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Recreation Department Gears Up For Spring, Summer
Flag Football
Registration will soon begin for the summer swim programs at the Oakdale pool, with lessons offered at a variety of levels. - photo by Photo Contributed

The City of Oakdale Recreation Department is pleased to announce the 2013 Spring and Summer Activity Guide is now available. Guides are available online at or at City Hall, 280 N. Third Ave. This season the Department introduced many new programs for Youth, Adults and Aquatics. Programs begin in March so do not miss out and get your Activity Guide today.


Youth Programs

Many of the community’s favorite programs are back and there are many new courses too. For Pre-School children Little People Learn and Play is a parent participation class designed for 1-5 year olds. This class includes arts and crafts, songs and encourages free exploration in a planned learning environment. Mommy Me and Music is offered by Pointe of Dance Studio and in this class children 1-5 years learn about music, rhythm, dance and song. Tiny Tots Sports allows children 3-5 years to develop fine motor skills while learning about different sports in a fun environment.


For elementary school and junior high aged youth there are many activities to choose from this season. In Spring the Department is offering a Youth Cheer Clinic, Youth Volleyball Skills Clinic, Dance Classes, Indoor Tennis and Mixed Martial Arts classes. This year the Department is also offering NFL Flag Football in the Spring and early Summer. NFL Flag is a very popular program in the Fall and due to its popularity the Recreation Department has decided to also run a League in the Spring to allow more youth to participate. This Summer the fun continues with a Youth Soccer Clinic, Youth T-Ball Clinic, Outdoor Tennis and Outdoor Basketball Clinic. A Fit4Kids Sports Camp will also be offered May 28 - May 31. A full day camp will be available for youth ages 5-12 and a half day camp for ages 3-5. This camp will not only teach kids about sports, but show them how it can be great exercise as well.


Adult Programs

This Spring and Summer is full of fun activities for adults too. The Recreation Department will now be offering an Adult Flag Football League, Adult Basketball League and Adult Softball League. All Leagues are co-ed so grab your friends and form a team; you do not want to miss out on the fun. For adults looking for fitness there are many options to choose from including Line Dancing, Adult Hip Hop, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Zumba and Open Gym Basketball. If a quiet activity is more your style Quilting is a great choice.


Aquatics Program

The schedule for our aquatics program is now available but registration for classes will begin on Monday, April 1 and classes do fill up fast. The aquatics program has been restructured to include 6 levels of swim lessons. This change will allow instructors to spend more time assisting participants develop their technique. This summer the Community Pool will also be offering private swim lessons, these lessons will be one on one with an instructor and can be taught at all levels. Aqua Fitness classes will be offered throughout the season. Water Aerobics, AquaZumba, Lap Swim and Adult Swim will all be offered all Summer.


Youth Scholarship

The Oakdale Recreation Department feels it is important that all children be given the opportunity to participate in recreational activities. Community donations allow us to provide limited scholarships to low-income Oakdale residents who are under the age of 18. Applications for a one-time $75 scholarship are accepted throughout the year until funds are expended. Participants are required to pay 10 percent of the class cost. Donations are always accepted; please consider donating to this worthy Youth Scholarship Program.


For full information about these programs and other activities Spring Fest & Safety Day, Farmers Market, Movies Under the Stars, Senior Center Activities please check out the 2013 Spring and Summer Activity Guide. The Recreation Department is now located in City Hall at 280 N. Third Ave. Registrations for classes are now available online or in our office, please call 845-3591 if you have any questions; our staff is happy to help.