April 2024 Nixa Parks Newsletter

In the April Newsletter:

Easter Egg Hunt: Sponsored by Mac Dental

Toddler Time

Martial Arts

Pickleball at The X Center

Art Classes

2024 Dog Park Passes & City Dog Tags

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

T-Ball / Baseball / Softball: Session 1

Tennis Lessons

Movies in the Park: Sponsored by The Massengale Group of KW

Summer It Up: Day Camp

Text Alerts

Easter Egg Hunt: Sponsored by Mac Dental

The Easter Bunny is coming to town! On Saturday, March 30th, join us and our event sponsor, Mac Dental, for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at McCauley Park. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around for pictures too! Don't miss the fun--including face painting, inflatables, a helicopter egg drop, games, and more! The event begins at 9:30 am with activities running until 11:30 am. The Easter Egg Hunt and the activities are free. Food trucks will have items available for purchase.


Make sure you arrive early for your age division’s hunt time!

Event Timeline:

Activities begin at 9:30 am

Helicopter Egg Drop at 9:45 am *weather permitting*

6 months - 2 years old egg hunt at 10 am

3 - 5 years old egg hunt at 10:20 am

6 - 8 years old egg hunt at 10:30 am

9 - 12 years old egg hunt at 10:40 am

Event ends at 11:30 am 

Toddler Time at The X Center

Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at The X Center for Toddler Time! The program will feature activities like animal encounters (2nd Wednesday of each month), arts and crafts, book readings, sensory bins, dance parties, and open gym. The fee is $3 per child and kids 1 and under are free. 

GMHMA Martial Arts

Join Grandmaster Han's World Youn Wha Ryu Tae Kwon Do! The classes are for all skill levels and will focus on being patient, being polite, being alert, being brave, doing your best, and respecting yourself and others while learning martial arts.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Open To: Ages 5 years old - Adult

Location: The X Center


Fees: $50 per month tuition ($60 start up cost, includes uniform, payable to GMHMA Springfield at the first class).

Register Now!


Play the fast growing and popular game of Pickleball! Open play is held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and Fridays from 7 am to 10 am at The X Center. The fee is $5 per day and members of The X Center are free.

Art Classes

Painting Junkie is excited to be teaching painting classes to kids in grades 2-6. In the classes, join us in following step by step instructions painting with Ms. Debbie of Painting Junkie. You will be able to customize your painting with your own colors and embellishments to make it your own in the end. Debbie Hightower is a retired teacher who loves kids and art. Her mission is showing everyone they are artists especially when they don’t believe it themselves. All the supplies will be provided. Please dress your child in clothes that can get dirty. 

In the April class parents can join their child in following step by step instructions painting with Ms. Debbie of Painting Junkie. Parents will need to also pay the registration fee.

Registration: Ends the Tuesday prior to the class date or at maximum capacity. Space is limited, please register early!


Class Dates: Tuesday, April 30th

Class Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm


Who: Kids in 2nd - 6th Grade.

Fees: $20 per participant, per class.

Register Now!

2024 Dog Park Passes & City Dog Tags

It's time to renew those dog park passes and city dog tags for our furry family members for 2024!

Dog park passes and city dog tags for 2024 are now available to purchase at The X Center, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. The X Center is located at 701 N Taylor Way, Nixa, MO 65714.

Dog Park passes are $20 (two dog maximum) and require proof of vaccination for Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, and Bordetella. City dog tags are required for those pups who live inside city limits and are $2 (if spayed or neutered) or $3 (if not spayed or neutered).

Mowing at the Dog Park will take place (weather permitting) Tuesday mornings.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

Registration for Adult Co-Ed Volleyball and ends April 10th. Late registration will be held April 11th - 14th with a $10 late fee. The team fee is $185 per team. Games will be played on Mondays, April 22nd - May 20th and Tuesday, May 28th. Space is limited to 8 teams. If you are interested in playing and do not have a team, let us know by calling 417-725-5486 or send an email to info@nixaparks.com.

Register Now!

Baseball / Softball / T-Ball: Session 1

This is an instructional league that has been designed to continue a child’s all around development from t-ball to baseball or softball. Each division is a progressional step up from the previous division.

Season Dates: The six game season begins the week of May 6th. Practices begin the week of April 22nd.

Open To: The program is open to boys and girls ages 3 years old to currently in 6th grade (Must be 3 years old by May 6th).

Location: Rotary Park and Nixa Schools. 

Fees: Members $45, Nixa Residents $50, Non-Residents $60.

Registration: Ends on April 3rd. Late registration from April 4th - 7th, with a $10 additional late fee. Or until maximum capacity of 900 participants.

Game Days:

3&4 year old T-Ball: Thursday evenings.

5 year old/Kindergarten T-Ball and/or Coach Pitch: Saturday mornings.

1st/2nd grade (boys): Monday evenings.

1st/2nd grade (girls): Tuesday evenings.

3rd/4th grade (boys and girls): Tuesday evenings.

5th/6th grade (boys): Monday evenings.

5th/6th grade (girls): Thursday evenings.

*Game nights are subject to change.

Register Now!

Tennis Lessons with Coach Ray Still

Former collegiate coach, Ray Still, will instruct each participant and help build proper form and technique of each participant. The non-contact, safe sport of tennis is great in terms of health and fitness. Tennis also develops hand-eye coordination, balance, and body coordination. Tennis nurtures work ethic and discipline, all the while teaching young players responsibility and sportsmanship. Lessons will be held April, May, June, July, August, and September on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 6 years old and older. Registration is $50 per four week session.


April's tennis lessons have some availability remaining--register now as a space is limited! May's tennis lessons registration ends April 28th and lessons will be held April 30th - May 23rd.


Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm (Ages 6 - 11)

Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm (12 and older)

Thursdays 5 - 6 pm (Ages 6 - 11)

Thursdays 6 - 7 pm (Ages 6 - 11)      

Register Now!

Movies in the Park:

Sponsored by The Massengale Group of KW

The Movies in the Park series is presented by The Massengale Group of KW. All movies are held at McCauley Park, begin at dusk, and all movies are FREE! Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies are dependent on weather. No smoking and no alcohol. 


Saturday, June 1st: The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

Friday, June 28th: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (G) (One Nixa One Read – Sponsored by MG Cares)

Saturday, July 27th: Elemental (PG)

Saturday, August 24th: The Little Mermaid (PG – Live Action)

Saturday, September 28th: Haunted Mansion (PG-13)

Summer It Up: Day Camp

Join Nixa Parks and Recreation for Summer It Up! The schedule is packed with field trips, activities, games, crafts, contests, guest speakers, and much, much more! The day camp is offered Monday through Friday (with the exception of Memorial Day and the 4th of July), from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The program is open to children ages 5 (must have completed Kindergarten) to 12 years old; Kindergarten - 6th grade.

Summer camp will begin May 28th and end the day Nixa Public Schools start school for the 2024-2025 school year. The fees for the program are as follows: $25 (per family) registration fee, Members (per week) $96.50, Non-Members (per week) $110. To complete the registration packet, please visit The X Center at 701 N Taylor Way, Nixa MO 65714.

Nixa Parks and Recreation:

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Follow this link to register for Text Caster and go through the simple two-step process and select the categories you wish to receive information for based on the types of events listed above. Or sign up for Text Caster at the front desk at The X Center!

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701 N. Taylor Way,
Nixa MO 65714
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