City Of Sparks

Recreation Programs & Classes

Dec 19 2014 - Jan 9 2015
Looking for festive holiday activities for your children during the winter break? This program offers field trips, sports, games, crafts and more. To maintain the quality of the program, registration is limited to 180. Drop-ins will be taken on
a space available basis only beginning the Thursday before the week of desired attendance. Anything less than a full section is considered drop in.
 
WHO: Youth, Kindergarten - 6th grade
ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES
312540 Section #1 12/19
312540 Section #2 12/22 – 26 (except 12/25)
312540 Section #3 12/29 – 1/2 (except 1/1)
301540 Section #1 1/5 – 1/9/15
TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Recreation Gym
COST: $115 / $96 Resident Discount per week – Weeks 1 & 2
$144 / $120 Resident Discount per week – Week 3
DROP-IN: $43 / $36 Resident Discount per day (Also applies to 12/19)
NOTE: No program on 12/25 and 1/1. Drop in day available 12/19.
Location: 
Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way
Oct 24 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Swing your club for a good cause at the Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament, happening October 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Resort at Red Hawk on The Lakes Course. Proceeds from this annual event benefit at-risk youth in the community who have limited access to recreational programs due to financial hardships.

Now in its 12th year, the Mayor's Cup features a four-person scramble format and plenty of fun with hole-in-one prizes and contests for closest to the hole and longest drive. Lunch and awards will follow play. The entry fee is $100 per player. Hole sponsorships with signage are also available for $100 each.

Registration for the Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament ends October 20. Entry forms are available online at www.sparksrec.comor at any City of Sparks recreation facility, as well as at Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way.

For more information, call (775) 353-7857 or email recinfo@cityofsparks.us. The Resort at Red Hawk is located at 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway in Sparks.   

Location: 
Red Hawk Golf Resort - The Lakes Course
Jun 12 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation in cooperation with the City of Sparks, Washoe County and the City of Reno, will be leading interpretive hikes in area parks every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. this summer as part of the Discover Your Parks Series. Explore a new park and learn about the unique and varied natural and cultural history of each location. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on the walk. Distances range from .5 miles to 1.5 miles. The next hike will be at the Sparks Marina Park on June 12. The walks are free and open to everyone.

Schedule of featured parks:

June 12, Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive 

June 19, Sun Valley Regional Park

June 26, Virginia Lake Park

July 3, Rock Park, 1515 S. Rock Blvd.

July 10, Bartley Ranch Regional Park

July 17, Oxbow Nature Study Area Trail

July 24, Wedekind Regional Park, 11 Disc Drive

July 31, Rancho San Rafael and May Museum Tour

August 7, Paradise Park 

August 14, Pah Rah Trail and Golden Eagle Sports Complex, 6400 Vista Blvd.

August 21, Crystal Peak Park

August 28, Tom Cooke Trail

To learn more about the Discover Your Parks Series go to www.tmparksfoundation.org.    

Location: 
Sparks Marina Park - 300 Howard Drive
Jan 7 2014 - 6:00pm

KIDS EMPOWERING KIDS - Children need skills, resources, strategies and protective factors so they may live according to the values set by school and community. We all want what’s best for our children. We want them to grow up with self-confidence, positive self-esteem and self-control that is required for excelling in school and everyday life. This program focuses on building social and emotional skills in children through an innovative and entertaining approach. Kids Empowering Kids helps students learn strategies to:

 • Make friends

 • Express feelings

 • Learn empathy

 • Be happy and healthy

 • Gain skills to deal with difficult friends

 • Play well with others

WHO: Youth, 1st – 4th grade

WHEN: Tuesdays

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

601093 Section #1 1/7 – 1/28

602093 Section #1 2/4 – 2/25

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.

REGISTER: (775) 353-2385

COST: $90 / $75 Resident Discount

Location: 
Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.
Jan 6 2014 - 7:00pm

DOG OBEDIENCE - Curb your dog’s bad habits and establish good conduct during this six–week class. Learn how to teach your pet to sit, stand, stay, heel and master other commands. Professional dog trainer, Guy Yeaman, has trained 30,000 dogs during his career and has plenty of knowledge to share. Call (775) 265-4530 for more information.

