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Parks & Rec

  1. Summer Fun Day Camp Registration Open

    April 30 - June 3 @ Carver Memorial Nursery

    The dates and weeks of the camp are as followed: Week 1: June 8th-12th Week 2: June 15th-19th Week 3: June 22nd-26th Week 4: June 29th-July 3rd Week 5: July 6th-10th Week 6: July 13-17th Week 7: July 20th-24th Week 8: July 27th-31st Week 9: August 3rd-7th The registration deadline for week one is June 3, and all other deadlines for the camps are the Wednesday before each camp starts. Fees for the summer camp are $85 per week. Payments made for the whole summer will result in one week free. Ages 5-12 are welcome to attend the camps.

  2. Summer Softball League Registration Now Open

    April 30 - June 3 @ Joplin Athletic Complex, Gene Bassman Field

    Monday, June 8, the Men’s League, and Wednesday, June 10, the Coed League. Adult softball games will be hosted by the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department at Gene Bassman Softball Complex.The divisions include gold (competitive), silver (intermediate), bronze (recreational), and church (recreation). All players must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Adults will usually play a double header depending on the amount of teams sign up. Teams will play an eight game season, followed by a single elimination tournament. First place teams in both the men’s and coed divisions will receive championship T-shirt.

  3. Summer Wiffleball League Registration Now Open

    April 30 - May 27 @ Will Norton Miracle Field

    Fees for the league are $50 for each team. Teams can have a maximum of 5 players and a minimum of two players. There will be no base runners. Adults participating in the league will play for six weeks and the league will follow up with a single elimination tournament. Players must be at least 16 years of age to play.

Police Department

  1. Police Officer Testing

    May 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Memorial Hall

    Saturday, May 30, 2015 Physical Agility Test: 9:00 a.m. Memorial Hall - 212 West 8th Street Written Test: 1p.m. – 3p.m. EOC Training Room (Basement level) 303 E. Third Street, Joplin, MO OR Monday, June 1, 2015 Physical Agility Test: 6:00 p.m. Memorial Hall - 212 West 8th Street Written Test: Right after Physical Location - TBA For the Physical, please wear proper attire for running and check out the Physical Applicant Guide below. For minimum criteria for applicants to PARTICIPATE in departmental testing, click on the link below, visit http://www.joplinpolice.org/employment.cfm

Recycling Events

  1. Trash To Art Contest WINNERS on Display at Nature Center

    May 1 - May 31 @ Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center

    Winning Entries from the Trash-To-Art Contest will be on display at the Nature Center throughout May.