Spring 2004 Programs

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Memorial Day, May 31
Closed Independence Day, July 4

Indoor Sports Complex Hours

Daily, 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

SUMMERTIME 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 offer.

The Lincoln Park District
Board and Staff


Board of Commissioners

Clarence Barney Jr., President

John Andrews, Vice President

Dave Perring, Treasurer

Greg Curry, Member

Jim Sparrow, Member


Marcia Greenslate, Director of Parks and Recreation

Vern Haseley, Superintendent of Operations

Roy Logan, Program Coordinator

Janice Kapik, Business Manager

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.

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 program registrations.

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 funds.

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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 communications.
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 August 28.
#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 week.
#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 students.
#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

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. Young’s assistant.
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 $19/$23
#111 Entering K - 2nd 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tu. & Th. Starting June 10 $19/$23
#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

You may have heard the expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” After today
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 the Illinois
Dept. of Natural Resources is coming to teach us all about nature in Memorial Park.
We’ll start the day around the fire getting our lunch ready. Just like the pioneers
did years ago, we will have a meal cooked in cast-iron dutch ovens over the open
fire. Birds, bugs, butterflies, leaves, trees and anything else nature shows us will be
explored. Insect repellent and long pants with comfortable tennis style shoes are
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

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.

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 about it.

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.

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

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 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 648-2956.
$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 a.m. $35/$40
#405 Entering 7th-8th Grade Mon. - Thurs. Aug. 9 - 12 10:00 a.m. - Noon $35/$40
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
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 boat.
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.
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


Saturday, June 5, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Everyone pay just $1 or use your pool pass.

Bring Dad and he swims for free. Sunday, June 20 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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.

Bring the whole family and have fun with games, contests and prizes.
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.

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 side.
Saturday, July 10 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $1 or pass.

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 $4

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 at 735-3915.

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