‘Rec on the Go’ transforms in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center
In the mid-1970s, the city of Brooklyn Park had a white bread truck with the words “Playgrounds in the Streets” on the side of it. This truck has become a white miniature bus, in 2016, with the new title “Rec on the Go.”
Even though the vehicles have changed, the meaning behind this program is the same.
The purpose is to provide children with an opportunity with recreational activities at locations all across Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center.
“This program has grown and expanded with the growth of the city in general,” said Jan Ficken, Recreation Programs and Services Manager for Brooklyn Park. “The purpose has stayed the same for the past 40 years because it’s for the children.”
In the month of July, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center will be sending this mini bus around to different locations around the cities to play activities with the children and provide them an opportunity to get out of the house for a couple hours. There’s also an opportunity for children to have lunch from the Rec on the Go staff.