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FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS! Thanks City of Worcester and friends!

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Recreation Worcester is a free program for youth ages 7 through 13.

It includes free, supervised, recreation programming at 10 parks across the City, Monday through Friday from June 27th through August 19th from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Drop in any time! Come for a few hours, a few days or the whole week.

Parks will be staffed by trained Youth Workers who will facilitate sports, literacy and arts programs.

Programs will be offered at the following sites:

Beaver Brook Park
9 Mann Street

Burncoat Playground
526 Burncoat Street

East Park
180 Shrewsbury Street

Grant Square
21 Northampton Street

Greenwood Park
14 Forsberg Street

Kendrick Field
40 Brooks Street

Lake Park
281 Lake Avenue

Logan Park
539 Mill Street

University Park
965 Main Street

Vernon Hill Park
43 Ames Street

REGISTER now!

Registration is now available online, or can be filled out at the following Worcester Public Schools:

Belmont, Canterbury, Chandler Magnet, Gates Lane, Goddard, Lincoln Street, Midland Street, Norback, Quinsigamond School, Rice Square, Roosevelt, Tatnuck Magnet, Woodland Academy, Worcester Arts.

Also at the Worcester Public Library’s children desk at any of the One City One Library locations and/or the main library on Salem Street.

You must register before participating in Recreation Worcester.

All Worcester youth are welcome between ages 7 and 13.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can the child go to any park, or do they have to go to the one in their neighborhood?
A: Yes, they can go to any park.

Q: Can they go to different parks each time, or are they locked in once they choose?
A: They can attend any park.

Q: Will food/snacks be provided?
A: Yes, both lunch and dinner.

Q: What happens if the parent can’t pick up their child on time?
A: All parents must pick their children up by 5:30 PM, however if they are running late they must call the Program Director.

Q: Can children walk to and from the park, or do they need a parent to drop them off/pick them up?
A: Children may walk to and from the park. That is to the discretion of each parent.

Q: Who should we call with questions? Who is Customer Service’s contact person?
A: John Genkos, City Manager’s Office.

Q: How many employees will be at each site?
A: Between 5 and 6 staff at all times.

Q: Is there a cost to the program?
A: No, this is a free program.

Q: Is there a deadline for registration?
A: No, there is a rolling admission.

Q: Do children register once at the beginning of the program? Once for each park? Once per visit?
A: Children are registered only on the first visit to the park and at any park; it’s a universal application for the program.

Q: Will parents be notified if a day is cancelled?
A: The City of Worcester and WPS will notify parents ahead of time of any cancellations via a text or phone call.

Q: Why would a day be cancelled (severe weather/heat)?
A: Programs will be cancelled due to severe weather such as thunder storms, tornado warnings, hurricanes, etc. Emergency shelters will be provided.

from The Mayor’s Office and City of Worcester website

City of Woo parked in A.I. … RECREATION WORCESTER! Free Summer Fun for kids!!!

But first …

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Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty & City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. …

… invite you to an exciting announcement of …

RECREATION WORCESTER SUMMER PROGRAMMING
& YOUTH JOBS INITIATIVE

Tomorrow!!!Tuesday, June 21

4 PM

Vernon Hill Park
43 Ames Street

Yipee!

Worcester kids in style! Go, WPS students, go!!!!

The City of Worcester is launching a pilot after school program on February 1

It’s called Recreation Worcester. 

Recreation Worcester is a free community program that, for now, will be held at five sites across Worcester:

Chandler Elementary School (Wednesday & Thursday),

Claremont/Woodland Academy (Tuesday & Thursday)

Goddard School (Wednesday & Saturday)

Quinsigamond Elementary (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

and Worcester East Middle (Tuesday & Thursday). 

Many of you are active community organizers and participants within the City and have the capacity and ability to help us grow this program!

Programming is offered to all Worcester Public School students ages 7 and up. 

Younger students (7-13) will attend programming from 2:30-5:00 and older students (14+) will attend programming from 5:00-7:30 (times may vary depending on the site- our latest start time is 3:00 and our latest end time is 8:00). 

Dinner will be provided by the WPS. 

In addition to the partnership between the City of Worcester, the Worcester Public Schools, and local colleges and universities Recreation Worcester is backed by several sponsors and partners across the city.  

The Recreation Worcester team is not only looking for youth to register for the program, but also, for college students and older youth who are interested in volunteering and gaining experience as a youth worker. 

Recreation Worcester is unique to Worcester and has a strong foundation in past programs that have proven to be successful. 
 
Thank you!