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FORT DODGE

Parks and Rec PROGRAM GUIDE

april 2017 - september 2017 fortdodgeiowa.org/parks • 576-7237

Whats Inside: Pg 3 .........................................................How To Brochure Pg 4..............................Commonly Used Phone Numbers Pg 5-12 ......................................Monthly Activity Listings Pg 13-15.................................................. Summer Movies Pg 16, 17.........................................Fort Dodge Trails Map Pg 18-19..................................................Rosedale Rapids Pg 20.....................................................................ACAC-FD Pg 19............................................Oleson Park Splash Pad Pg 21............................................Learn to Swim Program Pg 22 ................................................Lakeside Golf Course Pg 22 ............................................Rogers Sports Complex

Pg 23...........................................Fort Dodge Park System Pg 24.............................................................Cabin Rentals Pg 25.................................................Forestry Department Pg 24....................................................Park Open Shelters Pg 26.........................................................Citizen’s Central Pg 26 .................................................Foster Grandparents Pg 28...............................................................Employment Pg 29........................................................Public Programs Pg 30 ..................................................General Information Pg 27.........................................Fort Dodge Public Library


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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


“How To” for Reading Our Brochure Be sure to not miss a thing this season and keep this brochure handy – on your fridge, in your car, or near the “family calendar.” If paper copies aren’t your thing, feel free to visit our website: www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks , 24/7 to view a digital copy of this brochure AND to sign up for programs online. Need more information? Like For Dodge Parks & Rec on Facebook, we WANT to help keep you informed of our latest happenings!

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WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH

3 Easy Ways to Sign up for Parks & Recreation programs... • ONLINE @ fortdodgeiowa.org/parks to securely register for programs & activities, anytime day or night. american express, masterCard, Visa & Discover accepted. (Please note that a convenience fee is charged in addition to the program fee for all online purchases.)

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*enter through the main City Hall entrance on the North side of the building. No matter how you choose to register for an activity, don’t wait until the last minute to register for it. if you would like to participate in one of our activities, please register Well iN aDVaNCe so that we may determine if the activity is sufficient to hold the event. Your cooperation will help us to better provide solid organization of our recreation programs. If you need to create an account or cannot remember your login information for ActiveNet, call the Parks & Rec Department, and we will unlock and/or reset your password.

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Commonly Requested Phone Numbers Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-2323 Blanden Memorial Art Museum . . . . . . . .573-2316 Brushy Creek Ranger Station . . . . . . . . . .543-8298 Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance . . .955-5500 Citizen’s Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-3429 City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-7144 Fort Dodge Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . .955-6139 Dolliver Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359-2539 FD Parks & Recreation Department . . . .576-7237 FD Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-8167 FD Soccer Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-0979 Izaak Walton (Lion’s Den) . . . . . . . . . . . .571-7615 The REC (Former YMCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-7107 Forestry Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-5791 Foster Grandparents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-5401 Harlan Rogers Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .576-2851 Lakeside Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-6741 RAIN OUT NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-6888 Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center . . . . . .955-4284 Webster County Conservation . . . . . . . .576-4258

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515- 576-7237

Summer 2017


Track Activities

Novice Track & Field Activity #1074 Our track program is very popular for boys and girls Kindergarten through 6th grade. Youth will learn the basics of track and field through practice sessions held on monday evenings from 6-7pm at st. edmond arena track. practices will consist of conditioning, stretching, short sprints, long runs, relays, shuttle relays, long jump, and shot put. practices will lead up to a “mini track meet”, which will be split into two age specific meets this year. preK- 2nd grade will go at 5:30-6:30 pm and 3rd-6th grade will go at 7:00-8:00 pm.

DATES April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8 (Mondays)

TIME 6:00pm – 7:00pm

FEE $30

LOCATION St. Edmond Arena Track

REGISTRATION Now – April 7

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


TBall & Softball Activities Tball (PreK-K Boys and Girls)

this league is for boys and girls COmpletiNG preK and Kindergarten grades. Games will be played in the evenings June & July at Harlan rogers sports Complex on the mini major Fields. an 11 inch safety ball is used. Fee includes participation fee, gate fee for all spectators, and a t-shirt. No preseason clinic is required for this season. the Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on thursday, may 4th at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. this league focuses on the fundamentals of throwing a ball and catching it in a glove, as well as hitting a ball off of a tee and running the bases correctly. DATES May 22 – July 6 (Thursdays)

TIME 5:15pm – 7:15pm

FEE $30 (Shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – April 28

Single A Softball (K/1st GIRLS)

this league is for girls COmpletiNG Kindergarten and 1st grades. Games will be played on the evenings June may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, K-2nd is 515-615pm and 3-6 is 630-745pm at Harlan rogers. the softball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) Hall on thursday, may 4th at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. the focus of this league is to allow a batter to hit from a live coach-pitcher and defensively work on getting batters/baserunners out by force or tagging. DATES May 22 – July 6

TIME 5:30pm – 7:30pm

FEE $50 (Shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – April 28

Double AA Softball (2nd Grade ONLY GIRLS)

this league is for girls who have completed 2nd grade. Games will be played on the evenings June may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, K-2nd is 515-615pm and 3-6 is 630-745pm at Harlan rogers. the softball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) Hall on thursday, may 4th at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. this is one of our most important league as it transitions the players from coach/tee pitch to player pitch. this league focuses on the importance of hitting from a player pitch, learning balls and strikes, as well as starting to get an understanding of each position played in the field and working to get three outs. DATES May 22 – July 6

TIME 5:30pm – 7:30pm

FEE $50 (Shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – April 28

AAA Softball (3rd/4th GIRLS)

this league is for girls COmpletiNG 3rd and 4th grades. Games will be played in the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. an 11 inch safety ball is used. Fee includes participation fee, gate fee for all spectators, and a t-shirt. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, K-2nd is at 5:15-6:15pm and 3rd - 6th is at 6:30-7:45pm at Harlan rogers. the softball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) Hall on thursday, may 4th at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. Focusing on game flow and transition, this league is completely player based. the fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching, and stealing are primarily focused upon. DATES May 22 – July 6

