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artMobile: Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program

July 25 - August 22

The artMOBILE, will be at the following locations weekdays from July 25– Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This program is for youth aged 0–18 who will receive a free art kit with lunch and get to work with art educators or take their art kit home.

Morning: Brooklawn Park
Afternoon: Riverside Park

Morning: Hazelwood Park
Afternoon: Harrington Park

Morning: Clasky Common Park
Afternoon: Ruth St. Playground

Morning: Buttonwood Park
Afternoon: Ashley Park

Morning and Afternoon: Dias Field Beauregard, Pina Playground

The artMobile corresponds with the Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program.

The Play in the Park and Summer Food Service Program promotes health, wellness, nutrition, and outdoor activity during the summer months for youth ages 0-18. At over ten outdoor sites throughout the city, youth can participate in activities with Play in the Park staff and access a free lunch or dinner between 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (Mon.–Fri.) or 4 p.m.–7 p.m. (Tues. and Thurs.). The goal is to get youth to be active, get outside, have fun, and eat healthy during summer.


July 25
August 22
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