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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Summer Playground Program Returns with a Virtual Twist

Summer Playground - virtual edition

Each year during summer break, hundreds of Battle Ground kids gather at City parks for the Battle Ground Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program.  This year, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep families safe, Parks & Recreation will host Summer Playground Program - the Virtual Edition! 

Just like the program of past years, the virtual edition of Summer Playground is designed for kids aged 4 through 12 and engage them in fun weekly themed activities and projects.  This summer, instead of gathering at a park for activities, kids will participate from their own homes and backyards by way of weekly-themed online videos.  Activity supply packets, free of charge, will be available for weekly pick-up at select City parks with appropriate physical distancing and safety measures in place. 

Summer Playground Program - the Virtual Edition begins the week of June 17 and will run for eight weeks through August 5.   Each Wednesday, free activity supply packets will be available for pick up at Kiwanis Park (422 SW 2nd Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and at Florence Robison Park – South (1700 NW 9th Street) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A limited number of packets, based on last year’s participation, will be available at each location and distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

This year’s weekly themes are:

  • Week 1 (June 17):  Shark Week
  • Week 2 (June 24):  The Great Outdoors
  • Week 3 (July 1):  Red White & Blue
  • Week 4 (July 8):  How does your Garden Grow?
  • Week 5 (July 15):  Star Gazing
  • Week 6 (July 22):  Creepy Crawlies
  • Week 7 (July 29): Superhero Week
  • Week 8 (August 5):  Ooey Gooey

Weekly-themed activity videos will be available on the Summer Playground Program page at  and on the City’s Facebook page.  

Battle Ground Parks & Recreation thanks sponsor Riverview Bank and the Parks Foundation of Clark County for their steadfast support of the Summer Playground Program that keeps kids engaged all summer long.

Summer Playground Program - Virtual Edition
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