Pendleton - With the addition of a new program director at Falls Park, the local green space is gearing up for new adult activities this summer and fall.
Adam Christenson, who was hired five weeks ago, said he’s working on bringing new adult sports leagues to the area so residents don’t have to leave the community to play.
“There is an opportunity that I see with Falls Park, which is already so great,” Christenson said. “Right now, we’re really just providing facilities and not programs — I want to help change that.”
Christenson said registrations are currently open for co-ed, men’s and women’s softball as well as a new four-on-four sand volleyball league.
“Right now, we’re just providing space for events and program, like the June Jamboree and the car show,” Christenson said. “The park really hasn’t been in the business of providing leagues for the town. We’re working on creating those leagues right now.”
The softball leagues, which Christenson started with his wife, Rachel, a few years ago, have recently become popular enough to grow from just co-ed teams to women’s and men’s leagues.
While accepting registrations for the softball teams until July 19, the softball games will not start until August.