MCRF Stories

Spring Has Sprung, and Games Have Begun

Spring Has Sprung, and Games Have Begun - 4/18/19

Take a ride to Lacey Recreation Complex any day of the week and you will find youth engaged in recreational play! The season has begun for High School Soccer, WP and HS track, USSSA baseball, Little League, Youth Soccer and more. We are looking forward to a great season at the Lacey Recreation Complex. For more pictures of the games and future events go to To find more information of future games check the MCRF Calendar online at




3rd Annual Pot of Gold - Half Marathon & 5K3rd Annual Pot of Gold - Half Marathon & 5K – 03/30/2019

This weekend the Oskaloosa Education Foundation held their 3rd Annual Pot of Gold shared Half Marathon & 5K. All proceeds raised go towards the Oskaloosa Education Fund for Scholarships for high school seniors. The race began 3 years ago in memory of Issac Hoven a cross country runner at Oskaloosa Schools.

This years race took place on March 30th, with the Half Marathon beginning at 8am and 5K at 9am. It was chilly morning but everyone was excited to be participating for a great cause. For more pictures of the event and future events go to


Bases Loaded, Game On

Bases Loaded, Game On! - 3/31/19

Baseball season is officially underway with the first games of the season played on Sunday March 31st. A good double header scrimmage for Oskaloosa vs Peak Performance at the Lacey Recreation Complex was played Sunday afternoon. The host team is made up of Oskaloosa high school players and Doug Yates, coach, stated "We are getting the young men ready for the upcoming high school season, the spring training scrimmages allow us to move players around defensively and see some quality pitching." Over 100 spectators also came to take a look at these early scrimmages, great start in anticipation of a great season! For more pictures go to the Lacey Recreation Complex facebook page at


It's Beginning to Look Alot Like...SpringtimeIt's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Springtime – 03/26/2019

On Tuesday March 26th, while Oskaloosa High School held it's first track meet of the season at the stadium, Little League hosted a coaches meeting, gearing up for Little League season, at the Lacey Recreation Complex. Not only is it beginning to look a lot like spring, but with lots of activity buzzing around, it's beginning to feel a lot like spring too! "Now if the weather will cooperate, let's play some ball!" stated a volunteer coach for Little League when meeting with other coaches. Players coaches and spectators are eager for the season to begin at the Lacey Recreation Complex: look forward to it! For more pictures see MCRF's facebook at throughout the season.


Making Memories Around the Recreation Table

Making Memories Around the Recreation Table - 12/11/18

MCRF team members enjoyed a wonderful lunch hour with volunteers on Tuesday December 11th at the Lacey Recreation Complex offices. MaKenzie, MCRF Recreation Manager and part of the planning team for the luncheon said, "It was a team effort to put this together. We are so thankful for our volunteers and happy to have lunch with them!" Sherry Vavra, Executive Director for MCRF, stated "We wanted to wish our volunteers a very Merry Christmas and to thank them for all they do for MCRF." She stated that she and MaKenzie tried to make it festive when preparing the luncheon. Carl Drost, a Board member and member of the Executive Committee for MCRF shared some words of thanks with those present, stating "A lot of ideas are talked about but we need someone to feet to those ideas. We couldn't do that without the many hours our volunteers give and we thank you for all that you do!"