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Programs & Special Events

Camp Registration Dates:
•2019 Campers:  March 9 – March 19, 2020
•Residents:  March 20 – March 31, 2020
•Non-Resident (General):  April 1 – April 30, 2020

Camp Washington Information:  (CANCELLED)
Ages:  6 – 12 (must be 6 at the start of camp)
Dates:  Monday – Friday; June 1 – July 24, 2020
Fee:  See table(s) below
*All field trips and activities will take place in Camp Washington

TIMES        RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.$365.00 per child $538.00 per child

Early Bird Camp:  (CANCELLED)
Ages:  6 – 12
Dates:  Monday – Friday; June 1 – July 24, 2020

TIMES          RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. $121.00 per child$175.00 per child

Afternoon Kids Camp:  (CANCELLED)
Ages:  6 – 12
Dates:  Monday – Friday; June 1 – July 24, 2020

TIMES       RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.$143.00 per child $207.00 per child

*Each camp has a non-refundable $10 registration fee due at the time of registration.  All fees are due by Friday, May 8, 2020.

Camp Washington Parental Consent Form

NEW!  BABYSITTING 101: (CANCELLED)
This interactive class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting.  A workbook, first-aid kit, babysitter skills assessment, backpack and light snack will be provided.  A baby doll will be provided for each child’s use during class.  Topics include:  business of babysitting, child development, safety and first-aid, basic child care, fun and games.  
Class taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Pre-registration is required for this class, please call (314) 454-5437 and press 3 or click here to register.
Ages:  10 and older
Date:  Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater Lower Level Stage; 1261 Veterans Drive
Fee: $30
Minimum 15; Maximum 25
*Class will be canceled if minimum registration of 15 is not met prior to event date.

NEW!  STAYING HOME ALONE: (CANCELLED)
This class will help prepare the parent(s), child and family for the times when the child will be home alone.  Parents and children attend together to ensure that both parent and child can determine a child’s readiness – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally to stay home alone.  Families will engage in workshop style activities to address issues that arise when preparing for this experience.  A family workbook, family emergency cards, family fire escape plan, parent checklist for assessing readiness and first-aid kit are included.
Class taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Pre-registration is required for this class, please call (314) 454-5437 or (800) 678-5437 and press 3 or click here to register.
Ages:  10 and older
Date:  Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time:  6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amphitheater Lower Level Stage; 1261 Veterans Drive
Fee:  $25 per family; anyone attending must register
Minimum 15; Maximum 25

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:
•Resident = lives inside the City limits of Washington.  To receive the resident discount, you must show proof of residency. (e.g. Water Bill)
•General = lives outside the City limits of Washington.
•Cancellations will be placed on the Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.
•AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT:  The Parks and Recreation Department is addressing the regulations contained in the American Disabilities Act.  Although the compliance plan has been endorsed, any comments or suggestions which would assist to accommodate persons with disabilities in our program and/or activities are always welcome.  If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to participate in any program or event, please notify our office 48 hours prior to the scheduled program or event.

COED RECREATIONAL ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE: (CANCELLED)
Date:  Wednesdays beginning April 15, 2020 (min:  10 games/per team)
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location:  Jerry J. Jasper Lakeview Park
League Fee:  $260.00
Minimum:  6 teams; Maximum 8 teams
*Must be 18 and older to play

Hold Harmless Agreement
League Rules
Roster

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE: (CANCELLED)
Date:  Thursdays beginning April 16, 2020
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location:  McLaughlin Field
League Fee:  $250.00; softballs included in fee
First-come, first-served; maximum 8 teams
*Must be 18 and older to play

Captains Meeting:  Monday, April 6, 2020
Time:  6:45 p.m.
Location:  1220 South Lakeshore Drive
*Please send a team representative to the meeting

Women’s Softball Flyer

For additional league information, contact (636) 390-1080.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:
•Refunds will be made up to two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of the program.  Once the program begins, partial refunds may be granted on an individual basis at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.  Refunds will be given for all programs cancelled by the Parks and Recreation Department.
•Cancellations will be placed on the Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.
•AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT:  The Parks and Recreation Department is addressing the regulations contained in the American Disabilities Act.  Although the compliance plan has been endorsed, any comments or suggestions which would assist to accommodate persons with disabilities in our program and/or activities are always welcome.  If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to participate in any program or event, please notify our office 48 hours prior to the scheduled program or event.

