Program Guide - City of Bloomington

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Contents
55 Plus
30 - 35
Adult Sports & Fitness
28 - 29
Aquatics
43 - 49
Bloomington Center for the
Performing Arts
4
Camps
14 - 15 & 21
Community Sports Organizations
58
Concerts
4&6-7
Constitution Trail
59
Early Childhood (Parent/Child)
10
Early Childhood
10 - 14
Facility Rentals
62
General Information
2
Golf
36 - 37
Heat Policy for Athletics
27
Mail-In Registration Form
64
Miller Park Adult Center
33 - 35
Miller Park Boats
42
Miller Park Zoo
38 - 41
Miniature Golf
42
Park Services/Facilities
59 - 61
Pepsi Ice Center
50 - 57
Registration Procedures
62 - 64
S.O.A.R./ Special Olympics
3
Soccer
20 - 21
Special Events
5&7-8
T-Ball & Coach Pitch
22 - 23
Teens & Tweens
27 - 28
Tennis
26
Theatre
4&9
Youth Special Interest & Art
17 - 20
Youth Dance
16
Youth Sports
21 - 26
Important Phone Numbers
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
115 E. Washington St. (309) 434-2260
Fax # (309) 434-2483
Parks & Recreation HOTLINE
(309) 434-2FUN (2386)
Bloomington Center
for the Performing Arts
600 N. East St. - (309) 434-2260
Forrest Park Maintenance Building
1813 Springfield Rd. - (309) 434-2280
Highland Park Golf Course
1613 S. Main St. - (309) 434-2200
Holiday Pool
800 S. McGregor St. - (309) 434-2253
Lincoln Leisure Center
1206 S. Lee St. - (309) 434-2819
Miller Park Pavilion
1020 S. Morris Ave. - (309) 434-2255
Miller Park Zoo
1020 S. Morris Ave. - (309) 434-2250
O’Neil Pool
1515 W. Chestnut St. - (309) 434-2270
Pepsi Ice Center
201 S. Roosevelt Ave. - (309) 434-2875
Prairie Vista Golf
502 W. Hamilton Rd. - (309) 434-2217
The Den at Fox Creek Golf
3002 Fox Creek Rd. - (309) 434-2300
TDD (309) 829-5115
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday Closings
Offices and Adult Center will be closed:
May 25, July 3 and September 7.
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Staff
(As of March 1, 2015)
TBA.......................................................Director
Robert Moews ............................ Supt. of Parks
Barb Wells ..........................Supt. of Recreation
Jay Tetzloff .....................................Supt. of Zoo
Jason Wingate ..............Supt. of Golf Operation
General Information
Behavior Policy:
Participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. The following
guidelines have been developed to help make the Recreation Department safe and
enjoyable for all participants. Participants shall: 1) show respect to all participants
and staff; 2) refrain from using foul language; 3) refrain from causing bodily harm
to another participant or staff; and 4) show respect for equipment, supplies and
facilities.
Nancy Nelson .....................Guest Service Mgr.
Toilet Training Policy:
Phil Aldridge .................................... Retail Mgr.
Children enrolled in a Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department
program for ages 3 and older must be toilet trained unless it is a parent/toddler
class. Recreation Department programs stress the importance of children practicing their independence and we do not aid children in the bathroom. Our instructors
are not responsible for diaper changing or toilet training. The Recreation Department reserves the right to deny participation by a child age 3 or older if they are not
toilet trained.
Tina Salamone .................Performing Arts Mgr.
Erin Mangian .............................Marketing Mgr.
Thom Rakestraw............... Marketing Associate
Michael Hernbrott ........... Pepsi Ice Center Mgr.
Nicole Kohler ................ S.O.A.R. Program Mgr.
Maggie Rutenbeck........ S.O.A.R. Program Mgr.
Joyce McKeon ....................Adult Program Mgr.
Denise Balagna ............ Athletics Program Mgr.
Jill Eichholz ............... Teen/Youth Program Mgr.
Adam Hucek ..... Aquatics/Sports Program Mgr.
Shannon Reedy ......................... Zoo Ed Coord.
Debbie Bohannon .....................Office Manager
Bloomington City Council
(As of March 1, 2015)
Tari Renner - Mayor
Kevin Lower - 1st Ward
David Sage - 2nd Ward
Mboka Mwilambwe - 3rd Ward
Judy Stearns - 4th Ward
Joni Painter - 5th Ward
Karen Schmidt - 6th Ward/Mayor Pro Tem
Scott Black - 7th Ward
Diana Hauman - 8th Ward
Jim Fruin - 9th Ward
David Hales - City Manager
Stephen Rasmussen - Deputy City Mgr.
Photos...
The Parks & Recreation
staff takes photos and video of
participants enrolled in our programs, classes, at events, or on park
property. These photos or videos may
be used in our brochures, advertising, or
other publications. If you do not wish to
be in a video or have your photo taken,
please tell our photographers.
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We Love Parents But…
With your child’s best interest in mind, parents are asked not to be in the classroom
during programs. Our instructors always welcome the opportunity to discuss a participant’s progress with parents at any time. Thank you for your cooperation.
Americans with Disabilities Act
We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. We will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who meet essential eligibility requirements for the desired
program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us at 434-2260
regarding special accommodations needed for enjoyment of programs. Those who
use telecommunications for the deaf (TTY) may reach the Recreation Department
by calling our TTY number (309) 829-5115.
Sincere Appreciation
A great big “thank you” goes to the District #87 and Unit #5 Schools for the use of
school facilities. The extra time and energy from secretaries, custodians, teachers,
and principals is greatly appreciated.
Mission Statement
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department exists to maintain
and enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Bloomington by providing park,
recreation, and leisure opportunities through organized programs and by acquiring,
developing, maintaining, preserving, and enhancing recreation areas, open spaces, and facilities, in the most cost-efficient manner.
What Have We Done For You Lately?
We want to know how Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts has touched
your life or the lives of your family members through participation in our programs or
utilizing our facilities. Send your story to [email protected] along with your name
and phone number. Information collected may be used in future department program guides. We hope to hear from you soon!
New To The Area?
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department invites you to come
in and find out what we have to offer. We have programs, classes, and facilities for
all ages. Want to learn more? Give us a call at (309) 434-2260. We will be happy
to explain any program that is of interest to you. We want to meet you and talk with
you and your family. You are important!
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S.O.A.R. Summer
Programs
Weekly Programs
S.O.A.R.
(Special Opportunities Available in Recreation) is a community
therapeutic recreation program serving individuals who are unable to successfully participate in regular recreation programs.
Social, leisure, and developmental skills are emphasized to
promote the highest level of recreational participation possible.
S.O.A.R. is sponsored by Bloomington and Normal Parks &
Recreation Departments.
Beach Crafts
Flip Flop Crafts
Bowling & Dinner
Lunchtime Concerts
Cardio Fitness
Mystery Night Out
Cooking with Jerry
Painting & More
Dinner & a Movie
Seat to SOAR
Easy Summer Crafts
Strength & Flexibility Fitness
Sunshine Through Golf 1 & 2
Youth Summer Day Programs
Art and the Park
Explore Outdoors
Get Active!
Make Some Music
Out & About
SOAR for Starters
Eligibility
Most individuals with disabilities are eligible to participate in
S.O.A.R. activities. Persons from youth to adults who are in
special education classes, workshops, nursing homes, or who
have leisure needs not met by traditional recreation programs
are eligible. This includes those with developmental, physical,
or learning disabilities; sensory, genetic, or behavior disorders;
autism, or emotional difficulties.
Volunteers
Special Events
Beach Ball Bingo
Clinton Lake Day Trip
CornBelters Game
Fairview Swim Day
Grady’s Fun Night
Ice Cream & Bingo
Illinois State Fair
Mini Golf & Pizza
S.O.A.R. uses a wide variety of volunteers to assist in weekly
programs and special events. Volunteers help with program activities and events and work closely with participants to provide
an enjoyable and quality leisure experience. Past volunteers
have been community residents, college students, and community service groups. If you are interested in volunteering, contact
Maggie Rutenbeck at 309-434-2260.
Party in the USA
Penguin Project Show
Picnic & a Play
Pizza & Games with Dad
Pool Party
Splash Bash
Sugar Creek Arts Festival
Walk & Dine
Special Olympics
Bowling
Unified Volleyball
Volleyball
Sports Cookout Celebration
Special Olympics Competitions
Summer Games
(Aquatics, Athletics, Bocce & Soccer)
June 12 - 14 - ISU
S.O.A.R. Brochure
Because S.O.A.R. offers so many programs for the upcoming
session, a separate brochure with specific program information
(times, dates, fees, locations) will be available at the Bloomington and Normal Parks & Recreation offices. Registration starts
May 7.
District Softball Tournament
July 25 - Springfield
State Tennis Tournament
August 15 - 16 - Frankfort
Transportation
Transportation is available for some programs for those with no
other means of transportation. There is a minimal fee for transportation.
Area Bowling Tournament
August 22 - Peoria
Volleyball Qualifier
September 19 - LaSalle
Financial Aid
Payment plans and full or partial scholarships are available for
those who need assistance in paying for S.O.A.R. programs.
Web Site Address
www.bpard.org/soar
A separate brochure with specific program
information (times, dates, fees, locations) is available at the
Bloomington and Normal Parks & Recreation offices.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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You Can’t Stop The Beat in this big
and bold musical about one girl’s
inspiring dream to dance!
MILLER PARK SUMMER THEATRE 2015 and The BCPA present
a non-professional production of )"*3413":
By Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
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The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including “Best Musical”,
is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 Baltimore and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one dream—to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.
When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her
newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and end
the racial segregation of a TV network…all without denting her ‘do.
Hit songs include:
“I’m a Big Girl Now”, “The Nicest Kids in Town”, “I Know Where I’ve Been” and the show-stopping “You Can’t Stop The Beat”
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the McLean County Arts Center.
MILLER PARK SUMMER THEATRE AUDITIONS!
Auditions for HAIRSPRAY are open to all ages, 8 to 80, and will take place June 1 & 2 beginning at 5:30 pm. On or after May 11, 2015, call 309-434-2764 to secure a 10-minute audition
appointment. Audition information will be given at that time. Auditions and most rehearsals
will take place at the BCPA’s Creativity Center, located one block north of the BCPA at 107 E.
Chestnut Street. Parking and entrance are on the south side of the building off of Locust Street.
*All participants ages 8-17 MUST be enrolled in the BCPA Spotlight Summer Theatre Workshop.
BCPA SPOTLIGHT SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
Participants ages 8-17 will learn the elements of theatrical production including theatre protocols &
terminology; mental & physical preparation; script analysis; character development; design & technical aspects including scenery, lighting, sound, props, costumes & make-up; and much more. The
60-hour workshop is an educational component to the MILLER PARK THEATRE & BCPA-presented
production of HAIRSPRAY in Miller Park. Registrations will be taken through the BCPA Ticket Office, either in person at 600 N. East Street or by phone, 309-434-2777.
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ON THE CEFCU SUMMER STAGE IN LINCOLN PARK
(The South Lawn of the BCPA)
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Laissez les bon temps rouler! Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes and
enjoy the sounds and tastes of Louisiana in this annual summer festival. Rotating
bands from local favorites to regional artists will perform on the CEFCU stage. Cajun
dishes, a variety of snacks and a host of beverages will be available for purchase.
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Two days of great music and great fun!
Bands are still being finalized but mark your calendars now and spend two days
of fun in the sun and music under the stars as the BCPA and the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees team up to present the 2015 BRÜEGALA Festival. With
great music on the lawn and an opportunity to sample some of the world’s best
beers inside the beautiful BCPA, this is a great way to help support local charities. Come see how we put the fun in FUNdraiser!
4th of July in Miller Park
Bring your blanket, radio and the family for the annual Sky Concert in Miller Park. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 pm
(depending on weather and circumstances it could be 15 minutes earlier or later) and will be set to music on WJBC AM 1230.
Join us before the fireworks for the Celebrate America production at 7:00 pm. The Sky Concert is sponsored by Bloomington
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts, State Farm Insurance and WJBC.
Park 2 Park Run
This 5-mile run is a challenging point-to-point race
cooperatively sponsored by Bloomington and Normal Parks and Recreation, and the Lake Run Club.
Visit the Lake Run Club at www.lakerunclub.
org for information and registration.
Other Miller Park Fun on the 4th
Miller Park Zoo - open until 6:00 pm; grounds cleared at 7:00 pm.
Miniature Golf - open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
MIller Park Boats - open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The sprayground - open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
See page 42 for prices for the various attractions in Miller Park.
Pantagraph Celebrate America
Members of the Holiday Spectacular cast will return to the Miller Park Bandstand with their Celebrate America
performance. You will hear many of your old favorite patriotic songs, plus some new numbers.
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 - 7:00 pm
Miller Park Bandstand
FREE
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Free Concerts
Music Under the Stars
Miller Park Bandstand
Great music combined with warm summer nights offer a perfect evening to be out under the stars with family and friends.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and be our guest. Concerts
are free thanks to support from Calvert & Metzler Memorial
Homes and the Illinois Arts Council.
Lunchtime Concerts
The month of June will feature quality musical entertainment during the noon hour. Bring a picnic lunch, a lawn
chair or blanket and be our guest. Concerts are free thanks
to support from Calvert & Metzler Memorial Homes and
the Illinois Arts Council.
Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wither’s Park Downtown Bloomington
(corner of East and Washington Streets)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
June 16 - The Shanties
(Irish)
June 23 - Dangerous Gentlemens
(rock & roll)
June 30 - Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe
(contemporary, classic & Latin Jazz)
July 7 - Jim Markum
(big band-swing)
July 14 - The Brazilionaires
(Latin Jazz/pop)
June 3 - Prairieland Dixie
(New Orleans jazz)
June 10 - Patrick Campbell
(pop hits)
June 17 - The Aristocrats
(swing/big band)
June 24 - Marc Boon
(folk rock)
July 1 - Brian Choban
(jazz)
August 11 - Brass Band of Central Illinois
(Brass Band - acoustic folk)
Sundays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
July 12 - Biscuits n Gravy
(classic 70’s & 80’s)
August 9 - Wagon Load a Trouble
(country)
Photo by Tom’s PhotoGraphy
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts
Council, a state agency.
309 -434-2FUN (2386)
Your HOTLINE for summer fun and entertainment.
Call the HOTLINE for information on summer special events and weather cancellations.
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Franklin Park Concerts
Join conductor Michael Wallace and the Community
Concert Band as they perform a wide variety of music including marches, overtures, show tunes, dance
music, novelty and traditional selections. Come early
and enjoy the ice cream socials in the historic surroundings of Franklin Park. Bring a lawn chair or
blanket for seating.
Thursdays, June 11 - July 23
6:00 pm - Ice Cream Socials ($)
7:00 pm - Concerts (FREE)
Local not-for-profit groups hosting
each Ice Cream Social:
June 11
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
June 18
Community Concert Band
June 25
American Red Cross
July 9
Old House Society
Community Concert Band
Musicians (high school age and older) interested in becoming a member of the Community Concert Band are invited to
join in rehearsals with Conductor Michael Wallace and band
members. Summer rehearsals will be held from 6:30 - 8:30
pm on Tuesdays, June 9 - July 21. Rehearsals are at Pepper Ridge Elementary School. Performances are scheduled
throughout the year.
You can visit them at their website at:
www.bn-communityband.org
July 16
Cultural District
July 23
Humane Society of Central Illinois
*NOTE: On June 18 the District #87 Summer Band will present a concert at 6:00 pm which will be followed by the Community Concert Band
at 7:00 pm.
Special Events
Family Fitness Day
This free event will get the whole family moving! Join us for an
active day at the park filled with games, fitness activities, and
much more.
Local businesses and organizations will join us in providing
information and activities to further encourage active, healthy
lifestyles. There will be games and activities for all ages.
Come see what the Bloomington Parks, Recreation, & Cultural
Arts Department has to offer you and your family!
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Park Quest 2015
This is a whole new way to explore some of our parks, be
active and even try something new. Pick up your Passport
at Lincoln Leisure Center (1206 S. Lee St.) and the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts main office (115 E.
Washington St. Sui
Suite 103). Complete the challenges and
turn your passport
port in by the end of October for a prize. There
will be clues and
nd challenges to help you fin
find your destination!
For Families
White Oak Park
FREE
Date
May 2
Time
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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The Penguin Project of McLean County presents
Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm
U-High’s Stroud Auditorium
$10 for adults; $5 for youth (up to high school)
(Tickets available at
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
115 E. Washington St., Bloomington)
BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire crafted with the fondest affection telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted
into the army. “An English Teacher”, “What Did I Ever See in Him?”,
“Put on a Happy Face”, “One Boy”, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do”, “Kids” and
“Rosie” are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination
and good old-fashioned fun.
Directed by Tiffany Andersen
BYE BYE BIRDIE
A Musical Comedy
Book by
Michael Stewart
Music by
Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by
Edward Padula
BYE BYE BIRDIE is presented through special arrangement with
and all authorized materials are supplied by
Tams-Witmark
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
What is the Penguin Project of McLean County?
The Penguin Project of McLean County is a group of individuals, ages 10 - 24, who take to the stage to perform a modified
version of a well-known Broadway musical. This production is
unique, however, because all of the roles are filled by individuals
with disabilities. Performers with disabilities are paired with same
age peer mentors who support them throughout the rehearsal and
performance schedule. By creating unrestricted access to the performing arts, The Penguin Project demonstrates that the special
challenges of a disability need not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences.
“Our penguins may not be
able to fly, but that does not
prevent their spirits from soaring”.
2014 Little Mermaid, Jr. production
Photo by Tom’s PhotoGraphy
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts
Council, a state agency.
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Early Childhood
(Parent/Child)
(Ages 3 - 5)
Parent & Tot Dance
This class introduces basic movement and music to a young
child. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. Both
participants need to wear comfortable clothes and go barefoot or
wear flexible shoes. Parents need to be prepared to move with
their child.
Ages:
2 - 3 yrs. w/parent
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
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June 13 - July 25
(not 7/4)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/10
Time
9:30 - 10:00 am
Let’s Go to the Beach
Join us for all things beach related. There will be crafts, stories,
songs and games. We will make a beach in the classroom and
everyone will take their own beach in a bag home on the last
class.
Ages:
Location:
Fee:
Class
#18522
2 - 4 yr. olds and a parent
Lincoln Leisure Center
$42 for parent and child
Day
M
Date
June 15 - July
y 20
Min/Max: 5/10 pairs
Time
9:30 - 10:30 am
Destination Discovery Camp
This will be a great first experience for those who want to go to
camp like the big kids! We will be doing a variety of activities each
day that will include arts & crafts, games, cooking, and more!
Participants need to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a
small peanut free snack each day. It is recommended that they
wear old clothes as we sometimes use materials that may stain,
and wear tennis shoes as sandals can make it hard to run while
playing games. Participants may sign up for both sessions.
Ages:
Time:
3 - 5 yrs.
9:30 - 11:30 am
Min/Max: 10/25
Location: Central Catholic High School, multi-purpose room
Class
Day
Date
Fee
#18525
M-F
June 8 - 12
$60
Tiny Melodies
Tiny Melodies provides children and their caregivers the opportunity to explore and appreciate music in a fun and exciting way!
Through singing, dancing and playing instruments, participants
will learn basic musical and developmental concepts all while
having fun and socializing with peers and caregivers. Caregivers
are not only encouraged to attend, but to participate in the music
making process. No unregistered siblings please. Instructors:
Developing Melodies
Ages:
Location:
Fee:
Class
#18523
#18524
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0 - 4 yrs. with an adult
Lincoln Leisure Center
$45 for parent/child
($40 for additional child)
Day
W
W
Date
June 10 - July 15
June 10 - July 15
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
Day
Date
#18526
M-F
Aug. 3 - 7
Fee
$60
Creative Movement I
Participants will be exposed to movement through a series of
creative games and songs. They should wear a leotard or comfortable clothing and a soft shoe or go barefoot. The final day of
class will be a special showing for parents.
Ages:
3 - 4 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/8
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
10:00 - 10:45 am
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Class
#18527
Day
M
#18528
Sa
Date
June 8 - July 20
(not 6/29)
June 13 - July 25
(not 7/4)
Time
5:30 - 6:15 pm
10:15 - 11:00 am
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Early Childhood
Sporty Spiders
Garden Sprouts
This exciting program is designed to provide 3 year olds an opportunity to develop large motor skills. Instructors will encourage
your child to develop an interest in active play through a variety of
fun sport and fitness activities. Each session has a specific sport
theme, but will incorporate a variety of fitness activities.
