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Parks and Recreation Update <br />May 2021 <br />Recreation Staff Report: <br /> <br />First off would like to give “big thank you” the Anacortes School District 103 for working with us to provide <br />gym space for several of these spring programs. <br />Egg Hunt: Staff ran a modified version of the annual egg dash for April 4th 8am-10am. The event took place at <br />multiple parks including Storvik, Kiwanis, Tursi, Causland and Washington Park. Moving the event to multiple <br />parks allowed for smaller group sizes to meet state health requireme nts to provide this popular annual <br />activity. Some parks had more visitors than others, but overall it was a great success. <br />Youth Volleyball: The youth volleyball league for children 3 rd-6th grade, began April 13th. Staff planned a <br />modified league following the state health guidelines, we currently have 44 participants registered for the <br />league. The season is scheduled to end May 13 th <br />Youth Track and Field: The youth track and field program for children 1 st-6th grade, will begin May 10th. The <br />program has been modified to meet state health guidelines. We have met the capacity of the league with 120 <br />registrations. The program will end May 24th. <br />Co-Ed Youth Flag Football: We have offered flag football programs/camps in the past but will be the first time <br />offered as a “league.” Over the years more and more parents/participants have requested a program like this. <br />It will be geared for children 1st-6th grade, begin May 12th. The recreation staff is partnering with the <br />Anacortes High School football team to offer a developmental league to teach the fundamentals of football. <br />Staff has planned a modified league following the state health guidelines, we currently have 44 participants <br />register for the league. The season is scheduled to end June 11 th <br />Adult Recreation League: Staff planned an adult recreation league. The league allowed for participants to <br />compete in a different sport every week. We did not have enough interest to run this program and it was <br />canceled. <br />A-Town Publication: The Summer A-Town publication is scheduled for distribution May 18th. The publication <br />includes information for all summer 2021 recreation programs. Staff has planned to open registration for the <br />2021 program offerings around May 19 th. Some (but not all) of the programs that will be offered are Survivor <br />Camp, Learn to Sail Classes, Pee Wee Athletics, Fall Soccer League Registration, Art Dash Fun Run, Adult Co -ed <br />Softball, and more! <br />Fall Soccer: The Skagit Valley Youth Soccer Association voted at their most recent meeting to change the age <br />cut-off from “Birth Year” to “School Age Year”. This means the age cut -off will be August 31st instead of the <br />previous December 31st . This brings age divisions more inline with kids playing with other kids in their own <br />grade instead of potentially kids two grades older/younger. APRD staff have adopted the same age cut -off <br />date for the City League as well. Soccer registration for the fall 2021 season will open in mid -May. <br />Depot Plaza Restroom: Ribbon cutting was on April 7, 2021. The restroom is officially open for public use. Just <br />in time for the Farmer’s Market busy season to start back up. Thanks to Skagit County for providing the grant <br />and City staff for making it all come together. <br /> <br />Dustin South, Recreation Manager <br />Travis Anderson, Recreation Coordinator <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />