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Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Activity Guide

First City Connection INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS | WINTER/SPRING 2017

Inside: • City economic development tool expands to entire county, Page 4 • Get in shape this winter with Riverfront Community Center fitness, Pages 8-9 • Rent a park shelter or meeting room for your special event, Pages 10-11, 13. • Sports and aquatic programs, Pages 12, 14-15 • City Calendar of Events Page 16


City Manager’s Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2604 City Clerk’s Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-682-9201

Leavenworth City Commission

Convention and Visitors Bureau City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-758-2948 Economic Development City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2602 Fire Department (Admin. calls only) 3600 S. 20th Street 913-682-3346 For Burn Permits: 913-758-2980

Larry Dedeke Mayor 913-651-3322 ldedeke@aol.com

Human Resources City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2637 Inspections City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-684-0378 Leavenworth Public Library 417 Spruce St. 913-682-5666

Nancy Bauder Mayor Pro-Tem 913-675-7166 nbauder@firstcity.org

Planning/ Community Development City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2626

At the Nov. 8 meeting, the Leavenworth City Commission voted to create a grant fund to support tourism. The fund will be supported by transient guest tax dollars, which are paid by guests who stay in Leavenworth hotels. With additional hotels in the community, this figure is increasing. The Commission and City staff would like additional funds to benefit tourism. Tourism Grants would be available to any organization marketing their project/event to attract visitors to Leavenworth. Qualifying projects would need to meet the following criteria: • Grant applications must be received before the end of the business day of each granting cycle, February 1 and August 1. • Maximum grant award shall not exceed $5,000. Organizations are limited to one grant per award cycle. For more information about the grant or to apply, contact the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau at (913) 758-2948 or visit www.visitleavenworthks.com

Police Trust Talks continue high turnout

Municipal Court Justice Center, 601 S. Third 913-758-2900 Parks and Recreation Riverfront Community Center 123 S. Esplanade St. 913-651-2203 (admin) 913-651-2132 (front desk)

City Commission votes to create grant program for tourism

Mark Preisinger Commissioner 913-775-2822 mpreisinger @firstcity.org

Police (Admin calls only) Justice Center, 601 S. Third 913-651-2260 Public Housing Planters II, 200 Shawnee St. 913-682-2200 Public Information Office City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-680-2610 Public Works/Engineering City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. 913-684-0375

Charles Raney Commissioner 913-704-8439 charleyraney @rocketmail.com

Service Center/Streets/Trash 790 Thornton St. 913-682-0650 Sewer Emergencies (24 Hours) 913-682-1090 Water Pollution Control 1800 S Second St. 913-682-1090

Lisa Weakley Commissioner 913-682-6297 lweakley@firstcity.org

The Leavenworth Police Department continued its meetings with the community in 2016 and plan to continue in 2017. These “Trust Talks” began in 2015 when Rev. B.J. Landrum asked the police department to talk to community members about police procedures and practices. There are usually 3 throughout the year. For information on the next “Trust Talk,” check the City’s website or the Leavenworth Times.

View the Leavenworth City Commission live on Channel 2 (for Time Warner Cable subscribers) or recorded on the City’s YouTube Channel. The Commission meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at City Hall. The second and fourth weeks are regular sessions. The first and third weeks are study sessions. Contact the City Clerk’s Office to get on the e-mailed agenda distribution list.

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Winter Information What does “Snow Emergency” mean? The City Manager, or in the absence of the City Manager, the Chief of Police may declare a snow emergency. Two hours after the declaration of an emergency, all vehicles must be removed from streets designated as “Emergency Snow Routes,” which are clearly posted with signs and can be found on the City website. Failure to move a vehicle subjects it to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Travelling in winter conditions safer when drivers plan Kansas and Missouri have driving maps available online for winter transportation planning. Both are updated regularly during a snowstorm to incidate the road quality. Each state also has the same information available with an automated phone call for those who do not have Internet access. In Kansas: • http://kandrive.org or dial “511” In Missouri: • http://traveler.modot.org/ or dial 1-888-275-6636. Fort Leavenworth also has a Road Conditions map at http://garrison. leavenworth.army.mil/index.php/ about/post-status.

Dog tags required in the City of Leavenworth City requires tags, registration for all dogs 4 month of age and older that reside in the City of Leavenworth. The 2017 Dog License/Tags will be available to purchase starting Wednesday, February 1, 2017. All Dogs residing in the City 4 months and older must have a license. Proof of rabies vaccination and proof of spay or neutering is required. License fees are $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $20.00 if unaltered. After March 31st a late fee will apply. Dog licenses may be obtained from any of the following locations: • City Clerk’s Office, 100 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS • Animal Control, 1720 S. 2nd Street, Leavenworth, KS • Dog & Cat Clinic, 1101 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS • Broadway Veterinary Clinic, 1116 N. Broadway, Leavenworth, KS • Pioneer Animal Hospital, 3525 S. 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS

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• Kansas Country Store, 728 Cherokee Street, Leavenworth, KS • Lowemont Veterinary Clinic, 33511 Santa Fe Trail, Easton, KS

Pets available for adoption

Dogs and other pets are available for adoption from the Leavenworth Animal Control Shelter, 2019 S. 3rd St. The shelter is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a Second Saturday Adoption 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Find adoptable pets online at petfinder. com.


