Community Classes & Programs

The Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of activities which appeal to all ages. For information concerning programs, fees charged and registration, check the calendar, navigate these pages or call 595-0800. You may also download the Registration Formpdf. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages

Canoe, Kayak Safety Training

TAUGHT BY: Marine Patrol State Trooper Maddox
Boating safety and laws for canoes & kayaks will be covered. Volunteers with the Autauga Creek Trails will demonstrate the various strokes for each vessel. Bring your Universal or Coast Guard Approved life jacket to be inspected by the Marine Police. Bring your own canoe or kayak if you plan to be in the water. (Note: If you’re planning future night trips bring your flashlight to be evaluated for legal brightness.) Call to Register (334) 595-0800. All ages welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27th ; 10:00am
WHERE: Autauga Creek Walk behind City Hall.


Canoe Trail Fun Run

Spend some time with family and friends and try out Prattville’s Autauga Creek canoe trail (at your own risk). You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddle board, life jackets, sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock, etc.) No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed. After dropping off your canoe at the starting point and taking your vehicle to the ending point, a bus will be waiting to shuttle you back to the starting point. The last shuttle will be at 9:45am. Suggested: Canoes need to be manned by experienced canoers due to the sharp turns of the creek.
WHEN: Saturday, June 3
WHERE: Starts at Creak Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Reuben Road
TIME: 10:00am- until (weather permitting)

Computer Classes

Call 595-0840 for details or to register, Space is limited. Each class is $25 per person.

• Getting Started with the Computer
• Internet 101
• Computer Maintenance
• Intro to the PC (personal computer)
• Troubleshooting

when: Mondays & Fridays
time: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
where: Gillespie Senior Center

Creekwalk Concert Series

The City of Prattville will present the popular Creek Walk Concert Series on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of June and July. These concerts will feature local and regional bands performing by the beautiful Autauga Creek behind City Hall and the Police Station. These concerts are free and open to the public. Some food vendors will be available, but concert goers can visit some of the local restaurants or bring picnic baskets. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE concert beside the Creek with the magnificent Prattville sunsets. Concerts start at 6pm. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.
WHEN: June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25
WHERE: Creekwalk behind City Hall

Dog Obedience

Instructor, Janice Plessner
Basic household obedience for dogs 5 months and up. First class, come without your dog, but bring health records. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? RYou must pre-register at the Doster Center.
When: Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
Dates: September 10- October 15 (Classes are 6 wks.)
            October 29 – December 10 (no class on November 5)
Where: Doster Center
Fee: $80.00 per dog, $40.00 repeats (same dog)

Farmers' Market

FM Flyer

Gigantic Flea Market

Time to clean up and get rid of your unwanted, but good items. Rent your booth and set up the evening before the sale. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold.

Registration Begins: August 3 for the Sept. 22th sale (set up is Friday, September 21th, from 3-7pm)
Registration Begins: Sept. 28th for the November 3th sale (set up is Friday, November 2nd, from 3-7pm)
Only one booth per house hold. One booth per person.

Time: 6am – noon
Doster Community Center at 424 So. Northington Street – Prattville

To register for a booth you must come by the Doster Community Center to pay.
(24) 12x15 booths – $15.00 (2 tables provided per booth)
(7) 10x10 booths – $10.00 (2 tables provided per booth)
(5) 12x15 outside booths $5.00 (tables not provided for outside booths)

One booth per house hold. For more info call 595-0800.
Booths sell out fast.

Growing & Cooking with Herbs

Learn how to grow and cook with herbs. Know which herbs to use with different meats and vegetables. Free!
WHEN: June 3rd
TIME: 9am – 11AM
WHERE: Doster Community Center
Pre-register by calling 595-0800.

Oak Mountain Martial Arts

Instructor: Master Michael Hicks SR. – is a certified 5th degree black belt instructor with the World Tang Soo Do Association and has been teaching over 46 years. Master Hicks is a retired Montgomery Police officer and has worked in the public school D.A.R.E. program. He was named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in 1994 and has recently retired from the UAB Police Department. At the UAB police department he was a Pressure Point Control Tactics instructor and a Violent Patient management instructor. He was a police officer for 37 years.
Days: Mondays & Thursdays (on going)
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Where: Upper Kingston Community Center
Fee: $50.00 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25

For Youth & Children

Baton Classes

BATON CLASSES Ages: 6 – 14 years old
Instructor: Miranda Muir – has 12 years’ experience,
she was a Majorette Captain for 2 of the 4 years that twirled at the PHS.
She has taught baton for approximately 4 years. Choreographed PHS
halftime show for 2 years & choreographed 2 years competition for PHS
and won first place both years.
When: Tuesdays (on going)
Time: 5pm – 6pm (beginners)
           6pm-7pm (intermediate)
           7pm – 8pm (advanced)
Where: Doster Community Center
Fee: $40.00 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/30

Children's Theatre Camp

Children's Theatre Camp

DATES: June 4th -9th (K-4th Grade)
              June 18th - 23rd (5th-8th Grade)

Get ready for summer fun with Youth Art and Theatre Camps in Prattville! The Prattauga Art Guild and the Way Off Broadway Theatre have planned some great summer youth camps that will be creative and fun!

