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SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE April – September 2018

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Table of Contents www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Facebook Pages Fort Dodge Parks & Rec Fort Dodge Foster Grandparents Citizen’s Central

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Staff Directory Commission & Foundation

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General Department Information Spring Youth Programs

Lakeside Golf Course

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Youth T-Ball & Softball

Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center

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Youth Baseball Mini Camps

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Youth Tennis Dodger Courts

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Summer Youth Programs Summer Movies on the Monster Screen

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Trail System Map Program Pass: July 1st-August 10th

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Youth Volleyball & Football Olsen Park Splashpad Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center

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Group Swim Lessons

23. Swim Levels 24. Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex

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Lakeside Municipal Golf Course Forestry Department City Park System City Park Cabin Rental

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City park Open Shelter Rentals Citizen’s Central

Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

Commonly Requested Phone Numbers: Animal Control: 573-2323 Citizen’s Central: 573-3429 City Manager: 573-7144 Forestry Department: 573-5791 Foster Grandparents: 576-5401 Harlan Rogers: 576-2851 Izaak Walton (Lion’s Den): 576-0623 Kennedy Shelter: 576-3230 Lakeside Golf Course: 576-7237 Parks & Recreation Department: 576-7237 Public Works: 955-6139 Rain Out Number: 576-6888 Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center: 955-4284 Webster County Conservation: 576-4258

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Staff Directory www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Lori Branderhorst – Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director lbranderhorst@fortdodgeiowa.org Ryan Maehl – Assistant Recreation Director rymaehl@fortdodgeiowa.org Kevin Lunn – Parks & Forestry Superintendent forestry@fortdodgeiowa.org Chad Graaf – Golf Superintendent lakesidegolfcourse@frontiernet.net Jim Winter – Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex Supervisor jwinter@fortdodgeiowa.org Hannah Angstrom – Marketing & Operations Supervisor hangstrom@fortdodgeiowa.org Jeanine Nemitz – 55+ Volunteer Initiatives Coordinator jnemitz@fortdodgeiowa.org Kim Evans – Program Supervisor kevans@fortdodgeiowa.org Erin Habben – Recreation Technician ehabben@fortdodgeiowa.org Andrea Richardson – Department Secretary arichardson@fortdodgeiowa.org Rich Peterson – Parks & Forestry Operations Supervisor Aaron Steburg – City Forester AJ Dorsey – Forestry Technician Tyler Schmeider – ROW Maintenance Specialist Kim Leadly – Parks & Forestry Maintenance Matt Lara – Parks & Forestry Maintenance 4

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Commission & Foundation www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

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 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 Michael Payne

The Parks Foundation 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 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

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General Department Information www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

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 the 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.

Refunds from Activities with Limited Enrollment Spots & Rentals: After Class Starts: No Credit on Account unless medical with documentation (may be partial) 7 Days Prior to Start: 50% Credit on Account Outside 7 Days: Full Credit on Account Removal from Class/Activity (Staff Recommendation): Full Credit on Account

Program Registration Online: www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks In Person: Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm Mail: Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department 819 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Team Requests Policy: We only allow two players to request each other, i.e. Susie requests Morgan, & Morgan requests Susie. We do not accept any other type of request.

Photo Release Policy: Our staff may take photographs/videos of participants in our programs & activities. Any photos/videos of participants may be used for Departmental promotional and marketing materials.

Email/Text Updates: Call 576-7237 to sign up for email/text updates from Parks & Recreation about programs & facilities.

Weather Cancellations: We will announce program cancellations due to inclement weather as soon as possible. Call 576-6888, check our Facebook Page, or sign up for Email/Text Updates.

