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OCPR Update: Decorate for the holidays with your own creations

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled arts and crafts workshops for students to create their own cards and decorations for the holidays. Also approaching are signup deadlines for youth basketball for younger kids. Here’s the upcoming schedule of winter activities.

OCPR Update: Get off the bench and get on the ball!

OCPR-logo-redThere’s no doubt about which season it is – basketball! It might be cool outside, but Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for basketball players to start warming up the local gyms. Here’s information about OCPR’s upcoming youth basketball season.


OCPR Update: Suit up for everyone’s favorite fall recreation – basketball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation finished up summer activities and jumped right into fall. Coming up – youth basketball! Here are the details:

Youth basketball (3rd-6th grade boys and girls)

  • OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League.
  • League divisions are split into single grades 3rd to 6th grade for boys and girls.
  • Team practice can begin the week of Nov. 26, if a team has a coach.
  • SBBL Season, Saturdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 16.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 23.
  • Players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts).
  • Cost is $30 per player.
  • Signup deadline, Nov. 5.
  • OCPR coach-player discount is available.
  • OCPR scholarship forms are available.

OCPR Basketball, K-Ball and 1st/2nd grade information will be available soon.

OCPR Update: Singing, kicking and tackling into fall

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled a new musical program for three to six-year-olds, and tae kwon do classes are gearing up for the fall session. In addition, youth tackle games have been scheduled for the evening of Sept. 19 at the OCHS football field. Details below.


OCPR Update: Who’s ready for youth football?

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is switching gears and lining up late summer and early fall activities, including youth volleyball, tae kwon do, and has scheduled upcoming youth tackle football games. Who’s ready for football?

OCPR Update: Deadlines approach for youth soccer, youth flag football, cheer camp

OCPR-logo-redSummer is running out and school is starting up, so Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for fall activities. The signup deadline is here for youth soccer, youth flag football and OCHS cheer camp. The Osage City Aquatic Center remains open until Labor Day.


OCPR Update: Summer pours on the heat, but the cool pool is still full

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Summer’s not over yet but the Osage City Aquatic Center is open until Labor Day, which is just around the corner. Osage City Parks and Recreation is also gearing up for fall sports, with signup dates announced for youth soccer and youth football.


OCPR Update: Summer is here, cool off at Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redWhere better to be on a hot summer day than the Osage City Aquatic Center? Osage City Parks and Recreation makes it easy to find a reason to come cool off at the pool. In addition to swim lessons and water aerobics, OCPR is also getting ready for gymnastics camp through the month of July.

OCPR Update: Summer fun officially underway

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has a full schedule of summer fun planned, starting with swimming lessons, water aerobics, summer art camps, and gymnastics camp.

OCPR Update: Aquatic center is warming up for summer fun

OCPR-logo-redWith June here, the water is warming up and swim lessons are about to begin at Osage City Aquatic Center. Here are the latest lessons schedules and summer fun activities offered by Osage City Parks and Recreation.


OCPR Update: Swimming season is almost here

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and summer is right around the corner as Osage City Parks and Recreation gets the pool ready for swimming, swimming lessons, and having fun. Also in the works are STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, music) camps, art camps and tackle football. Here is OCPR’s latest update:

OCPR Update: Lifeguard training, swim lessons, tee-ball, summer camps

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is working on getting the Osage City Aquatic Center ready for summer fun. Signups for lifeguard and CPR training are due soon, along with tee-ball, S.T.E.A.M. camps, and summer art camp.

OCPR Update: When there’s barbecue smoke, it’s spring at Osage City

OCPR-logo-redSpring arrives this week and there is one thing on a lot of people’s minds – BBQ! The Smoke in the Spring State BBQ Championship is planned for April 6-7, 2018, and includes a community barbecue party, A Taste of Osage City, Friday, April 6. While some are focused on barbecue, Osage City Parks and Recreation is ready for Flint Hills League youth baseball and softball, with an upcoming signup deadline of March 30.

OCPR Update: BBQ season heats up just in time for baseball, softball

OCPR-logo-redIt’s almost spring and that means Smoke in the Spring is right around the corner, April 6-7, 2018. In addition to barbecue, Osage City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for youth baseball and softball, along with planning for the summer swimming season.

OCPR Update: You, too, can be a championship barbecue chef

OCPR-logo-redThe weekend after Smoke in the Spring, Osage City Parks and Recreation will host the University of Que BBQ cooking class, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 14, 2018, at the Osage City Community Building.

