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

Credit Cleaning

Taught by Felicia Tyus

This class will teach you how to get your finances in order, have a better understanding of your credit, learn how to improve your credit score, and how to use your credit cards for your benefit. 

Pre-register at the Doster Center prior to class. Registration deadline: February 14th

When:           Saturday, February 19th

Time:             11am – 12:30pm 

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

Fee:                $40.00 per person

Automotive Know How for Men and Boys

Taught by: Scott Phillips - City of Prattville, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor 

Learn the simple things that make your vehicle run smooth that all men need to know. Class topics may cover (if time allows) …..Oil change, checking and adding fluids, changing tires, rotating tires, tire pressure & abnormal wear and airing up tires. Wiper blade replacement, checking and changing belts, terminology of the engine, knowing how and when to recognize unusual noises and smells of the vehicle. What certain gauges mean. What to do and check for if you get a warning (check engine) light on.

You must call 595-0800 to pre-register by Friday, February 18.

Register now, space is limited.

Date:             Tuesday, February 22

Time:             6pm

Place:            City Vehicle Maintenance Shop (530 Doster Road - Prattville)

Ages:             15 & up.

Min/Max:     6/12

FREE!!!!!

 

Automotive Know How for Women and Girls

Taught by: Scott Phillips - City of Prattville, Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor  

Ladies are you tired of being taken advantage of with minor repairs on your car? 

Well, let’s get smart! This is basic maintenance on a car.

Class topics may cover (if time allows) …..Changing tires, tire pressure & abnormal wear and how to air up tires. Wiper blade replacement, checking fluids and how to add if needed, checking belts, recognizing unusual noises and smells of the vehicle. What certain gauges mean. What to do if you get a warning (check engine) light on. 

You must call 595-0800 to pre-register by Friday, February 4.

Register now, space is limited.

Date:             Tuesday, February 8

Time:             6pm

Place:            City Vehicle Maintenance Shop (530 Doster Road - Prattville)

Ages:             15 & up.

Min/Max:     6/12

FREE!!!!!

 

Career Compass

Learn how to set up a 501(C3), Perks or Non-Profit, establishing a Strong Board and decisions on becoming a non-profit of choice. You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center prior to class.

Instructor:        Felicia Tyus

When:             Saturday, July 17

Time:               9am – 10:30am

Place:              Upper Kingston Building

Fee:                 $45 per person

 

 

How to become a Non-profit and Survive

Learn how to set up a 501(C3), Perks or Non-Profit, establishing a Strong Board and decisions on becoming a non-profit of choice. You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center prior to class.

Instructor:        Felicia Tyus

When:             Saturday, July 17

Time:               9am – 10:30am

Place:              Upper Kingston Building

Fee:                 $45 per person

 

 

Personal Finance

Financial, Make Credit Cards work for you, Understanding Your Credit Score and How to Clean it up. You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center prior to class.

Instructor:        Felicia Tyus

When:             Saturday, June 26

Time:              1 – 2:30pm

Place:               Upper Kingston Building

Fee:                 $50 per person

 

 

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

 

Wood Carving 101

Instructor: Allen Carmichael – Member of the Central Alabama Wood Carving Association – 25+ years’ experience and has been teaching for 15+ years.

Learn 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. 

Learn the little tricks on making faces appear more real, shadows and details of wood carving. You will learn relief carving and wood burning techniques. 

A different project and technique will be offered at each class.

Ages:              15 and up

Date:               Every Wednesday for 4 weeks, (July 21 & 28, August 4 & 11)

Time:               9am – 12noon

Where:            Doster Community Center

Min/Max:         8/15

Cost:               $150.00 per person (for tools and class)

                        $75.00 per person (bring your own tools)

Taking registration now at the Doster Community Center

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

HOURS:

Thurs. & Fri., Noon - 5pm; Sat.- 10am-5pm; Sun.1pm-5pm

The pools will close for the season on August 4th. 

