Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5
Closed Memorial Day, May 31
Closed Independence Day, July 4
Daily, 5:30 am - 10:00
IN LINCOLN – filled with good food and special times for
family and friends! Your Park District works hard in offering new and
exciting programs and recreational activities for all ages. We’ve got
something for everyone – and that includes YOU! Browse through our
summer brochure and discover what your Lincoln Park District has to
The Lincoln Park
Board and Staff
Board of Commissioners
Clarence Barney Jr.,
John Andrews, Vice
Greg Curry, Member
Jim Sparrow, Member
Director of Parks and Recreation
Superintendent of Operations
Roy Logan, Program
Christine Logeman, Administrative Assistant
All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment and are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. The Park District may alter the
schedule, cancel, combine or add programs when enrollment warrants.
Registrations are processed in the order received. Registration can be
done in person or by mail.
EXPLANATION OF FEES
Lincoln Park District residents, through property taxes, make a
financial contribution to the operation of the Park District.
Non-residents pay the second fee listed. Program fees are used to offset
a part of the costs for instructors, facilities and program supplies.
Because some residents are unable to participate in programs due to
economic hardships, the Lincoln Park District provides financial
assistance to reduce or waive certain fees and charges. Application
forms are available at the Center desk and will be mailed to residents
upon request. All applications must be submitted two weeks prior to
program registration deadlines. A limited amount of funding is
available. Applicants for assistance are not guaranteed
Requests for refunds must be made three-week days prior to the first
class. Application for a refund must be made in person during regular
business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday). A $2 service fee is
charged for all refunds. If for any reason, a program is cancelled, a
total refund is given to each participant registered for the program.
Individual accident insurance for participants in programs is NOT
provided by the Lincoln Park District.
Registrants and participants permit the taking of photos and videos of
themselves and their children during Park District activities for
publication in the program brochure and web site for use, as the Park
District deems necessary.
A $15 service fee is charged for checks returned due to insufficient
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For Kids and Adults
Linda Schaefer will be our sign language instructor. She received her
Masters is Specialized Education Development from ISU. In her work at
LDC with persons who have various disabilities, she taught the
individuals who lived there and also a number of sign language classes
for the staff. She also interprets worship every Sunday for those
individuals who use sign language as their primary means of
This course is designed to help people wishing to develop communication
with persons using sign language for basic communication needs. The
primary participants in the class are caregivers for individuals with
special needs including those persons who are deaf, those with
significant hearing loss and those with minimal verbal skills. While
anyone is welcome to join this class, the focus will be on daily
conversation needs of persons with limited communication skills rather
the advanced ASL capabilities.
This is a six-week course meeting on Saturdays from July 24 through
#198 Adults 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $20.00 per person
Minimum Class Size: 4 Maximum Class Size: None
The Lincoln Park District is proud to announce the opening of the Kiddie
Co-Op on Monday, June 7th. This supervised childcare room will be
available to children ages 6 months to 7 years while their parents are
using the Sports Center facilities. Initially, the Kiddie Co-Op will be
open Monday 8:30 - 10:30 a.m, Thursday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., and Saturday
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. A small fee of $2 per child per hour will be charged to
help defer the costs of staffing and equipping the room. For more
information on this exciting new offering, please contact Roy or stop by
the front desk. We’ll see you and your kids on June 7th!
Kate Ewing, a teacher at Washington Monroe School, will be our craft
instructor. Kate has a strong history in the art community. Some
you may know of her work from several craft shows that she sells her
work from. Kate enjoys using a variety of art mediums and creating a
wide range of end products. Each session will be age appropriate.
Our second and third graders will make a garden stepping-stone. Fourth
and fifth graders are guaranteed a very unique mystery art project and
sixth and seventh graders will experience a multi-step tie dying
t-shirt. Smaller projects for each age are planned to round out a fun
#401 2nd & 3rd Grades June 28 July 2 9:00 10:00 $35
#402 4th & 5th Grades June 28 July 2 10:00 11:00 $35
#403 6th & 7th Grades June 28 July 2 11:00 Noon $35
This will be Lincoln Park Districts’ fourth year offering Golf
Instruction. We were very pleased with the level of participation in
past years and feel fortunate to have Jim Dunovsky return this year. Our
youngest students to our Senior Citizens enjoyed Jim’s style of teaching
and his humorous approach to what can be a frustrating game.
