Parks gearing up for warmer weather

Herald News Report

FAIRBORN — Spring is still more than 30 days away, but the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is getting ahead of the game by gearing up for happenings suited for warmer months.

To reserve a spot for any of these programs or to receive more information, get in touch with the Parks and Recreation Division at 937-754-3090. Printable forms for these programs are available at

Shelter reservations

Shelter reservations for the coming warmer months are underway. Fairborn residents wishing to reserve a shelter space costs $10, while non-residents must pay $25. The Atherton Amphitheatre is available for rental for residents for $25; $50 for non-residents. The amphitheatre is not available to reserve online, but can be booked by contacting the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division. All fees are non-refundable and are due at the time of the reservation. Individuals are not eligible for a refund in the event of a cancellation or bad weather. However, reservation dates may be changed in advance if the shelters are available.

Shelter reservations can be established online or at the Parks and Recreation office located at 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Summer softball

Registration for summer softball teams for returning teams is underway; new teams that have formed for 2017 may begin registering March 6. Leagues are limited to six teams. The reservation deadline is Friday, April 21. The manager’s meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the Fairborn Government Center, 44 W. Hebble Avenue.

The season runs the week of May 1 through Thursday, July 20 — equaling 10 weeks of games. Rain make-ups are slated for Monday, July 24 through Thursday, Aug. 10 during the same nights and times as respective leagues.

League fees are due at the time of registration and include USSSA and ASA sanctioning.

Fees are as follows:

– $375 for an adult team for first league (double round robin, 10 games);

– $350 for additional league entry with the same team name and same roster for the same season.

2017 Summer Softball Leagues:

– Monday: men’s D – 6 p.m.

– Monday: rec men’s E2 – 7:15 p.m.

– Monday: rec men’s E2 8:30/9:45 p.m.

– Tuesday: rec men’s E1 – 6 p.m.

– Thursday: co-rec – 6 p.m.

Winter Scene Paper Craft

Students are invited to create a winter scene with tissue and construction paper. They will utilize varying colors, shapes and types of paper to create a sky, snow and trees by cutting, gluing and painting. Acrylic paint stains clothing, so event organizers suggest dressing children in old clothing. All supplies are included in the $15 fee.

The craft will be guided by Terri Perkins, owner of Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery. It is slated for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Terri Lynn Art Studio and Gallery, 415 W. Main Street. The craft is open to those aged 5 years and elder; interested individuals must be registered by Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Herald News Report

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.