City economic development tool expands to entire county In October a local board voted to expand opportunities to Leavenworth County and change its name from the First City Development Corporation to “Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation.” In 2011, the City joined with the NetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship Community initiative to form the First City Development Corporation. The board was comprised of community members and administration duties were handled by the City of Leavenworth. The program allows the board to sell Kansas Entrepreneurship Tax Credits to pay for interest-free loans to local businesses up to $45,000. From 2011-2016; FCDC provided $366,000 in interest-free loans to Leavenworth businesses. In 2015-16, the board also provided local businesses with tuition expenses to ‘Destination BootCamp’ with retail expert Jon Schallert. The expenses included sending several businesses to Schallert’s workshop in Colorado. A few months later, Schallert visited Leavenworth to follow up with the business owners. Additionally, community members were invited to attend one of Schallert’s talks free of charge to learn more about operating a retail business. Staff support from the City of Leavenworth will remain with Taylour Tedder, Assistant City Manager. Requests outside the City limits will be handled by Stefanie Leif, Community & Economic Development Director of the City of Lansing. Previously the board was comprised of members appointed by the Mayor

The First City Development Corporation provided a $45,000 no-interest loan check to Exact Properties on Sept. 8, 2016; for its renovation of the historic Carnegie building. The renovation will provide loft living spaces and artist studio space. Exact Carnegie is working with the State Historic Preservation Office to meet specific historic preservation guidelines to the old Carnegie library building. of Leavenworth. The new board composition will include five directors appointed by the Mayor of Leavenworth and eight at-large directors appointed by the board, with at least half of the directors representing a tract other than Leavenworth. Leavenworth is one of 44 Entrepreneurship or E-Communities in Kansas. NetWork Kansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource

Did you know? from the City Clerk • Trash bags can be purchased at the City Clerk’ Office. • Garage sales require a permit. Permit fee is $5 for up to three consecutive days. Garage sales are limited to one per calendar quarter. • Door to door solicitors are required to have a license issued by the City of Leavenworth. Licenses are issued to each individual

and they are required to have the license on them. If you have solicitor at your door please ask to see their license (exceptions apply to religious, non-profit organizations and political candidates) • Tree Trimmers are required to be licensed by the City of Leavenworth. Before hiring someone to trim or cut down your tree please ask to see their City License.

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organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level. More information about NetWork Kansas is available online at www.networkkansas.com Please contact Taylour Tedder, Assistant City Manager, for more information on a no-interest business loan or available board positions at ttedder@firstcity.org.

• If you have rental property you are required to register your property with the City of Leavenworth. There is a one-time registration fee of $20. • If you have an alarm system in your home or business you are required to purchase an alarm permit. The permit fee is $15 per year. More questions? Contact the City Clerk’s office at 913-682-9201 if you have any questions.


Remembering Vietnam: 50 years later City, CVB host nearly 8,000 visitors at AVTT Traveling Wall

ABOVE: Fort Leavenworth Garrison Commander Col. Andy Shoffner presents a 50-year anniversary pin of the Vietnam War to a 1st Cavalry Division veteran at the American Veterans Traveling Tribute in October. The Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau spearheaded this event that brought thousands of visitors to remember fallen service members who died in Vietnam.

ABOVE: The Home Depot Foundation provided a $4,600 grant that paid for materials for a walkway along the Traveling Wall, including wood and green carpeting to make the Wall exhibit more accessible for those in wheelchairs. They also provided Home Depot team members to assist the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department in building the walkway. In addition to the City’s $8,000 fee to bring the AVTT Traveling Wall to Leavenworth, several sponsors provided financial assistance for the event, including Cereal Ingredients, Citizens Savings and Loan, Main Street Credit Union, Mutual Savings Association, Country Club Bank, Saint John Hospital and Fairfield Inn & Suites. A special thank you to our many service organizations and volunteers who made this event possible.

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Resident Information

Note: This list does not include regular road repair and pothole filling that is completed on a regular basis by the Public Works staff.

Senior Rebate Program applications accepted Feb. 15 - April 18, 2017 The City of Leavenworth’s Senior Rebate Program will pay monthly sewer and refuse charges for persons 62 or older who meet these qualifications: • Must be the primary occupant of your residence • Water bill must bear applicant’s name • Reside within the City of Leavenworth • Meet low income guidelines for the entire household • Must be 62 or older at the time of applying Residents may sign up at the City Clerk’s Office, Leavenworth City Hall, 100 N. 5th Street. Application will be accepted February 15, 2017 through April 18, 2017. Income verification for the year 2016 from all sources is required, such as 2016 income tax returns, 2016 Homestead Claim or Social Security Statements and 1099 forms. The program requires reapplication each year to verify income and qualification. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 913-682-9201 with any questions.

Home Rebate Program assists low to moderate income homeowners with basic repairs The City of Leavenworth has funds available to assist qualified low- to moderate-income homeowners through the Community Development Block Grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Home Repair Program helps qualified homeowners with basic repairs to their home: Heating/Cooling System Roofing Handicap Accessibility

Insulation Doors Electrical Issues Sanitary Sewer Plumbing Issues Exterior Structural Repair Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements as defined by HUD guidelines for low and moderate income. For guidelines and application form, visit the City’s website or contact Mary Dwyer 913-680-2626 or mdwyer@firstcity.org.

