Hello from Chelton Park. Now that we are
well into summer, I wanted to remind you about the Recreation Department’s ShakerPlays programs, which are in full swing. These free outdoor programs for
residents of all ages take place in various parks throughout the City. Some
of the offerings are regular classes and some are pop ups that occur just once.
The programs focus on wellness, art, creative play, stem, and sports. For
example, Art in the Park takes place four days per week at Chelton Park and
Horseshoe Lake Park and includes art, games and other activities. Weekly
creative play shops at Horseshoe Lake Park are designed to engage children’s
imaginations through play sessions and optional guided arts activities.
Residents of all ages and fitness levels can take part in Tai Chi classes here at
Chelton Park or head to the Living Room Park in the Van Aken District for
Introductory Drawing classes led by a local artist. Friends, families and
neighbors can gather to attend regular yoga classes in Gridley Triangle Park,
play Mushball here at Chelton Park or Pickleball in Sussex Park, all of which
include basic instruction. ShakerPlays offers something for everyone to enjoy
in our unique parks throughout the City. It’s a chance to try something new, meet
someone new, and explore one of our many beautiful parks and perhaps one that you
may not have visited before. It’s the perfect way to take advantage of these
long warm summer days. No registration is required and they are free. Just show up
and enjoy. Be sure to check the Recreation Department webpage and follow their Facebook page for the most up-to-date schedules. So, as my parents
often said to me as a child during the summer: go outside, play and have fun.