Rec on the Run Kicks off Summer Season

Rec on the Run Vehicle


Rec on the Run is our mobile pop-up creative arts, sports and games vehicle which offers recreation programs and activities across Manchester. The Rec on the Run vehicle and its engaging staff bring recreation and much more to neighborhoods and parks around our community

The Rec on the Run vehicle can be found across our community during the week and at various special community events.

COVID-19 Considerations
Rec on the Run is responding to the pandemic by offering all our activities in a “to-go” kit formats. These kits will allow easy activity pick-up onsite. Activities “to-go” kits are limited at each site and are first-come, first serve only. We ask that you refer to CDC and State guidance regarding social distancing and preventative measures to ensure your safety and the safety of our community. Please note this schedule may change.

Where can I find Rec on the Run?
Rec on the Run will be on-site from 5:00-7:00 PM; Mondays at Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike; Tuesdays at Westside Oval, 110 Cedar Street; Wednesdays at Market Field, 163 Spruce Street; and Thursdays at Center Memorial Park. Supplies are based on a first come, first served basis and all activities are weather permitting. For daily updates visit the Manchester Recreation facebook page to learn more. #RecontheRun

Color Me Week

06/07/21-06/10/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Bring the whole family outside for “COLOR ME” activity week! Color Me week has been designed to include all levels of artistic ability, from the young abstract scribbler-to the detail-oriented designer-and everyone in between!

Rec Rocks Week

06/14/21-06/17/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Paint positive messages or a picture on small rocks. You will find visible but semi hidden locations in and around the park to leave your rocks for the next person to find!

Paint Week

06/21/21-06/24/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Offering painting activities for the whole family. Families of ALL AGES are welcome to join us at any site location!

Weave It Week

06/28/21-07/01/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Weave a wall hanging, a bracelet or necklace or just design your own slap bracelet! This weave it box contains everything you need!

Doodle It Week

07/06/21-07/08/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Doodle art boxes to your doodle art desire! These doodle art boxes contain multiple velvet art pieces and a pack of marker.

Plant It Week

07/12/21-07/15/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
This box contains a waterproof lined tray, a small disc of dirt, a compostable container and seeds to plant it!

Gratitude Week

07/19/21-07/22/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
What are you thankful for? Our Gratitude Box contains greeting card templates, blank cards, construction paper and colored pencils to be able to share your gratitude with the world! Write a thank you card or just design a card to remind you to be thankful

Paint Week II

07/26/21-07/29/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Offering painting activities for the whole family. Families of ALL AGES are welcome to join us at any site location!

String Art Week

08/02/21-08/05/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
A retro craft from the 70’s is back – with a few simple materials, some personality you can achieve an impressive finished product.

Assemblage Week

08/09/21-08/12/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Similar to collage, assemblage utilizes 3-D elements to create something from found objects. Working together or alone discover a new dimension.

Artful Journals

08/16/21-08/19/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Combining written words, simple doodles and collected items found in nature. Preserve the day’s reflections and thoughts in a simple journal.

Hats Off 2 Summer

08/23/21-08/26/21, 5:00-7:00 PM
Top off the summer with your own designer hat, cap, or visor.


Rec on the Run Van Illustration

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