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Spring Youth Programs www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Novice Track & Field (PreK-6th Grade): $30

Learn the basics of track and field by practicing: conditioning, stretching, short sprints, long runs, relays, shuttle relays, long jump, and shot put. A Mini Track Meet is on May 7th (makeup date: May 14th): PreK- 2nd from 5:30-6:30 pm and 3rd-6th (7:00-8:00 pm) REGISTER BY: April 6, 2018 DATES: April 9 – May 7 (Mondays) TIME: 6:00pm-7:00pm (except Mini Track Meet) LOCATION: St. Edmond Arena Track

Youth Disc Golf League (6-12 years old): $30

This is taught by passionate disc golfers, and will consist of practicing skills & the final night is a disc golf tournament. Registration fee also includes a disc. REGISTER BY: April 6, 2018 DATES: April 12 – May 10 (Thursdays) TIME: 6:00pm-7:00pm LOCATION: Sunkissed Meadows

Indoor Youth Co-Ed Wiffle Ball League (Ages 3-5): $30

Focuses on batting, running appropriate bases, and catching the ball. An oversized plastic bat with a 9” lightweight plastic ball. Parent Volunteer/Coach will be playing within the game as the pitcher. Coaches meeting is 4/3, 6:00pm at Citizens Central. REGISTER BY: April 2, 2018 DATES: April 10 – May 8 (Tuesdays) TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: St. Edmond Arena

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Youth T-Ball & Softball www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

T-Ball (PreK-K Boys & Girls): $30 (shirt included)

This league focuses on the fundamentals of throwing a ball and catching it in a glove, as well as hitting off a tee and running the bases correctly. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 21-July 5 TIME: 5:15pm-7:15pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

A Softball (K-1st Grade Girls): $40 (shirt included)

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. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 5:15pm-6:00pm, at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 21-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

AA Softball (2nd Grade Girls): $50 (shirt included)

This league focuses on the transition coach/tee pitch to 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. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 5:15pm-6:00pm, at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

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Youth T-Ball & Softball www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

AAA Softball (3rd-4th Grade Girls): $50 (shirt included)

This league focuses on game flow, transition, throwing, pitching, catching & stealing. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 6:15pm-7:00pm, at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

Major League Softball (5th-6th Grade Girls): $50 (shirt included)

This is our most advanced league and goals are: batters to swing on the right pitch & have a complete understanding of balls/strikes, and 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 it. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 6:15pm-7:00pm, at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

Coaches Meeting:

The T-Ball, A, AA, AAA & Major League Softball Coaches Meeting is 5/8, 6:00pm at Citizens Central.

Team Practice Dates:

T-Ball, A, AA, AAA & Major League Softball Team practices can begin the week of May 14th.

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Youth Baseball www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

A Baseball (K-1st Grade Boys): $40 (shirt included) This league focsues on allowing a batter to hit from a live coachpitcher and defensively work on getting batter/baserunner out by force or tagging. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 5:15pm-6:00pm at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 21-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

AA Baseball (2nd Grade Boys): $50 (shirt included) This league focuses on the transition coach/tee pitch to 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. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 5:15pm-6:00pm at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

AAA Baseball (3rd-4th Grade Boys): $50 (shirt included) This league focuses on game flow, transition, throwing, pitching, catching & stealing. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 6:15pm-7:00pm at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-8:00pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

Team Practices A, AA, AAA & Major League, practices can begin the week of May 14th. Teener League practices can begin the week of April 30th.

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Youth Baseball www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Major League Baseball (5th-6th Grade Boys): $50 (shirt included) This league encourages batters to swing on the right pitch & have a complete understanding of balls, strikes, and foul situation. Fielding, both ground balls and fly balls, is important since 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. Mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 & 5/3, 6:15pm-7:00pm at Harlan Rogers. REGISTER BY: April 27, 2018 GAME DATES: May 29-July 5 TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex

Teener League – Jerry Patterson League (7th-9th Grade Boys): Free (shirt included) This league was created by Jerry Patterson with the intent for kids to play baseball, and it is our mission to continue his legacy. This league is an extension after Rec Leagues, and for those that want to keep playing ball through official game experiences. This league includes many games and an end of the season tournament. Mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25, time & place TBD. REGISTER BY: April 20, 2018 GAME DATES: April 30-July 12 TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: Patterson Field, Wrigley Field & out of town fields.

