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Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014 magazine. I am grateful every day to be able to live, work and play in beautiful Pocatello! Some of our happiest family memories center around time spent with loved ones here in our remarkable city. We are fortunate to reside in a region with so many opportunities for recreation and learning. The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department does an amazing job of serving the Pocatello community with quality recreation programs, well maintained parks, trails, and beautiful open spaces. The Pocatello Zoo, Ross Park Aquatic Complex and Community Recreation Center are a just a few of the incredible facilities available where people can gather to enjoy cultural, recreational and educational experiences. The program and services available through our Team Sports and Outdoor Recreation programs are second to none and our fabulous golf courses can be enjoyed by youth and adults alike. I encourage each of you to take time to explore the area and visit some of the marvelous amenities and various activities available through our Parks & Recreation Department. Brian C. Blad, Mayor of Pocatello
MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM DIRECTOR………. As I contemplate the arrival of spring I am reminded of the many things that start anew. The annual flowers pushing up from a long winter nap in the soil could be likened to ourselves. Now is the time to get out and enjoy the many parks and beautification areas in the City. A walk or bike ride along the many greenway paths or the trails up City Creek provide some good exercise and beautiful scenery. As summer approaches there will be many structured activities to participate in which are listed in the following pages. The parks and recreations staff does an excellent job of administering these programs. I am proud to be a part of this department and look forward to getting a new director. Jerry Sepich, the past director, did an excellent job the past 9 years in making improvements to programs and facilities. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to get a new director of his quality. In the meantime, we will continue to provide many opportunities for young and old to better their lives through exercise. On the horizon I am excited about the new Portneuf Medical Wellness Complex that is going to be built by the fairgrounds. This 80 acre complex will have 16 multiuse sport fields, a 7 acre pond which will have fishing and a beach for water activities. Plenty of walking trails, a BMX bike track, outdoor basketball courts and sand volley ball courts by the pond. This facility when completed will be one of the top facilitates of its kind in the Western US. Please take advantage of the many programs and activities offered through parks and recreation and have a safe and eventful summer. Interim Parks Director Alan Green Page 2 Pocatello Park & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014
Table of Contents: page 4 ..............Quick Calendar of Events pages 5-6 . ................ General Information page 7 ..................................Park Facilities page 8 ................................................... Golf pages 9-10............Community Recreation page 11 .............Ross Park Aquatic Center pages 12-15 ..........................Pocatello Zoo
page 16-17..................City Creek Trail Map page 18 . ..............................Grizzly Exhibit pages 20-25 ................Outoor Recreation pages 26-31 ........................... Team Sports
City of Pocatello Contacts POCATELLO PARKS & RECREATION BOARD Pete Black, Chair Jim Koetter, Vice Chair Darin Black, Judy Taylor, Larry Morton Doug Milder, Bart Reed, Jack Mooney Harlow Andersen, Mike Standley Pam Castagna
Community Recreation Center........... 234-6233 Stacie VanKirk.................email@example.com Ross Park Aquatics Cmplx Supervisor............................................... 234-0472 .Stacie VanKirk.................firstname.lastname@example.org Urban Forester.........................................234-1895 .Brett Hewatt....................email@example.com
POCATELLO PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Office 144 Wilson 234-6232 (telephone) 234-6578 (fax) Community Recreation Center 144 Wilson, .............................................. 232-3901 Pocatello Zoo 3101 Avenue of Chiefs, . ....................... 234-6264 Ross Park Aquatic Complex 2901 S 2nd Ave, . .................................... 235-5412 Mountain View Cemetery 1520 S 5th Ave, . ..................................... 234-6195 Restlawn Cemetery 2864 S 5th Ave, ...................................... 234-6195
OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS Fort Hall Replica/Pocatello Junction.................................................... 234-1795 for reservations call................................ 232-3901 Highland Golf Course.............................237-9922 Riverside Golf Course............................ 232-9515 City of Pocatello.................................... 234-6582 Mayor......................................................... 234-6163 Pocatello Police.......................................234-6100 Pocatello Fire...........................................234-6201 Emergency........................................................... 911
PARKS & RECREATION STAFF Parks & Recreation Director.................234-6236 Cemetery Sexton.................................... 234-6195 Martin Peace.................... firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoor Recreation...............................234-6237 Lance Clark............................ email@example.com Parks Superintendent........................... 234-6238 Alan Green.......................... firstname.lastname@example.org Pocatello Zoo Superintendent........... 234-6264 Recreation/Team Sports Supervisor.234-6235 Brian Lowman.............. email@example.com
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Calendar of Events May
3rd – Law Day Fun Run 5th – Adult Softball Begins 11th – Mother’s Day at the Zoo 14th – Registration Begins for Summer Swim Lessons 24th – Ross Park Aquatic Center Opens
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th – Ross Park Band Concerts 10th, 24th – Splash Dance 12th – A Midsummer’s Night for the Zoo 12th – Joint Jaunt Fun Run 14th – Tennis Clinic/3rd Session
2nd – Tennis Clinic/1st Session 10th – Hershey’s Track & Field Meet 14th – Heart and Sole Fun Run 14th – A Beary Happy Birthday at the Zoo 15th – Father’s Day at the Zoo 23rd – Tennis Clinic/2nd Session 26th – Splash Dance 29th – Ross Park Band Concert
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that must be followed. Animal Control officers enforce these ordinances and owners will be cited with a misdemeanor for any violations. City Ordinance 6.04.110: FEE WAIVER POLICY Dogs are not allowed to run freely and A fee waiver is available for City of Pocatello must be under complete control of a perresidents’ children between the ages of five son and a leash no lonthrough sixteen that meets certain income and eligibility criteria. For more information, contact ger than 10 ft. in length. City Ordinance 6.04.130: the Community Recreation Center at 232-3901. The owners or custodians of an animal must Parks & Recreation Refund Policy Refunds are issued only for the following remove any solid waste matter left by their dog reasons: • Full refund if the class is filled prior to on a property other than their own. the receipt of registration. • Full refund if the class or program is cancelled or if we are unable to place a Persons with disibilities who require accommadation to ac youth or teen participant on a team (4-18 years old). cess or particpate in the programs of the City of Pocatello • Full refund for documented medical may make a request at least three days in advance of such condition that prohibits participation. requirement through the office of the ADA. • All other refund requests will be CONTACT partial refunds, less a $5.00 Dave Hunt, ADA Coordinator processing fee. Phone: 208-232-5057 Refunds are not issued: • When requested for a non-medical TTD: 208-232-0988 reason. Fax: 208-233-5149 • When the fee paid is less than $5.00. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org • For all adult sponsor fees when cancellation is made after the close of registration. • For all adult sports player fees once the season has started. • For any youth participants wishing to withdraw from the program after being placed on the team.
