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What’s Inside Pg 2........Commonly Used Phone Numbers Pg 3 .....Guide to Reading the Brochure Pg 4-9 .........Monthly Activity Listings Pg 10 ..........................................Parks Pg 11........................Citizen’s Central Pg 11 ................Foster Grandparents Pg 12,13 .........Fort Dodge Trails Map Pg 14 ...........City Park Cabin Rentals Pg 14 ...........................Open Shelters Pg 15 ......................................Forestry Pg 15 ................Connect Fort Dodge Pg 16 .........................Job Possibilities Pg 17...........................Season Passes Pg 17................Blanden Art Museum Pg 18 ........Fort Dodge Public Library Pg 19.................General Information

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Commonly Requested Phone Numbers Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-2323 Blanden Memorial Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-2316 Brushy Creek Ranger Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543-8298 Citizen’s Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-3429 City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-7144 Compost Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .955-6139 Dolliver Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359-2539 FD Soccer Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .fdsoccer.org Forestry Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-5791 Foster Grandparents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-5401 Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .955-5500 Harlan Rogers Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-2851 Izaak Walton (Lion’s Den) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571-7615 Lakeside Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-6741 Parks & Recreation Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-7237 Parks & Recreation Fax Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-2894 Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-8167 Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .955-6139 RAIN OUT NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-6888 Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .955-4284 The Rec (Former YMCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573-7107 Webster County Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-4258 2

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

Dec. 1-Dec. 19

Weeknights 6-8 pm Saturday 1-4 & 6-8 pm Sunday 1-4 pm December 20-23, 1-4 pm & 6-8 pm Christmas Eve 1-4 pm-Closed Christmas Day After Christmas-Sorry no Santa December 26-29 1-4 & 6-8pm

November 24, 2-5 pm November 25, 1-4 & 6-8 pm November 26, 1-4 & 6-8 pm November 27, 1-4 pm November 28-30 6-8 pm

Admission Under 2 is free 2-12 $2.50 • 13 and up $4.00

Find us on Facebook for special events and hours @Santa’s Castle Storm Lake, Iowa

200 East 5th Street, Storm Lake, IA 712-749-9247

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


A “How To” For Reading Our Brochure Format Welcome to another school year... and all of the FUN activities that come along with it. Make sure not to miss a thing 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 fortdodgeiowa.org/parks, 24/7 to view a digital copy of this brochure AND to sign up for programs online. Need more information? Like Fort Dodge Parks & Rec on Facebook or follow FDCityRec on Twitter; we WANT to help keep you informed of our latest happenings. Hope to see you soon!

Sign Up... For the DOer: Look here for activities that you can sign up for. Remember, you can sign up for ANY of our Fall/Winter programs NOW, but if you want to hang on to your bucks as long as you can, we will suggest when to sign up for programs. 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.

What’s Up... Space for friendly reminders about Parks & Recreation activities that are currently going on and coming up with important DEADLINES!

(Please note that a convenience fee is charged in addition to the program fee for all online purchases.)

• IN THE MAIL Parks & Recreation Department 819 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 • DROP OFF Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - noon, 1-5 p.m. Parks & Recreation Department 819 1st Avenue South *Office entrance located on the West side of the City Hall 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 number is sufficient to hold the event. Your cooperation will help us to better provide solid organization of our recreation programs.

If you cannot remember your login information for ActiveNet, please do NOT create an additional account. Call the Parks & Recreation Department, and we will unlock and/or reset your password 515-576-7237 Team Requests: In order to make a request, we only allow two players to request each other, i.e. Susie request to be with Morgan, and Morgan request to be with Susie. We will no longer accept any other type of request as it creates rosters and draws away from what our Recreation programs are all about. (Applies to Rec Alliance programs) 3

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Credit Policy: There will be no cash refunds 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 refund policy.

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


September-November Activities Sign Up... Women’s Volleyball League Bump, Set, SPIKE! Parks & Recreation Women’s Volleyball League has a place for you. We have places for all ability levels with this 3-division league. All players must be at least 18 years old and must register as a team. Roster forms are available at Parks and Recreation office or online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks). Any individuals interested in playing that does not have a team may call the office and leave their name. This is a great opportunity for a night out filled with competition and socializing with your team!

