Parks & Recreation


West Branch Parks and Recreation Department works to improve the quality of West Branch residents’ lives through parks, trails, and activities.  Residents can enjoy the 3.5 mile Herbert Hoover Trail, 3 parks (Wapsi Creek, Beranek, and Cubby Park), and other recreation activities such as;  youth soccer, t-ball, football, basketball, volleyball and more!

Parks & Recreation Capital Improvements Plan


Pay Registrations Online


Coaches and volunteers, please click here to complete your required background check. 

Activities

February 2020 WBPR Newsletter-Information regarding summer camps, activities, events, and swimming lessons.

West Branch Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for the following programs:

Park and Recreation Updates

  • Preschool soccer start date has been changed to at least April 13th(it was originally April 6th)-Mary 4th(makeup May 12th)
  • The Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th has been cancelled.
  • The MLB Pitch Hit Run and Home Run Derby scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled.
  • YSF 5th/6th Track season will not start until April 13th.  There will still be 3 meets.
  • Tot Time is suspended until at least April 15th.
  • Indoor walking and pickleball is canceled until next fall and basketball is suspended until the school reopens until April 13th.
  • Girls on the Run is on hold until at least March 27th.  This will probably be changed to April 13th later this week since we follow the school cancellation policy.
  • T-ball, baseball, and softball practices have no changes at the current time.  Games are not scheduled to start until mid to end of May.  Practices will not start until after April 13th.
  • As always, more coaches are needed for all of the sports this season.  More volunteer coaches allows me to break the kids into smaller teams.  Please consider helping!
  • Preschool t-ball and blast ball registrations will be available April 1st.  The season will be June either Monday evenings or Saturday mornings.  The information will be available April 1st.
  • I will keep registrations open until March 25th.
  • If any of the programs need to be cancelled, refunds will be issued.

 

2020 Miles in 2020-January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020.

Rules

1. Participants can register both individually and on 1 team.  Participants cannot be registered on multiple teams.
2. Teams can be up to 6 members.  Teams can be comprised of adults and children. Team names must be family friendly.
3. Team/individual submit monthly miles to Melissa Russell via email, phone, or text.  Participants can also enter their own miles directly to the spreadsheet.  Teams please add all your miles together before submitting them.
4.  Participants can submit weekly miles if preferred(whatever you need to do to stay motivated).
5. Only 1 member of a team needs to register team.  Please list team members.  Team members can be added throughout the year if they are not registered on another team.
6.  Individuals register and request to be added to an undetermined team.
7.  Miles can be accumulated through daily steps, running, walking, biking, swimming….  The rules are simple…JUST MOVE AND HAVE FUN!
8. Miles can be counted January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Youth Spring and Summer Programs

Preschool Soccer-Registration open until March 25!

  • Monday April 13(jersey handout and practice), April 20(practice and scrimmage), April  27(practice and scrimmage), May 5(practice and scrimmage)
  • All games and practices will be at Lions Field.
  • Volunteer coaches are needed.
  • Times subject to change based on players and coaches availability:
    • 5:30pm or 6:15pm
  • $35 registration fee if your need a jersey or $20 if you currently have a jersey.
  • Online registration.  Must enter payment confirmation before form can be submitted.
  • 2020 Preschool Soccer printable registration form.

K T-ball, 1st/2nd Grade Machine Pitch Baseball and/or Softball, 1st/2nd Grade Sunday League  Deadline March 25th! 

  • Kindergarten coed t-ball games will be Monday and/or Wednesday evenings starting May 18th.
    •  Makeup games will be on Fridays and coaches discretion.
    • Practice days and times are determined by the coach.
    • Volunteer coaches are needed.
    • Games will be at Cubby Park starting around 5:45pm.
    • All participants will get a shirt.
    • There are between 8-10 games a season.
    • Kindergarten Rules-coming soon
    • $40 fee
  • 1st/2nd grade machine pitch league games will be Tuesday and/or Thursdays starting May 19th.
    • Makeup games will be on Fridays and coaches discretion.
    • Practice days and times are determined by the coach.
    • Volunteer coaches are needed.
    • Games will be at Cubby Park starting around 5:45pm.
    • All participants will get a shirt.
    • There will be between 10-12 games a season.
    • 1st/2nd grade rules-coming soon
    • $40 fee
  • 1st/2nd grade Sunday League games will be played Sunday afternoons and early evening.
    • Games will be in various communities such as Anamosa, West Liberty, Tipton, Wilton and Solon.
    • Practice days and times are determined by the coach.
    • Volunteer coaches are needed.
    • There will be 5 Sunday games a season plus regular weeknight games in West Branch.
    • All participants will get a shirt.
    • 1st/2nd grade rules coming soon.
    • Schedule will be available in the middle of May.  Games will be around May 31-June 28th.
    • $60 fee(includes registration for weekday league and Sunday league
  • Kindergarten online registrationMust enter payment confirmation before form can be submitted.
  • 1st/2nd grade machine pitch league online registration-Must enter payment confirmation before form can be submitted.
  •  1st/2nd grade Sunday league online registration form-Must enter payment confirmation before form can be submitted.
  • 2020 Kindergarten and 1-2 grade summer ball registration form

3rd/4th grade baseball, 3rd/4th grade softball, 5th/6th grade softball Deadline March 25th!

  • 3rd/4th softball and 3rd/4th baseball
    •  Games will be in West Branch, Tipton, Wilton, Solon, Clarence, Mechanicsville, Anamosa and West Liberty Monday and Wednesday nights.
    • 1 Saturday or Sunday tournament in June.
    • Practice days and times are determined by the coach.
    • Volunteer coaches are needed.
    • All participants will get a shirt.
    •  Sliding equipment is required and facemasks are strongly encouraged.
    •  Rules-coming soon
    • Game schedule will be available at the beginning of May.
    • $50 fee
  • 5th/6th grade softball
    •  Games will be in West Branch, Tipton, Wilton, Solon, Clarence, Mechanicsville, Anamosa and West Liberty Tuesday  and Thursday nights.
    • 1 Saturday or Sunday tournament in June.
    • Practice days and times are determined by the coach.
    • Volunteer coaches are needed.
    • All participants will get a shirt.
    •  Sliding equipment is required and facemasks are strongly encouraged.
    •  Rules-coming soon
    • Game schedule will be available at the beginning of May.
    • $50 fee
  • 2020 3rd/4th grade baseball and softball online registration-Must enter payment confirmation before form can be completed.
  • 2020 5th/6th grade online softball registration-Must enter payment confirmation before form can be completed.
  • 2020 3rd/4th grade and 5th/6th grade softball and 3rd/4th grade baseball registration

Parks & Community Buildings & Locations

Reserve Locations:
Town Hall
Beranek Park Shelter
Heritage Square
Lions Field Shelter

City of West Branch Field Request Form(summer league fields, Lions soccer field, and volleyball courts at Beranek Park)


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