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Leavenworth Public Library receives tablets to help patrons with e-content The Leavenworth Public Library has received a grant from The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) for an Android Tablet to help demonstrate the use of e-resources available to its patrons. Specifically, these tablets will enable the library to promote the Hoopla (streaming movies, music and e-books/comics) and Flipster (e-magazines) services that NEKLS offers to member public libraries, as well other e-content available with a library card. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22, patrons can ask for assistance with e-content at the Reference, Children or Teen desks anytime, or attend one of the following workshops: • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2-3 p.m., Jahn Room • Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m., East Room • Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2-3 p.m., Jahn

Room • Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-8 p.m., Jahn Room • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m., Jahn Room • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7-8 p.m., East Room • Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2-3 p.m., Jahn Room • Tuesday, Mar. 14, 7-8 p.m., Jahn Room The library’s mission is to “Improve the Quality of Life in Our Community by Providing the Means to Read, Explore and Connect.” It is committed to provide Leavenworth residents with materials that enhance their leisure time. Patrons can use the library’s highspeed network to access the digital

world with no unnecessary restrictions or fees, ensuring that everyone can take advantage of the ever-growing resources available through the Internet. By using the library’s resources, patrons can access thousands of movies, albums, e-books, e-audiobooks, comics and magazines at no charge. For questions about the e-content training program, call 913-682-5666 ext. 206 or email refdesk@lvplks.org. More information about the library and its online resources are available at www. leavenworthpubliclibrary.org.

Planning and proper disposal of live trees helps make a safe Christmas The Leavenworth Fire Department reminds the community to follow safe practices with live Christmas trees in their homes this holiday season: Christmas trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday. They can also be a major source of fuel in a fire. National estimates of reported home structure fires show that in 2009-2013, Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year, resulting in an annual average of 7 civilian fire deaths, 19 civilian fire injuries, and $17.5 million in direct property damage. If utilizing live trees in your home: • Cut 1-2” from the base of the trunk to ensure water absorption • Water daily • Ensure the tree is at least three (3) feet away from heat sources • Turn off tree lights before leaving home or going to bed • Use only UL listed lights, do not leave lights on unattended • Properly dispose of the tree after the holiday – dry trees are very easily ignited and produce rapid flaming fires (Information courtesy of the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office)

Free live Christmas Tree disposal The City of Leavenworth brush site, 1803 S. 2nd, will accept live Christmas trees. Disposal of trees will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. - Tuesday Dec. 27 - Wednesday Dec. 28 - Thursday Dec. 29 - Friday Dec. 30 - Saturday Dec. 31 - Tuesday Jan. 3 - Wednesday Jan. 4 - Thursday Jan 5 - Friday Jan. 6 - Saturday Jan. 7 Christmas Tree December 27, 2016 thru January 7, 2017 (normal business hours).

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Fitness

at the Riverfront Community Center

INDOOR POOL n WALKING TRACK n TREADMILLS n BASKETBALL GYM n SHOWERS AND LOCKERS CARDIO AND WEIGHT ROOMS n YOGA n CROSSFIT n CHILDRENS’ CLASSES n DANCE

Riverfront Community Center Fitness Facilities Resident Non-Resident 123 S. Esplanade St. | 913-651-2132 Admission fee includes the use of the weight $2.50 $3 Daily Admission Adult room, pool during open and lap swim times, track, Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $2 $2.50 gym, racquetball courts, & cardio room. Showers Adult $40 $50 and lockers are available on track and pool levels. 20 Punch Pass Racquetball equipment and basketballs are Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $30 $40 available for rent. For general information, call (913) Adult $35 $40 651-2132 or email mwilliams@firstcity.org. Monthly Pass Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $25 $30 CARDIO & WEIGHT ROOMS: Stair steppers, stationary Adult $80 $90 6-Month Pass bikes, treadmills, and weight equipment are available. Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $60 $70 These rooms are locked at all times. Please check out Adult $145 $155 a key at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Yearly Pass Youth (4-18), Senior Citizen (60+) $105 $125 Collateral required.

TRACK & FITNESS ROOM HOURS

Sunday Monday – Friday Saturday

1-5 p.m. 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OPEN BASKETBALL GYM HOURS Sunday 1-5 p.m. Monday – Friday 4-7 p.m. Saturday 1-5 p.m. CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS: Christmas Day (Sunday), Christmas Day Observed (Monday), New Year’s Day (Sunday), New Year’s Day Observed (Monday), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day. CORPORATE PASS PROGRAM: Businesses and organizations can pay a $200 yearly fee entitling their employees to purchase Riverfront Community Center fitness facility passes at a 25% - 40% discount. Organization identification required. INDOOR TRACK: The center has a 1/10 mile indoor track that is open year-round during regular business hours. Daily admission fee or pass required. RECREATION ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CITY RESIDENTS Qualifying low-income or disabled individuals or families who live in the

city limits of Leavenworth and are currently receiving public financial assistance can be awarded a $100 credit per person per year to be used toward certain Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Department activities, such as fitness facility passes, swim programs, and youth sports. For information call (913) 7586648. FITNESS CLASSES All classes are held at the Riverfront Community Center. Register at the front desk. Call (913) 651-2132 or email mwilliams@firstcity.org for more information. Basic Ballroom Dance Learn to Merengue, waltz, country twostep, Arizona two-step, salsa, and cha-cha. For information contact Tom Ritchie at tom.adancrmn.ritchie@gmail.com. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Session 1: Feb 7-March 14 Session 2: March 21-April 25 $40 for singles / $60 per couple Crossfit & Crossfit Kids Elizabeth Brown, owner/operator of Athletic Body and Mind, offers strength training programs for kids and adults. Email elizabeth@athleticbodyandmind. com or visit www.athleticbodyandmind. com for dates, fees and registration information.

