Boise Parks and Recreation gearing up summer activities

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Boise Parks and Recreation gearing up summer activities

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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Posted on June 1, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:25 AM

BOISE -- The folks at Boise's Parks and Recreation Department are focused on summer programs for families and keeping kids active.

From swimming, to golf, and ballet, or various summer camps, there's bound to be an option for your child to have fun.

Summer already started with a splash this week at the municipal pools.

"We opened this Friday. We have six municipal pools," said Roseanne Daily, Recreation Superintendent for Boise Parks and Recreation. "As you can see, they're absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have ordered better weather than today."

Boise Parks and Recreation have swim lessons available and a swim team. However, they are hoping families will come out to enjoy the fun, together.

"We really want the entire family to come out and experience the facility together, and that's our hope for the summer," said Daily.

If you'd rather stay dry, you could try golf.

"Warm Springs Golf Course is offering a family fun night on Saturday and Sunday. You get in for eight dollars per person, if you come after four o'clock," said Daily.

There are also activities happening inside.

"We always talk about swimming pools and those sorts of things to cool off for the summer, but why not go to Idaho Ice World, where it's a nice cool facility and you can skate," Daily said. "And if you have a phobia about skating, we actually have two 'learn to skate for free' programs that you can register for."

Boise Parks and Rec is also offering summer camps for kids.

"From tap and ballet and drawing and clay and pottery and all of those wonderful activities. And we also have some great camps for teens," said Daily.

They also have free community centers open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Morley Nelson Elementary School, Grace Jordan Elementary School, and Whitney Elementary.

However, their biggest goal is to get kids moving and active.

"We have a major epidemic going on with our obesity in children. And it's our focus, and it's our mission to make sure that we battle that through our programming. And so all of our programs put in that physical activity," Daily said.

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