Coaches Meeting A, AA, AAA & Major League Coaches Meeting is 5/8, 6:00pm at Citizens Central. Teener League Coaches Meeting is 4/24, 6:00pm at Citizens Central.

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Mini Camps www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Mini Camps (3-5 years old): $20 each

These camps serve as an introduction to the basics of different activities. Our recommendation for a successful minicamp is that each child has previously participated in some kind of learning/organized activity before. Intro to Soccer Intro to Martial Arts DATES: June 11-13 DATES: June 11-13 TIME: 9:30am-10:15am TIME: 12:30pm-1:15pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Soccer Field LOCATION: Citizen’s Central (Meet by Soccer Gate) Intro to Outdoors Intro to Arts & Crafts DATES: June 18-20 DATES: June 18-20 TIME: 9:30am-10:15am TIME: 12:30pm-1:15pm LOCATION: Loomis Boathouse Cabin LOCATION: Citizen’s Central Intro to Golf Intro to Football DATES: June 25-27 DATES: June 25-27 TIME: 9:30am-10:15am TIME: 12:30pm-1:15pm LOCATION: Harlan Rogers (Day 1 & 2) LOCATION: Harlan Rogers Fort Frenzy (Day 3) (Mini Majors) Intro to Tumbling Intro to Cooking DATES: July 9-11 DATES: July 7-9 TIME: 9:30am-10:15am TIME: 2:00pm-2:45pm LOCATION: Citizen’s Central LOCATION: Citizen’s Central

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Youth Tennis Dodger Courts www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Quickstart RED (5-7 years old): $50 (includes league)

Age and size appropriate tennis racquets & tennis balls are provided with registration. Court dimensions are reduced.

Quickstart ORANGE (8-10 years old): $50 (includes league)

Age and size appropriate tennis racquets & tennis balls are provided with registration. Court dimensions are reduced for singles & doubles.

Quickstart Youth (11 years & older): $50 (includes league) Official court, ball and net height are utilized for all play.

Session 1: June 11 - 22

Quickstart Red: 9:00am-10:00am, 10:15am-11:15am & 5:30pm-6:30pm Quickstart Orange: 9:00am-10:00am, 10:15am-11:15am & 5:30pm-6:30pm Quickstart Youth: 9:00am-10:30am & 5:30pm-7:00pm

Session 2: June 25-July 6

Quickstart Red: 9:00am-10:00am, 10:15am-11:15am & 5:30pm-6:30pm Quickstart Orange: 9:00am-10:00am, 10:15am-11:15am & 5:30pm-6:30pm Quickstart Youth: 9:00am-10:30am & 5:30pm-7:00pm

Junior Tennis League

This is free for ages 8-18, who are enrolled in tennis lessons. Participants can choose what days they will attend in order to play twice a week. Skills assessment will be the first week, with team competition following: Mondays: June 11-July 6, 5:30-6:30pm Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: June 11-July 6, 1:00-4:00pm

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Summer Youth Programs www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Sensory Exploration (Ages 3-5): $30 Your child will get to play with things they don’t usually get to do. Send them in clothes that can get dirty, because this program will be very hands on with lots of crazy textures, waters, etc.! REGISTER BY: May 25, 2018 DATES: June 12-July 10 (Tuesdays) TIME: 3:30pm-4:45pm LOCATION: Citizen’s Central

3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament: $100/team Grab three of your friends and create a basketball team. Ages range from U8 to U18 for teams. All games will be located outside at the Dodger Basketball Courts. (1903 Elmhurst Ct.) REGISTER BY: June 8, 2018 DATE: June 16th (Saturday) TIME: 8:00am-5:00pm LOCATION: Dodge Basketball Courts

Mom & Son Sports Event: 5-12 years old This includes basketball, baseball, football, running, volleyball and bowling for mom and sons to compete at! Tailgate food will be offered and prizes for the winning teams. COST: $40/1st son; $25/2nd son; $15/each additional son REGISTER BY: September 7, 2018 DATE: September 16th (Sunday) TIME: 1:00pm-3:00pm LOCATION: St. Edmond Arena

