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2010

Recreation Guide

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On the Cover: Local skater T.J. Day participates in the 2009 Mantis Skate Park Competition.


General Information

Where to Find Us Office Locations

New! Boggs Activities Office We are proud to announce our new Boggs Activities Office, and it’s closer than you think! Located in Boggs Industrial Park, just a few minutes from Central Park, this building will house many future programs. An outdoor Boggs Activities Office grassy area, nearby basketball 420 Little League Drive courts, and neighboring Mantis Phone (574) 372-9558 Skate Park make this a perfect Fax (574) 372-9555 location to visit for recreation Hours Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. with your family. All program registrations take place at this office.

Center Lake Office

(Rentals, Park Info, Fishing Passes)

117 E. Canal Street Warsaw, IN 46580 Phone: (574) 372-9554 Fax: (574) 372-9555 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the Staff Jon Garber, Superintendent Boggs Activities Office jgarber@warsaw.in.gov (Program Registration and Event Info) Larry Plummer, Jr., Parks Director 420 Little Leaguelplummer@warsaw.in.gov Drive Staci Young, Activities Director Warsaw, IN 46580 syoung@warsaw.in.gov Gail Bryan, Manager Phone: (574)Office 372-9558 gbryan@warsaw.in.gov Fax: (574) 372-9555 Hours: Monday - Friday Maintenance Staff 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Becky Bailey Bart Hanft (Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) Doug Bayne Chris Holsclaw Dave Eppenbaugh Mark Johnson Shaun Gardner John Oliver

Staff and Leadership

Our Mission

Park Board Bill Baldwin, President John Find UsSadler, On Vice-President The Web! Tammy Dalton, School Board Rep. Dan Hamptom, City Council www.warsaw.in.gov Steve Haines, Member Toby Sumpter, Member

Program/Event Questions? ParksEvents@warsaw.in.gov Mayor of Warsaw Ernie Wiggins

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Kaleb Pratt Kevin Walker (page: Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department) Bret Shepler Dusty Wiggs Marie Tutorow Joe Vetor

What’s Inside?

Jon Warsaw Garber,Parks Superintendent The & Recreation Department jgarber@warsaw.in.gov established its current foundation of operation in December 1959. The General Information...........1 Larry Plummer, Jr., Parks Director Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department shalllplummer@warsaw.in.gov provide opportunities for wholesom experiences through acquisition and development park lands; to provide recreation that corresponds to the continuous growth in population and public Staci Young,ofActivities Director syoung@warsaw.in.gov City Parks...................3 demands; recreation based on need rather thangbryan@warsaw.in.gov population density; to develop andYour maintain facilities at various park Gail Bryan, Office Manager properties, and to plan develop, and operate programs which provide for all the people a varied program of activities that Rental Information..............5 will contribute to the growth of mankind.

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What You’ll Find Inside

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Option 1) Visit the Boggs Activities Office Option 2) Visit our website. Print and complete a Registration Form. Mail your Registration Form with payment to: 117 E. Canal St., Warsaw, IN, 46580 *The Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department’s Program Refund Policy is available on our website. **Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to photograph events for documentation and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in this photography, please notify our staff. Department Information

Can I Volunteer at an Event? Absolutely! We value every willing hand and heart that helps with our programs and events. Volunteers are what make our programs successful and possible for the community. We have almost every opportunity imaginable to suit your skills and interests.

General Information

How Do I Register for a Program?

Call us at (574) 372-9558 or email us at ParksEvents@warsaw.in.gov for questions, information, or to discuss opportunities.

How Do I Become a Vendor at a Concert? Vendor opportunities are available at the Classic Rock Concert, Blues & BBQ, Country Music Concert, Family Carnival, and Celebracion Latina. Vendor spaces are first come, first served, and duplicate vendors are restricted. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please call (574) 372-9558 for more information. Forms and information are available on our website.

How Do I Rent or Reserve a Facility? Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department facilities may be reserved one year in advance on the first working day of the month your event is scheduled for. Reservations are available through the Park Office at Central Park. Some facilities require deposits, so please refer to pages 5-6 for more specific information and pricing, or call the Center Lake Office at (574) 372-9554.

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Tennis Court

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Soccer Field

E. Smith St. & Hillside

Shelter(s) - Enclosed

Market St. & Court St.

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End of Fawley St.

Restrooms

Arthur St.

Rental Facility

N. Lake St. & Perry St.

Playground

Indiana St. & Canal St.

