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General Information

Office Locations Central Park Office

Recreation Division Office

117 East Canal Street Warsaw, IN 46580

Pete Thorn Center at Lucerne Park 800 North Park Avenue Warsaw, IN 46580

(Open year-round)

Phone: (574) 372-9554 Fax: (574) 372-9555 Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Open seasonally during Summer months)

Phone: (574) 372-9554 (Programs & Events) Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Hours may vary due to events.)

Staff and Leadership Park Administration Mayor of Warsaw Larry Plummer, Superintendent lplummer@warsaw.in.gov Joseph Thallemer Shaun Gardner, Maintenance Director sgardner@warsaw.in.gov Sheila Wieringa, Recreation Director swieringa@warsaw.in.gov Heather Frazier, Administrative Asst. hfrazier@warsaw.in.gov Park Maintenance Becky Bailey Tim Ihnen Kaleb Pratt Dave Eppenbaugh Mark Johnson Travis Thomas Bart Hanft John Oliver Joe Vetor Chris Holsclaw Richard Pierson Park Board Steve Haines, President Larry Ladd, Vice-President Rick Paczkowski, Library Board Diane Quance, City Council Michelle Boxell, Member Bill Baldwin, Member

Kevin Walker Dusty Wiggs Andrew Wright

What You’ll Find Inside

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Anyone who requires an auxilary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures, to participate in a program, service, or activity of the City of Warsaw, should contact the office of the City Planner Jeremy Skinner, 102 S Buffalo St, Warsaw, IN 46580 / Phone number 574-372-9550, as soon as possible, but no later than 48-hours before the scheduled event.


May 1 - September 30 Open 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Bixler, Central, Municipal, Nye Open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Beyer, Funk, Hire, Kelly, Ker, Kiwanis, Lake City Greenway (Beyer Farm Trail), Lucerne, Krebs Trailhead, McKinley, Pike Lake Park/Beach, Rarick, Richardson-DuBois October 1 - April 30 Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beyer, Bixler, Central, Funk, Hire, Kelly, Ker, Kiwanis, Lake City Greenway (Beyer Farm Trail), Lucerne, Krebs Trailhead, McKinley, Municipal, Nye, Pike Lake Park/Beach, Rarick, Richardson-DuBois Boggs Recreation Area Mantis Skate Park Basketball Courts (lighted)

See Page 19 for dates and hours of operation Open 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. year-round

After Hours Fishing Passes After Hours Fishing Passes are available free of cost for fishing in the parks 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 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 on park property after hours. These passes do not replace state-issued fishing licenses.

General Information

Park Hours of Operation

How to Register for a Program Option 1) Visit our office (see page 1 for office locations). Option 2) Visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov. Print and complete a registration form. 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 programs and events for documentation and marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in this photography, please notify our staff.

Interested in Volunteering? Volunteers are an important part of what makes 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 parksevents@warsaw.in.gov for questions or additional information.

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Guide Directory

Date 6-May 21-May 27-May 28-May 1-Jun 3-Jun 4-Jun 4-Jun 6-Jun 7-Jun 7-Jun 8-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun 10-Jun 11&12-Jun 13-Jun 14-Jun 14-Jun 15-Jun 15-Jun 17-Jun 20-Jun 20-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 22-Jun 22-Jun

Program Page * Mommy Son Adventure………. 15 * Flyfishing…………………………….. 22 CPCS - Highlife…………………….. 11 Beaches Open……………………… 23 Walking……………………………….. 21 CPCS - Kris Hitchcock…………... 11 Fishing Derby………………………. 13 Community Canoeing………….. 20 Library Stories……………………... 18 Move it, Move it!.................... 16 * Kids Art……………………………….. 16 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16 Community Paddle Boarding.. 20 CPCS - Zion Lion…………………... 11 Lakes Festival………………………. 26 Library Stories……………………... 18 Move it, Move it!.................... 16 * Kids Art……………………………….. 16 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16 Rockin' for Riley Concert……… 10 Library Stories……………………... 18 Community Canoeing………….. 20 * Swim Lessons Session 1………. 23 Move it, Move it!.................... 16 * Kids Art……………………………….. 16 * Coffee & Canvas………………….. 15 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16

