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Annapolis Recreation and Parks

Jul 29, 2011 08:46PM ● By Anonymous


“5 in July” picture challenge There are only three more days to get your submissions in!
APRD is challenging you to a “park & picture” challenge… we want you to visit at least five parks, trails or open spaces in the City of Annapolis during July. All you have to do is visit a public area in the City of Annapolis, take a picture of yourself in front of the park or trail sign and then e-mail the pictures to ARPD. It’s that easy! See details in the Parks section below!

Child Care Positions Available
There are two part time positions available for the upcoming school year. To learn more information, go here. An application can be obtained online.

We're already talking about fall – the Fall Program Guide is almost out AND registration begins on Monday (August 1st)!
For those that register for a first session fall program or class during the month of August, you will receive a 10% discount. You can’t pass up this offer! The printed version will be distributed to subscribers of the Sunday Capital newspaper on Sunday, August 7th. You may also view it online at


Adult Sailing School (age 18+) – two Saturdays in August
Join the favorite pastime of Annapolis with Annapolis Sailing School! This two Saturday beginner class will teach basic sailing skills using hands-on learning in a small class environment. Course will take place at Annapolis Sailing School located at 7001 Bembe Beach Road in Annapolis.
Saturday, August 6th and Saturday, August 13th, 12 – 2 p.m.
City of Annapolis Resident $88 / Non-Resident $110 
# 4465

Revolution Kids Community Bike Shop – two dates in August
Come tinker in our fully functional kids bike shop! Through this program, experienced mechanics help diagnose and repair bikes for youth. Cost is $15 plus the cost of any supplies that you use from the shop (for example brake cables, gear cables, tubes.) Kids will work with our lead bike mechanic Corporal Craig Medley of the Annapolis Police Department Bike Patrol. For more information or to sign up, please contact Jennifer Bistrack at
Saturday, August 6th and Saturday, August 13th, 8 a.m. – noon
Cost is $15


Child Care in City elementary schools – 2011-2012 school year information
Information is now posted online for child care during the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please contact Caryn Walaski at

Truxtun Park Day Camp – one more session -- Session IV begins on Monday!
Licensed through the State of Maryland, each session includes sports, rock climbing, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips and picnic lunches! Swim lessons are Monday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch are included (or your child may bring a bag lunch) and each camper receives a T-shirt. Camp is held at PMRC and extended-day program is offered.
Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Session IV - August 1-12, # 4433
City of Annapolis Resident $210* per 2-week session / Non-Resident $262* per 2-week session
Extended-day:  AM 7-8:30 a.m. and PM 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Extended-day program cost per session:  $34 for AM and $32 for PM

Aquatics – to reach the pool directly, please call 410.263.7928

Truxtun Park Penguins – end-of-season banquet is tomorrow evening, Friday, August 29th
The Truxtun Park Penguins swim team had a very successful 2011 season! We invite you check out their achievements on the swim team page for the regular and championship meet results. Their summer banquet will be held tomorrow from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Truxtun Park Pool. We thank all of the families involved with this season for their support!

Last Session of Swim Lesson begins on Monday – held at the Truxtun Park Pool
Session 4 swim lessons will be held August 1-8, for all ages and abilities, can be found on p. 7-8 of the Summer Program Guide Pool hours of operation and fees can be found online.

Dog Days of Summer Save the Date now for this September event!
Your dogs can have their day to drool in the pool at the end of the summer. We’re bringing back this popular dog-paddle event! Proceeds benefit the ARPD Scholarship Fund. Wednesday, September 7th, 4 – 7 p.m., Truxtun Park Pool. $10 per dog to be paid at the pool entrance. 
• Well-behaved dogs over the age of 6 months old are welcome
• No dogs in heat
• Owners need to provide current proof of vaccination certification before dog is allowed in pool
• Owners are responsible for any mess created by their dog
• One dog per human for adequate supervision

Stanton Community Center(

REC Extended Hours Program (ages 6-12) – ongoing through summer
This fun program provides summer enrichment activities such as games, sports, swimming twice per week, field trips, educational activities and art classes directed by the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA). Free lunch and breakfast are included!
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
City of Annapolis Resident $164 / Non-Resident $205 
# 4379 Stanton Community Center

Annapolis City Parks July is National Park and Recreation Month… get out and Rock Your Park!

“5 in July” parks and trails picture challenge Just one more weekend to participate in this fun activity! Submit by Monday!
Our “park & picture” challenge… visit at least five parks, trails or open spaces in the City of Annapolis during July and take some pictures! Just go to public area in the City of Annapolis, take a picture of yourself in front of the park or trail sign and then submit the pictures It’s that easy! When you e-mail your pictures, please include the date you visited the park/trail, the name of the people in the picture, their city of residence and other noteworthy information about your park/trail experience. The person that submits the most pictures will win a FREE rock climbing wall *session at PMRC! (*During open climb hours.) If there is a tie, there will be a drawing to select the winner. Please submit at least 5 pictures to be eligible to win. Pictures must be received by 8 a.m. on Monday, August 1st.

Geocache for National Park and Recreation Month!
Truxtun Park is home to a Geocache Ranger Rick outdoor activity for families! Geocaching is a growing phenomenon that combines a real-life, outdoor treasure hunt with GPS-enabled technology. This Ranger Rick wildlife-themed geocaching adventure is the first to be implemented by the City of Annapolis. Geocaching is free, family fun and this one is geared for kids (ages 6-14) and their families. For more information, about Geocaching, please visit Look for details about the Truxtun Park geocaching on the Department’s Web pages, stop by PMRC to pick up a “passport” or contact Marisa Wittlinger for more information

Harbormaster's Office

On Friday, July 1st, the City’s Harbormaster’s Office became apart of Recreation and Parks. The Harbormaster's office is responsible for ensuring the safe and enjoyable use of navigable city waters, including Weems Creek, Spa Creek, parts of the Severn River, Annapolis Harbor and Back Creek. The office manages public moorings for transient boaters, annual moorings for residents and non-residents, 1,500 feet of bulkhead and 17 slips at City Dock, approximately 18 miles of shoreline and the use of various park docks and street endings by boaters. In addition, the office has various other duties:
• maintains the City’s waterfront assets – watching over the maritime ecology of the City
• works with other agencies to insure homeland security from the water side
• contributes to special events planning and hosting
• reports to the Mayor on community maritime issues
Dock and mooring rates can be found online. If you have any questions, please contact the Harbormaster’s Office directly at 410.263.7973 or