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Recreation Programs & Activity Information
Activity/Registration Fees:
All fees must be paid for that time time of registration. Fees due may be paid in cash, check, or debit/credit card. Checks should be made out to Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation. Please note fees & program dates are subject to change.
Account Issues:
If a participant is outside of the birth date range for a selected activity, you may experience issues in completing online registration. If you cannot remember your login information for ActiveNet, call the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department at 515-576-7237 or email
Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There will be no cash, check, or debit/credit card refunds for any reason. Account credits will be applied for a time not exceeding 2 years from the date of original purchase. By making a purchase with the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department, you are confirming that you read & understood our No Cash Refund Policy. 
Refunds/Credits For Activities:
- After the program starts: No credit on the account unless medical with documentation
- 7 Business days prior to start: 50% credit on the account
- Before 7 business days: Full credit on the account
- Transferring between classes or sessions: No penalty
- Removal from class, activity, or program by staff recommendation: Full credit on the account
Weather Cancellation Policy:
Programs that are canceled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control will be announced as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on our Facebook Page: Fort Dodge Parks & Rec if activities are canceled for that day. 
Scholarship Program:
Thanks to our generous sponsors from Baker Electric, Cargill, Fort Dodge Asphalt, & Fort Dodge Fiber we have a limited scholarship program available to those in need. Inquire with Erin at
How to Register for Programs
1. Online:
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, & Visa accepted
*convenience charges will apply
2. Call the Parks & Recreation Office 
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
3. Mail or Drop Off:
Citizen's Central
617 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Grade Levels: Register according to the grade level the participant is currently in.
Late Registrations: Registration after the deadline may be accepted only in the instance that there is room on a team. Registering late will include an additional $15 late fee.
League & Team Formation
Team Formation Information:
School Teams - All Fall/Winter/Spring leagues will have school teams to the best of our ability, depending on:
  • The number of participants registered from each elementary school
  • The number of coaches available for each school
  • Middle school students (6th grade) will play for the elementary school they attended
  • Summer league will be mixed.
League Formats Depending on Number of Participants:
Practices & Scheduled Games
  • Enough participants registered for each league
  • 48 participants registered
  • Enough volunteer coaches to cover all teams
  • Team games & practices

*Regular registration closes on the registration deadline at 11:59pm. The following day all late registrations will be put on a wait list. The only way your child will secure a spot on a team is if there are enough kids for a team, & the team had a coach. A $15 late fee will be charged if your child gets a spot.

One Day Clinic
  • Not enough participants for scheduled games & participants
  • Less than 48 participants but more than 15
  • Not enough volunteer coaches to accommodate individual teams
  • One clinic reviewing fundamentals of the sport
  • T-Shirt included 
  • Cost reduces by $20, & price differential will be refunded to the Parks & Recreation account. No cash/check/debit refunds will be given

*Anything less than 15 participants will not be offered & format decisions will be made on the registration deadline date.

 There will be no cash refund for any reason. Account credit will be applied for a time not exceeding two years from the date of original purchase. All services or merchandise sold by the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department is sold as is without any guarantee. By making a purchase with the Fort Dodge Parks & Recreation Department, you are confirming that you have read and understand our no cash refund policy.

Contact Us

Erin Arndt, Program Supervisor
Citizens Central (more)
617 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-7237
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm

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