Around Town: Parks hiring, Gallup Park Livery, senior events, more

Lifeguards, day camp counselors, canoe van drivers and more wanted!
We’re hiring. Please visit the parks website to view job openings in the parks. We have a variety of positions and it’s a great opportunity to earn money, have fun, work outdoors and build your skills! Apply today. Starting pay rate for TEMP 1 jobs is $15.66 per hour.

Sign up for lessons and summer day camps in the parks
There are an endless number of programs and activities you can now register for in the Ann Arbor parks! From summer day camps and golf and swim lessons to canoe livery classes, volunteer outreach opportunities and Ann Arbor Senior Center programs. Log onto to sign up! Please note: Lessons and day camps are filling up fast. Argo and Gallup Canoe Livery day camps are completely full and registration is closed for those two camp locations.

Mark your calendar: Opening day!
Gallup Park Livery opens Saturday, April 23, for the 2022 season. The Gallup Livery will be open, weather dependent, Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 3.7-mile river trip and 2.5-stillwater paddle are offered from the Gallup Livery location in the early spring season. To make a reservation for the river trip and for details on boat rentals offered, visit the website.

Share your feedback with the Office of Sustainability and Innovations
The City of Ann Arbor is seeking public input regarding the potential creation of a Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU). An SEU is a community owned energy utility that provides electricity from local solar and battery storage systems installed on homes and businesses throughout the City. The envisioned Ann Arbor SEU is a community-owned utility that provides 100 percent clean, reliable, locally built, and affordable electricity; built by the community, for the community. It is a supplemental utility to what we currently have, meaning residents would have a choice for how to procure their energy; a choice most do not have today. To learn more and share your feedback on the idea go online.

Your feedback is valuable – please take the PROS Plan Survey
The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan process is now underway. An online survey is gathering community feedback to help identify goals, needs and priorities for Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation for the next five years. The survey will close June 5.

Grab your clubs and book a tee time
Leslie Park Golf Course (LPGC) has all 18-holes available to play at the Spring rate. Make a tee time using the online system or call LPGC at 734.794.6245. Huron Hills Golf Course (HHGC) is also open but for only 9-hole play only at this time. Please call HHGC at 734.794.6246 to make a tee time. Please remember there are riding carts at both courses, but use can be restricted due to the weather. Please call ahead to confirm availability this time of year. Thank you for understanding.

Ann Arbor Senior Center upcoming programs
April flowers drive-thru: Wednesday, April 20, noon-1 p.m. Rescheduled due to weather – spots still available! Please join the Ann Arbor Senior Center and Brookhaven Manor for a spring drive-through event. Senior geared goodie bags will be given out to patrons that sign up; limited spots available. All will be welcome to enjoy cookies and beverages to take home or enjoy in your car! To RSVP, contact or 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today! Free of charge.

Live trivia: Wednesday, May 18, 1-2 p.m. Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Each game will have questions based on weekly themes. Invite your friends, grandchildren, and neighbors to login and play with you. We will keep a tally of winners and at the end, will have prizes that you can pick up. Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1239 9740, or click here. Passcode: 194912. Questions? Email or call 734.794.6250. Free of charge.

Chinese Mahjong: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; fee: $2, nonmember; free of charge for members. Reserve your spot by calling 734.794.6250 to ensure there are enough players for a game.

Technology workshops: Wednesday, April 20, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. In person and Zoom. Join us, together with Jafferson Computers for a workshop that will improve your skills with computers, tablets, and phones. April 20 – Technology (Computer, tablet, and mobile) Tips: What to do if your computer gets a virus, Do I have to Provide My Phone Number? Wi-Fi Security, Driving Safely with Mobile Devices, Should I Still Use Adobe Flash Player? RSVP to 734.794.6250 or Free of charge.

Art therapy workshop: Wednesday, April 27, 9:30-11 a.m. Join us (in person) and Art Therapy Instructor, Margaret Wielbut, as we learn and explore the wonderful ways that Art Therapy can improve characteristics in our everyday lives. RSVP to 734.794.6250 or Free of charge.

Tai Chi: Tuesdays, May 10-July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join this class in partnership with Washtenaw Community College for seniors 65 and older. Instruction combines martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing and stretching techniques to improve balance and overall health. Instructed by Karla Groesbeck. Call to preregister, 734.794.6250. Free of charge.