Spring Programs

Spring Adult Programs Quick Glance Table, Details Below:

Fee:Registration Deadline
(Late Fee):
Concealed Carry Handgun Safety Class (held in patnership with OCSO)Residents Aged 21+Sheriff’s Office Practice RangeMarch 21, 2020Saturday9am-1pm$30March 6, 2020
Pickleball Introduction and ClinicAges 18+TEAC (Old Prospect) GymMarch 17, 24, 31, 2020Tuesday6:15-8:15pm$5-$10
Horseback Riding LessonsAges 6+Ware Fox FarmMarch 24 - April 23, 2020Tuesday or Thursday6-7pm$175March 10, 2020
Spring Cornhole LeagueAges 18+Booster Park (under cover)Begins March 31, 2020TuesdaysGames between 6-8pm$45 per teamMarch 20, 2020

Concealed Carry Handgun Safety Class - Next Class March 21, 2020; Registration Deadline March 6, 2020

Concealed weapons are weapons which are kept hidden on one’s person, or under one’s control not accessible to view. The Sheriff’s Office understands that there are certain requirements that may be difficult for the average citizen to find training or classes that are inexpensive. For this reason, the Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Parks and Recreation have partnered together to offer a concealed carry class at a minimum cost to Orange County citizens and to those who work in Orange County. The training consists of education in the classroom to include safety, laws, shooting fundamentals, storage, maintenance, and legal considerations. Students will also have to show safe weapon handling on the range. Instructors are DCJS Certified Firearms Instructors. For more information about Concealed Carry, please visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Office webpage. Class space is limited. All participants must register at least 2 weeks prior to the class date, no exceptions. This class is limited to Orange County residents and those who work in Orange County.  All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please Note: Completion of training course DOES NOT grant concealed carry permit. Participant must still apply for the permit through clerk of the circuit court of the county or city in which he or she resides. Completion of this class fulfills the handgun competence requirement for the application. A background check will be required for participation. Registration documents are available in the OCPR office or for printout online. It is recommended that interested applicants complete the waiver at the OCPR office because the waiver must be notarized, and we have several notaries in the office. As stated above, all documents must be turned-in in advance.  The fee for this class is $30.

Pickleball Introduction and Clinic

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for a wide range of ages and abilities. Think of it as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  These programs are great for those with zero or little experience to learn or improve their game. We will provide basic equipment but you are welcome to bring your own. The instructor for this class is USAPA Pickleball Ambassador Annette Hayes. We will hold clinics for three consecutive Tuesdays: March 17, 24, and 31.  The fee for this class is $5 per night, or save $5 by registering for all three at the same time for $10 total.  Class will be held at the Taylor Education Administration Complex (TEAC, aka the old Prospect Heights building) gym in the evenings from 6:15-8:15pm.

Horseback Riding Lessons

Offered through Orange County Parks & Recreation in partnership with Ware Fox Farm. Registration includes five lessons, with a choice of participation on either Tuesdays or Thursdays (participants choose which day at registration) weekly from March 24 though April 23.  Students will progress through riding exercises designed to teach safety and control at walk, trot, cantor, and jumping; as well as groom and tack.  Classes are small group format, but lessons will be adjusted to individual skills. Equipment (including required riding helmets) and horse provided during class. The registration fee is $175 per person, and is open to ages 6+. Pre-registration is required. Space is extremely limited and the registration deadline is March 10, 2020, but classes may fill before this date.

Spring Cornhole League

Orange County Parks & Recreation is offering a recreational adult cornhole league in the spring of 2020. Get a friend or two together and enjoy playing this backyard game in a friendly competitive setting. Teams must be made up of 2-3 participants (3 is recommended to avoid forfeiting in the event of an absence; each player will have play opportunities each night), and the registration fee is $45 per team. The league is limited to 12 teams and will include at least 4 weeks of play with games held on Tuesday evenings no earlier than 6pm. Play is to begin on Tuesday, 3/31/2020. There will be no monetary prizes, but winners will receive awards. Contact the OCPR office at (540) 672-5435 to register your team.  A $15 late fee will apply in addition to the $45 registration after the 3/20/20 deadline, if space remains.