 Cherry Park 13 Nature Park 14 Memorial Park 15 Crystal Springs Park

17 Bill Robert’s Golf Course 18 Batch Park 19 Centennial Park 20 Kay McKenna Park 21 Hill Park 22 Women’s Park 23 Firetower Park 24 Pioneer Park 25 Dale Harris Park 26 Northwest Park 27 Barney Park 28 Wakeshaw Park 29 Cunningham Park 30 Reber Park 31 Mount Helena Park

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City of Helena - Playgrounds 1

Mountain View Park

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Selmet Held Park

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6th Ward Garden Park

10 Lockey Park 11 Skelton Park 12 Cherry Park 14 Memorial Park

16 JC Park 18 Batch Park 19 Centennial Park 26 Northwest Park 27 Barney Park 28 Wakeshaw Park 29 Cunningham Park

City of Helena - Dog Parks 3

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Mountain View Park

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Last Chance Splash Waterpark and Pool Location: 1203 North Last Chance Gulch Contact: 406-447-1559 Opening Day: June 21st Closing Day: August: 21st Dog Swim: August 22nd

- 50 meter pool 3 ft to 5 ft, eight lanes. - Diving Well: 10 ft deep, diving board & diving area. - Zero Depth Pool: Zero to 3 ft. - Lazy River: 4 ft, winding turns, we have intertubes for public use. - Catch pool: 3.5 ft where the two slides dump into. - Curly Slide - Speed Slide -Splash Deck: Water guns, geysers and rainbow sprinklers - Concession Stand: frozen treats, hot snacks, slushies

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Daily Admission Resident Discount 0-3 years: 4-12 years: 13-64 years: 65+ years:

Free $3.50 $4.50 $3.50

10 Punch Pass Resident Discount 4-12 years: $28 13-64 years: $36 65+ years: $28

Season Pass Resident Discount 4-12 years: $63 13-64 years: $81 65+ years: $63 Family: $162

Daily Admission 0-3 years: 4-12 years: 13-64 years: 65+ years:

Free $4.00 $6.00 $4.00

10 Punch Pass 4-12 years: $31.50 13-64 years: $40.50 65+ years: $31.50

Season Pass 4-12 years: $70 13-64 years: $90 65+ years: $70 Family: $180

Weekday Schedule: Waterpark: 12:15 - 7:00 pm 50-meter pool & diving tank: 1:00 - 7:00 pm Lap Swim: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm Weekend Schedule: Waterpark: 1:00 - 5:00 pm 50-meter pool & diving tank: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Lap Swim: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Closure Policy: Montana Health Code: The pool will close for one half hour if lightning is seen or thunder is heard. We offer $1.00 off safety coupons towards your next visit, as well as a stamp for same day re-entry if we are able to re-open.


Find Your Swim Lesson Level Can your child place their face in the water for at least 3 seconds? Are they able to kick on their front and back while being sup- Yes ported?

Begin here:

Is your child 3-4 years old?

is your child 5 years old or older?

No Yes

No

Yes Is your child comfortable kicking on their front and back without support?

Level 1

No

Level 1 Advanced

Yes Is your child comfortable kicking on their front and back without support?

Preschool

Can your child kick on their front and back without support? Can they swim with a combined stroke?

No

Level 3 Advanced

Can your child move their arms and legs alternating and simultaneously on their front and back with or without support?

No

Can your child swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards?

Yes Can your child swim 15 yards each of crawl stroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly and sidestroke?

Yes No

Level 4

Level 2

Yes

No

Can your child perform a front and back glide and recover to standing? Can they back float for at least 15 seconds?

Yes

Level 2 Advanced

Level 3

Yes

Parent & Child

No

Yes Yes

No

No

Can your child swim crawl stroke for at least 15 yards, back float and tread water for 1 minute each?

Can your child swim 25 yards of each stroke? Are they able to do a standing dive and shallow No angle dive?

Yes

Level 5

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Swim Lessons Session 1:

Session 2:

June 28th - July 8th

July 12th - July 22nd

Session 3:

Session 4:

July 26th - August 5th

August 9th - August 19th

Monday - Thursday Cost: Lesson rate: $40 Resident Discount Lesson rate: $32

Register: Opens on May 1st. Online: lastchancesplash.com Phone: If registering before 6/21 call 447-8077. After 6/21 call 447-1559.

