July is National Parks month. To celebrate, Parks facilities will host special events and discounts during the month of July.
The public is invited to visit, explore, and learn about the history of the Missouri Theater on July 12, 13, and 14 from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. Take a backstage tour of this facility and enjoy the unique beauty of this amazing facility. Hear the story about the large sculpture at on the ceiling. Learn about the unique carvings on the wall, check out the green room and take center stage. This will be a fun and free way to visit this extraordinary local treasure. The theater is located at 715 Edmond Street.
Image courtesy of The City of St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Facilities
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Other special events coming later this month:
On July 17, enjoy free admission to Heritage Park Softball Complex and $1.00 off fountain drinks from July 11 -July 17.
Fairview Golf Course will be hosting specials from July 18 -24. July 18 is Customer Appreciation Day, with drink specials, all day. On July 19, from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. ladies can play a round of golf with Chuck Kempf, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities. Come on out on July 20, for free popcorn during happy hour, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. July 21, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., join golf pro Greg Dillon for free golf lessons. Play the shootout at the Course beginning at 5:30 p.m. on July 22, and enjoy free appetizers after the event. Enjoy $1.00 off all fountain drinks and other drink specials all day, each day on July 23 and 24. All week long, take advantage of the 10% off discount at the Pro Shop.
The REC Center will also have specials during the third week of July, including $3.00 fitness room passes on July 18, 22, and 24, free track passes on July 19 and 21, $3.00 open gym passes on July 20 and 23. Try one of the delicious protein shakes for $1.00 off the regular price all week at the REC Center.
On the fourth week of July, the Remington Nature Center will offer a senior craft event, tea light candle holders, from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on July 26 for $2.00. Bring the kids to watch the Fish Feeding Frenzy at 10:30 a.m. on July 29 and again on July 30, from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. for the children’s craft event. The children will have an opportunity to make fireworks spools, and meet Remi. All craft classes are the cost of admission and include the supplies and admission to the museum.
At Bode Sports Complex, enjoy a free skate open house on July 25 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. On July 26 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. try out curling with free instruction and on- ice practice. Bring the kids out for Way Back Wednesday on July 27 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. and take advantage of $1.00 admission, $1.00 skate rental, and $1.00 food and beverage specials. Try out hockey with free lessons and a practice scrimmage on July 28, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet your friends on July 29 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. for $2.00 admission and $1.00 skate rental. Spend a day at the rink on Saturday, July 30 from 12:00- 8:00 p.m., when you can skate the entire time for $5.00, with or without skates. Parks month wraps up with a Bode Beach Party on July 31 from 3:30 -5:30. Wear your beach attire over your warm clothes and have fun skating for $5.00 with or without skates.
The Parks Department is proud of our facilities and wants to show them off. We hope that you will join us in celebrating National Parks Month at all of our facilities!
Information for this post was provided by The City of St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Facilities [Website]