2024 Redistricting

2024 Community Back To School Fair

Join ASAP, Parents as Teachers and Child Care Central for a fun event to help your child prepare to go back to school. 

This event is FREE and there will be vendors, door prizes and food 

Wednesday, July 24th , 2024 

11 AM to 3 PM 

Zinn Park 101 W 14th St.

For more info contact Lakeeshia Sandlin (205)516-6252  OR Lesha Beard (256)343-9491 

Fall Youth Sports Registration!

Registration for Fall Youth Sports is now open! Registration will run until August 16, 2024! 

You may register your superstar online today, by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/49epzemk. 
You May also register in-person by downloading and filling out our registration form, linked here, and returning it to the Anniston Aquatics & Fitness Center: https://tinyurl.com/hrfbmb6u. 

This Fall we are offering the following sports: 

T.O.T. Soccer (Teaching Our Toddlers Soccer): $50
Youth Soccer: $85
Youth Volleyball: $40
Intro to Volleyball Skills 101: $60

For questions, please reach out to City of Anniston Athletic Director, Darren Spruill, at: 256-820-3860 and/or dspruill@annistonal.gov.

Youth Football & Cheer Registration!

Youth Flag Football & Cheer_2024

Anniston’s Parks & Recreation Department’s Youth Football and Cheer programs are NOW OPEN for registration until July 20, 2024! The football and cheer season will begin in August and run through early September!
You may register your superstar online today, by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/49epzemk, or by scanning the QR Code in the flier! You May also register in-person at any City of Anniston Community Center!
For questions, please reach out to City of Anniston Athletic Director, Darren Spruill, at: 256-820-3860 and/or dspruill@annistonal.gov.

Thank you!


Wacky Wednesday!

Main Street Anniston’s Wacky Wednesday is back to make your Summer fun!!
Join us at Zinn Park (101 W. 14th St) from 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM for our Wacky Wednesdays! There will be bounce houses, the splash pad, Kona Ice, games, live animals and more!
Free to the public!
Our Wacky Wednesday summer schedule is as follows: June 26th and our End of Summer Bash on July 31st!

Summer Adventures in Learning! (SAIL)

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Children regress when they don’t practice their academic skills over the summer. This is known as summer learning loss, or the summer slide. Children from low-income families lose two-three months of grade equivalency. Thanks to wonderful partnerships throughout East Alabama, we are excited to introduce our community’s own Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program, as a dynamic component of the City of Anniston’s Summer Day Camps this year!

Designed for students entering 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in August 2024, this SAIL program welcomes participants from the City of Anniston’s Summer Camp Programs at Wiggins, Carver, and Hodges Community Centers, along with students residing in Calhoun County. This program primarily focuses on students not meeting grade level standards. Daily attendance is mandatory to participate in this SAIL program.

The classroom components of the SAIL program will be hosted at The Donoho School. SAIL students will be required to participate in both the Summer Day Camp Program and the SAIL program, and they’ll be offered transportation from their respective Summer Camp locations to The Donoho School for 3.5 hours of daily instruction featuring innovative reading and math sessions rooted in the BellXcel curriculum, led by certified local educators. After breaks for lunch, city transportation will take Summer Day Camp students back to their respective community centers. On Fridays, SAIL students will be transported to Camp Lee for unique outdoor enrichment adventures, and return them to their centers afterwards!

Registration kicks off at designated community centers from May 7th to 9th. All students who register for the SAIL program will be required to take a pre-test prior to final enrollment into the program. This program will start June 3rd and run until August 2nd, excluding July 1-5 and June 19th.

For more information on our community’s SAIL program, please contact the City of Anniston Parks & Recreation Department at: 

Phone: 256-241-7164 or 256-236-8221
Email: sstringer@annistonal.gov or fburroughs@annistonal.gov 

Learn about our local SAIL network by visiting their sites below: 

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama: https://www.cfnea.org/ 
The Donoho School: https://www.donohoschool.com/ 
Alabama Power: https://www.alabamapower.com/
Camp Lee: https://camplee.org/ 
BellXcel: https://www.bellxcel.org/