WHO: All dogs, 4 months & older

WHEN: Mondays (class will meet on holidays unless otherwise noted)

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

701061 Section #1 1/6 – 2/24

TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way

REGISTER: (775) 353-2376

COST: $98 / $82 Resident Discount

NOTE: Current shot records (Rabies, Parvo, Distemper), training

 collar and fabric or leather leash required. No class 1/27 and 2/3.

Location: 
Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way
Jan 6 2014 - 8:00am - Jan 9 2014 - 5:00pm

LIFEGUARD TRAINING - Become a certified lifeguard through our American Red Cross lifeguard training program. Candidates must pass a swim performance test prior to acceptance into the class. Students who complete the course will receive Lifeguard First Aid certificates valid for three years, and a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate valid for one year. The registration fee includes instruction, course materials and administration fee.

WHO: Everyone, 15 yrs. & Older

WHEN: Monday – Thursday

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

201410 Section #1 1/6 – 1/9

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.

REGISTER: (775) 353-2385

COST: $180 / $150 Resident Discount

NOTE: MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLETE  SWIMMING PREREQUISITES.

Location: 
Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.
Jan 6 2014 - 7:00am - Jan 10 2014 - 6:00pm

CHRISTMAS CAPERS

Looking for festive holiday activities for your children during the winter break? This program offers field trips, sports, games, crafts and more. To maintain the quality of the program, registration is limited to 180. Drop-ins will be taken on a space available basis only beginning the Thursday before the week of desired attendance. Anything less than a full section is considered drop in.

WHO: Youth, Kindergarten - 6th grade

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

301540 Section #1 1/6 – 1/10/14

TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way

REGISTER: (775) 353-2376

COST: $115 / $96 Resident Discount per week – Weeks 1 & 2

 $144 / $120 Resident Discount per week – Week 3

DROP-IN: $43 / $36 Resident Discount per day

NOTE: No program on 12/25 and 1/1. 

Location: 
Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way
Dec 30 2013 - 7:00am - Jan 3 2014 - 6:00pm

CHRISTMAS CAPERS

Looking for festive holiday activities for your children during the winter break? This program offers field trips, sports, games, crafts and more. To maintain the quality of the program, registration is limited to 180. Drop-ins will be taken on a space available basis only beginning the Thursday before the week of desired attendance. Anything less than a full section is considered drop in.

WHO: Youth, Kindergarten - 6th grade

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

312540 Section #3 12/30, 31 – 1/2, 3

301540 Section #1 1/6 – 1/10/14

TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way

REGISTER: (775) 353-2376

COST: $115 / $96 Resident Discount per week – Weeks 1 & 2

 $144 / $120 Resident Discount per week – Week 3

DROP-IN: $43 / $36 Resident Discount per day

NOTE: No program on 12/25 and 1/1. 

Location: 
Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way
Dec 23 2013 - 7:00am - Dec 27 2013 - 6:00pm

CHRISTMAS CAPERS

Looking for festive holiday activities for your children during the winter break? This program offers field trips, sports, games, crafts and more. To maintain the quality of the program, registration is limited to 180. Drop-ins will be taken on a space available basis only beginning the Thursday before the week of desired attendance. Anything less than a full section is considered drop in.

WHO: Youth, Kindergarten - 6th grade

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

312540 Section #2 12/23, 24, 26, 27

312540 Section #3 12/30, 31 – 1/2, 3

301540 Section #1 1/6 – 1/10/14

TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way

REGISTER: (775) 353-2376

COST: $115 / $96 Resident Discount per week – Weeks 1 & 2

 $144 / $120 Resident Discount per week – Week 3

DROP-IN: $43 / $36 Resident Discount per day

NOTE: No program on 12/25 and 1/1. 

Location: 
Recreation Gym, 98 Richards Way
Jan 7 2014 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

BABYSITTER’S TRAINING- Babysitting is no easy task. It requires knowledge, patience, and an understanding of the responsibilities that come with caring for children. To give teens and preteens a jump start on becoming confident caregivers, we offer a one-day training developed by the American Red Cross. The course is fun and fast paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role playing, and lively discussions. You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block.

WHO: Youth, 11 – 15 yrs.

WHEN: Tuesdays

ACTIVITY#/SECTION# DATES

601682 Section #1 1/7/14

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.

REGISTER: (775) 353-2385

COST: $102 / $85 Resident Discount

Location: 
Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.

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