Friday Night Recreation is a year round recreation program for Cole and adjacent county residents with mental and/or physical disabilities who are 15 years of age or older. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend our activities.
Friday Night Recreation is sponsored by JC Parks. Snacks are provided by Cole County Residential Services.
The program includes social, physical and creative activities and tries to fill the leisure needs of our participants. Dances, game nights, dinners, hayrides, bingo, movies, and nature activities are some of the events we offer.
Anyone wanting to participate must register before attending activities. Pre-registration consists of filling out the registration/application form and returning it to the JC Parks office along with your payment. This form includes a parent/guardian release, a brief medical history, and emergency contact information.
For more information concerning Friday Night Recreation, contact JC Parks at 634-6482 or email James Reinkemeyer.
Participants may purchase 12-pass punch cards at The Linc, 1299 Lafayette St. The punch card also functions as an ID card. Cards must be pre-purchased and brought to every activity. Purchases are non-transferable. Punch cards are $25 for 12 visits or $40 for 24 visits.
Registration Option 1 Fee: $40 (entire year)
Registration: September 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Registration Option 2
- First Half (Jan-June): $20; Registration Sept 1– Dec 31
- Second Half: ( July– Dec): $20; Registration March 1– June 30
Lost your Punch Card? No problem, stop by The Linc at your convenience and we will replace it for you.
Punch Card Price Update: $25 for your first punch card. Upgrade to unlimited punches for $15. (Total of $40 for the year). The punch cards expire 12/31/2019
- If you purchased two punch cards earlier this year and paid $50, we have credited your household $10.
Scholarship Program: If you need assistance paying for your Friday Night Recreation punch card, please complete the scholarship paperwork at The Linc.
The Parks and Recreation Commission believes that no participant should be denied access to Parks and Recreation programs for financial reasons.
The Parks and Recreation Foundation makes recreation scholarships available to those who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate in organized recreation activities. Those seeking scholarships will be asked to complete a Recreation Scholarships Application Form available through the Department of Parks and Recreation. Scholarships are limited to those receiving benefits from a form of public assistance as designated on the application form.
Scholarships funding is limited to $50 per year and is restricted to ongoing programs conducted by Parks and Recreation staff. Specialized programs of short duration conducted by non-staff members (e.g. Special Olympics Missouri) are ineligible for scholarships funding.
All application forms requesting funding for our programs must be signed by the parent/guardian of the prospective participant. Documentation must be provided showing the receipt of assistance through TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or Food Stamps and must accompany the registration form. Participants/parents must pay a minimum of 20% of the program fee for programs for which scholarships assistance is requested.