Create a garden full of ideas! We will make a windowsill garden,
read stories, sing songs, do rhymes and make crafts all with a garden theme. We’ll even make snacks from foods grown in a garden.
Let’s see what we can make sprout this summer.
Ages:
3 yrs.
Location: Suburban East Park
Fee: $35
Min/Max: 6/12
Ages:
3 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18553
T-Ball
Class
#18529
#18530
#18531
#18532
#18533
#18534
Day
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
Date
June 8 - 24
June 8 - 24
June 8 - 24
June 8 - 24
June 8 - 24
June 8 - 24
Time
8:30 - 9:15 am
9:30 - 10:15 am
10:30 - 11:15 am
4:45 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 6:30 pm
6:45 - 7:30 pm
#18535
#18536
#18537
#18538
#18539
#18540
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
June 9 - 25
June 9 - 25
June 9 - 25
June 9 - 25
June 9 - 25
June 9 - 25
8:30 - 9:15 am
9:30 - 10:15 am
10:30 - 11:15 am
4:45 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 6:30 pm
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Day
F
Date
June 19 - July 17
Fee: $42
Min/Max: 5/12
Time
9:30 - 10:30 am
Animal Art
Turn everyday items into works of art and animals. A variety of
items will be used including glue, paint, pipe cleaners, paper plates
and more! Make sure to wear clothes that can get messy.
Ages:
3 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18554
Soccer
Class
#18541
#18542
#18543
#18544
#18545
#18546
Day
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
Date
July 6 - 22
July 6 - 22
July 6 - 22
July 6 - 22
July 6 - 22
July 6 - 22
Time
8:30 - 9:15 am
9:30 - 10:15 am
10:30 - 11:15 am
4:45 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 6:30 pm
6:45 - 7:30 pm
#18547
#18548
#18549
#18550
#18551
#18552
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
July 7 - 23
July 7 - 23
July 7 - 23
July 7 - 23
July 7 - 23
July 7 - 23
8:30 - 9:15 am
9:30 - 10:15 am
10:30 - 11:15 am
4:45 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 6:30 pm
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Day
M
Date
June 22 - July 27
Fee: $42
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
10:45 - 11:45 am
Our Colorful World
Each class we will learn the Spanish word for a color and explore that color through songs, crafts, activities, stories and even
snacks.
Ages:
3 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18555
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Day
Th
Date
June 25 - July 30
Fee: $42
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
10:00 - 11:00 am
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Early Childhood
A Journey with Paddington Bear
Silly Science Experiments
Wander in to see what is in store each week with all activities
being about Paddington Bear. From the train station in London,
to school, the movies and more, lots of adventure awaits.
Come join the Silly Science class and enjoy some hands on fun working with common household items. Dress to get messy in case any of
our experiments explode!
Ages:
4 - 6 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Ages:
3 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18556
Day
W
Date
July 8 - 29
Fee: $28
Min/Max: 5/15
Time
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Summertime Kitchen
Kids will create a healthy summer time snack, and make their
own Summertime Kitchen Cookbook to take home with all of
their recipes and artwork.
Ages:
3 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18557
Day
W
Date
July 8 - 29
Fee: $28
Min/Max: 5/12
Time
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Class
#18559
#18560
Day
Tu
Tu
Date
July 14 - 28
July 14 - 28
Fee: $24
Min/Max: 6/15
Time
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Colors & Counting with Pete the Cat
Children will practice their colors and counting, all in funs ways relating to the Pete the Cat story books. They won’t even realize they are
practicing their skills for school. There will be a variety of activities each
week.
Ages:
4 - 7 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18561
Day
Th
Date
July 16 - 30
Fee: $28
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Puppy Paw-ty
Have a dog-gone great morning adopting a new furry friend. We will
make our new puppies their very own dog house, go on a hunt for
bones, enjoy some puppy chow and then take your new stuffed friend
home! What will your new pet’s name be?
Ages:
4 - 8 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18562
Day
Sa
Date
Aug. 8
Fee: $20
Min/Max: 6/15
Time
10:00 - 11:30 am
Age/Grade Requirements
Let’s Pretend - Summer Play
Children will have fun and let their imaginations grow! They will
work on making their own scenery, costumes, and more, all in
preparation to perform the Summer Play for their parents. This
will be a great way for your child to build confidence and learn
team work.
Ages:
3 - 6 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18558
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Day
Th
Date
July 9 - 30
Fee: $28
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
6:30 - 7:30 pm
For all programs, age/grade requirement will be as of the
date of the first class. Please do not sign your child up for
a class in which he/she does not belong. If you should do
so and we discover the error, it may be too late to get your
child into the correct class because it is full.
Age/grade requirements are set to benefit the children and
make instruction more consistent for the program leader.
In some instances, the requirements have been set for the
child’s safety.
Thanks for your cooperation!
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HappyFeet
TOTS Soccer
HappyFeet is a ‘kid friendly’ curriculum to ensure kids are having
an absolute blast while developing essential physical skills. Using soccer activities, HappyFeet is a perfect starting point for developing skills as it is non-competitive and uses fun techniques
to train advanced motor skills, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills
and fitness. Four year olds in the “3 - 4 year” class should have
birthdates between January and June. Four year olds in the “4
- 5 year” class should have birthdates between July and December. Instructor: HappyFeet Staff
TOTS SOCCER, led by Illinois Fusion Soccer Association, is designed to begin the development of body coordination and awareness for 4 & 5 year olds. Each session provides fun, fast-paced
soccer-related games and activities for the newer players of the
game. It develops motor skills, cognitive abilities and peer relationships and introduces children to soccer.
All children taking part in a TOTS session will be in highly imaginative situations and asked to make their own decisions. Participants
must be 4 or 5 years old when program begins. Each child needs
to bring their own soccer ball and will progress at their own
pace. Instructors: Illinois Fusion Soccer Association staff
Ages:
4 - 5 yrs.
Location: Community Soccer Fields
Fee:
$42
Min/Max: 5/12
Date:
Location:
Class
#18563
#18564
#18565
#18566
#18567
June 9 - July 7
White Oak Park
Ages
Day
2
Tu
3-4
Tu
4-5
Tu
2-3
Tu
3-4
Tu
Time
8:30 - 9:00 am
9:05 - 9:35 am
9:40 - 10:10 am
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
Date:
Location:
Class
#18568
#18569
#18570
#18571
#18572
June 11 - July 9
Bittner Park, ballfield
Ages
Day
2
Th
3-4
Th
4-5
Th
2-3
Th
3-4
Th
Time
8:30 - 9:00 am
9:05 - 9:35 am
9:40 - 10:10 am
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
Date:
Location:
Class
#18573
#18574
#18575
#18576
#18577
#18578
Sept. 15 - Oct. 13
Rollingbrook Park
Ages
Day
2
Tu
3-4
Tu
4-5
Tu
2
Tu
3-4
Tu
4-5
Tu
Time
8:30 - 9:00 am
9:05 - 9:35 am
9:40 - 10:10 am
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
Class
#18579
#18580
#18581
#18582
#18583
Day
M
M
W
W
W
Date
June 15 - July 13
June 15 - July 13
June 17 - July 15
June 17 - July 15
Sept. 9 - Oct. 7
Fee: $45
Min/Max: 10/30
Time
9:30 - 10:15 am
5:00 - 5:45 pm
9:30 - 10:15 am
5:00 - 5:45 pm
5:30 - 6:15 pm
Little Dragons Martial Arts
The Little Dragons Jeet Kune Do program is designed for children
ages four though seven. Focus will be on the development of listening skills, socialization skills and motor skills. Classes are fast
paced, fun and exciting! This is a belt based curriculum. Certified
instructor: Guru/Sifu Terry Crutcher
Ages:
4 - 7 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18584
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Day
M/W
Date
Sept. 2 - 30 (not 9/7)
Fee: $45
Min/Max: 4/14
Time
5:00 - 5:30 pm
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Sports Day Camp
Continue your summer with Sports Day Camp before you head
back to school. This sports camp is separate from our Day Camp,
but will allow participants the opportunity to play new and old
sports all week long. Children will be outside for the camp and
need to dress accordingly. They need to bring their own sack
lunch, drink daily and tennis shoes. Water will be available at
all times. No electronics allowed.
Ages:
Location:
6 - 11 yrs. old
Miller Park Pavilion, east porch
Drop off: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Class
#18782
#18783
Day
M-F
M-F
Fee: $95
Min/Max: 10/30
Pick up: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Date
Aug. 3 - 7
Aug. 10 - 14
SUMMERTIME STORIES IN THE PARK
Listen to stories told by the Twin City Tale Spinners. Sessions will include music, stories, book talks,
activities and snacks. Great for Summer Reading Improvement. Programs will be conducted by experienced educators,
librarians and storytellers including: Dr. Mike Lockett, Kathy Kniery, Vivian Carter, Margaret Varney and other members of
the Twin City Tale Spinners. For more information contact Mike Lockett by emailing [email protected]
ALL STORY TIMES ARE NEAR THE MILLER PARK PAVILION
(in case of rain they will be on east porch of Miller Park Pavilion)
Co-Sponsored by Bloomington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the Twin City Tale Spinners.
Storytelling times are open for all ages of participants. Come to one session or come to all. Join our fun!
Thursday, June 4 - 10:00 am
Stories of American Heroes:
Davy Crockett, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks,
Stephen Decatur and More.
Activity:
Bear hand prints
Snack:
Teddy grahams
Thursday, June 18 - 10:00 am
Animal Heroes Stories:
Balto Saves the Day, True Gorilla and Cat Hero Stories,
Folktales with Animal Heroes
Activity:
Color and make animal hero puppet
Snack:
Animal Crackers
Thursday, June 11 - 10:00 am
Tall Tale Heroes Stories:
Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, Pecos Bill, & more.
Activity:
Make and illustrate your own tall tale story
Snack:
Fallen Trees (Small pretzel rods)
Thursday, June 25 - 10:00 am
Heroes Like You - Special Visitors Stories:
Chad Pregracke saves our rivers, Rachel Carson saves our
environment and stories of American Heroes
Activity:
Decorating Car Liter Bags and Bags for picking up trash around
town. Also, planting sunflower seeds.
Snack:
Flower Cookies
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Day Camp
For ages 6 - 11
Six year olds must have completed kindergarten
to be able to participate in this program.
Child must be specified age when camp begins.
Age verification may be requested.
Monday - Friday
7:00 - 9:00 am
3:30 - 5:45 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Drop Off/Pick Up
Min. 60/Max. 100
Drop off
Pick-up
Regular Camp Activity Times
Holiday Park
Registration deadline for each session is
5:00 pm the Thursday before the session begins if
there is space still available.
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Class
#18585
#18586
#18587
#18588
#18589
#18590
#18591
#18592
Session
1 - June 8 - 12
2 - June 15 - 19
3 - June 22 - 26
4 - June 29 - July 3
5 - July 6 - 10
6 - July 13 - 17
7 - July 20 - 24
8 - July 27 - 31
Fee
$95
$95
$95
$95
$95
$95
$95
$95
Register for individual weeks or for the whole summer!
You can choose to register for the entire summer and
get a discount. There are absolutely NO refunds once the
camp starts.
#18593 June 8 - July 31
$700
What to wear:
Children will be participating in various activities that involve using
paints, sand, food, water, and other materials. Please dress your
child accordingly. Shoes must be worn at all times. We recommend
gym shoes or sandals with heal straps as various activities include a
lot of running and walking which make sandals difficult to wear. NO
flip-flops will be allowed.
Drop off/Pick up:
Campers may be dropped off between 7:00 and 9:00 am. Regular
Day Camp activities will take place from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Children
will need to be picked up between 3:30 pm and 5:45 pm. The counselors are not on duty before 7:00 am, or after 5:45 pm. The extended hours allow flexibility for working parents. During the drop off/pick
up times, campers will be able to participate in various games and
crafts, as well as have time to play on the playground equipment. A
small snack will be provided in the afternoon.
Please Note:
For safety’s sake….Your child must be picked up promptly upon dismissal of the program. You are responsible for your child at the time
the program ends.
New to this Day Camp Program?
Come to the Parent’s Meeting
All parents are welcome to attend, this informational meeting but it
is truly intended for parents new to the program.
Wednesday, June 3
7:00 pm - Holiday Park
(In case of inclement weather, we will meet at Miller Park Pavilion
on the main level. Check the hotline if there is a question 434-2fun).
We are going green. Parent Handbooks and
paperwork will be available at the Parks and
Recreation office or will be on-line at
www.bpard.org. Click on the
programs tab and scroll down to Day Camp.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Dance
NOTE: The last day of class will be an informal performance of what we have learned for the parents, except Parent & Tot Dance.
Parent & Tot Dance
Pre-Ballet & Tap
This class introduces basic movement and music to a young child.
Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. Both participants
need to wear comfortable clothes and go barefoot or wear flexible
shoes. Parents need to be prepared to move with their child.
This beginner class focuses on teaching students the basics of
dance. Class will start out with 30 minutes of learning basic ballet
moves that students can build up on and then 30 minutes of basic
tap moves. Students will need both ballet and tap shoes, tights
and leotard.
Ages:
2 - 3 yrs. w/parent
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18521
Day
Sa
Date
June 13 - July 25
(not 7/4)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/10
Time
9:30 - 10:00 am
Ages:
4 - 5 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/12
Class
#18595
Time
6:15 - 7:15 pm
Day
M
Date
June 8 - July 20
(not 6/29)
Creative Movement I
Participants will be exposed to movement through a series of creative games and songs. They should wear a leotard or comfortable
clothing and a soft shoe or go barefoot.
Ages:
3 - 4 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18527
Day
M
#18528
Sa
Date
June 8 - July 20
(not 6/29)
June 13 - July 25
(not 7/4)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/8
Time
5:30 - 6:15 pm
10:15 - 11:00 am
Ballet & Tap l
We will focus on developing movement, moving to tempo changes
in music, moving to a variety of music and group cooperation. Students may wear soft shoes or go barefoot, and wear comfortable
clothing or a leotard.
This introductory ballet class is for beginners as well as those who
have been in class before. Class will involve the barre and combinations to move across the floor. Students should have both ballet
and tap shoes, leotards, and tights. The second half of the class
dancers will learn some basics of tap and movements across the
floor.
Ages:
5 - 8 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Ages:
5 - 6 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Creative Movement ll
Class
#18594
Day
Sa
Date
June 13 - July 25
(not July 4)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/12
Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do It Today!
If you wait until the last minute to register, the
program or class you want may not
be there. At some point, we have to
determine if enrollment is sufficient to
hold the class. Wait too long and the
class may have been canceled due to
low enrollment.
So save a class!
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Class
#18596
Day
W
Date
June 10 - July 22
(not 7/1)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/12
Time
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Jazz
This class will continue with movement across the floor and more
advanced jazz steps. Class will start out by doing 30 minutes of
jazz and working on technique. The second half of class will be
learning a jazz routine. Dancers should wear leotards and tights,
or active wear that is not tight fitting and easy to move in. Bring
jazz shoes.
Ages:
7 - 9 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18597
Day
W
Date
June 10 - July 22
(not 7/1)
Fee: $36
Min/Max: 4/12
Time
6:30 - 7:30 pm
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Youth Special Interest
Youth Fishing
Kitchen Concoctions
Bloomington-Normal Bass Club sponsors this workshop that
teaches luring, casting, and baiting to boys and girls.
Mix, measure and stir your way to a delicious treat. Recipes will
include breakfast, dessert, and snacks that you can make again
at home to impress your friends and family. Following directions
and kitchen safety will be emphasized.
Ages:
Location:
7 - 16 yrs.
Min/Max: 8/50
Miller Park Pavilion, main level
Class Day
#18598 M
Date
June 1 & 8
Time
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fee
FREE
Restaurant Week
We will plan our restaurant theme, menu, and learn to prepare an
appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. On the last day each participant may invite ONE guest to come and eat at our restaurant and
see all the hard work the future chefs have done.
Ages:
6 - 11 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Fee: $60
Min/Max: 6/15
Class
#18599
#18600
Time
3:00 - 5:00 pm
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Day
M - Th
M - Th
Date
June 8 - 11
Aug. 3 - 6
Learn how to pick and strum the chords needed to play for years
to come. Students must furnish their own acoustic guitar. Use of
lesson music is provided for classes. Instructor: Developing Melodies
Class
#18601
10 yrs. & over
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
Tu
Date
June 9 - July 14
Fee: $42
Min/Max: 6/15
Class
#18603
Time
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Day
M
Date
June 15 - July 6
Simply Siblings
Younger children will feel secure having a big brother or sister join
them in a class filled with games, crafts, activities, and more. This
will be a great way for siblings to enjoy some special time with
each other. This is a drop off program and includes a snack, and
is for siblings only. Please bring a water bottle each week.
Ages:
4 - 12 yrs.
Location: Tipton Park, south shelter
Fee: $55
Min/Max: 6/15
Class
#18604
Time
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Day
Th
Date
June 18 - July 9
Amazing Minds
Learn to Play Guitar
Ages:
Location:
Ages:
6 - 11 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Fee: $45
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
4:00 - 5:00 pm
You can amaze your family, friends, and teachers by keeping your
mind active over the summer and learning some fun facts about
science and nature. There will be many new experiments this year
plus we will build a fish habitat during the classes and take home
a real fish! Activities will include working with items that may not
wash out of clothing. Please dress accordingly.
Ages:
6 - 11 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Fee: $24
Min/Max: 6/15
Class
#18605
#18606
Time
1:00 - 2:00 pm
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Day
Tu
Tu
Date
July 14 - 28
July 14 - 28
Mini Melodies
Mini Melodies offers children the opportunity to participate in music-making activities that address the cognitive and social needs
of the child. Through singing, dancing, playing instruments and
musical games, your child will be excited to learn, be social and
have fun! Instructor: Developing Melodies
Ages:
Location:
Fee:
Class
#18602
5 - 6 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
$45 for parent/child
($40 for additional child)
Day
W
Date
June 10 - July 15
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Recycled Wearables
Did you know that you can make awesome bracelets out of old
t-shirts or jewelry from plastic containers? Find out how and make
your own creations to wear home.
Ages:
6 - 11 yrs.
Location: Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
#18607
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Day
F
Date
July 10 - 31
Fee: $49
Min/Max: 6/15
Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
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Summer Art
Art Adventures
Painting
Imagine the possibilities with two and three dimensional projects
that incorporate techniques from painting and drawing to collage,
sculpture and more. Students will build, design, color, paint and
draw to create unique works of art. Projects will be different each
week.
Each week students use their imagination and creativity to bring
new themes from artistic traditions to life. Projects in the style of
Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Munch will be explored along with
a variety of paints.
Fee: $68
Location:
Min/Max: 8/15
Class
#18620
#18621
Central Catholic High School
Date:
Class
#18608
#18609
June 15 - 18
Ages
Day
5-7
M - Th
8 - 11
M - Th
Time
9:00 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Date:
Class
#18610
#18611
June 22 - 25
Ages
Day
5-7
M - Th
8 - 11
M - Th
Time
9:00 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Location:
Date:
Location:
June 9 - 30
Central Catholic High School
Ages
5-8
9 - 12
Day
Tu
Tu
Fee: $50
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
1:00 - 2:15 pm
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Lincoln Leisure Center
Date:
Class
#18612
#18613
July 13 - 16
Ages
Day
5-7
M - Th
8 - 11
M - Th
Time
1:00 - 2:30 pm
2:45 - 4:15 pm
Date:
Class
#18614
#18615
July 20 - 23
Ages
Day
5-7
M - Th
8 - 11
M - Th
Time
1:00 - 2:30 pm
2:45 - 4:15 pm
Tie-Dye & More
Crafty Kids
Take part in the ultimate craft class. Students will make at least
one project each week using every material imaginable! Projects
will differ for each age group and may include jewelry, painting,
small sculptures, decorative wall hangings, weaving or small gifts.
Fee: $45
Location:
Date:
Class
#18616
#18617
Location:
Date:
Class
#18618
#18619
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Min/Max: 8/15
Add a splash of color to your summer with this fun packed tie-dye
class! Students will receive a t-shirt to dye and they may also
bring one other pre-washed item to tie-dye (It is recommended
the fabric be 100% cotton and no larger than a large t-shirt or
pillowcase.) Along with tie-dyeing we will splatter paint, batik, and
more.
Ages:
6 - 13 yrs.
Location: Central Catholic High School
Fee: $50
Min/Max: 8/15
Class
#18622
Time
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Central Catholic High School
June 8 - 29
Ages
Day
5-8
M
9 - 12
M
Time
1:00 - 2:00 pm
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Lincoln Leisure Center
July 8 - 29
Ages
Day
5-8
W
9 - 12
W
Time
9:00 - 10:00 am
10:15 - 11:15 am
Day
W
Date
June 10 - July 1
Art in the Park
In this engaging class we will be taking art out of the classroom
and to the outdoors! Students will be having fun while creating art
that focuses on the environment around us. We will be completing art projects using various techniques including splatter paint,
sculpture using nature, landscape drawings, sidewalk chalk, and
more.