Private Lessons: Private lessons are 30 minutes long and are scheduled for the same time slots as group lessons. Private lesson rates are $18 per lesson, resident discount lesson rates are $15 per lesson. Register for lessons online.

Weather Policy: If the temperature is below 50 degrees or there’s a thunderstorm a makeup lesson will be offered on Friday.

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Morning Schedule

Evening Schedule

9:30am - 10:00am

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Level 5 Level 2 Level 1 Adv. Level 1 Preschool Private

Level 3 Adv. Level 2 Preschool

10:05am - 10:35am Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Preschool Private

10:40am - 11:10am Level 3 Adv. Level 3 Level 2 Adv. Level 1 Adv. Preschool

Private

4:35pm - 5:05pm Level 1 Adv. Level 1 Preschool Private

5:10pm - 5:40pm Level 1 Preschool Parent & Child Private

Private

5:45pm - 6:15pm

11:15am - 11:45am

Level 2 Level 1 Preschool

Level 4 Level 2 Adv. Level 1 Adv. Level 1 Preschool Private

Private

6:20pm - 6:50pm

Parent & Child

Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Adv.

Private

Private

11:50am - 12:15pm

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Tennis Lessons Held at the Civic Center Courts - Equipment Provided. Registration Opens May 1st. Register online at helenamt.gov/parks/activities Phone: 447-8077

Session 1:

Session 2:

June 14th - July 7th

July 19th - August 11th

Monday - Thursday Excluding the final Thursday of the session.

9:35-10:20am

Lob Launchers (ages 5-8)

10:25-11:20am

Ace Achievers - New Players (ages 9-11)

11:25-12:00pm

Ace Achievers - Returning (ages 9-11)

12:45-1:30pm

Middle School Smashers (ages 12-14)

1:35-2:35pm

Youth Intermediate/Advanced (ages 12-18)

Monday & Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm

Adult and High School Beginners

7:00-8:30pm

Adult Intermediate/Adv. - HS Varsity

Tennis Courts

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Barney Park

4 courts

Civic Center

4 courts

Lockey Park

4 courts

Mountain View

1 court


Pickleball Lesson Held at the Civic Center Courts- Equipment Provided. Registration Opens May 1st. Register online at helenamt.gov/parks/activities Phone: 447-8077

Session 1:

Session 2:

June 15th - June 24th

July 6th - July 15th

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30pm

6:30-7:30pm

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America as more and more people are discovering the fun and challenge of the sport. In Helena, participation increased 60% in the last year alone. Part of the appeal of pickleball is the ability to play competitive games with others with minimal instruction. As a player learns new skills and gains more experience, the fun increases too. Pickleball is one of the few sports in which juniors can easily participate with adults making it an outstanding family activity.

Open to ages 12 and Up.

Participants must wear athletic shoes. Protective eye wear highly recommended.

Pickleball Courts Barney Park

6 courts

Civic Center

4 courts

Interested in free pickleball lessons for children? Check out our Sports Week in our free summer day camps: Kay’s Kids.

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Free Summer Day Camp: Kay’s Kids Registration is rolling - After May 1st a new week of camp opens for registration. Register online: helenamt.gov/parks/activities Register by Phone: 447-8077

Who:

Helena’s Parks and Recreation Department partnering with the non-profit Kay McKenna Youth Foundation.

What:

We provide free summer camps for kids ages 6- 7 and 8-9. Children switch between Barney and Memorial Park with their age group and counselors. They can then experience a variety of activities like pickleball, swimming, folf, golf, tie dying, science experiments and more. Each week has a different theme - no two weeks of camp are the same! We also partner with the USDA summer meal program to provide free lunch for our campers.

When:

Where:

Monday - Thursday June 14th - Aug. 12th 7:45am - 3:00pm

Barney Park: 1950 Cleveland Memorial Park: 1005 Last Chance Gulch

Why:

We believe Helena’s youth should have access to a safe, creative and entertaining summer camp where they can enjoy the recreational opportunities our community has to offer.

How: Donations, volunteers and support from our community. Donate: kayskidsmt.org

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In-person camp is back, and it looks different than past summers. We are so thrilled to be offering in-person camp again this summer. Our campers have been missed and this will be an amazing summer with new and exciting themes to keep them engaged and entertained all season. Our abilities are limited and we are only able to offer camp in two locations for ages 6&7, and 8&9. Covid-19 safety procedures will be in place and things may change closer to camp beginning. We appreciate your understanding as we work to get through another summer with many unknown variables.