DATES TIME Nov 13– Feb 26 6-9pm (Sundays) NO 11/27, 12/25 & 1/1

FEE $45

LOCATION St. Edmond Arena

REGISTRATION Now – 10/14

What’s Up... • Recreation Basketball Registration Deadline 11/21 • Flag Football League – Saturdays through 10/8 • Youth Coed Volleyball League – Saturdays through 10/8

Competitive Basketball League (5th – 6th Grade ONLY) Calling all boys and girls 5th-6th grade! Parks & Recreation is hosting a competitive basketball league designed for live basketball experience during semi-competitive games. Registration is on a team basis (where a coach brings in a roster, signed waivers, and team registration fee). Coaches meeting will be held Tuesday, October 25, 6pm at Citizen’s Central (617 Central Ave)

DATES Nov. 5, 12, 19 Dec. 3, 10, 17

TIME 8am-1pm

FEE $325/team

LOCATION St. Edmond Arena

REGISTRATION Now – 10/14

Buck’s Guns • Firearms • Scopes • Ammunition • Repairs • Special Orders

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Open 7 Days A Week

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


December Activities Sign Up... When making your list What’s Up... for Santa, be sure it • Recreation Basketball Registration ends 11/21 includes a season pass • Daddy Daughter Dance Registration ends 2/9 • Adult Coed Volleyball League Registration to one of ends 2/17 Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation’s Fine Facilities

Season Pass!

It’s the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

2017 Season Passes Available For Purchase After December 1, 2016

We Make Life Less Taxing! Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

124 North 9th Street • Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 (515) 955-8300

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819 1st Avenue South

Income Tax Preparation including Free e-Filing. Audits, Reviews, Compilations, Bookkeeping & Payroll. 576-7237

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January and February Activities Sign Up... Recreation Basketball League (PreK/K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th Grade) ATTENTION PreK-4th graders! Here is a basketball season created specifically for you. The focus of the Recreation Basketball League is the introduction of basketball principals, skills development, physical exercise, and to learn and enjoy the sport of basketball. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 11/28 and 11/29 at St. Edmond Arena. The Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen’s Central (617 Central Ave) on Monday, December 5th at 6pm. DATES TIME FEE LOCATION REGISTRATION Jan-Feb Sat. 8am-1pm PreK-2nd $40 St. Edmond Arena, Now – 11/21 Mon/Thurs Evenings 3rd/4th $50 Butler Elementary, (T-shirt included) Downtown REC Daddy Daughter Dance

What’s Up... • Adult Coed Volleyball League Registration Deadline is 2/17 • Novice Track & Field Registration Deadline 4/7

This once in a year opportunity allows fathers, grandfathers, or father figures the chance to take their daughters or granddaughters, ages Kindergarten-6th grade, out for an evening of fun, food, and dancing! In addition to dancing there will be door prizes, refreshments, and munchies. A professional photographer will be available to capture a memorable picture. Preregistration is required and space is LIMITED for the day. Be sure to invite that special little girl early.

DATES Feb 19

TIME 4-6pm

FEE $40/couple $15/extra daughter

LOCATION Cardiff Center @ Fort Frenzy

REGISTRATION Now – 2/9 (Limited spots after deadline due to food order)

FORT DODGE Asphalt Co.

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2516 7th Avenue South Fort Dodge, IA

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

(515) 573-3124 819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


March Activities

Sign Up...

What’s Up...

Adult Coed Volleyball League This is a chance to exercise, have fun, and get out of the house! Adult Coed Volleyball League will have 2 divisions this season. The divisions are split up by ability and competition levels of each team. All players must be 18 years old and must register individually, but with a team. Remember, you must have at least one male and one female per team. Roster forms are available at Parks & Recreation office or online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks). Any individuals interested in playing that do not have a team may call the office and leave their name.

DATES March 12-April 30 (Sundays) NO 4/16

TIME 6pm-9pm

FEE $30

LOCATION St. Edmond Arena

• Youth Tball, Softball, and Baseball registration deadline is April 28th • Remember to get your 2017 Season Passes for Lakeside and Rosedale Rapids

REGISTRATION Now – 2/17

Novice Track & Field Our track program is very popular for boys and girls Kindergarten-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. PreK-2nd grade will be 5:30pm-6:30pm, and 3rd-6th grade will be 7:00pm-8:00pm.

