Programs & Special Events

CAMP WASHINGTON:
Ages:  6 – 12
Dates:  Monday – Friday; June 3 – July 26.  There will be no camp Thursday, July 4.
Location:  Main Park Pavilion
Fee:  See table(s) below.  A non-refundable $10 registration fee per camp will hold your child’s spot.

*Registration must be made in person at the Parks Office during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  The last day to sign up for any of the camps is Friday, April 26.

*All registrations are on a first come, first served basis.  Camp fee must be turned into the Parks and Recreation Department by Friday, May 10.  New campers must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

•Registration for Returning Campers:  Tuesday, March 4 – Friday, March 15
•Registration for Residents:  Wednesday, March 20 – Friday, March 29
•Registration for Non-Residents (General):  Tuesday, April 2

Early Bird Camp

TIMES        RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.$108.00 per child $160.00 per child

Camp Washington

TIMES        RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.$345.00 per child $530.00 per child

Afternoon Kids Camp

TIMES       RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.$129.00 per child $191.00 per child

Click here for the Medication Form.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE HAT MAGIC CAMP:
Ages:  6 – 12
Dates:  Monday – Friday; June 17 – June 21
Time:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location:  Lower Level Amphitheater
*Must pre-register by Thursday, June 13

Demo how Houdini walks through a brick wall!  Vanish a raft in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle!  Use your magic to help David defeat Golliath!  Want to learn magic, develop presentation skills and confidence before an audience?  Then this camp is for you!  Amaze family and friends with new, quick-to-learn tricks you bring home daily.  Plus, learn new skills in balloon twisting, comedy routines and magic puzzles.  You’ll create your own stories to enhance your tricks and put on a family show the last day!

RESIDENT FEEGENERAL FEE
$100.00$125.00

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
•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.

SPRING COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE:
Date:  Wednesdays, beginning April 24
Time:  Games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Fee:  $255 per team

Captains Meeting:  Monday, April 15
Time:  6 p.m.
Location:  Lower Level Amphitheater

•This is a recreational league
•Participants must be 18 years or older
•League will consist of 10 games
•Registration and full payment must be made by Friday, April 5

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE:
Power League:  Wednesdays beginning September 11
Intermediate League:  Thursdays beginning September 12
Time:  Games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Fee:  $185 per team
Location:  City Auditorium, Upper Level

•Participants must be 18 years or older
•League will consist of 10 games
•Teams will referee their own games

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.

Coed Recreational Softball League Rules
Coed Softball League Team Roster
Coed Softball Hold Harmless Agreement

EASTER EGG HUNT:
Ages:  1 – 10
Date:  Saturday, April 13
Time:  9 a.m. Sharp
Fee:  FREE Admission
Location:  Fairgrounds – Midway Soccer Field
Easter Egg Hunt

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION:
Date:  Saturday, April 27
Time:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:  Miller-Post Nature Reserve
Arbor Day Celebration

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 9:  Texas Giants
•Thursday, June 13:  Rocking Lazy R Band
•Thursday, July 11:  Backroads
•Thursday, September 12:  Garden Party
•Thursday, October 10:  Tall Poppies

CONCERT IN THE PARK:
Date:  Friday, June 14
Time:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fee:  FREE Admission
Location:  Rennick Riverfront Pavilion
Music provided by the Washington Brass Band

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE:
Date:  Saturday, September 28
Time:  7 a.m.
Fee:  $7.00 Garage Sale listing; $3.00 Booklet
Location:  Various homes throughout Washington City Limits
*Registration deadline Friday, September 20
Booklets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27 at the below addresses:
•Chamber of Commerce
•City Hall, Parks and Recreation Office
•Washington Public Library

MOVIE AT THE MARKET:
Movie:  DUMBO
Time:  6:30 p.m. (approximate time)
Fee:  FREE admission
Location:  Farmers’ Market
Hot dogs, chips, soda and water will be available for purchase

LETTERS TO SANTA:
Dates:  Sunday, December 1 – Friday, December
Santa will be answering letters from boys and girls who write to him at:
SANTA
Washington Parks & Recreation
405 Jefferson Street
Washington, MO 63090
•You may also drop off letters at the Washington Public Library in the Santa Mailbox located on the bottom level
•Letters must include a stamp self-addressed envelope

OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Date:  Sunday, December 1
Time:  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location:  Farmers’ Market
Activities include:
•Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
•Carriage Rides
•Marshmallow Roasting
•Photos with Reindeer
•Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider
•Christmas Crafts
•Cookie Decorating
•Face Painting
•Local Choirs and the Washington Brass Band
•Mulled Wine
*Event sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON BRASS BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Date:  Sunday, December 8
Time:  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fee:  Free Admission
Location:  City Auditorium, Upper Level

FLASHLIGHT CANDY CANE HUNT
Ages:  1-12
Date:  Thursday, December 19
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  City Auditorium, Lower Level
Resident Fee:  $8.00/child
General Fee:  $12.00/child
*Registration deadline:  Tuesday, December 17
Activities include:
•Visit with Santa
•Hot Chocolate
•Cookies
•Crafts

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.

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.

Walking day(s) and time:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, November 5.  Please no pets allowed.

No walking on the following dates:
•November 28
•December 12
•December 24
•December 25
•January 1
•March 5
*The last day for walking is Thursday, March 26

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

The Washington Senior Center is located in the lower level of the Elks Club at 1459 West Fifth Street.

It offers a variety of activities including:
•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
•Computers and WiFi available during hours of operation
• Meals on Wheels program for home bound seniors as well as lunch meals between 11:45-12:30 Monday through Friday at the Center
*Denotes the class is certified by the Arthritis Foundation

For more information:
(636) 239-3374
washington@mid-eastaaa.org