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Summer in the city: Branson, that is


Branson Parks & Recreation is unveiling a vibrant lineup of summer events and family-friendly activities. Dedicated to enriching the quality of life for Branson residents, the department is committed to maintaining top-notch parks and facilities. Discover all the upcoming events and opportunities for family fun by visiting or calling 417-335-2368. For inquiries, please email




Opening Day: The Branson AquaPlex located at 1501 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson, will open for the season on Saturday, May 25, at 12:15 p.m. The more than 12,000 square foot aquatic park offers a variety of exciting features including water slides, play structures, a climbing wall, lap lanes and a diving well. 


The AquaPlex will be open on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that the AquaPlex will be closed on Mondays. Season passes are available for purchase at the Branson RecPlex.


Branson Waves Swim Team: The Branson Waves Swim Team is for young swimmers aged 4 to 18. This program focuses on stroke development and competitive swimming, offering daily practices and engaging competitions as part of the Southwest Missouri Summer Swim League. Weeknight practices will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting May 21, with weekday practices from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. beginning May 28. For more information about the Branson Waves Swim Team and to register, visit or call the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368.


Swim lessons: Branson Parks & Recreation is offering a diverse range of summer swim lessons and programs for all ages and skill levels. Parent and Toddler Swim (ages 18 months and older) and Parent and Preschool Swim (ages 3-4) provide introductory water experiences emphasizing bubble blowing, floating, and basic swimming skills with parental involvement. Learn to Swim Level I (ages 5 and older) introduce water comfort and basic swimming techniques, while Level II (ages 5-10) focuses on fundamental water skills like rhythmic breathing and basic rescue techniques. For more advanced swimmers, Level III Stroke Development (ages 5 and older) emphasizes stroke coordination and deep-water skills. Additionally, Junior Lifeguard Training (ages 12-15) is available for those interested in lifeguarding. Sessions run from June to July with various time slots and fees. Registration is open now, with limited spots available.



Summer day camp: Registration is now open for Summer Day Camp, offering children a safe and fun experience during the school break. The camp runs every weekday from May 28 to August 16, with drop-off starting at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up by 5:30 p.m. Open to children from kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 5 to 13), participants can enroll for the full 12-week program, select specific weeks, or choose individual days based on availability. Each week, campers will enjoy diverse activities including field trips, swimming at the Branson AquaPlex, crafts, games, sports and more. For a complete schedule of trips and pricing details, please visit Branson Parks’ website. To register or for more information, visit or call 417-335-2368. Pre-registration is available online at


Tennis clinics: Branson RecPlex offers youth tennis clinics this summer for ages 5-10 (beginners) and 10-plus (intermediate). Beginner clinics focus on foundational skills with modified equipment, held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. on select dates for $35/$30 (RD) per session.


Intermediate clinics, emphasizing technique refinement, take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. during specific dates for the same fee. Private and group lessons are available upon request. For more information or to register, visit or call 417-335-2368.


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