Mayor Arrigo Announces Revere’s Summer of Fun Plan for Safe, Healthy and Active Summer Season for All
June 19, 2019
As Revere Public Schools officially let out for summer break, Mayor Brian Arrigo announced plans aimed at ensuring a safe summer for the entire community and ample opportunities for Revere youth of all ages and abilities to participate in positive activities all summer long. The Mayor joined the Revere Police Department, Revere Parks and Recreation, Revere Public Schools and the office of Healthy Community Initiatives to kick off Revere’s Summer of Fun by updating the community on a number of initiatives underway.
“Our team has put together a proactive strategy to keep our young people active and positively engaged throughout their break,” said Mayor Arrigo. “Warmer months bring new challenges and our public safety officials have been hard at work to be sure we have the resources in place to support a safe summer for all our residents. Once again, our team at Parks and Recreation has put together an incredible line-up of activities for the community to enjoy and I can’t wait to join them in the fun.”
- Public Safety: The Revere Police Department will increase bike patrols in warmer months, add dedicated patrols of parks, schools and other spaces where young people may congregate, and increase patrols in exceptional weather. Funding provided through the Commonwealth’s Shannon Community Safety Initiative will support the Department’s gang and youth violence prevention work. National Night Out, a nationwide community event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and increase crime and drug prevention awareness will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at the Beachmont School and Whelan/ SBA Field.
- Summer Employment: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Program, the City will employ 270 Revere middle school, high school and college students through paid positions with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Revere City Hall, and local businesses.
- Summer Food Service: Revere Public Schools will sponsor the 24th Annual Summer Food Service Program, providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years old or younger at 10 locations throughout the city from Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 16.
- Recreation and Enrichment: Revere Parks and Recreation has put together a line-up of dozens of free summer activities and entertainment, affordable camps, field trips and more for residents of all ages and abilities. Thursday night movies on Revere Beach will begin July 1 and Sunday Night Concert Series at the American Legion Lawn will begin July 7. A full listing of recreation programming is available at revererec.org.
- Planning for Special Events: In addition to the opening of Encore Boston Harbor on June 23, the City of Revere will continue to draw visitors to Revere Beach for the 16th Annual National Sand Sculpting Festival on July 26-28, and for the first time will host Big Bounce America, the largest bounce house in America, at Beachmont Field for two weeks beginning on July 4. Revere Police, the City’s traffic and public works departments are all preparing for increased demand on resources to support these events and mitigate impacts on Revere residents.