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Where is the Parks & Recreation department located?
We are on Big Tree Road, between Ridgewood & Nova, closer to Ridgewood just west of the RR crossing.
Do you charge additional non-resident fees for Parks and Recreation Programs?
No, we have the same fee schedule for both residents & non-residents
Why do we have to pay a $100.00 deposit fee on rentals?
If our facilities are damaged or left dirty after your rental, the deposit fees are applied to cover costs of repair and/or clean-up.
How do you pronounce the name of the Community Center? Is it named for someone?
The name of our building is pronounced (pig-got). Our building is named for our past mayor, "Coach" Joe Piggotte. He has been a dedicated member of this community for a very long time.
How can I sponsor a recreation program?
Please contact our Parks & Recreation office. We have special events and sporting events year round providing you with varying levels of sponsorship and opportunities to help out.
Do I have to purchase the additional insurance for my child to participate in parks and recreation activities?
We require that participants purchase the recreation insurance for various programs such as our athletics, tae kwon do, cheerleading, gymnastics, summer camp and others. Not all our programs have this requirement so please ask when registering.
Will all the children who register for an athletic program be placed on a team?
Yes. All children who register will go through a draft process to make sure the teams are as even as possible. We have minimum playing requirements and all coaches must adhere to them.
Are volunteers put through background checks?
Yes. We background check our coaches annually. We also are required to background check any people teaching recreation classes that are working with children.
Can I get a refund if I am not happy with a program?
We will offer a refund after the first class if you are not happy with a program. We do not offer refunds beyond that point as the instructors are paid based on the amount of participants in their class.
Do you prorate the cost of classes if I begin late?
No. We do not prorate our fees based on the number of classes in a session. We will offer a rate of one-half the fee once half the class has expired. We do not offer this rate at the beginning of a session if you are only going to be attending for the first half.
What are the watering hours?
Current Watering Restrictions The restriction allow yard watering and private car washing for homes with: Even addresses on Thursday and Sundays from 4:00am-8:00am (automatic and manual systems) or for daylight savings time: 5:00pm-9:00pm (manual only). Homes with odd addresses may water at the same times on Wednesday and Saturday. Private automobile washing may be done only during the above hours and days. No watering or car washing is permitted on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. The above applies to ALL water sources including private walls, city water and lakes. Watering of new vegetation plantings (sod, seed, landscape plants, etc.) is permitted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00am-8:00am and from 5:00pm-9:00pm. This new planting irrigation schedule applies only during the first 30 days of planting. Hand watering is permitted anytime, but avoidance of hours of high evaporation is encouraged.
What is a backflow preventor?
A device installed between the point of connection and building that is designed to prevent the backflow of contaminated water into the potable water supply.
How do I organize a block party?
Distribute flyers inviting neighbors to meet to discuss a block party. At the meeting, discuss possible dates and who will do what.
Distribute sign-up sheets for tables, chairs, glasses, plates, napkins, utensils, barbecue grills, side dishes and other party essentials. Have plenty of trash cans and bin for recycling bottles and cans. Rent a portable toilet if necessary.
Plan the food and drinks. Call it international night and have every family make a dish that is unique to its heritage. Or, have everyone bring their own food to grill. This is a surprisingly effective way to get strangers to mingle easily - they feel less awkward with something to do.
Dress up the block with colorful decorations. Buy lots of balloons and havee veryone tie them to trees and fences on their property. You might consider a block theme color and decorate accordingly. Ask each family to make a banner to display on its front lawn. Hang pinatas for the kids. Tiki torches and lots of twinkling lights are festive when the sun sets.
Organize entertainment. Bring in pony rides or a mobile petting zoon or rent an inflatable jumping structure for the kids. Ask the neighborhood fire station to send an engine by if its available. Plan party games for kids and adults alike, such as water balloon toss and an egg race.
Rock the street with music everyone will enjoy. Hook up a CD player outside or splurge on live music.
Contact City officials to see about getting the road barricaded if it's a large enough group. You'll need to supply a map of the area where you'll be holding the event, including cross streets for barricades.
Send invitations to everyone on the block.
What is South Daytona's current population?
The population has grown to approximately 13,800 and encompasses 4.0 square miles.
Who is my City Councilmember?
Each of the five members of the City Council is elected at-large and represents the entire City. The Councilmembers each serve staggering four-year terms.
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