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Belleville
City of Belleville
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Ph: 618-233-6810

CURRENT ACTIVITIES
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   Listed Below are the current Belleville Parks and Recreation Department Programs

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ALPHABET ACADEMY
Cost:  $110.00 per month (3 year olds)
           $120.00 per month (4 year olds)
Days:  3 year olds - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm
           4 year olds - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:15am - 12:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220 


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Please call the Nichols Community Center for more information and to start registration
618-277-9785

The Belleville Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a quality early childhood experience for your child, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually at the Nichols Community Center. Children are involved in hands-on learning through fine and large motor skill activities, dramatic play and creative arts, science, math and language experiences, cooking, and more. The program provides a stimulating learning atmosphere in large, well-equipped rooms and focuses on age-appropriate development of social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Child must be potty trained. We accept CHASI approved participants. Must have a pre-approval letter at the time of registration.



Belleville Parks and Recreation City of Belleville Baseball League Youth Baseball
BASEBALL IN BELLEVILLE
Ages:   5 - 12th Grade
COST:
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT (January)
T-BALL, ROBAT AND OPTIMIST LEAGUES:    $70.00    *JAYCEE LEAGUES:      $90.00

REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE (February & March)
T-BALL, ROBAT AND OPTIMIST LEAGUES:    $80.00    *JAYCEE LEAGUES:    $100.00

LATE REGISTRATION FEE (April & May)
T-BALL, ROBAT AND OPTIMIST LEAGUES:    $90.00    *JAYCEE LEAGUES:    $110.00
Phone:  618-233-1416


CLICK TO PRE-REGISTER NOW!
- TBALL LEAGUE
 
- ROBAT LEAGUE
 
- OPTIMIST LEAGUE
 
- JAYCEE JR TRAVEL LEAGUE
 
- JAYCEE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE
 
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We are bringing back the basics to baseball through positive competition, good  sportsmanship and skill development within a pressure-free environment.

Important Information:
- Jaycee leagues will have more scheduled games than T-Ball, Robat, and Optimist leagues.
- Participants are required to purchase SOLID GREY uniforms pants.
- T-Shirt & Cap provided.
- Register your entire team or sign up as an individual.
- Shirt sizes are guaranteed until April 3rd, 2017.
- Practices begin in May. Games are played during late May, June & July.
- A coach will contact you the beginning of May with practice information.
 



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3 ON 3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Grades:  1st - 8th  (Groups: 1st & 2nd,  3rd & 4th,  5th & 6th,  7th & 8th)
Cost:   $85.00 per participant
Site:    Nichols Community Center
            515 East D Street
            Belleville, IL  62220
Phone:  618-277-9785


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REGISTER NOW BEFORE SPOTS FILL!  (Click your child's grade)

1st & 2nd Grade League


3rd & 4th Grade League

5th & 6th Grade League

7th & 8th Grade League

We think 3 on 3 basketball is awesome for skill development at all age levels because... You get MORE touches on the ball (you're only sharing it with 3 players instead of 5). Six passes is an average possession in 3 on 3, meaning each player will have the ball at least TWICE every possession.You have more space to try new moves and practice new skills.Your defensive footwork and agility gets challenged because you have to cover more distance with fewer players on the court.You IMPROVE passing, dribbling, shooting, cutting, spacing, rebounding and defense.All players have equal opportunity to make plays and help their team win. 

-Evaluation Day: January 29th (Team placement based on skills)
-Each league will consist of 4 teams (4 to 5 players per team)
-Practices will be on weekday evenings starting the 2nd week in February.
-Games are played on Sundays at 10am. First game will be on Sunday, February 12th.
-Games consist of two 15 minute halves. 8 game schedule plus playoffs.

Volunteer Head Coaches are needed! Parents are encouraged to help coach their child’s team! Background check required. Head coaches will be reimbursed 50% of the registration fee when the season is over!

 




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BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP
Grades: 2nd - 6th
Cost:  $75.00 per session
Days: Sundays
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


The BPRD and Southern Illinois Storm have teamed up for a skills camp. Players will build basketball IQ, understand and develop proper footwork, increase hand and foot speed, instill ball handling skills, learn proper shooting mechanics, and establish skills to further advance playing ability.

 Click Dates to Register
 2nd & 3rd Grades
4th - 6th Grades
Session 1
Jan 8th - 29th
5pm - 6pm

Jan 8th - 29th
6pm - 7pm

Session 2
Feb. 5th - 26th
5pm - 6pm

Feb. 5th - 26th
6pm - 7pm

Session 3
Mar. 5th - 26th
5pm - 6pm

Mar. 5th - 26th
5pm - 6pm





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CALLS FROM SANTA
Ages: 3 to 8 years
Cost:  FREE
Days: Mon. Dec. 5th, Tues. Dec. 6th or Wed. Dec. 7th
Time: Between 5:50pm - 8:00pm

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Please return the attached form by:
  1. Email to:   
  2. Faxing to:  618-233-1449
  3. Mailing to: Mr. Santa Claus
                         C/O Belleville Parks & Recreation Dept.
                         510 West Main Street
                         Belleville, IL  62220