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Rental Information

All rental facilities and rental equipment managed by Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department must be reserved in advance. Each facility may be reserved up to one year in advance. All buildings for rent are alcohol and smoke free. Rental fees are subject to applicable sales tax.

Building Rentals Center Lake Pavilion - Municipal Park

With seating for 300, this is the largest rental facility available with Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department. Amenities at no additional charge include kitchen, PA system, coffee makers, stages, tables, and chairs. Please call for rental fees, availability, and rules/ regulations. Handicap accessible.

Nye Youth Cabin - Nye Park

Also known as the Scout Cabin, this facility seats 80. Amenities at no additional charge include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Please call for rental fees, availability, and rules/regulations.

Firemen’s Building - Pike Lake

This mid-sized building seats up to 100. Amenities at no additional charge include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Please call for rental fees. Handicap accessible.

Shelter Rentals Central Park Open Shelters

Perfect for family reunions or a casual picnic. East and West Shelters both available for reservation and include six picnic tables that seat 8 -10 people each. Fees are $25 per shelter plus tax. Handicap accessible.

Lucerne Shelters - Lucerne Park

Four stone enclosed shelters, seat 40 to 50 people each. Fee is $25 each plus tax. The amphitheatre is available with electricity for an additional $10 plus tax. Shelter #3 is handicap accessible.

Gladys Ramsey Shelter - Nye Park

This enclosed, screened-in shelter seats 40 to 50 people. Fee is $25 plus tax. Handicap accessible.

Other Open Shelters

Beyer, Bixler, Kelly, Kiwanis, & Richardson-DuBois parks. Accommodations vary. Fees are $25 each plus tax. Call for details.

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Central Park Plaza

Reserve the plaza for weddings, concerts, and more! Seats 500 people. Fee is $100 plus refundable damage deposit of $250. Handicap accessible.

Picnic Tables

May be reserved in selected parks for Sundays and holidays during the summer for $2 each plus tax. When available, they may be Department delivered to your siteInformation for a flat rate of $5 each plus tax within city limits or $8 each plus tax outside city limits, but within Wayne Township.

Sawhorse Tables

May be reserved for garage sales during the summer. When available, reserved tables are $3 each plus tax within city limits or $5 each plus tax outside city limits, but within Wayne Township.

Rental Information

Other Rentals

Pike Lake Campground 2010 Season

April 15 - October 1 (No storage after season.)

Amenities

Trash pick-up, picnic table, 30 AMP electric, shower and restrooms, fish cleaning station, water, sewer as needed, fire rings, firewood sold by wheelbarrow load, level sites with no trees.

Rates

$20 per night plus tax $360 per month $120 per week plus tax $1,500 per season No Refunds/No Subletting

Call (574) 372-9554 Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for details and rental availability!

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Concerts

Friday Evening Performing Arts Series

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FREE

Kick off your weekend the right way by relaxing with the Friday Evening Performing Arts Series in Central Park Plaza at 7:00 p.m. Each week features a different performing group and genre. A perfect opportunity to spend time with the family, enjoy familiar tunes, and experience new types of performances. This series is provided with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, the Indiana Arts Commission - a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts - a federal agency. Special support from the Clifford E. Scholl and Thelma J. Scholl Advised Fund - a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Gold Level Sponsorship by Goshen Health System. Additional sponsorship by Lake City Rock 107.3 WRSW, Warsaw’s Fun Country Station Willie 103.5 FM, and ESPN 1480. May 28

Shade ‘N’ Shannon

Johnny Cash & Friends

June 4

Blue River Big Band

Big Band

June 11

Michael Kelsey

Progressive-Aggressive Acoustic Guitar

June 18

(Classic Rock Concert)

June 25

Flintlock

American Roots

July 2

Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel

Blues

July 9

(Blues & BBQ Festival)

July 16

Bel Airs

July 23

(Country Music Concert)

July 30

Shakespeare in the Plaza

August 6

(Family Carnival)

August 13

Truth In Jazz

Jazz

August 20

Ivory West

Contemporary Acoustic

August 27

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Classic Country

Rockabilly

Michael Kelsey

Bel Airs

Mike Milligan

Shakespeare

Comedic Theatre

Ivory West

SPONSORS: True.Care.

