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 Formpdf. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages

Master Gardener Workshops- Free

These workshops are free and given by Advanced Master Gardeners who have many credits and hours of study and experience in each of their specialty areas. 

All workshops are at the Doster Community Center (424 S. Northington Street).

Call 595-0800 to sign up and mark your calendars for these workshops. 

Space is limited. Each presentation will be 9:00am - 11:00am. 


“COMPOST IT” (Considered Black Gold!!)

Presented by: Rose McCauley & Paula Seamon – Advanced Master Gardeners since 2018. Vermicast (with worms), and backyard composting. 

Nature’s way of recycling. Learn what, when and how to compost. 

Your garden never grew so well.

When: Saturday, May 6


Presented by: Judy May – Advanced Master Gardener since 2002

Learn the does and don’ts about how to grow and care for these beautiful plants. 

When: Saturday, June 10


Presented by: Janell Diggs – Master Gardener since 2016

All you ever wanted to know about raising and caring for chickens. 

When: Saturday, July 29

Annual Retro Pratt Pool Party

MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 29; 10AM – 5PM (weather permits)

$1.00 per 3 and under free (but must wear a swim diaper whether or not they are potty trained). No concessions available. You may bring a cooler with food and drinks but NO ALCOHOL or GLASS CONTAINERS allowed (coolers will be checked at the gate). 

Walking for a Better You

Enjoy a brisk walk through downtown Prattville (approximately 3 miles).

Walk at your own pace (and own risk). We have slow and fast walkers so you will fit in somewhere in our group. For more information call 595-0800. 

When:           Every - Monday, Wednesday & Friday (thru May)

Time:             8:30am – 9:30am

Place:             Meet at Pratt Pool parking lot.  


Canoe Trail Fun Run

Autauga Kayak/Canoe trail is great fun and a trip to remember for sure! It’s a nice way to cool off and see the beautiful nature (bamboo, waterfalls and the foliage) and history Prattville has to offer. You will be in the company of experienced creek kayakers and canoers. You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddleboard, life jackets, sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock etc.) Suggestion: Canoes manned by experienced canoers only (due to lots of sharp turns, canoes are harder to maneuver in the creek). No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed. After dropping off your equipment at the starting point and taking your vehicle to the ending point, a bus will be waiting to shuttle you back (no charge) to the starting point. 

The last shuttle will leave the creek walk area at 9:45am. 

When:           Saturday, June 3

Where:          Starts at the Creek Walk behind City Hall, 

and ends on Co. Rd. 4 at the take out at 1123 Rueben Rd.

Time:             10:00am – until (weather permitting)


Computer Classes

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)
• Troubleshooting

When: Mondays & Fridays
Time: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Where: Gillespie Senior Center

Creekwalk Concert Series

The City of Prattville will present the popular Creekwalk Concert Series on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of June and July. These FREE concerts will feature local and regional bands performing by the beautiful Autauga Creek. Downtown restaurants will be open and there will be food vendors on site. Concerts begin at 6pm. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.



When: June 14 

June 28 

Where: Heritage Park in Downtown Prattville 

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a free concert by the beautiful Autauga Creek. Creekwalk Concerts will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June and July and will feature local and regional bands. 

Dog Obedience



Instructor, Kaye Stevenson

This class will help you teach your dog (4 months and up) basic household obedience, such as… not jumping up on you or your visitors, sit, stay, heel, and come! First class bring your dog and its health records. (Class is 6 weeks)

Dates:            Mondays, May 15 – June 26 (no class May 29th)

                      or the next class will be July 24 - August 28

Time:             6:15pm – 7:15pm

Repeats:       7:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:          Doster Community Center

Cost:              $130 per dog, $100 repeats (same dog)

Register at the Doster Community Center any day PRIOR TO CLASS.

Farmers' Market

When: June 4 

Where: The Grove on Doster Road 

The Prattville Farmers Market will open its 2022 Season on Saturday, June 4, from 7am-12noon. There will be local and regional growers, bakers and makers, special giveaways, fun activities, a guest chef, and live music. The market will be open every Saturday from 7am-12 noon through August 27. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0850. 


FM Flyer

Gigantic Flea Market

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. There are 31 booths to shop from with lots of used and good items. No businesses such as Scentsy, Avon, Tupperware, there must be household items in your booth. 

Items that CANNOT be sold are Guns, Weapons, Tobacco & Alcohol.

One booth per household. One booth per person. 

Registration begins at the Doster Center at 8am, March 31 for the May 20, Sale. 

The set-up for the May 20 sale is Friday, May 19 from 1-7pm

Registration begins at the Doster Center at 8am, May 26 for the July 15, Sale. 

The set-up for the July 15 sale is Friday, July 14 from 1-7pm

Booth rental:           (24) 12x15 booths $15.00 

(7)   10x10 booths $10.00

Where:                      Doster Community Center (424 S. Northington St.)

Sale Time:                6am – noon 

Limited space available. For more info call 595-0800. 

Boaters' Safety & Operator Certificate/License Class

Register for the Boater's Safety Class this Saturday. Taught by: Trooper Marshal Westbrook of the Alabama Marine Patrol Division.
Topics covered will be Knowing Your Boat, Before Going Out on a Boat, Boat Operation and Safety and more.
Ages: 12 and up
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 10am - 3pm (bring a sack lunch)
Place: Doster Community Center
Call 595-0800 to sign up for the class.

