City Enrichment Programs

Faribault Parks & Recreation manages Youth and Adult Enrichment Programs.

See the attached pdf file for a complete list of programs offered. (pdf)

Check the Buckham Bulletin for scheduled events, programs & activities:

The Buckham Bulletin

Buckham Bulletin Faribault Activity Guide — 8/20/2015
Get the FALL Buckham Bulletin here…Faribault Activity Guide

City Enrichment News

HIstoric Downtown Window Poster — 8/18/2015
Download a copy of the historic downtown window poster here!
Culture Camp Manual: Native Americans — 8/17/2015
The Culture Camp Manual by Faribault Parks & Recreation is what is used in the camps.
Buckham Bulletin Guidelines — 6/22/2015
Use these guidelines to provide information for the Buckham Bulletin.
Youth Culture Camp: Study Wapakuta Indians — 6/17/2015
Culture Camp: The Ways of the Wapakuta Dakota (Ages 6-16) ------------------------------------------------------ This youth program is designed to widen appreciation for Native American culture that once existed in the Rice County area. In this series of classes, youth learn the Dakota culture through learning their language and customs, playing games, hands-on projects, and with other fun activities. Two sessions are being offered in August.? For more details or to register: Jeff Jarvis or Bird Fee: $34, after Aug. 4, $39. Scholarships are available, inquire at registration. Programs held at Washington Rec Center.?Session I: T/W/Th, Aug. 11-13. 9am-11:30am Session II: M/W/F, Aug. 10, 12, 14. 1pm-3:30pm
Johnston Hall Brochure — 6/2/2015
Save Johnston Hall Brochure!
Kids Coloring Contest Heritage Days — 6/2/2015
Heritage Days Coloring Contest Discover a piece of early Faribault history in a coloring contest page for kids age 9 and under. This Heritage Days is event is free, and with cash prizes for the top three pages selected!
Concerts in the Park Schedule — 6/2/2015
Central Park Concert Series *Thursdays, 7pm ---------------------- *Begins Wed. 6/17, then Thursdays 6/25--8/20)
Stone House Tour Brochure — 6/2/2015
Get the Stone House Tour brochure here. (Revised 6-3-15)
Sakatah-Singing HIlls Trail Brochure — 3/5/2015
Get your Sakatah-Singing Hills Trail Brochure here!
Winter Fish Camp 2015 — 1/6/2015
Winter Fish Camp Details Here!
Snail Editorial (Buckham Bulletin) — 7/30/2014
Read at a Snail's Pace!
Historic Downtown Faribault Article — 7/30/2014
Read an article from the Buckham Bulletin on historic downtown Faribault.
Farmer Seed & Nursery History Article — 7/30/2014
Read about Faribault's landmark business, Farmer Seed & Nursery. Celebrated their 125th year of business in 2013.
"What's in a Name" Cannon River History Article — 7/30/2014
Read about the origins of the Cannon River's name.
"The House that Buckham Built" — 7/30/2014
Read an article from the Buckham Bulletin regarding historic Buckham Memorial Library in downtown Faribault.
Bishop Seabury Mission Article — 7/30/2014
Read an article from the Buckham Bulletin about the Seabury Mission, Bishop Whipple and historic Johston Hall in Faribault.
Bruce Smith, MN's Heisman Trophy Winner Article — 7/30/2014
Read a short article from the Buckham Bulletin about Minnesota's only Heisman Trophy winner from Faribault: Bruce Smith.
Fishing Clinic Color Book — 6/17/2014
Here is a coloring book that goes along with the Fish Camp program.
Youth FISH CAMP Manual — 6/2/2014
Get the Faribault Park & Rec Fish Camp Manual here. Clinics are scheduled periodically. Call Jeff at 507-334-2064 for details.
IC Church Neighborhood Tour — 6/2/2014
Walking Tour brochure for the IC Church Neighborhood Tour.
Summer Enrichment Programs for all Ages! — 5/29/2014
SLimDown Newsletter "Losing Weight" — 3/27/2014
Newsletter "Losing Weight"
SlimDown Newsletter 2 "Exercising" — 3/27/2014
SlimDown Team Newsletter "Exercising"
Slimdown Newsletter 3 "Mindful Eating" — 3/27/2014
SlimDown Newsletter "Mindful Eating"
SlimDown Newsletter & Results March 3 — 3/12/2014
SlimDown Newsletter #3 and team results from March 3.

City Enrichment Events

Soap Box Derby Forms 2015 — 5/20/2015
Registration and rules for the Soap Box Derby.
The Anonymous People Film — 10/29/2014
A Free Film: "The Anonymous People" to air in Faribault on Oct. 29. Thi… (continued)
SPRING Buckham Bulletin — 3/5/2014
Get the bulletin here!


Registrations for Park & Rec Enrichment classes are taken online at onlineregistration, or in person,or by mail, at the Community Center.

We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be given when this occurs. Persons who wish to withdraw their registration must do so no later than 72 hours before the activity is scheduled to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after 72 hours prior to the start of an activity unless due to medical or unavoidable circumstances.No refunds granted after the activity is 50% completed.

Enrichment Instructor Info

Instructor Class Planning Form (pdf)

Our goal for enrichment programs are to provide quality lifelong learning that is responsive, relevant and accessible to the communities we service. Our classes are generated from the philosophy that learning is lifelong and rewarding and occurs in a relaxed supportive environment.

Faribault Park & Rec is seeking qualified instructors with expertise in a full range of topic areas. Specifically, we look for expert-level knowledge in topics of interest to the general public or topics that involve hands-on or interactive learning.

Please fill out the above Instructor Class Planning Form to begin the process of teaching for Park & Rec Enrichment. Email the form to or drop off at the Faribault Community Center.

Please call Jeff Jarvis at 507-384-0516 for more details.

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