A one-time Lincoln resident and an IWU alum, Jim is currently residing
in the western suburbs of Chicago. A seven year member of the Twin Lakes
Golf Club, as well as a former employee of Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
(home of the PGA tour Motorola Western Open), Jim has extensive
experience in the business of golf.
The one-week golf camp will consist of 4 days of instruction and a
9-hole round of golf on Friday at North Greens Golf Course in Atlanta.
The primary focus of the camp will be on the fundamentals of the golf
swing (grip, stance, posture, form and tempo). And finally, no lesson
would be complete without the basics on rules and etiquette. Teaching
fun through instruction makes him sought out by both new and returning
#108 9 - 12 yr. 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. M-F June 21 - 25 $70/$77
#109 13 yr. - Adults Noon - 3:00 p.m. M-F June 21 - 25 $70/$77
TEE BALL LEAGUE
Learn the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding,
throwing, and base running. Emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork and fun!
The Courier and Lincoln Daily News will list the team rosters the first
week of June. All athletes must wear sneakers and have their own ball
gloves. Information as when to pick up T-shirts, caps and schedules will
be included. Deadline for registration is May 31. The season will last
for 6 weeks.
Our coach for Tee Ball this year will be Michelle Young. Michelle is a
graduate of Western with a degree in elementary education. Michelle is a
veteran softball and basketball player. Laura Verderber will be Ms.
A Saturday morning league will be offered this year for working parents
who cannot attend during the week. More information will be made
available. Diamond availability will be difficult and other areas may be
used here at the Park District.
#110 Entering K - 2nd 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Mon. & Wed. Starting June 9
#111 Entering K - 2nd 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tu. & Th. Starting June 10
#401 Entering K - 2nd 8:00 a.m. - ??? Saturday Starting June 19 $19/$23
Lincoln Park District is pleased to welcome back Adrienne Neal as our
Tennis Instructor this summer. Adrienne is a sophomore at the University
of Missouri, Columbia. Her tennis career began at the age of 3. Her
freshman year at LCHS she started on the Varsity Tennis Squad. As busy
as her activities have kept her she still enjoys the game at home
against her parents and friends. PeeWee Tennis introduces kids to
tennis basics. Ages are 4 - 7, and equipment is furnished. Beginners are
entering 3rd - 5th grades. Intermediates include entering 6th - 8th
grade and Advanced are for those entering 9th to all ages.
Beginner to advanced must bring his or her own equipment. Everyone will
need tennis shoes.
#112 PeeWee 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Mon. - Fr. June 7 - 11 $20/$25
#113 Beginner 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Mon. - Fr. June 7 - 11 $20/$25
#114 Intermediate 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Mon. - Fr. June 7 - 11 $20/$25
#115 Advanced 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Mon. - Fr. June 7 - 11 $20/$25
A DAY IN THE WOODS
You may have heard the expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”
you’ll not only know the names of the trees, but how many trees it takes
to make a
forest. Carol McFeeters Thompson, a Natural Resource Coordinator, from
Dept. of Natural Resources is coming to teach us all about nature in
We’ll start the day around the fire getting our lunch ready. Just like
did years ago, we will have a meal cooked in cast-iron dutch ovens over
fire. Birds, bugs, butterflies, leaves, trees and anything else nature
shows us will be
explored. Insect repellent and long pants with comfortable tennis style
suggested. Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation to and
from Memorial Park.
#137 Entering 1st - 3rd grade 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. Thurs. July 15 $5/$6
#138 Entering 4th - 8th grade 9:00 - 3:00 p.m. Thurs July 15 $5/$6
ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL
A fall league for Adult Flag Football is being planned. We expect to
play on Sunday afternoons, rain or shine. This will be limited to seven
eight man teams. Shirts with numbers will be the players’
responsibility. However, flags will be provided. Tentative dates
are September 12 through October 24. The field will be located here at
Lincoln Park District. Chris Tanner and Mark Shew are the commissioners.
Information about player and sponsors fees will be announced.
