Summer park program for kids

DOWNEY - Parents this summer are invited to enroll their children in a drop-in program at several Downey parks, where kids will take part in sports, games, crafts, water activities and more.Children ages 6-12 are eligible to attend. Participating parks include Apollo, Brookshire, Dennis the Menace, Furman, Golden and Rio San Gabriel. The program is free and will operate June 27 through Aug. 19, Monday through Friday, from 12-5 p.m. The program at Brookshire Park is co-sponsored by Gangs Out of Downey and will be conducted Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parents can register their children at any of the parks beginning June 27. Children are encouraged to stay at the park but are free to come and go at any time. Park staff is not responsible for children who choose to leave the park. The program does not operate during inclement weather. For more information, call the city's Community Services department at (562) 904-7238.

********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50