Cleveland spray basins close Sunday for the season

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The 2010 City-wide Free Summer Fun Programs for Cleveland's youth are just about over. Over the weekend, staffed playgrounds and overnight camping at Camp George Forbes closed and Showagon, the youth performing arts troupe, had its last performances at the Glenviue and Union Miles Festivals.

All City spray basins will remain open through Sunday, August 22nd. Meanwhile the City's outdoor swimming pools have closed for the season. All youngsters can continue to receive free lunch through Friday August 20th at any City of Cleveland Recreation Center and students are invited back for free after-school snacks once the school year begins.

"Under Mayor Jackson's leadership, we had another successful summer," said Michael Cox, Director, Department of Parks, Recreation & Properties. "We fed thousands of children and provided them and their families a great variety of summer-time activities. We're now preparing to launch our fall recreation programs and I encourage our youngsters to take full advantage of the many aj-ter-school and weekend opportunities offered."

Youth in the City of Cleveland can now look forward to fall activities. Registration has begun for flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball and Recreation Center Swim Teams. The City is also preparing to open regional computer labs in several recreation centers. For more information about these a.nd other fall programs, cal,l Cleveland's Division of Recreation at (216) 664-25E3L

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