Valpo Parks Briefs, March 2, 2015

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

Awesome Animals for Age 3 to 5
Awesome Animals is the Science Seekers theme for April at Valpo Parks’ Discovery Cottage. Interactive fun and learning take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, from April 2 through April 30. Price per child is only $67 for city residents and only $79 for non-resident. Register by March 31.

Youth Coed Spring Soccer
Registration deadline is March 6 for the popular soccer league for kids age 3 to 14 years (age as of April 30, 2015). All games are played on Saturdays during the April 11 through May 16 season. Practices vary at coaches’ discretion. Players receive team shirt and socks. Price is $47 for residents, $59 non-residents. Registration ends March 6.

Men’s, Women’s, Coed Softball Leagues
Rosters and team fees are due by March 31 for the summer leagues played at Fairgrounds Park in Valpo. Team fee is $590 plus $12 for each non-resident on roster. If the majority of players on roster are non-resident (more than 6), team fee is $685 total (no extra $12 fee per non-resident required.) A double elimination tourney is included in the 14 to 16 game seasons. Rosters are available to be printed from the website or by calling Valpo Parks. Completed rosters with team fee are collected in person or by phone Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM at Valpo Parks office.

Pre-Season Adult Softball Tourney
Registered summer league softball teams can warm up with a pre-season softball tourney. The Spring Swing tourney will be April 26-27 at Fairgrounds Park. Teams will play at least three games. Bracket winners will receive a team credit toward their regular season team, or team uniform shirts. Fee is $100 payable by March 26.

Ultimate Frisbee League
The first session of Ultimate starts April 13 and rosters are due by March 26. The session is an eight game round robin schedule and runs through May 28. Two divisions will be offered; high school and adult. High school players are required to show student ID when registering. Team fee is $150 with a maximum of 10 players per team; additional $12 fee for each non-resident player. Mandatory Captains Meeting is April 2. All games played at Fairgrounds Park.

Friday Night Science
The science-themed class for April 10 is “Super Engineers” for youth age 6 to 10 years. The hands-on learning is a great way to introduce or keep kids interested in science. The session is Friday, April 10 from 6:30 to 8 PM. Class price is only $20 for city resident, $32 for non-residents. Register by April 7th

Holland, MI Day Trip
Beauty, fun and culture wrapped into one exciting day in Holland, MI. Located along the coast of Lake Michigan, Holland has a rich history and heritage to share with its visitors. The trip includes a walk through Windmill Island, lunch at Haworth Center in Hope College, shopping on one’s own in Downtown Holland, a wine-tasting reception, and motor coach transportation to and from Holland, MI. The motor coach leaves at 8:00 am and returns at 6:30 pm. Reserve early for the Friday, May 8 excursion. Price is $89.00 per person.