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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Parks and Recreation Fun - Week of August 19

Join Missoula Parks and Recreation this week for Learn to Play Pickleball, Youth Summer Camps, Weekend Adventures for Active Adults and so much more! 

For more information, call 721-PARK, visit the links below, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center.  Register online at www.missoulaparks.org/register.  Learn more in the Summer Recreation Guide.

Week of August 19

Currents Aquatics Center closed for annual maintenance through August 30

Currents will be closed for annual maintenance August 17 through 30.  Splash Montana is open 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through August 27.  Splash Montana hours may change due to inclement weather.  Call 542-WAVE (9283) for Splash Montana weather updates.

Learn to Play Pickleball Level 1 Clinics • Monday, August 19, ages 12+

Learn the basics of the game and get ready for open or league play. All necessary equipment (paddles, balls, nets) provided. If you’ve never played pickleball, this is the place to start. Pre-registration is required, $6 per session. Meets 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at FMRP, next sessions are Sept. 9 and Sept. 23.

Youth Summer Camps • through August 23, ages 4-15

Join us for a huge variety of full and half-day camps throughout the summer—there’s something for every interest. New this year, Discovery Camp offers day-by-day registration to allow you to sign up for just the days you need. Register online at www.missoulaparks.org/register.  Share The Fun Youth Recreation Grants are available for families who need financial assistance.

Yoga in the Parks • Tuesdays, through Sept. 17, ages 12 and up

Reduce stress while improving strength and flexibility. Classes explore yoga basics for all ages and abilities. A limited number of yoga mats, towels, and blocks are available for use each session, or bring your own. For ages 12 and up, meets August 20 at Bonner Park, August 27at Franklin Park. Class meets 6 – 7 p.m.; the suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for youth ages 18 and under.

Pilates in the Parks • Wednesdays through Sept. 18, ages 12 and up 

Pilates is a series of low-impact exercises that emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Bring your own mat if possible—a limited number are available for use. Meets August 21 at Bonner Park, August 28 at Franklin Park. Class meets 6 – 7 p.m.; the suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for youth ages 18 and under.

Generations At Play • Thursdays, through Aug. 29, geared for ages 55+, all adults welcome

Join us Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McCormick Park for bike rides on local trails, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, dance, kayaking, hiking and more. August 22 is Pilates in the Park, August 29 is biking the Bitterroot Trail.  Transportation, equipment provided. Registration fee is $15; pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Jr. Playmakers Flag Football • Last chance registration August 22, Grades K-7 

Last chance flag football registration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Currents Aquatics Center. The league emphasizes fun, fair play and sportsmanship for boys and girls, begins September 15 and includes an end-of-season tournament. The registration fee is $60, or $48 with resident discount.

Weekend Adventures for Active Adults • August 24, geared for ages 55+, all adults welcome

Stand-up paddle boarding is the latest craze in water-based travel. For those who prefer to sit, our fleet of kayaks are perfect for Holland Lake in the shadows of the Seeley Swan Range. After a paddling lesson, we’ll tour the lake. May include a hike to Holland Falls. Meets 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCormick Park, registration fee is $57 or $50 with resident discount.

Fall Outdoor Soccer • Register by August 23, ages 18+

Five-week league for men’s, women’s and co-rec teams begins September 3. The team fee is $125 by August 23, $150 beginning August 24; late registration is accepted if space available. Games played weeknights at FMRP Bella Vista synthetic turf field.

Week of August 26

Jr. Playmakers Soccer • Register by August 26, Grades K-5

Jr. Playmakers soccer emphasizes fun, fair play and sportsmanship for boys and girls. Tuesday practices and Thursday games at FMRP, September 10 through October 24. The registration fee is $60, or $48 with resident discount.

Missoula Movers Coffee Walks • Mondays, for active adults

Enjoy the company of new friends on guided walks through Missoula’s conservation lands, parks, and trails. After the walk, enjoy a hot drink with fellow hikers! Meets Mondays at Currents, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is $7 per walk. (Sorry, no CityCard discount.)

Splash Montana closes for the season August 27

Splash Montana’s final open swim for the 2019 season is Tuesday, August 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lap swim will continue at Splash through September 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Currents Aquatics Center is closed for annual maintenance through August 30.

Yoga in the Parks • Tuesdays, through Sept. 17, ages 12 and up

Reduce stress while improving strength and flexibility. Classes explore yoga basics for all ages and abilities. A limited number of yoga mats, towels, and blocks are available for use each session, or bring your own. For ages 12 and up, meets August 27 at Franklin Park, Sept. 3 at Bonner Park. Class meets 6 – 7 p.m.; the suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for youth ages 18 and under.

Pilates in the Parks • Wednesdays through Sept. 18, ages 12 and up 

Pilates is a series of low-impact exercises that emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Bring your own mat if possible—a limited number are available for use. Meets August 28 at Franklin Park, Sept. 4 at Bonner Park. Class meets 6 – 7 p.m.; the suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for youth ages 18 and under.

Generations At Play • Thursdays, through Aug. 29, geared for ages 55+, all adults welcome

Join us Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McCormick Park for bike rides on local trails, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, dance, kayaking, hiking and more. August 29 features biking the Bitterroot Trail.  Transportation, equipment provided. Registration fee is $15; pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Currents Aquatics Center closed for annual maintenance through August 30

Currents will be closed for annual maintenance August 17 through 30.  Splash Montana is open 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through August 27.  Splash Montana hours may change due to inclement weather.  Call 542-WAVE (9283) for Splash Montana weather updates.

On-going programs

For more information, call 721-PARK (7275) or visit www.missoulaparks.org.

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