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Friday, June 18 at The Glover Pavilion at Central Park Moxie Foghat

Rock your Friday night with hits such as Slow Ride, Fool for the City, I Just Want to Make Love to You, and more! Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Zimmer, and Lake City Rock 107.3 WRSW. SPONSORS:

Blues & BBQ Festival featuring The

Concerts

6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

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FREE

Tommy Castro Band

Friday, July 9 at The Glover Pavilion at Central Park 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Elwood Splinters Blues Band The Tommy Castro Band

Nominated for five 2010 Blues Music Awards, including Band of the Year, don’t miss this special performance in the park! Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor DePuy, and Lake City Rock 107.3 WRSW. SPONSORS:

Country Music Concert featuring Jimmy

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FREE

Wayne

Friday, July 23 at The Glover Pavilion at Central Park 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Opening Performer Jimmy Wayne

Enjoy a Summer night full of hits such as Do You Believe Me Now, I Will, Stay Gone, I Love You This Much, and more! Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsors Biomet and The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation, and Warsaw’s Fun Country Station Willie 103.5 FM. SPONSORS:

The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation

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Community Events

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FREE

Saturday, June 5 • 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Municipal Park Celebrate National Fishing Week with the kids! Prizes will be awardedOffice for the Boggs Activities biggest fish and more for various age groups (3-16 yrs). The first 100 kids will 420 Little League Drive receive a gift bag (does not include fishing pole). You may (574) register372-9558 beginning Phone May 28 at the Boggs Activities Office or the morningFax of the(574) event372-9555 at the park. Bring your own pole and bait! Hours Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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FREE

Park Board Jon Garber, Saturday,Superintendent June 26 • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bill Baldwin, President Central Parkjgarber@warsaw.in.gov John Sadler, Vice-President Larry Plummer, Jr., Parks Director Tammy Dalton, School Board Rep. lplummer@warsaw.in.gov Celebrate and learn how to love the lakes that make Dan our community Hamptom,a special City Council Staciplace Young, Activities Director to live! Activities include a ski show, boat show,Steve children’s entertainment Haines, Member syoung@warsaw.in.gov and activities, exhibitors, vendors, and much more! For information, visit Toby Sumpter,please Member Gail www.NorthernIndianaLakesFestival.org. Bryan, Office Manager gbryan@warsaw.in.gov Mayor of Warsaw Ernie Wiggins Maintenance Staff Becky Bailey Bart Hanft Kaleb Pratt Kevin Walker Friday, August 6 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Doug Bayne Chris Holsclaw Bret Shepler Dusty Wiggs Central Park Dave Eppenbaugh Mark Johnson Marie Tutorow Tickets 25¢ each, Punchcards $5 each (equal to 20 tickets) Shaun Gardner John Oliver Joe Vetor Tickets on sale beginning August 2 (non-refundable)

Family Carnival

carnival in the park! Enjoy children’s entertainment, games, activities, face OurApainting, Mission dunk tank, and more! Gold Level Sponsorship by Goshen Health

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Photo Disclaimer E! FREand Play ItRecreation SafeDepartment Family Safety Warsaw Parks and photographs programs, Day events, facilities, parks for record-keeping and promotional use. If you do not want your photo used for promotional materials, please contact Staci Young at (574) 372-9558 or syoung@warsaw.in.gov.

Saturday, September 11 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Park & Center Lake Pavilion

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FREE

Saturday, September 18 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Park Celebrate and learn about Hispanic culture! Enjoy ethnic food and music, children’s activities and crafts, vendors, and much more. Vendors may participate in the festival with a booth. Gold Level Sponsorship by DePuy, Goshen Health System, and Maple Leaf Farms. Bronze Level Sponsorship by The Committee to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tower Bank. SPONSORS:

True.Care.

Department Information

Fall Family Fun

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FREE

Friday, October 8 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lucerne Park Enjoy a crisp Fall evening of family activities, including hayrides, storytellers, a petting farm, crafts, snacks, and a campfire by the lake. A perfect opportunity to make family memories before the season ends! Gold Level Sponsorship by Goshen Health System. Silver Level Sponsorship by Medtronic. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center, Inc. and Kosciusko Community Hospital. SPONSORS:

Community Events

¡Celebraci­ón Latina!

True.Care.

Christmas Countdown

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FREE

Friday, December 10 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion Celebrate the holiday season with crafts, hot cocoa, cookies, music, and more! Santa will make a special appearance at the event, so bring your camera to snap a picture of the kids. A wonderful compliment to visiting the festive Central Park Holiday Light Display! Bronze Level Sponsorship by Beacon Credit Union.

