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117 East Canal Street Warsaw, IN 46580
Pete Thorn Center at Lucerne Park Boggs Activities Office 800 Avenue 420North LittlePark League Drive Warsaw, IN 46580 Phone (574) 372-9558
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Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department facilities may be reserved one year in advance on the first business day of the month your event is scheduled for. Reservations are available through the Central Park Office. Some facilities require deposits, so please refer to pages 6-7 for more specific information and pricing, or call the Central Park Office at (574) 372-9554.
After Hours Fishing Passes After Hours Fishing Passes are available free of cost for fishing in the parks Department Information after normal operating hours. You may register for a fishing pass at the Central Park Office, 117 East Canal Street, during normal business hours. Passes are valid and do not require renewal unless you move or your personal information has changed. You must have your pass with you at all times when fishing after hours.
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Please join our efforts to protect the parks. Leave no trace behind by placing garbage in designated containers and help control wildlife and unwanted droppings by not feeding animals in the park. Thank you for your efforts!
Park Hours of Operation May 1 - September 30 Open 6:00 am - 11:00 pm Open 6:00 am - 10:00 pm October 1 - April 30 Open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm Boggs Recreation Area Mantis Skate Park Basketball Courts (lighted)
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The Gardens of Central Park Northeast End of Central Park Open April - October The Gardens of Central Park are the culmination of Robert and Roma Maish’s dream to create a perennial garden for Kosciusko County and its visitors. Made possible through an endowment fund established by the Maishes through the Kosciusko County 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. For more information, contact the Kosciusko County Community Foundation at (574) 267-1901.
Trails and Greenways Visit one of several trail and greenway segments in the Warsaw and Winona Lake communities. Whether you’re looking to take a relaxing walk or ride your bike, these are the perfect places to go. Information on completed segments and trailheads can be found at the resources below: For a trail segment map and background information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov. For general information and questions, contact Staci Young at (574) 372-9554 ext. 224.
Warsaw Biblical Gardens Bixler Park May 15 - September 15, Dawn to Dusk The Bible’s story begins with a garden and ends with a vision of trees bearing fruit. The Warsaw Biblical Gardens, situated on 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. For more information, contact the WCDC at (574) 267-6419.
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. Handicapped 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.
Firemenâ€™s Building - Pike Lake
All rental facilities and 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.
This mid-sized building seats up to 100. Amenities at no additional charge include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Please call for rental fees, availability, and rules/regulations. Handicapped accessible.
Shelter Rentals Central Park Open Shelters
Perfect for family reunions or a casual picnic. East and West Shelters are both available for reservation and include six picnic tables that seat 8 - 10 people each. Fees are $25 per shelter plus tax. Handicapped 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 handicapped accessible.
Gladys Ramsey Shelter - Nye Park
This enclosed, screened-in shelter seats 40 to 50 people. Fee is $25 plus tax. Handicapped accessible.
Other Open Shelters
Beyer, Bixler, Kelly, Kiwanis, & Richardson-DuBois Parks. Accommodations vary. Fees are $25 each plus tax. Call for details.
Other Rentals Central Park Plaza
Reserve the plaza for weddings, concerts, and more. Seats 500 people. Fee is $100 plus refundable damage deposit of $250. Handicapped accessible.
Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium
May be reserved by the hour on Saturdays or Sundays for athletic uses only. Gym capacity is 260 people. Rental is $40 per hour plus refundable damage deposit of $100. Please call for additional information about fees and rules/regulations.
Picnic Tables (April 1 - October 15)
May be reserved in select parks for Sundays and holidays during the summer for $2 each plus tax. When available, they may be delivered to your site 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 (April 1 - October 15)
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.
Pike Lake Campground 2012 Season
April 15 - October 1 (No storage after season.)
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.
$20 per night plus tax $120 per week plus tax $360 per month $1,500 per season No Refunds/No Subletting
www.warsaw.in.gov The City of Warsaw has an updated website designed to keep you better informed. You can find the Parks and Recreation Department from the left side of the home page or by the “Departments” link at the top. Event listings, registration forms, park maps and information, and even our Recreation Guide are available on the website. Special features allow you to receive email or text notifications and to report concerns directly to our department. Log on and check it out! It’s one of the best ways to keep up with what’s going on in your local parks system.
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How to Register for a Program Option 1) Visit the Central Park Office or Recreation Division Office (Summer only) 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 Refunds: The Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department’s Program Refund Policy is available on our website and on the registration form. Photo Disclosure: 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.
Interested in Volunteering? We value every willing hand and heart that helps with our programs and events, as well as in the parks. Volunteers are what make our programs successful and possible for the community. We have almost every opportunity imaginable to suit your skills and interests. Visit our website under “Volunteer Opportunities” and submit a Volunteer Interest Form today! Call us at (574) 372-9554 ext. 224 or email us at email@example.com for questions or additional information.
