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Programs | Activities | Events | Parks | Open Space | Facilities


General Information City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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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

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.

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

Park Board Mayor of Warsaw Steve Haines, President Jill Beehler, Library Board Michelle Boxell, Member

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 and interests. Visit warsaw.in.gov/volunteer and submit a Volunteer Interest Form today! E-mail us at parksevents@warsaw.in.gov for questions or additional information.

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, Rotary

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, Rotary

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/parks Now offering online registration! 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.

Accessibility Assistance 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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Boggs Recreation Area

General Information

Park Hours of Operation

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Guide Directory City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Date

Program

Page

Date

Program

Page

4-May

* Princess Tea Party…………………………... 14

12-Jul

Concert - Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs….. 9

10-May

* Paint in the Park……………………………... 18

12-Jul

Mantis Skate Park Skate/Scoot Games. 17

17-May

* Paint in the Park Jr………………………….. 18

13-Jul

* Colorful Ceramics………………………………. 16

18-May

* Fly Fishing Workshop……………………... 19

13-Jul

Movie Night in the Park…………………….. 12

24-May

Concert - The Indigos………………………. 9

15-Jul

* Swim Lessons Session 2 Begins………….. 20

24-26 May

Lakes Festival………………………………….. 22

16-Jul

* Creative Kids……………………………………… 13

31-May

Concert - Kari Lynch Band……………….. 9

17-Jul

Imagination Station…………………………… 14

31-May

Mantis Skate Park Late Skate………….. 17

17-Jul

* Wildlife Explorers………………………………. 15

1-Jun

Kids' Fishing Derby………………………….. 11

19-Jul

Country Concert for St. Jude………………. 10

1-Jun

Touch-A-Truck…………………………………. 12

22-Jul

* Zoo Bash……………………………………………. 15

3-Jun

Library Stories in the Park……………….. 16

23-Jul

* Creative Kids……………………………………… 13

3-Jun

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding... 19

24-Jul

Imagination Station…………………………… 14

5-Jun

Imagination Station…………………………. 14

24-Jul

* Wildlife Explorers………………………………. 15

7-Jun

Concert - The Bulldogs…………………….. 9

26-Jul

Concert - Hurricane Reggae Band………. 9

8-Jun

Movie Night in the Park…………………... 12

27-Jul

* Paddleboard Clinic…………………………….. 20

10-Jun

Library Stories in the Park……………….. 21

27-Jul

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding…… 19

11-Jun

* Creative Kids……………………………………. 13

27-Jul

Mantis Skate Park Late Skate…………….. 17

12-Jun

Imagination Station…………………………. 14

30-Jul

Beach Bash………………………………………... 15

12-Jun

* Wildlife Explorers……………………………. 15

2-Aug

Family Carnival………………………………….. 11

14-Jun

Rockin' for Riley Concert…………………. 10

3-Aug

Mantis Skate Park Competition…………. 17

17-Jun

Library Stories in the Park……………….. 21

9-Aug

Concert - Alicia Pyle Quartet……………… 9

17-Jun

* Swim Lessions Session 1 Begins……….. 20

9-Aug

Mantis Skate Park Late Skate…………….. 17

18-Jun

* Creative Kids……………………………………. 13

10-Aug

Movie Night in the Park…………………….. 12

19-Jun

Imagination Station…………………………. 14

16-Aug

Concert - The Matchsellers………………… 9

19-Jun

* Wildlife Explorers……………………………. 15

17-Aug

* Fly Fishing………………………………………….. 19

20-Jun

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding…. 19

23-Aug

Concert - The Talleys…………………………. 9

21-Jun

Mantis Skate Park Go Skate Day……… 17

30-Aug

Mantis Skate Park Late Skate…………….. 17

21-Jun

Concert - Sensational Soul Brothers…. 9

7-Sep

Family Safety Day………………………………. 22

22-Jun

* Superhero Training Camp………………… 14

13-Sep

* Paint in the Park………………………………… 18

24-Jun

Library Stories in the Park……………….. 21

20-Sep

* Paint in the Park Jr…………………………….. 18

24-Jun

* Lego Mania……………………………………... 15

