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OCPR Update: Applications available for summer job openings

2024 Summer Job Openings – Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Aquatic Center has job openings for the summer season. Applications are available at Osage City Hall or can be sent out by request. Questions: contact Corey Linton, Osage City Parks and Recreation, at 785-528-4610 or rec@osagecity.com.

Application deadline, March 8, 2024. Return applications to Osage City Hall, 201 S. Fifth St., Osage City, KS 66523, or to Corey directly.

Openings include:

Pool Manager

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC season.
  • 30-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Duties include – Scheduling ALL staff, lifeguard and facility supervision, coordinating swim lessons, day to day operations

Assistant Pool Manager

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Duties include – Concession inventory and staff, lifeguard and facility supervision, helping with swim lessons, day to day operations

Lifeguard

  • Must be 15 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 10-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR and Lifeguard Training
  • Lifeguard applications can also be given to Lynn Tice, 785-249-2199, lynntice@yahoo.com

Concession Staff

  • Must be 18 to apply
  • Seasonal hourly position, during the OCAC Season.
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • If hired, must complete CPR Training
  • Duties Include – Handling money, minor food preparation, maintaining concession inventory

OCPR Update: Osage City youth basketball tips off for fall

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has announced upcoming youth basketball for third grade to sixth grade boys and girls. Signup deadline is Nov. 6, 2023.

Youth Basketball
3rd-6th Grade Boys and Girls

OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. League divisions are single grades 3rd-6th grade for boys and girls.

Team practice can begin the week of Nov. 27, if a head coach has been assigned.

  • SBBL Season (3rd, 4th, 5th grades), Saturdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 17, 2024.
  • SBBL Season (6th grade), Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2024.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 24, 2024.
  • OCPR players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts). Uniform is to be returned at the end of the season.
  • Cost $30.
  • Signup deadline, Nov. 6.
  • Forms will not be accepted after Nov. 8.

OCPR coach-player discount available and OCPR scholarship forms available.


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

Signup forms are available at Osage City Hall, sent through the Osage City Elementary School (when school starts), online at www.osagecity.com (click Departments and Parks and Recreation), and in the Photos Section of the Osage City Facebook Page.

OCPR Update: Sign up continues for youth soccer, youth flag football, and OCHS cheer camp

OCPR-logo-redDeadlines are almost here to signup for Osage City Parks and Recreation’s youth soccer and youth flag football. Also scheduled is cheer camp for students in pre-K to fifth grade. Se details below.


Youth Soccer

Divisions: Pre-K/K, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, all divisions coed.

  • A player’s grade is their grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • OCPR teams participate with Overbrook and Lyndon.
  • Games are rotated between Overbrook, Lyndon, and Osage City.
  • Cost – $30 per player
  • OCPR players receive a team jersey, shorts, and socks.
  • Players supply their own shin guard and cleated shoes.

Team practice can start the week of August 28, if a coach is assigned.

Signup deadline Aug. 18


Youth Flag Football

Divisions: Pre-K/K, 1st grade, 2nd grade

  • OCPR teams participate in the North Osage County Flag Football League
  • A player younger than 5 years of age on/before Sept. 1, 2023, is too young for the Pre-K/K Division.
  • Teams can start practice the week of August 28, if a coach is assigned.
  • League games are Sundays in Burlingame.
  • Cost – $30 per player
  • Players receive a team shirt and equipment (flag set, footballs, mouthpieces, supplied by OCPR).

Signup deadline Aug. 18


OCHS Cheer Camp

Pre-K/K, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade

  • Practice Sept. 11 & 13 (6-7pm), OCES Gym
  • Performance, Sept. 15, during the home high school football game (Pre-K/K, 1st quarter only and 1st-5th grade, 1st half only).
  • Camp fee, $20 per camper
  • Cheerleaders will learn 3 chants and the “Go Big Red” band chant.
  • Each cheerleader receives a shirt.
  • Recommended practice clothes, shorts, sneakers, socks, and shirts.

