Massena Summer Recreation program kicking off July 1
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:41 pm

MASSENA – Massena’s 2019 Summer Recreation programs begin July 1 featuring free supervised weekday playground programs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Jefferson, Madison, and Nightengale Elementary Schools and at Alcoa Field, and afternoons with lifeguards at the town beach.

Games and activities are offered. An arts and crafts instructor will visit each playground once a week with a variety of projects for children of all ages. The programs run through Aug. 9.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 11:30 am, buses will pick up children and transport them to the Massena Summer Lunch Program at Jefferson Elementary for a free lunch. A signed parent or guardian consent form is required.

After lunch, the children will be bussed to the Massena Town Beach. Fridays are reserved for field trips to the movies, mini-golf, the Nature Center, and bowling. On Wednesday (all day beach days), a free lunch will be provided to all children participating in the playground program. Wednesday lunch sponsors have included Stewart's Shops, An Italian Affair, Subway, and SeaComm Federal Credit Union. All drinks are provided by Pepsi-Cola.

Children may register at a playground of their choice, on the first day they attend.

Participants must be at least 5 years old to attend the playground program and 7 years old to ride the bus to the school for lunch.

This is a "drop-in" playground program which allows adults to drop off and pick-up children at any time they wish at the designated areas.

If the children become unruly, they will be sent home at any time during the program.

Town Beach busses will run from July 1 to Aug. 8, picking up swimmers at their respective playgrounds starting at 11:30 am. The buses will leave the Massena Town Beach at approximately 3:45 p.m. daily, having all children back at their playgrounds by 4 p.m.

Playground programs and beach bussing are offered free of charge to the youth of Massena.

Massena Town Beach is open to the public June 26 to Sept. 1 10 a.m.-8 p.m., or until 7 p.m. in August.

The waterfront is open with certified lifeguards on duty 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., or in August, until 7 p.m. A day parking pass is $5 per vehicle; a season parking pass is $60.

The Beach Picnic Pavilion is available for special private events. reservations are $50.

For this year's Summer Recreation Program schedule and additional details, contact the Recreation Commission at 315-769-3161, or visit their Facebook page.