Saturday’s Open House your key to all things summer

Saturday’s Open House your key to all things summer

Join us for the Parks Summer Open House on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Southwood Community Center. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff and instructors will be on site to provide more information and to answer your questions on youth summer camps, senior programs, special events, employment opportunities, aquatic programs athletic leagues and library activities. Continue reading Saturday’s Open House your key to all things summer

Aggie brings Food Safety 101 tour to College Station

Aggie brings Food Safety 101 tour to College Station

Older adults can be more susceptible to foodborne sicknesses and related illnesses, which can have serious complications. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hosting a free Food Safety 101 for Older Adults program in College Station on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Southwood Community Center. Join us to learn some great food safety information just in time for summer! Continue reading Aggie brings Food Safety 101 tour to College Station

Our after-school programs offer activities, responsible supervision

Our after-school programs offer activities, responsible supervision

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

6261843642_834254905f_oAs parents, caregivers and students across the Brazos Valley gear up to start a new school year, they should also consider enrolling in the City of College Station’s after-school programs.

High-quality after-school programs help keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and serve as a source of support and comfort to working families.

According to the Afterschool Alliance, the number of kids unsupervised after 3 p.m. has declined, but 20 percent still don’t have someone to care for them after school. In many cases, cost and a lack of transportation keep families from enrolling in a program.

Infographic: America After 3 p.m. Continue reading “Our after-school programs offer activities, responsible supervision”