NTPRD Weekly Update and Community News

The Snyder Secret Treasure Hunt
Snyder Secrets Treasure Hunt has begun at Snyder Park. This free program is for all ages. Solve the cluestones hidden throughout Snyder Park to find the hidden Snyder Brother’s gold treasure. Share photos from your adventure by tagging National Trail Parks and Recreation District on Facebook or by e-mailing it to nationaltrail@springfieldohio.gov. Each photo counts as an entry into a drawing for prizes to be held the week of October 1. Make sure you don’t reveal any clues in your photo. Individuals who successfully locate the Snyder brother’s treasure should bring one of the found gold tokens to the National Trail Administration Building to be entered into the grand prize drawing. Find the complete details in the Summer Activity Guide.
Read With the Trees
Read With the Trees will feature a special summer edition 6-week series for children ages 3-6 along with a parent or guardian, Wednesdays July 5, 12 & 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the NTPRD Administration Building. Listen to stories, sing songs, make crafts and explore nature while enjoying the outdoors. A parent or guardian must accompany the children.This program is done in partnership with the Clark County Public Library. The program is free and preregistration is required. For more information call 328-PARK.
Youth Volleyball Camp
Youth Volleyball Camp for ages 9-13 will be held July 10-13 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Emmanuel Christian Academy. Develop the skills needed to advance in the sport of volleyball. The instructor is Coach Angie Arthur. Campers must wear kneepads and clean tennis shoes. Registration is available until July 5 or when full. For more information call 328-PARK.
Light Up the Night Walk
Fireflies are natures fireworks. Learn all about these illuminating insects at the Light Up the Night Walk to be held Thursday, July 13 at 9:00 pm at Eagle City Soccer Complex. Pre-registration is recommended and available online by going to www.ntprd.org.
Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night will be held at the Enon Community Park on Saturday, July 15 featuring Disney’s Moana. Grab a blanket, lawn chair, family and friends and head to the movies. Enjoy a free, family friendly, outdoor movie projected on a large inflatable screen. Movie begins at dark, approx. 9:00 pm. Movie night in Enon is free and sponsored by Bill Marine Auto Center. For more information contact National Trail Parks and Recreation District at www.ntprd.org.
Summer Letterbox Adventure
Learn about our local parks, museums and more on this fun and educational adventure. Pick up a Summer Letterbox Booklet and fine clues to help you find the letterboxes hidden in local parks and facilities including the  Springfield Museum of Art, the Heritage Center, Warder Literacy and the Clark County Park District. Return the completed booklets to receive a completion certificate and be eligible for prizes. Booklets are available at National Trail Parks and Recreation District, the Clark County Park District, Heritage Center and Warder Literacy. For more information call 328-PARK.
Trail Walkers
Trail Walkers will meet on Tuesday, July 11 at Eagle City Soccer Complex, walking on the Simon Kenton Trail. 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
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
Trail Riders will meet on Monday, July 10 at 10:00 am, meeting at Eagle City Soccer Complex. Trail Riders is a guided, self-paced biking program and rides are approximately 15 miles, exploring local bike trails while promoting fitness and fun. Bike helmets are required. For more information call 328-PARK.
Youth Flag Football
Registration is underway for Youth  Flag Football. Flag Football is open to youth in grades 1-6 and will be held at Snyder Park. This coed, non-contact 5v5 league teaches the basics of football. Practices and games take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and begins in early August. All participants must have a mouth guard. The registration fee is $35 and the deadline to register is July 14. For more information call National Trail Parks and Recreation District at 328-PARK.
Old Reid Park Tennis Center Opens
Old Reid Park Tennis Centers hours of operations are Monday – Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Additional weekday mornings available by special appointment. Punch cards and season passes available. For more information call 328-PARK.
Splash Zone Waterpark
Splash Zone Waterpark is open daily from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Splash Zone is an aquatics center that features over 400 feet of water slides, a lazy river, water vortex, spray ground, a competition pool and diving boards. Season passes are available for purchase. Swim Lessons are currently being offered. For a compete list of activities, see the NTPRD Summer Activity Guide.