Park 'n Play 

 

Funded by the Bexley Community Foundation Youth and Recreation Fund, the Park 'n Play program is a new approach to an old favorite in our community.  Many residents that grew up in Bexley remember spending hours playing tennis, checkers, horse shoes, or throwing a frisbee with equipment they rented from the park cabin staff.  They also remember the evenings they spent with other neighborhood kids and playground leaders at the elementary schools playing kickball, dodgeball, or four square. 

Park 'n Play program, at it’s core, is a “Fun Team” that consists of staff and equipment to provide free activities to the community.  Park 'n Play will operate out of the Jeffrey Park cabin (Located just north of the tennis courts at Jeffrey Park) and David H. Madison Community Pool on Saturdays and will rotate among the three elementary playgrounds on Mondays and Wednesday evenings.  

The Park 'n Play program will start Saturday, June 10th and run all summer through Sunday, August 13th. Below is a general schedule for the Park 'n Play program:

Saturdays
11:30a - 1:30p  Jeffrey Park Cabin
2:00p - 4:30p  David H. Madison Community Pool

Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00p - 8:00p  Elementary School Playground (Location will rotate between Cassingham, Maryland, and Montrose)

6/14 - Cassingham
6/21 - Maryland
6/28 - Montrose
7/5 - Cassingham
7/10 - Maryland
7/12 - Montrose
7/17 - Cassingham
7/19 - Maryland
7/24 - Montrose 
7/26 - Cassingham
7/31 - Maryland
8/2 - Montrose
8/7 - Cassingham
8/9 - Maryland

Park 'n Play staff will provide fun and exciting activities and provide general supervision for visitors.  Although the staff will provide general supervision of kids on site, kids will be free to come and go as they please, so parents should only send kids that are responsible enough to handle that level of freedom.  Each week will have a different theme with many activities planned around that weeks theme.  Activies may include water fights, kayak races in the pool, kickball, dodgeball, capture the flag, slide races, and much more.  Below is a full tentative schedule for the activities planned for each day of the entire summer.  Please note, the listed activities are subject to change.  We will also post weekly detailed planned activities below:

Week 7 - (7/21-7/26)

Friday, July 21st
7p-9p - Main Event Movie Night Games (Kayak Races, Volleyball, Water Polo)
*Pool Admmission is FREE 

Saturday, July 22nd
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:30p - Field Games (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-4:30p - Pool Games (Canoe Battle Ship, Water Hot Box) (Pool) 

Monday, July 24th (Montrose Elementary)
6:00p-8:00p - Field Games (Kick Ball, Dodgeball, Hot Box, Basketball)

Wednesday, July 26th (Cassingham Elementary)
6:00p-8:00p - Field Games (Kick Ball, Dodgeball, Hot Box, Basketball)

 

Week 6 - Olympic Week (7/15-7/19)

Saturday, July 15th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:30p - Relay Races (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-3:00p - Beach Ball Races (Pool)
3:00p-4:30p - Pool Relay Races (Pool) 

Monday, July 17th (Cassingham Elementary)
6:00p-8:00p - Races

Wednesday, July 19th (Maryland Elementary)
6:00p-6:40p - Soccer Tournament
6:45p-7:20p - Basketball Tournament
7:20p-8:00p - Races

 

Week 5 - Science/Craft Week (7/8-7/12)

Saturday, July 8th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:00p - Build and Decorate Paper Airplanes (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:00p-1:30p - Paper Airplane Competitions (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-3:30p - Canoe Battle Ship (Pool)
3:30p-4:30p - Paper Boat Competition (Pool) 

Monday, July 10th (Maryland Elementary)
6:00p-7:15p - Build and Fly Paper Airplanes
7:15p-8:00p - Air Rockets

Wednesday, July 12th (Montrose Elementary)
6:00p-7:15p - Kite Flying (Bring your own kites - Some kites will be available)
7:15p-8:00p - Water Rockets

 

Week 4 - Family Week (7/1-7/5)

Saturday, July 1st
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Flag Football (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:15p-2:00p - Ultimate Frisbee (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-3:45p - Water Basketball (Pool)
3:45p-4:30p - Volleyball (Pool) 

Sunday, July 2nd
No Park 'n Play: Park 'n Play will be at the 4th of July evening festivities on Capital's Front Lawn

Tuesday, July 4th (Capital's Front Lawn)
6:00p-9:00p - Various Games at the 4th of July Festivities

Wednesday, July 5th (Cassingham Elementary)
6:00p-8:00p - Basketball Games (Knockout, H-O-R-S-E, 5 on 5, etc.)

 

Week 3 - Water Week (6/24-6/28)

Saturday, June 24th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Water Conflict (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:15p-2:00p - Water Balloon Games (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-4:00p - Water Polo (Pool)
4:00p-4:30p - Treasure Hunt (Pool) 

Sunday, June 25th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Slip 'n Slide (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-4:00p - FISH (Horse - Basketball) (Pool)
4:00p-4:30p Biggest Splash Competition (Pool)

Wednesday, June 28th (Montrose Elementary)
6:00p-7:15p - Water Conflict (Bring your water Squirters)
7:15p-8:00p - Water Balloon Games

 

Week 2 - Racing Week (6/17-6/21)

Saturday, June 17th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Obstacle Races (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:15p-2:00p - Scavenger Hunt (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-3:45p - Water Relay Races (Pool)
3:45p-4:30p - Slide Races (Pool) 

Sunday, June 18th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-2:00p - Relay Races(Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-4:30p - Kayak Races (Pool)

Wednesday, June 21st (Maryland Elementary)
6:00p-8:00p - Relay Races

 

Week 1 - Summer Time Week (6/10-6/16)

Saturday, June 10th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Dodgeball (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:15p-2:00p - Capture the Flag (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-4:00p - Canoe Battle Ship (Pool)
4:00p-4:30p - Ping Pong Scrabble (Pool) 

Sunday, June 11th
11:30a-12:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
12:30p-1:15p - Hotbox (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
1:15p-2:00p - Tag in the Woods (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
2:00p-2:30p - Free Play (Jeffrey Park Cabin)
3:00p-3:30p - Hotbox (Pool)
3:30p-4:00p - Water Volleyball (Pool)
4:00p-4:30p - Clear Bottle Diving Game (Pool)

Wednesday, June 14th (Cassingham Elementary)
6:00p-6:30p - Dodgeball
6:30p-7:00p - Cops and Robbers Tag
7:00p-7:30p - Snow Cones Treat
7:30p-8:00p - Kickball

 

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