Sunday Parkland Games
Presented by Charles River Conservancy and Knucklebones
June 22 - September 28, 2014
The Charles River Conservancy (CRC), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), presents the 6th season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The free games and activities are held in the parklands on the banks of the Charles River, along Memorial Drive between the Weeks Footbridge and John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge. During the games, this street is closed to cars. This year, the games will take place Sunday afternoons from 3:30pm to 6pm, starting June 22 through September 28.
The conservancy is partnering with Knucklebones, a local athletic and events company, to provide athletic equipment and instruction for people of all ages and abilities. Games include bocce, beanbag toss, (mini) basketball, badminton, tetherball, hula-hoops, jump ropes, and more. The game equipment is sized for children as young as 3 up to adults. From 5pm to 6pm, Cambridge-based Karma Yoga will conduct one-hour yoga classes.
Since 2009, the Sunday Parkland Games have been a part of the Charles River Conservancy’s efforts to encourage physical activity for children and families, making recreation opportunities easily accessible to urban residents. Other current Conservancy programs include enlisting 2,000 volunteers a year to help beautify and steward the parklands, building bridge underpasses for improved pedestrian and cycling access along the river pathway, working to bring back swimming to the Charles River, and developing a skate park at North Point in Cambridge.