Programs

There are a variety of recreational programs and special events to meet the community's needs.

You can now register for Hiawatha's recreation programs online. If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account and enter each user from your household.

Come and join our ADVANCED Volleyball League for adults on Wednesday nights…

Come and join our ADVANCED Volleyball League for adults on Wednesday nights at Guthridge Park. Sign up on your own or with a friend and be ready to play hard! This is a great opportunity for advanced players to play in the sand. This league will be a nine week session in mad hatter format. Teams will play at 6:15pm or 7:15pm. The overall record will decide the winner. Leagues play rain or shine!

Available
May 3rd through June 28th
Fee
$10.00
Location
Guthridge Park
Register

Come and join our ADVANCED Volleyball League for adults on Wednesday nights…

Come and join our ADVANCED Volleyball League for adults on Wednesday nights in Guthridge Park. Sign up on your own or with a friend and be ready to play hard! This is a great opportunity for advanced players to play in the sand. This league will be a nine week session in mad hatter format. Teams will play at 6:15 or 7:15pm. The overall record will decide the winner. Leagues will play rain or shine.

Available
July 5th through August 30th
Fee
$10.00
Location
Guthridge Park
Register

NEW! BATTLE OF THE CITY’S ADULT KICKBALL TOURNAMENT Adults 18+ Gather your best…

NEW! BATTLE OF THE CITY’S ADULT KICKBALL TOURNAMENT Adults 18+

Gather your best team of friends, family, co-workers and take yourself back to recess with this exciting new Adult Kickball Tournament offered by the Marion and Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Departments.  Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 games in this double elimination tournament. Teams will be randomly placed into a double elimination-style bracket. Games will take place at either Lowe Park baseball complex in Marion or Guthridge Park baseball diamonds in Hiawatha.

Limited number of spots available. Minimum of 6 teams required to hold the tournament.

Minimum of 8 players per team maximum of 20

(Must have a combination of male and female participants)

Register by: July 14, 2017 / Program date: August 5th @ 10:00AM/ Fee: $50 per team

 

 

Team captains will be notified of time and location.

Available
August 5th
Fee
$50.00
Location
Guthridge Park
Register

Blastball is a fast paced action game for kids that has all…

Blastball is a fast paced action game for kids that has all the excitement that t-ball lacks. Teaches baseball/softball fundamentals: hitting, throwing and fielding. They will also learn teamwork and sportsmanship offering a lot of fun for players as well as parents. Sessions will consist of practices and scrimmages.  

Available
July 10th through August 3rd
Location
Guthridge Park

Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Details ▼
Register by May 26th
25.00
Register after May 26th
30.00
Deadline
June 16th
Ages
3—5yrs
Times
Mon: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Wed: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register

Monday/Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm

Details ▼
Register by May 26th
25.00
Register after May 26th
30.00
Deadline
June 16th
Ages
3—5yrs
Times
Mon: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Wed: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Register

Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:15pm

Details ▼
Register by May 26th
25.00
Register after May 26th
30.00
Deadline
June 16th
Ages
3—5yrs
Times
Tue: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Thu: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7:15pm

Details ▼
Register by May 26th
25.00
Register after May 26th
30.00
Deadline
June 16th
Ages
3—5yrs
Times
Tue: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Thu: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Register

CANDLELIGHT YOGA– NEW! Wind down with a gentle Yoga flow in this sixty…

CANDLELIGHT YOGA– NEW!

Wind down with a gentle Yoga flow in this sixty minute restorative class led by Kayla Davis.  This restorative class will stretch you body and release the stress of the hectic week.  Opening your body and mind, you will leave calmer, relaxed, and more present.

Cost: $8 or drop in is $10

 

Available
January 26th through April 27th
Fee
$8.00
Location
Hiawatha Community Center

February 23rd

Details ▼
Deadline
February 23rd
Ages
1—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/100 registrants
Times
Thu: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Registration for this program is closed.