11-Oct

Fall Family Fun…………………………………... 11

25-Jun

* Creative Kids……………………………………. 13

8-Nov

* Paint in the Park………………………………... 18

26-Jun

Imagination Station…………………………. 14

11-Nov

* Letters From Santa Start……………………. 14

26-Jun

* Wildlife Explorers……………………………. 15

22-Nov

* Gingerbread House Workshop…………... 16

28-Jun

Blues & BBQ Festival……………………….. 10

29-Jun

* Paddleboarding Clinic……………………… 20

10-Jan

* Paint in the Park………………………………… 18

29-Jun

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding…. 19

17-Jan

Family Game Night……………………………. 16

1-Jul

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding…. 19

7-8-Feb

* Daddy Daughter Dance……………………… 13

8-Jul

* Dino Dig………………………………………….. 16

1-Mar

* Prom & Bridal Expo……………………………. 11

9-Jul

* Creative Kids……………………………………. 13

13-Mar

* Paint in the Park………………………………… 18

10-Jul

Imagination Station…………………………. 14

11-Apr

* Brushes 'n Bunnies…………………………….. 13

10-Jul

* Wildlife Explorers……………………………. 15

2-May

* Princess Tea Party……………………………… 14

11-Jul

Community Canoe/Paddleboarding…. 19

8-May

* Paint in the Park………………………………… 18

6-Dec

* Requires Registration

Light up the Night………………………………. 12


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 background or Bicycle Friendly Community information, visit www.warsaw.in.gov/ridewalk or the Central Park Office. For maps and other 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 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

Partnership Facilities

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W. Market St. E. Market St. & Park S. Washington St. End of Arthur St.

Trail(s)

End of N. Buffalo St.

Tennis Court

End of N. Indiana St.

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Sledding Hill

E. Ft. Wayne St. & Scott

Skate Park

N. Park Ave.

Shelter(s)

Beyer Farm Trailhead

Restrooms

S. McKinley & Market

Rental Facility

E. Smith St. & Hillside

Playground

Market St. & Court St.

Picnic Tables

End of Fawley St.

Pickleball Court

Arthur St.

Open Space

N. Lake St. & Perry St.

Lake Access

Indiana St. & Canal St.

Gazebo

420 Little League Dr.

Gardens

N. Detroit St.

Camping (*fee)

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Your City Parks

Map of City Parks

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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/parks

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Rental Information City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Facility Rentals All rental facilities and 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 buildings are alcohol- and smoke-free. Rental fees are subject to applicable sales tax. For information, pricing, availability, or rules/regulations, please visit our website at www.warsaw.in.gov/parks Now offering online reservations!

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. This facility is accessible.

Nye Youth Cabin - 357 N. Buffalo St.

Also known as the Scout Cabin, this facility seats 70. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. This facility is accessible.

Firemen’s Building - 1013 E. Arthur St.

This mid-sized building seats up to 100. Amenities include kitchen, tables, and chairs. This facility is 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 $35 per shelter plus tax. Shelters are accessible.

Other Open Shelters: Beyer, Bixler,

Kelly, Kiwanis, & Richardson-DuBois Parks. Accommodations vary. Fees are $35 each plus tax. Call for details.

Lucerne Shelters - 800 N. Park Avenue

Four stone enclosed shelters, seat 40-50 people each. Fee is $50 each plus tax. The amphitheater is available with electricity for an additional $25 plus tax. Shelter #3 is 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. This facility is 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 $3 each plus tax. When available, they may be delivered off-site for a flat rate of $10 each plus tax within city limits or $15 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 $8 each plus tax within city limits or $12 each plus tax outside city limits, but within Wayne Township.

Pike Lake Campground 2019 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 and canoe rental.

