Recreation Online Information

Registration Policy:

Advance registration and payment is required. Please register early, classes may be cancelled if registration is insufficient. We reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or combine activities as needed.

Youth Financial Assistance:

Financial assistance for youth is available on a limited basis for those who meet residency and income requirements. It's easy to apply,1) go online, click on Scholarship Program, left column on the Parks, Recreation, Tourism home page, or 2) just pick up a scholarship form at the Recreation & Community Services office, 2901 Southridge Blvd. at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex. To enable as many participants as possible in our scholarship program, we have initiated a co-payment for programs/activities. The process takes approximately two weeks, so please start early.

Refund Policy:

Thank you for your support & enrollment. In the unlikely event your class or program is cancelled you will receive a full refund by check, mailed within 7-10 business days (credit card transactions will be issued back to the same credit card account). At any time a participant requests a refund, or a refund from your "recreation credit on account", you will be subject to a $6 administrative fee. The $6 administrative fee will not be imposed if you request to be transferred to another class or activity or request the registration fee to be transferred to your "recreation credit on account" (to be used for any Kennewick Recreation program or class within the calendar year). Once the activity has started or after the established deadline, all refund and transfer options will be forfeited.

Cancellations:

In the unlikely event your program is cancelled, we will notify you by e-mail or phone. You may transfer to another program, receive a credit, or receive a full refund within two weeks of the cancellation.

Class Size:

Class sizes are limited. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

Fair Share Fee Policy:

Residents who live outside of the city limits of Kennewick are encouraged to participate in all programs; however, fees for "nonresidents" are higher than those for "residents" for many of our programs and classes. "Nonresidents do not pay property taxes that support City services." Boundaries used by the Post Office, the Kennewick School District, and the Kennewick Fire Department are not the same as city limit boundaries, so even though you may have a Kennewick mailing address, you may be considered a nonresident. If you need help determining whether you live inside or outside the city limits, please call our office at (509) 585-4293.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

The City of Kennewick does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. The City of Kennewick does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L 101-336. This policy extends to the employment by and admission to and participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Kennewick.

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be filed with the Recreation & Community Services office two weeks prior to the beginning of the program. For more information, please contact (509) 585-4293.

Non-Discrimination in Community Athletic Programs:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal statute created to prohibit sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal financial assistance. The City of Kennewick does not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in the operation, conduct, or administration of community athletic programs or sports facilities.

Fair Play in Community Sports Act:

The City of Kennewick complies with the State of Washington's "Fair Play in Community Sports Act" (Chapter 467, 2009 Laws, effective date July 26, 2009) that prohibits discrimination against any person in a community athletics program on the basis of sex. Any questions or comments, please contact Maxine Whattam, Community Services Manager, at 210 W. 6th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336, or (509)-585-4362.

Waiver (General):

I realize and understand that there are certain risks inherent in the activity for which I have registered. Also, in consideration of the fee charged for this program, I agree to hold the City of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, all school districts involved in the program, and any employee or volunteer involved in the program harmless from, and indemnify them for, any damage or loss arising as a result of my (my child's) participation in this activity. I give permission to have my (my child's) photo taken during this program and used for publicity purposes by the City of Kennewick. I hereby give my consent for emergency medical treatment. I understand that this is to prevent undue delay and assure prompt treatment and that only a licensed healthcare provider will be engaged for such an emergency.

Weather Cancellations:

Listen to 610 KONA-AM for reports on delays, cancellations, or closures of Recreation and Senior Services programs. If the Kennewick Schools are closed for inclement weather, Recreation programs will also be cancelled. If it is a late start, programs will stay as scheduled. The Recreation Call-in number for weather related information is (509) 585-4406.

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