Date 15-Jul 16-Jul 16-Jul 18-Jul 18-Jul 18-Jul 19-Jul 19-Jul 20-Jul 20-Jul 22-Jul 25-Jul 26-Jul 26-Jul 27-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 28-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 1-Aug 2-Aug 2-Aug 3-Aug 3-Aug 5-Aug 6-Aug 6-Aug 6-Aug 10-Aug

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CPCS - Lemon Brothers……….. Community Canoeing………….. Big Trick Skate Competition…. Library Stories……………………... Lego Mania………………………….. Paddleboard Clinic………………. Move it, Move it!.................... Kids Art……………………………….. Walking……………………………….. Kids Corner………………………….. Jr. Golf - Raccoon Run…………. Community Paddle Boarding.. Move it, Move it!.................... Kids Art……………………………….. Walking……………………………….. Kids Corner………………………….. Blues & BBQ Concert…………… Paddle Board Clinic……………… Community Paddle Boarding.. Science Camp…………………….. Move it, Move it!.................... Kids Art……………………………….. Walking……………………………….. Kids Corner………………………….. Jr. Golf - Max Welton……………

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Program Page CPCS - Meet The Beatles……… 12 Community Canoeing………….. 20 Family Movie Night……………… 4 Community Canoeing………….. 20 Paddle Board Clinic……………… 20 Swim Lessons Session 2……… 23 Move it, Move it!.................... 16 Kids Art……………………………….. 16 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16 Country Concert for St. Jude.. 10 Zoo Bash……………………………… 18 Move it, Move it!.................... 16 Kids Art……………………………….. 16 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16 Jr. Golf - Sycamore………………. 19 Community Paddle Boarding.. 20 CPCS - Marty Miles Band……... 12 Community Canoeing………….. 20 Community Canoeing………….. 20 Beach Bash………………………….. 18 Art Show……………………………… 16 Walking……………………………….. 21 Kids Corner………………………….. 16 Family Carnival……………………. 13 Paddle Board Clinic……………… 20 Community Paddle Boarding.. 20 Skate Competition……………….. 19 Walking……………………………….. 21 CPCS - Mike Milligan & Steam 12 Shovel…………………………………. Community Canoeing………….. 20 Paddle Board Clinic……………… 20 Walking……………………………….. 21 CPCS - Bel Airs……………………... 12 Paddle Board Clinic……………… 20 Community Paddle Boarding.. 20 Walking……………………………….. 21 CPCS - Whistle Pigs…………….… 12 Flyfishing……………………………… 22 Walking……………………………….. 21 Family Safety Day………………… 22 Coffee & Canvas………………….. 15 Family Movie Night……………… 4 Zumba Session 1…………………. 21 Yoga Basics………………………….. 21 Fall Family Fun…………………….. 13 Zumba Session 2………………….. 21 Letters From Santa Start……… 14 Christmas Light Display Starts 14 Light Up The Night………………. 14 Christmas Countdown…………. 14 Yoga…………………………………….. 21 Daddy Daughter Dance……….. 15 Brushes & Bunnies………………. 4 Mommy Son Adventure………. 15

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Family Movie Night in Central Park !

Feature will begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and gather your friends for a family friendly movie outside in Central Park on the “monster” screen. A concession stand will be available, cash only.

Brushes & Bunnies Saturday, April 15, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person Register by April 7, 2017 Max. 30

What’s New?

FREE

Saturday, July 16 • Disney Pixar “Inside Out” Saturday, September 17 • Dreamworks “Home”

Bring the kids to create a canvas painted masterpiece with the Easter Bunny! Each child will take home their canvas creation, receive a special gift and have time to visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget your camera to capture the memories! Any age welcome, preschool & younger requires parent participation.

