Iredell County Parks & Rec Spring Programming

  

We are excited that our Spring programming season is here! We have a variety of program options for all ages, and hope you’d join us!

LITTLE EXPLORERS

Little Explorers is a way for children ages 2-6 (and their parent/guardian) to explore a local Iredell County park. Nature educators guide children to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Groups move slowly through the park, stopping often. In this way, children have time to notice the plants and animals around them. 

Dates for this program are April 7thMay 5thJune 2nd from 9am – 10am. Pre-registration is required. Registration is currently open.

$10 for the series.

PARKING LOT BINGO

BYO lawn chair and meet us at the back of the Iredell County Recreation Center (122 Grannis Ln, Statesville) parking lot. We will play rounds of both traditional bingo and other fun styles! Winners will get to choose from a selection of great prizes.

$7 for ten rounds of gameplay. All ages welcome. 

April 13th 11:30am – 12:30pm

Pre-registration is required. Registration is currently open.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Education isn’t confined to the classroom! Join us for the first of many environmental education programs at our Outdoor Education Center at Jennings Park!April 13th – Ecology

April 27th – Outdoor Living Skills

May 11th and 13th – Watershed

May 18th – NatureQuest

Pre-registration is required. 

Each program has a different age requirement. Ages range from 6-17.

FAMILY MOVIE SERIES at Iredell County Recreation Center (122 Grannis Lane, Statesville)

April 16th – Black Panther

May 21st – Onward

June 18th – The Goonies

Each $5 ticket includes an individual sized bag of popcorn.

Additional bags of popcorn, soda, and bottled water will be available for purchase as an add-on during registration, and during event check-in (cash only).

ARCHERY

The Youth Archery Program is taught by USA Archery Certified Instructors and is designed to educate local youths and teens about archery, with an emphasis on safety. Students will learn how to use recurve and compound bows, as well as archery safety, range set-up, and more. 

April 9th, 17th, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 22nd. Ages 8 – 17. 

Pre-registration is required. Registration is currently open.

WEEKDAY WALKERS: ACTIVE ADULT WALKING CLUB

The walking club will meet every Wednesday for eight weeks starting April 21st from 9-10am. 

We will gather at the front entrance of the Iredell County Recreation Center (122 Grannis Lane, Statesville, NC) each week.

Cost: $5.00 

EARTH DAY WORKSHOP – April 22nd

Recycled Crafts and a free tree seedling!

Ages 17 and under. Registration Opens March 22nd.

 $10 to register. Registration is now open.

TREE SEEDLING SALE

Purchase a 6-12″ American Red Bud (Pollinator Friendly) Tree Seedling to plant for Earth Day! This is a great activity for the family!

Order online NOW! $5 for each seedling.

FLOWER POT KIT

Celebrate Earth Day with a take home flower pot kit!

Kits are $10.00 each, multiple kits may be purchased. 

Each kit contains soil, a pot, and gerbera daisy seeds suited for indoor growing. Instructions for flower care will be included.

You may visit our website for more information at IredellParksandRec.com or register online at: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/iredell-county-nc/catalog

Be sure to register several days ahead- don’t miss the deadlines!

If you are interested in these sessions for your kids and you do not see options that work for your family (times, locations), please let us know! We may be able to offer other alternatives if there is enough need! Call us at 704-878-3103!

Author: Heather Gessler