Pet Owner Reminder Please be a responsible pet owner. The Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department along with the Animal Control Department are asking for your cooperation in keeping the city parks clean. Many pet owners don’t realize that if their dog is in the park with them there are some city ordinances
Bannock Bark Park Take you pet dogs to our new community dog park located in Old Town on Center St. and Union Pacific Ave. This fenced off-leash area is a great way for your pet to exercise, socialize and play. Pocatello Park & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014 Page 5
HORSESHOE COURTS For those people who are interested in playing horseshoes, some excellent courts are available in the following parks: • Ross Park – South 2nd Ave. (Major Complex) • Raymond Park – Riverside and Carson • Bonneville Community Park– 427 N. 6th Ave. • Westello Park – Westello and Highland Blvd. • Sister City – Pocatello Creek Rd. • OK Ward – 1400 W. Quinn Rd. • Alameda –Wayne Ave & Pine St.
Reservations for 2014 season can be made starting January 2, 2014. Any changes to original reservation are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. *If making a reservation by phone, a credit card is required.
JOGGING TRAIL Sister City Park on Pocatello Creek Rd. This 1K fitness trail, developed with a grant from Wells Fargo Corp., provides a complete exercise system. Exercise stations with signed instruction are set periodically along the graded and graveled fitness trail. Stations are graded for various ability levels and interests. Trails starts east of the entrance to Sister City Park and is also accessible from the parks upper level.
Lower Ross Fees: 1 time period, Under 50 people: $48.00, 50-100: $58.50, over 100: $70.00 All day: Under 50: $80.00 50-100: $90.50 Over 100: $102.00
TENNIS COURTS The City provides the following courts for public use: • Raymond Park – Grant & Carson (lighted) • Pocatello High School – N. Hayes & Fremont (lighted) • Highland High School – 1300 Bench Rd. DISC GOLF COURSES Upper Ross Park has a 9 hole course and Sister City Park has a new 18 hole course for disc golf. Holes are marked with sign posts at each tee. Both courses are free and upkeep is made through donations and volunteer help from local golfers. Donations and labor are still appreciated. Updates about tournaments and disc golf activities can be found at www.pvdgc.org. Please do not alter the courses and please clean up after yourself. Be respectful of other park users when throwing.
Rentals A number of parks, shelters and picnic tables can be reserved for special events. Reservation and rental fees can be made in person at the Parks and Recreation Office, 144 Wilson or online at www.pocatello. us. The fees are due at the time of the reservation.
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SHELTER RENTAL INFORMATION Reservations for 2014 Season (April 15-October 15) can be made starting January 2nd. Time Periods: (6:00am – 11:00am) (12pm – 5:00pm) (6:00pm – 10:00pm) or all day.
Shelters with power: Raymond, Alameda, Sister City, Upper Ross, Centennial, OK Ward, Pleasure Land, Simplot Square, Tydeman, Bandshell, Taysom & Skate Park. Fees: 1 time period: Under 50 people: $37.50, 50-100: $48.00, over 100: $58.50 All day: Under 50: $69.50 50-100: $80.00 Over 100: $90.50 Without power: Ammon and Empire Fees: 1 time period: Under 50 people: $15.00, 50-100: $20.00, over 100: $25.50 All day: Under 50: $20.00 50-100: $25.00 Over 100: $30.50 TABLE RENTAL FEES With Transportation: $16.00 TOURNAMENT PARK RENTAL FEES The following parks can be rented for tournaments. Prices shown are for 2 days. One day reservations are half-price. Halliwell Park.......................................................... $106.00 (lights $21.50 per hour more) Ross Park...................................................................$85.00 Opt./Tyde. Park...................................................... $85.00 (lights $11.00 per hour more) Rainey Park............................................................. $48.00 Watkins Park......................................................... $240.00 (lights $21.50 per hour more) OK Ward Park....................................................... $240.00 NOP baseball complex....................................... $185.00 Alameda or Hawthorne.......................................$85.00
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Pocatello Golf Highland Golf Course • Location: 201 S Von Elm • Phone: 237-9922 The 18-hole course at the Highland Golf Course facility in Pocatello, Idaho features 6,512 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . This medium-length layout has 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience. The course rating is 69.8 and it has a slope rating of 117 on grass. The Highland golf course opened in 1962 and was designed by George Von Elm.
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course rating is 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 114 on Rye grass. The Riverside golf course opened in 1955. Information concerning tee times, green fees, annual passes, cart rental fees, tournaments and more may be obtained by contacting the pro shop.
2014 Junior Golf Leagues • Highland Junior League Thursday (May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26) • Riverside Junior League Tuesdays (July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12)
2014 Golf Camp • July 8-9 TBD
2014 Golf Tournaments Southeast Idaho Amateur Course: Riverside Date: May 3-4 Highland Amateur Course: Highland Date: May 17-18 Pepsi Best Ball/Scramble Course: Highland Date: June 7-8 Westco 2-Man Best Ball Course: Highland Date: July 5-6 Night Owl 2-person Scramble Course: Riverside Date: July 26-27 Labor Day Amateur Course: Highland & Riverside Date: August 30-September 1
2014 Golf Leagues • Men’s League (Thursday evenings) • Women’s League (Tuesday @ Highland Thursday @ Riverside) • Lady 9ers (Wednesday 1pm) • Couples (Wednesday evenings) • Junior League (starts @ Highland May 29 & Riverside on July 15) • Senior League (Monday mornings)
Community Recreation Center 144 Wilson, Pocatello • Phone: 232-3901 www.pocatello.us The Community Recreation Center is a complete family recreation center. The facility offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Facilities Include · Swimming Pool (6 lanes, 25 yards) · Hot Tub (age 15+) · Weight Room (age 15+) · Multi-purpose Gym · 2 Handball/Racquetball Court · Dressing rooms with day lockers · Family Changing Room · Meeting/Training Room · Dance Room · Climbing Wall · Walleyball · Steam Room, Sauna and Eucalyptus Room (age 18+) Facility Hours Monday-Friday......... 6:00 am – 10:00 pm Saturday....................... 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday*.........................1:00 pm – 5:00 pm *Facility closed on Sundays April 20-October 12
Summer Holiday Hours Memorial Day.............. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Labor Day........................................... Closed Daily Admission Fees Age 5 & under.......................................$2.25 Age 6-17................................................$3.00 Age 18-59..............................................$5.00 Seniors 60+..........................................$3.00
FITNESS PUNCH CARDS ID card...................................................$4.00 10 Punch Card................................... $30.00 20 Punch Card.................................. $60.00 FITNESS CLASSES A variety of land aerobics and aquacise classes are available throughout the day. For the most up to date Fitness Schedule please visit us at 144 Wilson or on-line at www.pocatello.us. SWIM PASS PUNCH CARDS A punch card for non-members to use for public swim times. 10 Punch Card................................... $30.00 SUMMER PUBLIC SWIM HOURS Pool Open to the public Lifeguards on Duty. Monday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm *Public swim hours subject to change due to lifeguard availability. Annual maintenance closure August 18-September 1
**Monday Family Night Special** Half Price off of Daily Admission after 7:00 p.m. FITNESS PUNCH CARDS Allows the holder to attend Aerobic and Aquacise classes. Requires the purchase of an ID card.
