Parks

Boulder Parks and Recreation services to remain limited over the summer

Boulder Parks and Recreation will reduce service levels over the summer as a result of continued challenges with funding, staffing and visitation levels.

Further, after a year of high use at its outdoor facilities, Boulder Parks and Recreation plans to focus its resources at the city’s parks, outdoor pools, the Flatirons Golf Course and the Boulder Reservoir.

The renovated Scott Carpenter Pool is open and can be reserved for lap swims. The Scott Carpenter Pool leisure features, the Spruce Pool and the Boulder Reservoir peak season amenities, including the swim beach and the Driftwind restaurant in the new Visitor Services

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Ridgefield Parks & Recreation invites residents to Martin Park Beach

Martin Park Beach includes summer fun for everyone, and family and individual beach memberships are now available at the Recreation Center at 195 Danbury Road. Ridgefield senior citizens gain free entry all season long with a photo ID.

Due to COVID-19, there are no drop-ins or guests permitted. From May 29-June 11, operating hours are Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From June 12-Sept. 6, the beach will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Beach amenities include the Zoom Floom, Wibit Slide, and paddle board, kayak,

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Oceola Community Center will house Howell Area Parks and Recreation

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority’s new home is officially complete.

The 43,000-square-foot Oceola Community Center will open to the public Wednesday with most services available. The new community center will open in three phases to comply with safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting May 5, community members can purchase memberships, try out the fitness rooms, walking track and open gym and begin participating in some programmed activities. Fitness classes and drop-in sports will open at the end of May.

Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to start. Those who are interested in a membership should

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Shawnee County Parks and Recreation received approval for its “Family Park Master Plan”

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -A plan that was in the making in 2014, has finally been approved.

“Everyone that has been a part of this process and that has provided us input that has allowed us to present stuff and get input and come back and in addition to everyone on this list we have had several surveys throughout the process that engaged the community and it identified some initial amenities that they would like to see in the pack as well as providing feedback,” said Zack Snethen.

While brainstorming amenities to include in the park, they wanted to include things

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Lynchburg Parks & Recreation to kick off summer camp season in June

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Starting in June, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation will kick off their summer camp season, featuring week-long, half-day, specialty enrichment camps.

The camps are being offered to children ages 6 and up, including adults.

This summer’s camp line-up features Master Chef Jr., Virtual Scratch Ninja Coding, Make & Bake, Story Maker’s Theater, Broadway Musical Theater, pottery, Magic Tree House Adventure, paddling, archery, and an adult art camp for ages 18 and up.

According to Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, campers will develop special skills and gain knowledge through hands-on instruction, workshops, projects, and more.

Summer camp partners include

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Rochester Parks and Recreation launching ‘No Mow May’

ROCHESTER, Minn- If you don’t like cutting the grass, you might have a good excuse to keep the lawnmower stored.  Starting May 1st, Rochester Parks and Recreation is launching “No Mow May”, encouraging homeowners not to mow their lawns for a month.

“Pollinators are an integral part of our ecosystem and we really want to be able to encourage the health and habitat of the future for pollinators,” said the city’s urban forestry program coordinator Alison Litchy.

Allowing the grass to grow provides habitat and refuge for pollinators including bees.

The Med City does have an ordinance requiring residents to

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