Chardon Park and Recreation Board members said this was a successful summer thanks to the 1,406 participants in programs offered this season.
Some of those included spring soccer with 303 participants, fall soccer with 269 participants, flag football with 208 participants and girls softball with 139.
“Personally, I just enjoy offering recreational activities for the community,” said Recreation Director Adam Rogers. “I like putting programs together and watching the registration increase year after year.”
There were also 91 participants who were on the swim team, 63 day-campers and the adult softball program had eight teams.
Mr. Rogers also told board members the Parks and Recreation Fall and Winter New Programs Brochure is posted online.
“I am still working with a few other groups to add more programs this fall,” said Mr. Rogers.
New this year are video game fall sports leagues that run from Oct. 4 to Nov. 8 and include Madden 21 for PS4 and Xbox, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch and Rocket League 1vl for PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch. The last date to register for these video game leagues is Sept. 29.
Also new this fall are numerous kids’ dance classes including tap, ballet and hip hop and an adult fitness class called “The Workout,” which is a full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength-training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Those classes will run on Mondays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 and on Wednesdays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 3.
“I want all of the programs to be successful,” said Mr. Rogers. “A lot of time is spent offering a variety of activities for people of all ages. I just want to enrich the lives of the community any way I can.”
The board nominated Mary Glauser as the new secretary for 2021-2022 during its board meeting on Monday night.
Mrs. Glauser is currently serving her first year on the board with a term that will last until Dec. 31.
“I am very excited to contribute in that way,” said Mrs. Glauser. “I generally take notes anyhow so it’s a nice symbiotic fit.”
The item of electing a new vice chairman for the board was tabled and will be discussed for the next meeting.
In other business, Mr. Rogers presented his monthly report.
“The pool operated fairly smoothly this year,” said Mr. Rogers. “Both heaters gave us some issues, but overall operations went well.”
The new pool manager and staff performed well and adapted as needed, Mr. Rogers said. “We had a few issues with patrons that were addressed and taken care of in a professional manner.”
The pool closed on Aug. 15 due to the lack of lifeguards for weekend hours.
“The sand volleyball courts received 40 tons of new sand on them,” said Mr. Rogers.
Repairs were made to an AC unit at the chalet and a broken drinking fountain was repaired at the trail head, Mr. Rogers said.