The Recreation Department is responsible for the development and implementation of recreational programming and reservation of various park facilities and the Senior Center.  The goal of the department is to meet the diverse needs of the community while coordinating activities that promote community activity and involvement.  The Parks and Recreation Commission sponsors many social activities for all ages including:
  • Gospel Fest
  • JJazz in the park aerial 3azz in the Park
  • Harvest Fest
  • Soccer Program
  • Basketball Program
  • The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

Volunteers Needed
Do you have a talent you would like to share with your community?   Many of the City programs rely on volunteers for assistance.  These dedicated individuals serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission, as coaches and league administrators, special event coordinators, and helping hands in our parks and programs.  They are the reason Forest Park can continue to offer these programs and continue to improve our parks. 

For more information, call 595-5252.   

Instructors Needed
Do you have a talent you would like to share with your community? The Recreation Department is looking for people with various skills to teach classes at the Senior Center.

We are looking for anyone with any type of skill they might want to share with the community. Our plan is to add a lot of exciting activities at our facility, so we are hoping people will come forward to share their knowledge with others.  Day and evening instructors are needed to teach classes for seniors, adults, and children.

Examples of skills the department is looking for include aerobics, yoga, kickboxing, jazzercise, pilates, Zumba, and health and wellness education, to name a few. The department is also looking for instructors to teach arts and crafts type activities such as scrapbooking,  photography, jewelry making, etc. 

For more information, call 595-5252.