Register for City of Sparks Spring Adult Softball League
Head to the ballpark this spring and take part in the City of Sparks Adult Softball program. Leagues are available for men and women age 18 and older. There are opportunities for beginners on up to tournament players and seniors.
Choose from men’s, women’s, and coed leagues. Teams play one night per week for a total of 10 games. The registration fee is $575 per team. There is also a softball league for senior players, 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ and women’s 50+. The cost for senior league teams is $400.
All of the league games will take place April through June at Golden Eagle Regional Park and Shadow Mountain sports complexes. Game times are between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Registration for the softball program is held at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd. Office hours are Monday/Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you are looking to play softball, but need a team, call (775) 353-2385 to have your name placed on an interest list.
Dog Training to begin March 6 in Sparks
Curb your dog’s bad habits and establish good conduct through a six-week obedience class taught by professional dog trainer, Guy Yeaman. Participants will learn how to teach their pet to sit, stand, stay, heel, and master other commands.
Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sparks Parks and Recreation Gymnasium, 98 Richards Way. The next session begins on March 6 and runs through April 10, 2017. Cost per session is $98 or $82 for residents of Sparks.
Current shot records (rabies, parvo, and distemper), training collar, and fabric or leather leash required.
Register online at www.sparksrec.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Recreation Office at (775) 353-2376.
Keep Flood Prevention Measures in Place
As a reminder, the National Weather Service and the City of Sparks are asking businesses and residents prone to flooding to keep flood prevention measures in place, to include sandbags, for the foreseeable future. Flooding is possible in the days to come as unsettling weather continues.
Community members can also help reduce the threat of flooding by keeping street gutters and storm drains free of debris, ice, and snow so storm water can easily access the storm drainage systems.
To report major street flooding, contact the Sparks Police dispatch at (775) 353-2231.
Lifeguard Training Class to be held March 20-24 in Sparks
Become a certified lifeguard through the Sparks Parks and Recreation Department’s American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program. A spring session will be held Monday – Friday, March 20-24, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.
The cost for the Lifeguard Training program is $180 ($150 for residents of Sparks). The registration fee includes instruction, course materials, and an administration fee. Financial assistance is available for youth who cannot otherwise participate in the program due to financial limitations. For more information, call (775) 353-2385.