Youths will soon have twelve school playgrounds to choose from for their after-school recreation and enrichment.
Organized by the city of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department, 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.
Beginning Tuesday, September 14, the program will be available to children ages 5 to 14 years old, and includes at most sites:
- A health and wellness program,
- Arts and crafts,
- Board games,
- Homework assistance, and
- Free snacks.
Programs are at 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.
School locations are:
- Don Benito, 3700 Denair Street;
- Field, 3600 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.;
- Hamilton, 2089 Rose Villa Street;
- Jackson, 593 W. Woodbury Road;
- Jefferson, 1500 E. Villa Street;
- Longfellow, 1065 E. Washington Blvd.;
- James Madison, 515 Ashtabula Street;
- Roosevelt, 314 N. Pasadena Avenue;
- San Rafael, 1090 Nithsdale Road;
- Webster, 2101 E. Washington Blvd.; and
- Willard, 301 S. Madre Avenue.
Enrollment fees per school semester are $25 per child and $22.50 for each additional sibling.
Registration is now available at www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve (click on View Activities). Walk-in registration is available at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue.