Special Events

Important Announcements


Easter Egg Hunt



Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool

This is a new take on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will swim for eggs in the pool, older kids will dive for them! A fun way to practice all those skills they learn in swim lessons!  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Parents must be in the water with non-swimmers, children in flotation devices, or children under 7 yrs.   Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Date: Sunday, April 9 2017
Time: 1:00-1:30pm   ages 3-6 (must have adult in water with them)                                                    1:30-2:00pm  ages 7-10
Fee: $2.00


ERC Birthday Bash and 5K/10K Run- May 7, 2017   10:00pm-1:00pm
Come join the Emporia Recreation Center for our Annual Birthday Bash!  The 5K and 10K races will take place at 10:45am.  We have had a group working hard on their Couch to 5K plan and for many of them this will be their first 5K!  After the race enjoy some light snacks and door prizes.  Cost of the race event is $15 for all ERC fitness room members and $25 for anyone else.  Kids 12 and under are FREE.   Birthday Bash party is FREE and open to the public. For more information call Amanda at 340-6300.



Corporate Challenge Corporate Challenge 2013
The Corporate Challenge events give businesses a great opportunity to get employees involved in fun, team activities. We encourage total company support, either as a participant or as a spectator. This years participants can look forward to some of their favorite events returning; along with the introduction of a couple new challenges. Corporate Challenge coming August 13-25, 2017.

Pooch Plunge                            August 13, 2017- 3:30pm- 5:00pm. This fun-filled and family-oriented event will give interested parties an opportunity to bring their dogs and compete in contests with a category for every dog. Dogs must be at least six months old and have  all current vaccinations – Bordatella  is  recommended




Chili Nights-  October 2017 @ 6:00pm

Great Family Event! Join us for our 6th Annual chili-cooking contest. Pull out your best chili recipe and dare to compare.  Everyone who purchases a ticket will get a vote.  Eat chili, judge chili, and then toast some marshmallows to perfection for the worlds best s’mores!  There will also be free games for the kids and a costume contest for 5 years and younger. Chili Nights tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk or online.     Fee: $5 to enter cook-off, $3 per person to eat. PRIZES FOR WINNERS!

Minimum chili entries: 5                  Chili Entry Deadline:  


Breakfast at the North Pole 
Spend a morning with your family at the North Pole! We will provide breakfast, craft time and a visit with Santa. This event will be Saturday, December 17th, in our Community Room from 9:00-10:00am. The breakfast is open to kids 10 and under with a parent and the cost is $5.00 per couple, $2.00 each additional family member.
Date:  December 2017
Age: 10 & under with parent                                                                                                            Minimum: 10 couples

First Fridays at ERC: Join us at the Lee Beran Recreation Center every First Friday for FREE popcorn. We will be popping corn in our lobby to share with our guests because we like you and we love to have fun!

Tournaments We Host:
October  2A and 3A High School State Volleyball- October 27, 28 2017

March  4A Division 2 High School State Basketball (March 8-11, 2017)

May   4A Division 2 High School State Baseball and Softball (May 25, 26 2017)

Volunteers and Coaches
We couldn’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering for one of our many special events or tournaments, please fill out this Volunteer Application form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs mandatory volunteer hours (i.e. college students!)

Our volunteer coaches are the heart of our sports program and we are always looking for more. Please fill out our coach information form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email. Thank you for volunteering at Emporia Recreation Center.