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.
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For All Ages

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 101

Understand the grant writing terms and scoring. Learn how to Research and Prospecting for Dollars. How to find Money available. Mock Grant Writing. You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center prior to class.

Instructor:        Felicia Tyus

When:             Saturday, June 26

Time:               9am – 11am

Place:               Upper Kingston Building

Fee:                 $60 per person

 

 

Will Preparation/Living Wills and Beyond

Learn the importance of having a Will. What goes in a Will, and the different types of Wills. You must pre-register at the Doster Community Center prior to class.

Instructor: Felicia Tyus

When:             Saturday, June 19

Time:               9 – 10:30am

Place:               Upper Kingston Building

Fee:                 $45 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)

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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)

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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

Looking for a way to get active and make new friend? Join our walking group on a brisk walk through downtown Prattville. Go your own pace or walk with a friend . On days the weather does not permit we will meet at Lowe’s and walk inside. For more information call 595-0800. 

WHEN:  Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 8:30am-9:30am 

WHERE: Meet at Pratt Pool parking lot

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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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? You must pre-register at the Doster Center.
When: Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

Dates: 

  • January 13 – February 24
  • March 16 – April 20
  • May 4 – June 8
  • September 14 – October 19
  • November 9 – December 14

Where: Doster Center
Fee: $80.00 per dog, $40.00 repeats (same dog)

Farmers' Market

Opening Saturday, June 1st!

 

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Gigantic Flea Market

Time to clean up and get rid of your unwanted, but good items. Rent your booth and set up the evening before the sale. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold.

Registration Begins: 

  • Reg. begins July 30 for the Saturday, Sept. 18th sale (set up is Friday, September 17th, from 1pm-7pm)

Time: 6am – noon
Doster Community Center at 424 So. Northington Street – Prattville

To register for a booth you must come by the Doster Community Center to pay.
(24) 12x15 booths – $15.00 (2 tables provided per booth)
(7) 10x10 booths – $10.00 (2 tables provided per booth)
(5) 12x15 outside booths $5.00 (tables not provided for outside booths)

One booth per house hold. For more info call 595-0800.
Booths sell out fast.

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

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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

Register for Fall 2021 Softball

 

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: 6 – 14 years old
Instructor: Miranda Muir – has 12 years’ experience, she was a Majorette Captain for 2 of the 4 years that twirled at the PHS.

When: Tuesdays (on going)
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

pdfSwimming Lessons Registration Form

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

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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