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 595-0800. You may also download the Registration Form. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.
For All Ages
FREE Canoe, Kayak Safety Demo
Taught by: Marine Patrol State Troopers - Trooper Maddox.
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. 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
WHEN: Saturday, May 21st
WHERE: Autauga Creek Walk behind Prattville Police Dept.
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, paddle board, lifejackets, 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. Suggested: Canoes need to be manned by experienced canoers due to the sharp turns of the creek.
WHEN: Saturday, June 4
WHERE: Starts at Creak Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Rueben Road
TIME: 10:00am- until (weather permitting)
Creekwalk Concert Series
Come enjoy live music and good food this summer on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month beginning on June 14th on the Creekwalk in downtown Prattville. For more information, call (334) 595-0801.
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
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 2 - June 13.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)
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 29th for the Saturday, May 21st sale.
Set-up is Friday, May 20th from 3-7pm
Registration begins (no sooner than) June 24th for the Saturday, July 16th sale.
Set-up is Friday, July 15th 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.
Mayor's Bike Ride & Touch-A-Truck
Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr., and the City of Prattville are getting fired up for the 5th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride and 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event. These events will take place on Saturday, May 21, in conjunction with National Kids to Parks Day.
The Mayor’s 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.
Police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks, racecars, and more will descend on Pratt Park where children of all ages will have a great time climbing on, exploring, and learning about a variety of vehicles and big equipment and talking to the equipment operators. 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 children and their families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks. This event encourages 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 334/595-0854.
National Kids to Parks Day
Mayor’s Bike Ride
9:45 a.m.–Upper Kingston Park to Pratt Park
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.–Pratt Park by Stanley-Jensen Stadium
Stepping in Shape
“Stepping In Shape”
Instructor: Fredriatta Brown-Greene – has been teaching Line Dance for 7 years.
Don’t be the one sitting at dances and events while friends and family are up showing off their moves. Learn the steps and get up and dance. Learn line dance moves while stepping away the pounds, and getting in better shape. Its great entertainment & fellowship.
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Where: Doster Center
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Starts: July 7th
Fee per class: $10 per class (must pre-register)
Ages 6 & up
For Youth & Children
Challenger Soccer Camp
DATES: June 13-17
WHERE: Upper Kingston Soccer Fields
Mini Soccer; ages 3-5- 9am-10:30am- $99 per child
Half Day- ages 6-14- 9am- 12pm- $125 per child
Full Day- ages 6-14- 9am-4pm- $180 per child (need to bring lunch)
This camp teaches kids the 1000 Touches Curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve individual ball control, footskills, fake moves and core techniques. Players need to make sure and bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a snack. Includes camp shirt, soccer ball, poster and more.
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live (5th and 6th grade students)
WHEN: February 12th
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $5.00 per child
Friday Night Live dances are for 5th & 6th grades and Friday Night Jam dances are for 7th & 8th grades who are students of Autauga County Schools. Every child must be on the school roster in order to attend. We encourage all interested parents to chaperone along with Parks and Recreation staff. If you are interested in chaperoning, you must register by calling the office the day before the dance. Children will not be allowed to leave until their parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. This is for your child's safety.
Summer Art Camp
DATES: June 20-24 • July 18-22
This fun and creative art camp for ages 7-12 years old will feature a variety of daily projects, including clay, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and collage. Classes will start at 10am and will end at 2:30pm and include and open house and reception on Saturday. Cost of this week-long art camp is $75 per student and space is limited. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Special Events Offi ce at (334)595-0851.
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, fun at the Splashpad, Camp Butter and Egg, Skarezone 2000, Georgia Animal Safari, going to the movies, playing organized games, and much more!
WHEN: May 31st - August 5th
WHERE: PKS GYM/ Doster Community Center
CAMP HOURS: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS)
FEE: $75.00 PER WEEK (WEEKLY FEE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE); ALSO ONE WEEK VACATION WITH ADVANCE NOTICE FROM PROGRAM FOR NON-PAYMENT.