Free Lunch and Snacks Our camp partners with the USDA summer meal program to provide free lunch for our campers. This summer meal program is also available to all Helena children under the age of 18. Chlidren do not have to be registered to Kay’s Kids to participate in the free summer meal program. To learn about the program and locations, visit their website https://helenaschools.org/departments/food-services/

New Hours and Days Camp will be operating four days a week for extended hours this summer: Monday - Thursday, 7:45 - 3:00

Registration Required Registration is required. Please do not register for camp if you do not plan on attending - we will have capacity limits at each camp.

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6 and 7 Age Group Schedule June 14th - 17th: Talent Week, Memorial

Campers will rehearse, make props and backdrops, then perform their talents in the Bandshell Thursday - Join us for the final performance!

June 21st - 24th: Get Active!, Memorial

We’ll be getting active playing frisbee golf, rounds of kickball, soccer, softball and swimming of course!

June 28th - July 1st: Water Week, Memorial Sprinkler obstacle courses, watercolor paintings, beach ball relay races and swimming at the pool.

July 5th - 8th: Explore Helena, Memorial We’ll be taking walking field trips; swimming, riding waterslides, taking carousel rides and cool off from the summer heat by catching a movie.

July 12th - 15th: Groovy 60’s, Memorial Campers will enjoy the greatest hits of the 60’s: Making lava lamps, chocolate fondue, 60’s karaoke, and of course a sixties staple - TIE DYE!

July 19th - 22nd: Pickleball & Golf, Barney

We’ll be mastering the sport of pickleball and taking walking field trips to Bill Roberts Golf Course.

July 26th - 29th: Truck Week, Barney

Come inside the Bookmobile, try on the Firefighter’s gear, watch the Urban Forestry bucket truck climb high into the trees. We’re learning about trucks!

Aug. 2nd - 5th: Science Week, Barney

Can you eat slime? Build a rocket out of a bottle? What exactly is elephant toothpaste? We’ll get to the bottom of serious science questions this week.

Aug. 9th - 12th: Wilderness Week, Barney Campers go on bug hunts, make sustainable crafts, learn about food preservation and more!

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8 and 9 Age Group Schedule June 14th - 17th: Science Week, Barney

Can you eat slime? Build a rocket out of a bottle? What exactly is elephant toothpaste? We’ll get to the bottom of serious science questions this week.

June 21st - 24th: Truck Week, Barney

Come inside the Bookmobile, try on the Firefighter’s gear, watch the Urban Forestry bucket truck climb high into the trees. We’re learning about trucks!

June 28th - July 1st: Pickleball & Golf, Barney We’ll be mastering the sport of pickleball and taking walking field trips to Bill Roberts Golf Course.

July 5th - July 8th: Groovy 60’s, Barney Campers will enjoy the greatest hits of the 60’s: Making lava lamps, chocolate fondue, 60’s karaoke, and of course a sixties staple - TIE DYE!

July 12th - 15th: Wilderness Week, Barney

Campers go on bug hunts, make sustainable crafts, learn about food preservation and more!

July 19th - 22nd: Talent Week, Memorial

Campers will rehearse, make props and backdrops, then perform their talents in the Bandshell Thursday - Join us for the final performance!

July 26th - 29th: Water Week, Memorial Sprinkler obstacle courses, watercolor paintings, beach ball relay races and swimming at the pool.

Aug. 2nd - 5th: Explore Helena, Memorial We’ll be taking walking field trips; swimming, riding waterslides, taking carousel rides and cool off from the summer heat by catching a movie.

Aug. 9th - 12th: Get Active!, Memorial

We’ll be getting active playing frisbee golf, rounds of kickball, soccer, softball and swimming of course!

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Civic Center How to Buy Tickets ONLINE: You may buy tickets 24/7 through our online Box Office. Tickets that are purchased more than four days before an event will be mailed to patrons. Tickets that are purchased within five days of the event will be held at will call. We encourage all patrons that have will call tickets to pick their tickets up prior to the event to avoid long lines. BY PHONE: You may purchase tickets by phone during regular business hours by calling 406-447-8481. Tickets that are purchased more than four days before an event will be mailed to patrons. Tickets that are purchased within five days of the event will be held at will call. We encourage all patrons that have will call tickets to pick their tickets up prior to the event to avoid long lines. IN PERSON: If you are buying tickets in-person, you can come to the Civic Center Box Office during the hours of 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday. The Box Office is located in the vestibule at the main entrance (south side) of the building. SEASON AUDITORIUM EVENTS ~ The Helena Symphony Orchestra Concert tickets are only available at the Symphony Office, by calling 406-442-1860 or online at www.helenasymphony.org BALLROOM EVENTS ~ Ballroom event tickets will be available through the organization sponsoring that event. See news items on the home page for specific event information.