Disc Golf at Lucerne Park

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FREE

A FREE 9 hole disc golf course is now available at Lucerne Park! Bring the whole family out to enjoy this fun activity you can play at your own pace & skill level. Maps & score cards are available at the park office or download a copy from our website. www.warsaw.in.gov Park hours: Summer, 6a-10p May 1st to September 30th. Winter, 7a-8p October 1st to April 30th. Please note restrooms are not available during winter hours. Generously Sponsored by the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission.

Coffee & Canvas

Move it, Move it!

Lego Mania!

June 21 & September 16 6:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday mornings June 7 - July 26 9-10:30 a.m.

June 27 1:30-3 p.m.

Ages 13 & up See Page 15 for details!

Ages 6-12 See Page 16 for details!

Ages 5-12 See Page 17 for details!

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E. Market St. & Park S. Washington St. End of Arthur St. End of N. Buffalo St. End of N. Indiana St. E. Ft. Wayne St. & Scott N. Park Ave.

Trail(s)

Beyer Farm Trailhead

Tennis Court

S. McKinley & Market

Soccer Field

E. Smith St. & Hillside

Skate Park

Market St. & Court St.

Shelter(s) - Enclosed

End of Fawley St.

Shelter(s) - Open

Arthur St.

Restrooms

N. Lake St. & Perry St.

Rental Facility

Indiana St. & Canal St.

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City of Warsaw Parks & Amenities


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For more information on city parks and facilities, call (574) 372-9554 or visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov.

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Rental Information

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 rental buildings are alcohol- and smoke-free. Rental fees are subject to applicable sales tax. For information and pricing, call the Central Park Office at (574) 372-9554.

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 70. Amenities at no additional charge include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Please call for rental fees, availability, and rules/regulations. Handicapped accessible.

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, 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.

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. 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 15 - October 1)

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.

Rental Information

Other Rentals

Sawhorse Tables (April 15 - October 1)

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 2016 Season

April 15 - October 1 (No storage after season.) 574-269-1439 (phone only active during season.)

Amenities

Trash pick-up, picnic table, 30/50 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

$28 per night plus tax $168 per week plus tax $460 per month $1,500 per season No Refunds/No Subletting Open 24 hours to registered campers only.

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Partnership Facilities

Ride+Walk Warsaw Visit one of several greenways or bike facilities in the Warsaw and Winona Lake communities. Whether you’re looking to take a relaxing walk or ride your bike, we have the perfect places to go. Information on completed greenways, trailheads, and suggested bike routes can be found at the resources below: For a bike and greenway suitability map and background information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov or the Central Park Office. For more information go to www.ridewalk.com

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.

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, call (574) 267-6218.

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Rockin’ for Riley Concert

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FREE

DOKKEN & Jack Russell’s Great White

featuring Double Headliners

Department Information

Blues & BBQ Festival featuring Larry Garner

Concerts

Friday, June 17 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion 6:30 p.m. Jack Russell’s Great White 8:00 p.m. Dokken Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsors DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, and Classic Hits 107.3 WRSW. Bronze Level Sponsors Physician’s Urgent Care and Kosciusko County Community Foundation.

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FREE

Friday, July 8 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion 6:00 p.m. Jennie DeVoe 8:00 p.m. Larry Garner Sponsored by Bronze Level Sponsor Medtronic and Classic Hits 107.3 WRSW.

Country Concert for St. Jude featuring Tracy Lawrence FREE! Friday, July 22 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion 6:30 p.m. Ruthie Collins 8:00 p.m. Tracy Lawrence Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsors Zimmer Biomet and Warsaw’s Fun Country Station Willie 103.5 FM. Bronze Level Sponsors Physician’s Urgent Care and Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation

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Concerts

FREE Central Park Concert Series Kick off your weekend the right way by relaxing with the Central Park Concert Series. A perfect opportunity to spend tme with the family, enjoy familiar tunes, and experience new types of performances. Performances made possible by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation & the Indiana Arts Commission - a state agency. Additional sponsorship by 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5 FM, and 1480 News Now! Warsaw.

