The Rutland Kiwanis Club, Killington/Pico Cycling Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a bike safety day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. There will be a road safety course, mountain bike skills course, bike checks and helmets provided. Remember to bring your bike!
Chalk the Walk: 5/5/2019 11AM-3PM
Godnick Adult Center
Hands On Minds On Children’s Art Studio’s Annual Chalk the Walk, a sidewalk chalk art festival. Enjoy art and the outdoors! Grab friends, or come and make new ones, and create a colorful piece of art in one of the squares. Families are encouraged to come to participate in chalk art or just come to watch and enjoy some of the other activities. More details about the event are available at www.rutlandrec.com/chalkthewalk. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $3, proceeds benefit the Hands On Minds On Art Studio. We hope to see your there!
Rain Date 5/11/2019
Kiwanis Fishing Derby: 5/4/2019 8:30AM-11AM
Once again the Rutland Kiwanis Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a special fishing day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. Registration is at 8:30AM. Prizes are awarded in various categories. Fish will be provided by the Vermont Fish & Game Department.
Community Gardens 2019
The Recreation Department oversees two community gardens. Each one is unique! The Northeast gardens have a range of sizes with trails right off the gardens. The Northwest garden is in the middle of a neighborhood and has 16 plots available in 4 raised beds. The Northwest garden has only rain water collection on-site.
The fee to rent ranges from $10 - $40 - depending on the size of the plot. Non-residents add $11 to the fee. A refundable clean-up deposit of $10-$25 is required. Registration for Rutland City residents starts March 1st and April 2nd for non-residents. For more information or to rent a spot visit rutlandrec.com/communitygardens.
GO PLAY Race Series
Join us for another year of Summer Fun with our sponsor, RRMC! With several events to choose from, there is something everyone will like, all ages are encouraged to join us for these events this Summer!
WALK, WAG & RUN
Bring your Leashed Dogs for this low impact cross country running event with distance options of 2.5K or 5K. All adults who run or walk with a dog will have their $5 race registration covered by S.E. Smith! Youth fees for all races are covered by our title sponsor RRMC Rehabilitation Services.
ALL AGES: College of Saint Joseph
TU 5/28 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
TU 6/25 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
Enjoy the Sunsets of Summer through this 5K trail course. Walk or run at your own pace! Youth fees for all races are covered by our title sponsor RRMC Rehabilitation Services
ALL AGES: Giorgetti Park/Pine Hill Trails
TU 6/11 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
TU 7/9 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
TU 8/13 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
DROOPY PEDAL MOUNTAIN BIKE
Our Mountain Bike Races are back by popular demand! All skill levels are invited to join us for these events, for a 3 or 8 mile, based on your ability. Youth fees for all races are covered by our title sponsor RRMC Rehabilitation Services.
ALL AGES: Giorgetti Park/Pine Hill Trails
TU 6/18 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
TU 7/16 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
TU 8/20 6:30PM Ages 18+ $5
Inspirations in Nature: Spring Hikes and Walks
Join local naturalist Tom Estill on a night stroll along the Carriage Trail as we search for the "night critters" of Pine Hill Park. We will be listening for the call of owls, foxes, coyotes, and frogs, all while observing the night work of beavers at Rocky Pond. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring water, a small snack and a flashlight.
AGES 11+ - Giorgetti/Pine Hill Park
F 4/12 7PM-9PM Free
EARLY MORNING BIRD HIKE
Tom Estill leads an early morning bird stroll at Park trails in search of the numerous and varied birds flying through the area as they head north during their annual migration. We should see and hear dozens of species of birds, many of which will be in their colorful breeding plumage stage. Bring water, bug spray, binoculars and comfortable walking shoes.
All Ages: Giorgetti/Pine Hill Park
SA 5/11 7:30AM-9:30AM Free
Come and learn about the wildlife of Pine Hill Park on this moderate stroll through some of the trails of the Park. We'll be looking at the various plants and animals that inhabit this wonderful park, and work with some of the tools a naturalist uses in their work. Bring your wildlife guide books, binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, bug spray, and love of the outdoors.