HCPR PROGRAMS

The Harrison County Parks and Recreation offers various programs throughout the year, most seasonal programs.

T-Ball

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a youth T-Ball league for Harrison County children ages 4-5 and 6. This is an instructional league in which the children will learn the basics of baseball. No scores or statistics are kept. Registration generally begins near the end of April, and the league runs from June through late July or early August. Parent volunteer coaches are used to coach the teams. There is a registration fee of $20 for participation in this program.

Printable copy of registration details, registration forms, T-Ball rules, as well as background check forms are available below to download and fill out in advance for your convenenience, to save time the night of registration.

PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS
REGISTRATION DATE DETAILS
REGISTRATION FORM
VOLUNTEER FORM

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RULES
BOTH FORMS ABOVE MUST BE FILLED OUT IF YOU INTEND TO ACT AS A COACH, ASST. COACH OR OTHERWISE VOLUNTEER WITH THE T-BALL PROGRAM. FORMS MUST BE COMPLETE, INCLUDING STATE ISSUE DRIVERS LICENSE OR ID AND TURNED IN THE NIGHT OF REGISTRATION. INCOMPLETE OR LATE BKG CHKS MAY DELAY / PROHBIT PARTICIPATION.

 

Youth Basketball

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a Youth Basketball league for Harrison County children. We now have two classifications, 5-6 years of age and 7-8 years of age. This change will allow us more teams as well as a better opportunity for more practice time and fundamental workouts. This is an instructional (non-competitive) league in which the children will learn the basics of basketball. No scores or statistics are kept. Registration typically begins late October - Mid-November, and the league begins in November with a series of skills clinics. Team practices and play normally runs from late November through late February. Parent volunteer coaches are used to coach the teams.
There is a registration fee of $20 for participation in this program, but no child will be turned away because of an inability to pay. Parents or Guardians MUST be present to register child. Child does not need to be present. (Voluntary Coaches are also needed for this program.) Click Here for a printable copy of Youth Basketball Rules. CLICK HERE to print out our registration form if you would like to fill it out and bring it with you the night of sign ups to save time.

Middle and High School Basketball Leagues

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors both Middle School and High School Basketball leagues for Harrison County boys and girls who are not playing on their school's basketball team. This league typically kicks off after Christmas with the annual Holiday Tournament, with regular play beginning in mid-January. The season winds up with an exciting double-elimination tournament during the month of March. Team registrations begin the first of December. There is a registration fee for participation in this program.

Coaches Training

All Harrison County Parks and Recreation youth sports league coaches are required to attend HCPR. coaches training, and are also required to undergoa criminal background check prior to coaching. The HCPR. is always looking for good, qualified parent coaches! Why not volunteer when you call to register your child to play in one of our sports leagues?

After School Programming

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors several after school programs at various locations throughout the county. These programs offer homework help, individual tutoring, arts and crafts activities and recreation periods. Check with the HCPR. office for specific sites and program times. Program available during the normal school year. There is no charge for participation in this program, but pre-application is required at each site.

Summer Recreation Program

Harrison County Parks and Recreation sponsors a summer recreation program, which provides opportunities for Harrison County children to use their summer vacation as a time of growth, learning, and most of all for fun in a safe and wholesome environment. Daily activities include team and individual sports, group games, arts, crafts, drama and music. Weekly special events can include carnivals, shows, tournaments, contests, special instruction, etc. County competition and field trips are also included. Click here for a list of some of the daily activities your child may be involved in. You can now watch some of our park leaders demonstrate some of the non competitive games on our new Youtube channel here.

Children must be at least 6 years old to participate (no exceptions). The program is geared to ages 6 through 12.and is operated at sites throughout Harrison County. The sites are subject to annual review of participation and community involvement. The number of sites is limited due to budgetary restraints. Areas interested in the program must contact the HCPR office by the April HCPR meeting each year. All areas must meet certain criteria, including a minimum number of participants, an adequate and well-maintained site, and a sponsoring group or club for the program. Municipalities must provide matching funding for leader salaries. Our summer recreation program sites also provide free lunches for the children. Summer recreation programs operate for six weeks during the summer months. Weekdays from 7:30am - 5:00pm.
Summer Parks 2018 will begin Monday, June 25 and will conclude Friday, August 3.
We are accepting applications for Park Leaders.

Returning Applicants:
CLICK HERE
New Applicants:
CLICK HERE
Background Check Form
CLICK HERE
NOTE:
Use the above application ONLY if you have
been employed by us before. If you submit
this application as a new applicant you will
be required tore-apply using the correct
forms to be considered for employment.

Volunteer Applications

CLICK HERE
Employees and volunteers who are 18 years of age or older will be subject background check.

Child Applications
CLICK HERE
CHILD APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON LOCATION AND ARE TO BE
SUBMITTED TO THE PARK OF YOUR CHOICE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE PROGRAM
(OR FIRST DAY YOUR CHILD ATTENDS)

The applications are available to download from our website to pre-fill and save time.
HOWEVER, Please DO NOT mail or submit to us prior to program start date.

In the event of rain...
the Summer Park programs WILL REMAIN operational.
All sites have shelter where children will be shielded
from weather. Parks will be closed in dangerous
conditions such as; Hail, tornado, electrical storms etc.
We will be unable to contact every parent utilizing our programs to advise of weather closure. Rule of thumb:
The park will be closed if conditions occur where you
feel you or your child would be unsafe outdoors.

In the event of questionable conditions, any
Park Closures will be posted in the
ANNOUNCEMENT
section
on the home page of this website.


You can also call the HCPR. office for further information during normal office hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30p at 304-423-7800 (excluding holidays).

Energy Express is an AmeriCorps summer reading program designed to help children maintain or advance their reading levels during the summer months to children entering grades 1 - 6, and is held five days a week for five weeks during June and July at Lost Creek Elementary, Lumberport Elementary, North View Elementary, and Wilsonburg Elementary in Harrison County. Applications are available in the spring from your child's school, at H.C.P.R office and downloadable from our website each season when they become available. There are a limited number of openings in the program each year. Harrison County Parks and Recreation is proud to be a community partner of the Energy Express program in Harrison County. There are also opportunities for volunteer work with the Energy Express program. There is no charge for this program, and two family-style meals are served each day.
Energy Express 2018 will begin Monday, June 25 and will conclude Friday, July 27.
Hiring process for Mentors has not concluded. Applications are still being accepted.
Click here for AmeriCorp Member (Mentor) Application
Child applications will be posted soon.


Special Events

Clinics, workshops, field trips, holiday activities, concerts, special population programs, sports tournament, etc. are offered from time to time. North Pole Calling (telephone calls to county children from Santa Claus), Summer Playground Contests, Kennywood Park Field Trip, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Alternative to Trick or Treat Party are some of the most popular special events.