Public Recreation

Clay Center Recreation strives to enhance and improve the experience of our community and its visitors. We’d enjoy having a conversation regarding your interests and how we can best implement those enhancements, please contact us directly to set up a time.

Email: cityparkdept@claycenterks.com
Patrick Hayes, Public Recreation Superintendent

Current Programs Offered

Youth Baseball (2020 Registration Form)

    • Season: May-June.
    • Divisions: T-Ball: 4-6 yr olds, Machine Pitch: 7-9 yr olds, Kid Pitch: 10-12 yr olds. (Must be 4 years old to participate, Age determined as of May 1, no exceptions made).
    • Fees: T-Ball: $25, Machine Pitch: $25, Kid Pitch: $35 ($60 max per family).
    • Location: Mantel Field, Schaulis Field, or the Fairgrounds.
    • Practices: Tentatively start the week of May 18, 2020, Coaches will contact players with practice info.
    • Games: T-Ball and Machine Pitch games will be played on Mondays/Wednesdays. 6-8 game schedule. Kid Pitch games will play on Mondays/Thursdays or as determined by the league. 8-10 game schedule.
    • Additional Info: Ball gloves are REQUIRED for each player. Players will need to provide their own pants.
    • Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2020.

Youth Softball (2020 Registration Form)

    • Season: May-June
    • Divisions: T-Ball: 4-6 yr olds, Coach/Machine Pitch: 7-8 yr olds, Fast Pitch: 9-10 yr olds, 11-12 yr olds.  (Must be 4 years old to participate, Age determined as of Jan. 1, 2020 no exceptions will be made).
    • Fees: T-Ball: $25, Coach/Machine Pitch: $25, Fast Pitch: $35 ($60 max per family).
    • Location: Fairgrounds, with some away games for Fast Pitch.
    • Practices: Tentatively start the week of May 18, 2020, Coaches will contact players with practice info.
    • Games: T-Ball and Coach/Machine Pitch on Mondays/Wednesdays. 6-8 game schedule. Fast pitch on Mondays/Wednesdays, with away games in area towns. 8-10 game schedule.
    • Additional Info: Ball gloves are REQUIRED for each player. Players will need to provide their own pants.
    • Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2020

Youth Soccer (Registration Closed)

    • Season: April-May
    • Divisions: Preschool through 6th grade

Adult Co-Ed 6-on-6 Volleyball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: January-February
    • Divisions: Co-Ed only, must be 18 or over

Youth Flag Football (Registration Closed)

    • Season: August-October
    • Divisions: Grades 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th (Determined by players grade entering the 2019-20 school year)

Youth Girls Volleyball (Registration Closed)

    • Season: August-October
    • Divisions: Determined by players grade entering the 2019-20 school year.  Grades 2nd – 3rd grade will participant in a 6 week clinic setting, learning the fundamentals of volleyball.  4th– 6th grade will practice and have matches against opposing teams.

Practice Time Requests & Ball Field Reservations

  • Practice Time Requests: Does your Clay Center softball team need a field to practice on?  CCPRD will allow non-city recreation affiliated teams to use city fields for practice at no charge.  Simply fill out our practice time request form then e-mail it to cityparkdept@claycenterks.com.  We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests in a timely manner.  Practice requests will only be honored until the start of CCPRD softball program.
  • Ball Field Facility Reservations: Is your softball team or organization looking to host games or tournaments in Clay Center?  CCPRD will allow non-city recreation affiliated teams/organizations to rent city fields for games and tournaments for a minimal fee.  Simply fill out our ball field facility reservation form and return it to City Hall with your payment.  We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests based on availability of the fields or facility your request.

Safari Run Pickets at Dexter Park!

  • Leave a lasting memory at Dexter Park! Purchase a fence picket and honor or remember that special person, promote your business or just to recognize your support for the park. We are currently accepting orders. Picket orders will be placed 3 times a year, March, July, and October. Order forms can be returned to City Hall prior to the end of these 3 months. If you have any questions, please let us know. Safari Run Picket info