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Friday, June 15 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion TBA Grand Funk Railroad
Rock your Friday night with classic hits including We’re An American Band, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Loco-Motion, Shinin’ On, and more! Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Zimmer, and Lake City Rock 107.3 WRSW. SPONSORS:
Blues & BBQ Festival featuring Janiva
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Friday, July 6 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers Janiva Magness
Nominated for the 2012 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year award, don’t miss this entertaining Blues experience with Janiva Magness! Sponsored by Bronze Level Sponsor Medtronic, and Lake City Rock 107.3 WRSW. SPONSORS:
Country Music Concert featuring Neal
Friday, July 20 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
TBA Neal McCoy
Enjoy hits such as Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, Wink, The Shake, 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
Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 2 • 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Municipal Park (near Center Lake Beach) Celebrate National Fishing Week with the kids! Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and more for various age groups (3-16 years old). The first 100 kids will receive a gift bag (does not include fishing pole). You may register beginning May 25 or the morning of the event at the park. Participants must bring their own pole and bait (catch and release fishing only).
Family Carnival Friday, August 3 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Park (tickets sold at West Shelter) Tickets 25¢ each, Punchcards $5 each (equal to 20 tickets) A carnival in the park for the entire family! Enjoy children’s entertainment, games, activities, face painting, a dunk tank, and more! Silver Level Sponsorship by Kosciusko Community Hospital and Paragon Medical. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center and Warsaw Breakfast Optimists. SPONSOR:
Saturday, September 22 • 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Central Park & Plaza Join us to celebrate and experience a variety of cultures in our community! Enjoy a variety of food, music, dance, children’s activities, vendors, and much more. Community vendors may participate with a booth. Gold Level Sponsorship by Maple Leaf Farms. 3:00 - DeHurricane (Calypso/Soca/Reggae from Trinidad and Tobago) 4:15 - Ballett Folklorico Sol Azteca (Traditional Mexican Dances) 5:00 - An Dro (Irish/Celtic) 6:15 - Fort Wayne Taiko (Japanese Taiko Drum Performance) 7:00 - Southside Evolucion (Latin/Mexican) SPONSOR:
Friday, October 12 • 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! Silver Level Sponsorship by Kosciusko Community Hospital. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center. SPONSOR:
Central Park Holiday Light Display December 7 - December 31 This display will be lit each evening and is a special way to celebrate the holiday season in Warsaw. Take a stroll through the park and enjoy the lights and music. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center.
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Friday, December 7 • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Park Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Walk through the festive lights, enjoy holiday performances in the park, and bring the kids for activities and the opportunity to pet live reindeer!
Friday, December 14 • 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 complement to visiting the festive Central Park Holiday Light Display! Silver Level Sponsorship by Paragon Medical. SPONSOR:
Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance Friday, February 8, 2013 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $25 per couple ($5 per additional child) Register by February 5, 2013 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, March 23, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Center Lake Pavilion $8 per person ($5 for age 2 & under for gift) Register by March 19, 2013 Min. 50/Max. 200 Bring the kids in their pajamas for a special brunch with the Easter Bunny! Each child will receive a special gift. 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! Friday, May 10, 2013 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $15 per couple ($5 per additional child) Register by May 7, 2013 Min. 40/Max. 150
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than an adventure! This year’s theme is Robots and Rockets! Enjoy games, activities, and snacks all related to Robots and Rockets. Create fun memories with your son at this active event. Don’t forget the camera! For boys ages 3-12 and their moms.
Tuesday, June 26 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $8 per person ($5 for age 2 & under if participating) Register by June 20 Min. 30/Max. 100 A fun night out for moms and daughters! Everyone will be pampered and learn fun at-home spa activities that promote healthy self-image and personal care. Participate in many fun activities and make-it-yourself projects, as well as delicious catered finger foods and snacks!
Play It Safe Family Safety Day
Saturday, September 8 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Park & Center Lake Pavilion
Girls’ Night Out!
The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory invites families to learn about safety through fun activities at the park, including the bike rodeo, make-and-take first aid kits, safety trailer, and more! See helicopter landings, fire trucks, ambulances, and law enforcement vehicles. Join the YMCA for exercise and dance fun, and don’t miss Kosciusko Community Hospital’s health and safety tent! For information, please call (574) 372-9502.
Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan You may have heard about an exciting new movement in town called Ride-Walk WarsawWinona Lake. The goal is to make Warsaw and Winona Lake a bicycle and pedestrian friendly area for residents and visitors. Not only does riding your bike or walking save at the pump, but it is a great way to improve your health and well-being! The Indiana State Department of Health awarded a $50,000 grant to implement a Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan for our area. Master Plan work will begin in the Spring and continue throughout 2012. There will be several opportunities for community input, and we want YOU to get involved! Whether you’re a daily rider or walker, or you simply wish you had more opportunities to do so, your feedback will be valuable. Look for information throughout the year about surveys, public workshops, and more. We look forward to you joining us in achieving this exciting and important goal.
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 Allen Ross at (574) 269-6166 or visit www.youngtigersfootball.com.
Library Stories in the Park
Mondays, June 4 - August 6 • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Municipal Park (next to the Central Park Office) Join Warsaw Community Public Library for stories in the park! For more information on library programs, please call (574) 267-6011.
Dino Dig! Tuesday, July 10 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium Ages 3-6 $5 per child Register by July 5 Min. 5/Max. 30 Everything dinosaurs! We’ll learn about dinosaurs, create fossils, and take a trip back in time with dinosaur activities. Great for any child!
Water Play Day in the Park!
Thursday, August 9 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Park (meet at West Picnic Shelter) Ages 6-12 Come dressed to get wet! Join our staff for crazy water games and activities in the park. We’ll have everything you need for some beat-theheat fun - water balloons, hoses, buckets, and more. Parent involvement is not required, but parents should be present during this program.
Little Picasso’s Mini Art Camp
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 show will be held August 7 to celebrate. Week 1 - June 12 Week 2 - June 19 Week 3 - June 26 Week 4 - July 3 Week 5 - July 10 Week 6 - July 17 Week 7 - July 24 Week 8 - July 31 August 7
Drawing/Watercolor Macramé Ceramic Design All-Natural Art (i.e. sand, stone, leaves) Paper Maché Metal Relief Sculpting Canvas Painting Art Show (no registration required)
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31 Ages 6-8 • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ages 9-12 • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room $10 per week, $70 for all 8 weeks (if all weeks paid in advance) Register by Tuesday prior to week you are participating in Min. 5/Max. 20 per age group per week
Kids’ Nature Mini-Camp Daily July 23 - 27 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lucerne Park (meet in Cabin #1) Ages 8-12 $25 per child (includes all 5 days) Register by July 16 Min. 10/Max. 30 This active mini-camp program will give kids a fun, up-close look at the curious world they live in. Each day will include exploration, learning, activities, crafts, and experiments with a special focus on our local natural features. A snack will be provided each day. • • • • •
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From Bugs to Birds Amazing Animals Live by the Land (includes orienteering) Under the Water (joined by Kosc. Lakes & Streams) Lake Ecosystems (includes canoe trip on Pike Lake)
Wednesdays, June 6 - August 8 Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room Ages 3-7 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm A parent-child program full of activities, crafts, stories, and more. Each week features exciting themes for the kids! There will even be special guests joining us some weeks! This is a program you won’t want to miss. June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 July 4 July 11 July 18 July 25 August 1 August 8 -
Mad Science! Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes Super Heroes Happy Birthday, America! NO PROGRAM - HOLIDAY Wild Weather Pirates The Great Outdoors (in Lucerne Cabin #3 - behind Pete Thorn) Sports Extravaganza Mystery Theme Week
Summer Tennis Program Young Stars Tennis (grades K-2) Session 1: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs. June 11 - 28 Session 2: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs. July 2 - 19 Times: 8:00 - 8:50, 9:00 - 9:50, or 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. $35 for one session, $15 for second session Summer Tennis Program (grades 3-12) June 11 - July 19 (meets 2 days per week: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs.) $40 per person These programs are offered by the Warsaw Community Tennis Association and take place at Warsaw Community High School. For more information on these programs, call Jan Orban at (574) 551-0121. Registration forms, including additional details, are available on our website.
Letters From Santa November 19 - December 14 $2 per letter
Have Santa send your child a personalized letter for Christmas! Forms will be available November 19 at the Central Park Office and on our website. Copies of children’s letters to Santa may be attached to forms.
Junior Golf Tour
A fun opportunity for area teens ages 10-16 to hit the links and make friends. There will be two age groups: 10-12 and 13-16. Awards will be given for different skill levels each week and overall points earned during the tour. Participants must provide their own clubs.
Photography Basics Wednesday, August 1 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion Ages 13-18 $5 per person Register by July 25 Min. 5/Max. 20
Thursday mornings, June 21 & 28 and July 5 & 12 Courses TBA by May 18 (all local courses) $10 per week or $35 for all 4 weeks (includes 9-hole greens fees) Register by one week prior to date participating
A workshop for beginners who would like to learn tips and tricks for better photos. Topics will include composition, lighting, and more. Participants must bring a digital camera and be familiar with how to use it.
