Summer Playground Program to be held at Three City Parks

Mayor Bianchi is pleased to announce that the Department of Community Development Recreation Program will be continuing the Summer Parks Playground Program at three city parks this summer for six weeks.  The program offers a wide variety of recreation activities to Pittsfield children ages 6 to 13 at no cost.  Playground Leaders will create safe, supervised and fun-filled environments with activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities. 

Mayor Bianchi commented, “This program provides a safe place for kids to play and participate in fun summer activities.   It also helps to encourage our children stay active and enjoy the outdoors.  On top of that, thanks to the Summer Parks Playground Program, parents can be sure that the parks are a secure environment.” 

The program begins Monday, July 7.  Normal hours will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and then 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Friday, August 15th.  Playground Leaders will be stationed at Clapp Park, Pitt Park, and Deming Park.   The Summer Playground Program is designed to provide "drop-in" activities for children and is not a substitute for day camp or childcare. 

The Summer Playground Program offers even more than a fun time - it fosters self-esteem and friendships and provides participants with positive and caring role models. Also, it lets parents feel good about sending their children to their neighborhood playground, knowing that there will be supervision. For more information, please contact Rebecca Tefft, the Recreation Activities Coordinator, at 499-9370.

For Immediate Release                                                 Contact:  Rebecca Tefft

June 24, 2014                                                                  Phone: 499-9370