Jefferson City Parks & Recreation

Don't Miss Out on these Upcoming Events!

Jim Mertens Memorial Kids Fishing Derby!

Prizes and trophies will be awarded for smallest, largest and most fish caught in the following age categories:

5 Years and Under~ 6 to 9 Years Old~ 10 to 12 Years Old~ 13 to 16 Years Old

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Tournament registration at Binder Tackle Shop.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Capital Crappie Club Fishing Derby

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Wal-Mart Kid’s Casting Contest

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Awards ceremony

Numerous door prizes will be awarded with everyone attending the event included in the drawings.

Adults and youth over 16 years of age must have a valid fishing permit.

Details are posted on-line at

School's Out for Summer Swim Bash!

Saturday, June 8

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Ellis-Porter Pool

Come join the Ellis-Porter/Riverside staff for a kickoff to summer pool party!

We'll have music, pool challenges, basketball, giveaways and much more.

No pre-registration required.

For Youth: 11 - 14 years


Little Mermaid Pool Party!

Calling All Mermaids!

Come join us for a treasure hunt, cool craft, mermaid snacks, dolphin races, and of course swimming.

$8.00 per person

Pre-registration required.

For Youth: 2 - 7 years

Ellis-Porter Pool

Friday, June 14

6-7:30 p.m.

Activity Number: 603171-01

Father's Day Swim Special!

Sunday, June 16, 2013!

Dads swim free at either Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center

or Ellis-Porter/Riverside Pool with a paid child admission!

NFL FLAG Football!

NFL FLAG Football is for boys and girls in grades 1-4.

Registration: June 17 - July 5!
This is a non-contact league which will play eight games beginning August 17. The games will consist of two, 20 minute halves and a five-on-five format (1st - 3rd) and seven-on-seven format (4th).

NFL registration fee includes your child’s NFL jersey and flag belt.

For details and to register:

Spirit Sport Cheerleading!

Instructional Program for 1st—6th Graders

Squads will be formed by grade and by school.

Registration: June 17 - July 19, 2013

Flag Football Game Cheering (8 games) -

Begins week of Aug. 17 - Dates & Times TBA

For more information and to register:

Tour de Jeff Moonlight Bike Ride!

  • Sunday, June 23
  • 2:00 a.m. start time

Sponsored by Jefferson City Parks and Recreation, JC Coca-Cola, and Red Wheel Bike Shop, the Tour de Jeff is a non-competitive event for people of all ages on a route carefully chosen to avoid as many major hills as possible. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and bring it with you to the ride.The ride is approximately 15 miles and goes throughout the city streets. Helmets, reflectors and lights are strongly recommended. Bring your cell phone to call ride workers if you have a problem or want to be picked up for a ride back to your car.

Start and Finish is at Hy-Vee on Truman Blvd.

For route information, visit us on-line at