Ages:
6 - 11 yrs.
Location: Central Catholic High School
Fee: $50
Min/Max: 8/15
Class
#18623
Time
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Day
W
Date
June 10 - July 1
www.bpard.org
One Day Workshops
Creative Creatures
Create your own amazing creatures that no one else has ever
seen before! Clay, wood, wire, paint, glitter glue, jewels and more
will be provided to construct your very own fabulous creature!
Age:
Location:
Class
#18628
5 - 11 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
Tu
Date
Aug. 4
Fee: $20
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
9:30 - 11:30 am
Clay & Ceramics
Cartooning and Comics
Explore clay as a medium of expression. Students will complete
age appropriate ceramic projects while learning about the history of clay, ceramics and pottery. We will use different clays and
work on a variety of projects. Students will take home ALL of their
projects the final week.
Create an original cartoon(s) using visual storytelling through
script writing, character development and background design.
A sequential storyboarding process leads students from initial
sketches to final printing of completed comic narratives. Participants will use hand-drawn illustrative techniques to sketch, ink,
color, write and print their finished comics.
Date:
Location:
Class
#18624
#18625
July 6 - 27
Lincoln Leisure Center
Ages
5-8
9 - 12
Day
M
M
Fee: $68
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
9:00 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Age:
Location:
Class
#18629
5 - 11 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
W
Date
Aug.
Aug
u .5
Fee: $20
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
9:30 - 11:30 am
Drawing & Mixed Media
Children who love to draw and want to develop their skills will
want to take this course. It explores principles of drawing from
observation and imagination. Students learn value, gesture, contour lines, color and composition using a range of materials.
Date:
Location:
Class
#18626
#18627
July 7 - 28
Lincoln Leisure Center
Ages
5-8
9 - 12
Day
Tu
Tu
Fee: $68
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
9:00 - 10:30 am
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Summer Artist Showcase
Students participating in any of the art
classes during June and July are invited
to submit their best piece of work for the
end of the summer showcase that will be
held on July 31st at Lincoln Leisure Center
from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Information will be
handed out to students at each class.
Sculpture and Collage Fun
Students will explore and play with a variety of materials to create wonderful two or three-dimensional works of art with a variety
of mediums.
Age:
Location:
Class
#18630
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
5 - 11 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
Th
Date
Aug. 6
Fee: $20
Min/Max: 8/15
Time
9:30 - 11:30 am
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SOCCER
Get your child involved in a class that can prepare them for fall soccer and help them become fit kids! Individuals will be taught the fundamentals in this program which offers instruction in dribbling, passing, shooting, kicking, and having fun while improving coordination skills,
social interaction, and self-esteem. Participants should bring shin guards and a water bottle to each class.
Register your child for the age level they will be at the start of class.
Please note that enrollment is limited in each class.
Each class will participate in three games. Games will be held on Saturdays (June 27, July 11 & 18) between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Game
schedules will be distributed at class during Week 2.
Games will be played at the Community Soccer Fields on Ireland Grove Road.
Dates: June 8 - July 16
Fee: $48
Min/Max: 10/16
Rollingbrook Park (1002 S. Hershey Rd)
White Oak Park (1514 N. Cottage)
#18631
#18632
#18633
Ages 4
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
M/W
M/W
M/W
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
11:00 - 11:50 am
#18645
#18646
#18634
#18635
#18636
Ages 4
Ages 4
Ages 5 - 6
M/W
M/W
M/W
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
#18637
#18638
#18639
Ages 4
Ages 4
Ages 5 - 6
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
11:00 - 11:50 am
#18640
#18641
#18642
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
Ages 4
Ages 5 - 6
M/W
M/W
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
Parents Please Note:
 This is an instructional program (not a league).
 Each class will focus on learning basic skills in a fun
environment.
 Participant should bring shinguards and a water bottle to each class.
 Plan to stay and meet the instructors on the first day
of class.
Athletics Program Policy for Heat Issues
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural
Arts Dept. has established a policy for youth and
adult sport programs in regards to heat issues
during athletic outdoor programs. See policy on
page 27.
Summer Soccer Skills with Illinois Fusion
The second annual Summer Soccer Skills program is designed for male and female
soccer players Under 8 to Under 12. Keep your skills sharp all summer long as you
prepare for your fall soccer season. Players will train with Illinois Fusion’s licensed
professional coaching staff.
Class focus will be on developing a sound technical base and giving players a
good understanding of the individual tactical components of the game. Topics include dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting and 1 v 1 situations, developing into
small-sided games. Players will have the opportunity to scrimmage at the end of
each night. Each child needs to bring their own soccer ball and will progress
at their own pace. Instructor: Illinois Fusion staff
Age:
Location:
Class
#18647
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8 - 12 yrs.
Community Soccer Fields
Day
Th
Date
June 18 - July 16
Fee: $50
Min/Max: 10/30
Time
6:00 - 7:00 pm
www.bpard.org
Soccer Camps
TetraBrazil Soccer Camp
This Challenger Sports Camp offers American players the opportunity to experience first-hand the kind of soccer training that has made
Brazil the most successful soccer nation in the world. The TetraBrazil Camp is focused on skill training with a heavy emphasis on mastery
of advanced skills & tactics as you learn the Brazilian secrets. Each member of the coaching staff will bring an authentic taste of the flair,
passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer to our camp.
Fee:
Date:
Location:
NOTE:
$145
Min/Max: 5/12
Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24
White Oak Park, soccer field
$10 late fee for all registrations
received after July 10 at 5:00 pm
Program
Half Day (8 - 11 years)
Half Day (12 - 16 years)
Half Day (8 - 11 years)
Half Day (12 - 16 years)
Time
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES...
Register online at www.challengersports.com by May 29 for British Soccer Camp or by June 5 for TetraBrazil Soccer Camp to
receive a free jersey, or complete a British Soccer Camp application form and mail with payment to Challenger Sports (free jersey not
available using this method of registration). Camp application forms available at the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts office.
No registration will be taken through the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts office.
Those registering before May 29 at www.challengersports.com will receive a FREE official 2015 British Soccer Jersey!
Those registering before July 10 at www.challengersports.com will receive a FREE official 2015 TetraBrazil Soccer Jersey!
For information on housing a British Soccer Coach for the duration of camp, contact Denise at 309-434-2260.
British Soccer Camp
This camp provides young players with the
rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international
experts. Each camp provides players of all
ages and abilities with challenging, educational, and fun methods of instruction. Participants will receive a Challenger soccer
ball and camp t-shirt.
The “Challenger” way focuses on challenging players to
improve with maximum participation, maximum touches on
the ball, and maximum fun. Simply put, no line drills, no
long speeches, and lots of encouragement!
Mini Soccer:
(4 - 5 yr. olds)
Fun games, competitions & challenging skill-building activities will
captivate and enlighten young players.
Half-Day Player Development Camps: (6 - 16 yr. olds)
Gain technical and tactical instruction in all areas of the game. Participants are grouped according to age and level of play. They will receive
personal attention and continual encouragement from staff as they
complete the daily program of individual foot skills, technical practices,
tactical progressions, small sided games, and the famous Camp World
Cup.
Monday - Friday, July 13 - 17
White Oak Park
NOTE: $10 late fee for all registrations
received after July 2 at 5:00 pm
Program
Mini Soccer (4 - 5 years)
Mini Soccer (4 - 5 years)
Half Day (6 - 10 years)
Half Day (6 - 10 years)
Half Day (11 - 16 years)
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Time
8:45 - 10:15 am
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 - 4:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee
$95
$95
$127
$127
$127
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T-Ball
Even future stars have to learn the basics of hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running! These fundamentals will be taught
in our classes this summer. Each participant will have a chance to improve their coordination, social interaction skills, and
self-esteem. Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, teamwork, and having fun!
Register for the age level your child will be at the start of class.
Please note that enrollment is limited in each class.
Week 7 will consist of evening
games at McGraw Park.
Dates:
Fee:
Min/Max:
June 8 - July 23
$48
8/15
Miller Park 1020 Morris Ave.
#18648
#18649
Age 4
Age 5 - 6
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Parents Please Note:
This is an instructional program (not a league).
Each class will focus on learning basic skills in a fun environment.
Participant should bring a glove and a water bottle to each class.
Plan to stay and meet the instructors on the first day of class.
McGraw West 3202 Cornelius Dr.
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
#18650
#18651
#18652
#18653
#18654
#18655
Age 4
Age 4
Age 4
Age 4
Age 4
Ages 5 - 6
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
11:00 - 11:50 am
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
#18656
#18657
#18658
#18659
#18660
#18661
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
Age 4
Age 4
Age 4
Ages 5 - 6
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
11:00 - 11:50 am
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
McGraw East 3202 Cornelius Dr.
#18662
#18663
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
M/W
M/W
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
#18664
#18665
#18666
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
Ages 5 - 6
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
Age/Grade Requirements
The Benefits of Participating in
an Instructional Youth Sport Program
 Builds confidence and self-esteem in children.
 Provides fun and positive early experiences in sports.
 Helps to prepare kids and parents for sport league
participation.
 Focus is on learning and fun...not on winning.
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For all programs, age/grade requirement will be as of the date
of the first class. Please do not sign your child up for a class
in which he/ she does not belong. If you should do so and we
discover the error, it may be too late to get your child into the
correct class because it is full.
Age/grade requirements are set to benefit the children and
make instruction more consistent for the program leader.
In some instances, the requirements have been set for the
child’s safety.
Thanks for your cooperation!
www.bpard.org
Coach Pitch Baseball
Grab your glove and get ready for fun on the ballfield! This instructional based program focuses on fun
while learning game fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. Classes will include skill development in
fielding, throwing, base running and how to hit a pitched ball.
Each class will participate in three games. Games will be held on Fridays (June 26, July 10 & 17). Morning
classes will play at either 9:00 am or 10:00 am. Evening classes will play at either 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm.
Game schedules will be distributed at class during Week 2.
Register for the age level your child will be at the start of class. Coach Pitch for 6 year olds is
intended for children who have already participated in T-Ball or baseball games. Please note that
enrollment is limited in each class.
Dates: June 8 - July 16
Fee:
$48
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Min/Max: 8/15
McGraw East 3202 Cornelius Dr.
#18667
#18668
#18669
#18670
Ages 6 - 7
Ages 6 - 7
Ages 6 - 7
Ages 7 - 8
M/W
M/W
M/W
M/W
11:00 - 11:50 am
5:00 - 5:50 pm
6:00 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 7:50 pm
#18671
#18672
#18673
Ages 6 - 7
Ages 7 - 8
Ages 7 - 8
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
9:00 - 9:50 am
10:00 - 10:50 am
11:00 -11:50 am
Miller Park 1020 S. Morris Ave.
#18674
Ages 7 - 8
Tu/Th
7:00 - 7:50 pm
HOTLINE 434-2FUN (2386) to see if classes
have been canceled due to weather.
Athletics Program - Policy for Heat Issues
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Dept. has established the following policy for youth sport programs in regards
to heat issues during athletic outdoor programs:
Youth Sport Programs
Youth sport programs will be canceled if temperatures reach 100
degrees and/or a heat index of 104 degrees. The decision for
cancellation of evening programs due to extreme heat will be
made by 4:00 pm. All program cancellations will be announced
on the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts hotline
(309-434-2386).
Class/Game Make-Up Information
Youth Program make up dates will be determined before the start
of the program and announced to parents and guardians at the
beginning of the sport program. Once those dates are exhausted, no additional make-ups will be scheduled.
Sports Day Camp
Continue your summer with Sports Day Camp before you head
back to school. This sports camp is separate from our Day
Camp, but will allow participants the opportunity to play new
and old sports all week long. Children will be outside for the
camp and need to dress accordingly. They need to bring their
own sack lunch, drink daily and tennis shoes. Water will be
available at all times. No electronics allowed.
Ages:
Location:
6 - 11 yrs. old
Miller Park Pavilion, east porch
Drop off: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Class
#18782
#18783
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Day
M-F
M-F
Fee: $95
Min/Max: 10/30
Pick up: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Date
Aug. 3 - 7
Aug. 10 - 14
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Youth Sports
FUNdamental Teeball/Baseball Lessons
FUNdamental Soccer Lessons
Players of all skill levels will enhance their baseball knowledge
and skills with this small group lesson! Utilizing drills and games,
athletes will develop basic baseball skills such as hitting, fielding,
throwing, catching, and running the bases. Please bring your own
glove.
Players of all skill levels will enhance their soccer knowledge and
skills with this small group lesson! Utilizing fun drills and games,
athletes will develop basic skills such as kicking, dribbling, passing
& shooting. Please bring your own shin guards.
Location:
Fee:
Suburban East Park, meet at basketball courts
$20
Min/Max: 1/6
Class
#18676
#18677
#18678
Ages
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Day
M
M
M
Date
June 1 - 15
June 1 - 15
June 1 - 15
Time
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18679
#18680
#18681
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
M
M
M
June 22 - July 6
June 22 - July 6
June 22 - July 6
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18682
#18683
#18684
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
M
M
M
July 13 - 27
July 13 - 27
July 13 - 27
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18685
#18686
#18687
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
M
M
M
Aug. 3 - 17
Aug. 3 - 17
Aug. 3 - 17
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
Location:
Fee:
Class
#18701
#18702
#18703
Day
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Ages
Tu
Tu
Tu
Date
June 2 - 16
June 2 - 16
June 2 - 16
Time
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18704
#18705
#18706
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Tu
Tu
Tu
June 23 - July 7
June 23 - July 7
June 23 - July 7
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18707
#18708
#18709
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Tu
Tu
Tu
July 14 - 28
July 14 - 28
July 14 - 28
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18710
#18711
#18712
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Tu
Tu
Tu
Aug. 4 - 18
Aug. 4 - 18
Aug. 4 - 18
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
FUNdamental Basketball Lessons
Safety Tips
Players of all skill levels will enhance their basketball knowledge
and skills with this small group lesson! Utilizing fun drills and
games, players will develop basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and defense.
Location:
Fee:
Suburban East Park, meet at basketball courts
$20
Min/Max: 1/6
Class
#18688
#18689
#18690
Ages
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
Day
W
W
W
Date
June 3 - 17
June 3 - 17
June 3 - 17
Time
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18691
#18692
#18693
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
W
W
W
June 24 - July 8
June 24 - July 8
June 24 - July 8
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18694
#18695
#18696
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
W
W
W
July 15 - 29
July 15 - 29
July 15 - 29
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
#18697
#18698
#18699
5-6
6-7
8 - 10
W
W
W
Aug. 5 - 19
Aug. 5 - 19
Aug. 5 - 19
5:30 - 6:00 pm
6:05 - 6:35 pm
6:40 - 7:10 pm
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Suburban East Park, meet at basketball courts
$20
Min/Max: 1/6
Recommended Safety Tips for
Child Drop Off at Programs
Listed below are several safety guidelines the
department encourages parents to follow when
dropping their child(ren) off at programs.
1.
Parents are encouraged to please escort children to
and from the building, pool, field, tennis courts, etc.
2.
Parents are encouraged to take their child directly into
the class or activity area.
3.
Parents should try to stay with their child until the
instructor arrives/begins the class.
4.
On occasion an instructor may encounter
an emergency or an unexpected situation
which causes them to be late. If this occurs,
the instructor notifies the program
supervisor as quickly as possible and the
supervisor addresses the situation.
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Introduction to Disc Golf Clinic
Summer Run Club
Looking to start playing disc golf this year? As one of the fastest
growing competitive and recreational sports in the world, now is
a great time to get started! MegaSpin Academy will help get you
and your family into this fantastic lifetime sport the right way. Led
by Brian Earhart, local professional player and 2013 World Distance Throwing Championships runner-up, this clinic will cover the
basic fundamentals of disc golf. Forehand shots, backhand shots,
putting and equipment selection are just a few topics that will be
covered. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Runners of all levels will have the opportunity to train and build their
endurance. We will supply work outs, games and tips to help you
enjoy running while working towards a goal.
Age:
Location:
Class
#18713
7 yrs. & older
PJ Irvin Park
Day
Su
Date
May 31
Ages:
Location:
10 - 14 yrs.
Tipton Park, north shelter
Class
Day
#18784 M
Date
June 1 - Aug. 3
Fee: $40
Min/Max:10/30
Time
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Fee: $10
Min/Max: 5/30
Time
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Speed & Agility 101
Athletes of all levels have the ability to quicken up their feet. This
training program will allow athletes the opportunity to improve
their speed and strength.
Ages:
Location:
10 - 14 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
Day
#18785 Tu
Date
Sept. 1 - 29
Fee: $40
Min/Max: 3/9
Time
5:15 - 5:45 pm
Martial Arts for Kids – Jeet Kune Do Concepts
Students will learn physical fitness, self-respect, self-discipline,
self-confidence and bully management, all taught in an age appropriate environment.
Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu is the kickboxing art of Sijo Bruce Lee.
Kids grappling will teach the fundamentals of self-defense on the
ground. Kids Kali will teach the foundations of defense from a
weapons based attack. This is a belt based curriculum. This program is open to all ability levels and beginners are encouraged.
Certified Instructor: Guro/Sifu Terry Crutcher
Ages:
Location:
Youth Disc Golf Camp
Calling all kids! Whether you’re an aspiring competitive disc golfer
or simply have a love for tossing a flying disc around, let the MegaSpin Academy ignite that passion! Led by Brian Earhart, local
professional player and 2013 World Distance Throwing Championships runner-up, this 4-week camp aims to inspire young disc
golf fans to further pursue the sport of disc golf and learn a solid
set of fundamentals to increase enjoyment at both the recreational and competitive levels. No equipment or previous experience
necessary.
Age:
Location:
Class
#18714
#18715
7 - 13 yrs.
PJ Irvin Park
Day
W
W
Date
June 10 - July 1
July 15 - Aug. 5
8 - 14 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Class
Day
#18716 M/W
Fee: $60
Min/Max: 4/8
Time
6:00 - 8:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Date
Sept. 2 - 30 (not 9/7)
Fee: $50
Min/Max:5/16
Time
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Do It Today!
If you wait until the last minute to register, the
program or class you want may not
be there. At some point, we have to
determine if enrollment is sufficient to
hold the class. Wait too long and the
class may have been canceled due to
low enrollment.
So save a class!
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Youth Tennis
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts and Professional Tennis Registry Certified Tennis Instructor Mary Z. Walker
will be working together to provide you with excellent tennis instruction. Whether you are a beginner or are looking to fine
tune your skills, you will find a challenging but enjoyable tennis experience!
Pee-Wee: ages 5 - 7
Youth: ages 8 - 12
Emphasis is on hand-eye coordination,
with racquet in hand, in the format of
games and low key drills. Ultimate goals in
this fun and positive atmosphere are racquet skills, footwork, lines, and shots. Staff
to student ratio is 1:4.
Youth player levels will be broken down by
qualified staff within each individual class
to ensure a comfortable and challenging
situation for all. Focus will be on the fundamentals of grips, strokes, serve, and volleys. Staff to student ratio is 1:6.
Recommended Racquet Length:
5 years old - 22 inch
6 -7 years old - 22 - 24 inch
Child must be able to hold
racquet grip comfortably.
Recommended Racquet Length:
8 - 9 years old - 24 - 26 inch
10 - 12 years old - 26 inch
Child must be able to hold
racquet grip comfortably.
Class sizes are limited, so register
early. Players must wear tennis shoes,
provide their own racquet, and bring a
water bottle. Balls are provided.
Courtesy racquets available.
McGraw Park Tennis Courts
Class
Level
Age
Day
Date
Time
Fee
Min/Max
#18717
Pee Wee
6-7
M/W
June 8 - July 15
8:15 - 9:00 am
$60
6/12
#18718
#18719
Pee Wee
Youth
5
10 - 12
M/W
M/W
June 8 - July 15
June 8 - July 15
9:15 - 10:00 am
10:15 - 11:15 am
$60
$60
6/10
6/16
#18720
Pee Wee
6-7
M/W
June 8 - July 15
5:00 - 5:45 pm
$60
6/12
#18721
#18722
Youth
Youth
8-9
8-9
M/W
M/W
June 8 - July 15
June 8 - July 15
6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:15 - 8:15 pm
$60
$60
6/16
6/16
#18723
Youth
8-9
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
8:00 - 9:00 am
$60
6/16
#18724
Pee Wee
6-7
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
9:15 - 10:00 am
$60
6/12
#18725
Youth
8-9
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
10:15 - 11:15 am
$60
6/16
#18726
Pee Wee
5
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
5:00 - 5:45 pm
$60
6/10
#18727
Pee Wee
6-7
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
6:00 - 6:45 pm
$60
6/12
#18728
Youth
10 - 12
Tu/Th
June 9 - July 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm
$60
6/16
In case of inclement weather, call the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts hotline @ 434-2386.
