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Recreational Opportunities Still Being Scheduled

Basketball camp for fifth and sixth grade boys was held last week at Silva Park hosted by the City of Riverbank’s Parks and Recreation Department. There was a small group of players with Coach Julio that led the City’s Fundamentals of Basketball clinic last fall. Recreation Supervisor Julia Petit added that Julio is a former basketball player and really great with the kids.

“I would say the standout moment of many of the programs this summer has been the smaller group sizes,” said Petit. “It’s disappointing to reduce our numbers due to COVID, and it’s understandable when parents have various levels of comfort when it comes to their kids engaging in activities; however, the silver lining that I have seen is that smaller group sizes allow kids to have more personal interaction with the staff. That has been a positive take away from our programs this summer.”

In the near future the City of Riverbank’s Recreation Department plans to offer the community more outdoor classes.

“We are bringing more classes outside as the use of our indoor facilities is prohibited,” expressed Petit. “Although we are still working with our instructors on schedule and necessary facility and program requirements, we will be making moves toward hosting health and fitness classes outside in the next few weeks.”