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 Come and visit us at 2301 North Patterson Ave. We've got lots of great programs going on each week for you to try!

The Black Phillips Smith Government Center also serves as a convenient, one-stop, user-friendly City Hall satellite for you to pay for your water bill, city mortgages, parking tickets, and yard-waste cart stickers. For more information about any of our programs call City Link at 727-8000.

News and Updates

WSSU Therapeutic Recreation Students work hard to prepare the garden at Miller Park for the Spring

Recently the City Church of Winston-Salem provided wood, supplies and resources while the ladies from the WSSU Therapeutic Recreation Department came together with staffs at the Miller Park Recreation Center to wake up the hidden garden at Miller Park. The garden has and will allow children to learn about gardening while at summer camps and other programs. Below is the "after photo. THANK YOU all who played a part in making this happen.

Now is the time to sign up for Spring Sports

Special Olympics Forsyth County will be partnering with Kernersville Parks and Recreation to offer volleyball in the Kernersville Area. See the Spring Sports training calendar [pdf]. Registration is now open.

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Registration forms for individuals [pdf].

Group registration forms [pdf].

Weekly Updates for the week of 4/14/2014

 All Saturday Practices have been cancelled for April 19, 2014. Have a safe Holiday weekend.

 Sports Training and Competitions Updates

· Equestrian: Monday, April 14, 2014, Lazy Bee Ranch, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Fundraising Opportunity

• Saturday, May 3, 2014 – Yard Sale for Special Olympics – Miller Park Recreation Center. If you would like to reserve a space, you can do so for $10. IF you would like to donate items to Special Olympics for them to sell, we will be taking donations the week of April 28, 2014 at Miller Park Recreation Center. For more information contact Lisa Kiser at 727-2425 or lisak@cityofws.org.

• Sunday, May 4, 2014 – Quarter Auction - Come out and join us for a fun filled time! We will show you amazing products that you can get for just quarters! That’s right I said quarters. You’ll be helping a very worthy cause as well. The paddles are $4 each and for info on the quarter auction contact Maria. Also vendors are still needed at this time contact her ASAP for a space they will fill quickly. Maria Hites: 502-489-4048 , mhites01@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you volunteers for your overwhelming response to our call for volunteers this month.  I am pleased to announce we are full for all events in April. 


Other Opportunities

  • Friday Socialites on Thursday!!!!  Friday Socialites will be helping with the Miller Park Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Socialites should arrive at Miller Park at 3:00 p.m. and should be picked up by 6:00 p.m.  Socialites will be helping to stuff eggs, hide eggs, and keep the children from going out of bounds.  If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Danielle Dobbs-Jackson at 727-2426 or Danielled@cityofws.org.
  • Twin City Youth Soccer is offering the TOPSoccer program to Forsyth County. US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, who has a mental or physical disability. If you are interested in this program please contact Patrick Bridges with Twin City Youth Soccer at 336-998-4277 or pbridgestcysa@gmail.com.
  • Southwest Forsyth Little League Challenger Baseball League – Click here for details

  • CAMP DISCOVERY is fun camp for individuals with intellectual disabilities between 8 – 21 year old during summer. Camp will run eight weeks, June 23 – August 15, with structured activities from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. early drop off and 5:30 p.m. late pick-up, for $50 per week. Please see the camp brochure below (print front-to-back to create a tri-fold) for more information! **There is a $20/week non-refundable deposit required upon registration**
  • CAMP LITTLE CREEK is a half day camp, June 23 – August 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for children 4 - 7 years old offered at Little Creek Recreation Center for $25/week. Campers will engage in fun activities based on a weekly theme. Please see the registration form below (print front to back) for more information! **Camp must be paid in full plus $10 fee upon registration**

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