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Pasadena Offers After School Recreation

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:

  • Sports,
  • A health and wellness program,
  • Arts and crafts,
  • Drama,
  • Dance,
  • 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.

For more information contact Stephanie Carter at (626) 744-7532, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Elizabeth Luna at (626) 744-7302, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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