EASTER EGG HUNT: (CANCELLED)
Ages:  1-10
Date:  Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time:  9 a.m. Sharp
Fee:  FREE Admission
Location:  Fairgrounds – Midway Soccer Field

NEW!  RUMMAGE SALE: (CANCELLED)
Date:  Saturday, May 2, 2020
Set-Up Time:  6:30 a.m.
Sale Time:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Parking lot behind City Auditorium; 211 High Street
Fee:  $15 per parking spot
•Sellers will be selling out of the trunk of their car
•Each seller will have a 10 x 18 parking spot
•Sellers are required to stay set-up and onsite for the entire event
•Any items that are not sold must leave with the seller
•Food, drinks, bake goods, commercial products, weapons, etc. are not permitted at the Sale
•Sellers are responsible for making change and collecting money for the sale of their own items
•The Parks Department has reserves the right to refuse any item for sale this is inappropriate

Rummage Sale Application

MUSIC AT THE MARKET:
Time:  5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fee:  FREE Admission
Location:  Farmers’ Market
Food and beverage will be available for purchase
•Thursday, May 14:  Texas Giants (CANCELLED)
•Thursday, June 11:  Rockin’ Lazy R Roadhouse Band
•Thursday, July 9:  T.B.D.
•Thursday, August 13:  T.B.D.
•Thursday, September 10:  The Back Street Cruisers
•Thursday, October 8:  Garden Party

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:
Did you know National Trail Day is the first Saturday in June?  Our park system has multiple trails throughout the City.  Grab the family or some friends and take a hike or try a new trail!  Show your appreciation to those who make the trail system possible – your local parks and Recreation Department.  For more information on our trail system, click here or call (636) 390-1080.
Date:  Saturday, June 6, 2020

CONCERT IN THE PARK: (POSTPONED)
Date:  Friday, June 12, 2020
Time:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fee:  FREE Admission
Location:  Main Park Pavilion
Music provided by the Washington Brass Band

FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY:
What are you doing Saturday, June 13, 2020?  Get your family outside and get fit!  The second Saturday in June is designated as Family Health and Fitness Day.  Here are some ways to “Get Fit” with Parks and Recreation:
•Take a walk
•Go for a swim
•Play outside
•Enroll in a fitness program or create your own exercise routine

NEW! DRIVE IN THEATRE:
Come out to the Washington Fairgrounds for this FREE vintage fun event.  Movie will be shown at the Amphitheater while you stay in your car and watch the movie.  Be sure your car has a good strong battery or bring your own battery operated radio, as sound will be broadcasted over a radio station.  Concessions will be unavailable for purchase.
Movie:  Frozen II
Date:  Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time:  Approximately 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Amphitheater; 1261 Veterans Drive
Fee:  FREE

NEW! MOVIE WITH THE MUTTS:
Light refreshments and dog treats will be provided.  Don’t forget your lawn chairs!
Movie:  A Dogs Journey
Date:  Friday, September 18, 2020
Time:  8:45 p.m.
Location:  South Point Bark Park; 101 Kingsland Drive
Fee:  FREE

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:
•Cancellations will be placed on the Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.
•AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT:  The Parks and Recreation Department is addressing the regulations contained in the American Disabilities Act.  Although the compliance plan has been endorsed, any comments or suggestions which would assist to accommodate persons with disabilities in our program and/or activities are always welcome.  If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to participate in any program or event, please notify our office 48 hours prior to the scheduled program or event.

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty going forward, the City Auditorium is closed until further notice.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a free open gym period for walking in the City Auditorium at 211 High Street.  The gym is closed on City holidays and other special dates.  These dates are posted in the Auditorium.

AMERICANS DISABILITIES ACT:  The Parks and Recreation Department is addressing the regulations contained in the American Disabilities Act.  Although the compliance plan has been endorsed, any comments or suggestions which would assist to accommodate persons with disabilities in our program and/or activities are always welcome.  If you or someone you know needs special accommodations to participate in any program or event, please notify our office 48 hours prior to the scheduled program or event.

