NOTICE: The City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department is in the process of a phased reopening of facilities due to COVID-19. Click here for phased reopening details.

Adult & Senior Programs

Garden Workshop Series: Rooted in Science - Horticultural Science & Gardening Myths (Ages 18+)
Is it true or just a funny story? What does horticultural science have to say about many gardening practices? With an emphasis on healthy plant root systems, Dr. Svenson with match-up the known science with many common gardening stories. Max: 25. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: Free

Garden Workshop Series: Lasagna Gardening (Ages 18+)
Garden easier with lasagna gardening. A unique gardening style that lends gardeners the ability to grow in a nutrient rich, no-till, no-dig garden system. Donna Aufdenberg will teach you about the concepts, materials, and techniques that makes lasagna gardening ideal for all gardeners. Max: 25. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: Free

Garden Workshop Series: Canning & Preserving Your Garden (Ages 18+)
Join Bethany Bachmann, from the University of Missouri Extension, on a lesson in making sweet spreads. This topic will cover waterbath and steam canning, with a short hands-on freezer jam demonstration. Max: 12. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Park Center
Fee: Free

CPR Training 
The Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED course teaches adult / child CPR, choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), in addition to adult first aid basics, medical emergencies and injury emergencies. The course contains updated content and science from the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC. After successful completion, the student will receive Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED certification, valid for two years. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to register online. 
Dates: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Osage Centre
Fee: $50 With Card OR $25 Without Card
Registration Deadline: August 13, 2020


  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email parks@cityofcape.org
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024
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