TIME 5:30pm – 7:30pm

FEE $50 (Shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – April 28

Major League Softball (5th/6th GIRLS)

this league is for girls COmpletiNG 5th and 6th grades. Games will be played in the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex on the mini major Fields. a 12 inch ball is used. Fee includes participation fee, gate fee for all spectators, and a t-shirt. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, K-2nd is at 5:15-6:15pm and 3rd - 6th is at 6:30-7:45pm at Harlan rogers. the softball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) Hall on thursday, may 4th at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. this league is our most advanced league. the primary focus is the flow of the game from batting and fielding. in this league we encourage batters to swing on the right pitch and have a complete understanding of balls, strikes, and foul situations. Fielding, both ground balls and fly balls, is important in this league as we want players to work to understand the best situation in getting outs. this league requires some individuals who want to pitch and commit ample practice time to the art of pitching. DATES May 22 – July 6

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TIME 5:30pm – 8:30pm

FEE $50 (Shirt included)

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – April 28

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Baseball Activities Single A Baseball (K/1st BOYS) this league is for boys COmpletiNG Kindergarten and 1st grades. Games will be played on the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, K-2nd is 5:15-615pm and 3rd - 6th is at 6:307:45pm at Harlan rogers. the baseball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on thursday, april 27 at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. the focus of this league is to allow a batter to hit from a live coach-pitcher and defensively work on getting batters/baserunners out by force or tagging.

DATES

TIME

FEE

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

May 22 – July 6

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$50 (Shirt included)

HR Sports Complex

Now – April 21

WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH Mini Camps Start June 12

AA Baseball (2nd Grade ONLY BOYS) this league is for boys COmpletiNG 2nd Grade. Games will be played on the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, K-2nd is 515-615pm and 3-6 is 630-745pm at Harlan rogers. the baseball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on thursday, april 27 at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. this is one of our most important league as it transitions the players from coach/tee pitch to player pitch. this league focuses on the importance of hitting from a player pitch, learning balls and strikes, as well as starting to get an understanding of each position played in the field and working to get three outs.

DATES

TIME

FEE

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

May 22 – July 6

5:30pm – 7:30pm

$50 (Shirt included)

HR Sports Complex

Now – April 21

AAA Baseball (3rd/4th BOYS) this league is for boys COmpletiNG 3rd and 4th grades. Games will be played in the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee, gate fee for all spectators, and a tshirt. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, K-2nd is 515-615pm and 3-6 is 630-745pm at Harlan rogers. the baseball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on thursday, april 27 at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. Focusing on game flow and transition, this league is completely player based. the fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching, and stealing are primarily focused upon.

DATES

TIME

FEE

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

May 22 – July 6

5:30pm – 8:00pm

$50 (Shirt included)

HR Sports Complex

Now – April 21

Major League Baseball (5th/6th BOYS) this league is for boys COmpletiNG 5th and 6th grades. Games will be played in the evenings may-July at Harlan rogers sports Complex. Fee includes participation fee, gate fee for all spectators, and a tshirt. this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, K-2nd is 515-615pm and 3-6 is 630-745pm at Harlan rogers. the baseball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on thursday, april 27 at 6pm. With team practices starting the week of may 8th. this league is our most advanced league. the primary focus is the flow of the game from batting and fielding. in this league we encourage batters to swing on the right pitch and have a complete understanding of balls, strikes, and foul situations. Fielding, both ground balls and fly balls, is important in this league as we want players to work to understand the best situation in getting outs. this league requires some individuals who want to pitch and commit ample practice time to the art of pitching.

DATES

TIME

FEE

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

May 22 – July 1

5:30pm – 8:30pm

$50 (Shirt included)

HR Sports Complex

Now – April 21

Locally Owned Since 1950

Teener League Baseball (Jerry Patterson League) this league is for players COmpletiNG 7th-9th grade. Games will be played in the evenings may - July at various fields, including patterson Field, Wrigley Field at Harlan rogers sports Complex, rabiner Field and other out of town fields depending on league participation. through the wonderful legacy of Jerry patterson, the league is Free! this league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25. time and place to be announced. the baseball Coaching meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central ave) on monday, april 24, at 6 pm. With team practices starting the week of may 1st . this league includes many games and an end of the year tournament. this league was created by Jerry patterson with the intent for kids to play baseball! it is our mission to continue his legacy and provide Free baseball for our area's youth. this league is maintained as the extension after rec leagues, and for those that want to keep playing ball through official game experiences.

DATES

TIME

FEE

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

May – July 8 (Mon – Thurs)

5:30pm – 8:30pm

$FREE$

Patterson Field + Wrigley Field & out of town fields

Now – April 26

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

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Fort Dodge, IA

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Mini Camp Activities Summer Mini Camps #1079 the camps are setup for boys and girls ages 3-5 (ages do vary depending on camp), mini camps serve as an introduction to the basics of different activities throughout the summer. the cost for each session is $20. Our recommendation for a successful minicamp is that each child has previously participated in some kind of learning/organized activity. Mini Camp Session I: Dates June 12, 13 & 14

Intro to Soccer #1084 Ages 3 – 5 yrs

Time 9:30am – 10:15am

WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH

Location Harlan Rogers Soccer Fields (meet by soccer gate)

• Karl King Band: Mak e s ure Oles on Bandshell is one of your stops for fun

Mini Camp Session II: Dates June 12, 13 & 14

Intro to Softball/Baseball #1085 *Must provide their own glove Ages Time Location 3 – 5 yrs 12:30pm – 1:15pm Harlan Rogers, Veterans Field

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Mini Camp Session III: Dates June 19, 20 & 21

Intro to Outdoors #1086 Ages 3 – 5 yrs

music performed by Karl King Band.