March 30th

Details ▼
Deadline
March 30th
Ages
1—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/100 registrants
Times
Thu: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Register

April 27th

Details ▼
Deadline
April 27th
Ages
1—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/100 registrants
Times
Thu: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Register

HIAWATHA FALL SOCCER (Ages 3-4) (Ages 5-6) - Coaches Needed! Start Smart…

HIAWATHA FALL SOCCER (Ages 3-4) (Ages 5-6) - Coaches Needed!
Start Smart Soccer prepares players for organized soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment. Teaches a variety of soccer skills: dribbling, kicking, passing, tapping, throw line and agility. They will also learn teamwork and sportsmanship offering a lot of fun for players as well as parents. Sessions will consist of practices and scrimmages

Available
September 11th through October 5th
Location
Tucker Park

Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-6:30pm

Details ▼
Register by August 19th
25.00
Register after August 19th
30.00
Deadline
August 11th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Tue: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Thu: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7:15pm

Details ▼
Register by August 19th
25.00
Register after August 19th
30.00
Deadline
August 11th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Tue: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Thu: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Register

Located at the Green Pavilion in Guthridge Park. Financial Assistance may be provided…

Located at the Green Pavilion in Guthridge Park.

Financial Assistance may be provided through the Friends of the Parks and Recreation.

A schedule of activities will be available to participants one week before each session begins.

Each child will receive a camp t-shirt for scheduled field trips.

Available
June 12th through July 7th
Location
Guthridge Park

Playground

Participants will have opportunities to go on field trips, listen and learn from exciting speakers, to participate in a community service project and various other fun activities. This program encourages developing friendships and group participation. Children bring sack lunches.

Kindergarten-5th grade

Details ▼
Register by April 28th
175.00
Register after April 28th
180.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
5—11yrs
Registration Limit
4/50 registrants
Times
Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Register

Youth In Parks

Participants will have the opportunity to do community service work in the parks and throughout the community, leadership development activities, and team building experiences. Projects have included: packaging food at HACAP food reservoir, helping at the Hiawatha Care Center, planting trees, and much more. A snack or sack lunch may be brought.

6th - 8th grade

Details ▼
Register by April 28th
125.00
Register after April 28th
130.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
12—14yrs
Registration Limit
0/12 registrants
Times
Tue: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Register

Located at the Green Pavilion in Guthridge Park. Financial Assistance may be provided…

Located at the Green Pavilion in Guthridge Park.

Financial Assistance may be provided through the Friends of the Parks and Recreation.

A schedule of activities will be available to participants one week before each session begins.

Each child will receive a camp t-shirt for scheduled field trips.

Available
July 17th through August 11th
Location
Guthridge Park

Playground

PLAYGROUND      (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

Participants will have opportunities to go on field trips, listen and learn from exciting speakers, to participate in a community service project and various other fun activities. This program encourages developing friendships and group participation. Children bring sack lunches. Limit: 50 Kids

 

Details ▼
Register by May 12th
175.00
Register after May 12th
180.00
Deadline
June 2nd
Ages
5—11yrs
Registration Limit
1/50 registrants
Times
Mon: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Register

Youth in Parks

YOUTH IN PARKS     (6TH- 8TH GRADE)

Participants will have the opportunity to do community service work in the parks and throughout the community, leadership development activities, and team building experiences. Projects have included: packaging food at HACAP food reservoir, helping at the Hiawatha Care Center, planting trees, and much more. A snack or sack lunch may be brought.  Limit: 12 Kids

 

Details ▼
Register by May 13th
125.00
Register after May 13th
130.00
Deadline
June 2nd
Ages
12—16yrs
Registration Limit
0/12 registrants
Times
Tue: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Register

Start Smart Soccer prepares players for organized soccer in a fun, non-competitive…

Start Smart Soccer prepares players for organized soccer in a fun, non-competitive environment. Teaches a variety of soccer skills: dribbling, kicking, passing, tapping, throw line and agility. They will also learn teamwork and sportsmanship offering a lot of fun for players as well as parents. Sessions will consist of practices and scrimmages.   