Jewelry Social Thursday, June 28 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Activities Room Ages 13-18 $10 per person Register by July 22 Min. 5/Max. 20 Design and make your own jewelry to take home and wear! You’ll make your choice of two pieces of jewelry. We’ll provide all the supplies - come by yourself or bring a friend and make your own fashion statement!
Fly Fishing Workshops See page 22 for fly fishing workshops available to both teens and adults!
Mantis Skate Park
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 thanks to support from the K21 Health Foundation. 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 10 - June 3 & August 6 - Sept. 12 June 4 - August 5
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(Closed May 27-28, July 4, September 2-3) Competition Dates: -Big Trick Contest 6/30 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -2012 Competition 7/28 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Late Skate Dates (for all ages): -Saturday, April 28 -Saturday, May 19 -Saturday, June 9 & 23 -Saturday, July 7 & 21 -Saturday, August 18 -Saturday, September 8
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Hire Park BMX 550 Arthur Street (at Hire Park) Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays â€˘ 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hire Park BMX is sanctioned by the USA BMX 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 (7433) or visit www.hireparkbmx.com.
Center Lake Beach Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 26 - Monday, September 3 (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
Beaches & Aquatics
Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 26 - Monday, September 3 (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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Session 1: June 18 - June 29 Session 2: July 16 - July 27 Session times: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., 11:30 - Noon, 4:00 - 4:30 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. Each session time is limited to 10 participants and is first-come, first-served.
Little Paddlers Clinics Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4:
Monday, June 11 • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 30 • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 30 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
All sessions held at Lucerne Park. Register by June 6 for Sessions 1 and 2, by July 25 for Sessions 3 and 4. $5 per child, per session (all sessions will be the same instruction) Ages 6-12, max. 8 per session Children will learn the basics of canoeing safety, loading and unloading, paddling, steering, and teamwork.
Teen Canoe Clinics Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4:
Thursday, June 21 • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26 • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
All sessions held at Lucerne Park. Register by June 18 for Sessions 1 and 2, by July 23 for Sessions 3 and 4. $5 per teen, per session (all sessions will be same instruction) Ages 13-18, max. 10 per session Teens will learn the basics of canoeing safety, loading and unloading, paddling, steering, and teamwork.
Tuesday, June 5 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Center Lake Beach (East side of swimming pier, behind Pavilion) No registration required. A waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant (must be signed by parent for anyone under age 18).
Canoes available for community use. Canoes are first-come, first-served and may be used in timed increments. All equipment and life vests provided. All participants will be briefed on safety measures prior to canoeing. All canoeing will be supervised by staff.
Session 2: Tuesdays/Thursdays, October 23 - November 8 • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $30 per person (includes six 60-minute classes) Register by October 16 Min. 6/Max. 12 Get fit and have fun, all at the same time, 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 fitness class in an unintimidating environment. Participants are encouraged to bring water and dress comfortably for each class.
Session 1: Tuesdays/Thursdays, September 11 - September 27 • 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $30 per person (includes six 60-minute classes) Register by September 4 Min. 6/Max. 12
Fly Fishing Workshops Beginners Workshops: Saturday, May 19 or Saturday, September 29 • 9:00 a.m. - Noon Nye Park & Ramsey Shelter $10 per person Register by May 16 or September 26 Max. 5 per session Learn basic fly fishing techniques, casting, how to choose fly rods and fly lines, safety and ettiquette, and more! Participants will also join instructor Charlie Ray for basic fly tying, where you’ll learn about basic knots and bugs. Minimum age is 11 and all equipment will be supplied. Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Saturday, May 19 or Saturday, September 29 • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. $10 per person (register by above deadlines - max. 2 per session) Improve accuracy with special targets and become more proficient with casting in different situations with the guidance of an instructor. Bring your own rod or one will be available. Due to low maximums to maintain highquality instruction, additional sessions may be added if necessary.
Where to Find Us
Boggs Activities Office 420 Little League Drive Phone (574) 372-9558 Fax (574) 372-9555 Hours Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet the Staff Jon Garber, Superintendent email@example.com Larry Plummer, Jr., Parks Director firstname.lastname@example.org Staci Young, Activities Director email@example.com Gail Bryan, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Maintenance Staff Becky Bailey Doug Bayne Dave Eppenbaugh Shaun Gardner
Bart Hanft Chris Holsclaw Mark Johnson John Oliver
Park Board Bill Baldwin, President John Sadler, Vice-President Tammy Dalton, School Board Rep. Dan Hamptom, City Council Steve Haines, Member Toby Sumpter, Member Mayor of Warsaw Ernie Wiggins Kaleb Pratt Bret Shepler Marie Tutorow Joe Vetor
Kevin Walker Dusty Wiggs
For Mission program and event information after Our
business hours, call our Activities Hotline at (574) 372-9554 ext. 300
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.
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