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<br />Recreation Staff Report: <br /> <br />Skyhawks Basketball/Lacrosse Camps: Kids had the opportunity to participate in basketball and lacrosse <br />camps during the week of August 2-6. Each sport was offered as a half-day camp and kids were taught basic <br />skills of each sport. Camps were held at Mt. Erie Elementary. Participation numbers were between 20 -25 <br />participants in each camp. <br />Art Dash Fun Run: Staff coordinated the Art Dash Fun Run July 31 st. The event featured a kids 1-mile, 5k, and <br />10k with optional obstacles scattered along the way. We had 174 runners registered for this year’s event <br />which is significantly less than the numbers we saw in 2019 pre -pandemic. The event was re-tooled for 2021 <br />with shorter distances and obstacles runners could choose to navigate through. <br />Sailing Classes: Youth Beginner and Intermediate classes remain popular and continued to be held through <br />the month. We had one Adult Beginner class that was full. The summer learn to sail classes will conclude on <br />September 2nd. During the summer of 2022 we hope to build on the momentum we have gained through the <br />2021 class success. <br />Adult Co-ed Softball League: We had 11 teams registered for the league this summer season. Overall, the <br />league went well and was capped off with a season ending tournament on August 29th. There were a few <br />hiccups along the way this season, however staff was able to work through them. Players/teams were gratef ul <br />for completing the season on a positive note. <br />Kids R Best Fest: Staff worked with the Anacortes School District to provide some kid friendly activities, <br />games, and give away items at the district’s annual Ready to Learn Fair. Students and families als o had the <br />opportunity to get back to school supplies and information about community resources avail able to them. <br />Next year we hope are eager for Kids R Best Fest return in July. However, APRD would still like to have a <br />presence at the Ready to Learn Fair. <br />Youth Soccer League: With Fall approaching means soccer season is right around the corner. During J une and <br />July, registration was open. During the month of August, teams have been formed, volunteer coaches <br />recruited, and practice times scheduled. Travis h elped parks maintenance crew prepare fields for practices <br />starting the week of August 23. Games will begin September 11th with the season ending November 6th. <br />Adjustments are being made for game days to spread the parents and children out to meet county he alth <br />requirements. Soccer participation is hovering around 500 kids with about 50 teams this year. G reat to see <br />kids getting some exercise and socializing with teammates. <br />Outdoor Movie: Staff offered a Free Movie in the Park for families Thursday, August 26th, at Storvik Park. The <br />Recreation Department partnered with Marysville parks and recreation to u se their outdoor movie screen <br />and projector. High winds, low temperatures, and COVID concerns accounted for a reduction in numbers from <br />previous years. Staff plans to increase advertising for this event in the future. <br />Fall A-Town Publication: Staff has continued work on the Fall A-Town Publication this month. Editing the final <br />draft of the publication on August 27 th. The publication will have information about registering for youth <br />basketball, Mt. Erie Run, Wonderland Walk, Haunted Run, Breakfast with Sant a, and many more activities! <br /> <br />Dustin South, Recreation Manager <br />Travis Anderson, Recreation Coordinator <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Parks Maintenance Update: <br />Grand View Cemetery Expansion- Below is the latest schedule for phase Two of Grand View Cemetery <br />Expansion <br />-Aug. 31 Parks Crew is renting a Bobcat and Rock Rake for one week to prep the surface and get ready <br />for phase two.