Hiring: Looking for a summer job? The department is looking for staff to fill a variety of positions, including lifeguards and waterslide attendants. For job descriptions and to apply, go to the City website at www.ci.watertown.wi.us.
Learn Disc Golf: Children ages 9-12 may register. This program will meet at Brandt/Quirk Park, Tee Pad #1 on Mondays, April 3-May 22, 2023 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Cost is $40/city resident and $60/non-city resident. Fee includes a disc to keep. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or at the Park & Rec Office.
Puzzle Hustle: This program will be held at your house over the March 24-April 2 time period. The winner with the fastest time will receive a 2023 Watertown Aquatic Center Family Pool Pass! Cost is $25/city resident and $37.50/non-city resident. Participants will keep the puzzle. Deadline is Friday, March 24, 2023. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or at the Park & Rec Office.
Watertown park passport: Travel around the city and complete your 2023 Watertown Park Passport. Starting during spring break (March 24)-April 30 answer park specific questions at each of the 23 locations. Return completed passport to the Park & Rec by Friday, May 5. Families that submit a completed passport will be entered into a drawing for a Park Adventure Kit. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or at the Park & Rec Office.
Rock River Day Camp: Calling all kids, 4K-5th Grade graduates. This year’s program offers week-long sessions of arts and crafts, sports, drama, music, nature study, and more activities. Cost is $125/week. Extended care available for $25/week. Late fee of $10/week if not paid on time.
Rock River Day Camp junior leaders: Junior Leaders support Day Camp staff and assist with activities and events. Kids who have completed 6th through 8th Grades are eligible. Cost is $75/week.
Summer swim lessons: Swim lessons are being offered with classes scheduled throughout the summer. Registration for this program will begin on Monday, April 3. Registration priority is as follows: 1. Online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com; 2. mail in, drop off of the registration form — must include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a confirmation of lessons (fee must accompany each registration); or 3. in person at the Park & Rec office
Adult summer softball leagues: The department will be accepting team registration for its Adult Summer Softball Leagues beginning on March 3rd. Continental and EZ Pace Leagues are on Monday nights, May through August. For further information and to register teams, go online to https://watertownwi.recdesk.com/ or stop at the Park & Rec Office. Deadline to submit team fees and rosters: April 17.
Park reservations: All citizens who would like to reserve a park shelter in the 2023 season should submit a request online via RecDesk www.watertownwi.recdesk.com or stop down to the Parks & Recreation office at 514 S. First St. All rental fees are due at the time of reservation. The department takes cash, check and credit card.
Spring break family bingo (March 27 at 1 p.m.): Each participant will receive one Bingo packet. Ten rounds will be played at the Watertown Senior and Community Center. Refreshments will be available. Prizes will be awarded during each Bingo round. Entrance fee of $5 per participant. Pre-registration for this event is required by Monday, March 27, at 8 a.m.
2023 pool season passes: Aquatic Center, Indoor Pool and Combination Indoor/Outdoor Pool Season Passes are now available for 2023. Forms are available at the Indoor Pool, Park and Rec Office, or online at www.ci.watertown.wi.us. Season Passes may be purchased online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com, a reminder that Season Passes cannot be purchased at the pools.
Spring youth soccer (4K — Grade 8): Register now for the upcoming season of youth soccer. Boys and girls grades 4K-Grade 8 may register. Games will be held at the Brandt/Quirk Soccer Complex. 4K Kickers and the Youth Soccer Leagues are set to begin Saturday, April 22. Registration deadline is Monday, March 20 for Youth Soccer and Monday, April 10 for 4K Soccer. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com.
Youth baseball/ girls fastpitch softball registration: Watertown Parks & Recreation Department provides kids ages 5-14 the opportunity to participate in summer baseball and girls fastpitch softball. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Register online at https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or at the Park & Rec Office. Registration deadline is April 3.
Facebook and Instagram — Check Facebook (Watertown Park and Rec Dept) and Instagram (@watertownparkrec) for programs and events, as well as updates and cancellations.
For more information and to register for these and other programs, go to https://watertownwi.recdesk.com or stop at the Park and Rec Office, 514 S. First Street. A reminder to please see the current city COVID-19 guidelines for vaccinated/non-vaccinated people.
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