Albion kicks off summer parks program today

Photo by Tom Rivers: The summer parks supervisors are shown recently outside the village hall. Front row from left includes Hailey Walker, Autumn Flugel, Liana Flugel, Sophia Albanese, Abby Wittenberg and Jaylen Daniels. Back row: arts and crafts coordinator Megan Zambito, Keira Zambito, Noah Harrison, RaeKwon Riley, Kwame Riley, Johnathan Eibl, Rashard Johnson, Ezra Bloom, Makyell Walker and Alex Diaz.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2024 at 9:41 am

ALBION – The summer parks program at Bullard opens today for six weeks of fun. The Village of Albion will have park supervisors at Bullard from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 3.

The park supervisors will lead children in games, arts and crafts and other activities.

Bullard Park averaged about 80 kids each day last summer, said John Grillo, the village’s recreation director. He has been running the summer rec program in Albion for nearly 50 years.

New this summer are basketball courts that opened last October, another pavilion and a disc golf course. The new pavilion will allow for more separation in activities with older and younger children, Grillo said.

There will also be Taco Tuesdays and pizza on Friday with the food provided by the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Body Shop Outreach Ministries, and Foodlink.

A refrigerator also has been added in the storage room at one of the pavilions to keep beverages and food cold.

The first couple days of the park program include registration. Children should have a list of their immunization records.

Some highlights in the season include a July 3rd festival with activities and live music from 4:30 to 9 p.m., and the Children’s Carnival on July 17 starting at 10 a.m. There are also outings planned including a trip to Dubby’s Tailgate on July 10, Cone Zone for ice cream on July 11 and 12, and bowling at Oak Orchard Lanes on July 25.