**Each child is recommended to bring their own soccer ball (suggested size 3)**

Available
June 5th through June 29th
Location
Tucker Park

Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Details ▼
Register by April 21st
25.00
Register after April 21st
30.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Mon: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Wed: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register

Monday/Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm

Details ▼
Register by April 21st
25.00
Register after April 21st
30.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Mon: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Wed: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Register

Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:15pm

Details ▼
Register by April 21st
25.00
Register after April 21st
30.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Tue: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Thu: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7:15pm

Details ▼
Register by April 21st
25.00
Register after April 21st
30.00
Deadline
May 12th
Ages
3—6yrs
Times
Tue: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Thu: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Register

Kids cooking class.  Make your own pizza and decorate a giant cookie. …

Kids cooking class.  Make your own pizza and decorate a giant cookie.  Learn kitchen safety.  Plan to eat your pizza here and take home your pizza stone for future use.  Ages 6-10; must be accompanied by an adult.  Max participants 8, min 4.

6:00pm in the Hiawatha Community Center

Registration Deadline: March 29th

Available
April 12th
Fee
$25.00
Location
Hiawatha Community Center

April 12th

Details ▼
Deadline
March 29th
Ages
6—10yrs
Register

Add a little magic to the season and receive a letter from…

Add a little magic to the season and receive a letter from Santa, mailed directly to your child. Santa will write a letter to your child in an easy to read format. The letter will be mailed directly from Santa’s workshop so your child will be overjoyed to see his/her name on the envelope with Santa\\\'s name and address in the corner. Santa would love to write to your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews no matter where they live! So, let the elves know if you would like to receive a letter this year!

Available
November 13th through December 18th
Fee
$3.00
Register

This offensive improvement camp is designed for boys and girls entering grades…

This offensive improvement camp is designed for boys and girls entering grades K-5th who want to gain some serious offensive skills in basketball!

Mount Mercy’s outstanding staff of coaches, current and former players will take you through the Mustang Offensive Improvement series. This sequence of drills has helped make the Mustangs one of the top offensive programs in the country.

Specific attention will be given to shooting, ballhandling, footwork, passing, cutting, screening and offensive rebounding. Campers will also get to test these new skills in full- and half-court games and individual contests.

Wednesday and Thursday May, 10th and 11th

Hiawatha Elementary School 6:00pm-8:00pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 3rd

 

 

Available
May 10th through May 11th
Fee
$30.00
Location
Hiawatha Elementary School

Details ▼
Deadline
May 3rd
Ages
5—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/50 registrants
Times
Wed: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Register

Learn how to safely back up, store and organize your family’s photos.…

Learn how to safely back up, store and organize your family’s photos. Also learn what it takes to safely keep your photos from being damaged and lost and much more.

Available
March 29th
Fee
$25.00
Location
City Hall
Register

Learn how to safely back up, store and organize your family’s photos.…

Learn how to safely back up, store and organize your family’s photos. Also learn what it takes to safely keep your photos from being damaged and lost and much more.

Starts at 6pm.

Available
March 29th
Fee
$25.00
Location
Hiawatha Community Center
Register

PINTEREST  PARTY CORK AND CRAFTS– NEW! Location: Hiawatha Community Center 6:00pm-9:00pm Here's a great idea for…

PINTEREST  PARTY

CORK AND CRAFTS– NEW!

Location: Hiawatha Community Center

6:00pm-9:00pm

Here's a great idea for a girls night in... Cork and Craft Pinterest party! It's a fun way to get friends together to eat, gab, and craft. Who doesn't love Pinterest? And who doesn't pin crafts they'll probably never make? Well, here's a way to fix that!

 

Reserve your Tuesday: March 7, June 6 and November 7 for a night of fun. Lead by Laura Himschoot, we’ll work together to make fun crafts that you can keep for your own or give as a gift. We’ll provide all of the supplies and clean up the mess! You just need to pre-register and show up. Space is limited, so gather your friends and register today! BYOB!

Fee: $30.00

 

Available
February 7th through November 7th
Fee
$25.00
Location
Hiawatha Community Center

March 7th String Art

Come learn how to create a masterpiece of string art in the shape of Iowa!

Details ▼
Deadline
March 4th
Ages
—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/15 registrants
Times
Tue: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration for this program is closed.

