By Lynn Neumann, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Education
Hutchinson Parks, Recreation, and Community Education (PRCE) offers an extensive network of community and neighborhood parks, natural areas and open spaces, pathways and trails, recreational and educational facilities, and year-round appeal. PRCE staff are truly dedicated to meeting the needs of all the Hutchinson city and district residents.
Hutchinson PRCE offers a little bit of something for everyone; we really are a “one stop shop” for all your recreational and educational opportunities. Take a bike ride along the Luce Line Trail, play pickleball inside or outside, join a softball team, take a class through ECFE, Community Education or Adult Basic Education, go camping along the river or host an event at the historic Hutchinson Depot. This summer we encourage everyone to get outside and check out all of Hutchinson’s 41 parks.
Summer is rapidly approaching, check out our PRCE summer brochure for all your summer information and activities. Summer activity registration is currently open. To register, visit us online at www.hutchinsonprce.com, call the PRCE office at 320-587-2975 or stop in at the Recreation Center office. Please note that PRCE did implement a new registration system, participants may need to create a new login to register for programs and facilities. Our goal is for everyone to have a summer filled with fun and safe programs and activities!
Hutchinson PRCE offers 15 park shelters throughout the city available for public rentals on a daily basis. Masonic West River Campground opens Friday, May 6th for the 2022 camping season. The Hutchinson Aquatic Center opens for the season on Wednesday, June 1st. Starting May 1st, Aquatic Center season passes will be available for purchase at the PRCE office. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on summer programs and activities. Hutchinson PRCE is now on Instagram; please follow us to learn more about what Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education all has to offer!
Parks, Recreation, and Community Education are essential to the physical, economic, environmental, and social health of our city and residents. In today’s hectic world, it’s easy to forget that taking time to enjoy each day is so important to our health and well-being. Hutchinson PRCE is dedicated to ensuring that every resident has an opportunity to experience outstanding recreational activities and park facilities that enhance our quality of life by helping us stay healthy and fit, build relationships with family and friends, and develop a sense of community pride.
Hutchinson Parks, Recreation, and Community Education strives to be inclusive for the entire community. If you have an interest and do not see a program that fits your needs, let us know. If you have a special talent or skill, you would like to share with others, please give us a call and we will work together to offer something new and exciting for our users.
Get out, get active and enjoy Hutchinson this summer!