The City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that beginning Monday, July 8, the Summer Parks Playground Program will be held at three city parks for six weeks through Aug. 16.

The free program offers a variety of recreation activities to Pittsfield children ages 6 to 13. Locations include The Common, Durant Park, and Springside Park at Springside Avenue. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The program is staffed by playground leaders who will create safe, supervised and fun-filled environments for sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities. Moreover, the program strives to foster self-esteem, nurture friendships, and provide youth with positive and caring role models.

Please note, the program is designed to provide “drop-in” activities for children and is not a substitute for day camp or childcare.

For more information, please contact Becky Manship, Recreation Activities Coordinator, at 499-9371.