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General Information Central Park Office

Pete Thorn Center

(Open year round)

(Open seasonally)

117 E. Canal Street Warsaw, IN 46580

800 N. Park Avenue Warsaw, IN 46580 Phone: (574) 372-9554 ext. 8227

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

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Hours may vary due to events)

Staff & Leadership Park Administration

Larry Plummer, Superintendent Shaun Gardner, Maintenance Director Sheila Wieringa, Recreation Director Heather Frazier, Administrative Asst.

Park Maintenance Becky Bailey Dave Eppenbaugh Bart Hanft Chris Holsclaw

Park Board

Tim Ihnen Mark Johnson John Oliver Richard Pierson

Steve Haines, President Rick Paczkowski, Library Board Michelle Boxell, Member

lplummer@warsaw.in.gov sgardner@warsaw.in.gov swieringa@warsaw.in.gov hfrazier@warsaw.in.gov

Kaleb Pratt Travis Thomas Joe Vetor

Kevin Walker Dusty Wiggs Andrew Wright

Larry Ladd, Vice-President Diane Quance, City Council Bill Baldwin, Member

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 & interests. Visit our website under “Volunteer Opportunities� and submit a Volunteer Interest Form today! Call us at (574) 372-9554 ext. 8224 or e-mail us at parksevents@warsaw.in.gov for questions or additional information.

Mayor of Warsaw Joseph Thallemer


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

Boggs Recreation Area

Mantis Skate Park Basketball Courts (lighted)

See page 17 for dates & hours of operation Open 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. year-round

After Hours Fishing Pass 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 E. 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 stateissued fishing licenses.

How to Register for a Program Option 1: Visit our office (see page 1 for 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.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid of 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 Street, Warsaw, IN 46580 / Phone number 574-372-9550, as soon as possible, but no later than 48-hours before the scheduled event.

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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

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Park Hours of Operation

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Date 12-May 20-May 26-May 26-May 26-28 May 2-Jun 3-Jun 3-Jun 3-Jun 5-Jun 5-Jun 5-Jun 6-Jun 7-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun 9-Jun 10-Jun 10-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun 14-Jun 14-Jun 16-Jun 19-Jun 19-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun

Program Page * Coffee & Canvas……………………... 19 * Fly Fishing Workshop………………. 18 CPCS - Parrots of the Caribbean 9 Mantis Skate Park Late Skate….. 17 Lakes Festival………………………….. 21 CPCS - Kari Lynch…………………….. 9 Kids' Fishing Derby………………….. 11 Touch-A-Truck…………………………. 12 Community Canoeing……………... 20 Library Stories in the Park……….. 15 Community Paddleboarding……. 19 * Paddleboarding Clinic……………... 19 * Creative Kids…………………………... 14 * Wildlife Explorers……………………. 15 * Bowling Tour…………………………... 17 CPCS - Matchsellers…………………. 9 Mantis Skate Park Late Skate….. 17 * Donuts with Dad.……………………. 13 Family Movie Night "Zootopia". 12 Library Stories in the Park……… 15 * Creative Kids…………………………... 14 Imagination Station………………... 14 * Wildlife Explorers……………………. 15 Rockin' for Riley Concert…………. 10 Library Stories in the Park………. 15 Community Canoeing……………... 20 * Swim Lessions Session 1 Begins. 20 * Creative Kids…………………………... 14 Mantis Skate Park Go Skate Day 17 Imagination Station………………... 14 * Wildlife Explorers……………………. 15

Date 11-Jul 12-Jul 12-Jul 13-Jul 14-Jul 15-Jul 15-Jul 17-Jul 17-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul 19-Jul 21-Jul 22-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul 26-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 29-Jul 29-Jul 31-Jul 31-Jul 1-Aug 4-Aug 5-Aug 7-Aug 7-Aug 11-Aug 12-Aug 18-Aug

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* Bowling Tour…………………………...

