Got kids? Let them play, advises the city of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department, which has expanded its after school recreation offerings to 14 sites.
The After School Playground program is a socially active experience that lets children choose from among many activities.
"Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy setting on the playground that is fun for children," said Darrell Walker, recreation supervisor.
The program is available to children ages 5 to 14 years old, and includes a weekly schedule of art and crafts, highly organized and spontaneous games, sports, a health and wellness program, assisted homework, free snacks at most sites, special events, walking field trips and more.
Programs are located at 14 Pasadena Unified School District playgrounds throughout Pasadena and operate from school dismissal bell through 6 p.m. daily. Programs are closed on school holidays and pupil-free days.
Enrollment fees per school semester are $25 per child and $22.50 for each additional sibling, and cover program materials and supplies, wristband, photo identification card, secondary insurance in case of emergency, and some special events and activities.
Enrollment is limited; however, there is still room at many sites. Registration is now available at www.cityofpasadena.net, click Online Recreation Services. For more information contact Stephanie Carter at (626) 744-7532, scarter@cityof pasadena.net or Elizabeth Luna at (626) 744-7302, eluna@cityof pasadena.net.