June 6th: Geometric Canvas Art

Design three canvas pieces using geometric designs!

Details ▼
Deadline
May 26th
Ages
—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/15 registrants
Times
Tue: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Register

November 7th: Holiday Wreath

Prep for the Holidays and create a Holiday wreath of your own!

Details ▼
Deadline
October 27th
Ages
—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/15 registrants
Times
Tue: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Register

Learn how to transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals.  This hands on…

Learn how to transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals.  This hands on class will show you how to work with fresh citrus zest and ginger.  We will make 2 recipes for you to sample.  We will make a cake in the microwave and a healthy appetizer.   Bring your own drink.  

Available
April 17th
Fee
$35.00
Location
City Hall

  

Details ▼
Deadline
April 12th
Ages
21—100yrs
Registration Limit
0/15 registrants
Register

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be…

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be held at the tennis courts located in Guthridge Park.  Please register at Hiawatha City Hall.  Only rain dates will be made up. Payments will be for the entire session, not pro-rated for missed classes. Minimum class size will be 2 with a maximum of 6 students. If there are fewer than 2 students registered, the class will be cancelled. 

Available
June 5th through June 21st
Fee
$39.00
Location
Guthridge Park

Tots 1:00pm-1:45pm Mondays

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Mon: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Register

Rookies 5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Register

Racqueteers 6:00pm- 7:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
11—13yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Register

Adult Beginner 7-8 Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
18yrs+
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Register

Tots 4:00pm-4:45pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Wed: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Register

Rookies 2:00pm-3:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
December 31st
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration for this program is closed.

Racqueteers 3:00pm-4:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 5th
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Register

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be…

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be held at the tennis courts located in Guthridge Park.  Please register at Hiawatha City Hall.  Only rain dates will be made up. Payments will be for the entire session, not pro-rated for missed classes. Minimum class size will be 2 with a maximum of 6 students. If there are fewer than 2 students registered, the class will be cancelled. 

Available
June 26th through July 19th
Fee
$52.00
Location
Guthridge Park

Tots 1:00pm-1:45pm Mondays

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Mon: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Register

Rookies 5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Register

Racqueteers 6:00pm- 7:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
11—13yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Register

Adult Beginner 7-8 Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
18yrs+
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Register

Tots 4:00pm-4:45pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Wed: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Register

Rookies 2:00pm-3:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
December 31st
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration for this program is closed.

Racqueteers 3:00pm-4:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
June 26th
Ages
11—13yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Register

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be…

Hiawatha is offering tennis lessons through the Westfield Tennis Club.  Classes will be held at the tennis courts located in Guthridge Park.  Please register at Hiawatha City Hall.  Only rain dates will be made up. Payments will be for the entire session, not pro-rated for missed classes. Minimum class size will be 2 with a maximum of 6 students. If there are fewer than 2 students registered, the class will be cancelled. 

Available
July 24th through August 9th
Fee
$39.00
Location
Guthridge Park

Tots 1:00pm-1:45pm Mondays

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Mon: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Register

Rookies 5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Register

Racqueteers 6:00pm- 7:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
11—13yrs
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Register

Adults Beginners 7:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
18yrs+
Registration Limit
0/6 registrants
Times
Wed: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Register

Tots 4:00pm-4:45pm Wednesday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
4—6yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Wed: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Register

Rookies 2:00pm-3:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
7—10yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Register

Racqueteers 3:00pm-4:00pm Monday's

Details ▼
Deadline
July 24th
Ages
11—13yrs
Registration Limit
0/8 registrants
Times
Mon: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Register

Looking to learn the fundamentals of volleyball? Getting ready for middle school? Not…

Looking to learn the fundamentals of volleyball? Getting ready for middle school?

Not sure if you will like the sport or not? Come learn on Thursdays at Guthridge Park’s sand volleyball courts!

Thursday evenings 5:30PM to 6:15PM, June 8th through June 29th

Minimum of 6 participants.

Available
June 8th through June 29th
Fee
$15.00
Location
Guthridge Park

Details ▼
Deadline
June 1st
Ages
10—13yrs
Times
Thu: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Register