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Yoga Instructor Tina Thomas teaches class members to release stress and fatigue, increase strength, balance and flexibility, and restore energy. Tues. & Thurs. 9-10 a.m. Fees: $5 a class, or 10-punch pass for $35 residents/$40 non- residents. Parkour Fitness Training Parkour is a holistic training discipline using movement to get from point A to point B in the most efficient way possible. Instructor Robert Bone will guide through obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, and rolling, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable for the given situation. Parkour is a fun way to exercise and increase flexibility, strength, and agility. Participants should wear loose clothing. Bring water or a sports drink for hydration. All participants must sign an additional participant waiver upon registration at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Begins April 5. Wed. 5–6:30 p.m. & Sat. 9–10:30 a.m. Hawthorn Park $35/month (1st class is free) Ages 12 and up Min: 3 Max: 15


Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-6:30 p.m. Little Tigers Ages 5-7 6:30-7:15 p.m. Ages 8-14 7:15-8:15 p.m. Adults $55 a month - first family member $35 per additional family member

NEW- Stroller Strong Moms Their mission is to “Sweat Like a Mother”, affectionately known as S.L.A.M, and to provide moms a unique, fun, challenging total body workout. To bring women together, not only as moms, but as athletes who show their children that your body is the greatest instrument you will ever own. Led by Meghan Argo, each class will meet 60 minutes and include: 5 minute warm-up, running or walking route with fitness stops throughout the park, and 10-15 minute core strengthening and stretching to close. Jam-packed in the middle with variety and nonstop action, this program will get you strong, lean, energized, and S.L.A.M.in. For more information contact Meghan at Meghan@strollerstrongmoms.com, or call 706-763-9865. Monday through Friday 9-10 a.m. Location: Riverfront Community Center for January, beginning Jan. 3. Go to www.strollerstrongmoms.com for pricing options and online payments. PiYo Live Join certified instructor Rachel Smith FITNESS FACILITY POLICIES 1. Persons ages 16 and over must present identification at check-in. 2. Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or a guardian age 18 or older. 3. Children ages 15-17 must have a parent’s signed permission to use the fitness equipment. 4. Children ages 12-14 must be directly supervised by an adult at all times while in the fitness rooms. 5. Children ages 11 and under are not allowed to use any of the fitness

as she combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. Use your body to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every single muscle – big and small. This class is suitable for all fitness levels. Bring your own mat and plenty of water for this fun class. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. & Saturdays, 9-10 am $5 per class Teens – Adult

Women & Girls Self-Defense Class Learn how to protect yourself. Martial arts instructor Master Frank Hannon offers this class quarterly. FREE, Preregistration required. Minimum age 16. Saturday, January 21 & Saturday, May 20 9:30 – 11 a.m. Minimum: 10, Maximum: 16 Toddler Tyme Children ages 5 and under are invited to the gym for open play time. A bounce house, basketballs, Big Wheels, and other fun toys are provided. Adult upervision required. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10 a.m. - noon $2 per child

Personal Training Certified Trainer Nicole Platt will helps clients reach fitness goals through personal consultation and one-onone training sessions. Sessions are by appointment. Contact Nicole directly at 619-727-9895. SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES Tae Kwon Do This popular martial art combines combat techniques, self- defense, sport, and exercise. Contact Master Frank Hannon at (913) 682-3677 for information. equipment. 6. Persons ages 60 and over are advised to consult with their physician before beginning any type of fitness regimen. 7. It is the responsibility of patrons to ensure that they have been properly trained before using the fitness equipment. Improper use of equipment can cause serious injuries. 8. The city is not responsible for injuries or gross negligence. 9. Please do not drop or slam weight equipment.

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10. Please wipe down weight benches after use. 11. Foul language, loud vulgar music, and aggressive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. 12. Smoking, “vaping”, or chewing of any tobacco product is not allowed in the community center. 13. No food or soft drinks are allowed in the fitness rooms or gym. 14. Athletic shoes covering the entire foot must be worn at all times while using the fitness facilities.


Parks

Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices: 123 S. Esplanade Street Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 (913) 651-2203 Email: mwilliams@firstcity.org Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fitness Trail System at Ray Miller Park The Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Department partnered with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center to solicit donations for the installation of fitness stations along the Ray Miller Park trail. Ten individual fitness stations were sponsored by local businesses and organizations. These stations suggest various exercises to help park patrons work toward total body fitness. Leavenworth Landing Park This scenic park on the Missouri River (Esplanade & Cherokee Streets) is available to rent for special occasions. Permit fees are $15 per hour ($20 for non-City residents) with a $100 refundable damage deposit. Fees are due when a permit is requested. Choose the Paddlewheel Plaza or the Railroad Roundhouse. (Note: This park has active train tracks.) The Bridge Tender’s Building rents for $20, with a $20 refundable key deposit. Folding chairs are available for rent also. This park is adjacent to the Riverfront Community Center and historic downtown Leavenworth. Alcoholic Beverage Permit By City ordinance, alcoholic beverages are prohibited in City parks, except as authorized by Parks and Recreation to Leavenworth area residents with a park reservation permit. There is a $10 alcoholic beverage or beer permit fee. Riverfront Park Campground This cozy park beside the Missouri River is the perfect place to relax. The campground offers basic and electric camping pads, tent camping, a bath house with four private units, a boat ramp, picnic shelter, and dump station. $15 per night. (Note: This park is adjacent to active train tracks.) For

