Spring/Summer 2013 Community Recreation Guide
The Spring/Summer 2013 Community Recreation Guide can now be viewed online
As you read through the Spring/Summer edition we hope you have noticed that it is continuing to undergo a face lift. The goal is to create a more user friendly guide for residents by providing a Community Recreation Guide with a magazine feel. The new and improved guide will now be printed three times a year, in full color, on improved paper stock and will include information from other city departments. The upgrade will allow the guide to act as a one stop, find all, publication featuring human interest stories, and information about the City of Westerville. The new guide is intended to be more user friendly featuring color coordinated pages. This layout will provide more efficiency for users in finding specific programs and information.
The Spring/Summer Guide features programs that take place from March-August. Online registration will be as follows:
- Online Resident Registration - Friday, March 1 at Noon
- In-Person Resident Registration - Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Online Open Registration - Sunday, March 3 at Noon
- In-Person Open Registration - Monday, March 4 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Online Resident Registration - Friday, May 3 at Noon
- In-Person Resident Registration - Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Online Open Registration - Sunday, May 5 at Noon
- In-Person Open Registration - Monday, May 6 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
The Fall 2013 programs will be featured in the guide available in August 2013.
The quality and change to the layout of the Community Recreation Guide is intended to help enhance and provide a more user friendly guide for Westerville residents. Comments and suggestions are welcomed as upgrades and changes to the Community Recreation Guide move forward.
How to use the new guide format:
In an effort to make continuous improvements to the Community Recreation Guide, the Parks and Recreation Department has updated and enhanced the Guide starting with the Fall edition. In addition to the Around the City section, the new layout will streamline programs into five categories with the addition of a Community Events section. The new categories are as follows:
Healthy Active Lifestyle - (Formerly Fitness & Wellness, Sports, Water Aerobics and Sports/Fitness activities from Preschool, Youth and Adult sections)
Creative Arts - (All arts, crafts, music, dance, and cooking classes from Preschool, Youth and Adult sections)
Continuous Learning - (All educational classes from Preschool, Youth and Adult sections plus Access to Recreation)
Prime Time - (Formerly the Senior Center section of Adult Education which now has tons of more information, classes and events.)
Each Category is then broken down into sub-categories based on the type of class. Under each sub-category you will find a Preschool, Youth and Adult section, if classes are available in each.
Examples: If you searched for Jumpin’ Jelly Beans, Toddler Time or Kids Fitness Fun in the previous Preschool section, you can now find them in the Let’s Move section of Healthy Active Lifestyle. Archery, Kids in Karate and High School Basketball, previously in the Youth section can now be found in the Sports section of Healthy Active Lifestyles. Hands of Toddler Fun and Sloppy Saturdays previously in the Preschool and Youth sections are now found in the Be Creative section of Creative Arts.
These changes will allow the department to highlight the diversity and vast number of programs offered through Parks and Recreation enabling citizens to search for classes based on interest and age.
Please enjoy the ease of use of the improved Guide. As always, if you have questions please call the Community Center at (614) 901-6500.