Colony Parks and Recreation offers full summer schedule, beginning Wednesday

Image courtesy of Jasmine Cole

COLONY, Ala. – The Colony Town Council’s Parks and Recreation committee chairperson Jasmine Cole on Tuesday evening unveiled plans for multiple community events planned for the summer including children’s activities, sports events and community gatherings. 

The schedule begins with a summer camp for children at the community center starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9. Cole said that Tomeka Brown will open the community center for children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. She added that children will have the opportunity to eat at camp with meals from the Colony Carpenter’s Cabinet Grab-N-Go summer feeding program at the Colony Educational Complex. 

Planned activities continue through the summer: 

  • July 4 – Community Independence Day celebration featuring a free kickball game at the baseball field. Parks and Recreation will also host cornhole and horseshoes tournaments. Entry for cornhole and horseshoes is $25 per two-person team, and each contest will offer a $100 prize to the winning team. Cole said she also hopes to open the water park that day and hold a fireworks show that evening. 
  • July 31 – Seven-on-seven flag football tournament. Entry is $75 per team, with registration due by July 15. Teams must have at least seven players, but may bring as many as they wish. Online registration can be completed at Cash App $ColonyParkRec. 
  • Aug. 7 – Colony Day. The event is still in planning, but Cole said that families will be invited to bring their tents and grills for a picnic. She is still seeking volunteers to help with the event. 

Cole said that she hopes to start a dance and fitness class at some point in the near future. 

Cole told The Tribune, “We’re getting it together; it’s slowly coming, but it’s going to get there. Colony’s going to be back to how it was in the 90s and early 2000s.” 

At the council meeting, Cole requested donations of cleaning supplies to help keep the town’s facilities clean through increased seasonal activities. For more information on summer activities, to volunteer or to donate, contact Jasmine Cole at 205-456-0340. 

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W.C. Mann