Rates

$32 per night plus tax $192 per week plus tax $490 per month $1,900 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

Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs

Kari Lynch Band

The Matchsellers

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Central Park Concert Series | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | Central Park Plaza

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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, and News Now! Warsaw. May 24 The Indigos Funk/Rock/Soul May 31 Kari Lynch Band June 7 The Bulldogs

Country

June 21

Sensational Soul Brothers

Blues Brothers Tribute

July 12

Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs

Blues/Country

July 26

Hurricane Reggae Band

Reggae

August 9

Alicia Pyle Quartet

Jazzy Pop & Contemporary

August 16

The Matchsellers

Bluegrass

50’s & 60’s

August 23 The Talleys Gospel

The Bulldogs

The Talleys

Sensational Soul Brothers


Featuring

Little River Band 8:00 p.m. Winner of WRSW’s “Local Star Search”

6:30 p.m.

Concerts

Rockin’ for Riley Concert

Friday, June 14, at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsors 107.3 WRSW, DePuy Synthes, and Zimmer Biomet. Bronze Level Sponsorshp by Medtronic.

Kara Grainger

8:00 p.m.

Treated-N-Released

6:00 p.m.

Featuring

Friday, June 28, at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor 107.3 WRSW.

Country Concert for St. Jude Featuring Montgomery

Gentry 8:00 p.m.

Winner of Willie 103.5’s “Local Star Search” 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19, at the Central Park Glover Pavilion Sponsored by Gold Level Sponsor Willie 103.5, 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 City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Community Events Kids’ Fishing Derby

Prom & Bridal Expo

Saturday, June 1 | 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Municipal Park, Ages 3-16

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion

Prizes awarded for the biggest fish and more for various age groups. The first 30 kids will receive a gift bag. Participants must bring their own pole and bait (catch and release fishing only). Bronze Level Sponsorship by VIA Credit Union and Grossnickle Eye Center.

Heading off to prom this year? Have an upcoming wedding? We have you covered. Admission is free! We will have vendors showing off their trades, from hair, photographers, DJs, decor and more!

Fall Family Fun Friday, October 11 | 6:00 - 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 Fall Family Fun opportunity to make family memories before the season ends! Silver Level Sponsorship by NIPSCO and Kosciusko Community Hospital. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Via Credit Union and Grossnickle Eye Center.

Family Carnival Friday, August 2 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Central Park (tickets sold at West Shelter)

Tickets 25¢ each, Wristbands $10 each (Wristbands allow unlimited activities.)

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. Silver Level Sponsorship by Dellinger Orthodontic Specialty Services, NIPSCO and Kosciusko Community Hospital. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Grossnickle Eye Center.


Community Events

Family Movie Nights

June 8 July 13 August 10

Warner Animation “Small Foot” Disney Pixar “Incredibles 2” Disney “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

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 Municipal park, near Center Lake Beach, on the “monster” screen. A concession stand will be available. Free Kids BINGO beginning at 6:00 p.m.!

Touch-A-Truck Saturday, June 1 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Central Park Put your imagination in gear! 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. Silver Level Sponsorship by Warsaw Buick GMC. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Kuert Concrete.

Light Up The Night Friday, December 6 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the first lighting of the Central Park Holiday Light Display. Outside, children will receive glow necklaces while supplies last. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride in the Twinkle Parade and arrive inside the Center Lake Pavilion, along with face painters, balloon artists, games, and activities. You won’t want to miss it! Silver Level Sponsorship by Steve & Jill Beehler and Paragon Medical. Bronze Level Sponsorship by VIA Credit Union.

Holiday Light Display December 6-31: This display will be lit each evening and is a special way to celebrate the holiday season in Warsaw’s Central Park. Silver Level Sponsorship by Maple Leaf Farms. Bronze Level Sponsorship by Fahl Manufactured Homes.

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Gold Level Sponsorship by Warsaw Walmart. Bronze level Sponsorship by VIA Credit Union.

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Programs

Programs Creative Kids! Tuesdays June 11 - July 23* | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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Pete Thorn Center - Activities Room, Ages 8-12. $5 per week, $25 for all 6 weeks if paid in advance. Register one week in advance. Min. 5/Max. 20 per week.