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Community Recreation Center Membership Information No contracts! Pay only for the months you want. Includes use of all common facilities, participation in all fitness classes and the right to member prices when available. Membership Type
Regular Monthly Rate
Student (17 & younger)............... $21................................................... $21 Senior............................................ $21................................................... $21 Adult.............................................. $35................................................... $28 Couple........................................... $52.50............................................. $42 Family............................................ $52.50 + $6.00/child.................... $42 + $5.00/child ID Card (required)....................... $4.00/person................................. $4.00/person *Discounted rates are available for those customers who either have their membership dues deducted directly from a checking account or who pay for at least three months in advance. Note: Family consists of: 2 adults, children under 19 all residing in the same house. Children over 18 must prove full time I.S.U. student living at home. SUMMER SWIM LESSONS
Registration Begins May 14 for all sessions Register On-Line at www.pocatello.us Classes are Monday-Thursday for two weeks. Times are 9:30 am - Noon every 1/2 hour and in the evenings 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30. Session 1: June 2 – June 12 Session 2: June 16 – June 26 Session 3: July 7 – July 17 Session 4: July 21 – July 31 Cost: $34 Members: $32 Note: All children 3 years and under are required to wear a swim diaper and plastic pant. **Classes may be combined or cancelled due to low enrollment. REFUND POLICY: There will be no refunds or makeups for missed classes. Refunds are issued for a medical condition that prohibits participation. Medical documentation of the condition must be provided with refund request. All refunds subject to a $5.00 administration fee. Classes cancelled by the Community Center will be credited or refunded in full. Page 10 Pocatello Park & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014
Ross Park Aquatic Complex
Ross Park, 2901 S. 2nd Ave 235-5412
Grab your suits, towels, and picnic lunch and head for the pool for a family fun day. Features: • Main Pool – 2 lap lanes always open • Zero depth pool with Playground • Activity pool with cargo net and lily pads and basketball keep everyone busy • Lazy river offers fun and relaxation • Large Waterslide for those wanting to add on to their pool experience • Open deck and turf areas • Dressing/locker rooms and 2 family changing areas • Concession stand provides patrons with snacks and beverages
Open: Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Monday Labor Day weekend Hours: Noon – 8:00 p.m.* *All hours are weather permitting
Daily Admission fees: Under 1.............................................................FREE Child (1-6)......................................................$2.00 Youth (7-17)...................................................$5.00 Adult (18-59).................................................$6.00 Senior (60+)................................................. $4.00 Water Slide – Unlimited Use......................$3.00 Water Slide – One-time Test......................$1.00
Monday& Wednesday Family Night: All Admissions 50% off from 5-8 pm
Season Swim Pass valid all season long!
Individual ....................................................................$85 Group Rate*.................................................................... $70 ID Card/Person.......................................................................$4 *Group rate begins when 4 or more passes are purchased at the same time. So grab your friend & family & get a discount. Pass holders do not have wait in line, just scan your card to gain access immediately. Avoid the crowds! Pre-season sales available at Community Recreation Center, 144 Wilson or purchase them at Ross Park beginning Memorial Day weekend.
Splash Dances The very popular teen splash dances are for Ages 12 -18. The $5/person charge includes admission to the facility including waterslide, D.J. music and loads of fun. Concession Stand open for snacks and beverages. Dances are held on the following Thursdays from 9 pm-11 pm. Dates: June 26, July 10, July 24 & August 7. General Rules • Anyone entering Ross Park Aquatic Complex must pay an admission fee. No exceptions. • It is recommended that children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. • Swim Diapers and Plastics Pants are required for all toddlers under three years old. • Proper swim attire required. • Well fitted Coast Guard Approved Lifejackets are allowed if used within parental reach. • Air filled flotation devices are not permitted (i.e. water wings, rings, etc.). • Glass containers are not allowed in the facility. • Alcoholic beverages or tobacco products of any kind are not permitted. • Patrons must supply their own locks for lockers. Valuables should never be left unattended. • City of Pocatello is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
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Location: 2900 S. 2nd Ave, Lower Ross Park Entrance Phone: 234-6196 Office Phone: 234-6264 www.zoo.pocatello.us Bison, cougar, eagles, pronghorn and grizzly bear are living symbols of the America West. You can find these and other North American species at the Pocatello Zoo. The Pocatello Zoo provides a unique opportunity to learn about native wildlife through exhibits, events, classes, and other family programs.
A BEARY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join us in wishing the bears a Happy Birthday. The Zoo is always a great place to take the kids, but it’s even better when there’s a party going on, never mind the cake! Enjoy special activities at the new Grizzly Bear Exhibit. Cost: Free with admission to the Zoo!
FATHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO Sunday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. General Admission: Adults (12 thru 59)...............................$5.75 Seniors (60 & over)............................$4.50 Children (3 thru 11)..............................$3.75 Infants & Zoo Society Members .......................................................No Charge Daily Hours: April 19– April 30 Weekends.................9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. May 1 -June 16 Daily.9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. June 16-Labor Day Daily ..................................10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Post Labor Day - October 31 ..................................10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Weekends Only)
ZOORIFIC EVENTS MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO Sunday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mothers will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.
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Fathers will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.