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Summer Movies on the Monster Screen www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

The Wizard of Oz – Rated PG

Date: Friday, June 8th (Rainout Date: June 9th) Location: Harlan Rogers Sports Complex Time: 8:45pm (or when dark)

Wonder

Date: Saturday July 11th Location: Webster County Fairground (rainout location is Indoor Arena) Time: 8:45pm (or when dark)

James and the Giant Peach - Rated PG Date: Thursday, August 16 (Rainout Date: August 17th) Location: Oleson Park Bandshell Time: 8:45pm (or when dark)

Hoosiers - Rated PG

Date: Saturday, September 15th (Rainout Date: September 22nd) Location: Rosedale Rapids Parking Lot Time: 8:45pm (or when dark)

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Program Pass: July 1-August 10 www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

How will you get registered for this? • Online Registration: Select appropriate title option (Ex: PreK/K-Pick Three Pass). Update your child’s contact information. Answer the questions about program choices for your Pass. Proceed to checkout. • In Person: Parks & Recreation Office or Citizen’s Central • Phone: Parks & Recreation (515-576-7237).

PreK/K BOY

q Flag Football q Recreation Basketball q Novice Track q T-Ball/Baseball q 3 Mini Camps q Youth Tennis q Mom & Son Event

PreK/K GIRL

q Flag Football q Recreation Basketball q Novice Track q T-Ball/Baseball q 3 Mini Camps q Youth Tennis q Daddy Daughter Dance

Cost of all programs separately: $300

Pick 3 Pass: $125 • Pick-All Pass: $250 1st & 2nd Grade BOY

q Flag Football q Youth Volleyball q Novice Track q Recreation Basketball q Baseball q Youth Tennis q Mom & Son Event

1st & 2nd Grade GIRL

q Flag Football q Youth Volleyball q Novice Track q Recreation Basketball q Softball q Youth Tennis q Daddy Daughter Dance

Cost of all programs separately: $300

Pick 3 Pass: $125 • Pick-All Pass: $250 3rd & 4th Grade BOY

q Flag Football q Recreation Basketball q Novice Track q Baseball q Youth Tennis q Mom & Son Event

3rd & 4th Grade GIRL

q Youth Volleyball q Recreation Basketball q Novice Track q Softball q Youth Tennis q Daddy Daughter Dance

Cost of all programs separately: $305

Pick 3 Pass: $125 • Pick-All Pass: $250 5th & 6th Grade BOY

q Youth Volleyball q Baseball q Novice Track q Youth Tennis q Mom & Son Event

5th & 6th Grade GIRL

q Youth Volleyball q Softball q Novice Track q Youth Tennis q Daddy Daughter Dance

Cost of all programs separately: $245

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Youth Volleyball & Football www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Parent Plus Youth Volleyball (1st-2nd Grade) - $30

Aimed at teaching the basic fundamentals of the game with an oversized volleyball & coach/parent/ guardian involved in game play. No preseason clinic, and there will be an initial practice week & then game nights to follow. REGISTER BY: August 13, 2018 DATES: August 23-September 20 (Thursdays) TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: St. Edmond Arena

Coed Volleyball (3rd-4th & 5th-6th Grades) - $60

The 3rd-4th league is instructional with no score kept, the 5th-6th league does keep score. Mandatory preseason clinic for all participants are 8/27 & 8/29, time TBD. REGISTER BY: August 24, 2018 GAME DATES: September 22-October 20 TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm LOCATION: St. Edmond Arena & Downtown REC

Parent Plus Flag Football (PreK-K) - $30

Aimed at teaching the basic fundamentals of the game with a cloth football, and a coach “quarterback” involved. No preseason clinic, and there will be an initial practice week & then game nights to follow. REGISTER BY: July 27, 2018 DATES: August 7-September 4 (Tuesdays) TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm LOCATION: Fort Frenzy Fields