Mini Camp Session IV: Dates June 19, 20, & 21

Intro to Arts & Crafts #1080 Ages Time 3 – 5 yrs 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Time 9:30am – 10:15am

Location Loomis Boathouse Cabin Location Citizen’s Central

evening while li stening to wonder ful Sundays, June 1 1 – July 30 at 7:3 0pm • Summer swim Lessons at Rosedale R api ds Begi n in June

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Mini Camp Activities

Mini Camp Session VI: Intro to Golf #1082 Dates Ages 6/26, 6/27, 6/28 3-5 yr.

Mini Camp Session V: Dates 6/26, 6/27, 6/28 Yankee Field

Time 9:30a.m. -10:15a.m.

Intro to Football #1081 Ages Time 3-5yr. 12:30p.m. -1:15p.m.

Location Harlan on Day 1 & 2, Day 3 @ Fort Frenzy

Location Harlan Rogers,

Mini Camp Session VII: Intro to Tumbling #1087 Dates Ages Time 7/10, 7/11, 7/12 3-5yr. 9:30a.m. -10:15a.m.

Location Citizen’s Central

Mini Camp Session VII: Intro to Cooking Dates Ages 7/10, 7/11, 7/12 3-5yr.

Location Citizen’s Central

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Time: 2:00p.m.-2:45p.m.

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Tennis Activities Tennis Lessons #1090 Classes will be Monday through Friday. A Partnership between the USTA, FD Tennis Association and FD Parks and Recreation has worked to revamp our tennis lesson and league formats. DAYS Mon – Thurs

DATE 4 Sessions

FEE $50 (Includes league)

LOCATION Dodger Courts

WHAT’S UP THIS MONTH

Quickstart RED – For participants aged 5 - 7 years old, lessons designed and created by the USTA and taught by local high school and college tennis players. Age and size appropriate tennis racquets ARE provided with each paid registration. Lessons will utilize a low-density foam enlarged tennis ball, providing for slower ball movement and less bounce, ensuring proper techniques are performed and success is achieved. Court dimensions are reduced to 36' x 18' with a net height of 33".

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Quickstart ORANGE – For participants aged 8 - 10 years old, lessons designed and created by the USTA and taught by local high school and college tennis players. Age and size appropriate tennis racquets ARE provided with each paid registration. Lessons will utilize a low compression tennis ball, providing for slower ball movement and less bounce, ensuring proper techniques are performed and success is achieved. Court dimensions are reduced to 60' x 21' (singles) or 60' x 27' (doubles) with a net height of 36".

Quickstart Youth – For participants aged 11 years & older, lessons designed and created by the USTA and taught by local high school and college tennis players. Official court, ball and net height are utilized.

Session I

Session II

Session III

June 12 – 23 Monday – Thursday (Friday Makeup) QUICKSTART RED/ORANGE 9:00am – 10:00am; 10:15am – 11:15am; 5:30pm – 6:30pm QUICKSTART YOUTH 9:00am - 10:30am; 5:30-7:00pm

June 26 – July 7 Monday – Thursday (Friday Makeup) QUICKSTART RED/ORANGE 9:00am – 10:00am; 10:15am – 11:15am; 5:30pm – 6:30pm QUICKSTART YOUTH 9:00am - 10:30am; 5:30-7:00pm

July 31 – August 11 Monday – Thursday (Friday Makeup) QUICKSTART RED/ORANGE 9:00am – 10:00am; 5:30pm – 6:30pm QUICKSTART YOUTH 9:00am - 10:30am; 5:30-7:00pm

Junior Tennis League (included with lesson registration ONLY) Our tennis league’s emphasis is on continued development for all levels of play. This league is for ages 8 – 18 years old and MUST be enrolled in tennis lessons. Student may choose what days they will attend in order to play twice a week. Skill assessment will be the first week of league with team competition following. DAYS DATES Monday June 12 – July 14 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday June 12 – July 14

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FEE Included w/ lessons

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

TIME 5:30pm – 7:30pm 1:00pm – 4:00pm

LOCATION Dodger Courts Dodger Courts

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


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offered to boys and girls grades 3rd – 6th. Emphasis is placed on learning the game of volleyball while having fun. The 3rd/4th league is instructional with no score kept, while the 5th/6th league will keep score. There will be a mandatory preseason clinic for all participants on 8/7 & 8/9, times to be determined.

Dates

Time

Fee

Location

Registration

Sept 9 – Oct 14

8:00am – 2:00pm

$50

St. Edmond Arena

Now – August 4

(Saturdays)

(T-shirt included)

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Football Activities

Youth Flag Football League (1st/2nd Grades) Activity #1075 Parks and Recreation and The REC introduces Youth Flag Football League! This program is a great way to get your 1st or 2nd grader to experience the fundamentals of football. There will be a mandatory preseason clinic for all participants on 8/8 & 8/10, times to be determined.

Dates Sept 9 – Oct 14 (Saturdays)

Time 8:00am – 1:00pm

Fee Location $40 Fort Frenzy Fields (T-shirt included)

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Registration Now – August 4

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Youth Flag Football League (3rd/4th Grades) Activity #1076 Parks & Recreation Department and The REC introduces Youth Flag Football League! This program is a great way to get your 3rd or 4th grader to learn and experience playing football through this team based flag football league. There will be a mandatory pre-season clinic for all participants on 8/9 and 8/11, times to be determined.

Dates Sept 9 – Oct 14 (Saturdays)

Time 8:00am – 1:00pm

Fee Location $50 Fort Frenzy Fields (T-shirt included)

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All Movies at Harlan Rogers. Showtime 8:45 or when dark!

All FREE!

TIME 8:45 or when dark

LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway (if weathered out, @ Fort Frenzy)

FEE FREE!

Rated PG-13 • 108 Minutes

SPONSOR Marian Home

Starring: Jack Black After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try to turn it into a rock band.

DATES June 24

TIME 8:45 or when dark

FEE FREE!

LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway

SPONSOR Gene Giraffe

Rated PG • 87 Minutes Starring: Kevin Hart The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

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DATES July 6

All Movies at Harlan Rogers. Showtime 8:45 or when dark!

All FREE!

TIME 8:45 or when dark

FEE FREE!

LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway (if weathered out, @ Fort Frenzy)

SPONSOR CSBank

Rated PG-13 • 129 Minutes Starring: Sandra Bullock The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

DATES July 27

TIME 8:45 or when dark

FEE FREE!

LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway (if weathered out, @ Fort Frenzy)

SPONSOR CJ Bio

Rated PG • 88 Minutes Starring: Michael Jordan In desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

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819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


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TIME 8:45 or when dark

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LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway (if weathered out, @ Fort Frenzy)

SPONSOR FD Ford, Lincoln,

Rated PG-13 • 124 Minutes Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Good Girl Sandy and greaser Danny fall in love of the summer. When they unexpedely discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

DATES July 27

TIME 8:45 or when dark

FEE FREE!

LOCATION Harlan Rogers Fenway (if weathered out, @ FF)

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Rated PG • 88 Minutes Starring: Ellen DeGeneres The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

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Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center 515-955-4284 - rosedalerapids.org - 1111 North 32nd Street Opens for the season Memorial Day (June & August hours will be adjusted due to school calendar & activities)

Fitness Swim Activity Water Walking Lap Swim Water Walking, Lap Swim Water Walking, Lap Swim

Days Mon. - Fri. Mon. - Fri. Mon. - Fri. Sat.

Time 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Valid Pass Daily Rate

Fitness Pass, Family Pass, Individual Pass $4.00

*No AM or PM fitness swim on holidays

Mon/Wed/Fri class from 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Daily Rate Punch card 12/$30 OR Daily Rate - $4.00

SWIM PASS OPTIONS: We have several different options to fit your needs

*Use of Fitness Pass is NOT allowed. Participants may enter water walk at 10:45am, prior to class

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Open Swim Days Time Monday – Saturday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. *Holiday hours close at 6 pm. 4 & under are free 1 adult per 2 children 4 & under 1 adult per 4 children 5-8 years

SEASON PASS SALES KICK-OFF 1. Purchase your pass now through May 26, at the Parks & Recreation Department. Payment plans available at the office, passes must be fully paid for by May 26. GENERAL INFORMATION Verification for admittance for all pass holders will be entered through the computer system through photo ID. Pictures may be taken at the Parks & Recreation Department prior to May 26, or anytime at Rosedale Rapids.

Aquacise Day/Time

2017 Rosedale Rapids Season Pass Information

Time $6 ages 5+ $6 ages 5+

Family Full Season Pass: $245 Family Half Pass Season 1: $150 (May 29 – July 20) Family Half Pass Season 2: $130 (July 21 – close) Individual Full Season Pass: $99 Individual Half Pass Season 1: $70 (May 29 – July 20) Individual Half Pass Season 2: $50 (July 21 – close) Fitness Pass: $65, 2nd immediate family member $30 (16 yrs and older only)

BABYSITTER PASS • $55 – this is an option for Family Pass holders to add a “summer helper” to their pass. This may only be used when accompanying children from the family pass.

Valid Pass Family Pass or Individual Pass Come and Go Daily Admission Come & Go Daily Admission: $9 (this pass allows you to leave Rosedale & re-enter later in the day)

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NOTES: Family & Individual swim passes are good for Fitness & Open Swim opportunities. Fitness Pass is only good for Water Walking & Lap Swim. Aquacise requires the class program registration fee.

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Rosedale Rapids FAQ WHO NEEDS A SWIM BAND

WHAT DOES THE BLUE/GREEN BAND MEAN…

1. Youth 14 and under. 2. If you want to use the diving boards, deep end or slides. 3. Swim bands are not to be shared - lost privileges will result.

1. You are over 48 inches tall 2. You may use all the amenities EXCEPT the Swirl Bowl 3. You passed a swim test in the deep end by swimming across the width and treading water for 1 minute

WHAT DOES THE ORANGE BAND MEAN… 1. Full use of all facility amenities 2. You are over 48 inches tall 3. You are a strong swimmer in deep moving water 4. You passed a swim test in the swirl bowl plunge pit by treading water for 1 minute

WHAT DOES THE YELLOW BAND MEAN… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

You are under 48 inches tall You may use the diving boards and green Family Slide You may use the blue/green slide and lazy river with someone 15 and older You may NOT use the Drop Slide or Swirl Bowl You passed a swim test in the deep end by swimming across the width and treading water for 1 minute

Oleson Park Splash Pad

1900 15th Ave South

OPEN FOR THE SEASON MAY 29th! (weather permitting) Hours of Normal Operation Seven days a week, weather permitting, will close in case of bad weather upon discretion of staff. Staff reserves the right to modify if necessary without notice. If weather watches are issued, the splash pad will be closed. Re-opening will be determined on the time of day. Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. . . . . . . . . .11:00am – 8:00pm Thursday & Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:00am – 6:00pm

What is a Splash Pad? A splash pad is an area for water play that has no standing water. The water in the system is recycled and treated water that is treated to at least the same level of quality as swimming pool standards. To help us in keeping our public aquatic facilities clean, we ask that swim diapers be worn at all times, those with diarrhea refrain from playing in the water, and we all do our part to discourage the drinking of pool/splash pad water. 19

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Friendly Reminders Before Visiting Oleson Park Splash Pad • Swim suits REQUIRED for play in splash pad • Street shoes are not allowed • Swim diapers are required • Pets outside of fenced area • Plastic containers only • It is a smoke free environment • Walk Please! Not responsible for injury incurred while running • No gum in the splash pad, and bikes outside of fenced area • Parents and adults please help enforce our safe play rules

Rent the Oleson Park Splash Pad Great for company parties, family reunions, and birthday parties. Give your guests an experience to remember; grandparents and toddlers alike will enjoy this activity. The Oleson Park Splash Pad is available for rental on Thursday & Sunday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am – 11:00am. Rental fee is $45. For more information contact Parks & Recreation Department at 515-576-7237.

