Books, meals, fun are free in Battle Ground parks

By Susan Parrish, Columbian education reporter

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Battle Ground children can participate in free reading, meals and activities in area parks this summer.

The Maple Grove K-8 School Wildcat Readers summer program: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, June 26 to Aug. 21 at Kiwanis Park, 422 S.W. Second Ave. Students may borrow books and exchange them the next Wednesday. Maple Grove K-8 School will staff the program.

Free meals:

• The Battle Ground Public Schools' free lunch program is for ages 1 to 18 from noon to 12:45 p.m., weekdays, July 8 to Aug. 16 at Kiwanis Park, 422 S.W. Second Ave. and at Chief Umtuch Middle School, 700 N.W. Ninth Ave. Free breakfasts for the same ages will be available from 10:30 to 11 a.m., weekdays from July 8 to Aug. 16 at Chief Umtuch Middle School.

Arts, crafts and games by Battle Ground Parks and Recreation: Geared for ages 4 to 10, free activities are offered June 26 to Aug. 29 through the Parks Foundation of Clark County and Riverview Community Bank. For more information, contact 360-342-5380 or http://www.cityofbg.org.

• 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays: Kiwanis Park.

• 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays: Horsethief Park, 1100 S.W. 24th Ave.

n10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays: Florence Robison Park, 1901 N.W. Ninth St.

• 2 to 4 p.m., Thursdays: Cresap Park, 1911 S.E. Second Place.