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City of Delaware Parks & Recreation Department

City of Delaware Parks & Recreation Department

Fall 2011

Activity Guide

City of

Delaware


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Letter from the Director

Dear Residents:

This has been a very busy, productive and exciting year for the City

of Delaware Parks & Recreation Department:

City Council just approved a “collaboration” between the City and the

Central Ohio YMCA for the YMCA to provide programming and

oversight at Mingo Park Recreation complex. Under this

arrangement all current programs run by the City, such as Youth

Baseball and Softball, Adult Softball and Jack Florance Pool

operations will be operated by YMCA staff, resulting in improved

efficiencies, the elimination of duplicated programming and

streamlined operating costs to the City. The City will continue to

maintain all parks and facilities maintenance and facility rentals.

In addition:

· Work continues on Glen Ross Park, our 22nd park and newest

neighborhood park, opening in September.

· Extensive renovations to Mingo Park and Smith Park, funded by

passage of the 2008 Recreation Levy, are taking place this fall.

· The YMCA is preparing to open the Community Center/YMCA on

Houk Road in November.

As always, please let us know your thoughts, so we can

continue to bring you the best services for the best value.

Sincerely,

Allen Rothermel

Interim Parks and Recreation Director

Age Reference Guide

Age Reference Guide

Programs with * are eligible for youth scholarship program.

See page 14 for details.

5-6 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page

Calls from the North Pole . . . . . 4

Daddy/Daughter Dance. . . . . . . 4

Dance and Baton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Halloween Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Pre-School Open Gym . . . . . . . . 6

Pumpkin Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Skyhawk Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Exclusively for The Younger

Toddler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Just for Preschoolers. . . . . . . . . 6

Hoop Stars Basketball . . . . . . . . 5

7-9 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page

Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Calls from the North Pole . . . . . 4

Daddy/Daughter Dance. . . . . . . 4

Dance and Baton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Halloween Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Pitching Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Pumpkin Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Skyhawks Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Hoop Stars Basketball . . . . . . . . 5

10-13 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page

Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Daddy/Daughter Dance. . . . . . . 4

Dance and Baton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Halloween Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Pitching Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Pumpkin Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

14-17 years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page

Daddy/Daughter Dance. . . . . . . 4

Dance and Baton. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Halloween Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Pitching Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Pumpkin Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

18+ years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page

Adult Dance Lessons . . . . . . . . . 7

Halloween Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Pumpkin Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Taoist Tai Chi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Online Registration

Individuals and families can now handle transactions for certain programs of the City of

Delaware Parks & Recreation Department through our website at www.delawareohio.net

with credit card payments.

On-line registration is easy to use:

• For first time registrants only: Complete a Household Registration form. You can find one on the Parks and Recreation Department webpage at

www.delawareohio.net

• Return the completed form to the Parks and Recreation office, 500 East Lincoln Avenue, fax to 740-203-1499, or email to recreation@delawareohio.net

• You will receive a temporary log-in ID and password. This will be given to you at the time you turn in your Household Registration or sent to your email address.

• Go to the Parks and Recreation Department section of www.delawareohio.net and click on the On-line Registration link, http://recreation.delawareohio.net.

Note: If you have already completed a Household registration form, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at 740-203-1450 to find out your

temporary log-in ID and password.

When registering online…

Every activity listed in the guide now has an activity number associated with it. Activities can be searched online at http://recreation.delawareohio.net by the activity

name or their activity number. Examples of activity numbers are listed below:

• Activity: 304201-01 (304201 is the activity number; 01 is the section number)

All Parks &

Recreation rules are

subject to change.


Parks & Recreation

Advisory Board

The public is encouraged to attend the

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

meetings on the third Tuesday of each

month in the Moses Byxbe Conference

oom at Mingo Park, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

he Board consists of the following persons:

Kathy Shelton, At Large

Don Shannon, Chairperson, 1st Ward

Dave Berwanger, 2nd Ward

Linda Mathews, 3rd Ward

Leekay Bennett, 4th Ward

Shea Alltmont, At Large

Vacant, At Large

Blake Lehman, Student

Aaron Cook, Delaware City Schools

Christopher Fink, Ohio Wesleyan University

Gary Milner, City Council Rep.

Delaware Shade

Tree Commission

The public is encouraged to attend The

Shade Tree Commission meetings held the

fourth Tuesday of each month in City Hall,

beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Commission

consists of the following persons:

William Cannon Jr.

Herb Lucas

Judy O’Flaherty, Chairperson

Matt Simpson

Dave Carey

Roxanne Amidon

Susan Wright

homas Wolber

indell Wheeler, City Council Rep.

acant, Student Rep.

