The Riverbank Recreation Office recently released its spring-summer Activity Guide.
It’s available in city offices, both City Hall North and City Hall South, and the Riverbank Branch of the County Library. Soon, it will be available at the main offices on Riverbank school campuses and at local supermarkets.
The activities listed cover those available March through August of this year.
The cover contains a minor blemish that might be confusing to some readers looking for more information online. The website URL listed for the department is a typo, somewhat incomplete.
During the proofreading process, part of the web address got accidentally removed, according to Recreation Supervisor Kerrie Webb, so what remains doesn’t go anywhere in a web browser.
The correct address is www.riverbankrecreation.com. Webb said that should take readers to the information online they’re looking for.
In addition to local clubs and organizations and community services available to residents, the guide also lists special events scheduled through spring and summer.
A new event set for April 16 is Derby and Dirt, sponsored by the Friends of Jacob Myers Park. Webb described it as a fun packed event, building a derby car for a ride down the muddy back trail of the park.
Another activity for the running trail is the Second Annual Got Color? 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30. Participants are encouraged to come early for the two-part day. The fun run check in begins at 8 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m.
At 9 a.m., Riverfest begins, in the eastern part of the park and runs through 3 p.m., a day of outdoor adventure and educational activities that will help the public learn to reduce-reuse-recycle to become an active steward and caretaker of the planet. Informational booths, vendors and a KidZone will be available.
Formerly called Beyond Earth Day, the event has been scheduled each spring for many years in Jacob Myers Park.
The next event is the annual Opening Day Parade for the Riverbank Youth Baseball Softball Association in downtown. The parade begins at the Riverbank Community Center on Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m., with players marching to the playing fields at Castleberg Park, at Eighth and Kentucky streets. There the teams will be introduced and the first pitch will be thrown to kick off the 2016 season.
For more information, call 209-505-6868. RYBSA is an independent organization with its own board of directors, not run by City Parks and Rec.
For more information on recreation activities, contact the office at 6707 Third St., Suite C, or call 863-7150.