Albion summer parks program will continue but not at Bullard

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 June 2019 at 7:11 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The summer park supervisors in Albion include, front row, from left: Mckenna Boyer, Preston Flugel and Gerardo Solis. Back row: Kiara Smith, Caitlynn Snook, Kaitlyn Van Skiver, Laureen Freeman and Sarah Graham.

ALBION – The Village of Albion will continue its summer parks program, but this summer the program will be at Veteran’s Park at the corner of Linwood Avenue and Brown Road.

There will be park supervisors on duty from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday through Friday. They will lead supervised recreational games and activities. The program starts on Wednesday, June 26, and continues until Friday, July 26.

There will arts and crafts, water games, obstacle courses, bowling trips at Oak Orchard Lanes and many other activities. A senior citizen picnic is planned for July 23. A GaGa Ball Pit also has been added at Veteran’s Park for this summer, said John Grillo, the recreation director for Albion.

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.

The summer parks program is usually based at Bullard Park, but that site on Route 31 is under construction with a new splash pad, amphitheater, bathrooms and other improvements.

Veteran’s Park is smaller than Bullard and that will make it challenging for some of the games, especially for the older kids. The popular children’s carnival won’t happen this year because there isn’t enough space at Veteran’s Park for the event.

The parks program holds several weekly camps. Those camps will continue this summer, except for baseball. That camp has been at Bullard, but there isn’t enough room for it at Veteran’s Park.

The parks program will also offer the following camps: wrestling for grades 6-12 at the Albion High School gym, July 1-5, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; volleyball for grades 6-12 at Albion HS gym, July 1-5, from 10 a.m. to noon; tennis for grades 5-12 at Albion HS tennis courts, July 8-12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and tennis for grades 5-12 at Albion HS tennis courts, July 15-19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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