Kent County Parks and Recreation schedules and information

Welcome to Kent County Parks and Recreation at the Kent County Community Center.

At Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) we strive to provide fun, safe, family oriented recreational activities and programs that promote wellness and build community ties. Parks and Recreation offers traditional activities, such as after school, summer camp, fitness classes, tumbling, and special events, as well as partnering in programming to offer certification classes, bird watching, canoeing, and hiking, to meet the needs of our patrons.

If you have questions about any of our programs, parks, or recreational activities, please use our website or feel free to contact us by email or phone.  We are happy to help you and your family get out there and be active!  At Kent County Parks and Recreation we are always working had so you can play hard!  

PROGRAM AND ACTIVITY REGISTRATION

View the full registration policies here.

To register for a program or activity, registration is accepted *online, in person and by mail. Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. A separate registration/form is required for each participant unless noted otherwise with the program description. Paper forms are not necessary if registering online (if online registration is available for the program) or in person. Many of our programs have multiple pages to be completed and may be downloaded from the program information section on this site. Before completing a paper general registration form/packet, please confirm it is the correct form for the program for which you are registering.

*Online registration requires a nominal processing fee for the convenience of online credit card and electronic check payments.

To register online click below.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES

Weather closing information and general announcements are posted on the Parks and Recreation home page bulletin board, the Kent County Community Center Facebook Page and our Rainout Line at 410-429-1401 or visit https://rainoutline.com/search/dnis/4104291401 (usually no later than 7:30 am or 3 pm for evening programs the day in question when weather related).

SCHOOL YEAR WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
(SEPTEMBER – MAY)

In general, if Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) are closed, close early, or cancel evening programs, all programs at public school sites are closed. Kent County Parks and Recreation (KCPR) youth programs at the Kent County Community Center (KCCC) and KCPR facilities are closed when county facilities remain *open. KCPR adult programs at county facilities will be open when county facilities remain *open. If KCPS are one hour or 90 minutes late, morning programs will be open. *If KCPS are two hours late, morning programs will be closed. These general policies do not necessarily apply to programs offered by private vendors (please refer to program description) at the Community Center as they determine their opening and closing schedules when the Community Center remains *open on a normal operating schedule when there is inclement weather.

*All programs are closed when the Snow Emergency Plan or the State of Emergency Plan is in effect, however, should Plan(s) be lifted by 2 pm, evening adult programs

Parks and Recreation Reunion Recap: Greetings From 2015

Parks and Recreation has only been off the air for five years, but what a five years it has been. When the NBC sitcom about a tireless, obsessive, irrepressibly kind public servant—Amy Poehler‘s Leslie Knope—and her beloved colleagues aired its finale, on February 24, 2015, America had a very different collective self-image. A global network of Ebola fighters had just won a tough, worrisome but nonetheless decisive battle against that deadly virus. After a devastating summer of police violence, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement at least seemed poised to effect positive change. As pop culture was making unprecedented strides in trans representation, an unstoppable queer rights movement was about to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Our first black President still had two years left in his second term, and Donald Trump was four months away from officially kicking off his campaign. The idea that the best way to represent a red state like Indiana—home to Parks‘ fictional city of Pawnee and the titular department Leslie helps run—was as a hub of cheerful, multicultural, bipartisan progress didn’t seem that farfetched.

But by April 30, 2020, as the show returned to NBC for a one-off reunion special to benefit Feeding America, the national mood had—to put it extremely mildly—shifted. In contrast to post-racial Pawnee, we’ve had to contend with a fresh wave of white nationalism and xenophobia; “kids in cages” is not a phrase I can imagine coming out of the mouth of anyone in that city’s government. #MeToo has all but squashed the notion that a woman could rise to a position of power without encountering some form of sexual misconduct. (That reckoning eventually came for both series regular Aziz Ansari and—to a far greater, more disappointing extent—frequent guest star Louis C.K. “I don’t remember when I heard the rumors about him,” co-creator Mike Schur said at the time. “But I’m sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I’m sorry.”) And a country where Leslie Knope works in the Department of the Interior, a position to which she ascended in the finale, is not a country that could be blindsided by the novel coronavirus. Her gentle, scrupulously informed competence can’t exist in the same universe where entire news cycles are devoted to parsing whether the President suggested drinking bleach.