DATES April 10-May 8 (Mondays)

TIME FEE 6pm-7pm $30 (except meet)

LOCATION St. Edmond Arena Track

REGISTRATION Now – 4/7

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

palindahl@yahoo.com 515-432-2219 576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


April Activities Sign Up...

Softball League Sponsor

Tball (PreK-K Boys and Girls) This league is for boys and girls COMPLETING Pre-K and Kindergarten grades. Games will be played on Thursday evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex on the Mini Major Fields. This league focuses on the fundamentals of throwing a ball and catching it in a glove, hitting a ball off the tee and running the bases correctly. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. No preseason clinic is required for this league. The Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES May 22-July 6

TIME 5:15pm-7:15pm

FEE $40 (shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

A Softball (K-1st Girls) This league is for girls COMPLETING Kindergarten and 1st grades. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. The focus of this league it to allow a batter to hit from a live coach-pitcher and defensively work on getting batters/baserunners out by force or tagging. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, 5:15pm-6:15pm at HR Sports Complex. The Softball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizens Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES May 22-July 6

TIME 5:30pm-7:30pm

FEE $50 (shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

AA Softball (2nd grade GIRLS) This league is for girls who have completed 2nd grade. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. This is one of our most important leagues as it transitions the players from coach/tee pitch to player pitch. This league focuses on the importance of hitting from 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. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, 5:15pm-6:15pm at HR Sports Complex. The Softball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES May 22-July 6

TIME 5:30pm-7:30pm

FEE $50 (shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

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. This league focuses on game flow and transition, this league is completely player based. The fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching, and stealing are primarily focuses upon. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, 6:30pm-7:45pm at HR Sports Complex. The Softball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizens Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES May 22-July 6

TIME 5:30pm-7:30pm

FEE $50 (shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

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. This league is our most advanced softball league. The primary focus of this league 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. Fields, both ground and fly balls, is important in this league as we want player 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. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2 and 5/3, 6:30-7:45pm at HR Sports Complex. The Softball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES May 22-July 6

TIME 5:30pm-8:30pm

FEE $50 (shirt included)

LOCATION HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

ICCC Culinary Students Are Back! October through April • Unique Dining Menu Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 5-9 Bar Available

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819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


April Activities Sign Up...

Baseball League Sponsors

A Baseball (K-1st BOYS) This league is for boys COMPLETING Kindergarten and 1st grades. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. 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. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, 5:15pm-6:15pm at HR Sports Complex. The Baseball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizens Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES TIME May 22-July 6 5:30pm-7:30pm AA Baseball (2nd Grade BOYS)

FEE LOCATION $50 (shirt included) HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

This league is for boys COMPLETING 2nd grade. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. This is one of our most important leagues 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. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, 5:15pm-6:15pm at HR Sports Complex. The Baseball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizens Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES TIME May 22-July 6 5:30pm-7:30pm AAA Baseball (3rd-4th BOYS)

FEE LOCATION $50 (shirt included) HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

This league is for boys COMPLETING 3rd and 4th grades. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. This league focuses on game flow and transition, this league is completely player based. The fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching, and stealing are primarily focused upon. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, 6:30pm-7:45pm at HR Sports Complex. The Baseball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizens Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES TIME May 22-July 6 5:30pm-8:30pm Major League Baseball (5th-6th BOYS)

FEE LOCATION $50 (shirt included) HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATIO6 Now – 4/28

This league is for boys COMPLETING 5th and 6th grades. Games will be played in the evenings May-July at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex. This league is our most advanced leagues, with primary focus on the flow of the game from batting to 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 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. Fee includes participation fee and gate fee for all spectators. This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 4/25 and 4/26, 6:30pm-7:45pm at HR Sports Complex. The Baseball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen Central (617 Central Ave) on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin the week of May 8th.