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

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Swim Lessons PRIVATES: $50 April 3-6: Fort Dodge Senior High Pool (Session 3) Monday – Thursday (4 classes) 5:00pm & 5:30pm – Levels: Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (25 min. lessons) 6:00pm & 6:30pm – Levels: Pre-K, 1 & 2 (25 min. lessons) April 10-13: Fort Dodge Senior High Pool (Session 4) Monday – Thursday (4 classes) 5:00pm & 5:30pm – Levels: PreK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (25 min. lessons) 6:00pm & 6:30pm – Levels: Pre-K, 1 & 2 (25 min. lessons) April 17-20: Fort Dodge Senior High Pool (Session 5) Monday – Thursday (4 classes) 5:00pm & 5:30pm – Levels: Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (25 min. lessons) 6:00pm & 6:30pm – Levels Pre-K, 1 & 2 (25 min. lessons) April 23-27: Fort Dodge Senior High Pool (Session 6) Monday – Thursday (4 classes) 5:00pm & 5:30pm – Levels: Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (25 min. lessons) 6:00pm & 6:30pm – Levels Pre-K, 1 & 2 (25 min. lessons)

GROUP LESSONS: $35 May 1-11: Fort Dodge Senior High Pool (Session 2) Monday-Thursday (8 classes) 6:00pm: Level 1 (30 min. lessons) 6:45pm: Level 2 (30 min. lessons) June 12-22: Rosedale Rapids (Session 3) Monday-Thursday (8 classes) 10:00am – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30min. lessons) 10:00am – Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (45 min lessons) 11:00am – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons) 11:00am – Levels: 2, 3, & 4 (45 min. lessons) 7:15pm – Levels PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons) 7:15pm – Levels 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (45 min. lessons) July 17-28: Rosedale Rapids (Sessions 5) Monday – Thursday (8 classes) 11:00am – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons) 7:15pm – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons)

July 3-14: Rosedale Rapids (Session 4) Monday-Thursday (8 classes) 10:00am – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30min. lessons) 10:00am – Levels: 2, 3 & 4 (45 min lessons) 11:00am – Levels: PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons) 11:00am – Levels: 2, 3, & 4 (45 min. lessons) 7:15pm – Levels PA1, PA2 & 1 (30 min. lessons) 7:15pm – Levels 2, 3, & 4 (45 min. lessons) July 17-21: Rosedale Rapids Monday – Friday (5 classes) $25 11:00am & 6:30pm – Parent/Child (30 min lessons) July 24-28: Rosedale Rapids Monday – Friday (5 classes) $25 11:00am & 6:30pm – Parent/Child (30 min lessons)

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If you decide to sign your child up for multiple Sessions you must sign up for the same level, even if they passed unless we deem necessary to move them. This is critical for teacher/participant ratio and planning. Students may pass the base level skills but may not be ready for the next level due to deeper water or longer distances required to swim. PA1 & PA2: MUST be potty trained and have participated in a structured/organized classroom setting. Call the office if you need help determining what level your child should be in. We do have last year’s records. Classes need a minimum of 5 participants to be held.

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program Parent and Child Aquatics (6 months to approximately 2 years) Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. Lessons are fun-filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreation habit that your entire family can enjoy. Learn-to-Swim Lessons LTS Aquatics 1 (PA1) – Ages 3 & 4 years old • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps, and side • Submerge mouth, nose & eyes, and blow bubbles • Back float for 3 seconds • Glide on front and back • Simultaneous and alternate arm and leg action LTS Aquatics 2 (PA2) – Ages 4 & 5 years old • Bobbing 5x • Open eyes underwater and retrieve object • Front float 3 seconds • Tread water 15 seconds • Front and back glides • Swim using combined arm & leg action on front and back LTS Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills • Bobbing 5x • Treading water with arm and hand action • Alternating arm & leg action on front and back • Open eyes under water and retrieve object • Blow bubbles for 3 seconds • Roll from front to back & back to front • Front and back glides & recover to vertical position LTS Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills • Step or jump into shoulder deep water • Fully submerge and hold breath • Bobbing 10x • Rotary breathing • Front, jellyfish & tuck floats for 10 seconds • Back float for 15 seconds • Tread water for 15 seconds • Change direction while swimming on front and back • Combined arm and leg actions on front & back

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LTS Level 3 – Stroke Development • Jump into deep water, submerge and return to side • Headfirst entry from the side in seated and kneeling positions • Bobbing while moving to safety • Rotary breathing • Survival float for 30 seconds • Back float and tread water for 1 minutes • Push off in streamlined position on front and begin kicking • Swim front crawl stroke for 15 yards • Swim elementary back stroke for 10 yards • Flutter, scissors, breaststroke, and dolphin kicks LTS Level 4 – Stroke Improvement • Headfirst entry in compact & stride positions • Feet first surface dive • Swim underwater • Tread water, using 2 different kicks • Survival swimming for 1 minute • Open turns on front & back • Flutter and dolphin kicks on front & back • Stroke refinement: Front, crawl, elementary, backstroke, breaststrock, back crawl, butterfly, & sidestroke. LTS Level 5 – Stroke Refinement • Shallow-angle dive into deep water • Tuck surface dive • Pike surface dive • Tread water for 5 minutes • Tread water, legs only, for 2 minutes • Sculling for 30 seconds • Stroke Refinement LTS Level 6 – Advanced Options • Surface dive and retrieve object from the bottoms, 7-10 feet deep • Demonstrate open turns and front & back flip turns when swimming • Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power & smoothness over greater distances.

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Rogers Sports Complex

Lakeside Municipal Golf Course

515-576-2851 • rogerssportscomplex.org 1628 Nelson Ave

Phone: 515-576-6741 • www.lakesidemgc.org 1417 Nelson Ave

Home of Dodger Softball & Gael Softball/Baseball Host of the Iowa Girls high School Athletic Union State Softball Championships since 1970

This beautifully manicured 18-hole course includes a long & straight front nine and a short & narrow back nine. Lakeside amenities include a driving range, modern clubhouse complete with a large Pro-Shop, concessions, and deck. Leagues play every week night.