Signup deadline Sept. 5


Signup forms are available at Osage City Hall, sent through the Osage City Elementary School (when school starts), online at www.osagecity.com (click Departments and Parks and Recreation), and in the Photos Section of the Osage City Facebook Page.

OCPR Update: As summer heats up, cool down at Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Aquatic Center is available for a quick cool down during the forecast 100-degree summer heat this week, but Osage City Parks and Recreation has put fall sports on the schedule, with deadlines set for youth football and youth soccer. Here’s the upcoming schedule:


 

Osage City Aquatic Center

  • OCAC Pool Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm; May 28-Aug. 13, 2023.
  • Daily Admission: $3 (age 4 and above); age 3 and below FREE; age 65 and over FREE.

OCAC Swim Pass Booklets

  • Swim Booklets can be purchased at Osage City Hall (starting May 1)
  • Swim Booklets will be on sale at OCAC (starting May 27)
  • 50 Swim Card Booklet, $50

Deck and Pool Rental Reservation can be made with Corey Linton (before May 27).

Water Aerobics

Instructor Marcy Zerr
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7pm
Week of June 5 through the week of July 31
$3 per class or one swim card

OCPR Update: Be cool and have fun at Osage City Aquatic Center

OCPR-logo-redIt’s summer and Osage City Parks and Recreation offers cool activities, recreation, and relaxation at the aquatic center. Swim lessons have been scheduled and the pool will be open for a free community swim on Fourth of July. OCPR also has set deadlines for signup for youth football camp and area football league play.


Free Swim 4th of July
July 4, 2023 – 1-5 p.m.
OCAC, 525 S. Second St., Osage City.
Free pool admission for all swimmers. Happy Fourth of July!
Provided by the City of Osage City and Osage City Parks and Recreation


OCPR Update: Swim season is here; Osage City Aquatic Center opens May 28

OCPR-logo-redSummer fun is almost here and the Osage City Aquatic Center opens May 28 for swimmers. In the meantime, signup is underway for Osage City Parks and Recreation swim lessons and swim team, and youth golf  and youth football camps have been scheduled. Note signup dates for each activity.

Osage City Swim Team

A swimmers age is their age on or before June 17, 2023. A swimmer cannot be 19 before the age date.

Parent Meeting, May 20, 11 a.m. at OCAC. Mandatory for BOTH swimmers and parents. Swim suit sizes and shirt/tank top sizes will be taken. Parents and swimmers NOT attending, MUST meet with Madison prior to the first practice. Late sign ups may not be accepted.

Swim team pre-requisite: MUST be able to swim the length of the OCAC Pool WITHOUT assistance. MUST have completed Level 3 Red Cross swim lessons.

  • Swim team practice starts the week of May 30.
  • Meet season, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, July 8, Overbrook, Lyndon, Lebo, Burlington, and Osage City.
  • Cost, $60 per swimmer
  • Practice swimmers only, $30 per swimmer.

For additional information, contact Madison Jennings, 913-202-2267, or madison2004og@gmail.com

OCPR Update: Spring means lifeguard training, water safety, swim lessons, tee-ball, golf

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and it’s time to start planning for warm weather recreation. Osage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled lifeguard training, water safety instructor certification and lifeguard recertification, swim lessons, tee-ball, youth golf, and enjoyment of the Osage City Aquatic Center.

OCPR Update: Osage City prepares to host 20th annual spring BBQ party

OCPR-logo-redSpring is almost here along with Osage City Parks and Recreation youth baseball and softball, and that scrumptious aroma of tasty smoked barbecue.


OCPR Flint Hills League Youth Baseball & Softball
Baseball and Softball Divisions – 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U

  • Players who are not 5 years old by May 1, 2023 are too young for the 6U Boys/Girls Divisions.
  • 6U and 8U divisions – Coach Pitch; all other baseball/softball divisions – Kid Pitch.
  • $40 per player (baseball/softball).
  • Turn in forms only, without payment. Payment will be settled if the season happens.
  • Baseball/Softball age date, May 1, 2023.
  • Signup forms can be found at online at www.osagecity.com and the City of Osage City Facebook Page or sent out by request.

