Books, meals, fun are free in Battle Ground parks

By Susan Parrish, Columbian Education Reporter



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

• 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.

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