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Parks and recreation

Programs offered by the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department, 100 Lockville Road, are listed. For more information call 614-833-2211.

Pool passes

It's not too late to get your Season Passes for the Pickerington Community Pool.

The pool is open daily from noon to 8 p.m. daily.

Passes can be purchased at the Pool, or the Parks and Recreation Department.

Want to drop by the pool for the day? Starting July 1, we will be offering Daily Admission.

You don't need a Season Pass, or need to be accompanied by a Season Pass holder. Anyone can visit the pool for only $8.

Stop by the Pickerington Community Pool this Friday, June 20, for Family Fun Night. From 6 to 9 p.m. the whole family can enjoy fun games, contests and prizes. Even if you don't have a Season Pass, you can still join the fun for only $8 per person.

 

Swim lessons

The first session of Swim Lessons will be wrapping up this week, but we still have openings in session 2, beginning July 7.

Classes are filling up fast, so sign up for session 2 before it's too late.

Want to have individual attention while teaching your child how to swim? Private swim lessons are also available at the Pickerington Community Pool.

To set-up a private lesson, call the swim lesson coordinator at 614-864-3483. For each 30-minute session, the fee is $20 per person.

 

July Fourth

The July Fourth celebration is just around the corner.

Plan the whole day with family and friends in Victory Park starting at 4 p.m.

Find you best spot to watch the parade, beginning at 6 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies will take place at 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by live music.

Hotel California will be performing on the main stage at 8 p.m..

At 10 p.m. don't forget to look up at the sky as fireworks are launched from Sycamore Park.

The City Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help with the parade. If you're interested call 614-833-2211 to find out how you can help.

 

Friday Night Flicks

Friday night means movie night in Pickerington. Come out to Sycamore Park Friday, June 20, for a night that will be fun for the whole family.

The Parks and Recreation Department be showing Adventures in Zambezia, presented by Fairfield Federal.

Enjoy some food courtesy of Violet Baptist Church and Primrose of Pickerington. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket as we project a movie on the side of a barn near the amphitheater, starting at dusk.

 

Concert series

This week we are excited to feature and up and coming '90s band, Wet Bandits, to the Summer Concert Series.

Join us at the Sycamore Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22, with a lawn chair or a blanket, and enjoy the show.

Be sure to enjoy a snow cone while enjoying some great tunes.

 

Classes

All summer long the Parks and Recreation Department will be offering camps, classes, activities and events for all ages.

We offer flag football, cheerleading, soccer, tennis and golf for young athletes.

Are you looking for something a little more educational? We have Art Adventures, youth drawing, cooking classes at Cold Stone, Summer Math Fun, and Beginner Irish Step Dance.

We are about to start Challenger Sports - British Soccer Camps, flag football and cheerleading from Skyhawks, new sessions of Kids Tennis Camp and more.

Check out the Spring/Summer Program Guide for a wide variety of activities for all ages.

More information can be found online at www.pickerington.net or by picking up a copy of the program guide today at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Register online, in person, by mail, fax in or use the drop box outside City Hall.

 

Shelter reservations

We have four shelters available for reservation between April 1 and Oct. 31. Facility Reservation Forms are available online at www.pickerington.net or in the Parks and Recreation Department.

New times slots and fees (city resident/non-resident) are available this year: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($30/$60), 1 to 5 p.m. ($30/$60), 5 to 9 p.m. ($30/$60) or 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ($90/$180). Availability information for all facilities can be found online at www.pickerington.net.

 

Parks

Have you been to Victory Park lately? The Parks and Recreation Department recently installed new basketball hoops and playing surface. We even have an 8-foot high hoop for even the smallest basketball all-stars. The basketball court at Sycamore Park has been fixed up as well.

Did you know that the Pickerington Disc Golf Course now has a shelter. Enjoy a picnic in the newly built shelter. Both the Disc Golf Course and use of the shelter are free and open to the public, but can be reserved for a fee. Come on out to the park to enjoy a picnic, play some disc golf, or both.

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