All performances are from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Central Park Plaza

SPONSORS:

Friday, May 27 - High Life Contemporary Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Catch the rich sounds of High Life, a four piece favorite mid-western Indiana band playing classic rock and country favorites featuring three amazing vocals. This entertaining foursome has been rocking our midwestern towns for 12 years!

Friday, June 3 - Kris Hitchcock Country Kris Hitchcock returns to Warsaw for an evening full of his original country music and some legendary country songs. This talented, fiddle-equipped group will have your feet tapping along.

Friday, June 10 - Zion Lion Carribean / Steel Drum Zion Lion is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based seven member Roots Reggae band with a strong African influence.

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Friday, June 24 - Lemon Brothers Band Country, Modern & Classic Rock

Friday, July 15 - Meet the Beatles Beatles Tribute Band

Meet The Beatles pay tribute to the greatest band in history. They recreate the look, accent, proper instruments and onstage banter. Enjoy an evening full of your favorite Beatles hits and reminisce on this fun and nostalgic Friday evening!

Concerts

Come out and enjoy a rockin’ young band from the Wabash Valley. The Band’s talent of playing music and singing began at the early age of four, and they continue to play with a lot of natural groove and enthusiasm.

Friday, July 29 - Marty Miles Band Acoustic / Folk Rock The Marty Miles Band is simultaneously divergent and classic, guided by smooth vocals and lyric songwriting.

Friday, August 12 - Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel Blues

Voted “Best Band in Indiana” in 2004 by the Slippery Noodle and a regular performer at the Chicago House of Blues, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel return to Warsaw with their high-energy, soulful blues-rock music that everyone loves.

Friday, August 19 - Bel Airs Oldies & Classic Rock The Bel Airs return to the Plaza to entertain the audience with a danceable mix of bluesy, country, soul and rock-n-roll sounds! Get your dancing shoes ready for these favorites from the 50’s and 60’s.

Friday, August 26 - Whistle Pigs Brass The Whistle Pigs Dance Band continues the tradition of versatile musical offerings. It’s hard to fit the Whistle Pigs into a single category. Entertaining Michiana audiences of all ages since 1993, these entertainers provide a polished and exciting musical experience.

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Community Events

Kids’ Fishing Derby

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FREE

Saturday, June 4 • 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 30 or the morning of the event at the park. Participants must bring their own pole and bait (catch and release fishing only). Bronze Level Sponors Physician’s Urgent Care & Ot Schroeder State Farm.

Family Carnival Friday, August 5 • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Central Park (tickets sold at West Picnic 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! Also, sign-up the kids for Penguin Point’s Big Wheel Race that will be held in conjunction with the carnival! Gold Level Sponsorship by Penguin Point & Kosciusko Community Hospital. Silver Level Sponsorship by NIPSCO and Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Century 21 Bradley Realty, Physician’s Urgent Care and Grossnickle Eye Center.

Fall Family Fun

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FREE

Friday, October 14 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Lucerne Park Enjoy a crisp Fall evening of family activities including hayrides, storytellers, crafts, snacks, and a campfire by the lake. A perfect opportunity to make family memories before the season ends! Silver Level Sponsorship by NIPSCO & Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Physician’s Urgent Care and Grossnickle Eye Center.

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Central Park Holiday Light Display

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. Silver Level Sponsorship by Maple Leaf Farms. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Mark Skibowski Team/RE/MAX Lakes & Hodgepodge Consignment Shop.

