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ACTIVITY GUIDE


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BRING ON SUMMER! The City of Kalamazoo Parks are open May 1st - October 1st, from 8 am to dusk/sunset. Park restrooms will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day. CONTACT US 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 337-8191 kzooparks.org

TABLE OF CONTENTS Registration Information Rental Opportunities HAPPiFEET - Kzoo Parks Youth Programs Day Camps Sports Camps Special Events Aquatic Programs Family & Therapeutic Recreation After School Programs

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REGISTRATION & GENERAL INFORMATION Online registration: In person registration:

www.kzooparks.org 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Summer Registration City Resident Registration: May 7 Open Registration: May 14 Fall Registration Open Registration: August 6 Pre-registration is required for all activities. Payment may be made by check, cash, or credit card and must accompany all registrations. Checks should be made payable to Kalamazoo City Treasurer. Credit cards cannot be accepted over the phone.

Late Registration Policy

A late fee will apply for any registration completed within three business days of the first day of a program. The late fee is $10 for all programs.

Scholarship Information

Financial assistance for City Residents on a first come first serve basis and a scholarship application must be completed to determine eligibility. Scholarships are provided by the Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation. Applications are available on our website, the Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation website (kzfriendsofrec. org) or may be picked up at our office.

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Cancellations

The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel activities due to insufficient registration. If an activity is cancelled, participants will receive full refunds.

Refund Policy

If a program registrant chooses to drop a class prior to the program’s start date, a refund less $10 (processing fee) will be provided (per program/per participant). No refunds will be processed once a program has started.

Participant Photos

If photos are taken of participants in a class, during a special event, or at a city park, they are for Parks and Recreation use only and may be used in Parks and Recreation brochures, pamphlets, flyers or on the City website and or social media accounts.


Public Notification Of NonDiscrimination 43CFR 17.5 (d): We want to hear from YOU! We are constantly striving to provide the best possible programs and activities for you and your family. Please let us know if there are programs or events that you would like to see offered, or if you have any suggestions for programs or events that we currently offer. Call us anytime at 337-8191.

The U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits Discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin, age or handicap in its federally assisted programs and activities. It is the policy of the City of Kalamazoo not to tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, height, marital or domestic partner status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. If anyone believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation program, activity, or facility, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with the Director, Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 20240.

Statement of Inclusion

Although programs may fall under one category or another, please understand that all programs promoted through Parks and Recreation are open to everyone who wishes to participate, regardless of the challenges faced. We encourage and promote inclusive recreation. Please share any special needs you or your child may have by calling the City of Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Office at 337-8191 two weeks prior to the start of the program. We look forward to working with you and accommodating all reasonable requests. Please register for programs online or at the Parks and Recreation Office. KZOOPARKS.ORG

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RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES Our parks and pavilions are available for your next graduation party or family event. Call our office for more information on how you can take your party to the park! Looking for the perfect place for your special event in Kalamazoo? Consider one of Kalamazoo’s Parks as many can offer power, shelter, restrooms, and more. Call our office for more information and to learn the process of applying to host a special event in Kalamazoo! Bubble Soccer balls are a great way to have fun at your next corporate outing or family get together. We offer many rental opportunities and would love to be a part of your next gathering! Visit our website to see our rental packages and pricing.

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We’d love to hear your thoughts! Did you know we have an app for you to be able to communicate with staff in real-time?

INTRODUCING HAPPiFEET - KZOO PARKS Let us know how we are doing by sharing information on your visit to one of our 33 parks or facilities! We want to hear about your positive experiences, your not-so-positive experiences and everything else in between. Your feedback is valuable to us and reinforces our commitment to always striving to provide the best possible experience for our visitors! Download the HappiFeet - Kzoo Parks app to let us know about your visit! The HAPPiFEET app will enable users to share and report their experiences or report any safety concerns in real-time from their GPS location based on a pre-determined site in a city or jurisdiction. Users can add images and / or videos along with text detailing issues to report (dirty facilities, vandalism or other safety issues, graffiti, bad signage, poor lighting) or areas to praise (great customer service, friendly staff, etc.) for individual locations. The HAPPiFEET app will notify staff in real-time and allow staff at custom locations to receive and respond to users’ concerns in real-time. It will also allow staff to reply to users (who choose to share their contact info) with the action taken to address their concern. KZOOPARKS.ORG