DATES TIME May 22-July 6 5:30pm-8:30pm Teener League Baseball (Jerry Patterson League)

FEE LOCATION $50 (shirt included) HR Sports Complex

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

This league is for players COMPLETING 7th and 8th grades ONLY. Games will be played in the evening May-July at various fields, including Patterson Field, Wrigley Field (HR Sports Complex), Rabiner Field, and other out of town fields, depending on league participation. Through the wonderful legacy of Jerry Patterson, this league is FREE! This league includes a mandatory preseason clinic on 5/2, time and place to be announced. The Baseball Coaches Meeting will be at Citizen Central (617 Central Ave) on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00pm. Team practices will begin 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 youth. This league is maintained as the extension after Rec League, and for those that want to keep playing ball through official game experiences.

DATES May 1-July 13 (Mon-Thurs)

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TIME 5:30pm-8:30pm

FEE FREE

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

LOCATION Patterson Field, Wrigley Field, & out of town fields

REGISTRATION Now – 4/28

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


City of Fort Dodge Park System Info PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

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 and other park enhancements, plus monies for long-range planning and landscape design. Members of the Foundation include: Jeff Becker (President), Dan Garst, Mary Jo Kirby, Bonnie Pecka, Carolyn Brandt, Tim Holmstrom, Matt Maggio, and Tom Sullivan.

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

The parks are open from sunrise to 10:30pm every day. We need your help to keep our parks safe and enjoyable for all, so please keep the following in mind when using the parks: • Please drive only on established roadways. No parking on grass. • Fires are only allowed in designated areas and trash must be picked up and removed 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 after your pets. • Please respect trees, shrubs and plants in all parks. • Please report acts of vandalism to police at 573-2323 or 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 thus far:

FACILITY

GROUP

Snell-Crawford Park Hawley Lions Park

Noon Rotary Club Noon Lions Club

If your group or neighborhood would like to adopt a park, or for a complete list of our 32 parks, 500-acre park system, contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

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 groups, or to join, please email Jan and Phyllis Wilson at jpwilson@frontiernet.net

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


Citizen’s Central

Foster Grandparents

617 Central Avenue Fort Dodge

Share Today Shape Tomorrow

515-573-3429

515-576-5401

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

A Facility To Fit All Of Your Needs Citizen’s Central offers something for everyone including: social activities, games, parties, billiards, 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 573-3429.

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.

2016 User Fees The user fee for Citizen’s Central is $35 per year for individuals. Informational programs and health screenings remain free for users. Daily fee is $3. Congregate Meals DAYS TIME Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION Citizen’s Central

SUGGESTED FEE $3.50-$5.50 60 & older $6.25 under 60 (Salad bar an additional $1.25)

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

Citizen’s Central Rental 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. FACILITY Small Conference Room (seating for 30-60)

FEE $65 + $100 deposit

Large Dining Room with kitchen facility (seating up to 165)

$140 + $100 deposit - (5 hour increment) $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.

Movie Fridays The first Friday of every month, plan to enjoy a free movie (with paid user fee) shows at C2 @ 12:30pm. Monthly birthday party is thrown the same day! 11

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


City Park Cabin Rentals City Park Cabin Rental Rental fee is $75/day, and a $100 deposit cashier check is required upon picking up the key prior to rental day. Reservations can be made online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks) or by stopping in at the Parks & Recreation office. We do NOT take reservations over the phone.

Snell Crawford Park

Hydro Electric Park

Loomis Park

Oleson Park

Snell Crawford Park Williams Drive & 12th Ave North (Refrigerator & microwave) 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.

Oleson Park 12th Avenue South & 17th Street (Refrigerator & microwave) Cabin has a capacity of 60 people. Park includes: Splash pad, bath house, play equipment, Bandshell, open shelters, picnic tables and grills, and modern public restroom.

City Park Open Shelter Rentals Rental fee is $25/day. Reservations can be made online (www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks) or by stopping in at the Parks & Recreation office. We do NOT take reservations over the phone. Open shelter have been added as amenities in 3 of the Fort Dodge parks including Snell Crawford, Phinney, & Oleson Park. The shelters are available to any park visitors for free on a first come, first served basis when they are not reserved.

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. Oleson Park

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 571-7615.

Phinney Park

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

Snell-Crawford Park

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


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.

