Thu, Jul 06|
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
Brooklyn's Free Summer Youth Program is back. Open to Youth Ages 2-17. No registration required, just stop on by.
Time & Location
Jul 06, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Portland, Portland, OR 97202, USA
About the Event
FREE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH: Games, Sports, Puzzles, Arts & Crafts, Building Blocks, Shuffle Board, Intellectual Challenges, 300 ft Slip'n Slide (1-2 days per month).
No registration required, drop-by for younger ages and drop-off/hang-out for tweens/teens.
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 1-9PM
Brooklyn neighborhood kids have spent hundreds of hours at their park: The infamous waterslide, that has been featured on television and newspaper; softball leagues, wiffle ball leagues and mushball; tennis golf course; painting of plaster figures; hundreds of Izzes earned through puzzle/intellectual challenges....dozens of trophies earned for exceptional achievement; the daily shuffleboard tournament; The Crazy Car; popcorn machine; roasting marshmallows and much more.
All these activities centers around "The Shack." Built in 1957 it is brick outbuilding that has one door and is filled with all the games, tables, furniture and supplies of the program. But it is much more than just a small, public structure. It is the summer "hang out" for neighborhood children. From 1 till 9 o'clock they enter and exit with the same ease and comfort of home. Years and years of artwork and saved memories cover the walls. Games and sports equipment fill the shelves. Art supplies. The popcorn machine is used daily. It is everybody's garage....or basement. It is rich with nostalgia, and grown-up park kids frequently come back to embrace their past.