Flag Football (1st-2nd Grade) - $50

This league focuses on the fundamentals of football. Mandatory preseason clinic for all participants are August 28 & 30, time TBD. REGISTER BY: July 27, 2018 GAME DATES: August 25-September 29 TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm LOCATION: Fort Frenzy Fields

Flag Football (3rd-4th Grade) - $60

This league focuses on the fundamentals of football. Mandatory preseason clinic for all participants are August 28 & 30, time TBD. REGISTER BY: July 27, 2018 GAME DATES: August 25-September 29 TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm LOCATION: Fort Frenzy Fields

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Oleson Park Splashpad www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 1232 Oleson Park Ave.

Opening Day 2018: May 28! (weather permitting) Facility Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm Thursday & Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm *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 splashpad will be closed. Re-opening will be determined on the time of day.

Our Splashpad

The water in the system is recycled and treated water that is treated to the same level of quality as swimming pool standards, with the benefit of no standing water. To help us keep our public aquatic facilities clean, swim diapers must be worn at all times, those with diarrhea refrain from using, and we discourage the drinking of splashpad water.

Friendly Reminders

Swim suits REQUIRED for play in splashpad 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 Splashpad

Great for company parties, family reunions, and birthday parties, it is available to rent on: Thursday & Sundays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Saturdays: 9:00am – 11:00am. Rental fee is $50. For more information call 576-7237 or email parks@fortdodgeiowa.org

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Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 1111 N 32nd St. • 955-4284 • www.rosedalerapids.org

Opening Day 2018: May 28! (weather permitting) Season Passes Daily Admissions

Family Full Season Pass: $245 Open Swim: $6 (5 & older) Family Half Pass Season 1: $150 Open Swim: Free (4 & under) Family Half Pass Season 2: $130 Fitness: $4 (16 & older) Individual Full Season Pass: $100 Aquacise: $4 Individual Half Pass Season 1: $70 Individual Half Pass Season 2: $50 Babysitter Pass: $55 Fitness Pass: $70 Aquacise 12 Punch Card: $35 Daily Admission 10 Punch card: $50

Facility Hours Open Swim

Monday-Saturday: 1pm-7pm Sunday & Holidays: 1pm-6pm (weather permitting)

Fitness Swim

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm & 7pm-8pm Saturday 10:30am-12pm

Reminders • • • • • • • • •

Season 1: May 28 – July 15 Season 2: July 16 – Close Family & Individual Passes can be used during Fitness & Open Swim times. Fitness Pass can only be used during Fitness Swim. Babysitter Pass can only be added onto a Family Pass to add a “Summer Helper” onto their pass. Can only be used when accompany children from the Family Pass. Must be 9 years old to enter facility by yourself. 8 & under must by accompanied by a person 15 & older. 1 adult per 2 children 4 years & under. 1 adult per 4 children 5-8 years.

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Group Swim Lessons www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

June 11-21: Rosedale Rapids (Session 4) - $35 10:00am Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2 & Orange 11:00am Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2 & Orange 7:15pm Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, Green 2 & Orange July 2-12: Rosedale Rapids (Session 5) - $35 10:00am Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, & Green 2 11:00am Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, & Green 1 7:15pm Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 1, & Green 2 July 23-August 2: Rosedale Rapids (Session 6) - $35 11:00am Yellow 1,Yellow 2, Blue 1 & Blue 2 7:15pm Yellow 1,Yellow 2, & Blue 1 July 23-27: Rosedale Rapids - $25 11:00am & 6:30pm Parent & Child 1 (6 months-18 months) July 30-August 3: Rosedale Rapids - $25 11:00am & 6:30pm Parent & Child 2 (18 months-3 years)

Swim Lesson Tips • If you decide to sign your child up for multiple Lesson Sessions, they must be 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. • Yellow 1 & 2 are 30 minute lessons. Blue 1 & 2, Green 1 & 2, and Orange are 45 minute lessons. • Call the office if you need help determining what level your child should be in. We have last year’s records. • Classes need a minimum of 5 participants to be held. • All lessons are Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks. Fridays are weather makeup dates.