ADMISSION:

$3.00 per person (under 3 years old free, but must wear swim diaper). Pool will be closed during PSL Swim Meets or during inclement weather.

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

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, 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. Suggested: Canoes need to be manned by experienced canoers due to the sharp turns of the creek.

WHEN: Saturday, June 5
WHERE: Starts at Creak Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Reuben Road
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

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.

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. 

When:           Mondays, 6:15p.m. – 7:15p.m.

                        Repeats    7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Dates:            January 24 – March 7 (no class Valentines Day, Feb. 14)

or March 21 – April 25

Where:          Doster Community Center

Fee:                $130.00 per dog, $100.00 repeats (same dog)

Min/Max:     10/25

Farmers' Market

Opening Saturday, June 1st!

 

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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.

Oak Mountain Martial Arts

OAK MOUNTAIN MARTIAL ARTS - All ages
Instructor: Master Michael Hicks SR. – is a certified 5th degree black belt instructor with the World Tang Soo Do Association and has been teaching over 46 years. Master Hicks is a retired Montgomery Police officer and has worked in the public school D.A.R.E. program. He was named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in 1994 and has recently retired from the UAB Police Department. At the UAB police department he was a Pressure Point Control Tactics instructor and a Violent Patient management instructor. He was a police officer for 37 years.
Days: Mondays & Thursdays (on going)
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Where: Upper Kingston Community Center
Fee: $50.00 per person per month ( discount with additional family members in same. house hold)
Min/Max: 10/25

For Youth & Children

Fall Girls Softball

Softball

 

Fee: $50 per player (includes jersey and hairbow)

Registration: July 12th – August 6th

Coaches meetings: August 9th – 13th

Practices begin week of August 16th

Season begins September 13th

Games played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

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Fall Youth Baseball

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Fall 2021 Youth Baseball

Registration Fee: $50 per player (includes jersey only)

Registration: July 12th – August 6th

Ages: 3 up to 16 years (cutoff date April 30th) 

Coaches Meetings: August 16th – 20th Whetstone Baseball Complex

Game begin September 20th

  • Games played on Monday – Friday nights
  • Practices begin week of August 23rd


Prattville Swim League

The Prattville Parks and Recreation and the Prattville YMCA have again combined resources to introduce a one-of-a-kind, super deluxe team! Prattville Swim League (PSL) Summer Swimming offers Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), USA Swimming, and YMCA competition all on one team and this is unlike any team in the country. 

PSL Summer Swimming program begins May 3 and lasts until July 30.

Registration at Don M. Smith Branch (334-365-8852) of the YMCA beginning April 12th to June 3rd. Fees vary according to practice group. A parent handbook will be provided upon registration. Practices are offered in the mornings AND evenings.  Between eight and ten practices are available depending on practice group. 

Six regular season swimming meets and two championship meets. 

Swimmers new to the program must be evaluated to determine appropriate practice group 

PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. Call for Evaluation Schedule at 365-8852

 

 

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 (classes begin January 4th) 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 7 - 18 

2nd Session: June 21 – July 2

No classes the week of July 4th

3rd Session: July 12 – July 23

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

Youth CoEd Basketball

 

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Download Registration Form

Player Registration: Monday, October 21st– Friday, November 8th

Fee: $50.00 per player (price includes jersey)

Age Groups: 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u

Player Evaluations / Draft: Saturday November, 9th

Practices Begin: Tuesday, November 12th

Games Begin: Saturday, December 7th

 

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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SPRING SEASON

Spring 2020 Registration Form - Drop off your form to the Doster Center located at 424 S Northington St, Prattville, AL 36067

AGE GROUPS: 4U, 6U, 8U, 10U,12U, 14U & 16U

FEE: $50.00 per child; includes jersey 

*Must have copy of birth certificate. 

SPRING REGISTRATION: JANUARY 6TH -24TH

COACHES REGISTRATION : JANUARY 6-10

For Adults 18+






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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