‘Parks’ moves into programming mode

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For those who took advantage of time off last week, welcome back to reality. If it was an active time for you, it doesn’t have to end. The Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept. opened registration yesterday for what it terms “a series of exciting new classes and programs for all ages.” If you received the city’s Grand Guide in the mail, you know what we’re writing about. As our city grows, so, too, does the parks department. It’s no longer a best-kept secret. New classes and programs are available to all. It has been so busy, in fact, that the department is opening on April 29 its own Main Street Programming Facility at 330 E. Main St. (The main office for parks will remain at the City Service Center on 171st Street.)

The programming coordinator, Stephanie Baumann, is enthused about what is offered to the community. “We have a wide range of excellent programs for all ages that we feel the community will truly enjoy,” Baumann stated. Those interested in registering are being asked to first participate in a brief survey; the department is attempting to acquire market feedback on what its residents would like to see in future programming. It also presents a golden opportunity for those interested in teaching to declare that and their area of proficiency.

For more information, contact the parks office at 804-3184 or visit their website at www.westfield.in.gov/parks. The parks offerings are something we urge residents to take advantage of and enjoy.

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