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Vigilante Bike Park The Vigilante Bike Park is located in the back of Centennial Park near Carol College. The bike park is open to people of all riding abilities to practice and enjoy bike riding on a variety of terrains. There are challenging jumps and rolling hills, perfect for practice at an level of bike riding. WHERE: Centennial Park, 1200 N Last Chance Gulch

Centennial Skate Park Skate a 10,000 square-foot Alltec-designed skate park that features quarter pipe corners with flat bank hips, two different gaps with ledges, a pyramid with a square tube rail and five benches. One of the benches has a curved edge, one is sloping, one has a step at the top, another has a rail that is two feet high. Use of the park is free to everyone. WHERE: Centennial Park, 1200 N Last Chance Gulch

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Bill Roberts Golf Course Fees Walking Rates

Riding Rates

18 Holes

$39.00

18 Holes

$57.00

9 Holes

$22.00

9 Holes

$31.00

18 Holes Sr/Jr/Military

$36.00

18 Holes Sr/Jr/Military

$52.00

9 Holes Sr/Jr/Military

$20.00

9 Holes Sr/Jr/Military

$29.00

Twilight

$15.00

Twilight

$23.00

Cart Fees

Season Passes

Cart Rental (per person per 9) Pull Cart

$9.00

Gas Cart Storage & TF

$505.00

$5.00

Electric Cart Storage & TF $535.00 Additional User Fee $80.00 Annual Trail Fee

$185.00

Daily Trail Fee

$18.00

Season Pass Cart Lease

$400.00

Punch Cards (9 Holes)

Individual Adult

$820.00

Adult Couple

$1,260.00

Senior (65+)

$740.00

Senior Couple (65+)

$1,240.00

Military

$740.00

Young Adult (19-29)

$430.00

Junior (6-18)

$190.00

Other Fees MSGA Handicap Dues

$28.00

10 rd (expires 12/31)

$190.00

Range Pass Individual

$240.00

10 rd Military

$170.00

Range Pass Couple

$325.00

10 rd Senior

$170.00

Range Pass Family

$410.00

The course today has four sets of tees and plays 6,782 yards from the tips, with 43 bunkers and 9 water hazards. The course rating is 71.2 with a slope of 123 from the Back Tees. Tee Times can be made by calling the golf shop at (406) 442-2191 Tee Times are taken 7 days in advance.

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Here’s Just a Sample of our Delicious Summer Menu Items!

3 LITTLE PIGS

Korean Pork Wings, Fried Pork Belly and BBQ Pork Rinds

“DEVILS BRIGADE” FRIES

Smoked Gouda Pub Cheese, Pulled Pork, Brown Gravy and Pickled Cucumbers and Onions

SOUTH TO YOUR MOUTH TRAY

DIRTY SOUTH

with Maple Grilled Pork Belly, House Made Pimento Cheese, Carolina Gold BBQ, Fried Onions, Lettuce, Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onions

NASHVILLE HOT YARDBIRD

Cornflake Bird Tossed in Nashville Hot Seasoning with Baby Arugula, Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onion

GULF SHRIMP PO’ BOY Pimento Cheese and Crackers, Grilled or Fried Gulf Shrimp, Pickled Cucumbers and Onions, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on a Maple Grilled Pork Belly, Traditional Po’ Boy Roll Fried Green Tomatoes, Spiced Candied Pecans, Deviled Ham and a Honey Drizzled Biscuit DAILY SPECIALS POSTED ON PLAIN JANE

with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Red Onion and Muni’s Yum-Yum Sauce

INSTAGRAM @munissportsgrille

FACEBOOK

Muni’s Sports Grille

Can I play golf indoors? YEP! Try out our traditional or arcade style golf games! Feeling a little retro? Play Nintendo on a 16 foot screen. Look for our Mario Kart and Street Fighter Tournaments! Summer rates coming soon.

COMING SOON~ MUNI’S CORNHOLE LEAGUE!


ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS

MAY 1ST Register Here:

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Check our website:

https://www.helenamt.gov/recreation

Give us a call: 406 - 447 - 8077

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