EMERALD ASH BORER

Forestry provides other miscellaneous care of cracked and/or injured trees and they provide information in regard to insect/disease problems infecting trees.

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.

TREE MEMORIAL PROGRAM Please remember, if your 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!

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.

DATES FOR TREE PLANTINGS Spring & Fall

Connect Fort Dodge

OPERATION MERRY MULCH Parks & Recreation is proud to be the sponsor of “Operation Merry Mulch.” This service assists residents of Fort Dodge in the proper disposal of their Christmas trees (only Christmas trees are accepted). Please be sure all stands, wire, nails and ornaments are removed!

DATES

LOCATION

12/26-1/27

Oleson Park (by cabin)

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City of Fort Dodge is working with SeeClickFix to create an application named Connect Fort Dodge, to better serve the community. This application will allow anyone to alert the City of potholes, tall grass, and non-emergency tree trimmings & tree removals in City right-ofway. You will be able to attach a picture of the problem and your device’s GPS feature will determine your location. The app will be available at the end of September for download from the App Store and Google Play, just search “Fort Dodge.”

www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


Looking for a FUN Job? Do you like working outside...Meeting new people? Check out employment opportunities available with the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department...it’s a fun place to work!

Needed: YOU to Volunteer Coach Volunteer coaches are needed to offer youth programs at an affordable cost. If you enjoy working with children and sports, sign up to coach when registering your child.

Seasonal Positions Available: (Hours required involve nights, weekends, and Holidays.)

Aquatic Center Lifeguards/Cashiers/Concessions Harlan Rogers Concessions/Cashiers Maintenance Mini Camp Instructors Tennis/Golf Instructors Golf Course Clubhouse/Rangers Basketball/Volleyball/Softball/Baseball Officials

Want to be a Lifeguard? If you or someone you know is interested in becoming lifeguard certified, please note options of available classes below.

The Rec Jan.-June

Applications for the 2017 season are accepted beginning in January. Applications are available at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks or the Parks & Recreation office. Please return your completed application to: Parks & Recreation 819 1st Avenue South Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


Lakeside Golf Course

Blanden Art Museum 920 3rd Ave. South 515-573-2316

FALL/WINTER HOURS Dates: Nov. 28, 30; Dec. 5, 7, 12, & 14 Pro-Shop Hours: 10:00am – 3:00pm Buy gift certificates & merchandise for Christmas presents. • 2017 Season Passes available for purchase after December 1, 2016. • Come prepared to have your picture taken if purchasing a membership for the first time. • Remember to hang on to your season pass cards; they can be used for multiple years.

Iowa pastel By-ways Art Quilt Comic book Iowa watercolor Oa Hill Juried

10/29/2016 11/19/2016 1/28/2017 2/11/2017 4/8/2017 5/6/2017

3-5 pm 3-5 pm 3-5 pm 3-5 pm 3-5 pm 3-5 pm

12/3/2017

4-8 pm

10/6/2016

6-7pm

Special Events Holiday Open House

Small gatherings Madai Taylor Art Talk

• NO discount for early bird purchases.

Poetry dates / locations

• Passes available for purchase during Pro-Shop

08/27/2016

3-4pm

Blanden

09/24/2016

3-4pm

Blanden

Hours, or at the Parks & Recreation Office December-February from 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center • 2017 Season Passes available for purchase after December 1, 2016. • Come prepared to have your picture taken if purchasing a membership for the first time. • Payment plans available. Inquire with the Parks & Recreation Office about flexible options • Passes can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office December-May from 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm 17

Event and Reception schedule

Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation

10/15/2016

TBA

TBA

11/12/2016

3-4pm

Blanden

12/17/2016

TBA

TBA

01/21/2017

3-4pm

Blanden

02/25/2017

TBA

TBA

03/25/2017

3-4pm

Blanden

04/22/2017

TBA

TBA

05/20/2017

3-4pm

Blanden

06/24/2017

TBA

TBA

Art History Dates 08/6/2016 09/17/2016 10/1/2016 11/5/2016 01/7/2017 02/4/2017 03/4/2017 04/1/2017 05/13/2017 06/17/2017 www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 3-4pm 576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


