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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL PROGRAM:
It’s school time again, and that means it’s time for football! Registration is under way for the 52nd season of the Plant City Recreation & Parks Department/Optimist Youth Flag Football Program. The P.C.R.P.D./Optimist Youth Flag Football Program is for all area boys and girls ages 4-15 (as of 11/1/2018) – birth certificate required. The program is for youths who want to play in an atmosphere of fair play and good sportsmanship. Last year around 200 youths played in five age groups. Games are on Saturday mornings for co-ed ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11-12, 13-14-15 at the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2402 East Cherry Street. No hard pads or helmets are allowed. No practices! No coaches! Teams meet each week and "instructing officials" are assigned to the teams to ensure each player carries or catches the ball, subs are rotated evenly, and assist in play calling if needed. We provide basic training in football skills and rules along with positive leadership to build the character and overall citizenship of the players. You must register by August 29 to be guaranteed a place on a team. Season is September 15 through November 3. Only $35 per player for the 8 game season (no tournament), includes jersey and accident insurance. Register now thru Wednesday August 29 at the Recreation & Parks Department administrative office, 1904 South Park Road. For more information, check the program link above or call 813-659-4255.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:
Elementary school children need an outlet to work off some energy after being cooped up in the classroom all day! It is important for them to have structured and productive out-of-school time!
Registration is underway for the Recreation & Parks After School Program! The group meets every 2018-2019 school day from 2:00 pm (1:00 pm on early release days) to 6:00 pm at the Planteen Recreation Center. The program offers a supervised and productive activities such as Study Hour homework time, physical outdoor activities and snacks.
The program is offered for the 180 school days. Other options are available for Fall Break (November 19-21), Winter Break (December 26-January 4) and Spring Break (March 18-22). Program is closed on city holidays.
The cost is a very reasonable $150 per semester per child (90 school days). That averages out to only $1.67 a day! Limited availability for transportation from Bryan, Burney, Jackson, Lincoln and Wilson Elementary Schools is only an additional $25 per semester per child. Additional fee assessed for late pick-up.
Don't wait! Space is limited!
A new Community Center is under development to replace the aging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. The design provides the City with its first municipal gymnasium and expanded programming space for all Plant City area residents to enjoy. We will keep you posted as the process moves forward.
July 9 - 30% plans and cost estimate are approved by the City Commission and the project gets the green light to move forward.
June 7: Link to a newspaper article
June 5 - Public Meeting: Graphics and fly-around animation were presented for public input. Link to the animation.
May 22 and May 29: An advisory Group of locals selected by the City Commissioners met with staff and the architects to develop a conceptual plan for the building siting on the property and a potential exterior appearance.
April 23: Architectural firm selected by the City Commission
March 27: Proposals from several architectural firms were received and reviews began.
February 12: City Commission authorized staff to proceed with an RFP for architectural services.
PLANTEEN RECREATION CENTER: Various programs are offered at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort Street.
Click this link for more information about the rec center or contact Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at the Planteen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-659-4256 to get information about the activities at the center!
The Plant City Tennis Center offers several youth programs during the school year:
- Lessons – unless noted differently, normally register early-mid month for the lessons which start the first week of the following month.
- Jr. Beginner Lessons – ages 8-14 – six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.
- Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – six classes over three weeks costs only $30 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
- Adult Beginners - six classes over three weeks costs only $60 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 pm.
- Team Tennis for Intermediate/Advanced Juniors – $80 per person per month – twice a week, check the Tennis Center for scheduling.
Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.