Buffalo Bill Cody Park, 3003 Shrine Park Road, is a popular place for children with lots of playground equipment, newly renovated restrooms and a large shelter available for rent. information in the off season (NovemberMarch), call (913) 651-2203 or email mwilliams@firstcity.org. April 1-October 31, contact the Park Manager at (913) 290-0034 or campgroundmanager@ firstcity.org. Adopt-A-Park Program If your group is looking for a way to make a difference in our community, why not consider adopting a Leavenworth city park or other landscaped public area? Participants can choose from a variety of tasks to include establishing a presence in the parks and reporting vandalism and maintenance problems, picking up litter, painting, weeding, or gardening. Donations also may be made for park improvements. City staff will provide guidance and some materials for projects. Choose a park and decide what activities you will be able to do and how often. Once this is established, a sign will be erected in the park with your group’s name and logo. Legacy Tree Program Commemorate a special person or event with a living legacy. For a $200 fee, a tree will be planted and a plaque erected at the planting site. For an additional $100, you may request a 5” x 5” aluminum

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plaque. Request forms are available at the Parks & Recreation Office. Memorial Bench Program Another way to honor a special person or group is through the purchase of a memorial bench with an attached plaque in Leavenworth Landing Park or at the Waggin’ Tails Dog Park. The Parks & Recreation Department will install the bench. Down payment required to order. WALK KANSAS - Celebrate Healthy Living SAVE THE DATE! March 19 - May 13 In Kansas, only 48% of the population reaches the minimum goal for physical activity, placing them at risk for chronic disease because of physical activity & nutrition choices. 37% of Kansans are overweight and 27% are obese. Only 19% of Kansans eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Walk Kansas is a team-based healthy lifestyle program offered by K-State Research & Extension that will help people lead healthier lifestyles through increased physical activity, improved nutrition & reduced stress. For more information, visit www.leavenworth.ksu.edu or www. walkkansas.org.


LEAVENWORTH CITY PARKS 10th Avenue Park 3500 Tenth Ave.

Rest rooms Picnic tables Picnic Shelter

1.14 MILE

Bob Dougherty Park 800 N. 2nd St.

Playground

Buffalo Bill Cody Park 3003 Shrine Park Road

.25 MILE

Ball Fields Tennis Courts

David Brewer Park 1801 Ottawa St. Havens Park 2201 Ottawa St. Hawthorn Park 1100 Ohio St.

Hiking/ Walking trail

1 MILE

Bike Path Volleyball Court

Jefferson Park 1100 Kickapoo St.

Soccer Fields

Leavenworth Landing Park 301 S. Esplanade St.

.5 MILE

Basketball Courts

North Esplanade Park 500 N. Esplanade St.

.25 MILE

Horseshoe Courts

.5 MILE

Bath House

Ray Miller Park 4103 S. Fourth St.

Boat Ramps

Riverfront Park Campground 1201 Riverfront Park Road Southside Park 2600 S. First St.

Camping/ RVs Sledding Hill

Sportsfield Park 2100 Ottawa St.

.7 MILE

Pools

Stubby Park 1501 S. Fourth St.

Skate Park Dog Park

Waggin’ Tails Dog Park 2901 VA Park Drive Wollman Park 1300 Shawnee St.

Shelters

Accessible

Resident Non-Resident

Tables Size

Cody

$35

$40

10

20 x 44 ft.

David Brewer

$25

$30

7

25 x 25 ft.

David Brewer-RR

$10

$15

2

220 sq. ft.

Dougherty

$10

$15

1

24 x 20 ft.

Hawthorn

$25

$30

7

40 x 24 ft.

N. Esplanade

$25

$30

7

25 x 25 ft.

Ray Miller

$10

$15

1

16 x 16 ft.

Riverfront Park

$25

$30

7

38 x 20 ft.

Stubby

$10

$15

1

17 x 17 ft.

Wollman (East)

$25

$30

7

36 x 20 ft.

Wollman (Main)

$50

$55

12

40 x 60 ft.

Wollman (West)

$25

$30

7

36 x 20 ft.

V.A. Park

$10

$15

1

16 x 16 ft.

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PICNIC SHELTERS Rent a shelter for the day at Leavenworth city parks. Picnic tables seat 6-8 people. Extra tables are $5 each. All shelters but Stubby have at least one grill. Ray Miller Park shelter has no access to restroom facilities.


Sports and Activities Registration: Unless otherwise noted, registrations for these programs are accepted at the Riverfront Community Center. For information, call (913) 651-2203 or (913) 758-6648.

Tournaments: Fields may be reserved for tournaments. For Cody and Hawthorn Park fields, the fee will be $125 per field per day with lights included. Rental of Sportsfield is $50 per game, per field. A contract MUST be signed for tournament field reservations and the fee MUST be paid at the time the reservation is made. Apply and pay in advance at the Parks and Recreation Office. Field Reservations: Coaches or assistants of registered City league adult and youth teams may call 913-6512203 to reserve practice fields. A confirmation of the reservation will be e-mailed. Sports Officials: For information on officiating or to report a problem, contact Tabor Medill, Recreation Program Supervisor, at (913) 758-6648 or tmedill@ firstcity.org. Inclement Weather Line: (913) 364-5821 A notice will be recorded weekdays by 4:00 p.m. and weekends by 8:00 a.m. (morning games), NOON (afternoon games) or 4:00 p.m. (night games). If conditions change after notice posting time, officials must decide whether or not to play. If no games are canceled, there will be no new message. Coaches will be notified by E-mail of the make-up date.

