Registration is now taking place for the Youth Baseball Program which includes the following leagues: Tee Ball - ages 5 and 6; Youth LL - ages 7 and 8; Junior LL - ages 9 and 10; and Senior LL - ages 10-12. (Ages are figured as of April 30, 2017) Ten (10) year olds may try out for a Senior Little League team. A 10-year-old who is not selected for a Senior Little League team will be automatically placed on a Junior Little League team. Eleven (11) and twelve (12) year old players ARE NOT eligible for Junior Little League. Click here for a registration form or click here to register online. Registration forms are available at area schools and the City Building. Registration forms must be returned to the City Building by Wed., April 5th for Senior Little League and Friday, April 14th for all other leagues. Mandatory tryouts for those ages 10 thru 12 year of age wishing to participate in Senior Little League have been scheduled for Thur., April 6 at 7:00 pm., Tue., Apr. 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Oakwood Park. Players who participated in the Senior Little League last season must return a registration form but need not attend tryouts. Volunteer coaches are needed for all leagues. The fee to participate is $20.00 for a resident and $30.00 for a non-resident except for Senior Little League. The fee for Senior Little League is $25.00 payable to the Napoleon Baseball Association. For more information, contact the City Building at 592-4010.
A preseason Girls Softball Skills Clinic has been scheduled for girls registered to participate in the Minor League and Major League (grades 4 – 7) softball programs. The clinic dates will be Sunday, March 26th and Sunday, April 2nd from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. at the Napoleon Junior High School gymnasium. There will also be a one day clinic for girls registered for the Henry County Bank League and the Rookie League (grades K – 3) on April 9th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. at the Napoleon Junior High School. The clinic will cover basic skills including hitting, fielding, and baserunning. There is no cost for the clinic although to participate, you must be registered for a rec league or bring a completed form to the first day of the clinic. All players and coaches are highly encouraged to attend.
The Napoleon Pony League Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for boys ages 13-15 years of age interested in playing Pony League baseball this spring. Tryouts will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. and Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 – 3:30 pm. at Oakwood Park. All players will be contacted after that date
with further information and a starting date. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For more information, contact John Paxton at 419-906-1808.
The Reiser & Lehman Basketball Shooting Camp will be returning to Napoleon in June. This camp is for boys entering grades 5 - 8 and girls entering grades 5 - 7. An advanced camp for girls entering grades 8 - 10 is also being offered. The camp will be held at the Napoleon Middle School from June 26th - June 29th. Click here for more information and a registration form.
Open swimming is now taking place at the Napoleon High School pool. Open swim for adults 18 and over are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:30 - 10:00 pm. Swimming for all ages is held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission is $2.00 per person.
The Napoleon Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, April 1st. The clubhouse will be open daily to purchase golf memberships or to make tee times. Click here for more information on rates and fees.
A new private boat dock storage policy has been implemented by the City of Napoleon. There will be a $50.00 annual fee to place docks at the Ritter Park boatramp facility. In addition to the annual fee, dock storage will also be subject to various removal dates based on the zone in which they are stored. Click here to view the entire policy including a description of the storage zones. Click here for a storage permit registration form For more information, contact the City Building at 419-592-4010.
The new Off-Leash Dog Park is located in East Riverdowns Park on E. Front St. To access the dog park, a $10.00 annual membership is required. Click here for more information on becoming a member.
The Parks and Recreation Department is now offering a series of Outdoor Education Programs for youth and adults. These education programs are offered to all ages and is designed to teach participants various topics about of ecosystem and natural surroundings. Topics will range from local vegetation, wildlife, and the many natural areas you local park areas have to offer. Click here for a list of programs and their descriptions. Click here for more information on upcoming programming. For more information, contact Rachel Palmer at email@example.com.
The Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the United Karate System and its instructor Randy Hann is currently offering Karate Classes. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Sundays at Oberhaus Park Community Center and at the Napoleon Elementary School. For class information, visit www.karatebyhann.com.
Be sure to check the Calendar of Events link on this web site. This calendar allows you will find dates, times, locations and program information of all Parks and Recreation programs and activities. This calendar lets you sort by specific program or create your own calendar.
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