Tennis Courts
Tennis courts are open for public play free-of-charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Courts are located at Bloomington High School (8
lighted), McGraw Park (2 unlighted & 4 lighted), O’Neil Park (3 lighted), Stevenson Park (3 lighted), and Rollingbrook Park (3 unlighted).
Lessons/tournaments sponsored by Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts have priority over open play. Times and dates of
classes and tournaments are posted.
USTA Junior Team Tennis: Ages 8 - 18
Another exciting tennis opportunity available for youth this summer is USTA Jr. Team Tennis, which will take place at Evergreen Racquet
Club on Fridays. Boys and girls will join a tennis team, working together toward a team win, just like in other team sports. USTA Jr. Team
Tennis gives kids the chance to put what they’ve learned in clinics to use by competing in a modified match format including singles,
doubles, and mixed doubles. Contact ERC (662-4361) for more information.
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Teens & Tweens
Rafting the Rapids
Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor
Join us as we raft the rapids of the Vermillion River near Oglesby,
IL. Experience the thrill of river rafting right here close to home.
No experience in river rafting is required. The rapids of the Vermillion River are perfect for beginners and young adventurers.
This 3-hour trip down the Vermillion mixes rapids, a fast moving river, and pleasant natural scenery. Participants will need
to bring a change of clothes, and money for a fast food stop on
the way home. Snacks and bottled water will be provided. Fee
includes transportation, raft rental fee, life preserver and helmet.
Join us for a day of roller coasters and water slides and much more.
Come experience both Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor all in the same day. Thrill yourself with the Superman and Raging
Bull and then cool off on the Paradise Plunge or Riptide.
Ages:
Location:
Class
#18731
Class
#18729
12 - 18 yrs.
Min/Max: 6/12
Oglesby, IL
(Leave from/return to Normal Parks & Recreation,
100 E. Phoenix, Normal)
Day
F
Date
June 12
Time
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ages:
Location:
12 - 18 yrs.
Fee: $60
Gurnee, IL
Min/Max: 6/12
(Leave from/return to Normal Parks & Recreation,
100 E. Phoenix, Normal)
Day
F
Date
July 17
Time
8:00 am - 12:30 am (7/18)
Fee
$30
Teen Art Lab
Raging Waves
Beat the heat at Chicagoland’s largest waterpark! Enjoy attractions such as The Tornado, Cannon Bowl, Wave Pool, Lazy River, and much, much more! Bring money for meals and snacks.
Ages:
Location:
Class
#18730
12 - 16 yrs.
Min/Max: 6/12
Yorkville, IL
(Leave from/return to Normal Parks & Recreation,
100 E. Phoenix, Normal)
Day
W
Date
July 8
Time
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fee
$30
Take some time and work on the summer projects that inspire you.
Each week a variety of materials will be introduced along with a sample project. You will then choose how you want to spend your lab time.
Instructors will be there for help and guidance when needed. There
will be clay, paints, sculpture, drawing and more.
Ages:
Location:
Class
#18732
#18733
12 - 18 yrs.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
Tu
M
Date
June 9 - 30
July 6 - 27
Fee: $75
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
6:00 - 8:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Athletics Program Policy for Heat Issues
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Dept. has established the following policy for youth and adult sport programs in regards to heat issues during athletic outdoor programs:
Youth Sport Programs
Class/Game Make-Up Information
Youth sport programs will be canceled if temperatures reach 100 degrees and/or a heat index of 104 degrees. The decision for cancellation of evening programs due to extreme heat will be made by 4:00
pm. All program cancellations will be announced on the Bloomington
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts hotline (309) 434-2386.
Youth Program make-up dates will be determined before the
start of the program and announced to parents and guardians
at the beginning of the sport program. Once those dates are
exhausted, no additional make-ups will be scheduled.
Adult Sport Programs
Adult sport programs will be canceled if temperatures reach 103 degrees and/or a heat index of 107 degrees. The decision for cancellation of evening programs due to extreme heat will be made by 5:00
pm. All program cancellations will be announced on the Bloomington
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts hotline (309) 434-2386.
Adult Instructional Program make-up dates will be determined
before the start of the program and announced to participants
at the beginning of the sport program. Once those dates are
exhausted, no additional make-ups will be scheduled.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Teens & Tweens/Adults
Restaurant Inspired
Safe Sitter Class
Each week participants will complete recipes inspired by some
favorite from Panera, Chipotle and more! Groups will work on recipes to create a meal, then everyone will eat together.
This class is a babysitting preparation program designed for boys
and girls. Safe Sitter is a positive experience for each participant.
Topics include babysitting as a business, success on the job, childcare essentials, safety for the sitter, injury management, preventing problem behavior and care of choking infant and child. Lunch
will be provided. Class is taught by certified Safe Sitter Instructors.
Ages:
Location:
Class
#18734
11 - 15 yrs.
Miller Park Pavilion, rec center
Day
M
Date
June 15 - 29
Fee: $45
Min/Max: 6/12
Time
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ages:
Fee:
11 - 13 yrs.
$45
Location:
Class
Day
#18736 F
#18737 Sa
Min/Max: 6/12
Lincoln Leisure Center
Date
Time
June 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aug. 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Community Activity Center, Normal
Class
Day
Date
Time
#18738 Sa
July 11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
#18739 Sa
Sept. 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Introduction to Disc Golf Clinic
Teen Tennis
Teens at any level can develop or reinforce their fundamental skills.
Class includes skills, drills, strokes, serves and challenging play to
take teens to the next level of their game.
Ages:
Location:
13 - 17 yrs.
Bloomington High School,
tennis courts
Class
Day
#18735 M/W
Date
June 8 - July 15
Fee: $70
Min/Max: 6/16
Time
9:30 - 11:00 am
Learn how to pick and strum the chords needed to play for years
to come. Students must furnish their own acoustic guitar. Use of
lesson music is provided for classes. Instructor: Developing Melodies
Class
#18601
10 yrs. & over
Lincoln Leisure Center
Day
Tu
Date
June 9 - July 14
Age:
Location:
Class
#18713
7 yrs. & older
PJ Irvin Park
Day
Su
Date
May 31
Fee: $10
Min/Max: 5/30
Time
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Adult Co-Rec Volleyball Leagues
Learn to Play Guitar
Ages:
Location:
This clinic will cover the basic fundamentals of disc golf. Forehand
shots, backhand shots, putting and equipment selection are just a
few topics that will be covered. See page 25 for more details.
Fee: $45
Min/Max: 6/12
Fall volleyball team registration begins in August for
the Thursday Co-Recreational, the Tuesday Co-Ed
Intermediate and the Tuesday Co-Ed Competitive
Leagues. Check online at www.bpard.org after
July 13 for detailed league and registration information.
League play for Fall begins mid-September.
Time
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Soccer Camps for up to age 16
TetraBrazil Soccer Camp
British Soccer Camp
(see page 21.)
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Adult Sports & Fitness
Zumba® Gold
Zumba® Toning
Perfect for active adults looking for a modified Zumba® class that
recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity. This class is designed to focus on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come
ready to sweat, and prepare to leave feeling strong and empowered.
Class benefits include cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. We ARE about the FUN! Instructor: Lucy Croft, RN
Perfect for those who love a Zumba® party but with extra emphasis on toning and sculpting those muscles. The challenge
of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (provided by instructor) helps focus on specific muscle groups,
so you and your muscles stay engaged. The toning sticks
enhance the sense of rhythm and coordination while toning
target zones including arms, core and lower body. We ARE
about the FUN! Instructor: Lucy Croft, RN
Ages:
Location:
18 yrs. & older
Miller Park Pavilion, main level
Class
#18740
Day
W/F
#18741
W/F
Date
June 10 - July 29
(not 7/10, 7/15, or 7/17)
Aug. 5 - Sept. 11
Fee: $44
Min/Max: 10/35
Time
10:30 - 11:30 am
10:30 - 11:30 am
Ages:
Time:
Location:
Class
#18744
#18745
#18746
18 yrs. & older
Min/Max: 10/30
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Miller Park Pavilion, main level
Day
Th
Th
Th
Date
May 21 - June 25
July 9 - Aug. 20 (not 7/16)
Sept. 3 - Oct. 8
Fee
$45
$45
$45
Zumba® Gold Toning
Perfect for active adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning
and light weight activity. This class moves at a slower pace than
Zumba® Toning with a redefining total body workout using Zumba®
Toning Sticks (provided by instructor) to shake up those muscles.
The benefits are low to moderate intensity strength training exercises essential to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass).
Walk in ready to have a blast, sweat and tone up! Leave exhilarated
and empowered! We ARE about the FUN! Instructor: Lucy Croft, RN
Ages:
Location:
18 yrs. & older
Miller Park Pavilion, main level
Class
#18248
#18742
Day
M
M
#18743
M
Date
May 4 - June 15 (not 5/25)
July 6 - Aug. 24
(not 7/13 or 7/20)
Sept. 14 - Oct. 19
Fee: $22
Min/Max: 10/30
Time
10:30 - 11:30 am
10:30 - 11:30 am
Zumbathon® 2015
It’s the dance party of the season and for a great
cause! Join us for Zumbathon® 2015 featuring Lucy
Croft and Shannon Ramirez. Proceeds will go to our
Program Scholarship Fund, helping youth participate
in recreation and wellness programs in Bloomington.
You can expect lots of great music, dancing, prizes,
snacks and a fun workout!
Ages:
Location:
Fee:
18 yrs. & older
(14 to 17 yrs. with paid adult)
Lincoln Leisure Center, gym
$10 (pay at the door)
Day
Sa
Date
May 16
Time
1:30 - 3:00 pm
10:30 - 11:30 am
Adult Tennis
Adult Beginner: ages 16 & over
Beginner to novice players are welcome. Emmphasis is on introducing the serve, footwork,
rk,
volleys, and ground strokes. Play and scoring
ng
will be introduced.
ver
Adult Intermediate/Advance: ages 16 & over
A continuation of the Adult Beginner class, but
enmore skill is expected of the student. Consistency of ground strokes, serves, and volleys are deues
veloped during play. More advanced techniques
ted
and strategies are introduced and incorporated
into singles and doubles play.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
ts Department - (309) 434-2260
Ages:
Dates:
Locatio
Location:
16 yrs. & older
Fee: $60
June 9 - July 16
Bloomington High School, Min/Max: 6/16
tennis courts
Beginne
Beginner:
Class
Day
#18747
Tu/Th
Time
6:00 - 7:15 pm
Adult In
Intermediate/Advance:
Class
Day
Time
#18748
Tu/Th
7:15 - 8:30 pm
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55+ Trips/Tour
Wild Wednesdays
Patsy Cline Show
Get out of town for some country air and great scenery. Join this fun
and crazy group and see where we end up for the day! Enjoy a picnic
lunch and visit some new parks and wildlife areas. Wear comfortable
shoes and dress according to the weather. Lunch and all the fun you
can handle are included in the fee today.
Mary Pfeifer has a voice that will take you back to the days of
Patsy Cline. From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in
1963, she covers her famous hits such as Crazy and Walking
After Midnight. Hot lunch buffet, ticket, and transportation are
included in price.
Time:
Fee:
Time:
Fee:
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
$13
Class
#18749
#18750
#18751
#18752
Day
W
W
W
W
Date
June 10
June 17
July 22
Sept. 16
Min/Max: 10/24
Location
Kickapoo State Park
Johnson-Sauk Trail
Shabbona Lake State Park
Homer Lake
“Things My Mother Taught Me”
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. Moving day doesn’t go as planned and parents show up to add to the
complications. This brand new comedy takes a generational look at
relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without meaning to. Funny and touching,
this show will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again!
Time:
Fee:
5:30 - 11:15 pm
$40
Class
#18753
Day
Th
Date
June 11
Min/Max: 12/24
Class
#18755
10:00 am - 5:15 pm
$38
Day
Tu
Date
June 23
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Starved Rock Lodge, Utica
“Hairspray”
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen has only
one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When
her dream comes true, she is transformed from social outcast to
sudden star. Transportation and ticket is included in price. Please
bring money for your own lunch.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18756
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$40
Day
W
Date
June 24
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Little Theatre on the Square,
Sullivan, IL
Location
Conklin Barn Theatre
Washington Park Botanical Garden
Spend the day walking through various gardens. There are over
1800 species of beautiful plants, along with other various horticultural charms. We will stop for lunch before we go to the gardens. Fee
includes everything but your lunch. Dress according to the weather
and wear comfortable shoes.
Time:
Fee:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$13
Class
#18754
Day
M
Date
June 15
Min/Max: 10/24
Location
Springfield, IL
Let’s Hit the Road
Enjoy a social lunch with others at a restaurant out of town.
You can enjoy the countryside as we go. Program fee does not
include meal or gratuity. There is usually a little shopping and
walking involved along the way. Destination will be a surprise! It’s
guaranteed to be fun.
Fee:
Class
#18757
#18758
#18759
#18760
$12 ($16 with transportation)
Day
F
F
F
F
Date
June 26
July 31
Aug. 28
Sept. 25
Min/Max: 10/24
Time
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
All trips leave from and return to Lincoln Leisure Center. Return times are approximates.
Weather, traffic, and other factors affect return times. No refunds on trips canceled less than
3 days before a trip unless the spot can be filled.
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“Swing”
“Driving Ms. Daisy”
Two thirds rhythm and one third soul is how popular music known
as swing is defined. Requiring only joyful enthusiasm and a ready
partner, swing exploded out of pre-war Harlem’s hotbed of youth
culture and swept the world. Swing celebrates this remarkable
diversity to the beat of the most exhilarating songs of the period.
Transportation and ticket are included in price. Please bring money for lunch.
This performance is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting
study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety
white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Transportation and ticket are provided. Please bring money for lunch.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18765
Class
#18761
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$40
Day
W
Date
July 8
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Little Theatre on the Square,
Sullivan, IL
Amish On Your Own
Spend the day in Arthur basically on your own. We will visit various shops, stores, and other fun places without a tour guide. We
will go from place to place until we run out of time and need to
head back. Fee includes transportation. You will need money for
lunch and any shopping you may do throughout the day.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18762
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$14
Day
F
Date
July 17
Location
Arthur and surrounding areas
Journey back in time when you tour these two historical houses.
They each have their own stories to tell of what happened behind closed doors. We will stop for lunch in between houses. Wear
comfortable shoes. Fee includes admissions and transportation.
Lunch and whatever else is on your own.
Class
#18763
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$25
Day
F
Date
July 24
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$40
Day
W
Date
Aug. 12
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Little Theatre on the Square,
Sullivan, IL
“Nana’s Naughty Knickers”
Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates.
It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from
her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the area. What will happen next to Bridget and
Nana?
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18766
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
$42
Day
Su
Date
Aug. 23
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Conklin Barn Theatre
Min/Max: 10/24
Weber House & Garden/Reddick Mansion
Time:
Fee:
Time:
Fee:
Concert at the Vineyard
Enjoy an evening listening to a live music concert featuring local classic rock music groups. Spend an evening on the lawn at
Mackinaw Vineyard. Fee includes admission and a light dinner.
Extra money is needed for beverages, snacks, and any wine
tasting or purchasing. Participants MUST bring a lawn chair.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18767
4:30 - 10:30 pm
$15
Day
Sa
Date
Aug. 29
Min/Max: 8/24
Location
Mackinaw, IL
Min/Max: 10/24
Location
Streator & Ottawa
Dueling Pianos
Don’t miss this wildly entertaining dueling piano show! Our interactive musical experience will have you singing, shouting and
dancing. Our performers take requests so you will be doing your
best to “stump the band”.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18764
10:00 am - 5:15 pm
$44
Day
M
Date
Aug. 10
Min/Max: 12/24
Location
Starved Rock Lodge, Utica
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Wine Tasting Tour
2015 celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the President’s Second
Inaugural Address plus more. The new exhibit, Undying Words,
opens this year. Spend the day in Springfield learning or remembering Lincoln. Fee includes transportation and admission. Lunch
and any shopping is on your money.
This trip is a day visiting various wineries in the area. There will be
a lot of miles, off and on vans, and a lot of viewing of the country
along the way. The day will be fun and carefree! We will stop
along the way for a lunch which is on your own. Dress according
to the weather and comfortable clothing and shoes. You don’t have
to indulge in the tasting to come along and enjoy the socializing
and new friendships you make along the way. Fee includes some
snacks and drinks along the way. It does not include the cost to
taste!
Time:
Location:
Min/Max:
Class
#18768
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield, IL
12/24
Day
W
Date
Sept. 9
Fee
$15
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18772
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
$15
Day
F
Date
Sept. 18
Min/Max: 10/24
Location
Central IL area
Organize Your Clutter
Games People Play
This four week program will take you through ways of organizing
and sorting through your ‘clutter’. The foundation of this program
is the “10 item a day challenge”, where each participant commits
to removing 10 items a day from their homes. Information will
be provided on what to do with those unwanted items as well as
suggestions on where to take the items.
Celebrate National Park & Recreation month with friends as we
play some different games, try to win some prizes and enjoy a
cookout on the patio! Extra activities will keep your brains working overtime today! We will even make a special trip over to visit
the zoo.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18774
6:00 - 7:30 pm
$20
Day
Tu
Date
June 9 - 30
Time:
Fee:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
$12
Min/Max: 10/30
Min/Max: 8/14
Location
American Red Cross
(#1 Westport Ct. Blmg)
Class
#18770
Day
F
Date
July 10
Location
Miller Park Pavilion, adult center
Trivia and Art
Come and see how much you know or learn something new. Remember, it’s good for your memory and brain! We will play some
different types of trivia games and do something a little crafty
before and after lunch.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18771
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$12
Day
F
Date
Aug. 21
Min/Max: 10/25
Location
American Red Cross
(#1 Westport Ct. Blmg)
End of Summer Day
Brunch and Bingo
Let’s play some Bingo outdoors and enjoy some warm weather.
Enjoy a brunch on the patio and take a short walk through the
rose gardens.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18769
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$12
Day
F
Date
June 19
Min/Max: 10/30
Location
McGraw Park (under the canopy)
Enjoy some different games and activities that still make it feel
like summer. Bring a friend and receive a gift. Lunch will include
some good ‘ole summertime favorites.
Time:
Fee:
Class
#18773
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
$12
Day
W
Date
Sept. 30
Min/Max: 10/25
Location
American Red Cross
(#1 Westport Ct. Blmg)
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Miller Park Adult Center
The purpose of the Miller Park Adult Center is to serve the needs and interests of mature adults in McLean County. Located in Miller Park in the lower level of Miller Park Pavilion, the Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 2:30
pm. The Center is an accessible facility featuring billiards, games tables, lending library, areas for socializing, T.V., computer area, and cards.
We welcome and encourage all older adults to participate in the many programs and services mentioned in this brochure.
Drop by the Center to meet with new and old friends and enjoy the pleasant surroundings! The Miller Park Adult Center offers a wide variety of activities and recreational opportunities. Be sure to stop in and check what is going on for the week.
The Center provides senior services, information, and opportunities for the older adult. For more information, call Miller
Park Adult Center at 309-434-2255 between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm and talk with Nikki, Monday through Friday, or contact
Joyce at 309-434-2260.
For adults 55 & over (must be able to function independently)
Miller Park Pavilion, lower level
Monday - Friday
Please Note………
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Miller Park Adult Center will be closed on the following days:
Ongoing
Monday, May 25, Friday, July 3, & Monday, Sept. 7
Free
Things to do at the Miller Park Adult Center
Card Groups at the Center
The Lunch Club
This club is open to those who want to have some fun and socialization. Our program begins with a light lunch followed by a short presentation, a game of Bingo, or a small special event. Each month will
be a different type of program. There is a nominal cost for the lunch.
Reservations will be taken up until the Friday before the program.
Call Joyce at 434-2260, ext. 404. Stop by the Adult Center to pick up
a schedule of the upcoming programs.
Everyone is welcome! Weekly games give older adults an opportunity to meet new friends, socialize, and brush up on skills. To
become involved with any of the card groups, contact the Adult
Center, at 434-2255.
