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There's something FUN for every age group and ability.                          register

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REMEMBER.....Please register before the start date of the program (most program cancellations are due to not enough participants registered prior to the start date). 


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American Girl Party

A way to celebrate your inner American Girl.

** Please note, separate dates and age groups.

Basketball: Youth Open Gym

An opportunity for girls and boys, grades 1st - 12th, to get in the gym and shoot some hoops!

Bring a Basketball!


Is your preschooler ready for some socialization AND a good workout?

Lake Charleston Trails

The newly finished trails connect Lakeview Park, Sister City Park, Woodyard Conservation Area, and Lake Charleston for a relaxing walk, (trails could be rugged in some areas), run, or ride! 

     RED Trail:  Around Lake Charleston - 3.6 miles

     GREEN Trail:  Woodyard Park - 1.1 miles

     ORANGE Trail:  Woodyard Park - 1.4 miles

     BLUE Trail:  Lakeview Park - 1.5 miles

     YELLOW Trail:  Sister City Park - 1.5 miles         

               Lake Charleston Trails Map (December 2016)    

     Lake Charleston Trails Map (December 2016-Scanned Photo) 


Mad Science

A fascinating introductory class to different sciences.

Me Two Playschool

This playgroup is an introduction to the Recreation Department and our early childhood programs.

PAINT Party!

Grab your friends and join us for a night of PAINTing!

Robotics Club

The Charleston Recreation Department, EIU, & CUSD #1 are teaming up to offer a unique LEGO opportunity.

Join other LEGO fanatics in creating super robots.  Use this class to enhance your programming and building skills to compete in the spring with 4H teams around Illinois! 

ROBOTICS is not a casual group; you must commit to attend weekly and help your team complete their challenge.

Soccer: PRE-Academy

Join coaches and players from EIU Men's and Women's Soccer, as they guide your child through an introductory course.

Tae Kwon-Do

Learn the techniques of this graceful martial art.

Tumbling Tikes

An introduction to tumbling, and simple movement for ages 3 & 4 years.
520 Jackson Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920 ~ Phone 217-345-5650 ~ TTY 217-345-7517 ~ Fax 217-345-7554 ~