Central Park Carriage Rides Fridays, December 10 & 17 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Park Tickets $5 each (age 2 & under free) until sold out - No Pre-sales Experience the beautiful Central Park Holiday Light Display by horse-drawn carriage! A memorable experience just for fun or for a special occasion.

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Family Programs

Terra Cotta Takeout Wednesday, June 9 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Boggs Activities Office $6 per person (includes 2 flower pots and plants) Register by June 4 Min. 15/Max. 50 A program that just keeps giving! Decorate two terra cotta flower pots and plant flowers in them. Each person will create a special card, have their photo taken with their flower pot, and one pot will be delivered to an area senior citizen in need of some extra Summer cheer! Take your other flower pot home to enjoy all summer long. A great opportunity to create memories and teach the importance of giving.

Garden Tea Party Wednesday, June 23 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $8 per person ($5 for age 2 & under if participating) Register by June 17 Min. 50/Max. 100 A summertime tradition for the ladies. Moms, grandmothers, and girls age 12 and under will enjoy snacks, desserts, and afternoon tea together. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion, because each group will have a photo taken to be mailed to your home following the event.

Pumpkin Painting Saturday, October 16 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Boggs Activities Office $5 per person Register by October 13 Min. 10/Max. 30 Decorate a giant pumpkin with paint, stencils, markers, and more! We’ll have pictures and patterns for inspiration. A fun way to celebrate Fall and decorate your home for the season.

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Friday, February 11, 2011 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $25 per couple ($5 per additional child) Register by February 8, 2011 Min. 40/Max. 150 Create special, enchanting memories with your daughter as you dance under the lights, enjoy desserts, and have a photo taken to be mailed to your home after the event. Each girl will receive a special gift. Grandfathers and other male guardians are encouraged to participate! Don’t miss this event that you and your sweetheart will remember forever. For girls ages 3-12.

Brunch with the Bunny Saturday, April 16, 2011 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Center Lake Pavilion $8 per person ($5 for age 2 & under for basket) Register by April 13, 2011 Min. 50/Max. 200

Family Programs

Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance

Bring the kids in their pajamas for a special brunch with the Easter Bunny! Each child will receive a gift basket. Enjoy the breakfast buffet, get your picture taken with the Bunny (bring your own camera), and have a fun morning together as a family. Silver Level Sponsorship by Campbell & Fetter Bank. SPONSOR:

Mommy Son Adventure!

NEW

Friday, May 13, 2011 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $15 per couple ($5 per additional child) Register by May 10, 2011 Min. 50/Max. 200 What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than an adventure! This year’s theme is trucks! Enjoy games, activities, and snacks all related to trucks. Create fun memories with your son at this active event. Don’t forget the camera! Perfect for boys ages 3-12.

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Adult Programs

Lunchtime Express

NEW ! FREE

Wednesdays, May 19 - August 11 • 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Central Park East Picnic Shelter Tired of sitting in the office or break room for lunch every day? Wish you could get outside for lunch and interact with others? The Lunchtime Express gives working adults the opportunity to pack a lunch, enjoy Central Park, and engage in interesting topics over lunch. We will have a local guest speaker each week to share helpful tips, information, and insight on a variety of interesting topics. Topics and guest speakers for the series will be announced in May. Make friends, learn, and get outdoors with Lunchtime Express!

Zumba® Workshop

NEW

Mondays & Thursdays, September 27 - October 14 (6 sessions) • 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Boggs Activities Office $30 per person (for all 6 sessions) Register by September 20 Min. 6/Max. 12 Get ahead of the holidays and learn to work out with Zumba®. Zumba® is a Latin-inspired fitness program that works with fun dance and Hip Hop elements. This is a perfect opportunity to try a fun fitness class in an unintimidating environment. Participants are encouraged to wear leather or slick-bottomed shoes suitable for dancing on a carpeted surface.

Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department is working to provide more recreational and leisure opportunities for adults in our community in the future. Do you have an idea for a future adult program or a special skill you can share with others? We would love to hear from you. Contact Staci Young, Activities Director, at (574) 372-9558 or syoung@warsaw.in.gov.