City Manager’s Office

R. Thomas Homan, City Manager

llen Rothermel, Assistant City Manager

40-203-1010, cmo@delawareohio.net

Delaware City Council

Gary Milner, Mayor, At Large

Windell Wheeler, Vice Mayor, At Large

Carolyn Riggle, At Large

Chris Jones, 1st Ward

Lisa Keller, 2nd Ward

Joe DiGenova, 3rd Ward

Andrew Brush, 4th Ward

General Office and Staff Information

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Other City Services

Utility Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1250

Income Tax Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1225

Planning & Community Dev. . . . . . . . 203-1600

Municipal Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1500

Police Non Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1100

Prosecutor’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1175

Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1800

Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1025

Switch Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1000

Jack Florance Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1460

Hidden Valley Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363-1739

Cancellation Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203-1459

Other Local

Phone Numbers

Delaware County Offices . . . . . . . . . . 833-2000

Delaware County Library . . . . . . . . . . 362-3861

Delaware County Fairgrounds . . . . . 362-3851

American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362-2021

Arts Castle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369-ARTS

Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . 369-6221

Delaware State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369-2761

Alum Creek State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 548-4631

Main Street Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . 362-6050

Preservation Parks of Del. Cty. . . . . . 524-8600

City Office Closings

Labor Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 5

Brown Jug Day (Close at Noon) . . . . . Sept. 22

Thanksgiving Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 24

Day After Thanksgiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 25

Christmas Eve (Close at Noon) . . . . . . . Dec. 23

Christmas Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 26

New Years Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Day . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 16

City Website

www.delawareohio.net

Parks &

Recreation Staff

Allen Rothermel

Interim Director of Parks & Recreation

Jeremy Byers

Program Coordinator

Mike Hamer

Aquatics & Assistant

Program Coordinator

Theresa Webb

Administrative Assistant

Stacy Davenport

Parks & Recreation Superintendent

David Tidd

Parks & Urban Forestry Division

Supervisor

Khris Kohler

Golf Course Superintendent

Parks & Recreation

Office at Mingo Park

500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Phone (740) 203-1450

Fax (740) 203-1499

Hours: Monday – Friday,

8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Indoor Recreation Center

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*Gym hours may change depending on

scheduled programming: See website

for updated gym schedules.*

Parks Division Facilities

50 Ross St.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

Hidden Valley Golf Course

580 W. William St.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

740-203-1470

E-MAIL NOTICES

Get the latest on Upcoming Programs,

Registration Deadlines & Other Events.

Submit your email address to:

recreation@delawareohio.net


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Doggie Dive-In

You have spent the summer enjoying the

water and relaxing in the sun, now its

time to let our four legged friends in on

the fun. On Saturday, September 10th, the

only swimmers allowed in the pool will be

your dogs. This is a one dog per person

event. Dogs must be licensed, current

on all vaccinations and must have the

appropriate paperwork on file with our

office prior to the event. Friendly dogs

only please.

Date: September 10

Day: Saturday

Location: Jack Florance Pool

Cost: $5/dog (Pre-registered)

$10/dog (Day of event)

Times: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

*Space is limited*

Special Events

Pumpkin Run

Come run or walk in the Delaware County's

largest 5k. Combined with Ohio Wesleyan

University's Homecoming weekend, it is

sure to be bigger than ever! The People In

Need Inc. will receive the proceeds from

this year's race. Participants registered by

September 17th will receive a long sleeve t-

shirt and goodie bag. Awards will be given to

the top overall male and female runners and

top male and female runner in each age

group. Registration forms can be picked up

at the City of Delaware Parks and

Recreation Department located at Mingo

Park. If you have any questions or need

more information, please contact Jeremy

Byers at 740-203-1450.

Date: October 1

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Selby Stadium, Ohio Wesleyan University

Fee: $25 (if registered before September 17th) / $30 (if registered after September 17th)

Halloween Party – It’s a Howling Good Time!

Don’t miss our annual Halloween Party full of activities

for everyone. This fun community event includes:

grilled hotdogs, cookies, a bonfire for roasting

marshmallows, pumpkins, treats,

games for kids and more!

Daddy/Daughter Dance

You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd

annual City of Delaware Daddy/Daughter

Dance! Please join us for an evening of

games and dancing. An ice cream bar will

also be available. Moms are welcome to

take pictures for the first half hour. Formal

dress is encouraged. Seating is on a first

come basis. There is a $10 charge for each

additional daughter.

104201-01

Ages: 4-17 years

Date: February 17

Day: Friday

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Council for Older Adults

Res. Rate: $25; Non-Res. Rate: $35

Calls From The North Pole

Imagine the delight when your good little boy or girl

gets a call from the North Pole. Santa, Mrs. Claus or

their elves will call children ages seven and younger

on Thursday, December 1st between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

To arrange this personalized call, complete the “Calls

from the North Pole” request form (available after

November 1st). Return the form by November 28 to

the Parks & Recreation office or mail to:

Calls from the North Pole

Parks & Recreation Department

500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

Date: October 29

Day: Saturday

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mingo Park


Youth Co-Rec

Basketball League *

This youth league is for boys and girls grades

-6. The 3rd & 4th graders will play together

nd the 5th & 6th graders will play together.

These Co-Rec leagues will run like regular

leagues with practice times, games and a

tournament at the end. Practices will start at

the end of November and run through

ecember. After a break for the holidays,

eague play will begin on January 7th. There

will be a single elimination tournament the

17th and 24th of March (weather permitting).

Games will be on Saturdays. Practices are

on weekdays.

