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, Spring, Summer Blast Day Camps, and more.  Activities are held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 20 West State Street, and 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).  Use the links on the left to see programs currently offered.

Online Registration

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Seasonal Brochure

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

Indoor Swim Lessons
Red Cross guidelines are followed.  Indoor evening swim lessons are for anyone from age 2 months old through adult.

Youth Basketball (1st-6th Grade)
Youth Basketball is an instructional recreational league for boys and girls in 1st through 6th grade. This program will teach the fundamentals of this sport providing fun for each child with lots of playing time.  Registration deadline is Sunday, September 18th, 2022.   Late registrations will be accepted until teams are full and must be completed in person or over the phone by contacting the Parks and Recreation office at 641-754-5715.

Downtown Tot Town
Tot Town is an indoor playground for children ages 2-5 with climbers, riding toys, balls and running room available. Adults must be present and actively supervise the children they bring. 

Winter Blast Day Camp
Anyone attending Kindergarten through 6th grade needing or wanting something to do during Winter Break may come spend time with Winter Blast friends!  Numerous activities will be planned and kids may come have fun with us! Children may attend one or each of these scheduled dates while Marshalltown School is not in session.

Under the instruction of Master Mike Wickham, we are happy to offer Taekwondo classes! More than just kicking and punching, Taekwondo classes are structured for fun, education, self defense and fitness for anyone at almost any age! No uniform is required - wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. USA Taekwondo guidelines will be used and testing is available to participants through Master Wickham. Follow Taekwondo on its Facebook page to find updates and unforeseen class changes.