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Let the kids explore their creative side! Each week participants will create at least two new projects, testing their creativity! Watch our Facebook page to see which projects will be featured each week! *No class July 2

Daddy’s Little Sweetheart Dance - 2020 Friday, Feb. 7, or Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 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.

Brushes ‘n Bunnies - 2020 Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Center Lake Pavilion $15 per person, Max. 30 participants Register by April 8, 2020

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 and younger requires parent participation.


Wednesdays, June 5 - July 24* | 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! *No class July 3 Under the Sea Zoo Adventure Blast Off Creepy Crawlies Under the Big Top Let’s go Camping Shark Week

Princess Tea Party Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 2020 Date: May 2

Center Lake Pavilion Ages 3-10, $10 per child Hear ye! Hear ye! You are cordially invited to attend our royal Princess Tea Party. Dress in your favorite princess attire or fanciest dress! Children can meet, and see what it takes to be, a princess! Cost includes meet and greet with 2 princesses and your very own tiara to take home! Register through May 1 or until 30 spots are full.

Superhero Training Camp Saturday, June 22 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon Center Lake Pavilion Ages 5-12, $10 per child Are you ready to save the day? Trainees can meet, and see what it takes to be, a superhero! Cost includes meet and greet with 2 superheros and your very own cape and mask to take home! Register through June 18 or until 30 spots are full.

Letters From Santa November 11 - December 9 $2 per letter

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June 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 July 10 July 17 July 24

Programs

Imagination Station

Have Santa send your child a personalized letter for Christmas! Register at warsaw.in.gov/parks, under Holiday Events, beginning November 11.

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Programs

Wildlife Explorers Wednesdays, June 12 - July 24* 2:30-3:30 p.m., Lucerne Park Ages 6-12, $5 per child, per week or $25 for all 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. *No program July 3

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Lego Mania!

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Monday, June 24 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium Ages 5-12, $5 per child. Register by June 21, Min. 10/Max. 30 Everything Lego! Visit many different stations with crafts, games, snacks, and, of course, open building stations! Great for any child!

Beach Bash! Tuesday, July 30 | 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.

Zoo Bash! Monday, July 22 | 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 enjoy fun activities, crafts, & games together!


Programs

Colorful Ceramics Saturday, July 13 | 10:00 - NOON Pete Thorn Center Activities Room $15 per child, Min. 10/Max. 30. Register by July 10 In this make-and-take style program, attendees will paint their choice of 2 ceramic pieces. Choices include a unicorn, dog, shark, robot, owl, or cupcake. There’s no age limit, so register the whole family!

Dino Dig

Are you ready to get a little dirty? Then Dino Dig is perfect for you. Everything dinosaurs! We’ll learn about dinosaurs, create fossils, and take a trip back in time with dinosaur activities. Great for any child!

Family Game Night Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium

Prove you are the best in your family, as well as other families, for board games, card games, and classic games in “giant” form! There will be a variety of games & stations to choose from! Family Game Night is free to attend and is offered in conjunction with Warsaw Community Public Library. Cash concessions available.

Gingerbread House Workshop Friday, November 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Center Lake Pavilion, $15 per kit Register by November 15

Fun for the whole family! Construct your dream house out of edible supplies and leave the mess to us! If some of the construction materials end up in your belly rather than on the house, don’t worry. Nobody will tell! Popcorn and cocoa available to attendees.

Safe Sitter® Pete Thorn Center Activities Room $25 per child, 8 students per session. Visit warsaw.in.gov/safesitter to view currently scheduled sessions. Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!

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Monday, July 8 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium Ages 3-7, $5 per child. Register by July 3, Min. 10/Max. 30

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Extreme Sports

Mantis Skate Park 400 Little League Drive (Boggs Campus) Mantis Skate Park is a fully-supervised, family-friendly skate facility for all ages, elementary students through adults. The park offers a Rhino ramp system thanks to support from the K21 Health Foundation. Skateboards, scooters and inline skates are welcome. Helmets are required at all times.