A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT FOR THE ZOO Saturday, July 12, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (21 yrs. and older) Adults can enjoy a relaxing evening with live music, food and drinks, no host bar, raffle, and Zoo animal ambassadors. Held at the beautiful Ft. Hall Replica Amphitheater, the Midsummer’s Night for the Zoo features both live and silent auctions that allow guests to take home unique items while helping fund the new Zoo Entrance.
ICE CREAM ZOOFARI Saturday, August 9, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. What better way to spend a hot summer evening than with an ice cream cone or sundae at the Zoo? There will be family-friendly entertainment, zoo animals, as well as “all you can eat” ice cream! Cost: 2 and under - free; 3-11 years - $4; 12 and over - $6.
Zoorific Events cont. GRANDPARENT’S DAY AT THE ZOO Sunday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grandparents will receive 50% off their admission when they are accompanied by a paid child.
ZOOBOO Saturday, October 25, 10:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. Help us close out the season with another big party! Put on your Halloween costumes and come to the Zoo for a costume contest, haunted house, games, and more! Cost: Free with admission to the Zoo.
Pocatello Zoo Camps provide children the opportunity to spend the summer outside at the Zoo learning about animals, zoos and wildlife conservation. Activities include animal presentations, games, crafts, stories and more! There is something for every child! Advanced registration required. Extended drop-off and pick-up times available for camps. HALF-DAY CAMPS Children ages 5-9, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon (See dates below) Prices: $65.00 and $55.25 Zoo Society Members. Creature Crafts July 7 – 10 Campers can discover their creative side with the help from our artists and art teachers, as well as the animals at the Zoo. Kids will get an up close look at our animals and make crafts modeled after their favorite creatures. Where the Wild Things Are July 28 – 31 You don’t have to go far to find out where the wild things are! Join us for this enjoyable camp where kids will discover what backyard beasts are around their homes and just waiting to be found.
FULL-DAY CAMPS Children ages 7-10, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (See dates below) In this camp children enjoy the Zoo, local field trips, and the Aquatic Center! Prices: $125.00 and $106.25 for Zoo Society Members. (Children may also buy into the Zoo’s lunch plan for $20.) Zookeeper Camp July 14 - 18 Zoo campers will learn about the importance of engaging and enriching zoo animals. Children will also collaborate with zookeepers to learn about the interesting aspects of their job! Ecology Explorers August 4 – 8 Join in to discover the basics of ecology and what all the news is about. Your child will gain critical thinking skills and experience through actual hands-on scientific inquiry in a fun way!
DAY CLASSES These short, single day classes are perfect for children who have an investigative mind! Prices: $20 and $17.00 for Zoo Society Members. Classes for Age 5 - 7: • Fantastic Flyers June 24 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Clever Carnivores July 23 at 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. • Hooves and Horns August 12 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Classes for Age 8 -10: • Birds of a Feather June 24 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Carnivorous Creatures .................................. July 23 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Heard of Hooves August 12 at 1 p.m. – 12 p.m. Classes for Age 11 -13: • Zookeeper for a Day June 25 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Animal Enrichment ...............................July 24 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Ecology College August 11 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m
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ZooSnooZzzz – KIDS ONLY Friday, August 15, 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. Late Summer Slumber: Last Weekend Bash! In this very unusual slumber party kids enjoy a sunset BBQ, a night hike through the Zoo, and an overnight’s sleep in tents on the Zoo grounds. Prices: $50.00 and $42.50 Zoo Society Members.
Mystery, Bio-fact Stations, or Keeper Chats. Look for the Discovery Station sign located at the Ticket Booth for what and where the Discovery Station is each day. FREE with admission! April – May: Saturday and Sunday June – August: Daily Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Monday – Friday at 1:30 p.m.
OFFERED ON WEEKENDS. This program is designed for parents who want their child to have a meaningful and educational experience with his or her friends. Depending on package, programs include a tour, presentation, and possibly a game, puppet show, or animal craft. -Bear Basics (up to 10 children): $200.00* (additional $10/child; $5/adult) -Big Paws (up to 10 children): $250.00 * (additional $13/child; $5/adult) -Unbearably Good (up to 10 children): $275.00* (additional $15/child; $5/adult) -Bearing It All (up to 10 children): $300.00* (additional $20/child; $5/adult) -Hibernating Bear (overnighter-up to 10 children); $475.00* (additional $35/child; $15/ adult) *15% Discount on Base Rate for Pocatello Zoological Society Members!
edzoocation programs ZOO BUDDIES Children and their caretakers will enjoy several stories and may also enjoy an Animal Ambassador presentation, an animal craft, or puppet shows. (Meet in the Wild Tales Tent). Check our website for a list of topics. FREE with admission! Tuesdays at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., June - August
DISCOVERY STATIONS Programs are free to all ages with admission and may include Children’s Wildlife Theatre presentations, Animal Encounters, Tree house
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These themed backpacks are great for families who want to do fun and educational activities together at the Zoo. Themes include: Wild Cats, Bears, Bugs, Wild Bird, Wild Dog and more! Cost: $2.00 per backpack. Daily, May - August
HOW CAN I HELP?
JOIN THE POCATELLO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY Receive free admission and other discounts at the Pocatello Zoo and free or discounted entrance to approximately 65 other zoos and aquariums across the United States. Call (208) 234-6264 for membership benefits and information or go to zoo.pocatello.us. ADOPT AN ANIMAL Invite one of the wild and wonderful members of our Zoo family into your family! Adopt an animal makes a one-of-a-kind present for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or other special occasions. As a Zoo parent you will have the enjoyment of knowing that your contribution is helping the Pocatello Zoo and the welfare of the animals. Adoptions are good for one year. Call (208) 234-6264 or visit zoo. pocatello.us for more information.
MAKE A DONATION The current project for modernizing the Pocatello Zoo is a new Zoo Entrance. Colored renderings have been completed and work will commence on the designs for construction of the entrance. It will include a ticket booth area, walk in gift shop, snack bar, and public restrooms. The project will also address the steep walkway to the entrance. Any gift or pledge that you can make toward the New Entrance Project would be greatly appreciated! All contributions of $100 or more will be recognized at the Zoo Entrance. There will be unique recognition and naming opportunities available with gifts of $1,000 or more for various parts of the project. Call (208) 234-6264 or visit zoo.pocatello.us for more information. VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS The Pocatello Zoo offers volunteer opportunities in education, animal care, and grounds
maintenance which provide valuable support to these areas.
Education and Interpretation Tracker (Age 18+) Assist with education programs including: Zoo Camps & Classes, Zoo tours, Zoo Buddies, Discovery Stations, Wildlife Theater, and Outreach Programs. New Trackers must fill out an application and attend a training session.