YOUTH SUMMER BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department sponsors summer recreational baseball/softball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-13. Registration/waiver forms will be distributed through the Leavenworth Schools and the Riverfront Community Center. Only those who register by the deadline will be guaranteed to play on a team. Teams will be chosen by a skills testing system. Children MUST play in their appropriate age group. The season will run June-July. SKILLS TESTING for boys and

girls ages 9-13 will be held on April 22 at Sportsfield Recreation Complex. REGISTRATION: March 1 – 31 (3rd child ½ price) Fees – Ages 5-8: $45 Fees – Ages 9-13: $50 (NOTE: Parks & Recreation Scholarships cannot be used to pay late fees.) LATE REGISTRATION: April 1-15 (3rd child ½ price) Fees – Ages 5-8: $70 Fees – Ages 9-13: $75 After April 15, the registration fee for all ages is $90.

BOYS

GIRLS

Age as of 5/1/17

Instructional Baseball

Instructional Softball

5-6

George Brett (coach pitch)

Dot Richardson (coach pitch)

7 -8

Willie Mays

Joan Joyce

9-10

Pee Wee Reese

Donna Lopiano

11-13

ADULT SPRING CO-ED SOFTBALL Open to all men and women age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. Season is April-May. Requires a min. 4 teams. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Early Registration (Feb. 1-28): $295 Late Registration (After Feb. 28): $425 MEN’S SPRING DOUBLE-HEADER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. The season will run April-May. Requires a minimum of 4 teams and an even number of teams. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Sundays. Early Registration (Feb. 1-28): $295 Late Registration (After Feb. 28): $425 MEN’S SUMMER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. The season will run May-July. If there are enough teams, there will be 2 divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays. Early Registration (March 1-31): $295 Late Registration (After March 31): $425

NEW - MEN’S SUMMER DOUBLE-HEADER SOFTBALL Open to all men age 19 and over whose high school class has graduated. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. Requires a minimum of 4 teams and an even number of teams. A maximum of 12 teams will be accepted. No divisions. A.S.A. rules. Games will be played on Sundays. Session I (Plays May-June) Early Registration (March 1-31): $295 Late Registration (April 1 and later): $425 Session II (Plays July-August) Early Registration (May 1-31): $295 Late Registration (June 1 and later): $425 GEIGER SHOWCASE BASEBALL LEAGUE Boys ages 14 through age 19 (graduating seniors) may participate. Registration accepted as a team only. No individual registrations accepted. Minimum of (4) teams required. (16) game schedule. Registration Period: April 1 – April 30 Fees: $900 per team MARIE WADLOW SOFTBALL LEAGUE Girls ages 14 through age 19 (graduating seniors) may participate. Registration accepted as a team only. No individual registrations accepted. Minimum of (4) teams required. (16) game schedule. Registration Period: April 1 – April 30 Fees: $900 per team Dog Manners and Obedience

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123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 (913) 651-2132 www.Riverfront Community Center.com Experience the Timeless Elegance of the Riverfront Community Center - This building is a charming 1880s Union Depot train station on the banks of the Missouri River. Originally constructed in 1888, this historic depot was lovingly restored and remodeled in 1988 as a multi-functional facility. It is just a short 20 to 45-minute drive from most areas of Kansas City. This classic facility provides an ideal atmosphere for all types of special events, from weddings and receptions to seminars and meetings. No matter what type of event, staff can help arrange a perfect day. The Riverview Room Aptly named for its beautiful views of the majestic Missouri River, this elegant banquet room can seat 80-200 guests for a typical wedding reception. In addition, an adjoining outdoor patio overlooks the river. The Men’s Waiting Room Impressive 30-foot wood-paneled ceilings soar above the original woodwork and fireplace. The Men’s Waiting Room can accommodate a wedding ceremony for up to 160 people or a smaller reception for up to 80 people. This lovely room also boasts a river view.

Room Rental Rates Room

Resident

Non-Resident

Capacity

Riverview Room

$55/hr

$60/hr

100-300

Men’s Waiting Room

$40/hr

$45/hr.

50-150

Women’s Waiting Room

$40/hr.

$45/hr.

25-100

South Wing

$40/hr.

$45/hr.

20-100

Activity Room

$15/hr.

$20/hr.

10-50

Gymnasium

$50/hr.

$55/hr.

600

Indoor Pool

$55/hr.

$60/hr.

75-100

Pool Balcony

$10/hr

$10/hr

10-25

North Kitchen

$20/hr.

$25/hr.

N/A

South Kitchen

$20/hr.

$25/hr.

N/A

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The Women’s Waiting Room Adjacent to the Riverview Room, this cozy room is a smaller version of the Men’s Waiting Room. The Women’s Waiting Room has versatile side doors that can be opened to access the Riverview Room. Room Fees & Deposits A 4-hour minimum rental and security deposit are required to reserve a room, along with a $25 service charge. An additional $25 fee is required for a band or DJ. Fees include set-up and take-down of tables and chairs and trash removal. Decorating time is $10 per hour. Other items are available for rent. Catering For catering information, contact our In-House Caterer, Terry Booker, at (913) 702-5499 during business hours or theabcafe@ gmail.com. Patrons also may hire outside caterers for a 20% added surcharge. For reservation information, contact Tammy Metzgar, Riverfront Community Center Manager, at (913) 6512132, (913) 680-2709, or tmetzgar@firstcity.org. For more information and photos, visit our website at www.Riverfront Community Center.com.

