Registration for Clark Park’s summer activities is currently taking place at the Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 12 – 7 pm, and there is something for everyone! The season’s programming begins Monday, June 24, ending Friday, Aug. 23. The Park is located at 1130 Clark Street in southwest Detroit. Go to www.clarkparkdetroit.com to download a summer schedule, and visit them on Facebook to share your favorite Clark Park summer story.
“We’re excited about the activities we have planned for the season,” said
Center Director Anthony Benavides. ³We¹ve got everything from the old
standbys of baseball, softball, and tennis, to lacrosse.²
Benavides went on to explain that there are classes for those kids that are
not into sports, as well. ³We are offering a creative writing workshop for
aspiring journalists and the opportunity to become junior Clark Park
reporters with our new Clark Park Blog,² he said. The creative writing
workshop is being taught by 826Michigan staff.
Other activities include arts and crafts classes, along with special
workshops with local artists presented by Whitdel Arts on the third Saturday
of every month. ³Details on the special Saturday classes will be announced
separately,² explained Thomas Bell, after-school programming coordinator.
³We¹re thrilled to be able to offer these creative opportunities in addition
to the sports activities this summer,² said Bell. ³We¹re also offering a
Story Hour for the little ones ages 3 7, and I plan on reading a lot of
Dr. Zeus books this summer!²
A special nutrition class for ages 10 and older is offered by the National
Kidney Foundation of Michigan. ³This is a perfect fit for our popular
gardening program,² said Dora Anaya, programming manager. ³We look forward
to the kids learning how to tend the garden, grow their own vegetables,
learn about them in the nutrition class, and ultimately harvesting and
eating them. It¹s important to us that our youth are physically active and
learn about healthy eating.²