Offerings From The Parks And Recreation Department


Lil’ Longhorn Wrestling Camp

This camp offers young wrestlers, in the third through eighth grades, the opportunity to learn skills from the Payson High School coaches and players. The cost is $25 per child. The camp is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 28, Feb. 29, March 1, March 6, March 7 and March 8 and meets at the Wilson Dome wrestling room.

Spring Break Sports Camp

This camp is designed for kids to have some supervised outside activities over the spring break. Camp meets from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 to March 15 at Rumsey Park. The cost is $30 per child.

Spring Break Fundamentals

Basketball Academy

This very popular camp will be offered again the second week of spring break in Wilson Dome. Varsity coaches and players will be teaching and emphasizing fundamentals of basketball. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, March 19 to March 22 and all youngsters in third to eighth grade are invited to attend.

Kids Fishing Festival

Get those little anglers ready — the annual Kids Fishing Festival is planned from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at Green Valley Park.

This is a free fishing day sponsored by the Urban Fishing Program of the Arizona Game and Fish Department in conjunction with the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Whether you’re a Scout, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, this Wilderness and Remote First Aid course will provide the skills needed to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.

Participants should have basic first aid training and/or certification.

Registration is open now and class size is limited.

This class will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 14-15, and participants must attend both days.

It will meet at the Parks and Rec Conference Room at Green Valley Park. The cost is $125 and certification, following successful completion, is valid for two years through the American Red Cross.

For details, contact the parks office at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

Lifeguard training

This course is designed to teach the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion of all written exams and water skills, this course certifies participants in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. This is a 31-hour course. Class size is limited, so register now. It costs $75 per person and will be offered March 9 through March 15.

Youth Soccer

Soccer season is almost upon us. This is the most popular sport in Payson. Don’t miss out, get registered today. All kids, ages 4 to high school seniors, are invited to participate. The cost is $30 per participant.

Watchable Wildlife

Increase the chances of having a positive wildlife viewing experience. Learn the five steps to successful wildlife viewing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Parks & Rec Office in Green Valley Park.

Registration is open now; all ages are welcome; the fee is $5 per person.

GPS 101

Do you have a GPS but are not sure how to use it? Learn the basic terminology, along with how to make way points, find specific points of interest, make your own tracks, and navigate trails and off-road. Bring your handheld GPS, computer connector cable, and the owner’s manual. This class will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 24 in the Parks and Rec conference room. Ages 13 and up welcome, the fee is $15 per person.

Registration is open now.


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