JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department is pleased to announce another season of the Summer Playground Program. Britta Johnson, a graduate of Fredonia State University in Childhood Education, will be serving her first year as the Playground Program Coordinator. Prior to that, she was the Arts and Crafts Coordinator for 3 years and also worked as a playground supervisor prior to that for two years.
There are six playground program locations this year, including Allen Park, Fletcher Elementary School, Johnson Street Tot Lot, Lillian Dickson Tot Lot, Lincoln Elementary School, and Ring Elementary School. The staff will consist of a number of city college-aged residents many of which hope to pursue a career path in education.
This year’s program will run from Monday, June 25th thru Friday, August 3rd with all sites being open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and is geared for children between 5-13 years old.
As in past years, there will be city-wide field trips and activities scheduled including bowling, a talent show, a carnival, and the Playground Olympics. At the individual parks, there will be daily arts and crafts; and games such as kayla, kickball, football, box hockey, and wiffle ball at each playground site for the children to play with at any time.
Children must register the first time they attend their playground site. They are free to come and go as they wish after that point.
The summer playground program is made possible through support from the City of Jamestown, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and Jamestown Public Schools.
For additional information, please call the Recreation Office at 483-7523.