Fort Dodge Public Library 424 Central Ave 515-573-8167

ADULT PROGRAMMING Color Your World – Coloring for Adults- October 11, November 15, December 13, January 10, February 7, and March 14

YOUTH PROGRAMMING Preschool Storytime Take the first steps to early literacy with your child by attending storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Preschoolers listen to stories, learn fingerplays, rhymes and learn letter and number recognition. Children 2- 6 years old are the intended audience but children of all ages may attend with adult supervision. Preregistration by a parent is required. Call the Library at 573-8167 ext. 242 to register your child. Storytimes are seasonal please call for specific dates. Storytimes are held: Wednesday from 10:00 -10:30 Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 Thursdays from 2:00 – 2:30

Fall Open House The Friends of the Library annual Fall Open House will be held Wednesday, October 26th from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Children’s Dept. of the Library. Join us for craft booths, prizes, games and take time to enjoy viewing the pumpkin contest entries and vote for your favorite pumpkin. No registration is required but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Our annual Fall contest sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is eligible to enter - adults, children, families, offices and service groups. Pick up contest information at the Library and submit entries October 24th and 25th. Public voting and display will be on October 26th. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the favorite pumpkins.

Adults (18+) are invited to join us as we relax a bit with other like-minded individuals who enjoy coloring. Coloring sessions are held on the Tuesdays listed above from 11:30am-1:00pm and from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Library’s meeting room. We provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, markers, gen pens and light snacks. If you are long time coloring fan, feel free to bring your own supplies and enjoy the company.

Brown Bag Briefings – Thursdays in October, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Coffee provided – bring your own lunch and enjoy these free programs! 1. October 6 – Help Stop Crime in Webster County: Presented by Crime Stoppers board members: John Bruner and Police Chief, Kevin Doty, on the success in Webster County. 2. October 13 – Don’t Live No Where: Presented by Dennis Wilson, on the Orphan Train and this sad chapter in our country’s history. 3. October 20 – Creating Children’s Poetry and Illustrations: Presented by Mike Zahm, he will share his experience working on his new children’s book as well as singing his poems set to music. 4. October 27 – It’s All about the Music: Presented by Nancy Olson, archivist for the Karl L. King memorabilia collection. Commemorating the 125th anniversary of his birth, this will highlight Karl King’s circus years and his influence on Fort Dodge History.

Holiday Wishing Tree – December Stop by the Library and add your wish for the Holiday Season to our tree!

Fun with Literacy at the Library There are always many fun activities at the Library not only to encourage children to read but to build on all the skills necessary to be a good student. Through out the year there are estimation games, art contests, prize drawings, skills sheets, computer stations ,puppets, displays of new items and of course many books for both leisure reading and homework helpers.

Winter Family Reading Program Take the chill off from Winter with fun reading and literacy activities for you and your family. Visit the Children’s Dept. of the Library during January and February for your Winter Family Literacy Log. This program is sponsored by the Fawkes Family Foundation.

Play Date with a Book Check out a specially wrapped book from our display. Read the book and then fill out a “Rate Your Play Date” book review card for a chance to win a prize.

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819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


General Information a it Why W

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 program dates are subject to change. For more program details, visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks.

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for Parks & Recreation activities offered throughout the 2016 Fall & 2017 Spring season! Visit fortdodgeiowa.org/parks often for new program offerings!

Non-Resident Fee Information All Parks & Recreation programs and facilities are funded by tax supported revenues paid for by the citizens of Fort Dodge. Therefore a Non-Resident Fee should be applied where applicable. Please notice this key as it pertain to fees throughout this brochure: (R) - Resident – Pays Primary Residential City water bill (N) – Non-Resident

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Refund/Credit Policy

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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. 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.

On occasion, our staff may take photographs/videos 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. Call our office at 576-7237 for help. Please DO NOT create an additional account.

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 check our Facebook Page (Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation) for information. When possible, programs will be rescheduled. 19

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www.fortdodgeiowa.org/parks

819 1st Avenue South

576-7237

Fall/Winter 2016-17


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Fort Dodge Parks and Rec Fall/Winter Program Guide  

A listing of fall and winter programs provided by the Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation. Published by The Messenger in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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