Light Up The Night

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FREE

Friday, December 2 • 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Central Park

Holiday Events

December 2 - December 31

Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Walk through the festive lights and enjoy holiday performances in the park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride in the First Friday Twinkle Parade at 7:00 p.m. which starts Downtown and will arrive at the park by 7:30 p.m. to visit with children. Children will also receive holiday glow necklaces, while supplies last. Bronze Level Sponsor Grossnickle Eye Center.

Christmas Countdown

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FREE

Friday, December 9 • 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. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Physician’s Urgent Care.

Letters From Santa November 14 - December 12 $2 per letter Have Santa send your child a personalized letter for Christmas! Forms will be available November 14 at the Central Park Office and on our website. Copies of children’s letters to Santa may be attached to forms.

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Family Programs

Coffee & Canvas Tuesday, June 21 (register by June 14) Friday, September 16 (register by Sept. 9) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person Max. 30 A great choice for girls’ night out or date night! Create a canvas masterpiece while you sip your choice of coffee beverage. Registration fee includes all supplies, instruction and beverage. Ages 13 & up. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Mark Skibowski Team/RE/MAX Lakes.

Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance Friday, February 10, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person Tickets available Jan. 3 - Jan. 30, 2017 or until sold out. 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. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Physician’s Urgent Care & Mark Skibowski Team/RE/MAX Lakes.

Mommy Son Adventure! Friday, May 5, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $15 per couple ($5 per additional child) Register by May 1, 2017 Min. 40/Max. 150

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What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than an adventure! This year’s theme is Planes, Trains & Automobiles! Enjoy games, activities and snacks related to transportation. Create fun memories with your son at this active event. Don’t forget the camera! For boys ages 3-10 and their moms, aunts, or grandmothers. Bronze Level Sponsors Physician’s Urgent Care & Ot Schroeder State Farm.


Kids’ Corner

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FREE

A parent-child program full of activities, crafts, stories, and more. Each week features exciting themes for the kids! Don’t miss this fun opportunity! June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6 -

Superheroes July 13 Going to the Zoo July 20 Camping July 27 Things that Go August 3 Making Music

Sharks Let’s go to the Circus Crazy Weather Dragons, Knights & Princesses

Move it, Move it! Tuesdays, June 7 - July 26 from 9:00 - 10:30 am Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium Ages 6-12

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FREE

Youth Programs

Wednesdays, June 8 - August 3 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room Ages 3-7

Join us for a wide array of physical activities focusing on fun ways to keep active. Different activities each week, including sports, dance, martial arts & more! Come “Move it, move it” with us!

Kids’ Mini Art Camp Tuesdays, June 7 - July 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Art Show August 2, 6:30 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room, Ages 8-12 $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 week A mini-camp focused on fine arts and different media. Perfect for the little artist in your family! A special art show will be held August 2 to celebrate. Week 1 - June 7 Week 2 - June 14 Week 3 - June 21 Week 4 - June 28 Week 5 - July 5 Week 6 - July 12 Week 7 - July 19 Week 8 - July 26 August 2

Explore Tessellation, Symmetry & Patterns! Huichol “Yarn Painted” Turtle Prismacolor Indian Ink Project Aboriginal Resist Drawing Tumble Glass Pin & Venetian Glass Pendants Mexican Animal Pennant Banners Canvas Masterpiece Painted Tooling Foil Birds Art Show (no registration required)

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Youth Programs

Kids’ Science Mini-Camp Daily July 11-15 • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lucerne Park (meet in Cabin #1) Ages 8-12 $25 per child (includes all 5 days) Register by July 5 Min. 10/Max. 20 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 wacky hands-on experiments! A snack will be provided each day.

Lego Mania! Monday, June 27 • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Ages 5-12 $5 per child Register by June 22 Min. 10/Max. 30 Everything Lego! Visit all the different stations with crafts, games, snacks and, of course, open building stations! Great for any child!

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Zoo Bash!

Stuff & dress your very own zoo animal and complete fun activities, crafts, and games together!

Beach Bash!