3rd & 4th Grade: 402201-01

th & 6th Grade: 402202-01

ays: Saturdays

es. Rate: $35

on-Res. Rate: $45

ocation: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

egistration Deadline: Oct. 14

Find schedules & standings

on our website at

www.delawareohio.net/

Parks & Recreation/

Team Sports/

Youth Schedules and Standings

Youth Instructional

Volleyball *

This program is for girls and boys ages

8 – 13 years. Players will learn the

fundamentals of the game with an emphasis

on position, serving, etc. All participants will

receive a T-shirt.

nstructor: Jodi Leienberger &

Kathy Shelton

ate: Oct. 1 – Nov. 19

Days: Saturdays

Ages: 8-10 years, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

103201-01

Ages: 11-13 years, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

103201-02

Res. Rate: $35

Non-Res. Rate: $45

Location: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

Registration Deadline: September 22

Youth Sports 5

Little Hoop Stars

Basketball

This highly instructional, fun-oriented

introductory basketball program is for

children in Pre-K and Kindergarten (must be

4 years-old). This program is an

“Instructional Based League”. The Little

Hoop Stars program includes about 45

minutes of instruction followed by 15 minutes

of game play. Players are taught the basics

of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning,

defense, and rebounding in a fun-oriented

program. All coaching is conducted by Jump

Start sports staff however; parents are

encouraged to assist for organizational

purposes. All participants will receive a

team shirt and trophy.

403106-01

Instructor: Jumpstart Sport Staff

Date: Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27)

Age: 4 – 6 years

Days: Sundays

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

Res. Rate: $55

Non-Res. Rate: $70

Hoop Stars Basketball

A highly instructional, fun-oriented

introductory basketball program is for

children in 1st and 2nd grade. This program

is an “Instructional Based League”. The

Hoop Stars Basketball program includes

about 45 minutes of instruction followed by

30 minutes of game play. Players are taught

the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting,

positioning, defense, and rebounding in a

fun-oriented program. Then they apply what

they’ve learned in low competition games.

All coaching is conducted by Jump Start

Sports staff; however parents are

encouraged to assist for organizational

purposes. All participants will receive a team

shirt and trophy.

403207-01

Instructor: Jumpstart Sport Staff

Date: Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 (No class Nov. 27)

Age: 6 – 8 years

Days: Sundays

Time: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Location: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

Res. Rate: $55

Non-Res. Rate: $70

Pitching Clinic-

Beginning Fast-Pitch Softball

The City of Delaware Parks & Recreation

Department has partnered with On The

Mound LTD to offer you two 3 week

sessions on the mechanics of softball

pitching. This clinic is for beginners who

want to learn how to successfully do the

windmill motion of fast pitch softball.

The instructor, Emily Windle-Halpin, is a

former assistant pitching coach at Ohio

Wesleyan University and currently owns

On The Mound LTD located in Delaware.

Please dress appropriately for movement

with tennis shoes and/or cleats and

prepare for indoor or outdoor sessions.

A catcher is needed for all 3 sessions –

buckets and balls provided. Each session

is limited to 10 students.

Date: Oct. 8 - 22 Days: Saturdays

Choose between the following Times:

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. : 403201-01

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. : 403201-02

Location: Mingo Recreation Center

Gym/ball fields

Res. Rate: $45

Non-Res. Rate: $55

RAIN-OUT INFO

www.delawareohio.net

or by calling 203-1459.


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Sports

Camps

Mini-Hawk Multi Sport

Camp

Mini-Hawk camp is an introduction to three

of our most popular sports. In this class, the

children will learn the fundamentals of all

three sports in a unique way. We also tie in

life lessons like sportsmanship and respect.

Skyhawks uses creative and fun games to

make sure everyone is taught correctly and

improves their skills.

Participants should bring: Appropriate

clothing, Shin-Guards (encouraged for

Soccer), Athletic shoes, Baseball glove,

and water bottle.

403206-01

Instructor: Skyhawk Staff

Date: September 28 – October 26

Days: Wednesdays / Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Age: 5 – 8 years

Location: Mingo Park Outdoor Shelter

Res. Rate: $79

Non-Res. Rate: $94

Basketball Camp

The Skyhawks team uses basketball to teach

life skills. We will incorporate fun and

interesting games that are focused on

refining basic basketball knowledge and

advancing all around skill sets. Each child

will improve their skills, make new friends,

and have a blast!

Participants should bring: Appropriate

clothing, basketball shoes, water bottle.

403203-03

Instructor: Skyhawk Staff

Date: September 29 – October 27

Days: Thursdays / Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Age: 6 – 12 years

Location: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

Res. Rate: $89

Non-Res. Rate: $104

Youth Sports & Activities

Pre-School Open Gym

Join us for fun and play using a variety of

motor skill equipment. Play with your child on

gym mats, toss beanbags, play catch and

enjoy other activities together. This is a dropin

program, with no registration necessary.

An adult must accompany every child or

family of children. We require a ratio of at

least one adult for every three children.

Parent participation throughout the session is

required. The program is not intended for

daycares or groups. Participants pay for the

program at our Parks & Recreation Office

front desk and are issued a payment receipt.

Present your receipt to the open gym

supervisor upon entering the gym.

Age: 6 Months – 6 Years

Date: Oct. 3 – Dec. 12

Days: Mondays / Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: Mingo Recreation Center Gym

Rate: $2 per child/per visit

Exclusively for the

Younger Toddler

In each weekly class, parent and child will

explore a different topic of the monthly theme

by playing age appropriate, fun learning

games; reading stories; singing songs;

introducing baby signs; exploring fine motor

activities; and using large muscle play.

