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Teen Activities in the Parks

Post Date:07/01/2022 10:49 AM

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July 1, 2022                  


Teen Activities at Armstrong and Rotary Centennial Parks

The City of Santa Maria Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety is coordinating free drop-in activities for teens in grades 7 through 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in July. The supervised summer program will take place at Armstrong Park, located at 1000 East Chapel Street, on July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. The program will also be offered at Rotary Centennial Park, located at 2625 South College Drive, on July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

The activities programmed for the pop-up events in July include drip-dye decorating, splash softball, and super soaker and water-balloon battles. Additionally, the Santa Maria Public Library’s Bookmobile will be on-site during the Armstrong Park pop-up events to coordinate craft activities, loan out books, and provide library services from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The programming is part of the Pop Ups in the Park series, an initiative by the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to expand access to recreational activities in neighborhood parks. In partnership with the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, resources and programs are offered to youth to deter their involvement in criminal activity, drug use, and gangs. Efforts include granting free bus passes to teens, organizing field trips, promoting the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center as a safe place, and offering job exploration, leadership, and employment opportunities.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:                            Recreation and Parks
Contact Person:                      Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager
Telephone Number:
                 (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263 
E-mail Address:               

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