North on 15th Street Across from the Airport

• Youth Golf Clinics - Held in June & July Dates & times TBD. Call 576-6741 for more info.

Batting Cages Check out the Jensen Builders batting cages, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Slow Pitch Association. $1 for 15 pitches, tokens can be purchased at Parks & Recreation Office or at the Harlan Rogers Concession stand. Helmets are required. Baseball, Fast Pitch & Slow Pitch softball cages are available.

Interested in joining a league? Give the Pro-Shop a call for more information! 515-576-6741

Leagues (9 holes)

Field Rental Availability Call 576-2851

Monday: Women's League . . . .5:30pm Tues. AM: Senior League . . . . . .9:30am Tues-Thurs: Men's League . . . . .5:30pm Friday: Couples League . . . . . . .5:30pm

2017 Rogers Sports Complex Calendar of Major Events DATE

EVENT

May 6-7

FDBA One Day Classics

May 13-14

FDBA Early Bird Open

May 20

FD Girls Softball Invite

June 3-4

FDBA Pre-State

June 10

8u Baseball One Day Round Robin

June 16-17

FDSH Varsity Softball Invite

July 5-14

High School Softball/Baseball Districts & Regionals

July 17–21

Iowa Girls High School State Softball Tournament

July 28–30

Mens Class E West State

We want to see YOUR group, family, service club, or business at Lakeside this summer! We are currently taking reservations for golf outings for the 2017 season. Let us schedule you today.

Mens Class “C” Slowpitch State/National Qualifier TBA

Mens Slow Pitch Invite

*This calendar does not include local sporting events run by the school system.

FREE GREEN FEE With Purchase of Cart Not valid on tournament or leagues. Expires May 25, 2017

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City of Fort Dodge Park System The Parks Foundation

PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

The Parks Foundation was formed in 2002 to strengthen and enrich the park system in Fort Dodge by providing supplementary funds. These funds are used for trees, shrubs, flowers, signage, park enhancements, plus monies for long-range planning. Members of the Foundation include: Jeff Becker (president), Dan Garst, Mary Jo Kirby, Bonnie Pecka, Carolyn Brandt, Tim Holmstrom, Matt Maggio, and Tom Sullivan. For those interested in providing supplemental funding to enhance our community parks may make donations to: Fort Dodge Parks Foundation, PO Box 177, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

The parks are open from sunrise to 10:30pm every day. We need your help to keep the parks safe and enjoyable for all..so please keep the following in mind when using the parks: • Please drive only on established roadways • Fires are only allowed in designated areas and trash must be picked up at all times • No dogs shall run at large in any City park. Leashes of no more than 6 feet should be used at all times. • Please respect the trees, shrubs, and plants in all parks • Please report acts of vandalism to police or Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation at 576-7237

ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM This program was designed to enhance and improve our City parks. Civic groups have adopted the following parks in recent years: FACILITY Hawley-Lions Park Snell Crawford Park

If your group or neighborhood would like to adopt a park or for a complete listing of our 32 parks, 500-acre park system, contact Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation at 576-7237.

The Parks & Recreation Commission The Parks & Recreation Commission govern rules and regulations for use of parks, as well as recreational facilities and programs. The group serves to advise council on the needed facilities to provide open space, such as parks, playgrounds, and community facilities or other forms of recreation. The group also 23

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updates and revises plans as required, sets fees, and makes recommendations to council for changes in the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department. Members of Commission include: Steve Daniel (president), Mary Jo Kirby, Mark Campbell, Tonia Burrell, Molly Schaeffer, Nik Moser, and Michael Payne.

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PICA (Pride In Community Appearance) Thanks to all PICA members for their continued hard work in helping us keep our parks and facilities beautiful. For more information about the group or to join, please email Jan and Phyllis Wilson at jpwilson@frontiernet.net

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


City Park Cabin Rentals

City Park Open Shelter Rentals

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Snell Crawford Park

to reserve a shelter must do so at least 7 days in advance, otherwise a $10

Williams Drive & 12th Ave North (Refrigerator & microwave)

late fee will be assessed.

Cabin with fireplace has a 40-50 person capacity. park includes: 3 sand volleyball courts, open shelter, playground structure, Disc Golf Course, walking trail, picnic tables and grills, and modern restroom.

Hydro Electric Park 4th Avenue Northwest & 1st Street (Refrigerator & microwave) Cabin with fireplace has a 40-45 person capacity. park includes: basketball hoop, pickelball courts, ball field, play equipment, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball court, boat ramp, picnic tables and grills, and modern restroom open with cabin rental Snell Crawford Park

Oleson Park

Hydro Electric Park

12th Avenue South & 17th Street (Refrigerator & microwave) Cabin has a capacity of 60 people. splash pad, bathouse, play equipment, bandshell, open shelters, picnic tables and grills, and modern public restroom.

Loomis Park North 7th & Loomis Park Drive (Refrigerator & microwave) boathouse has a capacity of 75-80 people. park includes: play equipment, picnic tables and grills, and modern restrooms.

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Loomis Park

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

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Forestry Department Proud Recipient of the Tree City Award for the past 35 years! Phone: 573-5791 parks & recreation Department is proud to have a full-service Forestry Department under its auspices. City Forestry provides trimming and/or pruning of city right of way (parking trees); removing dead, dying, hazardous, or diseased trees from the parking or other city property. they also grind out and remove stumps from the parking and city property and refill holes with black dirt and compost. Forestry provides other miscellaneous care of cracked and/or injured trees and they provide information in regard to insect/disease problems infecting trees. Tree Memorial Program One of our most successful parks programs is the tree memorial, which is an outstanding and thoughtful way to remember a loved one. Call the parks & recreation Department to receive more information or visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks to print off a copy of the tree memorial Order Form. Emerald Ash Borer Your ash tree on the city parking could be scheduled for removal. in early response to the arrival of the emerald ash borer, the City of Fort Dodge will be removing ash trees. ash trees with structural problems will be top priority. please remember, if you property abuts an alleyway, it is your civic duty to help create unimpeded travel along the roadway. Unpruned brush can create vision and safety concerns, cause property damage to vehicles that travel through, and could hinder the ability of the Fort Dodge police, Fire, and public Works Departments to effectively carry out their jobs. please help us make the alleyways safe!

