Community Classes & Programs
The Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of activities which appeal to all ages. For information concerning programs, fees charged and registration, check the calendar, navigate these pages or call 361-3640. You may also download the Registration Form. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.
For All Ages
Mayor's Bike Ride & Touch-A-Truck
Fire trucks, dump trucks, racecars, Humvees, and many more vehicles will descend on Pratt Park on Saturday, May 16, for the 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. This event will be held in conjunction with National Kids to Parks Day and the 4th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride. The bike ride will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Upper Kingston Park and will end at Pratt Park where kids can join in the Touch-A-Truck fun. Join Mayor Bill Gillespie for this fun bike ride and remember that everyone riding must wear a helmet. There will be a police escort to ensure the safety of our riders.
Children of all ages will have a great time climbing on and exploring a variety of vehicles and big equipment and talking to the equipment operators at the Touch-A-Truck event following the Mayor’s Bike Ride. From honking horns to revving engines, spraying hoses and gazing at the firetruck ladders climbing up above the tree tops, there will be something for every boy and girl to enjoy.
National Kids to Parks Day was organized and launched by the National Park Trust and encourages kids and their families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. With the decline in park attendance over the past several years, it is important to introduce a new generation to our Nation’s parks. This event will encourage children to lead a more active life style and broaden their appreciation for nature and the outdoors.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334/595-0851.
National Kids to Parks Day
Mayor’s Bike Ride
9:45 a.m., Upper Kingston Park (traveling to Pratt Park)
Touch a Truck
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Pratt Park by Stanley-Jensen Stadium
Creekwalk Concert Series
The City of Prattville will once again be featuring great musical acts on and around the downtown Creekwalk on June 9th, June 23rd, July 14th and July 28th.
On Tuesday, June 9th, Prattville native Matt Carroll and the Browncoats will be featured. Whether he is playing solo or with his band, you will see the energy and passion that he puts into all of his performances. He's been bringing his brand of music to venues all over the southeast for over 10 years now playing clubs, festivals, and private events. Carroll and his band cover music from all sorts of artists including The Temptations, Prince, Maroon 5, The Beatles, Outkast, Marvin Gaye, Lady Gaga, Bob Marley, Britney Spears, Van Morrison, Bruno Mars, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline, Blues Traveller, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Eric Clapton, and many more!
Our downtown eateries and shops will be open late and various food vendors will be on site. Each concert will feature different artists and bands to provide entertainment for the entire family. These concerts are free to the public. For more information on this or any upcoming concert, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0854.
Creekwalk Concert Series
June 24th, 7-8:30 p.m.
FREE to the public.
Prattville Pops Spring Concert
The Prattville Pops are planning their Annual Spring Concert for Sunday, May 17, at Doster Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. This lively concert will feature Music from the Movies as the theme and will be performed by both the concert and jazz bands under the direction of Ken Lantz. This concert is sure to have something for the entire family with movie hits such as Ben Hur Chariot Race March, music from The Incredibles, James Bond Suite, highlights from Lord of the Rings, and many more movie favorites
The Prattville Pops are a non-audition, volunteer community band. This small town band has a big city sound and will surely leave you wanting to hear more. If you play an instrument or used to play an instrument and would like to get back into music, you are welcome to be a part of the Prattville Pops.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.
Canoe, Kayak Safety Training & Demo
Taught by: Alabama Marine Police - Frank Cartwright. Boating safety and laws for canoes & kayaks will be covered. Volunteers with the Autauga Creek Trails will demonstrate the various strokes for each vessel. Bring your Universal or Coast Guard Approved life jacket to be inspected by the Alabama Marine Police. Bring your own canoe or kayak if you plan to be in the water.
Some will be available to use for the demo. (Note: If you're planning future night trips bring your flashlight to be evaluated for legal brightness.) Call to Register (334) 595-0800. All ages welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, June 6
WHERE: Autauga Creekwalk behind PPD
Call 595-0840 for details or to register, Space is limited. Each class is $25 per person.
• Getting Started with the Computer
• Internet 101
• Computer Maintenance
• Intro to the PC (personal computer)
when: Mondays & Fridays
time: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
where: Gillespie Senior Center
Gigantic Flea Market
Clean up your closets and sheds and get rid of your unwanted, but good items. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold. One booth per household. One booth per person. To register, come by the Doster Community Center to reserve booth. Limited space available. For info call 595-0800.
Registration begins (no sooner than) April 24th for the Saturday, May 23rd sale.
The set-up for the May 23rd sale is Friday, May 22nd from 3-7pm
Registration begins (no sooner than) June 26th for the Saturday, July 18th sale.
The set-up for the July 18th sale is Friday, July 17th from 3-7pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center
(24) - 12x15 Auditorium booths, $15 each
(7) - 10x10 Dining Room booths, $10 each
(6) - 12x15 outdoor booths, no tables provided, $5 each
Come by Doster to rent your booth, they sell out fast! A ten day cancellation required or booth rental is not refundable. Limit 1 booth per household.
Instructor, Janice Plessner
Basic household obedience for dogs 5 months and up. First class, come without your dog, but bring health records. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Registration required before date of class.
when: Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm, May 11-June 15.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)
Canoe Trail Fun Run
Spend some time with family and friends and try out Prattville’s Autauga Creek canoe trail (at your own risk). You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddleboard, life jackets sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock, etc.) No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed.
After dropping off your canoe at the starting point and taking your vehicle to the ending point, a bus will be waiting to shuttle you back to the starting point. The last shuttle will be at 9:45am.