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FREE

Tuesday, August 2 • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Center Lake Beach (East side of the pier, behind the Pavilion) Ages 6-12 Come dressed to get wet at our Luau themed party! Join our staff for crazy water games and activities at the beach. We’ll have everything you need for some beat-the-heat fun! Parent involvement is not required, but parents should be present during this program.

Library Stories in the Park

Youth Programs

Monday, July 25 • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Ages 3-7, $10 per child Register by July 18, Min. 10/Max. 20

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FREE

Mondays, June 6 - 27 • 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.

Summer Tennis Program Young Stars Tennis (grades K-2) Session 1: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs. June 6 - 23 Session 2: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs. June 27 - July 14 Times: 8:00 - 8:50, 9:00 - 9:50, or 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. $45 for first session, $15 for a second session Summer Tennis Program (grades 3-12) June 6 - July 14 (meets 2 or 4 days per week) $50 per person for 2 days/week, $75 per person for 4 days/week. 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.

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Extreme Sports / Golf

Junior Golf Tour

June 23 - Rozella June 30 - Racoon Run

July 14 - Max Welton July 28 - Sycamore

8 a.m. tee time for all courses. $10 per week or $35 for all 4 weeks (includes 9-hole greens fees) Register by one week prior to date participating. A fun opportunity for area teens ages 10-17 to hit the links and make friends. There will be two age groups: 10-13 and 14-17. Awards will be given for different skill levels each week and overall points earned during the tour. Participants must provide their own clubs.

Mantis Skate Park

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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 thanks to support from the K21 Health Foundation. Skateboards and inline skates are welcome. Helmets are required at all times. ANNUAL WAIVER AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS MUST BE ON FILE TO SKATE. Dates & Hours of Operation: April 16 - June 8 & August 2 - Sept. 2 Tues./Wed./Fri. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. June 10 - July 31 Monday-Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Closed May 28-30, July 2-4) Competition Dates: -Big Trick Contest 6/25 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $5 per person -2016 Competition 8/6 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $5 per person Special Events: -Game of Skate 5/27 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. -Lake Skate/Pizza Party 7/15 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hire Park BMX 550 Arthur Street (at Hire Park) Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Races most Saturdays 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!

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For more info on Hire Park BMX or planned events, call Dan Rumple at (574) 268-RIDE (7433) or visit www.hireparkbmx.com


Adult & Teen Paddle Board Clinics

All Clinics held at Pike Lake Beach. Register by one week prior to clinic. $8 per person, per session (all sessions will be the same instruction) Ages 12 & up, Max. 9 per session. Paddleboards & equipment made possible by the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission.

Community Paddle Boarding

Thursday, June 9 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Water Sports

Monday, June 27 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 • 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 18 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 6 • 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 15 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20 • 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Pike Lake Beach. No registration required. An annual waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant (must be signed by parent for anyone under age 18). Paddleboards available for community use. Paddleboards 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 paddleboarding. All paddleboarding will be supervised by staff. Paddleboards & equipment made possible by the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission.

Community Canoeing

Saturday, June 4 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 20 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 18 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 1 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13 • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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FREE

Center Lake Beach (East side of swimming pier, behind Pavilion) No registration required. An annual 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.

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Adult Programs

Zumba® Workshops Session 1: Tuesdays/Thursdays, October 4 - 20 • 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $30 per person (includes six 60-minute classes) Register by October 3 Min. 6/Max. 18 Session 2: Tuesdays/Thursdays, November 1 - 17 • 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Gymnasium $30 per person (includes six 60-minute classes) Register by October 31 Min. 6/Max. 18 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.

Walking Program - Central Park June 1 - August 31 • Wednesdays • 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

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FREE

Perfect for your lunch hour! Our introductory walking program will be just the activity for all ages and abilities who enjoy the outdoor walking paths and routes around Center Lake, Central Park, and scenic downtown. Enjoy a safe, educational opportunity for healthy fun! Class will meet at Central Park’s Glover Pavilion. Annual waiver must be signed by each participant.