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And so the reunion takes place not in the real Indiana or America but in a sort of utopian alternate Indiana, USA—one that has also somehow fallen prey to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scripted by Schur with a handful of the show’s original writers and filmed via smartphone from each social-distancing star’s home, the half-hour episode is a collage of video chats and local news programs. Leslie has, of course, instituted a daily “7 PM phone tree” to make sure all of her former co-workers, spread out across the country though they may be, are mentally as well as physically healthy. Her loving

‘A Parks and Recreation Special’: Watch Full Special

“This is not the way TV is be supposed to be made.”

This was Michael Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation, on a call with reporters earlier this week to discuss the improbable creation and production of A Parks and Recreation Special. The half-hour bonus episode of the beloved NBC comedy, which aired its series finale back in 2015, was conceived as a way to raise money for Feeding America. Written by Schur and many other Parks and Rec alums, and featuring virtually the entire cast(*), plus familiar friends who guest-starred in the original run, the special was designed and shot to accommodate the ongoing quarantine. The action takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actors all filmed their parts separately using iPhones. The plot, such as it exists, involves Poehler’s superhumanly optimistic civil servant Leslie Knope checking in on all her loved ones during this time of crisis.

(*) Paul Schneider’s Mark Brendanawicz remains conspicuously erased from the series’ institutional memory, and there was no cameo by Billy Eichner, whose high-strung Craig was a regular character in the final season. But the loosey-goosey nature of the special meant that, for the first time ever, the catchy opening title sequence included all four of Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Retta, and Jim O’Heir. 

The original Parks finale — which featured flash-forwards detailing the ultimate fates of Leslie and all her friends — was so definitive and perfect in tone that Schur had no intention of ever reviving the show in any form. These are extraordinary circumstances, however, which meant not only bringing Leslie, Ben Wyatt, Ron Effing Swanson, and the rest of the gang from Pawnee out of retirement, but violating many of Schur’s fundamental beliefs about how television should be crafted. On that press call, he described TV production as “a team sport… It’s about groups of people functioning in holistic ways with each other and collaborating and being in the same room at the same time.” While Parks in its heyday could generate big laughs just by having actors talk to (or dance in front of) the camera, the series was at its best when that remarkable cast got to bounce off of one another (sometimes literally) in the same physical space.

The special obviously didn’t allow for any of that. The only actors sheltering in place together are spouses Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, which allowed her to do a brief (and wonderful) cameo as Ron’s evil second ex-wife, Tammy 2. And even she’s bound and gagged in the background at the time we see her, limiting their interaction to the point where she might as well be on another Gryzzl call(*). The show’s core couples are given quick, in-story reasons for not being in a room together: Leslie is off handling her job with the National Park Service while Ben (Adam Scott) is home with their kids; Andy (Chris Pratt) has been locked in the shed for two days and doesn’t want April (Aubrey

City of Monroe, NC > Departments > Parks & Recreation

2020 Sprint Summer Program Guide CoverThe Monroe Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide quality recreation facilities and programs that promote healthy and active living opportunities for our residents.  We offer a variety of activities for all ages and fitness levels.  At our facilities, you can enjoy golf, swimming, athletic programs and leagues, fitness classes, senior programs and much more.  Day camps, after-school, and educational programs are offered year-round at many of our facilities.  Spend some time in one of our parks picnicking and enjoying one of our many playgrounds with your children.  Explore our downtown area as you enjoy a walk or run on the Bearskin Creek and Downtown Connector Greenways.  Or, if you prefer indoor activities, our Aquatics and Fitness Center has something for everyone.  Sign up for a membership and start your journey to a healthier life today.

