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Special Interest Classes

              Special Interests Programs

Dog Programs at Clinton Parks and Recreation

Dog Instructor:    Judy May
Location:              Obedience Classes are on Saturdays at Nature Barn 

Register at:           Ericksen Community Center                                                  

Dog Obedience Classes -

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.  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 12 weeks old, proof of distemper, kennel cough (12wks) rabies (4 mo.) and parvo shots must be presented at time of registration (marked receipt from vet).

Recommended the same person should handle the dog at each session.

Dog Obedience Classes

Day & Time:          Saturdays:  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Registration Fee:  $40
Date:                      Session 4 -    Apr.   2 - May   7
                               Session 5 -    May 21 - June 25
Late Registration (only if availability permits)   $47
Limit:      6 minimum; 12 maximum  New Sessions 


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 6 months old minimum and show proof of successful completion in a dog
obedience class prior to participation.

Dog Agility Classes

Day & Time:            Saturdays:     2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration:           $40.00                       

Date:                        Session 4 -  Apr.   2 - May   7
Late Registration (only if availability permits)    $47.00 

Limit:               5 mimimum; 8 maximum  New Sessions TBA

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:                  March 22 - April 21                                   Tues./Thurs      10 classes
Session 2:                  April 26 - May 26                                       Tues./Thurs      10 classes
Limit :  Minimum 10 per session/Maximum 40
Register online or at the Ericksen Community Center

Community Garden 2022

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 Avenue North and North 14th Street. 
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 accessability to water weather permitting. 
To register for a plot , please visit the Administration Office at the Ericksen Community Center.

FEE:  $15 for 1st plot
          $10 for each additional plot



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”.  

DAYS:  Monday thru Friday  9:00am - 11:30am (Drop off 8:50am - 9:00am) and (Pick up 11:30am - 11:40am)
Sessions:   #1.  July 11th - 15th,  Registration Deadline July 7th, 2022
                    #2.  July 18th - 22nd, Registration Deadline July 14th, 2022
                    #3.  July 25th - 29th,  Registration Deadline July 21st, 2022
WHERE:     Ericksen Community Center
COST:        $35 per student - (Limit 50 students per session)



Deer Management Program 2022

You can pick up the application form and information packet for this year's hunting season which is TBA. 
Please read all material and return your application to Parks & Rec Administration 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 2021 season.
The testing is TBA.  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