Children will enhance their development of

cognitive, listening, language and

communication skills as well as work on fine

and large motor development skills. Parent

will be given useful resources and materials

surrounding the monthly theme to be used at

home in order to continue development in the

areas mentioned. Come laugh, play and learn

along with your child. Minimum participation

is 3; maximum participation is 15.

Instructor: Christina Zody

Session I: Let’s Get Moving 403107-01

Date: September 19 – October 10

Session II: Foods of the Season 403108-01

Date: November 7 - 28

Days: Mondays / Time: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Age: 18 – 36 months

Location: Moses Byxbe Conference Room

Res. Rate: $40 / Non-Res. Rate: $50

Just for the

“Pre” Pre-Schooler

In each weekly class, parent and child will

explore a different topic of the monthly theme

by playing age appropriate, fun learning

games; reading stories; singing songs;

making an age-appropriate craft; learning

sign language; and working on beginning

reading, listening and arithmetic skills.

Children will enhance their development of

cognitive, listening, language, social and

communication skills. Parents will be given

useful resources and materials surrounding

the monthly theme to be used at home in

order to continue development in the areas

mentioned. Come laugh, play and learn

along with your child! Minimum participation

is 3; maximum participation is 15.

Instructor: Christina Zody

Session I: Let’s Get Moving 403110-01

Date: September 19 – October 10

Session II: Foods of the Season 403111-01

Date: November 7 - 28

Days: Mondays / Time: 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Age: 3-4 years

Location: Moses Byxbe Conference Room

Res. Rate: $40 / Non-Res. Rate: $50

Non-Res. Rate: $104


Youth Activities / Adult Sports & Activities

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Youth Dance / Baton

Classes

Angel Dunlap has been teaching dance and

baton in Delaware for 25 years. All phases of

baton and dance are offered including: ribbon

dancing, clogging, modern, Irish dance, tap,

jazz, ballet, hip hop, preschool dance with

tumbling, boys classes, cheer camp, as well

as 1, 2, and 3 baton, majorette lines, strutting,

modeling, pom, fire baton and knife twirling.

Solo lesson and group lessons available.

There is a $30 registration fee/family and a $65

recital fee/family. The recital fee includes a

copy of your “special dancer on twirler” DVD

of the dance recital and with this fee there will

not be an admission fee to the recital. There

will be special pricing for families who have

more than one child participating in any of the

classes.

To register for classes, please call Angel

unlap at 740-369-0244. All classes will

tart the first week of October and are

eld at Mingo Park Recreation Center in

he Hilborn Room.

Mommy Watch Me Dance (New)

Ages 20 months to young 3 years old. $40/month.

Toddler Boys Rockin' & Rollin' (New)

ages 20 months to young 3 years old. $40/month.

Baton and Hippity Hop Class

This is a super fun class for the 3-5 year olds.

The class is $48/month.

Pom and Dance Class (New)

The class is offered to all age groups from 4 years

ld and up. $48/month. Poms will be special ordered.

Boys Hip-Hop and Tumbling

This is offered to boys ages 4 to 10 years old.

40/month.

Tap, Jazz, & Baton Classes

These classes are open to all boys and girls ages

0 months and up.

Cheer Camp

This mini cheer camp is offered to girls ages 3

nd up. $35 and includes a cheer T-shirt.

Baton Classes

Ages 3 & up. $40/month and batons are $40 each.

Competitive Baton & Dance

Boys & girls ages 3 & up. Call Angel for more info

nd pricing.

Adult Volleyball Leagues

This league is for adults, 18 years and older and out of high school. The season will consist of

10 games plus a single elimination tournament. All games will be played in the Indoor

Recreation Center at Mingo Park. Teams must fill out a registration form and submit their team

roster and fee to the Recreation Services office in order to participate in this league.

Cost: $205 plus $15 for any non-resident player on the roster.

Location: Mingo Park Recreation Center Gym

Registration Deadline: Fall – Sep. 13

League: Night: Fall Start Date:

Co-Rec A Thursday Oct. 6

Co-Rec B Tuesday Oct. 4

Cancellation Line: 203-1459, or on the web at www.delawareohio.net/Parks&

Recreation/Cancellations

WANT TO PARTICIPATE BUT DON’T HAVE A FULL TEAM?

CALL THE RECREATION OFFICE AND WE WILL TRY TO FORM TEAMS AS WELL!

Beginning Salsa Dance

Come join us for this great and exciting dance called the Salsa. This beginners class will get

you ready for dancing at a nightclub or your next Latin Party! Professional Instructor, Joseph,

who has been teaching for 20 years, will have you dancing and enjoying yourself in no time.

No Partner or Experience Required.

403409-01

Instructor: Joseph Rittenhouse

Date: Sep. 20 – Oct. 25 / Days: Tuesdays / Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. / Location: Hilborn Room

Res. Rate: $60 / Non-Res. Rate: $75

Intermediate Swing

Come join us for this versatile dance called Swing. Whether you want to look better for your

next night out or wedding, Professional Instructor, Joseph, who has been teaching for 20

years, will have you learning the finer details of this fun dance. No Partner Needed but

Experience Required.