Bridge:
Tuesday & Friday - Noon
Thursday - Noon
2nd Tuesday, of each month (begins in June)
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Miller Park Adult Center
$7
Hand and Foot:
Wednesday, 9:30 am
(bring your lunch - to play all day)
Dominoes:
Thursday - Noon
Last Monday of the month @ 11:30 am
Grocery Bingo
Everyone loves to play grocery bingo. Play your cards to try and
win fresh produce, canned goods, or other prizes. Have some
fun, make some friends, and everyone goes home a winner. Advance Adult Center registration required. Registration deadline:
one week in advance.
3rd Monday of the month
1:00 - 2:15 pm
$2
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Blood Pressure
Screening
Stay in good health and
get your blood pressure
checked free! No appointment required. Just
ask the Adult Center
staff. A blood pressure
cuff is kept at the Center.
Things to
do at the
Miller Park
Adult
Center
(Free unless a
cost is listed.)
Apples to Apples
Let’s Make a Deal, Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and a variety of
carnival games. Everyone’s welcome, whether
you’ve ever played a video game before or not.
2nd Monday of the
month
12:30 pm
1st & 3rd
Tuesday of the month
12:30 pm
Coupon Swap
Bring your unwanted and
unexpired coupons to this
swap and leave with new
coupons you can use and
need. Stop by the Adult
Center on this day and see
what it is all about.
3rd Tuesday of the month
10:30 am
Coffee Klatch
Cooking With Pizazz
Shuffleboard
Thursdays are known as
bread and pastries day at
the Adult Center. After you
pick up some goodies, we
encourage you to stay for
coffee and chatter. Discuss
the topics of the day or
whatever is on your mind.
Try some hands-on cooking
with Nikki at the Adult Center. Bring and share your
favorite recipes. The group
will select and try out some
new recipes each month.
Come out and enjoy the
weather. Dust off the pucks
and brush off the courts. You
don’t have to know how to
play because we will teach
you. Bring a friend and have
some fun with others. The
coffee and donuts are always ready!
2nd Friday of the Month
10:00 am
Thursdays
9:00 - 11:00 am
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Wii Games
Apples to Apples is a
word association game
that guarantees the players will laugh and have a
great time as they think
outside the box about
pretty much everything!
Lending Library
Books are available for
check out. Current books
and classics are available
in our Lending Library
which changes every third
month and are provided
by the Bloomington Public
Library.
Last Friday of the month
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
$3
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“Anything Goes” Party
Popcorn Fridays
Get out of the house for an afternoon and visit others while
watching a movie (old & new). Enjoy some hot popcorn and
drinks. You don’t have to go to the movies alone or be out
late at night.
Miller Park Adult Center
1st & 3rd Friday
11:45 am
FREE
Join us for a variety of special days to celebrate the young at
heart! We are presenting informational and fun to our parties. We
will have activities and games to go along with the theme of the
day. Come out, laugh a little and learn a lot!
Last Thursday of each month
10:30 am
Movies Showing:
June 5
The S
Secret Life of Walter Mitty
June 19
Million Dollar Arm
July 17
The Identical
August 7
The Love Punch
August 21
Words and Pictures
September 4
The Book Thief
September 18
And So It Goes
May 28 - You’re the Next Contestant!
If you’ve ever watched game shows on TV and thought you
would win for sure, this is your lucky day! We’ll play some of your
favorite games and you’ll have a chance to win some wonderful
prizes. Come on down, to the Miller Park Adult Center!
June 25 - Works of Art
Do you love art? Let your creativity flow as you work with a group
to re-create a famous painting. You’ll have the chance to bring a
painting to life using a variety of materials found at your disposal.
July 30 - Summer Nights
Join us for a cookout and enjoy some of your favorite summer
evening games and activities. You will also be able to chase down
some fireflies, make s’mores, and do some star gazing.
August 27 - The Mad Scientist Party
Come experiment, play with us and release your inner scientist!
We’ll conduct scientific experiments, learn about important scientific principles, and use science to understand some everyday
mysteries.
Free Classes
(Please call or stop by the Adult Center to register.)
Stretch for the Sky!
Start your day off on the right foot. Come out to the park and get
your blood pumping. We will do some low impact stretches and
movements to keep your body moving. You will move at your own
pace. This is to keep the bones/joints limber and moving. Friendly
conversation, nutritional facts, and laughter is the start of your day.
Mondays & Wednesdays
9:15 - 10:15 am
Smart Phones
A representative from Sprint will be visiting today to assist with any
questions or problems you may be having with your cell phone.
Don’t have any questions? Come listen, you may learn something
new you didn’t know your phone was capable of doing. We will
also have AT & T visiting in July to assist with questions. Date to
be determined.
Thursday, June 11
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Ballroom Dances
Spend an evening dancing to the Nostalgics. Refreshments and
door prizes are provided. Singles as well as couples are welcome.
For ages 55 & over
Miller Park Pavilion, main level
$8 at the door (per person)
Wednesday, June 17 .........................................6:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, July 8 .............................................6:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, August 12 ......................................6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 27 ......................................1:30 - 4:30 pm
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Golf - Bloomington/Normal #5 Best Golf in America
Prairie Vista Golf Course, located on Hamilton Road, is a Packard-designed course and one
of the most challenging and unique in the Midwest. Two-level greens and fairways, lakes and
rolling hills, offer golfers the opportunity to play an ambitious game on a great course. PVG
has a full-service pro-shop, open sunrise to sunset, April - November. A banquet room is
available for rent. For reservations or information, call (309) 434-2217.
502 W. Hamilton Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309)434-2217
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Bloomington’s City golf courses are hosting the annual “Longest
Day of Golf,” Sunday, June 21st. This special event is a chance to
treat someone (or yourself) to the ultimate day on the links.
Prairie Vista Fee Schedule
Daily Tickets
Weekdays ................................................................................$32
Weekend and Holiday..............................................................$34
Frequent Player - Weekdays ....................................................$24
Frequent Player - Weekend and Holiday .................................$26
Twilight .....................................................................................$23
Senior (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am)............................$21
Junior (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am) ............................$21
Electric Cart (9 holes per person)..............................................$8
Electric Cart (18 holes per person)..........................................$14
Frequent Player Card ..............................................................$40
City Pass (play all 3 courses) ..............................................$1200
Online Tee Times
www.bloomingtongolf.org
Driving Range
Warm up and tone your golf swing at PVG driving
range. Practice from the mats or grass.
Grass range tokens $6  10 tokens for $50
Make the most of the increased daylight on the longest day of the
year and tee off early at The Den at Fox Creek, move on to Prairie
Vista for another full round and then wrap up at Highland Park.
The Longest Day of Golf is offered at a special rate of $79 which
includes greens fees and cart for all three courses, food and refreshment between rounds and a special commemorative shirt
for those who finish. Call 309-434-2300 for package information.
Kids Play Free Program
Every day of the week after 2:00 pm at all three courses, kids
(ages 17 & under) play free with a paying adult. Take advantage
of this great opportunity to spend quality time together while introducing your child to the game at no cost to the child. No family
relationship necessary. One child per adult.
The M.A.T. Golf League
Are you interested in joining a golf league that blends a lot of fun
with some good natured competition? Consider joining our M.A.T.
league. It’s open to all levels of golfers and plays on Monday evenings rotating between all three courses. For more information,
call 309-434-2200.
Highland Park, located on South Main Street, has numerous challenges on its 5,800 yard-long
course including creek crossings, three lakes, well-placed sand traps, and tree-lined fairways.
The Pro Shop has a full line of golf accessories. For reservations or information, call (309) 4342200.
1613 S. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309)434-2200
Highland Park Fee Schedule
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Season Tickets
Individual ........................................................... $575
Junior/Senior Individual unlimited play .............. $475
Junior Individual limited play .............................. $250
Family add on .................................................... $250
City Pass (play all 3 courses) .......................... $1200
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Weekdays .......................................................................................... $17
Weekend and Holiday........................................................................ $19
Frequent Player - Weekdays .............................................................. $13
Frequent Player - Weekend and Holiday ........................................... $15
Daily, Weekend, and Holiday Twilight................................................. $13
9 Hole - Weekdays............................................................................. $13
9 Hole - Weekends ............................................................................ $15
Junior/Senior (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am) ........................... $11
Senior “Special” (before noon Wednesday only) ................................. $9
Junior “Special” (before noon Monday only) ........................................ $6
Pull Cart - 9-hole ................................................................................. $2
Pull Cart - 18-hole ............................................................................... $4
Electric Cart (9 holes per person)........................................................ $8
Electric Cart (18 holes per person).................................................... $14
Frequent Player Card ........................................................................ $40
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3002 Fox Creek Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705
(309)434-2300
One of only three Palmer-Signature courses in the state, this is a must on your list of
courses to play! The Den at Fox Creek is an 18-hole, 6,930 yard, par 72 championship
course with bent grass tees, greens, and fairways. The design is similar to a links-style
course with extensive earth mounding, undulating fairways, and wide, generous landing
areas from all tees. The fairways are guarded with 131 traps and numerous pot bunkers.
Water comes into play on seven holes. The course sports several dog-legs and double
dog-leg holes with many risk/reward opportunities for the avid golfer. The practice area
consists of 1.5 acres of bent grass tees, chipping green, sand trap chipping area, and a
practice fairway sand bunker.
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The Den Fee Schedule
Daily Tickets
Weekday ...........................................................................................................$32
Weekend & Holiday ..........................................................................................$42
Frequent Player, Weekday ................................................................................$24
Frequent Player, Weekend & Holiday ...............................................................$31
Twilight ..............................................................................................................$23
Senior (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am).....................................................$21
Junior (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am) .....................................................$21
Frequent Player Card .......................................................................................$40
Electric Cart (9 holes per person - includes GPS)..............................................$9
Electric Cart (18 holes per person - includes GPS)..........................................$16
City Pass (play all 3 courses) .......................................................................$1200
City Pass (Mon. - Thur. & Fri. before 10:00 am) ..............................................$975
Junior Golf Academy (play all 3 courses) .......................................................$775
Palmer Pass .................................................................................................$1995
Palmer Pass - family .....................................................................................$2995
Players Club (play all 3 courses after 3 pm) (3 months) .................................$349
Players Club (play all 3 courses) (6 months) ..................................................$549
Ken Adams Junior Golf League
For ages 8 - 17
Mondays, June 8 - Aug. 3 - Highland Park
Cost $60 (covers fees, instruction & awards banquet)
Registration begins Friday, May 1
Call 434-2200 for more details.
Launch Monitor Fittings
Take advantage of the latest in clubfitting technology and schedule a time to be fitted on our Foresight
GC 2 Launch Monitor. Golf Digest calls getting fit with
launch monitor “the quickest way to pick up 15 yards
on your drives”. To schedule a time to be fitted, call
(309) 434-2300.
Full Color
GPS on
all carts!
Online Tee Times
www.bloomingtongolf.org
Individual Lessons for all Ages
Available at all 3 courses. Cost varies per Instructor.
Highland Park - 309-434-2200
Prairie Vista - 309-434-2217
The Den - 309-434-2300
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Driving Range
Warm up and tone your golf swing at PVG driving
range. Practice from the mats or grass.
Grass range tokens $6  10 tokens for $50
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Miller Park Zoo - www.millerparkzoo.org
1020 S Morris Avenue, Bloomington - 309-434-2250
Admission Rates
Hours
Youth (ages 3 - 12) .............................................. $4.95
Adult (ages 13 - 59) ............................................. $6.95
Senior Citizen (ages 60 & up).............................. $4.95
Children (2 & under) ............................................FREE
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open everyday
except Thanksgiving
and Christmas
Group Rates
Advanced registration required, restrictions apply,
call 309-434-2250.
Special Events
Star Wars Day at the Zoo
Saturday, May 9
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 16
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal Enrichment Day
Saturday, July 18
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Are you big into the Star Wars Movies? If
you are, your family will not want to miss
this event. Come and experience an event
planned around the Star Wars series. Free
with Zoo admission.
Started by United States Senate proclamation, Endangered Species Day encourages people of all ages to learn about the
importance of protecting endangered animals and what actions can be taken to help
preserve the future of these species. The
Zoo will celebrate this day with Zookeeper
talks every half hour on endangered species at the Miller Park Zoo.
Come and find out how the Zookeepers at
the Miller Park Zoo make the lives of the
Zoo animals more exciting by encouraging
their normal wild behaviors. Enrichment is
the process of enriching an animal’s environment to stimulate natural behaviors
such as foraging and hunting. The animal
care staff at the Zoo work hard to keep
things new and interesting for the animals
in their care. Free with Zoo admission.
Back-to-School Zoo Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Celebrate a wonderful summer with an ice cream social at the Zoo. Free with paid admission.
Happy Birthday to
Miller Park Zoo
Saturday, June 13
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
124th Birthday of Miller Park Zoo
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Zoo Education Classes
Registration begins May 1 for all Miller Park Zoo classes, for residents and
non-residents. Please see registration procedures on pages 62 - 65.
Miller Park Zoological Society gets a discount on all education programs. If you
are a Miller Park Zoological Society Member please use the Member code and fee.
If you are not a Member please use the Non-Member code and fee
or fill out the Zoo Membership form on the next page and become a Member.
Free with Zoo admission!
Animal Crackers - for 3 - 5 year old children and a grown-up
Animal Crackers is a Miller Park Zoo classic! Join us once each month for a story, animal
encounter, craft, & snack. Our topic is always a surprise and we have a great time guessing which animal will visit! One adult accompanies each child to class but does not pay
an additional registration fee. The registration fee includes admission to the Zoo for the
participating child & one adult on the day of class. (Children must be at least three years
old to participate. Unregistered siblings of any age may not attend.) Classes are identical
in each session, so register for only one class each month.
June Classes
Tues., June 9
Tues., June 9
Wed., June 10
Wed., June 10
Thurs., June 11
Thurs., June 11
Min/Max: 7/14
10:00 - 11:00 am
6:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Member
#18338
#18340
#18342
#18344
#18346
#18348
Fee
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
Daily
Activities
Non-Member
#18339
#18341
#18343
#18345
#18347
#18349
Fee
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
July Classes
Tues., July 7
Tues., July 7
Wed., July 8
Wed., July 8
Thurs., July 9
Thurs., July 9
Min/Max: 7/14
10:00 - 11:00 am
6:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Member
#18350
#18352
#18354
#18356
#18358
#18360
Fee
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
Non-Member
#18351
#18353
#18355
#18357
#18359
#18361
Fee
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
August Classes
Tues., Aug. 4
Tues., Aug. 4
Wed., Aug. 5
Wed., Aug. 5
Thurs., Aug. 6
Thurs., Aug. 6
Min/Max: 7/14
10:00 - 11:00 am
6:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 am
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Member
#18362
#18364
#18366
#18368
#18370
#18372
Fee
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
$8
Non-Member
#18363
#18365
#18367
#18369
#18371
#18373
Fee
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
$13
Harbor Seal
Demonstration
daily at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm
Watch as the Zookeepers train the Harbor
Seal to demonstrate their behaviors.
Tiger, Snow Leopards,
Gibbon, Bear
Scheduled Feedings
daily at 4:00 pm
Guests can watch the Zookeepers feed
these animals.
River Otter
Presentation
daily following
Harbor Seals Demo.
Zookeepers will chat with guests, answer
questions, and feed the river otters.
Budgie Feedings
daily at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm
12:30 pm Summer
$2.75
Check our website for daily activities throughout the summer,
including scheduled animal
feedings, up-close animal
encounters and more!
www.millerparkzoo.org
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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ZooKids Class for 6 - 7 year olds.
ZooKids classes are 2-hour adventures that give kids a chance to start in-depth
learning about animals. This class includes stories, crafts, animal encounters,
and a snack. Registration fee includes Zoo admission for class participants on
the day of the class. Min. 5/Max. 15
Classes are identical in each session,
so register for only one class each month.
Leapin’ Lizards
Tues., June 9
Wed., June 10
Wed., June 10
Thurs., June 11
1:00 - 3:00 pm
9:00 - 11:00 am
3:00 - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member
#18374
#18376
#18378
#18380
Fee Non-Member Fee
#18375
$13
$17
#18377
$13
$17
#18379
$13
$17
#18381
$13
$17
Rainforest Residents
Tues., July 7
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wed., July 8
9:00 - 11:00 am
Wed., July 8
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Thurs., July 9
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member
#18382
#18384
#18386
#18388
Fee Non-Member Fee
#18383
$13
$17
#18385
$13
$17
#18387
$13
$17
#18389
$13
$17
Marsupial Madness
Tues., Aug. 4
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wed., Aug. 5
9:00 - 11:00 am
Wed., Aug. 5
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Thurs., Aug. 6
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Member
#18390
#18392
#18394
#18396
Fee Non-Member Fee
#18391
$13
$17
#18393
$13
$17
#18395
$13
$17
#18397
$13
$17
Zoo Safari Camp for 8 - 9 year olds.
These Animals Have Class! We’ll investigate animal classes, from birds to reptiles
to fish. Crafts, games, animal encounters, and unique peeks behind the scenes will
be highlights of this five-day camp. Activities are identical for each camp session.
Monday - Friday
June 15 - 19
June 22 - 26
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
July 20 - 24
July 27 - 31
Min. 8/Max. 15
8:30 - 11:30 am
1:30 - 4:30 pm
8:30 - 11:30 am
8:30 - 11:30 am
1:30 - 4:30 pm
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Member
#18398
#18400
#18402
#18404
#18406
#18408
Fee Non-Member Fee
#18399
$79
$89
#18401
$79
$89
#18403
$79
$89
#18405
$79
$89
#18407
$79
$89
#18409
$79
$89
Animal Adventure Camp for 10 - 12 year olds.
Biomes Bonanza! Learn all about the biomes of the world and the animals who
live there. This will be a week filled with animal encounters, projects, and activities
that will show us the adaptations animals have for living in their widely varied environments. Activities are identical for each camp session.
Monday - Friday
June 15 - 19
June 22 - 26
July 13 - 17
July 27 - 31
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Min. 8/Max. 15
1:30 - 4:30 pm
8:30 - 11:30 am
1:30 - 4:30 pm
8:30 - 11:30 am
Member
#18410
#18412
#18414
#18416
Fee Non-Member Fee
#18411
$79
$89
#18413
$79
$89
#18415
$79
$89
#18417
$79
$89
www.bpard.org
ZOOMANIA! for 12 - 16 year olds.
If you love the Zoo, this class is for you! Come
to one or all of these unique, interactive sessions
and get an in-depth look at life in the zoo.
Animal Enrichment
Friday, June 12
Member - $15
#18418
Min. 8/Max. 12
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Non-Member - $18
#18419
Animal Myth Busters
Friday, July 10
Member - $15
#18420
Min. 8/Max. 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Non-Member - $18
#18421
Animal Defenses
Friday, August 7
Member - $15
#18422
Min. 8/Max. 12
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Non-Member - $18
#18423
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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miller park fun
Miller Park Boating
May 23 - Sept. 7 (weekends only*)
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
(the last boat in the water at 4:30 pm)
*Boats are also open on Memorial Day,
July 4th, and Labor Day.
Miniature Golf
The course is open daily - weather permitting. This 18-hole golf
course is challenging for youth and relaxing for adults. This course
is also lighted for cooler evenings of play. Special rates are available
for school groups, churches, scouts, and parties. Call 309-434-2260
prior to your outing for group rates. Miniature golf direct line is 309434-2651.
May 2 - May 17; Sept. 12 - 20 (weekends only)
May 23 - Sept. 7 (open daily)
August 17 - 28 (weekdays - open 4:30 - 8:00 pm)
***All dates are weather permitting***
Paddleboats may be rented for $4 per half hour each.
Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Saturdays
12:00 - 8:00 pm daily and Sunday
Rates: $4.00
$3.50 - 2nd game
$3.00 - 3rd game
Cash and credit/debit cards accepted for payment.
Special rates available for school groups,
churches, scouts, teams and parties.
Call 309-434-2260 prior to your outing for group rates.
Miniature golf course direct line is 309-434-2651.
Special Events at Miniature Golf
Save Money at Miller Boats
and Miniature Golf
Enjoy your day in beautiful Miller Park playing miniature golf
and riding a paddleboat with a friend on Miller Lake. This
season you are able to save money if you do both in the
same day. Play a round of mini golf and then head over to
the boats where you will save $1 on your paddleboat cruise
or vice versa. If requested, you will receive a ticket that allows you $1 off either the boats or miniature golf. This ticket
will be dated and must be used on the same day. Have FUN
in Miller Park while saving money.
Miller Park Bandstand
A variety of FREE entertainment is featured weekly during
June and July on the Miller Park Bandstand. The Music Under the Stars series takes place on various Tuesday and
Sunday evenings. See page 6 for groups performing for
summer 2015. The Miller Park Summer Theater productions also take place on the bandstand. Hairspray will be
presented in July/August. See page 4 for complete details.
