May 2024 Nixa Parks Newsletter

In the May Newsletter:

Memorial Day Hours at The X Center

Memorial Day Ceremony

Toddler Time

Martial Arts

Pickleball at The X Center

Summer Art Classes

T-Ball / Baseball / Softball: Session 2

Tennis Lessons

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

Summer It Up: Day Camp

Pool Passes and Punch Cards

Swim Team

Swim Lessons

Jr. Lifeguard

Aqua Exercise

Text Alerts

The X Center: Holiday Hours

The X Center will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Monday, May 27th. On Monday, May 27th Tot Drop will be closed and group ex classes are cancelled for the day.

Memorial Day Ceremony

The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 9 am. The ceremony will be held at The X Center at the Veteran's Memorial. Light refreshments will be served. 

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. Toddler Time will break for the summer. The last Toddler Time before the break will be Wednesday, April 24th.

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).

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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.

Summer Art Classes

Painting Junkie is excited to be teaching painting classes to kids ages 7 to 12 years old. 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. 

Registration: Ends the Tuesday prior to the class date.


Class Dates: June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th

Class Time: 7 - 9 years old, 9 am - 10:30 am. 10 - 12 years old, 10:30 am - 12 pm.


Who: Ages 7 to 12 years old.

Fees: $125 for all six classes (no refunds after June 4th) or $25 per class.

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Baseball / Softball / T-Ball: Session 2

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 step up from the previous division.

Season Dates: The six game season begins the week of July 15th. Practices begin the week of July 1st.

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 July 1st).

Location: Rotary Park and Nixa Schools. 

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

Registration: Ends on June 12th. Late registration from June 13th - June 16th, with a $10 additional late fee. Or until maximum capacity of 875 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.

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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.


Lesson Schedule:

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)      

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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.

Season Pool Passes and Punch Cards

Pre-Season Pool Pass Rates: 

*Valid through May 31st: After May 31st these rates increase per person $15 and additional person(s) $10. Excluding the Member rate.* To purchase passes or punch cards, please visit The X Center.


Members: $110 per person; additional person(s) within same household $25. Rate all season.


Nixa Residents: $110 per person; additional person(s) within same household $25.


Non-Residents: $125 per person; additional person(s) within same household $35.

Punch Cards: Good for 10 visits to the pool which can be used for anyone on any day! Residents $45 and Non-Residents $55. To purchase passes or punch cards, please visit The X Center.

Swim Team

Come join the Nixa Vipers Swim Team! Each participant will learn the proper strokes to propel themselves through the water. Practices are held Monday through Thursday: 7:45 am - 9:15 am (practice time is divided by skill level). Optional swim meets will be held on weekday mornings. All participants must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. The program begins June 10th and ends July 15th. The fees for the program are as follows: Members $65, Nixa Residents $70, Non-Residents $75. 

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Swim Lessons

There are 7 levels of swim lessons. Each level has 4 sessions, with each session consisting of 8 total classes. Classes are held Monday - Thursday for two weeks. In case of inclement weather or holidays, Friday may be used as a makeup day. Classes are 35 minutes long. Registration for swim lessons ends the Thursday prior to the session start date. Fees for Swim Lessons are as follows: Members $45, Nixa Residents $50, Non-Residents $60. For details on each lesson and available times--contact us! Fridays are reserved as rain make up days. 


Swim Lesson Levels:

Tadpoles: Ages 6 months – 3 years old. An adult WILL be required to be in the water.

Intro to Swim: At least 4 years old by the first class. An adult MAY be required to be in the water.

Levels 1 – 5: At least 5 years old by the first class.


Session 1:

June 17th - June 27th

Session 2: 

July 1st - July 11th (no class July 4th, makeup class will be held July 5th)

Session 3:

July 15th - July 25th

Session 4: 

July 29th – August 8th

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Jr. Lifeguard

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Lifeguard? Check out Jr. Lifeguards! Registration ends Thursday, July 11th--space is limited to 30 kids! The program is open to ages 10 to 15 years old. The fees for the program are as follows: Members $35, Nixa Residents $40, Non-Residents $45. Classes will be held Monday - Thursday from 11 am - 12 pm, July 15th - 25th. 

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Aqua Exercise

This class focuses on a variety of strength and flexibility exercises to improve your fitness level with ZERO impact on your joints. These workouts help increase your energy, stamina, and strength. Aqua Exercise classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 am – 11:15 am, June 11th – August 29th. Registration is required: $45 for Members, $50 for Residents, $60 Non-Residents. *SilverSneakers and RenewActive members are free. Participants must be at least 18 years old. 

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Nixa MO 65714
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