Submit Form to Belleville Parks and Recreation office no later then Friday, December 4th


The Belleville Parks & Recreation Department is
hosting CALLS FROM SANTA this year sponsored by Carpenter’s Local Union #662 and Turkey Hill Grange.  We will have special assistance from the
Downtown Belleville Optimist Club
, Belleville Jaycees and Belleville Rugby Club. All calls are made on a
First-Come-First-Served basis with priority given to Belleville residents.
  PARENTS – Please fill out
the attached call form as completely as possible noting both IMPROVEMENTS AND THE NEED FOR IMPROVEMENTS in each category relating to your child.  If your child becomes too shy/excited that
a conversation becomes difficult, please let Santa know and he will send a letter.

 




Belleville Parks and Recreation City of Belleville Daddy Daughter Dance
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Ages:   ALL
Cost:   $35.00 per couple ($15.00 for each additional child)
Time:   5:00pm - 8:30pm

Site:    Belleville West High School
            4063 Frank Scott Parkway West
            Belleville, IL  62226
Phone:  618-233-1416


REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS  ~ LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE  ~  MUST PRE-REGISTER  ~  LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/27/17 ( A late fee will apply)  ~  ABSOLUTELY NO WALK-INS WILL BE ADMITTED ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.

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Call to register now! 618-233-1416
 
It’s time again to spend a special night with your little princess. The Belleville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 12th annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Enjoy a pasta dinner from Seven Restaurant while listening and dancing to the sounds of music by Phil Elmore’s Mobile Music Machine. Each couple will receive ONE free commemorative photo taken by a photographer to make this an evening to cherish forever! Additional photos will be available for purchase.




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Dodgeball Night Belleville Parks and Recreation Department City of Belleville
DODGEBALL NIGHT
Ages: 8 to 13 years

Cost: $15.00 per child
Day:   Fridays
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220


Lace up your sneakers, stretch out those muscles, grab some friends and head to the Nichols Community Center for some good old fashioned dodgeball! We know playing hard will work up an appetite so we'll have pizza and soda for you too! Participants must be pre-registered! Call today to get in on all the fun!

Click Date to Register:
     
Friday, January 6
 
Friday, February 3
 
Friday, March 10
 
Friday, April 7
 
Friday, May 5





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DRAWING CLASS
Ages: 8+
Cost:  $45.00 per session
Day:   Mondays
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meet Site: Nichols Community Center
                   515 East D Street
                   Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785

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REGISTER NOW (click Session)
*Sessions are 4 Mondays
            

Session 1:   January  9, 16, 23, 30


Session 2:   February 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 3:  March 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 4:  April 3, 10, 24, May 1

Come test your hand at beginner cartoon drawing! Our instructor will demonstrate how to make your favorite characters while also adding their knowledge to help perfect your love of drawing. Must sign up at least 4 days prior to the class.






City of Belleville Parks and Recreation Easter Egghunt Bellevue Park Turkey Hill Grange
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Ages:  1 - 7 Years Old
Cost:   FREE
Date:   Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Site:    Bellevue Park
            401 Bellevue Park Dr
            Belleville, IL  62226
Phone:  618-277-9785


CLICK TO PRE-REGISTER NOW!

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You are invited to our Annual Egg Hunt at Bellevue Park on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. This event is FREE and open to the public and is co-sponsored with the Turkey Hill Grange. There will be cookies, punch, and prizes! Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny! Mark your calendars and come join us for a great morning of fun with the kids! This event will be held rain or shine, don’t forget your Easter Basket!

 




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GINGERBREAD 5K RUN/WALK
Ages: ALL
Cost:  Adult Long Sleeve T-Shirt       $22.00
           Youth Long Sleeve T-Shirt       $17.00
           Hoodie (Y & A) Only available until 11/3 $35.00
           RACE DAY FEE (T-Shirt only) $30.00
Day:   Saturday, December 3, 2016
Start Time: 8:30am
Meet Site:   Millennium Room at St. Elizabeth's Hospital
                    340 W. Lincoln St.
                    Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-233-1416

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VISIT WWW.GINGERBREADRUN.COM TO REGISTER NOW!
 
Free: Energy drinks, coffee, bagels, and fruit for all participants
Entertainment: Phil Elmore's Mobile Music Machine
Awards: Overall & Masters, Male and Female Champions: 3-Deep in each age category
Awards Presentation will be at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, 103 E. Main St., Belleville







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KARATE CLASS
Ages: 3's, 4 & 5's, and 1st - 4th Grade
Cost:  $35.00 per session for 3 year olds
           $50.00 all others
Day:   Saturdays
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785


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Learn the basic techniques of Karate at the Nichols Community Center from Sensei Ken Valentine. Karate emphasizes strength, endurance, and flexibility while promoting a variety of qualities; confidence, discipline, respect and defense.