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Citizen’s Central

Foster Grandparents

617 Central Avenue 515-573-3429

515-576-5401 Foster Grandparents are volunteers who serve in schools, Head Start classrooms, and other non-profit agencies.

Parks & Recreation is proud to offer programs exclusively for active, older adults! Citizen’s Central is for persons 55 & older.

A Facility To Fit All Of Your Needs

Men and women age 55 and older are encouraged to apply. You have the experience, the time, and the talents to make a difference for children.

Citizen’s Central offers something for everyone including: social activities, games, parties, billards, adult education classes, exercise equipment, health & wellness activities (including yoga), and a computer lab with internet access. For a complete monthly schedule of events call Kim Evans at 573-3429.

Foster Grandparents who meet income guidelines earn and hourly stipend, transportation, training, and other benefits.

2017 User Fees The user fee for Citizen’s Central is $35 per year for individuals. Informational programs and health screening will remain free for users. Daily fee is $3. Congregate Meals DAYS TIME Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION Citizen’s Central

SUGGESTED FEE $4.00-$6.00 (60 years & older) $6.25 (under 60 years) (Salad bar an additional $1.25/day)

*For weekly activities & menus see the Lifestyle section in the Sunday Messenger.

Citizen’s Central Open For Rent! Need a room for a big party, reception, graduation, meeting, or gathering? Rent Citizen’s Central! A variety of meeting/party rooms available with seating for 10-165 people. Call 573-3429 for rental rates and reservations.

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FACILITY FEE Small Conference Room $65 + $100 deposit (seating for 30-60) *Need a meeting space for shorter time frames, call us for prices Large Dining Room with kitchen facility (seating up to 165)

$140 + $100 deposit - (6 Hour Increments) $170 + $100 deposit - (All Day Rental)

*Renters having alcohol will incur an additional $100 fee. *Events held after hours will be charged a $10/hour attendant fee.

Foster Grandparents

The first Friday of every month, plan to enjoy a free movie (with paid user fee) shown at C2 @ 12:30 p.m. Monthly birthday party is thrown the same day!

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Fort Dodge Public Library 424 Central Ave • www.fortdodge.lib.ia.us Phone: 515-573-8167 Adult Programming - sponsored by the Friends of the Library Color Your World: Coloring for Adults: (Adults 18+) Coloring sessions are held on the Tuesdays listed below, from 11:30am-1:00pm and 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Library’s meeting room. We provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, gel pens and cookies. Feel free to bring your own supplies. Contact Rita at 515-573-8167 ext 224 with any questions. April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 12. Book Club: 1st Monday of every month at 6:00pm in the Library’s small conference room. Participants can pick up a copy of the chosen title at the reference desk. Contact Alexis at 515-573-8167 ext 232 with any questions. April 3rd: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley May 1st: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain June 5th: Dead Wake by Erik Larson July 10th: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes August 7th: Lost City of Z by David Grann September 11th: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman Brown Bag Briefings: Library Meeting Room, Thursdays in April 12:00pm-1:00pm Coffee is provided, please bring your own lunch and enjoy these free educational, informational and entertaining programs presented by knowledgeable members of our community Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library Book Sale Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room, May 8th-May 13th “Build a Better World”: Summer reading program for adults and teens, June 5th-August 11th.

Children’s Programming Preschool Storytime: Listen to learn stories, learn fingerplays, rhymes and learn letter and number recognition. Children 2-6 years old (and not in Kindergarten) are eligible for registration. Children of all ages may attend with adult supervision if space allows. Call the Library at 515-573-8167 ext 242 to register your child. 2017 Registration Dates: Spring-March 30th; Summer-May 25th; Fall-September 14th Summer Adventures: Free activities at the Library including puppeteers, magicians and unicyclists with a new performer arriving each week. Tuesdays at 10:00am: June 13th- July Summer Reading Program: Sponsored by Friends of the Library Begins June 5th, reading logs are available for children and their families. Complete the program and receive a small prize!

Other Programming Writer’s Workshop: Funded by a grant from the Catherine Vincet Deardorf Charitable Trust Adults 18+, Library lobby conference room. Contact Meredith Smith-Lane at fdpl.writers@gmail.com or 515-573-8167 ext 224 to leave a messge. Short Stories, poetry and essays: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00am-11:00am & 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm Novels & Screenplays: 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:00am-1:00pm Music of the West African Kora: funding was provided by the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust May 2nd 6:00pm-7:00pm at Blanden Memorial Art Museum Season Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal composition. This program is being offered through a joint effort of the Fort Dodge Public Library and the Blanden Memorial Art Museum.

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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT Positions Available: (Must be available to work nights & weekends.)

Aquatic Center: Lifeguards, Cashiers, Concessions Harlan Rogers: Cashiers, Concessions, Maintenance Youth Softball/Baseball Umpires Parks Maintenance Lakeside: Concessions and Pro Shop Youth Tennis Instructors

Applications for the 2017 season are accepted beginning in January. Applications must be completed online at: www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

