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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Parks and Recreation fun October 13 - 21

From School’s Out Day Camps, Fall Family Fest and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages. Learn more and register online at www.missoulaparks.org, phone 721-PARK (7275) or stop by Currents Aquatics Center. During inclement weather, call the Parks and Recreation Rainline, 541-7200, after 4:30 p.m. for program updates.

Oct. 13 - 14

Zootown Derailleurs Classic Youth Cyclocross Race • Oct. 13, ages 3 to adult

Missoula's just-for-kids cyclocross race in Osprey Stadium and Silver Park. Events start at 9 a.m. Register online at bikesignup.com. 

Learn to Play Pickleball Level 1 Clinics • Oct. 13, ages 12+

Join us for these fun Learn to Play clinics! Parks and Recreation staff and/or Zoo Town Pickleball players will be on hand to teach you the basics of the game and get you ready to attend our Open Play sessions and/or League Play. All necessary equipment (paddles, balls, nets) will be available to use during the clinic. If you’ve never played pickleball, this is the place to start. Pre-registration required. For ages 12+, registration fee is $6 per session. Meets Saturdays, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m at Parks' Sports and Wellness Gym, 1515 Fairview. Level 1 meets October 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, Dec. 15.

Riverfront Ramble Disc Golf Tournament • Oct. 14, all ages

Join Parks and Recreation and the Garden City Flyers for the 3rd annual Riverfront Ramble Disc Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a glow in the dark Innova disc featuring the tournament logo. All proceeds help support the free Folf in the Parks program. Sign up at the event. Registrations fee: Youth 17 and under $10, Adults $20.

Oct. 15 - 21

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, we’ll gather for hot drinks and good conversation. Dress for winter outdoor activity, snowshoes available if needed. Meets Mondays at Currents, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is $7 per walk. (Sorry, no CityCard discount.)

Folf in the Parks • Oct. 16, all ages

Join Parks and Recreation and the Garden City Flyers for a free, family-friendly round of disc golf in your local parks on Tuesday evenings from 4 – 6 p.m. Never played before? We will help you learn the basics. Bring your own discs, or borrow them from your friendly park staff.  Meets Oct. 16 at Pineview Park, and Oct. 23 at Silver Park.

Stepping On Fall Prevention Clinic • Oct. 17 – Dec. 5, ages 60+

Join Parks and Recreation, Missoula Aging Services, and the Montana DPHHS Injury Prevention Program for this fun, easy program to help prevent falls and maintain your personal independence! Meets Wednesdays, Oct. 17 – Dec. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. at Headwaters Meeting Room in Currents Aquatics Center. Call Missoula Aging Services at 728-7682 for more information.

School’s Out Day Camps • Oct. 18-19, ages 5 - 12

Parents love our low participant-to-staff ratios and enthusiastic camp leaders. Kids love the field trips, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, and games. Fee includes all field trips and equipment. Meets Oct. 18-19, Nov. 9, Dec. 26-28, Jan. 2-4; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., location TBA. Registration fee is $42 per day or $35 with CityCard resident discount. Meets most MCPS vacation days.

Currents Rec Swim and Climbing Wall • Oct. 18-19, all ages

School's out and Currents is open! Recreation swim is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. The poolside climbing wall is open 2 - 4:30 p.m. October 18 and 4 - 8 p.m. October 19. Currents is closed for annual maintenance October 20 - 28.

Learn to Play Pickleball Level 2 Clinics • Oct. 20, ages 12+

Parks and Recreation staff and/or Zoo Town Pickleball players will be on hand to teach you the basics of the game and get you ready to attend our Open Play sessions and/or League Play. All necessary equipment (paddles, balls, nets) will be available to use during the clinic. Pre-registration required. For ages 12+, registration fee is $6 per session. Meets Saturdays, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. at Parks' Sports and Wellness Gym, 1515 Fairview. Level 2 meets Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Dec. 8.

Currents closed for annual maintenance • Oct. 20 -28

Currents is closed for annual maintenance to deep clean and enhance the facility. The Parks administrative offices at Currents are open Oct. 22 - 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for registrations and rentals.