The class is taught by Richard Fergola and Jeremy Williams, of Fergolicious BBQ, an award winning competition barbecue team. Over the past two seasons, the team had 25 top 5 finishes, 9 grand championships, multiple perfect 700 and 180 scores, including the 2017 Smoke in the Spring Ribs Class Champion. Everyone can come out to visit them at this year’s Smoke in the Spring.

The class fee is $399 per person and $200 for spouses.

The class will cover: Meat Selection, Trimming, Rubs and Sauces, Injections and Brines, Full KCBS Box Building, Timelines, Temps, Woods, Hot Holding, Flavor Profiles, Presentation, Equipment, and much more. There also will be complimentary goodie bags, and prize drawings

Participants get to eat everything they cook in class!

To register for the class online, see www.fergoliciousbbq.com, or for more information, contact Fergolicious BBQ LLC, at 913-787-3803, or [email protected].

OCPR Update: Signup to make holiday art projects

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for the holidays with a Christmas arts and crafts workshop.  Participants can create creating wrapping paper, ornaments, holiday décor, holiday cards. Also youth basketball is gearing up for youngsters. See signup deadlines below.

OCPR Update: Signup for indoor winter activities – youth basketball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation takes to the court for youth basketball season this month, with signup deadline for third to sixth grade boys and girls fast approaching. Practice begins after Thanksgiving with games scheduled for all ages into the new year.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Workshop, 

  • Instructor, Becky Weaver (USD 348, Baldwin, High School Art Instructor)
  • Pre-K- 2 nd Grade (December 9, 9:30-10:30am)
  • 3 rd -8 th Grade (December 9, 11am-12pm)
  • Location, Osage City Community Building
  • Cost, $15 per student
  • Projects May Include
    — Creating Wrapping Paper
    — Ornaments
    — Holiday Décor
    — Holiday Cards
  • SIGN UP DEADLINE, DECEMBER 4
    — All projects will be available to take home
    — Reminder, Art can be messy – Please dress accordingly
    — Sign up forms were sent through OCES, available at Osage City Hall, online at www.osagecity.com, and can be viewed/printed at the Osage
    City Facebook Page.
    — For More Workshop Information Contact
    — — Becky Weaver, [email protected]


    Youth Basketball, 1st and 2nd grade, coed

    • Team Practice – January 8 and 15.
    • Boys Practice, 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. (if needed), single grade team practices (half court).
    • Girls Practice, all 1st/2nd girls practice as one group.

    Game information, boys and girls

    • Dates – January 22-February 19.
    • Team/group practice, first 30-minutes.
    • Game, second 30-minutes.
    • Each game is two (2), 15-minute halves.
    • Players receive a team shirt and participation award.
    • Cost is $20 per player.

    Signup deadline: December 18


    Youth Basketball (pre-k and kindergarten, coed)

    • Dates – January 14-February 18.
    • Time – 5-6 p.m.
    • Location – Osage City Junior High and High School gyms.
    • Players receive a shirt and participation award.
    • Cost is $20 per player.

    Signup deadline: January 8


    See OCPR online at www.osagecity.com
    *Click City Departments, then Parks & Recreation for program information,
    printable signup forms, schedules and more!
    Also visit Osage City on Facebook.

OCPR Update: Fall rolls in along with youth roundball

OCPR-logo-redSignup deadline is approaching for Osage City Parks and Recreation youth basketball for third through sixth graders. Practice begins at the end of November. Here are the details:

Youth Basketball
(3rd-6th grade boys and girls)

  • OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League.
  • League divisions are split into single grades 3rd-6th grade for boys and girls.
  • Team practice can begin the week of November 27 if a team has a coach.
  • SBBL Season – Saturdays, Jan. 6 – Feb. 17, 2018.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 24, 2018.
  • Players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts).
  • Cost is $30 per player.

Signup Deadline, Nov. 6

OCPR Update: October tumbles in as gymnastics classes start jumping

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is laying down the mats for the upcoming gymnastics classes, which will keep gymnasts jumping and tumbling in October and November. Here are the details:

OCPR Update: Get your kicks with Tae Kwon Do classes

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has made it easy to get your kicks with the fall session of Tae Kwon Do underway; also youth tackle football games are ongoing through the end of September. Here are the details of OCPR activities:

OCPR Update: September brings fall activities

OCPR-logo-redLabor Day weekend is past, which means the Osage City Aquatic Center has closed for the season. But kids shouldn’t think they don’t have anything to do – Osage City Parks and Recreation has plenty of fall activities planned. Upcoming opportunities include a countywide volleyball league, volleyball camp, cheerleader camp, and youth tackle football.

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