403406-01

Instructor: Joseph Rittenhouse

Date: Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 8 & Nov. 22) / Days: Tuesdays / Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hilborn Room

Res. Rate: $60 / Non-Res. Rate: $75

Introduction to Ballroom & Latin Social Dancing

Introduction to Ballroom & Latin Dancing will have you up and dancing in no time for

a wedding, a favorite nightclub, or your next social event. This Introductory course will guide

you through the basics of Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba and Cha-Cha. It is

also a great refresher class. Professional Ballroom & Latin Instructor, Joseph Rittenhouse

with over 20 years of experience, will provide the fun, easy, quality lessons that you need. No

partner or experience required.

Instructor: Joseph Rittenhouse

Days: Tuesdays / Location: Hilborn Room

Res. Rate: $60 / Non-Res. Rate: $75

Refunds

For an explanation of resident

and non-resident rates, please

refer to the Fair Share Policy

on page 14.

Session 1: Sep. 20 – Oct. 25 / Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 403407-01

Session 2: Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 8 & Nov. 22) / Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 403407-02


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Adult Activities / Community Organizations

Taoist Tai Chi Beginners:

First Half

The Taoist Tai Chi Sociaty offers an 8

week beginners class for people who

wish to learn the first half of the Taoist Tai

Chi tai chi chuan set. The ancient Chinese

exercise incorporates slow natural

movements that can promote stress

reduction, relaxation, joint mobility,

balance and general good health.

403404-01

Instructor: Taoist Tai Chi Staff

Age: 16 & Up

Date: Sep. 12 – Oct. 31

Days: Mondays

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mingo Park Moses Byxbe

Conference Room

Res. Rate: $50 / Non Res. Rate: $65

Taoist Tai Chi Beginners:

Second Half

The Taoist Tai Chi Society offers an 8

week beginners class for people who

wish to learn the second half of the Taoist

Tai Chi tai chi chuan set. The ancient

Chinese exercise incorporates slow

natural movements that can promote

stress reduction, relaxation, joint mobility,

balance and general good health.

403408-01

Instructor: Taoist Tai Chi Staff

Age: 16 & Up

Date: Nov. 7 – Jan. 9 (No class Dec. 26 & Jan. 2)

Days: Mondays

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mingo Park Moses Byxbe

Conference Room

Res. Rate: $50 / Non Res. Rate: $65

Senior Citizens Inc. of Delaware County

President: Rose Ann Haynes

Director: Charlene Browning

800 Cheshire Road, Suite B

(740) 369-5133

Membership Dues: Delaware County Residents $25.00

Check Our Web Site: www.delawareseniorcenter.org

to get the latest information on programs and to find

out who the instructors are for the various programs.

Preservation Parks of Delaware County

Preservation Parks of Delaware County offers many free nature education programs led

by our naturalists for children and adults. Wetlands and creeks, forest and prairie, beavers

and woodpeckers are just a few of the topics explored in natural habitats in our eight

parks and along a section of the Ohio to Erie Bike Trail. Parks are open every day,

8 a.m. to sunset.

Visit www.preservationparks.com for

information about the following programs:

Preschool Park Pals

Homeschool Adventures

The Great Green Gym (including the Golden Marathon)

Special Events

Hikes for Families, Adults – even your Dog!

The Arts Castle

190 West Winter Street

Delaware, OH 43015

740.369.ARTS (2945)

www.artscastle.org

The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center, also known

as The Arts Castle, is dedicated to nurturing the creative

energies of Delaware County residents by offering full

access to a variety of multi-arts experiences such as

classes, performances, exhibitions, and special events.

Classes available to people of all ages in visual arts, performing arts, and more!

The Arts Castle Sampler: Arts Castle instructors and students will display work created

this past year, with emphasis on the visual and literary arts. Date: August 20 - October 15

Castle Arts Affair: This is a juried art show and three-day sale of affordable

fine arts. Date: November 11-13


Facilities 9

Mingo Recreation Center

The recreation center has two full size basketball courts where drop

in basketball is offered at some point every day. Also, there is open

walking starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and open

volleyball on Sunday evenings starting at 6:00 p.m. Gym schedules

are located at the center and on the City’s website @

www.delawareohio.net.

Hilborn Room

This multi-purpose room, located in the Mingo Park Complex, is

available for rental by individuals, organizations, and businesses.

It is ideal for meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions or

showers, birthday parties, and much more. The room dimensions

are 48’ x 48’ with a maximum capacity of 100 people. The kitchen is

also available to rent for an additional fee. However, the kitchen is

unavailable for use between May 1- October 1.

Facilities are reserved on a first-paid, first-served basis after

submission of the Facility Request Form and receipt of rental

payment.

Res. Rate: $20/Hr. / Non-Res. Rate: $25/Hr.

Kitchen:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25

Set-up and Tear Down:. . . . $40

3-Season Shelter

The 3-Season Shelter is an enclosed shelter available for use from

April 1 through the end of October. This facility has a maximum

capacity of 100 people and is equipped with ceiling fans, a drinking

fountain, and a stone fireplace. No reservations will be accepted

before January 3, 2012 for rentals in 2012.

Picnic Shelters

Facilities are reserved on a first-paid, first-served basis after

completion of the Facility Request Form and receipt of rental

payment. No reservations will be accepted before January 3, 2012

for rentals in 2012.