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CPCS - The Bulldogs…………………. * Paddleboarding Clinic……………... Community Paddleboarding……. Library Stories in the Park……….. * Lego Mania…………………………….. * Creative Kids…………………………... Imagination Station………………... * Wildlife Explorers……………………. * Bowling Tour…………………………... Mantis Skate Park Late Skate….. Imagination Station………………… * Wildlife Explorers……………………. Blues & BBQ Festival.………………. Mantis Skate Park Game of Skate

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Program Page * Creative Kids…………………………... 14 Imagination Station………………... 14 * Wildlife Explorers……………………. 15 * Bowling Tour…………………………... 17 CPCS - Marty Miles………………….. 9 Community Canoeing……………... 20 Family Movie Night "Finding Dory” 12 Community Paddleboarding……. 19 * Paddleboarding Clinic……………... 19 * Swim Lessons Session 2 Begins.. 20 * Creative Kids…………………………... 14 Imagination Station………………… 14 Country Concert for St. Jude……. 10 Mantis Skate Park Late Skate….. 17 * Zoo Bash…………………………………. 16 Creative Kids Project Showcase. 14 Imagination Station………………… 14 * Bowling Tour…………………………... 17 CPCS - Smooth Edge 2……………... 9 * Paddleboard Clinic………………….. 19 Community Paddleboarding……. 19 Community Paddleboarding……. 19 * Paddleboard Clinic………………….. 19 Beach Bash……………………………... 15 Family Carnival……………………….. 11 Mantis Skate Park Competition.. 17 Community Paddleboarding……. 19 * Paddleboard Clinic………………….. 19 CPCS - The J Taylors………………… 9 Family Movie Night "Trolls"……. 12 CPCS - My Lost Tribe……………….. 9 Mantis Skate Park Game of Skate

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25-Aug 26-Aug 9-Sep 15-Sep 15-Sep 13-Oct 10-Nov 13-Nov 1-Dec 12-Jan 9-10 Feb 9-Mar 31-Mar 11-May

CPCS - The Perrys……………………. * Fly Fishing Workshop…………….. Family Safety Day……………………. Coffee & Canvas……………………... Mantis Skate Park Late Skate….. Fall Family Fun………………………... * Coffee & Canvas……………………... * Letters From Santa Begins……….. Light up the Night……………………. * Coffee & Canvas………………………. * Daddy Daughter Dance……………. * Coffee & Canvas……………………... * Brushes 'n Bunnies………………….. * Coffee & Canvas……………………...

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* Muffins with Mom.………………….

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* Advanced Registration Required


The Gardens of Central Park Northeast End of Central Park Open April through October

Warsaw Biblical Gardens Bixler Park Open May 15 to 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.

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 & greenway suitability map and background information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov or the Central Park Office. For more information, go to www.ridewalk.com

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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.

Partnership Facilities

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Trail(s)

N. Park Ave.

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Tennis Court

Beyer Farm Trailhead

Soccer Field

S. McKinley & Market

Skate Park

E. Smith St. & Hillside

Shelter(s) - Enclosed

Market St. & Court St.

Shelter(s) - Open

End of Fawley St.

Restrooms

Arthur St.

Rental Facility

N. Lake St. & Perry St.

Playground

Indiana St. & Canal St.

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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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Facility Rentals All rental facilities & equipment managed by Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department must be reserved in advance. Each facility may be reserved up to one year in advance. All rental building are alcohol- and smoke-free. Rental fees are subject to applicable sales tax. For information, pricing, availability, or rules/ regulations, please call the Central Park Office at (574) 372-9554 ext. 8221.

Building Rentals Center Lake Pavilion - 119 E. Canal St. With seating for 300, this is the largest rental facility available with Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department. Amenities include kitchen, PA system, coffee makers, stages, tables, and chairs. Handicapped accessible.