In addition to concerts and plays presented by Bloomington
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts some community groups
rent the bandstand and conduct events.
Father’s Day at Golf
Bring your dad, grandfather, uncle, or special man in your life out to
play a game of golf for Father’s Day. Dads play for free with admission
of a son/daughter.
Sunday, June 21
12:00 noon - 8:00 pm
Lunch at the Golf Course
Celebrate the month of July as National Park and Recreation month
by visiting the Miller Park Miniature Golf course. Bring your family and
play a game of golf and enjoy a hot dog lunch in the park. Make it a
special day and do something fun in the park. Must pre-register.
Ages:
3 yrs & older
Location: Miller Park Miniature Golf
Class
#18781
Day
Su
Date
July 19
Min/Max: 10/50
Time
Fee
12:00 - 4:00 pm $6
Grandparents Day
Celebrate your grandparents by bringing them out to the park and
play a game of golf. See who has the lowest score! A grandparent
plays free with admission of a grandson/granddaughter.
Sunday, August 30
12:00 noon - 8:00 pm
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Aquatics
Public Swim Hours
Open Swim
M-F
12:00 - 7:00 pm
Swim Pass Only M - F
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 6:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays
When Dist. #87 is in session 4:30 - 8:00 pm
O’Neil Pool
Located in O’Neil Park at 1515 W. Chestnut St.
(309) 434-2270
O’Neil Pool is a 25-meter length pool for competitive swimming
that also has 2 flume slides, a 1-meter and 3-meter diving board,
picnic table area with vending machines, and extra large deck.
There is a separate small wading pool for infants and toddlers.
Closed Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30
pm for swim lessons: June 8 - July 29. Also closed specific
hours when Dolphin Swim Team has home meets.
Season: May 23 - Aug. 9
Holiday Pool
Located in Holiday Park at 800 S. McGregor St.
(309) 434-2253
Holiday Pool is a 25-meter length pool featuring a zero depth
pool with spray features that are fun for ages 5 & under. It also
has a concession area with vending machines, small waterslide,
grassy recreation and locker rooms.
Closed Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 pm
for swim lessons: June 9 - July 30.
Pool Daily Admission Fees
Season: May 23 - Sept. 7
Lap Swimming
Take part in this excellent opportunity for adults, 18 years of age
and older, to swim lengths for exercise and fun. O’Neil Pool has
2 lap lanes reserved for lap swimming during open swim hours.
Single visit fee does not permit guests to leave and re-enter.
Fee:
Season pass or daily admission
Safety Swim
Location:
Day
Tu & Th
O’Neil Pool
Date
June 2 - Aug. 6
Time
9:30 - 11:30 am
Location:
Day
M, W & F
Holiday Pool
Date
June 1 - Aug. 14
Time
5:30 - 7:00 am
BIG
Four-O
O’NEIL POOL IS TURNING FORTY!
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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The main pools are cleared at 3:00 pm for a 15-minute safety
swim. Adults, 18 years and older, are permitted to swim during
this time. Safety swim can be waved on days when the pool is
not busy or additional safety swims can be added on busy days.
Co
Preschool (2 & Under) .......................................................Free
General Admission ............................................................... $4
August 2nd
Birthday Party Games
$1 Cake & Ice Cream
Birthday Celebration offered only at O’Neil Pool
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Want to go swimming
for 20¢ a day?
Buy your Swim Pass by May 22.
2015 Season Pool Passes
Our Season Pool Pass allows you admittance on deck 30 minutes
before the general public on weekdays, FREE admission to Lap
Swim, Family Theme Nights, and Family Fun Days. It’s a fun and
affordable way to relax and enjoy your summer with family and
friends. Remember that the more times you visit Holiday &O’Neil,
the more you save!
Passes can be purchased online, at the Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Arts Office, or after the pools open at the pools. Take advantage of the Pre-Season Special by purchasing your swim passes
prior to the season opening. Passes go on sale online and at the
Parks & Recreation office beginning May 1.
All Patrons 3 years of age & older will be issued a photo ID card for
entry to Holiday and O’Neil Pools. Patrons will pay for the pass, get
their pictures taken, and then pick up their passes at the pool within 2 business days of the photo taken. Any pass purchased online
will still be required to take a photo inside the office or at the pools.
There is a $5 discount for Pool Passes when purchased before
May 22 by 5:00 pm. Regular rates go into effect on May 23. Replacement passes may be purchases ONLY at the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts office at a cost of $5 per lost pass.
#18519 Pre-Season Special
#18520 Season Pool Pass
$20
$25
May 1 - May 22
May 23 - Sept.. 7
Dolphins Swim Team
Join this fun and instructional program for both beginners and experienced swimmers. Participation for every child is our goal. Swim Team
is open to boys and girls of all ages. All swimmers will receive a team shirt.
This program offers instruction and conditioning, planned and supervised by qualified coaches according to each youth’s ability level.
Every team member participates in each Twin City Swim Conference meet. All practices and home meets are held at O’Neil Pool.
All members must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke in order to participate on the team. Coaches reserve the right
to withhold a swimmer from a swim meet if he/she feels they are not
prepared for an event. To be eligible to swim in conference championship, swim team members must swim in two conference meets.
Also, in order to swim in the B Invitational, swimmers have to make
certain cut-off times. We will let you know what these are and if your
child is eligible.
All swimmers must be registered by June 8
No registrations will be taken at the pool.
#18424 Begins Tuesday, June 2
(or the first full day District 87 is out of school)
$80 - Family Rate: $75 each for additional
children in the same family
Min/Max: 25/100
Practice: Mondays - Fridays
Ages 9 & over
8:00 - 9:30 am
Ages 8 & Under 8:00 - 9:00 am
Parent Meeting
Thursday, June 4; 6:00 pm at O’Neil Pool
This meeting is for registered swimmers and
those curious about the swim team. Family
members are welcome to swim.
Parent Volunteers
Parents are required to volunteer to ensure our team meets
run smoothly. We need assistance from all swim team parents
at the meets as volunteer timers, scorers, meet workers, and
general helpers. Sign up lists will be at the parent meeting and
practices.
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Aquatics Special Events
Bring a Friend to Swim Day
Parent’s Day
Holiday & O’Neil Pool
June 13 & Aug. 8
Holiday & O’Neil - July 26
If you have a Season Pool Pass you can bring a friend for FREE.
Each Season Pool Pass Member may bring in one friend. Any
additional friends must pay general admission.
Sundae Sundays
Holiday - June 14 and July 12
2
O’Neil - June 28 and July 19
9
What day is a perfect day for an ice cream sundae?
ae?
We think Sunday! Come out and enjoy a delicious
us
ice cream sundae at the pool for only $1 while supplies
last.
Today is your day parents! All parents will receive a door prize for
being the World’s Greatest Parents at the Pool.
Date Night Drop Off Swim Party
Holiday Pool is bringing out the glow sticks and staying open late.
We invite parents to drop off their kids for a night at the pool. Lifeguards will be on site for a late night swim, games and activities.
Snacks will be provided.
Ages:
Location:
5 - 14 yrs.
Holiday Pool
Class
#18425
Day
F
Family Float Night
Father’s Day
Holiday & O’Neil - June 21
Don’t’ forget about dad. Show dad you care by bringing him to the
pool for some refreshing aquatic fun. On this day dads swim free
when accompanied by their families.
Happy 3rd of July
Holiday Pool - July 3
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Why celebrate the fourth of July only on the fourth?! Happy 3rd
of July! Holiday Pool will open late for a night swim to bring in
America’s Birthday. Who knows, we might even be able to see
some fireworks!
Happy Birthday America
O’Neil - July 4
Come out to O’Neil Pool to help celebrate The Fourth of July!
Games, prizes, and fun are the order of the day. Stop by O’Neil
pool before you make your way to Miller Park for the fireworks.
Time
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee
$8
Senior Citizen’s Day
Holiday - June 19, July 24
O’Neil - June 26, July 31
On these Fridays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, each individual can bring
in one raft, inner tube, noodle or other floatation device to the
pool for a chance to relax in the pool. Please one floatation device per person. Pool Management has the authority to refuse
use of any floatation device they deem unsafe. Weak swimmers
need to remain within one arms reach of a guardian.
Date
Aug. 7
Min/Max: 10/75
Holiday - Aug. 21
Growing older is required, but growing up is optional! All adults
55 & older will receive free admission into Holiday Pool. NOTE:
The pool will be open 4:30 - 8:00 pm due to school hours.
Pool Rules
1.
All patrons entering must pay the admission fee or show a
season pass.
2. A swimsuit and clean swim attire are required to enter
pools. (un-lined, cut-off and basketball shorts, and leotards
or other street clothes are not allowed).
3. Children 11 years and under must be accompanied and
supervised by someone 16 years or older at all times.
4. According to the health code, children not toilet trained
must wear a swim diaper or tight fitting plastic pants over
their diaper.
5. Flotation devices must be non-inflatable and securely
attached to the person using it.
6. No smoking in the facility or within 15’ of the facility.
7. Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the pool
area.
8. Patrons must walk at all times.
9. Horseplay (dunking, shoulder rides, pushing and or running on the deck) is strictly prohibited.
10. Gum and glass containers are not permitted in the pool
area.
11. Children (ages 5 & under) are allowed in wading pool and
must be accompanied by an adult.
12. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed and anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be
asked to leave.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Complete list of pool rules is available
and is posted at each facility.
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LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM

Progressive system where students move at their own
pace through a series of levels

Students assigned to level based on testing first day of
class

No experience needed for level 1

Skill cards given out as students complete a session

Prerequisite for each class is successful demonstration
of the skills taught at the preceding level

Some students need more than one session before
passing to the next skill level
Daytime Group Lessons
Monday - Thursday
$35 per two-week session (4 days/week)
Youth Lessons - ages 5 - 14
Preschool Aquatics - ages 3 - 4
Children MUST be at least 5 years of age by the first day of class.
These classes specifically address the developmental needs of
the preschooler.
Holiday
#18426
#18427
#18428
O’Neil
-------#18437
#18438
Time
9:15 - 9:45 am
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
Date
June 8 - 18
June 8 - 18
June 8 - 18
Holiday
#18443
#18444
O’Neil
-------#18451
Time
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
Date
June 8 - 18
June 8 - 18
#18429
#18430
#18431
-------#18439
#18440
9:15 - 9:45 am
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
June 22 - July 2
June 22 - July 2
June 22 - July 2
45
35
35
#18445
#18446
-------#18452
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
June 22 - July 2
June 22 - July 2
15
15
#18432
#18433
#18434
-------#18441
#18442
9:15 - 9:45 am
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
July 6 - 16
July 6 - 16
July 6 - 16
45
35
35
#18447
#18448
-------#18453
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
July 6 - 16
July 6 - 16
15
15
#18449
#18450
---------------
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
July 20 - 30
July 20 - 30
10
10
#18435
#18436
---------------
9:50 - 10:20 am
10:25 - 10:55 am
July 20 - 30
July 20 - 30
30
30
Max.
45
35
35
Max.
15
15
Parent & Child Aquatics - ages 6 months to 4 years
This program builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in
the water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. One child
per adult please.
Holiday
#18454
O’Neil
#18457
Time
11:00 - 11:30 am
Date
June 8 - 18
Max.
20
#18455
#18458
11:00 - 11:30 am
June 22 - July 2
20
#18456
#18459
11:00 - 11:30 am
July 6 - 16
20
Private and Semi-Private
lessons can be found on page 48.
Class Cancellations on the Hotline at 434-2386
Swim lesson cancellations will be made only in the event of severe weather. Illinois weather changes quickly so classes will be canceled
approximately 15 minutes before each class starts. Cancellations for the entire morning of swim lessons are rarely made. Any class cancellations will be made up on Fridays at your regularly scheduled class time.
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Evening Group Lessons
$35 per four-week session (2 days/week)
Youth Evening Classes - ages 5 - 14
Preschool Evening Classes - ages 3 - 4
Children MUST be at least 5 years of age by the first day of class.
These classes specifically address the developmental needs of
the preschooler.
O’Neil
#18460
#18461
Day
M/W
M/W
Time
6:20 - 6:50 pm
6:55 - 7:25 pm
Date
June 8 - July 1
June 8 - July 1
#18462
#18463
M/W
M/W
6:20 - 6:50 pm
6:55 - 7:25 pm
July 6 - 29
July 6 - 29
Holiday
#18464
#18465
Day
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Time
6:20 - 6:50 pm
6:55 - 7:25 pm
Date
June 9 - July 2
June 9 - July 2
#18466
#18467
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
6:20 - 6:50 pm
6:55 - 7:25 pm
July 7 - 30
July 7 - 30
Max.
35
45
35
45
Max.
35
45
35
45
O’Neil
#18472
#18473
Day
M/W
M/W
Time
5:45 - 6:15 pm
6:20 - 6:50 pm
Date
June 8 - July 1
June 8 - July 1
#18474
#18475
M/W
M/W
5:45 - 6:15 pm
6:20 - 6:50 pm
July 6 - 29
July 6 - 29
Holiday
#18476
#18477
Day
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
Time
5:45 - 6:15 pm
6:20 - 6:50 pm
Date
June 9 - July 2
June 9 - July 2
#18478
#18479
Tu/Th
Tu/Th
5:45 - 6:15 pm
6:20 - 6:50 pm
July 7 - 30
July 7 - 30
Max.
20
10
20
10
Max.
20
10
20
10
Parent & Child Evening Classes ages 6 months - 4 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult into the water. One
child per adult please.
O’Neil
#18480
Day
M/W
Time
5:45 - 6:15 pm
Date
June 8 - July 1
#18481
M/W
5:45 - 6:15 pm
July 6 - 29
Holiday
#18482
Day
Tu/Th
Time
5:45 - 6:15 pm
Date
June 9 - July 2
#18483
Tu/Th
5:45 - 6:15 pm
July 7 - 30
Max.
20
20
Max.
20
20
Scuba Diving
Adult Evening Classes - ages 15 & over
It is never too late to learn how to swim. Instructors for this class
will work with you at your own individual level. We want you to set
the goals and we will work with you to achieve them.
O’Neil
#18468
Day
M/W
Time
7:30 - 8:00 pm
Date
June 8 - July 1
#18469
M/W
7:30 - 8:00 pm
July 6 - 29
Holiday
#18470
Day
Tu/Th
Time
7:30 - 8:00 pm
Date
June 9 - July 2
#18471
Tu/Th
7:30 - 8:00 pm
July 7 - 30
Max.
20
20
Max.
20
20
Enter the exciting world of underwater adventure. This class
taught by Midwest Diving Specialists, is divided into three sections: classroom, pool, and open water training. Each student
completing the class becomes a certified Open Water Diver.
Midwest Diving Specialists is a professional association of Dive
Instructors Certifying Agency located at Wildcountry in Normal.
Students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel, and textbook. Register at Wildcountry.
Visit their website: www.wildcountry4fun.com
Ages:
12 yrs. & over
Location: Class meets at 5:30 at
Wildcountry, 203 S. Linden, Normal
then Holiday Pool at 7:00 pm
Day
M/W
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Date
Aug. 3 - 17
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LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM
Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons
Benefits of private lessons, in addition to 1:1 instruction, include conquering previous fear, adapted goals, and more practice time with
direct instruction and feedback. Instructors use our swim program progressions at an individualized pace. Semi-private lessons offer
similar experience with 2 - 3 students per teacher. Individuals will be paired up with others at a similar level or be placed with another
swimmer upon request of all parties. Ages: 4 yrs. and older
$48 Private Lessons per 4 week session
$30 Semi-Private Lessons per 4 week session
PRIVATE - Weekday Mornings
SEMI-PRIVATE - Weekday Mornings
Holiday Pool - June 8 - 30
Min/Max Day
#18484
1/3
M
#18485
1/3
M
#18486
1/3
Tu
#18487
1/3
Tu
Time
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Holiday Pool - June 10 - July 2
Min/Max Day
#18498
2/9
W
#18499
2/9
W
#18500
2/9
Th
#18501
2/9
Th
Time
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Holiday Pool - July 6 - 28
Min/Max Day
#18488
1/3
M
#18489
1/3
M
#18490
1/3
Tu
#18491
1/3
Tu
Time
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Holiday Pool - July 8 - 30
Min/Max Day
#18502
2/9
W
#18503
2/9
W
#18504
2/9
Th
#18505
2/9
Th
Time
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
PRIVATE - Weekends
SEMI -PRIVATE - Weekends
Holiday Pool - June 6 - 27
Min/Max Day
#18492
1/5
Sa
#18493
1/3
Sa
#18494
1/3
Sa
Time
9:30 - 10:00 am
10:05 - 10:35 am
10:40 - 11:10 am
Holiday Pool - June 6 - 27
Min/Max Day
#18506
2/6
Sa
#18507
2/6
Sa
#18508
2/15
Sa
Time
10:05 - 10:35 am
10:40 - 11:10 am
11:15 - 11:45 am
O’Neil Pool - July 11 - Aug. 1
Min/Max Day
#18495
1/5
Sa
#18496
1/3
Sa
#18497
1/3
Sa
Time
9:30 - 10:00 am
10:05 - 10:35 am
10:40 - 11:10 am
O’Neil Pool - July 11 - Aug. 1
Min/Max Day
#18509
2/6
Sa
#18510
2/6
Sa
#18511
2/15
Sa
Time
10:05 - 10:35 am
10:40 - 11:10 am
11:15 - 11:45 am
Private Pool Rentals
Holiday and O’Neil pools are available for private rentals. Rental times are a
minimum of two hours and the fee includes admission for up to 100 guests. Each
additional guest is $2. All guests attending the rental are included in the head
count.
Pools are a great place to have a birthday party, group outing, or any other special occasion for you and your friends and family. You may bring in your own food
and non-alcoholic beverages and we supply the lifeguards.
Rentals are available
Weekdays: 7:00 - 10:00 pm, Sat. & Sun.: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Pool Rental Rates
$100 an hour for the main pool; $25 an hour for the tot pool (main pool must be
rented as well)
How to make a reservation…
Contact us at 309-434-2260 to check availability for your private rental. Renter
must fill out a facility rental form and provide payment at the time of reservation.
Reservations can only be made at the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts office.
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Want to throw a party, but don’t
want to pay private rental prices?
Open Swim Bargain Buy
This bargain buy makes for an ideal day at the
Holiday or O’Neil pool with a group of friends or
family to celebrate any occasion. Bargain Buys
must be arrange at least 2 days prior. Please
contact Holiday’s or O’Neil’s Pool Managers to arrange a party.
$3.00 per person
M - F during Open Swim after 4:00 pm
Sat. & Sun. during Open Swim
Add Reserved Shaded Tables
for only $10 an hour.
Min/Max: 10/30
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Aquatics Training
American Red Cross Lifeguarding
Junior Lifeguard
This comprehensive lifeguard training program (for pools only) includes all aspects of the professional lifeguard. Through videos,
group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn patron rescue
and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. Successful completion of this course will result in Red Cross certification. Books and
other materials are included in the fee. Please bring food & snacks.
Junior Lifeguarding is an exciting program to take your swimming
skills to life saving knowledge. This class continues to enhance
your learn to swim knowledge while introducing you to lifesaving
skills, such as in-water rescues, use of rescue equipment, and first
aid, CPR & AED training. Each participant will have the option of
shadowing a lifeguard and swim instructor. This program does not
guarantee a job as a lifeguard in the future, but is a great way to
work towards your goal.
Prerequisites:

Must be able to swim 300 yards front crawl and
breaststroke

Must be able to swim 20 yards, surface dive 10 feet to retrieve
a brick and return to the starting position while holding the
brick
Participants must be able to demonstrate the following skills before
entering the program:


Ages:
Fee:
15 yrs. & older
$175
Location: O’Neil Pool
Class
Day
Date
#18512
F - Su
May 29 - 31
Location:
Class
#18513
#18514
Min/Max: 4/12


Time
Fri - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Sa - Su - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holiday Pool
Day
Date
M-F
May 18 - 22
Tu - F
June 2 - 5
Time
4:00 - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Swim 25 yards front crawl & breaststroke
Tread water for one minute using arms and legs
Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet underwater
Swim 25 yards backcrawl or elementary backstroke
Ages:
11 - 14 yrs. old
Location: O’Neil Pool
Class
Day
#18516 M - Th
Fee: $60
Min/Max: 4/20
Date
June 22 - July 16
Time
11:45 am - 12:35 pm
American Red Cross
Lifeguarding Instructor Course
Participants will learn to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard
Training course and its accompanying components.
American Red Cross
Lifeguarding Review Course
The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting.
