Various parks in Brooklyn
Description: Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation provides more than 13,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, and track and field instruction, including free use of equipment in more than 60 locations citywide.
In Brooklyn, City Parks Foundation's Sports programs will be taking place in Bensonhurst Park, Betsy Head Playground, Fort Greene Park, Herbert Von King Park, Highland Park, Jackie Robinson Playground, Kaiser Park, Kelly Playground, Leif Ericson Park, Lincoln Terrace, Marine Park, McCarren Park, McKinley Park and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
CityParks Tennis presented by Chase (through Aug. 8): (Ages 6-16)
Bensonhurst Park Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm Fort Greene Park DeKalb Avenue and S. Portland Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Highland Park Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Jackie Robinson Playground Malcolm X. Boulevard and Chauncey Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Kaiser Park Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Kelly Playground Avenue S and E. 14th Street Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Leif Ericson Park 8th Avenue and 66th Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Lincoln Terrace Buffalo Avenue and E. New York Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm Marine Park Fillmore Avenue and Stuart Street Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm McCarren Park North 13th Street between Bedford and Berry Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm McKinley Park 7th Avenue and 75th Street Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm (Intermediate) Prospect Park Parkside Ave at the Parade Ground Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm
CityParks Golf presented by Ren? Lacoste Foundation:
Herbert Von King Park Marcy Avenue and Greene Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am (6-8 years); 10:30am-12pm (9-16 years)
Marine Park Avenue S. and E. 32nd Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30am (6-8 years); 10:30am-12pm (9-16 years) CityParks Track & Field Betsy Head Playground Livonia, Dumont, Hopkinson, Blake avenues, Strauss Street Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am (5-7 years); 10:30am-12pm (8-16 years) Kaiser Park Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30am (5-7 years); 10:30am-12pm (8-16 years)
See cityparksfoundation.org for a full schedule.
Venue Description: As the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer programming in parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City, the City Parks Foundation has been supporting the city?s parks since 1989. By creating arts, sports, and educational programs in over 700 public parks, the foundation has encouraged communities to get outdoors within the neighborhood. With a particular focus on some of the city?s neglected areas, City Parks Foundation?s programs reach more than 600,000 New Yorkers each year. One of its most popular programs is the art program, running year-round and peaking during the summer season. Within the program are activities such as world music, dance, theater, readings, and puppetry, all held in public parks. The sports program offers tennis, golf, and track and field instruction at no charge. The Education Department is another important aspect of the City Parks Foundation. Within this department, teachers, students, and families can connect at parks, waterfront areas, and recreation centers by participating in hands-on educational programs including City Safari and Learning Gardens. While City Safari provides indoor and outdoor activities, Learning Gardens involves building a communal garden. All events are open to the public. City Parks Foundation hosts several special events each year that raise funds to support its free citywide programs. Among these events is the City Parks Tennis Benefit at the U.S. Open, where guests enjoy a cocktail party, silent auction, and dinner with a live auction before they watch the evening?s matches.