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YOUTH PROGRAMS CAMP KZOO WHO

| Youth, Finished Kindergarten - 12 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday June 18 - August 17 (no camp July 4) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Douglass Community Center only) WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. Douglass Community Center - 1000 W. Patterson Youth Development Center - 230 E. Crosstown Pkwy COST

| City resident: $84/weekly; Non-resident: $120/weekly

Looking for something for your kids to do all summer but sick of the ordinary? Check out Camp Kzoo! With nine different weeks of special activities and trips to fit each theme your child is sure to have a blast. Registration fee covers the visits to Kik Pool, Rollerworld, Continental Lanes, & K-10 Movie Theater trips. Weekly registration required. *Early Morning Drop Off Available (see next page). KZOOPARKS.ORG

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EARLY MORNING DROP OFF WHO

| Camp Kzoo Campers

WHEN | Monday - Friday June 18 - August 17 (no camp July 4) 7:30 am - 9:00 am WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. COST

| $30/weekly

This is just the thing for parents that need to be to work early. All Camp Kzoo Campers are welcome and will be transported to their site in a City vehicle after breakfast, if needed. Weekly registration required.

SUPER REC WHO

| Youth, 8 - 14 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday June 18 - August 17 (no Super Rec July 4) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm WHERE | LaCrone Park - 535 Patterson Hispanic American Council - 930 Lake St. Oakwood Neighborhood Association - 3320 Laird Ave. New Village Park - 2400 St. Albans Way COST

| Free

It’s time for some summer fun! Enrolling in multiple summer camps can be costly, but the good news is there’s plenty of free fun to be had with our Super Rec program! These camps are sure to entertain and educate children while giving parents’ wallets a vacation too. Choose from one of the four FREE Super Rec sites and it won’t cost you a penny, but will keep your children busy until school comes calling. 10


ALL THINGS POSSIBLE WHO

| Youth, completed 8th grade, entering high school

WHEN | Monday - Friday June 18 - August 17 (no camp July 4) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm WHERE | Western Michigan University Student Recreation Center 1903 W. Michigan Ave. COST

| Free

All Things Possible (ATP) is a middle to high school summer transition program designed to eliminate skill gaps from the “summer slide�. ATP aims to accelerate learning by preparing participants for success in high school, and beyond, by exposing them to various academically enriching opportunities through hands on, experiential learning. Each day will consist of work skills, learning competencies, life skills, recreational activities, talent development, and career/educational exposure.

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FIELD TRIP FEST WHO

| Youth, 6 - 13 years old

WHEN | WEEK 1: August 20 - 24 WEEK 2: August 27 - 31 Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm WHERE | Depart from Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. COST

| City resident: $180; Non-resident: $265

Field Trip Fest is the perfect capstone to the summer! If your child enjoys having fun, experiencing new things, and hanging out with friends, this is the ultimate program for them! Swimsuits, lunches, and snacks are needed for this week to keep the energy level high as we travel around the state. Register quickly as the spots fill fast! If you miss registration, be sure to get on the wait list. Registration covers admission on all trips and transportation. Specific trips will be posted on our website in May. *Due to overwhelming popularity, we offer the same trips on two separate weeks. Before families sign up for multiple weeks, we ask that you choose one week so others have the opportunity to register. If there is room as of August 6, you may then register for the open spots.

ART AT THE ONA WHO

| Youth, 6 - 14 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday June 18 - July 27 (no camp July 4) 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm WHERE | Oakwood Neighborhood Association - 3320 Laird Ave. COST

| $50

Each week will be spent learning about different artists from all around the world. These artists include, but are not limited to, Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Mary Grand Pre and Andy Warhol. We will use a variety of art mediums, including clay. REGISTER AT: Oakwood Neighborhood Association at (269) 342-0129. No registration through Kzoo Parks.

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SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP WHO

| Youth, 8 - 14 years old

WHEN | Monday - Wednesday July 16 - July 18 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Thursday, July 19 will serve as the make up day for inclimate weather.

WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - Basketball Court - 251 Mills St. COST

| City resident: $36; Non-resident: $50

The City of Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department and Coach John Buchanan’s goal is to explain, demonstrate, and practice specific basketball fundamentals. Skill stations will demonstrate basic fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and staying in a defensive stance. There are individual contests that are available to participate in. These competitions provide a fun and competitive environment, while learning the importance of hard work.