YOGA

Yoga Basics - Wednesdays, October 5 - 26 • 5:15 - 6 p.m. Yoga Workshop - Tuesday/Thursday, January 10 - 26 • 5:15 - 6:15 p.m $5 per participant, per class. Register by Oct. 3 and pay $17 for all four Yoga Basics classes. Register by Jan. 9 and pay $25 for all six Yoga Workshop classes.

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This stretching and flexibility class will take place at the Pete Thorn Center Gym. Specially trained instructors will introduce participants to safe, easy to perform balance, coordination, and range of motion stretches for improved mobility, movement, and relaxation. Led by experienced and certified YOGA instructors. Annual waiver must be signed by each participant.


Saturday, September 10 • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Central Park & Center Lake Pavilion The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory invites families to learn about health and safety through fun activities at the park; including the bike rodeo, fire safety save-a-life trailer, fire department zip line, Kohl’s Fit Festival games, and more! Donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Mobile and visit the booths for free blood pressure checks and vision screenings. See helicopter landings, fire trucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles. For information, please call Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory at (574) 372-9502. SPONSORS:

Fly Fishing Workshops

Safety Day / Adult Programs

Family Safety Day

Spring Session: Saturday, May 21 (Register by May 16) Fall Session: Saturday, August 27 (Register by August 22) 9:00 a.m. - Noon • Beginner 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced Lucerne Park, Cabin 1 $15 per person Max. 5 per Beg. session, Max. 2 per Int./Adv. session Beginner: Learn basic fly fishing techniques, casting, how to choose fly rods and fly lines, safety and etiquette, 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: Improve your fly casting accuracy and learn how to increase your distance with a variety of drills as well as specially-made targets designed to make you a better fly fisher. Minimum age is 11, and all equipment will be supplied. Prerequisite: Must be able to comfortably cast a distance of at least 35 feet and have actively fly fished for at least a year.

For information on upcoming Ride+Walk Warsaw+Winona Lake activities, classes, plans, and more, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RWWWL or visit www.ridewalk.com For infomation regarding racing, visit www.kcvcycling.org

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Aquatics

City Beaches Center Lake Beach Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 28 - Monday, September 5 (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 28 - Monday, September 5 (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 Session 1: June 20 - July 1 Session 2: July 18 - July 29

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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. Adults welcome.

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Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

2016 Sponsors

The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation

Bronze Level Sponsors

Ot Schroeder State Farm

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Discover New Life-Size Sculptures by American Sculptor Seward Johnson Warsaw Courthouse Square 100 W. Center Street Open 24/7 June 3 - September 29, 2016

Grab a Walk-n-Wander map and experience a unique walking tour! Touch, photograph, and interact with a collection of life-size bronze sculptures by world-renowned American Sculptor Seward Johnson in a free “outdoor urban gallery.� Many of his life-size bronze painted figures portray people engaged in everyday activities, reflecting his sense of humor and affection for people. More than 250 of his figures have been featured in private collections and museums, as well as periodic public placements around the world. Learn more about this talented artist on the Seward Johnson Foundation website. This is your chance to see these fun, interesting figures right here in Kosciusko County! Brochures with map available at area businesses, or download at www.warsaw.in.gov. Brought to you by the generous donors to the ArtFULLY Warsaw Fund and the Warsaw Public Arts Commission.


Dive into the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival June 11 & 12 at Center Lake Park!

Admission is FREE and this year’s festival has a full schedule of activities, including:        

Bounce houses for kids Art Around the Lakes craft stations Lake Education and Workshops Evening concert Ski performance by Lake City Skiers Adventure race Vendors Fireworks display sponsored by Zimmer Biomet


(574) 372-9554 • www.warsaw.in.gov parksevents@warsaw.in.gov facebook.com/WarsawParks

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2016 Recreation Guide - Warsaw Parks & Recreation