 

 

 

Covid-19 Update
UPDATE – April 17, 2020

For complete information regarding all city cancelations, please follow the following link:

Covid-19 Closures

Parks and Recreation

  • The Monroe Aquatics and Fitness Center will be closed through April 25 per N.C .Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 120.
  • Monroe recreation centers and community centers will be closed through April 29 including all programming. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.
  • The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center will be closed through April 29 including all programming. Staff will be evaluating the situation during this time.
  • Reservations of facilities have been suspended.

  All outdoor restroom facilities and playgrounds will be closed.

  All picnic shelters on City property are closed.

  All common areas in parks, greenways, and golf courses will remain open with social distancing being encouraged.

  Monroe Country Club golf course has made the following amendments in our efforts to protect both golfers and our staff as we continue on this Covid-19 journey,:
1.  The Pro Shop is closed to to public access.  All payments will be taken via phone as debit or credit cards.  A sign will be posted on the door to the Pro Shop so if someone arrives and needs to pay, they can call the Pro Shop and pay with card on-site.  
2.  Individual cart use is encouraged — one per person.
3.  Time between tee times is being extended to ensure carts are available for individual use as well as to spread players throughout the course.
4.  The starter area is roped off to ensure social distancing is achieved.

  Monroe Country Club golf course outdoor patio area is closed to promote social distancing.

Music on Main 

April 23rd Music on Main is canceled

Car Cruise-In

 

NOTICE: A FRIENDLY REMINDER OF OUR GENERAL PARK RULES

 

Click here to explore all that Monroe Parks and Recreation has to offer in our program guide!

 

 

Click here for more information about our Bench and Tree Dedication Program!

 

 

 

 

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Moon Parks & Recreation

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NEW!! – Virtual Recreation

Visit our new Virtual Recreation page today to discover fun activites for all ages!

2020 Park Pavilion Rentals

Reserve a pavilion today!  Pavilion fees have been updated for the 2020 season.  Please visit the Rentals page to view the updated fees as well as additional rental information. 

Memorial Day Ceremony

Sunday, May 24, 2020

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Municipal Building Memorial Garden
Help us honor America’s fallen heroes with a Memorial Day ceremony.  The Keith-Holmes Post 402 V.F.W. of Coraopolis and its Auxiliary will perform commemorative services.

Earth Day at Robin Hill – Rescheduled to Sunday, August 16

Sunday, August 16, 2020

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Robin Hill

Earth Day at Robin Hill provides an opportunity to learn what we can do to keep our environment, and ourselves, healthy. Mrs. Beryl “Randy” Johnson, a long-time Moon Township resident and educator, envisioned the first Earth Day at Robin Hill as an annual community celebration of biodiversity and environments.

This year’s theme is “PEACE, LOVE, & PINE TREES.” Students from Moon Area and Rhema Christian schools participate in the t-shirt design contest, with the winners announced at the event. The Moon Township Green Team and Environmental Advisory Council invite you to participate in a family-friendly environmental event featuring fun for everyone!

Download the T-shirt Contest Entry Form! 

 

Click here for Teen Volunteer Opportunities

 

Visit our Youth, Teen, Adult, and Senior Program pages as well as our Event page for more upcoming happenings!!

Get Involved



Moon Parks & Recreation offers a variety of programs and classes throughout the year for all ages and skill levels. Check out our programs and events pages for a full listing of activities. 

Online registration is available for most of our programs:
Online Registration

View the latest Moon Messenger: Moon Messenger

Sign up for our email list by creating an account: Create an Account

Give the Gift of Play! Check out the sponsorship opportunities and plans for the new Moon Park Playground.  Download the playground sponsorship brochure.
 