Harvey Girl Luncheons Step back into the late 1800’s when Fred Harvey was helping tame the west with his train depot restaurants and the Harvey Girls. A lovely lunch is served at the Riverfront Community Center by the Harvey Girls, followed by a brief history of Fred Harvey and the girls. Reservations must be made two (2) weeks in advance with a minimum of 20 persons. For more details, contact the manager (913) 680-2709 or the Convention & Visitors Bureau at (913) 758-2948.


Aquatics Programs Riverfront Community Center pool, 123 S. Esplanade St. (913) 651-2132 | Leavenworth, Kansas

Riverfront Community Center Pool Hours Lap Swim (fees on page 8)

Mon/Wed/Fri.

6 - 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tues./Thurs.

6 - 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 5 - 8 p.m. Jan. & Feb. only

Mon. - Fri.

5 - 6 p.m.

Mon. and Wed.

7- 8 p.m.

Saturday

9 - 11 a.m.

Sunday

1 - 2 p.m.

Mon./Wed./Fri.

9 - 10 a.m.

Mon./Wed./Fri.

1- 2 p.m.

Mon. and Wed.

6 - 7 p.m.

Learn-to-Swim Classes* (See Page 15) * Additional fees required for these classes

Tues./Thurs.

6 -7:30 p.m. (Feb. - May only)

Saturday

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Jan. - Feb. only)

Open Swim (fees on page 8)

Friday

6 - 8 p.m.

Saturday

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday

2 - 4:30 p.m.

Tues./ Thurs.

10 - 11 a.m.

Aquacise Classes* (Page 15)

Family Open Swim

Holiday Break Weekday Open Swim Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017

Holiday Open Swim Hours: Tuesday December 27 Wednesday December 28 Thursday December 29 Friday December 30 Tuesday January 3

9 - 11 a.m. 12:30 - 3 p.m. 9 - 11 a.m. 12:30 - 3 p.m. 9 - 11 a.m.

Pool Parties Come celebrate your birthday or special event at the indoor pool. During our Open Swim Time, you may reserve the balcony overlooking the pool and have your cake and presents right there. Admission is $1.50 per child, $2 per adult; balcony reservation $10 per hour. After-Hour Private Parties are also available. Fees: $55/ hour for City residents or $60/hour for non-residents. Call 913-758-6629. Aquatic Physical Therapy Preferred Physical Therapy, LLC, is now offering aquatic therapy sessions at Riverfront Community Center pool. For more information on receiving aquatic therapy, call (913) 727-2022 or visit 712 First Terrace, Suite 101, Lansing, KS 66043.

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Private Swim Lessons Contact Nancy Baker at (913) 758-6629 or nbaker@firstcity.org for information. Private lessons $20 per 40-minute session Semi-private lessons $30 per 40-minute session (2 students) 2017 WINTER/SPRING AQUACISE CLASS SCHEDULE One Aquacise pass is valid for ALL Aquacise classes. Passes may be purchased at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Passes do not expire. Begins Wednesday, January 4 Aquacise Class Days & Times: Mon/Wed/ Fri 9-10 a.m. Mon/Wed/Fri 1-2 p.m. Mon & Wed 6-7 p.m. Fees for 20-Punch Aquacise Pass: Resident NonResident Adult $40 $45 Senior Citizen (60+) $35 $40 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Students will be certified in lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid. Prerequisite: Must swim 500 yards non-stop using front crawl and breast stroke and retrieve a 10 lb. brick from 9 feet of water. $180 residents/$200 non-residents. Includes all materials, Minimum age: 15 Session 1: Dec. 27-30 Session 2: Mar. 21-24 Session 3: Apr. 22-23 & 29-30 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Family Open Swim This NEW open swim program is especially designed for family time together. An adult (18 and up) must accompany children. Families can work on instructional swimming skills, lap swimming together or just fun. City Resident – Adult $2.50, Child $2; Non-Resident – Adult $3, Child $2.50 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 - 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 3 Introduction to Synchronized Swimming Join instructor Suzie Mohrmann as you learn synchronized swimming skills and moves in this NEW introductory class. Swimming moves such as shark circles, dolphin figures, somersault moves and side flutter kicks and more will be introduced and learned to music while in the water. Participants will learn and perform movements which resemble the skills performed by the gymnast or figure skater. Then, choreographed into a routine will initiate a combination of rhythmic swimming and gymnastics, all done in the water. Participants will use swimming strokes to move from one body position or figure to another. Students must be able to swim by American Red Cross standards, 25 yards of each stroke: Breast stroke, Back stroke, Side stroke and sculling. Swimmers will learn synchronized skills and strokes, adapted to music for a final student performance at the end of the session.