Signup deadline March 24.


Smoke In The Spring
April 7-8, 2023
Jones Park, 517 S. First St., Osage City, KS
For updated event information see www.facebook.com/smokeinthespring


Taste of Osage City
Friday, April 7
Presented by Edward Jones

5 p.m. “Until The Food Runs Out!”

  • This is a special vending opportunity for Smoke in the Spring teams.
  • BBQ teams accept BBQ Bucks as payment for food.
  • BBQ Bucks can be reused from year to year
  • BBQ Bucks are a dollar for dollar exchange.

Live Music
Friday, April 7, 7-10 p.m.
OCPR Building
Sponsored By the Osage City Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3890.


Firework Demo Display
9 p.m. Friday, April 7
Provided by Garrett’s Fireworks, Osage City, KS


OCPR Update: Time for indoor recreation – youth basketball signup

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for indoor fall sports, scheduling signup for youth basketball for third to sixth grade boys and girls. OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League.

Youth Basketball
3rd-6th Grade Boys and Girls

OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. League divisions are single grades 3rd-6th grade for boys and girls. Team practice can begin the week of November 28, if a head coach has been assigned.

  • SBBL Season, Saturdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 18.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 25.
  • OCPR players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts). Uniform is to be returned at the end of the season.
  • Cost, $30. OCPR coach-player discount available and OCPR scholarship forms available.
  • Signup deadline, November 7

OCPR Basketball – K-Ball and 1st/2nd grade information will be available in December.


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: Youth volleyball camp sign up deadline approaches

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is setting up for youth volleyball camp in September and October. The camp, for third through sixth grade players, will teach the fundamentals of volleyball. See details below.


Youth Volleyball Camp

Open to all area 3rd-6th grade students. Players will learn the fundamentals of volleyball.

  • Camp format – one hour skill camp, 30 minutes team court time.
  • Camp location – OCHS Gym.
  • Camp dates – Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12; all sessions are 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Each camper receives a shirt.

Cost – $20 per player. Checks payable to OCHS Volleyball.

Signup deadline, Sept. 16.

OCPR Update: Cool off just in time for summer football and golf

OCPR-logo-redIt’s hot and Osage City Aquatic Center is open for cooling off this summer with water aerobics, swim lessons, or just soaking in the refreshing pool. Activities are also heating up for Osage City Parks and Recreation, as it’s time to gear up for youth football and youth golf, with deadlines getting closer. See details below.

OCPR Update: Osage City offers free swim on Fourth of July

OCPR-logo-redSummer is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is lining up some fun for the season. The Osage City Aquatic Center is open for cooling off or to participate in swim lessons or other activities at the pool. In addition, the aquatic center is offering a Fourth of July swim with free admission 1-5 p.m. on the holiday. Other upcoming activities include youth golf camp and youth football camp.


OCPR Update: Water is warming up for aquatic center recreation

OCPR-logo-redSpring is here and Osage City Parks and Recreation is blooming with activities that will get underway as soon as the water starts to warm up. The Osage City Aquatic Center, including swim team, swim lessons, and water aerobics, and youth golf and youth football camp are on the roster.

OCPR Update: Swimming season is almost here

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is counting on summer finally getting here, scheduling lifeguard and water safety instructor certification. Also announced are swim team tryouts and swim camp. The change of seasons also means spring baseball is upcoming, beginning with OCPR Tee-Ball for younger players.

OCPR Update: Gearing up for spring and BBQ

With spring just around the corner, Osage City Parks and Recreation is getting ready for spring sports and barbecue. Baseball and softball leagues are forming this month. The Osage City community is preparing for the annual pilgrimage of BBQ cooks and judges, and BBQ lovers to the town for Smoke in the Spring 2022. The event starts off April 8, 2022 with the Taste of Osage City, a giant barbecue party in Jones Park, where everyone is invited to use their BBQ Bucks to taste the fare offered by a select group of competition chefs. The next day, April 9, will be the championship BBQ contest, celebrating its 19th year.

