The Men's Adult Flag Football League is back! This year's league offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation will begin Wednesday, Jan. 17. Games are played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Ralph Carter Park, 1385 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast.

This is recreational, non-contact flag football for athletes 18 and up, but it is competitive! This 7-v-7 adult league plays an eight-game season followed by a single-elimination, end-of-season tournament.

Form your own team now and get registered for the new season. Early registration through Jan. 2 is $400 for a team; after Jan. 2, regular registration increases to $440/team. The fees cover officials for the games. Individuals who would like to sign up as free agents should call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

League champions get half-price admission the next year - and bragging rights all year long!

Registration is now open through the City's new, easy-to-use Civic Rec online registration program. Sign up today at

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation also has Adult Open Gym Volleyball and Adult Open Gym Basketball opportunities for adults looking for team sports in the New Year.

Volleyball has two sessions - either Mondays or Wednesdays, running Jan. 22 through May 2, from 7-9:30 p.m. at Indian Trails Middle School, 5505 N. Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Come with friends or come alone and play adult recreational, co-ed volleyball with an open gym that creates new teams weekly. Teams rotate in and out of play. One net is for competitive style play and the second net is for recreational style play. The cost is $22 for either session. Register at

Basketball also has two sessions - choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays, from Jan. 23 through May 3, 7-9:30 p.m., at Indian Trails Middle School. This is an adult, co-ed, non-competitive recreation program. The cost is $22 for either session. It's easy to register:

The Parks & Recreation Department is temporarily located at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast, while the Community Center is under renovation. City offices will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 for the holidays. The department can be reached at 386-986-2323.