THE SPLASH!

Wrangell Parks & Recreation's Newsletter!

How lovely, the arrival of SPRING.

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Our Wrangell High School Lifeguard crew, looking fantastic at the WHS Prom! Congrats to our Senior lifeguard squad: Ashley, Elizabeth and Kellan!

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3rd ANNUAL HELPING OUR PARKS EVENT!

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PADDLING EXCURSION AND BBQ POTLUCK!

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Wrangell Parks and Recreation organized a Paddling Excursion and BBQ Potluck on

Saturday May 4th, honoring the 6th Annual gathering of paddlers in Wrangell. This community event launched us right into the adventure season, helping to cultivate

an environment for recreation enthusiasts to share

stories of adventure, paddle a few miles, eat delicious food, while creating a

welcoming setting for our island community.

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The group paddled the shoreline from City Park to the Shoemaker Bay Recreation Site for a celebratory BBQ!

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The group consisted of 13 paddlers, and 20 community members, who all rallied to celebrate togetherness, Spring in Southeast Alaska and outdoor recreation!


In the future, Wrangell Parks and Recreation will continue to collaborate with organizations and businesses in an effort to make outdoor recreation more accessible to everyone!

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EMPLOYEE SWIM CHALLENGE!

Our certified lifeguard team is expected to maintain physical fitness in order to efficiently perform life saving duties. In an effort to provide a fun, motivational workplace, we're pumping out monthly physical fitness challenges!


During the month of May, we tossed out a 1-mile per week challenge, with a $40 Stik Cafe Coffee Card dangling as a door prize incentive!

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SUMMER SWIM LESSONS!

SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM!

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Summer Programming for youth plays a crucial role in the development of social skills, as well it provides structure throughout the summer months, with reading, games, arts & crafts, mindful activities and community collaboration.


Since 1976, the Summer Recreation Program has helped to provide a safe, structured environment for Wrangell's youth, where kids are encouraged to connect, play, create and develop solid social skills.


The program begins on June 3rd, and runs through the 2nd of August. We are currently working on the summer schedule, setting up the recreation space, and coordinating the staff training.


Our team is seeking community members with a special skill or talent, that would be willing to share their knowledge, enhancing the Summer Recreation Program and adding variety to the scheduled activities. Sharing the love for your craft and passing along skills to youth can be very rewarding. All Summer Recreation activities are overseen by Wrangell Parks & Recreations staff, who are charged with managing the youth participants.


The program registration will launch SOON.