Rec Talk

Activities at the Vandalia Recreation Center

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

VANDALIA — The following activites are scheduled at the Vandalia Recreation Center:

Lunch-Time Basketball

Work-up a sweat by playing a little b-ball at lunch for participants age 35 and older. The cost is FREE VRC Member, $15 Resident and $20 Non-Resident. The program runs through April 20 from 11:45a-12:45p. If Vandalia-Butler City Schools are cancelled, basketball will be cancelled and made up at the end of the season.

Lifeguard training classes

This American Red Cross Course will teach participants all the required skills to become a lifeguard. Class is for those 15 years of age and older. Fee is $200 for residents/VRC Members and $220 for non-residents. A minimum class size is needed. There are two sessions, one meeting Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday beginning April 4 and the other meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday beginning April 17. Registration deadline is April 1.

Lifeguard Pre-Screen Swim Evaluation

Before you may enroll in either Lifeguard class, you must pass the pre-screen swim test which takes place during this course on Monday, April 10 at 7:30p. For ages 14 years and older. The cost is $5 Resident / VRC Member and $10 Non-Resident. Cost for this Pre-Screen Evaluation is non-refundable. Contact Steve Trick at for more information.

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

All egg hunters welcome on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-11:00am. Search for eggs and turn in eggs for candy and prizes. Stay and enjoy open swim after hunts are complete. Participants must be able to swim and must be accompanied by an adult. The hunt will begin at 9:00am and then open swim will run until 11am. This program is for children ages 3-8 years old. You must pre-register for this program. The cost is $5 Resident/VRC Member and $7 Non-Resident.

Cassel Hills Pool Passes

Cassel Hills Pool Passes go on sale Wednesday, April 5. Cassels Hills opens for the season on May 20 at 11:30 a.m. Cassel Hills operating hours are:

  • May 20 & 21 11:30am – 7:30pm
  • May 22-26, June 23 11:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 27- Aug 13 11:30am – 7:30pm

Little Tikes Hike

You and your child will explore a variety of plants and creatures living right around the neighborhood in the spring. Activities will include exploring, games, crafts, and more. Dress for outdoor play, as well will go outside as much as weather permits. For ages 2 to 4 years old. The cost is $20 Resident/Member and $23 Non-Resident. This program begins on Thursday, April 13 and runs through April 27 from 10:00-11:00am.
Activities at the Vandalia Recreation Center

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Reach the Vandalia Recreation Center at 415-2340.

Reach the Vandalia Recreation Center at 415-2340.