Theatre camps will be held June 4-9 and June 18-23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 and 23. Aspiring young artists will be allowed to explore the theatre through workshops, hands-on crafts, and a full theatrical production at the end of the week. The students will assist with set and props construction, have rehearsals, and memorize lines. Junior Theatre Camp will be held June 4-9 for students who have just completed kindergarten through fourth grades. Senior Theatre Camp will be held June 18-23 and is for students who have just completed grades 5-8.
Cost for the week-long theatre camp is $75 per student. Students will bring their lunch.
For more information or to register for the camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Registration Form for both campspdf

Theatre Camp 2018 Page 1

Summer Art Camp

Registration Formpdf

DATES: June 11th - 15th
              July 16th -20th
Art camps will be held June 11-15 and July 16-20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for students ages 7-12. Students will be able to explore a variety of art media, such as, painting, drawing, clay, collage, etc. They will create several works of art throughout the week. Each of the camps will offer different projects, so students who would like can attend both camps and enjoy creating new things.
Cost for each of the summer camps is $75 for the week and includes supplies. Snacks will be provided, but students will need to bring their lunch. Space is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or to register your student for art camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.


2018 Youth Art Camp

Summer Reading Programs

Kids game day every Monday afternoon.
Special events every Tuesday morning.
Adult events every Tuesday night in June.
Toddler Time every Wednesday morning.
Book Club for elementary grades every Thursday afternoon.
Teen Writing Club every Thursday afternoon.
Teen events every Friday night.
For more information, please visit our website –, email us at , call 365-3396 ex 3, message us on Facebook at Autauga Prattville Public Library or stop by the library at 254 Doster Street, Prattville, AL 36067.

Tennis Just 4 Kids

Instructors: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, USPTA and PTR certified coaches.
Class is designed to teach beginners and advanced students using the quick start developmental system. With the progressive court system your child can be serving and rallying within the first few lessons regardless of age.
WHEN: Mondays; 5:00–6:00pm, weather permitting
WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts
FEE: $45.00 per month (Must preregister at the Doster Community Center)

For Adults 18+

Co-Ed Step Aerobics Class

Neta Certified Instructors.
This class will be high energy with a cardio workout as well as toning. You will have a choice to come five days of the week or a few days as you like, to work out for this low price.
Ages: 18 & up.

Mondays, Tuesdays (toning) & Thursdays; 6:15-7:15 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sunday; 5-6 p.m.

Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per month
Min/Max: 10/25
Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center.

Family Workshops

Speakers: Cecelia Morris MS, ALC, LeShunn McLeod MS, ALC, and Sekeria Bossie PhD, LPCS
Topic One: Domestic Violence with Adolescents
Participants will: Become familiar with what domestic violence looks like with adolescents,
be familiar with the prevalence of domestic violence in adolescents. Discuss the biological,
psychological, social and academic impact of domestic violence. Become familiar with both
interventions and prevention methods for addressing domestic violence in adolescence.
Topic Two: Opioid Addiction with Adolescents
Participants will: Become familiar with opioids, their intended purpose and how they get into
the hands of adolescence. Become familiar with the prevalence of adolescent use, and why
this is considered to be a crisis. Discuss the lifelong impact of adolescent opioid use. Discuss
treatment options for the adolescent and the family unit.
Date: August 25, 2018
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00
Training: 9:00-4:00
Place: Doster Community Center
Cost: 75.00 (snacks and beverages provided) will break for lunch
CEUs: 6.00 clock hours (NBCC and ABSWE approved)

Speaker: Sekeria Bossie PhD, LPCS
Topic One: Social Media and Mental Health
Discuss the everyday power of social media, the research related to social media and
mental health, the biopsychosocial impact of social media on youth and adults. Clarify
counseling strategies to address social media impact and excessive usage
Topic Two: Cyber Bullying
Clarify the types of cyber bullying and what they look like. Discuss reasons children
engage in online bullying. The impact of online bullying. Prevention strategies for
online bullying. Intervention strategies for online bullying
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00
Training: 9:00-4:00
Place: Doster Community Center
Cost: 75.00 (snacks and beverages provided) will break for lunch
CEUs: 6.00 clock hours (NBCC and ABSWE approved)

Learn How to Make More Plants From What You Have or Cuttings

Learn How to Make More Plants From What You Have or Cuttings.
Instructor: Rhona Watson, she has been a Master Gardener since 2005
Propagating is a great way to increase the number of plants you have without having
to buy more. She will discuss the different ways of propagating plants. Bring your paper
and pencil to take notes. Questions are encouraged and welcome.
When: Saturday, September 15
Time: 9am – 11am
Place: Doster Community Center

Photo Policy: Photos are periodically taken of participants in our classes, programs, and at the various park locations and facilities. These photos are for Department use only and may be used in our flyers and brochures or on our website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the office at 595-0800.