Parks And Recreation Activities

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Summer recreation center

Youth who have completed fourth-10th grades are invited to attend the Recreation Center at the Rim Country Middle School gym. The center offers basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, billiards, and a variety of other activities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 14-July 16. Program is free.

Concert Under the Stars

Bring your lawn chair and picnic baskets and enjoy live entertainment for free. A variety of musical entertainment will entice people of all ages. Concerts will be played at the Green Valley Park Amphitheater each Saturday night for seven weeks (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), beginning June 12 with country performer Vance Haines.

Girls basketball camp

Girls who have completed third to eighth grades in 2004 are invited to attend. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 7 to 10 at the Payson High School dome. Registration will be taken May 27 until full at the Parks and Recreation office. The fee is $35 per child. Space is limited to the first 75 participants.

Boys basketball camp

Boys who have completed third through eighth grades in 2004 are invited to attend. Camp will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 to 10 at the Payson High School dome. Registration will be taken May 27 until full at the Parks and Recreation office. The fee is $35 per child. Space is limited to the first 75 participants.

Adult softball leagues

Registration for men's, women's and coed softball will be May 10-June 11. Recreation, open and wood bat divisions will be offered as long as a minimum of four teams sign up for each division.

Women's Recreation -- Max of eight teams -- Mondays and Wednesdays -- 12-inch ball -- 12 game schedule + tourney

Women's Open - Max of four teams -- Fridays only -- Doubleheaders -- 11-inch ball -- 12 game schedule + tourney

Men's Wood Bat Only -- Max of four teams -- Wednesday nights -- Doubleheaders -- 12 game schedule + tourney

Men's Open -- Max of four teams -- Monday nights -- Doubleheaders -- No home run limit -- 12 game schedule + tourney

Men's Recreation -- Maximum of 16 teams -- Tuesday and Thursday nights -- 12 game schedule + tourney

Coed Division -- Max of four teams - Friday nights -- Doubleheaders -- 12 and 11-inch ball -- 12 game schedule + tourney

The fee is $250 per team, which includes a tournament. Awards will be given for the tournament winners only. Games begin June 21.

Swim team

Youth who want to swim on a competitive level may try out for our recreational swim team. Swim meet competitions will take place at Taylor Pool on Saturdays throughout the summer. Swim meets away from home will be the responsibility of each individual swimmer. Cost to participate is $50 per child. Practice times will be Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., May 31 - July 23. Registration is May 10-May 28. Late registration will take place from May 31-June 11 for $55 per child.

Swim lessons

Instructional lessons for children - Six sessions are offered with varied times available to accommodate the stay-at-home and working parents. Morning lessons are held Monday - Friday and evening lessons are held Monday - Thursday. The cost per session is $20. Registration and session dates are as follows:

Session A -- Registration will take place May 17 - 28. Lessons will take place May 31 - June 11.

Session B -- Registration will take place May 31 - June 11. Lessons will take place June 14 - 25.

Session C -- Registration will take place June 14 - 25. Lesson will take place June 28 - July 9.

Session D -- Registration will take place June 28 - July 2. Lessons will take place from July 12 -July 23.

Session E (Evening Session) -- Registration will take place May 24 - June 14. Lessons will take place June 7 -- June 17.

Session F (Evening Session) -- Registration will take place June 28 -- July 2. Lessons will take place July 12 - 22.

Children must be at least 4 years old to enroll in any level of swim lessons (except Parent and Tot, which is 3 and under). Swimmers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited and late sign-ups will not be accepted.

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