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Green Bay kicks off summer supervised neighborhood playground program

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 19:18:31-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The city of Green Bay kicked off its summer neighborhood supervised playground program on Tuesday, June 15.

The 2021 sites include Astor, Colburn, Danz, Eastman, Fisk, Fort Howard, Fritsch, Joannes, John Muir, Kennedy, Marquette, Mather Heights, McAuliffe, Red Smith, Tank and VT Pride.

The playground sites are supervised by "Parkees" who offer a variety of organized activities, special events, games and sports.

Parkees will be onsite from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the program ends at 1 p.m. August 20.

"I think it's neat because it's a totally free program," Bailey Vandenlangenberg, Green Bay Parks Department assistant manager of playgrounds. "Come and go as you want. That is unlike a lot of other summer programs that are out there where you have to register and sign up and potentially even pay for certain programs. We are totally free."

Participants range in age anywhere between 6 to 18 years, but children under the age of 7 should be supervised by an adult.

"We are totally free, open door policy," Vandenlangenberg said. "It's a really good place to meet friends from around the neighborhood and build some relationships with kids outside of school."