Family Fun Night

Bring your family to the annual Family Fun Night
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
5pm – 7pm
Downtown Exeter
(After the Pumpkin Carving Contest)

Purchase your wristband for games at Mixter Park for only $3.00
Adults can get their Passports at Mixter Park.

Chamber members will be participating with games in the downtown area. Be sure to get your wristband for only $3.00 to participate in games. WIN A PRIZE AT EVERY GAME!!!!!!

For more information, call 592-2919.

EVERYONE’S A WINNER!!!!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

2017 Fall Festival Celebration

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Exeter Community Services/Recreation Department will sponsor the 26th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30pm. The contest will be held at Mixter Park (corner of Pine & E Street). All Children 12 and under are eligible to participate. One parent/adult will be allowed to participate with each child in helping with the carving. The design MUST be the child’s own idea.

Age divisions for competitions will be as follows:
5 & under 6 – 7 years old 8 – 9 years old 10 – 12 years old

Judging will be in two categories: SPOOKIEST & MOST ORIGINAL

Children may enter any size pumpkin they wish. Children are responsible for providing their own pumpkin. If it can be arranged, the Recreation Dept. will have a few pumpkins for sale at the contest. Each child must also bring a plastic garbage bag or grocery bag and newspaper to help with the clean up. Each entrant will receive a participation ribbon. Awards will be given to the spookiest and most original in each age group. Registration forms will be provided at the contest.

No knives or degrading objects or comments are allowed as part of the design.
Carving will be from 4:30p.m. – 5:15p.m.
Judging will begin at 5:15p.m.

Youth Programs

WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SEND PAPERWORK TO PARENTS THROUGH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.  

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL:  Boys and girls in the 2nd-8th grade are eligible to participate in this program that will teach the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and organized setting.  Games will be held on Saturdays and some Thursday evenings.  Location TBA

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL:Boys and girls in the K-6th grade are welcome to participate in this program.  They will learn the FUNdamentals of football, team play, and sportsmanship in an organized setting.  Games will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Dobson Field.

Both seasons are TENTATIVELY set to begin on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

REGISTRATION FEE IS $35.00 if registered by Friday, September 1, 2017.  After Friday, September 1, 2017, players will only be assigned to a team if vacancies arise.  The fee will also increase to $45.00.For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 559.592.5262 or email Lwachter@exetercityhall.com.

WE WILL BE TAKING REGISTRATIONS AT STRAW HAT PIZZA LOCATED AT 1111 W VISALIA RD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 15 AND 22, 2017 FROM 5:30PM-7:30PM.

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Adult Programs

Men’s 5 on 5 Basketball LEAGUE IS FULL Exeter Community Services is currently accepting registration for the 2016 5-5 Men’s Basketball season.  The season is set to begin Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm and Sunday afternoons starting at 12pm.  Games will be played in the Smith Gym at Exeter Union High School.  Registration deadline is Monday, March 14, 2016.  ONLY THE FIRST 16 TEAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Managers meeting will be on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Community Services office located at 137 N F St, at 7pm.  One player from your team MUST be present at the meeting.

Men’s Softball :  This league is open to men ages 18 and older.  The season is set to begin practice games the week of August 22, 2016.  Minimum of 12 games.  League standings will determine tournament seeding.  Tournament winner will receive Championship shirts. Team registration is $400.00.  Registration deadline is August 15, 2016.  There will be a mandatory preseason managers meeting on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Community Services office located at 137 N F St at 7pm.  One member of your team must be present.  We will be discussing game times, dates, rules etc. For more information please call 592.5262 or email Lwachter@exetercityhall.com.

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Park and Facility Rentals

City of Exeter Parks Facility Summary

Facility Location Acreage
Dobson Field East Rocky Hill Drive 17
City Park Chestnut & D Street 2.53
Brickhouse Park Palm & Filbert 0.97
Joyner Park Pine & C Street 0.50
Water Tower Park Pine & B Street 0.25
Rose Garden Park Palm & A Street 0.22
Schelling Park Pine & Filbert 0.01
Planter Park Maple & B Street 0.01
Scroth Park Vine & Belmont 5
Unger Park Belmont & Glaze 4.7

 


Parks & Recreation Facilities For Rent 

City Park City Park City Park is located across from Lincoln School at Chestnut and D Streets.  The site has 3 covered eating area. The Lions Club arbor is located closest to the gazebo and rents for $30.00 per day with a $50.00 refundable cleaning/damage deposit. The deposit fee increases to $100.00 if you plan on having alcohol. The Wading Pool arbor is located next to the wading pool and rents for $30.00 per day with a $50.00 refundable cleaning/damage deposit. The deposit fee increases to $100.00 if you plan on having alcohol.  For the Lions Club arbor and the Wading Pool arbor you must provide your own tables and seating. The City Park arbor( the largest arbor in the park) includes picnic tables, sink and a barbeque and rents for $75.00 per day with a refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $100.00. The deposit increases to $200.00 if alcohol will be present.  The Special Event fee is $135.00 for use of the entire park. Refundable cleaning/damage deposit is $200.00 and increases to $300.00 with alcohol.  For Special Event rentals, Proof of Insurance is required with the City of Exeter as an additionally insured. The wading pool is currently not available for rental. Reservations must be made at the Community Services Office at 137 N F St. or by phone at 559.592.5262.

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park3 Brickhouse Park  This park is located at Palm and G St.  The site includes a picnic table and a covered area. There are no restroom facilities at this site. The cost is $15.00 for 2 hours and $5.00 for each additional hour or $30.00 for the day.  The cleaning deposit is $25.00 or $50.00 if you have alcohol.  Reservations must be made at the Community Services office or by phone at 559.592.5262.

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Dobson Field  

Dobson Field is available for rent for $50.00 per field.  Lights are available for $15.00 per hour. (There is a 2 hour minimum per night, per field) Please call the Community Services office for reservations. 559.592.5262.

 

Exeter Lions Stadium:  This stadium is available for rent for baseball games at the rate of $100.00 per day.  This fee does not include lights or use of the scoreboard.  There is additional fee of $15.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum for lights. Special event fee is $300.00 per day.  This fee includes 2 hours of lights.  For Special Event rentals, Proof of Insurance is required with the City of Exeter as an additionally insured. Reservations must be made at the Community Services Office at 137 N F St. or by phone at 559.592.5262.

Parks Available for Recreation But Not For Rent

Joyner Park, Water Tower Park, Rose Garden Park, Schelling Park, Planter Park, Scroth Park and Unger Park

Private Parks

Exeter Bark Park

The Exeter Bark Park is located at F and Palm Streets and is operated by the Friends of Residential Exeter Dogs.