Summer brochures have landed

Published 7:01 am Sunday, April 12, 2015

Public skate continues this month in Riverside Arena. You can skate from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. today; 6:45 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

The cost to skate is $4. If you need skates, we have rentals for $1. We will continue to hold skates from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on April 14 and 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 18.

Check your child’s book bag as our summer brochure was delivered to schools this week to come home with them.

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We have lots of opportunities for available for all ages. You will also find information on the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center classes as well as area sports or non-sports camps. If you do not have a child in school the information is available at

Do you like rabbits? Stop in to Packer Arena on Saturday, April 18, to check out the rabbit show with participants from five states. Doors will open to the public at 7 a.m. and go until the judging is done. This is a free event for spectators, sponsored by the Cedar River Rabbit Club. Austin Youth Hockey will also have concessions available to purchase.

Mark your calendar to volunteer during the ninth annual Community Pride Clean Up day on April 25. The event will start at 9 a.m. in the Municipal Pool concession area and parking lot. Participants can pick up bags and gloves and head out to a green space of their choice or one will be assigned to them. This is a great community effort to pick up the trash in public parks and green spaces that is left behind by the winter winds. We wrap up by noon or sooner. Full garbage bags and white recycle bags can be left by park cans or at the end of trials for pick up.

You still have time to register for Austin Youth Baseball in our office or at South Central Athlete.Registration deadline is April 15.

Other dates to look for in April are:

•April 10: our summer brochure should come home with students from school.

•April 24: Arbor Day — plant a tree. Spruce Up Austin will plant three trees.

•April 25-26: Free Austin All Stars Baseball tryouts for U12, U13 and U14 at Todd Park South Complex.

•April 25: Community Pride Day, volunteer to pick up trash in parks and public places.

•April 27: Deadline for Adult Softball and Adult Kickball team registration.

•April 29: Mandatory meeting for Adult Softball team Managers.

•May 7: Deadline for Sand Volleyball teams

Information can either be picked up in the Park and Recreation office, found on the city website or seen on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in men’s and co-ed softball, co-rec kickball or sand volleyball those registration deadlines are coming up so get your teams together.

Information on all leagues can be found on the city website below and like us on Facebook. You will need to have your entry fee, roster and player fees paid for by 5 p.m. on the respective deadlines, paid at the Park & Recreation Office.

If you are interested in renting an hour of ice we will have ice into April so call our office for available hours. We have had birthday parties or get together with friends and family for some ice skating.