Summer Playground Program Talent Show Moved to Allen Park Rink
The City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department would like to announce that the Summer Playground Talent Show, scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31st has been moved to the Allen Park Rink due to weather concerns. The public is invited to attend this free event.
The summer playground program is made possible through support from the City of Jamestown, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown Public Schools, and New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
For more information, contact Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley at 483-7523.
2018 Summer Playground Program Announced
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department is pleased to announce another season of the Summer Playground Program. This year will include a free lunch program provided at each site by the Jamestown YMCA in conjunction with St. Susan Center.
Amelia Dolce of Jamestown will be serving her first year as the Playground Program Recreation Leader. She previously was a Recreation Attendant for the program. Amelia is a graduate of Jamestown High School and just finished her first year at West Virginia University, majoring in Music Therapy.
There are five playground program locations this year, including Allen Park, Fletcher Elementary School, Lillian Dickson Tot Lot, Lincoln Elementary School, and Ring Elementary School. The staff will consist of eleven city college-aged residents.
The playground program is free of charge. This year’s program will run from Monday, June 25th thru Friday, August 3rd. All sites will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program is geared for children between 5-13 years old.
As in past years, there will be city-wide activities scheduled, including bowling, a talent show, carnival, and the Playground Olympics. At the individual parks, there will be arts and crafts, and games such as mancala, kickball, box hockey, and wiffle ball. Equipment will be available at each playground site for the children to play with at any time.
The Nature Day field trip that will feature a tree planting will take place at Allen Park this year. Additionally, the Parks & Rec Department is collaborating again with the James Prendergast Library to offer the Summer Reading Program at all playground program sites.
The free lunch will be served between 12:30-1:30 at all five sites. Participating children will need to sign up each day in order to receive lunch for the following day. The meals will be available to children ages 18 and under.
Children must register the first time they attend their playground site. They are free to come and go as they wish after that point.
The summer playground program is made possible through support from the City of Jamestown, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown Public Schools, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and Chautauqua Works.
For additional information, please call the Recreation Office at 483-7523.
2018 Summer Playground Program
Calendar of Activities
(Dates May Change Due to Weather)
Monday, June 25, 2018 – Program Begins
Wednesday, July 4th – NO PROGRAM – Independence Day Holiday
Tuesday, July 10th – Tree Planting with City Arborist Dan Stone at Allen Park and Kickball Tournament – (All sites meet at Allen for the day)
Friday, July 20th – Mancala Tournament/Playground Carnival at Allen Park (ages 5-10) – (All sites meet at Allen for the day)
Friday, July 27th – Box Hockey Tournament/Playground Olympics at Allen Park (All sites meet at Allen for the day)
Tuesday, July 31st – Summer Playground Program Talent Show at Allen Park Rink
Friday, August 3, 2018 – Program Ends