Park Alerts


COVID-19 UPDATES: 

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s announcement allowing for the restricted opening of parks, Moon Park will reopen on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Moon Park will remain open each day from 9am until dusk.  In compliance with state regulations, the playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and volleyball court will remain closed.  Restrooms will be open and cleaned on a two-hour schedule.  Park patrons must adhere to social distancing, wear masks when interacting, refrain from gathering in groups, and are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.  While Allegheny County remains in the Red Phase of the Governors plan, the park is to be used as a passive space for recreation, team sports are not allowed. 

In the next few weeks we are hopeful that Allegheny County will be moved into the yellow phase.  During this phase sport courts and fields will reopen.  Groups of 25 will be allowed to congregate

Parks, Recreation and Culture

OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, this office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff is still working to provide services. Feel free to call us or send us an email.

If you need to do business with the division, we encourage you to use the website or contact the office by phone or email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Family FishingWhether you want to take a nature walk, see historic sites, learn more about the environment, or take part in cultural opportunities, Volusia County has it all. You also can boat, fish, camp, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, sunbathe and participate in active recreational activities in Volusia County.

Our programs and facilities incorporate a theme that embraces environmental, cultural, heritage and outdoor (ECHO) activities and sites.

Volusia County is famed for its miles of beaches, lazy rivers, unsurpassable weather, its forests, quiet towns and sparkling resorts.

Volusia County has three popular attractions that highlight the area’s history and ecology.

Land Management is responsible for the management, enhancement and restoration of approximately 38,000 acres in Volusia County.

Volusia County is blessed with some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the Southeast.

Children, teens and adults can have fun and get fit with activities sponsored by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

Your one-stop sports event planning resource. View a listing of all the sporting facilities in Volusia County, find an activity or plan your own on SportsVolusia.com.

Upcoming events

Historic Preservation Board

May 28 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach Regular price admission applies for museum exhibits. The meeting is open to the public. 

The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to is…

Historic Preservation Board

July 23 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelley Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The meeting is open to the public. 

The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certif…

Historic Preservation Board

September 24 @3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Volusia County’s Historic Preservation Board will meet in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelley Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The meeting is open to the public. 

The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Volusia County Council to issue certif…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the COVID 19 virus, the City of Cedar Rapids has closed facilities and several amenities in the parks


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Cedar Rapids has closed facilities and several amenities in the parks. Recreation programs have been cancelled or postponed. For a list of the affected facilities, amenities, events and programs, click on the link below. 

Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Updates



The Parks and Recreation Department manages over 4,171 acres of city-owned property. In addition to 96 areas formally named, there are hundreds of acres held in reserve as undeveloped green space for future park expansion and flood control. The department operates and maintains facilities for public use including four municipal golf courses, six swimming pools, splash pads, 25 pavilions, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park, Tuma Sports Complex, Tait Cummins Sports Complex, Noelridge Park Greenhouse, and trails. The parks system receives countless visits each year.

Also offered are more than 1,500 recreation programs annually. There is something of interest for every age and ability level. Programs are listed in the Play! guide which appears in the March, August and November issues of Our CR magazine. Attendance for aquatic and recreation programs totals more than 300,000 annually.

Meet Scott Hock, Parks & Recreation Director.

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Howard County, Maryland > Departments > Recreation and Parks

For information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please click here

           

Friday, April 17, 2020

Ensuring the continued health and safety of residents and visitors is our top priority. Howard County Recreation & Parks is working closely with county administration, the Howard County Health Department, and other local agencies as we are continuing to monitor and take protective measures against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
 

The April Recreation & Parks Advisory Board Meeting has been cancelled.
 

Ways to find the most up-to-date information on HC Recreation & Parks Closures

 

The following recreational areas are closed to encourage social distancing and discourage any gatherings at parks.

  • Basketball courts
  • Disc golf courses
  • Pickleball courts
  • Playgrounds 
  • Recreational Boating at Centennial Lake
  • Rockburn Skills Park
  • Skate parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Worthington Dog Park
  • Park gates are closed. (Please see https://bit.ly/2IYCxfs for clarification.) Parks gates will remain closed, but the parks will be available for people to walk, run, hike or bike as long as they are practicing social distancing.
     