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Swim Levels www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Parent & Child 1: 6 months-18 months, parent MUST be in the water at all times. Parent & Child 2: 18 months-3 years, parent MUST be in the water at all times. Yellow 1: 3-4 year olds, never taken Swim Lessons before, potty trained & can follow simple directions (sit, listen, stay on the wall). Yellow 2: 4-5 year olds (4 yrs olds that have taken 1 level of swim lessons before, Parent/Child class does not count), potty trained, & can follow simple directions (sit, listen, stay on the wall). Child MUST be able to do all of the following skills in order to move to the next level. If they cannot complete all of the checklist skills for that level, put them in that level. Every skill is unassisted, unless it states assisted. Blue 1 (Red Cross Level 1 equivalent) Objective: Being comfortable in & under the water q Comfortable putting entire head under water for 3 seconds q Relaxes for Front & Back Floats assisted q Using any method, swim 5ft Blue 2 (Red Cross Level 2 equivalent) Objective: Movement in the water q Jump Into Water Above Head (not deep end) q Front Float for 5 seconds & Back Float for 10 seconds q Swim Front Crawl, face in the water for 5 yds q Swim Back Crawl for 5 yards. Green 2 (Red Cross Level 4 equivalent) Objective: Learning to breath properly while swimming q Side-to-Side Breathing with Front Crawl q Comfortable swimming in the Deep End q Swim Elementary Backstroke for 5 yards q Front & Back Glides off the wall for 5 seconds Green 1 (Red Cross Level 3 equivalent) Objective: Skills in deep water q Dive off the Pool Deck q Swim Breaststroke (10 yards) q Glides into Strokes Orange (Red Cross Level 5 & 6 equivalent) Objective: Swimming all of the strokes q Use the Diving Board q Swim Sidestroke (25 yards) q Pass Orange Band Test Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation • A Publication of The Messenger • March 2018

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Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 1628 Nelson Ave

576-2851

www.rogerssportscomplex.org

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

Jensen Builders batting cages, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Slow Pitch Association, pitches Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball & Slow Pitch Softball. Purchase tokens, $1 for 15 pitches, at Parks & Recreation Office or at the Harlan Rogers Concession stand. Helmets are required.

Field Rental Availability

Call 576-2851 for field availability & rental.

2018 Rogers Sports Complex Calendar of Major Events

Date Event May 5 & 6

FDBA One Day Classics

May 12 & 13

FDBA Early Bird

May 19

FDSBA One Day Invite

June 2 & 3

FDBA Prestate

June 15 & 16

FDSH Softball Invite

July 16-20 Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union State Softball Championships July 28 & 29

ASA D West

*This calendar does not include High School, Rec League or Slow Pitch games.

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Lakeside Municipal Golf Course www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 1417 Nelson Ave

576-6741

www.lakesidemgc.org

Season Passes Green Fees Family: $880 Weekday (Mon-Thurs) 9-hole: $17 Adult Couple: $825 Weekday (Mon-Thurs) 18-hole: $23 Individual: $615 Weekend (Fri-Sun) & Holiday 9-Hole: $19 Senior Individual: $585 Weekend (Fri-Sun) & Holiday 18-Hole: $29 Senior Couple: $780 Cart Rental 9-Hole (per seat): $9 College Student (19-24): $200 Cart Rental 18-Hole (per seat): $13 Youth (18 & under): $150

Unlimited Cart Passes Private Cart Fees Family: $700 Couple: $600 Single: $325

Driving Range Passes

Family (with Season Pass): $199 Family (without Season Pass): $225 Single (with Season Pass): $99 Single (without Season Pass): $175 Leagues (9 Holes) - $13 Women’s League: Monday at 5:30pm Senior League: Tuesday at 9:30am Men’s League: Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30pm Couples League: Friday at 5:30pm

Electric Cart Shed: $155 Gas Cart Shed: $130 Additional User: $50 Season Cart Trail Fee: $135 Daily Cart Trail Fee: $5

FREE GREEN FEE With Purchase of Cart

Not valid on tournament or leagues. Expires May 24, 2018

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Forestry Department www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 573-5791

Proud Recipient of the Tree City Award for 35 years! 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 provide information in regard to insect/disease problems infecting trees. Emerald Ash Borer In early response to the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, the City of Fort Dodge will be removing all Ash Trees, those with structural problems will be a top priority. 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.