OCPR Flint Hills League Youth Baseball & Softball
Baseball and Softball Divisions – 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U

  • Players who are not 5 years old by May 1, 2022, are too young for the 6U Boys/Girls Divisions.
  • The 6U and 8U Divisions – Coach Pitch
  • All other Baseball/Softball Divisions – Kid Pitch

$30 per player (Baseball/Softball). Signup forms can be found online at www.osagecity.com and the City of Osage City Facebook Page or sent out by request.

Signup deadline, March 27.


Smoke in the Spring, April 8-9, 2022
Jones Park, Osage City, Kan.
For updated event information, visit our Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/smokeinthespring

Taste Of Osage City, Friday, April 8
5 p.m.-“Until The Food Runs Out”
Presented by Edward Jones

Live Music, April 8, 7-10 p.m. OCPR Building
Sponsored by the Osage City Fraternal Order of Eagles #3890
The Party Rock and Guitar Chaos of “Chance Encounter”
Bringing 80s and 90s hard rock covers!

Firework Demo Display, April 8, 9 p.m.
South area at Jones Park
Provided courtesy of Garrett’s Fireworks, Osage City, Kan.

OCPR Update: Sign up for underway for youngsters’ basketball

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation is accepting signups for K-ball and first and second grade basketball. These programs are for boys and girls and teach basketball fundamentals.

K-Ball
Pre-K & Kindergarten Basketball (Coed)

K-Ball is an instructional program for Pre-K and Kindergarten boys and girls. The program is designed to teach basketball fundamentals, shooting, passing, and dribbling.

  • Sundays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13 (skip Feb. 6).
  • 5-6 p.m. at Osage City MS/HS gyms.
  • Players receive a shirt and participation award.
  • $20 per player.

Signup deadline – Jan. 7


1st and 2nd Grade Basketball (Coed)

The program is designed to teach basketball fundamentals, shooting, passing, and dribbling, plus good sportsmanship through team practice and game play.

  • Sundays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13 (skip Feb. 6).
  • 6-7pm, Osage City ES/MS Gyms
  • Boys practice (ES Gym)
  • Girls practice (MS Gym)
  • Players receive a shirt and participation award.
  • $20 per player.

Signup deadline – Jan. 7

OCPR Update: Applicants needed to fill advisory board vacancies

OCPR-logo-redSignup deadline is near for Osage City Parks and Recreation youth basketball. Youth basketball is for third through sixth grade boys and girls, and teams compete in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. The OCPR parks advisory board is also seeking applicants to fill three at-large board positions. See details below.


Youth Basketball
Third-sixth grade boys and girls

OCPR teams participate in the Scott Brown Youth Basketball League. League divisions are single grades 3rd-6th grade for boys and girls.

  • Team practice can begin the week of Nov. 29, if a head coach has been assigned.
  • SBBL Season, Saturdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 19.
  • SBBL League Divisional Tournaments, Feb. 26.
  • OCPR players receive a team uniform (jersey and shorts), uniform is to be returned at the end of the season.
  • Cost $30

Signup deadline Nov. 8.

OCPR coach-player discount available and OCPR scholarship forms available.

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


Parks Advisory Board Openings

OCPR is accepting applicants to fill three at-large advisory board positions.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must reside within the USD 420 School District.
  • Meetings are the third Thursday of each month.
  • Complete a Citizen’s Board Application; it can be picked up at Osage City Hall or sent out upon request. Return the Citizen’s Board Application to Osage City Hall or to Recreation Director Corey Linton.
  • The board position is a two-year term, with an option of up to two consecutive renewals.
  • Open until filled.

Questions, contact Corey Linton, rec@osagecity.com or 785-528-4610.

OCPR Update: Basketball season is right around the corner

OCPR-logo-redOsage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled youth basketball for third to sixth grade boys and girls; signup deadline Nov. 8. More information will be available soon for K-Ball and first and second grade basketball.

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