Community Special Events

Recreation COVID-19 Update

Happy Halloween, Middletown!

Russell the Recreation Duck here, with some fun news. Starting today, I will be traveling around town dressed in different Halloween costumes visiting more of my favorite places in Middletown!

Where am I today? Here's your hint:
Do you love sports? I sure do.
This park I'm in has baseball, basketball and soccer too!
There's courts for tennis and a playground for fun,
with the picnic shelter, there's something here for everyone!

When you find me, please upload your picture to our google drive:
Boo! Where's Russell? - Wednesday (10/28/2020)
Russell Vampire

Still need to upload a previous photo or want to see what costumes Russell was wearing earlier this week? 
Boo! Where's Russell? - Monday (10/26/2020)
Boo! Where's Russell? - Tuesday (10/27/2020)

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Movie in the Park

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 6:30pm
NEW DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020 | 6:30pm
Location: Poricy Park
Fee: $5 (R) | $6 (NR) per household, up to 6 family members
Register Here

Join us while we watch this great family film in the park! Make sure to pack your chairs and blankets. Movie snacks are welcome and a limited selection will be available for purchase courtesy of the Middletown Arts Center. Social distancing is required - upon registration you will choose your seating circle. Limited to 6 family members per circle. Must wear masks while not seated. 

Space is limited. Walk-ups are not permitted.

Featured Movie: Rise of the Guardians (PG)
This film tells a story about Guardians Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop the evil Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness in a fight of dreams.

Mayors 5K Challenge

Saturday, October 17 - Monday, November 30, 2020
5K Race: $30
1mi Race: $20
Mileage Tracker - Bikers: $20
Mileage Tracker - Walkers: $20
Sign Up Here!

Join us for our second annual Mayor's Challenge with proceeds to benefit Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. New for 2020, we will be heading into the virtual world. Options for this will include runners, walkers and bikers, too!

This virtual challenge is one that can be completed anywhere. Participants can run, walk, bike, or even crawl the race distance wherever they want during the suggested race dates. We honor ALL miles. The possibilities are limitless: miles can be completed on vacation, along your favorite trail, doing laps in your backyard, or even at the gym. Sign up to join one challenge, or sign up to join them all! (Discounts are available when a participant signs up for more than one challenge in a transaction. Only one shirt per participant.) 

Start tracking your miles October 17 through November 30. Once registered, you will have the ability to enter your times and mileage, depending on the challenge you signed up for. 

Halloween Costume Contest
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - photo/video clip deadline
Click here to submit your photo or short video clip!

Share your Halloween spirit with us! Submit a photo or short video clip (no more than 5 seconds) of you in your Halloween costume to join our Virtual Halloween Costume Contest! Judges will review all photos and choose a winner by age group for each category. Category choices include: Most Original, Best in Scene, Judge's Choice.
Age groups include: 2 and under, 3-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+

Use the link above to submit your entry into the contest! One submission per person (parents/guardians may submit each of their children once.)

Where's Russell?
Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30, 2020

Russell is back! Russell, the Recreation Duck, is all dressed up and ready to go places! Join in his Halloween fun this October by following clues to locate his hiding spots around town. Hints will be posted on Facebook (@middletownrec) and prizes will be awarded to those who play along!