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!
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West Branch Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for the following programs:
Camp in A Box(fee) June 1st-August 3rd
Every Monday the camper gets a box with the activities for the week. Here is what you get in the box: 1 activity to do indoors, 1 to do outdoors, 1 activity to do at a park or green space, 1 science experiment, 1 craft project, and other mystery items. There will be instructions to follow, however we will also have a couple of zoom times throughout the week so the kids can do the activities with the counselor. Starts June 1st and runs for 9 or 10 weeks, depending on the start of the school year. Themes are subject to change. If there are enough participants, zoom sessions and activities may be divided into different age categories. Payment is required with registration. Each box is $20 or pay a discount rate for the summer for $150.
Snack Time(fee)June 3rd-August 5th-Wednesday 10am
Get together with your friends and learn to make a few yummy snacks. We will have an ingredient and instruction list available on Monday if you want to provide your own food or let us deliver all the food supplies to you for a small fee. Some items we will make will be a variety of smoothies, mug snacks, and maybe even a make ahead supper for your family. $10 weekly supply delivery fee or $75 for all 10 weeks. Must be able to use a microwave safely or have an adult present that can assist.
CLUE(free) June 1st-June 14th
Are you a good enough detective to figure out which Parks and Library Department employee finally snapped? Who
did it? Where did they do it? What weapon did they use? Clues will be hidden in the town of West Branch to help solve
this crime. Be sure to maintain appropriate social distancing while you investigate.
Think you have solved the mystery?
50 Miles in 50 Day(free) June 12th-July 31st
This is a vitual race for adults and children. Complete your miles anytime throughout the program time period. Log one mile per day, log a couple at a time, or go the full distance on the last day…no matter what, keep moving. Exercise can be converted into miles using this formula # of Min/15 X .75 = Miles. Track your miles on the tracking log provided and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org when complete. Do you need an extra challenge? Complete as many sheets as you can in the 50 days. Each completed entry will be entered in a drawing for giveaways.
BINGO Bucket List(free) June 1st-July 31st
Don’t let COVID-19 ruin your summer fun. Take summer to a new level of exploration and excitement with the Bingo Bucket List summer program. This summer-long challenge is designed to help keep children and families busy with different activities throughout the summer. Fill up an entire card and receive a prize. Cards can be dropped off or emailed when completed. There will be 8 different cards available throughout the summer to keep everyone busy.
Click here to register for BINGO bucket list. Bucket List Bingo Card 1 Bucket List Bingo Card 2 Bucket List Bingo Card 3 Bucket List Bingo Card 4 Bucket List Bingo Card 5
TikTok Challenge(free) June 1st-June 28th
Get ready for some family fun and possibly a few laughs while completeing these challenges each week. Starting in June there
will be a different theme each week. Upload the TikTok/Video to the West Branch Park and Recreation facebook page to be
entered into a drawing each week and could get the chance to win a family prize.
Week 1 June 1st-7th- Family Dance Routine
Week 2: June 8th-14th Remake Childhood Photo
Week 3: June 15th-21st Favorite Team
Week 4: Family Talents
All submissions MUST be family friendly and appropriate!