The 2021 Summer Park and Recreation program will officially begin at 9am on Tuesday, June 8, at the lower shelter house at 18th Street Park.  Sessions will take place each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and will run through Friday July 30.


Due to ongoing concerns from COVID-19, this year’s program will be shaped differently than in previous years and we hope to receive full cooperation from parents and guardians in making this year’s program a success!


Unlike previous years where we offered one session from 9-11am, we are breaking the program into two sessions per day.  This is our attempt to reduce potential exposure and make it easier on our staff- Denai Sicard and Grace Schuetter- to monitor the kids and handle the activities.  Session times are 9-10:15am and 10:45-12:00.  The thirty-minute interval will allow all the children to picked up and provide the staff with ample time to disinfect the area before the second session begins.  All children, at least initially, will be required to wear masks, unless proper spacing can be maintained.  Staff will make that determination for each session.


Also new this year, again for safety purposes, all children must be registered for a session before they can attend the Park and Rec program.  You may contact Ferdinand Town Manager Chris James to register your child at 812-367-2282 or by email at  Space per session will be limited to no more than 18 children, and are already filling up, so please get registered as soon as possible.  Additionally, when dropping off your children, parents/ guardians/ babysitters must sign in the kids or they will not be allowed to participate in that day’s event.  Also, if a child has not been previously registered, but are dropped off, they will not be able to take part and will not be monitored by staff.  In the event a child is not feeling well, we ask they be kept home, to avoid any contact issues.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but again we are acting in the safest manner possible, for your children and our employees.


For more information about the summer recreation programs, contact Chris James at (812) 367-2280 ext. 2.