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All Town of Lyons Recreation Classes are offered with the following safety precautions:

1.  Classes are held outside.
2.  Masks are required to be worn when within 6' of others. 
3.  Class sizes are smaller to allow for social distancing. 
4.  Classes follow state, county and local Covid-19 guidelines.
5.  Classes using shared equipment recommend gloves and provide hand sanitizer.
 6.  Shared equipment is cleaned before and after each class.

Current Recreation Programs

Square State Skate's Saturday Skateboard Sessions

  Come shred with Square State Skate's experienced staff at Bohn Park's brand new skatepark.  In this lesson-based program, we set building blocks for safety and learning on boards.  We skate together, play skate-related games, work on new skills and tricks, and learn about skateboarding history. Run by professional educators, SSS's commitment to families and the community is paramount and our techniques are unmatched when it comes to helping kids grow and learn, both on and off their skateboards.  A helmet and skateboard (let us know if you need a loaner) are required for this class and other pads are recommended.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, some energy and a smile and get ready to have fun!  Please bring a mask to wear when within 6' of others.  Class is weather dependent with cancellations due to severe weather. 

Ages: 5 - 15
Dates:  Saturdays, 9 - 10:30 am, October 17 and November 21, weather permitting
Location:  Bohn Park Skatepark
Fee: $25 per date


Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group for Seniors

Come join our senior exercise group and get out in the fresh air while enjoying stimulating conversation. We meet near the Walt Self parking lot and walk from there to a local park where we stop for some group exercises and gentle stretching before heading back to Walt Self.  Walkers are encouraged to go at their own pace and all exercises can be modified to accommodate any fitness level.  Class is weather dependent with cancellations due to severe weather.  

Ages: 55 and up
Dates:  Wednesdays, 9 am - 10 am, year round, weather permitting
Location: meets at Walt Self parking lot; 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: FREE, seniors only


Fitness in the Park

This action packed class is all about helping you get outside and getting your body moving correctly.  Taught by certified Health Coach and former X Pro Snowboarder Nate Kern, this class takes place in the inspiring setting of LaVern Johnson park and uses park features to aid in your workout.  If you want to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness, and reduce stress this class is for you.  Join us for these fun and functional movement training sessions.  Please bring water and a towel.  Mats are optional. 
Current Covid-19 regulations will be practiced in regards to social distancing allowing you to exercise without a mask if you prefer.   Please bring a mask to wear when passing within 6' of others. 
Class subject to cancellation if weather is severe.  

Ages: adults and kids, ages 10 and up
Dates: Tuesdays, 9 am- 10 am
            Fridays,  9 am - 10 am
           Saturdays, 8:30 am- 9:30 am
    All classes run through Oct. 31st, no classes October 9th and 10th
Location: LaVern Johnson Park ice rink, SW corner of park
Fee: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 10-18 and seniors;   cash or card 


Plein Air Painting for Seniors

Enjoy our beautiful Lyons scenery while learning or improving on your watercolor techniques in this class offered in a park setting. Colors are brighter and the play of light adds new dimensions to the craft when practiced outdoors.  Listen to the birds chirping, feel a gentle breeze and incorporate the sights before you into colors on the canvas. You will practice brushstroke technique, color blending, and learn the values and shapes of a botanical setting.  Taught by Trish Murtha, an artist with over 30 years of experience in teaching to all ages, this class promises a new perspective on traditional watercolor.  
Covid-19 precautions for this class include social distancing with each participant at a different table, and separate supplies will be provided for the use of each student.  Please bring a mask to wear when within 6' of others.

Ages: 55 and up
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: LaVern Johnson Park, WPA Shelter
Fee: Sponsored by Lyons Senior Recreation Programming, these classes are FREE