Volunteer Zookeeper (Age 18+) Assist Zookeepers with exhibit maintenance. Space is extremely limited and special experience and Zoo Director approval is needed. New Volunteers must fill out an application and attend a training session.
Grounds, Maintenance, and Construction (Age 18+) Based on your age and experience, you might work on the grounds or on improvements- a great way to help the community, while having fun learning more about animals and your Pocatello Zoo.
Youth Volunteer Programs (Age 14-17)
Hey teens! Looking for a great way to spend your summer? Youth, ages 14-17 may apply for a Junior Tracker volunteer positions at the Zoo. Jr. Trackers assist with camps, education programs, and/or animal care in the Barn Yard. The Zoo is currently accepting applications for summer positions. All youths accepted into the program are required to attend a Tracker training session.
ZOO-YOU Volunteer Info Day, May 17th 10am-12 noon at the Zoo Education Building (3101 Avenue of the Cheifs) Come, take a look, and talk with us about our volunteer opportunities. Recruits will be interviewed. New Trackers and Jr. Trackers accepted into the program must attend a training session; date TBD (There is a fee associated with new Tracker ($20) and Jr. Tracker ($40) training). “Track” our education programs, volunteer opportunities and special events by visiting our website: zoo.pocatello.us
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Black Cairn: Fast single track leading from the top of the Outlaw Trail towards the “Old Dairy”. Check your brakes!
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Sullivan’s: Arguably the CCMA’s most scenic trail, this carefully carved, technical single track connects Serengeti to Mushroom and the main City Creek Trail.
Serengeti: This combination of single and double track helps provide motorized access to the southern & eastern portions of the CCMA. Tread lightly here as it travels through sensitive wildlife habitat. The length of South Serengeti is approximately 1.18 miles.
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Mushroom: Tough, single track alternative to the last mile of the Upper City Creek Trail.
Because some of the trails cross private land, it is important to stay on the marked trails. Landowners have been kind to allow public access on select trails so we must repay the generosity by respecting their land. Travel off marked trails is trespassing and puts at risk the future of public access on private land.
Lichen: A nice single track for hiking and biking, this trail winds through a shallow draw filled with flowers.
The Grove: This serpentine, technical single track travels through an aspen grove and is a great alternative to the North Fork road for hikers/bikers.
City Creek/Kinport Road: The longest road/trail in the CCMA which accesses Kinport Peak. Only the lower 3.4 mile stretch is within the CCMA.
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Whatâ€™s New and Coming to the Pocatello Zoo?
From an Awesome Grizzly Bear Exhibit to a New Visitor Entrance. the Portneuf Valley and Scout Mountain providing the backdrop for everyone watching her. She is a very Happy Bear!
The new and amazing Grizzly Bear Exhibit opened 2012 and helped set new attendance records for Zoo visitors! If you have not seen this world class grizzly display, come visit and experience it. Hundreds have made return trips with their families to sit in the viewing gallery and observe all the increased natural activity that Stripes, the female grizzly, is exhibiting. She spends her days in this fantastic natural exhibit, hunting for food and treats hidden by her zoo keepers, trying to catch the live trout living in the pond below the cascading stream, and contentedly napping. She also roams her new half acre of trees, grass, and lava boulders with the end of
The Zoo is working on plans for a new entrance with the first phase to be construction of restrooms. Colored renderings have been completed and work will commence on the designs. It will include a ticket booth area, walk in gift shop, snack bar, and the public restrooms. The project will also address the steep walkway to the entrance. Inside the entrance would be a wide plaza, where people would be able to sit and rest at a picnic table and enjoy something to eat. Visitors will be able to stay longer and have access to more of the amenities they need to better enjoy the Zoo. WAYS TO HELP MAKE MORE IMPROVEMENTS Any gift or pledge that you can make would be greatly appreciated! All contributions of $100 or more will be recognized.
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There will be unique recognition and naming opportunities available with gifts of $1,000 or more. To help, you can donate through the Pocatello Zoological Society onâ€“line at www.zoo. pocatello.us or contact Yolanda Salas, Administrative Assistant at (208) 234-6264. The Pocatello Zoological Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Most gifts are tax deductible. You may want to consult your attorney or financial advisor about your gift.
Your support will make a difference!
FREE FISHING EVENTS! Open to everyone. Just show up! • Fishing Supplies Available • Learn the Basics • No License Required • Register at the Trailer
The Take Me Fishing Trailer sponsored by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gearing up once again for some fishing fun in southeastern and eastern Idaho! Check out the 2014 summer schedule below! The Take Me Fishing Trailer is loaded with fishing poles, bobbers, bait, and all kinds of equipment to help you go fishing. And, if you register at the trailer, you don’t even need a license to fish! Reservations are not needed and equipment is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Those new to the sport can even receive assistance with basic fishing skills, from tying knots to casting to reeling in a feisty fish. For more information about the Take Me Fishing Trailer program, contact Jennifer Jackson at the Fish and Game office in Pocatello at 208-232-4703 or check out Fish and Game’s website at http://fishandgame.idaho. gov/public/fish/. Just click on “Learn to Fish”.
2014 Schedule 10, Sat, Becker Pond (Idaho Falls) 9am-1pm 24, Sat, Edson Fichter Pond (Pocatello) 9am-1pm 26, Mon, Becker Pond (Idaho Falls) 5pm-8pm 31, Sat, Rexburg City Ponds (Rexburg) 9am-1pm June 2, Mon, Glendale Reservoir (Preston) 5pm-8pm 7, Sat, Johnson Reservoir (Preston) 9am-1pm 9, Mon, Rexburg City Ponds (Rexburg) 5pm-8pm Free Fishing Day: June 14 14, Sat, Becker Pond (Idaho Falls) 9am-3pm 16, Mon, Montpelier Rearing Pond (Montpelier) 5pm-8pm 21, Sat, Montpelier Rearing Pond (Montpelier) 9am-1pm 23, Mon, Edson Fichter Pond (Pocatello) 5pm-8pm May
28, Sat, Edson Fichter Pond (Pocatello) 9am-1pm 4, Fri, Trail Creek Pond (Victor) noon-4pm 5, Sat, Trail Creek Pond (Victor) 9am-1pm 7, Mon, Ririe Reservoir (Ririe) 5pm-8pm 12, Sat, Becker Pond at Ryder Park (Idaho Falls) 9am-1pm 14, Mon, Jensen Grove Park (Blackfoot) 5pm-8pm 19, Sat, Crowthers Reservoir (Malad) 9am-1pm 21, Mon, Rexburg City Ponds (Rexburg) 5pm-8pm 26, Sat, Jensen Grove Park (Blackfoot) 9am-1pm 28, Mon, Johnson Reservoir (Preston) 5pm-8pm August 2, Sat, Becker Pond at Ryder Park (Idaho Falls) 9am-1pm 4, Mon, Montpelier Rearing Pond (Montpelier) 5pm-8pm July
For more information on the Take Me Fishing Trailer, please contact Fish and Game in Pocatello at 232-4703.