SIX STARZ SKATE JAM TRAINING WHO

| Beginning skaters of all ages

WHEN | Tuesdays May 15 - June 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm *Thursdays will serve as make up days for inclimate weather. WHERE | Upjohn Park - Skate Park - 1064 Walter St. COST

| $30

Back after its inaugural session, Six Starz Skate Jam Training offers beginner skaters the opportunity to develop or refine their skills in a group session setting. The lessons are designed to meet each individual where they currently are at in their skateboard abilities.

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LITTLE TOT SOCCER WHO

| Youth, 3 & 4 years old

WHEN | Saturdays Spring: April 21 - May 26 Fall: September 22 - October 27 10:15 am - 11:00 am WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. COST

| City resident: $46; Non-resident: $68

Little Tot Soccer is a fun and instructional six-week program. Coaches will demonstrate and teach age appropriate basic soccer skills along with explaining the game rules. Program size is limited to the first 25 youth to enroll. T-shirt included with pre-registration.

MINI KICKERS SOCCER WHO

| Youth, 5 - 7 years old

WHEN | Saturdays Spring: April 21 - May 26 Fall: September 22 - October 27 11:15 am - 12:00 pm WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. COST

| City resident: $46; Non-resident: $68

Participants will continue to develop basic soccer skills and start to build on more advanced skills. Each week, participants will cover basic drills, skills and participate in scrimmages. Class size is limited to the first 30 youth to enroll. T-shirt included with pre-registration.

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UK INTERNATIONAL SOCCER WHO

| Youth, 4 - 16 years old Beginners or travel players, groups will be divided by skill level and age.

WHEN | Monday - Friday July 16 - July 20 Half day: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Full day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. COST

| Half day: $110; Full day: $170

UK International Soccer is a professional coaching company that will be offering a weeklong developmental camp. The focus will be on advancing each player’s individual technique in a fun and safe environment. Each day focuses on a new skill that players will master before using it in fun games and exercises. The days conclude with World Cup tournaments where players are encouraged to utilize what they have learned in a real game.   UK International coaches are from Europe, hold professional licenses from their country, and stick to the following principles: - Development of players over winning - Positive encouragement - Every kid involved - Maximum touches on the ball REGISTER AT: uksoccer.com OR call 1-888-857-6222. No registration through Kzoo Parks.

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BOWLING LEAGUE WHO

| Youth, 6th - 8th grade

WHEN | November 5 - December 15 Specific days vary by school 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm WHERE | Airway Lanes - 5626 Portage Rd. COST

Tournament Schedule December 15 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Where: Airway Lanes 5626 Portage Road Portage, MI

| $58

Students of a participating Kalamazoo middle school have the opportunity to receive 10 - 15 minutes of fundamental lessons, as well as completing two games each session. Scores and standings are kept through the league and between each school. At the end of the league there will be a team/individual tournament. No equipment is required for participation, shoes and balls are provided by Airway Lanes.

GOLF LEAGUE WHO

| Youth, 6th - 8th grade

WHEN | September 24 - October 27 Specific days vary by school 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm WHERE | Eastern Hills Golf Course - 6075 East G. Ave. COST

Tournament Schedule October 26 Ladies, Flights 4 & 5 - 3:45 - 6:30 pm October 27 Flights 1, 2 & 3 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Where: Eastern Hills Golf Course 6075 East G. Avenue Kalamazoo, MI

| $58

Students of a participating Kalamazoo middle school will have the opportunity to learn, or refine, their golf skills in this program. Although participants will be offered a short lesson in the beginning of the program, previous experience is advised. Individual and team tournament will be held at the completion of the program.

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MOXIE JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL WHO

| Youth, 7th - 8th grade volleyball players and approved Mini Moxie Participants

WHEN | Wednesdays Session 1: October 3 - November 7 Session 2: November 14 - December 19 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm WHERE | Prairie Ridge Elementary - 2294 S. 9th St. Location subject to change COST

| $40/session

This camp is intended to serve as an extension of the school season, as well as for players with previous volleyball team experience and who are serious about improving their game. Student athletes will participate in individual skills and group drills for the first half hour of each session. Scrimmages will dominate the last hour of camp. Space is limited to 28 registrants. *Minimum of 10 participants must be registered by the Friday before the first class.

MINI MOXIE VOLLEYBALL WHO

| Youth, 3rd - 6th grade with limited to no volleyball experience

WHEN | Mondays Session 1: October 1 - November 5 Session 2: November 12 - December 17 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm WHERE | Prairie Ridge Elementary - 2294 S. 9th St. Location subject to change COST

| $40/session

This fun and instructional volleyball program introduces participants to the exciting world of volleyball. Students will practice the four basic volleyball skills: passing, setting, hitting, and serving. Playing with lighter balls, lower nets, and modified rules; this class is perfect for beginners! As players progress, some competitive games and scrimmaging may be implemented at instructor’s discretion. Space is limited to 20 registrants. *Minimum of 10 participants must be registered by the Friday before the first class.