WHEN: Saturday, June 13
WHERE: Starts at Creek Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Reuben Road
TIME: 10:00am-until (weather permitting)
For Youth & Children
Way Off Broadway Theatre Camp
DATES: June 22-27
This theatre camp will introduce students to all aspects of the theatre. In addition to acting, there will be focus on set and costume design, production, directing and more. This camp will help to build teamwork skills, confidence, public speaking, creativity and more, and will end with the students' participation in a play. Cost of this Theatre Camp is $75 and it will be held from 10am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday. Presentation of the play will be at 5:30pm on Saturday, June 20. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
For ages 1-3yr olds. Jenny Carlson has been an instructor of this class for over 10 years and has most recently been an educator in Germany. This wonderful 35 minute music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and their new friends and you'll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities and skills. Child safe instruments, encourages creativity movement activities. Get-up-and –move with group dances and fun musical activities school readiness skills. The children will experience activities that promote language and listening skills, taking-turns, motor skills and social skills. Parent involvement required.
PLACE: Doster Community Center
DAYS: Monday & Wednesdays - Every month
TIME: 10am – 10:35am
FEE: $10.00 per child per class
Great exercise, meet new friends and play with your old friends, stay active and have lots of fun.
Boys & Girls: Ages 5 – 14
FEE: $25.00 (includes T-Shirt)
DATE/TIME: TBA (depending on the majority of interested participant's availability)
We need your help to start this program! If you are interested in volunteering to help with this NEW program, call 595-0800.
Tennis Just 4 Kids
Instructors: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, USPTA and PTR certified coaches.
Class is designed to teach beginners and advanced students using the quick start developmental system. With the progressive court system your child can be serving and rallying within the first few lessons regardless of age.
WHEN: Mondays; 5:00–6:00pm, Weather permitting
WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts
FEE: $45.00 per month (Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center)
Summer Youth Camp
Let the FUN Begin – Make this summer one to remember at the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp! For ages Pre-K (4 & 5 year olds that are getting ready to start Kindergarten), thru 6th grade (just completed). Swimming at Pratt Pool, going on exciting field trips to Splash Adventure, Camp Chandler, Planetarium, Lanark, Montgomery Zoo, Harriot II Riverboat, playing at the Splashpad, going to the movies, playing organized games, and much more!
WHEN: JUNE 1ST- AUGUST 7TH
WHERE: PRATTVILLE KINDERGARTEN GYM/ DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER
CAMP HOURS: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS)
FEE: $70.00 PER WEEK OR $20.00 PER DAY (WEEKLY AND DAILY FEE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE); ALSO ONE WEEK VACATION WITH ADVANCE NOTICE FROM PROGRAM FOR NON-PAYMENT.
PARENT ORIENTATION: MAY 26TH AT 6PM; DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER
Summer Art Camp
DATES: June 1-5 or June 8-12
This fun and creative art camp will feature a variety of projects, including painting and drawing, clay sculpture, mixed media and collage, and more. Classes will start at 10am and will end at 3pm. Students should bring their lunch. Cost of this week-long art camp is $150 and all supplies and a light snack will be provided ($250 for both weeks). Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
Youth Swimming Lessons
Youth Swimming Lessons
Ages 3 and up
$50 per child (additional $10 for residents outside of city limits) There will be no refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up.
10:15 am - 11 am
11:05 am - 11:50 am
5:40 pm - 6:25 pm
1st session: June 1 - June 12
2nd session: June 15 - June 26
3rd session: June 29 - July 10 (no lesson on July 3rd)
4th session: July 13 - July 24
If you are 18 or older and are interested in taking Adult Swim Lessons, please call 595-0800.
For Adults 18+
Co-Ed Step Aerobics Class
Neta Certified Instructors.
This class will be high energy with a cardio workout as well as toning. You will have a choice to come five days of the week or a few days as you like, to work out for this low price.
Ages: 18 & up.
Mondays, Tuesdays (toning) & Thursdays; 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Saturdays; 7-8 a.m.
Sundays; 5-6 p.m.
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per month
Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center.
SPEAKER: SEKERIA BOSSIE
Mrs. Bossie has a LBSW and obtained her BSW from JSU. She has a MS and EdS in Community Agency Counseling from JSU. She has a LPC and an NCC,. She holds and Anger management Specialist Certification and is a Certified Autism Specialist. She has worked with children and families since 2000. Her experience includes working with residential facilities for youth with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, working in mental health environments with both youths and adults and the elderly. This program has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Number of CEU's 6.00/.60
ALL WORKSHOPS TIME: 9am – 4pm
FEE: $75.00 per person per workshop (lunch and snacks provided)
PLACE: Doster Community Center (424 South Northington Street, Prattville)
TOPIC: HELPING FOSTER CHILDREN BECOME GROUNDED
EMPOWERING FOSTER FAMILIES
SPEAKER SEKERIA BOSSIE
DATE: June 5th
OBJECTIVES: Identify common deficiencies in foster parents. Explore opportunities to increase/improve training efforts with foster parents. Explore the concepts of closely monitoring
foster parents. Discuss ways to be supportive and encouraging foster parents to exhibit parental responsibility.
Adult Water Aerobics
Come and stay cool while you get a cardio workout as well as toning.
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays (in June and July)
WHERE: Pratt Pool
FEE: $25.00 per person per month
AGES: 18 and up
Taoist Tai Chi
Taoist Tai Chi® is a gentle and low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise that is fun to do. Many medical studies have shown that Tai Chi offers significant health benefits to include improved balance, circulation and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress. It is the perfect exercise for life. This is a 4 week mini-course that covers the first 17 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set. All of the instructors are nationally accredited by the Taoist Tai Chi® Society.
Time: 9:30 -10:30 a.m.
When: Every Wednesday & Friday
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $30 per person per month
Photo Policy: Photos are periodically taken of participants in our classes, programs, and at the various park locations and facilities. These photos are for Department use only and may be used in our flyers and brochures or on our website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the office at 361-3640.