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The information below describes only a few events organized by the Oak Grove Parks and Recreation Department. For a complete list of events please contact us at (816) 690-4003.  You can also check out our 2014 Program Guide for a full listing.  Please remember that class dates and times are subject to change. 
  • Program Evaluation Form: If you have participated in one of our programs or activities, please take the time to download this form, fill it out and return it to us so we can learn how to better serve your recreational needs.

Zumba Class - Zumba is an aerobics class with a Latin accent.  It is sweeping the nation!  Zumba is a name derived from a Colombian word meaning "to move fast and have fun."  That is exactly what this class is about.  You'll dance to music and not even realize that you're working out at the same time!  Zumba has been reported to burn a sizzling 450 calories per hour!  Along with the aerobic workout, you'll work on strengthening your core muscles.  This will be a six week class and runs for one hour per night.  Please call to register in advance for the session you want to join.  Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and new six week sessions are constantly starting.  Call us to find out when the next one begins! The class fee is $36.

Self-Defense Class for Women -   Every person deserves to feel safe!  But what happens should the unexpected take place?  Suddenly a situation doesn't feel right, or a stranger approaching catches your eye.  What should you do?  This SHARPS (Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention) training meets the needs of women to help reduce the likelihood of assault, utilizing the hands, legs, and feet followed by different methods of ESCAPE that can be used to avoid further attack. You'll go "hands on" with the instructor (in a defensive suit) in a fun, easy and pain-free (unless you're the instructor) class. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  Don't be a victim!  And please bring a donation in lieu of a class fee.  These donations will directly benefit our local Victim's Advocate Unit.
Date:    Monday, October 13
Time:    6:00 - 8:00 pm
Place:    Civic Center
Fee:       Donations will be accepted for our Victim's Advocate Unit

Hunter Safety Class - This course will teach you and your children to be safe responsible hunters.  Children must be at least 11 years old and show proof of age.  The Missouri Department of Conservation's staff and trained volunteer instructors teach these courses to people across the state.  The class also complies with the Safe Schools Act.  Students will receive training of firearms, proper firearms use, hunting traditions, ethics, conservatio, safe hunting practices and hunting responsibilities.  Go to www.mdc.mo.gov for online reservations. 
Dates:   Saturday, May 17 and August 16
Time:    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place:    Civic Center
Fee:      Free

Basic Obedience Class - Does your dog need to learn to behave properly or sit on command?  In this session, you and your dog will learn the commands for sit, sit-stay, come, attention, down, down-stay, stand and heel.  the class is a one hour class and runs for 7 weeks (first week of class is for humans only).  Dogs must be at least 5 months old in order to participate and must have a collar and 4' or 6' long leash.  No retractable leashes.  We also offer a Puppy Obedience Class and the Canine Good Citizen class.  Please check the calendar for the dates on those classes.
Date:    Wednesdays, May 21 - July 2 or Wednesdays, October 8 - November 19
Time:    7:30 - 8:30 pm
Place:    Civic Center
Fee:     $85

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition - The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition is intended to encourage youth participation and to emphasize the "FUN" element of competition.  This program is free of charge so every boy or girl age 7 - 14 will have a chance to compete.  The competition will be split between boys and girls.  The winners in each age division and gender will then advance to the Sectional Competition (which will be held here in Oak Grove this year!) with hopes of advancing further to the Team Championship which will be held at Kauffman Stadium.  You will be able to sign up at the event if you choose to.
Date:    Wednesday, April 30
Time:    7:00 pm
Place:    Webb Park, Field 3
Fee:        Free

Mother/Son Dance - Mom, this is an excellent chance to grab your boy(s) and spend some quality time together.  You both will get a chance to enjoy a catered dinner, dance to some hot tunes, and snap a picture to remember the night!  Be sure to dress up for this special night.  You must pre-register and pay for this event by Friday, May 2nd (earlier registration is appreciated).
Date:    Saturday, May 10th
Time:   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Place:  Civic Center
Fee:     $20 per couple ($10 per additional son)

Tots in the Park - Bring the little ones (ages 0 to Pre-K) out to Webb Park during the beautiful summer days for some fun play time, a snack, and story time.  Each time we will have a special guest bring a book to read to the kids.  Registration is required prior to event.  Please come by the Parks office to register.
Dates: June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21; August 4 and 18
Time:  10:00 - 10:45 am
Place:  Webb Park Shelter
Fee:     $2 per child
Ages:   Kids 0 to Pre-K

