2018 Winter/Spring Activities Guide to be released

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department announces the release of the 2018 Winter/Spring Activities Guide, listing class offerings, and activities to be held throughout the winter and spring months.

The 2018 Winter/Spring  Activities Guide will be distributed through the Sunday, Nov. 26, edition of the Lawrence Journal-World, as well as at all Parks and Recreation Department facilities, including the: Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.; Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center, 1250 East 902 Rd., Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane and the Administrative Offices in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

An advance online copy of the guide can be viewed on the department’s website at https://lawrenceks.org/lprd/winterspring18.

Citizens have several options for registering for classes including online, mailing or visiting a department facility. Online enrollment will begin 12 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at http://lawks.us/2enrollnow.  Parks and Recreation facilities will begin taking winter/spring registrations beginning Monday, Nov.27.

The department has developed more than 450 programs and activities in which citizens may participate each season. Several holiday and spring break camp offerings are also listed, as well as other activities when kids are out of school.
All program registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certain classes and programs have minimum and maximum enrollment. Registration is required before the first class. Waiting lists will be formed when programs are filled and every attempt will be made to accommodate people on waiting lists.

An early-bird discount of $10 is available for all fitness classes if enrolled before Monday, Jan. 1, and Sunday, March 18, for spring session fitness classes. Parks and Recreation also has scholarships available for youth programs and activities through the Wee Folks Scholarship Fund for department programs, except co-sponsored programs. Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers and online on the department’s website.

For additional information regarding Park and Recreation activities, contact the department at (785) 832-3450.