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Splashing and Dancing at Indy Parks

Summer activities for the kids

June 01, 2011
As the end of school arrives and the summer sun begins to shine, many of us will be looking for activities that both the Kids and adults can enjoy around Indianapolis. Indy Parks invites all families to join us this season as we play, swim and explore! Visit one of Indy Parks' 19 pools and Eagle Creek Beach which is now open. Spend the day swimming indoors or outdoors, or stop by one of the 16 spray grounds across Marion County to cool off.

To help celebrate the opening of the pools and to start your summer off with safety, Make a Splash! May 31 to June 3 by attending a free instructional series on water safety 45 minutes prior to your pool's opening. Daily admission applies after facilities open, but Splash! participants swim free for the day.

Then, on June 11, bring your swimsuits to one of the biggest pool parties in Indianapolis! Water slide races and tug-o-war will accompany other games and contests when Indy Parks Packs the Pools for the day. Activities will be held citywide and are free with regular admission at all aquatic facilities.

Be sure to take advantage of swim classes taught by certified instructors as they are offered for all ages at every Indy Parks aquatic center. To register or learn more visit www.indyparks.org or call 327-PARK.

Private Swim Lessons (All ages)

One-on-one lessons are scheduled at your convenience with one of Indy Parks' five-star lifeguards. To schedule a lesson, call 862-6899. $65 for 5 lessons / $119 for 10 lessons

Lil Reef Swim School with Parents (6-36 months)

Parents help guide children as they learn to properly develop fundamental water skills. $39 for eight classes

Little Reef Swim School (Ages 3-5)

A lesson program based on the fundamentals of learning to swim while also having fun. This class organizes children into appropriate skill levels on the first day. $35 for eight classes

Big Reef Swim School (Ages 6-14)

This program is designed for children to learn the fundamentals of swimming and proper stroke development. $55 for eight classes

When you are not at the pool, don't forget to head over to Eagle Creek Park to enjoy the sounds of summer at the Family Fun Concert Series Saturdays at 10 a.m. Pack a lunch, lawn chairs and strap on your dancing shoes. Your kiddos are sure to enjoy this year's lineup which includes The Verve Pipe (June 25), Milkshake (July 9) and Justin Roberts (July 23). The first two concerts deliver original, family-friendly rock songs while Roberts performs uniquely comic and soulful songs. All shows are on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Plan to stay the day and explore the wonders of the country's 11th largest city park!

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Tags: Kids, Local, Parenting, Party and Entertainment

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