Requires swim goggles - Swim cap optional. Enrollment Deadline: Noon March 3 Saturdays, March 4 – April 8 11 a.m. – noon $45 (includes nose plugs) Age 8 to Adult Min: 5 Max: 10 Riptide Review (offered Session 4 only) This program will provide instruction and review to better prepare swimmers for the summer recreational league. Swimmers will work on stroke mechanics and refinement, starts, turns, finishes. We will gradually build on endurance through the 4 weeks and improve on fitness and readiness for the summer swim season. Min. 3 / Max.12. Ages 18 & under. Resident $45 / Non-Resident $50 April 25 - May 18 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:05 – 6:45 p.m. Leavenworth Riptides Swim Team Leavenworth Riptide swimmers ages 5–18 compete in a summer league with surrounding communities. The season begins May 29 and ends June 30, with a league party on July 14 at Quivira Lake for swimmers and families. Program information provided May 3, 5- 6 p.m., at the Riverfront Community Center. Registration begins in January. For information call (913) 758-6629. $50 (3rd child ½ price)

2017 Winter & Spring American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Class The Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department provides American Red Cross swim programs for children, teens, and adults. Certified instructors will provide you with a supportive environment in which to learn and obtain skills. Learn-to-Swim classes will be taught at the Riverfront Community Center. Course descriptions are available at the Riverfront Community Center front desk. Students must be registered by NOON the Friday before the session starts. Tuesday/Thursday Evening Swim Lessons FEES: $40 residents or $45 non-residents (3rd child ½ price)

(4 weeks)

Session 2: Feb. 28-Mar. 23

Saturday Morning Swim Lessons – 8 weeks

Session 3: Mar. 28-Apr. 20

Session 1: Jan. 7-Feb. 25 Class Level

Age

Times

Parent/Child

1-3 yrs

11-11:40 a.m.

Preschool 1,2,3

4-5 yrs

11-11:40 a.m.

Level 1

6 & up

11-11:40 a.m.

Levels 2,3,4,5,6

6 & up

12-12:40 p.m.

Teen/Adult

13 & up

12-12:40 p.m.

Session 4: Apr. 25-May 18

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Class Level

Age

Times

Parent/Child

1-3 yrs

6-6:40 p.m.

Preschool 1,2,3

4-5 yrs

6-6:40 p.m.

Levels 1

6 & up

6-6:40 p.m.

Levels 2,3,4,5,6

6 & up

6:50-7:30 p.m.

Teen/Adult

13 & up

6:50-7:30 p.m.


Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 4 - Hidden Art Locked Away - RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY CENTER– FREE Admission. This art sale features works of art created by inmates at Leavenworth area correctional facilities. Art will be sold to support the River City Community Players.

FEBRUARY 4 - Pre-Spring Flea Market - 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up: 6-8 a.m. Riverfront Community Center Gym, Leavenworth. FREE admission. Booth fees $25 electric, $20 non-electric. Includes 1 six-foot table & 2 chairs. Extra tables $5 each. Register at the community center front desk or by mail. For information, call (913) 651-2203 or email mwilliams@ firstcity.org. FEBRUARY 5 - Daddy & Me Sweetheart Tea - 1-3 p.m. RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY CENTER Little girls and their daddies or big brothers, uncles, grandfathers, etc. will enjoy an afternoon of fun and refreshments. Come to the Riverfront Community Center dressed in your best and have a photo taken with your favorite date. This event is open to little girls ages 9 and under. Register through Feb. 2 at the community center or on-line at www.lvks.org. NO EVENT DAY WALK-INS ACCEPTED. Limited to 200 people. Call (913) 651-2203 for more information. Cost: $20 per couple/$5 each additional daughter.

APRIL 8 - FREE Easter Festivities & Egg Hunt - 1 – 2:30 p.m. 10TH AVENUE PARK. Join the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation Department at 10th Avenue Park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under. There will be games, activities, petting zoo, bounce house, food vendors, and more. Come early with your Easter basket and get ready for the hunt. Festivities: 1–2:30 p.m. Egg Hunt: 2:30 p.m. sharp. APRIL 28 - Arbor Day Celebration – Parks staff will plant a tree to honor a local person or group. Tree planting at noon. Location to be announced. MAY 3 - FREE Touch-A-Truck - 10-11:30 a.m. LEAVENWORTH LANDING PARK. Bring the kids to Leavenworth Landing Park and see the many kinds of trucks working in and around our community. MAY 6 - FREE First City Fishing Gala. 80 ACRE FARM. Checkin: 8–9 a.m. Children ages 6-15 are invited to bring their poles and join in the fun at 80 Acres. The Leavenworth Bass Club will provide everything your child will need to catch a fish, to include assistance if requested. There will be games, contests, prizes, and a fish fry after the derby for all registered participants. Pre-registration required. Registration accepted by phone only, May 1-5, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 913-758-6648 to register. Limited to 50 children.

Dog Manners and Obedience

Leavenworth Performing Arts Center

500 Delaware Street | (913) 651-0027 | www.rccplv.com The River City Community Players community theater group will be featuring the following shows in 2017: • “9 to 5” Performances February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 10, 11, 12 • “The Mousetrap” Performances April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 • “Charlotte’s Web” Performances June 2, 3 and 4. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.lvks.org. For more information, call (913) 651-0027 or visit the River City Community Players website.

Dog trainer, Kim Downing, will teach you and your four-legged friend the basic commands. Geared for dogs ages 4 months or older. Must be current on vaccinations. This is a seven-week program. The first week is without the dog. Class is held on Wednesday evenings. Visit www.yourbestdog.com. Level I: This is the foundation level class and includes many behaviors like beginning walking on leash, sit, down, come, focused attention, place and stay. Level II: (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I class.) This is a continuation of Level I with the skills getting more refined and difficult. Additional skills like directional come, leave it, wait, back, and stand will be added along with work on mannered greetings. Includes AKC Canine Good Citizen test. (Call 913-7586629 for information.) Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Fee: $80 Level 1, Session 1: Jan. 18-Mar 1 Level 1, Session 2: Mar. 15-Apr. 26 Level 1, Session 3: May 10-Jun. 21

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