Open gym basketball — Open gym basketball is for people high school age and older. It is held on Wednesdays at Watertown High School gymnasium. The gym is open on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. Program fee is $2/drop in or $20/season pass. Check in with gym attendant. Shower facilities are not available. You must change from street shoes to basketball shoes prior to entering the gym.

Winter Fun Day — Sign up children for winter fun Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Watertown Senior & Community Center. The group will be decorating cookies, doing crafts, playing games, coloring, having a trivia contest and lunch. Registration is open to children 6-12 years. Cost is $20/child city resident, $30/child non-city resident and $5/additional child. Must preregister. Register online at or at the Park and Rec Office.

Lifeguard class — This class is a must for all who are interested in becoming a lifeguard. Registration is currently being accepted and all registration materials including prerequisite requirements are available at the office and online. Participants must be 15 by the completion of this class. Class dates are Jan. 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2020 plus additional independent coursework is done online outside of class time. Fee is $200. Grants are available- contact the office for details. The required manual for the course is available online, but if a print copy is desired, there is a $40 fee. Registration deadline is January 8, 2020, and the course is filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online at or at the Park & Rec Office.

Basketball coaches wanted — The department is in need of coaches for 5th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball, which is held one or two weekdays per week after school, 3:30-5 p.m. in December/January. Salary is $10/hour. Applications should be turned in at the Park and Rec Office and can be found online at or picked up at the Park and Rec Office.

Run Turkey Run — Start planning now for this Thanksgiving Day Run. This event will take place at Riverside Park on Thursday, Nov. 28. A 5K through the streets of Watertown will begin at 9 a.m. and the Kids’ 1K will begin at 10 a.m. and be held within the parameters of Riverside Park. Register at This is an all-weather event.

Watertown High School intramural basketball — High school students will organize their own teams. Cost is $20/player. Registration material is available on the city’s website, online, Park & Rec office or the WHS Athletic Office. All materials are due on Dec. 11. There will be a captains meeting on Dec. 16 at 3:20 p.m. at the Watertown High School lecture hall. League will begin in January.

Ballet, tap and dance — The department offers this program on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning the week of Jan. 6. A variety of levels are offered beginning with three year olds. Register online at or at the Park and Rec Office.

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