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Recreation

Get active in the community by doing things you love! Enjoy the beautiful seasons Iowa has to offer by joining a sports team or taking part in Adel’s next community event. The City of Adel has recreational activities for all ages. See our adult, youth, and community activities below.

2021/22 Fall / Winter Activity Guide 

Register for activities online at adel.activityreg.com.

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Parks & Recreation Department

The City’s Parks & Recreation Department operates and manages the City’s parks and recreation programs with the following staff:

Nick Schenck: Parks & Recreation Director
Ramona Dillinger: Aquatics/Recreation Supervisor
Curtis Waddingham: Parks Superintendent
Corey Hanson: Parks Maintenance Laborer

Adult Activities

Please refer to activity guides above for exact dates.

Coed Indoor Volleyball

Games are played on Sunday evenings beginning around 5:00p at the ADM High School south gym throughout January and February. Childcare is available for $1/child/evening. Fees are $180 per team.

Over 30 Men’s Basketball

Games are played on Sunday evenings at the DAC gym from November to February. Register as an individual and then be divided into teams. Fees are $20 per person.

Active Elders

This program is targeted towards the 60+ population and includes a variety of low impact activities from yard game and modified sports to board games and cards. Held on Mondays at the District Administration Center gym from 9-10a throughout November and December.

Open Gym

Recreational open gym time is offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00a-11:00a at the District Administration Center from October-April. The gym is closed during school breaks including Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break. Play basketball, shuffleboard, pickleball, walk, run, socialize, etc. The DAC gym is located on 12th street in Adel. There is no charge.

Additional Information

Looking for a Team? Interested in playing but don’t have a team? Email nschenck@adeliowa.org with name, number, email, and sport interested in playing. Interested players will be connected with one another in an attempt to form a team.

Deadlines: All entry fees and rosters must be turned into Adel Parks & Recreation by the deadline of each individual sport to guarantee your team placement in the league. Refer to the activity guide for registration deadlines.

Youth Activities

Please refer to activity guides above for exact dates.

Basketball

1st-2nd Grade: Games are played on Saturdays in Adel throughout November and December. Practices start mid-October and are held during the week in the evenings. Fees are $55/person. REGISTRATION CLOSED

3rd-6th Grade: Separate boys and girls leagues. Games are played on Saturdays in Adel and the surrounding communities throughout January and February. Practices start mid-December and are held during the week in the evening. Fees are $65/person.

Soccer

The ADM Soccer Club offers both spring and fall youth soccer leagues. Visit www.admsoccer.net for more information.

Football

ADM Youth Football is offered in the fall for K-6th grade. Visit www.admfootball.com for more information.

Wrestling

The ADM Tiger Wrestling Club offers leagues from November to January. Visit www.admtigerwrestlingclub.com for more information.

Additional Information

Every Kid Plays: The Adel Kiwanis Club has created a program to assist ADM families that are having financial difficulties or otherwise experiencing tough times by helping cover some or all of the participation fees up to $200. Visit www.adelkiwanis.org for more information. Download an application

Deadlines: All registrations and entry fees must be completed by the deadline of each individual sport. Refer to the activity guide for registration deadlines.

Family/Community

Please refer to activity guides above for exact dates.

Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Pawty

10-30-2021               3:00 – 4:00 pm        Adel City Dog Park         Registration encouraged.

Beggars’ Night

10-30-2021                6:00 – 8:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Create a Jack-O-Lantern masterpiece and submit a photo by October 31 via email (rdillinger@adeliowa.org) to be entered in the contest.

Thanksgiving Free-Throw Turkey Toss

A family fun holiday event. Parent and child teams compete in a free-throw contest for a chance to win a gift certificate for a free turkey. Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Notes From the North Pole

Get in the holiday spirit by receiving a personalized letter from Santa.

Ice Rink

A temporary outdoor ice rink is set up each winter season. Specific dates of use are subject to weather. The rink is free to use and is located by the Community Stage and Pavilion.

Snowman Contest

Let us see your best snowman creation. Submit a photo via email (nschenck@adeliowa.org) to be entered in the contest.

Additional Information

Please refer to the activity guide for specific dates, times, and details.

Program Idea? The parks and recreation department is always looking to try new and innovative programming. If you would like to start an activity or suggest one you would like to see added to our offerings, please contact us as 515-993-4525 or nschenck@adeliowa.org

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