Laramie Parks & Recreation Offers a Ton of Fun this Summer
LARAMIE – It’s an old adage, but applicable to the City of Laramie Parks and Recreation services and programs set for this summer: There is something for everyone.
Laramie residents of every age will find an activity suited to their interests. From fitness and personal training to organized competitive sports leagues to workshops and camps, you will find it by viewing the Parks and Recreation Summer Guide at www.cityoflaramie.org/parksandrec.
Memberships for everyone
The Recreation Center has memberships for all ages and life stages, with additional benefits available at no additional charge. Check out our Core Drop-in Fitness classes which are now a part of your membership. Memberships also provide discounts to many of our scheduled activities as well as access to events like Pickleball or First Friday Fun Night at no additional charge.
Rent the Recreation Center
The Recreation Center has three great meeting rooms perfect for anything from a family get together to a board meeting. You also can rent the gymnasiums, fitness rooms or a pool for your next party.
Ever want to try to improve your fitness, reach new goals for flexibility and strength? Try a session with a personal trainer. We have five different personal trainers available to help you develop your own personal fitness plan and work towards your goals.
Little Kickers Soccer - Ages 3-6 years
Your child’s first exposure to soccer should be a fun learning experience! This introductory program will be led by volunteer coaches under the guidance of P&R staff. Practices will incorporate skills and drills taught through interactive learning stations. Games will be played during the scheduled practice dates. All participants receive a t-shirt and soccer ball. Parents must provide shin guards covered by socks. If you would like to volunteer as a coach (we provide guidance and lesson plans) contact Laura at Ltangeman@cityoflarmaie.org
Location: Laramie Athletic Field
Note: Registration deadline May 20. A brief parent meeting at the beginning of the first practice.
Free Drop-in Fitness Classes with your Membership
Join us any day of the week for our fun class offerings! There is sure to be a class that fits your schedule and fitness level. Visit www.cityoflaramie.org/fitness to view our current fitness schedule and to check on holiday closures and cancellations. Come early to ensure a spot in the class as they fill up quickly.
Drop-In Basketball - Age: 16 years & up
We reserve the West Court at the Laramie Recreation Center for pick-up basketball on Mon, Wed, and Fri from 6 am - 8 am, and Sundays from 2 pm - 4 pm. Pinnies and basketballs are available at the front desk to check out. Free with Membership or Day pass.
This exciting game is taking the nation by storm, incorporating aspects of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. This drop-in activity is for beginners and experts alike. Use your membership or day pass to play. All equipment is provided and can be set up at other times pending available space. Registration deadline is Monday.
Do you love Pickleball and think you may be interested in some of the local tournaments? Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon intermediates to advanced players will gather and play mini-tournaments within their skill division.
Wed 10 a.m.-noon
Drop-In Recreational Pickleball
Tu, Th 10 a.m.-noon and Sundays noon-2 p.m.
SACC – Summer Camp
Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Bring them to summer camp at the rec center. Spaces are still available, sign up today.
Take a Hike - Age: 8-12 years
Ready to take a hike with us? Following Leave No Trace ethics, this course will focus on preparation, clothing and equipment, safety, and nature appreciation. There will be a component of the plant, animal, and rock recognition with some opportunities to explore nature photography. In the event of extreme weather, we have several planned indoor educational activities about geology, archaeology, and artifacts native to Wyoming.
Location: Jacoby Ridge Trailhead
Note: Register by May 12 to take advantage of the early registration discount. The first day is a classroom session at the Laramie Recreation Center. Beginning the second week we will have two-hour hikes that will take place every Wednesday.
Learn to Skateboard - Age: 6 years & up
The Laramie Community Recreation Center partnering with the Laramie Police Department and Laramie Elks Lodge to teach youth how to safely navigate the streets of Laramie. This class takes basic riding skills a little further as participants learn safety protocol, signals, and maneuvers. Bicyclists should be confident in their abilities and will ride to predetermined destinations throughout the city.
Location: LaBonte Park
Note: A helmet, skateboard, water bottle, and signed waiver are required. If you need a skateboard, please contact Josh in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skateboard Camp- Age: 6-17 years
These mini-camps are designed to give youth a jump start on summer skateboarding. Open to girls and boys, basic to intermediate skills for safe riding at the skate park will be covered. A helmet, skateboard and water bottle are required. A limited number of skateboards will be available to borrow. Knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards are recommended. A liability waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian.
