This Fall, the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department is adding some new programs that will hopefully get more of the community out and about enjoying the company of family and friends. Parks and Recreation just released their Fall Activity Guide – pick one up in person at the Recreation Center or flip through it online here to take a look at all of the fall program offerings.
Treasure Hunting is a newly designed program that will introduce older adults to the activity of Geocaching. Parks and Recreation staff will help participants follow clues and GPS coordinates to find treasure hidden right under our noses. The hunt kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21 – now is your chance to explore our community in an entirely new way – no equipment needed, Parks and Rec will even provide the GPS units!
In addition, Teton County residents who remember the days of playing Bocce Ball and Horseshoes at family picnics can come out and compete in our Old Timer Olympics. Teams of two will compete in both sports while enjoying a nice fall day at Mike Yokel Park. Participants can bring drinks and snacks to munch on while battling it out with other Old Timer teams.
“We are really trying to come up with some fun new ideas to provide social opportunities for older adults who don’t consider themselves, ‘seniors’” commented Andy Fleck, Recreation Program Manager. Hopefully this will get the ball rolling, pun intended. If you are interested in participating in this great new event on September 27th, please call 307.739.9025 to sign up or get more information.
Lastly, the department is offering a Fall Festival for mothers and sons. Jill Harkness, Recreation Programmer shared the motivation for this new event: “We’ve had overwhelming success with our Daddy/Daughter events in the winter and we wanted to provide something for mothers and sons.” The Daddy Daughter Snow Ball has become an institution in the community, and Parks & Rec is sure that this event will quickly become a fall favorite. The festival will include food, music and other fall festivities at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center in Wilson, WY for just $46 per couple.
For further information about the Fall Festival, Treasure Hunting or Old Timer Olympics check out the Parks and Recreation website at www.tetonparksandrec.org or give them a call at 307.739.9025.