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Registration

To register for our programs, stop by the Parks and Recreation Office or call (660) 826.4930.
Payment is required at the time of registration.  We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

You can also register online (for most activities) at https://secure.rec1.com/MO/sedalia-mo-/catalog

Late Registration Policy: If availability allows, and we accept registration after the deadline, a $5 late fee will apply to programs and a $20 late fee will apply to all leagues.

Permission to use Names/Images: Periodically, the SPR will take pictures or videotapes of participants while they are engaged in programs or while enjoying parks and other facilities. These photos may appear in Parks and Recreation brochures, website and publications. If you see a staff member or photographer taking pictures and you do not want your picture taken, please speak to the photographer and request your photo not be taken and deleted if necessary.

4th of July

All 4th of July events will be held on Thursday, July 4th.

Firecraker Mile

Check-in: 7-7:50am
1 Mile Open Run: 8am
1 Mile Novice Run: 8:20am
1 Mile Family Run: 8:40am
Kids 40 yard dash: 9am

Kids 12 and under – $15
Adults (13+) – $25
Liberty Park

Prizes awarded to top finishers in each male/female age group for Open and Novice.
All 1 mile runners will receive a finisher’s medal.

Register by June 7 to guarantee a shirt.

Patriotic Parade

Kick off your day at the 4th of July Parade starting in Downtown Sedalia! Enter your floats for free by contact the Parks & Recreation Office at the Heckart Community Center. Prizes will be awarded to Most Patriotic, Most Original, and Most Creative Float! Parade theme is “United We Shine”

10am
Downtown Sedalia

Picnic in the Park

Bring your family out for a picnic in the park! Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided to celebrate the first 500 people! There will also be bounce houses and a live band!

11am-1pm
Liberty Park

Star Spangled Swim

Make a splash at our Star Spangled Swim! Swimming is half price and FREE for military and veterans with an ID.

11am-5pm
Liberty Pool

Fireworks

Finish off your evening enjoying fireworks at the Missouri State Fairgrounds!

9:30pm

National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation month and we’re celebrating all month long! Click here for the full calendar of events and coloring contest. 

Boo Bash

Registration opens August 1

Friday, October 18
Heckart Community Center
6pm – 8pm
All ages
$10 per person
Under 2 Free
Register by October 15
HCC will be closing at 2pm in preparation

This spooktacular event is for the whole family. Dinner, costume contest, games, craft, hayride, spooky swim, and of course, TREATS will make up the great “ghoulish” fun. Sorry, no children drop-offs. Don’t miss out on the best family Halloween party around!

COSTUME CONTEST: Categories are – Cutest, Scariest, and Most Original. Prizes will be awarded in each group; approx. times are:
Family Entries: 6:30 p.m.
Up to 24 months: 6:45 p.m.
Ages 2 – 3: 7:00 p.m.
Ages 4 – 6: 7:15 p.m.
Ages 7 – 9: 7:30 p.m.
Ages 10 – 12: 7:45 p.m.

 

Breakfast with Santa

Registration opens August 1

Saturday, December 7
Convention Hall
8:30am – 10:00am
All ages $10 per person
Register by December 2

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves for a yummy breakfast, fun holiday crafts, and some reindeer games. Get pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell them what’s on your Christmas wish list.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Save the Date! April 12, 2025

Check back for more details.

Barkfest – National Dog Day

August 26th
Clover Dell Dog Park
6pm-8pm
Free
All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and on a leash.
Save the Date! Celebrate your dog on National Dog Day! Sprinklers and baby pools for the dogs to splash around in will be set up, dog park will be open for doggos to mingle, giant doggie charcuterie board of dog treats, photo ops, and pet local businesses!

Stop by and learn about the local businesses attending with us. Click their logo for their website!

             

Prince’s Ball

Saturday, September 7
Convention Hall
6:00pm-8:00pm
3-12years
$40 per couple; $12 per additional
Register by August 30

Enjoy an evening of dancing with your special boy at our Car Show themed dance! Our guests will enjoy a night of dancing, desserts, and car photo ops with their special someone! Sorry, no dinner provided.