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Outdoor Recreation The outdoor recreation program is dedicated to providing quality adventure programs to Pocatello folks that might not have access to them otherwise. To keep costs minimal expect to pitch in- these are NOT guided activities. Teaching skills so people can branch out on their own is a top priority. Fitness level is not as important as motivation;try to break out of your shell. Because of the nature of the programs many are limited in group size to a handful so the instructors can help everyone. Other programs are limited by vehicle capacity, equipment restrictions or logistics. Sign up in advance to ensure a spot. Questions are expected and welcome. Contact Lance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 234-6237. He is often on a river or mountain, so be patient and donâ€™t wait until the last minute.
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Triathlon Training The Pocatello Triathlon is already one of the most accessible multi sport races around. No matter what shape you are in we can help you be ready by September 6 for a sprint triathlon. We will meet weekly from July 30 until the race to train, talk about equipment, nutrition and to learn the nuances of the sport. Meet at the Ross park pool at 6pm. The first week you will get a thorough schedule so you can bring the right equipment each week. Bring running/walking gear for the first week. The week of the race you will get a complete walk through of the transition area and insider tips. Register At The Community Rec. Center Dates: Wednesdays July 30-September 3 Cost: $100 INCULDES TRIATHLON ENTRY Time: 6pm-varies
City Creek Volunteer Day April 19 Come help maintain the City Creek Trail System. Email email@example.com to volunteer for a trail project or to suggest a section that needs love.
Rental Equipment The outdoor programâ€™s stash of gear is available to the public through a new rental program. Gear will include whitewater, camping and outdoor equipment. Prices and information will be available online. Owning whitewater equipment for a few trips a year does not make financial sense, check with us before you spend $5,000 on a raft. 705-5764 or online at www.pocatello.us
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20132014 Portneuf Valley Challenge Portneuf ValleyFun Fun Run/Walk Run/Walk Challenge SeriesSeries Name: _________________________________ Email: _________________________________ Birthday: ___________ Address: ______________________________________ City: _____________________ State: _______ Zip: _________ Phone: ______________________ Gender: M / F Shirt Size: Adult: S M L XL XXL I am a youth I am an adult Youth: S M L I would like to register for the Complete Series Youth Prepaid Cost: $55/season Adult Prepaid Cost: $75/season I would like to race in: I would like to: My distance is: The race day is: T-shirt deadline: th Law Day Run Run Walk 2.5K 5K 10K MayMay 4th,3,2013 April 2624 2014 April th Heart and Sole Run Walk 2.5K 5K 10K June 8 14, , 2013 May 31st5 June 2014 June th Joint Jaunt Run Walk 2.5K 5K 10K JulyJuly 13 12, , 2013 July 5th3 2014 July th nd August 9, 2014 July OK Ward Run Walk 2.5K 5K 10K August 10 , 2013 August 231 September 2014 September6th4 Simplot Run Run Walk 2.5K 5K 10K September 14th13, , 2013 September Prepaid Costs - Youth: $13/Race, Adult: $17/Race Race Day Costs - Youth and Adult: $25/Race Mail Registration Form and Costs To: Pocatello Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 4169 Pocatello, ID 83201
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Parkwhitewater & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014 Page 21 Parks and Recreation now offers rental equipment for wilderness tripsPocatello including and backpacking. Reserve your equipment online through http://pocatelloparksrecreation.sportsites.com With our online system you can rent your equipment, schedule pick up and drop off times and
Outdoor Recreation Rock Climbing Lessons
All youth ages Kids come and hang out at Ross Park with instructors who know how to make the day fun and keep little hands busy on the rocks. Our system maximizes time in the rocks and minimizes time spent in lines. Teens learn to belay one on one and begin to build anchors. Once you are comfortable with Ross Park check out the City of Rocks trips. Feel free to sign up for multiple sessions. Classes are limited to 25 kids. Cost: $32 per session Session 1: Tuesdays June 3-24 Session 2: Wednesdays June 4-25 Session 3: Tuesdays July 8-29 Session 4: Thursdays July 31-August 21 Time: 1-3rd grades 9-10am 4-6th grades 10:1511:15am Middle School 11:30-1:00pm Meeting Place: Ross Park, S. 5th cliffs side Registration place: Community Rec. Center, 144 Wilson
Adult Rock Climbing
Trial and error is no way to learn to climb. This course is designed for adults who want to be able to set up their own climbs, tie the proper knots and belay with confidence. Equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own and learn to use it. Many adults with kids in our youth programs take this course so the can take their family out safely after our programs end. Instructor to student ratios are high for maximum take home. Intermediate climbing takes basic techniques and begins to apply them to more varied situations. Cost: $45 Dates: June 11, 18, 25 6:00-8:30pm Intermediate Adult climbing: July 9, 16, 23 Meeting Place: S. 5th cliffs side, shady side Climbing Wall Area Registration place: Community Rec. Center 144 Wilson St. 144 Wilson Ave. 232-3901
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Outdoor Recreation Middle School Outdoor Summer (Ages 12-14) Adults: It can be hard to deal with grumpy tweens all summer. Send them to us once a week. From 8am-5pm we will spend the lazy days of summer on a different outdoor activity including disc golf, canoeing, biking, GPS navigation, tubing, challenge course, rock climbing and hiking. This is a great chance to get away from electronic devices and experience Idaho. The trip finishes with an overnight raft trip. Scholarships are available. Teens: When you go back to school to write the inevitable essay in English “what I did with my summer vacation” this will help you avoid having to mention that you spent 10 days in math camp. It is a great chance to learn new sports. Sign up your friends because we won’t have a lot of time to text them from the middle of the river. Information meeting June 5 @ Community Rec Center at 6pm. Dates: Thursdays June 12-July 24 8am-5pm Cost: $150 Meeting Place: Community Recreation Center River Trip: July 24-25
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Family City of Rocks Day Trip and Overnighter (ages 8+ w/ adult, 12+ without adult) Take the family to the City of Rocks to hike, photograph and CLIMB. Our instructors will be setting up climbs on easier routes for novices to try their hand at climbing granite. Climbing experience would be helpful but not necessary. All climbing equipment is provided. Our instructor will be there for two days, you can go either day or both and make a camping trip out of it. Cost: $31, Saturday only- $26 per person. Dates: June 28-29 Meeting Place: TBA by instructor Registration place and due date: Community Rec. Center 144 Wilson St. Climb Mt Borah (ages 12+ w/ adult, 16+ without adult) Climb the highest peak in Idaho. The ‘climb’ is mostly a long hike with one small section of non-technical scrambling. We will head out Friday evening to camp at the base and get an early start. Rental camping equipment is