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FREE

400 Little League Drive (on Boggs Campus) Mantis Skate Park is a fully-supervised, family-friendly skate facility for all ages, elementary students through adults. The park was proudly renovated in 2008 with a new RhinoÂŽ ramp system. Skateboards and inline skates are welcome. Helmets are required at all times. WAIVER AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM MUST BE ON FILE TO SKATE! Dates & Hours of Operation: April 15 - June 1

Tues./Thurs./Fri. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat./Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 2 - August 7

Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

August 8 - Sept. 30

Tues./Thurs./Fri. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat./Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Competition Dates: -Big Trick Contest 6/26 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -2010 Competition 7/17 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Extreme Sports

Mantis Skate Park

$3 per person $5 per person

Late Skate Dates (9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.): -Friday, June 11 12 years old & younger -Friday, June 25 All Skaters -Friday, July 16 12 years old & younger -Friday, July 30 All Skaters -Friday, August 13 12 years old & younger -Friday, August 27 All Skaters -Friday, September 10 Girls Night Out! -Friday, September 24 All Skaters

Hire Park BMX 550 Arthur Street (at Hire Park) Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hire Park BMX is sanctioned by the National Bicycle League and offers racing for all ages. Opportunities range from a training wheel class to 55 and over, beginner to pro, boys and girls, camps to rider clinics, etc. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! For more info, call Dan Rumple at (574) 268-RIDE or visit www.hireparkbmx.com.

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Beaches & Aquatics

City Beaches Center Lake Beach Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 29 - Monday, September 6 (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend) Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Amenities: Pier, Sandy Beach, Picnic Tables, Vending Machines, Restrooms, Nearby Park with Shelters, Nearby Playground

Pike Lake Beach Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 29 - Monday, September 6 (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend) Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Amenities: Pier, Sandy Beach, Vending Machines, Restrooms, Nearby Park with Shelters, Nearby Playground

Swim Lessons at Center Lake

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FREE

Session 1: June 14 - June 25 Session 2: July 12 - July 23 Session times: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., 4:30 - 5:00 p.m., & 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free swim lessons are offered in two, two-week sessions. Registration is required by one week prior to start of session. Please register only if you plan to attend most or all of the session dates. For a single session or assistance, please speak with the aquatics staff.

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Start Smart Sports

NEW

Start Smart Multi-Sport Mondays, June 7 - July 19 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Boggs Campus $30 per child (for all 6 sessions) Register by June 1 Min. 8/Max. 20 children Start Smart Soccer Thursdays, June 24 - July 29 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Boggs Campus $30 per child (for all 6 sessions) Register by June 17 Min. 8/Max. 15 children

Youth Sports

Start Smart Sports programs are parent-child skill programs focused on sportsmanship and fun, rather than competition. Children have the opportunity to try new sports and build skills without the pressures of organized sports programs. Age-appropriate equipment provided. Parent involvement is required. For ages 3-5. Silver Level Sponsorship by Pet Supplies Plus.

SPONSOR:

Junior Golf Tour Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 20, 22, 27, & 29 Courses TBA by July 1st $10 per week or $35 for all 4 weeks Register by one week prior to date participating A fun opportunity for area youth ages 10-14 to hit the links and make friends. Awards will be given for different skill levels each week.

Young Tiger Football & Cheer Saturday game days beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fribley Field at Richardson-DuBois Park Age limit for Young Tiger Football and Cheerleading is 8-12 years (by December 31). Young Tiger sports promote positive attitude, good sportsmanship, and community support. For more information, call Allan Ross at (574) 269-6166 or visit www.youngtigerfootball.com.

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Youth Enrichment

Library Story Hour

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FREE

Mondays, June 7 - August 9 • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Municipal Park (near Park Office) Join Warsaw Community Public Library for stories in the park! For more information on library programs, please call (574) 267-6011.

Tadpole Tots

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FREE

Wednesdays, June 9 - August 11 • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Boggs Activities Office A parent-child program full of activities, art, stories, and more. Each week will feature exciting themes and special guests for the kids! A program you won’t want to miss! For ages 3-6. Silver Level Sponsorship by Pet Supplies Plus. SPONSOR:

Get Out & Play Days! Tuesday, June 15 - Central Park Tuesday, June 22 - Lucerne Park Tuesday, June 29 - Beyer Park Tuesday, July 6 McKinley Park Tuesday, July 13 - Kelly Park Tuesday, July 20 - Rarick Park Tuesday, July 27 - Richardson-Dubois Park Tuesday, August 3 - Ker Park Tuesday, August 10 - Bixler Park

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Parks staff will create new, fun, and active games for elementary-age children and will keep your kids safe while encouraging healthy activity.