Nye Youth Cabin - 357 N. Buffalo St. Also known as the Scout Cabin, this facility seats 70. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Handicapped accessible.

Firemen’s Building - 1013 E. Arthur St. This mid-sized building seats up to 100. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. Handicapped accessible.

Shelter Rentals Central Park Open Shelters

Perfect for family reunions or a casual picnic. East & 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. Other Open Shelters: Beyer, Bixler, Kelly, Kiwanis, & Richardson-DuBois Parks. Accommodations vary. Fees are $25 each plus tax. Call for details.

Lucerne Shelters - 800 N. Park Avenue

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


Central Park Plaza - 225 E. Fort Wayne St.

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. May be reserved in select parks for weekends 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 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 2017 Season

April 15 - October 1 574-269-1439 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 the wheelbarrow load, level sites with no trees, kayak & canoe rental.

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. No storage after season.

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Picnic Tables (April 15 - October 1)

Rental Information

Other Rentals

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Concerts

Free Concerts in Central Park

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Smooth Edge 2

The Perrys

Central Park Concert Series | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Central Park Plaza Kick off your weekend the right way by relaxing with the Central Park Concert Series. A perfect opportunity to spend time with the family, enjoy familiar tunes, and experience new types of performances. Performances made possible by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission - a state agency. Additional sponsorship by 107.3 WRSW, Willie 103.5 FM, and 1480 News Now! Warsaw. May 26

Parrots of the Caribbean

Salute to Jimmy Buffett

June 2 Kari Lynch Country June 9 Matchsellers Bluegrass June 23

The Bulldogs

50’s & 60’s

July 14

Marty Miles

Acoustic/Folk Rock

July 28

Smooth Edge 2

A Cappella

August 11

The J Taylors

Big Band/Standards

August 18

My Lost Tribe

Rock

August 25 The Perrys Gospel

The Bulldogs

Kari Lynch

Parrots of the Caribbean


Concerts

Rockin’ for Riley Concert

Fleetwood Mac Mania 6:30 p.m.

Absolute Journey

8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 16 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Classic Hits 107.3 WRSW and Zimmer Biomet. Bronze Level Sponsor Medtronic.

Featuring

Tinsley Ellis

8:00 p.m.

Opening act TBD 6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 7 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Classic Hits 107.3 WRSW.

Country Concert for St. Jude

Featuring

Rodney Atkins

8:00 p.m.

Raelynn

6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21 at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Willie 103.5 FM, DePuy Synthes, The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation, and Zimmer Biomet.

The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation

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Blues & BBQ Festival

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Community Events Kids’ Fishing Derby Saturday, June 3 | 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Municipal Park (near Center Lake Park) Celebrate National Fishing Week with the kids! Prizes 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).

Fall Family Fun Friday, October 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Lucerne Park

Fall Family Fun

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.

Family Carnival Friday, August 4 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Central Park (tickets sold at West Shelter) Tickets 25¢ each, Punchcards $5 each (punchcards are 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, and Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Silver Level Sponsorship by Nipsco and Thallemer/Reinholt Vision Care.


Community Events

Family Movie Nights

June 10 July 15 August 12

Disney “Zootopia”

Disney Pixar “Finding Dory”

Dreamworks “Trolls”

Feature will begin at 7:30 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.

Touch-A-Truck Saturday, June 3 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central Park Put your imagination in gear at our first ever Touch-A-Truck event! This free, fun community event gives the young, and young at heart, an opportunity to touch, explore, and see their favorite trucks or equipment up close and personal.

Light Up The Night Friday, December 1 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Children will receive glow necklaces while supplies last. Santa & Mrs. Claus will ride in the First Friday Twinkle Parade and stop at the Center Lake Pavilion, where they will visit with children inside. Face painters and balloon artists will also be inside the Pavilion, along with games and activities. You won’t want to miss it! Silver Level Sponsorship by Paragon Medical.