PARENT ORIENTATION: MAY 24th AT 6PM; DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER
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)
Vacation Club Days
When school is out and parents have to work...all day activities and some field trips! Payment deadline: Monday before the week of Vacation Club Day. Snack provided, bring lunch unless otherwise advised.
When: August 8th and 9th
Where: Doster Community Center
Fee: $20 per day; $10 per day for after school members
Ages: K-6 grade
Way Off Broadway Theatre Camp
DATES: June 13-18 (grades K-6) • July 11-16 (grades 7-12th) These theatre camps 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. These camp will help to build teamwork skills, confi dence, public speaking, creativity and more, and will end with the students’ participation in a play. Cost of this Theatre Camp is $75 per child and it will be held from 10am-2:30pm Monday through Friday at the Way off Broadway Theatre. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
Youth Spring Soccer
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 29th
COACHES MEETING: Ages 3, 5, 7, and 9 & under will be Tuesday, March 8th @ 6:00 pm; Doster Center Ages 11, 13, and 18 & under will be Thursday, March 10th @ 6:00 pm; Doster Center
PRACTICES START: The week of March 14th
GAMES START: April 2nd
PLAY DAYS: Saturdays, with a possibility of some weeknight games
AGE GROUP: 3 yrs. old, 5 & under, 7 & under, 9 & under, 11 & under, 13 & under, 18 & under
FEE: $50.00 per child (additional $10.00 non-city limit resident)
Youth Art Show
The Prattauga Art Guild Annual Youth Art Show will be held in conjunction with Prattville Cityfest on Saturday, May 14. The awards reception will be held on the Cityfest Stage presented by Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. This art show is open to all students grades K-12. Artwork must be submitted on May 6th from 3-6pm or May 7th from 10am-2pm. For more information contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851
For Adults 18+
Belly Dancing/Latin Dance Class for Beginners
“Give Belly Dance a Chance”
Instructor: Maya Salm - 23 years of Belly and Latin Dancing experience. No experience with dancing necessary to start the classes. Join us for brand new Basics of Belly Dancing Class and dance your beads off! Learn the ancient art of belly dancing and improve your posture, confidence, flexibility, and balance. Tone your muscles, reduce stress, and have lots of fun! There is no need to show your belly in class. Participants can simply wear regular workout clothing, but Maya’s encourages everyone to wear a belly dancing hip scarf around your hips, some bracelets, earrings, lipstick, and even high heels for the Latin class.
When: Starts June 3rd, Fridays at 6pm-7pm
Where: Upper Kingston Community Center
Fee: $65/month (includes a music cd)
LATIN DANCE: Experience the “Latin Flavor” with Maya “Hot and Steamy SALSA and SAMBA” Learn to dance with style and grace to these sexy and energetic rhythms. You do not need a partner to join this class.
WHEN: Starts June 2, Thursdays 11am-12pm or Fridays, 7:15-8:15pm
WHERE: Upper Kingston Community Center
FEE: $65 / Month (includes music cd)
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.
First and Third Sundays; 5-6 p.m.
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per month
Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center.
Photography Class with Keith Farrar
Keith shares his knowledge of digital and standard photography as well as old processes. Students bring their favorite equipment for taking photographs--cameras, smart phones, note pads, etc. Take photos in and around the Prattville Creative Arts Center, art garden and Autauga Creek Walk and learn how to process those shots. Cost is $10 per class. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
WHEN: Mondays, May 9, 16, 23 at 6pm; Tuesdays; May 17, 24 and 31 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center
Stepping in Shape
Class Goal- have fun while you step away the pounds and get in shape! Come learn line dance moves to show off to your friends and family.
Ages 6 and up.
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $10 per class- must pre-register
INSTRUCTOR: Fredriatta Brown-Greene
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: Wednesdays & Fridays
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 595-0800.