SPORTS MASSAGE, SWEDISH MASSAGE AND
Lose weight, get toned and stay healthy with a Personal Trainer. Then
treat yourself or a friend to a relaxing Swedish or Sports massage!!
There’s nothing better than being healthy, in shape and feeling good
YOUTH FOOTBALL 2004
Learn football fundamentals this summer. Sign up is July 12 - 25 and
equipment checkout will be announced at sign-up. The schedule will be
posted later. Football is for boys entering 6th - 8th grades, and the
fee is $50 per child and $30 per each additional family member. The
Commissioner is Matt Vlahovich and he may be reached at 732-6276.
SKY’S THE LIMIT 3 MILE CROSS COUNTRY RUN
The Lincoln Park District in conjunction with the Lincoln Art and
Balloon Fest will be holding the 15th annual 3-mile Cross Country run
Saturday, August 28. Dan Slack, veteran cross country record holder for
LCHS, is our race co-ordinator. T-shirts are given to all participants
and awards are given to the top three finishers in each age category.
The run begins and ends in historic Memorial Park, located off Fifth
Street Road. Refreshments are provided. Registration forms will be
available at both the Center and the Lincoln Chamber offices in July.
9:00 a.m. Saturday August 28, 2004
SPORTS CENTER MEMBERSHIP
We now offer three different levels of membership. Our entry level is
known as the Track and Court. One level up is the Circuit Pass. Our
membership that includes everything is the Full Access Pass. The Full
Access membership includes the strength room with both selectorized
equipment & free weights, cardiovascular room with multi-station
training circuit equipment, cardiovascular equipment and cardio-theater
entertainment system. Use of the walking/running track and
basketball/volleyball courts during unscheduled times is also included.
“In District” refers to Lincoln Park District residents who, through
Lincoln city property taxes, make a financial contribution to the
operation of the Park District. Verification is a copy of your most
recent tax bill. “In district” fees reflect a 33% savings. “Out of
District” refers to residents living outside of the boundary of the
Lincoln Park District.
YOSHUKAI KARATE ALLIANCE
Yoshukai Karate was originally developed in Japan by Mamoru Yamamoto.
Certified 5th degree Black Belt in Yoshukai International Karate is
Sensei Daniel K. Dugan. Dan has been teaching the ancient art throughout
Central Illinois for over 25 years. Sensi Dugan holds classes in
the aerobics room. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to
8:30 p.m., (children 12 and under dismiss at 8:00). There are various
clinics, training camps, and banquets throughout the year. Students may
join at any time of the year. Your questions may be directed to Dan at
$35 per student. $55 for 2 family members. $70 for 3 family members.
Prices are per month.
Learn the fundamentals of volleyball with hands-on play. Aspects covered
include hitting, setting, passing, blocking and serving. Also taught are
offensive and defensive strategies. Greg Hackett will be our coach. Must
be registered by August 1, 2004 to receive T-shirt the week of camp.
Min. 15 Max. 30
#404 Entering 5th-6th Grade Mon. - Thurs. Aug. 9 - 12 8:00 a.m. - 10:00
#405 Entering 7th-8th Grade Mon. - Thurs. Aug. 9 - 12 10:00 a.m. - Noon
BALL ROOM DANCE LESSONS
Mike and Julie Beiser are our instructors. This fun four-week session
will include the very popular swing dance, a night club two step, which
are steps set to a slower beat, and, of course, the ChaCha. We will be
in the Ballroom on Monday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m. Comfortable
clothes and slick soled shoes are recommended.
#174 Adults 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 21 $40 per couple
FISHING CLINIC AND FISHING DERBY
Our fishing clinic is held on the indoor tennis courts. The fundamentals
of fishing are explored along with safety issues. The Department of
Natural Resources will be here with displays and give-aways. Casting,
tying on a hook, and different types of bait will be discussed. There
will also be several displays, including a championship pro-fishing bass
The Fishing Derby is held at Hickory Lane Campground, near Atlanta. The
Lincoln City Police D.A.R.E. program will sponsor the free Derby. The
wiener wagon will be on hand to offer hotdogs & sodas to the
participants. Parental approval is a must and parents are encouraged to
attend. Both events are free.
