Albion summer parks program to return for 6 weeks beginning June 27

Photo by Tom Rivers: The parks supervisors for this summer in Albion include from left: Madison Narburgh, Javon Jones, Olivia Morrison, Jahmeek Riley, Claire Squicciarini, Amari Jones, Emily Harling and Nikki Creasey. They are pictured in Briggs Alley in downtown Albion before an orientation meeting on Wednesday with recreation director John Grillo.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2022 at 8:06 am

ALBION – The village summer parks program is back at six weeks this summer. The program was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 and last year’s program returned but only for four weeks.

The program runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Mondays through Fridays. It starts on June 27 and runs until Aug. 5.

A team of eight park supervisors will lead recreational games and activities. There will arts and crafts, water games, obstacle courses, bowling trips at Oak Orchard Lanes and many other activities.

The program is free to children in the Albion school district. Parents and guardians are urged to attend registration the first week of the parks program to meet the supervisors and fill out important paperwork.

Most of the action will be at Bullard Park but on some Mondays there will be activities and park supervisors at Lafayette Park on Park and State streets and Veteran’s Park on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Brown Street.

There will be two tennis camps from July 5 to July 8 and July 11 to July 15, as well as a baseball camp from July 25 to July 29.

The children’s carnival, which is open to all kids in the county, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 13.