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ANNUAL WAIVER AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS MUST BE ON FILE TO SKATE.

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Dates & Hours of Operation: School Hours Summer Hours April 27 - May 25 & Aug. 12 - Sept. 28 Mon.-Fri. 4-8 p.m. Sat. Noon - 6 p.m.

May 28 -Aug. 10 Mon.-Fri. Noon - 8 p.m. Sat. Noon - 6 p.m.

Park Closed May 25-27, July 3-6, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Special Event Dates: May 31 Late Skate, 8-11 p.m. June 21 “Go Skate� Day, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. July 12 Skate/Scoot Game Night, 6-8 p.m. July 27 Late Skate, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 3 Annual Skate Competition, 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m., $5 fee. *NOTE: Park will close at Noon. Aug. 9 Late Skate/Glow Night, 8-11 p.m. Aug. 30 Late Skate, 8-11 p.m.

2019 Sign & Food Sponsors Dominos Hacienda Indiana American Water Karma Records of Warsaw The Lakehouse Papa Johns Owens Supermarket

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


A free 9-hole disc golf course is available at Lucerne Park. Bring the whole family out to enjoy this fun activity that you can play at your own pace and skill level. Maps are available at the park office or download a copy from our website. www.warsaw.in.gov/parks Generously sponsored by the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation, and Visitors Commission.

Paint in the Park Spring 2020 dates: January 10, March 13, May 8 6:00 p.m., Center Lake Pavilion Registration required, $15 per person A great choice for girls’ night out or date night! Registration fee includes all supplies and step-by-step instruction. Ages 13 & up.

Paint in the Park Jr. May 17, September 20 6:00 p.m., Pete Thorn Center Activities Room Registration required, $15 per person A junior edition of our Paint in the Park program. Registration fee includes all supplies and step-by-step instruction. Ages 8-13. Check the website for images. www.warsaw.in.gov/parks

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May 10, September 13, November 8

Adult & Teen Programs

Disc Golf at Lucerne Park

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Aquatics

Fly Fishing Workshops Spring Session: May 18 (Register by May 13) Fall Session: August 17 (Register by Aug. 12)

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9:00 a.m. - Noon Beginner 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Lucerne Park, Cabin 1 $15 per person

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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. 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.

Community Canoeing & Paddleboarding Monday, June 3, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Noon - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. At 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. Equipment 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 using equipment. All use will be supervised by staff.


Center & Pike Lake Beaches

Aquatics

Aquatics

Dates of Operation: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, September 2 (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 17 - 28 Session 2: July 15 - 26 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. All ages welcome.

Adult & Teen Paddleboard Clinics Saturday, June 29 - 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27 - 9:00 a.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.

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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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Partnership Programs City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation | warsaw.in.gov/parks | (574) 372-9554

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Library Stories in the Park Mondays, June 3 - 24 | 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Central Park’s West Shelter

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

YMCA Sport Camps in the Park Soccer: June 17-20, Ages 3-10 Lacrosse: July 22-25, Ages 11-18 Soccer & Lacrosse camps are available at Richardson-Dubois Park through the Parkview YMCA. Visit www.kcymca.org for more information and to register. Financial assistance is available. Email zgard@kcymca.org for more information regarding financial assistance.

Young Tigers Football & Cheer 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 or visit 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 3-20 Session 2: Mon./Wed. or Tue./Thurs., June 24- July 11 Times: 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. or 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. $50 for first session, $15 for second session

Summer Tennis Program (grades 3-12)

June 3 - July 11 (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.


lakes festivaL CENTER LAKE PARK, WARSAW MAY 24-26, 2019

Come to the Lakes Festival and enjoy a weekend full of family-friendly events! The 2019 celebration features the Lake City Skiers, fireworks, Beat the Sun 5K, parade, five live bands and more. Admission is free! Visit lakesfestival.org to keep learning.

City Sponsored Events

NORTHERN INDIANA

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