The Rockford Park District's Board of Commissioners took a tour of current and future projects and programs.
The annual tour is usually in the fall, but this year it was pushed up so members could see several RPD legacy programs in action. The Rockford Park District covered the cost of one free, seven-week supervised summer playground program, which costs a total of $15,000. The second stop of the tour was at Wantz Park at 602 East Riverside Blvd. Kids playing there got to experience first hand what the legacy programs are all about.
"They're here first thing in the morning because they're excited to play. We do a lot of games, arts and crafts and the kids just look forward to it so much because it gives them something to do, keeps them entertained, keeps them out of trouble," said Kate Genoways, RPD Playgrounds Program Area Coordinator.
The tour bus visited a total of six area parks.
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