OKC program helps keep kids active during weekdays for free

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  If you are trying to find an easy way to entertain your kids this summer without breaking the bank, the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department may have exactly what you need.

The department’s ‘Play in the Park’ program is designed to keep children who are 6-years-old and older active during the summer months.

Organizers say it is a supervised program in a safe, controlled-environment.

It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday, beginning on June 9 through July 18.

Children will be able to play structured games, sports, arts and crafts, themed programming and field trips to local attractions.

Basic activities are free but field trips will come with a fee.

Parents are required to register their children in person before participating.

Registration is available at each Play in the Park location, beginning June 9.

The locations are as follows:

  • Douglass Community Center- 900 N. Frederick Douglass Ave.
  • E.B. Jeffrey Park – 4432 N.W. 16th St.
  • Harvest Hills Park – 8235 N.W. 104th St.
  • Macklanburg Park near Greystone Upper Elementary School – 2234 N.W. 117th St.
  • McCracken Park – 425 S.E. 64th St.
  • Melrose Community Center- 7800 Melrose Ln.
  • Minnis Lakeview Community Center – 12520 N.E. 36th St.
  • Pilot Community Center – 1435 N.W. 2nd St.
  • Pitts Community Center- 1920 N. Kate
  • Reed Park – 1217 N. May Ave.
  • Schilling Community Center – 537 S.E. 25th St.
  • Sellers Community Center – 8301 S. Villa Ave.
  • Southern Oaks Community Center – 400 S.W. 66th St.
  • Woodson Park Gymnasium – 3403 S. May Ave.
  • Youngs Park – 4510 S. Youngs Blvd.

The department partners with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide a free lunch and snack at certain ‘Play in the Park’ locations.

For more information, call (405) 297-2211.

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