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SPECIAL EVENTS LUNCHTIME LIVE! PRESENTED BY LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION WHO

| Everyone

WHEN | Fridays June 8 - September 28 11:30 am - 1:30 pm WHERE | Bronson Park - 200 S. Rose St. COST

| FREE (Food and retail items available for purchase)

Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food…Lunchtime Live! has it all! Get the family out of the house and head to Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent.

Scott Kibler 269-349-7166

www.ScottKibler.com Scott Kibler 269-349-7166

www.ScottKibler.com

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MOVIES IN THE PARK WHO

| Everyone

WHEN All movies will begin at sunset. Pre-movie WHERE activities will begin at 7:30 pm. The Lion King Friday, June 15 Spring Valley Park - 2600 Mt. Olivet Rd. U-Pick the Flick Friday, July 13 Upjohn Park - 1018 Walter St. U-Pick the Flick Friday, July 27 South Westnedge Park - 1101 S. Westnedge Ave. Sherlock Gnomes Friday, August 17 Frays Park - 1006 Piccadilly St. COST

| FREE (Food and snacks available for purchase)

There is something special about watching a movie under the stars, luckily Kzoo Parks will give you four chances to do that this summer! We bring the movies to you with a large inflatable screen placed in the parks you already play in. So get the family, grab a blanket, and meet us at the parks! Family friendly activities will begin at 7:30 pm and continue until the movie begins at sunset.

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SIX STARZ SKATE JAM WHO

| Skaters of all ages and skill levels

WHEN | Thursday, June 21 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm WHERE | Upjohn Park - Skate Park - 1064 Walter St. COST

| FREE

Whether you already skate or want to get into skating, you won’t want to miss this event! It’s National Go Skate Day, so bring the board down to Upjohn Park for a great time. We will have open skate time, beginner highlights, competitions, food, music and even a special guest appearance. The Six Starz Skate Jam will be fun for the whole family. Hope to see you there! Check page 13 for training opportunities.

ECO RAFT RACE WHO

| Everyone, children must be accompanied by an adult

WHEN | Saturday, September 22 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WHERE | Start - Mayors’ Riverfront Park - 251 Mills St. Finish - Arcadia Brewing Company - 701 E. Michigan Ave. COST

| $25

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon on one of Kalamazoo’s natural gems – the Kalamazoo River! Grab a group of friends, or family, and build an eco-friendly raft that will carry your team from Mayors’ Riverfront Park to Arcadia Brewing Company. Spectators are encouraged to follow the entire race by walking down the KRVT and join in the after party fun at Arcadia. Vessel entry gets the crew food and drink at Arcadia. Cash prizes and bonus points will be given for speed, looks, and enthusiasm. Life vests are required for all participants on the raft. KZOOPARKS.ORG

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EGG HUNT

PRESENTED BY KELLOGG COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION WHO

| Families with children ages 9 and under

WHEN | Saturday, March 31 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - SRC Field - 251 Mills St. COST

| FREE

Spring is here, and Kzoo Parks is out to play! Kalamazoo JCI and Kzoo Parks are proud to host the 21st Annual Egg Hunt. Join us at Mayors’ Riverfront Park for springtime crafts, fun themed games and our premier egg hunt. Children are divided into age groups for ease of hunting and safety; we will also have drawings for prizes and gift baskets.

SAFE HALLOWEEN PRESENTED BY KELLOGG COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION WHO

| Families with children ages 12 and under

WHEN | Saturday, October 27 11:00 am - 1:00 pm WHERE | Bronson Park - 200 Rose St. COST

| FREE

Grab your family, throw on your best costumes, and head down to Bronson Park for Safe Halloween! This family event features a pumpkin carver, costume contests, food and drink, and candy galore! The park will be chock full of fall themed activities and games, including pumpkin derby racing. 22


TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY WHO

| Everyone

WHEN | Friday, November 23 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm WHERE | Bronson Park - 200 Rose St. COST

| FREE

A Kalamazoo Classic - The City of Kalamazoo’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will once again be held at Bronson Park, the heart of Kalamazoo. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa will all be on hand to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, light Kalamazoo’s Christmas trees, and kickoff another great holiday season for the City of Kalamazoo!

