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CityParks sports program participants from last season

Queens kids looking to get active during their summer vacation can take advantage of a number of free sports programs taking place at parks throughout the borough.

The City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Summer Sports Program, which will bring free sports programming to the city’s kids in their own neighborhoods. The program brings sports instruction, coaching and equipment to over 12,000 children each year.

CityParks’ tennis program will run through Aug. 13 and is offered to kids ages 6 to 17. Offerings include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events, and free use of equipment is provided for those who do not have a tennis racket.

The program will be run through the Alley Pond Tennis Center, Astoria Park, Jamaica’s Baisley Pond Park, Rosedale’s Brookville Park, Fresh Meadows’ Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Woodhaven’s Forest Park, Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park and Flushing’s Kissena Park, where groups will meet twice a week. Learn more about registration here.

The track and field program will run until Aug. 15 and is offered to children ages 5 to 17. Participants will learn the basics of the sport, as well as hurdles, relay races, long jump, shot put and javelin throw.

The program will be run through Astoria Park, Jamaica’s Baisley Pond Park and Detective Keith Williams Playground, Woodhaven’s Forest Park, and Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park, where groups will meet twice a week. Learn more about registration here.

The soccer program will until Aug. 9 and is offered to kids 8 to 12. New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and CityParks coaches will teach kids the basics of the sport and play pick-up-style games.

The program will be run out of Corona’s Playground for All Children, St. Albans’ Nautilus Field, and Astoria’s Triboro Bridge Playground and groups will meet twice a week. Learn more about registration here.

The golf program will run in two sessions (July 2-27 and July 30-Aug. 2) and is offered to kids 6 to 17. The program teaches kids the basics of the sport and skills including discipline and sportsmanship. Free equipment use is included.

The program will be run through Fresh Meadows’ Cunningham Park, Corona’s Park of the Americas, St. Albans’ Nautilus Field, and Flushing’s Kissena Park Corridor, where groups will meet twice a week. Learn more about registration here.

Those with questions about the programs can contact the CityParks Foundation at 718-760-6999 or Sports[at]CityParksFoundtion.org.

 

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