Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts

February 4 - February 27  
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts. Come learn with Master Jeffrey Bulissa, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and learn about self-defense, confidence and physical fitness. Children, family members and parents can train together.

Mondays and Wednesdays                                                                                        

Class Times

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 6):All Dragon Ranks             6:00 to 6:30pm 
Gups (ages 7 and up): (beginners),up to Green belts  6:30 to 7:30pm  
Gups (ages7 and up):Brown, Red, and Blue belts       7:30 to 8:30pm

Dragons: $40 per 8 class session, 2x per week*
Gups: $50 per 8 class session, 2x per week*

All classes are held at Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept.. Pre-registration for program at the Chicopee Parks Department.

ART-ventures for Kids

Tuesday, February 19 - 22, 2019
 (February School Vacation)

The kids are on vacation from school so join us and Art ventures for Kids for 4 different themed days or art fun. Sign up for 1, 2 or all 4.   

Tuesday, February 19, Cupcakes and Pizza Party Art-ventures

Get ready to whip up some artsy treats that look almost yummy enough to eat! Paint colorful ceramic cupcakes banks and sculpt clay pizzas with all your favorite toppings! Plus, design and decorate chef hats to wear in your own crafty kitchen! 

Wednesday, February 20, Fun Times with Famous Artists
Design wacky costumes inspired by Piscasso's portraits, paint fabric wall hangings, create Kandinsky-esque geometrical masterpieces and draw beautiful oil pastel cats Like Laura Burch. Create really fun 2 and 3 -D works of art inspired by the masters.

Thursday, February, 21, It's Raining, It's Pouring
But nobody's snoring in this exciting springtime art-venture! Decorate real umbrellas with with colorful, waterproof inks, sculpt birds out of neon clay and create cool umbrella collages with decorative papers. Rain or shine, everyone will have a blast!

Friday, February 22, Sparkly snowflakes and Magic Mittens
Tis' the season to be jolly and also the season to create amazing art! Paint family snowman portraits on stretched canvas, create sparkling beaded snowflakes, sculpts clay snowmen and design colorful scratch art mittens. Enjoy some wonderful winter fun while keeping cozy and warm!

Location: Chicopee Parks Dept. 687 Front St.
Ages: 5-12
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee : $35/Day/Resident $39/Day/Non-resident

Bring an old, oversized T-shirt to use as a smock, a nut free snack and a drink.
Register in person at the Parks office or online at 
A scholarship may be available for a child whose parent is willing to assist for the day. Contact Randi at (413) 567 - 0923 or

For more info call the Parks office 594-3481

Open Swim Program

The Parks Department will hold Open Swim at Chicopee High School Pool on Sundays from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. The cost is $3.00 per Person. The program is open to residents only and an I.D. is required at the door. All children 18 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Children who have not been toilet trained must have a swim diapers.  For more info call the Parks and Recreation Department at 594 – 3481.

Open Swim Remaining Dates:

Sunday February 3
There will be NO OPEN SWIM on Sunday February 10
Sunday February 17
Sunday February 24
Sunday March 3
Sunday March 10

Child and Babysitting Safety Class

The Parks Department is offering a Child and Babysitting Safety class for youth ages 11 yrs. & older. The class will be held at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Office, 687 Front St.  on Wednesday February 20, 2019 from 9 AM. – 2:00 PM. The cost is $70/Residents $75/Non-Residents.

The class will cover such topics as playtime, behavior management, phone skills, common do & don’ts, bathing, feeding, changing diapers and fire safety. All participants must pre-register for the class by signing up at the Parks Dept. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 15th. Class space is limited! For more information please contact the Parks Dept. at 594 - 3481

CPR/AED & First Aid Training Class

The Parks Department is offering a certification class in First Aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator on Thursday, February 21 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM at the Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept. 687 Front St.

The cost for the class is $75 for residents and $80 for non-residents. These are basic certifications and do not apply for daycare providers, lifeguards and nurses. Participants are invited to bring a snack. Class space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory at the Chicopee Parks and Recreation Department at 687 Front St. or by calling 594-3481.