available if necessary. Participant need sturdy shoes, a backpack, water bottles or a bladder and appropriate clothing. Cost: $31 Dates: July 18-19 Meeting Place: Community Rec center 6pm The Pocatello Triathlon The Pocatello Triathlon was born as an event of The Senior Games of Southeast Idaho. It has experience phenomenal growth in a few short years. We anticipate 4-5 waves of competitors to free up the pool lanes. It has always been run as a 5k run, 20K cycle and 500yd Swim IN THAT ORDER. These distances are attainable for novice competitors. Stiff late registration penalties start to add up, register early. Call for more information 705-5764. Register with the Senior Games of Southeast Idaho or The Community Rec. Center Dates: September 6, 2014 Early Cost: $40 solo, or $40 per team member
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Outdoor Recreation Build your own trip The sky is the limit. Choose your destination, mode of travel and level of adventure. Our staff will accompany your group and provide technical assistance and logistics support. This is especially nice for groups with big ambitions but little experience or equipment. Summit a peak in the Sawtooths, Kayak that river you spotted long ago, Navigate where no trails exist. See a trip you like on our calendar- but the dates are wrong for you? Schedule your own! Contact Lance to see if your trip could benefit from our support firstname.lastname@example.org 705-5764 Cost: Split evenly among participants Dates: You choose! Meeting Place: You choose!
- FallScenic Float September on the South Fork is amazing. The leaves turn and the moose come out. The fisherman and mosquito swarms are gone. This trip is appropriate for families, beginners, older folks and photographers. The more adventurous can use an inflatable kayak to up the adventure level. Cost: $26 Dates: September 20 Meeting Place: Community Recreation Center Registration place: Community recreation Center 144 Wilson Ave. 232-3901 Just Cuz Half Marathon Just Cuz was born in 2006 out of a need for a late season training run for a semi-serious group of marathoners. The race has grown from a small group of friends on a Saturday cruise into a small army of wannabes taking
advantage of a beautiful downhill course in perfect weather. The course is stocked with water stations, volunteers, treats, temptations, inspirational signage, and of course a free shirt. 13.1 miles isn’t really that far when you take it one step at a time. Food is provided at the finish line, assuming you feel like eating. Past race results and info are on www.justcuzhalfmarathon.blogspot.com Register The Community Rec. Center Dates: October 18 Pre register: $35 After October 1st: $45
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- Team Sports Spring/Summer/Fall
144 Wilson, Community Recreation Center • Phone 208-234-6235 http://teamsports.pocatello.us (schedule & results) www.pocatello.us (online registration) ADULT SOFTBALL Leagues are available for Men’s, Women’s, Coed. The league is open to both competitive and recreational division teams. All league teams will be registered with the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). Teams are eligible for all ASASPONSORED tournaments. All games will be held Monday through Friday at Watkins Softball Complex (700 W. Eldredge); Tydeman Park, (1000 N. 7th); and Optimist Park, (1001 N. 8th). Players must be at least 18 years old to participate in the league. Player Registration: March 3rd to April 2nd, 2014 Register at Parks and Recreation Offices, 144 Wilson or online at www.pocatello.us Team Organizational Meeting March 3rd and 10th, 2014. Paradise Conference Room, City Hall, 911 N. 7th Meetings: 6:00pm Team Roster Deadline: Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Teams must turn in a roster with at least (10 men – Men’s) (5 Men & 5 Women’s - Coed) names and signatures before the 5pm deadline to be scheduled for regular season play. Regular Season Begins: Monday, May 5, 2014 Schedule: Game schedules will be available no later than Wed, April 30, 2014 Page Pocatello Park Park && Recreation Recreation Spring/Summer Spring/Summer 2012 2014 Page 26 26 Pocatello
Game Times: 6:15pm 7:30pm 8:45pm 10:00pm Team Fees: Women’s: $525 Coed: $685 Men’s: $865 Make Checks payable to: Team Sports TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MATCHING UNIFORMS!
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3 sessions, each session includes 12 lessons 4 lessons a week, 3 weeks per session Clinics held Monday - Thursday Raymond Park Tennis Courts 1 st Session: June 2 -June 19 2 nd Session: June 23 -July 11 3 rd Session: July 14 -July 31 Additional Clinics can be arranged on request Individual & Group private lessons available upon request
Schedule Monday-Thurs Summer 2014 Age Group 4 – 6 7 -10 Middle school High school Adult Special needs
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- Team Sports KID’S FLAG FOOTBALL The Flag Football Program is an instructional program offered to 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls. Teams will be organized to play “11 Man” Football. Teams must have a minimum of 20 players and up to a maximum of 22 players per team. The League’s purpose is to prepare the participants for Little League Football when they are in the 5th grade. It is designed to teach the basic fundamentals and techniques of football. Teams are supervised by volunteer coaches at all practices and games. Participants must be in the third or fourth grade as of September 2014. Parents will be asked to purchase a uniform jersey once the team name has been chosen. Season Begins: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Season Ends: Late October 2014 ATTN.: All dates subject to change based upon registration figures. Games will be played at the football fields west of Hawthorne Middle School. All regular season games are played on a Monday through Wednesday evening basis at 5:40 p.m. or 6:50 p.m. Registration: July 21 to August 15, 2014, at Pocatello Parks & Recreation Office, 144 Wilson. or online at www.pocatello.us Registration Fee: $30.00 per player (Uniform not included) $ 5.00 Late Fee for anyone signing up after the August 15th deadline. ADULT COED SOCCER Adult Coed Soccer matches will be played under the lights at Halliwell Park, 1100 West Alameda Road. All matches will be played Monday through Thursday evenings. Match times are 6:00pm, 7:15pm and 8:30pm. Players must be at least 18 years old to reg-
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ister for the league. Players may be required to prove their age with a valid driver’s license when registering. The league plays 9-a-side soccer. Each team must have a minimum of four men and four women plus a goalie of either gender on their roster before they are a legal team in the league. Teams may have up to 14 players on their rosters. Registration: July 28 to August 13, 2014, Register at Parks & Recreation Office, 144 Wilson or online www.pocatello.us Team Roster: Due Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:00pm, Teams must have a minimum of nine paid players and signed waivers when turning in a roster. Season Begins: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Team Fee: $410.00 per team
Online Registration www.pocatello.us Online Schedule at http://teamsports.pocatello.us
- Team Sports ADULT WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL The Adult Women’s Volleyball league will begin play the first full week of September. Player must be at least 16 years of age. The league will be scheduled to play on a Monday through Thursday basis. Games will be played at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30pm. If there is enough interest and enough teams, we will offer a competitive division and a recreational division. Team rosters will only be accepted with the team fee and signed roster.
