Fall Youth Soccer — Fall youth soccer information will be posted on the city’s Facebook Page, city’s website and recdesk online registration software. Information will be available soon.
4K Kicker’s Soccer — The department is currently accepting registration for the fall soccer program targeting boys and girls eligible for 4-year-old-Kindergarten. Must reach age 4 by Sept. 1. This program will be a combination of instruction and scrimmaging and be held on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 12-Oct. 17. The registration deadline is Aug. 24. A late fee will be added to the cost after Aug. 24. People can register either in the Parks & Recreation office or online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com/.
Indoor Pool – Plans are in progress to open the Indoor Pool for adult Lap Swim times Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-1 p.m. beginning in August. Appointments in advance will be required by registering online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com. Drop in visits will not be permitted. One hour time slots will be available, with a maximum of one swimmer per lane. Symptom screenings will be performed at the entrance, and face masks must be worn by all in the facility when not in the pool water (participants must provide their own face masks). Social distancing will be required. Locker room facilities will be closed/changing facilities will not be available-please plan to wear your swimsuit to and from the pool. Cost is $4 or a season pass.
Summer Youth Kickball — Kickball is open to boys and girls ages 7-12 years. This program meets at Brandt/Quirk Park Baseball Diamonds 3 and 5, 600 Carriage Hill Drive, on Tuesday Evenings, Aug. 4-25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $20/city resident and $30/non-city resident. Forms are available at the Park & Rec office or register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com.
Rock River Day Camp — A Rock River Day Camp at Riverside Park is open to children who are 4K graduates through fifth grade graduates. New this year is that the camp is being held in two-week increments. Activities include field trips, arts and crafts, sports, drama, music, nature study, and more. The city also has a program for Junior Day Camp Leaders — kids who have graduated sixth through eighth grades can be a part of camp and learn a new role as an assistant. Registration is now being taken for both programs. Check online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com to find more information and to reserve a child’s space.
Kayaks are here — Reserve online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com on a first-come, first-serve basis. Weekday reservations must be done by 4 p.m., weekend reservations must be made before noon on Fridays. Available hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $10/hour for city residents and $15/hour for non-city residents. Coast Guard approved lifejackets are required to be worn, and lifeguards will not be on duty. Must be at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license to rent without a parent or guardian; children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Kayaks will be used only on the Rock River between the lower and upper dams in the City of Watertown.
Senior Center Programming Activities — Watertown Senior Center programming activities (including bingo, card games, movies, wii bowling, scrabble, etc.) remain suspended. However, the Watertown Senior Center is allowing independent walking and use of stationary exercise equipment for seniors on a limited basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. One-hour time slots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of five walkers and five exercisers per time slot. Face masks (participants must provide their own) must be worn and social distancing will be in effect. Sign up in advance is required. Call 920-262-8080 for more information and to reserve a time slot.
Park Amenities Update — The city has added a limited number of tennis courts at Brandt/Quirk Park, along with Clark Park and Riverside Park tennis courts, skate park, batting cages at Washington and Brandt/Quirk Parks, and the disc golf course at Brandt/Quirk Park are open.
The city is instituting a 10-person limit while exercising social distancing at all times. For tennis, only singles play will be permitted, no doubles play, along with a one-hour time limit per court.
Reserve a batting cage and court time on the recdesk website (https://watertownwi.recdesk.com). Watch the Facebook page for updates.
Discount Tickets Available — The department offers tickets to area attractions at a substantial savings off the regular price. These tickets may be purchased in the office during business hours. Attractions include the Milwaukee Zoo, Noah’s Ark and Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.