Family Activities

The Emporia Recreation Commission asks each individual to decide what is right for you and/or your family at this time. We are working with local and state authorities as well as the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) to ensure we comply with the guidelines being put into place to provide the best possible experience for all. However, the ERC cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19.

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Boo Theater

The Sanderson Sisters are coming to the Rec Center for a Halloween special movie event!! The Emporia Rec Center is excited to announce Boo Theater, happening on October 24th starting at 6:30 pm. We will be watching Hocus Pocus in the socially distant grave yard with tombstones that helps mark your family's spot outside on the lawn at the Rec Center. There will be some COVID safe concessions for the family for purchase to enjoy during the movie. Online registration opens on October 12th. There are only 50 individual spots available for Emporia residents only, so make sure to reserve a spot for each of your family members to attend. Check back here for the registration link!  Come celebrate Halloween with us, because it's just a bunch of HOCUS POCUS!!

Online Registration Opens: Mon, October 12thCost: FREE
Movie:  Disney's Hocus PocusConcessions: Light, COVID19 Safe (Prices will vary)
Limited to 50 spots (Emporia Residents only)ALL family members must be registered to attend
Registration Closes: October 30th or when fullClick here: Boo Theater Registration Link


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Santa Letters

The ERC has teamed up with the BIG man at the North Pole to collect Wish Lists for Christmas this year. PARENTS: Add your kid to the list to receive a special letter from Santa himself. Go to emporiarec. org to the Activities tab to submit a form or call the ERC starting December 1st. We will ask you questions about your kids to be personalized. Kids can also drop letters off in our special North Pole Mailbox near the main office, where our ERC elf will take the letters to Santa himself. Join the magic of the holidays and drop off your letter at the ERC.

Be on the look out for some magical events hosted by Tiffany, ERC Program Supervisor, as she helps you get ready for the big day virtually!

Date: December 1-17 Fee: Free Letters will be mailed on December 18th

Here is the Santa letter form to fill out for Santa to write you back!!