Holiday Light Display December 1-31: This display will be lit each evening and is a special way to celebrate the holiday season in Warsaw’s Central Park. Gold Level Sponsorship by Sterling Contracting, LLC. Silver Level Sponsorship by Maple Leaf Farms. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Oakwood Resort.

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Gold Level Sponsorship by Warsaw Walmart and Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Oakwood Resort.

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Programs Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance - 2018 Friday, Feb 9, or Saturday Feb 10, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person. Tickets available beginning Jan. 2 until sold out. Max 150 per night.

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 3-14.

Donuts with Dad Saturday, June 10 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Center Lake Pavilion $7 per person Grab that special dad, step-dad, grandfather, uncle, or big brother and join us for donuts, juice, coffee, and activities! Celebrate father’s day a week early! All ages welcome.

Brushes ‘n Bunnies - 2018 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person, Max. 30 participants Register by March 23, 2018

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.

Muffins with Mom - 2018 Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Center Lake Pavilion $7 per person Invite mom, grandma, or aunt for a morning out for muffins, juice, coffee, and activities! Celebrate Mother’s Day where mom doesn’t have to lift a finger! All Ages welcome.


Wednesdays, June 14 - July 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room Ages 3-7

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! Mad Science Play-Doh Extravaganza Little Explorers The Great Outdoors Tie Dye Day Bird Feeders 101 Knights & Princesses

Creative Kids! Tuesdays June 6 - July 18* | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Project Showcase July 25 | 6:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room, Ages 8-12. $10 per week, $50 for all 6 weeks if paid in advance. Register by Tuesday of the prior week you are participating in. Min. 5/Max. 20 per week. Let the kids explore their creative side! Each week participants will create two new projects to be featured at our Project Showcase held at the conclusion of the program. Watch our Facebook page to see which projects will be featured each week! *No class July 4.

Letters From Santa November 13 - December 11 $2 per letter Have Santa send your child a personalized letter for Christmas! Forms will be available November 13 at the Central Park Office and on our website. Copies of your children’s letters to Santa may be attached to forms.

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Youth Programs

Imagination Station

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Wildlife Explorers Wednesdays, June 7 - July 12 2:30-3:30 p.m., Lucerne Park Ages 6-12, $25 per child for 6 sessions Discover nature in local parks! This fun, fastpaced, interactive 6-week program from the National Recreation & Park Association is designed to connect youth to nature by encouraging exploration through experiments, activities, and crafts.

Lego Mania! Monday, June 26 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium Ages 5-12, $5 per child. Register by June 23, 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!

Beach Bash! Tuesday, August 1 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Center Lake Beach (East side of the pier, behind 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 Mondays, June 5 - 26 | 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Municipal Park (next to the Central Park Office)

Join the Warsaw Community Public Library for stories in the park! For more information on library programs, please call (574) 267-6011.


Monday, July 24 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium Ages 3-7, $10 per child. Register by July 19, Min. 10/Max. 20 Stuff and dress your very own zoo animal and complete fun activities, crafts, & games together!

Each year, Young Tigers serves almost 200 Warsaw boys and girls and provides over 14,000 hours of youth development to the community. Young Tigers youth development focuses on children ages 7-12 to promote athletics, player safety, leadership skills, and community service participation. For more information: Contact Andy Owens at (574) 377-1034 Visit us at www.youngtigersfootball.com All Young Tigers coaches are required to maintain ‘Heads Up’ certification from USA Football.

Summer Tennis Program Young Stars Tennis (grades K-2)

Session 1: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs., June 12-29 Session 2: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs., July 3-20 Times: 8:00 - 8:50, 9:00 - 9:50, or 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. $45 for first session, $15 for second session

Summer Tennis Program (grades 3-12)

June 12 - July 20 (meets 2 or 4 days per week) $50/person for 2 days/week, $75/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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Young Tigers Football & Cheer

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Zoo Bash!

