Summer playground program under way at these city parks

The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program started Tuesday, May 29, and runs through Aug. 10. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come and join the playground staff and participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, and themed activities.

Themes will include: Superhero Week, Olympic Sports Week, When I Grow Up Week, Fitness Fun Week, Adventure Week, Party in the USA Week, Mad Science Week, Wilderness Week, Amazing Race Week, Splish Splash Week, Back to School Week (themes are subject to change).

The program has new locations and times added this year. Here’s the schedule:

Koomler Park

— Mondays & Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m.

— Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m.

Allesee Park

— Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-3:30 p.m.

— Tuesdays & Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m.

Scott Park

— Mondays & Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m.

— Tuesdays & Fridays from 1-3:30 p.m.

Ben Rees Park

— Mondays & Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m.

— Wednesdays & Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m.

Rumely Park

— Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m.

— Wednesdays & Fridays from 1-3:30 p.m.

(NOTE: No playgrounds programs will be offered July 4.)

The program is funded in part through a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte.

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