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

Professional Workshops

Porfessional Training with Felicia Tyus

Funding your Non-Profit Mission Foundation, Grants & Fundraising Make It Happen.

WHEN: July 27th 

TIME11:00 am -1:00 pm

WHERE: Doster Community 

FEE: $50.00

Session I 

• Understanding the Philanthropic World

• Becoming a Non-Profit & New Rules

• Learning Grant Writing Terms & ApplicationProcedures

• What's in a Proposal or Letter of Intent

• Writing Strong Proposals

• Getting your Mission 


Funded in Millennial Times Session I & 2 

Cost: $ 75.00 

Time: 11:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.

• Introduction to Foundation Directory

• Finding & Working with funders Pre- & post-award tasks

• Financial issues; Research Proposalto Foundation Directory

• Teams draft real grant proposals


All About Bonsai

Instructor Mark Waldo

A Master Gardener since 2012 and has been working with bonsai for 20 years. Topics will cover how to choose plants for bonsai, pruning techniques, and examples using the instructors plants. 

Pre-register by calling 595-0800.



WHEN: Saturday, May 4th 


WHERE: Doster Community 


Zentange Art Class

Join Kem Kim as she teaches one of the newest art forms. Zentangle is easy to learn, relaxing and fun and you do not have to be an artist to create the intricate patterns. Zentangle is a calming and non-rushed activity that can influence creativity, problem solving and focus.

Space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854. For 16 years and older


WHEN: May 11 & 25, June 8 and 22, and July 13 and 27 (There will be 3 sessions with 2 classes each)


WHERE: Prattville Creative Arts Center on Chestnut Street

FEE: $10 one-time supply fee and $25 fee per session

Pratt Pool Open Swim Days


Thurs. & Fri., Noon - 5pm; Sat.- 10am-5pm; Sun.1pm-5pm


$3.00 per person (under 3 years old free, but must wear swim diaper). Pool will be closed during PSL Swim Meets or during inclement weather.

Money Smarts Classes

A financial literacy program teaching adults budgeting, savings & checkbook management. Call the Extension Office at 361-7273 for more info.

WHEN:  July 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 10 am.

WHERE:  Doster Center Dining Room

Deep Classes

Diabetes Education Empowerment Program, includes information on the disease and nutritional education. Call the Extension Office at 361-7273 for more info.
When: Tuesday in June At 10am
Dates: June 4,11,18,& 25
Where: Doster Center Dining Room

Patriotic Concert with Prattville Pops & Community Chorus

Kicking off Prattville’s Independence Day Celebration, the Pops and Chorus will present a patriotic concert at the Pratt Park Amphitheater, featuring all patriotic music as a tribute to our country’s independence and those who have fought for our freedom. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a family-friendly concert that is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.


WHEN: June 29th


WHERE: Pratt Park Amphitheatre

WOBT presents Oklahoma!

Opens on Thursday, July 25, and will be presented three consecutive weekends through August 11. This musical is a family favorite and is suitable for all ages. Oklahoma! is based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs." Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door (if available) and can be purchased through the Special Events office by calling 334-595-0854 or on line at


WHEN: July 25-August 11

WHERE: Way Off Broadway Theatre

Pride and Prejudice

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre presents the classic Pride and Prejudice , adapted from Jane Austen’s Novel by Jane Kendall, presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company.

OPENS:  Thurs., April 11, and will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, April 12-14, April 26-28, and May 3-5, 2019.

TICKETS:  $10 in advance; $12 at the door and can be purchased online at or by contacting the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Walking for a Better You

Join the walking group for a brisk walk through downtown. Make new friends while getting healthy. Free. 

WHEN:  Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 8:30am-9:30am 

WHERE: Meet at Pratt Pool parking lot

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 1
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 Creekwalk Concert Series on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of June and July. These FREE concerts will feature local and regional bands performing by the beautiful Autauga Creek. Downtown restaurants will be open and there will be food vendors on site. Concerts begin at 6pm. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.

WHEN: June 11, June 25, July 9 and July 23
WHERE: Downtown Creekwalk

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? You must pre-register at the Doster Center.
When: Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
Dates: May 6- June 10 (classes are 6 weeks)    
Where: Doster Center
Fee: $80.00 per dog, $40.00 repeats (same dog)

Farmers' Market

Opening Saturday, June 1st!


