Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation once again welcomes children to its community centers for special winter break programs. A full schedule of activities is planned, designed to keep children engaged in positive and educational play during this out of school time, including arts and crafts, music, field trips, fitness, table games, swimming, dance, basketball tournaments, and much more.
New this year is a partnership with the Fund for the Arts, which will bring a host of arts and performance classes to the community centers for kids ages 6–14. Artists from organizations such as the Louisville Ballet, Stage One, River City Drum Corps, Walden Theatre, Blue Apple Players, and Safiyyah Dance will lead workshops in music, dance, and the visual arts.
“Our entire community is focusing increased attention on out-of-school time because it is so important to keep our young people engaged, motivated and moving forward,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “These creative activities will be a great addition to the options available for youth over the holiday break.”
Metro Parks director Mike Heitz added, “Our community centers are always a great place for youth to spend time when school is out of session, and we’re pleased to offer these winter break activities, enhanced this year through our partnership with the Fund for the Arts.”
All community centers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
A program schedule is available online at www.metro-parks.org.
Please contact individual centers for specific hours and programs offered at each location, and to register for classes:
Baxter Community Center, 1125 Cedar Court (502/574-2670)
Beechmont Community Center, 205 West Wellington Avenue (502/361-5484)
California Community Center, 1600 West St. Catherine Street (502/574-2658)
Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Court (502/456-3261)
Douglass Community Center, 2305 Douglass Boulevard (502/456-8120)
Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue (502/456-8122)
Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th Street (502/637-3044)
Portland Community Center, 640 North 27th Street (502/776-0913)
Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 South 37th Street (502/775-5268)
Shelby Park Community Center, 600 East Oak Street (502/574-1780)
South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard (502/574-3206)
Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Avenue (502/775-6598)
Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane (502/937-8802)