The following are park shelters that can be reserved:

Mingo Park Rotary Shelter

Blue Limestone Park – Lower & Upper Shelter

Smith Park – North & South Shelter

Riverview Park

Eastside Park

Bicentennial Park Gazebo

Ross Street Gazebo

Outdoor Shelter Rates:

Res. Rate: $10/hour

Non-Res. rate: $15/hour

Hidden Valley Golf Course

Mature trees and a winding creek add to the beauty of this executive

par-28 layout which is nestled in Delaware’s “Hidden Valley.” A pond,

trees, and numerous sand traps make this course a challenge for

beginners as well as advanced golfers. The course is open from

March 1 (weather permitting) until mid-November (weather

permitting), from dawn to dusk. Season passes are available for

2012 after January 3.

For course times and services, contact the clubhouse at 363-1739.

(Gift certificates are available.)

Daily Rates 9-Holes 18-Holes

Regular Mon-Fri $7.50 $10.00

Youth/Senior Mon-Fri $7.00 $9.50

Thursday Special (unlimited) $11.00 $11.00

Regular Weekend/Holiday $8.50 $11.00

Youth/Senior Weekend/Holiday $8.00 $10.50

Driving Range Rates

Small Bucket $3.00

Medium Bucket $4.00

Large Bucket $6.00

X-Large Bucket $10.00

Other Rentals

Pull Cart: $1.00 per 9-Hole Round

Riding Cart: $5.00 per 9-Hole Round

Golf Club: $2.00 per 9-Hole Round

10 Round Punch Card (9 holes each)

Single $65

Senior $60

Student $50

20 round Punch Card (9 holes each)

Single $110

Senior $100

Student $80

All prices are subject to change.


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Tree City USA / Recycling

Tree City USA

The City of Delaware has been a recipient of the Tree City

USA Award for 30 years. This award is sponsored by the

National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the

Untied States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service,

and National Association of State Foresters.

To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet the

following criteria:

• Have a Shade Tree Commission

• Have a Tree Care Ordinance

• Have a Comprehensive Community Forestry Program

• Hold an Arbor Day Celebration

Tree Lawns

The lawn area between the curb and the sidewalk is known

as the tree lawn. Although this area is City property, the

Parks & Recreation Department encourages every

homeowner to routinely water newly planted trees in the

lawn. In the summer months, one inch of water per week is

recommended to help establish the trees quickly and ward

off insect and disease problems. One inch of water is

roughly equal to a hose running for 10 minutes.

If you would like to plant, prune, or remove a tree in this area,

you must first receive permission from the City of Delaware

Parks & Recreation Department. Shrubs are not permitted to

be planted in the tree lawn. For further information on

planting and maintaining street trees, please contact the

Parks & Recreation Department at 203-1450.

Curbside Recycling

and Yardwaste

Collection

For bins or

additional information,

call 203-1810.

Items placed out for curbside collection should be sorted into 2

groupings: Fiber Products (newsprint, paperboard/chipboard,

corrugated cardboard and all types of paper) and Non-Fiber

Products (plastic, glass, bimetal and aluminum). Acceptable items

include:

FIBER PRODUCTS

Separation no longer necessary-mix these items together

PAPER

Acceptable: Newspaper, magazines, phone books,

catalogs and paper.

CARDBOARD

Acceptable: Corrugated (bundled or tied measuring

2’ x 2 ½’ x 1’ high), paperboard (pop boxes, cereal

boxes, and food boxes) and paper bags.

NON-FIBER PRODUCTS

PLASTICS

Acceptable: # 1 & # 2 (exception is plastic grocery

bags); Unacceptable: Plastic grocery bags

GLASS

Acceptable: Clear, brown, and green bottles

and jars.

ALUMINUM & BIMETAL (TIN/STEEL)

Acceptable: Soda and food cans (all cans must be

empty and clean), aluminum foil & aluminum pie plates.

YARD WASTE

Yard waste includes lawn trimmings, leaves, vines,

brush, and garden waste


Mingo Skate Park

Skate Park / Bikeways

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The 13,000 square foot facility at Mingo Park addresses the needs of

skaters, bikers and bladers regardless of their skill level. The park,

funded through a unique partnership with local businesses and

organizations, and through the fund-raising efforts of community

youth, provides street and transition elements as well as flow for

boarders while blending in with the current Mingo Park landscape.

Standout Features:

Web Cam, Bowl, Various Ramps, Steps, Rails and Half Pipes

Hours:

Dawn to Dusk

Open Year Round

(weather permitting)

Skate Park Rules:

(Unsupervised facility open to skateboards, bikes, and blades)

• Users assume all risks and responsibilities inherent to extreme

sports activities when entering this facility.

• Helmets and other safety equipment such as knee and elbow pads

are strongly recommended to be worn at all times.

• Know your abilities and skate within them.

• No scooters or motorized vehicles of any kind.

• Paint on the concrete surface makes conditions difficult for

skating. RESPECT YOUR PARK. PROTECT YOUR PARK.

• All applicable park rules, City ordinances, and laws will be

enforced including drugs, fighting, loud music, profanity, etc.

Violations should be reported to the Police Department at

203-1111.

• No makeshift items or modifications to existing facility are

permitted.