The following are not running/are not open through May 15, 2020.

  • All Programs, Classes & Events
  • Leagues
  • Rentals
  • Large events, gatherings, and pavilion rentals 
  • Howard County Recreation & Parks (HCRP) indoor facilities are not open to the public. (This includes HCRP headquarters, Roger Carter Community Center, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, North Laurel Community Center, Robinson Nature Center, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Firehouse Museum, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Belmont Manor & Historic Park and more.)

Weddings are cancelled until June 1, 2020.

 

Timbers at Troy is currently closed.

This includes golf operations, clubhouse, golf course and driving range. They will continue to maintain the golf course; however it is not be open for play until further notice. 

 

Wine In The Woods (was to be held on May 16-17, 2020) is cancelled.

Ticket holders can expect a refund within 7-10 business days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Commonly Asked Questions

I want to register for the 2020-2021 Recreational Licensed Child Care program. When is registration beginning for this?

For the most up-to-date information, please visit on our Child Care Page. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 Recreational Licensed Child Care program began on April 1, 2020 at 8am. Due to COVID-19, our staff’s ability to take calls will be limited. Please register online (https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/) if possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated. 

 

Do I have to pay for the classes, lessons or programs I miss during this time of closure?

No. Either the missed classes will be made up or you will be given a refund for missed classes. 

 

I paid for an event that is now cancelled.

We will be issuing refunds for all cancelled events and programs. 

 

I have paid for a gym, facility, or Robinson Nature Center membership that is currently closed. Will I be reimbursed?

Starting Tuesday, April 14, Howard County Recreation & Parks will stop automatic charges for fitness or pool memberships at the Roger Carter, North Laurel and Gary J. Arthur Community Centers.  For

‘Parks and Recreation’ Special Raised $3 Million for Feeding America

NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” special was designed to raise funds for coronavirus relief and viewers can continue donating through May 21.

Critics loved last night’s heartfelt “Parks and Recreation” reunion special, and the one-off episode has enjoyed early success in its mission to raise funds for charity. The special has raised $3 million for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, according to NBC.

Last night’s telecast of “A Parks and Recreation Special,” sponsored by State Farm and Subaru of America, has currently raised $3 million for Feeding America. That statistic includes the $500,000 in matching donations from State Farm, Subaru of America, NBCUniversal and the producers, writers, and cast of “Parks and Recreation.”

Variety reported around noon on Friday that the special had raised $2.8 million. That number has since increased, but it’s just a starting point for the special, which is streaming on YouTube, Peacock, the NBC App, Hulu, and On Demand. People can continue to contribute through May 21 at www.FeedingAmerica.org/ParksandRec.

While the special served as a much-welcome reunion for Pawnee’s beloved characters, it was specifically designed to raise funds for coronavirus relief. Paul Rudd opened the special with a bit that was both in-character and fourth wall-breaking, where he implored viewers to donate to Feeding America. Popups for the charity appeared throughout the episode, which closed with Amy Poehler echoing the importance of donating to Feeding America and other charities involved with coronavirus relief.

Though the circumstances leading to the reunion were grim, the “Parks and Recreation” special was a consistently uplifting and entertaining affair that earned widespread praise from television critics. IndieWire’s Ben Travers chose to eschew a traditional review format, instead shaping his write-up as a recap of the episode’s best moments that deserved extra donations.

“It’s fun. I loved it. Spending 30 minutes visiting these fake characters who I haven’t seen in five years ranked right up there with many of my Zoom calls to friends and family who I haven’t seen in what feels like five years,” Travers said in his episode coverage. “And really, at the end of the day, there’s no point in breaking down the pros and cons of a fundraiser meant to help people by raising much-needed donations for Feeding America and relieving audiences from their worries for 30 minutes. What matters is a) donating — so you better donate, and b) maintaining the joyful feeling brought about by the reunion.”

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