Free parks program begins

Free parks program begins

LINCOLN – Lincoln’s annual free summer park program kicked off this week with an array of activities intended to inspire children to play creatively outdoors.

Lincoln’s Parks and Recreation Department, headed by Director Alan Moreau and Assistant Director Scott Winslow, offers a supervised program, free of cost, for Lincoln children in grades 1-8. The program runs weekdays through Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To participate, parents or guardians simply accompany their child to their neighborhood park during the week to fill out a registration form. The form asks guardians to indicate whether their child has permission to come and go as they please, or whether they must remain at the park until they’re picked up.
Forms are also available at Town Hall.

There will be programming at each of the town’s parks excluding Fairlawn Park, which is closed for the season as it undergoes a full reconstruction.
While there is no cost to register for the playground program, certain field trips will require a fee and a permission slip.

Upcoming activities include a soccer tournament today, July 11, and a trip to USA Skates this Friday, July 12. The following week’s activities include tie-dye day, wacky, wet and wild day, a kickball tournament and trips to the PawSox and Yawgoo Valley Ski Area’s water park.

The full calendar of activities is available on the town of Lincoln Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page.

On set summer evenings, people of all ages are also invited to Chase Farm Park for the town’s free Summer Concert Series, which began on June 22 with a show by the Jessie Liam Band.

The series will continue this Saturday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. with a performance by South Bound Band. Whiskey Rhode will perform on Aug. 3, followed by Next Stop Band on Aug. 24.

Each of the concerts features an assortment of more than a dozen food trucks.