Father’s Day Fishing Derby

Grab dad, grandpa, uncle, brother or that special man in your life and join us for our fifth annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby! Sedalia Parks and Recreation is partnering with Missouri Conservation Department! Prizes will be awarded to the top fisherman. Limited fishing poles available first come first serve basis. Worms will be provided as bait, any other bait will need to be provided by participant.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged!
Friday, June 14, 2024
Horn sounds at 7pm and again at 8:15pm to end the derby.
Prizes will be awarded shortly after.Prizes will be awarded to:
Biggest Fish (lbs)
Most Fish Caught
Smallest Fish (lbs)

Letters to Santa

December 1 – 18
Heckart Community Center
Must be a Pettis County resident

Drop off letters to Santa in The North Pole Mailbox located in the lobby of Heckart Community Center. Mail letters to Santa before December 18th to receive a letter from Santa! Letters are free to mail. Please include a return address to make sure Santa mails a letter back!

Light Up Liberty

Displays will be on nightly 5:30pm to midnight, November 28 to January 2.

Looking for a fun holiday tradition? Stop by Liberty Park for our annual Light Up Liberty Christmas Light Display!
It is free to drive thru. However, we will have a donation box if you would like to voluntarily donate. All money will go directly back to adding more lights for years to come!

Be on the lookout for Santa and Mrs. Claus on special nights.

NEW FOR 2024!

We are very excited to share the BIG addition to Light Up Liberty coming in late November 2024. For those of you that are familiar with Country Acres Christmas Lights in Knob Noster you can understand our excitement! 
We are extremely grateful and thankful to Dave and Donna for trusting us with all their hard work, dedication, and the love that they have poured into this great display over the last 20 plus years. They have been extremely influential and very helpful to us over the years with our Light Up Liberty as both large trees we have is because of them. 🎄
We are so excited to be able to add their display into Light Up Liberty. We can’t thank them enough for trusting us with this large display.
 
As always thanks to our sponsors and fabulous maintenance team who makes it all happen each year. We look forward to Light Up Liberty 2024!
 
📸 Watch this video on Facebook https://fb.watch/pooqBmKdU5/?mibextid=v7YzmG

Thank you to our sponsors over the past five years for helping us make Light Up Liberty possible!

Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact Savannah Lynde at slynde@sedaliaparks.com for more information.

Paws in the Park – Dog Bone Egg Hunt

Save the date! April 14, 2025

Check back for more details.

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 25
Centennial Park
6pm – 8pm
All ages
Free

Interested in decorating a trunk? Register your trunk. Everyone is welcome to enter; the more the merrier! Prizes will be awarded to Scariest, Most Unique, and Cutest Trunk Design! Trunks must provide their own candy to pass out. Walk up to the trunks and trick or treat.

All 4th of July events will be held on Thursday, July 4th.

Firecraker Mile

Check-in: 7-7:50am
1 Mile Open Run: 8am
1 Mile Novice Run: 8:20am
1 Mile Family Run: 8:40am
Kids 40 yard dash: 9am

Kids 12 and under – $15
Adults (13+) – $25
Liberty Park

Prizes awarded to top finishers in each male/female age group for Open and Novice.
All 1 mile runners will receive a finisher’s medal.

Register by June 7 to guarantee a shirt.

Patriotic Parade

Kick off your day at the 4th of July Parade starting in Downtown Sedalia! Enter your floats for free by contact the Parks & Recreation Office at the Heckart Community Center. Prizes will be awarded to Most Patriotic, Most Original, and Most Creative Float! Parade theme is “United We Shine”

10am
Downtown Sedalia

Picnic in the Park

Bring your family out for a picnic in the park! Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided to celebrate the first 500 people! There will also be bounce houses and a live band!

11am-1pm
Liberty Park

Star Spangled Swim

Make a splash at our Star Spangled Swim! Swimming is half price and FREE for military and veterans with an ID.

11am-5pm
Liberty Pool

Fireworks

Finish off your evening enjoying fireworks at the Missouri State Fairgrounds!

9:30pm

July is National Parks and Recreation month and we’re celebrating all month long! Click here for the full calendar of events and coloring contest. 

Registration opens August 1

Friday, October 18
Heckart Community Center
6pm – 8pm
All ages
$10 per person
Under 2 Free
Register by October 15
HCC will be closing at 2pm in preparation

This spooktacular event is for the whole family. Dinner, costume contest, games, craft, hayride, spooky swim, and of course, TREATS will make up the great “ghoulish” fun. Sorry, no children drop-offs. Don’t miss out on the best family Halloween party around!

