Parks And Recreation Offers Summer Activities


2nd Annual Home Run Derby

Enter your men's or women's team of three in the Home Run Derby for $45 by Friday, July 15. All players 21 years old and older are invited to participate in this event sponsored by Mazatzal Casino and Payson Parks and Recreation. Tournament will take place at Rumsey II ball field starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. Each team will be playing for the following prize money which will be donated to a local non-profit organization of their choice; $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $100 for third place.

Adult Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League

Registration will be held through July 15. Entry fee is $100 per team. Games will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings July 19 to Aug. 9 at the sand volleyball courts in Rumsey Park. Matches will consist of the best of five games played to 15 points. All players must be at least 16 years of age and one female must be on the court at all times. Roster size is limited to five players. League size is limited to the first eight teams to register.

NFL Flag Football

This program is for boys and girls, ages 6-14. It provides an opportunity for children to become involved in football by introducing the first phase of player and coach development by teaching football skills. The cost is $25 per child. Games begin the week of Aug. 29 and will run for about five weeks. Registration will take place from July 1 to Aug. 3. Late registration cannot be accepted for this program.

Concert Under the Stars

Bring your lawn chair and picnic baskets and enjoy live entertainment for free. This week, enjoy the music of Common Ground Blues. Concerts are played at the Green Valley Park Amphitheater each Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aquatic Programs

Session C -- Registration dates are June 27 to July 8. Lessons will take place from July 11 to July 22.

  • oon to 12:45 p.m. - Parent and Tot (Tues. and Thurs.)
  • 0 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Level 1 (Mon. and Wed.)
  • 1 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Level 2 (Mon. and Wed.)
  • 0 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Level 3 (Tues. and Thurs.)
  • oon to 12:45 p.m. - Level 3 (Mon. and Wed.)
  • 1 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Level 4-6 (Tues. and Thurs.)

Children must be at least 4 years old to enroll in any level of swim lessons. Parent & Tot is for children 3 and under. Swimmers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 20. Late sign-ups will not be accepted.

For more information on these programs, call Parks and Recreation at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

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