Battle Ground’s Summer Playground Program returns with a virtual twist

Just like the program of past years, the virtual edition is designed for children aged 4 through 12 and engages them in weekly themed activities and projects

Each year during summer break, hundreds of Battle Ground children gather at city parks for the Battle Ground Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program. This year, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep families safe, Parks & Recreation will host a Summer Playground Program – the Virtual Edition. 

Each Wednesday, free activity supply packets for the city of Battle Ground Summer Playground Program -- the Virtual Edition, will be available at Kiwanis Park (shown here) and Florence Robison Park. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Each Wednesday, free activity supply packets for the city of Battle Ground Summer Playground Program — the Virtual Edition, will be available at Kiwanis Park (shown here) and Florence Robison Park. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

Just like the program of past years, the virtual edition of Summer Playground is designed for children aged 4 through 12 and engages them in weekly themed activities and projects.  This summer, instead of gathering at a park for activities, children will participate from their own homes and backyards by way of weekly-themed online videos.  Activity supply packets, free of charge, will be available for weekly pick-up at select city parks with appropriate physical distancing and safety measures in place. 

Summer Playground Program – the Virtual Edition begins the week of June 17 and will run for eight weeks through Aug. 5.   Each Wednesday, free activity supply packets will be available for pick up at Kiwanis Park (422 SW 2nd Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and at Florence Robison Park – South (1700 NW 9th Street) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A limited number of packets, based on last year’s participation, will be available at each location and distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

This year’s weekly themes are:

• Week 1 (June 17):  Shark Week

• Week 2 (June 24):  The Great Outdoors

• Week 3 (July 1):  Red White & Blue

• Week 4 (July 8):  How does your Garden Grow?

• Week 5 (July 15):  Star Gazing

• Week 6 (July 22):  Creepy Crawlies

• Week 7 (July 29): Superhero Week

• Week 8 (August 5):  Ooey Gooey

Weekly themed activity videos will be available on the city’s website at www.cityofbg.org/695/Summer-Playground-Program  and on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofBGWA.

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation thanks sponsor Riverview Bank and the Parks Foundation of Clark County for their steadfast support of the Summer Playground Program that keeps children engaged all summer long.

Information provided by city of Battle Ground.

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