Activities and programs underway at Bedford Parks Department

BEDFORD – Many activities and programs are getting underway as more restrictions related to COVID -19 are being lifted.

Luke Coulter releases a basketball Tuesday afternoon, as Dillon Robertson and Raven Russell watch.

One of the many activities that adults and youth like is a good game of basketball. The goals are back up so play can begin at Thornton Park.

“One of the biggest places where we received criticism was when we took down the basketball goals. Now we are pleased to announce they are back up,” said Gary Dorsett Bedford Parks Department program director.

Other upcoming events and programs:

Bedford Softball Association

  • The deadline to register for adult softball is April 30, at 4:00 p.m.
  • The first tournament is the Santa Slugger scheduled for May 15 and May 16. The deadline to register is May 12. The cost is $200.

Youth Summer Running Club

  • The Youth Summer Running Club is a six-week program for children in grades K-6th. Runners will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Parkview Track. Students in Grades K- 3 will meet from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. and grades 4 – 6 will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Runners should have on their running shoes and comfortable clothing to run in. The program is free. The club will not meet the week of July 6th – July 8th but will resume the following week.

Daddy Daughter Dance

  • Dads and daughters put on your dancing shoes. This year’s Daddy Daughter Dance is on May 28th at the Otis Park Bandshell from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a father/daughter pair and $25 for two or more daughters. Natalie Smith of Kore Photography will be on-site taking photos for purchase. There will be pre-packaged snacks and punch. There will be a dance-off, air guitar, and hula hoop contests. Music will be provided by Clair D. Roub. You can purchase tickets through May 24th at the Bedford Parks Office. No tickets will be sold after the deadline and no masks will be required.

Trash N Treasure

  • The Spring Trash N’ Treasure Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 14th from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Thornton Park. The cost is $10 to rent two parking spaces. Vendors must pre-register at the Bedford Parks Office by May 10th.