CANDY CANE HUNT WHO

| Families with children ages 9 and under

WHEN | Saturday, December 8 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm WHERE | Homer Stryker Field - 251 Mills St. COST

| FREE

Candy Canes, Crafts, and Santa – what could be better than that! Join the Parks and Recreation Department for the 13th Annual Candy Cane Hunt on Homer Stryker Field for fun and Holiday festivities. We will have seasonally themed crafts, food and drink, and drawings for gifts. KZOOPARKS.ORG

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AQUATIC PROGRAMS KIK POOL POOL SCHEDULE

| June 9 - Open for season July 4 - Closed for Independence Day August 18 - Final day of season

OPEN SWIM

| Monday - Thursday: Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

ADULT LAP SWIM | Monday - Sunday: (18 years and older)

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

* One lap lane will be open during open swim hours.

Daily General Admission 18 years and older: 17 years and under:

Season Pass

$7 $4

Family Pass City Resident: Family Pass Non-City Resident: Additional Family Member: Individual Pass City Resident: Individual Pass Non-Resident:

$80 $120 $10 $70 $105

Family is up to 6 people all in the same household.

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JUNIOR KICKERS WHO | Youth, 5 - 14 years old WHEN | Mondays June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Wednesdays June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm Saturdays June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 9:00 am - 9:45 am WHERE | Upjohn Park - Kik Pool - 1018 Walter St. COST | City resident: $26; Non-resident: $40

Looking for summer swim lessons for the kids? Look no further then Junior Kickers at Kik Pool! This program is designed to develop swim techniques from beginner to advanced and allows for opportunities to improve swimming skills and physical fitness. Classes are 45 minutes one day per week for 6 weeks. Lessons taught by our Kik Pool Lifeguards. 26


AQUA POWER

WITH JUST MOVE FITNESS AND MORE WHO

| Everyone, children must be accompanied by guardian

WHEN | Tuesdays June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursdays June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Saturdays June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18 10:00 am - 11:00 am WHERE | Upjohn Park - Kik Pool - 1018 Walter St. COST

| $5 Drop-in (Daily); $30 Season Pass/Day *The first session of each day is a Free, Try-It Day.

Jump into the pool and get fit with Aqua POWER!, a high energy class that combines Aqua Zumba®, Aqua Kickbox and Tab-Aqua Bootcamp. Get a total body cardio and toning workout because water adds resistance to all moves and also provides a low-impact environment so you can work harder than you can on land. The class is available for all fitness levels with no experience necessary. Bring your swimsuit, don’t be afraid to get wet, and we’ll be sure to make you smile and sweat!


PARTY ON DECK Take your child’s next birthday celebration to the Kik Pool Party Deck! Choose the option you want and we’ll take care of the rest. STAR | $150 • 2 hour reservation of the Party Deck, enclosed deck area adjacent to concession booth • Access to Kik Pool (pool open to public) • Dedicated host • Half sheet birthday cake • 1 gallon of vanilla or chocolate ice cream • One juice pouch per child • $20 credit to concession booth • Maximum of 20 children SUPERSTAR | $200 • 3 hour reservation of the Party Deck, enclosed deck area adjacent to concession booth • Access to Kik Pool (pool open to public) • Dedicated host • Half sheet birthday cake • 1 gallon of vanilla or chocolate ice cream • One juice pouch per child • $30 credit to concession booth • Maximum of 20 children CONTACT | Please contact our office at 269-337-8191 to learn more about how to take your child’s birthday party to the Kik Pool Party Deck!

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SWIM FOR SUCCESS & TUTOR TIME WHO

| Youth, 5 - 14 years old (50 participant maximum)

WHEN | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Spring Session 1: April 9 - May 3 Spring Session 2: May 7 - May 31 Fall Session 1: September 17 - October 11 Fall Session 2: October 15 - November 8

*No class October 31st

Tutor Time: Swim Lessons:

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE | Kalamazoo College Pool - 1022 Academy St. COST

| $53/ session *Fee is per family living in the same household.

Swim for Success is a program that offers both tutoring and swimming skills! This program is designed to develop swim techniques from beginner to advanced levels, opportunities to increase physical fitness, improve in school, and experience a college campus. Participants will learn from some of the best swimmers and students in the Nation - Kalamazoo College Swim Team! KZOOPARKS.ORG

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FOOT GOLF WHO

| Everyone

WHEN | Early May - Fall WHERE | Red Arrow Golf Course - 1041 Kings Highway COST

| $5 per adult for 9 holes Children are free with a paying adult.

