Winthrop Parks and Rec Kicks Off the Summer

Summer is officially here which means that Winthrop Parks and Recreation is busier than ever, and on July 1 there will be an influx of kids, ages 5-12, participating in a variety of activities in Ingleside Park. For the first time in recent history, the Parks Department has added five-year-old’s to their list of campers, which has expanded the program even further. From July 1. until August 16, campers will have an opportunity to participate in a range of activities, promoting both an active lifestyle and collaboration amongst a diverse group of kids. In addition to crafts and games, several sports will be offered at the daily camp including: tennis, basketball, soccer, street hockey, stick ball, dodge ball, four square, and capture the flag. Fields trips, which are a regular part of the program, are scheduled for Water Country, Edaville Family Theme Park, and Canobie Lake Park.

“The main accomplishment is for the kids to have a great summer, for them to be safe while also having fun,” said Program Coordinator, Jimmy Carroll. “I’ve been here for eight years and I love this job, it’s so rewarding to see so many kids coming together with different backgrounds and it’s such a great experience for everybody.”

In addition to running a program that serves over 200 kids daily, Parks and Rec will also be hosting a Party in the Park night, Thursday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m. at Ingleside Park, weather permitting.

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