Wisconsin Rapids Park & Recreation
Summer Recreation Guide 2009
Parks & Recreation – 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Telephone – 715-421-8240 – Website: wirapids.org/wrrec
Office Hours: 8am-Noon & 1-4pm – Monday thru Friday
Make Checks Payable to: City of Wisconsin Rapids
2009 Summer Registration Begins
Walk-in Only: May 12 Tuesday 1:00-6:00pm
Registration forms are available online.
*walk-in and mail registration will continue after May 12th until classes begin or are filled.
BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION (Ages 11+)
This program will provide the safety skills and confidence necessary to Payment
be a great babysitter. Classes held in the First Floor Conference Room at All fees must be paid in FULL at the time of registration. All registration
City Hall. transactions must be completed before class begins. Class sizes are
Session Dates Time Activity # limited. Reminder: Walk-ins take precedence over mail-ins on
June 22 8:30-3:00pm 2001.401 May 12th!
July 13 8:30-3:00pm 2002.402
August 3 8:30-3:00pm 2003.403
Fees: $30.00 Resident; $33.00 Non-Resident BASKETBALL
Mini Dribblers (ages 7-12)
KIDS GOLF Concentrate on teamwork and game situations. Man-to-man and zone
Designed as in introduction to golf, this class includes fun drills and defense is taught along with offensive strategies. Every part of the game
games. The swing, rules and proper etiquette of the game are taught is covered. Each week consists of stretching, warm-ups, drills and skills,
but the main objective is FUN! Golf clubs provided. Class will be held at strategy session and games. Program held at Grove Gym.
Witter Field. Session Dates Time Days Activity #
Session Dates Time Day Activity # July 17-Aug. 7 9:15-10:00am Fri. 2502.402
June 15-July 6 (ages 6-8) 9:15-9:45am Monday 3201.401 Fees: $8.00 Resident; $11.00 Non-Resident
July 20-August 10 (ages 6-8) 6:00-6:30pm Monday 3202.402
July 20-August 10 (ages 9-12) 6:30-7:00pm Monday 3203.403 Pee Wee Basketball (ages 3-6)
Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident Introduce your children to the game through instructions in passing,
shooting and dribbling. Lower hoops are used to accommodate young
SOCCER players. Program held at Grove Gym. No class July 3rd.
This class is a perfect introduction to the game. It is designed to have Session Dates Ages Time Days Activity #
fun with soccer and to develop basic skills. The children will play small June 12-July10 3-4 9:00-9:30am Fri. 2501.401
sided games (3x3, 4x4) while encouraging the children to get as many July 17-Aug. 7 5-6 10:00-10:30am Fri. 2502.402
touches on the ball as possible. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, safety, July 17-Aug. 7 3-4 10:30-11:00am Fri. 2503.403
teamwork and fun. Class will be held at Witter Field. No class July 3rd. Fees: $7.00 Resident; $10.00 Non-Resident
Session Dates Ages Time Days Activity #
June 12-July 10 3-5 9:45-10:30am Fri. 4701.401 Boys/Girls Basketball Drills/Open Gym (Grades 3-7)
July 22-Aug. 12 3-5 6:00-6:45pm Wed. 4702.402 Here is an opportunity to continue playing basketball thru the summer.
July 22-Aug. 12 6-8 6:45-7:30pm Wed. 4703.403 The fundamentals of basketball will be emphasized and players may
Fees: $7.00 Resident; $10.00 Non-Resident practice on individual skills. Program held at Grove Gym.
Session Dates Time Days Activity #
T-BALL/PITCH BALL LEAGUES June 23-July 28 9:15-11:45am Tuesday 2504.404
(Registration Begins March 2nd) Fees: $12.00 Resident; & $15.00 Non-Resident
All games will be played at Witter Field on Monday and Wednesday.