The review course gives each participant the opportunity to view
video segments, practice and perform skills for evaluation and
complete the final written exams. Participants must have a current
Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate to participate in the review course.
Instructor Prerequisites:

Hold current Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, First
aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Complete the Online Session, including the Precourse Exam,
before the first class.

Pass the swimming prerequisites.

Pass four rescue skill scenarios that test lifeguarding and
CPR.
Ages:
Fee:
Ages:
17 yrs. & older
Location: O’Neil Pool
15 yrs. & older
$75
Location: O’Neil Pool
Class
Day
Date
#18515
Sa & Su
May 30 - 31
Min/Max: 3/12
Time
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class
#18517
Day
F - Su
Date
June 19 - 21
Fee: $200
Min/Max: 3/8
Time
Fri. - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Sa & Su - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Red Cross
Water Safety Instructor Course
The Water Safety Instructor course certifies swimming instructors
to teach Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety programs.
Ages:
16 yrs. & older
Location: Holiday Pool
WSI Prerequisites:
Demonstrate proficiency in six strokes: front crawl (freestyle), back
Day
crawl (backstroke), elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breast- Class
#18518
F
- Su
stroke, and butterfly – 25 yards per stroke. Tread water for 1 minute. Complete the Online Session, before the first class.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Date
May 29 - 31
Fee: $225
Min/Max: 3/8
Time
Fri. - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Sa & Su - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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201 S. Roosevelt Ave.
(309) 434-2875
309-434-2880 Fax
www.pepsiicecenter.com
Open Skate Schedule
Valid June 1 - Aug. 30, 2015
Please note the Pepsi Ice Center will be closed for all ice activities,
including Open Skate, on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Open Skate Fees
Admission - $6.00
Skate Rental - $2.00
Weekday Open Skate
Mondays - Fridays
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Group Rates:
(not available during special promotions or
with discounted coupons)
Must pay all at once with one form of payment;
does not include skate rental
10 - 24 people $4.00 admission per person
25+ people $3.00 admission per person
Weekend Open Skate
Friday Nights
7:30 - 9:00 pm (except 6/26)
Saturdays
1:30 - 3:30 pm (except 7/4)
See our website for additional information on all of
our open skates at: www.pepsiicecenter.com.
The Coolest Birthday Parties in Town!
All the fun and none of the work! Choose from our Bronze and
Gold Level Packages. All of the Pepsi Ice Center Birthday Party
Packages include Open Skate, skate rental, 90 minute party
room rental, and your choice of three separate beverage options. It also
includes a personalized interactive white board greeting from the Pepsi
Ice Center Party Pro’s in which all of the guests can add their birthday
wishes, and the guest of honor receives a FREE skating pass for future
use. Add broomball, a private ice rental or a skating instructor for an
even cooler experience. Call 309-434-2875 for more information
regarding open dates and details about our birthday packages.
The Coolest and the Most Educational Field Trips!
How does the ice stay frozen? What does the Zamboni do?
The Pepsi Ice Center is the perfect place for “Edutainment”!
Tour the Zamboni room where you can learn the history of the
Zamboni and the science and physics of making ice.
Then go out and skate, play broomball or curl.
Private Ice Rentals
(Skating, Curling, Broomball or Hockey)
Field Trips, Youth Groups, Day Cares, Church Groups,
Corporate Team Building, etc. Looking for a different
activity for your group? Why not try something on the ice!
Come have a private skating party where only your group
is skating on the ice. Can’t skate-no worries. We also offer
broomball and curling private rentals! We supply the equipment and ice. You supply the private group for fun!
Please call (309)434-2875 for more information, including
pricing and scheduling. You can also check out our
website at www.pepsiicecenter.com
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For more information or to reserve your field trip call 309-434-2875.
We can accommodate a classroom or a whole school.
Call for group rates. We serve food for groups!
The Coolest Group Outings!
Whether you bring your friends,
family, organization
or club, the Pepsi Ice Center is
perfect. Call us at 309-434-2875
for additional information.
Group rates available.
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Special Themed Open Skate
Learn-to-Skate
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Helpful Learn-to-Skate Information
Pirate Night
Friday, June 12: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Ahoy there mates! If you’re an adventurous buccaneer join us for
a night of skating. There will be prizes for best pirate costume and
ship races! All mates that wear best pirate attire receive $1.00 off
admission.
Christmas in July
Saturday, July 18: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Bring your Christmas spirit and holiday attire by joining us for an
afternoon of games, music and fun. Bring your mittens and hats
to stay warm while playing in our snow mound! There will be a
snowman building contest and a special appearance from Santa
Claus. $1.00 off admission if you wear holiday attire!
Arrive at the rink 15-20 minutes early to collect your rental
skates and prepare for your lesson. Pepsi Ice Center skate
rental employees will assist you with proper sizing.
Please make sure young children use the
restroom before class starts.
Wear long pants (no shorts), jacket or sweater, socks,
and gloves or mittens. Dress in layers of clothing.
Clothes should not restrict movement.
Helmets (bike, hockey, etc.) are strongly recommended
for children under six, and should have a snug fit.
Classes will only be made up if the rink cancels a class.
Pepsi Ice Center Learn-to-Skate staff reserves the
right to cancel any class, combine classes, change
instructors on any class and move students to a
different class level based upon instructor evaluation.
FIGURE SKATING
PRACTICE SESSIONS AND
PRIVATE LESSONS
Freestyle ice time is a dedicated practice session for figure
skaters to practice routines and skills through private lessons. This exclusive ice time is open to learn to skate students level 4 and up. If you are interested in the extra practice time or scheduling a private lesson please contact the
figure skating director, Lindsay Danner (309)434-2877 for
details of suitable session times and expenses. Fees apply.
Learn to Skate Practice Punchcard
Learn to Skate students are encouraged to practice the
skills they have learned in class. Practice is necessary in order to advance to the next level. All learn-to-skate students
will receive a punchcard for 3 admission and skate rental
passes to open skate. The punchcard must be used within
the four week session of learn to skate you have enrolled in.
Bloomington Parks and Rec has a no make-up class policy.
If you miss a class please take advantage of the free practice to stay current on your skills!
School Spirit Night
Friday, August 14: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
End the summer right by skating the night away to the summer’s
top musical hits. Where is your school spirit? Skaters who dress
in their school’s spirit wear or show their student ID will receive
$1.00 off admission.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Learn-to-Skate
Skate rental is included in the cost of the programs
www.pepsiicecenter.com
The Pepsi Ice Center presents a Learn to Skate hybrid program creating a fun environment for skaters to learn new and
challenging skills! Our program is designed to develop skaters of all ages as they progress through each level to reach their
goals.
Please contact Lindsay Danner, Skating Director, at (309) 434-2877 or
[email protected] if you have any questions concerning our skill level curriculum.
Snowball 1 - Age 3 - 5 For beginners who have never skated. Incorporate games and stories into learning the proper way
to fall/get up, march moving, 2 foot glide and dip.
Blades 3 - Ages 6 - 12 Pre-requisite: Blades 2. Learn forward
stroking, 2 foot turn on circle, forward crossovers, back pumps on
circle and intro to pivot.
Snowball 2 - Ages 3 - 5 Pre-requisite: Snowball 1. Learn
Blades 4 - Ages 6 - 12 Pre-requisite: Blades 3. Learn backward stroking, back outside and inside edges, backward crossovers, back to forward 2 foot turn, T stops and 2 foot spin.
gliding maneuvers, two foot hop, school of fish, creating snowballs and backward wiggles.
Snowball 3 - Ages 3 - 5 Pre-requisite: Snowball 2. Learn
forward stroking, one foot glide, back swizzles, snowball stop
and 2 foot turns.
Blades 5 - Ages 6 - 12 Pre-requisite: Blades 4. Learn forward
consecutive forward edges, outside and inside 3 turns, lunge, intro
to mohawks and spirals.
Blades 1 - Ages 6 - 12 For beginners who have never skated. Learn to march forward, 2 foot glide, school of fish, dips and
2 foot jump.
Blades 6 -
Blades 2 - Ages 6 - 12 Pre-requisite: Blades 1. Learn forward 1 foot glides, stroke from standstill, back swizzles, snowplow stop and half circle pumps.
Teen /Adults - Ages 13 + Designed for the beginner teen/
adult skater to promote physical fitness, balance and coordination.
The class is divided into four levels, adult skaters will progress at
an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.
Ages 6 - 12 Pre-requisite: Blades 5. Learn a bunny hop, Mohawk combo, waltz jump from standstill and moving,
check out position and 1 foot spin.
Specialty Classes
‘Camp Sub-Zero’ The Coolest Camp in Town
Theatre on Ice: Pre-requisite: Blades 3/Snowball 3
The Pepsi Ice Center will be hosting its 3rd annual summer skating camp!
This 3 day camp will focus on: on-ice jump and spin technique, off-ice musical interpretation, off ice conditioning/strengthening and video analysis.
Your child will take part in one hour on-ice instruction and off-ice dance,
power and video analysis. Your skater will also receive a ½ hour of freestyle
practice from 3:20 - 3:50 pm. Master rated figure skating coach, Madalyn
Brook and Skating Director, Lindsay Danner will be hosting the camp. Contact Lindsay Danner at (309)434-2877 for more information.
Skaters will be exposed to diverse styles of choreography
through musical programs. All participants must be a member of USFS basic skills, $17 yearly fee in order to participate in performances. Skaters will learn and refine routines
that will be performed and attend a competition. Additional
fees will apply for costumes. Min/Max: 8/24
Theater on Ice
Level Requirements: Blades 4 and up
Day
Tu
Day
Th
Th
Dates
June 4 - 18
July 30 - Aug. 13
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Fee: $120 per session
($230 for both sessions)
Dates
June 2 - Aug. 11
(10 week session)
Time
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Fee
$80
Time
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Learn-to-Skate
Skate rental is included in the cost of the programs
www.pepsiicecenter.com
Summer Session 1
June 2 - 27
More Specialty Classes
Summer Session 2
July 7 - Aug. 1
On Ice Power Class -
Ages 6 + (Participants must wear
freestyle skates) Pre-requisite: Blades 6 Increase your skating
power, edges, posture and technique! This class is a new technical
power class which is figure skating specific. It will offer freestyle
skating techniques, crossover drills, stroking exercises and power
cord exercises to help skater alignment, position and improve posture awareness.
Summer Session 2
Aug. 4 - 29
Snowball 1, 2, 3
Day
Time
Fee
Tu
5:40 - 6:20 pm
$49
Th
5:30 - 6:10 pm
$49
Sa
9:20 - 10:00 am
$49
Off Ice Power Class - Ages 6 + (Participants must wear
athletic attire and tennis shoes) This class is intended to strengthen figure skater’s stamina with conditioning, agility drills and off ice
jump techniques. Students will work with resistant bands, kettle
bell weights and balancing balls.
Blades 1 - 6
Day
Time
Fee
Tu
5:40 - 6:20 pm
$49
Th
5:30 - 6:10 pm
$49
Sa
9:20 - 10:00 am
$49
Teen/Adult
Off - Ice Power Class
Day
Time
Fee
Tu
5:00 - 5:30 pm
$49
On Ice Power Class
Day
Time
Fee
Day
Time
Fee
Tu
5:40 - 6:20 pm
$49
Th
5:00 - 5:30 pm
$49
Th
5:30 - 6:10 pm
$49
Sa
9:20 - 10:00 am
$49
On & Off Ice Power Class
Day
Time
Fee
Tu & Th
5:00 - 5:30 pm
$93
Jump & Spin in Motion - Ages 6 +
(Participants must wear freestyle skates) Pre-requisite: Blades
6 Skaters will learn basics freestyle elements; jumps, spins and
spirals in a group lesson on freestyle ice.
Jump & Spin in Motion
Day
Time
Fee
Tu
4:20 - 4:50 pm
$49
Sa
8:40 - 9:10 pm
$49
See page 57 for registration information.
Use Registration form at
www.pepsiicecenter.com.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Learn-to-Play
Skate rental is included in the cost of the programs
www.pepsiicecenter.com
Summer Session 1 (S1)
Evening & Saturdays, June 2 - 27
Daytime, June 2 - July 15 (not 6/23 - 7/8)
Summer Session 2 (S2)
Evening & Saturdays, July 7 - August 1
Daytime, July 21 - August 12
Summer Session 3 (S3)
Evening & Saturdays, August 4 - 29
All classes meet once a week for four weeks.
Min/Max: 5/12
Hockey Tots 1 and 2/3
Hockey Tots 1 - Ages 3 - 6. No experience is necessary. Beginner skating skills will be taught.
Hockey Tots 2/3 - Ages 3 - 6. Pre-requisite: Hockey Tots 1.
Basic and advanced skating and hockey skills will be taught.
Hockey 1 - Ages 7 - 14. No experience necessary. Students
will learn basic balance moves, forward skating, and stopping.
Hockey 2/3 - Ages 7 - 14. Pre-requisite: Hockey 1. Students
will be taught backward moves, swizzles, one foot glides, and
other advanced skating and hockey skills.
Teen/Adult Learn to Play - Ages 15+. This class focuses on
the skills needed top lay hockey including skating, shooting,
stick handling, position, and passing. Full ice hockey equipment required.
Session
Day
Time
Fee
S1, & S2
W
10:40 - 11:20 am
$49
S1, S2 & S3
W
5:00 - 5:40 pm
$49
S1, S2 & S3
Sa
10:10 - 10:50 am
$49
Hockey 1 and 2/3
Session
Day
Time
Fee
S1, & S2
W
10:40 - 11:20 am
$49
S1, S2 & S3
W
5:00 - 5:40 pm
$49
S1, S2 & S3
Sa
10:10 - 10:50 am
$49
Teen/Adult (min/max: 5/30)
Session
Day
Time
Fee
S1 & S2
Tu
10:20 - 11:20 am
$59
S1, S2 & S3
Tu
8:50 - 9:50 pm
$59
See page 57 for registration information.
Use Registration form at www.pepsiicecenter.com.
Helpful Learn to Play Information
The Hockey staff recommends that gear be purchased and fitted, and that players practice getting dressed before the first day of class.
Full equipment is highly recommended for all classes. The minimum gear recommended for the Youth Learn to Play Hockey Classes is
listed below. Skate rental is included in the cost of the program. Rental hockey equipment is available for $25 plus deposit per session.
Please contact Joe Olson at [email protected] or (309) 434-2878 for rental equipment arrangements.
Hockey Tots 1 and Hockey 1
No equipment is required, however, a
bicycle or hockey helmet and winter or
hockey gloves are recommended.
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Hockey Tots 2/3 and Hockey 2/3
Helmet with face mask, hockey gloves,
hockey stick, shin pads, and elbow
pads are required.
Teen/Adult Learn to Play
Helmet (facemask is optional for 18
years and over), elbow pads, shin
guards, gloves, stick, skates (rentals
are ok), and hockey pants.
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Hockey
Note: Full hockey equipment is required for the clinics and camps.
ADM Mite Clinic
Get a head start on the Pepsi Ice Center new Mite Advanced
program for the 2015-16 season with this clinic that will be
based on USA Hockey’s American Development Model. Sessions will be station based and include drills and games. Improvement will be made by all players while they are having fun
and constantly moving. Register for individual weekly sessions
or save by registering for all 10 sessions. Min/Max: 10/30
Fee:
$119 (10 sessions) or $16 per night
Day
Th
Ages
3-8
Dates
Time
June 4 - Aug. 13 (not 7/2) 5:50 - 6:50 pm
Half and Half
Stay sharp all off-season with a weekly on–ice session that
will be half and half. The first half of each session will focus on
improving all your hockey skills. The second half will be a full
ice scrimmage. Min/Max: 10/30
Session One:
Session Two:
Fee:
$69
Day
W
W
W
June 3 - July 8(not 7/1)
July 15 - August 12
Ages
3-8
9 - 10
11 & older
Time
5:50 - 6:50 pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm
8:10 - 9:10 pm
MinorHawks Introduction to Hockey
A Great Introduction to Hockey,
Free Equipment, Great Instruction
This program, which is sponsored by Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey team, is geared to boys and girls ages four to eight. It
is designed to teach them to skate and introduce them to the game
of ice hockey. Complete sets of loaner hockey equipment will be
provided at no charge. Each participant will receive a free Blackhawks jersey to keep. Each session will feature skating and skill development and cross ice games. All players must be 2014-2015 or
2015-2016 members of the USA Hockey in order to participate in the
MinorHawks Clinic. Go to www.usahockey.com to register. Please
forward the barcode to [email protected] after receiving your confirmation of registration. Min. 10/Max. 30
Ages:
4-8
Day
Sa
Fee:
$79
Dates
June 6 - August 8
(not 6/27 or 7/4)
Time
11:00 - 11:40 am
Youth 3 on 3 League for
Mini-Mites and Mites
This clinic is for Mini-Mites and Mites who want to continue their
progress. Through station work they will enhance their skating,
stickhandling, passing and shooting.
Min/Max: 10/30
Pepsi Ice Center will also run a youth 3 on 3 league. This program
is in cross ice format with 40 minute games. Teams will be formed
randomly each week. The program is designed so that the players
touch the puck more often. Skill development for all players will be
maximized. Games will be played at the Mite level. Mini-Mites and
House League Mites are encouraged to register. No experience is
required to participate. Full ice hockey equipment is required. Min/
Max: 10/30
Fee:
$49
Ages:
Day
Sa
Dates
June 6 - July 11
(not 6/27 or 7/4)
July 18 - August 8
Skill Enhancement Clinic
Sa
Ages
3-8
Time
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
3-8
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Day
Sa
Sa
3-7
Fee: Players $49; Goalies $24
Dates
June 6 - July 11 (not 6/27 or 7/4)
July 18 - Aug. 8
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
Time
12:40 - 1:20 pm
12:40 - 1:20 pm
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Hockey
Youth Summer Recreational League
Pro Development Camp
Bloomington Recreational Hockey will run a youth no-check
recreational league. This league will play 4 games (full ice)
only with a no-coach format. The referee will assign player positions and make the line changes. The games will be played
on Saturday afternoons. All games will be played at the Pepsi
Ice Center. Teams will be formed at the Mite/Squirt, and Peewee/Bantam/Midget levels. Teams will be drafted as evenly as
possible. No experience is required to participate.
Min/Max: 10/30 (players); 2/4 (goalies)
(register at Pepsi Ice Center only)
Train like a pro. This camp is intended for the dedicated hockey player that wants to play beyond midget/high school. The 3 session per
week camp will run all summer and will include great instructors.
The program is intended for professional players, college players,
and midget age players. Younger age groups will be invited if room
is available. Min/Max: 10/30
Session One:
June 6 - July 11 (not 6/27 or 7/4)
Session Two:
July 18 - August 8
Fee:
Players $49; Goalies $24
Day
Sa
Sa
Sa
Sa
Ages
5 - 9 (Players)
5 - 9 (Goalies)
10 - 17 (Players)
10 - 17 (Goalies)
Day
Su
Dates
June 7 - July 12
(not 6/28 or 7/5)
June 7 - July 12
(not 6/28 or 7/5)
Su
$319 for all sessions
$55 for a week ($40 for the week of 6/30)
$25 per session
Mondays (Skating and Skills) - 10:10 - 11:20 am
Wednesdays (Team Drills) - 9:20 - 10:30 am
(7/1 will be 10:10 am - 11:20 am)
Fridays (Scrimmage) - 10:10 am - 11:20 am
Skating/Stickhandling Clinics
Want to improve your shot and score more goals. This clinic
will cover all aspects of shooting and scoring. Min/Max: 10/30
$59
Fee:
Time
3:40 - 4:40 pm
3:40 - 4:40 pm
4:50 - 5:50 pm
4:50 - 5:50 pm
Shooting Clinic
Fee:
Summer Session: June 9 - Aug. 14 (Each session is 70 minutes)
(excluding 6/22 - 6/26, 7/3 & 7/6 - 7/10)
Ages
5 - 10
Time
10:50 - 11:50 am
11 & older
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Half of each session will focus on skating technique or power and
applying that technique to overspeed or game speed conditions.
The second half of the session the skaters will work on improving
their stickhandling skills with proper technique and new moves. The
skater will work on puck control and maintaining their speed when
they have the puck. Min/Max: 10/30
Fee:
$59
Day
Sa
Sa
Dates
July 19 - Aug. 9
July 19 - Aug. 9
Ages
5 - 10
11 & older
Time
10:50 - 11:50 am
12:00 - 1:00 pm
OPEN HOCKEY
We offer two categories of Open Hockey
Stick & Puck is designed for skaters of all ages to practice individual skills, such as skating, shooting, and passing. Scrimmages are not allowed during this event. Private
hockey lessons are available during Stick & Puck sessions.