Location: LaBonte Park
Note: Registration deadlines, June 6 for sessions beginning June 10 and June 13 for sessions beginning June 17
Disc Golf Camp - Age: 10-14 years
The High Plains Disc Golf Club and Laramie Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer a one-week Youth Disc Golf Summer Camp. Come learn the rules and fundamentals of this exciting new sport taught by experienced volunteers. The camp will be limited to the first 30 participants to pre-register. All participants will receive one free disc. The camp will begin at the main pavilion next to the playground at LaPrele Park, Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 am. The final day, Friday will meet from 10 am – 12 pm for a fun tournament with prizes. All needed equipment is provided.
Location: LaPrele Park
Note: Online registration for this camp opens on May 1 and closes June 5. All equipment provided.
Sand Volleyball League - Age: 14 years & up
It may not be on a beach, but you can still dig and spike in the sand! This Coed league is for four-person teams and will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June and July. Don’t miss this fun and exciting league that takes place at Undine and Washington Parks. Location: Undine Park
Note: Captains Meeting Wednesday, May 29th at 5:30 pm at the Recreation Center. Registration begins May 1st and closes on May 26th.
Childcare While You Workout
Childcare for ages 1-6, on Monday- Thursday each week. Cost is $3.50 per hour for one child, additional children in the same family are $2 per child per hour. Space is limited so sign up ahead. Call 721-5269, option #7 to reserve a spot, or stop at the rec center front desk to sign up.
Indoor Leisure Pool
Water toys and slides! Increase your Rec Center pool experience. Check out our slide and Open Swim times. The Indoor Leisure Pool amenities are always available (except for swim lessons and water aerobics times). If they aren’t already on, we will open them on request.
Men and Women’s Softball League - Age: 14 years & up
There is no better way to enjoy the lovely summer evenings in Laramie than playing softball with your friends. You can play for fun in our Monday - Thursday Softball Leagues. New for Summer 2019: 2 weeks of pool-play, 6 weeks of bracket-play, and section champions crowned at the end. Games may be played Monday through Thursday. Two qualified referees at each game and ASA rules will govern all play. A minimum of 10, maximum of 20 players allowed. Individuals looking to get on a team, email email@example.com.
Location: Aragon Softball Complex
Note: Captains Meeting Wednesday, July 10th at 5:30 pm, Laramie Recreation Center. Online registration opens May 1st, discount available through June 12th, registration deadline July 7th.
Co-Ed Softball League
Get outdoors and enjoy Laramie’s summer evenings during this 8-week/16-game season. New for Spring 2019: 2 weeks of pool-play, 6 weeks of bracket-play, and section champions crowned at the end. Games may be played Monday through Thursday. Two qualified referees at each game and ASA rules will govern all play. A minimum of 10, maximum of 20 players allowed. Individuals looking to get on a team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Aragon Softball Complex
Note: To receive the $25 early registration discount, you must have your registration form, team roster, and fee paid, by 3/31/19. The final deadline for all other teams is 5/5/19. Prior to the first game, all captains are required to attend an organizational meeting (TBA) and each player is required to register online at cityoflaramie.org/playercard, or at the front desk of the Rec Center. Must be 16 years of age or older and sign a City of Laramie roster to play. Under the age of 18 years must have a parent/guardian sign a consent to play.
Recreation Party Packages
Schedule your next birthday at the Laramie Recreation Center or Ice & Event Center. Party Packages are available on most Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m., or 4-6 p.m. at the Rec Center or during Public Skate & special reservation at the Ice & Event Center. Parties can be as economical as a room rental with 10 admissions or as involved as a pool, sports or inflatable party with a host. Please email email@example.com for more info about Rec Center parties or firstname.lastname@example.org for parties at Ice. Parties must be scheduled at least 10 days in advance to provide adequate scheduling and planning time.
Parks, Tree & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Tree and Recreation Advisory Board Regular meeting will be held on May 8, at the Recreation Center Front Conference Room at 6:30 pm. The meetings’ location is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Requests for special accommodations or interpretive services must be made 24 hours prior to this meeting.
Inez Wildenborg is the P&R administrative coordinator. Contact her at P.O. Box C, Laramie, WY 82073, email email@example.com, or call 307-721-3572 or 721-5269 for more information. Be sure to like P&R on Facebook, where they share lots of useful information and exciting news.
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