Meadows Park Community Center is reintroducing several programs and services as public health restrictions ease. This includes before and after school, summer camps, adult exercise classes, summer meals, food distributions, special events and facility rentals that all support present health protocols and ordinances at the federal, state and county levels. Please check this website often for continued updates.
The following public health modifications are in place for all camps:
Meadows Park is offering free summer meal service for youth age 18 and under. This service is pick-up and go only. From Monday-Thursday, lunch is available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and snack from 3:30-4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, participants may pick up an extra meal to cover Friday. This program is in partnership with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
From little acorns grow mighty oaks. When a summer youth recreation program began to outgrow its headquarters in a arranged in the southwest Stratton Meadows neighborhood in the early 1980s, space was made available in a nearby shopping center.
Thus was born the Meadows Park Community Center. Residents' growing concerns about gangs and uninvolved teenagers in the area led to further expansion of the center. Meadows Park acquired all of the shopping center space and opened a completely renovated community center in 1987.
In 1992, the Meadows Park Community Center accepted another community challenge by implementing a large-scale teen program. In this same spirit, space was leased in a shopping center within the nearby Stratmoor Hills neighborhood and, in May 2011 a satellite facility was opened. Introductory services include a weekly food pantry and adult field trips.
In 2022, Meadows Park Community Center will be celebrating its quadricentennial, with several 40-year celebrations in development. We look forward to celebrating with you and to expand opportunities to neighbors and families.
Meadows Park Community Center has become a strong focal point for the neighborhood, dedicating itself to serving the community in a safe and healthy environment while providing free and affordable programs and resources for everyone. Here, dreams are nurtured, goals are set and achieved, and friendships formed all the while engendering a growing sense of community pride and accomplishment. Like its community center counterparts, Meadows Park offers an array of programs and activities for preschoolers through senior citizens, delivering many of them through uniquely successful partnerships with other community agencies.
Meadows Community Center is available for rentals as arranged. Please call (719) 385-7940 for availability.