Watertown playgrounds offer free lunches

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The city’s summer playgrounds program will offer free lunches and snacks for the first time in several years.

The four playgrounds are once again part of the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County’s free summer lunch program after a several-year absence.

Starting on Monday, boxed lunches of sandwiches, fruit and other items are available for all children. An afternoon snack is also offered.

Children will not be required to be registered prior to participating in the program as was once the case.

Kids can drop in at the four playgrounds at any time.

“They can ride their bikes or walk to them anytime,” said James J. Scordo, the parks and recreation department’s program manager.

The four playgrounds opened for the summer on Monday, but a thunderstorm closed them early on their first day. They will reopen for regular hours today.

This summer, playgrounds are at North Elementary School, Thompson Park, North Hamilton and Emerson Place.

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