Rockford Park Districts Getaway Teen Playground welcomes youth ages 13-20 to participate in supervised recreational, sport, social, and music activities and events scheduled June 4 through Labor Day. The Getaway is in Black Hawk Park, 101 15th Ave., Rockford, and is the first teen playground built by, and for, teens. Nightly recreational activities, games and sports are scheduled, plus live musical entertainment Fridays and Saturdays, Hip Hop Sundays, 7-10 p.m., and battle of the bands events. Hours for programmed activities are Monday-Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (special events may end at 10), and Sunday, 7-10 p.m. There are also daytime hours Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Most activities are free of charge; admission fees are charged for some special events. The Getaway also offers a variety of affordable field trip packages for youth groups. For more information, including accessibility features for people with disabilities, call 987-8841 (TTY, 987-1600).
From the May 24-30, 2006, issue