• Do not use this facility if a hazardous condition exists (rain, snow,

ice, darkness, damage, broken glass, etc.)

• Contests, demonstrations, and organized events must have written

approval by the Parks & Recreation Department.

• Report damage to the skate park by calling the Parks & Recreation

Department at 203-1450.

• Restrooms and pay phone are located in the recreation center.

• The skate park is open for use from sun up to sun down.

• EMERGENCIES should be reported to 9-1-1.

• The City of Delaware has the right to revoke privileges for anyone

violating skate park rules.

The City of Delaware is not liable in damages in a civil action for injury,

death, or loss to person or property allegedly caused by any act or

omission of the political subdivision or an employee of the political

subdivision in connection with a bicycle motocross facility or other

type of recreational area or facility in which bicycling, skating, skate

boarding, or scooter riding is engaged. (ORC 2744.01(C)(1)(u)(vi) and

2744.02 (A)(1) )

Training and Community Center

Since passing the recreation levy in August of 2008, the Recreation

Steering Advisory Committee along with City staff and our partners,

the Central Ohio YMCA and the Ohio National Guard, have been hard

at work planning and designing Delaware’s new Training and

Community Center. Construction is nearly complete on the Delaware

Community Center/YMCA portion of the project on South Houk Road

and the facility is expected to open by November of 2011.

Membership Sales begin September of 2011.

Become a Charter Member, availability limited.

More information on membership, the opening timeline,

job opportunities and programs to be offered can be seen at

www.ymcacolumbus.org or call 740-881-1058.

Park Improvements

The recreation levy passed in August 2008, also provides funding for

park improvements around the City of Delaware. The Recreation

Steering Advisory Committee has worked through a process of

prioritizing needed improvements to many of the parks around

Delaware. So far, aging ball field lights have been replaced at Mingo

and Smith Parks and four new dugouts have been installed at Smith

Park. Other improvements include field, parking and walking trail

improvements at Mingo Park, playground equipment, infield

improvements, and walking trail improvements at Smith Park, as

well as other park upgrades throughout the system including

Stratford Woods Park and Kensington Park.

In addition, the park improvements funds are building an additional park

next to the Training and Community Center site that will include needed

athletic field space, a nature area, a community shelter, and more.

Bikeways

In June 2010, City Council passed a bikeway plan which establishes

goals and standards for our bikeway system including bike paths,

sidewalks and walking trails. The City currently has about 14 miles

of trails. Some of the major goals of the bikeway plan are to

increase connectivity between existing trails, provide connections

across town including to the new YMCA/Community Recreation

Center, and to improve maintenance on existing trails.

An existing Bikeway Map is available on the city’s website at

www.delawareohio.net under the Parks and Recreation tab.


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City Parks and Schools


City Parks

13

CITY PARKS

SHELTER HOUSE

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

SWIMMING POOL

INDOOR REC. CENTER

SOFTBALL FIELDS

BASEBALL FIELDS

SOCCER FIELDS

FOOTBALL FIELDS

BASKETBALL COURTS

TENNIS COURTS

BARBEQUE GRILLS

PLAYGROUND (ages 3-5)

PLAYGROUND (ages 5-12)

FTNESS TRAIL

OPEN FIELD SPACE

FISHING

PERMANENT RESTROOMS

TEMPORARY RESTROOMS

HORSESHOES

Belle Ave Park – 2 acres

Belle Ave. from S. Sandusky St.

X X X

Blue Limestone Park – 16 acres

King Ave. from W. William St.

X X X X X X X X X

Carson Farms Park – 6 acres

Plowington Dr. at Rockmill St. X X X X X

Cheshire Park – 4 acres

Cheshire Rd. and Braumiller Rd.

X X

Bicentennial Park Gazebo – 3 acres

Park Ave. at Washington St.

X

Eastside Park – 3.5 acres on Rheem St. off

Kurley St. from E. William St. X X X X X X X X X

Glen Ross Park – 7 acres

910 Ballater Dr. X X X X X

Hidden Valley Golf Course

580 W. William St.

X X X

Kensington Place Park – 15 acres

Ashburn Dr. & Ferguson Ave.

X X

Lexington Glen Park – 6 acres

Providence Ln. from Lexington Blvd. X X X X

Lincoln Field – 2 acres

W. Lincoln Ave from Euclid Ave

X X X X X

Locust Curve Park – 5 acres

Off Locust Curve Drive

Marvin Lane Park – 1.5 acres

Delaware Meadows from Vaughn Rd.

X X X X X

Mingo Park – 50 acres

E. Lincoln Ave. from N. Sandusky St.

1.1 mile exercise trail

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Nottingham Park – 5 acres

Buehler Dr. & Hyde Park Ln.

X X X X X

Oakhurst Park – 3.5 acres

Bruce Rd. from Hills Miller Rd.

X X X X X X

Riverview Park – 25 acres

3080 Route 23 N.

X X X X X X

Ross Street Park – 1.5 acres

50 Ross Street

X X

Shelbourne Forest Park- 5 acres

Executive Blvd. past Orchard Canyon

Smith Park – 50 acres

Troy Road

1.1 mile exercise trail

X X X X X X X X X X X

Stratford Woods Park – 15 acres

Liberty Rd. at Hawthorn Dr.

