Happy Holidays From Parks and Recreation


Santa’s Calling - December 13, 2017

Register by Dec. 10 - The program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Santa’s calling this season! Kids can receive a call from “Santa’s Helpers” at Parks and Recreation between 5-8pm on Wed., Dec. 13. Registration due Sun., Dec. 10 by 5pm. 

Proceeds benefit youth recreation scholarships and programming. Register online, or complete the printable registration form and drop by Currents Aquatics Center; email it to us or mail to Parks and Recreation, 600 Cregg Ln, Missoula, MT 59801.

Printable registration form    Registration form in MS Word

Currents Dive-In Movie Night, Dec. 15

What do you get when you cross a popular animated film with waterpark fun? A Dive-In Movie, of course! Join us at Currents on Friday, Dec. 15, at 5 or 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $4 per person, children under 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult. Purchase advance tickets beginning Nov. 27 at Currents Aquatics Center, quantities are limited. 

Visit Currents or give us a call at 721-PARK (7275) to find out which fun family movie we’re showing! (Licensing agreements prevent us from advertising the movie name here.) No open or lap swim at Currents after 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.

School’s Out Adventure Day Camps

Dec. 22 and Dec. 26-29, 2017

Keep your child active and engaged over school breaks with our Adventure Day Camps! Please pack water, snacks, lunch, and winter clothing and boots. If your child needs winter snow clothing, we can help outfit them for the day. Call 721-PARK to register or register online.

 Ages 5-12
Location TBA
 Drop-off is 8-8:30am, and pick up is 5-5:30pm. 
 Fee includes all field trips and equipment. 
 $42/day or $35/day with CityCard
 $180/week or $150/week with CityCard

Celebrate First Night at Currents • December 31

Free swim at Currents Aquatic Center with a First Night button from 2 to 6pm. Celebrate 2018 with a wild ride on a waterslide! Try out the Kersplash climbing wall and warm up in the sparkling spa. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Currents Aqua-Discovery Camp • Dec. 26-29

Ages 7-12       Activity #3130511

Spend winter break in a warm climate—Currents! Camp includes instruction in Winter Water and Ice Safety, Snorkel and Fin, Water Polo, basic Lifeguard/CPR/First Aid skills, and other fun aquatic activities. 

Fee includes pizza lunch on Friday, all equipment and towels for the week. 

Meets Dec. 26-29, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration fee is $150 or $120 with the CityCard resident discount.  Call 721-PARK or register online.

Holiday Ice Skating Clinic
Dec. 26-28 • Ages 4-12

Glide your way to active outdoor fun this winter! Three, 1-hour lessons teach the basics of skating at Pineview Park. Bring your own skates. You can purchase affordable new & used skates at Hockey Wolf, 1010 North Ave W. Class dependent upon weather/ice conditions – call Parks & Recreation weather line at 541-7200 for updates. Registration fee is $30, or $24 with CityCard resident discount.

Activity # 1333600

Section 01 Ages 4-6 10 - 11am
Section 02 Ages 7-12 11am - 12pm

Christmas Ever Green • Dec. 26 - Jan. 15

Missoula Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division is inviting citizens to drop off their cut Christmas trees at area parks to be chipped and recycled into productive mulch. To recycle your tree, drop it at McCormick or Playfair parks through January 15, 2018.  Due to construction at Fort Missoula Regional Park, the Fort Missoula recycling site is closed this season.

Please remove all decorations from the tree, as trees that contain tinsel or other foreign objects cannot be recycled. Please do not leave yard waste or garbage at drop sites.

The Christmas Evergreen program recycled over 15,000 trees last year, conserving valuable landfill space.  

If you appreciate Christmas Evergreen and would like to donate to Trees for Missoula, visit Friends of Missoula Parks, or call 721-PARK. You may also mail donations to Parks and Recreation, 100 Hickory St., 59801.