September 2022 Nixa Parks Newsletter

In the September


McCauley Playground Renovation

Tennis Lessons

Movies in the Park: Sponsored by The Massengale Group of KW

Back to School Hours: Nixa Aquatic Center

Doggie Dive In: Sponsored by Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic

Toddler Time at The X Center

Recreational Basketball

NASP: Afterschool Archery

Halloween Spooktacular: Sponsored by Mac Dental

Veteran's Day Ceremony

Nixa Christmas Parade

Text Alerts

Attention: McCauley Park Playground

Please excuse our mess! The park is now open until construction begins again.

The first phase of the McCauley Park playground renovation is complete. The first phase focused on storm water mitigation.

The final phase will begin in September 2022 and will be the installation of an inclusive playground.

We thank you for your patience as we finish this project and look forward to our community's first inclusive playground!

Tennis Lessons

Former collegiate coach, Ray Still, will instruct each participant and help build proper form and technique of each participant. Lessons will be held April, May, June, July, August, and September on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 6 years old and older. Registration is $45 per four week session.

September's lesson registration ends September 1st and will be held September 6th - September 29th.

Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Ages 6 - 11)

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm (12 and older)

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Ages 6 - 11)

Thursdays 5:30 -6:30 pm (Ages 6 - 11)

Register Now!

Movies in the Park: Sponsored by The Massengale Group of Keller Williams

The Movies in the Park series is presented by the Massengale Group. All movies are held at McCauley Park, begin at dusk, and all movies are FREE! Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies are dependent on weather. No smoking and no alcohol.

September 10th: Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13)

October 1st: Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PG-13)

Back to School Hours at the Nixa Aquatics Center

Effective: August 22nd

Open Swim: Saturday 12 pm - 8 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm

Lap Swim and Splash Time: Monday - Thursday & Saturday 10 am - 11:15 am.

Labor Day: Open Swim 12 pm - 3 pm; Doggie Dive In (Sponsored by Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic) 3:30 pm - 5 pm. 

Doggie Dive In 2022: Sponsored by Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic

On Labor Day, the pool will go to the dogs! To celebrate the end of the pool season, the Aquatics Center will hold its annual Doggie Dive In, sponsored by Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic. The Doggie Dive In will be September 5th, from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Dogs are free and people are $3 each. 

Toddler Time at The X Center

On Wednesdays, beginning September 14th, join us at The X Center for Toddler Time! The program will feature activities like animal encouters (2nd Wednesday of each month), arts and crafts, book readings, sensory bins, dance parties, and open gym. The fee is $3 per person and kids 1 and under are free. 

Fall Basketball

Recreational Basketball is geared towards introducing and fostering interest in basketball. Emphasis is on learning the game and having fun.


Season Dates: Saturday, November 5th - December 17th.


Open To: Boys and girls ages 3 years old (must be 3 by November 5th) to 6th grade.


Location: Games are played at The X Center and Nixa Public Schools.


Fees: Members $42, Nixa Residents $47, Non-Residents $55.


Registration: Ends October 5th. Late registration from October 6th - October 9th with a $10 additional late fee.


Register Now!

NASP: Afterschool Archery

NASP Afterschool Archery Program follows the mission and guiding principles set by NASP. This program has a Beginner Class open to anyone, 4th grade through 12th grade, interested in learning archery. It also has an Open Shoot Class open to anyone, 4th grade through 12th grade, who has successfully completed the Beginner Class. All equipment will be provided. We only use Genesis Bows and Easton 1820 arrows. No other equipment is allowed. For more info call The X Center at 417.725.5486.


Registration: Begins Monday, August 29th ends the Thursday prior to the session date.


Open To: Anyone in 4th grade through 12th grade.


When: Mondays & Wednesdays (3 weeks)

Fall Session1: 10/10 through 10/26

Fall Session 2: 11/7through 11/23


Times:  Beginner Class: 3:45 pm - 4:35 pm.

Open Shoot Class (must complete Beginner Class prior to enrollment): 4:45 pm - 5:35 pm.


Where: All classes will be held at The X Center.


Fee:  Members $22, Nixa Residents $25, Non-Residents $27

Halloween Spooktacular

Spooktacular is presented by Mac Dental! Join Nixa Parks, Nixa Police, Nixa Fire District, and local businesses for the annual Halloween Spooktacular. The event will be held on Friday, October 28th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Wear your costumes and Trick-or-Trick at The X Center. In addition to candy, there will be lots of fun activities, inflatables, and more!

Businesses, booth spaces will be available—call us at 417.725.5486 to register for a booth space for $25. 

Veteran's Day Ceremony

The Veteran's Day Ceremony will be held at The X Center on Saturday, November 12th. The ceremony begins at 9 am with light refreshments being served after the ceremony.

68th Annual Nixa Christmas Parade

On Sunday, December 4th, Nixa will hold its annual 68th Christmas

Parade! This year’s theme is ‘A Cinematic Christmas’ pick your favorite Christmas movie to represent your parade entry. The parade will start at 2:00 pm.


Parade Route: Leaving from The X Center, the parade will travel west on North St., turn right on to Main (north) to Aven and turn left (west), take Aven to Fort St. (south), south on Fort St. to Wasson (west), west on Wasson to McCroskey (north), north on McCroskey to Lorene (East), east on Lorene to Main St. (north), north on Main St. to Short St. (east), East on Short St., to Frank (south), South on Frank to Kyle (East), East on Kyle to the back driveway of the Nixa Jr. High. Parade participants: registration will end on Monday, November 28th.


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