Play Pals will take place this Thursday, May 11 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Play Pals is open to children ages 2-4 along with an adult companion. Play Pals offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to participate with their little ones on fun activities including learning stations, story time, songs, arts and crafts and new learning experiences. The registration fee is $5 and pre-registration is required. For more information call 328-PARK.
Wild About Nature
Wild About Nature Day will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Snyder Park Clubhouse area. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a variety of fun nature education activities. Meet a live deer and fox. Nature walks begin at 10:15 am and 11:00 am and will meet at the Clubhouse Shelter House. Herb plants will be given out to Mothers, while supplies last. This program is free and for all ages. For more information call 328-PARK.
Gift of Greeting
Gift of Giving, open to ages 10 and older, will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Make beautiful cards and a holder. Everything you need to complete the project and instructions will be provided. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee is $20 or $35 per couple. For more information call 328-PARK.
The 1st Yappy Hour of the season will take place on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Snyder Parks Clubhouse area for ages 21 & Older. Bring your 4-legged friend out to enjoy live music and a cold beverage. No pet? That’s okay. Come on out and enjoy the festivities and beautiful park. Local vendors will be set-up. For more information call National Trail Parks and Recreation District at 328-PARK
Movie Night will be held on Friday, May 19 at Smith Park in New Carlisle. National Trail Parks and Recreation District presents Disney’s Finding Dory, which begins at dark (around 8:30 pm) and will be shown under the starts on a huge, inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. This program is free.
Totally Turtles will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Rebert Pike Nature Park. Many species of turtles are on the decline and considered endangered. In order to protect them, we must first understand where and how they live. Have the opportunity to participate in a turtle distance survey. This program is free and open to all ages. Pre-registration is required and available online by going to www.ntprd.org. For more information call 328-PARK.
Trail Tot Camp
Summer Camp registration is underway, with the first camp of the season Trail Tot Camp. Trail Tot Camp will be held June 5-9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration Building. Trail Tot Camp is open to children ages 3-5 and features fun-filled, age appropriate nature themed activities. Arts and Crafts, games, music, dancing, and story-time activities will be included. Children must be potty trained to attend. This is a drop off program. The registration fee is $55 and the deadline to register is May 31 or when full. For more information call 328-PARK.
Passport to Fishing
Passport to Fishing will be held on Friday, June 2, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Old Reid Park. Passport to Fishing is open to youth ages 4-16, along with a parent or caregiver. It’s a beginner fishing program where participants learn fishing skills while having fun and enjoying the great outdoors. Education stations will teach about fish habitats, fish handling and casting followed by fishing time in the ponds. Meet at the shelter house next to Wiggley Field Dog Park. Pre-registration is required by May 30 and space is limited in this free program. This program is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife. For more information call 328-PARK.
CO-ED Kickball League
Registration is underway for the NTPRD CO-ED Kickball League. Teams will play a 10 game schedule on Thursday nights starting June 8 at Snyder Park Field. Teams must be a minimum of 10 players ( 5 male and 5 female). The registration fee is $150 and the deadline to register is May 26, 2017. For more information call 328-PARK.
Adult Tennis Leagues
Adult Tennis Leagues, ages 18 & older, will begin the first week of June at Old Reid Park Tennis Center. NTPRD Adult Tennis Leagues are held on soft courts and begin the first week of June and run through August. Season passes and play punch cards are available. Monday is the Mixed Doubles league, Tuesday is Men’s Doubles, Wednesday is Men’s & Women’s 50 and over league and Thursday is Men’s & Women’s Singles. The registration fee is $10 per player-per league plus the court fee. The registration deadline is May 12. For more information call 328-PARK.
Team Tennis – Level 1
Team Tennis is open to youth in grades 1-6 (2017-18 school year) and held on Monday & Wednesdays, June 5-21 at Wittenberg University. National Trail Parks and Recreation District Youth Team Tennis uses the concept of fun, friends and play to build the foundation for future success in tennis and life. Using the USTA Youth Tennis play format, participants use modified equipment and courts, tailored to their age and size, making it easier to play, rally and succeed right from the start. Register at MidwestTeamTennis.com. Registration fee of $60 includes racquet, shirt and more. The registration deadline is May 12.
Trail Walkers will meet on Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 am at Beatty Station Staging Area. Trail Walkers highlights the multi-purpose trail system while promoting fitness, fellowship and fun. These guided walks are self-paced. The 2017 Trail Walkers program is sponsored by Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home and Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home. For more information call 328-PARK.
Trail Hikers is organized by National Trail Parks and Recreation District and held on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Rebert Pike Nature Park on the 1st, 3rd & 5th week of the month and at New Reid Park on the 2nd & 4th weeks of the month. These guided, self-paced hikes will allow you to explore and enjoy our local natural environment. Hiking boots are recommended. The program is free. For more information call 328-PARK.
Trail Riders will meet on Monday, May 15 at 10:00 am, meeting at the Beatty Station Staging Area and riding to Yellow Springs.Trail Riders is a guided, self-paced biking program that is approximately 15 miles, exploring local bike trails while promoting fitness and fun. Bike helmets are required. For more information call 328-PARK.