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: May 31st for the July 20th sale (set up is Friday, July 19th, 1-7pm).

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.

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

7v7. Youth CoED Flag Football

REGISTRATION:  begins April 22nd and ends May 10th. Practices start Monday, May 20th; Games start week of June 10th.
COST: $60.00 per player (includes jersey)
AGE GROUPS: 8u (to 7 years old), 10u, 12u, 14u (age groups based on birth year) (bring birth certificate to registration).
COACHES MEETINGS: 8u and 10u; Tuesday May 14th; 12u and 14u; Thursday May 16th at Doster Center
Volunteer coaches will not be charged registration fee!

Prattville Swim League

DATES: May 14 - July 27

The Prattville Parks and Recreation and the Prattville YMCA have again partnered to offer a one-of-a-kind swim team! Prattville Swim League (PSL) Summer Swimming offers Alabama Recreation and Parks Association(ARPA),USA Swimming, and YMCA competition all on one team. '


Call 365-8852 YMCA Don M. Smith Branch to receive information regarding fees, various levels practice dates & times.




PAG Summer Art Camps

Registration Form for both camps

DATES: June 17-21 & July 15-19 

WHERE: Creative Arts Center



 A variety of art media will be introduced in this fun summer art camp for students, ages 7-12 years. Campers will be able to get creative with painting, clay, collage, sculpture and more.  We encourage the children to attend both camps. 

For more information or to register a child or teen, please contact the Cultural Arts Office at (334) 595-0854.


2019 Youth Art Camp

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 5 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

Challenger Soccer Camp

2019 British Soccer Camp

When: June 11-15

Where: Upper Kingston Park

For all questions and registration please contact Ross Lawrence at (678)540-1587 or visit their website at

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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

Tennis Just 4 Kids


INSTRUCTORS: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, PTR certified

WHEN: Mondays; 5:00-6:00pm 

WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts

FEE: $45.00 per month (Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center)

Class is designed to teach beginners & intermediate students 4-18 years old using the Progressive Teaching Method. The PTM uses a system of modified courts, rackets and balls scaled to proper size to maximize learning for different levels and age groups. Last class of each month includes tournament with awards. 




INSTRUCTOR: Glenn Campbell

WHEN: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm 

WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts

FEE: $45.00 per month (Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center) 

Jr. High and High School age students. High performance style training to prepare for competitive match play. Each session includes warm-up, drills, strategy and point play that teach players how to hit, react, think and practice so they can win matches. Last class of each month includes tournament with awards.

Youth Swimming Lessons

pdfSwimming Lessons Registration Form

Youth Swimming Lessons
Ages 3 and up
$50 per child (additional $10 for residents outside of city limits) There will be no refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up.


10:15 am - 11 am
11:15 am - 12 pm
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

1st session: May 28 -June 7 ( no class on Memorial Day)
2nd session: June 10- June 21
3rd session: June 24 - July 5 (no lesson on July 4th)
4th session: July 8 - July 19

If you are 18 or older and are interested in taking Adult Swim Lessons, please call 595-0800.

Youth Art Show


May 11TH

1-3 PM

The Prattauga Art Guild will host an exhibition featuring artwork for youth in grades K-12 in Autauga County.

An awards reception will be held on May 11 from 1-3 pm at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery, 342 Chestnut Street in Downtown Prattville. For more information, contact Special Events 334.595.0854.


.2019 YAS Square

For Adults 18+

Medical Office Procedures & Hippa with Electronic Health Record

Instructor: Felicia Stoudemire Tyus, Director of Philanthropy, B. S. Business Management/Marketing MBA, 20 plus years in the Nonprofit Management.

WHEN: March 23; 9:00am-11:30am

WHERE: Doster Center;

FEE: $45 per person

Learn How to Plan Events from A to Z

Instructor: Felicia Stoudemire Tyus, 15 plus years of Event Planning & Grant writing experience, will teach you how to plan an event from A to Z with budgets, venues and theme ideas.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23; 10:00am - 12:30pm

WHERE: Doster Center;

FEE: $25.00 per person

Wilson Pickett Music Festival Honoree Dinner

Presented by the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council. This black-tie event will be an evening to celebrate the cultural arts and to salute this year’s honoree, Janice Hawkins, for her significant contribution to the arts and humanities in Alabama. For more info., contact Cultural Arts at 334-595-0854.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd

WHERE: Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill

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.