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by Gail Marsh
(June 17)The City Parks of Clarksburg will begin its summer playground programs at 10 a.m. Monday in several locations around the city, park officials said Wednesday.
"This is open to all ages and the activities are free. It's a great program to give kids something structured to do," said Tina Lawson, activities director for the City Parks of Clarksburg.
Each city playground will be staffed by one or two supervisors who will head up sports, games and craft activities for the participants.
The program will run each weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will last through July 31.
Children do not need to pre-register but can sign up on Monday at the following sites: Adamston Elementary School, Broadway Park in Broadway, Carlisle Park on Maple Avenue;
Glenwood Park off Limestone Run Road, Harrison Street Park in Broad Oaks, Hartland Park in Hartland Addition, Stealey Park, Jackson Park on Pike Street, Monticello Park near downtown, Montpelier Park in Montpelier Addition, Mulberry Street Park, North Side Park in Glen Elk Addition, North View Park on Pride Avenue and the South Seventh Park behind Washington Irving Middle School.
Lunch will be provided at the following sites: Adamston, Broadway, Carlisle, Harrison, Jackson, Monticello, Montpelier, North Side and North View.
For other sites, children can take a brown bag lunch.
Participants will also have the chance to go on field trips to swim, bowl or skate.
Those programs will involve the price of admission, such as paying to get in the pool, and a signed consent form, Lawson said.
They love to go swimming. It's a good opportunity for children to get out with others their own age and do some things they like," she said.
Parents with questions can call Lawson at 624-1655.