#116 Clinic 5 - 15 yrs. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Thurs. June 10
#117 Derby 5 - 15 yrs. 8:00 a.m. - Noon Sat. June 12
Get a taste of different styles of dance this summer. Jazz, Ballet, Tap,
Celtic, and Clogging are included. Special shoes are not needed, but
please wear something other than socks. Previous experience is not
necessary. Instructor Audra Turley, owner of Audra’s Studio of Dance, is
a Master Graduate of Dance Educators of America and is the director of
the award winning Flying Feet Cloggers and Competition Teams. Parents
will be invited to a demonstration on the last day of class.
#118 Ages 6 & up 9:00 a.m. - Noon Tues. & Wed. July 13 & 14
From beginner to advanced, out of shape or looking for the total
workout, check the schedule available at the front desk. We are sure
there is a class time that will fit your busy schedule. Non-members and
members may join the program at any time during the scheduled 8 week
sessions. During that time you have unlimited use of both daytime
and evening classes.
SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
Betsy Buttell, a Lincoln native, will be our Director this summer. Betsy
is a LCHS graduate and is attending Lincoln College. Betsy’s career
started in second grade with a solo at the Parish picnic. Her major in
theater at L.C. has put her on the stage in “The Good Times Are Killing
Me,” and “Coastal Disturbances.” Although busy in Chorale, Sophistikatz,
and the sound crew for Express show choir, she is under the lights with
Lincoln Community Theater. You may recognize her from “The King & I,”
“Annie,” or “The Wiz.” Assisting her are the talented Tom Swanson and
Doug Rohrer, both with a strong history in stage and competitive
speaking. Each workshop is age specific with activities tailored
to their abilities. Experience the basics of getting a show into
production, painting, singing, set design, tryouts, and improv. Included
is a tour of the Johnson Center and Lincoln Community Theatre’s
Warehouse. Bring your sack lunch, your swim suit and towel. Family
and friends are invited to see the show on the last day of the workshop.
#123 10 - 14 yr. Mon - Fri. June 21 - 25 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. $75/$85
#124 6 - 10 yr. Mon - Fri. July 5 - 9 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. $75/$85
#126 10 - 14 yr. Mon - Fri. July 26 - 30 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. $75/$85
POOL SPECIAL EVENTS
OPENING DAY SPECIAL
Saturday, June 5, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Everyone pay just $1 or use your pool pass.
FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Bring Dad and he swims for free. Sunday, June 20 1:00 p.m. - 8:30
ADULT MOONLIGHT SWIMS
For adults only, leave the kids home; come out and relax pool
side under the stars.
Saturdays, June 19, July 3, July 17 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $1 or pass.
JULY 4th FESTIVITIES
Bring the whole family and have fun with games, contests and
Friday, July 4th 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. $1.00 or pass.
Midnight swims will be held on selected nights at the pool
throughout the summer when the heat seems unbearable. Watch and listen
for announcements at the pool or the HOTLINE at 732-5916. $1.00 or pass.
SPLASH BACK TO THE 60’S
Grab your friends and join in the fun. Shake, rattle and swim to
your favorite 60’s tunes. Contests, games and surprises will add to this
fun filled event. D.J. Brando will be on hand to spin the platters pool
Saturday, July 10 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $1 or pass.
BACK TO SCHOOL SPLISH, SPLASH & SKATE
For 5th - 8th graders this party is our farewell to summer. Water
contests, D.J., pizza and soft drinks included.
Saturday, Aug. 14 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. swim 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. skate
Make a big splash at your next birthday party, reunion or special
occasion with a pool party! Rental fee includes lifeguards.
Arrangements for parties should be made at least 2 weeks prior to the
event. Contact Chris at 732-8770 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
weekdays for assistance in planning your own “special event.”
Available: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Swimming instruction is available for all ages and skill levels at the
park district pool. From beginners, to advanced. There’s something for
everyone. As part of a cooperative effort with the Lincoln Park
District, the Lincoln Area YMCA will be conducting all instructional
programs at the pool. Details concerning the swim program are
included in the YMCA Summer Program Brochure. Please use the YMCA
registration form for all YMCA programs.
Questions concerning YMCA programs should be directed to Nate Bossingham
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