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

Grant Writing-Fundraising

GRANT WRITING - FUNDRAISING - RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR CAUSE

Taught by Felicia Tyus

Understanding Grant Writing, learn how to write and apply for basics of Grants, what various types of Grants there are, receive Grant writing practice. Learn new fundraising ideas to move your “Mission Forward".  

Pre-register at the Doster Center prior to class. Registration deadline: March 7th

When:           Saturday, March 12th

Time:             11am – 12:30pm 

Where:          Upper Kingston Community Center (1309 Upper Kingston Rd.)

Fee:                $45.00 per person

 

 

Will Preparation(Living and Transition) & Understanding Options

WILL PREPARATION (LIVING AND TRANSITION) & UNDERSTANDING OPTIONS 

Taught by Felicia Tyus

Learn the meaning of the different types of Wills, when you will need to have a Will while living and what you should include in your Will.  

Pre-register at the Doster Center prior to class. Registration deadline: February 21st

When:           Saturday, February 26th  

Time:             11am – 12:30pm 

Where:          Upper Kingston Community Center (1309 Upper Kingston Rd.)

Fee:                $35.00 per person

 

Introductory to Wood Carving

Instructor: Allen Carmichael – 25 years of experience, has been teaching for 15+ years.

Learn the basics of wood carving ex: how to handle a knife, wood carving safety,

the different types of cuts, what types of wood is best to carve, and how to use a strop to sharpen your tools.

Ages:              15 and up

Date:               Saturday, June 19

Time:               9am – 12noon

Where:            Doster Community Center

Min/Max:         8/15

Cost:                $30 per person (tools will be furnished, but you are welcome to bring your own)

Taking registration now,  at the Doster Community Center

Ladies Self Defense Class

Taught by: Investigator Hicks - Prattville Police Department

Don’t be caught off guard! Be alert, ready and pay attention to your surroundings! This class will spark awareness & teach protection for women who may need to learn or brush up on their self-defense techniques. 

Registration DeadlineWednesday, March 9 register now, space is limited.

When:             Saturday, March 12

Time:              9 a.m. – 12noon

Where:           Doster Community Center 

Min/Max:       8/14

FREE!!!! Call 595-0800 now to pre-register. Space is limited. 

Pratt Pool Open Swim Days

The pool will be open every day beginning Memorial Day WEEK. 

Monday - Friday –Noon until 5pm 

Saturday – 10am – 6pm (subject to change due to Swim Meets) 

Sunday – 1pm – 6pm 

Admission - $3.00 per person (under 3 years old free, and MUST wear a swim diaper)

Pool will be closed on Swim Meet days or due to inclement weather. 

11th Annual Retro Pratt Pool Party

This official kickoff-to-summer party is only $1.00 per person and includes entry, hotdog and drink (while quantities last). Extra cost for additional hot dogs and drinks.

 

WHEN:  Memorial Day, May 30th; 10am-5pm (weather permitting).

 

WHERE:  Pratt Pool 

Walking for a Better You

Join the group on a brisk walk through downtown Prattville. Go your own pace or walk with a friend. 

We usually walk 3 miles in an hours’ time.  You can walk as far as little as you want. 

When:           Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 

Time:             8:30am – 9:30am

Place:          Meet at the Pratt Pool parking lot.     

FREE!!!

Canoe Trail Fun Run

Come take an exciting ride down the Autauga Creek. Lots of beautiful sites, bamboo, waterfalls and beautiful foliage. You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddleboard, life jackets, sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock etc.). No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed. 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 4 

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.

 

June 2022 CREEKWALK CONCERT SERIES 

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

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DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS

Instructor: Kaye Stevenson (23 years experience)

This is basic household obedience for dogs 4 months and up, taught by Instructor Kay Stevenson. First class bring your dog and its health records. First class bring your dog and health/shot records. Each class is 6 weeks long. 

Must pre-register at the Doster Center prior to class starting. 

 

(Class is 6 weeks) 

Dates: Mondays, May 16 – June 27; or July 11 - August 15 

Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm; Repeats: 7:30pm – 8:30pm 

Where: Doster Community Center 

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

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. 

 

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Gigantic Flea Market

This is a great way to get rid of good but no longer wanted items. Items that cannot be sold on the premises are; guns, weapons of any kind, tobacco or alcohol. A copy of the Rules and Regulations will be given to each vendor at registration. Limit one booth per household, no more than one booth per person. Space is limited and booths fill up fast!