REVENUE AND PRICING POLICY:
The City of Washington Parks and Recreation Department offers diversified parks and recreation services to its residents and the surrounding community. Historically, these services were financed by appropriation of tax dollars from the City’s general fund, which is to say that residents of Washington have previously paid for their parks, recreation facilities, and recreation services primarily through taxation. In recent years, with the growing population in and around Washington has increased demand for new, expanded, and more diversified services. Additionally, costs of land and capital projects have increased, as have operational costs, and with the decline in the economy over the past several years, a greater emphasis has been placed on generating non-tax revenues. These pressures are of such magnitude as to cause alternative sources of revenues to be more and more critical for the operation of parks and recreation programs and facilities. In the field of parks and recreation, sources of funds other than local taxes include:
•Gifts and bequests
•Grants
•Contractual receipts
•Concessions and leases
•Fees and charges
•Sponsorships

The guiding principle of the Washington Parks and Recreation Department’s philosophy is to provide the most efficient and highest quality parks and recreation experiences possible within its appropriated budget, and to ensure that all Washington citizens have an equal opportunity to participate in a variety of programs, services, parks and facilities. This principle is accomplished through two primary funding sources: taxes (property and sales) 2 and user fees and charges. Tax dollars may provide for capital improvements, land acquisition, and basic administrative costs for parks and recreation services; however, user fees and charges offset operating costs and continue to be an important source of income to assist in narrowing the gap between the levels of tax subsidy and revenue.

The underlying principle of financing the parks and recreation system is to offer an efficient, balanced program of parks, facilities, trails and services in Washington. Frequently, the demand upon our parks and recreation system is greater than the tax revenues available to support the demand. Realizing that tax dollars alone should not subsidize programs, services and facilities, it is necessary to charge user fees for selected programs, services and facilities, particularly in instances where a program, service or facility is directly consumed by the individual(s), group or organization for his/her or their own personal benefit. Philosophically, fees charged are designed to reduce or eliminate subsidies from the General Fund. It is felt that the user(s) of the program, service or facility shall pay for all or part of the costs.

This system of user fees and charges must supplement and not replace existing financial resources. They must be constructed on a level consistent with the needs of Washington residents and in accordance with national and local trends. User fees and charges must be viewed as a method of continuing and expanding the ability to provide quality parks and recreation services at a level that is fair and equitable to both participants and nonparticipants in the City of Washington. User fees and charges provide only one source of finance for the Parks and Recreation Department. A system of user fees and charges must supplement other resources available to the Department, not replace them or be used to diminish the Department’s responsibility to provide public open space and recreational opportunities for all citizens.

The prime objective of this Policy is to develop guidelines to efficiently direct the Department toward a more consistent and effective method of establishing fees and charges while, at the same time, maintaining a high degree of equity for the citizens of Washington. The general benefit of services, programs and facilities must exceed any detriment imposed by the user fees themselves and collections must be practical.

Revenue and Pricing Policy

All Service Project Proposals and Volunteer Forms shall be directed to:
City of Washington
Attn:  Parks & Recreation Department
405 Jefferson Street
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 390-1080
cwarren@washmo.gov

Service Project Proposal Form
Volunteer Form

Aging Ahead is proud to operate a Community Senior Center in Washington.  This location serves as a focal point for older adults.  They offer nutritious hot meals for center participants and delivers Meals on Wheels to eligible home bound seniors.  Educational, recreational and health programs are also offered at the center.

Contact Center Administrator:
Debbie Steagall

Center Address and Phone Number:
1459 West Fifth Street
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 239-3374

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lunch served at 11:45 a.m.

Activities include:
•Tai-Chi Classes* – Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
•Arthritis Exercise Classes* – Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m.
•Yoga Classes – Fridays at 10 a.m.
•Computer Classes – Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.
•Live Band and Dance – First and third Wednesdays of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; no charge for dance, suggested lunch contribution $4
•Computers and WiFi available during hours of operation
•Rummage Sale – Friday, May 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Denotes the class is certified by the Arthritis Foundation

For more information:
washington@agingahead.org
https://www.agingahead.org/