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515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Webster County Conservation 2017 Public outdoor Events Feb. 18, 6-9 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Call of the Wild fundraiser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willow Ridge March 20, 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring Begins Hike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park April 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Campground opens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park April 22, 8:30am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Earth Day Stewardship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Creek SRA April 22, 10:30am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Earth Day Stewardship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park May 10, 8pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evening Hike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park May 11, 8pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evening Paddling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Cr. South ramp May 18, 4-6 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Plant Some Shade program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park May 20, 9-11 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wickiup Building Work Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park May 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nat’l Kids to Parks Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver / Brushy Creek May 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Camping Kickoff Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver / Brushy Creek June 3, 11 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Playscape Ribbon Cutting / Dedication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park playgrnd June 2,3,4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free Fishing Weekend (Iowa DNR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . statewide June 3, 9-11 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fishing Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Creek SRA June 9, 5-7 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Work Night and Campfire at WaNoKi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camp WaNoKi June 9, 8 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evening Paddling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Cr. South ramp June 21, 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Summer Begins Hike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park July 24,25,27, 5:30-9 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hunter Safety 3-day course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park shelter July 7, 8 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evening Paddling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Cr. South ramp July 14, 4 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Partners Picnic & Tour Aug. 4, 8 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Evening Paddling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Cr. South ramp Aug. 5, 6 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Smokey Bear B-day visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Creek SRA Aug. 5, 8 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Smokey Bear B-day visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park Sept. 22, 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Autumn Begins Hike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver Park Sept. 30, 9-3pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Equestrian Poker Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brushy Creek SRA Oct. TBD 3-6 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall Park Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park Oct. 6-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BOW Becoming an Outdoors Woman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolliver / Brushy Creek Oct. 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Campground closes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Young Guns Field Day Oct. 18 6-9 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hunter Safety — on-line field day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy Park Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Young Guns Youth Hunt Nov. / Dec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Volunteer Appreciation / Annual mtg. Dec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lights at Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennedy campground Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Class - full instruction 4 people max. 5:30-6:30 pm - June, July, Aug. Kayaking 101 - full instruction 6-7pm - June, July, Aug. Young Guns programs 6-8 pm - June, July, Aug.,Sept., Oct. Field Day Friends Group board meetings - March 27, May 22, July 31, Sept. 25, Nov. 27 WCCB board meetings - March 6, April 3 Summer Youth Conservation Program — service learning for ages 10-14 - 8 weeks June July National Park Service movie series 3D Archery Shoots—Kennedy Park (June/July/Aug) for more information go to www.webstercountyia.org link:conservation, events

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Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


General Information Fees All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees due may be paid by cash, check, debit card or credit card. Checks should be made payable to “Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation.” Please note fees and programs dates are subject to change. For more program details, visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks. If you would like to discuss options for a Payment Plan for Season Passes, please call the office. Payment Plans for Season Passes MUST be paid in full before the facility opens.

Refunds from Activities with Limited Enrollment Spots: -

After class starts: No credit on the account unless medical with documentation. 7 days prior to start: 50% credit on the account Outside 7 days: Full credit on the account Transferring between classes or sessions: No penalty Removal from class/activity participation recommend by staff: Full credit on the account will be given

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for FD Parks & Recreation activities offered throughout the 2017 summer season. Visit fortdodgeiowa.org/parks often for new program offerings!

Refund/Credit Policy There will be no cash refund for any reason. Account credit will be applied for a time not exceeding two years from the date of original purchase. All services or merchandise sold by the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department is sold as is without any guarantee. By making a purchase with the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department, you are confirming that you have read and understand our no cash refunds policy. Please remember: It is the parent/guardian responsibility to remember the dates of programs their child is registered for, credits will not be issued for missed participation.

Weather Cancellations Programs that are cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control will be announced as soon as possible. Call 576-6888 or visit our Facebook page (Fort Dodge Parks & Rec) for information. When possible, programs will be rescheduled.

Photo Release On occasion, our staff may take photographs/video of participants at Parks & Recreation programs and activities. Any photos/videos of participants may be used for future departmental promotional and marketing materials.

Email/Text Updates Make sure that you are signed up to receive text & email updates from Parks & Recreation. Call our office at 576-7237 to add your cell phone and cell provider and/or your current email. By doing so, you can plan on being up-to-date about what’s happening with Parks & Recreation.

Account Troubles? If a participant is outside the birth date range for a selected activity, you may have trouble completing an online registration. If you cannot remember your login information for ActiveNet, call the Parks & Recreation Department, and we will unlock and/or reset your password. 30

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

515-576-7237

Summer 2017


Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department

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ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM *Please complete ALL areas of form.*

FAMILY I NFORMATION (Parent/Guardian)

Non-Resident

NAME(S): First ____________ Last __________ Birthdate: First ____________ Last __________ Birthdate: RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Street __________________________________ City, State, Zip __________________________ Resident (Home Adress is within City Limits)

YES AS

(Fair Oaks Only)

Team Color

AL

Activity Name

AXXL

AXXL

Fee

Assistant Coach AXL AM AL AXL ____________________

AM

Head Coach

Total Activity Fees $ ________

$

$

$

$

HOME PHONE: ( ) ________________ WORK PHONE: ( ) ________________ CELL PHONE: ( ) ________________ Cell Phone Provider: ________ Yes, I would like to receive texts from FD Parks & Recreation about upcoming activity offerings/deadlines/cancellations (Regular text messaging charges apply.)

Birthdate

No thanks YM

YL

________________________

Grade/School

Yes, I would like to receive email updats from FD Parks & Recreation about upcoming activity offerings/deadlines.

EMAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________(Please print clearly)

Gender

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION First & Last Name

(If you have NOT already created an online account)

YS

Login: ______________________ Password: Are you willing to volunteer coach your child’s team? What size tshirt will your child need for the season?

What size tshirt will your child child needwant for the AS jersey number will your onseason? the back ofYSthis shirt?YM (two digit YL numbers max.)





























 



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Important - Liability Waiver & Permission Agreement      I hereby for my child in and  give permission   to participate   FD  Parks   Recreation Activities  and  certify  that  my  child   is physically   fit  to join  in  the activities. I willnot Parks, Recreation, and Community Schools,  hold   the City of Fort   Dodge     Forestry,  its appointed  staff,  or  the  Fort  Dodge     and  its assigned staff responsible in case activities.   of accident/injury  or lossas a result of participation   in these    I also give my permission   for  any photos/videos participants the program to materials.   of these   taken during      be  used for future departmental   promotional     

Return form along with payment to: FD Parks & Recreation 819 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Guardian Signature ______________________________________________________________ 2)),&(86(21/< &.BBBBBBB&DVK&& 5HFHLYHGBBBBBBBBBBBB (QWHUHGBBBBBBBBBBBBB

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