Parks & Recreation

Jack E. Kirksey Livonia Community Recreation Center


Thanksgiving Class Specials

  1. Thanksgiving Day
  2. Black Friday


Buns & Guns Body Blast                            
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.                                          
Mac Gyms 1 & 2                              
Instructor: Holly

Exercises performed in class will target lower/upper body & core. A variety of equipment will be used. No choreography. Easy cool down stretch at the end of class. All fitness levels welcome. Drop-ins accepted.


Drum Strong Feat. Pitbull Music        
 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                              Aerobics Studio                                  Instructor: Wendy

Cardio drumming & strength training. Stability ball, bucket & drum sticks provided. All fitness levels welcome. Class limited to 24 participants. Registration is recommended. Drop-ins accepted only if there are open buckets. 


Roll & Release
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
MPR
Instructor: Wendy

Foam rolling & the use of lacrosse balls are forms of self massage (self myofascial release) that can help loosen up tight muscles & “trigger points”. Foam rollers and Lacrosse balls provided. All fitness levels welcome.  Registration is recommended. Class Limited to 21. Drop-ins accepted only if there is open floor space.


Cycle
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Aerobics Studio
Instructor: Nikki

Challenge yourself with this high energy ride. All fitness levels welcome. Class limited to 25 participants. Registration is recommended. Drop-ins accepted only if there are open cycles.


Blended Lifeguard Course 

Dates: Wednesday, November 27; Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1

Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.    Fee: $175

Participants will learn the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. 

The Blended Lifeguard course requires completion of an online portion before the first day of class. Participants must be able to provide an email for access to the online learning, be able to attend each day of class, and pass a pre-requisite swim test on the first day. 

Prerequisites: 

  • Minimum age: 15 years 
  • Swim 300 yards continuously using breaststroke or freestyle technique
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs 
  • Complete a timed event starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

    Join Livonia Parks and Recreation Lifeguard team and receive $100 class reimbursement after 150 hours worked, contact Stephanie Manoogian for further details at smanoogian@ci.livonia.mi.us

    Book is available online for FREE as a PDF, can be downloaded as an e-book or purchased at https://www.redcrossstore.org/item/655735

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Joy of Painting the Bob Ross Way

Join Certified Ross Instructor Ted Simpson as he guides you in painting “fluffy clouds” and “happy little trees”. Using the same gentle step by step guidance as the PBS icon, Ted will help you create an entire landscape in just a couple of hours. Complete a finished painting in each session, ready for framing and admired by your friends and family. Each session will focus on the many different ways Bob has spread the Joy of Painting with landscapes that feature strong mountains, tall waterfalls, deep woods, lovely cabins and big crashing waves. All supplies are included and no previous experience required! Ages 14+ Party Rooms Instructor Ted Simpson! Register today!  Members $50, Residents $55, Non-Residents $60



Scholarship Program

The Livonia Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer Livonia youth, ages 17 and younger a scholarship program to make recreation programs and activities affordable for as many youths as possible.

The scholarship, funded by St. Mary Mercy Livonia through the Healthy Livonia initiative, is designed to assist Livonia families financially by subsidizing the cost of programs up to a maximum of $300 per child, per year; on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Livonia Parks and Recreation will cover 85% of the program fee and the parent/guardian will be responsible for 15% of the fee per approved program. Funds available based upon donations and sponsorship of the program. This scholarship is another example of community partners breaking down barriers for youth participation in exercise, enrichment and activities.

 Scholarship Application (PDF).