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Get Ready for Spring and Summer Programs in Kennett, Plus Pennock Park Updates

03/23/2015 11:19AM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of the Kennett Blue Demons Lacrosse Facebook page.

Join Kennett Area Park and Recreation Board Activities today, as the Kennett Area Park and Recreation Board promotes, encourages, and supervises recreational activities in the Kennett Square community. 

Funding from local municipalities allows participants to pay moderate fees. Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month.  Registration information is available by visiting our web site at kaprb.com and bluedemonssports.org

KAPRB coaches aim to create a positive and fun sports environment, teach effective skills, and help the players to develop a strong foundation of team work and sportsmanship. 

See below for the programs scheduled through the end of the year and an update on some ongoing projects, courtesy of recreation coordinator Claire Finfrock.

Spring Programs 

KAPRB Blue Demons Boys Lacrosse Program. Our Spring Boys Lacrosse program involves practices twice weekly and competitive games each week. Children ages 5-14 may participate! 

KAPRB Blue Demons Girls Lacrosse Program.  Our Spring Girls Lacrosse program (ages 5-13) involves weekly practices, competitive games, great instruction on game strategy and development of lacrosse skills.

KAPRB Spring High School Basketball League.  This league is for boys in grades 9 – 12. Fun and competitive games will be played on Monday evenings at KHS Auxiliary gym and KMS gym.   The season runs from March – May.

KAPRB Coed Adult Softball Leagues.  The league is played at Pennock Park in Kennett Square.  Must be 18 years of age or older to play.  Program runs April – August.

Summer Programs 

KAPRB Summer Camp.  An excellent, affordable program for children ages 5 –12.  Our camp runs for an 8 week period in June – August from 8:30am – 2:30pm.  Children enjoy field trips, sports, arts and crafts, science projects, swimming, and more!  Camp will be held at New Garden Elementary School. 

KAPRB Annual Kid’s Cross Country Race.   This annual FREE event will be held on July 16 2015 at Anson B. Nixon Park. Registration opens at 6pm and the race starts at 7pm. Pre-registration is encouraged. Children run a 1.5 mile race, and enjoy prizes, tee shirts, snacks and ice cream, and trophies!

KAPRB Summer Basketball Clinic.  Fun, instructional clinic held for one week. Boys and Girls in grades 2-7 are invited to register.

KAPRB Summer Field Hockey Clinic.  Girls in grades 1-6 learn field hockey skills and strategies at this one week summer clinic held at local Kennett fields.

KAPRB Summer Volleyball Clinic.  Girls and boys in grades 2-6 learn Volleyball skills, game strategy and enjoy a variety of fun camp games to help sharpen their skills and fitness level.

Projects 

Pennock Park Renovations: In 2007, the Borough of Kennett Square named KAPRB as the organization to manage Herb Pennock Park located on South Street in the Borough of Kennett Square. Under the management of KAPRB, the Park has undergone many renovations. 

We improved the upper and lower fields by adding new lights and new fencing for the out fields and dugouts. In addition, a new front entrance sign with a landscaping boarder was added along with a new playground set. 

A new auxiliary field was developed with lights for evening use. The bleachers were updated and stone beds were created. New irrigation systems were installed for each infield. Additional excavation and overhaul of the upper outfield helped to improve field conditions. The Snack Shed has seen renovations to the bathroom and a new cement pad has been installed around the base of the structure. 

More projects included a major overhaul and reconstruction of the parking lot along with a newly paved front entrance and the construction of new dugouts. The installation of shade trees, a walking trail and many more border trees around the park provide overall beautification. 

This summer we installed new scoreboards at the park. We are currently working to raise funds to purchase and install 8 new sets of bleachers at the park. Annual volunteer clean up days help with the upkeep of the Park. More projects and enhancements to the Park are planned.

KAPRB is always looking for new, active KAPRB Board Members. For more information visit the web site at kaprb.com, or email Recreation Coordinator, Claire Finfrock at kaprb@verizon.net or call at 610-444-6314.  

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