Rules are adapted for the younger child. Tykes is for 4-6 year olds. Pitch VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
ball is for 6-8 year olds and the coaches pitch. Pitch ball program is co- Learn the fundamentals of this fast-paced game. Passing, setting,
sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club. No games on July 1st! serving and defensive and offensive strategies are covered. Improve
Session Dates Time Division Activity # footwork, teamwork and overall basics. Knee pads recommended. Camp
June 15-July 13 10:00-10:45am Tykes A 1501.401 held at East Jr. High Fieldhouse.
June 17-July 15 6:00-6:45pm Tykes B 1502.402 Session Dates Time Grade/s Activity #
June 17-July 15 7:00-8:00pm Pitch Ball 1503.403 August 11, 12, 13 1:15-3:30pm 6-9 3001.401
Fees: $14.00 Resident; $17.00 Non-Resident
Fees: $12.00 Resident; $15.00 Non-Resident
DODGEBALL/SWIM (ages 8-13) (Mead Field Shelter/Pool)
Your children will learn basic team building skills while having fun and BUDS ‘N SPROUTS (Grades 2-5)
meeting new kids! Then get ready to cool off in the pool! Fee includes The purpose of the program is to teach children to discover plants,
entry into the pool. No class July 2nd. explore nature, eat smart and grow together in learning. During the
Session Dates Time Days Activity # classes children will plant and tend their own garden, play games and
June 25-Aug. 6 1:15-3:45pm Thursday 3727.427 learn through hands-on activities. Classes will meet at the Helen’s Zoo
Fees: $15.00Resident; $18.00 Non-Resident House.
Session Date Time Days Activity #
June 18-July 30 1:00-3:30pm Thursdays 3205.405
Classes are held at Centralia Center. TENNIS LESSONS (Witter Tennis Courts)
Parent’s Day: Last day of the session, parents are invited to spectate. Introduce your child to the great game of tennis with an emphasis on
Tumble Bugs (Ages 2-4 year olds) F-U-N, FUN! Through a series of FUN-filled games and activities your
Boys and girls are introduced to basic tumbling and gymnastics child will be introduced to the basic concept and skills of tennis.
movements through creative warm-ups, jumping and tumbling. Parents Participants must furnish their own tennis racket.
are encouraged to participate with their child in this class.
Session Dates Time Days Activity # Pee Wee Tennis (Ages 4-6)
June 8-29 5:30-6:00pm M 1001.401 This program introduces tennis to young beginners. Basic skills will be
June 9-18 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 1002.402 developed using games and drill techniques. Tennis balls will be
July 6-27 9:30-10:00am M 1003.403 provided.
July 7-28 5:30-6:00pm Tu 1004.404 Session Dates Time Days Activity #
July 9-30 5:30-6:00pm Th 1005.405 June 15-24 9:00-9:30am M,W 3501.401
Aug.10-31 6:00-6:30pm M 1006.406 July 13-22 9:00-9:30am M,W 3502.402
Aug. 11-20 9:30-10:00am T,Th 1007.407 July 14-Aug. 4 9:00-9:30am Tue. 3503.403
Aug. 11-20 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 1008.408 Aug. 10-19 9:00-9:30am M,W 3504.404
Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident Fees: $8.00 Resident $11.00 Non-Resident
Tumble Tykes (Ages 4-6 year olds) Novice (Ages 7-9)
This class is for boys and girls with little or no gymnastics experience. It This is a beginning level class that stresses the basics, of grip, forehand,
will increase their confidence, coordination and strength in a relaxed backhand and volleys.
atmosphere. Training on gymnastics apparatus is also included. Session Dates Time Days Activity #
Session Dates Time Days Activity # June 15-24 9:30-10:15am M,W 3505.405
June 8-29 6:00-6:30pm M 1009.409 July 13-22 9:30-10:15am M,W 3506.406
June 9-18 6:00-6:30pm T,Th 1010.410 July 6-27 5:30-6:15pm M 3507.407
July 6-27 9:00-9:30am M 1011.411 Aug.10-19 9:30-10:15am M,W 3508.408
July 7-28 6:00-6:30pm Tu 1012.412 Aug. 10-19 5:30-6:15pm M,W 3509.409
July 9-30 6:00-6:30pm Th 1013.413 Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident
Aug.10-31 5:30-6:00pm M 1014.414
Aug. 11-20 9:00-9:30am T,Th 1015.415 Wimbledon (Ages 10+)
Aug. 11-20 6:00-6:30pm T,Th 1016.416 This class places emphasis on serving, footwork and ground strokes.
Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident Each week consists of stretching, warm-ups, drills and skills, strategy
sessions and games.
Beginning Tumbling (Ages 7-12) Session Dates Time Days Activity #
Students will be taught basic tumbling and work on gymnastic June 15-24 10:15-11:00am M,W 3510.410
apparatus. Strength, balance, flexibility and coordination will be July 13-22 10:15-11:00am M,W 3511.411
emphasized in a fun atmosphere. July 6-27 6:15-7:00pm M 3512.412
Session Dates Time Days Activity # Aug.10-19 10:15-11:00am M,W 3513.413
June 9-18 6:30-7:30pm T,Th 1017.417 Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident
July 7-16 6:30-7:30pm T,Th 1018.418
Aug.11-20 6:30-7:30pm T,Th 1019.419 Rapids Summer Tennis League (Grades 9th-Adult)
Fees: $11.00 Resident; $14.00 Non-Resident (Lincoln Courts) REGISTER WITH BARB MANCUSO AT LINCOLN HIGH.
This is a tennis program giving you the opportunity to play with others
with similar tennis skill levels in the Tri-City area.
HIP ‘N HOP Beginning Date Time/s Days Activity #
(Ages 7-13) June 17 5:00 or 6:30pm Wednesdays 3514.414
Even if you know hip-hop, join us for fun. Learn a new routine. Classes Fees: $20.00 (includes balls)
held in the Centralia Center.
Session Dates Time Days Activity # Friends of Tennis 4th Annual Tennis Tournament
June 15-29 6:30-7:30pm Mon. 1020.420 Players are placed into divisions. Awards are given out in each division.
July 9-30 4:30-5:30pm Thur. 1021.421 Tennis balls will be provided. All fees for tournament are non-refundable.
Fees: $11.00 Resident; $14.00 Non-Resident Session Date Activity #
Friday, July 31 (Ages10-17) Youth Singles or Doubles 3515.415
Fees: $10.00 Resident; $13.00 Non-Resident
August 1 (Adults) Men’s & Women’s Singles 3516.416
August 2 (Adults) Men’s, Mixed or Women’s Doubles 3517.417
Fees: $17.00 Resident; $20.00 Non-Resident (1 or 2 events)
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS (Mead Outdoor Pool)
AQUATIC ACTIVITIES AQUA TOTS (Ages 6 mo. to 3 years)
The following skills are taught in the aqua class: helping the child feel
Mead Pool 1421 Alton Street comfortable in the water, getting into the water, blowing bubbles, going
Big Pool Hours Baby Pool Hours under, bobbing, dipping, kicking legs, floating on the stomach and back,
Sunday – Saturday Sunday - Saturday floating alone, arm movements and jumping in. A parent must
Noon-5:00pm & 5:30-7:45pm* 11:00am – 7:00pm accompany the child in the water. Children should wear swim diapers
*Pool will be cleared 10-15 minutes before closing so patrons under their suits, if not trained!
may shower before closing. Session Dates Time Days Activity #
July 6-15 5:30-6:00pm M,W 0001.401
July 21-30 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 0002.402
Pool Opens: June 10 July 22-31 12:30-1:00pm W,F 0003.403
August 11-20 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 0004.404
Pool Closes August 21st, 7:45pm for Season! Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident
Daily Fee: $2.00 per person; Children under 5 are free. Water Rookies (Ages 3-5)
A parent must accompany the child in this water introductory class. Skills
Season Passes include: buoyancy and breath control, supported kicking on front and
Available only at the Parks and Recreation Office, 444 West back, and introduction to front crawl arms.
