Reminder of deadline for Parks and Rec league sign-ups

Published 4:36 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018

Deadline is Monday for the adult softball co-ed and men’s leagues register in our office.

Co-ed league plays on Tuesday nights and will begin May 1. Men’s league plays on Wednesday nights beginning May 2.

Both leagues play for 12 weeks. Men’s league will have the option again to play doubleheader games.

Email newsletter signup

Information was mailed out to last year’s managers.  Others may call our office to receive information, check the city web page or find the info on our Facebook page.

There will be a manager meeting on Wednesday, for co-ed at 5:30 p.m. and men’s league at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

Other adult leagues include kickball and sand volleyball.

Kickball league is played on Thursday evenings with a registration deadline of April 27. Watch for more info.

Sand volleyball league is played on Monday evenings and the deadline to sign up is May 4 with league beginning on May 14.

Please call our office if you are interested in more information and watch Facebook as well.

Austin youth baseball

Austin Youth Baseball sign up is underway.  They are extending the deadline so if you have not registered you still have time this coming week.  We are hoping that the weather turns around soon.


April Clean Up is fast approaching.

With the recent snow event we are hoping that better weather is ahead for you to get your group together to pick up one of the many city green spaces in Austin. Bags and gloves will be available for you to pick up in our office the week of April 16 with cleaning to kick off on the weekend of April 21 through April 30.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by showing a little love in your favorite green space.  The garbage bags of trash you collect can be left beside a trail or in a visible space in a park for our crews to collect and dispose of.  Thank you very much for great community support shown for this program.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27 and May is Arbor Month.

Spruce Up Austin will partner with Austin Park & Recreation to plant a tree along the Tree Trek on East Side Lake and doing some spring maintenance as well.  Spruce Up Austin will host another guided Tree Trek Tour, 5:30-7 p.m. on May 9. This is a great way to spend time as a family learning about the different varieties of trees along the Tree Trek and proper planting techniques.

It may spark you to plant a tree in your yard too.Meet by the East Side Lake Gazebo.

Summer brochure

Our summer program brochure is out so you can start planning your summer activities.

Online registration is open for you to register for Park and Rec and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Programs.

The link is on our city web page at Click on City Department then on online registration or  HTTP:// From there click on the registration tab, then on youth and the programs will be listed.

If you have not created your account when you click on the register tab it will ask you to log in or create an account. Please call if you have questions.

Tennis camp

There will be a tennis camp June 11-22 at the Paulson Tennis Courts located at Wescott Athletic Complex. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday with Fridays as rain days. Grades 5-6 will meet from 9-10:30 a.m. and grades 7 -12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  The cost is 25 per person, sign up on-line at our site on the city web page.

Summer employment

Summer is just around the corner.  It is time to fill out those summer employment applications. You can find the city seasonal application on our city web site, print it off, fill it out and drop it off or stop in a picked on up.

We are looking for lifeguards, inside workers, summer recreation coaches and concession workers.   If you are interested please give us a call at 433-1881.

Riverside Arena

Stick Time: 5:30-7 p.m., April 18 and 25.

Public Skate:  3-5 p.m., April 14, 21 and 28; 6-8 p.m., April 17 and 24.

Austin Bruins: 7:05 p.m.,  tonight hosting the MN Wilderness.