Parks and Recreation Winter Activities

Aquatic programs, adult volleyball, yoga and creative illustrations are some of the programs currently being offered by Monroe Parks and Recreation.

For details and to register for the following Monroe Parks and Recreation programs, go to monroerec.org.  Payment can now be done on-line.

Parent and Child Aquatics teaches basic water safety for both parents & children (ages 2-4)  and helps young children become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to learn to swim. These basic skills include adjusting to the water environment, showing comfort while maintaining a front or back position in the water and demonstrating breath control, including blowing bubbles or voluntarily submerging under water. Session 2 will be held Saturdays starting 2/23 through 3/16 from 11:30-12:00.  Register by 2/20.  Fee is $60 residents/$70 non-residents.

Pre-school Aquatics gives young children (ages 4-5) a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety, survival and foundational swimming concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers.  Session 2 will be held Saturdays starting 2/23 through 3/16 from 12:00-12:30.  Register by 2/20.  Fee is $60 residents/$70 non-residents. 

Creative Illustrations (drawing and painting class) is for children in grades 1-5.  Children will create art with an emphasis on learning to draw. They will draw detailed pictures, many using characters from their favorite books. Use of different mediums such as oil pastels, acrylic paint and charcoal will be explored. Each piece will be frame worthy!  Session 2 will meet Wednesdays from 4-5:00 starting 2/20 through 3/27.  Fee is $45. 

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball - Date & Location Updates
Volleyball will start the first week of February and conclude May 8 for a 14-week session.  It will be held in the Miracle Faith Outreach Church located at 754 Main Street here in Monroe.  A two court setup, similar to the arrangement at Chalk Hill, is anticipated.  Play is on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:30-9:30 pm.  Tuesday nights is for “advanced” players while Wednesday nights are for those who don’t qualify for Tuesdays.  Those unsure of when to play should register for Wednesday nights.  The program is open to men and women 18 years of age and older and out of high school.  Fee is $45 for residents/$55 non-residents.

Yoga is for everyone - all genders, ages and abilities.  Classes are taught by Lilia Wills, an experienced Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and graduate of the Lotus Gardens Yoga School.  Requirements for this class are a yoga mat, comfortable attire and water bottle.  Session 3 morning classes (February 25 – March 27) will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 10-11:15 am.  Session 4 evening classes (February 25 – March 28) will meet on Monday and Thursday from 7-8:15 pm.  Fee is $45 per student.  Classes are held at the Miracle Faith Outreach Church located at 754 Main Street here in Monroe.

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