Jr. Playmakers Basketball • Register through Oct. 24, boys & girls grades 2-5 

Youth will learn basic basketball skills from volunteer coaches, and use those skills on the court. Meets Nov. 2 – Feb. 24, games on Friday evenings, and practices are TBD. Registration is accepted through Oct. 24; fee is $135/118 per player with CityCard resident discount. Last chance registration Oct. 31, no registration accepted Oct. 25 – 30.

Oct. 22 - 28

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, we’ll gather for hot drinks and good conversation. Dress for winter outdoor activity, snowshoes available if needed. Oct. 22 session meets at Clyde Coffee, 610 S. Higgins, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is $7 per walk. (Sorry, no CityCard discount.)

 Jr. Playmakers Basketball • Register through Oct. 24, boys & girls grades 2-5 

Kids will hit the court running for another great season of Jr. Playmakers Basketball with an emphasis on FUN, FAIR PLAY, and GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP. Youth will learn basic basketball skills from volunteer coaches, and use those skills on the court. Meets Nov. 2 – Feb. 24, games on Friday evenings, and practices are TBD. Registration is accepted through Oct. 24; fee is $135/118 per player with CityCard resident discount. Last chance registration Oct. 31, no registration accepted Oct. 25 – 30.

Folf in the Parks • Oct. 23, all ages

Join Parks and Recreation and the Garden City Flyers for a free, family-friendly round of disc golf in your local parks on Tuesday evenings from 4 – 6 p.m. Never played before? We will help you learn the basics. Bring your own discs, or borrow them from your friendly park staff.  Meets Oct. 23 at Silver Park.

Learn to Play Pickleball Level 1 Clinics • Oct. 27, ages 12+

Parks and Recreation staff and/or Zoo Town Pickleball players will be on hand to teach you the basics of the game and get you ready to attend our Open Play sessions and/or League Play. All necessary equipment (paddles, balls, nets) will be available to use during the clinic. Pre-registration required. For ages 12+, registration fee is $6 per session. Meets Saturdays, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. at Parks' Sports and Wellness Gym, 1515 Fairview. Level 1 meets Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1, and Dec. 15.

Coming Soon!

Last Chance Registration day for Jr. Playmakers Basketball • Oct. 31, boys & girls grades 2-5

Must register in person at Currents Aquatics Center on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Currents Inner-Tube Water Polo League • Register by Nov. 1, ages 16 and up

Meets Sundays, Nov. 4 - Dec. 16, 6-9 p.m. Register by Nov. 1; fee is $60 per team. Late registration is accepted if space available.

Tiny Sprouts • Oct. 31 - Dec. 12 and Nov. 2 – Dec. 14, toddlers to age 3

Little ones, walking toddlers to age 3, will learn to play together with our soft and safe equipment.

Super Sprouts Sports Skills • Nov. 2 – Dec. 14, ages 3 – 5 

Budding sports stars develop their coordination while having fun and learning about a variety of sports, balance and movement skills.

Currents Date Night • Nov. 2, ages 7 and up

Enjoy your dinner date and explore First Friday art events without the kids in tow!

Free! Sign up for Kiwanis Basketball • Register by Dec. 17, grades 6-8

Parks and Recreation is hosting Kiwanis Basketball sign-ups this year. It’s the same great free program for boys and girls in grades 6-8...Parks and Recreation will sign you up and Kiwanis will do the rest! Season runs January-March and games are weekday evenings. Register by Dec. 17 online or give us a call at 721-PARK. For more information, please visit missoulakiwanis.com.

On-going Programs

Currents Open Swim • Ongoing, all ages

Ripples Party Room at Currents • Ongoing, all ages

Aquacize! at Currents • Ongoing, ages 16+

Currents Swim Squad • Ongoing, ages 6+

Pickleball Open Play • Ongoing, ages 12+

Discovery Corp Afterschool Camp • Ongoing, grades K-5

MORE Build Your Own Adventure! • Ongoing, all ages

Rent the Gym! • Ongoing, all ages

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