COSTUME CONTEST: Categories are – Cutest, Scariest, and Most Original. Prizes will be awarded in each group; approx. times are:
Family Entries: 6:30 p.m.
Up to 24 months: 6:45 p.m.
Ages 2 – 3: 7:00 p.m.
Ages 4 – 6: 7:15 p.m.
Ages 7 – 9: 7:30 p.m.
Ages 10 – 12: 7:45 p.m.

 

Registration opens August 1

Saturday, December 7
Convention Hall
8:30am – 10:00am
All ages $10 per person
Register by December 2

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves for a yummy breakfast, fun holiday crafts, and some reindeer games. Get pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell them what’s on your Christmas wish list.

 

Save the Date! April 12, 2025

Check back for more details.

August 26th
Clover Dell Dog Park
6pm-8pm
Free
All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and on a leash.
Save the Date! Celebrate your dog on National Dog Day! Sprinklers and baby pools for the dogs to splash around in will be set up, dog park will be open for doggos to mingle, giant doggie charcuterie board of dog treats, photo ops, and pet local businesses!

Stop by and learn about the local businesses attending with us. Click their logo for their website!

             

Saturday, September 7
Convention Hall
6:00pm-8:00pm
3-12years
$40 per couple; $12 per additional
Register by August 30

Enjoy an evening of dancing with your special boy at our Car Show themed dance! Our guests will enjoy a night of dancing, desserts, and car photo ops with their special someone! Sorry, no dinner provided.

Grab dad, grandpa, uncle, brother or that special man in your life and join us for our fifth annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby! Sedalia Parks and Recreation is partnering with Missouri Conservation Department! Prizes will be awarded to the top fisherman. Limited fishing poles available first come first serve basis. Worms will be provided as bait, any other bait will need to be provided by participant.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged!
Friday, June 14, 2024
Horn sounds at 7pm and again at 8:15pm to end the derby.
Prizes will be awarded shortly after.Prizes will be awarded to:
Biggest Fish (lbs)
Most Fish Caught
Smallest Fish (lbs)

December 1 – 18
Heckart Community Center
Must be a Pettis County resident

Drop off letters to Santa in The North Pole Mailbox located in the lobby of Heckart Community Center. Mail letters to Santa before December 18th to receive a letter from Santa! Letters are free to mail. Please include a return address to make sure Santa mails a letter back!

Displays will be on nightly 5:30pm to midnight, November 28 to January 2.

Looking for a fun holiday tradition? Stop by Liberty Park for our annual Light Up Liberty Christmas Light Display!
It is free to drive thru. However, we will have a donation box if you would like to voluntarily donate. All money will go directly back to adding more lights for years to come!

Be on the lookout for Santa and Mrs. Claus on special nights.

NEW FOR 2024!

We are very excited to share the BIG addition to Light Up Liberty coming in late November 2024. For those of you that are familiar with Country Acres Christmas Lights in Knob Noster you can understand our excitement! 
We are extremely grateful and thankful to Dave and Donna for trusting us with all their hard work, dedication, and the love that they have poured into this great display over the last 20 plus years. They have been extremely influential and very helpful to us over the years with our Light Up Liberty as both large trees we have is because of them. 🎄
We are so excited to be able to add their display into Light Up Liberty. We can’t thank them enough for trusting us with this large display.
 
As always thanks to our sponsors and fabulous maintenance team who makes it all happen each year. We look forward to Light Up Liberty 2024!
 
📸 Watch this video on Facebook https://fb.watch/pooqBmKdU5/?mibextid=v7YzmG

Thank you to our sponsors over the past five years for helping us make Light Up Liberty possible!

Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact Savannah Lynde at slynde@sedaliaparks.com for more information.

Save the date! April 14, 2025

Check back for more details.

Friday, October 25
Centennial Park
6pm – 8pm
All ages
Free

Interested in decorating a trunk? Register your trunk. Everyone is welcome to enter; the more the merrier! Prizes will be awarded to Scariest, Most Unique, and Cutest Trunk Design! Trunks must provide their own candy to pass out. Walk up to the trunks and trick or treat.