New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches has announced the return of a beloved event for this season. The kids of New Bedford can look forward to a daily event with the Play in the Park Program returning to the city this year.

Play in the Park provides free food and games for New Bedford kids ages 18 and under. This is a great opportunity for kids to be involved with their community, meet new friends, stay active, and most importantly, get a healthy meal that they might otherwise go without.

Starting on Thursday, June 24, families can gather at various local parks to participate in a free food service program. Lunch will be offered Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm at select locations. Dinner will be served at Monte and Magnett Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm.

New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches will hold two kick-off events. The first will be at Magnett Park on Thursday, June 24 from 4 to 7 pm. The second will be at Riverside Park on Friday, June 25 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Join New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches at one of the following locations for nutritious meals along with games, special events, and fun:

  • Ashley Park
  • Baby Kenney Tot Lot
  • Beauregard-Pina Playground
  • Brooklawn Park
  • Buttonwood Park
  • Clasky Common Park
  • Dias Fied
  • Eddie James Park
  • Gomes School Playground
  • Harrington Park
  • Hazelwood Park
  • Montes Park (Dinner Only)
  • Magnett Park (Dinner Only)
  • Noah’s Playground
  • Phillips Ave Pocket Park
  • Riverside Park Playground
  • Ruth Street Playground

*Locations are subject to change.

On rainy days, New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches will still provide meals at Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, Brooklawn Park, Montes Park for dinner, Roberto Clemente, Riverside Park, and West Beach Pavilion.

For more information call New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches at (508) 961-3015

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