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Join us for a fun filled summer with supervised and structured programming!
The Methuen Arlington Neighborhood would like to thank Essex County Community Foundation for the grant we received that provides funding for the Tenney Street Park Summer Parks and Recreation Program Safe Haven. We have between 80 and 120 children each day in attendance. All day is Free to participants.
Every day from July 1 - August 28th we have a fun filled day planned. We provide breakfast and lunch daily (provided by the Methuen Public Schools) and on Fridays it is "Pizza for Lunch." We have quiet and strategic games, basketball, wiffle ball, 4-Square, fun on the playground equipment, swings and so much more. We provide arts and crafts daily. On Mondays we have Cathy from the Nevin's Memorial Library. On Tuesdays we have karate class (funding provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development CDBG grant through the City of Methuen) on Thursday mornings we have the Girl Scouts, and on Thursday afternoons we have our Summer Basketball League with the Methuen Police Department (funding provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development CDBG grant through the City of Methuen, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence).
There is so much going on this summer. We have a basketball clinic on August 3, 5 and 6th. We have Peace in the Park on Wednesday, July 29th, and we have National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th. We want to thank the Shannon Grant and YMCA as we are able to send 6 children to Camp Otter for Week 7. We have three scheduled field trips, one to Canobie Lake Park in August and two to the Nevin's Memorial Library for the Magician and Animal shows in July and August. We would like to thank Valleyworks Career Center for providing 16 youth workers and the City of Methuen and Mayor Zanni for providing 8 youth workers. Thank you to First Church Congregational for their planned Back to School Project where each child will receive a backpack and "First Day of School" outfit. Thank you to all who collaborated on this effort to provide a Safe Haven for the children during the summer. What a summer we have planned!!!!