Mayor's Bike Ride & Touch-A-Truck

When: May 20

Where: Pratt Park/ Upper Kingston 

National Kids to Parks Day is Saturday, May 20, and Prattville will hold our annual Mayor’s Bike Ride and Touch A Truck events as part of that national event.  

The Mayor’s Bike Ride will start at 9:54 a.m. at Upper Kingston Park and will travel down Upper Kingston Road through Downtown Prattville, ending at Pratt Park for the Touch A Truck event at 10:00 a.m.  

These events are fun for children and families and provide an opportunity for being outdoors, getting exercise, and exploring and learning about different types of vehicles from police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, dump trucks, and lots more!  Both events are free and open to the public.  To register, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0850




For Youth & Children

Girls Softball



Click link to the new sports website app for more information:

Kids Fish Fest


Ages 4- 15 years old (all participants must be accompanied by an adult)

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and uses only one pole.

Some children will get to experience fishing for the first time. 3 fish limit per child. You must provide your own fishing pole, tackle and bait. A limited number of fishing poles may be available to borrow during the fish fest but MUST be returned afterwards. 

Date:             Saturday, May 6

Times:           8am – 12noon

Where:          Pratt Park Pond

After today’s event the pond will be closed to the public until 

Wednesday, May 10, at 3pm until after the Senior Adult Fish Fest is over. 

Then it will be opened to the public.




Baton Classes

BATON CLASSES Ages: 5 – 18 years old

Instructor: Miranda Muir  has 13 years’ experience, she has taught baton for approximately 6 years. Miranda choreographed PHS halftime show 2 years and won first place in a computation both years.   

When:           Every Tuesday 

Time:             5pm – 6pm (K – 4th grades)   

                      6pm-7pm (5th – 8th grades)

                      7pm – 8pm (9th – 12th grades)

Where:          Doster Community Center

Fee:                $40.00 per person per month (you must pay each month prior to taking classes)

Register at the Doster Community Center any day PRIOR TO CLASS.

Min/Max:        10/30

Tennis Just 4 Kids


Tennis Just 4 Kids

Kids, grab your tennis racket and get ready to play! If your are age 4 to 18, beginner or intermediate, this tennis class will improve your game and help you have fun playing tennis. Our tennis class will focus on skill refinement using the Progressive Teaching Method. The PTM uses a system of modified courts, rackets and balls scaled to proper size to maximize learning and fun for different skill levels and age groups. TJ4K tennis breaks down the FUNdamental skills of tennis through games and modified activities to improve the students coordination and technique. Students also learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, rules, scoring, parts of the court, and etiquette. The last class of the month includes a tennis tournament with awards.

Instructors: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, PTR Certified
When: Mondays 4:00 - 5:00
Where: Newton Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $50.00 per month (Must pre-register at the Doster Center)


Advanced Tennis TJ4K

High performance style training for Jr. High and High School age students. This class will use advanced training techniques to prepare players for High School tennis team try-outs and H.S. team competitive match play . Each class includes warm-up, tennis specific training drills, strategy and point play that will teach players how to hit, react, think and practice so they can win matches. The last class of the month includes a tournament with awards.

Instructor: Glenn Campbell PTR Certified Teaching Pro
When: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00
Where: Newton Park Tennis Courts
Fee: $50.00 per month (Must pre-register at the Doster Center)

Youth Swimming Lessons


SWIM LESSONS – Pratt Pool Ages: 3 & up

This will help you feel more at ease when your children are around or near water. The best gift you can give a child is to learn how to swim. 

Space is limited, sign your child up now. There will be no refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up. 

Times:           10:15am–11am; 11:15–12noon; 5:30pm–6:15pm; 6:30pm–7:15pm

Fee:                $50.00 per child per session (limited space)

1st Session: June 5-16

2nd Session: June 19 – June 30

3rd Session: July 10 - 21

We offer Adult Swim Lessons for 18-years old and up. 

You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center or call 595-0800 for more information. 

Registration begins May 1st

pdfSwimming Lessons Registration Form

Youth Art Show

When: April 28th and 29th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Prattville Creative Arts Center 

Cost: $3 entry fee, limit of 4 entries

The annual art show features artwork by students in grades K-12 in Autauga County, including public, private, and home schoolers. The show will feature six categories, including drawing, opaque painting, transparent painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. 

Youth Soccer


Please visit the new sports website for more information: 

For Adults 18+

Senior Adult Fish Fest


Bring your own lawn chair, fishing equipment, bait, hat, umbrella, sunblock and sunglasses. It’s a nice way to spend a day sitting by the pond fishing, and possibly bring home supper. No fishing license needed if you are 65 and up.

(Residents 64 and younger are required to have a fishing license unless they are fishing in the county of their residence with a pole having no reel.)

When: Wednesday, May 10

Time: 7am – 3pm Lunch provided (hotdog & drink).

Where: Pratt Park Pond

Fee: $2.00 per person.

(Limit 7 fish per person) you may not fish for someone else.

One pole in the water at a time per person.

Free bottled water available throughout the day until we run out.

Adult Water Aerobics


This class is a good way to get a great low impact workout, stay cool, meet new friends! Starts Monday, June 5. The class will be during the months of June, July and August.

When: Mon., Wed., & Fri,

Time: 8:30-9:30am

Ages: 50 & up (Co-Ed)

No pre-registration required. Must fill out confidential medical information form at the first class.


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.