Grand Avenue, beginning April 12h during regular office hours. Session Date Time Day Activity #
Resident Non-Resident June 16-25 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 0005.405
Youth(under 18) $20.00 $25.00 July 7-16 5:30-6:00pm T,Th 0006.406
Adult $25.00 $35.00 July 21-30 5:00-5:30pm T,Th 0007.407
*Family $35.00 $50.00 July 22-31 12:30-1:00pm W,F 0008.408
Pass Replacement $5.00(Per Person) Aug.10-19 5:30-6:00pm M,W 0009.409
*Family members must live at same residence. Proof of residency will Fees: $9.00 Resident; $12.00 Non-Resident
be required with all season applications.
Children in Level 1 or 2 must be at least 36” to their chin.
Classes meet Monday thru Thursday.
Aquatic Week – July 13-17
July 13th Western Daze – Level 1: Water Exploration (Ages 5 and older)
Bring your squirt gun and prepare yourself to get wet! Skills include: buoyancy and breath control, supported kicking on front
(2:00-7:00pm)*Pool Closed 5-5:30pm and back, introduction to front crawl arms, getting help in an
July 14th Snorkel Daze – Dive for Treasures! emergency, reaching assists without equipment, fundamentals of using a
Every hour patrons dive for a golf ball and receive a prize. life jacket.
(1:00-4:00pm) Session Date Time Activity #
July 15th under the Sea June 15-25 6:00-6:30pm 0010.410
Come and join the fun “under the sea”! Lifeguards will join you in a swim July 13-23 6:00-6:30pm 0011.411
throughout the day! (2:00-7:00pm) Aug. 3-13 1:00-1:30pm 0012.412
*Pool Closed 5-5:30pm Fees: $11.00 Resident; $14.00 Non-Resident
July 16th Water Safety Day
A free group swim lesson will be given to the first 30 participants signed Level 2: Primary Skills (Ages 6 & older)
up in the pool office. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length between Prerequisite: must have passed Level 1, or can float on stomach with
1-4pm. Children must be at least 6 years old. face in the water, supported float with kick on back, and familiarity with
July 17th –Teen Night front crawl arms
Teens, hang on to the endless summer nights as you float around Mead Session Date Time Activity #
Pool on a Friday night from 8:30-10:00pm. Admission is free! June 15-25 6:00-6:30pm 0013.413
July 13-23 6:00-6:30pm 0014.414
Aug. 3-13 1:00-1:30pm 0015.415
RAPIDS SWIM CLUB (8+) NEW! Fees: $11.00 Resident; $14.00 Non-Resident
Rapids Swim Club offers our younger members an opportunity to
exercise, develop swimming skills and have fun. The main purpose of the WPRA DISCOUNT TICKET PROGRAM
club is to provide the children an opportunity to swim during the All Sales Final – No Refunds – All Day Pass
summer, and to promote a love for the sport, advance aquatic skills and
foster teamwork and the principles for good sportsmanship. The basic Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
requirement is the ability to swim the length of the pool. No class July Gate Price: $42.40* * * * Our Price: $29.00
2nd. Children 2 and Under FREE
Session Dates Days Time
June 16-Aug. 7 T,Th,F 10:30-11:45am Noah’s Ark
Fees: $25.00 Resident; $30.00 Non-Resident* Gate Price: $37.08 * * * * Our Price: $28.00
Register two or more children and save $10.00! Children 2 and Under Free
*Fee includes: Summer Season Youth Pass, Practice Time, Stroke Clinics
and Time Trials Riverview Park & Waterworld
Gate Price: $21.00 * * * * Our Price: $18.00*
*Buy 1 ticket @ $18.00 receive 1 ticket FREE
PRIVATE SWIM INSTRUCTION Children 3 and Under Free
Private swim lessons are provided in a small group setting and follow the
American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program. Instructors are high Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
school/college students who have previous teaching experience. Call the Adult Gate Price: $56.64 * * * Our Price: $34.00
office at 421-8240 if interested in private lessons. Lessons are 20 Children 3 and Under Free
minutes in length.
