Video gaming leagues — The Park and Recreation Department has partnered with GG Leagues to bring video game leagues to the community. Choose to play in NBA2K21, FIFA21, Madden21, and/or Super Smash Bros. leagues. Each league will run for six weeks. Registration closes on Jan. 12. Winners receive GG Leagues medals and shirts. For more information and to register, go to https://www.ggleages.com/organization/city-of-watertown.
Winter Family Bingo — Enjoy spending time with family while completing a Bingo (or 2 or 3 or blackout). Each completed Bingo gives a participant a chance to win the grand prize – a Parks and Rec gift certificate. There is no fee for this activity. A Bingo sheet will be emailed to you after you register. Return the Bingo sheet to the Park and Rec Department Office drop box, or email it to email@example.com by Jan. 29. Registration is currently being accepted at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or by printing the registration flyer from our website at www.ci.watertown.wi.us and dropping it off, along with the registration fee, in the secure drop box at the Park and Recreation Department Office, 514 S. First Street.
2021 POOL SEASON PASSES — Season Passes are now available for 2021. Forms are available at the Indoor Pool or online at www.ci.watertown.wi.us. Individual Season Passes may be purchased online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com. Individual and Family Season Passes may be purchased by filling out the form and dropping it off, along with the fee, in the secure drop box at the Park and Registration Department Office, 514 S. First St. A reminder that Season Passes may not be purchased at the pools.
Ballet, Tap and Dance — The department offers this program on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning the week of Jan. 11, 2021. A variety of levels are offered, beginning with three-year olds. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or by printing the registration flyer from the city website at www.ci.watertown.wi.us and dropping it off, along with the registration fee, in the secure drop box at the Park and Recreation Department Office, 514 S. First St. Participants must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer. Parents will not be allowed to wait in the building during classes.
January Drive-in Family Bingo — Join the city for a fun family activity on days off from school. We’ll be playing Bingo – in our parking lot. A family will stay in the car, hear numbers over the car radio, keep track on Bingo sheets, and beep the horn when they get a Bingo. Staff will bring a prize to the winning car. Join us on Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Watertown Senior and Community Center. Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle, and pre-registration by Jan. 13 at noon is required. Additional information is available on our registration pages. Registration is currently being accepted at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or by printing the registration flyer from our website at www.ci.watertown.wi.us and dropping it off, along with the registration fee, in our secure drop box at the Park and Recreation Department Office, 514 S. First St.
Indoor pickleball court — The Riverside Park Dance Floor will house one pickleball court for one hour rentals. Net and court will be supplied, but participants must bring their own balls and rackets. Maximum of 6 participants per time slot. Please note that play will be altered due to the 10’ ceiling, there is no heat, so the temperature will be very cool, and there are no bathrooms available. Courts are available 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Rental Process: 1. Reserve court space online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com; 2.Pick up a key at the Watertown Park and Rec Department Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; 3. Weekend rentals must be made/key picked up by 4 p.m. on Fridays; 4. Key must be returned immediately after play to the Park and Rec Office drop box outside of the front doors. Fee is $10/city residents or $15/non-city residents. Covid Restrictions: Symptom check prior to participating. Social distance while sitting out. Face masks are required to be worn per the Governor’s order.
Youth archery — The Watertown Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Tom Theder Memorial and Watertown Archery Club, is offering instruction in archery for boys and girls ages 8-18. The Archery Club is providing a number of certified instructors to make this experience as meaningful as possible. All needed equipment will be provided by the Archery Club. Those who have bows are free to bring them. Face masks will be required. 8-11 year olds meet Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 from 6-7 p.m. 12-18 year olds meet Tuesdays, Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 from 7-8 p.m. New student orientation will be on Cost is $36/city resident or $54/non-city resident. Registration is currently being accepted at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com.
Indoor pool activities — The indoor pool is open for adult lap swim/deep water aqua jogging times. Appointments in advance are required by registering online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com. Appointments are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drop-in visits are not permitted. Forty-five minute time slots are available, with a maximum of one swimmer per lane. Symptom screenings are performed at the entrance, and face masks must be worn in the facility when not in the pool water (participants must provide their own face masks). Social distancing is required. Locker room facilities are closed/changing facilities are not available. Participants need to wear a swimsuit to and from the pool. Cost is $4 or a season pass.
Individual swim lessons — Swim lessons are being offered. One can work independently with a swim instructor and create a personalized swim plan. Practice and learn skills, meet goals, and have fun in the pool water. Lessons are 40 minutes long and held during scheduled lap swim times. Participants and instructors will coordinate their schedules to find dates/times that work for both, and work with the Park and Recreation Department to reserve available pool space. Swim instructors remain on the pool deck/social distance and wear a mask. Children must be accompanied and assisted in the water during the lesson by their parent/guardian unless the child meets skills/proficiency and safety requirements. Fee is $75 for three lessons for city residents/$112.50 for non-city residents, or $120 for six lessons for city residents/$180/non-city residents. For more details and to register, go to the online registration site at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com.