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Medford Releases Summer Recreation Schedule

Check out the activities on tap for Summer 2012.

The following was submitted by the office of Mayor Michael McGlynn:

Mayor Michael J. McGlynn today announced Medford’s extensive summer recreation program schedule. 

“Once again, we are extremely grateful to East Cambridge Savings Bank for their generous donation of $10,000 to the City which assists in the funding of this program.  East Cambridge Savings should be commended for their outstanding dedication to the youth of our community.” 

The Summer Recreation program will be directed by Julia Damon and Ann Arsenault.  The City’s Park instructors will be located at Victory Park, Wrights Pond, Hormel/McGlynn Playground and Barry Park.  The park program began on June 25th and runs until August 17 and is scheduled for 9 AM – 1 PM each weekday.  This program is free of charge to all children in the community, but a pass is necessary to visit the Wrights Pond site.

In addition to the park program, the coaches at Medford High School have offered reduced price athletic camps throughout the summer.  For a fee of $55 per week, campers will be able to select a camp that interests them.  Camps run daily from 9 AM to 12 noon.  The camps available starting July 9-13th, are Girls Soccer Camp and Track and Field.  Interested students must register online at www.medford.org/summer.   The Medford Community Rowing program will also be offering classes.  For the most updated information and dates, please check the City website’s at www.medford.org/summer

Nellie’s Design, a non profit outreach program, is offering art classes at the Hormel site.  The week of July 9-13 art classes will deal with “Art Around the World” and “Let’s Take Flight”.  Students aged 5-13 are encouraged to join by registering online at www.medford.org/summer.  All participants in any of the camps offered, must register one week prior to the start date of each session.  Registration and payments can be made on line www.medford.org.  If classes do not reach minimum enrollment, you will be contacted for a refund.

The Medford Family Network continues to offer “Traveling Playgroups in the Park”, as well as, family concerts at Wrights Pond.  During July and August, (begin week of July 10th) the Medford Family Network’s Playgroup schedule is as follows:  Tuesdays at Tufts Park, Thursdays at Capen Street Park and Fridays at Victory Park.  For further information please go to the Medford Family Network website.

Wrights Pond and Tufts Pool are open to Medford residents.  Both the Pond and Pool are staffed with certified lifeguards.  Passes are required for Wrights Pond and can be purchased online or at City Hall.  Tufts pool requires memberships and in addition Children’s Swim Lessons are offered.  Session One begins the week of July 2nd  with a second session starting July 30th.  For further information, please refer to the City’s website at www.medford.org/summer

Each week the City’s Recreation staff will release an updated press release of events scheduled for the coming weeks.  Stay tuned, check Medford’s website and have a safe and entertaining summer, right in your backyard!

de July 04, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Why not bring park league back to Harris park. On a average the past several years we had 30 or more so kids, it was shaded. As I drove by the mcglynn it had about 10 kids. Bring it back to the popular park where kids actually attended
Angela Sasso July 04, 2012 at 02:43 PM
We are fortunate to have these programs offered this summer. The only con is that we were not informed sooner. Most parents arrange camp by April. Had I not already paid for camps I would of signed my kids up for some of the programs.
Michelle Hardy July 07, 2012 at 12:45 PM
De....... I was thinking the same as I read the article.
Diane Sullivan July 07, 2012 at 01:32 PM
And shamefully, the West Medford Community Center will again be void of any children's programs - as they are year round. I still don't understand the purpose of a community center that essentially has its doors locked to the community - with scores of children in this neighborhood alone who could benefit from some structured programs.
Lorraine July 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The price of a family pass to Tufts Pool has increased $10 every year since I first moved back to Medford. As a single parent of three teenage boys, I can't afford $80-$100 for a pool pass that can only be used for 6-8 weeks over the summer. This price is ridiculous for the use of a "community pool"

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