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Bowling Tour Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. June 8, June 22, June 29, July 13, July 27 $10/week or $45 for all 5 weeks (all fees included) A fun opportunity for ages 7-17 to make friends while learning a new activity or polishing up existing skills. Participants will be broken up into skill levels for scoring. Awards will be given each week and overall points earned during the tour.

Mantis Skate Park 400 Little League Drive (Boggs Campus) Mantis Skate Park is a fully-supervised, familyfriendly skate facility for all ages, elementary students through adults. The park was proudly renovated in 2008 with a new Rhino 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: Park Closed May 27-29, July 2-4, Sept. 2-4 School Hours April 22 - June 8 & August 7 - September 15 Monday - Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturday, 12-8 p.m.

Summer Hours June 9 - August 6 Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Special Event Dates: May 26 June 9 June 21 June 30 July 8 July 22 Aug. 5 Aug. 18 Sept. 15

Late Skate, 8-11 p.m. Late Skate/Pizza Party, 8-11 p.m. “Go Skate� Day, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Late Skate, 8-11 p.m. Game of Skate, 6 p.m. Late Skate/Pizza Party, 8-11 p.m. Annual Skate Competition, 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m., $5 fee. Game of Skate, 6 p.m. Late Skate, 8-10 p.m.


Adult & Teen Programs

Fly Fishing Workshops Spring Session: May 20 (Register by May 15) Fall Session: August 26 (Register by Aug. 21) 9:00 a.m. - Noon Beginner 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Lucerne Park, Cabin 1 $15 per person

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. Maximum of 2 participants.

Adult Exercise Classes Follow us on Social Media to keep up with the current selection of exercise classes we offer!

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Hire Park BMX 550 Arthur Street (at Hire Park) Practices Tuesdays & Thursdays 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! For more information on Hire Park BMX or planned events, call Dan Rumple at (574) 268-RIDE (7433) or visit www.hireparkbmx.com

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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. Maximum of 5 participants.

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Adult Programs/Aquatics City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department | warsaw.in.gov | (574) 372-9554

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Coffee & Canvas May 12 September 15 November 10 6:30 p.m., Center Lake Pavilion Registration required, $15 per person 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.

Adult & Teen Paddleboard Clinics Monday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 31, 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 7, 6:00 p.m. All clinics held at Pike Lake Beach. Register by one week prior to clinic. $10 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 & Visitor Commission.

Community Paddleboarding Monday, June 5, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, July 31, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 7, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Pike Lake Beach. No registration required. An annual waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant (must be signed by a parent for anyone under age 18). Participants under 16 must have an adult in the water with them. Paddleboards available for community use on a first-come, first-served basis and may be used in timed increments. All equipment & life vests provided. All participants will be briefed on safety measures prior to paddleboarding. All paddleboarding will be supervised by staff. Paddleboards and equipment made possible by the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission.


Center & Pike Lake Beaches

Aquatics

Aquatics

Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 27 - Monday, September 4 (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.

Swim Lessons at Center Lake Session 1: June 19 - 30 Session 2: July 17 - 28 30 minute sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Free swim lessons are offered in two, twoweek 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.

Community Canoeing

Saturday, June 3, Noon - 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 a 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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Amenities: Pier, Sandy Beach, Picnic Tables (Center Lake Only), Vending Machines, Restrooms, Nearby Park with Shelters, Nearby Playground

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Safety Day/Lakes Fest City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department | warsaw.in.gov | (574) 372-9554

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Jump into some fun at the Lakes Festival

at Center Lake Park!

 Bounce houses for kids

 Art Around the Lakes craft stations  Lake Education and Workshops  Evening concert  Food, Commercial & Education Vendors  Fireworks display presented by Zimmer Biomet


The Dr. Dane & Mary Louise Miller Foundation

Bronze Level Sponsors

Mantis Sign Sponsors

City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department | warsaw.in.gov | (574) 372-9554

Silver Level Sponsors

2017 Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

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