Programs & Events

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs and events throughout the year, including trips and athletic leagues.

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS

NOTE: Most programs require a completed program registration form.  While many are free, some do have a participation fee. You may register in person, by phone or by mail.To register by mail, send your completed program form and any payment required to: Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081Please make checks payable to “City of Kannapolis.” 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE: 

Many of programs are currently available for on-line registration.  If you would like to register on-line for a program, click on the link in the program description and you will be re-directed to a new page for registration.  If no link is present, then on-line registration is not available.  Please call our office to register by phone or for more information.   To browse all programs, visit our site: https://apm.activecommunities.com/kannapolisnc/Home

CURRENT PROGRAM LISTING

CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Registration for the Fall softball season is open now closed. The season will begin the week of September 4th and rosters are due at game time the first night. For more information please contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.

Softball Schedule.pdf
Fall 2017 Softball Rules.pdf
Fall Softball Registration Packet.pdf

 

YOUTH PAINTING CLASS (REGISTER)

   

Our art classes help kids explore their artistic abilities, with a great balance of trying different art techniques, discovering, making friends and learning new skills. An instructor will guide them step by step from a blank canvas to their finished masterpiece. We supply all the materials and inspiration. All the kids have to do is come ready to paint and have a great time.

Location:Village Park
Ages 6-15
Cost: $25/Person 

September 9 (11am- 1pm)
September 30 (1pm- 3pm)
October 7 (11am- 2pm)
October 14 (1pm-4pm)
November 11 (11am-2pm) at Kannapolis Train Station
November 18 (1pm- 4pm) at Kannapolis Train Station
December 2 (11am- 2pm) at Kannapolis Train Station
December 16 (1pm- 3pm) at Kannapolis Train Station

ESCAPE ROOM (REGISTER)

 

The challenge is to discover hidden clues, unlock secret codes, and solve puzzles in order to escape within an hour. Can your team of friends work together to complete the challenge? We'll find out.

Location:Village Park
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Ages 10-17
Cost: $5/Person 

  • September 6
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • October 18

DODGEBALL (REGISTER)

Duck, dip, dive, and dodge your way to a great time!

Location: Forest Park Elementary School
Time: 6:30-8:30
Ages 6-15

Cost: $5/Person 

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25

CAPTURE THE FLAG (REGISTER)


Get ready to run and have fun with a twist on an old playground game! Glow in the dark Capture the Flag!

Location: Village Park - Shelters/Playground
Time: 7:00-9:00
Ages 6-15

Cost: $5/Person

  • August 18
  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 27

LASER TAG (REGISTER)

Laser Tag combines hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist in Village Park. Never played laser tag before? Not a problem; there?s a first time for everything! Come as a group or individual to enjoy some action with the latest in Laser Tag technology!

Location: Village Park - Shelters/Playground
Time: 7:00-9:00
Ages 6-15
Cost: $5/Person

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20

YOUTH YOGA


Yoga for youth - Flexibility, concentration, and creativity are all a part of this hour-long program.
Bring your mat and bottle of water and get ready for fun!
Join us once or twice per week, depending on your schedule and attend as many as you would like!

Location: Amtrak Downtown Train Station
Time: Tuesdays 6:30 PM, Thursdays 10:00 AM
Ages: 5-12

Cost: $5/Class

A Boy and his Superhero: A Mother and Son Event (click here to register for tickets)

Join us at the Laureate Center for an evening of entertainment and fun. This program is designed for boys ages five (5) & up to be accompanied by his mom, step-mom, grandma, big sister, aunt, or special lady.

Dress anywhere from superhero in full costume or t-shirt to as mild mannered as Clark Kent in your casual wear. 

Enjoy and be comfortable and you will have a fabulous time! Please register EACH mother/son attending so we have an accurate RSVP. 

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. TICKETS AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND THERE ARE ONLY 178 TICKETS AVAILABLE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: City Hall/Laureate Center - 401 Laureate Way
Tickets: $40.00 per couple;$15.00 each additional boy. 

SELF DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

Wednesdays at Kannapolis Intermediate School; Class times vary; please download the current class flyer for more information. Young Champions Fall 2017

CHEERLEADING FOR YOUTH

Mondays at Kannapolis Intermediate School; Class times vary; please download the current class flyer for more information. Young Champions Fall 2017

ADULT DAY TRIPS

The Parks and Recreation Department occasionally offers trip opportunities for adults. Trips are for adults 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Trips sometimes have potential to last longer and/or end earlier than expected. Many trips may have a lot of walking so please wear comfortable shoes. To be added to our mailing list, please call Jill Foster at 704-920-4343, or jfoster@kannapolisnc.gov.

SHATLEY SPRINGS- CRUMPLER, NC

(REGISTER)

Shatley Springs has served as a landmark destination for many decades. Travelers come to enjoy the country cooking, the famous spring water, and the beautiful mountain scenery. After lunch we will go downtown West Jefferson and spend the afternoon walking around the Old Time Antiques and Collectible Fair.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Registration and Fees Due by Friday, September 8, 2017

Leave Village Park 9:00 AM and return by approximately 8:00 PM

Cost- $25 per person (Lunch IS Included)

 

SARAH P. DUKE GARDEN- DURHAM, NC

(REGISTER)

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a 55 acre public botanic garden on the campus of Duke University. It is considered to be one of the top ten public gardens in the United States. A trolley tour will guide us through the central path of the gardens as we learn more about the blooms of the day and the gardens history. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Registration and Fees Due by Monday, September 11, 2017

Leave Village Park 7:30 AM and return by approximately 3:30 PM

Cost- $12 per person (Lunch NOT Included)


GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN- LINVILLE, NC

(REGISTER)


Towering almost 6,000 feet, this massive mountain presents visitors with the region's premier and most ecologically diverse nature preserve. At this sanctuary known for the 360 degree views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, guests can come eye to eye with bears, cougars, otters, a bald eagle, and deer in natural habitats, learn about the natural world from knowledgeable guides, stroll gentle nature paths or hike craggy alpine trails.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Registration and Fees Due by Friday, October 6, 2017

Leave Village Park 8:30 AM and return by approximately 8:00 PM

Cost- $25 per person (Lunch NOT Included)


DISCOVERY PLACE- CHARLOTTE, NC

(REGISTER)

Explore the wonders of science, technology, and nature at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. Discovery Place Science conjures curiosity and activates the imagination through educational experiences that help uncover the wonders of science all around us!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Registration and Fees Due by Friday, September 29, 2017

Leave Village Park 10:30 am and return by approximately 5:00 pm

Cost- $20 per person (Lunch NOT Included)

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