24 – Auditorium booths, 12 x 15 (2 tables provided in each booth) $15.00

7 – Dining Room Booths, 10 x10 (2 tables provided in each booth) $10.00

Registration for the March 19th sale, begins on Friday, January 28th

Registration for the May 14th sale, begins on Friday, March 25th

When:            Set up             Friday, before each sale, 1pm – 7pm

                        Sale                 Saturday, 6am – 12noon

Where:           Doster Community Center (424 So. Northington St. – Prattville)

 

Businesses or franchises such as Avon, Mary Kay, Scentsy Candles etc. will not be allowed to purchase a booth and participate in the sales. 

This is a rummage type sale. Must consist of mostly household items.

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, March 26 
Time: 9am - 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 21 

Where: Pratt Park/ Upper Kingston 

Get ready for a family fun day as Prattville celebrates National Kids to Park Day. Pratt Park will be alive with the sounds of horns blowing, motors racing and sirens blaring with the start of the annual Touch-A-Truck celebration. There will be heavy equipment, 18-wheelers, race cars, fire trucks, police cars and 

more for kids to climb in and learn about from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pratt Park. Enjoy inflatables and children’s hands on projects too. Register to ride your bicycle with your family and friends, along with Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr., from Upper Kingston Park to the Touch A Truck event. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0850 or visit www.prattvilleal.gov. 

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For Youth & Children

Fall Girls Softball

Softball

 

Click link to the new sports website app for more information: https://www.prattvilleyouthsports.com/page/show/7251572-prattville-girls-softball

Kids Fish Fest

There is nothing more exciting than to see a childs face when they catch their first fish. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and use only one pole. 3 fish limit per child. You must provide your own fishing pole, tackle and bait. 

Date: Saturday, May 7 

Times: 8am – 12noon 

Where: Pratt Park Pond 

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

After event the pond will be closed to the public until Wednesday, May 25, at 3pm. 

 

 

 

Baton Classes

BATON CLASSES     Ages: 5 – 18 years old

Instructor: Miranda Muir – has 13 years’ experience, she was a Majorette Captain for 2 of the 4 years that twirled at the PHS. She has taught baton for approximately 4 years. Choreographed PHS halftime show for 2 years & choreographed 2 years competition for PHS and won first place both years.   

When:           Every Tuesday  monthly ongoing classes. 

Time:             5pm – 6pm (beginners)   

                      6pm-7pm (intermediate)

7pm – 8pm (advanced)

Where:          Doster Community Center

Fee:                $40.00 per person per month

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)
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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

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SWIM LESSONS

Your child will have a swim skill test the first day then divided up into groups of their same skill. No refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up. 

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

$50.00 per child per session

1st Session: June 6 – 17

2nd Session: June 20 – July 1

No classes the week of July 4th

3rd Session: July 11 - 22

If you are 18 or older and are interested in taking Adult Swim Lessons, please call 595-0800.

Youth Art Show

When: Submission of artwork on Friday, April 22, from 3-6pm, and Saturday, April 23, from 10am-2pm; Exhibit opens May 1 

Where: Prattville Creative Arts Center 

Cost: $3 entry fee for each piece of artwork entered 

The Prattauga Art Guild will host its Annual Youth Art Show in May at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery. Youth in grades K-12 who live, go to school, or take art lessons in Autauga County are eligible to submit work to this show. Work will be taken in on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at the Creative Arts Center. For more information or a registration form, contact the Cultural Arts Office at 334-595-0850 or visit www.prattvilleal.gov. 

Youth League Wrestling

Children will be offered instruction in the rules and techniques of collegiate style wrestling. The youth league will teach sportsmanship, discussions and techniques to improve self-confidence and the opportunity to compete against other youth of the same age group and weight class.

Camp Dates: July 26th – September 2nd

Days / Location: Mondays and Thursdays at Autauga County Fair Building. 

Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Camp Fee: $60 per child (includes t-shirt)

Youth Lions Wrestling season is set to begin in late October. Please call the Doster Center at (334) 595-0804 for more information. 

Youth Soccer

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Please visit the new sports website for more information: https://www.prattvilleyouthsports.com/page/show/7251580-prattville-youth-soccer 

For Adults 18+

Senior Adult Fish Fest

For ages 50 and up. No better way to spend a day than sitting on the side of a pond fishing. 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.) One pole in the water at a time per person.

When: Wednesday, May 25

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

Where: Pratt Park Pond

Fee: $2.00 per person. (Limit 7 fish per person)

Adult Water Aerobics

This is the best way to get a great low impact workout, and stay cool in the process! No pre-registration required. Must fill out confidential medical information form at first class. FREE!

Starts: Monday, June 6

When: Mon., Wed., & Fri,

Time: 8:30-9:30am

Ages: 50 & up (Co-Ed)






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.
 


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