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City Park System www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

The parks are open from sunrise to 10:30pm every day. We need your help to keep the parks safe and enjoyable for all. 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 pick up your dog’s waste. Please respect the trees, shrubs, and plants in all parks Please report acts of vandalism to the Police at 573-1426 or Parks & Recreation at 576-7237

Adopt-A-Park This program was designed to enhance and improve our City parks. Civic groups have adopted the following parks in recent years: Facility Group Hawley-Lions Park Noon Lions Group Snell Crawford Park Noon Rotary Club Hydro Electric Park CJ Bio Memorial Program Remember a loved one with our Memorial Program in our parks & by trails. Options can include: trees, benches & plaques. For more options and information call our department at 576-7237.

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City Park Cabin Rental www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Snell Crawford Park Williams Drive & 12th Ave North (refrigerator & microwave) 40-50 person capacity with a fireplace. Park includes: 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) 40-45 person capacity with a fireplace. Park includes: basketball hoop, pickelball courts, ball field, play equipment, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball court, boat ramp, picnic tables and grills, and modern restroom

Oleson Park – 12th Avenue South & 17th Street (refrigerator & microwave) 60 person capacity. Park includes: Splash pad, bath-house, play equipment, Bandshell, open shelters, picnic tables and grills, and modern public restroom.

Loomis Park – North 7th & Loomis Park Drive (refrigerator & microwave) 75-80 person capacity. Park includes: play equipment, picnic tables and grills, and modern restrooms. Rental fee is $75/day, and a $100 key deposit is required upon picking up the key prior to rental day. Reservations can be made online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks) or at the Parks & Recreation office. We do NOT take reservations over the phone. We do not manage ALL of the shelters around the Fort Dodge area.

To rent the Bob Heun Shelter (Kennedy Park), please call 576-4258. To rent the Izaak Walton “Lion’s Den” shelter, please call 576-0623.

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City Park Open Shelter Rentals www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Snell Crawford, Phinney & Oleson Park all have Open Shelters. The shelters are available to any park visitors for free on a first come, first served basis when they are not reserved.

Rental fee is $25/day. Reservations can be made online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks) or at the Parks & Recreation office. We do NOT take reservations over the phone.

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Citizen’s Central www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks 617 Central Avenue

573-3429

A Facility to Fit All of Your Needs

Citizen’s Central offers: social activities, games, parties, billiards, adult education classes, exercise equipment, wellness activities, and a computer lab with internet access.

2018 User Fees

$40/year per person, or $3/day per person

Congregate Meals

Meals are served at 11:30am, Monday – Friday. 60 years & older Suggested Fee is $4-$6, and under 60 years is $6.25. Salad bar is an additional $1.25.

Rental Fees

Deposit is due at time of booking & renters having alcohol will incur an additional $100 fee. Small Conference room fits 30-60 people. Large Dining Room with Kitchen can fit up to 165 people. $30/hour + $100 deposit $180/day + $100 deposit *For weekly activities & menus check our Facebook page and the Lifestyle section in The Sunday Messenger.

Foster Grandparents

576-5401 Foster Grandparents are volunteers who serve in schools, Head Start classrooms, and other non-profit agencies. Men and women ages 55 and older are encouraged to apply. You have the experience, the time, and the talents to make a difference for children. Foster Grandparents who meet income guidelines earn an hourly stipend, transportation, training, and other benefits.

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