REGISTRATION OPENS: July 28, 2014 CLOSES: August 13, 2014 WHERE: Register online or at the Community Recreation Center, Parks & Recreation Office, 144 Wilson WHEN: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm team FEE: COST: $230.00 per team TEAM ROSTERS DUE: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SEASON BEGINS WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 (tentative) Online Registration: www.pocatello.us Schedule: http://teamsports.pocatello.us
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FALL ADULT SOFTBALL Leagues are available for Men’s and Coed. The league is open to both competitive and recreational division teams. All league teams will be registered with the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). Teams are eligible for all ASA-sanctioned tournaments. All games will be held Monday through Thursday at Watkins Softball Complex (700 W. Eldredge) and Tydeman Park (1000 N. 7th). Players must be at least 18 years old to participate in the league. Team Registration: July 21st to August 13th, 2014 Register online at www. pocatello.us or at Parks and Recreation Offices, 144 Wilson Team Roster Deadline: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 Teams must turn in a roster before the 5pm deadline with the team fee paid and a minimum of 10. Regular Season Begins: Monday, August 25, 2014 (tentative) Schedule: Game schedules will be available no later than Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 3pm in the Parks and Recreation Office. Game Times 6:30 pm 7:45pm 9:00pm 10:15pm Team Fees. Men’s & Coed: $525 Make Player Fee Checks payable to: Team Sports Players may be added to any team roster Page 30 Pocatello Park & Recreation Spring/Summer 2014
after the team fee has been paid. A person may appear and play on one roster per division. TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MATCHING UNIFORMS! Schedule at http://teamsports.pocatello.us
Boys & Girls from age 7 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Pocatello Hershey’s Track Meet on June 10th at 4pm at Davis Field, 779 East Humbolt. Participation is FREE but everyone must be PREREGISTERED by 5pm on June 9th. Participants may compete in 2 track & 1 field events or 1 track & 2 field events. Relays do not count against your track or field choices. Train for the Hershey’s Track Meet with the Pocatello Track Club. Track practices will start on May 27th, every Tuesday & Thursday at Davis Field from 12:00-1:30. Be a part of Pocatello’s Hershey’s Track Meet on June 10th to qualify for the State meet on June 28th for a chance to qualify for the National Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania! For more information about the Hershey Track Meet or the Pocatello Track Club, contact Meet Director Shannon Whitmer at 208-251-4818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Register for the Pocatello Hershey Track meet at http:// pocatelloparksrecreation.sportsites.com/ Player/HomePlayer.aspx
- Team Sports KID’S BASKETBALL The Kid’s Basketball Program is open to all 3rd/4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Boys and Girls in the School District #25 area. The league is divided into two sessions. Girl’s teams play October through December and boy’s teams play January through March. Teams are organized by their grade level except 3rd and 4th grade girls who are combined into one division and coached by volunteer coaches. Volunteers are needed to help this program run smoothly. Anyone contemplating coaching should contact the Parks & Recreation Office early so they can get organized and set up with practice times before they all are taken. Uniform tops are not provided by the Parks & Recreation Department. Parents will be asked to purchase a uniform top after their team has been organized. Games will be played at the four Pocatello Middle Schools on Saturdays in October, November and December. Games begin at 8:30am and will continue until 5:00pm on most Saturdays. All School District Gym practice reservations are handled through our department. 3RD/4TH, 5TH, 6TH AND 7TH GRADE GIRLS REC. LEAGUE BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS: Saturday, November 1, 2014 SEASON ENDS: Saturday, December 20, 2014 PLAYER REGISTRATION BEGINS: Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 26, 2014
Register online at www.pocatello.us or
SCHEDULES POSTED ONLINE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after 3:00pm SCHEDULE WEBSITE: http://teamsports.pocatello.us/ All Team Rosters are Due Before Closing on September 26, 2014 KID’S BASKETBALL – “D” League This is a competitive basketball league and is divided into two leagues: 5th/6th and 7th/8th. Games are played at the middle schools. This league will play at the same time of the year the girl’s Rec. basketball program plays. Coaches put their own teams together. Practice times will available to teams in this league after all girls’ Rec. teams have been assigned practice. 5TH/6TH AND 7TH/8TH GRADE LEAGUES SEASON BEGINS: Saturday, November 1, 2014 SEASON ENDS: Saturday, December 20, 2014 TEAM REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, September 2, 2014 to Friday, October 3, 2014 Register online at www.pocatello.us or Parks & Rec. Office, Community Rec. Center, 144 Wilson. LATE REGISTRATION: Only if space is available TEAM FEE: $375 per team
Parks & Rec. Office, Community Rec. Center, 144 Wilson.
SCHEDULES POSTED ONLINE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 after 3:00pm
LATE REGISTRATION: Only if space is available (an additional $5.00 fee will apply)
SCHEDULE WEBSITE: http://teamsports.pocatello.us/
PLAYER FEE: $30.00 per player
All Team Rosters are Due Before Closing on October 3, 2014
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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION MISSION The Parks and Recreation Department strives to serve the Pocatello community with quality recreation programs, well maintained parks, trails, and beautiful open spaces. Our aim is to help provide opportunities, activities and the facilities to bring pleasure to people’s lives. Our parks serve as a source of great community pride, and we are firm believers in the benefits recreation brings to both the years in one’s life and the life in those years. Often people don’t realize what a vital role Parks and Recreation plays in the quality of their lives. Our aim is to help the community make the connection between vital and happy lifestyles and parks and recreation.
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