Summer Is Here and that means kids will start saying they are bored a week into summer vacation.

One of the best ways to keep your kids out of trouble and keeping them occupied this summer is having them participate in structured activities. Remember when you were a kid, used to make those potholders on your own little weaving loom. Crafts are always fun!

Here is something for the kids to do starting June 29th.
The City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program will be doing “Make Your Own Summer of Fun” activities will be held at various city parks through August 26.

“Make Your Own Summer of Fun” offers a variety of recreation activities to Pittsfield children at no cost. Drop-in, say hello, pick up supplies for fun summer activity, and/or participate when a special activity is scheduled.

The summer activities begin Tuesday, June 29 at the Common with Make Your Own Book/Journal from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 1 will be Draw/Color Your Own Masterpiece at Durant
Park from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The program will run for nine weeks and rotate between several parks.

An accompanying adult is recommended when a participant picks up materials or participates in a special activity.
For more information, please contact Becky Manship, the Recreation Activities Coordinator, at 499-9371.

2021 Schedule

Drop in, say hello, pick up supplies for a fun summer activity and/or participate when a special activity is scheduled!

June 29 Make Your Own Book/Journal 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Common
July 1 Draw/Color Your Own Masterpiece 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Durant Park
July 6 Design Your Own Postcard/Stamp 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Westside Riverway Park
July 7 Make Your Own Bracelet 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clapp Park
July 8 Decorate Your Own Kite 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Springside Park*
July 13 Soccer activities 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Durant Park
July 15 Soccer activities 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Common
July 20 Design Your Own Puzzle 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Springside Park*
July 21 Make Your Own Comic Strip/Book 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clapp Park
July 22 Gliders/Paper Airplanes 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Westside Riverway Park
July 27 Jumbo Croquet 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Common
July 29 Jumbo Croquet 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Durant Park

August 3 Origami 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Westside Riverway Park
August 4 Move Bingo 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clapp Park
August 5 Scavenger Hunt 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Springside Park*
August 10 Make Your Own Magnet 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Durant Park
August 12 Scratch Art 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Common
August 17 Rock Painting 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Springside Park*
August 18 Jumbo Croquet 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Clapp Park
August 19 Paint with Watercolors 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Westside Riverway Park
August 24 Foot Golf 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Common
August 26 Foot Golf 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Durant Park

Rain cancels; Check out “Pittsfield Parks Recreation” on Facebook for a rainy day activity.

Bathrooms will not be available; we highly recommend use of a bathroom prior to arrival.

An accompanying adult is recommended when a participant picks up materials or participates in a special activity.

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