Hershey's Track & Field Games - Hershey's Track & Field program was created over 30 years ago to promote youth physical fitness and provide fun learning experiences for children 9 to 14 years old.  Track & Field is the largest youth sports program of its kind in the United States and Canada.  Hundreds of athletes will make it to the grand finale - the North American final in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Join us as well help kids discover their potential, make new friends, and gain newfound self confidence.  Every child is a winner with the Hershey's Track & Field Games!  Please check out www.hersheytrackandfield.com for more information.
Date:    Saturday, June 14
Time:   10:00 am
Place:   Oak Grove High School Track
Fee:     Free

Youth Kickball League - Let's get outside and enjoy the summer weather by playing some kickball!  This will be a recreational league and is intended to encourage kids (ages 6-12) to have fun and play outdoors.  We will play two days a week during the daytime so plan accordingly.  We will need volunteer coaches!  Registration is needed in advance.  Please call or come by the Parks office to sign up by Friday, May 23rd.
Dates:    Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 3rd
Time:     Games start at 9:00 am
Place:    Webb Park
Fee:       $200 per team

Youth Tennis Camps - The younger division camp is for children ages 6-10 and will concentrate on teaching the basic skills of the game as well as proper form. The older division camp is for children ages 11-16 and will review basic skills then work on the harder aspects such as serving and actual playing of games. All campers will receive a t-shirt and a sleeve of tennis balls. Be sure to bring your own racquet! Spaces are limited and go fast!
Date:    Monday, June 9 - Thursday, June 12
Time:   Younger Division Camp from 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Older Division Camp from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Place:  Webb Park
Fee:     $15 per camper

Adult Kickball League - We are bringing back the old school days!  Let's play some kickball!  This is a recreational league and will be for fun.  Teams will be made up of a roster up to 12 people (minimum 4 females per team).  On the field, however, defense consists of a maximum of 10 people but you can kick your fill roster.  Games will be played on Monday nights.  Please have your team registered by Friday, August 1st.
Date:    Starting Monday, August 11th
Time:   6:30 pm
Place:  Webb Park
Fee:     $250 per team

Adult Softball Leagues - We will offer both a men's league and a coed league for the fall season.  These leagues are slow-pitch recreational softball leagues for people 18 and over with an emphasis on sportsmanship.  All games are played under current USSSA rules and officiated by USSSA qualified umpires.  There will be a maximum of 12 people allowed on a roster.  A single elimination tournament will finish the leagues.  There are only 8 spots available in each league so we can make them all double headers.  Please make sure to pay and sign up by Friday, August 1st.
Dates:    Men's League - Tuesday nights starting August 12th; Coed League - Thursday nights starting August 14th
Time:    Games start at 6:30 pm
Place:   Webb Park
Fee:      $380 per team

Movie Night in the Park - Bring the whole family out to Webb Park to enjoy some time together!  There will be a movie shown outdoors on the big screen.  So bring your blankets and chairs and settle in for a night under the stars. If there is bad weather, the movie will be shown at the Civic Center.  Movies will be announced closer to event dates.
Dates:    Friday, June 6th and Friday, August 1st
Time:    Movie will begin after sunset
Place:   Webb Park Basketball Court
Fee:      Free

Coed Sand Volleyball Leagues - Guys and girls, get your teams together for some Sunday afternoon fun!  Come out to the sand volleyball courts at Webb Park and play some recreational games with your friends.  There are six players on a team with 3 guys and 3 girls (2 girls minimum at all times).  Winners will receive a t-shirt.
Dates:    Summer League - Starts Sunday, June 22nd; Fall League - Starts Sunday, September 7th
Times:   Summer League - games start at 6:00 pm; Fall League - games start at 3:30 pm
Place:    Webb Park
Fee:       $60 per team

Spooktacular Halloween Dance Party - Come up to the Civic Center for some safe Halloween fun and get your spooky groove on!  We will have a haunted D.J. playing some creepy tunes, a costume contest, refreshments and our special haunted house!  Kids, make sure to wear your costume.
Date:    Saturday, October 25
Time:   6:30 - 8:30 pm
Place:   Civic Center
Fee:     Donations are accepted!

Dear Santa... - He's making his list and he's checking it twice, but he's waiting to hear from you!  Put your Chrismtas wishes in writing and drop a self-addressed stamped envelope and letter to Santa in our special mailbox located in front of the Civic Center to receive a special note directly from St. Nick.
Dates:    December 1 - December 19
Place:    In front of Civic Center

Holiday Homes Lighting Contest - Do you decorate your home at Christmas time? Then why not enter in our holiday homes lighting contest? It's free of charge to you and the top four homes will win a sign that says they have one of the top decorated homes in the city as well as a special prize.  The judging will happen on Monday, December 15.  The winners will be notified the next day.  Please register your house in the contest by 4:30 pm on Monday, December 15th.