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Programs & Special Events

INDOOR PICKLEBALL:
Date:  Tuesdays, starting November 2, 2021
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Date:  Sundays, starting November 7, 2021
Time:  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  City Auditorium
Fee:  $3.00/person; pay at the door

CAMP WASHINGTON:
Ages:  6-12
Dates:  June 6 – July 29, 2022
Days:  Monday – Friday
Location:  Main Park Pavilion
*No camp Monday, July 4, 2022

Early Bird Camp

TIMES:   FEE:MIN./MAX:
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.$132.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee10/100 participants

Camp Washington

TIMES:    FEE:MIN./MAX:
9:00 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.
$396.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee10/100 participants

Afternoon Kids Camp

TIMES:   FEE:MIN./MAX:
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.$155.00 per child for 8 weeks; includes $10.00 non-refundable registration fee10/100 participants

•A non-refundable $10.00 registration fee per camp per child will hold your child’s spot.  You must pay this at the time of registration.
•You can register on-line or you may register in person at the Parks and Recreation office during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday until Monday, February 28, 2022 for returning campers, and beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022 for all others who would like to sign up.
•All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and remaining camp fees must be paid by Friday, May 13, 2022.
•Registration deadline for all camps is Friday, April 29, 2022.
To register for Camp Washington click here

CIRCUS STARS CAMP:
Walk on stilts, ride a mini-bike, balance on a rolla bolla board!  These are just a few of the exciting skills kids will learn in Circus Stars Camp!  Kids will also learn juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, animal balloons and much more.  Plus, we will be introducing brand new juggling and balancing skills this year.  Camp culminates with an amazing circus performance for family and friends!
Ages:  6-12
Dates:  June 13 – June 17, 2022
Days:  Monday – Friday
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Washington Public Library – Meeting Room A
Fee:  $99.00/person
Minimum 5; Maximum 15
To register for Circus Stars Camp click here

For additional information, please contact the Parks Department at (636) 390-1080.

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.

ADULT CO-ED SOFTBALL:
Date:  Wednesdays; Begins April 13, 2022
Ages:  18 and older
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location:  Lakeview Fields
Fee:  $260.00 (min. 10 games per team)
Minimum 6 teams; Maximum 8 teams
League Rules
Team Roster
Hold Harmless Agreement
To register, click here

For additional information, please contact the Parks Department at (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:
Children will be grouped according to age
Ages:  1 (walking)-10
Date:  Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m. Sharp
Location:  Midway Soccer Field
Fee:  FREE Admission

ARBOR DAY:
Date:  Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Crestview Water Tower Park (corner of Madison Avenue and Crestview Drive)

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE:
Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time:  7:00 a.m.
Location:  Various homes throughout Washington
Fee:  $8.00 Garage Sale Listing; $3.00 Booklet
*In the event of rain, it will be left to the discretion of each individual seller to determine if they want to cancel; there will be no refunds
**Registration deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022
***Booklets will be available to purchase on Tuesday, May 3 – Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Parks & Recreation Office, Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Public Library
To register, click here

MUSIC AT THE MARKET:
Date:  May 12, 2022; Garden Party
Date:  June 9, 2022; Rocking Lazy R
Date:  July 14, 2022; Geenahwind
Date:  September 8, 2022; Backstreet Cruisers
Date:  October 13, 2022; Texas Giants
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Farmers’ Market
Fee:  FREE Admission
*Food and beverages available for purchase
**Events coordinated by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Chamber of Commerce

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:
Did you know National Trail Day is Saturday, June 4, 2022?  Our park system has multiple trails throughout the City.  Grab the family or some friends and take a hike, ride your bike or take a jog on any of our trails.  This is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience.  Show your appreciation to those who make the trail system possible – your local Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information on our parks and trails click here.

CONCERT IN THE PARK:
Date:  Friday, June 10, 2022; Washington Brass Band
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Main Park Pavilion
Fee:  FREE Admission
*Don’t forget your lawn chairs

FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY:
Saturday, June 11, 2022, is designated as Family Health and Fitness Day.  Below are a just a few 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 route

MOVIE IN THE PARK:
Movie:  Sing 2
Date:  Thursday, June 30, 2022
Time:  8:30 p.m. (shown at dark)
Location:  Amphitheatre
Fee:  FREE Admission
*Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets, snacks and drinks

For additional information, please contact the Parks Department at (636) 390-1080.

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 Auditorium will be open for walking on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays,
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning Monday, November 1, 2021.  No pets allowed.
*Last day for walking is Thursday, March 31, 2022

No walking on the following dates: 
•Thursday, November 11, 2021
•Thursday, November 25, 2021
•Thursday, December 9, 2021
•Thursday, December 23, 2021
•Monday, January 17, 2022
•Monday, February 21, 2022

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.

For additional information, please contact the Parks Department at (636) 390-1080.

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:
Beginning Thursday, December 2, 2021, the Senior Center will open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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