Summer Recreation season is underway. Rochester Mayor Richards has announced the beginning of the city's summer recreation programs. Some activities include sports and games, arts and crafts, reading labs, field trips, nature outings and environmental education, swimming, spray parks and much more. The Summer Swim Academy is offering free swim lessons to children and low cost lessons to adults for summer. Cool sweep days will be going on this summer as well. On days that exceed 85 degrees the hours of city pools, spray parks and Durand Eastman beach are extended.
All recreation facilities close at 9 p.m. with varying opening hours. All Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are all closed on Sundays.
About 300 recreation employees at more than 20 City Recreation and Community Centers begin this week.