The city has about 900 sites open throughout the summer to give kids under the age of 18 a free lunch at noon, and snacks at 3pm.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation opened its first pool Thursday – just in time for the first day of summer and the last day of school.
Mike Resnick, the city’s public safety director (far right in top photo), says that with 54 shootings at recreation centers since 2010, the Nutter administration supports the ban.
“We are outraged,” said Philadelphia Parks and Recreation deputy commissioner Susan Slawson.
The swimming pool at the Mander Recreation Center, at 33rd and Diamond Streets, was the first of the city pools to open this week.
A new computer center is now open to the public in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and city officials are hoping it will promote more computer awareness, especially in lower income neighborhoods.