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Play in the Park: Summer Food Program

2012 – Page 20 – New Bedford Guide

Play in the Park runs in various parks throughout the city each summer. Parks, Recreation and Beaches staff serve free meals to kids and teens 18 and under, and offer a wide variety of activities to kids in the park. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, board games, team building challenges and more! 

The Play in the Park program has been running since the 1960's, providing free, nutritious meals, and helping kids and teens get active and form friendships in the parks. 


OPEN sites for 2022 (subject to change)

Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm (Mon-Fri)

Brooklawn Park
Harrington Park
Hazelwood Park
Riverside Park Playground

Rec & Relaxation MOBILE Sites! (New this year!)

Pace Food Pantry (477 Park St.): Mondays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Eddie James Playground: Mondays, 12:45-2:00pm
Phillips Ave Pocket Park: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Gomes School Playground: Tuesdays, 12:45-2:00pm
Clasky Common Park: Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ruth St. Playground: Wednesdays, 12:45-2:00pm
Buttonwood Park: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Ashley Park: Thursdays, 12:45-2:00pm
Dias Field: Fridays, 11:00am-12:15pm
Beauregard-Pina Playground: Fridays 12:45-2:00pm

Dinner: 4:00pm-7:00pm  (Tue & Thu)

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
Montes Park

Rain Sites:

Brooklawn Park
Riverside Park
West Beach Pavillion
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
Montes Park
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center

This program is supported by Projected Bread