Republic Parks & Recreation May Fun Guide

New Paint-A-Long Event at The Amp May 14

Join us on Tuesday, May 14 for an evening of painting with step-by-step instructions by RSVPaint! The class will be held outside at The Amp. Class begins at 6:00 p.m. and is $30.00/person (all supplies included). By the end of class, you'll have a beautiful canvas to take home! Stop by the Republic Community Center or give us a call at 732-3500 to register.

Paint-A-Long at The Amp

First Yoga Class at The Amp May 16

Calling all yogis! Join us on Thursday, May 16 for outdoor yoga at The Amp! Class will be led by Cady O'Quinn from The Studio by Jamie Kinkeade and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Class is $5.00/person. Stop by the Republic Community Center or give us a call at 732-3500 to register. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and water.
Yoga at The Amp

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at The Amp May 18

Join us for the next movie event at The Amp on Saturday, May 18. Activities begin at 7:00 p.m. and include an Animals of Africa presentation by the Dickerson Park Zoo and Jungle Animal BINGO. We'll also have the Art in the Park event that was rained out at the last event. Art in the Park will feature artwork from students at Sweeny, Lyon, Price, Schofield & McCulloch Elementaries. The activities will be followed by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on our giant outdoor movie screen at approximately 8:30 p.m. All activities are FREE! Concessions will be available to purchase. Visit for more information on this event and all others scheduled in 2019!

Jumanji at The Amp May 18

RAC Programs, Season Pass Night & Opening Day

The Republic Aquatic Center is accepting registrations for Swimming Lessons along with reservations for Party Packages/Facility Rentals. All program registrations and facility reservations will be taken at the Republic Community Center until the Republic Aquatic Center opens on Saturday, May 25. Payment is required at the time of all registrations. Those wishing to purchase Season Passes for the 2019 season can do so at the Season Pass Night on Friday, May 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Republic Aquatic Center.

RAC Programs

Register for the got Mud? Run Before Prices Increase on June 1

Registration for the 5th Annual got Mud? Run is open! The event will be held on Saturday, August 24. Ages 4-6 will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will have 15 obstacles to complete on a one mile course. Ages 7-10 can choose the 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. rush. There will be 18 obstacles on a 1.5 mile course. Ages 11-15 begin at 11:00 a.m. and will complete 22 obstacles on a 2 mile course. The family rush will begin at 12:00 p.m. This rush is open to youth ages 7-15 who MUST be accompanied by at least one family member or guardian
who is age 16+.

Each rush will be capped at 250 participants. The registration fee is $25 per person through May 31. Starting June 1, the fee will increase to $30 and will increase again on August 1 to $35. Be sure to register early! Registration can be completed online at (processing fees apply) or at the Republic Community Center. Thank you to our presenting sponsors BioLife Plasma Services and Smile Zone!
got Mud? Run

Registration Deadline for New Adult Kickball League is May 31

Summer fun is for the grown ups too! That’s why we’re bringing an all new league for you to have a good time this summer. Grab your friends, form a team, and sign up for our Co-ed Adult Kickball League. This six game season will be played on Tuesdays from June 11–July 30 at Garoutte Field.

Registration: Ongoing through May 31st
Season Dates: June 11–July 30 (Six Games)
Game Days: Tuesdays
Team Fee: $150.00
Location: Garoutte Field
Roster: Teams are co-ed. A minimum of three females are required when fielding and in the kicking line-up. Recommended roster size of 9-11 players. All players must be 16 years or older to play in the league.
Adult Kickball

Upcoming Camps & Clinics

Republic Parks & Recreation is offering several new camps and clinics this summer. Find more information about each one below.

Archery Camp
: June 17-20; 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Brookline Park; $50
This camp for ages 8-14 covers range safety, equipment, and the fundamentals of archery shooting.
Evangel Soccer Camp: June 24, 25 & 27; 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Garoutte Field;  $25 for ages 4-6, $40 for ages 7 and older
The goal of this camp for ages 4-13 is to provide a safe, fun, and competitive environment to allow each player to develop their technical and tactical skills and then apply those skills to the game. Campers will be trained by college coaches and players! Ages 4-6 will attend from 6:00-7:00 pm. Ages 7 and older will attend from 6:00-8:00 pm. June 27 will conclude with a game and parents and fans are invited to come and cheer!
Goal Keeper Clinic: June 26; 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Garoutte Field; $15
This one day clinic for ages 8-14 digs into the technique of one of the most overlooked positions on the field. Most camps and league coaches focus on the field players. This session will teach proper technique for the fundamentals of goal keeping and then allow players to apply those techniques in a final goal keeper shoot out challenge. Sign up for both the Evangel Soccer Camp and the Goal Keeper Clinic together for $50 (a $5 savings).
Challenger Soccer Camp: July 8-11; 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Garoutte Field; $96
This camp for ages 9-14 features Challenger’s 1,000 touches curriculum and focuses on individual foot skills, fakes, moves and turns, freestyle soccer, dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, heading, tackling, defending, and the Camp World Cup!
All Sports Camp: July 15-18; 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Miller Park; $35
This camp is for every child. The purpose? To get children outdoors, active, and having fun over the summer. Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for this camp featuring kick ball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, relay races, tag games, and on the final day water games!
Tennis Camp: July 22-25; 5:30-7:00 p.m. at JR Martin Park Tennis Courts; $45
This camp for ages 6-14 will teach basic and intermediate skills including forehand, back hand, volley and serve. Fun drills, games, and match play will be incorporated into lessons so your child will be learning and having a good time! Even better, this camp is hosted by Dan Vales, David Smashey, and the Republic High School Tennis teams!
Volleyball Camp: July 29-31; 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Republic Community Center; $45
This camp for ages 6-13 hosted by Premier Volleyball will teach technique and include fun games and activities.

Registration for all summer camps and clinics with the exception of the Challenger Soccer Camp can be completed at the Republic Community Center. Registration for the Challenger Soccer Camp can be completed online.

Camps & Clinics

Become a VIP with the Volunteers in Parks Program

Want to become more involved in your community? Would you like to have fun while giving back? If so, then consider becoming a Volunteer in Parks (VIP) with Republic Parks & Recreation. There are several volunteer opportunities available in the coming months including Have-A-Blast, Tigger & Tiger Tri, the got Mud? Run and various Amp events throughout the summer.

If you have any interest in becoming a VIP member, please fill out an interest form on our website at or contact Chelsea Small at

Volunteers in Parks Program

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