Fees: $3.00 per person/lesson
HOT SUMMER SPECIALS REFUND PROCEDURE
Student Appreciation Days: June 10-14 1) A full refund will be allowed if program is cancelled.
Students may bring in an show our pool cashiers an “A” ; “4” , or “E” on 2) At least 24 hours notice prior to the start of the program, a full
your 4th quarter report card for the current school year and swim for refund.
FREE from 5:30-7:45pm. (One-time use only!) 3) A 50% refund will be allowed after the first class and before the
second class is held.
Father’s Day: Sunday, June 21 4) No refund after the second class begins.
Father’s swim FREE when accompanied by one or more paying child.
Mother’s Day: Sunday, June 28 RESIDENCY: Programs and services provided by the Department are
We didn’t forget your special day! Moms swim FREE on us when open to ALL Wisconsin Rapids residents, at a reduced rate. Non-
accompanied by one or more paying child. residents living outside the Wisconsin Rapids City Limits may participate
in our programs for an additional fee.
Senior Citizens Day: Monday, June 22, July 6, 20 and August 3
Only those 55+ may spend an hour swimming, walking or floating CLASS TRANSFERS
around in the pool. Admission is FREE! (10:45-11:45am) If a participant is unable to take a class, you may transfer to any other
class in the current bulletin. The same participant registered has to be
Family Night: Wednesdays, beginning June 17-Aug. 19; 5:30- the one transferring to another program. You can transfer at anytime
7:45pm before the program has started, provided there is available space in the
A time for the entire family to enjoy an evening swimming at the pool. other class.
An adult/guardian must accompany all children. Regular admission fee.
T-Shirt Nights: Come in wearing the selected T-shirt of the night and All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. All classes
swim for FREE (5:30-7:45pm) have limited space, so register early. Enrollment cannot be guaranteed.
June 25: WR Youth Soccer/Aeropostale If your desired class is filled, you will be notified and placed on a waiting
July 9: WR Baseball/Softball/T-Ball/Pitch Ball list. If additional class openings become available, we will then go to the
July 23: Hannah Montana/Sponge Bob waiting lists to fill the class.
July 30: Any NFL Team/NASCAR
August 4: Any Disney Character INSURANCE
August 12: Hollister/Nike/Adidas/Badgers All participants in our Recreation programs and activities are encouraged
to carry their own insurance. The City of Wisconsin Rapids Park &
SCUBA DIVING(12+) Recreation Department DOES NOT carry insurance on participants or
Open Water Diver Course (P.A.D.I.)
Have you been wondering what it would be like to take up the exciting
sport of scuba diving? Stop wondering and join us now for a 3 day
Information about Recreation Department cancellations will be
program designed to certify you in the wonderful sport of scuba diving.
announced over the following radio/TV stations:
Required equipment includes a mask, fins, snorkel, boots and gloves.
WFHR 1320 AM * WGLX 103.3 FM * Channel 3
Session Dates Time Activity #
June 20 ,27 & 28 9-Noon Classroom 3614.414
Fees: $249.00 Per Participant
Create an unforgettable birthday party with the Recreation Department.
Just invite the guests and bring your child’s favorite cake and camera.
Party planning begins upon full payment. Refund policy: 3 days notice,
full refund. Exception: inclement weather for pool parties. For more info
Mead Pool Party Includes: Two hour party at Mead Pool. Children
must be at least 7 years old and supervised by an adult/chaperone.
Maximum of 15 children.
Fees: $25.00 Resident; $30.00 Non-resident
Zoo Party Includes: Four hour party in “Helen’s House” (enclosed
shelter) at the Zoo.
Gymnastics Birthday Party Includes: Indoor two hour party
includes a 45 minute gymnastic class. Class size is limited.
Fees: $25.00 Resident; $30.00 Non-Resident