X X X

Sunnyview PPG Park – 5 acres

Rockcreek Dr. from W. William St. X X X X

Wetlands Park – 20 acres

840 Millrun Crossing

X

X

X


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Registration Information

Mail-In

Fax-In

Carry-In

Online

Parks &

Recreation

Department

500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

Completed Registration Form

with check made payable to:

City of Delaware

Credit Card

Payments Only

740-203-1499

Completed Registration Form

Include MC, Visa or Discover

and Expiration Date

You must

register in

person at:

Mingo Park

500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

Completed Registration Form

with Cash, Check, MC, Visa

or Discover

Individuals &

Families can

now register

for certain

programs of the City of

Delaware Parks & Rec.

through our website at:

www.delawarehio.net

with credit card payments.

City Resident Policy

The City of Delaware Parks & Recreation Department is largely

inanced through City income tax dollars. Therefore, in order to be

onsidered a “resident” in our registration process, you must live or

ork within the Delaware City limits or be the spouse or child (17

ears or younger) of such a person living in the same household.

Non-resident” applies to all others. Even though you may live in the

3015 zip code or within the Delaware City School District, you may

ot live within the Delaware City limits. We ask for your

nderstanding when registering.

on-residents do not contribute to Delaware City services

inancially through taxes and therefore will pay the full class rate. In

order to receive the Discounted Resident Rate, residents will be

required to present current identification such as a valid driver’s

license, recent utility bill, or recent check stub showing Delaware

City income tax withheld.

Late Fee Policy

Late fees may be applied in cases where registrations can be

taken after a stated deadline. The amount of the late fee may vary.

For programs that do not have specific registration deadlines listed,

registration should be received by the Parks & Recreation Office

one week prior to the program start date.

Refund Policy

1) A full refund will be made automatically when:

a) Class enrollment has reached the maximum

b) Classes are cancelled by the Recreation Office.

c) Upon written request, when the schedule or location

is changed by the city prohibiting or limiting your

attendance.

) Partial refunds may be issued, upon written request, for

ongoing programs if received 7 days before the start of the

class/activity. No refunds will be issued after the second

meeting of the class/activity.

) Requests for refunds will not be accepted for one-day

programs after the program has taken place; for late

registration fees; or season memberships to Jack Florance

Pool or Hidden Valley Golf Course.

) Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds to be processed and

mailed.

) Refunds are not always possible for pre-purchased goods

(uniforms, reservations, transportation, deposits, etc.)

6) We will accept written requests for refunds where special

circumstances and hardships warrant consideration.

Program Scholarships

The Parks & Recreation Department provides 50% scholarships on

youth registration only for designated programs (noted with an (*)

throughout the brochure). Requests must be in writing and eligibility

verified. Call the Parks & Recreation Office at 203-1450 for more

details or visit our webpage at www.delawareohio.net to print out a

Scholarship Eligibility verification form.

Liability Release

I/we the parent/guardian of the above child, release the

City of Delaware, their employees, agents, officers, and

servants of any risks and hazards incidental to the above activity;

and hereby forever release, waive and relinquish the Delaware

Parks & Recreation Department and the City of Delaware, its

instructors and supervisors and all other persons assisting in the

conduct of said activities to the participant. I/we understand that

because of prohibitive costs, no accidental, health or life insurance

covering the participants in this program will be procured and that

my/our consent to the participation of the above named participant

in this program is made with this understanding.

Consent to Use Photographs

I understand that photographs may be taken of me and/or my child

at any recreation program or facility for the publication in material

used to promote department programs, classes, or events.

Requests for ADA Accommodations

Please call 203-1450 at least one week prior to the program start

date to discuss accommodations.

Disclaimer

Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is timely

and correct, however, users should keep in mind that this

information is provided only as a public convenience. In any case

where legal reliance on information is required, the official records

of the City of Delaware, Ohio, should be consulted.


Registration Form

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Have You Considered Adoption?

The Delaware Parks & Recreation Department has a variety of parks, trails, and

landscape beds looking for someone to adopt them. Individuals, families, church

groups, businesses or other agencies can beautify their community while

spending quality time outdoors and getting some exercise. Please consider

serving your community through one of the following adoption opportunities.

Adopt a Park

Delaware has 21 parks with three more on the way by 2011. Help clean up and

maintain your neighborhood park or help out with one of our larger community

parks through park adoption.

Adopt a Trail

The City has over 14 miles of bikeways which are difficult to monitor and maintain.

Take a walk, do a little clean up, and report back any maintenance issues to help

keep our trails looking good and safe for walkers, runners and bikers.

Adopt a Landscape Bed

In an effort to provide more beautification in our parks and at key City entrances

and gateways (i.e. the new Point intersection), we are looking for plant/material

donations and/or people to help maintain some of our most prominent landscape

beds around town.

For more detailed Adoption program details, visit our website at

www.delawareohio.net or call the Parks & Recreation Office at 740-203-1450.

City of Delaware

Parks & Recreation Department

500 E. Lincoln Ave.

Delaware, Ohio 43015

www.delawareohio.net

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone Number: 203-1450

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Press 2 – Program & Department Information

Press 3 – Parks & Recreation Office

Press 4 – Jack Florance Pool

Press 5 – Hidden Valley Golf Course

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