Sessions Offered
 Click Dates to Register
3 Year Olds
4 & 5 Year Olds
1st - 4th Graders
Session 1
Jan 21 - Feb 25
10:00am - 10:30am

Jan 21 - Feb 25
10:30am - 11:00am

Jan 21 - Feb 25
11:00am - 11:50am

Session 2
Mar 18 - Apr 22
10:00am - 10:30am

Mar 18 - Apr 22
10:30am - 11:00am

Mar 18 - Apr 22
11:00am - 11:50am






Belleville Parks and Recreation City of Belleville Kids in Action Youth Activities
KIDS IN ACTION
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Cost:  $35.00 per child
Day:   Wednesdays
Time:  12:45pm to 1:30pm
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785 or 618-233-1416


A program that emphasizes exercise while having fun playing in a variety activities. Youngsters will participate in sports, games, and productive movement within a social setting.


CLICK SESSION TO REGISTER

Session 1: Jan. 4th - Jan. 25th
 
Session 2: Feb. 1st - Feb. 22nd
 
Session 3: Mar. 1 - Mar. 22nd






Belleville Parks and Recreation Ladies Night Out Paint Party

LADIES NIGHT OUT PAINT PARTY
Ages: 21 +
Cost:  $25.00 per night
Day:   Friday
Time:  6:30pm to 9:00pm
Site:   Bellevue Park Stone Lodge
           401 Bellevue Park Dr.
           Belleville, IL  62226
Phone: 618-277-9785 or 618-233-1416

CLICK DATE TO REGISTER
FOR THAT NIGHT

Friday, December 2nd

Art With Allie Paint Party is a great way to spend a night with friends or family and paint the night away! We provide instruction and the supplies, including the 12"x12" canvas. We are there to help you bring out your creative side to make your own or follow one of our designs.







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LITTLE DRIBBLERS BASKETBALL
Ages: 4 to 6 Years Old
Cost:  $60.00 per session
Day:   Saturdays
Time:  8:00am to 9:00am
Site:   Nichols Community Center
           515 E. "D" Street
           Belleville, IL  62220
Phone: 618-277-9785

Sessions Offered:

 
Session 1 - Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28


Session 2 - Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 3 - Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 4 - April 1, 8, 15, 22

A non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe basic basketball fundamentals. Players will learn how to dribble, pass, play defense, shoot, and box out. They will have 40 minutes of skills and drills then will have a 20 minute game to use them!



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LITTLE KICKERS SOCCER
Ages: 3 to 5 Years Old
Cost:  $65.00 per session
Day:   Saturdays
Site:   Laderman Park
           1105 Mascoutah Ave
           Belleville, IL  62221
Phone: 618-233-1416


Sessions Offered:

 
Session 1: 9:30am - 10:15am

Session 2: 10:30am - 11:15am

Session 3: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Little Kickers Soccer is a non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe soccer to pre-school age children. Each team will practice for the first 25 minutes and then take the field against another team during the last 20 minutes. Each player will receive a T-Shirt. Elite FT will have the instructors on site, no parent involvement needed.





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LITTLE SLUGGERS T-BALL
Ages: 3 to 5 Years Old
Cost:  $65.00 per session
Days: Saturdays
Site:   Laderman Park
           1105 Mascoutah Ave
           Belleville, IL  62221
Phone: 618-233-1416


Sessions Offered:

 
Session 1: 9:00am - 9:45am

Session 2: 10:00am - 10:45am


Session 3: 11:00am - 11:45am


Little Kickers Soccer is a non-competitive, co-recreational approach to teaching safe soccer to pre-school age children. Each team will practice for the first 25 minutes and then take the field against another team during the last 20 minutes. Each player will receive a T-Shirt. Elite FT will have the instructors on site, no parent involvement needed.


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NERF NIGHT

Ages:  5 - 13 Years
Days:   Fridays
Cost:   $12.00 per participant
Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Site:     Nichols Community Center
Phone: 618-233-1416 or 618-277-978
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CLICK DATE BELOW TO REGISTER:        
      
December 9      December 16      January 13      January 27

February 10      February 24      March 24      April 21      May 19

This has become one of the most popular games in the area! Come see what all the fun is about! Participants must provide Nerf Gun and Nerf Ammunition. Please make sure your equipment and ammo is marked. Pizza, soda and water will be served. Eye wear will be provided.


 


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ZUMBA
Cost: $60.00 per participant for 12 class pass
           $6.00 per single walk-in fee
Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (M & W)
           9:00am - 10:00am (S)
Site: Nichols Community Center
         515 E. "D" Street
         Belleville, IL  62220


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Perfect for everybody and every body! We take "work" out of the workout by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for a calorie burning dance fitness party. It's a total workout while learning popular dance moves and combining all elements of fitness. Call 618-277-9785 for more questions regarding class times.



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ZUMBA TONING
Cost: $60.00 per participant for 12 class pass
         $6.00 per single walk-in fee
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Site: Nichols Community Center
         515 E. "D" Street
         Belleville, IL  62220


REGISTER ON SITE

Combining targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba Moves to create a calorie-torching, strength training dance fitness-party!


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