Youth Activities

The Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, programs, events, and camps for youth including swim lessons, basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, taekwondo, Downtown Tot Town, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, Winter Blast, Spring Blast, Summer Blast Day Camps, and more.  Activities are held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 20 West State Street, and indoor swim lessons are held at the Pleasant Hill Pool behind the Central Rivers AEA Building located at 909 S 12th Street (enter the South Driveway to the Southwest pool door), outdoor swim lessons are held at the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center.  Use the links on the left to see programs currently offered.

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  1. May to August Programs (Spring/Summer)
  2. September to December Programs (Fall)
  3. January to April Programs (Winter)

Outdoor Swim Lessons
Red Cross guidelines are followed.  Outdoor swim lessons are for anyone from age 3 through adult.

Summer Blast Day Camp
Summer Blast is lead by experiences staff and available for youth entering grades K through 6. Parents should fill out the required registration form and submit to the Parks and Rec office.  Only 125 spots per week.  Register early as spots are only reserved with payment for that week.   

Camp Marshalltown Day Camp
This camp is uniquely designed for school age kids in the Marshall County area, (ages 5 to 21, if still in high school) who have intellectual and / or developmental disabilities, such as downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, OCD, or many others. Camp Marshalltown is held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

For boys and girls 4 & 5 years old, Blastball is like t-ball but better because our base honks! Every child will get a chance to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and catching and enjoy playing this fast-paced game. All equipment is provided.

This tennis program provides every youngster a chance to learn and enjoy tennis while emphasizing sportsmanship.  Balls are provided and rackets are available for children to use, if they don't have their own.  We can help you place your child in the most appropriate class.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenni Hart at 641-754-5715 ext. 3. Minimum age of 5 years old.

Golf Lessons 

Learn the basic techniques, rules and golf etiquette. Class times are spent on skills as well as playing on a real course! Enrollment covers all fees, including the golf course. Session consists of 5 classes. Class sizes are limited, so enroll early. Junior size clubs and left-handed clubs are available for use, if needed.

Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet
This is a free event!  The Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championship is a state-wide track meet divided by gender and ages 7-14 (age of December 31, 2023).  Marshalltown will not be hosting a local meet in 2023.    State Meet will be held in Bondurant.