Foot Golf is back again for the third year at Red Arrow Golf Course. This sport combines the elements of soccer and golf to create a fun-filled game that all ages can enjoy. A soccer ball replaces the golf ball and your feet are used instead of clubs. No prior experience needed, a round can be enjoyed by the entire family. Tee times are limited to four people.

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FAMILY & THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

INCLUSIVE DANCE WHO

| Adults with cognitive and/or physical impairments

WHEN | Fridays April 20, May 18, June 15, September 21, and October 19 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm WHERE | Station 5 Community Center - 619 Douglas Ave. Upjohn Park - Kik Pool - 1018 Walter St. (June 15th only) COST

| $2/dance

Looking for a social gathering for adults with cognitive and/or physical impairments that reside in Kalamazoo and the surrounding areas? Look no further as the dances provide participants an opportunity to socialize with friends, dance, swim, listen to their favorite music, and enjoy light refreshments.

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FIT BELLA VEI’S NETWORKINGOUT: KALAMAZOO WHO

| Persons interested in living a healthier, more active lifestyle

WHEN | Tuesdays June 5 - August 28 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - Pavillion - 251 Mills St. COST

| FREE, you pay in sweat!

Back for the fifth season, the purpose of Fit Bella Vei’s Networkingout: Kalamazoo is to create and strengthen a community of professionals committed to living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Simply put, Networkingout is networking through fitness and fitness through networking. At Fit Bella Vei’s Networkingout: Kalamazoo you will meet a host of interesting professionals while you simultaneously better your personal health.

FIT BELLA VEI: SCULPT & TONE WHO

| Persons interested in living a healthier, more active lifestyle

WHEN | Tuesdays June 5 - August 28 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm WHERE | Mayors’ Riverfront Park - Pavillion - 251 Mills St. COST

| $5/day (register and pay onsite only)

Fit Bella Vei wants you FIT, HEALTHY and HAPPY! A well rounded workout using free weights and your own body weight to strengthen all major muscle groups; designed to define, shape and tone your body!

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AFTER SCHOOL OAKWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TUTOR/HOMEWORK HELP WHO

| Youth, Finished Kindergarten - 12 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday September 17 - December 21 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm WHERE | Oakwood Neighborhood Association - 3320 Laird Ave. COST

| $30

The Oakwood Neighborhood Association program provides homework help for elementary age students. Fun educational games, computers, cards, and more is offered once tasks are complete. Space is limited to 12 registrants. No program on KPS No School Days or ½ days for elementary schools.

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STATION 5 WHO

| Youth, Finished Kindergarten - 12 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday September 17 - December 21 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm WHERE | Station 5 Community Center - 619 Douglas Ave. COST

| $30

Station 5 is an after-school program that offers academic assistance for all that attend. The completion of homework, as well as 20 minutes of reading, is required each day. After academic work is complete the students are allowed to participate in recreational activities provided by the City. Activities include air hockey, foosball, arts and crafts and computer use. Upon arrival, students are given a healthy snack prior to the start of homework. There are also various field trips scheduled throughout the program. No program on KPS No School Days or ½ days for elementary schools.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER WHO

| Youth, Finished Kindergarten - 12 years old

WHEN | Monday - Friday September 17 - December 21 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm WHERE | Youth Development Center - 230 E. Crosstown Pkwy COST

| $30

The YDC is an after-school program that offers homework help as well as recreational activities once daily homework tasks have been completed. Activities include: free time on computers and gaming systems, recreational sports, various field trips, and more. Healthy snacks and transportation from school to the facility is also included. No program on KPS No School Days or ½ days for elementary schools. 34


KALAMAZOO GROWLERS

2018 SCHEDULE

HOME GAMES

AWAY GAMES

Tentative schedule and subject to change | All games are Eastern Time.

Summer begins here. GROWLERSBASEBALL.COM


City of Kalamazoo Department of Parks and Recreation Mayors’ Riverfront Park 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo, MI 49048-2434 kzooparks.org (269) 337-8191

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Kzoo Parks 2018 Activity Guide  

Learn about the programs, events, and activities that are offered by Kzoo Parks! There is something for everyone!

Kzoo Parks 2018 Activity Guide  

Learn about the programs, events, and activities that are offered by Kzoo Parks! There is something for everyone!