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Happy 2023! With the new year, we are looking forward and planning out a busy year of fun and new additions to our programming and parks. Whether it's new community events, vendors and classes at Tucker Recreation or updates to the parks, we have a very full year scheduled and we welcome you to join us.

Basketball is in full swing, and we are thrilled to have added a girls league. This was a full-force campaign by the community, and we are so pleased with its success. The City has been selected to host the GRPA State Championship tournament for the 8U Boys, and we are hopeful our team will make it all the way. Baseball and softball are scheduled for registration to open this spring, and the expectation is for a continuing uptick in participation.

We continue to have dance, art, exercise, pottery/ceramics and senior programs at the Rec Center for all ages. There were some new programs developed this past year with preschool gymnastics, STEM Lego sessions, and several new exercise options. The Fitness Room and Open Gym memberships are still being offered with times for different activities including basketball, volleyball and pickleball.

The event calendar kicks off the new year with a service opportunity at Johns Homestead on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Details can be found on our website and Facebook events page. There have been a few adjustments to some of the events for 2023, with Sip ‘n Stroll moving to the spring and Adult Field Day moving to September. In addition, we will be hosting a Spring Fling event in April. We will be adding some exciting new twists to these events as well as others. The First Fridays concert series is all booked and preparations are underway for our largest event, Independence Day Celebration, on July 3.

Tucker’s parks are in constant update mode, but they are full of opportunities to better serve our residents. This year will bring improved fields with upgraded lighting, sound and scoreboards at Fitzgerald, disc golf at Lord and renovated tennis courts at Rosenfeld.

The City worked closely with the Friends of Johns Homestead group and was awarded a generous grant from DNR to make the much-needed repairs and improvements at Johns Homestead Park. These funds will help stabilize the area, reduce erosion and improve drainage with the replacement of the dams and corrections made in the existing flow around and through the park. This project will also bring in new bridges and boardwalks for our many hiking enthusiasts and provide new access and parking points around the park and neighborhoods.

2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the City of Tucker assuming Parks and Recreation services. The City has made great strides in programming, facility updates and added park amenities in these short five years. Be sure to stay tuned for all of the excitement we have planned for the next five years. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and our webpage is the best place for all information and registration.

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