LeisureLink: The City of Auburn's Parks and Recreation Weekly Newsletter
The Week of April 12 - 18, 2021
Auburn Parks and Recreation Summer Brochure available in print and online Thu., April 1
The 2021 Auburn Parks and Recreation summer brochure will be available online and in printed copies on Thursday, April 1. The printed brochures are available at the Harris Center, the Auburn Public Library and all Auburn Parks and Recreation facilities. Summer program registration will begin Mon., May 3 in person at the Harris Center, 425 Perry Street. Online registration is available for some programs, you may also mail in your application through the post office. Registration at the Harris Center will conclude Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m., after that date the participant must register with the instructor. Go to auburnalabama.org/parks/brochure to view the spring brochure online. For additional information email Ann Bergman at [email protected] or call 334-501-2930.
The 2021 Auburn CityFest
The 20th Auburn CityFest, an Auburn spring tradition, will return to the plains Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kiesel Park. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts and food vendors, children's art activities, special appearances and more. This free outdoor arts and crafts festival is held rain or shine.
The 2021 CityFest theme is “The Loveliest Arts Festival on the Plains.” This year’s event will resemble a traditional arts and crafts festival and focus on the works of art, food and building community.
The headlining entertainment will be the Bama Air Dogs. They will deliver a spectacular and action-packed show featuring canine disc entertainment.
Musical entertainment will consist of 8 Track Rewind, a classic rock band, and the Auburn Community Orchestra.
To accommodate State of Alabama and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, the 2021 Auburn CityFest will be different than previous years. Masks are encourage by all visitors when you cannot socially distance from other and vendors are required to wear masks. Arts and crafts and food vendors will be spaced throughout the entire park to allow the public to socially distance while shopping. As the event draws closer, the 2021 Auburn CityFest may be adjusted to satisfy State of Alabama and CDC COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the event.
For more information, please visit auburncityfest.com.
The Auburn Stride Walkers are Back
After being postponed for COVID-19, the Auburn Stride Walkers are back! The Auburn Stride Walkers is a program for citizens who are interested in walking various City walking trails as a group.
Walks will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Participants can walk at their own pace and distance. The Auburn Stride Walkers is a great way to have fun, make friends, and walk your way into a healthier lifestyle.
May 3 Kiesel Park - Located off Chadwick Lane
May 5 Town Creek Park - Located on South Gay Street
May 7 Auburn Public Library - Located at 749 East Thach Av
May 10 Charlotte & Curtis Ward Bike Path - Located across from entrance to Chewacla State Park
May 12 Jule Collins Smith Museum - Located on South College Street
May 14 Hickory Dickory Park - 1400 Hickory Ln. & N. Cedarbrook Dr. (neighborhood parking lot)
May 17 Dean Road Recreation Center - Located at 307 South Dean Road
May 19 Kiesel Park - Located off Chadwick Lane
May 21 Town Creek Park - Located on South Gay Street
May 24 Dean Road Recreation Center - Located at 307 South Dean Road
May 26 Auburn Public Library - Located at 749 East Thach Ave
May 28 Hickory Dickory Park - 1400 Hickory Ln. & N. Cedarbrook Dr. (neighborhood parking lot)
May 31 - Martin Luther King Day
This program is open to all ages and is free to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring bottled water and wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, please contact Wendy Thomas at 344-501-2962. Walks will be held at the Village Mall on rainy days or when the temp. is 35 degrees and below. Call time and temp. @ 334-745-6311 for current conditions.
Yarbrough Tennis Center Updates
Check out the 2021 Auburn Parks and Recreation's spring brochure for information about tennis clinics. Auburn Parks and Recreation offers tennis clinics for children and adults. For more information visit www.auburnalabma.org/parks to view the brochure online or contact Sarah Hill at [email protected] if you have additional questions.