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Parks and Rec set for summer
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Kylie Kaiser, left, Trent Henning and Kyle Klopfenstein re-install the slide Monday at the city pool as they prepare for opening day on Monday, June 1, at 4 p.m. for the swim team, 5:15 p.m. for the adult swim and 6 p.m. for the general public.
MONROE - Parks and Recreation Department programs are filling up, but not unusually quickly, according to recreation Supervisor Marge Klinzing.

Members of the Parks Department and swimming pool staff were busy Tuesday replacing the slides for the municipal pool after concrete slabs on the pool deck were replaced.

Sales for pool passes have not been high this year.

"Usually the first hot week, they come in," Klinzing said.

Klinzing said some residents try to wait until mid-July, when the pool passes are half price.

The department's Down and Dirty program has been popular, allowing its youth participants to have some fun getting dirty.

The one-day event scheduled for Aug. 14 has 60 participants already signed up.

"Last year we had 30," Klinzing said.

Other programs, such as Tot Lot and Adventure Club, are almost full, but Klinzing said that is not unusual.

Tot Lot has two sessions, with 24 participants each, and a waiting list.

Adventure Club, with crafts, games and swimming for children 6 to 9 years old, is full for July and only has three spots left for June. It meets for three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks.

The city's Fourth of July event is in the planning stages.

Klinzing said the Parks and Recreation Department has confirmed sponsors for the carnival and for T-shirts worn by volunteers. A planning meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday.

For information and prices on Monroe Parks and Recreation programs, call 329-2465.