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Special Interest Classes

To register online: Click on red fly out box.

Dog Programs at Clinton Parks and

Dog Instructors:    Judy May 
Class Location:      Agility Classes are held on Tuesdays at Riverview Pool Bathhouse. 
                                   Obedience Classes are held on Thursdays
at the Nature Barn.  
                                        Register at:           Ericksen Community Center

Each class will require a minimum number to be registered.  A soft light-weight nylon buckle collar and
6' leash are required.  Any breed of dog will be accepted provided they are at least six months of age,
proof of distemper, kennel cough (12 wks), rabies (4 mo.) and parvo shots must be presented at time of registration (marked receipt from vet).
Puppy and Dog Obedience is now combinded class for puppies at least 12 weeks of age and all ages of dogs. The class is designed to introduce you and your dog to a collar and leash, to endure handling and to obey simple commands.  Also helpful hints on grooming, housebreaking, gnawing and chewing.  This class is designed to help you learn how to train your dog being consistent with your commands and by knowing what verbal commands and hand signals to give your dog. 
The canine good citizenship test to be taken during the final class.  Recommended the same person should handle the dog at each session.
Day & Time:     Thursdays:  6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration:    $40
Late Registration (only if availability permits)   $47

Dog Obedience Classes
Limit:     6 minimum; 12 maximum  New Sessions 
Date:     Session 1 -    Sept. 2 - Oct. 7th
              Session 2 -    Oct. 21 - Dec. 2
              Session 3 -    Feb. 17 - Mar. 24
              Session 4 -    Mar. 31 - May 5

Dog Agility Training - This course will give dogs exposure to jumps, contact obstacle, weave poles and the basics of canine agility.  All breeds of non-threatening dogs allowed, AKC certification not required.  The
main prerequisite is that the dog must be able to effectively work off leash.
PrerequisitesDogs must be nine months old minimum and show proof of successful completion in a dog
obedience class prior to participation.
Day & Time:     Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
                          Registration:  $40.00
                          Late Registration (only if availability permits)    $47.00

Dog Agility Classes
Limit:     5 mimimum; 8 maximum  New Sessions TBA
Date:     Session 1 -  Aug. 31 - Oct. 5
              Session 2 -  Oct. 12 - Nov. 16
              Session 3 -  Feb. 16 - Mar. 22
              Session 4 -  Mar. 29 - May 3

Xtreme Hip-Hop
                      with Tiff!        

Xtreme Hip-hop is a revamp of traditional step aerobics.  With routines set to old and new school hip hop, makes you want to get up and move while getting a great calorie burn!  This one-of-a-kind fitness program offers one simple make you LOVE working out!!!!  A party you won't want to miss!!!
Age:                            Anyone age 15 or older
Time:                           5:30pm - 6:30pm
Instructor:                  Tiffany Harris - Certified X-treme Hip -Hop instructor
Location:                    Ericksen Community Center (lower level small gym)
Participant Fee:          $44
Late Fee:                     $51

Session 1:  Sept. 7 - Oct. 7                                   Tues./Thurs      10 classes
Session 2:  Oct. 11 - Nov. 10 (No class 11/01)     Wed./Thurs.     10 classes
Session 3:  Nov. 15 - Dec. 20 (No class 11/25)    Wed/Thurs.      10 classes

Limit :  Minimum 10 per session/Maximum 40
Register online or at the Ericksen Community Center

Community Garden  

The Clinton Community Garden Committee wishes to welcome all experience levels of gardeners, from those who have been gardening for years, to those who want to learn new or better ways to garden and to those who are novices and beginners. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome to rent one or more plots.
The Community Garden is an organic garden site located at the corner of 13th Ave N. and N. 14th St. Plots sizes are 10 feet by 10 feet and allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Some specially designed plots are used to grow food that gets donated to local food pantries. Seeds and tools are available. Low income discounts are available by calling the Sisters of St. Francis at 563-242-7611. 
The garden plots should be available by the end of April with the accessibility of water weather permitting.
Click here for Community Garden User Registration and Form and Plot Layout

Safety Town 2022

This special course designed for children entering Kindergarten in the Fall 2022, is 5 days of learning how to be safe and becoming familiar with safety services guided by teen instructors, many of whom are Safety Town graduates themselves!  The course is organized into four 30 minute activities.  Topics include crossing the street, fire, bike safety, stranger safety AND be visited by community service & safety personnel.  Children will learn by classroom instruction, video and practice in ‘cars’ & on foot in “The Town”.  


Need to keep your children entertained during the upcoming holiday break?  Check out this option for your school-aged kids K - 5th grade. (school yr. 2021-2022)  Arts and Crafts, sporting activities, songs, movies and snacks! 
Register by Friday, December 17th, 2021, for one or all three days! Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.  
Snacks will be provided.  
Who:                 K-5th grades
Where:              Ericksen Community Center (ECC)
enter at lower level of building                             
When:               Wed. Dec. 22nd, Thurs. Dec. 23rd and Fri. Dec. 17th, 2021
Time:                Drop off 7:30am  -  Pick up 3:30pm              
Fee:                  $20 per day/per child
Late Fee:          $25 per day/per child

Deer Management Program

Deer Proficiency Testing will be on Sept. 1st (Wed) and Sept 2nd (Thurs.) 9am - 11am at the 
Ericksen Community Center.  If unable to attend at the above times please call 563-243-1260 to set up an appointment.

You can pick up the application form and information packet for this year's hunting season which will run from September 18th to January 10th, 2022. Please read all material and return your application to the Parks & Recreation Department office
in person
at the Ericksen Community Center - 1401 11th Ave North, Clinton, Iowa  52732. 
Hours available for pick up are Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm.  You must have a photo I.D. that will be copied when you submit your application.  Applications must be returned before you can take the proficiency test. You do not need to show proof of hunter safety if you participated  in last season's hunt.  Proficiency testing  is only required for new hunters who did not take the test in 2020 season. The testing is TBA or by appointment by calling 563-243-1260.  Testing will take place at the Ericksen Community Center (by the pond)Completion of "Deer Harvest Report" is required within 24 hours of harvest.  You can complete a report at the Central Fire Station - 344 3rd Ave North - Clinton, Iowa 52732.


                                     For more information, call 563-243-1260