Mini Musicians Thursdays, June 17 - July 15 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Boggs Activities Office $15 per child (for 5 weeks) Register by June 11 Min. 5/Max. 20

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Children ages 3-6 will explore and experience music in new ways! Participants will learn about instruments, beats, rhythm, dance, and more. A great fun, yet educational, program for your child this summer!


Tuesdays, June 15 - August 3 Ages 6-7 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ages 8-10 • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 11-15 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Boggs Activities Office $10 per week (includes all supplies) Register by Tuesday prior to week you are participating in Min. 5/Max. 20 per week A mini-camp focused on fine arts and different media. Projects are catered to each age group. Perfect for the little artist in your family! A special Art Reception will be held August 6 to celebrate. Silver Level Sponsorship by Pet Supplies Plus. SPONSOR:

Bubble Bonanza! Wednesday, July 14 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Park East Picnic Shelter $5 per child ($2 for age 2 & under) Register by July 7 Min. 10/Max. 50

Youth Enrichment

Little Picasso’s Mini Art Camp

Anything and everything bubbles! A fun program involving activities, crafts, play, and more! Guaranteed to be a fun time for the family.

Teddy Bear Picnic Wednesday, July 28 • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Park West Picnic Shelter $6 per child Register by July 21 Min. 10/Max. 50 Children ages 3-6 will participate in crafts, games, stories, a picnic lunch, and more with their favorite stuffed friend!

Letters From Santa November 29 - December 16 $2 per letter Have Santa send your child a personalized letter for Christmas! Forms will be available beginning November 29. Copies of children’s letters to Santa may be attached to forms.

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Partnership Facilities

Where to Find Us The Gardens of Central Park Northeast End of Central Park Open April - October Boggs Activities Office 420 Little League Drive of Robert and The Gardens of Central Park are the culmination Phone (574)a 372-9558 Roma Maish’s dream to create perennial garden for Kosciusko Fax (574) 372-9555 County and its visitors. Made possible through an endowment fund 7 a.m.County - 4 p.m. established by the Hours MaishesMonday-Friday through the Kosciusko

Community Foundation, the Gardens contain over 160 perennial flowers, shrubs, and grasses. The facility is ADA accessible and offers a variety of blossoms, colors, and a fish pond. Park Board Jon Garber, Superintendent Bill Baldwin, PresidentCounty Community For more information, contact the Kosciusko jgarber@warsaw.in.gov Sadler, Vice-President Foundation at (574)John 267-1901. Larry Plummer, Jr., Parks Director Tammy Dalton, School Board Rep. lplummer@warsaw.in.gov Dan Hamptom, City Council Staci Young, Activities Director Steve Haines, Member syoung@warsaw.in.gov Toby Sumpter, Member Gail Bryan, Office Manager gbryan@warsaw.in.gov Mayoris of Warsaw The Lake City Greenway a partially-completed greenway trail Ernie system in the Warsaw andWiggins Winona Lake communities. Whether Maintenance Staff you’re looking to take a relaxing walk or ride your bike, the greenway Becky Bailey Bart Hanft Kaleb Kevin Walker and is the perfect place to visit. Pratt Information on completed segments Doug Bayne Chris Holsclaw BretatShepler trailheads can be found the resources below: Dusty Wiggs Dave Eppenbaugh Mark Johnson Marie Tutorow Shaun Gardner John Oliver Joe Vetor For a trail segment map and background information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov.

Meet the Staff

Lake City Greenway

Our Mission

For more general information, contact Tim Dombrosky at (574) 372-9550. The Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department established its current foundation of operation in December 1959. The

Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department shall provide opportunities for wholesom experiences through acquisition and development of park lands; to provide recreation that corresponds to the continuous growth in population and public demands; recreation based on need rather than population density; to develop and maintain facilities at various park properties, and to plan develop, and operate programs which provide for all the people a varied program of activities that will contribute to the growth of mankind.

Warsaw Biblical Gardens

Photo Disclaimer Bixler Park Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department photographs programs, events, facilities, and parks for record-keeping and Bible’s story begins with a garden andcontact ends with visionatof trees promotional use. If you do not want yourThe photo used for promotional materials, please StaciaYoung bearing fruit. The Warsaw Biblical Gardens, situated on (574) 372-9558 or syoung@warsaw.in.gov.

approximately 3/4 acre, currently contains over 100 plants that are named in the Bible. A diversity of climates can be found in the Holy Land, which allows for most of its plants to be grown somewhere in the United States. So 7 Forth 8 For more information, contact the WCDC at (574) 267-6419.

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