Special Events

Corporate Challenge

July 28 – July 31, 2019 | Various Locations

Each year employees, managers and volunteers from companies throughout Crawford County’s business community will participate in Corporate Challenge. Four evenings filled with events that encourage a fun, active lifestyle for all participants! Events offered are a wide variety to target the corporate population as whole – not just the athletic elite.

Each day’s scores will be tallied from activities the night before. Standings will be posted on the website as well at the PPRD Facebook page. Any changes to games or schedules (due to weather, etc.) will be updated on the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page.

Fee: $175.00 Per Team

PAYMENT DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 24, by 5:00 pm

ROSTER DEADLINE: Friday, July 26, at Noon

Teams are not considered registered until payment is received.

Corporate Challenge 2019 Application

2019 Event Descriptions


40th Annual Pittsburg Christmas Parade

December 2 | 6:30 pm | Downtown Pittsburg | Broadway from 10th – 2nd Streets

Help the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department kick off the holiday season at the annual Christmas Parade!  Route will be on Broadway and will travel south from 10th street to 2nd Street.

Parade Entries:

We encourage all community members to enter a float into the annual Christmas Parade. Categories include floats, marching bands/dance groups, walkers only, vehicles and animal/horse.


1. The one and only Santa in the parade will be riding in the fire truck at the end of the parade. No other Santas allowed.
2. Candy and other items are NOT to be thrown from any parade entry. Items may be handed out by walking along the curb.
3. Entries MUST be decorated with a Christmas/holiday theme.
4. All floats will electrical mechanisms and/or flammable materials must be treated with flame retardant mixtures.
5. Inspections of all entries will be completed by the Pittsburg Fire Department to ensure compliance and safety.
6. All entries must be registered in order to participate.

Entry is FREE!

Contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department for more information at (620) 231-8310 or pprd@pittks.org. 

2019 Christmas Parade Entry Form

Holiday ZUMBAthon for CIS, Mid-America

December 7, 2019 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am | Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th, Pittsburg, KS

Join Pittsburg Parks & Recreation on December 7, for a holiday fundraiser benefiting Communities In Schools, Mid-America. Participants will have a chance to win a holiday gift basket by purchasing chances to win or bringing additional items from the needs list. All ages and abilities welcome! Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or guardian present.

Contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department for more information at (620) 231-8310 or pprd@pittks.org. 


The City of Pittsburg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.