Dear Community Center Member,
Wow, what an awesome 2022 season! Since the Community Center reopened March 31st , we have been busier than ever and cannot thank you enough for your support and membership! So much has happened since the renovation. Fun City and the new outdoor playground have been great additions to the Community Center. The swimming pool and spa continue to be a favorite along with the basketball court and weight room!
If you had a membership prior to the renovation, your membership was automatically extended through December 31, 2022. This letter is a reminder to renew your membership to the Community Center. New this year, you can include the 2023 Family Aquatic Center season by purchasing a joint membership. The membership sale will be from January 2-22 with 20% off all memberships, excluding daily admission and coupon books.
For members who purchased an annual membership during the reopening sale from March 31-April 30, 2022, we will be offering a membership sale for you too from March 31-April 30, 2023. This sale will only include a prorated 9-month membership or joint membership to get back to our January or September sale schedule.
A bonus of the Community Center Family Membership is the new child supervision of Fun City, MondayFriday 5-8pm during regular hours and 5-6pm during summer hours! This will allow parents the freedom to enjoy the Community Center’s amenities while Youth Program Supervisors watch their children in Fun City (parents must remain in the Community Center and the child must be potty trained). Fun City Watch is first come, first serve with a maximum of 10 children at once. There will be a onehour time allotment per child participating in Fun City Watch. If you wish to send your children to Fun City Watch so you can work out, inform the Front Desk Supervisor and they will give you a Watch Pass.
Additional Parks and Recreation news for 2023… The Community Center will be getting new windows on the west side of the building and Fun City will be getting a new indoor play structure. The lower-level restrooms are being remodeled to become ADA compliant. The Family Aquatic Center is getting a new hot water heater. The Parks department is getting a new truck, new sidewalks and additional parking for the new Peyton Parker Lane playground at Mincks Park. Levitt Stadium is in the design and engineering phase of a potential transition of natural turf to artificial turf.
The Ballpark Complex continues to thrive with 16 scheduled tournaments in 2023. We are still accepting sponsorships for the upcoming season. If you are interested in a sponsorship, please check out our website: www.yorkparksandrec.com or contact me.
The Auditorium continues to be utilized daily by noonball (pick-up basketball games), pickleball and Open Rec. Open Rec hours are Monday-Friday 5-8pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm and Sundays 1-5pm. These times are based on the rental schedule so make sure you check the website for availability. The Auditorium has seen an increase in rentals and reservations since the renovation!
The Anna Bemis Palmer Archive and Classroom will open at its new location, 520 North Grant Avenue, on January 4th with regular visiting hours of Wednesdays 6-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment please contact Genevieve Tonniges at email@example.com. Be on the lookout for new events such as a picture drive, planning your field trip and monthly press releases related to the collection!
YPR is excited to see what 2023 will bring!
Director of Parks and Recreation
York Nebraska Parks and Recreation
211 E 7th St.
York, NE 68467