For more information regarding private lessons contact Joe
Olson at [email protected] or (309) 434-2878.
Pick-Up Hockey (aka rat hockey or pond hockey) is your
designated scrimmage. Players sign up and split into teams
on their own. No checking allowed. Players officiate themselves.
Call Guest Services at (309) 434-2737, or check the website:
www.pepsiicecenter.com for prices, monthly schedule, and
times.
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Hockey League for Adults
All players must be 2014-2015 or 2015-16 members of the USA Hockey in order to participate in the Adult
Leagues. To register as a USA Hockey player, go to: www.usahockey.com.
Please forward the barcode to [email protected] after receiving your confirmation of registration.
All registrations for the Adult League will be processed at the Pepsi Ice Center.
Register at the Pepsi Ice Center, 201 S. Roosevelt Ave., by mail or by fax (309) 434-2880.
Registration Dates
Residents: 4/26/15 - 5/26/15
Non-Residents: 5/3/15 - 5/26/15
Adult Summer League
Players (ages 18+) will register as an individual and the Adult
League Captains will form three divisions (low, intermediate, and
high skill) and teams as evenly as possible. The first week will be
evaluations, with teams formed after that. Most games will be on
Sundays. If the number of teams is greater than fourteen, a once
a month game on a Friday or Saturday night will be necessary.
Teams will play 12 total games. Fees include jersey, officials, time
keepers, and ice time.
Sundays, May 31 - Aug 23 (not 7/5)
1:10 - 11:40 pm (games between these times)
Must register by May 26, 2015.
Players
$199
Min. 40/Max 182
Goaltenders
$109
Min 4/Max 14
New Registration Website and Procedures
Register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Registration starts Monday, August 11 at 8:00 am.
Four Ways to Register
for Pepsi Ice Center
Programs!
Internet:
http://www.pepsiicecenter.com
Instructions on this page.
Mail to:
Pepsi Ice Center
201 S. Roosevelt Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Make checks payable to:
Pepsi Ice Center
Drop Off:
Anytime Pepsi Ice Center is open at:
201 S. Roosevelt Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Fax to:
309-434-2880 if you are a credit card
paying customer. Use the registration
form found at www.pepsiicecenter.com
and include your credit card information.
How do I register with the new system?
Go to www.pepsiicecenter.com
Click on the Register Here link to be taken to the Enrollment Page. (Complete enrollment
instructions are listed on the center of the enrollment page.) Select a program from the
list on the left of the screen by clicking on it. (Each page will have its own unique page
and instructions.) Click on blue “Click Here to Register” button. Choose level and type of
registration. You will then be asked to create an account. Once you are logged in, the program waiver form will pop up. You will be able to continue once you agree to the waiver.
After agreeing to the waiver you’ll be taken to your cart which will now contain the chosen
class. You may add more participants to your account. Click on “Choose Participant” for
the person you wish to register. You can then review cart or keep shopping. To check out,
you will process the order with your credit card. Registrations are not complete without
full credit card payment. All unpaid registrations will be canceled.
Need Assistance?
Please contact the Pepsi Ice Center at 309-434-2875 or email us at [email protected]
Once you set up an account you will have a password to log-in. If you forget your password, you can request a reset and the system will automatically send a new password
via email. Please check your address, phone number and email address to make sure
they are correct.
NOTE: A $5 refund fee will be charged for each program canceled by the participants.
There is the option of leaving the full amount as a credit on your account for future Pepsi
Ice Center programs. See the complete refund/credit policy in the program guide.
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department - (309) 434-2260
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Community Sports Organization
The Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department supports a number of community organizations dedicated
to leisure time activities for local residents. For more information on any of the groups, call the contact person listed.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL
B-N Baseball Assoc. - Youth Baseball for ages 7 - 19 (3:00 - 8:00 pm)..........http://bnbayouthbaseball.com or O’Neil Office, 829-2129
B-N Girls Softball - Youth Softball for ages 7 - 19............................................................................................................www.bngsa.org
McLean County PONY League - Youth Baseball for ages 5 - 18............................................................................................662-PONY
CRICKET
Central Illinois Cricket Association - ages 6 - 18..............................................................................Santanam Kasturi, 309-846-2230
DISC GOLF
Bloomington/Normal Disc Golf Association - all ages..........................................www.bndisc.com or Joshua Weddle, 309-212-5407
FISHING
B-N Bass Club - Fishing - all ages................................................................................................................Fred Meyers, 309-208-7173
FRISBEE
B-N Ultimate Frisbee Club - Youth & Adult..............................................................................................Adrienne Ohler, 406-599-2039
FOOTBALL
B-N Mustangs - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14......................................................www.bnmustangs.com or Keith Palmer, 665-2607
B-N Fighting Irish - Youth Tackle Football................................................................www.bnfightingirish.com or Ellen Harlow, 261-2673
Bloomington Cardinals Football - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14.....www.bloomingtoncardinals.com or Diane Edwards, 828-1471
Bloomington Knockers Football - Youth Tackle Football ages ............................................................Brian Segobiano, 312-860-8025
McLean County Cougars - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14...............................................................................Amy Green, 825-9753
Twin City Bulldogs - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14.................................................................................Yolanda Hughes, 310-1455
Twin City Tigers Football - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14............................................................................Mike Riordan, 378-2412
B-N Black Knights - Youth Tackle Football ages 8 - 14..[email protected]gmail.com, Ignacio Watts
LACROSSE
B-N Warriors - ages 9 - 18...............................................................................[email protected]gmail.com
RUGBY
Twin City Tornadoes - Boys High School Rugby Club.........................................................................Hailey Gould, [email protected]
Bloomington Crash - Men’s Rugby Club......................................................................................Christopher Mcfarland, 815-451-1463
RUNNING
Lake Run Club - Running - all ages.........................................................................................................................www.lakerunclub.org
SOCCER
Illinois Fusion - Youth and Adult Soccer.........................................................................................www.illinoisfusion.com or 451-GOAL
Prairie City Soccer League - Youth Soccer for ages 5 - 15...............................................www.pcslsoccer.org or HOTLINE: 451-GOAL
Midwest Reign Soccer Club - Soccer for ages 8 - 14....................................................www.reignsoccer.com or Mike Nord, 287-8955
TABLE TENNIS
Table Tennis - ISU Wellness Table Tennis Club (open to community)...........................................................Marty Greenberg, 452-4869
TENNIS
B-N Tennis Association - Youth & Adult Tennis.................................................................................................Sally Mangina, 378-4508
WRESTLING
Raider Wrestling Club - Youth Wrestling, ages 6 - 14 years, November - March..............................................Mark Gardner, 242-1446
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Park Services
Tree Memorial Program
Park Shelters
We welcome donations for trees as a
special way to honor or remember a
friend or loved one. The Department will
plant and maintain a tree on park property. The family of the individual being honored will be contacted and a permanent
record will be kept of the event.
Open-air shelters located in Airport, Alton Depot, Atwood Wayside,
Bittner, Brookridge, Clearwater, Eagle Crest, Ewing I, Ewing II, Fell,
Forrest, Friendship, Gaelic, Holiday, Northpoint, O’Neil, Pepper Ridge,
P.J. Irvin, Marie Litta, McGraw, Miller, Rollingbrook, Stevenson, Suburban East, Sunnyside and White Oak parks are available free-ofcharge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tree Trimming
Trees are trimmed for pedestrian and traffic clearance as well
as selective thinning of branches, removal of dead wood, or
storm damage repair. Trees are not topped, unless deemed
necessary by the City Forester or a member of the staff.
At the Parks and Recreation Department, we have established
a goal to increase the quality of trees within our City parkways
and parks. The Department is governed by guidelines set within
our Forestry Ordinance, Chapter 19, Number 1984. This ordinance permits the Parks and Recreation Department to plant,
trim, spray, preserve, and remove any tree on City property to
insure public safety or to maintain the health of the tree.
The ordinance also requires that anyone wishing to plant or
have work done to a tree on City property, by someone other than our Forestry staff, secure a permit from the Parks and
Recreation Department first. Any questions please call (309)
434-2280.
Tree City USA
The City of Bloomington is a designated
Tree City USA–a program sponsored by
the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service
and the National Association of State Foresters. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree
board or department, a city tree ordinance, a comprehensive
community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
Bloomington’s staff of certified arborists and trained professionals enhance the Tree City USA designation.
Park Regulations
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Parks open at 6:00 am and close at 10:00 pm.
(Except Friendship Park closes at 9:00 pm.)
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Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
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Motor vehicles restricted to roadways and
parking areas.
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20-mile-per-hour speed limit in all city parks.
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Pets are allowed in the parks on a leash.
(Please clean up after your pet).
Tipton Park Shelters
There are two large shelters in Tipton Park which may be reserved.
The shelter off GE Road will cost $50 and the shelter off Stone Mountain Blvd, $120. Call 434-2260.
Publications
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts has many special brochures that can give you more specific information about a facility or
program. These can be picked up at the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts office at 115 E. Washington St. Brochures available include S.O.A.R.; Miller Park Zoo; and Constitution Trail.
Constitution Trail
The Bloomington-Normal Constitution Trail is a unique linear park.
This 37-mile trail is open to walkers, runners, in-line skaters, skateboarders, cyclists, wheelchair users, and other non-motorized forms
of transportation. During winter months, it is not cleared of snow, so it
is available to skiers, weather permitting.
Parking
Parking is available in Bloomington at Hugh Atwood Wayside on Robinson and Jefferson, the G.E. parking lot on G.E. Road, Brookridge
Park on Ireland Grove Road, and Rollingbrook Park on Hershey Road.
Friends of the Constitution Trail
If you are interested in getting involved
in the advocacy and awareness of the
Trail, contact Friends of the Constitution Trail, P.O. Box 525, Bloomington,
IL 61702-0525. Friends is a citizens
group interested in promoting trail use
and development.
Trail maps are
available now at
Bloomington Parks,
Recreation & Cultural Arts
115 E. Washington St. in
Bloomington and at
Normal Parks & Recreation,
611 S. Linden St. in Normal.
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3010 Winchester Dr
2. Alton Depot Park
101 S Western Ave
3. Angler’s Lake
1017 S Mercer St
4. Atwood Wayside*
303 N Robinson St
5. BCPA
600 N East St
6. BHS Tennis Courts
606 Towanda Ave
7. Bittner Park*
3807 Rave Rd
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2904 Ireland Grove Rd
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116 Weldon St
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2716 Clearwater Ave
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12. Eagle Crest Park
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4001 Baywood
14. Emerson Park
717 Bell St
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1205 Forrest St
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16. Ewing I*
1420 Towanda Ave
17. Ewing II*
1001 Ethell Pkwy
18. Ewing III
901 Jersey Ave
19. Fell Avenue Park
1301 Fell Ave
20. Forrest Park*
1813 Springfield Rd
21. Franklin Park**
302 E Chestnut St
22. Friendship Park
719 W Jefferson St
23. Gaelic Park
3102 Cave Creek Rd
24. Highland Park Golf
1613 S Main St
25. Holiday Park
800 S McGregor St
26. Lincoln Leisure Center
1206 S Lee St
27. Marie Litta Park
317 S Gridley St
28. McGraw Park*
3202 Cornelius Dr
29. Miller Park*
1020 S Morris Ave
30. Miller Park Pavilion
1020 S Morris Ave
31. Miller Park Zoo
1020 S Morris Ave
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1515 W Chestnut St
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35. P.J. Irvin Park*
1601 McKay Dr
36. Park Maint. Facility
1813 Springfield Rd
37. Parks & Rec Office
115 E Washington St
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38. Pepper Ridge Park*
2502 Fox Creek Rd
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39. Pepsi Ice Center
201 S Roosevelt St
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502 W Hamilton Rd
41. Rollingbrook Park*
1002 S Hershey Rd
42. Sale Barn Soccer Fields*
401 W Hamilton Rd
43. Stevenson School Park*
2106 Arrowhead Dr
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44. Suburban East Park**
3011 Lisa Ave
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45. Sunnyside Park
407 E Erickson Ave
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46. The Den at Fox Creek
3002 Fox Creek Rd
47. Tipton Park North*
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
48. Tipton Park South*
2410 G.E. Rd
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49. White Oak Park*
1514 N Cottage Ave
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50. White Oak Comm. Room
1514 N Cottage Ave
51. Withers Park
204 E Washington St
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Internet Procedures
Register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Internet Registration
Frequently asked questions
Summer registration
opens for residents beginning
Friday, May 1, at 5:00 am. Non-residents may
register beginning Friday, May 8 at 5:00 am.
PIN and Client Barcode Numbers
Before using RECWeb you need a client barcode and family
Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you do not have an
account with us yet, you can create your own by clicking on
the Create New on the start page next to Login and following
the directions. You can also download a brochure registration
form from our website, fill it out indicating you need numbers
and mail, fax or drop it off at the Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department.
Visit RecWeb, our 24-hour Internet registration system, at
http://recweb.cityblm.org Click on My Basket and log in using your Family PIN and Client Barcode (the same numbers
you’ve used for REC-Line). Search for courses by clicking on
the Activities tab; when you find a course you want to register
for, click on the ADD button to place the course in My Basket.
Complete instructions can be found on the website.
If you register on-line...Please check your address and
phone number to make sure they are correct. Call us at 309434-2260 to make any corrections.
What can I do Online? You can 1) view courses offered by Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts as well as register for many of
our courses, 2) create a new account if you don’t already have one, 3)
view a history of your account’s registration(s) and, 4) view your current
account information and make payments on your account.
What can I NOT do Online? You may NOT 1) withdraw from a class,
2) change your family information, 3) receive any type of lower fee or
additional child fee, or 4) register the same day a class starts.
What do I need to register? You don’t need anything to browse
through our list of courses, but you will need your Client Barcode and
Family PIN to register for a class. Since all registrations must be paid
for before they are completed, you will also need a valid VISA, Master
Card or Discover.
How do I register? Click on the Login tab and log in using your Family
PIN and Client Number. Search for courses by clicking on the Activities
tab and when you find a course you want to register for, click on the
ADD button to place the course in My Basket. Using the tabs on the
top of the page, move back and forth from My Basket and the Activities
screen until you have all the desired courses in your basket. Then proceed to the Checkout to make a payment.
Can I be Waitlisted online? Check waitlist option then make sure you
checkout. No payment will be processed.
All unpaid registrations will be canceled.
NOTE: A $5 refund fee will be charged for each program canceled by
the participants. There is the option of leaving the full amount as a credit
on your account for future programs. See the complete refund/credit
policy in the program guide.
Facility Rentals
White Oak Community Room
This facility located in White Oak Park includes a small meeting room that is available for rent. For information on availability
call (309) 434-2260.
Prairie Vista Clubhouse, and
The Den Clubhouse are also
available for rental purposes. For specific
information, see page 36 & 37 or call Prairie Vista Golf, (309) 434-2217; or The Den
at Fox Creek Golf, (309) 434-2300.
Lincoln Leisure Center
Miller Park Pavilion
This unique landmark was restored in 1977
and continues to be a popular spot for a
variety of activities. Rates vary depending
upon room size and type of event. The Pavilion has three floors and is quite impressive with its rambling porches, chandelier
lighting, and interesting design.
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Once an elementary school, this two-story
building consists of a gymnasium and nine
classrooms. Recreation programs are offered on a daily basis. Rental opportunities
are available to the public after recreation
programs have been scheduled. Classrooms are $20 per hour, and gym is $45
per hour. Prices are double if the building
is closed due to no other programs being
held. For information on availability or if you
wish to see the facility, call (309) 434-2260.
Holiday and O’Neil Pool offer
rental options from Memorial Day through
Labor Day. The entire pool can be rented
for $100 an hour or picnic tables can be
reserved during open swim for your party
options. Great for small or large groups up
to 600 guests. See page 48.
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Registration Policies
Corporate City of Bloomington residents have the opportunity to
register one week prior to non-residents.
RESIDENT REGISTRATION begins May 1, 2015.
Insurance: Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts does
NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION begins May 8, 2015.
not carry medical insurance and assumes no liability for personal
injuries or loss of personal property while attending Department
activities. A participant’s own policy must cover any medical costs
incurred.
Internet will be available at 5:00 am on the first day of registration;
mailed, faxed and drop-off registration will be processed beginning
at 8:00 am on the first day of registration. All registrations received
prior to the first day will be processed at random. All registrations
received thereafter will be processed randomly on a daily basis.
Payment of Fees: Fees may be paid by cash, check, VISA,
Discover, or MasterCard at the time of registration. All monies are
immediately deposited. Checks payable to: City of Bloomington.
Returned Checks:
A $25 service charge is assessed on
all checks returned due to insufficient funds. The original amount
of the check plus the service fee must be paid by money order or
cash.
Program Enrollment Policy: All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment, and are filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes if the
minimum enrollment has not been reached.
Fee Assistance: Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural
Arts provides a fee assistance policy to reduce certain fees and
charges for those who are unable to pay. Application forms are
available at the main office and at the Lincoln Leisure Center.
Applications taken at least two weeks prior to the start of a program will be given priority processing; however, fee assistance fund
availability and program registration cannot be guaranteed. Proof
of residency and income are required at time of application, and a
25% deposit. All requests will remain confidential.
All requests will be reviewed and applicants will be notified at least
one week prior to program start dates. The decision of the Recreation Department will be final.
Helpful Hints: Friends In Same Class? If two or more persons from different families wish to be enrolled in the same class,
registration forms and checks must be fastened together with a note
indicating same. (If only one space is available, no one will be enrolled.)
Program Cancellation:
If a program is canceled due to
insufficient registration, a full refund will be given. Please allow
three to four weeks for the processing of refunds when program
payment was made by cash or check. Credit refunds will be returned to your card.
Refund/Credit Policy: Each refund costs the Department
in time and money. To be eligible for a requested refund or credit
on account, the request must be received no less than three (3)
business days prior to the start of the program. A $5.00 service
charge will be assessed per participant, per activity. No refund
for programs costing $5.00 or less.
Four Ways to Register!
Mail to:
No refund or credit on account will be granted after the start
of a program except in the case of illness. Written documentation from a physician must be provided. A $5.00 service
charge will be applied to refunds.
Registration - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Dept.
PO Box 3157, Bloomington, IL 61702-3157
Make checks payable to: City of Bloomington
Refunds or credit on account will not be given for contractual programs or trips for which the Department has incurred costs, except in the event of cancellation by the Department.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
at the Recreation Office,115 E. Washington St., Suite 103
Confirmation Letter: A letter will be sent confirming class
registration or wait list status, for those who register by mail, fax
or drop off. Those registering online have the option to print their
own.
Drop Off:
Fax to:
(309) 434-2483 if you are a credit card paying customer. Use
the form on page 64 and include your credit card information.
Internet:
http://recweb.cityblm.org - Instructions on page 62
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Registration Form
Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts 115 E. Washington St., #103, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2260 www.bpard.org
Fill out all parts of this form carefully. Incomplete or inaccurate information will delay your registration.
1
Fill in information below as an individual or as a family.
Self or Adult Contact
(if registering children)
 Male
 Female
Adult Contact Birthdate
Last Name
Hm Phone
First Name
Wk Phone
E-Mail Address
Address, City, State, Zip
Address
If registering children:
City
State
Mother’s Full Name
Zip
Mother’s cell phone
Father’s Full Name
Father’s cell phone
If one parent does not live in household please don’t put them on the form.
In emergency, contact:
Name
2
Relationship to Participant or Family
Phone
Fill in 1st and 2nd choice programs for each participant
Registrants 1st & Last Name
Sex
Birthdate
School
Grade
Code
Program Name
Fee
1st Choice
2nd Choice
1st Choice
2nd Choice
1st Choice
2nd Choice
1st Choice
2nd Choice
3
List Allergies/Special Medications
Scholarship Fund Donations:
Please list any allergies/special medications/need
or accommodations and for whom.
Cash
 Check
 Charge
$
Total:$
Please Note: To be eligible for a requested refund or credit on
account, the request must be received no less than three (3) business days prior to the start of the program. A $5.00 service charge
will be assessed per participant, per activity. No refund for programs costing $5.00 or less.
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Charge Information - Visa, Mastercard & Discover
Not necessary if paying by check or cash.
Credit Card Number
Card Holder (print name)
Authorized Signature
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Expiration Date
Payment Amount
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Return form to the Parks & Rec. Office
 Mail, fax, or drop-off registration form.
 Enter complete street address including Apt. numbers; PO box #’s
and rural route #’s will be processed as non-resident!
 Make a copy of the form or attach a separate piece of paper if
additional lines are necessary. Indicate a second choice for each
program. Fill in information requested completely.
 Confirmation letters will be mailed within two weeks after registration
is received. Keep confirmations as a handy reminder.
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